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

 

Buy Download:
Planet X @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Beatport
TraxSource
iTunes
7Digital
more soon

 

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Tidal
Deezer
Spotify
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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

 

Buy Download:
st.raumen @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
iTunes
Boomkat
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Deezer
Spotify
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
st.raumen

 

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:
Tidal
Deezer
Spotify
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
EPM Music

 

out soon: Ruskin & DVS1 – Chapter One [Blueprint Records]

 

Artist:
Ruskin & DVS1

 

Title:
Chapter One

 

Label:
Blueprint Records

 

Cat#:
BP062

 

Release Date:
08th October 2021 (digital)
03rd December 2021 (vinyl)

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Page 1

A2.
Page 2

B1.
Page 3

B2.
Page 4

 

Press Info:
The next EP in Blueprint’s 25th birthday series sees another collaboration for label head, James Ruskin. Following EPs alongside both Truncate and Mark Broom, this time Ruskin teams up with DVS1 for ‘Chapter One’.

Back in 2016 the label was celebrating its 20th anniversary and the release of the ‘Structures and Solutions’ compilation which featured their track, ‘Page 1’. As one of the highlights of the compilation, it received multiple plays on BBC Radio 1 and a place in Resident Advisor’s Top 50 Most Charted tracks during its month of release.

Taking the hugely atmospheric ‘Page 1’ as their starting point, they continue with 3 more fully immersive techno “pages” to create this full EP.

James Ruskin will be joined by DVS1 at the 25 Years of Blueprint night at fabric on Saturday 30 October, alongside Regis, GiGi FM, dBridge presents Black Electric (Live), Machine Woman, Skee Mask, Zenker Brothers and Billy Allen.

 

Snippets:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
soon

 

Specials:
Ruskin – “EPM Podcast # 141”

DVS1 – “Dekmantel Podcast 186”

 

Recommendations:
DVS1s “Fabric 98” on Fabric Records
DVS1s “Klockworks 13” on Klockworks
James Ruskin’s “Siklikal” on Tresor Records
James Ruskin’s “Point 2” on Tresor Records
“Sketch” by Truncate & Ruskin on Blueprint Records
“Basement Jams” by Ruskin & Broom on Blueprint Records
“Domwen” by Ruskin & Broom on Blueprint Records
sampler “EPM20 EP 1” w/ Ruskin track on EPM Music
compilation “Structures And Solutions 1996-2016” w/ Ruskin track
compilation “Aphelion” w/ Ruskin track on Token Records
stuff on Blueprint Records we featured

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Buy Download:
soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Websites:
DVS1
Ruskin / Blueprint Records

 

© Photo 1 By Marie Staggat; Photo 2 By Salar Kheradpejouh

out now: Cressida – Can You Sleep Like This EP [Voitax]

 

Artist:
Cressida

 

Title:
Can You Sleep Like This EP

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOI027

 

Release Date:
30th August 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracks:
01.
Semtex

02.
Same Dance

03.
Veranda

04.
Can You Sleep Like This

05.
Purple Hayes

 

Press Info:
Cressida has carved a space in the hollows between UK bass culture and Berlin’s techno heritage, skilfully siphoning the finer side of breakbeat, garage, grime without ever falling into lanes of predictability. This sonic identity he’s built has firmly levelled up with »Can You Sleep Like This« – his most personal record to date.

»Semtex« is a technoid hybrid landing somewhere between UK drill and smoked out basement club gear – future-shock junglist tension gliding over tectonic sub plates. »Same Dance« taps into Cressida’s London roots, with distant echoes harking back to the darker side of Burial and a bassline conjuring up DMZ at their most direct. »Veranda« could be the most poignant Cressida in his discography so far, built around neatly carved mellow-fx chords and a swung broken beat, without losing the formidable punch he’s made a name for.

»Can You Sleep Like This« locks into the kind of deeper & dynamic UK funky Roska first emerged with, swimming in vaporous vocal and jazzy chord flickers, before it swerves into early 90s warehouse breakbeat nostalgia. »Purple Hayes« rounds out the record on a fittingly skyward note, with filtered post-rave pads and a tightly clipped 2 step beat.

This is Cressida not just paying an ode to UK electronic music lineage, but cementing a place within it.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Can You Sleep Like This”

 

Special:
“Veranda”

video made by the29nov films

 

Special:
“SPND20 Mixtape”

 

Recommendations:
Cressida’s “Salvation EP” on OSF
all Voitax stuff

 

Buy Vinyl:
Voitax @ Bandcamp
Juno
Deejay
Clone
Red Eye Records
Decks
OYE Records
Hardwax
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Voitax @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Booking:
Hemisphere

 

Websites:
Cressida
Voitax
Voitax @ Facebook

 

© Photo By Kasia Zacharko