Teutonic Kaboom hails from the fair north like many good people, and since 2007 she has had releases on Bass Gun, Data Trace and her recent remix of Ion Driver on Digital Distortions has been driving me mad. Her sound is of distortion charged rough cuts of bass with no holding back mixing between electro, 2-step and techno. To next catch Charlotte live you have to head to Manchester in May to check out the party she’s hosting with Data-Trace head Glover as part of FutureEverything festival featuring Plex’s Strepsil and one of my current favourite producers Dead Sound.


  • Isaac Himself – Dad’s Garage [Myuzyk]
  • Guchon – Midnight Blossom [Matine Records] 
  • Mad-Tek – Micro Riddim VIP [Digital Distortions] 
  • Milanese – Disclosure (instrumental) [Planet Mu] 
  • Loops Haunt – Impact Omnihammer [Black Acre] 
  • Joker – Purple City [Kapsize]
  • Dexplicit – Alien [DXP Recordings] 
  • Joris Voorn – Addict [Wolfskuil Records] 
  • Ion Driver – bBRobot (teutonic kaboom remix) [digital distortions] 
  • Mazzula – Partisan [forthcoming data- trace] 
  • Teutonic Kaboom – rhubarb [bass gun records] 
  • Mazzula – owd skool remix [unreleased] 
  • These Are Powers – World Class Peoples (Cosmetic Mix) [RVNG Recordings] 
  • Zighix – Sinnessjuka Människor (teutonic kaboom and cynthia stern’s remix) [unreleased] 
  • Teutonic Kaboom – Shrewsbury Steppa [WIDE Records] 
  • Trode – Keep Going [WIDE Records] 
  • Squire of Gothos – Bounty Ice Cream (Cryogenix Supaskank Remix) [off me nut records] 
  • Claro intelecto – delete [modern love]
  • Franz Kirmann Piano Interrupted


    Piano Interrupted is a beautiful embient electronica track, lead by a playful piano loop interrupted by drone bass and clickety clackety glitch. It’s available to buy now on limited editino 7 inch from Lobe Records.

    Also I really like this mix that Francois has done, I’ve played with him a couple of times at SUPERDISCO but this is very different. It’s very cut up and quirky techno starting off brooding and dark then still staying dark but rocking at the end getting quite fucked up in places. I really like hearing DJ mixes by producers whose material isn’t made for the dancefloor who aren’t always thinking of the dancefloor like I can be when listening to music too often. (Tracklist is on his Soundcloud)


    FJKIRMANN latenightmix 130410 by Franz Kirmann

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    Listen to more on Franz’s Soundcloud.

    He also has his EP Little Baby Eyes available to download free in high quality via bandcamp.

    Chordata Interview + Mix


    I’ve recently started speaking with and listening to Glasgow based electro producers such as Galaxian who has provided a glorious 72.99 minutes of dark sounds that have even reached across to DJ Stingray in Detroit. Similarly from Glasgow, Chordata is embracing hardware sounds and recently posted a first live mix online (above), following a debut release for Militant Science. We speak to the Glasgow based producer casting some light on the emerging producer carrying a passionate torch for real electro.

    N+V: Where are you from and Where do you live?

    C: I’m originally from the north east of Scotland, middle of nowhere really but one of the most beautiful parts of the world. I’ve lived in Glasgow now for ten years and I love it here. Its such an inspiring city and has a real rugged beauty to it considering how industrial it is.

    N+V: What is the electronic music environment like there? has it influenced your work?

    C: I think the city itself inspires me most. The architecture and the people are some of the most unique in the world.

    The scene here is very changeable, it used to be amazing for really good electro and banging techno nights, and I know that there are still loads of die hard fans putting on great nights but they’re just not getting the attention they used to. A lot of people seem to be getting into house and garage and music/’genres’ that I’m really not feeling. There’s nothing me and my boyfriend (Espee) love more than sitting in with a couple of bottles of ‘fine’ wine and listing to amazing music from both the legends and quality new artists we keep finding, and ‘occasionally’ our own.

    N+V: How long have you been making music for?

    I started playing classical piano when I was old enough to walk, but I’m really rusty now from lack of practice, I used to play guitar too but I was never really that good. Then I started making electro about 6 years ago. Just messing about at first really, venting my own frustrations and emotions through just making noises and mad beats.

    N+V: What inspired you to start?

    C: I’ve always been obsessed with music. When I was younger I started off listening to a lot of classical music which is so magical and inspiring, I loved old bands, old school rave and electro and all kinds of music (even a bit of trance which I sadly admit to) and I was just fascinated by how it was made. I just stumbled into making electro and found myself so inspired by all the amazing artists out there that I just kept going.

    N+V: What’s your set up?

    C: I started making music on FL3 but I’ve finally moved up to FL9 and just started using Deckadance although I’m still getting the hang of it. I have loads of random instruments lying round the flat I always mean to hook up but never get round to. Eventually me and Steven (Espee) plan to set up a studio and sync up all the odds and ends we have and make mad music, I’ve even got an old Hammond Organ which makes beautiful sounds, it’ll happen one day I hope.

    N+V: What releases do you have coming up?

    C: I’ve just had an E.P. out on Militant Science and I have to take a moment to thank Paul Blackford because if it wasn’t for his support and advice I wouldn’t be where I am now.
    I’ve hopefully got a couple of E.P.s coming out on Napalm Enema Records, Militant Science and a track in a free compilation on a french label called Pavillon36Recordings although I’ve got a lot of work to do first.

    N+V: Who are your greatest influences and how do they influence you?

    That’s such a hard one. I’d have to say number one would be my mum. She can play nearly every instrument and listening to her play the piano while I was growing up was a huge influence. I always loved dark, nasty melodies which is why I was drawn to my next influence. Which has to be Richard D James, the man’s a genius I don’t even need to say anymore. After that Drexciya (and all their pseudonyms), Espee/Soundex Phonetic (I’m not being biased here but the new material he’s working on is on is sounding incredible)
    I know I’m going miss loads out but Lory D, UR, Rob Hall, Rephlex, Warp, Letroset, The Doubtful Guest, all the Militant Science artists (particularly Chromia) and so many of the talented artists coming out of Glasgow at the moment are a constant influence.

    Baconhead Soap EP For Acroplane


    Acroplane Recordings “for cash” are on a roll this year following up Dead Sound’s massive No Faith release with Baconhead‘s Soap EP. It’s the debut release for the new hip hop bass collaboration between Ebola and Autobee tearing it up with seriously bass heavy distorted skanks while Zan Lyons provides an epic broody remix.

    Check out the preview mix above and expect this release being available to buy in digital stores in May.

    The Centrifuge Present Acid Futures

    The Centrifuge are gearing up for  their biggest releases yet compiling 32 tracks over two volumes with contributions from The Doubtful Guest, Tudor Acid, Cursor Miner and Global Goon to name but a few and the launch party is in Berlin in the last Saturday of May. The first volume will be able to buy on a limited edition CD from the launch party first and will also be made available by CD for download in June. You can listen to most of it below in the Soundcloud player below.

    The most recent Centrifuge releasee Herv is also playing at the party and features on the comp. His Gang Moulded EP is one of my favourites of the year mixing up hardcore rave and acid, and it also comes with a very sleazy remix by Scrubber Fox that I can’t stop listening to.



    Vol I
    1. Cane – Non-Fiction (credit)
    2. Tudor Acid – Robot Cowboy Rides A Robot Horse
    3. Chevron – Fasilides
    4. Herv – Northern Soulless
    5. Tom Yaxley – Ambienty (Carl Brown ’92 Cornwall Mix)
    6. Cursor Miner – Millions Of Frogs
    7. Helico Bacter & My Gloomy Machine – Part III (Kill Ref Glitchacido RMX)
    8. Atlas Moth – Okley Sodom
    9. Automatic Tasty – Blush Response
    10. Scrubber Fox – Futurestrasse
    11. brokeBust – The Ballad of Frank Olson
    12. Myoptik – Acid Combing
    13. Quip – t0chre
    14. Mr Nibbles feat. NeuTek – 303EMU
    15. Robot for Brains – This Is Life
    16. th’idiot – Korg Duet

    VOl II
    17. Roy of the Ravers – Acid Hors D’Oeuvre
    18. The Gasman – Pepsin Esters
    19. The Doubtful Guest – 180 Bassup
    20. Odan – Trade Union Acid
    21. Automatic Tasty – Ramekin Junket
    22. Exillon – SWA1
    23. JK – HK2
    24. Global Goon – MAKEmE
    25. Oxynucid – Cohort
    26. Phlex – Graffiti
    27. Rival Consoles – Agenda
    28. Vertical67 – Last Shades Acid
    29. 5k3k51 – Workq Kernteturn518
    20. NeuTek – Orinoco
    31. The Weather Channel – Weather Channel 4
    32. Oxynucid – WATMM Wedding (Ursa’s WATMM Funeral Remix)


    Acid Futures by The Centrifuge 

    null016: TUDOR ACID

    This is the set that Richard Wigglesworth prepared for his Tudor Acid set at The Foundry last Saturday, available for you in wav. As we heard in null004 a shift in sound as he set about recording album Merri Portland again we get to hear the new direction for his next album The Wrong Side Of Day where he is bringing out the elements of beats, club and ambience together.

    This won’t be arriving until the end of 2010 or even 2011 in the mean time he has a track on The Centrifuge’s forthcoming acid compilation and the Tudor Acid 304 Remixes vinyl out in shops tomorrow with the Radioactive Man and Luke Vibert.

    Null016: Tudor Acid by Null+Void on Mixcloud

    Paul Blackford Set For Scan One’s Lost Tapes

    Paul Blackford did this blinding guest mix for Scan One’s show on Ill FM. Still not much compares to his set at the null+void / Centrifuge party. Great series with previous guests including Point B and Broken Note. The sets are nicely archived on the Myspace page.

    Download here. (if this link expires check back to the Myspace)

    1. Aliensextoy – ES 0722A (Militant Science)
    2. Torq – Space Drifter (Napalm Enema)
    3. Synth Alien – Spectral Attack (Militant Science)
    4. Aux 88 – Tom Tom Beats (Submerge)
    5. DJ Skurge – Electrocuture (Un..derground Resisitance)
    6. Orlando Voorn – Killmode (Submerge)
    7. The Exaltics – Wont Back (SOM)
    8. Galaxian – Warhead (Militant Science)
    9. Spinks vs Kalbata – Contact Jerusalem
    10. Melojik – MEtro (Militant Science)
    11. Sound Synthesis – Bass Maze (Militant Science
    12. The Exaltics – The Truth (SOM
    13. Paul Blackford – FFS (Militant SciencE)
    14. EDMX Bass Freak (Breakin’)
    15. ECMX – Tech One (Breakin’)
    16. DJ Digital – I Am Morpheus (Twilight 76)
    17. The Infiltrator – They Will NEver Know (Underground Resisitance)
    18. D Force – Original Bad Boy (Slammin Vinyl)

    Plex @ Extract Festival, Leeds

    This July Leeds promoters Detatched are throwing a 15 hour techno festival with null+void’s friends Plex hosting the 3rd room.

    The line up is huge, and tickets are just £20 / £25, doors 5pm and the event runs until 8am Sunday morning.

    Tickets are available to buy from the website


    OCTAVE ONE – LIVE [430 west – usa]
    DJ BONE [subject detroit – usa]
    DYLAN DRAZEN [nyc – usa]
    ORTIN CAM [roots / mote evolver – belgium]
    RADIAL – LIVE [planet rhythm – holland]
    65D MAVERICKS present ABELDE
    CHRIS FINKE [atomic jam – uk]

    REGIS & FUNCTION present SANDWELL DISTRICT [sd, downwards – uk]
    DJ STINGRAY [urban tribe / planet e / rephlex – usa] _TBC
    ALDEN TYRELL [viewlexx / moustache – holland] _TBC
    ADAM X presents TRAVERSABLE WORMHOLE – LIVE [new york – usa]
    SAMULI KEMPPI – LIVE [ostgut / time to express – finland]
    ANCIENT METHODS – LIVE [ancient methods / rsb – berlin]
    FORWARD STRATEGY GROUP – LIVE [fsg / perc trax – uk]
    MANASYT – LIVE [mnx / bunker / touchin bass – bulgaria]

    room_3 hosted by PLEX________
    BEN PEST (Bonus Round, Victim, Ninja Tune) LIVE
    DATASSETTE (Handsette, Ai) LIVE
    MATT WHITEHEAD (Rebel Intelligence) LIVE
    REBEL INTELLIGENCE (agent2 and Dask)
    JIM YOUNG (The Orbit, Eastern Bloc)
    JAMES TEC (Plex, Brackout)
    STREPSIL (Plex)
    LUKE HANDSFREE (Plex, Handsette)

    room_4 local talent providing deep, tech-house & minimal.
    JON TEALE (Media Whore)
    MARK EMMANUEL (Control)
    JOEY NELSON (Carousel)
    JAMIE ADAMS (Clique, Control)
    RYAN THOMPSON (Organic)
    MR. BIT (Control)

    And possible a furthar room outdoors with BBQ from 5 – 10pm

    ∆ICASEA Compilation Compact Disk: Audio Data Bank

    For their first release ∆ICASEA have produced an inspiring CD album of electronic works excecuted with a beautifully refined futurist retro-vintage aethestic. The tracks vary from ideas to full songs, ambient to hip hop and back to electro with beautiful quality production on each one.

    Their blog has complimentary video, images, words working as a scrapbook and extension of thoughts for the label’s artists and also a podcast.

    Available to buy now via their website.


    1. Poborsk – Mecha Alligator
    2. Team Doyobi – Video Terrain CSM
    3. Cygnus – VHS
    4. Team Doyobi – 64.14
    5. 5k3k51 – Dekkaq
    6. Ynys Enlli – Icasean Ambient Rest
    7. Collapsoft – Suspicious Flie
    8. Team Doyobi – 64.18
    9. S>>D – Counter Tracc
    10. Collapsoft – Secretary Hole
    11. Konx-Om-Pax – Organ Inst.
    12. Fitz Ambro$e & Devonwho – XXX
    13. Team Doyobi – 64.29
    14. M&C – Zao
    15. Seesaw – Floating Tank
    16. Joe Gilmore – 92358036152825561812-0-985…
    17. Poborsk – Graphite
    18. The Wyrding Module – Vortex Pilgrim
    19. The Midnight Episode – Romancer


    The Sonic Lab @ Cable

    There’s some massive parties happening over the next few months, and this is one of the ones I’m most excited about. The Sonic Lab are getting together with Planet Mu, Organix and The Centrifuge for a massive party at Cable in London a 1000 capacity 3 room venue in London Bridge on Friday 21st May. I’ve not actually been to this club before so look forward to trying it out.

    Looking forward to a nice breakcore rinse out from Snares and Shitmat, think this party will satisfy the urge for some twisted, dark and heavy beats, also excited about The Doubtful Guest, Rival Consoles (I missed them out the null+void party as I was on host duty) and INSTRA:MENTAL. Click the flyer to the left to see full line up.

    Tickets are £12 Advance with NUS, then £15 / £18 after midnight on the night. Available to buy from