Monomood – Unexpected Perceptions [ETUILTD011]

It’s been a while since Etui last dropped a vinyl release (ETUILTD010 was excellent, check it here) and they are back in spectacular fashion! Like almost everything Etui put out, I’m tagging this under the Dub Techno Blog Stamp of Approval! Essential Purchase!

Monomood returns to his dubby roots with his fantastic laid back and atmospheric EP Unexpected Perceptions on Etui Records. Remembering the frost and darkness, the first track Wjnter can’t hide it’s origin. Cold chords and warm synths are creating the unique feeling of gloomy days in winter.

With Spuukj Dub on the flip you get a reduced echo-tool with haunting vocals and complex delay structures. Finally Monomood layers some pads and reverbs in the last track Dronje before breaking up the tune with a stunning piano & string combination. Goosebumps.

R. A. P. – Tapes Ep

Smooth techno and dub house tracks feature on the new vinyl 12 from Blind Vision Records.

R.A.P. is an Argentine duo of producers based in Buenos Aires conformed by Maxi Raffone and Juan Manuel Pinal. Hypnotic and classic, are the characteristics of his music reason why National and international djs choose to play their songs. Savor Music, Unlock Recordings, Rationalism, Onward Recordings, Hermine Records, are some labels that relied on their sound.

[SV​-​10] Mr. Cloudy – Inspired

Incredible new release from Mr Cloudy and Space of Variants. Certainly a duo that also delivers top quality dub. Essential listening.

Inspired is the illuminated state of consciousness. Four tracks are smoothly mutating looped and dub delays already you are shrouded! Direct assertive drums confidently go forward like an icebreaker and reverb delays mixing with the hissing old tapes atmospheres. Recorded in the spring days, fixed when the consciousness traveled through otherworldly.

release by Space Of Variants 2017 / Russia

Merv – Blank EP

Minimood welcomes Copenhagen based master duo MERV for two tantalising new tracks, and thus continues the reductionist dub techno stance the label has been advocating lately. After 2 decades of silence, this new EP marks MERV’s first new material and suggests that they have lost none of their magic touch. BLANK I is nine minutes of expert and exquisite dub techno. The kicks ping with an infectious thump, the dub chords are fantastically crisp and well crafted as they float in space and swallow up the drums. Widescreen and edgeless, warm dubby techno. BLANK II is a equally stripped-back and elegant dub techno affair as BLANK I, yet with a more upright and direct twist. Slapping hits and lively chords are riding above the rolling, loopy drums. A ride that will guide through the deepest nights. Vinyl Only!