• The Gasman Superlife

    The Gasman - Superlife

    Reviewed by Unknown Source: (Boomkat)

    <b> The Gasman </b> - Superlife

    Already on his ninth album, by rights The Gasman should be well and truly running out of ideas by now, but Chris Reeves (for that is his real name) shows no signs of taking it easy. 'Ruter' instantly situates you in that familiar Planet Mu mindset, scambling erratic beats with lightly detuned, Aphex-influenced synths. Once that's despatched it's onto 'Helpline' a frosty configuration of discordant choral-sounding synth pads, acidic basslines and shattered drum

  • Eero Johannes

    Eero Johannes - Eero Johannes

    Reviewed by Jay Kilka (Traffic Magazine)

    <b> Eero Johannes </b> - Eero Johannes

    Love it or hate it 'Skwee' doesn't get much better than this with this self-titled debut album from Finish graphic designer/electronic producer. If you don't know the genre this is a great introduction that you will either fall in love with or hate with a passion. Simple synth riffs over sparse beats = Funk.

  • Eero Johannes

    Eero Johannes - Eero Johannes

    Reviewed by Unknown (Unknown)

    <b> Eero Johannes </b> - Eero Johannes

    This guy is a new one to me but from as soon as it starts I'm intrigued.
    From the beginning of first track 'Lipton Service Boy' there's a definite
    air of electro pop or even italo. A slap bass line interspersed with lush
    chords and intricate percussion.
    Apparently this is something to do with a musical movement from Scandinavia-
    called Skweee it's the combination of very simple synth leads and basslines
    with the rhythms of funk RnB and soul.

  • Detramentalist

    Venetian Snares - Detrimentalist

    Reviewed by Derek Walmsley Source: (The Quietus)

    <b> Venetian Snares </b> - Detrimentalist

    Beats do strange things to the body. House, funk and disco massage you into a communal, orgiastic groove. Hip hop can be a strut or a stroll, but either way, it's about the gait, an obsessive masculine focus on how the music carries itself. Jungle, though, took beat science all the way into the realms of the bionic, exploring the margins of what's possible to move to without missing the beat, losing your cool or tying yourself in knots.

    Throughout the 90s, BPMs