James Ruskin collaborated with DVS1 to release a new 4-track EP, ‘Chapter One’.(more…)
Blueprint’s 25th birthday series continue unveiling outstanding releases, like the following previous EPs that showcased James Ruskin collaborating alongside Truncate with ‘Sketch EP’, and Mark Broom with ‘Basement Jams 2 EP’… Now for the next release on the series, Ruskin teamed up with DVS1 to deliver the new 4-track EP titled ‘Chapter One’. Taking the hugely atmospheric ‘Page 1’ as their starting point, they continue with 3 more fully immersive techno “pages” to create this full EP, due out October 8 in digital formats and December 3 in Vinyl. Stay tuned, full details below.(more…)
EPM continues celebrating 20 years of music, and for the special ocation, the label will release a new compilation featuring exclusive tracks from the likes of Robert Hood, Regis, The Advent & Zein Ferreira, Carl Finlow, Detroit’s Filthiest, Bryan Chapman, Paul Mac, Arno Vancolen, Eddie Fowlkes, Jon Dixon, DJ 3000, Ben Sims, Mark Broom, W. Jeremy, James Ruskin, Luis Martinez and more.(more…)
EPM continues celebrating 20 years of music, and for the special occasion, the label will release a new compilation featuring exclusive tracks from the likes of Robert Hood, Regis, The Advent & Zein Ferreira, Carl Finlow, Detroit’s Filthiest, Bryan Chapman, Paul Mac, Arno Vancolen, Eddie Fowlkes, Jon Dixon, DJ 3000, Ben Sims, Mark Broom, W. Jeremy, James Ruskin, Luis Martinez and more.
‘EPM20‘ is scheduled to be released on October 15, 2021 in digital formats. Also the techno, electro and house vinyl set of EPM20 and previous EP1, EP2 and EP3 will be available on bandcamp featuring 12 exclusive tracks. Stay tuned, full details below.(more…)
Pre order vinyl: Soon at Bandcamp
Last year, we talked about Ruskin & Broom thrilling EP ‘Basement Jams’, now the saga continues, as Blueprint celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021 and to follow James Ruskin’s ‘Shortcut’ EP (BP058) and ‘Sketch’ (BP059), which saw Ruskin team up with Truncate for the first time, he now returns to one of his regular cohorts and fellow UK techno luminary, Mark Broom with the release of ‘Basement Jams 2’. The upcoming EP is scheduled to be out digitally on June 11, 2021, and in its vinyl format TBA. Stay tuned and find full details below. We recommend this EP.
Download EP: Soon Digitally/Vinyl at Bandcamp
Buy vinyl: Bandcamp
Review. With ‘Basement Jams’, James Ruskin and Mark Broom put out four new tracks of techno at its finest. This is the proper way to end the year, with heavyweight basslines, sharp stabs, tough grooves and a high level of funk industrial sounds. Amazing release.
Overview. Stroboscopic Artefacts releases ‘X – Ten Years Of Artefacts’, a 13-track album curated by Lucy, the nom de techno of Luca Mortellaro. It celebrates ten years of his label by boldly confirming its raison d’être: a continual redefinition of modern techno.
‘X – Ten Years Of Artefacts’ is a various artists album in which the label’s key artists respond to its tenth anniversary with fresh compositions. Artists with divergent perspectives and MOs are equally at home expressing themselves. These tracks’ timbres, tempos and moods differ greatly yet—somewhat improbably—they seem together, ideologically unified.
The album will be later complemented by a special remixes EP, with four new reworks of pivotal back catalogue material from the label (Donato Dozzy, Caterina Barbieri, Xhin and Klock). And from fall 2019, Lucy and an incredible cast of Stroboscopic Artefacts artists will begin an extended club tour to mark the anniversary.
On ‘X – Ten Years Of Artefacts’, Mortellaro features solo as Lucy, in collaboration with Rrose as Lotus Eater and together with Speedy J as Zeitgeber. (Rrose also appears alone with “The Myth of Purity.”) Shifted, Efdemin, L.B. Dub Corp (Luke Slater), James Ruskin, Denise Rabe, Adriana Lopez, Chevel, Alessandro Adriani and Serena Butler each feature, representing a group of singular artists whose relationships with the label range from years to months—Stroboscopic Artefacts’ past, present and future must exist simultaneously.
Back in September 2009, Lucy released “Why Don’t You Change / Dub Man Walking,” the first record from Stroboscopic Artefacts, which began a discography that, ten years later, is almost unparalleled in its ambition and vision. Put simply, Mortellaro wanted to create something that didn’t exist. Stroboscopic Artefacts would be respectful of, and indebted to, the great techno and electronic music artists of the past but would develop new paths forward for the label and the genre. The label refused to perpetuate the established dichotomies of electronic music—between the dance floor and home listening, between club music and experimental music, between the past and the future. It took risks knowing it wouldn’t always work. But within a year or so of the label’s inception, it was obvious Stroboscopic Artefacts’ approach had captured imaginations far beyond its Berlin base, showing us that the boundaries of techno are often constructs of limited imagination. The label pursued constantly evolving methods of releasing music. It created concept-driven series like Monad, Stellate and Totem, establishing frameworks that would give freedom in limitation. Standout albums by Lucy, Xhin, Dadub, Zeitgeber, Chevel, Kangding Ray, Lotus Eater and Alessandro Adriani were deeply considered longform presentations. With this new album, remix EP and tour, now is the moment for Stroboscopic Artefacts to look fondly at its past while drawing breath, reenergised, and hinting at new chapters.
Title. X – Ten Years Of Artefacts
Format: 3×12” LP / Digital
Label: Stroboscopic Artefacts
Cat. No: SA10YEARSLP
Release Date: November 15th, 2019
A1. Lotus Eater – Tripholium
A2. Shifted – K Pop
B1. Efdemin – Entropie
B2. L.B. Dub Corp – Look Shiny
C1. Rrose – The Myth of Purity
C2. Lucy – The Goat God
D1. James Ruskin – From Here On
D2. Denise Rabe – Paralysed Spheres
E1. Zeitgeber – Double Down
E2. Adriana Lopez – It All Adds Up
F1. Chevel – Va Lavorar
F2. Alessandro Adriani – Two Journeys
F3. Serena Butler – Giubia
Tresor Records is pleased to announce the new reissue of James Ruskin’s seminal Point 2 album.First released in 2000, it marked a fine debut that entrenches the minimal sequences, utilitarian funk and eerie hypnosis found within Ruskin’s body of work. As Tresor’s relationship with the UK sound grew stronger across the course of the ’00s, it was Ruskin, the label owner of Blueprint Records, who played a critical part in this. Throughout the trio of LPs released over that decade, inspirations of the sci-fi minimal Detroit sound lie abundant, rendered through corporeal slammers typical of the UK vein.Point 2 was the first of Ruskin’s trilogy for Tresor, and brought a direct and uncompromising vibrancy to the fore, from the aquatic symphony featured on ‘From Over The Edge’ to the pinpoint gaze of ‘Subject’. Gurning loops beat against alien samples, drained into refined abstractions of pure techno.Newly remastered and featuring two tracks previously not cut onto vinyl, this upfront and bold classic is set to span dancefloors once again.Tresor.145 releases November 1st on 180g. 2LP vinyl and digital… more info on tresorberlin.com
Artist. James Ruskin
Title. Point 2
Release date. 1st November 2019
Format. 2 x LP / Digital
A1 / 1. Before The Calling
A2 / 2. If
A3 / 3. Subject
B1 / 4. Detached
B2 / 5. Version
C1 / 6. Eight 3
C2 / 7. Connected
D1 / 8. From Over The Edge
D2 / 9. Coda
D3 / 10. If (Loft Mix)
press pic ┬® Marie Staggat