Coming Soon: Frak – Upset About Lance EP [Tsar.]

It was a few years ago now that the crew behind Edinburgh quality techno stronghold Substance indicated that they were going to start up their own label with a sampler digital album which featured tracks from many of the artists who’ve graced their Edinburgh party with Neil Landstrumm, Mark Archer and more. (We wrote about it here).

They launched the label proper under the moniker Tsar with a killer release from Stingray and the second’s coming from Frak with a four track dirgy analogue work out. Check them live if you can their live set is proper, as in real nice sounding synths and drum machines and they wear tinfoil hats too.

Check the previews in the player and keep an eye out for the vinyl dropping later on in the month.

On Release: Global Goon – Destroy The Mirror [Balkan Vinyl]

This album has been on heavy rotation since I received an advance copy ahead of the null+void Rinse FM show, it’s exactly the weirdo and dancefloor acid you would hope for from an artist such is Global Goon. It’s out today on digital release on the ever excellent Balkan Vinyl – I won’t talk about it too much as you can check the previews on the Bandcamp player where you can also purchase the full 14 track release.

p.s. eyes on Balkan Vinyl for a 12″ from DMX Krew and Bass Junkie hitting the shops next week limited to 303 records, vinyl only.

Premier: Ingen & Boris Noiz – Rituals EP Previews

For the entirety of their existence Combat Recordings have made themselves known for their consistently hard edged and gritty output and in true form they are kicking off 2014 with a suitably hard hitting EP from Ingen & Boris Noiz. It’s a four tracker collaborative industrialised techno workout set for digital release this May and comes complete with a remix by the deadly and mysterious Fausten.

You most likely will have had Ingen and Boris Noiz on your radars before – Ingen previously releasing on Darkfloor Sound, Si Begg’s Noodles, Nerve recordings, Digital Distortions, Wired Room and Tribal Waves and has provided remixes for Si Begg, Temper D and Dirty Servant while Boris Noiz has already released for Combat under his own name and as one half of Ontal as well as remixing the aforementioned Fausten for their album on Ad Noiseum last year. The union makes sense as you can hear in the player producing a collection of techno with that mechanical funk lilt.

They’ve broken the good news today and you can take a listen to the previews for the first time here.

Download: 5th Wall Record’s Malaria Charity Compilation

Brooklyn Based label 5th Wall Records have released a 13 track album to raise funds for a pair of malaria charities, Malaria No More and Nothing but Nets with the price of the release covering the cost of a net capable of protecting an entire family that could save lives. They’ve collected quite an impressive load of music as part of the package with Eomac, Bleaching Agent and Clouds among the artist to donate music and 100% of the money will go direct to the charities.

Here’s the words from 5th Wall Records with more information on their campaign and you can listen and click to buy the release via the Bandcamp player below.

Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria. Brooklyn-based label Fifth Wall Records is proud to announce its first charity compilation, “No Person is an Island,” with 100% of proceeds going to two nonprofit organizations dedicated to ending deaths caused by malaria: Malaria No More and Nothing But Nets.

Malaria No More works through a variety of methods, such as education, prevention, and treatment, while Nothing But Nets focuses solely on providing mosquito nets to families in need. For as little as $10 (the cost of the compilation), you can purchase a net for an entire family and save a life.

Many thanks to all our artists for donating their music and especially to our longtime mastering engineer, Michael Harms of MegaSonic, for mastering all of these incredible tunes free of charge.

Recommended: Dez Williams – Happiness is Pain [Transient Force]

There’s quite a few full length albums that have either just been released this year or are forthcoming that are exciting null+void. The year began with Clatterbox’s outside the box release and we’ve also got wind of new LP’s forthcoming from Luke Vibert and Global Goon. Dez Williams also has recently completed an album that recently saw release on Transient Force we found it fully compelling listen from start to finish.

You can buy and stream the whole thing in the player below.

Out Now: Blackmass Plastics – Newton’s Cradle EP (Ugly Funk)

In a week of returns to the electronic fold Ugly Funk have also chimed in with a new release the first release for nearly 2 years. The crew moved to Berlin where the label heads have been investing their time in furthering other parts of their creativity with Sikaflex pushing his artwork out there, the same imagery to have adorned the flyers and record sleeves associated with the ruftian techno collective. True to form for their first release of 2014, Blackmass Plastics has delivered an EP on the darker side of techno operations which you can listen to and purchase via Bandcamp and the player below.

Out Now: Various Artists – LOVCD00 – Love Love Records

null+void is not the only site to get a new look this week, our friends over at Love Love Records have given their own online base an overhaul to coincide with the release of a bumper compilation featuring all the artists who resonate with their collective and some of whose sounds we can look forward to the crew releasing on wax later this year. Some of the artists you can look forward to hearing you tracks from on it are: Lakker, Scrase, Anklepants, Ruby My Dear and a good load more. It’s also dedicated to the late founder of the label Darren Emo Hunter. Rest in Peace Darren.

Available direct from Love Love as a free digital download in either WAV: or MP3: or as a 2xCD from the Love Love store: