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Rhythm Maker Every Now And Again

Directing the label back towards dance-oriented late night music; Stefan Schwander (a.k.a. Repeat Orchestra, Rhythm Maker) enlists a well-tuned Hammond B3 and a slew of emotional chord pads on these s…

Jacek Sienkiewicz Six Feet Above

Much like the evolution of man, the atmospheres and hues here develop rapidly and efficiently throughout the track‘s timeline. Marimba melodies are carefully positioned behind hollow hits and static h…

Gravity Beats D-Light

With the goal of exploring peak-hour, mood-driven techno, the folks from Alphamotive (a.k.a. Gravity Beats) drift carefully into the harder side of their minimal methodology. A Latin percussive groove…

Stereofuse Headfunk

Thorsten Diegel and Martin Worner display their affection for late night techno on this minimal single. Over a meaty kick foundation, bleepy percussive synth hits and a choir pad haze make for a deepl…

Groove Counsoul & Woody Mcbride Paragraph One

Cannibal‘s bold second release is a classic Mcbride ESP adventure through a thick, driving techno soundscape. Polyrhythmic drums lead us to a morphing synth drone that evolves throughout the mix as an…

Frankie Bones Unidentified

Taking a dirty-flanged typical Bones vocal snip, and applying it to a ghetto Technics-style deep straight shuffle, the quotient remains a useful loopy mix tool. Flip for Dietrich Schoenemann’s d…

Sven Wegner Are You Logged

With his first EP separate from his collective live project, Hamburg Deadline, Mr. Wegner starts off in a burly manner with this minimal minded electric funk jam. Establishing a heavy melodic haze thr…

Faculty X Otherworld

Celebrating its 30th installation, Brian Zentz appears under the system-rockin’ alias, Faculty X. Amongst garage-crafted mid-bass melodic grooves, powerful cascading pads frolic with a shimmery …

Miss Kittin Requiem For a Hit

From succulent rhymes to seductively sexual appeal, this girl knows well how to live on charts worldwide. This booty-heavy breakbeat mix blends equal parts smooth melody and chunky overdriven bass. Ab…

Drama Society Crying Hero

This Italian duo brings a moody array of taunting synths embedded in the mix, an epic hook marches fierce out in front that’s sure to make even the snobbiest audience hum.…

Eric Sneo Brainhammer EP

Chris Liebing’s imprint continues to install more relentless mayhem, this time with the debut of fellow German, Eric Sneo. This clanky metallic vinyl powerhouse emits a quick rush to the melody,…

Headroom Schizoaffective

After an extensive two-year sabbatical, the Headroom boys are back to obliterate bass bins and ignite ritual dance clubs across the globe. Heavy saturation of hypnotic sixteenth-note synth loops atop …

Sven Dedek vs. Marco Polo Hate EP

While dark minimal techno can often lead to crowded exit ways, this team twiddles the right knobs to keep folks paying entry. Hues of a sinister mastermind are at work as eerie minor chords and white …

Umek Trust No One

Umek reigns as the world leader in innovative and experimental dancefloor techno, and this stellar release confirms his well-deserved title. Shuffled kicks, throbbing toms and LFO-modulated square wav…

Southsoniks Aures Serva EP

An old-school, anthem-minded release by French native Southsoniks displays analog synth loops frantically frolicking behind digital pads. The four-voice tremolo modulated lead adds a wobbly yet hypnot…

Spinn 33 Instant Rhythm Pt1

Martin H and Tony Price add a bit of tech-house stomp to this otherwise radiant techno imprint, with a drum-heavy remix by DJ Misjah. On the original, a neo-electro sixteenth-note midrange synth gains…

Shawn Rudiman Odds Against Us

Salvation for the techno soul arrives via Pittsburgh-native Rudiman’s succulent strings. Driving chords rest upon shimmering pads on this percussive monster, complemented by an industrial-minded…

Cari Lekebusch Tyrant

More popular than a Swedish meatball, this top affiliate unleashes an al dente cut from his recently founded new-wave techno imprint. FM synth madness visits us once again, this time behind the reins …

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