• 10 years of sci+tec  (3 LP set, £29.95)

    A decade deep into its ongoing investigations, documenting and pushing the sonic frisson and fusion between science and technology, SCI+TEC remain at the very forefront of electronic music. Its feet firmly on the dancefloor, its spirit deep inside the machines, its sights set on the future: Dubfire’s label has continuously forged its own deep furrow and has been doing so from day one. With breakthrough Dubfire releases such as ‘Roadkill’ and ‘I Feel Speed’ SCI+TEC has managed to create a whole new framework for 21st century techno. All the while SCI+TEC has consistently championed and encouraged new and unsung talent from around the world, amplifying legions of rising names; Davide Squillace, Paul Ritch, SHADED, Simi, Delete, Harvard Bass, Joop Junior and countless more include SCI+TEC releases in their rich histories. This precision balance of stark sonic signature, technical ideology and nurturing new ideas and talent has led to SCI+TEC’s perpetual momentum into every house and techno DJ’s playlists and sets for the last 10 years. Be it the label’s penchant for deep, undulating subby grooves or its passion for warehouse-razing thunder-powered techno, the SCI+TEC sound covers every corner of the floor and every chapter of the night; as proved by the label’s many world tours. And proved once again by this fittingly stacked anniversary album. 10 tracks to celebrate 10 years from 10 of the label’s most exciting artists, every track brings home the SCI+TEC message: The breath-taking atmospheres of Alex Mine’s album scene-setter ‘In The Name Of What’; Wigbert’s detailed drum momentum on ‘Multiclock’; the soulful allure of Carlo Lio’s ‘Because Of You’; the hazy slow-burning groove smoulders of Hector & David Gtronic’s ‘Saki’; Raul Facio’s subversion of Dubfire’s early rising turbine tension on ‘Malo’; the eerie juxtaposition of acidic icicles and groaning elephantine bass on Rosper’s ‘Revenge’; Shaded’s alien up-pitched funk on ‘Crayzy’; the soaring synths and cosmic undertones of Johnny Trika’s ‘One Rainy Wish’ and the pulverising kickdrum funk of Mr Bizz’s ‘Blue Velvet… Not to mention the deep, hypnotic swing of Dubfire’s restrained and dubbed-out house groove ‘Swerve’. Each track an odyssey in itself, they complement and tessellate to reveal a much wider vision of the past, present and, most importantly, the future. Consistently rooted but constantly rising; this album isn’t celebrating the last 10 years of SCI+TEC… It’s setting us up for the next 10 years to come. Tracklist A1 Dubfire - Swerve B1 Rosper - Revenge C1 Hector & David Gtronic – Saki C2 SHADED – Crayzy D1 Mr. Bizz – Blue Velvet D2 Johnny Trika – One Rainy Wish E1 Wigbert – Multiclock E2 Raul Facio – Malo F1 Carlo Lio – Because Of You F2 Alex Mine – In The Name Of What

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