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Lumigraph – Bulletproof Holiday / Melly – Flying Ducks

The world of sparse, gritty house and techno can certainly feel like a chore at times, such is the seemingly never ending stream of it we are faced with these days. As an aesthetic choice there is fundamentally no problem with it, it only becomes an issue when one lathers tracks in distortion to hide behind the fact…

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Body Mechanic – Techno Sexual

It sometimes feels like Discogs is most notable for the constantly inflated prices of many old records, but some genres and oeuvres have so far been fairly immune to this at times most frustrating of cultures. The ghettotech sound of Detroit is one such, most notably the back catalogue of Mr ‘De’s Electrofunk label which…

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Rob Rowland – Freestate One

A couple of days ago I posted a white label record with no information on it to my Instagram with the tag “The finest techno record ever to come out of Ireland…?”. Speaking subjectively I will stand by that statement when discussing Rob Rowland’s first Freestate record, which surfaced some time around 2000/2001 and then…

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Jules Venturini – Untitled

Even though I have been a regular visitor to the Unsound festival in Poland I will admit to still being quite unsure about much of the country’s output in terms of house and techno outside of popular names such as Eltron John, Kuba Sojka and a couple of others. This untitled release by Jules Venturini…

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Shanti Celeste – Being

Operating on a pretty high and consistent level of quality since 2008, 2015 seemed to be a bit of a breakthrough year for Future Times, scoring a mega-hit with Jack J’s somewhat limp-wristed “Thirstin’”, the increased profile of Beautiful Swimmers  / Max D and general support and coverage for the DC crew increasing across the…

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Tagwell Woods – Mecca

Appearing out of nowhere in 2013 with a single 12″ of stirring, reflective acid on WT Records, this unknown producer quickly disappeared again, continuing in that time honoured UK tradition of keeping as low a profile as possible, leaving room for endless big mouth chancers with far less talent to get all the press. It’s thus…

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The Emperor’s New Sex Toy

2015 was a curious year for me. As someone who has always deeply appreciated esoteric, experimental and off-kilter electronic music, especially electronic music with a theoretical or conceptual framework which it works within, 2015 would have seemed to be an ideal year for me. However, something was off. That something, if we’re being frank, was…

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