WL//WH Weekly Electronic Music Tips

Weekly Electronic Music Tips – May#20-21

‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ by Josh Sinn

PICKS OF THE WEEK:
  • MAGNUM OPUS / Colapso PS02                                                                                                                             

Courtesy of Colapso collective based in Mexico City, Colombian dark electronics DJ / producer Felipe Novoa, aka Magnum Opus, injects, in about a cathartic hour ripe with powerful yet melodic Industrial, EBM, Electro, Techno, all the anger, pain and frustration over the state crimes and institutional violence that are plaguing his Country, hidden by local and western media censorship. A huge mobilization of international solidarity is needed to support popular demands and stop the ongoing massacre.

  • Strasbourg, France techno /dark electro producer Vondkreistan – “Second Signal feat Iris Capricorn (Original Mix)”                                                                                                                                                                           

The always intriguing Alsatian electronic artist rolls out intense wistful textures to weave diving blinking synth spirals, dry clapping beats, sparkling and tremoring bass lines, and hypnotically aloof, terse female vocals into a stunning neon-lit, noir-ish electro dancefloor number pausing urgently into a rising glittering alarm of unwinding tension.

  • Dutch industrial acid dark electronic producer Boris Post aka Eindkrak ” End Of The World Brane” off upcoming V/A “Endless Decay Volume 1” [Dead Channel Records]                                                                       

Dutch electronic experimentalist, through skipping and crawling obsessive rhythms, buzzing synths and droning deviant chants, forges an off-kilter jittery and warped dimension of urban industrial mist. Not to be missed the upcoming tape compilation via Louisville, Kentucky based label Dead Channel Records for further freakish, dissonant and gripping offerings.

  • Indonesian cosmic /tribal /ethnic /disco /electronic artist Omar Joesoef – “Chants Of Gorontalo (Cosmo Vitelli What was the question again Remix)” from “Rituals of Gorontalo” EP on Hard Fist                                    

Veteran French electronic traveller and I’m a Cliché label head, Cosmo Vitelli, unwinds a mind-boggling, trippy world of esoteric nuances, cloaked in droning frequencies, through heady, airy snaking synth expansions, twitching ominous bassline and stacked, mesmeric ritual rhythms, into an earth-shattering spacey tribalistic dancefloor dimension.

  • Düsseldorf electronic /kraut /folktronica /experimental multidisciplinary artist Viktoria Wehrmeister (also known as the “better half” of Tolouse Low Trax on their collaboration project Toresch), DECHA “Ser” from upcoming second LP “La Vida te Busca” on Malka Tuti                                                                                                                          
  • UK experimental electronic producer Will Flisk “Long Ideas”                                                                                  
  • Игорь Лень – “Голос (Velmondo Drone Edit)” from Barcelona‘s Arnau Obiols aka Velmondo (Hivern Discs)’s “Social(ist) Edits #5” via 44,100Hz Social Club
  • Swiss acid /IDM /Braindance producer The Oscilloscope “The Birth Of Venus” from the new album “Metascope”                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Kent, UK ambient /electro musician Stuart Flower aka Dexterous Numerics “Calico”                                         
  • German funk /braindance /electro producer Tysk Raider “Aedes”
  • Dutch techno /electro producer Lloyd Stellar “Televisors” from the forthcoming album “Nightwalker” on Diffuse Reality Records.                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • UK experimental /drum & Bass /techno duo Overlook & Positive Centre – “Screen Burn” from V/A “UVB76-019” EP on UVB-76 Music
  • Greek post-industrial /dark ambient project by Avant-Garde visual artist Vasilis Angelopoulos, CONJECTURE ‘Cerberus’ from the album ‘Hydra’ on Zoharum
  • Georgian Experimental /Ritual /Dark Ambient producer Sophie Zahmurely, aka Saahiwa – “The Pray Before Battle” off upcoming V/A “Uncanny Valleys (Vol.III)” on Area Z
  • Bogotà, Colombian Electro /Techno /Industrial /EBM producer and founder of DClock Records, Jesús David Restrepo, AKA Damaged Clock “Sin Pensar Ni Creer” from V/A – “Los Insurgentes Tienen Razón part.II” on OSM tapes
  • Russian Dark Electro/Cyberpunk maestro Revizia “Dishyped Nation” from “Dishyped Nation” EP on JST Records
  • Barcelona based EBM /noise /industrial /techno artist, RNXRX “Utero” from the album “Impreciso” on VEYL
  • Nantes, France EBM industrial techno producer, composer, musician and founder of Golden Forest Records, ​AWITW “Seppuku 切腹 (Remix)” from “Seppuku 切腹” EP
  • Berlin-based EBM /Rave /Industrial DJ & Producer Sterioa “Station 39” from self-released EP “Outcast Trails”
  • Medellín, Colombia lo-fi experimental /electro /EBM /techno /dark synth solo project of Faunes Efes, FILMMAKER “Counterspell” [HMX005] title track from the album soon on Italian imprint HOME MORT                           
  • Portland‘s electro-punk / industrial solo project of Susan Subtract of High-Functioning FleshPHYSICAL WASH “Triggered” (Demo)                                                                                                                                            
  •  Italian dark, minimal, acid, heavy-techno producer and L.I.E.S. Jealous God, Semantica affiliate, Domenico Crisci “Acide” from the debut album “Orgasma” on his own label Summa Cum Laude
                
  • San Francisco-based experimental /dub /breakbeat /industrial /disco /punk /techno project of a former member of The Vanishing and one half of Zonetech, aka Mr Saturday, Billy Bates “Dancing As The World Burns” from “Another Beautiful Day In The Apocalypse” EP on Squirrels on Film
  • Grenoble, France dark electronics /EBM /rave /acid /industrial techno producer Maxime Fabre, aka Crystal Geometry “Hide & Seek” off V/A “Sonic Textures 03” compilation on Syncretism Records
  • Spanish EBM /dark electro /techno DJ/producer from Bilbao, WLDV [We Love Dolce Vita] “Countdown To Mayhem” off V/A “The Denial” cassette compilation soon on Patch Records                                                                            
  • Toronto based EBM /industrial /minimal wave /technopop duo, !Bang Elektronika “Aktivierung! (Original 1991 Version)” from the upcoming vinyl 12″ EP “Aktivierung!” on mecanica
  • Aguascalientes City, Mexico cold minimal wave act SKNNRS – “Come On (Haunted Strasse Remix)” off the new single “Come On” [Haunted Space Records]
  • Paris dark disco producer Badknife Feat The Chauffeur – “Echappée Belle (David Shaw And The Beat Remix)” off upcoming “Chapter 8 – Badknife” EP [Critical Monday]                                                                       
  • Shanghai‘s electronic /dark disco duo Motel 77 “Morning Call (daWad Mix) [La Dame Noir Records]                              
  • French electronic / synthpop / indie disco duo Simon Says and Florent Frossard from Paris, Il Est Vilaine “Yvré-L’Evêque feat. C.A.R” off the first album “Les mystères de Lorient”, out now on Dialect Recordings.
  • Kaunas, Lithuania electro /acid /disco /darkwave /synthpop /slow techno producer Dominykas Blazevicius, aka Ton Globiter – “Penumbra (SVM Neuebodybeat Remix)” off “KITNL Dark Hour Reprise” EP 12″ (originally released on Wrong Era) on Oráculo Records
  • México electronic /dark disco producer Bernardo Barrera, aka Mufti “Restrained” from V/A “Curses presents Next Wave Acid Punx” soon on Eskimo Recordings                                                                                                           
  • Lille, France synthwave /Italo disco /electronic producer Emilio Van Rijsel – “Zaatar On Zucchinis (St Theodore Remix)” from “Tendre Furie EP” on Italo Moderni
  • Newry / Liverpool, UK retro Italo disco producer Wave Trax – “Fascination”                                                                         
  • Spanish Dark Disco /Italo /Acid /Electro producer and headmaster at Logical Records HQ, Ivan de la Rouch “Bats” [Espacio Cielo]                                                                                                                                               
  • Toledo, Spanish cosmic disco /dark disco /electronic producer David Martin a.k.a. K-Effect “Platform 19 (Original Mix)” from V/A “Owl – Compilation” on Mélopée Records                                                                                                       
  • Italian electro /acid /disco /synthwave producer Grand Riviera – “Motel Casablanca” off V/A “Altered States Vol.4” EP soon on Sinchi                                                                                                                                          
  • Nantes-born/Bruxelles-based coldwave /psych /dark disco /queer slow techno producer, STRAPONTIN “Family Diner (Feon Dead Rat Salad Remix)” from upcoming “Sasnal Park” EP [Abstrack Records]                                                                             
  • Romanian based industrial /techno /electro producer Andrew Red Hand “Out Of Control” off upcoming V/A “Distortion Strategy Part 1” [Avoidant Records]                                                                                                             
  • Saint Petersburg-based eclectic psych trance electronic DJ/producer Konstantin Isayev (aka Volta Cab), aka  Rambal Cochet “Fatima Goes Wild” off “Volt Thrower” EP soon on Aspecto Humano                                          
  • Early 80s Amsterdam-based experimental /no wave /mutant disco /funk project of René van Rijn, Electric Party “Catwalk” from the retrospective vinyl 12″ collection plus unreleased tracks “Play” on Knekelhuis
  • Kosmiche /Acid House /Electronica /Disco /Leftfield Pop collaboration by BelgianJapanese artist Aili with Belgium’s producer Transistorcake, Aili x Transistorcake “Dansu” title track off upcoming 5-track EP “Dansu” on Eskimo Recordings.
  • Augsburg based house /acid /disco /techno producer Sedef Adasi “Gel Gidelim” from upcoming “Fantasy Zone” EP on Public Possession
  • Berlin-based ambient /Balearic /downtempo /nu-disco /house /techno producer Stephanos Pantelas, aka El Nino Diablo “Dorothea’s Rainbow (Perel Remix)” from “Dorothea’s Rainbow (The Remixes)” EP
  • Buenos Aires-based psychedelic /shamanic /tribal /downtempo /electronic project of Colombian producer Santiago Niño a.k.a HERMETICS “Coherance” off from “High Strangeness” EP on Optimo Music
  • French tribal /psych /ethnic /electronic musician, producer and Dj from Lille, Kubebe – “Sainte Rita” from “Candiru” EP on Hanzo & Yaman’s Belly Dance Services
  • Montreal, Canada IDM /drum & bass /glitch /breakbeat/electronic producer Le Perche Oreille “Endogene” from the upcoming “Hyver” EP on Billegal Beats
  • Venezia, Italy 60s/70s soundtracks /psychedelic/ industrial /ambient /drone /kosmische /krautrock /electronics Samuele Gottardello aka Blak Saagan “Ore 9: Attacco Al Cuore Dello Stato” from upcoming LP “Se Ci Fosse La Luce Sarebbe Bellissimo” on Maple Death Records and Kakakids records
  • Brussels experimental /ambient /deep techno /downtempo /electronic project of Tristan Boltz [Olorun] and Clément Davout [Adhémar], Aucuba Replica – “Urama” from “Flora Odyssey” LP (ST031) on Mexico City’s Secuencias Temporales
  • Finnish experimental /ambient /cinematic /minimal /synth /leftfield pop vocalist-synthesist Maria Rossi, aka CUCINA POVERA “Pullo” off “Lumme” album on Primordial Void                                                                           
  • Chicago, IL experimental /ambient /ethereal /drone /electronic collaboration by Natalie Chami (aka TALsounds) and Whitney Johnson (aka Matchess), aka DAMIANA “Sunken Lupine” from the upcoming LP “Vines” on Hausu Mountain Records
  • Philadelphia, Pa based, Baltimore, Md bred ambient /drone /piano /field recordings musician (member of Hotel Neon, Gray Acres, and Mordançage), Andrew Tasselmyer “Within” from the album “Piano Frameworks” on Disintegration State
  • Swansea, UK ambient project Horrid Hill “Helwick sands” from the EP “When several places close to the heart collide” (DAT / Digital Audio Tape) on Lavender Sweep Records
  • UK experimental /ambient /drone /electronic collaborative project of Alexander Caminada (aka Phonsonic), Andrew Heath and Simon McCorry, aka Konstruct “Oort Cloud” from the upcoming cassette album “Three (squared)” on Rusted Tone Recordings
  • ScottishIrish ambient electronic project of 4 musicians Conor Dalton, David Donaldson, Greame Reedie and Ian Maclennan, aka Island People “Luna” from the upcoming sophomore LP “II” on raster
  • Chicago-based ambient /drone /minimal /electronic producer Chicago Word Brigade “Erosion”                             

 

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