out now: Eric Fetcher | Arthur Robert – Strange Ability [Reclaim Your City]

 

Artist:
Eric Fetcher | Arthur Robert

 

Title:
Strange Ability

 

Label:
Reclaim Your City

 

Cat#:
RYCL015

 

Release Date:
09th November 2021

 

Format:
vinyl & download

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Eric Fetcher
Arrival

A2.
Arthur Robert
Petrichor

B1.
Arthur Robert
Centipede

B2.
Eric Fetcher
Balter

 

Press Info:
For its fifteenth iteration, Reclaim Your City travels to Paris via Vienna with complementary pair Eric Fetcher and Arthur Robert taking over for a round of cold-blooded club-busting blends. Whereas the first spent the past half-decade honing his machine-based mind-control skills and abilities through a stream of EPs for KEY, Granulart and Warm Up Records, the latter broke through more recently with a quartet of pace-setting releases for Len Faki’s Figure imprint.

A full-on hypnotic affair leafing through the darker districts of dubbed-out deep techno, “RYCL.015” eases us in a sunken realm of unquiet oneiric folds and further afield, obscure crannies. Fetcher strikes first with “Arrival” – a pulsating meshwork of distressing signals going pong on the reverbs, as sturdy kick drums and skittish percussions guide the groove onto proper club-ready rails via a clinical 4×4 frame.

Then comes Arthur Robert’s “Petrichor”, an enslaving roller tailored to catch you in its intricate web of sonar-like bleeping and wild, homing hats let loose like hounds on their prey, whilst you progressively lose track of your actual environment to enter a new world of multisensory stimulation and blurred-out abstraction.

Flip the record and here is Robert’s “Centipede” taking over with an uptempo cascade of heavily delayed machine talk, dust-clogged kicks and surgical 4×4 swing bound to have everyone losing their shit in the basement with shadow-knightly swagger and in-your-face attitude. Fetcher’s closing number “Balter” adds a further hip-swaying, breaks-laden, rowdy spin to the overall forward-moving ride, but also some more warmth sound design-wise, which will most certainly find a positive echo in DJs looking for true-school hybrid weaponry – capable to keep the dancing clock ticking in full-swing, without jeopardising the after’s chiller vibes.

As per usual, RYCL.015 comes adorned with a bespoke piece of artwork, this time courtesy of talented Dutch photographer Joris Graaf, and will be pressed on 180-gram audiophile orange gold vinyl for the discerning heads.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
Arthur Robert – “Petrichor”

Eric Fetcher – “Arrival”

 

Videos:
Arthur Robert – “Petrichor”

Eric Fetcher – “Arrival”

Videos made by the29nov films

 

Specials:
Arthur Robert – “RL. 167”

Eric Fetcher – “Reclaim Your City 425”

 

Recommendations:
Arthur Robert’s EP “Transition (Part 2)” on Figure
Arthur Robert’s EP “Transition (Part 1)” on Figure
Arthur Robert’s EP “Arrival (Part 2)” on Figure
Arthur Robert’s EP “Arrival (Part 1)” on Figure
Arthur Robert’s EP “Draft I” on Reduktion
Arthur Robert’s EP “Alternate Realities” on Atmophile Electronics
Arthur Robert’s EP “Die Flut” on Reduktion
sampler “Fuga II” w/ Arthur Robert on Token Records
compilation “IMF10” w/ Arthur Robert on Index Marcel Fengler
Eric Fetcher’s “Extension EP” on Inpureform
all featured releases from Reclaim Your City

 

Buy Vinyl:
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Buy Download:
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Booking:
Point Collective for Arthur Robert

 

Websites:
Arthur Robert
Eric Fetcher
Reclaim Your City

 

out now: Stanislav Tolkachev – Up The Steel Stairway EP [Reclaim Your City]

 

Artist:
Stanislav Tolkachev

 

Title:
Up The Steel Stairway EP

 

Label:
Reclaim Your City

 

Cat#:
RYCL014

 

Release Date:
03rd July 2021

 

Format:
Vinyl & download

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Up The Steel Stairway

A2.
The Less You Know

B1.
One More To Go

B2.
The Way To The After

 

Press Info:
Over five years on from his first appearance on the label with ‘Follow Me’ off the ‘Dnepr_Vancouver’ VA, Ukrainian don Stanislav Tolkachev resurfaces with his debut solo four-tracker for RYC. Not quite swerving from the sonic pathway his name has become synonymous with over the years, ever so alien and transporting, Tolkachev’s latest boasts the very exact qualities that have made his sound stand out from others, earning him a constantly growing crowd of heirs and imitators along the way.

Breaking the trip in, ‘Up The Steel Stairway’ sets the tone for the EP without further ado. Sniping hails of steadily frantic, arpeggiated synth chords and puncturing kick drums that’ll have you dancing like one rolls with the punches, Tolkachev sails into the eye of the cyclone all guns blazing. Lacking no pounding heft either, ‘The Less You Know’ slits a way open into your head through a carefully dissonant symbiosis of corrosive synth lines and octave-shifting bass gone astray. On-the-edge techno at its rowdiest, most mentally challenging.

Flip the coin and here comes the deranged, trouble-brewing ‘One More To Go’. Cranking the mind-bogglingness a notch further, this one bulldozers its way past all sanity thresholds without blinking. Final number ‘The Way To The After’ tops it off in more straightforward but equally immersive fashion. Plunging us in a submerged chamber of sorts, where heavily verbed-out synth flexions entangle along tranquilly ascending pads, progressively dissolving in inert pools of FX-charged bleach and slo-dripping dub venom.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Up The Steel Stairway”

 

Videos:
“Up The Steel Stairway”

“The Less You Know”

“One More To Go”

“The Way To The After”

Videos made by the29nov films

 

Special:
“Reclaim Your City 400”

 

Recommendations:
Stanislav Tolkache’s “Influx EP” on Dystant Recordings
Stanislav Tolkachev’s “It Will Be Too Late Then” on Krill Music
split EP “Inkblots#4” w/ Stanislav Tolkachev tracks on Inkblots
“Blue Mood / …” by Stanislav Tolkachev on Intergalatic Research …
compilation “Okiami (Part 1)” w/ Stanislav Tolkachev track on Krill Music
compilation “SEELEN.002” w/ Stanislav Tolkachev track on Seelen Records
EP “DSX_ENV_00 REMIXED” w/ Stanislav Tolkachev remix on Escapism
all featured releases from Reclaim Your City

 

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Decks
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Booking:
Potnia Theron

 

Websites:
Stanislav Tolkachev
Reclaim Your City

 

out for a while: Marc Acardipane – New Mind Coming [Reclaim Your City]

 

Artist:
Marc Acardipane

 

Title:
New Mind Coming EP

 

Label:
Reclaim Your City

 

Cat#:
RYCL013

 

Release Date:
14th August 2020

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
A New Mind
(Cold Rush Phuture Mix)

02.
The 2nd Coming


03.
A New Mind
(Ghost In The Machine Remix)

04.
The 2nd Coming
(999999999 Remix)

 

Press Info:
A statement to the inexhaustible puissance of Marc Acardipane’s ahead-of-his-time genius, our thirteenth instalment takes us for a one off and wildly enjoyable detour via the classic hardcore scene to reignite the fires lit by two seminal and thoroughly essential bangers from his immaculate back-catalogue, remastered to their full potential. First in line, the originally 1996-released ‘A New Mind (Cold Rush Phuture Mix)’ proves it’s lost nothing of its implacably pinning, gravity-defying impact. Slowly but surely obliterating all will in you to resist the forthcoming tide in a blaze of whooping 909 punishment and screeching tyres, the second half finishes us off in a euphoric explosion of seesawing bass stabs and poly-octave rollercoasting. A raging anthem of its own recorded in ’92, ’The 2nd Coming’ picks up the flow and amps up the horsepower to weave a frantic ballet of steroid-infused sines, molten circuitry and all-devouring drums. 28 years on and counting, where are the disciples at?

Flip sides and here’s The Hague’s duo Ghost In The Machine taking on Rave Creator’s ‘A New Mind’; steering the original further deep into murky industrial rave waters. Emphasising on elements lifted from the track’s uplifting finale, the Dutchmen’s buildup aims at striking hard and striking sure. A no-frills, rugged-as-it-gets weapon of sorts, the revamp’s all set at plunging the dancefloor into the most dystopian of scenarios. Commissioned to add their big-room-ready spin to Mescalinum United’s time-proof ripper ’The 2nd Coming’, Italian outfit 999999999 (read NineTimesNine) unleash a fierce whirlwind of 303-brined pyrotechnics, light-fast machine-talk and breakneck old-school dynamics. The result is a brain-melting slice of hardcore techno tailored for extensive jump-around workouts. If some artists have a hard time staying relevant as decades succeed, this is further evidence that Acardipane’s sound retains the untamed, fiery brilliance it had back in the day, when it revealed to a whole generation of young ravers a world they could never have dreamt about.

This one in particular deserved a special, duly outstanding frame to shine, which is why it comes pressed to 180g audiophile quality vinyl, and clad in a pristine, silver metal package to please your eyes and ears in equal measure.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:

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Websites:
Marc Acardipane
Reclaim Your City

 

out now: Deniro | Rene Wise – Liquid Shards [Reclaim Your City]

 

Artist:
Deniro | Rene Wise

 

Title:
Liquid Shards

 

Label:
Reclaim Your City

 

Cat#:
RYCL012

 

Release Date:
05th May 2020

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Deniro
Shards

A2.
Deniro
Static

B1.
Rene Wise
Liquid Dancer

B2.
Rene Wise
Juggler

 

Press Info:
Picking up where they left off, Reclaim Your City draw first blood in 2020 with ‘Liquid Shards’ – a split 12″ epic courtesy of Den Haag’s TAPE co-founder Deniro and Brighton’s new sensation Rene Wise. On the menu of this masterclass in no-bullshit techno that moves in between plural states of consciousness, the two producers harness a double pair of laser-accurate rollers that pack some serious punch, trimmed, shaped and polished for optimum impact on the dance floor.

Taking the helm of the A-side, Deniro steps up with a duo of streamlined techno bullets that delve smack dab the cream of ’90s atmospheric and dubbed-out tech territories. Whilst zoned out opener ‘Shards’ cracks the mirror into an infinity of glassy textured synth splinters and solar-powered sub-bass moves, sure to lift off any crowd through some intensive, stamina-testing deus-ex-machina, pared-down banger ‘Static’ lets out the playful bassy bounce and bleep-laden engineering do the talk for a straight out bone-crushing workout that quietly engulfs everything in its wake.

Flip it over and here’s Rene Wise running the hoodoo down in truly massive 4×4 sensei fashion. Pulling out a nasty cavalcade of intestinally disquieting 909 kicks out the deepest blue, alongside mazy networks of verbed-out drums and heavily altered synthetic samples, ‘Liquid Dancer’ sets the boiler to eleven from the Baltic to Hawaii, which is no good news say the oceanographers. Bringing up the rear to this quartet of steady shooting havoc wreakers, ‘Juggler’ is no ancillary DJ tool but a much apt and functional floor squasher in its own right. Just let the pressure rise, people lose their shit a bit and throw these into the melee as a memo of how good techno is when done with such sentient genius.

Record comes pressed to a trichromatic marbled vinyl, folded in some neat cover art.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
Rene Wise – “Liquid Dancer”

Deniro – “Shards”

 

Videos:
Rene Wise – “Liquid Dancer”

Deniro – “Shards”

Videos made by the29nov films

 

Specials:
Deniro – “Reclaim Your City 339”

Rene Wise – “… plays Beard Man”

 

Recommendations:
split EP “Split 2.0” w/ Rene Wise on Knowledge Imprint
split EP “Parallel Series 6” w/ Rene Wise on Mote-Evolver
EP “Loud Colours” by Rene Wise on Mote-Evolver
EP “Hinder” by Rene Wise on Beard Man
all featured releases from Reclaim Your City

 

Buy Vinyl:
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Decks
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Booking:
Voyage Select for Deniro
Triangle Agency for Rene Wise

 

Websites:
Deniro
Rene Wise
Reclaim Your City

 

out now: I Murdered – Blood In Blood Out [Reclaim Your City]

 

Artist:
I Murdered

 

Title:
Blood In Blood Out

 

Label:
Reclaim Your City

 

Cat#:
RYCL011

 

Release Date:
29th October 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Blood In Blood Out


A2.
Blood In Blood Out
(Orphx Remix)


B1.
Insomnia


B2.
Insomnia
(JK Flesh Remix)

 

Press Info:
Two years after their debut drop as I Murdered on Mord, Berlin local Janice and US-born, Berlin-relocated Luis Flores reignite the flame with their hardline second outing and first for Reclaim Your City, ‘Blood In Blood Out’. Both schooled under the banner of mind-intrusive techno that packs a punch, the two have forged distinctively wild sound signatures, steering at a distance from weak-kneed raving pose and increasingly unsubstantial trends. As I Murdered, Janice and Luis explore the most severely trenchant facet of their respective universes, immersing their heavy-duty analogue wares through halls of noisey abrasion and further ear-splitting, gut-churning FXs to keep the adrenaline rushing in torrential downpours.

Comprised of two originals and a pair of remixes courtesy of boundary-pushing Canadian duo Orphx and Justin Broadrick under his JK Flesh alias, the EP plunges us in a wildly enjoyable kind of nightmarish, dungeon-like scenario. While the title-track makes for some Frankensteinian creature of sorts, electric riffs bringing its dead flesh to life as thunder strikes all over the place, Orphx revamp gives it a more straightforward, acid whip, cutting the raw gem into a further efficient, club-suitable weapon. Flip sides and ‘Insomnia’ unleashes the rogue, murdering stomp on a harsh EBM/cold wave-infused tip, with JK Flesh flying in on intruder mission for some last ditch heroics, breathing in a healthy dose of hyperventilating vox samples, knee-buckling breaks and face-melting junglistic moves in true Source Direct fashion. Buckle up and brace yourself, high-impact material all the way.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Insomnia (JK Flesh Remix)”

 

Videos:
“Blood In Blood Out”

“Blood In Blood Out (Orphx Remix)”

“Insomnia (JK Flesh Remix)”

Videos made by the29nov films

 

Special:
“Reclaim Your City 259”

 

Recommendations:
sampler “Amsterdam_Madrid” on Reclaim Your City
sampler “Milan_Tbilisi” on Reclaim Your City
sampler “Berlin_Paris 2.0” on Reclaim Your City
sampler “Rome_Barcelona 1.0” on Reclaim Your City
sampler “Berlin_Paris 1.0” on Reclaim Your City

 

Buy Vinyl:
Deejay
Juno
Clone
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Bleep
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Buy Digital:
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Websites:
I Murdered
Reclaim Your City