“Normally Lisbon-based, Sydney expat Raver’s Diary is Jorge Correia’s techno facing alias, where his CVU019 release tries to evoke fond memories of the city he was situated in. Through our early conversations with the artists, we managed to get a good sense of how important this city was to him, and how formational it was to his personality and his approach to music in general.
Relatively new to production, Saudade / Missing / Sydney EP is a generous display of what Correia is capable of, combining headspinning synth lines, chugging kicks, and sporadic percussion together with broader dubby & tool-like themes.”
“Identical to the sultry glimmer of springtide, Digital Family Vol. 10 has just arrived. Compiled by our beloved label managers, Alic, the sound of tomorrow is back!
Within the latest chapter of this illustrious selection you’ll find 11 previously unreleased originals: the purest amalgamation between Psytechno’s legendary veterans and super-promising newcomers alike. With music by OneShot, Chathura, Anyer Quantum, Psychoz, Joonmack, Decode Blue & Arnold From Mumbai, Musgolino, Skydel, Crennwiick & Adamson, Assem, and YACCO.
Dive deep underneath layers of polyphonic awesomeness, hefty beats and succulent creativity – all of this contained inside this ultimate Psychedelic Techno encyclopedia.”
“With ODrex Trip 044 we welcome another new artist to the family, Kaan Elitok with his EP titled Eleventh Floor. He brings us 4 powerful big room dancefloor feel tracks, with detroit techno and dub techno inspirations. Welcome to the Eleventh Floor, enjoy your stay!”
“There’s an Easel hiding somewhere… it’s inside the bassline. Inside a didgeridoo. Inside a techno track. And it’s bubbling.
Sneaky Weasel is a collection of 3 tracks made during the summer and marks some kind of comeback by Flembaz after a pandemic induced hiatus.
It’s gritty, it’s melodic and psychedelic. It’s one of our favorites.”
“With ODrex Trip 043 it’s a pleasure to release our own Moolsaasa with an album titled Formation. A selection of unreleased tracks from about 10-15 years ago that are freshly mastered. With a wide variety of different sounds, jams and approaches. Dub Techno, Acid House, Techno, Chill Out, Electro… It displays his versatility as producer and on the decks. We hope you enjoy this collection of old treasures we have dug up.
A Formation of memories and sounds.”
“Tim Susa’s sound on his recent album is as personal as its title, which marks the year of Tim Susa’s birth. His debut album 1982 seem to be no less than a monument, dedicated to his very personal journey through techno history. It is unmistakable that Tim’s heart beats especially for the heyday of dark shuffled techno throughout the 90s. Produced on a mix of analog and digital devices, the tracks revel in the sound of dancefloor legends like Dave Clarke, whose Red series seems to reminisce more than once on the album, Luke Slater or Gez Varley. The latter’s minimalist proto-anthem ‘Quo Vadis’ seems to resonate again and again, too. Like Tim, the tracks seem to feel most at home on dark, foggy and strobe lighted dancefloors. Moments of deepness keep popping up though, as tracks like ‘A Feather’ show, that reach already out into the current millennium. In a similar vein, the wonderfully industrial-tinged electro beats of ‘Leaf Blower’ spread a lot of industrial dancefloor confusion without having to resort to a straight bass drum. In between retrofuturism, history lessons and techno old school, 1982 always manages to simultaneously look ahead and make you want to go back in time.”
“The performance was improvised with a lot of force in one day. The preparation and follow-up required a large number of days. Music and the ideas to implement the project even took years. Broque Records is increasingly taking the path of combining different art forms and thus telling special stories. Stellaris is a clear commitment to the culture, a definite boost for an industry in lockdown.
Munich based Max Cavalerra is a long-time companion of Broque Records. When he played ‘Stellaris’ to label manager Christian Kausch, it was clear that this is a flash point for a special project. A different spin doctor brought Marie-Wilhelmine Anders as a remixer into the musical game – for the EP and the film project. The connection to classical music was made through contrabass player Diliana Tchervenkova. Her live interpretation became part of the film soundtrack.
Inspired by the music, now consisting out of three ‘Stellaris’ versions, the dancer Annelie Andre and the choreographer Anja Weber created a modern dance interpretation with live improvisation during the performance. The film is directed by Ben Blaskovic and shot in former concrete plant ‘Sugar Mountan’ in Munich. Nothing is prettied up – puddles, mud, dirt everywhere. Added to this is graffiti and the energy of movement and music.”