Tummur – Nepotism #house

•November 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Tummur offers a house tune for the Donald.

Nepotism is, as Tummur says, “Banging kick and a lame arrangement in the name of the politics of Donald J. Trump.” Those crazy Finns. This tune transcends the politics. It’s a scorching house track with a real leftfield bent but done with a squelchy tune. I loved the wobbly melody and squidgy bass. Made me want to dance, which I would have done if I didn’t have a really bad back at the moment. Honest.

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A Moment of Clarity; I Remember This Differently

•November 20, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Two US techno tracks for you this Monday morning from dzill and Rek Aviles.

Let’s start with dzill’s I Remember This Differently. It’s the more melodic of the pair but no push over. dzill is Darren Ziller from NYC. The track offers both a melody line and a buzzing intensity which gives the track depth and impact. The tune ends up much more as a home listener, so you can appreciate the space added to the track.

Rek Aviles is from Miami but still has a strong NYC influence that sits alongside an appreciation of the UK (Carl Cox and Digweed are influences). A Moment of Clarity is really club focused. It’s a tune that slightly wrong foots. The intro is built on beats, so much so that it’s a surprise when Digweed like melodic elements end up dominating the track and leading you to epiphanic pastures.

Jody Barr – Telepathic Seduction (Brassica Remix)

•November 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Here’s an afternoon delight from Jody Barr. Taken from his recently released Telepathic Sedution EP, here is the rather wonderful Brassica Remix.

The Telepathic Seduction EP has three tracks. It starts with the original mix, which is somewhere between melodic techno and 80s synthcore. It’s a nice track. Would have worked well on Tomorrow’s World. The other original track is Neon Metropolis, a track title that screams synth at you. But it works better, having a clearer sense of restraint on the synths.

But the gem here is the Brassica remix of Telepathic Seduction. This is given a sympathetic overhaul, taking the track gently but firmly into future techno disco. There’s a whiff of Cerrone’s Supernature to the blippy syth line but that’s a good thing. The track has a driving grooving sense but without throwing the kitchen sink at it. Gives the tune space in which to breathe. Rather wonderful.

Full EP here

biskuwi – The One Behind #techno

•November 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Biskuwi returns with a new track – The One Behind. We’re in the realms of melodic techno. I know that doesn’t sound very Sunday-ish but bear with me. Thee’s no cheap doof doof here. This is an intelligent track that works as well at home as at a club. There’s a minimal edge that really adds to the track which builds ever so slowly over the seven minute duration.

Release: Four Year Anniversary (VA)
Catalog: MYDANNIV04
Label: Making You Dance
Release Date: 11.14.2017

LEHNBERG – Blissland #techno #ambient

•November 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Sparse Scandie techno from Lehnberg.

The track is Blissland and it’s techno but with an ambient edge. There’s equally an angularity to the track that belies the otherwise melody driven lead line. And there’s a definite menace from the depth of the bass. The track is taken from Lehnberg’s new EP Lone Wolfing. That’s described as “Raw and rhythmic Techno.”

Listen to the full EP here

Grok Enrol & The Nu-Thing – Bulk Enrolment (all_funk_dub) #dubtronica

•November 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Ignore the (frankly terrible) punning of this artist and focus on the dubtronica briliance of the track. There’s more than a bit of Renegade Soundwave’s In Dub moments on Bulk Enrolment. This is a remix of a track I posted a year back (also below as a free download). It’s all leftfield brilliance, wah wah guitar and indie dance sensibilities.

Buy the album All/Mix\Dub here:

Original track here (free download)

Blurb:

The debut album “All\Mix/Dup” is out now. The download version is available almost everywhere on Earth. 
A remix/dub version of the album (“All/Mix\Dub”) is also available – as a download only release.

The whole GROK ENROL thing started in 2010 when the album “Now That’s What I Call A Bit Weird Vol.23” was recorded for Un! Recordings….the other project that came out of that album was The Weird & The Wonderful, which was a homage to 1970’s German electronica and post punk electronic music. The Weird & The Wonderful are now defunct and have been superseded….more on that soon.

DIGITALISM – Jet

•November 17, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Digitalism were part of that Kitsune electroclash thing from the noughties. They’ve rarely been my thing. And it’s four years since I posted anything from them. I therefore approached Jet, their new track, with more than a little scepticism. But blow me down it’s a lovely track. Yes, there are massive washes to synths and loas of peaks but there’s less of the kitchen sink and a dash of Mariachi horns to enliven things.

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