Reviews

Nooncat – Data Receiver (Eighteenthirtyeight)

[separator type=”thin”] After releasing records on labels like Trapez, Treibstoff and Trenton for over twelve years, Russian DJ/producer Alex Meshkov decided to take matters in his own hand earlier this year with his own Eighteenthirtyeight imprint. With five records in as many months Alex Meshkov’s been…

Anja Schneider – Jimmy EP (Mobilee)

[separator type=”thin”] Next year Anja Schneider celebrates the tenth birthday of her Mobilee imprint. She rounds off 2014 in style with a re-entry into the RA Top 100 Poll and what may well be her best record to date. Earlier his year Mobilee released a string…

Clint Stewart – Throwing Stones EP (Second State)

[separator type=”thin”] ‘Throwing Stones’ is Clint Stewart’s second EP for Pan-Pot’s Second State imprint after last summer’s big ‘Warpaint’ EP. Title track ‘Throwing Stones’ is the obvious dancefloor choice here. A pulsating progtune with a swelling sub bass that’s completed by a simple yet hypnotic…

French Fries – Change the Past Remixes (ClekClekBoom)

[separator type=”thin”] Earlier this year Valentino Canzani (better known as French Fries) released his debut album ‘Kepler’, a retrofuturistic journey through decades of Detroit techno, electro, dark ambient and other forms of lowdown machine music. ‘Kepler’ is one of the undisputed highlights of 2014. The…

Mind Against – Strange Days (Life and Death)

[separator type=”thin”] Berlin based, Italian born brothers Alessandro and Federico Fognini (better known as Mind Against) have only released two EP’s so far, yet they are among the fastest rising stars in electronic music. Their third EP ‘Strange Days’ will no doubt cement the growing…

JPLS – Submerge (Sci+Tec)

[separator type=”thin”] JPLS (Real name Jeremy Jacobs) recorded two albums and a handful of EP’s for Richie Hawtin’s  M_Nus imprint before he virtually vanished off the radar nearly five years ago, only to return earlier this year with a dirty analogue acid release on Delft…

Yotam Avni – UR Sleeping / Better Days (Be As One)

[separator type=”thin”] Let’s get this out of the way first: Yotam Avni writes for House Cult occasionally. Apart from being a great dj and producer he’s also an inspired music writer with an in-depth knowledge of electronic music. That doesn’t mean we feel we have to…

Kaiserdisco – Raw 001 (KD Raw)

[separator type=”thin”] With more than 50 releases on KD Records under their belt Hamburg dj/producer duo Kaiserdisco delve deeper into the dark side with the newly founded KD Raw. Don’t be alarmed though, the first release on the new imprint is still unmistakably Kaiserdisco. 2014 has…

Ifan Dafydd – Eclipse (Push and Run)

[separator type=”thin”] Little is known about Welsh producer Ifan Dafydd. He doesn’t do any promotion and information on him is scarce. He obviously likes to keep to himself. Perhaps that’s why most media tend to refer to him as ‘enigmatic’ and ‘mysterious’. The Welshman returns…

Heiko Laux – Fernweh (Kanzleramt)

[separator type=”thin”] Heiko Laux has been a major force in European techno for more than twenty years with his Kanzleramt label, paving the way for the modern Berlin sound with a catalogue of over 200 high calibre techno releases. `Fernweh´ is Laux’ fifth full length…