Etapp Kyle [ Klockworks / Prologue ] Ukraine
Sprint from a position of stay-at-home audiophile to a status of hero at decks, attracting attention of nightclubbers, took only a few months for Etapp Kyle. Enlisting friends’ support and interest from Russia’s legendary techno club ARMA17, the artist made his first appearance in Moscow a couple of years ago. Now it’s clear that he did it right – subsequent visits to Moscow gave no reasons for doubts about his competence, but also showed how rapidly the young resident of Western Ukraine was developing.
Today Etapp Kyle is on threshold of a new period of creative activity in a company of notable players of global techno scene. Results of his studio work receive serious interest from truly remarkable labels. Thus, in 2013 one of his tracks appears at minMAX compilation by Richie Hawtin's M_nus, and right away his debut 4 track vinyl gets released by the famous Ben Klock's Klockworks. His music receives strong support from the most important players of the scene, channeled through soundsystems of techno festivals worldwide.
Performing in front of a dancefloor the most sophisticated combinations, he invites to check the depths of a piercing cold canyon, then fleetingly carrying to a textural and almost tangible landscape of a forest at night, with its inherent softness and smooth motion of warm air. Love to dynamic, dark sound finds its expression in mixing with soft melodies, and powerful groove in his music competes with transparent, disembodied imprints of illusory atmosphere.ny people out there dedicating themselves to this kind of music.
Ø Phase [ Token ] UK
UK Based Techno producer best known by his work on the Belgium based Token Records and who's style ranges from gritty minimal techno to Detroit influenced material. His debut “Module Overload” was released on London’s Lost/Cosmic records in 2000, and was followed by a string of productions for London's Surface/Inceptive Records and Ben Sims Ingoma imprint. The move to Token came in 2007, he shortly after began DJing professionally and has since performed at parties across the globe. His continued works have seen constant support throughout the techno world and have featured in CD mixes by Robert Hood, François Kevorkian and Dave Clarke amongst others…
Alongside his production work Phase is also a Mastering engineer and on/off artwork designer. Starting out at London’s prestigious Sony Music/Whitfield Street Studios, he has cut records for numerous underground dance acts as well as working on projects for mainstream artists.
1.Ø [Phase] - Binary Opposition (Sigha Process)
2.Mike Parker - Pulse Trader (Original Mix)
3.Steve Bicknell - Reconciliation Through Truth
4.Robert Hood - Rek
5.Ø [Phase] - Untitled Edit 1
6.Planetary Assault Systems - Kray Squid
7.Ø [Phase] - Binary Opposition - Process 1
8.Shifted - Leather
9.Truncate - 21
10.Kevin Saunderson feat. Inner City - Future (Kenny Larkin Tension Mix)
11.Andrea Belluzzi - 21 Jonas Kopp rmx
12.Ø [Phase] - The Chasedown
13.Ø [Phase] - Flyby/Falling - (Enharnsed version)
14.Ø [Phase] - Obscura Mix1 AKA The Passenger (Enharnsed version)
15.Reeko - The Women Of Black Glove
16.Ø [Phase] - Bwiti Man
17.Dynamo - Retaliation
18.Ø [Phase] - In-Flight (main mix)
19.Ø [Phase] - Untitled Edit 2
20.Ruskin & Broom - Erotic Misery
21.Deepbass & Ness - Proximity
22.Ø [Phase] - Like A Light - rmx
23.Xhin - Asymmetrical Four
24.Ø [Phase] - Self Deceit
Release date // 1st May 2012
Polar Inertia [ DEMENT3D ] France
This Live set was recorded some time ago at somewhere near Paris. It was a mysterious night, only those who were there know about this.
Polar Inertia is a hazy and oracular entity, that positions itself as a
complex faction whose work is influenced by the sci-fi mythology surrounding techno music.
Since its creation, Polar Inertia multiplies various artistic collaborations, which are gradually incorporated in the thick fog that conceals
dissimulate the exact nature and extent of its activities.
Beyond the music and the records, the members of Polar Inertia are also the authors of texts, photographic works, printed artworks and specific live performances for different context.
They have often been invited to contribute to various revues, editions or art books. Their course of creation thus takes the direction of a polymorphic artistic process, bound to evolve in various fields of contemporary creation.
Kangding Ray [ raster-noton ] Germany
Kangding ray's music reflects his wide musical background, and a particular way of merging beats and atmospheric soundscapes into slowly evolving compositions.
KR combines machines with « real instruments » in a subtle and rythmic suite, integrating noises, walls of distortion, massive bass lines, voices and field recordings, blending techno grooves with dark textures, always on the edge between experimental music and club culture.
1.Egisto Macchi . La Calme ( Gemelli )
2.Bee mask . The Story Of Keys And Locks ( Spectrum Spools ) + Kero . Vikkie ( 3.Semantica Records )
4.Harald Grosskopf . 1847 - Earth ( Sky Records / Rvng Intl. )
5.Outer Space . Deathless ( Arbor )
6.Arvo Pärt / Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer . Fratres ( ECM ) + Raime . Soil and Colts ( Blackest ever Black )
7.Swans . Children of Gods ( Caroline records )
8.Demdike Stare . Kommunion ( alternate version ) ( Modern Love ) + Edmx . Cerberus ( Power Vacuum )
9.Cut Hands . Nine-night ( Very Friendly )
10.Taeji Sawai & Aoki Takamasa . BBBB ( op disc ) + Andy Stott . Posers ( Modern Love )
11.Ancient Methods . Dämmerung Der Parhelia ( Fondation Sonore )
12.Yoshihiro Arikawa . Cosmonaut ( Hypnotic Room )
13.Massacondensatie . Imbrium ( Unreleased )
14.I-f . I do because i couldn't care less ( USA mix ) ( Disko B )
15.Actress . Ascending ( Honest Jon's Records )
Asia Tour Date
FRI 11 Jan . Seoul, Korea
SAT 12 Jan . Tokyo, Japan
MON 14 Jan . Kyoto, Japan
WED 16 Jan . Taipei, Taiwan
SAT 19 Jan . Bangkok, Thailand
SUN 20 Jan . Hanoi, Vietnam