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Audio Mix

Electro Techno Essentials – April 2020

Jeran Portis presents a selection of the finest forthcoming and recent electro, techno and acid tracks to find their way to us through the Flatland Frequencies inbox. Expect experimental but floor-friendly electro from Second Storey, deep and driving techno from the Anti Patriot and an amazingly epic builder of a track by Architectural.

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Culture Film

The Sound of Belgium

What’s the connection between fairground organ music, roadside cafes and hardcore techno? This film documents the various musical and hedonistic trends that shaped a small nation and went on to shape the musical styles of the world.

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Review Techno

Anti-Patriot – Ideology

Sonic Mind – Release: 17th April 2020

Four tracks of thoughtful, hard and overdriven techno grooves in that distinctive Kalamazoo style.

From the press release: “The artist, known only as Anti Patriot lives everywhere and nowhere in particular. In fact no one knows where he/she is from. What we do know is they don’t agree with a lot of things their country does, from its leaders to the mass media and even some citizens, especially in these modern times”

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Electro Review

Assembler Code – Generator EP

Censor.Music – Release: 20th March 2020

We can now reveal the two mystery tracks in our Electro Essentials – February 2020 mix. Both were from this now released EP from Assembler Code. Track titles are Monochrome and Generator.

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Disco Review

Masarima – Freak Like U

Sounding like an undiscovered early 80’s Italo disco cut this recently released tune will sure to be doing the business for some time to come. You don’t really need to read about it, just listen and know!

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House Review

Rocky Jones – The Choice of a New Generation

On the surface, Rocky Jones may appear to be a bit of a one-hit wonder, on Discogs this 1987 track is listed as his only single. But his influence on the history and evolution of House music is much greater than a quick glance at his discography may indicate.

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Review Techno

The Forgotten Man – Cosmic Echoes

Noctu Recordings – Release 28th February 2020

Brighton based The Forgotten Man has been quietly and slowly building things up over the last year or so on his own Noctu recordings label. This release is our favourite so far. Don’t expect anything groundbreaking in terms of new styles or fancy gimmicks, but do expect something quality and long-lasting when it comes to the musicianship and feeling.

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Audio Mix

Techno and House Essentials – February 2020

Another Jeran Portis blend of the finest new releases, this time concentrating more on the house and techno end of things, with some deep electro thrown in at the end.

Highlights include a remix of Girls of the Internet by Mark Broom, abstract minimal experiments by Makaton and some atmospheric electro by Annie Hall.

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Ambient Review

Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Geradewohl

German electronic music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius has an interesting history. Born in 1934 he was an unwilling member of the Hitler Youth (membership was compulsory for boys over ten) and was a child actor in Nazi propaganda films. After the war, finding himself trapped on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall, he was imprisoned for two years following an unsuccessful attempt to cross to the west. Eventually, he managed to escape into West Berlin and formed the Zodiak Free Arts Lab with Conrad Schnirtzler.

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Acid Review Techno

Fear-E – Grey Skies In A Dear Green Place

Dark Entries – Release: 28th February 2020

Previously known for releases on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and Super Rhythm Trax, Glasgow based Fear-E makes his debut for the prolific and quality label Dark Entries. Expect six tracks of solid grooves for the floor.