Archive for May, 2012
Most of Electro lovers are still angry about genres : Electro-Clash & Electro-House stole the name & the sense of the original “ELECTRO”. To be honest, i haven’t got any problems with those illegitimate children, my only one regret about Electro music is its unofficial separation with its wife the Techno music.
I really missed the time when productions represented the hybrid combination called “ElectroTechno” (more relevant via the sounds than denomination), the finest masterpieces were clearly produced & played during this period (1982-2002). Currently 80% of the producers who did the 2 styles wouldn’t to be ranked in ‘Electro’ boxes and claimed only the greatly esteemed ‘Techno’ word & affiliation. Since the beginning of 00’s, according to my point of view, i feel like the Underground Electro scene doesn’t seem to get over this divorce and keep trying to survive in the shadow (repeating sometimes the same old formula while forgetting some of the main ingredients …therefore boring the devoted listeners). In addition, the new Straight Electro producers seem a bit close-minded, not very interested by any other type of music and especially not by their “ex-soulmate” the TECHNO that stays always very rich in musicality. Therefore the “modern” Electro music is often poor & not universal…
However I’m not saying Electro music is dead, good exceptions make my day every day. But I’m pretty sure if Electro was still connected with Techno, ELECTRO/TECHNO will be on the front jiggling the floors & the minds. (To be realistic, this gathering isn’t going to happen again because Techno music lives well in its own way)
Anyway, i don’t really want to conclude on something negative or positive, i just wished to share my opinion
…and now let’s the music take control with this masterpiece for remind the (unforgettable) powerful connection :
AUX 88 – Electro Techno
Taken from the classic “Electrotechno” 12″ released on Direct Beat – 1996
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The Vienna based label TRUST is a very unique underground imprint speaking forthright to the avant-garde of the electro niche. Indeed, their no nonsense releases are focused on the weird electronic music (related to Detroit sounds) and produced in that truthful futuristic way. Therefore some listeners feel confused by that unusual aesthetic however their release fusing abstract design & sophisticated tunes are really tasty breaking out of old electro patterns in order to push this type of music to its high-level; and all that with the help of finest & regular producers.
After the 20th release signed by STINGRAY313, it’s actually the UK Electro Break producer CLATTERBOX who returns on « TRUST Label with a new ep entitled Semi-Automatic ». This project contains 4 killer tracks, 2 original mixes and 2 remixes : the 1st produced by CREEPY AUTOGRAPH an alias of the talented JIMMY EDGAR & the 2nd remix is signed by LOK44 aka DANIEL POLIG (who runs Pomelo Records). Each tune of this ep makes sense dropping some hybrid vibes with a singular kind of groove and about CLATTERBOX, he seems to be in his best creative ability. Therefore the “Semi-Automatic” vinyl is simply another outstanding release coming from this label. Recommended!
Here’s the video clip of the title-track : Semi-Automatic
CLATTERBOX [UK] – Semi-Automatic E.P Preview
[Release Date 04-31-12 - Vinyl & Digital]
More on the TRUST website
The dark electrohead DVS NME has just self-released his 2nd album entitled “Metastasis” via Bandcamp website. This new project is clearly more introspective and therefore more sentimental than his last EP. DVS NME designs a kind of robotic spleen with great shades of grey. His productions keep a minimalist & purist vision of electro in the legacy of KRAFTWERK along with this cold & dark ambient reminding the JOHN CARPENTER’s touch. The “Metastasis” album contains 11 tracks with a constant relevance (a special mention for 2 mind blowing tracks : ‘Solitary’ & ‘Disappeared’). This mysterious project is actually the best DVS NME album. Recommended!
DVSNME [Colorado] – Metastasis Album – Preview
[Release Date 05-14-12 - CD - Limited edition]
More on the DVS NME website
The HORROR Ghetto Bass music is a concept created in the end of 90’s and currently honored by the Paris based producer named LEATHERFACE LEATHERFACE [Fr] – The Final Nightmare
Taken from the bloody “Nightmare Juke Squad : Rated R” compilation released on Booty Call Records – 2011
More on the NIGHTMARE JUKE SQUAD Soundcloud page
DJ ASSAULT – U can’t c me
Taken from the masterpiece entitled “ The Unfuckwitable ” 12″ released on Electrofunk Records – 1996
More on the ELECTROFUNK website