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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
September 16th
  1. EXCL2LPI Trentemoller — “Fixion (2lp+mp3)” IN MY ROOM
  2. EXCLXLPD Trentemoller — “Fixion (ltd Deluxe 2lp,180g,gf+mp3+bonus” IN MY ROOM
  3. EXCL1CDA Trentemoller — “Fixion (cd Dpack)” IN MY ROOM
September 9th
  1. EXCL2LPI Various Artists — “Midnite Spares (lp+mp3)” EFFICIENT SPACE
August 26th
  1. EXCL2LPI L.u.c.a. — “I Semi Del Futuro (vinyl 2x12 ", 180g)” EDIZIONI MONDO
  2. EXCL1CDA L.u.c.a. — “I Semi Del Futuro” EDIZIONI MONDO
  3. EXCL12"L Various Artists — “Mushroom House Ep 2” TOY TONICS
  4. EXCL1CDA Kornél Kovács — “The Bells” STUDIO BARNHUS
  5. EXCL2LPI Kornél Kovács — “The Bells” STUDIO BARNHUS
  6. EXCL2CDB Molecule — “60° 43' Nord - Deluxe 2cd (album + Live” BECAUSE MUSIC
  7. EXCLXLPD Molecule — “60° 43' Nord - Deluxe 2lp+cd, Translcol” BECAUSE MUSIC
August 19th
  1. EXCL12"J 4004 — “Body Night Lies” QUINTESSENTIALS
August 5th
  1. EXCL12"I Redshape — “Best Of Live Vol. 1” RUNNING BACK

Media and DJ comments

Kuf — “Gold” on MACRO

22tracks (BE): “KUF est un trio de musicien compose de Tom Schneider - synthesizer/sampler, Valentin Link - double bass/moog et Hendrik Havekost - drums/electronics. Il sont originaires de Düsseldorf/Berlin. Leur musique se rapproche de celle du producteur Autrichien bien connu, Dorian Concept. Musique Èlectronique compoee et joue avec des intruments acoustiques et Èlectroniques, son groovy et hypnotique.”

2SER FM Sydney (AUS): “Album on Down Low Disco show.”

Beatrausch (DE): “KUF verbinden Jazz mit elektronischer Musik. Das Trio mit Sitz in Berlin und Düsseldorf besteht aus dem Kontrabassist Valentin Link, dem Schlagzeuger Hendrik Havekost und Tom Schneider, der für Synthesizer und Sampler zuständig ist. Bislang mit einer EP und nun in voller Albumlänge in Erscheinung getreten, touren sie derzeit durch Konzerthallen und Festivals in ganz Deutschland. Ihre Clubtauglichkeit als Band werden KUF unter Beweis stellen, u.a. im About Blank in Berlin bei der Macro-Nacht.”

Beats In Space (NYC): “On night rotation.”

Drift Ashore (DE): “Record of the week. KUF ist durch und durch Live-Band. Man merkt deutlich die Wurzeln im Jazz, die sich in einem experimentellen, spontanen Arrangieren zeigen. Das Schlagzeug funktioniert als stringentes Element, das den Stücken ein stabiles Gerüst gibt, auf das sich die übrigen Schichten aufbauen, überlagern und wieder trennen. Auf Live-Gesang wird dezidiert verzichtet, stattdessen arbeitet KUF mit ausschließlich mit Vocal-Samples. Bei mir werden Erinnerungen an Gold Panda und Bonobo wach. Ich bin jedenfalls gespannt, was wir zukünftig von KUF noch hören werden. ”

Flux Music (UK): “First Listen series - exclusive track stream of 'Princess'.”

Fonoteka Elektrika (BG): “Macro's discovery this year: The electronic/acoustic trio KUF broke onto the scene boldly with its Macro debut EP 'Odyssee' earlier this year. The group consists of bass, drums and synth, with which they manufacture electronic sound and sampled vocal scraps. Aside from the live scene, their music can also be heard in smoky techno clubs, thanks to the VIP remix of 'Odyssee'.”

Groove (DE): “Exclusive album mix stream online. Print review: "KUF bewegen sich im Spannungsfeld von P-Funk, Krautrock und Space Disco. Als mehr oder weniger auf die Elektronikszene zielender Act benutzen KUF programmatischerweise keinen Sequencer. Das Zusammenspiel der Musiker erzeugt auf GOLD eine Offenheit und Gelöstheit, die man im Kontext von Elektronik selten erlebt. Eine besondere, konzeptuelle Idee von KUF liegt darin, nicht live zu singen. Die Vocals werden vorher aufgenommen und live bearbeitet, geloopt und mit Effekten versehen.”

Koeln Campus 100 FM (DE): “'Odyssee' featured in weekly charts.”

Nico De Ceglia (BBC Radio One): “KUF featured in podcast mix. ”

ORF FM4 (AT): “Four tracks from the album on air within one session of the High Spirits show!”

Textura (CDA): “New to the always-adventurous Macro is KUF, a three-piece live outfit whose debut for the label is as genre-defying as expected. KUF sprinkles its organic grooves with vocals but in novel manner: no singer is physically present; instead, [keyboardist] Schneider threads self-recorded vocal samples into the music on the fly, resulting in a raw attack that oozes spontaneity and unpredictability. Adding to the appeal is the hummable quality of the tunes, with 'Odyssee' an especially ear-catching entity. With a drum intro that vaguely suggests Mike Clark's on Herbie Hancock's 'Palm Grease', 'Odyssee' digs into its funky groove from the drop, and the trippy vocal chirps and hot-wired synth flourishes that follow only deepen the cut's allure. With the rhythm section supplying all kinds of dazzle to the proceedings, Schneider throws out repeated volleys of keyboard radiance and vocal sweetener on this arresting tune. [...] No small amount of R&B flavour. ”

Urban Landscapes Radio (USA): “Gold on Velanche show.”

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." ”

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