EMME (Tribute to Max_M) Release Date announced !!

From 712 Distribution Facebook Page:
“After long time we announce the release date of EMME (Tribute to MAX_M)
At the beginning it was announced on the date he passed away just to remember him, but the release was not ready.
Then some issues with the first test pressings and other time was spent to wait the second one,
and also the packaging had to be changed.
After, we wanted to wait more time because we see how fast the people can forget artists, nowadays everything is so fast and superficial, we definitely do not want this .. especially in this case.
Max has to be remembered again and again .. so we postponed the release date because we wanted that, it’s not an M_Rec Ltd catalog number, it is a tribute to remember Max.
So now the scene will speak again about Max,
and this is really what we want.
Every old order is safe !!!

Release Date is the 25th of April 2017
It’s still possible to order the release here:…/various-artists-emme-m_rec-ltd-e…
The package contains:
- 1 double vinyl EMME
- 1 special envelope with incl. a real picture of MAX_M (a personal present) + M_Rec Ltd stickers + Flyer where the artists involved explain with one sentence how they remember Max.
- 1 vinyl from the old catalog M_Rec Ltd.

Thanks to all the people Involved : artists (Fabrizio Lapiana, Wrong Assessment, Regis, Overall Severity, Stanislav Tolkachev, Dimi Angelis, Jeroen Search, PVS, Samuli Kemppi), artwork (Design Provocation, Berlin), mastering (Decode Studio, Berlin),picture (Sergio Andretti), video (Diego Vicinanza) , packaging (Marcos Leiras)
Thank you for the patience and for the love showed to Max
and definitely we hope you accept our apologies.


Out Now On Vinyl – M_Rec Ltd 1004

Artist: Max_M / Wrong Assessment
Title: 1004
Label: M_Rec Ltd
Catalogue: M_RELTD1004
Format: 12” VINYL Only
Release Date: 03 July 2015
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin


The recent series of black label 10” singles published by Max_M via his M_Rec Ltd. have come to explore another variation of the sound that the late Italian producer loved so dearly. Focusing on mood and melodies, especially heartfelt and experimental, these releases stemmed from the hypnotic techno that gained the label its success, taking a turn for leftfield atmospheres and emotional nerve.

The fourth episode in the series comes as a 2-track 12” which sees Max_M collaborate with Wrong Assessment, the young Italian producer who recently debuted with another 12” on M_Rec Ltd. After developing an honest and mutual respect for each other’s ideas and integrity, the two have collaborated extensively before Max departure, sharing bills around Europe and spending large amounts of time in the studio.

1004A features that slow crescendo of hypnotic modular sounds that M_Rec Ltd. is widely recognized for, but halfway through the track, it delivers a solemn and epic melody, with sharp synths overlapping to produce something ominous and dooming. All throughout, the beat pattern mutates around an aggressive bass drum making the track a perfect example of earnest and captivating techno.

On the other side, 1004B is groovier and more psychedelic, with layers and layers of soundscapes reminding us of the heyday of ambient music (think of Global Communication) and those epic early Underground Resistance 12”s. It’s a beautiful trip, aided by a fluid, but equally stoic bass drum that makes the track perfect for a set of mindbending techno.

Following the recent loss of Max_M to cancer, this release represents his final production work to come out on his own M_Rec Ltd. We believe it embodies everything Max loved about techno and we’re very proud for these tracks to find their way onto Max’s beloved wax.


Out Now On Vinyl – M_Rec Ltd 25

Artist: Wrong Assessment
Remixer: CW/A
Title: Unsuitable Therapy
Label: M_Rec Ltd
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Release Date: 12 May 2015
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin

A1: Disillusionment (Original Mix)
A2: Disillusionment (CW/A Remix)
B1: Persecutory Beliefs (Original Mix)
B2: Inner Turmoil (Original Mix)

After debuting earlier this year on a collaborative split with Max_M for Parachute Records, Italian producer Wrong Assessment lands on M_Rec Ltd with his very own 12”.
’Disillusionment’ is a tightly programmed techno tool packed with groove. There’s a warm and almost melodic bass line here, clearly indebted to the Detroit groove, but darkened as it has become custom with Italian producers and their sound. The loops that develop around it are of the hypnotic kind… the sound that recently made M_Rec Ltd Label of The Month on Resident Advisor. Parachute affiliate CW/A (already involved in Clockwork and Avatism) delivers a prime time remix that transform the original into an aggressive techno anthem. Playing intelligently with the elements of the original, the remix delineates a very interesting narrative as it fluctuates between harshness, funk and psychedelia. Expect major playtime.
On the flip side, ‘Persecutory Beliefs’ is basically a tribute to all proper techno dancefloors. With tension and tightness, the track revolves around a forward driving ravey refrain perfected for those late night sessions. Closing the EP, ‘Inner Turmoil’ follows a similar path, but gets druggier and more crepuscular as it evolves. Like throughout the entire EP, there’s a love for proper 90s techno at play here. Dark stuff for late, late nights.
Is it clear that Max_M and his label M_Rec Ltd have discovered major talent in Wrong Assessment. Expect more great things throughout 2015.

Played and supported by: Regis, Perc, Marcel Dettmann, Rodhad, Ben Sims, Inigo Kennedy, Norman Nodge, DVS1, Pangaea, Oscar Mulero, Luke Slater, Laurent Garnier, Kr!z, Max_M, Dj Pete, Shifted, Exium, Pfirter, Truncate, Answer Code Request, Tripeo, Samuli Kemppi, Fabrizio Lapiana, Xhin, I/Y, Kwartz, Dustin Zahn, Francois X, Tommy Four Seven, Abstract Division, Rebekah, Nx1, Donor, Jeff Derringer, Aiken, Svreca, Neel, Alex.Do, Markus Suckut, Blind Observatory, Tadeo, Bas Mooy, Dj Deep, Kobosil, Chris Stanford, , PVS, Arnaud Le Texier, Subjected, Eric Cloutier, Milton Bradley, Alan Fitzpatrick and more…


Out Now On Vinyl – M_Rec Ltd Grey Series 11

Artist: Stanislav Tolkachev
Title: All Night Vigil
Label: M_Rec Ltd Grey Series
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Release Date: 24 April 2015
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin

A1 – Vitamin K
A2 – That’s Where The Dog is Buried
B1- All Night Vigil
B2 – The Chance For Both Of Us

There’s a lot of techno out there but none of it sounds like Stanislav Tolkachev. In the past few years the prolific Ukrainian producer has molded his love for old school techno with enormous doses of experimentation and tension. The results have been incredible. His EP for M_Rec Grey Series (“Depth Of Light”, released in 2013) grabbed everyone’s attention thanks to off-key interpretations of fast and forward driving techno, reminiscent of the rave years. These are soundtracks to psychoses, filled at the same time with excitement and nervousness. Impossible to ignore.

This second EP for M_Rec Ltd Grey Series 11 (titled “All Night Vigil”) opens with “Vitamin K”, a Vangelis-on-LSD intro where melodies get crooked and queasy while still delivering large amounts of feeling. “That’s Where the Dog is Buried” is an almost-ten-minutes trip where jazzy analog sounds become increasingly unstable, incited by a pounding bass line. You can play this track in its entirety and, for once, people will literally freak out.

On the flip side, “All Night Vigil” is much less playful. Tolkachev’s signature build up of synthetic sounds is endlessly manipulated over a bed of very aggressive drums. These acid experimentations remind us of the Universal Indicator series on Rephlex, but in 2015 things got a lot more disturbed and wild. Closing the EP is probably the most dancefloor friendly of all the track. Titled “The Chance for Both of Us”, the cut revolves around an equally untamed acid refrain, although soundscapes and reverb grant it a beautiful sense of melody. Drum programming is kept raw and stripped down making the track perfect for the most unconventional and adventurous sets.
“Night Vigil” is a thrilling release of very experimental techno.

Played and supported by Regis, Ben Sims, Marcel Dettmann, Dvs1, Max_M, Oscar Mulero, Zadig, Inigo Kennedy, Terence Fixmer, Kr!z, Pangaea, Samuli Kemppi, Lucy, Shifted, Dj Deep, Svreca, Dj Pete, Pär Grindvik, Cio DOr, Answer Code Request, Norman Nodge, Tommy Four Seven, Etapp Kyle, Exium, Jonas Kopp, Phase, Speedy J, Abstract Division, Tadeo, Cassegrain, Rivet, Donor, Takaaki Itoh, Alan Fitzpatrick, NX1, Rebekah, PVS, Raiz, Wrong Assessment, Hector Oaks, Pfirter, Anthony Parasole, Psyk, Tripeo, Bas Mooy, Arnaud Le Texier, Dimi angelis, Dustin Zahn, Dax J, Ben Gibson, Thomas Hessler, Alex.Do, Juho Kahilainen, Henning Baer, Juho Kusti, Truncate, Jeff Derringer, I/Y, Kwartz, MTD, Mørbeck, CTRLS, Nihad Tule and more…


Out Now On Vinyl – M_Rec Ltd 24

Artist: Max_M
Title: Dissertation
Format: 12” Vinyl
Label: M_Rec Ltd
Catalogue: M_RECLTD24
Release Date: 13/03/2015
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin

A – Exceeding Brightness
B1 – Architectural Lie
B2 – Scape Sequences

After a series of prized splits and collaborations, M_REC LTD’s own Max_M returns with ‘Dissertation’, his latest fully-fleshed solo effort.

‘The Kidnapper Bell’ was his last EP for M_REC LTD. The avid vinyl lover and collector has since put his “maximalist” values to work sharing wax with the likes of Fabrizio Lapiana of Attic Music, as well as with newcomers Wrong Assessment. Not one to rush things, ‘Dissertation’ then comes at a peak time for Max_M and M_REC LTD, representing the culmination of a ceaseless dedication to the type of stolid, hypnotic brand of techno intrinsic to both chief and label.

“Exceeding Brightness” governs the A-side with blue blips set to a progressive chugging pace, enveloped in a trademark background of fuzzy mechanical whirrs. “Architectural Lie” then opens up the B-side with a loop of warm chords that roll into a tumult of diffused hats and jangled melodies. “Scape Sequences” concludes in a subaqueous fashion; viscous, heady and stupefying.

Played and supported by Inigo Kennedy, Oscar Mulero, Terence Fixmer, DVS1, Marcel Dettmann, Phase, Shifted, Samuli Kemppi, Dasha Rush, Marcel Fengler, Kr!z, Svreca, Donor, Milton Bradley, Zadig, Truncate, Pfirter, Francois X, Exium, Anthony Parasole, Alex.Do, Jonas Kopp, Kwartz, Tommy Four Seven, Juho Kusti, Thomas Hessler, Arnaud Le Texier, Edit-Select, Hector Oaks, I/Y, Jeff Derringer, Dustin Zahn, Fabrizio Lapiana, Invite, Allen, The Plant Worker, Alan Fitzpatrick, Jeroen Search, Eric Cloutier, Abstract Division, Go Hiyama, NX1, Wrong assessment, Takaaki Itoh, PVS, MTD, Aiken, Juho Kahilainen and more…


Out Now On Vinyl – M_Rec Ltd Grey Series 10

Artist: Donor/Truss
Title: Ash
Label: M_Rec Ltd Grey Series
Format: 12″ Vinyl Only
Release Date: 10 February 2015
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin

A1: Ash 1
A2: Ash 2
B: Ash 3

“Something wasn’t quite right here. The room was white, cold, empty. But as he feverishly cast his eyes about, a rising panic suddenly seized his throat. Something wasn’t right. He looked down to his hands, clammy and starting to tremble. Stop it, he thought. You’re just being paranoid. He scaled the room again. Nothing. There was nothing here. He was completely alone. The hairs on the back of his neck began to prick, an icy finger traced the line of his spine. He was completely alone. He was alone. He jumped and turned around. Nothing. The blank, colourless walls stared back at him. Unblinking. Silent. Still. And yet… someone was watching him.”

For the timely tenth edition of the Grey Series, M_Rec Ltd welcomes back Donor / Truss to the fold. Whilst Tom Russell has been lately flexing his Truss muscles with Perc and causing a furore as Blacknecks with Bleaching Agent, Donor’s Greg Schappert has been busy readying his dystopic debut album, Against All. After last year’s swampy Aber for their first Grey Series outing, Ash sees the production partnership revived in the form of a trio of gritty, excursive techno works. Starting with cut one on the A-side, Ash simultaneously builds and decomposes, eked along with hypnotic loops and irritated layers of noise to conclude in a creaking industrial crescendo on the B-side.

Played and supported by Marcel Dettmann, Efdemin, Adam X, Speedy J, Inigo Kennedy, Max_M, Lucy, Truncate, Terence Fixmer, Samuli Kemppi, Dj Deep, Cio DOr, Kr!z, Clockwork, Phase, Dadub, Exium, Pär Grindvik, Rod, Tommy Four Seven, AnD, Svreca, Tadeo, Anthony Parasole, NX1, Alex.Do, Ben Gibson, CTRLS, Freddy K, Arnaud Le Texier, Aiken, I/Y, Hector Oaks, Wrong Assessment, Invite, PVS, Takaaki Itoh, Marcel Heese, Israel Vines, Juho Kahilainen, Kwartz, D. Carbone, Tomohiko Sagae and more…

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Out Now On Vinyl – M_Rec Ltd 23

Artist: Mørbeck
Title: Pyramid
Label: M_Rec Ltd
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Release Date: 22 January 2015
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin

A: Mørbeck – Pyramid
B1: Mørbeck – Arrival Of The Stranger
B2: Mørbeck – Geometrix

We don’t question the relevance of techno in the current musical landscape, but look back ten years or so and you’ll figure things were a little stagnant and uninspiring. The techno scene in Berlin certainly did a lot to spruce new life in the genre and people like Mørbeck with his Vault Series releases were somehow pioneers of the industrial-influenced sound we now celebrate and take for granted.

Now landing on M_Rec Ltd. with a 3-track EP, the Berlin resident fuses his aggressive sound with the hypnotic, dark-room elements that have defined the label’s vision. Opener ’Pyramid’ stands on the more experimental side of techno. Unpredictable and disquieting, the groove is a journey through an uneasy and freaky landscape. The bass drum here is initially viscous, but as the track progressives it gets increasingly more interesting, craftily engineered. On top of it, it’s basically a mixture of industrial and psychedelic elements, which keep the cut rather weird (in the best way possible) until its conclusion.

Things get more ravey on the flip side, with ‘Arrival of the Stranger’ setting itself as a a stomping and forward driving track. Bass and snare drum synced together scream Berlin from the beginning, serious and hostile. The groove refines itself into an amazing big room techno killer, getting wilder and more layered thanks to a set of subtle loops and razor sharp arrangements. Closing the EP is a more druggy and crepuscular joint titled ‘Geometrix’. The groove is more fluid, with feedback and soundscapes growing on top to narrate one hell of a dark and unsettling journey.

M_Rec Ltd. starts 2015 with a nasty release: three tracks that fit any moment of a proper techno set.

Played and supported by Marcel Dettmann, Samuli Kemppi,  Josh Wink, Donor, Inigo Kennedy, Terence Fixmer, Jeff Derringer, Max_M, Kr!z, Dadub, Pfirter, Tommy Four Seven, Svreca, Eric Cloutier, Exium, Dj Deep, Arnaud Le Texier, Invite, Jeroen Search, Dj Hyperactive, Alex.Do, Tadeo, NX1, Vincent de Wit, PVS, Wrong Assessment, Claudio PRC, Angel Molina, P.E.A.R.L., Juho Kahilainen, Takaaki Itoh, Aiken, Rebekah, Juho Kusti, Allen, The Plant Worker, nAX_acid, MTD and more…


Out Now On Vinyl – M_Rec Ltd 1003

Artist: Overall Severity / Fabrizio Lapiana
Title: 1003
Label: M_Rec Ltd
Cat.N: M_RECLTD1003
Format: 10″ Vinyl Only
Release: 25 November 2014
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin

A: Overall Severity – 1003A
B: Fabrizio Lapiana – 1003B

The efforts of label chief Max_M and Attic Music’s own Fabrizio Lapiana has so far proven to be a potent combination. Sharing wax space for the last two releases on M_Rec Ldt’s discreet new 10” vinyl series, the pair have so far turned in a stirring duplet of some of the finest, fully-formed pieces of modern techno music. Now, for the third installment, Max_M steps aside to let a brand new outfit take the helm.

The mysterious and so far unreleased Overall Severity nestles comfortably into the A-side with another swollen, undulating melodic arrangement, true to form of what we’ve seen from the series so far. Then on the B-side, Fabrizio Lapiana offers more of his dark and groovy techno, toned in what has become a signature splash of vintage British-redolent electronica.

Played and supported by Regis, Marcel Dettmann, Inigo Kennedy, DVS1, Samuli Kemppi, Terence Fixmer, Max_M, Svreca, Lucy, Kr!z, Tommy Four Seven, Psyk, Answer Code Request, Exium, Hector Oaks, Pär Grindvik, Etapp Kyle, Tripeo, Staffan Linzatti, Anthony Parasole, Ben Gibson, Nihad Tule, Alex.Do, Freddy K, NX1, Go Hiyama, Marcel Heese, Takaaki Itoh, Iori, Aiken, Blind Observatory, Jeff Derringer, Dustin Zahn, Dj Deep, I/Y, Alan Fitzpatrick, PVS, Arnaud Le Texier, J.C., Coefficient, Invite, Wrong Assessment, Deepbass, Thomas Hessler and more…


Out Now On Vinyl – M_Rec Ltd LP01

Artist: Samuli Kemppi
Title: The Observer Effect
Label: M_Rec Ltd
Format: 2×12″ Vinyl
Release Date: 10 November 2014
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin

A1 Particle Spray
A2 Agitated
A3 Locked
B1 Power Of Voltages
B2 Water Lake
B3 Unsung Heroes
C1 250 Days
C2 Beneath The Surface
C3 Wrong Turn
D1 Tailgating
D2 Passage
D3 Never the Same

We often forget that techno artists are some of the most knowledgeable and passionate music enthusiasts. Luckily we are forced to a shift in perception when an album comes out, when all the ideas and intentions that do not fit a format push the producer to embrace something new and consequently showcase some of the most interesting electronic music out there. It’s a narrative that can be applied to many of the producers that are currently pushing techno toward more experimental grounds… a group Samuli Kemppi certainly belongs to. Growing up in Helsinki, Finland and discovering the Detroit sound in the late 80s, Kemppi has consistently contributed to the advancement of techno for the past decade, sometimes as dj and promoter, but mostly as producer. Unafraid to experiment with all sorts of subsets within the realm of techno, his records have been released by a diverse range of labels (among which we find Prologue, Mote-Evolver and Perc Trax) but it’s with M_Rec Ltd. that the artist is set to release his debut album.

“The Observer Effect” is a brainy and challenging record. Recorded exclusively with gear, with all tracks arranged live, its tracks are pure explorations of the process of writing electronic music. It’s all about perfecting the loop in real time, being in the moment without any digital memory to limit the potential. Forcing oneself to go back to the roots of the genre itself, basically writing a personal and heartfelt letter to its early pioneers. Although raw and unpolished, the results convey a very honest love for the essential nature of the genre and the emotional power of the electronic loop.

Obviously, Kemppi’s attitude and vision live strong through the album: working as an intro, “Particle Spray” is a crepuscular and haunting track that pierces deep. “Agitated”, “Locked” and “Power of Voltages” are conceptually ruthless techno experiments where the core of loops gets explored until a certain climax is extracted. “Water Lake” is unsettling dark ambient, standing before the second set of loop-heavy tracks. “Unsung Heroes” and “250 Days” are basically skeletons of instant rave classics you end up losing yourself into. With “Beneath The Surface” things get even darker and sparse. It’s basically harsh dub sounds working as dissociatives. “Wrong Turn” goes out to busted dance floors and is probably the friendliest of the tracks on the record. Rough on the surface, its groove is irresistible. Expect to see this exciting electro monster getting a lot of play. The last tryptic formed by “Tailgating”, “Passage” and “Never The Same” explore more hypnotic grounds. Slightly more fluid, with more melody at play, these tracks stay consistently sinister in their nature, concluding an album that is not afraid to stay personal.

Played and supported by: Marcel Dettmann, Truss, DVS1, Terence Fixmer, Silent Servant, Inigo Kennedy, Zadig, Dave Clarke, Ben sims, Truncate, Svreca, Lucy, Oscar Mulero, Kirk Degiorgio, Peter Van Hoesen, Nina Kraviz, Max_M, Kr!z, Dj Deep, Fabrizio Lapiana, Tadeo, Francois X, Arnaud Le Texier, Brendon Moeller, Psyk, Donor, Electric Indigo, Cio D’Or, Xhin, Ettap Kyle, Tommy Four Seven, Pär Grindvik, Nihad Tule, Eric Cloutier, Freddy K, Phase, Dimi Angelis, Hector Oaks, PVS, Kwartz, Ian Void, Ness, Juho Kusti, Oliver Deutschmann, Albert Van Abbe, Thomas Essler, Markus sukut, Go Hiyama, Jonas Kopp, CTRLS, Paul Mac, I/Y, Juho Kahilainen, Jeroen Search, Tom dicicco, Mary Velo, Exium, Alex.Do, Paul Boex, Giorgio Gigli, Alan Fitzpatrick, Aiken, NX1, Dustin Zahn, Lenny Posso, Takaaki Itoh and more…