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.
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.
This month’s hottest electro new releases expertly curated and blended by our own electro and techno aficionado Jeran Portis. Highlights include selections from the hardest working man in the electro business right now, Assembler Code and Paris The Black Fu appearing in collaborations with The Exaltics, and Luxus Varta as Techmarine Bottom Feeders.
The name of the EP’s title track no doubt a tribute to Kevin Saunderson’s E-Dancer moniker. Swirling chords, ecstatic vibes with a melancholic edge. When the present is grim nostalgia plays an important role, the past can look like a futuristic utopia. But this is no cheesy look back through rose-tinted spectacles, the vibe is deep. Bittersweet memories of a future-past that never quite happened.
Kalamazoo may not get as much of a mention in the mythologies of House and Techno as Chicago or Detroit but in the mid to late 90s it was certainly a place with its own artists and a unique style.
This EP is made from previously unreleased recordings made by D-Knox during that era. As well as Sonic Mind there was Black Nation Records, which is name-checked on the first track of the EP, owned by Jay Denham this is another not unknown but probably undervalued label in the history of Techno.
New Beat may no longer be a new style of music but its revival has been coming on for full force. Moscovite label and event organizers System 108 offer this mighty fine release on wax in a limited run of 300 copies.
For those of us living overseas, it’s painful to witness the footage of people and wildlife currently affected by the huge bushfires raging across Australia. It can also be tricky to know how to help, or who to donate funds too in these kind of situations. In this case, some awesome musicians from Melbourne have rallied round the world’s electronic music community to donate tracks for a fun-raising compilation, with all proceeds going to Wildlife Victoria.
Rave legend and Vicks brand ambassador Mark Archer, teams up with Shadow Child as MASC on Super Rhythm Trax.