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PREMIERE : Aelien II – Blasted / Paul Birken Remix / Sirio Gry J Remix

Asteroid Records’ catalogue keeps expanding exponentially. Label chief Blasted brings you more of his purely analogue creations. Italian producer continues series of EPs titled Aelien, and Aelien II is presented thusly – two new originals by Blasted backed by two reworks from Monolith Records owner Sirio Gry J and Paul Birken – a one-man techno army from Minneapolis.
Ethereal bassline will kick off the opener Reborn, but the serenity of intro will be quickly interrupted by heavy-duty drum kicks, synthetic fields and high-reaching, chirping drops of reverberated acid. In his vision of Reborn, Sirio Gry J leaves no window open for light – it’s a grim, completely disarming ode to warehouse-held midnight sessions, intended to instantly penetrate the mind’s defense system with oppressive kicks supported by tightly compressed low bass. Next up is Arkham – its resonant, uncanny bassline will give you the thrills while acid-soaked, syncopated kicks will keep providing the energy required for some boundaryless dancefloor frenzy. Lastly, Paul Birken elevates Arkham to a faster pace, straightening out the kicks, and making them more bouncy, while reshaping the bassline into a less sinister, more lively undertone.

Artwork by Gabriele Bonato

Available as 12″ vinyl

Release date 18 September 2017

Blasted Paul Birken Sirio Gry J

 

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The portuguese Temudo on Affekt Recordings 035

After releasing in Planet Rhythm and Synewave, the portuguese Temudo is back with his debut in Affekt, The Myst Advances EP. The 3 track EP reflects his true identity – a psychedelic philosophy that walks alongside with dancefloor attitude.

Release Date 4 September 2017

Affekt Recordings Temudo

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Out Now On Vinyl – Delusion 001

Artist: Various Artists
Title: DLSN001
Label: Delusion
Format: 12’’ VINYL
Cat. number: DLSN001
Release date: 31 July 2017

Tracklist:
A1: Script – High Tension
A2: Mateo Hurtado – Gravitational Corridor
B1: Stefan Tews – Arc1v
B2: smbr – Rebirth

Coming up with its first VA Release, Delusion is making the step to its own label. Started in the beginning of 2016 in Bremen with a same-titled event series on different spots hosting some national and international guests, it’s now offering its own musical output. A project which isn’t bound to any specific sound, moving between ambient, drone, experimental but mainly techno, Delusion is creating unknown atmospheres. Hardware based and analog influenced structures form harsh resonator sounds in context to playful arpeggiators and deep buzzing basses on sweet acid.

Played and supported by: Dave Clarke, Len Faki, Chris Liebing, Drumcell, Freddy K, Regal, Cio D’Or, Shlømo, Electric Indigo, Milton Bradley, Boston 168, Alex. Do, Somewhen, Dimi Angelis, Amotik, Nihad Tule, Abstract Division, 2000 and One, I/Y, NX1, Tensal, Takaaki Itoh, Juho Kusti, Ian Void, Philippe Petit, Thamas Hessler, AWB, Christian Gerlach and more.

Buy at Decks Juno Deejay.de

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Drone Division on Distorted Perception 008

Drone Division, a project started in 2015, does not concentrate on a person itself but rather focuses on a disembodied persona generated by abstract electronic sounds.

This pulls the listener into a dark mood, allowing him to let go, constantly getting caught in a dense energetic bubble. Extensive tension curves, slowly rising up to their explicit climax, discharge in their origin, while a combination of experimental soundscapes float over an unwavering kick foundation.
The unusual interplay between noisy synth structures and rattling percussive elements bears the complete sonorous mania: always luring, but never fully redeeming itself.

Storytelling is an often forgotten virtue in electronic music. This story right here is about the future, about the fragile love between man and machine.

A vision that becomes audible.

Distorted Perception 008 by Drone Division will be available as Digital

Release Date 31 August 2017

Distorted Perception Drone Division

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Out Now On Digital – Affekt Recordings 034

Artist: Alex Dolby
Title: Crash Test EP
Label: Affekt Recordings
Format: Digital
Catalogue: AFK034
Release Date: 27 July 2017

Tracklist:
1: Lunatic Monday
2: Zenith
3: Genetic Tomato
4: Carla’s Bagdad

A fresh release by Alex Dolby, where he shows himself in full effect.
In this release his background is well represented,
from Acid to Detroit, from SCI-FI to the modern techno.

A good example of how an artist can express all his knowledge and experience.

Played and supported by: Laurent Garnier, Len Faki, Rebekah, Jonas Kopp, Freddy K, Jeroen Search, Dustin Zahn, Francois X, CTRLS, Etapp Kyle, Audio Injection/Truncate, Dimi Angelis, Anastasia Kristensen, NX1, Amotik, Tensal, Nihad Tule, Juho Kusti, AWB, Unbalance, Aiken, Alland Byallo and more.

Buy at Beatport

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Out Now On Vinyl – Attic 016

Artist: Boston 168
Remixer: Fabrizio Lapiana
Title: Khidi Raver
Label: Attic
Format: 12’’ VINYL
Cat. number: ATTIC016
Release date: 28 July 2017
Distribution: Triple Vision (NL)

Tracklist:
A1: Khidi Raver
A2: Blue Bridge
B1: J The Master
B2: Khidi Raver (Fabrizio Lapiana Remix)

After their highly regarded debut on Attic Music called ”Laq 02” back in May 2016 Boston 168 are back with a 4-track spanning release named ”Khidi Raver”. Again, the Italian duo delivers a well balanced release that cleverly touches different sides of modern day Techno music. From the slow paced chug ”Khidi Raver” to the emotive tones of ”Blu Bridge”, the A-side already showcases the duo’s versatile pallette.
On the B-side we find an acidic growler named ”J The Master” which is heavy arms material for the festival season. Label owner Fabrizio Lapiana offers a haunting remix of ”Khidi Raver” to close down the record.

Played and supported by: Marcel Dettmann, Nina Kraviz, Speedy J, Dj Deep, Adam X, Rødhåd, Rebekah, Drumcell, Henning Baer, Freddy K, Terence Fixmer, Dustin Zahn, Milton Bradley, Francois X, Developer, Eric Cloutier, Samuli Kemppi, Oliver Deutschmann, Nihad Tule, Anetha, Psyk, Takaaki Itoh, Vincent Neumann, Kyle Geiger, Claire Morgan, Unbalance, PVS, Kwartz, AWB, Ness, Abstract Division, Insolate and more.

Buy at Hard Wax Deejay.de Decks Juno

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PREMIERE: Four Sides 003 – Face Your Fears – Kapoor

Kapoor returns with a dynamic ep , ” I hope that the energy, time, passion and the internal meaning music has to me can be heard within the release”
Techno with a purpose…

Available as 12″ Vinyl

Release Date:  September 2017

Kapoor Four Sides

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Blasted and his experimental approach : Asteroid 005

Asteroid Records is back, decimating the speakers, crash-landing onto the dancefloors, wreaking havoc and so on. The fifth record in the digital catalog sees label’s originator Blasted taking a highly experimental approach to production, trying out irregular time signatures and breaking the notions of pace in order to achieve an output whose purpose is pure rhythmic originality.
Opener Satellite goes off-the-charts crazy with a near-gabber tempo, while UFO provides some space for contemplation with atonal melancholy, as follower Genesi lets the playful acid drip through every second of the piece, and lastly, Andromeda sees the subwoofer-threatening bass being crossed with suspensefully speeding stabs and cold ambiance. Empyrean and Alhek then provide their more straightforward, instantly effective techno reworks of Satellite and UFO respectively, while Blurred Boy offers an EMB-leaning, slow-paced remix of Genesi.

Available as Digital

Release Date 14 August 2017

Blasted Asteroid

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The crew from Bremen is making the step to its own label: Delusion 001

Coming up with its first VA Release, Delusion is making the step to its own label. Started in the beginning of 2016 in Bremen with a same-titled event series on different spots hosting some national and international guests, it’s now offering its own musical output. A project which isn’t bound to any specific sound, moving between ambient, drone, experimental but mainly techno, Delusion is creating unknown atmospheres. Hardware based and analog influenced structures form harsh resonator sounds in context to playful arpeggiators and deep buzzing basses on sweet acid.

Available as 12“ vinyl

Release Date: 31 July 2017

Delusion
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Out Now On Digital – Asteroid 004

Artist: Domenico Petrosino
Remixer: Luciano Lamanna, Blasted
Title: Duvell
Label: Asteroid
Catalogue: AD004
Format: Digital
Release Date: 17 July 2017

Tracklist:
1: Duvell (Original Mix)
2: Enable (Original Mix)
3: Duvell (Luciano Lamanna Remix)
4: Enable (Blasted Remix)

In the positively disturbing titular opener Duvell, Petrosino combines walls of dense noise, short bursts of claps and alarming bleeps with acid-soaked kicks, creating a sensation of being on bumpy ride to a hospital, while lying half-conscious, hooked to heart-rate indicators that are going crazy. As the ride to the hospital reaches conclusion, time comes for a cranial surgery: in Enable, abrasive open hats and samples of breathing ghosts cross with wildly arpeggiated acid basslines, all running above mind-numbing, reverberated kicks that pause for short periods of time in order to leave the listener with a few healthy brain cells. Reworking Duvell, Luciano Lamanna pulled no punches-warped acid coats the kicks all the more, and with evident EBM inclinations this rearrangement will work at either side of the fence, be it the techno session or a body music event of the highest order. Lastly, Blasted gives Enable a little restrain and some significant syncopation, accentuating high range and reprogramming the kicks to run in pairs.

Played and supported by: Dax J, Drumcell, Rebekah, Juho Kusti, Gotshell, Albert Van Abbe, Ryuji Takeuchi and more.

Buy at Beatport Bandcamp