Conforce – Presentism (Delsin Records)

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Longtime Delsin recording artist Boris Bunnik aka the mighty Conforce returns with his fourth album to date, on which he embarks on a more organic journey through deep and dubby techno. Unlike his celebrated last album 'Kinetic Image', 'Presentism' is a very warm and dubby album rooted in thick ambient and melodious techno along the lines of Suburban Knight, Drexciya and … [Read more...]

John Beltran – Espais (Delsin Records)

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On his new album 'Espais', longtime Delsin associate John Beltran returns to the depths of classical ambient across a hugely impressive collection of rich and beautiful introspective compositions. Here's our review. Whether its his early techno releases for labels such as Peacefrog and Ubiquity or his widely appreciated ambient material, it's without any question that few … [Read more...]

BnB Promo Pool #70

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We've got a micro-edition of our Promo Pool feature for you this week, with reviews of the new AnD remix EP on Electric Deluxe, DJ Koze's brilliant new EP 'XTC' plus a new three-tracker from Marco Bailey on his own MB Elektroniks label. EDLX044 – AnD Remixes 02 The second part in the AnD remix series on Speedy J's Electric Deluxe label sees JK Flesh and Black Rain bringing … [Read more...]

Gareth Whitehead – The Brood

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Featuring collabos with Marshall Jefferson, Eddie Fowlkes, Lenny Dee and Carl Cox amongst others, the Bulletdodge honcho’s debut album is a very impressive homage to the innovators of house and techno while also catering to today's dancefloor demands... ‘The Brood’ has become Gareth’s tribute to the guys that started it all back in the eighties, covering the sound of … [Read more...]

BnB Promo Pool #69

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Jag Kiranmay, Paul Mac, Robert Babicz, Len Faki, and Doka, are getting the review treatment in this week's edition of our promo pool feature! Here's what's worth raiding Beatport for... Jag Kiranmay - Ambiguity EP Prague's Jag Kiranmay delivers an exquisite new EP that's all about the deepest facets of house music. There's five tracks on it, including two remixes from Rico … [Read more...]

fabric 82 – Art Department

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Following Kenny Glasgow’s recent departure, Art Department kicks off a new chapter in its impressive career with a new mix for fabric by remaining member Jonny White. Here’s the full analysis. We take it you’re at least remotely familiar with the amazing quality of Art Department’s sets and releases, so let’s get straight to business here. Fabric 82 has become a very decent … [Read more...]

Harvard Bass – Relocation EP

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Electronic music isn’t exactly teeming with ex-Harvard students, but then again Victor Ramos doesn’t seem like just your average DJ / producer. His latest release, the spell-binding Relocation EP on Saved records is another exhilarating ride that excels in its ability to balance the methodological approach of study with the excitement of following impulses and instincts. It is … [Read more...]

Tiefschwarz – Left

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The trusted German electronic outfit that are the Schwarz brothers return to Watergate with their fourth album to date, and it's a biggie... An electronic music powerhouse duo since 1997, Ali and Basti Schwarz are known for their constantly evolving take on all things dancefloor. Starting off with electrohouse before gradually moving to deeper house music territories, the … [Read more...]

BnB Promo Pool #68

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Donato Dozzy, Bicep, Xamiga, Robag Wruhme, DMXKrew, Espa, and Tadeo are among those getting the review treatment in this action-packed edition of our Promo Pool lowdown. Robag Wruhme - Cybekks (Pampa Records) German wunderkind Robag Wruhme's latest release is another prime example of the man's highly dynmamic minimal techno sound. There's four brilliant tracks to be enjoyed … [Read more...]