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Written on Monday, October 15th, 2018


Muller Records – Beroshima / Frank Muller – Encounter EP – Muller Records 2088


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Berlin based techno titan Frank Muller adopts his Beroshima alias for a new four track EP that is already been hailed by the likes of Marcel Dettman and Laurent Garnier.
First emerging in the nineties, Muller has since become a techno great who has played from Asia to South America and beyond. He’s had plenty of underground hits on the likes of Cocoon and Soma, and held some key residencies over the years. Always one to command your attention with his multi layered grooves, this EP features an old Juan Atkins sample “Buy some shit from Detroit” that has been part of Beroshima’s live sets for years.
Excellent opener ‘Encounter’ reflects a recent idea Jeff Mills and Muller had to produce tracks together for a not yet produced sci-fi movie. It is an eight-minute astral techno trip with smooth, driving drums and plenty of intergalactic synth lines. ‘The Passion of Lovers’ transfers the organic Beroshima style into 2018 and shows off Frank’s passion for spaced out electronica. It’s a brilliantly bumping cut with lithe synths and melodies adding that soul and colour as it races through the galaxies.
The iconic ‘Buy Some’ with the Atkins sample then surges into the future with icy hi hats dancing over rubbery drums. The warped synths take the lead and bring a real sense of off kilter energy to this most timeless bit of techno. Last of all is the fantastic Space Mix of ‘Encounter’ which is dreamy and cinematic with exquisite keys and pads colouring in a huge night sky as the drums drive things along.
This is an archetypal techno EP filled with cosmic colours and serene emotions.



A: Encounter

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B1: The Passion of Lovers

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B2: Buy Some Shit

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Pastamusik – Daniel Bortz – Arrival EP – w/ Juergen Branz, Acid Pauli, Sascha Sibler – Pam022


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A well-known new school veteran, Daniel brings a more introspective side, displaying his versatile sound palette on the latest outing for Munich’s respectable Pastamusik. Made for travellers and deep cave dwellers, the EP starts off with Arrival, produced with Juergen Branz, reminding of a dreamy wheelbarrow nodding to the days of past, saying hello to tomorrow. Next is Computation, with a computer doing its thing in the jungle/transmitting its core message – We are the Borg, resistance is futile. With its sparse beat, dropped at the right moment in for the right crowd, the EP’s third track, Backyard bounce, will make you prance, wobble and dance. Travel, produced with the prolific Acid Pauli, is one for keeps – dark basements and intense visuals. Finally, for lovers of digital, the EP brings two more extra tracks, the hypnotic Let the Machines Do The Work and the serene Return. Solid.



A1: arrival w/ juergen branz

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A2: computation

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A3: backyard bounce

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B1: travel w/ acid pauli

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B2: what a time to be alive w/ sascha sibler

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Bonus tracks digital only:
1. Let the Machines Do The Work
2. Return



REITEN – Kosei Fukuda – REITEN 0.004 – RTN004


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Fourth release by Japanese artist Kosei Fukuda from his own platform. Great atmospheric sound scape with Japanese precision. Minimalistic Experimental IDM Techno. Including one Digital Bonus.



A: Antidote (Devine Light)

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B1: Lost Paradise

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B2: Final Destination (Inside Light)

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DB: Mental Security Pulse

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RFR-Records – Various Artists – Bavarian Stallion Series – RFR 004


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Sonar Kollektiv, Fauna Flash, Trüby Trio and a true Compost All Star: Roland Appel is always on the go and his creativity limitless. For the fourth RFR instalment, he blesses us with a subtle and bass driven groover – a decent piano, fluffy pads and with the twinkling of an eye this thing has a special place in your crate.
Marco Wachs steadily pushed his Munich Underground roots into the focus of a broader audience, especially with the release of an excellent 12″ on IWW Records. With “Twinrix” he proves again that he has got an ultimate feeling for melodic and driving Detroit-House.
There is no Club in Munich which has not been devastated by the sound of Macchina Nera. House is his big love, no matter if deeper versions or pumping Chicago tunes. “Hunting Nightly” creates the perfect symbiosis of Deep and Acid House – a cakewalk for Macchina Nera.
Nihko has been a member of the notorious Minimal Szene, at whose parties he is a valued guest.
When he vanishes in the underground, then only to return with full force. He is a Minimal Techno and House lover, which he emphasizes impressively with “Wanderer”.



A1: Roland Appel – Speedball

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A2: Marco Wachs – Twinrix

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B1: MN – Hunting Nightly

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B2: Nihko – Wanderer

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