Denis Sulta has launched a new imprint of his Sulta Selects label in the form of Silver Service. First up on the new branch is Berlin-based former Belfast club stalwart Cromby, who delivers three peak time club huts that cast a devoted eye to classic house and electro sounds forms.
Ellen King has been at the forefront of Ireland’s ever-changing electronic music community for a couple of years now.
Both within and outside the crucial conversation around representation, ELLLL is pointedly aware of the challenges and changes that still must be confronted in the Irish scene.
In case you weren’t aware, Sheffield’s Central Processing Unit (CPU) is one of our favourite UK labels here at DJ Mag HQ. Since launching in 2012, the label has time and again knocked it out of the park with its releases, effortlessly fusing incendiary electro, industrial techno and UK bass styles with the city’s influential Bleep sound.
Marshall Applewhite describes his sound as “Detroit Sludge”.
Crafting a style that is indebted to his hometown’s bassy and industrial electro legacy, the illusive DJ/producer has released under numerous monikers (OktoRed, Cocky Balboa, Star Machine and Secret Shower) on numerous labels including Detroit Underground, How To Kill and Clan Destine. With a slew of releases on his own labels YoSucka! and Junted as well, the producer has been nothing if not prolific in recent years, always delivering with a style that is harrowing, hypnotic and irresistable.
Helena Hauff has dropped two new tracks from her forthcoming album, 'Qualm', which arrives next Friday, 3rd August, via Ninja Tune.
The Hamburg-based electro and techno DJ and producer has shared 'Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg' and 'It Was All Fields Around Here When I Was A Kid'. These follow tasters of 'Qualm' and 'Qualms', which we got our hands on in June, both of which also feature on the new record— her first full-length outing in almost three years.
Sydney-based electro engineer Jensen Interceptor has been ferociously drift driving on our radar for a while now. When we caught up with the producer last year just after he released some killer releases on Boysnoize Records and Sheffield’s Central Processing Unit we were frankly blown away by the combination of futuristic and retro influences utilised in making his heady, petrol doused industrial cuts.
SOPHIE's debut album has been confirmed. 'Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides' will land next Friday 15th June.
Three of her singles— 'Ponyboy', 'Faceshopping' and 'It's OK To Cry'— arrived last year on Transgressive Records, all of which will appear on the forthcoming long player, carried by the same imprint.
Claude VonStroke is releasing the first ever Dirtybird live album— a recording of his set from Movement in Detroit, appropriately titled 'Claude VonStroke: Live In Detroit'.
A native to the city and regular player at the event, the man in question closed out the festival's main Saturday night this year, an honour he evidently took very seriously. Scores of new work were signed and cleared in the months leading up to the occasion, winding up with almost 150 tunes available for use.
Minimal Violence is a punk band. Sort of. Born from Vancouver’s underground punk community out of an eagerness to mix records as well as play in bands, the duo of Ashlee Luk and Lida P have clung to the DIY and outsider ethos of their scene with resolute talons since coming together in 2015. It is in the rawness of their roots that the appeal of their incendiary electronics lies.
“I definitely think we have evolved to a significantly heavier place than we started,” Luk tells DJ Mag. “Which is funny since it has always been such punk approach from the beginning but maybe from a softer angle.
And it is, as expected, the artists who defy traditional structures that Minimal Violence are kindred with. The pair, along with Josh Rose and Spencer Davis of Vancouver post-punk outfit Cowards, formed Sacred Sound Club as a response to the lack of experimental electronic and dance music events taking place in the city. It has since expanded, with a new wave of experimental, DIY electronic outfits and collectives rising with it.
Luk still plays in her dark punk band lié (she’s on guitar and vocals) and is precise when specifying the links she finds between the clamorous spirit of that outlet and the more dancefloor-ready edge of Minimal Violence.