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Kazuumi Ishii’s top 10 machine-soul records:

  • Vince Watson – Every Soul Needs A Guide [Everysoul]
  • Terrence Dixon – From The Far Future Pt. 2 [Tresor]
  • Robert Hood – Motor: Nighttime World 3 [Music Man]
  • Claro Intelecto – Reform Club [Delsin]
  • Lone – Galaxy Garden [R&S Records]
  • Drexciya – Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller I – III [Clone Classic Cuts]
  • Delta Funktionen – Traces [Delsin]
  • Itokim – Awakening of Yin-Yang [Minimalsoul]
  • Redshape – Square [Running Back]
  • Legowelt – The Paranormal Soul [Clone Jack For Daze Series]

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December 27th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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electronic directory exclusive: sect records mix compiled by marcel heese

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Tresor resident Marcel Heese puts together a Sect Records mix featuring the likes of DJ Bone, D-Knox, Fanon Flowers, Jeroen Search, Jolka and Silent Servant. It is a great reminder of what Sect has to offer.

Direct download here: marcel_heese_-_sect_records_promo_mix.mp3

Next up for the label is a debut release from Jeroen Search. Check out Juno Records for details.

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August 6th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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ecdr podcast 31 – carlos nilmmns

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Carlos Nilmmns warms up your speakers with a set of seductive grooves.

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April 9th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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every soul needs a guide

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Vince Watson – Every Soul Needs A Guide [Everysoul]

It’s been a long time since it was announced that Vince Watson was working on a new album called, "Every Soul Needs A Guide", but the wait was worth it.

The new album features a range of gorgeous downbeat and more upbeat organic efforts that charm on various levels. It is a proper album as opposed to a collection of club tracks and the level of musicality lends Every Soul Needs A Guide to home listening.

This album is yet another impressive addition to his discography and a reminder that he doesn’t make Detroit music, he just makes music.

Buy "Every Soul Needs A Guide" from Juno Download.

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March 12th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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2011: a year in techno

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Here’s our list of our favourite singles, albums and labels of 2011.

10 singles:

10 albums/compilations:

3 labels:

  • Rush Hour
  • Delsin
  • Clone

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December 21st, 2011 at 12:00 am

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sect says it’s all for you

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It's All For You

London-based Sect Records create technoid grooves for the mind, body and feet. They draft in like-minded souls from elsewhere to help them out where necessary. The collective go darker and deeper than most, creating the sort of brilliant deep and techy grooves that resonate with your very soul. Disc one is the synthier of the two and features winners such as Jolka’s blissful "Two (Going On)" and D-Knox’s intense "I’m Sorry Remix". Disc 2 is a little less melodious and slightly more hard-hitting, where peaks include Casual Violence’s bewitching "Acceptance Of The Fact At Hand" and Fanon Flowers’ hypnotic "Invisible Life". It’s All For You is a winning technoid collection.

Sect will release It’s All For You on September 16th, 2011.

17/09/2011 Updated: There’s been a slight delay on the CD, but now it’s coming out on 10th October.

Tracklist:

  • CD1
    • Sect Intro 1
    • Ben Gibson – Clamour
    • Jeroen Search – Section A
    • D Knox – Dknox @ Dj Bomi
    • Voidloss – In The Void Is Virtue And No Evil
    • Jolka – Two (Going Up)
    • D Knox – On My Way (J&T Re-Edit)
    • Jolka – Life Is Changing
    • D Knox – I’m Sorry Remix
  • CD2
    • Sect Intro 2
    • AnD – Granular
    • Och – Tears
    • Casual Violence – Acceptance Of The Fact At Hand
    • Victor Martinez – Dav To Dub
    • Fanon Flowers – Invisible Life
    • Grovskopa – 56-04
    • Casual Violence – Word And Form (Version II)
    • Grovskopa – Atopic (Lag Remix)
    • Grovskopa – 69-02
    • Sect Outro 1

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September 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

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happy birthday soma – 20 years, 20 favourite records

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It doesn’t sound like too long ago, but the electronic music industry has come a long way since the nineties. Today, August 1st, 2011, marks twenty years of Soma Records. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it ?

On the 1st of August, 1991, Soma Records released its first record, "Eterna" by Slam / "I.B.O." by Rejuvination, a great track and great split release with some Detroit and/or Chicago-rooted dance music. Nowadays, Soma is, as they describe themselves, one of the world’s leading electronic dance music labels.

Slam – Eterna

Rejuvination – I.B.O.

So far, the label has managed to release more than 80 albums and over 300 singles, from the likes of Slam, Funk D’Void, Alex Smoke, and The Black Dog, to name just a few. The Glasgow-based label continues to wow the electronic music world with their music, without a doubt.

Happy Birthday !

Here’s our list of twenty of our favourite Soma tracks:

  • 01. Dove – Fallen from Soma 2
  • 02. Slam – Positive Education from Soma 8
  • 03. Desert Storm – Scoraig 93 from Soma 13
  • 04. Daft Punk – Da Funk from Soma 25
  • 05. Skintrade – Andomraxess from Soma 27
  • 06. Funk D’Void – Jack Me Off from Soma 29
  • 07. Chaser – Sides of Iron from Soma 33
  • 08. Maas – Look At Me Now, Falling (I:Cube Simple mix) from Soma 54
  • 09. Envoy – Emotional from Soma 59
  • 10. Funk D’Void – Herbie On Rhodes from Soma 66
  • 11. Scott Grooves feat. Parliament/Funkadelic – MotherShip ReConnection (Daft Punk remix) from Soma 71
  • 12. Silicone Soul – Right On 4 Tha Darkness from Soma 83
  • 13. Master-H – Magic K from Soma 101
  • 14. Slam feat. Tyrone Palmer – Lifetimes from Soma 107
  • 15. Funk D’Void – Diabla (Funk D’Void’s Heavenly mix) from Soma 112
  • 16. Schatrax – Mispent Years (Silicone Soul dub) from Soma 128
  • 17. Alex Smoke – Don’t See The Point from Soma 165
  • 18. Funk D’Void – Nineteen Ninety-Two from Soma CD23
  • 19. Slam – Stepback (Christian Smith & John Selway remix) from Soma LP29
  • 20. The Black Dog – Sleep Deprivation 2 from Soma CD83

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August 1st, 2011 at 8:30 pm

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ecdr podcast 30 – dimi angélis

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Dimi Angélis lays down this month’s Electronic Directory podcast.

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June 20th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

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ecdr podcast 29 – jeroen search

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Jeroen Search digs deep for this month’s Electronic Directory podcast.

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May 23rd, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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ecdr podcast 28 – vince watson

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In celebration of our fourth anniversary, one of our favourite producers, Vince Watson mixes up the latest Electronic Directory podcast.

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February 28th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

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