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Juno Recommends Electro

Juno Recommends Electro

Electro Recommendations Best Of 2012
4 Dec 2012
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Cat: APRON 003. Rel: 05 Nov 12
Electro
  1. Cha
  2. Dracula
Review: Arriving on blood red clear vinyl, Funkineven delivers two more potent examples of his "fuck what everyone else is doing" approach. Lead cut "Cha" starts in a manner reminiscent of D'Marc Cantu's M>O>S Deep gem "How Are We Doing" but you always know it's gonna curve off into some weird place, which the track duly does, rolling out a crack unit of killer jacking drums and deviant bass splurges that are clearly aimed at testing the limits of a club system. On the flip "Dracula" comes from the same bloodline as the infamous Funkinevil collaboration with that MF Kyle Hall, with rough drums hits getting attacked from all angles by the motherlode of all jagged acid. Yet another essential plate from the Apron studios!
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Cat: LDR 10. Rel: 12 Mar 12
Electro
  1. Keep Your Receipt
  2. Beannach Mhor
  3. Over The Hill
  4. Tropic Exchange
  5. Small Hours
Review: If you have prior experience of either Dublin label Lunar Disko or the producer Automatic Tasty, who hails from nearby Wicklow, you'll be familiar with both a sense of humour and accomplishment in production that lifts them a fair few iotas above the standard disco affair. This latest EP from the latter on the former demonstrates this perfectly, launching with the spoken word opener "Keep Your Receipt" which shows a cheeky idiosyncrasy absent from most records since Ninja Tune in it's late 90s pomp, whilst "Beannach Mhor" could easily be mistaken for Vibert under his Kerrier District alias, rewiring the think break to drive dreamy analogue clouds of 303. "Over The Hill" sounds like the sorely missed Italian duo Jollymusic reborn - all percussion scattering gleefully over a thick 101 bassline and outer galactic keys before dropping into a streamlined, dub-laden thrust. "Tropic Exchange" continues in this manner with dusty, jacked drum complemented by ever twinkling layers of keys and Lowlands style analogue bass, whilst "Small Hours" heads for the stars with colourful bursts of sonic texture filling the gaps between the 808 patterns.
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Cat: LDR 10.10. Rel: 19 Mar 12
Electro
  1. Field In The Morning
  2. Field In The Afternoon
  3. Field In The Evening
  4. Field By Night
Review: The perennially excellent Irish label Lunar Disko goes conceptual to celebrate the tenth release in a peerless discography, with regular contributor Automatic Tasty on board to "tell a tale through his machines of a lonely Wicklow field from dawn till dusk". Across this neat almost fluorescent red 10" (naturally) our erstwhile Automatic Tasty works through various musical moods to successfully fit the imaginary periods. Thus the A Side draws on bright analogue textures amidst playful think break on "Field In The Morning" with the mood increasing in upbeat tone on "Field In The Afternoon". The flip slowly plunges towards the dusk the bubbling clouds of "Field In The Evening" while the mysterious acid-tinged "Field by Night" neatly leads us into the darkness.
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Cat: 4R 904086. Rel: 26 Mar 12
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. The Party Scene (SV)
  2. The Party Scene (instrumental)
  3. The Party Scene (LV)
Review: Limited reissue of 'The Party Scene', a stone-cold electro funk classic 12" from 1983. The only release ever by the mega-talented Russell Brothers (what a shame!), the production on this ultra-rare Portrait cut is years ahead of its time, and no other early hip hop producers came near to making a sound as immense and interesting as this. The 12" contains the superb party-starting short and long versions featuring a grinding electro groove topped with hypnotic driving melodies and great vocals plus the masterful instrumental which is darkly atmospheric with its sparse instrumentation, pounding bass drums and ominously ticking hi-hats.
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out of stock $6.24
5
Cat: SKA 001LP. Rel: 16 Jul 12
Electro
  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4
Review: Autechre have had a long period of hiatus but this year saw the legendary pair reignite their chimerical touch on electronic music thanks to their ne alias Lego Feet, demonstrating the pair's previously unknown electro sensibility. Made up of 4 parts, the first takes a Chicago spin on things, with that muffled rave bassline prowling hastily over the freeflowing synths below it. "Part 2" sounds something like Autechre and Drexciya combined, but "Part 3" is where we enter videogame mode, flushing in a serious dose of Mario Bros melodies. "Part 4" differs greatly once again, working that drum machine to its full potential.
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VARIOUS
Cat: STH 2281LP. Rel: 27 Feb 12
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Hard Corps - "Dirty"
  2. In Trance 95 - "Presidente"
  3. Philippe Laurent - "Distorsion"
  4. Das Ding - "HSTA"
  5. Subject - "What Happened To You?"
  6. Ohama - "The Drum"
  7. Geneva Jacuzzi - "The Sleep Room"
  8. Antonym - "Cinnamon Air"
  9. Ruins - "Fire"
  10. Ende Shneafliet - "Animals From Outer Space"
  11. Felix Kubin - "Japan Japan"
  12. Class Info - "Out Of Line"
  13. In Aeternam Vale - "Annie"
  14. Aural Indifference - "Theme"
Review: The guys over at Stones Throw did us a massive favour this year by compiling these long-forgotten experimental pieces form the 80s and 90s. This is the second chapter and we couldn't have expected any better from Peanut Butter Wolf's imprint. There's plenty of rarities and gems here, starting with with the opener by Hard Cops, "Dirty" an italo-influenced electro stomper with an unmistakable 80s edge to it. Philippe Laurent's "Distortion" is another massive track, with those wavering lyrics falling apart over the grinding beat beneath it; "HSTA" by Das Ding is also unmissable and worthy of any collectors shelf. To be honest, there isn't a single average piece here and if you haven't got this compilation already, you're making a huge mistake...
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Cat: WANGTRAX 003. Rel: 16 Apr 12
Electro
  1. Nastyradio
  2. Pretty Ugly
  3. Bodycount
  4. Tits & Bubbles
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8
  1. The Exaltics - "Changing Things"
  2. The Exaltics - "Quiet Earth"
  3. Morphology - "Neural Network"
  4. Morphology - "Stochastic Resonance"
Review: The Exaltics return to their much beloved Solar One imprint on this release, and go head to head with Morphology, their tight-knit electro connection. The A-side is taken care of by the former, with "Changing Things" - one of the rawest electro tracks we've heard this year, and their downtempo personality shining through on "Quiet Earth" with its serene synths and slow-shuffling percussion travailing through its widescreen terrains. The flip is Morphology's domain, with "Neural Network", a chilling drum machine display surrounded by tingling bleeps and monstrous swirls of electro goodness. "Stochastic Resonance" ties things off in true Bunker format, solidifying those deep, high-tech electro roots and giving them a fine wallop with those bouncing chords.
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Cat: SHIP 014. Rel: 04 Jun 12
Electro
  1. Videohorse
  2. People Without Mouths
  3. Don't
  4. Power Ballad
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10
  1. Silicon Scally - "Deodexed"
  2. Boris Divider - "Primary Functions"
  3. Sync 24 & Deixis - "Haunted World"
  4. Morphology - "Dark Star"
Review: Cultivated Electronics brings us a fine selection of some of the most talented electro masters around. First up, Silicon Sally introduces their liquid-like synth growls on "Deodexed", a track that's liable to hurt both the mind and the soul, while Boris Divider is on "Primary Functions", a wonderfully stripped-back affair. The flip sees Sync24 and Deixis in "Haunted World", a frightening expose of sparse bleeps and mutant FX. It's up to Morphology to close things off with "Dark Star", whose alignment of spacey chords and chilling basslines is almost too much to bear...
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Cat: AFS 011. Rel: 23 Jul 12
Electro
  1. Stormfighter 3.5
  2. Kill The Worm
  3. Ditsmer Pole
  4. Bugs In The Virus
Review: Marco Bernardi has released on some of the world's finest electro imprints, and on this record Abstract Forms delivers his enchanting electro-minimal style. Right from the start of "Stormfighter 3.5" we're thrown headfirst into a boisterous bundle of squawking bass timbres and elastic percussion dabs., while "Kill The Worm" boasts a truly awesome lo-fi drum kit and a killer set of computerised robot vocals. On the flip, "Ditsmer Pole" sounds a bit like Dracula's nightmare, a raw and infectious organ-like electro chord which bounces up and down in a fit of panic. "Bugs In The Virus" is not actually as nasty as it sounds, taking the beat down to a steady level and overflowing the track with gorgeous synth keys and long, explosive snares.
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12
Cat: PBX 21. Rel: 27 Feb 12
Electro
  1. Annihilating the Rythym (Detroit In Effect remix)
  2. Annihilating the Rythym (original mix)
  3. Interstellar Time Travel Theme (Mr Velcro Fastener Time Shift remix)
  4. Control Panels (DJ Xed Crobot Crew remix)
Review: Aux88's discography reaches back to the early 90s and it's been yet another productive year for the Detroit mavericks. Puzzlebox takes care of their release schedule this time and we have the Detroit In Effect mix of "Annihilating The Rhythm" for starters, a brutal slab of electro debauchery, recalling the finer moments of UR or Drexciya. The original mix is more subtle, with contained synth stabs, riding effortlessly above its rough 808 contours. "Interstellar Time Travel Theme" is given a retouch by Mr. Velcro, who turns it into a speeding, drum machine workout with squabbling basslines all over it. Finally, DJ Xed takes care of refixing "Control Panels", a dreary soundscape guided by rough, hard-hitting snares and disjointed electro fuel.
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13
Cat: BLEEP43 EP001. Rel: 23 Apr 12
Electro
  1. ERP - "El Camino"
  2. Plant43 - "Teflon Jacket"
  3. Orphan - "View From Delfgauw"
  4. Jo Johnson - "Coarse Materials"
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Cat: CE 009. Rel: 23 Jan 12
Electro
  1. Information Paradox
  2. Escape Velocity
  3. Information Paradox (Sync 24 remix)
  4. Tangent Spaces
Review: If you wanted some proper electro sounds in 2012 then Finnish duo Morphology have been representing the hardest, with some fine contributions across Semantica, Zyntax Motorcity and Solar One. Their debut on esteemed London label Cultivated Electronics finds them in fine form, dropping some straight up electro goodness on the title track "Information Paradox", with snappy 808 programming and unpredictable bass lines complemented by their signature melodic touches. "Escape Velocity" finds the duo in more frenetic mood, adopting a more 4/4 poise and filling the expanses with some 24th century atmospherics and some decidedly evil bass. Cultivated boss Sync 24 opens the flip with an excellent revision of the title track, nudging the BPMs up slightly and filling the recesses with dark clouds of pulsating bass, while "Tangent Spaces" closes the EP on a solemn note, with beautifully drawn atmospherics gently caressed by the rippling percussive rhythms, pensive chords and widescreen bass.
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15
Cat: AFS 012. Rel: 24 Sep 12
Electro
  1. Cold Lights
  2. With The Lights Out
  3. The Last Resort
  4. Shift Register
  5. RTFM
  6. Flux Tube
Review: Coming back with more of that murky electro nastiness, The Exaltics this time hooks up with Koova for a chunky split release. Robert "Exaltics" Witschakowski has been on fine form this year, and there's certainly no dip in quality for yet another release to appear with his name on it. It's very much typical Exaltics fare, steeped in sci-fi wonder and horror film creepiness, but still pummeling out an insistent beat where it counts. There are some more tender moments such as the brooding "The Last Resort", but really this is an album for club-ready electro heads.
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Cat: TRUST 21. Rel: 30 Apr 12
Electro
  1. Semi-Automatic
  2. Hibernation
  3. Semi-Automatic (Creepy Autrograph remix)
  4. Semi-Automatic (Lok44 remix)
Review: Clatterbox returned to action this year thanks to this incredible EP on the infamous TRUST, and not before too long. "Semi-Automatic" is one of those post-apocalyptic tracks that will spin your head round three times over, whilst "Hibernation" relies more on the power of its disjointed drums and barking bassline to penetrate through to your cerebellum. On the flipside we find Creepy Autograph's remix of "Semi-Automatic", its UK-flavoured percussion sweeping away a great part of the original's brutal force, whilst Lok44 creates a seriously overpowering cocktail of bouncing toms, 808 nastiness and fast-moving electro shreds for what is probably the EP's finest moment.
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Cat: APT 02. Rel: 28 May 12
Electro
  1. Combat
  2. Titanium
  3. Slavery
  4. Decisions
Review: Dublin dwelling Italian Lerosa makes a fine addition to the still blossoming Apartment Records imprint with No Mad Rush, a diverse four track saunter through deep house finesse. With a discography that has graced revered imprints such as Further, Uzuri, Millions of Moments and Quintessentials there's a certain expectation that comes with a Lerosa release and this 12" adds credence to Apartment being a label that promises much. Proceedings open with the rippling analogue cosmos of "Combat" - a track dominated by the toad-like guttural bass - which dovetails nicely with the frenetic melody at the core of the expansive "Titanium." On the flip, "Slavery" wastes little time settling into a viciously energetic Detroit electro flex, whilst "Decisions" lollops sideways through the analogue drudge beneath a rattling industrial beat. A truly diverse EP!
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  1. Just Pressure
  2. Aiwas
  3. First To Leave
  4. Sturm Bricht Los
Review: Yes! Dutch royalty Alden Tyrell and Ingmar Pauli re-engage their rarely seen Sumerian Fleet alliance after some two years of dormancy, gracing the equally release-shy Creme Eclipse branch of Creme Organization with the excellent Sturm Bricht Los EP. Arriving just in time for your Halloween discotheque needs, this four track release sticks to the creepy formula struck upon with their debut eponymous Clone West Coast emission, touching on everything from Adult to Fad Gadget to Minimal Wave ish and yet blessed with their own downtrodden touch. We can't top this description from the label themselves: "like someone finally removed those damn sunglasses from the Sisters of Mercy dude and showed him the world was an even sadder place than he imagined."
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  1. Felix Kubin - "Japan Japan" (J Rocc edit)
  2. Ohama - "The Drum" (J Rocc edit)
  3. Mark Lane - "Who's Really Listening" (J Rocc edit)
  4. Deux - "Game & Performance" (J Rocc edit)
Review: J Rocc steps up for the second and final installment of his Minimal Wave Tapes Edits, once again appearing on weighty vinyl and offering solitude for those DJs out there whose attempts to drop the likes of Ohama and Deux are frustrated by the inherent lack of quantized drum programming. J Rocc's edit of Felix Kubin's "Japan Japan" is a case in point, originally featuring on the recent second volume of The Minimal Wave Tapes, the rolling 4x4 electro groove that filled the opening bars soon mutated rhythmically into bastard vocoder pop. J Rocc wisely extends this opening loop before switching into the madness and then smoothing back into that groove. From here, J Rocc adds some extra weight to the titular elements of Ohama's "The Drum", teases out the inner uneasy primal techno workings of "Who's Really Listening?" from Mark Lane and f*cks about with Deux's "Game & Performance" brilliantly.
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20
  1. Plant 43 - "Blue Skyways"
  2. Valmass - "Gallano"
  3. Yard - "Cascade"
out of stock $8.60
21
Cat: NOCOMMENT 05. Rel: 09 Jul 12
Electro
  1. Der Zyklus - "Von Neumann Replicator"
  2. Albert Van Abbe - "Von Neumann Machine" (V2)
  3. Albert Van Abbe - "Von Neumann Machine"
Review: In the modern school of Dutch electronic music, No Comment are undoubtedly one of the most cutting-edge independent labels operating, with each release a mesmerizing blend of deep, scientific techno which not only sounds original but also purposefully includes a specific aesthetic vision or concept. No Comment's fifth release has label boss Albert Van Abbe sharing sides with Gerald 'Der Zyklus' Donald and it's the latter who opens with "Von Neumann Replicator" a typically rippling electroid production that's filled with metallic, 606 shuffles. On the flip Van Abbe's "Von Neumann Machine V2" opens up more space with its 4/4 beat and subtle minimalist atmospherics, but it's the subsequent original version which really places a mark on the EP, its monstrous stabs and progressive drone sounds all circling around a sparse stripped down techno workout. Top notch stuff as always.
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22
Cat: RMR 008. Rel: 30 Jul 12
Electro
  1. Invasion From Mars
  2. Invasion Beats
  3. Out Of Control
  4. Control Beats
Review: Thomas Werner aka Dynamik Bass System has been pushing his own strand of high-powered electro this year, largely via his own Robotmachine Records. The title track brings forth some robot vocals and places them next to tough and driving 808 slices, while "Invasion Beats" does exactly what it says on the cover and removes the vocals in favour of a strict beatdown injection. On the B-side, "Out Of Control" is back in computer land, sounding something like Kraftwerk after a hefty dose of speed, leaving the punchy kicks of its instrumental, "Control Beats" to work their magic.
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23
Cat: MW 035. Rel: 23 Apr 12
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Clean Tables
  2. Sacred Heart
  3. Desolation Land
  4. Je Suis Passee
  5. Dirty
  6. For Pleasure
Review: The unwritten rule with any release from the Minimal Wave camp is that the illuminating nature of the music and the delightful way it's presented will almost always be matched by the story behind it - something that is undeniably true of their latest release, a collection of tracks from mid 80s UK synth act Hard Corps. Fronted by towering vocalist Regine Fetet, the band surfaced in 1984 with the two track single Dirty (the title track is included here) gained the studious attentions of John Peel (RIP) before signing with a major label and granted the chance to work with two 80s production titans in Martin Rushent and Daniel Miller. Hard Corps disbanded in 1989, having only released the one single Je Suis Passee amidst malcontent at their lack of support from Polydor. Clean Tables Have To Be Burnt collates six tracks from the Hard Corps canon, with the aforementioned "hits" accompanied by unheard archival material that will pique the fancy of any self regarding Minimal Wave fan.
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24
  1. Electro Enterprise
  2. The System
  3. Escape
  4. Save The World (Morphogenetic remix)
  5. Save The World (MCU Apocalyspe mix)
out of stock $10.68
25
Cat: SEM 043. Rel: 04 Jun 12
Electro
  1. Dalek Invasion
  2. Journeys End
Review: This Dalek Invasion 10" marks a superlative return to the Semantica label for Morphology, a Finnish duo who've making all the right noises with some select releases on Abstract Forms and Zyntax Motorcity. No clues as to who their favourite Doctor is, but the title track is filled with the sort of rippling electro funk they've carved a niche for on the aforementioned labels, rising from the mechanical mire into a crisp bout of 808s and midnight funk. Complementing this is the aptly titled "Journey's End" which is dominated by the infinitely spiralling circles of analogue colours which are squeezed out greedily over a rasping drum pattern like an overzealous cake decorator. Highly recommended!
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26
Cat: TART 023. Rel: 03 Sep 12
Deep House
  1. NV Electro
  2. Projects
  3. Rushing For Fools
Review: Taking its name from the grey, concrete-filled grimy Nordvest area of Copenhagen where they reside, and fitting with the current wave of 303 revivalists doing interesting things with the tried and tested template (Recondite, Tin Man) 2400 Operator have already impressed with some deeper leaning releases for Jus Ed's esteemed Underground Quality imprint. On this three track EP for Tartelet they experiment more explicitly with the sounds of electro. "NV Electro" makes it patently clear what vibe they're going for with its track title and does so with considerable success; it's lean 808 breakbeat combines with a brittle arpeggio and searching pad melodies that is part classic Hague sound and part classic New York deepness. "Projects" is a more 4/4 affair but still uses a more cosmic sci-fi palette, complete with glittering synth arp and chunky low slung bassline to keep things grounded, while "Rushing For Fools" is like classic 80s house accented with 303 bass stabs that nevertheless has a clear and modern sensibility, delivering clever rhythms underneath its acid crescendo.
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out of stock $14.54
27
Cat: 030EP 005. Rel: 09 Jul 12
Electro
  1. Fine Space
  2. Bonus Orbits
  3. Sixears
  4. Galaxy Gust
  5. Sad Acid
Review: The fifth release from Dutch acid junkies 030303 sees the debut of mystery producer Fah, and gets off to a superlative start with "Fine Space" which is a tripped-out electro excursion that uses subtle hints of the 303, whilst melancholic female vocals are taken apart by dripping effects. Fah ups the tempo with "Bonus Orbits" and the results fall somewhere between Legowelt and Aphex Twin on a happy day, whilst "Sixears" demonstrates this unknown quantity's talent for dabbling in smudgey textures. The title track "Galaxy Dust" opens the flip, focusing on a more broken rhythmic approach which allows the space for sharp claps and hi-hats to fire frantically between menacing rave sounds and sci-fi melodies. The tempo shifts again on the final track "Sad Acid" where Fah creates a beautifully slow, chugging groove with hints of hip hop influence that forms the backdrop to a fine arrangement of warm acidic chords and beats.
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28
Cat: BRUTALSUN 2. Rel: 11 Jun 12
Electro
  1. Track 1
  2. Track 2
  3. Track 3
  4. Track 4
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