WL//WH Weekly Electronic Music Tips

Weekly Electronic Music Tips – November #45-21

photo by Cindy Chou

  • Sonidos Subterraneos | Episode 102 | CRYING SKIES |                                                                                         

Latvia‘s electronic programmer, composer and DJ Aivis Stepāns, inspired by postmodernism in industry and urban matters, solid thoughts in new cultures and real futurism, with several releases under his belt on labels such as Detriti Records, OSM tapes, Analogue Texture Records and more, relentlessly explores the most vibrant and hypnotic realms of EBM, Electro, Techno and Industrial.

  • Greek industrial /electro /dark electronics artist Boris Barksdale “Mind Over Matter” title track from upcoming LP “Mind Over Matter” on UK’s Natural Sciences

First preview from the forthcoming debut album by Greek industrial-flecked electro experimentalist. Intense and ominous deep bass throbs drive treacherous subliminal states through the mind’s eye of dancefloor wanderings, to layer hypnotic, repetitive vocal distortions eliciting paranoid obsessions with scratchy, disjointed outbursts, sinister, dramatic synth stabs, warm spatial expansions, and stacked, grasping broken beats to infuse a ferocious bombardment of mass media misinformation with an alternate headspace of fearful oppression.

  • Turkish experimental /ambient /electronic producer, singer and DJ (aka Sunfear and 1/2 of Glaukos) based in Istanbul, Eylül Deniz “A Light And Dust Night”                                                                                     

Obscure, dense and gravelly droning magma flows ceremonially, pierced by deep drops of blinding lights and slow sharp scorching frequencies, slowly evolving through an increasingly obsessive pulsing of cosmic synth chords cut by twinkling and blazing keys in a dilated sequence of hallucinated visions that follow one another in a disturbing and immersive ‘dust and light’ night without end.    

  • Jakarta, Indonesia acid /psych /techno /Balearic /house /cosmic disco music project by DJ/ Producer/ Remixer Gerhan Ferdinal, aka KOMODO “Vanquished Angst” from upcoming EP “Mirror Claws” on Viscera Transmissions

A stalwart of the Indonesian dance music scene DJ/Producer/Remixer out of Jakarta returns with his KOMODO project to deliver his trademark psychedelic cosmic sound with a touch of Balearic, jazz and acid, casting an interstellar spacey trip toned in smouldering and groovy vibes. Energetic, ritual, visceral textures weave burning psychedelic string vibrations through an intoxicating flow of wavy, swaying keyboard melodies, crispy percussions, and jiggly, undulating bassline grooves whilst scorching guitar stabs and mindbending twinkling chords hypnotize in-depth defying rotations to evoke feelings of distant exotic, time travelling locations drenched in digging groovy rhythms and wavering hypnotic hallucinations to open heady connections with delightful dancefloor desires.

  • Jal., Mexico experimental /library/ambient /kraut /psych /electronic musician Joel Vandroogenbroeck “New Wave Rock” from the album “Far View” on Drag City Rec.                                                                                      
  • Swiss IDM /funk /kraut /cosmic instrumental six piece from Geneva, L’Eclair “Timbacrack” from “Confusions” LP on Les Disques Bongo Joe
  • Italian experimental cosmic synth electronic producer Vale Budino, aka Budino – “Venus In Crime” from V/A “Fundraiser | Indigenous Peoples” compilation [Oddysee]
  • Berlin-based German experimental ambient /deep techno /synth electronic producer, DJ and live performer Marco Freivogel, aka Prequel Tapes “No More Ignorance” from V/A “Utopia Vanished: From Enslavement to Reiteration” on VEYL
  • Rotterdam based experimental /acid /noise /techno project of Puck Schot AKA Acidic Male “Possessive” from “Merci / Possessive” single
  • London based experimental industrial techno producer (aka Severin Black and former member of Fat White family), NAPE “Microdosing” from the upcoming cassette album “Ten Tonne Angel” on PSYCHIC LIBERATION 
  • Danish dungeon synth /dark electronic /synthwave /kosmische artist Offermose “Sjælens Ruin (IV Horsemen Remix)” from “Jordens Åbne Sår” EP
  • Brighton, UK based Scottish techno /industrial /electro producer Kutkh Jackdaw – “Fire Away”
  • L.A. EBM /industrial /techno /dark electronic /darkwave duo Black Light Odyssey “Assume Kontrol” from “Kontrol” EP
  • Tbilisi based EBM /Techno /Punk Electronics DJ/producer Ladouka Ninua, aka OTHR “Get Drilled” from the upcoming “Deltoid” EP on KHIDI
  • Greek EBM /industrial techno /dark electronic producer from Athens, MORAH “Eos Tin Akri Tou Ouranou” from upcoming DIY cassette LP “Bizarre Beauty” (plus a limited 5-track Vinyl EP 12” on Filmmaker‘s Body Musick label)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  • Italian EBM /Industrial /Electro /Techno DJ and producer VITTORIO DI MANGO “Nothing Else (SARIN Remix” from debut LP “Extrema Ratio” on X-IMG.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota electro-industrial act RETCON “Rotor” (Single) on Manual Control Records
  • French EBM /Post-punk /Synth Wave /Electronic duo Fontaine SMC – “Judgement Day” off of upcoming “I Was A Soldier” EP 12″ [Raw Culture].                                                                                                                           
  • Paris, French EBM /industrial techno producer Pierre Berge Cia – “Plastic Devotion (Endless Nothing Remix)” from upcoming “Plastic Devotion” EP [Tjalk Records]                                                                                                   
  • Thessaloniki based French Ambient /EBM /Industrial /Dark Electronics producer George McCall, aka Alpha Sect “Sacred Beliefs (Trenton Chase Remix)” off upcoming “Dark Rituals” LP [Soil Records]                                         
  • Hamburg, Germany industrial /EBM /minimal synth /electro wave producer Johannes Haas, aka (Love, Fist, Tears) L.F.T. “Feuer Auf Dem Berg” from [MNQ 149] “Salz” LP on Mannequin Records
  • Berlin/Stuttgart, German disco /kraut /synth-pop /new wave /electronic duo, Pola Women “Disco Disco” from “Disco Disco” EP on Rework’s Exlove label
  • Russian Industrial /Techno /Dark Electro project Revizia “Nightmare” single
  • Italian experimental /industrial /acid /techno DJ-producer, 1/2 of Brutal Casual, part of Witches Are Back collective and Acid Boiler Coalition label head from Rome, LADY MARU “Destroy Power” from new “Distorted Peace” [LP] on Diffuse Reality Records
  • Warsaw industrial /rave /acid /techno producer SEPT “Sensation Seeker” from [VNR046] “Sensation Seeker” EP on voxnox
  • Moroccan born Amsterdam resident and Leyla Records chief industrial techno producer Chafik Chennouf, aka CASKO “Premiss” from the EP ” No Solid Argument” soon on Leyla Records                                            
  • London, UK Industrial/Acidcore/Hardcore Techno Italian producer High Speed Violence “Mental Infection” 
  • Swiss drum & bass /acid /techno /synth-punk eclectic DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist Anissa Todesco, aka Amygdala “CDA18052” from upcoming cassette album “Mental Floss” on UK’s Acid Waxa
  • Rotterdam‘s experimental/bass/techno/electro producer (aka Conforce, Hexagon, Silent Harbour), Versalife “Shift Levels” from upcoming V/A “Dark Planet” on AVOIDANT
  • Legendary Detroit‘s ghetto-tech /electro producer (aka DJ Nasty aka 313 Bass Mechanics aka Digitek), Detroit’s Filthiest ‘Failure 2 Launch’ from his forthcoming EP “Fight to the Finish” on Leipzig’s Defrostatica Records.                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Kyiv, Ukraine acid /techno /breakbeat /electro DJ-Producer, member of Criminal Practice promo-group and label, Roma Khropko “Eyes Of You” from the EP “Rhythm Equations I”
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands cosmic /kraut /psych /electronic duo Spill Gold – “Highway Hypnosis (topomonti Remix)”
  • US/Germany cosmic disco electronic collaboration between NYC‘s Tim Sweeney and Frankfurt Am Main‘s Phillip Lauer aka T&P – “Dance to T&P”
  • Saint Petersburg eclectic psych Goa trance electronic DJ/producer Konstantin Isayev (aka Volta Cab), Rambal Cochet “Leptis Magna” from “Enter The Infinite” EP on Wrong Era
  • Amsterdam based Italo disco /psych /cosmic disco Italian producer Daniele Labbate (aka Daniel Monaco), aka Disco Mortale – “Cathedral (Aurum Miles Remix)” from “Cathedral” EP (ESTH030) on Esthetique Records
  • Brittany techno /house /dark disco producer Blutch – “Poplar (Jennifer Cardini & Damon Jee Remix)” off “Poplar Remixes” EP [Astropolis Records]
  • Marseille based funk /dark disco /downtempo mysterious producer known as DJ STEEF, aka FRED BERTHET Feat. Eva Jeanne “Teddy Bear (Original Mix)” from “Curly Room” EP on Boite Music Records
  • Mexico-based Argentinian indie dance producer Cali Burton – “ Feeling (Favio Inker Remix)” from “Sine Qua Non” EP [Slow Cycle].                                                                                                                                                              
  • French electronic /dark disco /indie dance producer Damon Jee “Horizon” upcoming on Roam Recordings      
  • Grenoble, French nu-disco /indie dance producer Endrik Schroeder – “ Same Day (Original Mix)” off “Same Day” EP on Beartrax’s Melodize                                                                                                                                  
  • Berlin based electro space /indie dance electronic collaboration between artist/singer Utopyk Jones and Argentinian producer El Fulminador, Utopyk & El Fulminador “Ia (Freudenthal Remix)” [Fulmen]                                  
  • Belfast-based indie dance /dark disco producer and promoter Steve Boyd aka Cyence – “Breakout (Tronik Youth Remix)” from “Drone Wars” EP on NEIN Records                                                                                            
  • Guatemalan acid /tribal /disco /electronic producer and co-founder of the Sonido Moderna collective, Fabio Me Llaman Soltero – “Culpable De Tus Lagrimas (Original Mix)” [Playground Records / Secret Potions #014]               
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina IDM /breakbeat /downtempo /electronic musician-remixer-producer Franco Colombo, aka BTB “It’s not enough” from “Commphlex” EP on No Me Escucho Records
  • Del Mar, CA ambient /experimental techno electronic musician, film composer, recording artist, Auxiliary label owner, James Clements aka ASC “Exulansis” from the upcoming LP “Defiance” on HORO
  • Liverpool, UK experimental /ambient /chamber music /electro-acoustic artist Andrew PM Hunt, aka DIALECT “Opal” from upcoming “Keep Going… Under” EP on RVNG Intl.
  • Kyiv, Ukraine ambient /drone /electronic solo-project of Oleksiy Sakevych, aka Endless Melancholy “Neon Lights” title track from the new EP “Neon Lights” on Valley View Records
  • Los Angeles based experimental /post-punk /ambient /Tehrangeles pop project, Post California “Soleil of Persian Square” from “Soleil of Persian Square” on Anywave Records
  • Iranian IDM /Ambient /Glitch /Electronic computer musician and sound artist based in Tehran, Hesam Ohadi, aka IDLEFON “Sweet Sungazings” from the new album “COLDSTREAM” on n5MD
  • Ambient /post-rock /shoegaze /drone /ethereal /neo-classical collaboration between Spanish ambient experimental composer Pepo Galán and Australian dream-pop vocalist and musician Karen Vogt, aka GALÁN / VOGT “Opa” from the album “The Sweet Wait”
  • Malmö industrial /ambient /esoteric /ethereal folk music project from 55 Cancri e & Sunwald, Somnia Liberos “Sinnerlig” from “Sår” EP on Skörd
  • Ambient /drone /ethereal /electronic collaboration between UK producer Dennis Huddleston (aka 36) and prolific Japan-based sound artist Duenn, 36 & Duenn “Dark Cities” from the album “Distance As Power” on Past Inside the Present (PITP
  • Tbilisi, Georgia ambient /drone /abstract /electronic project of Tornike Karchkha, aka Mess_Montage “Visions Divine” from the album “The Garden of Earthly Lights” on Shimmering Moods Records
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan based ambient artist and co-founder of Past Inside the Present label, Isaac Helsen “Burning House” title track from the upcoming new LP “Burning House” on EL Muelle Records
  • Gloucestershire, UK ambient /experimental /drone /neo-classical cellist and composer Simon McCorry “Seeking Light” from the album “The Illusion of Beginnings and Endings” on Whitelabrecs

Photo by Harry Callahan