We are fairly picky about the Techno productions we’ll review at Side of Groove, but seem to have a struck a goldmine with the past few releases on Loose Recordings that have dropped into our inbox recently. Loose Records, founded by Rino Cerrone and Mario Manganelli, has been at the forefront of the underground techno scene for many years, most well known for championing Drumcode friend Luigi Madonna. It feels like just yesterday we wrote about the ‘High Voltage‘ EP, and now we already have the label’s next release. Loose Records is in the midst of releasing a retrospective compilation (across six volumes) celebrating the label’s first 30 releases. Vol 3 features tracks from Spektre, Hollen, and Audiomatiques (who we recently covered here). Spektre’s piece ‘Outpost’ is our favorite from this volume with it’s full sounding percussion and well-timed acid synth that make for a great musical journey.
Hollen shares ‘Clips,’ which is a surprisingly groovy affair with plucks of detuned strings and plenty of reverb.
Audiomatiques finishes off with ‘A Line,’ which showcases the producers’ versatility with minimalist tweaks and nudges to the progressing bassline.
Release details and previews to follow. Out June 23rd (Vinyl) and July 14 (Digi) on Loose Records.