Igloo Magazine Review 3 Dronelock Eps on Weekend World Recordings

Release-Art_21Exploring the recesses of deep analogue electronics, Dronelock line up EP number three on the newly invigorated and much welcome return of the Weekend World label. The previous two outings served up tracks that got support from the likes of Lucy and Surgeon on Rinse FM and present an enticing take on clinically produced music for the knowledgeable dance floor.

For the most, Dronelock present a tough, dark sound with a slight industrial tinge. Hailing from Bradford in the UK, the duo continue an excellent long running theme of electronic music emanating from Yorkshire that explores the moodier side of life (see Warp, The Black Dog, Cabaret Voltaire et al)

Previous EP’s have sat firmly in the frame of abstract sound, taking in driving techno to slightly more obscure but no less compelling excursions and experiments—from a DJ perspective they work fantastically in the mix and suit any darker 4am dance style. Highlights from those include the bleepy kerfuffle of “Flocks” on EP1 and loping percussion and static electricity permeating the massive “In Snow.” Both EP’s are well worth an investigation.

The third EP sees them flitting between techno and 2-Step with “Clusters” parts 1 and 2. Spooked pianos circle pitch bent bass lines and atmospheric analogue work skitters across the audio field. Big system outings follow on—”Superstatic” and “Excursions” are truly epic rushy techno workouts. The former juxtaposing progressive melodies against driving 4/4 in a Max Cooper type vein, the latter delving far into late night heads down territory—thoroughly recommended gear.

SOMATICAE Live at A.Live Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia 27/09/2013 – Mantis Radio – Dronelock Clusters Support

Autechre – tac Lacora [Warp]
Moresounds – Flocon (House of Black Lanterns rmx) [Astrophonica]
Run the Jewels – Get It [Fool's Gold Records]
Nonima – Trealop [Section 27]
Silent Type + Sativa Dub – You Can’t Hide [CRONIC]
Silent Type + Sativa Dub – Rendition [CRONIC]
Dalglish – Sclunt [PAN]
Muslimgauze – Systemwide Virus Abuse 1 [Staalplaat]
Control – Transgression [Ant-Zen]
Biosphere – Cloudwalker Ii [Apollo]
Perial – 2770 [Reaktivate]
Dyskhord – No Mystery (Bombardier remix) [CRL Studios]
Synus0006 – Ateist [Chi Recordings]
Blue Blocker Rockers – Therapy [Vocode Records]
Hieroglyphic Being – A Morphic Resonance [The Wire]
Dronelock – Clusters Part 2 [Weekend World Recordings]
Semtek – Brujo (Those Votive Beats) [Broken20]
Run the Jewels – Sea Legs [Fool's Gold Records]
Alphaxone – Signals [Kalpamantra]

Live at A.Live Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia 27/09/2013

Surgeon Supports New Dronelock Release On Rinse FM

In snow by Dronelock was played by surgeon on his Rinse FM show on Wednesday 9th October 2013

Surgeon – RinseFM – 9th October 2013

01. Submersible Machines – Data Flows – Lunar Disko LDR15
02. Kaelan – Mod 2 – Monnom Black 002
03. John Heckle – Back Alley Terminator (Andreas Gehm Remix) – Tabernacle Records
04. Ritzi Lee – Detect Signal – Belief System Records BELIEF002
05. Jonsson & Alter – En Melodi (Frak Remix) – Kontra Musik KM031
06. Objekt – Agnes Demise – OBJEKT003
07. Warlock – Block 7 – TR609 Dubs
08. Randomer – Bring [edit] – Hemlock HEK021
09. Golden Donna – Colditz – CGI001
10. Ingen – Snap The Tilt VIP – Digital Distortions
11. Dronelock – In Snow – Weekend World WW020
12. Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher (Truss Remix) – Columbia
13. Ctrls – Modular Framework – Token 34
14. Clouds – Complete Control – Soma 382
15. R-Zone – If U Going Thru Hell Keep Going – R-Zone 07
16. Monomood – Vault (Mike Dehnert remix) – ANIMAL003
17. Marcel Dettmann – Corebox (James Ruskin Blueprint Mix) – MDR 012
18. Rich Oddie – Undercurrent – Surface LTD 004
19. Low Jack – Don’t U Know – In Paradisum IP011
20. Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher (MPIA3 Definition) – Columbia
21. Systemic – Phi (Heuristic Audio remix) – DUALITY010
22. Rrose – The Stare – Stroboscopic Artefacts SAM016
23. Yuuki Sakai – Picasso (Oscar Mulero remix) – Warm Up WU35d
24. dBRm – We Are No-One You Know – The Nothing Special TNS006
25. Nil – Tambour Restraint – HueHelix HHX014
26. Oliver Kapp – Treeday (Par Grindvik’s 2013 Rework) – Stockholm LTD
27. Submersible Machines – Isobaths – Lunar Disko LDR15