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Mix: Anodyne and Threnody for Electronic Explorations

Time for another nod over to Rob Booth’s exemplary electronica podcast Electronic Explorations. This session sees contributions from Anodyne and Threnody. Anodyne of course have recently returned to the lime light in 2010 with LP “Corrosion” and  this year have seen releases on Ear Worm, Combat Recordings and we also look forward to more to follow on Psychonavigation and Acroplane (the latter due at the end of the summer).

Head over to EE now to stream and download this episode.  

And here to get The Empires EP out today on Combat Recordings.

Coming Soon: BBII – Fresh 005 (Fresh Up)

Edmx’s new imprint continues releasing divine synth funk oddities with this fith release from an anonymous act currently calling themselves BBII. It’ll be available to buy on strictly limited edition 45rpm singles on Monday 20th June.

BBII are a mysterious all-star session group gathered from the four corners of London to compose and record funky disco and soundtrack gems.

“Red Giant” is an italo-ish chugging electronic disco number with chunky synthpop drums and library melodies, plus a cold breakdown. 

“Car Chase” sees more of the BBII musicians backing up squealing synths in a 70s cop show funk jam. Plenty of Rhodes, Clav and Moog as well as nice funky percussion playing and police siren fx.

FRESH005 samples by EDMX

Out Now: Toob – Chromaphon (Process Recordings)

Toob are back following on from their last album on Process Recordings with this four track EP drawing in even more influences to their already intricate sound. It’s stunning stuff so much to listen to and evidence of fine craftmanship from Rich Thair and Jakeone who have definitely set out their own niche sound as Toob. 

They’re are also giving away the fourth track from this EP “Harmonic Ping” from their website go grab yours here

Chromaphon EP by Toob

Out Now: Enabl.ed -The Perfect Provider Remixes EP (Concrete Plastic)

Brighton’s Concrete Plastic follow up Dez Williams fantastic release with a remix EP of Enabl.ed’s Dips33 from earlier this year that is full of acousticly delightful bleeps and blips we’ve now come to expect from the label. Listen to the previews below also watch out for exm releasing his debut EP on the label later this month, previews are also available on the label’s Soundcloud.  

The perfect Provider Remixes EP by Concrete Plastic

Out Now: Bracket – Spilt Cider EP (Brackout)

This is the third release from Brackout, the label set up to release the legacy left behind by great guy and a great talent, Ben [B]racket. 

All three tracks are strong and ready for the dancefloor, kicking off with Damage Limitation whipping it with snares and high hats and a stepping bassline into Unrequited with Lisa Stansfield vocal I know has got some divided but I think works really well finishing with this Spewis Vs. Bass Invaders remix.

Available to buy now via Rubadub

BRACKOUT03 by bracket

Mix: Rob Hall – appendix a. new shirt? may 2011

Rob Hall has become my favourite DJ without me ever actually seeing him DJ. Here in this mix are a fair few tunes I’m familiar with others not, but put together in a way that keeps energy in the music and also a way that builds on the existing beats playing around and making something new in the mix. 

A few words from Rob about the background of this mix:

i find it hard to believe that 3 years have passed since i completed my 12 month mix series marathon.

in that time i have published a number of sets recorded in a live / club / festival environment but i could no longer resist the urge to complile a studio based mix in the vein of the series.

in fact, this will be the first in a number of ‘appendix’ additions to the original 12 chapter story. i’m not promising the regularity of output that i achieved in 2007/2008, but i can say that it won’t be 3 years till the next one!

the set, entitled ‘new shirt?’ comprises recent purchases and some other tracks that have made a significant impression on me in the last 3 years, and i’ve tried mostly not to cover the same ground that i’ve already put forward in the interim live recordings.

Appendix A. New Shirt? May 2011. by robdashhalldotcodotuk

null027: ROY OF THE RAVERS

As The Centrifuge goes from strength to strength with their agency, their original ethos to find and develop burgeoning electronica producers prevails. Roy of the Ravers is an original Centrifuge artist from their mutual birthplace of Nottingham and is making his own way developing a sound based on vintage acid house with a decisively analogue approach. His first EP, 2010 Annual bore stripped back acid house tracks that have filled out in his latest release for The Centrifuge, Green Irish Tweed LP where melodic synth lines come into play. 

This live hardware set, recorded for null+void, shows Roy of the Ravers at his most diverse building to a heavy techno ending and of course full of 303 goodness throughout.