A friend asked me the other day “hasn’t all the techno been made yet?”.
Happy to announce our radio show has found a new home with the lovely people at Mutant Radio, beaming out from Tbilisi, Georgia.
First show will broadcast live this Wednesday at 6pm (UK time).
Jeran Portis in the mix, showcasing the latest releases from June 2020.
Strut Records – Release: 19th June 2020
As big fans of Sun Ra Arkestra, it’s extremely exciting to hear there is a brand new album of recordings imminent! Here is the first single from the LP, recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia. Beam yourselves up!
Check this exclusive premiere from Wu Cloud’s forthcoming release on The Slow Music Movement.
The album, entitled ‘Pulse Rimba’, is a tropical journey into the Sumatra wilderness. Created on-the-move whilst Wu traversed the various populated and unpopulated areas capturing sounds. Armed with an impressively compact studio, consisting of an iPad, Korg Monotron Delay, ElectroHarmonix loop pedal and a Zoom recorder.
Monyet – Wu Cloud (forthcoming – Slow Music Movement)
Distant Prequel – Southfacing (forthcoming – Frequency Domain)
Flying Lizard – Wu Cloud (forthcoming – Slow Music Movement)
Polypores – Live
Out of the Park – Southfacing (forthcoming – Frequency Domain)
Merak (Fading Anklung) – Wu Cloud (forthcoming – Slow Music Movement)
Bloom – Mju (Pen Name Records)
Aloe Extract Sound – 添田百枝
Huey Mnemonic rolling the ruff and ready drum patterns over some classic Detroit progressions. Channeling the original techno sound and futurist concepts, this EP brings a modern sheen to the style and keeps the tempo as it should! Extra nice to hear some unabashed toms leading the march in both tunes, with the Moma remix taking things on a more tried and tested club route. TIP!
Will update the post when there’s some previews online…
Sitting Sun – Mosman
Upstream – Susumu Taka
Foreshore Chimes – Mju
Journey Again – Odes
Theme For Brighter Days – Mju
Opal Lake – Odes
Goodlife – Susumu Taka
Bloom – Mju
Really happy to present this premiere of ‘Out Of The Park’ by Southfacing. Along with Ali Wade, Southfacing co-runs the Frequency Domain label out of London, UK. A label we have featured often on the radio/blog and a collective you can rely on for consistently well curated synth music.
Sit back and let these 11 minutes of drifting synthedelics occupy the space between your speakers (or headphones):
From his early wonky techno releases on Djax Up Beats and Ugly Funk, to his newer house productions, we have been fans of Mark Hawkins aka Marquis Hawkes for the best part of 2 decades now.
His jacking Relief-esque records of late have made way in this outing on UTTU, in exchange for some very mellow deep house sounds (from when deep house meant something different to now!)
The EP, gradually slows in bpm, with a nice ambient track in ‘Morning After’ to finish off. Sonically, it’s nothing ground-breaking by any means, but reliably solid tools for DJs and any kind of return to ambient house is a plus in our books.