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ELECTRO/TECHNO

Posted by on 05/23/2012 | Category : Pamphlets / Stay informed by subscribing to RSS Feeds or to Twitter

Most of Electro lovers are still angry about genres like Electro-Clash and Electro-House stealing 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 the denomination), the finest masterpieces were clearly produced & played during this period (1982-2002). Currently 80% of producers who did the 2 styles wouldn’t to be ranked in ‘Electro’ box 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 which is still 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 takes control with this masterpiece for remind the (unforgettable) powerful connection:

AUX 88Electro Techno

Taken from the classic “Electrotechno” 12″ released on Direct Beat – 1996

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New release on MONKEYTOWN RECORD : LAZER SWORD « Memory » album

Posted by on 05/09/2012 | Category : Album-EP Reviews / Stay informed by subscribing to RSS Feeds or to Twitter

LAZER SWORDPoint 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 SWORDMissed A Spot

LAZER SWORD Feat. JIMMY EDGARLet’s Work

[Release Date 04-27-12 – 2xLP – CD – Digital Album]

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