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General, Music, Records, Review

Nu Era – Geometricks EP

The storied career of Marc Mac could fill up a few blog posts; the versatile producer probably most famous as being one of the founding members of 4 Hero has been active since the late 80s across multiple genres. I’m gonna pass up on writing up a hagiography of the guy and cut straight to…

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Music, Records, Review

Rude 66 – From Reason To Ritual

Ruud Lekx has been somewhat of a cult figure for quite some time now. For those deeply invested in what has come out of Holland in the last 20+ years, Rude 66 is a recognisable and notable name, but compared with your Legowelts and I-fs he still remains a bit of a fringe character. But then…

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Records, Review

Darshan Jesrani – Mirror Test

Despite all his activity over the past few years, Darshan Jesrani is still best known for his Metro Area collaboration with Morgan Geist. This is far too bad, as he has been behind much great music, especially on the Startree label where he explores more song oriented disco under the aliases Funn City and Cylinder….

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Music, Records, Review

C Powers – Fitness Check

The man who goes by C Powers first came to my attention a few years back thanks to a nice grip of records I received from CGI Records’ owner Matt Weiner. Of the many highlights of the CGI catalog, one that stood out immediately was the C Powers EP entitled Up Neck, especially the track…

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Culture, Music, Nonsense, Records, Review

Dj Technician & Dj Overdose

It will come as no great surprise to our readers when I say that we here at ISM take the long view when it comes to ol Electronic Dance Music. It is still partly viewed as “new” and there has always been a certain obsession with innovation within its varied sub sections even though we…

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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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