Category Archives: Techno

GHOSTCHANT-LAID TO REST.

GHOSTCHANT-LAID TO REST. GhostChant’s Laid To Rest E.P. is a tantalising taste of his debut album Sincerity, which will be released in the spring of 2014. Laid To Rest  is also a showcase for one of Britain’s best up-and-coming producers, GhostChant. Joe Cornell, man behind GhostChant, is a remixer and producer whose production skills are …

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THE BEST NEW ALBUMS OF 2012-PART 2.

THE BEST NEW ALBUMS OF 2012-PART 2. The Best New Albums of 2012-Part 2, covers the period between May and June 2012. These two months proved to be good months for new music. Two veterans of music, Paul Buchanan and Eddie Levert somewhat belatedly, released debut solo albums. Then there were three truly innovative albums, …

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BENNY TONES-CHRYSALIS REMIXES.

BENNY TONES-CHRYSALIS REMIXES. Since Benny Tones released his debut album Chrysalis, on BBE Music back in April 2011, Benny has headed off on his travels. Benny’s globetrotting adventures have seen circumnavigate the globe several times. During his adventures, Benny has often worked with, and acted as engineer for his fellow countrymen Electric Wire Hustle. He’s …

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THE BEST OF BBE 2012.

THE BEST OF BBE 2012. Probably one of the most difficult jobs in music came when BBE Music decided to compile their latest digital release, The Best of BBE 2012 which will be released on 3rd December 2012. After all, BBE Music have been on something of a roll during 2012. That’s something of an …

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INTERNATIONAL FEEL-A COMPILATION.

INTERNATIONAL FEEL-A COMPILATION. During my whistle-stop, worldwide search for new, exciting and innovative compilations, I’ve reviewed compilations from all over the world. Recently, this has included compilations from record labels based not only in the UK and US, but Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Japan. Next stop is Uruguay, home to International Feel Recordings. International Feel was …

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INFERNAL DEVICES-LIFE IN STEREO.

INFERNAL DEVICES-LIFE IN STEREO. Having recently reviewed the debut release from New York’s newest label SpinSpinNYC, Nutritious Presents Duke Williams and The Extremes, they’ve since released their second release. This is Infernal Devices’ Life In Stereo, the debut E.P. from the Brooklyn based dance duo. Infernal Devices are Mark Allen and Andy Miccolis, and having …

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DJ VADIM-DON’T BE SCARED.

DJ VADIM-DON’T BE SCARED. Sometimes, the word innovator is used too often, but in the case of Saint Petersburg born DJ Vadim, innovator is a fitting description of this veteran DJ and producer. Over the past twenty years, DJ Vadim has DJ-ed in sixty-nine countries, played over 2,500 times and still found time to found …

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THE FOUNTAIN MUSIC AND PLAZA IN CROWD COLLECTION.

THE FOUNTAIN MUSIC AND PLAZA IN CROWD COLLECTION. Recently I wrote a feature on two of Electronic Dance Music’s most ambitious and innovative labels, Japan’s Fountain Music and Plaza In Crowd. Although Fountain Music and Plaza In Crowd were only founded in June 2008 by Shinji Tokida, they’ve been releasing innovative and groundbreaking music since …

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FOUNTAIN MUSIC AND PLAZA IN CROWD.

FOUNTAIN MUSIC AND PLAZA IN CROWD. With the recent  resurgence in interest in dance music, or as it’s now referred to in the US Electronic Dance Music, you’d think that record companies worldwide would be releasing innovative music to quench what seems like America’s relentless thirst for dance music. Sadly, with a few exceptions, this …

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SATOSHI FUMI-COLOURS.

SATOSHI FUMI-COLOURS. The genesis of Satoshi Fumi’s musical career was when he discovered house music in the mid-nineties. It was the house music coming out of Detroit, Chicago and New York that first interested Satoshi. Having discovered dance music, Satoshi embarked upon a life long love of dance music, which lead to a career as …

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BARA BROST-KOKOLORES.

BARA BROST-KOKOLORES. Sometimes, very occasionally, an album comes along, that from the moment it you first play it, you’re hooked, swept away by its charms and delights. This is what happened when I first received Bara Brost’s second album Kokolores, which will be released by BBE Music on 9th July 2012. From the opening bars …

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TEMMA TEJE-MIDGET LAMPS IN THE DARK.

TEMMA TEJE-MIDGET LAMPS IN THE DARK. Although TEMMA-Teje is just twenty-one, he’s packed a lot into his nascent musical career, so far. Starting at just aged thirteen, he was writing songs for his band. By sixteen, his band were playing twice a week at various venues. He was guitarist and vocalist. Then his career progressed …

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SHIN NISHIMURA-MASH.

SHIN NISHIMURA-MASH. Since his 2005 debut album Star Light, Japanese techno producer Shin Nishimura has released four albums plus two albums of remixes. His new album Mash, which I recently received, will be released on 15th May on the Plaza In Crowd label. This is the follow-up to his previous studio album Q’hey and Shin’s …

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