Review: Inner Shift Music is proud to welcomes back Jacksonville aka Chris Lyth, who was last seen on the label with the successful Fragments EP. Machines of Loving Grace is aptly named with four stunning tracks we have come to expect from studio maestro Jacksonville. The title track Machines of Loving Grace pulls no punches and takes you on a captivating voyage with its unique blend of vocal lines, chords, bassline, broken beats and percussive sounds. This is followed by Nepune 4; a cosmic spacey hypnotic track with acid lines and a harder 4/4 beat. On side B the track Sebastopol Rd has a gorgeous depth with its warm chords and vocal line over a deep house rhythm that takes you on a mesmerising journey. The EP finishes with a nod to Jacksonville's first EP on the Inner Shift label with Fragment 7, this track has a more ethereal feel with subliminal synthesised pads interweaving over a vibrant dance beat.
Review: The J Room opens the doors of its world. Leave all hope behind but do not be afraid, because the scene will be shocking but unforgettable. The room has no limits, no walls, the music is master and will guide you along a journey of visions and enjoyment.
The first to enter is a new one: JALE is his name and he begins his adventure with us with the verve of his minimal rhythms and his seductive cosmic vibrations; with him Cosmjn and his visionary elegance. The beginning couldn't have been better, now it's your turn. The J Room is open, place the stylus on the wax and enter without fear.
Review: Having built up his self titled label alongside his sterling work as part of Oscillat, Lazare Hoche and Will & Ink, the one and only Malin Genie delivers his debut solo album. Moving beyond the pure club focus of his singles and EPs, the Genie has seized this opportunity to present a widescreen panorama of his sound, leading in with the subliminal ambience of "You" as a springboard to explore breaks, electro, techno, and especially IDM. There are so many ideas swirling round Anthropomorphic Sympathy, it's hard to know where to begin describing it. A true headphone commute for the deep listener to burrow into.
Review: Minimal house supergroup Mandar have been on a roll since they launched Oscillat back in 2014, but this release ranks among their highlights to date. The dream team of Lazare Hoche, Malin Genie and S.A.M originally released "Poisoned Words" as the B side to their String Theory 12" in May 2018, and now they revisit the track with a double dose of remixes from none other than Ricardo Villalobos. The minimal overlord lives up to expectations on both flips of the original track, finding a singular voice within the context of minimal techno, needling into the tiniest sonic details and holding down an insistent groove that will sit beautifully in the mix. The A side features a simmering version that revels in wriggling sound design with ample space to flex and mutate, while the B side stretches out into a quintessential Villalobos wormhole of a remix. Unmissable sonics from one of the scene's true legends.
Review: It's time for EYA 005.
Label boss Jos brings together some of the most interesting and talented artists in the scene for this one.
Twisted electro sounds , solid drums and spooky vocals on A1 for " Nevermind the crispies ".
A collab between EYA regular Manuk and ""The nothing special""member Oli silva.
Slovenian boy Eliaz ,fresh of a new solo EP on Cartulis Music ,brings us a 4X4 techno monster on A2.
B1 by New York based artist Meta 4 , is a perfect combination of acid lines ,minimalistic elements and wonky basslines.
Last but not least ,Sur boss Jorge Gamarra, give his contribution to this well crafted VA with a punchy and solid old school flavour cut.
Pimping People In High Places (Woodword Ave alternative mix)
The Medusa Touch
Review: Gary Martin is well known for his unique productions and his label Teknotika is surely a classic coming out of the famous motor city. This special 10" holds two sought after tracks that were found on a lost DAT tape by Yossi Amoyal and Gary Martin himself. On the A side we have a long time secret weapon, it's a hypnotic groove that was heard on many classic sets, Zip and Ben Klock to name a few. An extremely insane, hard to find Gigi Galaxy track that was changing hands for silly prices is on the B side, for those who know... massive release!
Review: SlapFunk continues with a fresh new release by Martinez. We've been following him for a long time. Invited him to play at our new years party and now having his solo ep on the label. Four cuts for different moods.. Check it out!