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Yeahhh, thrilled to release the new snippets of the new Deeptrax release by G.W. hailing from London.
This is the new fifth Deeptrax EP from the mysterious Ruffien. Immensely diverse sounds from the caverns of South-East London. Hypered house, dungeonesque taped techno, dirty filthy electro and lo-fi dubby IDM, all combined with that delicate grimy touch.
Traveling the thin lines between Detroit, Grime and House. This EP sounds as it's gracefully upgrading the dusty grooves of Aphex Twin, Burial, Drexciya and Boards of Canada in one very unique piece of wax. Looking for new horizons in deeper techno territory…

Australian techno visionary Tim Jackiw drops his debut double vinyl album on Deeptrax Records. His unique aquatic, calming and melodic signature brings us from sci-fi-indebted celestial deep house towards late night +313 groovin' techno, all in a lustrous, dreamy and nu-classical style. All material was made between 2014 to 2019 by Tim Jackiw in his home studio. From the playful & techy driving opener "Direct Access" to the intimate neo-spiritual house heaven of "Beyond The Family" before rolling into new star clusters with the epic, suspended grooves from "Solar".

RIYL: Outime & D. Ball (RIP), John Shima, Sparky & classic Detroit techno.

Copies are pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl at the label's own vinyl pressing plant Deepgrooves. 


Another salvo of electroid missiles from Dutch pioneers Frank De Groodt operating under the Sonar Base moniker. Spooky and evocative, Groodt's productions exude a kinda Blade Runner-esque quality that really works within the electro genre; conjuring up images of smoldering slag heaps, darting drone strikes and a radioactive luminosity... if you've ever driven past the Rocksavage Power Station late at night on the way to north Wales you will also resonate with these frequencies!

It opens with the full bodied, TB-303-smeared electro of ‘"he Deadly Storms of Uranus". Slices of snare tear through an acrid acid line with shadows stalking the backdrop - a turgid and terrific opener. The second one, "The Soul Of e1-Q42z" was only available as digital download before, but this track, with pitch-black, haunted synth sounds and rolling beats would perfectly fit in a horror movie soundtrack and fully deserves a vinyl release.

The 303 is once again employed for "The Journey Home", with Sonar Base lowering the BPM for a meandering work of dereliction. "The Swarm" is a hardy piece of raw electro too, but in comparison to the first trio of mechanized militia "The Swarm" is sheathed. Last one, "Photon Filers" is also on vinyl for the first time, and much like "The Soul…", it sends you severe shivers up and down your spine.

Frank de Groodt started releasing in the early 1990s, on Djax-Up-Beats (as The Operator, Optic Crux, Urban Electro) and on U-Trax (Sonar Base, Pieces of a Pensive State of Mind). Two of his later releases as FastGraph (on Klakson) got reissued in 2018. He is also involved in projects like Ultradyne and Random XS and one anonymous project…


After the sublime triple 12” re-issue of the "Sonar Bases 4-10" album on Deeptrax Records, it’s now time for the second installment in the Sonar Base Transmissions Series: the album "Dark Matter". All 6 tracks were produced by Frank De Groodt around 2004 / 2005 and were only available to the inner circle, it wasnever released on vinyl! This mini LP still sounds as fresh as it was produced 13 years ago, experimental on the drums and synths.

When listening to "Sonic Discharge" and "Velvet Sky of Sonar 6", the link with Drexciya is easily made. Sonar Base takes you further into outer space territory with the dark sounds of "Polygone Suffering" and the title track "Dark Matter", there is the clear IDM feel of tracks like "Meet You at Tower 3 on Sonar 7".

'Dark matter is a hypothetical type of matter distinct from baryonic matter (ordinary matter such as protons and neutrons), neutrinos and dark energy. Dark matter has never been directly observed; however, its existence would explain a number of otherwise puzzling astronomical observations'

Pressed by Deepgrooves in house, and fully remastered by Thee J Johanz. Rock solid space electro that's more than stood the test of time - we still have to catch up! 

Tserg is a 25 year old producer from Singapore. Written over a period of 4 months, "Forgotten Times" is an emotive and scintillating EP. Half modern classic, half tribute to Detroit's Transmat Recordings. Opening with the beatless introduction of "Synthesis", recalling some of Derrick May's timeless refrains, and then moving into the EPs main feature - a trilogy of "Forgotten...." tracks: all resplendent with heart-wrenching leads, voluptuous pads and twinkly, star-aligned melodies. It's hard not to reference the Motor City demigod, but at the same time this ain't no uninspired re-hash. The perc sounds are new and fresh, the arrangements somewhat smoother and more delicate than his Detroit contemporary and there's an ethereal quality to all the sounds which gel everything together in Tserg's own unique way. Absolutely gorgeous and stunning, all the way through, anyone into the melodic side of techno and house music needs to get on board.

Limited to 150 copies pressed at Deepgrooves' own vinyl pressing plant, this will surely end up as a collectable classic for the global techno heads. Don't sleep!



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