After the success of his come back last year on R&S RECORDS, MODEL 500 continues the epic collaboration with the label by releasing in solo a new vinyl entitled « Control / The Messenger ». At first listen, it can feel a bit weird, less ‘catchy’ or sexy than the last EP (OFI/Huesca) but this one is finally more close to the madness of early MODEL 500 releases (to not say the early electronic music for which MODEL 500 aka Mr JUAN ATKINS represents a large contribution as everyone knows). So “Control / The Messenger” is a specific & moody project where JUAN ATKINS success to drop his famous hypnotic & addictive touch. Recommended!
MODEL 500 – Control
[Release Date 02-21-12 – 12″ & Digital]
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The future bass label CAR CRASH SET has just released the debut album of a mysterious Mexican producer called MEKHA. Actually unknown, he should get by means of his project the full attention of inquiring minds & underground music lovers. Indeed this sublime album entitled « Conscious » represents a large diversity of sounds : dubstep, minimal, electronica, dub, ambient, bass music. All these add some great shades of grey to the MEKHA’s dark production. For as much it’s not so apocalyptic like the introduction track let us think, everyone will find the reminiscence of human feelings floating in that menacing industrial environment. The package contains 9 tracks well produced, 4 original mixes along with 5 remixes signed by DSVE HOSX, KUPA, D.M.R., MHV & The RAGING SEA …and it’s pretty rare to not be mentioned, every remix is a total success giving a more hybrid dynamic to the “straight” originals. As so far, the ‘Conscious’ album is simply the best original soundtrack of this early 2012… Hotly Recommended!
MEKHA – Cortex Feedback
[Release date 02-14-12 – Digital]
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The rare thing always appreciated coming from the old music concepts, it’s to be able to distribute o.n.l.y his best poductions whatever the ways to release : freebie, digital, vinyl… DEEMPHASIS is actually one of new electro producers to keep this old & great method while mixing his tasty dark signature…All that made him in a good move to acess to the top level of this music niche. Therefore, we are glad to see him releasing a new 2 tracks E.P on the fresh label SHAMELESS TOADY and if you are a dark electro lover, these tunes will probably find a place in your selection (between GRAGEE’s track and a track from the GALAXIAN debut album for example)… Recommended!
DEEMPHASIS – Connected
[Released the 02-06-12 Digital]
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2012 looks like a new kind of cold war happening on the ‘no rule’s land’ better known as “Internet”…,However for once, the governments won’t succeed to sterilize & civilize the virtual “animals” that we are all on our own… These observations might be indeed a good synopsis for a sci-fi movie but it’s virtually reel. For this occasion, I propose you to enter into the hacker’s mind thanks to listening to this 10 years old tune:
ANTHONY ROTHER – Hacker
Taken from the classic “Hacker” Album released on Psi49net – 2002
In a good way to become one of the finest electro label, GHOST TECHNOLOGY is back for the new year with the debut album of the Croatia-based producer named POPKOMM better known as the half of UKV band (and also as the label co-manager). « Global Routing » contains 10 tracks on which we rediscorerd the spacey electronic touch already featuring on the most part of releases coming from this label (UKV E.P & signatures). This project must be listen as entire album however there are a couple of tracks that are better accomplished to stimulate a type of daydreaming, especially : ‘Behind Me’, ‘Look Back’, ‘Applied’, ‘Distant’. POPKOMM wins to produce a lovely album connecting at his own way the earlier electro and the new era of electronic music. Recommended!
POPKOMM – Global Routing Album – Preview
[Released Date 01-30-12 – Digital]
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