JIMMY EDGAR [DETROIT/NY/BERLIN] – Rewind, Stop That Tape
Taken from the great “XXX” album released on Studio !K7 – 2010
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TEAM DOYOBI [UK] – Art of Memorex
[Video Clip by TEAM DOYOBI]
Taken from the creative “Digital Music Volume 1” E.P released on Skam – 2012
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LAZER SWORD – Point of Return
The futuristic Duo LAZER SWORD has just released their second album entitled “Memory” on MonkeyTown Records, the sub-label of 50 Weapons. In this one, LAZER SWORD switches again their kind of production exploring the music style by style in a free continuous way. Indeed, they started with a debut album mixing Hip-Hop, Dubstep & Electro and then LOW LIMIT & LANDO KAL released a couple of EP oriented Glitch, Post-Dubsteb, Bass music, Jack House,…to finally released the “Memory” album mixing Electronic, Post-Dubstep & Jit (Ghetto bass). This new amazing project is actually an U.F.O floating between Hype & Undergound and should talk to open minds. The title “Memory” isn’t an accident. Actually is pretty honest because if you put this album under a microscope you will find many appreciated references to the Post-Future music …from the past & the present.
First of all, the cover reminds CYBOTRON : ‘Clear’ the one with the guy crossing the wall of time. About the music here’s some influences : the great Hi-Tek & sophisticated sounds featuring along the album remind the Detroit vibes related to URBAN TRIBE; the mix of sweet vocals with the cold & accelerated sounds was already developed by producers like DJ RASHAD, MACHINEDRUM (and URBAN TRIBE too); the production control on bass & on the echo near to the post-dubstep sounds are a bit similar to INSTRA:MENTAL. However at the end it isn’t a copy, LAZER SWORD really success to create his own specific signature during this new experience.
Their vibes are fresh, mental, sexy, hybrid and very well produced (as their usual). About the featurings, it isn’t be a surprise to to see JIMMY EDGAR & MACHINEDRUM who are musically close to LAZER SWORD and producing also in the legacy of early Electro. The entire album is very solid & smartly thought to be enjoyed on the dancefloor and also at home. As so far, it’s easily the best electronic album of 2012 . Hotly Recommended!
LAZER SWORD – Missed A Spot
[Release Date 04-27-12 – 2xLP – CD – Digital Album]
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A new step for the great label SHAMELESS TOADY by releasing yesterday the full lengtht album of one of the finest Uk underground producer called ADJ (Pyramid Transmission & ex-IQ record store). The title of this album tells for itself, it’s clearly about « Beat, Blips & Other Dimensions” » so don’t except a classic format but rather a music laboratory repport. No reference or related visuals stand out when you’re listening to the ADJ sounds, his pure electronic vibes have instead some intangible & abstract intentions. The melodies are futuristic therefore unreassuring, a bit cold and pretty close to the experimenation. Thus this album contains 12 solid tracks very well produced with various sounds : electro, breaks, glitch, Idm and also dubstep. We have never be disappointed by the ADJ’s perspective, all his releases are like an underground “masterpiece” pushing the limits of electronic music. As it concerns the amazing “Beat, Blips & other Dimensions” album, it must be listen and listen again to get all its facets. Hotly Recommended!
ADJ – : Patience
ADJ – Knee Jerk
ADJ – Bias
[Release Date 09-12-11 – Digital]
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