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Compile the world. Paraíso, Contort Yourself, Most Excellent, Nervous Horizon, These Things Take Time, SISTER, CyberSonicLA, Wet Dreams, Wavemob, 8MANA, Never Slept, Ground Mass and Renraku :.

Compile the world. Paraíso, Contort Yourself, Most Excellent, Nervous Horizon, These Things Take Time, SISTER, CyberSonicLA, Wet Dreams, Wavemob, 8MANA, Never Slept, Ground Mass and Renraku :.

The increasing amount of compilations that have been released through the times it´s beyond incredible and the reasons are very diverse. From personal mixtapes, labels Summer gatherings, seasonal samplers, collective´s showcases, subgenres demonstrations, clubs nights offerings and a never end of reasons why compilations are the best way to have contact with the work developed by specific groups whether their presence is online or in “real” world.

We start in Portugal with the third installment of Lisbon’s Paraíso label run by JOSÉ ACID aka Shcuro and their V.A. ‘Genesis’ series that pays homage to 3 decades of “brilliant continuum of dance music that the country has seen”. From north to south they have contributed to the vital and every exciting club scene that now supplies excellent guests in this compilation like Unknown, the Oporto prodigy, Coimbra´s cultural agitator Elite Athlete, Lisbon´s illustrious Photonz and duo 2JACK4U. To be released September 22nd, pre-order on Lobster Records here.

 

Reissues are another singular way to bring to the present music which could have been lost forever or deteriorating in some old humid basement. Vinyl label Contort Yourself proudly presents a double LP of original 80s underground cassette music. “Across two LPs expect to find noise reductions, post punk bitterness, no wave grunts, distortion soaked strings and vocals lost in a hail of pain. A road map into the weird and wild world of DIY back alley artists who, armed with only a tape and an idea, gave the established music norms a sharp fist to the throat.” Available in September, pre-order on Juno here.

 

And what to say of this new essential DJ tool released by New York´s Most Excellent, Breaks, Beats & Loops: Vol. 2 with his eight-track EP if not “go grab this groove and loop magic now!” Electro funky bliss, infectious tropical Soul rhythms and vocals coming from dance floor masters Justin Vandervolgen, Bruce Forest, Photay and Phil Moffa on side A. The side B belongs to Devin Dare, Jex Opolis, Whatever/Whatever and KZA.

 

Another rhythm devotee is the London based record label Nervous Horizon run by TSVI and Wallwork that open their 2nd volume with well known percussive club craziness with classic flavors, opening the door to remarkable names such Ikonika, Luru, Dj Missdevana, Loom, Lloyd SB and Jammz that joins Tarquin, TSVI and Luru for “Come to the Dance“. Get it on Bandcamp here.

 

These Things Take Time more than the record label name, is also the motto that runs in the veins of the ones committed in releasing quality underground lo-fi house and techno works from emerging producers and this TIME002 (12″, Digital) is excellent proof of the sterling achievements. This time the focus is on Eva 00, Maxine & CleoPontiac, Streator and Tito Fuego to create a coherent pack of melancholic happiness between dusty analog patterns, balearic ambiences and orchestral strings. Get it on Juno here.

 

We now go straight to US to mention 2 compilations that have in common the presence of our latest radio guest Sha Sha Kimbo. New York SISTER‘s all women debut compilation comprised entirely of original electronic music production by 24 collective members from around the world in a 20 track release spotlighting the forward-thinking and genre-defying works including new and more established artists, encouraging collaboration across borders. You can find names like Suspect Bitch, Anna Morgan, HABIB1, Jana Rush, Vermilion Bird ft MPEACH and many more. Get it on Bandcamp here.

 

Last month Sha Sha Kimbo and Swelta, founders of Los Angeles based label and series CyberSonicLA, brought the second compilation featuring Vjuan Allure, Star Eyes, P. Morris, Dehousy, Dj Demasiado, Korma, Jeremiah Meece, JX Cannon, Star Eyes, So Drove X Morris and Farsigh. Now you know the deal, from techno and trance,  grime and trap all dedication to push forward the various sounds of the underground club scene. Bandcamp here.

 

“Electronic Music has to be destroyed and rebuilt in the name of Wet Dreams Recordings if it’s ever going to accomplish something”. The statement is real and if you follow some of the people involved such Altered Natives, BIG SPACE, Rose BonicaLorenzo BiTW or Jumping Back Slash, you can trust every word mentioned and believe is not for the pure sake of destroying, this “Work Not Hype” provides clear alternatives inside House/Techno/Gqom, consistently developed through personal and artistic evolution. iTunes here.

 

Lets slow down a bit with more languid and sedative beats coming from Wave music genre creators themselves through the magic wand of Klimeks that presents wave003 for Wavemob label, comprising of  13 tracks coming from Noah B, DeadcrowSorsariMYSTXRIVL, Five Suns, Skit, Foxwedding, haven, rare, hnrk, nvrmore and Klimeks himself. Think about the instrumental and electronic version of Type O Negative and you get an overall felling of the intense/emotional foggy atmospheres created in the purple realm. Digital + cassete on Bandcamp here.

 

8MANA is MOEGLI, Tomwynne, DULAHLI, Phrixus, Zealey, Clerk 37 and Zaab and “Sorry Julia” (available digital and 12” Vinyl) is their debut label sampler, a tight introduction to a group of producers always ready to push things forward with sophisticated productions. Who better than them to describe this compilation. “From ZAAB’s spectral soundscapes to Tomwynne’s tweaked out vocal manipulations to MOEGLI’s thunderous bass lines and Clerk 37’s frozen fades – from the robo-booty of Phrixus, to Zealey’s atmospherics and dark lyricism & DULAHLI’s Jazz-tinged, motoric ride, this release is raw, diverse UK electronica.” Available on Bandcamp here.

 

Australian independent label Never Slept prepared the volume 4 of their series with some names well known in our blog for their fast paced musical commitment such Chicago´s Nunca Duerma, Spanish duo BSN Pose, Crimes! or Simpig (Shake it Maschine & Mr.Pigman). Showcasing in 11 tracks the futuristic side of Jungle, Footwork and Juke, refined beatmaking, Drum And Bass meets Jazz meets Soul in the halftime field, all in this compilation comes with a medal winner mark. Get it on Bandcamp here.

 

Recently we had the pleasure to premiere 1 track from Mark Kloud´s “Creation”  EP on Sublimate, now his imprint gift us with a 2 parts compilation celebrating 4 years of Ground Mass proving the most fresh takes on classic UK genres such Jungle or Drum and Bass comes from mutations with Juke/Footwork and other US Club elements together with innovative production improvements. Names well known in the scene go by names like Mark Kloud himself, John E Wink, Alg0rh1tm, Chango, MoonDoctoR, DIODE, SomeJerk, The Renegades, Terrorrythmus, Johnathan Thomas, KidLogic and many more. Get it on Bandcamp here.

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Keeping the mood in the downtempo/halftime, Minneapolis, Renraku imprint managed to put together in “Gravity Well” the advanced army of hi-tech/low frequencies ambassadors with a 24 tracks compilation comprised of the most diverse variants of Trap, Neuro, Glitch and all things heavy Step. Featuring names like Architek, Think Twice, Boltex & Holly, Phizicist & Chee, Eyeseeu and many more. Bandcamp here.

 

Rámon

July 27th, 2017

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