Reviews

Anja Schneider – Jimmy EP (Mobilee)

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 of quality…

Clint Stewart – Throwing Stones EP (Second State)

‘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 synth loop…

French Fries – Change the Past Remixes (ClekClekBoom)

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 mighty Fred…

Mind Against – Strange Days (Life and Death)

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 reputation of…

JPLS – Submerge (Sci+Tec)

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 Records. ‘Submerge’,…

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

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 ignore Yotam’s…

Kaiserdisco – Raw 001 (KD Raw)

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 been a…

Ifan Dafydd – Eclipse (Push and Run)

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 after a…

Heiko Laux – Fernweh (Kanzleramt)

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 effort on…

Steve Parker – Hadad / Gaya (Elevate)

Over the last years Portuguese producer Steve Parker has been making quite a name for himself with quality releases for labels like Ovum, Sci+Tec, Weave, Soma and his own Spark imprint. His first EP for Elevate is yet another triumph. With a sound sitting comfortably…