Currently better known by the Bass heads for his sounds released under his alias OKTORED, the Detroit based producer COCKY BALBOA is back on the emblematic JUKE TRAX label with a new EP entitled « Jit Town Get Down ». The two first tunes of this project are very close to the 90’s vibes of Ghetto Tek productions when the two other tunes opening smartly on new horizons : mixing the old pattern with new genres of bass music such as the Moombahton. The result is quite catchy & groovy therefore very danceable! Every good things that you can expect from the Ghetto Bass music is in this EP. Recommended!
COCKY BALBOA – Jit Town Get Down – EP Preview
[Release Date 05-05-14 – Digital]
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For its 10th release, the German-based label KILLEKILL is back with a huge compilation entitled « KilleKill Megahits ». The producers involved on that project come from Europe especially Germany, U.K and Belgium with a couple of international exceptions such as J.T.C., DJ STINGRAY, … Covering Techno music on every kind of sub-genres, this compilation contained some dark uncompromising vibes related to the 90’s patterns. Every tracks on this compilation are enough solid to be played at underground clubs, therefore this quality vinyl compilation is a must for DJs. A special mention for the badmen track ‘Geck’ produced by FURFRIEND. Hotly Recommended!
V.A – The KilleKill Megahits – Preview
1 BILL YOUNGMAN – 2 RADIOACTIVE MAN – 3 J.T.C. – 4 DJ STINGRAY – 5 FURFRIEND – 6 THE ALMOST PEOPLE – 7 AFFIE YUSUF feat. TREVOR LOVEYS – 8 NEIL LANDSTRUMM – 9 CASSEGRAIN & TIN MAN – 10 LAKKER – 11 SNUFF CREW – 12 DADUB
[Release : 12-10-12 – 2X12″ & Digital]
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The prolific Glasgow-based producer SOUNDEX PHONETIC continues his route after releasing on underground electro labels such as Militant Science, Pomelo and Transient Force, here he’s with a new material on Tudor Beats. This 6-Track ep entitled « Self Construction » is a killer project, rather raw but really intense according to its accelerated beats straight up inspired by the Detroit productions. More sharp & better organized than his last albums, this EP distills some pure & trippy productions highlighting the SOUNDEX PHONETIC’s abilities. A special mention to the heavy tune titled ‘Cipher’ which is perfect for Hi-Tek dancefloors! …Recommended!
SOUNDEX PHONETIC – Cipher
[Release Date 11-19-12 – Digital – CD]
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The Mexico-based producer G13CK has launched his new label called AZTLAN. For this occasion, he decided to release a 30-Track compilation entitled « La Voz De Los Sin Voz » which could be translated in english as « The Voice of the Voiceless ». All the profits will be donated to the community of women & kids in resistance of Chiapas. By this way, the label introduces directly its militant position without hesitation to put some sample of committed speeches into their productions. Most of producers featuring on this project are underground : some are new comers and others are a bit more significant to that specific musical niche. The immersion into this real compilation is very interesting because you can’t really guess what style of music it will be the next track, some producers don’t hesitate to go out from their own pattern and at the end this project covers many different kind of music related to ElectroTechno. A good compilation for a new independent label to follow. Recommended!
G13CK [MX] – La Historia
Here’s the list of producers involved on this project : DAVID G – TWITCH DM – METHACLONE – ELECTROBERLIN – CHKDSK ALKIF PROD – VINCE NOOG – FUSION ETNO TRANCE – DAMIEN ETIENNE – DISORDER – G13CK – A. SHARP – MARIA SC – AL13NS2XT0Y – KVM – J. SHAW – ZOD – -DISORDER – HALLEY – SEIDEL – …
[Release Date 10-29-12 – Digital]
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The tasty label POMELO introduces a new underground Detroit-based producer named KEMETRIX aka SOULWERK. Close and affiliated to MOODYMAN & STINGRAY, KEMETRIX mixes smartly the two main musical styles of DETROIT : the hot Soul music & the weird Hi-Tech music. His great 6-track EP entitled “Soulbrother #3 ” is actually his first project announcing a promising series. His sweet voice barely touching the omnipresent futuristic-sounds is a surprising hybrid jam, really up-to-date. For the connoisseurs, the KEMETRIX’ productions should remind some new musical fields recently explored by his homies on the URBAN TRIBE’s Selftitled Album (2010). KEMETRIX is for sure a new type of artist to follow. Nice pick again from POMELO Records that continues to promote the music in advance of its time. Recommended!
KEMETRIX – Soulbrother #3 – Preview
[Release Date 11-12-12 – Vinyl & Digital]
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