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Verrina & Ventura - Le Notti Di Cabiria Ep (2x12")

May 30, 2016

 Inspired by Fellini’s famous drama The Nights Of Cabiria the italian couple Giovanni Verrina and Germano Ventura a.k.a Howl Ensemble serves their second album on Nervmusic. Through the mixture of italian, japanese and russian influences the 6 original tracks and remix from Ark describe perfectly how the passionate art turns to dancefloors.

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High Water - Crush

May 23, 2016

 Vaghe is a man of few words. He wanders, seemingly endlessly, through a lonely, gargantuan labyrinth of concrete and steel, fighting off ghosts and other futuristic nightmares, searching only for something called The Full Stream Ahead. Who is this quiet, determined man and what are these Ghosts he seeks? The small communities he finds tucked into the crevices of this towering, dystopic ruin hardly give him leads on his treasure, driving him to find larger enclaves of civilization where people can reveal more about the world he lives in and the quarry he seeks. If Vaghe is

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Loco Dice - Underground Sound Suicide Box Set

May 4, 2016

 Standout One of a Kind 8LP Box Set + Custom Made USB + Slipmat! Includes the full recent ‘Underground Sound Sucide’ Album first time ever on physical format / on 4 LP featured collaborations with artists like Just Blaze, Neneh Cherry, Miss Kittin, Chris Liebing and Giggs amongst others and 4 Remix 12″ by the Who is Who of Current Electronic Music. Nightmares On Wax , Henrik Schwarz, Kerri Chandler, Kenny Dope, Jimmy Edgar, Chris Liebing, Rob Hood , Timo Maas, Martin Buttrich, Pulshar and Many More!

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Mental Overdrive - Plugged

May 4, 2016

 Per Martinsen aka Mental Overdrive and “Plugged", two elementary techno Classics from Norway. Per Martinsen was born in the Arctic town of Tromsø in Northern Norway in 1966, and spent his teens listening to imported records and tapes filled with electronic (and some non-electronic) music stemming mainly from the UK and Germany. He first entered the world of music-making by playing drums in local post-punk outfits, but moved on to electronic instruments when he bought his own Roland TR-808 drum machine in 1983. Setting out on a mission to connect to the

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Orbe - Kepler 438

May 4, 2016

 COHERENCE is a new VINYL ONLY series from Be As One, a channel of expression with a different approach than the main label catalogue. Techno alumnus ORBE launch this new limited series with a double LP of dreamy, hypnotic and carefully programmed Techno.

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John Frusciante - Foregrow (rsd 2016 Item)

Feb 24, 2016

 John Frusciante's Foregrow doesn't sound like any Acid Test record, or any record, that's come before it. After the unlikely alliance between the Los Angeles label and the iconoclastic Venice, CA musician on Trickfinger, all bets are off. This one's truly a passage through night. Frusciante's using elements of John Carpenter's eternal scores, the drum programming DNA of jungle and footwork, and yes, a Roland TB-303, all slowed down to a crawl. Foregrow is a lurching, lysergic beauty which offers glimpses of his platinum pop instincts, but only behind the veil of true

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October 11th
  1. EXCLMER Studio Barnhus T-shirt — “Burgundy White Print On Front Size Xxl” STUDIO BARNHUS
December 31st
  1. EXCL1CD Apes & Horses — “Echo (mini Cd)” BECAUSE
October 14th
  1. EXCL1LPD Jimi Tenor — “Saxentric” HERAKLES RECORDS
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September 23rd
  1. EXCLXLPD Livio & Robby — “Phantom Circle” DESOLAT
  2. EXCL1CDD Various Artists — “Cocoon Compilation P” COCOON
  3. EXCL6x12 Various Artists — “Cocoon Compilation P (6lp Box + Cd)” COCOON
September 16th
  1. EXCL12"I Soulphiction, Mike Dehnert — “Sky So High, Zumwald” HART & TIEF
  2. EXCL2LPF Elektro Guzzi — “Clones” MACRO
  3. EXCL1CDA Elektro Guzzi — “Clones” MACRO
  4. EXCL2LPI Modeste — “Absurd Memories” CANNATACI
  5. EXCL2LPI Trentemoller — “Fixion (2lp+mp3)” IN MY ROOM
  6. EXCLXLPD Trentemoller — “Fixion (ltd Deluxe 2lp,180g,gf+mp3+bonus” IN MY ROOM
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September 12th
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Media and DJ comments

Rhauder & Paul St. Hilaire — “Reconnection” on ORNAMENTS

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Marlon Hoffstadt — “Coach Mike” on RETROGRADE

DJ: “Ewan Pearson: "really like the original of Coach Mike and the Natureboy remix of Broncos" Shadow Child: "broncos is wicked..rinse play liekly" Matthew Herbert: "friend remix is great" Len Faki: "WILD broncos <3. thX Len" Tensnake: "pagliara remix is ace, thanks" Lo Shea: "Fuk me i love this. MASSIVE love to Hoffstadt...Broncos is the one..and The Friend remix is soooo dope. Big respect. Lo Shea supports!" Aera: "Broncos has it!" hrdvsion: "crazy tune! (broncos(the friend remix))" dop: "coach mikeoriginal & remix !" Jimpster: "Coach Mike and the MP Remix are amazing! Yeah, these are a right couple of corkers. Lovely."”

Dapayk & Padberg — “Sink This Ship, Robot Koch, Bebetta Rmxs” on MOS FERRY

DJ: “Thomas Schumacher: "Fav: Sink This Ship (Robot Koch Remix). Great release, top notch production and vox." Oliver Schories: "Fav: Sink This Ship (Robot Koch Remix). I like the Robot Koch remix, thanks for sending." Juan Atkins: "Fav: Sink This Ship (Robot Koch Remix). Could work for DSR." Beatamines: "Fav: Sink This Ship. Richtig schön! Danke." Tsugi Mag: "Fav: Sink This Ship original for me." Radio Fritz (Bruno Dietel): "Fav: Sink This Ship (Robot Koch Remix). Robot Koch remix is outstanding!" Pure FM: "Fav: Sink This Ship (Bebetta Remix). Wonderful, full support on pure fm." Berk Offset: "Wow, großartiger original mix. Angefangen von Stolperbeat über die wunderschönen Vocals, Hammer! Freu mich schon auf mehr vom Duo!"”

Kuf — “Gold” on MACRO

22tracks (BE): “KUF est un trio de musicien compose de Tom Schneider - synthesizer/sampler, Valentin Link - double bass/moog et Hendrik Havekost - drums/electronics. Il sont originaires de Düsseldorf/Berlin. Leur musique se rapproche de celle du producteur Autrichien bien connu, Dorian Concept. Musique Èlectronique compoee et joue avec des intruments acoustiques et Èlectroniques, son groovy et hypnotique.”

2SER FM Sydney (AUS): “Album on Down Low Disco show.”

97.3 The Rock FM California (U: “3x KUF tracks on Velanche's Urban Landscapes show.”

Altroverso FM Roma (IT): “DJ Misk show playlist & support at Radio Altroverso. 4/5 ”

Beatrausch (DE): “KUF verbinden Jazz mit elektronischer Musik. Das Trio mit Sitz in Berlin und Düsseldorf besteht aus dem Kontrabassist Valentin Link, dem Schlagzeuger Hendrik Havekost und Tom Schneider, der für Synthesizer und Sampler zuständig ist. Bislang mit einer EP und nun in voller Albumlänge in Erscheinung getreten, touren sie derzeit durch Konzerthallen und Festivals in ganz Deutschland. Ihre Clubtauglichkeit als Band werden KUF unter Beweis stellen, u.a. im About Blank in Berlin bei der Macro-Nacht.”

Beats In Space (NYC): “On night rotation.”

Claudio Coccoluto (The Dub, IT: “Great music, I really appreciate! Mnky is my favourite track. ”

Clubbing Spain (ES): “Después de publicar el año pasado Odyssee EP, el trío berlinés KUF vuelve al sello Macro, pero esta vez para debutar en largo con Gold. KUF está formado por Valentin Link (bajo), Hendrik Havekost (percusión) y Tom Schneider (teclados) que destacan sobretodo por sus directos en los que combinan techno con funk y nuevo r&b. ”

DJ History (UK):: “Odyssee in Bill Brewster DJ mix. ”

Drift Ashore (DE): “Record of the week. KUF ist durch und durch Live-Band. Man merkt deutlich die Wurzeln im Jazz, die sich in einem experimentellen, spontanen Arrangieren zeigen. Das Schlagzeug funktioniert als stringentes Element, das den Stücken ein stabiles Gerüst gibt, auf das sich die übrigen Schichten aufbauen, überlagern und wieder trennen. Auf Live-Gesang wird dezidiert verzichtet, stattdessen arbeitet KUF mit ausschließlich mit Vocal-Samples. Bei mir werden Erinnerungen an Gold Panda und Bonobo wach. Ich bin jedenfalls gespannt, was wir zukünftig von KUF noch hören werden. ”

Flux Music (UK): “First Listen series - exclusive track stream of 'Princess'.”

Flux Music (UK): “Finn Johannsen and Stefan Goldmann are on the verge of 50 releases for their Macro label. Pushing them ever closer to the target is KUF’s debut album, “Gold”. Bearing in mind that this is the same label that bought KiNK’s “Under Destruction LP” into the public domain, you can rest assured this is a special record. The second track on the release is “Princess”, a twisted electro track with pop sensibilities and a driving saw wave bassline. The live feel of the track, namely the drums, propels the track forward through glitchy verses to an epic final chorus. Ensure you check out the rest of the album before KUF start their busy and well-deserved tour schedule... ”

Fonoteka Elektrika (BG): “Macro's discovery this year: The electronic/acoustic trio KUF broke onto the scene boldly with its Macro debut EP 'Odyssee' earlier this year. The group consists of bass, drums and synth, with which they manufacture electronic sound and sampled vocal scraps. Aside from the live scene, their music can also be heard in smoky techno clubs, thanks to the VIP remix of 'Odyssee'.”

Gebrüder Teichmann (DE):: “What a funky alien circus! ”

Groove (DE): “Exclusive album mix stream online. Print review: "KUF bewegen sich im Spannungsfeld von P-Funk, Krautrock und Space Disco. Als mehr oder weniger auf die Elektronikszene zielender Act benutzen KUF programmatischerweise keinen Sequencer. Das Zusammenspiel der Musiker erzeugt auf GOLD eine Offenheit und Gelöstheit, die man im Kontext von Elektronik selten erlebt. Eine besondere, konzeptuelle Idee von KUF liegt darin, nicht live zu singen. Die Vocals werden vorher aufgenommen und live bearbeitet, geloopt und mit Effekten versehen.”

Kiss FM (Ukraine): “Loving ’Gold’ - really nice work!”

Koeln Campus 100 FM (DE): “'Odyssee' featured in weekly charts.”

Michel Leuffen (Prinz Mag, DE): “Real nice crafted tunes. Deep and touching.”

Mike Stukes, WHCR NYC (USA): “Most DEFINITELY in my top 10 of 2016!”

Nico De Ceglia (BBC Radio One): “KUF featured in podcast mix. ”

ORF FM4 (AT): “Four tracks from the album on air within one session of the High Spirits show!”

Posivision Mag (JP):: “ Sounds cool! - 4/5”

Radio Student (SLO): “Album featured on Jizah Dafunk show. Vzhajajoči berlinski elektronski trojec KUF bo kmalu zasmodil svoj prvi album. Basist Valentin Link, vokalist Tom Schneider in bobnar Hendrik Havekost bodo svojo mešanico v živo odigranega R&B-ja in funka, zgrajenega na estetiki techna, izdali 1. julija na albumu Gold, ki bo izšel pri založbi Macro. ”

Republic Radio (GR):: “ Thank you for the music.”

Resident Advisor (UK): “The trio debuted on Stefan Goldmann's label with the Odyssee EP back in February. The Berlin-based band comprises bass player Valentin Link, drummer Hendrik Havekost and, on keys, Tom Schneider, who samples and twists vocal sounds rather than singing himself. The label calls their music "as warm, cozy and exciting as it is utterly alien," inspired by funk and R&B and "shaped with the aesthetics of raw MPC-based cut-up techno." ”

TAZ die tageszeitung (DE): “Boradsheet print review by Tim Caspar Boehme coming up. ”

Textura (CDA): “New to the always-adventurous Macro is KUF, a three-piece live outfit whose debut for the label is as genre-defying as expected. KUF sprinkles its organic grooves with vocals but in novel manner: no singer is physically present; instead, [keyboardist] Schneider threads self-recorded vocal samples into the music on the fly, resulting in a raw attack that oozes spontaneity and unpredictability. Adding to the appeal is the hummable quality of the tunes, with 'Odyssee' an especially ear-catching entity. With a drum intro that vaguely suggests Mike Clark's on Herbie Hancock's 'Palm Grease', 'Odyssee' digs into its funky groove from the drop, and the trippy vocal chirps and hot-wired synth flourishes that follow only deepen the cut's allure. With the rhythm section supplying all kinds of dazzle to the proceedings, Schneider throws out repeated volleys of keyboard radiance and vocal sweetener on this arresting tune. [...] No small amount of R&B flavour. ”

Triangle FM (FR):: “Full support. Nice LP with top stuff & fresh sounds.”

Urban Landscapes Radio (USA): “Gold on Velanche show.”

Vincent Lemieux (Mutek):: “Cool album. So far GYB is my favorite, but looking forward to check it out more closely. ”

XLR8R (USA): “KUF perform all their music as a live band, with Link on bass, Havekost on drums and Schneider working the synths. They are known for their cut-up take on techno, which melds R&B and funk influences with modern electronic sounds. The sound of the forthcoming album is described as warm and cosy, as well as being dance-centered, thrillingly interactive and broken up at the best possible joints. It lifts two tracks from the earlier Odyssee EP, alongside ten new cuts. ”

A Sagittariun — “Elasticity” on ELASTIC DREAMS

DJ: “Nick Hoppner (Panorama Bar) - Looking forward to checking this out thoroughly Ryan Elliot – Excellent LP JoeFarr (Turbo) – Lovely LP, really well crafted Maya Jane Coles – Great stuff, look forward to having a proper listen Ed Davenport – A proper trip indeed, love the opening track with its positive vibes, and the quality is upheld throughout Nemone (BBC 6 Music) – OMG! This is so good, great work from A Sagittariun dOP (Circus Company) – Great music Paul Woolford – Killer stuff, looking forward to taking some time with this and so good to see it come to fruition Randomer – Feeling ‘Naming Of The Names’ and ‘Chapter & Verse Dan Curtin - Composition ♐ and Slowdive sounding particulary lovely Lo Shea – Really liking ‘Naming Of The Names’ James Preiestly (Secretsundaze) – Sounding classy as ever Objekt (Tresor) – On good form ”

Online:: “Resident Advisor - B Traits (BBC Radio 1) – Airplay Futureboogie (KMAH Radio) - Ethyl & Flori (KMAH Radio) - Lo Shea (KMAH Radio) - ”

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