Review: The Omnidisc label is new to 2015 but they seem to be doing interesting things. A debut release saw Miami DJ and producer Danny Daze collaborating with four separate artists, among them Comeme man Phil Gorbachev and Drvg Cvltvre, whilst the latter contributed a fine second Omnidisc transmission with This Place Of Wrath & Fears. Now the superb Cliff Lothar adds his brand of sonic alchemy to the mix with the three track Soul Plonk. The title cut is an insistent slab of bugged out techno that has big room cross over potential whilst "Slippin" veers off into queasier territory with an overweight bassline threatening to wreak havoc. The mood switches up again for B side track "Bona Feed" which glistens with futuristic intent.
Review: When we first dropped the needle on this latest EP from long-serving German producer Anthony Rother - someone with an impressive track record of producing both high quality electro and throbbing club techno - we couldn't help but fall in love with what we heard. "Omnitronic" is little less than a blissful, glassy-eyed romp through hybrid electro/techno pastures, with Rother cleverly contrasting the shimmering beauty of his cyclical, life-enhancing melody lines with notably crusty, hiss-laden drum machine hits. Flip to the B-side and he opts for an altogether more robust and mind-altering concoction: the redlined, bass-heavy electro beats, minimal wave attitude and industrial grit of "GE (Miami Edit)". It's almost the perfect foil for the breezy and positive A-side.
Review: Omnidisc is one of the sharpest labels around, with its owner Danny Daze enticing underground doyens like Drvg Cvltvre and Cliff Lothar to release on it. Daze's latest move to secure the best in underground talent involves securing a release from David Vunk, head of the Moustache empire. While the Dutch DJ is often associated with Italo Disco - in fairness, his label has put out a fair share of it - this three tracker is an acid-heavy affair. The vocal samples on the title track go some way to offset the hammering kicks and gurgling acid, but on "Something In Your Assid" and "Acid Destruction", these harder elements prevail. It sounds like Vunk has unearthed a connection between Bunker and Armando, presenting it in all its day-glo brilliance.