Articles By: Wes Roberts

V/A :: Music Sans Frontiers (Balkan Vinyl)

Come on—dig deep and give up a little bit of cash in the name of a good cause—in return you’ll get an earful of very fine music. The guys at Balkan Vinyl have compiled 18 tracks of electronic, acidic business from the likes of Milanese, Hrdvision, Global Goon, Radioactive Man, Posthuman, B12, Plaid, Jokers of […]

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The Oceanographer :: D Minor EP (Detroit Underground)

The vibe of D Minor is laid back and relatively chilled with quite a clinical electronic sheen—harking back a touch to 90’s Artificial Intelligence-era IDM. The Oceanographer (aka Windsor, Ontario-based Joshua Babcock) serves up a collage of melodic electronic influenced tunes on Detroit Underground. The D Minor EP contains five original tracks yet the release is expanded […]

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Ikonika :: Aerotropolis (Hyperdub)

Whilst she’s undoubtedly progressed you can still hear that in her production—a slight sense of raw talent let loose on the machines—not unlike the early Detroit techno brigade. In an interview with UK based site The Quietus, Sara Abdel-Hamid (Ikonika) explains that on handing her finished album to Hyperdub boss Kode 9 he requested she get […]

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Delete :: Neva EP (Mindtrick)

Mysterious Russian producer Delete operates in one of the many branches of the step scene with a particular brand of past garage. It’s strange how musical genres ebb and flow. Many of the originators of the whole dubstep scene have now turned to house, techno and disco as their sound of choice. Very odd—to spawn an incredibly inventive […]

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krill.minima :: Sekundenschlaf (Psychonavigation)

Whilst a certain feeling of déjà-vu permeates much of Sekundenschlaf, you won’t be disappointed in the slightest if you whack this one on for some late night electronic exploration. [Release page] Martin Juhls returns under pseudonym krill.minima—a name set up to experiment to cross referencing pop appeal with ambient emotion and warmth. Sekundenschlaf or ‘microsleep’, as Google reliably […]

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Delete :: Predatory Things of A Minute (Mindtrick)

Predatory Things of A Minute is a solid release with plentiful humming bass, stepping beats and dead of night South London spookiness merrily plundered from the chilled garage / dubstep sound archives. [Release page] I read with interest a recent Twitter debate on the proximity in sound the new Skrillex release has to Burial. You […]

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V/A :: Moments Of Intertia (The Centrifuge)

The Centrifuge kick off their 5th birthday celebrations in style with Moments of Inertia—a superb free download featuring myriad artists and styles across its 17 tracks. [Release page] A host of acts have contributed original and engaging tracks with Mathew Collins opening things with a building vocal based oddity. Roel Funcken follows and cranks up […]

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Photek :: KU:PALM (Photek Productions)

Photek is in a tricky position of managing mainstream appeal whilst still clinging on to the underground he flourished so successfully within. Consciousness of this has perhaps splintered KU:PALM into a number of different aural directions and, as such, will appeal to equally as splintered groups of music lovers. [Release page] Fair play to Photek. […]

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