Coming from ‘nowhere’, the free compilation entitled « THE ELECTRO COMPENDIUM » did in 3 weeks & still doing a well deserved buzz, broadcasting the robotic music beyond its regular media exposure. Indeed, this attractive project has got the singularity to feature 116 tracks (Yep 116!) representing more than a quarter of the finest producers from the entire underground Electro niche reunited in order to say : the original electronica music is still here in 2012! (In a way, it will probably remind to the large audience what is behind the original name of Electro : Electro Bass, Electro Breaks, Electronica, Idm, Ambient, Hi-Tek…) This appreciated non-profit initiative is signed by the electro band VOLSOC. The entire listening in one-shot is of course not easy according to the 12 hours of music however the quality is maintained all the way. In addition, THE ELECTRO COMPENDIUM’s tracklist in its solid diversity could remind you the quality provided during the SATAMILE Records’ era! Everyone will easily make his own selection into these 116 tracks. THE ELECTRO COMPENDIUM is a real positive pace for electronica music. Recommended!
V.A – Electro Compendium – Compilation
Here’s a short & non exhaustive list of producers involved on this compilation :
JUSTIN MAXELL – SILICON SCALLY – 214 – THE WEE DJS – GALAXIAN – ARNOLD STEINER – VOLUM – MESAK – BEN MILSTEIN – MANASYT – RADIOACTIVEMAN vs DEXORCIST – ADJ – CLATTERBOX – DEZ WILLIAMS – SYNC 24 – PIP WILLIAMS – SCAPE ONE – CARLO FRIO – SHEMALE – DAZ QUAYLE – THE EXALTICS – SCANONE
[Release Date 09-11-12 – Digital]
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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 10th installment of ‘X-RATED’ series focused on some music producers who have one track mind… SEX! This 10 year old track entitled ‘Freaky Bitches’ sounds still Fresh like it was just produced 10 minutes ago
ANDREA PARKER – Freaky Bitches feat. DJ ASSAULT & DJ GODFATHER
Taken from the great ‘Freaky Bitches‘ 12″ released on her own label : Touchin’ Bass – 2002
CLATTERBOX [UK] – Synthetic Lifeform 
Taken from the “Sentinel” E.P released today on Z-Bop – 2010
More on the Z-BOP website