Don't Stop, Continue – Troy Pierce
After fifteen solid releases, breakthrough label Items & Things has a proven record of speed and precision in their ability to charge into the cutting edge electronic music market. Variables, the first collective compilation is full of fresh tracks bearing unique and funky musical traits unearthing the producers' personalities. This is one of my favourites from from the label owning Trio.
Pure Visions – Michael Nielebock
Apparently this track came after Range Rover celebrated it's new Evoque model by creating a special contest for music producers. Treibstoff founder Marcel Janovsky and Gabriel Ananda were invited as jurors for the event. Michael Nielebock of Berlin was the chosen winner with his track titled "Pure Vision". Techno in the 4×4 Wilderness?
Pumpin Lemma – Two EM
Snorky beats here and crunchy drums there, melodies are driven by a deep minimal bassline with an industrial apocalyptic atmosphere. It could only be the German touch to create an electronic obscurity like this.
This is a 80 minute live set from Max Cooper which was designed for Dour Festival in Belgium. There is an abundance of new productions which are yet to be released, including the first preview of the Michael Nyman edit and his next EP on Bodzin's Herzblut label. This mix is a technical soundscape which wanders across different structured atmospheres.
Undercover – Marc Houle Jacking drums sit alongside clinical robot voices, the break of the track melts down to a chip tune melody straight out of a vintage Sega game, followed by that ever present archetypal Houle bassline. It’s a track which in parts is a retro Chi-Town house modernised into a sweaty dance floor work out for the creepier moments in the club world.
Carrier Wave – Patrick Siech & Gustav Sllcher These two artists come together for Truesoul's latest exploration into the deeper realms of techno. Carrier Wave is a hypnotic soundscape with a deep space elasticity of a haunting, glitchy14 MHz groove topped off with cavernous sounding delayed chords.
Bare – Rodriguez Jr This is closing track to the highly acclaimed debut album 'Bittersweet', a hybrid of techno, melancholy dub and hands down hedonistic music, exploring across a range of textures and moods. This 'Burial-esque' track brings back the tempo for a poignant and conciliating finish.
Pitched to the Max (Sasha Carassi Remix) - Tom Hades
Sasha Carassi takes this tune down an industrial subliminal route, Carefully letting off shuffling snare and attacking hats to guide through the darkness whilst using trademarked atmospherics to create his renowned, ominous hard vibe.
From Within – Johannes Heil
This landmark label release harks back to Johannes anthems of the nineties with fluctuation melodic patterns, atmospheric strings and constant 4 on 4 kicks.
Slow Dance – Heartthrob New Yorker-turned-Parisian-turned-Berliner Jesse Siminski is producing some of the more accessible side of the Minus label whilst staying true to things deep dark and minimal.
1. Christian Weber – Electronic Love (Club Mix) 2. Sebastian Ingrosso – Kidsos (Original Mix) 3. Sergio Fernandez – Unforgettable Summer (2010 Vision Main Mix) 4. TV Rock feat Rudy – TV Rock feat Rudy – In The Air (Axwell Remix) 5. Egostereo – Paeonia (Original Mix) 6. Dirty Vegas – Tonight (Above & Beyond Remix) 7. Sander Kleinenberg – This Is Our Night (Sultan & Ned Shepard Mix) 8. Dirty South, Sebastian Ingrosso – Meich (Original Mix) 9. Daniel Portman – Dark Is The Night For All – Original Mix 10. James Talk Ridney – West End Girls (2009) (Club Mix)