Not one, but two strong releases coming soon from one of UK’s most promising new cassette label of recent times. Miracle Pond caught our ear with their fantastic Polypores album a few months back and have been releasing with consistency since. One of the few labels that really put the effort in with the artwork to perfectly match the sound.
Deftly produced deep and acidic melodic jams from Jonathan Krisp. 5 tracks that work for the head and feet. This will appease fans of the Border Community sound, interlocking arpeggiations and finely tuned, sparkling synth-lines are the order of the day.
PJS, the collaborative name for Patrick Dique and Jordan Christoff, have put out a few cassettes over the last 2 years, on a range of labels we have featured on our radio show, such as Leaving Records, Salmon Universe and Constellation Tatsu.
Heavy bass weight bizniz from the UK don papa of electro, the mighty DEXORCIST. A welcome sight to see that name appear on wax again, this time with a ruff and ravey 4-tracker.
As you’d expect, things start hard and continue in the same vein, sturdy. However the surprise track of the bunch Jah’s Coming, echoes of early Sheffield bleep n bass, with an upfront bassline you can feel as well as hear.
A balanced mix of organic and electronic sounds in this meticulously produced album from Neul. Formally known for their techno output, in ‘Fantasia’ Americana meets trance in this cross-over album.
Flatland Frequencies is proud to support this fundraising compilation against police brutality in the USA. Featuring legendary names such as K Alexi, Robert Hood and 4 Hero amongst many others. Press release reproduced in full below;
‘Break The Silence’ stands in solidarity with Campaign Zero and the Black Lives Matter movement and all marginalized communities that have for too long faced injustice and inequity. Featuring 14 unreleased tracks kindly donated by some of the finest voices in contemporary electronic music, this collection’s purpose is to raise as much money for and awareness of Campaign Zero’s mission to end police violence in America.
A friend asked me the other day “hasn’t all the techno been made yet?”.
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!
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…
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.