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Ash Ra Tempel Experience - Live In Melbourne

Sep 1, 2017
MG.ART602I was invited to perform in Melbourne, Australia. It happened thanks to my dear old friend Mick Glossop, who made the suggestion to Sophia Brous, at the time the curator of a music-festival called “Supersense” at the Melbourne Arts Centre in summer 2015. In addition to the solo performance I’d planned, Sophia proposed an additional collaboration or session performances with some of the other participating musicians. I had never been very happy in performing “public sessions". I’ve always tried to first look for a conceptual approach, and my
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Midori Takada & Masahiko Satoh - Lunar Cruise

Sep 1, 2017
wrwtfww020Following the successful reissue of Midori Takada’s Through The Looking Glass, WRWTFWW Records is delighted to announce another release from the legendary Japanese percussionist: 1990’s LUNAR CRUISE, her superb collaboration with jazz pianist, synth master, composer and arranger Masahiko Satoh. Arguably the best kept secret in Midori Takada’s fascinating discography, LUNAR CRUISE is an under the radar masterpiece that captures Takada (on marimba and minimal percussion set-up) and Satoh (on Korg M1 and Yamaha DX7II synths, Ensoniq EPS sampler, and acoustic
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Various Artists - Running Back Mastermix By Tony Humphries

Sep 1, 2017
rbthumplp01Running Back will mark its fifteenth anniversary with the release of its first label compilation, the Running Back Mastermix, in September. As befitting the celebration of a landmark year in the life of Gerd Janson’s widely adored imprint, Janson has invited one of house music’s original & greatest proponents of the Mastermix, NYC’s Tony Humphries, to curate and mix the CD & digital editions of the compilation, accompanied by an unmixed double-LP which features a handful of the compilations rare & exclusive cuts. The Mastermix is a timely reminder
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DMX Krew - Strange Directions LP

Sep 1, 2017
hypelp009Since releasing his last album on Hypercolour in February 2016 (‘You Exist’), DMX Krew has not for one moment rested on laurels, releasing two further LPs on the Ekster and Abstract Form labels, as well as EPs and singles for Central Processing Unit, Shipwrec, Revoke and more. Continuing to remain faithful to the roots of electro, IDM and the deeper shades of techno, and without compromise, DMX Krew cranks out emotive and brain scrambling electronica at a mighty rate, and never disappoints. ‘Strange Directions’ is album number 21 from DMX Krew, and
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Perlon Allstars - Superlongevity 6

Jul 17, 2017
perlon114When Perlon started releasing their “SuPERLONgevity” compilation series in 1999,it was not evident that the name,which had initially been chosen just for pun,would become a self-fulfilling prophecy.Now,Perlon is in its 20th year,indeed,and preparing the celebration of this anniversary,the label invites its listeners to enter the sixth round of illuminating expression,once more driven by playfulness and fluffy swingtime. This time,the journey extends to eight sides with no guidepost except maybe the order to set the controls for the heart of the potoo.18 tracks
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Klon Dump - Klon Dump Versus The Open Air

Jul 17, 2017
acolour005 Five releases strong and A Colourful Storm is cementing itself as one of the most exciting labels to watch. They’ve even managed to surprise us with their most ahem, “functional” record yet. Four demented bleeps’n'bloops’n'bassliners with just enough sass, sub and a beautifully complex sound palette to boot. Our pick is the ‘Specialist’. Vital Sales Points: - Fifth release on Australian label A Colourful Storm - Premiered on someone’s Boiler Room (we can’t remember who) - Ricardo Villalobos’ favourite artist
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October 11th
  1. EXCLMER Studio Barnhus T-shirt — “Burgundy White Print On Front Size Xxl” STUDIO BARNHUS
November 24th
  1. EXCL12"E Benales — “Elements Ep Part 2” SINO
November 10th
  1. EXCLXLPD Various Artists (compiled By Bayu And M — “I Won't Have To Think About You (lp)” A COLOURFUL STORM
  2. EXCLXLPD Various Artists — “Domestic Documents Vol. 2” DOMESTIC DOCUMENTS
  3. EXCLXLPD V.a. — “Domestic Documents Vol.1” DOMESTIC DOCUMENTS
November 3rd
  1. EXCL2LPJ Anja Schneider — “Some (2lp Album)” SOUS
  2. EXCL12IK Mr. Statik — “Rogue Cherub Ep Feat. Dave Aju+matthew H” AWAY BERLIN
  3. EXCLXLPD Kink — “Playground (3lp, Gatefold)” RUNNING BACK
  4. EXCL1CDA Kink — “Playground” RUNNING BACK
  5. EXCL2CDA Acid Jesus — “Flashbacks 1992-1998 (2cd+booklet,21clas” ALTER EGO RECORDINGS
  6. EXCLXLPD Acid Jesus — “Flashbacks 1992-1998 (3lp+27 Trk Mp3+bon” ALTER EGO RECORDINGS
  7. EXCLCDBX Watergate Xv — “Ltd.15 Years Boxset:5x12",2 Free Entry,2” WATERGATE RECORDS
  8. EXCL2CDA Watergate Xv — “15 Years Ann. 2cd Incl 25 Excl. Unreleas” WATERGATE RECORDS
  9. EXCLXLPD Future Beat Alliance — “Collected Works 1996-2017 (3lp+download)” FBA RECORDINGS
  10. EXCL1CDA Null + Void — “Cryosleep (cd, Download Code+bonustrack)” HFN MUSIC

Media and DJ comments

Patrick Vano — “Industrealized” on MOS FERRY

DJ: “Bushwacka! "Fav: Intension. Thanks - On it!" Posivision Mag: "T 1 & 3 for me!!" Tsugi Mag: "Objective for me." Patrick Zigon: "Great release, Patrick! Will play intension a looot!" Radio - 1Live: "Fav: Intension. Good one - nice bass drops." Radio - FM Bratislava (Milos Fedor): "Fav: Juice Busters. Mo's Gerry, great job!!!" Simon Beeston: "Cool clubby bangers. Play!" Slam Mode: "Favo: Objective. Feelin' it... well done." Tale Cooper: "Fav: Objective. Pretty sweet release... Support! Thx." Werner Niedermeier: "Cool EP. Juice Busters is my pick."”

Raphael Danilo Feat. George Pappos — “Strangers, Nikkname, Innellea Rmxs” on PAULS MUSIQUE / FREERIDE MILLENIUM

DJ: “XLR8R: The EP lands with an original cut, titled "Strangers," and two remixes from German pair Innellea and Cologne artist Nikkname, both of whom flip the cut into enchanting interpretations. Danilo and Pappos' original takes cues from their home area on the edges of the Greek mountain Parnassos and the ancient sanctuary of Delphi and all three cuts focus on the stunning sound design and spiritual synth work from the Greek producers. Amevicious (La dame Noir / Nein / Blindetonation / Play Pal/ The Exquisite Pai) 'Un cool single mais trop different pour intégré mon dj set' Juan Soto (Nang / Electrique) 'what a beauty thanks a lot for this Raphael and George <3 This is something to contemplate with your eyes closed and allow your mind to go away for nearly 9 minutes into a deep introspective journey... ' Duncan Gray (Tici Taci) 'I'll be giving the Innellea remix a try, thank you!' Somerville & Wilson (Hell Yeah / ISM) 'Beautiful piece of electronic music! The Original does it the most for us. S&W' Chloe (Live At Robert Johnson / BPitch Control) 'Nice Innella remix' Paul Bonomo (Snax) 'Like the original best. Nickname Remix is also sweet. Cheers.' Patrick Vidal 'Innellea remix will be nice on the dance floor' Billy Scurry (Dublin) 'Good production and vibe' Alexander Robotnik (Hot Elephant Music) 'Innellea Remix for me' James Teej (Rekids) 'nice release, interesting soundscapes, liking the nikkname remix the best, nice odd vibes' Neil Scott (El Diablo Social Club) 'cool ep. really diggin the nikkname remix' Pulp Disco and The Outcasts (Her Majesty's Ship, Correspondant, La Dame Noir) 'Love the original and Nickname remix. Thanks!' Bruno (Xinobi (Discotexas)) 'Love it! every version.' Sean Johnston (Hardway Bros, A Love From Outer Space, Disco Bloodbath) 'Very deep, late nite gear!' Reza Athar 'the title track is pretty cinematic. Like the melodramatic vibe on it. Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) 'Pretty cool vibe Proton Radio USA (Presenter): full sound! Ibiza Global Radio SPAIN (Presenter): Nikkname remix kinda grabbing me X ”

Nathan Surreal — “Stardust Ep, Neville Watson Rmx” on BIOLOGIC

DJ & MAG: “Human Music premiered on Ransom Note : 23rd Feb Deep House Amsterdam premier Star Dust original Thump / Vice premiere Adesse Versions remix 7th March Feature My Ibiza Played on BBC Radio 1 : B traits radio show Supported by : Laurent Garnier " GREAT EP - full support " Pedro Winter "Brillant EP Radio & Club plays + Playlist in Tsugi magazine" Chlo, Arnaud Rebotini, Aera, Ripperton, Ben UFO, Phil Kieran, Soul Clap, Tiefschwarz, Tensnake, Lovefingers, Red Axes, Axel Boman, Massimiliano Pagliara, Jacques Renault...”

Thorsteinssn — “Academy Of Heroes” on PETS RECORDING

DJ: “The Revenge: Wicked package of tracks Ewan Pearson: I really like Midnight at Taffy's and Nightrunner. Shadow Child: Need to digest tis properly - its going on my iPhone for ful listen. Love the first 3 tunes. Psychemagik (Tom): Wicked...feeling this for sure. Supported! Justin Martin: love this album. Baikal: LOVELY schtuff from Thorsteinssn Jimpster: I love Thorsteinsson! This is sounding right up my street from the first quick listen so I'm looking forward to getting stuck into it. Needless to say I'll definitely be playing some of this in my sets and will include a track on the new Freerange radioshow. Cheers! ”

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James Dexter — “Voices Ep (vinyl Only)” on POKER FLAT

DJ: “Mihai Popoviciu great tracks, will play voices and point blank! Samuel Bailey ace stuff! area 51 for me Benoit C cool ep Mash, Mixmag Voices is good but I prefer his more melancholy bits. Liking Point Blank and Area 51 the most! Martin Landsky i dig this series a lot.. another gem here... Point Blank for me !!! Cassy THANK YOU!! Great tools and tracks... xx Fideles Really cool deep house. will try them out. ANDRADE Wow ! Poker is back :) amaizing hofer66 / dub ibiza network / ibiza global radio voices is irresistible .-) Tim Engelhardt gute ep! Alland Byallo Area 51 is dope! Greg Fenton Good track! Animal Trainer Area 51 and Voices are amazing tunes! Makossa / radio fm4 / vienna solid tracks Matthias Vogt i love this series! this is nice again - voices is my tune! Danny Tenaglia all good...Thanks!!! Reto Ardour DOPE! Voices is the one for me - support Carlos Sanchez the whole ep is awesome! very solid release... thanks and full support!! Andrew Salsano / A&R Nervous Records strong EP overall, I personally like area 51 the best Hutch Wicked grooves La Fleur Very good stuff! Thank you x LF Matt Masters Loving this. Tracks 2 and 3 for me. Will be supporting in the clubs and try to fit it on the Dec radioshow DJ yvesning Voices has got a pretty catchy groove for dancin' Janosch / faze mag Awesome vibes! Love it! ”

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