Review: The roots of their music is a blend of 70's funk and early 80's hip-hop with synthesizer technology. Their long awaited LP is complete, blazing a path into the future with floor-burning electro tunes.
Review: Satamile turns 40, and does it in style with the stunning "Apocalyptica EP" from Sir Real. There are three top-notch tracks that combine the electro breakbeat of the early years with the sonic qualities of Kraftwerk, all soaked in nitro for one huge club-fuelled electro record. "Scorched Earth" is a full rev club cut with deep melodic arrangements, staccato bass accents and a driving breakbeat, along with very uplifting sound-design which characterizes this growler of a track. Not for the faint-hearted, but at the same time not dark. It's an emotive cut for the big room boom. "Ascension" picks up where the a-side left off. It is a subtle and funky acid breakbeat cut with nu-wave style chord progressions to lift the track skywards. "Landscapes" finishes off the EP, and the best may well have been saved for last. It has a snapping bass-snare break with great sound design, heavily treated ghostly vocal snippets, and mysterious and unique backing melodies providing rare and stunning new sonic landscapes. This one might be the 4am sci-fi voyeur track - deep and mysterious yet with lots of drive and energy for the dancefloor.
Review: More electro goodies from the Satamile imprint with this new doublepack from Umwelt. "Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation" features 8 new cuts of bristling electro from Umwelt, with a number of tracks that would definitely appeal to the fans of the grittier end of the D&B spectrum as well as the electro collectors, with moody synths, brooding basslines, and crisp rolling electro breaks galore.
Review: Get ready for some of the most stunning tracks yet to come from Carl Finlow, aka Silicon Scally. These tracks represent an entirely new evolution of Silicon Scally's progressive hybrid electro concepts.
Review: Having been dormant for over three years, New York label Satamile returns to continue spreading the gospel of proper electro music with a six-track EP from The Ghost That Walks. Drexciya enthusiasts will be all over this record; the rubbery melody of "The Angriest Angel" recalls the Detroit duo at their most playful but with a simmering undercurrent of tension that is very much the producer's own signature style. Similarly great are the searing analogue synth buzz of "Seven Deadly Sons", the tribal 303 stomp of "Urban Jungle" and the 808 rattle and Belgian rave tones of "Resident Evil". Those who were lost without the label's presence should rest easy - Angry Angels is easily among their extensive catalogue's best releases.