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best of 2012

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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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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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2010: a year in techno

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Here’s our list of our favourite singles, albums and labels of 2010. It’s been a great year for music.

20 singles:

10 albums/compilations:

5 labels:

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December 24th, 2010 at 12:00 am

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aux 88 interview

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Aux 88 are set to release a new EP entitled "Black Tokyo" in February.

Aux 88 have always remained true to their roots of the music, having forged a particularly distinctive and original musical style, thus managing to avoid being identified with any particular scene. Deeply rooted yet always futuristic, their sound is as relevant today as it has ever been — it displays a confidence and maturity few contemporary techno producers can match — there is no doubt that Aux 88 have defined themselves as two of the key players in the development of electronic music as we know it today.

Electronic Directory caught up with Keith Tucker and Tommy Hamilton to find out about the project, the plans for Puzzlebox Records.

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January 25th, 2010 at 12:30 am

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compuphonic launches union match music

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Belgian producer Compuphonic has just launched his own label, Union Match Music.

Maxime Firket, aka Compuphonic, has made a name for himself with his colourful sets and his powerful releases including "Emotion EP" on Turbo Recordings, he now makes his firsty foray into the realm of house with his own label, Union Match Music. The first release comes courtesy of Fabrice Lig, Spirit Catcher, Kolombo, Ante Perry and Compuphonic himself, and it’s already been caned by illustrious DJs like Laurent Garnier and Charles Webster.

Electronic Directory caught up with Maxime Firket and Bastien Braconnier to find out more about the new Union Match imprint.

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December 18th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

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vince watson label launches – vince watson interview

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The veteran Scottish DJ/producer Vince Watson is set to launch his new Everysoul imprint with his sixth studio album.


Vince Watson really needs no introduction. He’s had more than a decade of releases, including five albums, on a host of big and small labels. More recently he’s put out his second Planet E EP and he’s also has taken control of his music by relaunching his Bio imprint.

Electronic Directory caught up with Vince Watson to find out about his new Everysoul label, his forthcoming album and what he’s up to at the moment.

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December 11th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

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ecdr podcast 22 – jolka aka luka baumann

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Electronic Directory teams up with Sect Records for label partnership series. In celebration of the release of Sect 6 – "The Jolka Experience", the first installment comes from Jolka aka Luka Baumann.

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November 30th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

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the year in techno

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Here’s the list of our favourite singles, remixes and albums of 2009.

20 singles:

10 remixes:

10 albums/compilations:

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November 29th, 2009 at 1:00 am

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20 years in techno – alton miller and abdul haqq

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Following on from the success of last spring’s "Technanomicron" tour, Alton Miller and Abdul Haqq will be returning to Japan next month for a number of dates.

Alton Miller is one of the original founders of the Detroit Music Institute and it’s been 20 years now since the club closed its doors, while Abdul Haqq has been drawing and sculpting to techno music for two decades now, doing artwork for labels such as Transmat, Planet E and Underground Resistance. To mark the 20th anniversary, they’ll be touring together, playing dates together in Nagano, Tokyo (at La Fabrique), Kyoto, Yamaguchi, Gifu and Kanagawa.

Electronic Directory caught up with Alton Miller and Abdul Haqq to chat about their upcoming Japanese tour and how they’re planning to celebrate their anniversary.

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November 27th, 2009 at 12:30 am

featured label w.a.r.m.t.h. international inc.

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W.A.R.M.T.H. is the organization run by Detroit’s own Aaron-Carl, hosting a weekly Internet radio show "The W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions" and organizing its own events.

The organization is set to host a Thanksgiving Eve event at Club Oslo. For this event, they’ll be bringing out a diverse selection of some of the Detroit’s hottest electronic artists.

Aaron-Carl speaks to Electronic Directory about his W.A.R.M.T.H. organization, the upcoming Preservation event and future plans for the organization. We then caught up with fellow Detroit DJ Bone, who will be playing alongside Aaron, to ask a few questions about the W.A.R.M.T.H. and how he prepares for the event.

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November 17th, 2009 at 2:00 am