With the month of December focused on voting for the favorite album or artist of the past twelvemonth, selecting the best and most memorable underground electronic music tracks and discussing the biggest surprises, controversies and the greatest moments in dance music, it is fair to say that 2018 was an excellent year for electronic music; and December, in particular, is an outstanding month in release delivery closing this year in style.
Munich’s widely respected Compost Records will celebrate their 25th year of an extraordinary musical journey as a record label with a release of a mighty anniversary “25 Compost Records” boxset in early 2019.
Claudio Coccoluto, Italian DJ and producer, & Blue Mondays ,a project of Alex Ferrazzi and Keeman, deliver an amazing jazz infused electronica sound with their new track “curved” being featured on the Cross Vault Ep II, the second piece of style from Buttress house.
Leipzig-based KANN Records may celebrate a lot of jubilees this year. Celebrating a decade of music with a label showcase tour and a magnificent 15 track “Family Horror X” compilation, KANN’s kaleidoscopic musical journey through 2018 culminates with another gorgeous mini compilation
After making quite a splash with the exquisitely crafted debut double album titled Één, the newly formed Dutch collective De Lichting is back for their second release named Twee - four carefully curated sides of vinyl covering a broad scale of the electronic spectrum from ambient to house, techno and more experimental forms
Since its inception in 2014, Lossless has churned out distinctive and forward-thinking releases from a selected group of rising producers such as Lover over Entropy, Trikk, label heads Thomas Herb and Mathias Schober as SBTH and many more
Vril is a man of few words and an artist of a few notes. His productions tend to favor dark and dusty, crackling sounds with atmosphere and ambiance doing the heavy lifting and being used almost as a musical instrument.
June has already established a fresh and sunny summer vibe in the underground electronic music scene with stunning releases by Cleveland, Love Over Entropy, Human Space Machine, Lord Of The Isles, Red Axes, Afriqua, Dorisburg & Fabian Bruhn, Toto Chiavetta, Supreems and Pional
DUAT (pronounced "do-aht") was the realm of the dead in ancient Egyptian mythology. A fitting name for a new label from R100 (aka Ruede Hagelstein) and Amin Fallaha focused on slow, heavy techno that transports your soul to a dystopian fantasy realm.
Nathan Surreal explores the deep ends of music design and art. With his sound keeping it between Detroit and Chicago, Nathans music has lead him releasing four EP's from 2014 till 2016 on labels as KMS Records, Motech Records and Coincidence Records.