out now: Setaoc Mass – Working Ways EP [Blueprint Records]

 

Artist:
Setaoc Mass

 

Title:
Working Ways EP

 

Label:
Blueprint Records

 

Cat#:
BP072

 

Release Date:
27th October 2023

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
The Eyes Don’t Lie

A2.
24 Hours

B1.
Move In Shadows

B2.
Hide ‘n’ Seek

 

Press Info:
James Ruskin’s Blueprint Records welcomes Setaoc Mass to the label’s ever-increasing roster of techno artists.

As a DJ and producer, Setaoc Mass is part of a select cut of young artists who are absorbing techno’s legacy and carrying the torch into tomorrow. Whilst overseeing his own imprints, SK_eleven and SKX, his releases push a galvanising brand of techno steeped in a sense of urgency, ever-propulsive with acute detailing and nods to a futuristic space-age. As a selector, the Mancunian’s extended DJ sets pull from an expansive spectrum of material both new and old.

Delivering four new techno cuts that form his ‘Working Ways EP’, it lands on vinyl and digital for release on 27 October.

 

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Full Track Streaming:
“The Eyes Don’t Lie”

“24 Hours”

 

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out now: Kerrie – Transient Belief EP [Blueprint Records]

 

Artist:
Kerrie

 

Title:
Transient Belief EP

 

Label:
Blueprint Records

 

Cat#:
BP070

 

Release Date:
12th May 2023

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Transient Belief

A2.
Nightwalker

B1.
Theta State

B2.
Find Your Tribe

 

Press Info:
Irish-born, Manchester-based Kerrie is a multi-disciplinary artist, incorporating live sets, DJing, producing and running her label Dark Machine Funk across her repertoire of work. Now, Kerrie follows up last year’s ‘Raw Regimen’ (BP063) with a second EP for James Ruskin’s seminal Blueprint Records.

Having garnered a rich musical education through working at and holding a DJ residency for one of the UK’s most respected record shops Eastern Bloc, Kerrie’s in-depth knowledge and unwavering dedication to music shines through her notable back catalogue and bolshy, unforgiving DJ and Live sets. Honing her craft for over a decade, Kerrie has played worldwide in celebrated venues such as Tresor, Berghain, fabric, FOLD, Elsewhere NYC and festivals including Freedom Medellin, Freerotation, Drift and Basilar.

First learning to mix via her brother’s turntables in the early 2000s, it wasn’t until 2009 that Kerrie invested in her own set-up and built an extensive record collection, covering everything from ambient, electronic, house, EBM, acid, electro, and her go-to genre, techno. Kerrie delivers tough moods from the turntables, as conveyed in her mixes for Reclaim Your City, Bassiani, SLAM and Crack, where she carefully blended high-energy styles of UK, Detroit, and European techno, many of which stem from the 90s and the 00s. It’s frequent to hear Kerrie weave broken elements into her mixes too, chopping up the 4/4 groove at just the right moment to keep things propulsive. Kerrie’s Live sets are fast becoming renowned for their trippy motifs and high impact on the dancefloor, applauded by Berlin’s long-running club Tresor, where she made several appearances with her Elektron machines. Kerrie’s Live set at Freerotation in 2019 was one of the festival’s most talked-about debuts, and this year, Kerrie will return to and debut at multiple festivals and clubs across Europe and the Americas.

Following well-received releases on labels such as Don’t Be Afraid, Cultivated Electronics, I Love Acid and Symbolism, Kerrie launched her imprint Dark Machine Funk [DMF] in 2020. The label homes her distinctly raw aesthetic and honours her love for dark, gritty, metallic and industrial sounds melded with elements of funk, heavily influenced by second-wave Detroit artists, UK techno and music by some of her favourite artists; James Ruskin, Blawan and Surgeon. Kerrie’s first release on DMF, ‘Inner Space PT1’, was praised by Resident Advisor, who credited her ability to make “lean, fierce techno that knows how to groove.”

2022 was a watershed year for Kerrie’s productions. She debuted on the monumental UK techno label Blueprint with her EP ‘Raw Regimen’, which landed acclaimed reviews. Truly welcomed to the Blueprint family, Kerrie shares her second EP on the label in May and joins the crew at Blueprint showcases around the globe. This year marks the release of Kerrie’s 10th EP on vinyl, and considering her consistent output on DMF, Blueprint and many more labels, the producer shows no sign of slowing down.

Coming to international prominence in more recent years, regardless of her decade-long tenure in Manchester’s vibrant scene, Kerrie is deeply invested in the culture of electronic music, starting from her teenage era as a raver in Ireland up to her innovative projects today. In 2017, she founded Eastern Bloc’s in-house event space to nurture local talent, which remains at the heart of Manchester’s music community. Having ended her 11-year stint at the shop in 2023 to fully commit to the studio and accommodate her increasingly busy tour schedule, Kerrie is forging a long-lasting path fuelled by drive, passion, authenticity and a community-first way of thinking.

 

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“Transient Belief”

 

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out now: Kr!z – Revelation EP [Blueprint Records]

 

Artist:
Kr!z

 

Title:
Revelation EP

 

Label:
Blueprint Records

 

Cat#:
BP069

 

Release Date:
07th April 2023

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Tidal Wave

A2.
Power Of The Prophet

B1.
Evil Eye

B2.
The Ceremony

 

Press Info:
Kr!z made his Blueprint debut last year with the ‘Neutrino EP’. Now he returns this April with the follow-up ‘Revelation EP’.

Kr!z has been at the forefront of techno for more than a decade. Influenced by the hypnotic and energetic sound helmed by veterans such as Jeff Mills, Steve Rachmad and James Ruskin, he gradually but steadily developed his own identity in the international techno scene. After making a name for himself as a skilled DJ with sharp focus and a quick mixing style in home country Belgium and the Netherlands, Kr!z launched Token Records in 2007. It has since been a leading outlet for heady, purist sounds. He rapidly established the label as a fixed value with a timeless and powerful sound and took it around the world with label nights on every continent. Token remains important in defining techno today – always straightforward, sometimes weird, often catchy – all under the helm of Kr!z as avid A&R.

After 12 years spent assiduously focused on curating the Token discography, showcasing artists he has nurtured and supported over this time, and incorporating the connoisseur’s knowledge and experience he has cultivated in his work as a DJ, 2019 saw the release of his long awaited debut EP on Token. ‘Mantra’ received high acclaim by both media and the scene’s key DJs. This continued in 2020, when he released the track ‘Scorpion’s Tail’ on Voltage Imprint and ‘Malice’ and ‘Imperative Needs’ as part of a split EP with Pfirter on his MindTrip label. 2022 was his most prolific year to date with three full EPs seeing the light of day: ‘Neutrino EP’ on James Ruskin’s Blueprint Records, ‘The Tunnel’ on Setaoc Mass’ hotshot SK_eleven and a third one on his own Token Records.

 

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“The Ceremony”

 

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out now: Temudo – Moralise EP [Blueprint Records]

 

Artist:
Temudo

 

Title:
Moralise EP

 

Label:
Blueprint Records

 

Cat#:
BP068

 

Release Date:
03rd March 2023

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
You Spelled Corn Wrong

A2.
The Neuro Funk

B1.
Lea & Blanche

B2.
P Is For Paula

 

Press Info:
Following on from Blueprint’s 2023 opening EP by Alexander Johansson and Mattias Fridell, Temudo now makes his debut for the label.

As a music producer and DJ, Temudo is part of a new generation of artists whose work relies on a contemporary approach to Techno. His music allies the soul of the genre with a modern methodology, and has the seal of genre defining labels like Klockworks, Soma, Modularz, Mord or Clergy. He’s also one of the minds behind Hayes and runs his own Mastering Studio: Tema Mastering.

 

Snippets:

 

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“You Spelled Corn Wrong”

 

Special:
“Hayes Mixtape 02”

 

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out for a while: Alexander Johansson & Mattias Fridell – Geometriska Strukturer EP [Blueprint Records]

 

Artist:
Alexander Johansson & Mattias Fridell

 

Title:
Geometriska Strukturer EP

 

Label:
Blueprint Records

 

Cat#:
BP067

 

Release Date:
27th January 2023

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Cylindrar

A2.
Liksidig

B1.
Klot

B2.
Koner

 

Press Info:
Swedish duo Alexander Johansson and Mattias Fridell have built an impressive reputation since their production debut in 2000. From there Fridell and Johansson released music on a succession of classic and legendary labels including Audio Assault, ARMS and XXX Records. When Johansson decided to take a six-year break from electronic music, Mattias Fridell kept going. After reuniting, they released new material on the likes of Cari Lekebusch’s H. Productions and Ben Sims’ Symbolism. In 2022 they launched their Lømsk label which has seen them go from strength to strength.

Now they make their Blueprint debut with four new tracks of the tough and pulsating Techno they’ve become known for. Their ‘Geometriska Strukturer EP’ opens Blueprint’s 2023 schedule on 27 January.

 

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