Our new music round up is back once again with enthralling new tracks and releases by some of Junction 2’s most mesmerising artists. Taking over this round we have Timedance head-honcho Batu, Houndstooth and now Peach Discs breakthrough star Call Super, electronic music legend Maceo Plex and Richie Hawtin’s BBC Radio 6 show, as well as Subsequent founder Claus Voigtmann.
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Last month Richie Hawtin took over London alongside his brother with an incredible audiovisual exhibition celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Richie’s original F.U.S.E. releases. Now, the Hawtin brothers have gone a step further with the release of Dimensions, a limited edition vinyl box set that celebrates Hawtin’s formative years. Designed by Matthew Hawtin, the box contains re-releases of the classic albums ‘Dimension Intrusion’ and ‘Train-Tracs’, as well as a previously unreleased premiere of ‘Computer Space’ – an almost 40 minute long ambient-based track that veers off the heavy hitting brand of techno Richie has accustomed us to. Ahead of this bound-to-be iconic release, Richie Hawtin sat down with Electric Ladyland’s Nemone taking over the BBC Radio 6 studio, carrying listeners on a journey across his career to date, showcasing the sounds of the past, present, and future of Techno.
Following a temporary break after a very busy 2018, which saw a throng of EPs and a compilation being released, Timedance is back for 2019 with label founder Batu and his next EP False Reeds. Out on May 17th, the EP represents Batu’s long-awaited return on the label since Murmur in 2017. Previewing this very anticipated release, Batu’s Shiratani, the third track on the EP, is possibly one of the freshest and most interesting musical products of 2019. Starting off with acidic, bubbly and subaqueous textures, the track gallops away with mesmerising percussions into an incredibly ear-catching display of what underground music is all about.
We’ll be honest here; we preordered the EP as soon as we heard the track. Call Super’s debut on Shanti Celeste’s and Gramrcy’s Peach Discs couldn’t have come with a better tune. Released on June 10th as part of the EP All We Have Is Speed / All We Have Is Glue, the track develops from sinister church-like bells into a rolling bassline and hi-hat showers that could get anyone dancing. With further cosmic synth hits in the background and a thundering kick transporting the listener to the mystical soundscapes of The Woods, the track is bound to be a part of Junction 2’s soundtrack. Also, Shanti Celeste, Call Super, and Gramrcy designed the psychedelic full sleeve artwork themselves…
Commencing with the upcoming Late Night Mix of his own When The Lights Go Out, Maceo Plex knows how to get a party started. Delving head first into the realms of underground electronic music, the set swivels across the full spectrum of techno with tracks such as Soulwax’s remix of Marie Davidson’s Work It and Gesaffelstein’s Forever. Ending on the melodies of Joe Goddard’s Human Touch (Dub Mix), the set proves why Maceo Plex is so highly regarded and deserving of Junction 2’s Main Stage not only once, but twice.
An effervescent track that combines various genres, Separation Attitude is a brand new release by Voigtmann on NorthSouth Records that is bound to get the crowds going. With its quirky edited vocals, extravagant electric guitar strums, and house-reminiscent prolonged synth hits that develop into acidic textures, Voigtmann’s latest release has it all to be one of the top tracks of the summer.