Jeremiah R – Visions Of Vega [Voodoo Gold Records]
The one man, Rotterdam-based label Voodoo Gold Records is making a steady start to life. Following on from releases under the Amazon Club, Aquarian Motion and Marvis Dee aliases, comes a fourth character to the stage: Jeremiah R. Already with an impressive string of electro oriented odysseys under his belt on a variety of labels, it is no surprise that Visions of Vega is a seriously accomplished release. Much like the label’s past records, it fits very much in with the Drexciyan gospel of music: punchy percussion combined with spacey, off-kilter synth patterns and textures. Sharing much with the work of Donald and Stinson, Jeremiah packs enough originality of though to ensure Visions of Vega is a more than credible record in it’s own right, rather than simply a tribute or immitation.
Tarawangsawelas – Wanci [Morphine Records]
Achim Maerz – Experiments [Don’t Be Afraid]
Etapp Kyle – Alpha [Ostgut Ton]
Nuel – Tecnica [Sematica]
Nuel is the latest to grace the consistently impressive Semantica imprint with Tecnica: a four-track EP of hard hitting, modern techno steeped with ambient and electro influences. Semantica once again hit the nail on the head with this release, constantly bringing new sounds to the table – graciously blurring traditional definitions of genre.
Unknown Artist – Down With You [Rarefied]
Rarefied bring us their fifth release and second of their anonymous RAREBLK series, playing on the time-old listener attraction to the mysterious. After the success of Stronger, a dubstep edit of the Amy Winehouse classic, comes Down With You – the atmosphere amped considerably more this time out. Comprising both a vocal and a dub mix, a cacophany of breaks and dubby goodness, this record is sure to tear many a dancefloor apart.