to my mind, 2012 was as diverse a year as any in electronic terms, with disperate scenes, locales, labels and so on all plotting thier own unique routes rather than following some overriding but unwritten consensus.
'in germany, they can't say 'techno,' they say 'teshno'' ~ seth troxler [march 2008]
matt ‘radio slave’ edwards has announced he’s to release nina kraviz’s eponymously entitled debut lp on his own rekids imprint on 27th february 2012. i’m lucky enough to have heard it already, and can tell you it’s a thing of beauty…
if you were beginning to suspect cocoon was tuning into a bit of an irrelevant super-brand, the frankfurt label’s latest two releases may well change your mind. aside from the tasty timeless compilation by lawrence due soon, there is this, the fittingly entitled k installment of the annual alphabet series. sticking to what’s become the usual m.o., there is a blend of those producers you’d expect to see with those you wouldn’t. the results are largely on the button; are occasionally backward looking but still rewarding (matt john’s dark minimal and perlon aligned ‘the blue storm’) but sometimes even peek into the future of what may be for certain strains of house music.