Artists: Mike Shannon Title: East Side Slip Ep Format: Vinyl Only Label: Half Baked Records Cat.: HB002 Release: 27-May-2013
Credits: After its first installment, Half Baked Records is back with a stellar Ep where two milestones of the underground electronic music scene collide: Mike Shannon and Thomas Melchior. The original cut, crafted by Mr. Shannon, label head of Cynosure and Haunt, carries his typical sound signature; crisp swingy drums, hypnotic stabs and a haunting modulated bassline. However, this time, we venture into deep house territories rather than techno, with a jazzy delayed chord progression that will no doubt cause ruckus on the dancefloor.
On the flipside, Thomas Melchior, under his “Melchior Productions Ltd.” moniker, delivers his interpretation stripping it down to the essential. A 12 minutes minimal trippy monster that effortlessly locks you in the groove. Needless say more with these two, let the music speak.
Tracklist: A1. Where The World Was Once A2. Joy Is A Belief In Pain B1. Slip And The Lock B2. Forget The Shame
Credits: After the successful release of “the expert escapist” 12” on diametric. in late 2010 and the inclusion of the track “nanomal” on last years Music Man Mix CD by Marcel Dettmann, our purveyor of straight no nonsense techno Mr. Kevin M. Kennedy returns with four new slices of dancefloor techno. If you like your techno edgy and direct in your face, this is the record for you. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, USA, Kevin has already released on Shake’s Frictional label and on the Detroit based Xplor label (as Sleep Engineer) and others, and is a very welcome part of the diametric. family now. 300 handnumbered limited vinyl copies only. No digital distribution.