Subsist records (Valencia, Spain) has built up an extensive back catalogue of underground electronica & techno since its inception in 2010, featuring artists including Ntogn, Voidloss and SHXCXCHCXSH amongst many others. The 41st (yes, 41) release is the debut long player from Squaric, purveyor of self-defined “distorted rave”. The release has already received strong feedback from the likes of Pfirter, P.E.A.R.L, Pinion and Mike Stern, and features 8 tracks of powerful and experimental music. The intensity of the music is sometimes brutal, but is always done with flair, intelligence and a little playfulness. There is plenty here both for the listening head and the dancing floor – here are some of the highlights.
Label Focus – Dubtek (Leeds) Leeds. Home of Orbit, System and Mint. Basics, The Faversham and Wire. I studied there in 1996-1997 and the city provided my first clubbing experiences, and has a long and rich dance music history (see the excellent teshno article here). Today the underground techno scene is as strong as ever, […]
#UR66: R.N.T.S (COUM / MainConcept)
written by Razeeg (Geométrika FM)
transtalion by David Juárez
Anybody remotely connected to Drum & Bass would have more than likely heard the news that after 20 years of running a successful record label and club events the team behind the seminal Renegade Hardware have decided to call it a day and stop putting on nights and releasing music.
Part of Seance Radio’s long term plans was to also be an outlet through which the artists on the station can express their creativity as well as their mixing ability and music selection. For the past few months the wheels have been set in motion and we can now officially reveal that the Seance label is set to launch later this year.
#UR65: The Thinker (Cicuta / Dark Garden)
Written by Razeed (Geométrika FM)
Translation by David Juárez
“Basement Genetics” pulls together some heavy hitters from the UK and European underground for a four tracker. We caught up briefly with label bosses Ross Alexander and Steven McDonagh to find out more:
Diffuse Reality Records: DREA001 [Reviewed]
Fundamental Interaction in physics is any of the four basic forces—gravitational, electromagnetic, strong, and weak—that govern how objects or particles interact and how certain particles decay. This principle comes across strongly in the productions of Mark Asbrey. His works take a series of distinct basic parts and weave complex relationships between them, creating moody, driving and dark techno. With twelve inchers released on the respected CLFT label and forthcoming releases on Dyad and Graphene, the future is looking full of strong force (rather than weak). We caught up with Mark to find out more…
#UR64: Gus Van Sound (Moog / Polybius Trax)
written by Razeed (Geométrika FM)
translation by David Juárez