g13ck - April 2017 Feature

Hailing from beautiful Mexico, long-time veteran of the Electro Bass scene with his collective Anti-Zero, as well as his label Aztlán, g13ck aka Dann Vela, is a devout purveyor of our music, conscious to the current times and on a mission to spread a message of positivity and the need to come together through music and dance.

Interview

DJ Q-bert: The Legendary Turntablist Talks Piklz, Dr. Octagon, Electro Bass, And Much More!

There are DJ's, and then there are turntablists! There is a question that has floated around the Hip Hop community for a long time, and that is: "What is a DJ if he can't scratch?" Well, in all fairness, perhaps the answer is a great DJ still. However, high above the clouds of great mixers and programmers, guys and gals who can blend 'em for hours it seems, and flawlessly at that, lies a whole 'nother world.

Artist Highlight

Giuseppe Mereu

Italian composer and producer Giuseppe Mereu, an iconic figure with a unique story to tell about our music, rose to notoriety quickly after his debut release on Greek imprint Binalog Productions with "Human Robot", and followed by his first album "Elektrowelt"; a marvel of a record, showing exactly the kind of depth and vision that Giuseppe Mereu had for Electro Bas

Label Highlight

Over-X-Posure

There are great labels out there, many of them! But out of those, there are these certain ones that seem to bring in a very standout and unique approach that is captivating, enriching and mysterious at the same time. One of them is the infamous German imprint Over-X-Posure.

Gear Highlight

Korg Volca Kick

Korg continues to diversify its Volca series with the recent release of additions like the new digital sampler, as well as its new FM synthesizer, the "Volca FM". This time, the company introduces us to a tool that I personally find quite fascinating; even as the naysayers might complain of its odd simplicity and perhaps out-of-place approach. But let's talk about this, I can happily explain! 

 

Record Reviews

Alekay - Space Madness

Frajile Recordings returns, this time with a new title from strong up and comer Alekay, who delivers with "Space Madness", an ingenious Electro Bass single with vibes, beats and funk to spare! Includes a remix by James Wolfe in collaboration with Cloak as well, so you can imagine things are bound to get a bit wild here!

 

Kretz - Electronic Warriors EP

Following M3taN01a's release a month ago, Swedish Jonas Lund aka Kretz returns to Japanese AGD label; run by AE35, with a second EP of his trademark featuring three tracks ranging from pure Electro, to more Breaks styles.

 

Unité November - G.T.I.

Unité November delivers with "G.T.I.", a raw, unforgiving collection of tunes on 12" vinyl and digital, honoring in concept the world of sport automechanics, and in some ways what appears to be Kraftwerk's quirky and unique approach towards the world of Electronic Music and the different aspects of modern technological society. Songs like Autobahn and Trans Europe Express come to mind with this release and the tracks you'll find here. 

 

Medooza - Per Lift Ins All

Long-time veteran of the underground Electro scene, Claire Hulla aka Medooza is no stranger to our music. After holding one of the longest-running Electro Bass broadcasts on Global Funk Radio for many years, the seasoned female DJ unleashes her first EP, full of heavy compositions, and on 12" vinyl nonetheless!

Analogue Bipolar Boy - Into Darkness EP

Swap your suit for more comfortable clothes, wear your black hoodie and put on your red Rebook baskets, 'cause you're expected on the dancefloor for some breakin' and freakin' figures!

 

M3taN01a - Experiment 69

With promising releases on labels such as Misión 115, or Borg Recordings over the last two years, Vuchko Neziri aka M3taN01a, has been making a name for himself on the electronic scene. Hailing from Gostivar, the Macedonian artist invests his time in the Japanese structure Anti Gravity Device run by AE35 with an interesting three track EP ranging from Electro to the more Breaks styles.

 

Plant43 - Grid Connection

Following his successful album "Scars Of Intransigence" in 2014, UK based electronic producer Emile Facey aka Plant43 (Ai Records, AC Records, Semantica Records, Central Processing Unit) returns to Netherlands label Shipwrec Records with a four track EP of high caliber, offering another aesthetic Electro of his own trademark.

 

Freddy Fresh - Comacid EP

2016 has been a busy year for Freddy Fresh, with releases on Electric Music Foundation, Analog USA and Cardboard & Computers. 2017 seems to start in the hub cap for the Minneapolis, Saint Paul artist as he's expected soon on Kobayashi structure. Today he invests in Belgium label Forced Nostalgia. Feeling the Acid sound a lot lately, the legendary Modulator offers on the "Comacid EP" a re-release of old yet still fresh bubbling Techno tracks, all analog!

 

Sigma Algebra - Funaphy

Released more than one month ago but still very fresh, the second EP from digital label Elektrodos Recordings; the extension of the infamous online Electro radio show and podcast, introduces four tracks from Eduardo Jiménez, better known as Sigma Algebra (Urban Connections, Amper Clap Prod, Section 27).