Tim Susa : Masquerade [BRQ130]

Masquerades is as fresh as a daisy and yet comes from a time when masks were not yet primarily perceived as life-saving protection against novel viruses. The EP actually approaches the topic from a completely different angle: the everyday play with roles, expectations and the escape from exactly those, e.g. the urge to dive into nameless anonymity. Our long-time companion Tim Susa negotiates the topic through five tracks, which are very down-to-earth and straightforward in a very traditional and authentic way. Whereas his production is as digital as it gets, all tracks feel analogue and get comfortable in the most diverse of sets. While ‘Swan’ floats in dreamy dub techno spheres, ‘Dentist’ and the title track ‘Masquerade’ remind in parts of Cobblestone Jazz-epics like ‘India in me’. ‘Owl’ waves enthusiastically to Gez Varley’s G-Man project lurking in the distance and ‘N?’ gives free rein to its playfulness, while the Kernel Existence remix of ‘Masquerade’ comes across as very dark yet functional. As different as the tracks may seem at first glance, there is an honest and deep techno sound underneath the multi-faceted surfaces, which inspires without any superfluous gimmicks.”

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Format: 6 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 15 May 2020
Style: Minimal, Techno

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Various : Naviar Haiku 18 [Haiku 18]

“This is the 18th compilation of music from the Haiku challenge: music made in response to a weekly assigned haiku poem.”

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Format: 16 x File, Compilation, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 18 Apr 2020
Style: Ambient, Drone

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Various : Morning Tools 2020 April [Sleep Is Commercial]

1. Fabrizio Frisan – Somewhere in the Oc 04:45
2. Agazzi – Hommage n.2 07:11
3. Daniele Papini & Tiberio Balatresi – Dram 05:54
4. Hubble – Earth 13:33
5. AF – Looking for you 08:15
6. Eraser – Sugar Insane 07:06
7. Francesco Assenza – Downstairs 08:51
8. Cem & Rg – Sunscreen 07:40
9. Akatana – Burn 05:56
10. Mod2 – Modul’air 07:38

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Format: 10 x File, Compilation, MP3, 320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 16 Apr 2020
Style: Minimal, Deep House, Ambient

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Irrationnel : Contre Les Ennemis Nocturnes [TEA_D008]

Tracklist:
1. La Chimie Amusante Est Explosive 01:52
2. Propagande Par L’Imparfait 01:16
3. Dans La Salle D’Attente 03:41
4. Musique Cubique 05:33
5. 2600 Hommes Nerveux 01:32
6. Pour Les Oeuvres De La Police (LBD40 Mix) 03:00
7. Contre Les Ennemis Nocturnes 05:01
8. Exploration Par Le Fond 03:43

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Format: 8 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 15 Apr 2020
Style: Experimental, Abstract, Ambient

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Ikosaeder : Exploratory [ODrex Trip 021]

“With ODrex Trip 021 we bring you a new artist to the label Ikosaeder‘s Exploratory, including 2 Twin Peetz & Moolsaasa remixes. Exploring grooves and dubby chords we travel into the universe of Ikosaeder. Let’s explore!”

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Format: 10 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 13 Apr 2020
Style: Dub Techno, Deep House

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Various : Nieuwe Electronische Waar 14 [NEW14]

“The 2020 selection for Nieuwe Electronische Waar, the most important talent development project for electronic music in the Eastern part of The Netherlands. A fine selection of eleven of this year’s most promising new production talents will be coached in producing tracks, perfoming live and business matters concerning a career in music. Nieuwe Electronische Waar also releases this compilation album, proudly presenting the best new electronic music from the Dutch provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland.

This year’s selection consists of Mallard, Fentom, Mansamadi, Fjaler, Presethead, Nobuka, Roel Zweers, Nerds With Acid, Mingvs, Hemisphere and Lost Verses.

All participants are offered a diverse, broad and personal development program, supported by partners and coaches from the Dutch electronic music scene. The acts will be assisted in producing and finishing their tracks, mastering music and other technical challenges. Participants focusing on live performance are linked to bookers and/or managers.

The Nieuwe Electronische Waar program also brings participants to network events such as Dance Fair, Muzikantendag, the Amsterdam Dance Event and other events. As part of Nieuwe Electronische Waar, this compilation album is released including tracks by each of the eleven participants. This compilation is available as a free download, on all relevant streaming channels and is promoted towards the international electronic music industry.”

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Format: 11 x File, Compilation, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 24 Mar 2020
Style: IDM, Experimental, Deep House, Minimal, Ambient

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Various : Bust Free 21 [BUSTFREE21]

“Ten years ago, Cold Busted launched a compilation series that’s become a trademark for the label. Bust Free spotlighted Cold Busted’s staple artists alongside new names, and, as a free download, was a gift to the label’s fans. Over seven years Bust Free produced an impressive 20 installments, charting the course for Cold Busted’s distinctive brand of laid back instrumental hip hop.

Now, after a three-and-a-half-year break, Bust Free is back. Bust Free 21 has the widest scope yet, with producers from nine countries representing Cold Busted’s growing international influence. Among the 16 artists on the comp are label favorites like Emapea, The Deli, Es-K, Mister T., and saib. And over the 15 tracks, they’re rubbing shoulders with newer names such as Mr. Goldenfold, West MAAD, Sebastian Fraye, and B0nds. The selection is diverse and strong, coming together in a sonic ride that will equally please DJs, beat-heads, and the ‘music for studying’ crowd. These vibes are exceptional, top to bottom.

Like others in the series, Bust Free 21 is available as a free Bandcamp download. This installment of Bust Free is also issued on cassette and vinyl, each format limited to 100 copies.

Tracklisting was put together by Key. Side A was A to G. Side B was F to A. It’s flows nicely.”

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Format: 15 x File, Compilation, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 6 Apr 2020
Style: Downtempo, Funk, Instrumental Hip-Hop, Trip Hop

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Hyper Wizard UFO Cult – High Frequency Altar [JUNTED046]

Tracklist:
1. 4th Dimension Triangle 03:58
2. Take Me for a Ride (feat. YungMachoMom) 04:39
3. High Frequency Altar 03:23
4. Infinite Concept of Cosmic Creation 06:24

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Format: 4 x File, EP, MP3, 320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 5 Apr 2020
Style: Electro, Detroit Techno

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Pretty Girl Science : K’s War on Teens [JUNTED045]

Tracklist:
1. 1 08:00
2. 2 06:20
3. 3 08:03

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Format: 3 x File, EP, MP3, 320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 1 Apr 2020
Style: Detroit Techno, Ambient

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Martin Schmitz – Gedanken [NooXCIX]

“With Gedanken, Martin Schmitz comes up with two pre-Corona DIY analog jams in DJ friendly extra length. The days and nights will come, when we see each other again, going to clubs or restaurants and having a good time together. But in the meantime, we better keep the distance and act responsibly to flatten the curve.

If you like the music, feel free to download the EP for free and play it loud at home, in your live stream or the next skype party. But if you want to spend some extra cash on the music, we will forward every single Euro to the United Nations Refugee Agency – and double that amount!”

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Format: 2 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 29 Mar 2020
Style: IDM, Minimal

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