Ecotone will release the ‘Under His Eye’ album sampler EP via Bloody Mary’s Dame-Music on 8th February.
The Berlin-based live artist and producer, whose live sets and productions fuse elements of bassy techno, electro and IDM, will be releasing a full LP through the label on 22nd Feb, with the preceding album sampler EP serving as a four-track teaser for the full release.
Dame-Music has been building quite a reputation since launching in 2010, with 37 releases notched from the likes of Josh Wink, Hardfloor, Thomas P. Heckmann and KiNK.
Ireland’s TR One will release his new EP, ‘The Swim Meet’ on Canadian label Solar Phenomena on 15th January.
Following releases on Apartment Records, Lunar Disko and Don’t Be Afraid, the Carlow producer/DJ’s new release features three new original cuts plus a remix of the title track from Dublin-based Italian Lerosa.
Nascent Irish cassette label Moot Tapes will release its second EP this Wednesday 21st November.
Launched by prolific DJ/producer Peter Lawlor AKA Replete (One half of Solkatt), the label debuted in October with, ‘Lifting’, an ambient split EP from himself and Neil Quigley.
Maceo Plex is prepping a series of rare electro reissues on top of his new label, MPLX.
The 'Regenerator' releases will arrive via Lone Romantic and look to shine a spotlight on forgotten classics, starting off with DJ Emile's timeless broken workout, 'Beast From The Middle East', which arrives on 14th December.
Carl Finlow has long been a dedicant of UK electro. Emerging with his first release on Warp in 1993, the Liverpool native was a pioneer of the country’s distinct take on the U.S. style.
Since, he has released on labels like SCSI-AV, Trope, Klang, Soma and Craigie Knowes. Now, he’s stepping up once again on Knowes with the ‘Boolean’ EP, set for release this Friday 16th November.
Brain Rays – one half of experimental hip hop duo Baconhead – will release his new electro EP ‘Void/I Make Moves’ on Friday 16th November. It follows releases on My Techno Weighs A Ton and Unknown to the Unknown To The Unknown.
Horror, when done well, isn’t about constant jump scares and incessant gore. The scariest stories, films and shows are rather the ones that feed on suspense – on their unpredictability and potential to make blood run cold with the most subtle shift in tone.
There are many ways to frame the story of Sherard Ingram’s unique rise and stature as one of techno and electro’s most consistent, authentic and trustworthy DJs. He has limitless chapters entrenched in the entire lifetime of Detroit music culture; multiple aliases and collaborative projects that place him in the Venn overlap of so many genres, from electro to downtempo, even drum & bass. He has numerous personal interests and ideologies.
"Did I feel like a stingray? Never. But I wasn't going to argue with James Stinson. I felt it and I understood what he wanted, because I understood the Drexciya legacy. I was Stingray from that day on."
Mask fully down, there’s an instant switch from Sherard to Stingray. He’s smiling underneath the mask, but you’d never tell. I didn’t ask him if he played poker, but he alludes to a game when we use a table as a prop in the photo shoot, and you get the canny feeling he’d clear the table with you if you did. His slightly hooded, watchful eyes give absolutely nothing away. Not his mood. Not his energy levels.
￼When Eric Estornel, now best known as techno titan Maceo Plex, was just three- years-old, things in his native Miami started to change. From April to October 1980 more than 100,000 Cubans reached Florida by sea, often in dangerously overcrowded boats, where they sought exile from Fidel Castro’s rule. The Cubans traveled from Mariel Harbor, 25 miles west of Havana, in what became known as the Mariel boatlift, an event that marked a milestone in Cuban- American history.
Jensen Interceptor is one of the brightest lights on the booming electro scene that’s seen a renaissance in the recent years.
Melas also started his own International Chrome imprint in May with long-term collaborator, Assembler Code, with the pair having put out two releases on the label so far. “We have so many amazing friends around us making incredible music — as well as our own never-ending output — so creating International Chrome was a no brainer,” he explains of the label. “The focus is weaponised electro for the club. We may explore other genres in the future but for now we’re happily locked into the Drexciyan realm.”
The end of the year also sees Melas put out his debut album on Maceo Plex’s Lone Romantic. Featuring collaborations with DeFekT, The Hacker and, of course, Assembler Code, the ten-track LP is an ode to his mum, titled ‘Mother’. One of the strongest albums of the year so far, it’s a relentless showcase that fleshes out his signature sound over nearly an hour of club-focused electro, with highlights coming from the mechanical electro weapon of ‘Drip Freq’, and the dusty, Detroit-esque production styling heard on cuts like ‘Ufology’.