Forest Drive West has been on a roll lately. With releases on Rupture LDN, Appian Sounds and Peverelist’s Livity Sound, the UK DJ/producer has been showcasing a versatile scope and talent with sounds veering from blistering, break-laden jungle to murky dub.
Mexico’s Infinite Machine label has bring a prolific powerhouse of boundary pushing, percussive techno, EBM and experimental sounds since launching in 2011. With previous releases from Bwana (Nathan Micay), Liar and Troy Gunner to name but a few, the label’s reach is wide and consistently champions emerging producers from across the globe.
The first techno record played entirely by robots has been made by award-winning engineer and media artist Moritz Simon Geist, AKA Sonic Robots.
In a fittingly logical fashion, the full album is entitled 'Robotic Electronic Music', and has been produced by Andi Thoma of decade-spanning electronic outfit Mouse On Mars. It's slated for release on 16th November, with a preceding EP dropping in October.
Ancient Methods is reviving his eponymous label for the first time since 2013 on 21st September with the release of his debut LP ‘The Jericho Records’.
Intended to act as a “prequel” of sorts to the seven conceptual and biblically themed releases that preceded it, ‘The Jericho Records’ features 14-tracks of typically ferocious, enveloping and noisy techno.
The album contains several guest features including dark experimental artist Prurient, Regis, King Dude, Cindytalk, Orphx.
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.
Spanish techno trailblazer Paula Cazenave will release her new EP, Crazy Trip,’ on her own Combine Audio label on 24th September.
A regular DJ on the Spanish techno circuit as well as across Europe, Cazenave has curated a formidable reputation for her high-octane, incendiary productions and this release provides a brash reminder of that while also bringing some breaks and electro flair into the mix.
Breakthrough Copenhagen DJ Courtesy has announced the launch of her new label Kulør, with the first release focussing entirely on local talent.
The debut release on Kulør – which translates to “colourful” in Danish – features 10 club ready cuts from Copenhagen-based producers including Sugar, Schacke, Repro, IBON and more.
Kolsch is down to play a mammoth ten hour set in Belgium, locking in from 10PM - 8AM for his label IPSO's party at Antwerp venue Waagnatie on Saturday 8th December.
News of the 4,000 capacity session follows the release of a new three-track EP from the Danish producer and DJ, which includes the Beatport HYPE chart-topping single 'Hal' featuring Canadian luminary Tiga.
“You could mistake me as an older guy who is already past his best times,” says Chris Liebing, who is 50 in December. And he’s right: it would be easy to write the German off as another big room techno DJ who is simply going through the motions. But he is anything but. As well as constantly innovating in the DJ booth with a setup more befitting a teenage computer game obsessive, he’s also about to release the best album of his career, and it’s not one you would expect.
Robin Stewart and Harry Wright have built a reputation on their vivacious, fast-paced live shows contorting industrial techno with noise and plenty of distortion. But don’t get it twisted, Giant Swan are not an act to be shoehorned into genres or sub- genres. Their first exposure was playing live with the band The Naturals; a guitar-led four-piece that they’re still very much committed to.