July 17, 2017

Perlon Allstars - Superlongevity 6

perlon114When Perlon started releasing their “SuPERLONgevity” compilation series in 1999,it was not evident that the name,which had initially been chosen just for pun,would become a self-fulfilling prophecy.Now,Perlon is in its 20th year,indeed,and preparing the celebration of this anniversary,the label invites its listeners to enter the sixth round of illuminating expression,once more driven by playfulness and fluffy swingtime. This time,the journey extends to eight sides with no guidepost except maybe the order to set the controls for the heart of the potoo.18 tracks unfold their magic formulas to release a cascade of funky blobs.The collection reflects the label’s unique interpretation of sound and vision,of caring and sharing,of “glitches and itches”-by forward and froward thinking artists who set landmarks and break standards for the sake of the sound of the extraordinary.Here’s what you will find in this brand-new Perlon toy box that adds one more shade to the corporate colour scheme:House bubbles that sound like they come straight from a “Bällchenparadies".A motor drive with a sexy beat.Tribal dances,warped ballads,romantic fantasies.Heavy bass fundaments with aerial notes that hover above like helium balloons.A meditation machine,chilly chimes and future clockworks.Speaking things with nonsense as a foreign language.Rumouring moods and sparkling modes.

 

July 17, 2017

Klon Dump - Klon Dump Versus The Open Air

acolour005 Five releases strong and A Colourful Storm is cementing itself as one of the most exciting labels to watch. They’ve even managed to surprise us with their most ahem, “functional” record yet. Four demented bleeps’n'bloops’n'bassliners with just enough sass, sub and a beautifully complex sound palette to boot. Our pick is the ‘Specialist’. Vital Sales Points: - Fifth release on Australian label A Colourful Storm - Premiered on someone’s Boiler Room (we can’t remember who) - Ricardo Villalobos’ favourite artist (surely) - Absolute bangers

 

July 17, 2017

DMX Krew - Strange Directions

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 Since releasing his last album on Hypercolour in February 2016 (‘You Exist’), DMX Krew has not for one moment rested on laurels, releasing two further LPs on the Ekster and Abstract Form labels, as well as EPs and singles for Central Processing Unit, Shipwrec, Revoke and more. Continuing to remain faithful to the roots of electro, IDM and the deeper shades of techno, and without compromise, DMX Krew cranks out emotive and brain scrambling electronica at a mighty rate, and never disappoints. ‘Strange Directions’ is album number 21 from DMX Krew, and lands once more on Hypercolour, the British label that continues to make heady waves in the music scene with genre shifting releases from the like of Matthew Herbert, Luke Vibert, Gary Gritness, The Cyclist, Outboxx and A Sagittariun in the last 12 months alone. You’ll know what kind of ride you are in for from the first few bars of album opener ‘Snowy Blue’; hypnotizing bass and spatial keys float over dusty micro breaks, produced with an infectious aesthetic that continues over the long player’s fifty-five minute tenure. Experimental and expansive joints such as ‘Odd Chill’ and ‘Strange Directions’ sit comfortably alongside funkier techno jams such as ‘Thin Hype’ and ‘Zero Sum’, whilst the melancholic synth sensibilities of tracks like ‘Hip Hopeless’ and ‘Axial Mode Beat’ catches DMX Krew on fine form.