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Culture, Gigs, Music, Nonsense

Sherkin Jerkin’

For those of you not too bothered about seeing Tiga for a 4th time in 12 months, or slightly perturbed by how last years Electric Picnic’s headliners were copy and pasted on to this years Forbidden Friut line up and / or generally can’t tell the difference between most festivals on the calendar any more, this June…

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General, Music, Records, Review

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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General, Music, Nonsense, Records, Review

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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Culture, Mixes, Music

Mix – Massive Carl’s M5 Mixtape / Bloc Mixxx

My latest mix is for the Bloc Weekend festival which is taking place this weekend over in Butlins in Minehead in the UK. Apartment and Lunar Disko will be taking over the Pub Venue on the Saturday of the festival from 7pm to Midnight featuring myself, Tr One, Automatic Tasty and John Heckle. At this…

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General, Music, Records

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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Music, Review

G Marie – Tarnished Idol

KM Editions has been putting out some lovely stuff in recent times, such as last summer’s Les Crocodiles ‘La Nuit Des Tropiques’ on their Pleasure Unit imprint. Now they are coming with a new imprint called Pleasure Wave. The first release is debut outing from South London’s G-Marie, which has really caught my attention. It’s…

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Music, Records

DFA Detroit

About 15 years ago, a truly wonderful deep techno record came out of the city of Detroit on the Surveillance Recordings label with a strange catalog number under the artist name DFA. This was during the time that there was the label releasing indie dance under the name DFA, as well as soulful NYC house…

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