Zoltán Velkei is a freelance journalist based in Budapest. In the last 15 years he's worked for almost every music magazine, which has a column for techno or any other type of contemporary electronic music in Hungary. Zoltan doesn't have any favourites, but appreciates forward-thinking record labels and artists who can reinvent themselves from time to time. In his day-time job, Zoltán runs a publishing house and does everything to make his favourite sci-fi authors recognized in his country.
Following Harrison BDP’s and Jesse Bru’s excellent extended players on Piff Records, Bristol-based imprint shines again courtesy of Adam Emil and Slim Hustla arriving in fine style contributing the label’s fifth release.
Nordic Flora Series Pt.3: Gore-Tex City is one of Varg’s most approachable albums to date, yet, it never fails to sound as genuine as you could expect. Given the fact the record is more than seventy minutes long, it is quite an achievement.
Ahead of the release of their upcoming album, Second Woman aka Telefon Tel Aviv’s Joshua Eustis and Belong’s Turk Dietrich, tease us with a four track extend player featuring remixes from experimental sound sculptor Jlin and Greek dub techno producer Fluxion.
Dara Smith and Ian McDonnell confidently depart from the restricting confines of the extended player to present a 10-track album composed of over fifty minutes of IDM induced dystopian electronica harnessing an outstanding result.
While it gathers memories and emotions from Svreca’s travels to Japan, the four-tracker is a textbook example of contemporary minimal techno. Simple, yet utterly effective structures enhance every minute building up different climaxes.
The Mancunian newcomer’s debut EP on Tri Angle Records is a respectable salut to former leftfield icons such as Amon Tobin, and a pathfinding effort in the ever-renewing scene of unclassifiable future forecasting machine music.