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DMX Krew Wave Funk

Ed Upton has proven, for the past 15 years, that he’s a pious disciple of ’80s electro, but his 10th album as DMX Krew, Wave Funk, calls for an intervention …

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Vibert/Simmonds Rodulate

WhileRodulate is far from perfect, today’s acid techno revivalists ought to take a page from Cornish bros Luke Vibert and Jeremy Simmonds. Rodulate collects their collaborations from the past 15 …

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The Tuss Rushup Edge

Is that Master Richard James I hear? The Tuss is supposedly Karen Tregaskin, but AFX-ian elements are smudged everywhere here. Acid synth squelches swordfight a cornered drum machine on “Synthacon …

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Voafose Voafose

This 20-track disc collates years of Jeremy Simmonds’ studio wizardry as Voafose. Simmonds, who has collaborated with Boymerang and AFX, is probably best known for 1993’s Weirs, a collection of …

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AFX Chosen Lords

It was around Vol. 4 when I stopped paying attention to Richard D. James’ Analord 12″ series. The music wasn’t bad; it just felt that something was missing. James indulged …

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Pierre Bastien Pop

Fifty-two-year-old composer/inventor Pierre Bastien wrenches sublime sounds out of automatons built from Meccano parts and catalyzed by electro-motors. He then arranges them into orchestras for highbrow dance troupes and adventurous …

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Various Artists The Bug vs. The Rootsman Razor X Productions Killing Sound

This long-awaited CD compiles four previously released singles from The Bug and adds six new ones. The MCs are impeccable; some big names (Cutty Ranks, Daddy Freddy), some Bug favorites …

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DMX Krew Many Worlds

Ed DMX‘s array of aliases (Computer Rockers, Mandroid) invoke an alabaster museum of electro/freestyle tributes. If you‘ve visited that museum, his latest sprawling manifesto of genre-obliterating artistry will come as …

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Various Artists Grime 2

The age-old compilation conundrum, not surprisingly of little concern to the headstrong Rephlex massive: to provide an overreaching summation of the matter at hand (London‘s grime scene) or to hyper …

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AFX Analord EP 6 & 7

Aphex Twin‘s wicked grin and yellow-eyed glare beams forth from each of his latest gleeful analog electronic slabs. Like an aural expletive lobbed at all the pointy-shoe ‘80s fetishists and …

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Analord EP #3 And #4

Not to be confused with the hugely successful porn video series, Anal Lords, this is Richard D. James operating under yet another nom de plume. This time ‘round, the mad …

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808 State Prebuild

Itís understandable, yet somewhat ironic, to hear Graham Massey’s dismissal of early 808 State. Understandable because their early work is clearly a response to mid/late-ë80s Trax acid, and for him, …

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DMX Krew The Collapse Of The Wave Function

Ed DMX can pack more excitement into a “mini-album” than most people could if they had 19 tracks to fill. And it’s a testament to this electro stalwart’s consummate skill …

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Cylob Music System Volume 1

Like a tech-nerd who’s escaped the institution, the master of IDM madness has returned and it’s all gravy for you and me. The suffering B-boy-on-acid brilliance of “Inseminoid” is worth …

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Black Devil Timing For Get The Timing (Kerrier District Rmx)

Diverse electronic wizard Luke Vibert gives this late ’70s disco oddity the Kerrier District treatment. It’s an extraordinary journey sensitively constructed using live instrumentation and early synthesizers. In a world …

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Mark One Stargate 92

Mark at his best? Possibly! When Mark was scouted by the highly acclaimed Rephlex Records to do this mix, they knew exactly what they were looking for. Intricate edits and …

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Various Rephlexions

It took this crazy Cornwall, England label a decade to release its first proper compilation, 2001’s Braindance Coincidence. Now, only two years later, Rephlex comes forth with this extensive triple …

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Bogdan Raczynski Renegade Platinum Mega Dance Party: Don La Plates

For those only familiar with Bogdan Raczynski from the lovely tintinnabulations of last year’s My Love I Love, Renegade Platinum may induce whiplash. More akin to his rigorous live performances …

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