out now: Gotshell – Cluster Syndrome [Planet X]

 

Artist:
Gotshell

 

Title:
Cluster Syndrome EP

 

Label:
Planet X

 

Cat#:
PX006

 

Release Date:
03rd September 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Cluster

02.
Cluster
(Setaoc Mass Remix)

03.
Syndrome

04.
Syndrome
(Takaaki Itoh Remix)

 

Press Info:
After successful releases on labels such as Bpitch, Mord and Blueprint, the Colombian techno phenomenon Gotshell debuts on the Planet X label with two bangers – and features remixes from two of the most inspiring techno producers at the moment. There‘s a lot to be excited about with this one.

The release begins with the title track Cluster, a hard-hitting spacey techno wonder. High-pitch sirens travel around the speakers and infiltrate your senses – like an ancient gaseous alien lifeform in search of a carbon-based lifeform. Hypnotic and hard. The one of the more prolific techno producers today and the mastermind behind the SK_Eleven label, Setaoc Mass, turns the title track into a molecule-rearranging thumping floor-filler.

The B-side starts with Syndrome. Its earth-shattering kick and hypnotic atmospheres drag the listening into a weird, occult journey. Ideal for the late-night darkrooms, metaphorically and figuratively. Takaaki Itoh, the Japanese techno sensation and founder of the acclaimed Wols label, follows up with his own rendition of the track. The remix from this remarkable legend within the scene is both eerie and engaging from the get-go. Its driven by a thumping kick, playful hi-hats and modular bells – a combination that combines the whole release and makes it such an essential for DJs who are daring enough to take their set toward an unknown territory.

The Planet X label is the brainchild of the Icelandic techno artist Exos where the more harder side of techno is explored.

 

Snippets:

 

Special:
“Revelation Session # 173”

 

Recommendations:
Gotshell’s “Rezagados EP” on BPitch
compilation “100 Years Of Colombia” w/ Gotshell track on Planet X
LaFontaine’s “Dehumanized” on Planet X
Matrixxman’s “Planet X EP” on Planet X

 

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Websites:
Gotshell
Planet X

 

out now: st.raumen – Ponyhof [straumenmusic]

 

Artist:
st.raumen

 

Title:
Ponyhof

 

Label:
straumenmusic

 

Cat#:
tba

 

Release Date:
17th September 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Naptha Winters

02.
Pray & Work

03.
Keiner Da
[feat. Gudrun Gut]

04.
To Bring You My Love

05.
What Is So Funny?

06.
Dark Webs

07.
Veins Of Lead

 

Press Info:
St.raumen’s first album, PONYHOF, is released on 17th September 2021. This genre defying collection of songs delves into the darker regions of the mind; using cutup and primitive electronics to piece together an irresistible soundtrack of despair and hopelessness.

The album fuses Berlin’s minimal mindset with industrial/power electronics, adding ambient elements to hold it together. The music feels at times as if it has taken control.

Recorded partly in Berlin and partly in the UK and produced by Marco Haas (T.Raumschmiere) the record is, at times, simple and focused but at others multi-layered and complex. Lovers of ‘friendly’ electronic music should look away now – this can get dark!

With a guest appearance from Gudrun Gut (Malaria!, Einsturzende Neubauten) in the melancholic ‘Keiner Da’, St.raumen hint at what lies ahead for the band.

A super limited edition, lathe cut vinyl 7” single is also available via Bandcamp and at Superbooth – only 40 copies remain.

 

Snippets:
@ JunoDownload

 

Snippets:
“Keiner Da” [feat. Gudrun Gut]

 

Recommendations:
T.Raumschmiere’s “Schaukelstuhl” on Shitkatapult
T.Raumschmiere’s self-titled album on AlbumLabel
“Speicher 111” by T.Raumschmiere | Voigt & Voigt on Kompakt Extra
“Speicher 104” by T.Raumschmiere | Reinhard Voigt on Kompakt Extra

 

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st.raumen @ Bandcamp
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iTunes
Boomkat
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Websites:
st.raumen

 

out now: Desire Marea – Desire [Mute]

 

Artist:
Desire Marea

 

Title:
Desire

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM467

 

Release Date:
06th August 2021 (physical)
earlier (digital)

 

Format:
CD, vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Self Center

02.
Zibuyile Izimakade

03.
You Think I’m Horny

04.
Tavern Kween

05.
Thokozani

06.
The Void

07.
Uncle Kenny

08.
Ntokozo

09.
Studies In Black Trauma

 

Press Info:
Desire Marea, newly signed to Mute and currently working on new material, has announced the vinyl and CD release of their debut album, Desire on 6 August 2021.

The album, available for the first time on vinyl and CD, was originally released digitally on Desire’s own imprint Izimakade records and serves as a captivating introduction to the singular and multi-faceted world of Kwazulu-natal born, multi-disciplinary artist Desire Marea.

Now based in Durban (South Africa), Desire (born Buyani Duma) was a founding member of Johannesburg collective FAKA. As FAKA, Desire Marea and creative partner Fela Gucci, toured the world extensively making their American debut scoring for the brand Telfar at NYFW, going on to achieve icon status by partnering with Versace to soundtrack their S/S 2019 menswear show before being included in the Vogue World 100 and Dazed 100 lists.

Desire is an exploration of loss, displacement, and the terrifying manifestations of love in the contemporary world. In the words of Ruth Saxelby’s 8.0 Pitchfork review, “their exploration of the divine takes them in a many-splendored multitude of stylistic directions, often within the span of a single track: liturgical drone, galloping club beats, existential noise.”

From the introverted exploration of intoxicating album opener ‘Self Centre’ and the galloping beats & operatic crescendo of ‘Zibuyile Izimmakade’, which means “The Gods Have Returned” in Zulu, the expansive exploration of spirituality and the divine on Desire is palpable, and skilfully interlaces snapshots from decidedly grounded human experiences.

Desire describes lead single ‘You Think I’m Horny’ as being about “a reflection of my romantic displacement in a city that’s home to the displacement of many,” whilst ‘Tavern Kween’ was inspired by Desire’s aunts who would go against convention to find freedom and empowerment in the usually male-occupied taverns in their hometown of Amandawe.

“It’s an ode to them, an ode for defiance and feminine manifestations everywhere, an ode to people who come alive at night, to people who enjoy being free and also an ode to people who are fierce about claiming their freedom.”

Mute announced signing Desire Marea earlier this year with founder Daniel Miller commenting: “I am enormously excited to be working with Desire and to be part of their remarkable career.” Desire added: “This is probably the highlight of my career thus far, to be supported by such an amazing label and such an exceptional team. I am very excited about the future.”

Now, this remarkable and hugely under-recognised debut will receive a full release on 6 August, with new work and live dates set to follow in due course.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Videos:
“You Think I’m Horny (Single Mix)”

“Tavern Kween (Single Mix)”

 

Special:
“Live at Alliance Française Ethekwini”

 

Buy CD:
MuteBank
Juno
WOM
Rough Trade
Boomkat
Bleep
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Buy Vinyl:
MuteBank
Juno
OYE Records
Decks
WOM
Rough Trade
Boomkat
Bleep
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Websites:
Desire Marea @ Facebook
Desire Marea @ Instagram
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
Mute

 

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out for a while: Various – EPM20 EP3 [EPM Music]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
EPM20 EP3

 

Label:
EPM Music

 

Cat#:
EPM23V / EPM92D

 

Release Date:
24th July 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Eddie Fowlkes
1-2-3

02.
Jon Dixon
Mack & Bewick

03.
DJ 3000
Summer 1995

04.
Rico & Sonny
The Beat

 

Press Info:
2021 sees EPM hit a new milestone as the digital distribution, rights management, PR company and record label celebrates 20 years of electronic music. In April, we announced the first part of our EPM20 celebrations – a series of three multi-artist EPs released across the summer, each focussing on a different genre.

The first of these focussed on techno with new and exclusive tracks by Robert Hood, Ben Sims, James Ruskin and Mark Broom for release at the end of May. Our 2nd release focused on electro with new and exclusive tracks from The Advent & Zein Ferreira, Carl Finlow, Detroit’s Filthiest, and Modulator AKA Freddie Fresh. We’re now ready to drop ‘EPM20 – EP 3’ which turns the spotlight on house. For this special EP, we’ve gathered brand new tracks by Eddie Fowlkes, Jon Dixon, DJ 3000, and Rico & Sonny !

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
Eddie Fowlkes – “1-2-3”

Rico & Sonny – “The Beat”

 

Specials:
Eddie Fowlkes – “B.A.D.mix 001”

Jon Dixon – “XLR8R Podcast 685”

 

Recommendations:
all EPM Music releases we featured

 

Buy Vinyl:
EPM Music @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Juno
Red Eye Records
HHV
Clone
more soon

 

Buy Download:
EPM Music @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Bleep
Boomkat
Clone Digital
Beatport
TraxSource
iTunes
7Digital
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
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Deezer
Spotify
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Websites:
EPM Music