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Verrina & Ventura - Le Notti Di Cabiria Ep (2x12")

May 30, 2016

 Inspired by Fellini’s famous drama The Nights Of Cabiria the italian couple Giovanni Verrina and Germano Ventura a.k.a Howl Ensemble serves their second album on Nervmusic. Through the mixture of italian, japanese and russian influences the 6 original tracks and remix from Ark describe perfectly how the passionate art turns to dancefloors.

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High Water - Crush

May 23, 2016

 Vaghe is a man of few words. He wanders, seemingly endlessly, through a lonely, gargantuan labyrinth of concrete and steel, fighting off ghosts and other futuristic nightmares, searching only for something called The Full Stream Ahead. Who is this quiet, determined man and what are these Ghosts he seeks? The small communities he finds tucked into the crevices of this towering, dystopic ruin hardly give him leads on his treasure, driving him to find larger enclaves of civilization where people can reveal more about the world he lives in and the quarry he seeks. If Vaghe is

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Loco Dice - Underground Sound Suicide Box Set

May 4, 2016

 Standout One of a Kind 8LP Box Set + Custom Made USB + Slipmat! Includes the full recent ‘Underground Sound Sucide’ Album first time ever on physical format / on 4 LP featured collaborations with artists like Just Blaze, Neneh Cherry, Miss Kittin, Chris Liebing and Giggs amongst others and 4 Remix 12″ by the Who is Who of Current Electronic Music. Nightmares On Wax , Henrik Schwarz, Kerri Chandler, Kenny Dope, Jimmy Edgar, Chris Liebing, Rob Hood , Timo Maas, Martin Buttrich, Pulshar and Many More!

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Mental Overdrive - Plugged

May 4, 2016

 Per Martinsen aka Mental Overdrive and “Plugged", two elementary techno Classics from Norway. Per Martinsen was born in the Arctic town of Tromsø in Northern Norway in 1966, and spent his teens listening to imported records and tapes filled with electronic (and some non-electronic) music stemming mainly from the UK and Germany. He first entered the world of music-making by playing drums in local post-punk outfits, but moved on to electronic instruments when he bought his own Roland TR-808 drum machine in 1983. Setting out on a mission to connect to the

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Orbe - Kepler 438

May 4, 2016

 COHERENCE is a new VINYL ONLY series from Be As One, a channel of expression with a different approach than the main label catalogue. Techno alumnus ORBE launch this new limited series with a double LP of dreamy, hypnotic and carefully programmed Techno.

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John Frusciante - Foregrow (rsd 2016 Item)

Feb 24, 2016

 John Frusciante's Foregrow doesn't sound like any Acid Test record, or any record, that's come before it. After the unlikely alliance between the Los Angeles label and the iconoclastic Venice, CA musician on Trickfinger, all bets are off. This one's truly a passage through night. Frusciante's using elements of John Carpenter's eternal scores, the drum programming DNA of jungle and footwork, and yes, a Roland TB-303, all slowed down to a crawl. Foregrow is a lurching, lysergic beauty which offers glimpses of his platinum pop instincts, but only behind the veil of true

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October 11th
  1. EXCLMER Studio Barnhus T-shirt — “Burgundy White Print On Front Size Xxl” STUDIO BARNHUS
December 31st
  1. EXCL1CD Apes & Horses — “Echo (mini Cd)” BECAUSE
July 15th
  1. EXCLXLPB France — “Do Den Haag Church” MENTAL GROOVE
  2. EXCL12"J Keita Sano — “Why Not Ep” RETT I FLETTA
  3. EXCL2LPI Spacetravel — “Dancing Therapy” PERLON
  4. EXCL1CDB Spacetravel — “Dancing Therapy” PERLON
  5. EXCL12"J Alex Agore — “Sentimental Ep, 2016 Repress” TENDERPARK
July 8th
  1. EXCL1CDA Various Artists — “Sky Girl (cd)” EFFICIENT SPACE
  2. EXCLXLPD Various Artists — “Sky Girl (deluxe 2 Lp + Mp3)” EFFICIENT SPACE
  3. EXCLXLPA Mogador — “Overflow Pool (180g+ Mp3+ Rev.board Slee” FURTHER RECORDS
July 4th
  1. EXCL2LPM Jeroen Search — “Spc Z” FIGURE
July 1st
  1. EXCLXLPD Peder — “Come With Me (limited 2lp )” LIZARDSHAKEDOWN RECORDS
  2. EXCL12"F Dapayk & Padberg — “Sink This Ship, Robot Koch, Bebetta Rmxs” MOS FERRY
  3. EXCL1CDA Kuf — “Gold” MACRO
  4. EXCL2LPF Kuf — “Gold” MACRO

Media and DJ comments

A Sagittariun — “Elasticity” on ELASTIC DREAMS

DJ: “Nick Hoppner (Panorama Bar) - Looking forward to checking this out thoroughly Ryan Elliot – Excellent LP JoeFarr (Turbo) – Lovely LP, really well crafted Maya Jane Coles – Great stuff, look forward to having a proper listen Ed Davenport – A proper trip indeed, love the opening track with its positive vibes, and the quality is upheld throughout Nemone (BBC 6 Music) – OMG! This is so good, great work from A Sagittariun dOP (Circus Company) – Great music Paul Woolford – Killer stuff, looking forward to taking some time with this and so good to see it come to fruition Randomer – Feeling ‘Naming Of The Names’ and ‘Chapter & Verse Dan Curtin - Composition ♐ and Slowdive sounding particulary lovely Lo Shea – Really liking ‘Naming Of The Names’ James Preiestly (Secretsundaze) – Sounding classy as ever Objekt (Tresor) – On good form ”

Online:: “Resident Advisor - B Traits (BBC Radio 1) – Airplay Futureboogie (KMAH Radio) - Ethyl & Flori (KMAH Radio) - Lo Shea (KMAH Radio) - ”

Gary Gritness — “The Sugar Cane Chronicles” on HYPERCOLOUR

DJ: “Axel Boman – Top! Smooth & great Chris Duckenfield (SWAG) – Really strong EP, GG hits again! Josh Wink (Ovum) – Deep, Detroit tech house here, nice music Jimpster (Freerange) – Absolute belter of an EP, raw yet musical with tone of attitude and really fat production Bwana (Aus Music) – Really lovely, so funky! Charles Webster (Miso) – Really nice deep retro vibes here Brett Johnson (Classic) – Working Girls is sick, taking me back to my youth, Loose Ends on acid Tensnake (Defected) – this is awesome, all killer Basic Soul Unit – Dope, love them all Phillipe Zdar (Cassius) - I love this, really cool Mark Henning (Soma) – Fantastic stuff Lando (Ultramajik) – Damn, the funk is strong! The Revenge (Z Records) – Such a fresh record, love it Radio Slave – nice gear! Gene Farris (Relief) – good stuff! Friend Within – this is well funky Tom (Groove Armada) – Lovely stuff, reminds me of Metro Area NYC disco, bang on! Chateau Flight (Versatile) – Really cool funky stuff Jim Baron (Crazy P) – Really heavy, love the production Gary Todd (BPitch) – awesome! Nightmares On Wax (Ninja) – Working Girls is the one for me, support!”

Kaspar — “Sisyphean Rage, Kirk Degiorgio Remix” on MIDNIGHT SHIFT

DJ: “Scuba great thanks beats in space US - Tim Sweeney Kirk Degiorgio Instrumental Remix for me! The Black Dog Will give these a spin. George FitzGerald Ravisher is really nice Shadow Child the inst remix is nice.. like the ep. Joris Voorn Amazing mix by DeGiorgio! Ripperton Really into both Degiorgio mixes, great vibes and depth. Thank you!”

Josh Wink — “Denial, Luke Slater Rmxs” on OVUM

DJ: “Dubfire “This is absolutely rocking!” Truncate - "KILLER remixes from Luke!!” Peter Van Hoesen - "Liking both mixes, but i'm totally in love with the LB Corp. Did a little edit already.” Boddika - "Yeah been waiting to get these mate. Slater has been on fire the last few years, i’ll be hammering these. Nice one.” Erol Alkan - "Yeah,'m liking both of these mixes. Thanks for sending!” Adam Beyer "The LB Dub Corp mix is the pick for me here. Support!” Tommy Four Seven "A big YES from me on both of these!!” Mark Broom "Denial (P.A.S) = MONSTER. . . Proper shit!.Denial(LB) = MONSTER. . . Proper Shit!..Both mixes are top notch & if this was my label i'd be a happy human!!!.” Sigha - "These are totally killer... Will definitely be playing both. Thanks for the hook up man.” Mike Dehnert - "Thanks for this, wow, excellent and heavy Rotation. Perfect for my set's." ”

Randweg — “Meanderlust” on FUNKEN

PRESS: “Lowdown: Their second album „Meanderlust“ (on Funken) will hit the stores this Friday and will be another genre breaker. oder kurz: another genre braker oder: (Randweg) fuses electronica with the sound of the clarinet, that often sounds more elctronic than you would ever expect, doing a flirt with the dancefloor. westzeit: 10 leuchtende Perlen instrumentaler Schönheit Blu/Hinnerk: Wahrlich womöglich eines der besten „Elektro“-Chill-out-Werke 2016. Freshguide: Wohlfühlmusik mit experimentellem Kern Groove: Das Duo (verfolgt) einen kammermusikalischen Ansatz - irgendwo zwischen Elektrinik, zeitgenössischem Jazz und Postrock. oder Kraut? Post-Rock? Freundlichkeits-Psychedelik? Alles ein bisschen, vor allem aber Randweg. ”

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