Category Archives: Music Recommendations

Mono Junk Presents Suomen Moroderit | Vortex Traks

And yet another release from Vegboy Vertical's label Vortex Traks. This time from a real classic producer Mono Junk aka. Kimmo Rapatti.

Kimmo Rapatti aka Mono Junk is a true underground techno pioneer. In 1992 he started the label Dum Re- cords, creating a platform for his own output and a way to express himself on his own terms.

Kimmo is responsible for some of the earliest techno productions ever emanating from this very special region of Europe, known for its remarkably high quality music scene. Ever since then, Kimmo Rapatti continued producing and (re)-defining the sound of electronic music as a dedicated pioneer, being responsible for many renowned and beloved classics. His most famous track “Melody Boy 2000 – Monotonous Fantastique” is considered by experts and tastemakers as one of the best Finnish techno tracks ever made.

Up until present times, Kimmo never used any software programs for his productions, and he swears he never will – which is why he’s known to be called “Analogue Junkie”.

After a small hiatus, Mono Junk is back, making credible appearances on the labels Forbidden Planet and Skudge Records, while also intensely working on his live performance. In both his dynamic performances and productions, his signature sound is a deep, dense mix of notice- able influences from Detroit, Chicago and as in one of his most known tracks “Channel B” a little bit of Basic Channel with a twist of the seemingly endless winters of Finland.

Eutechnik | Longform

It sneaked in so cozy that even it surprised us.

Eutechnik: Visual Mastermind, electronically infected sound engineer and Veglord has born a new EP. Between drifting rhythms and IDMish soundstructures, there is a lot to be found in its wide soundscapes.

Anyway!
Less words, more cowbells ... just go and download.

Batfinks “Mosisac” out on Caoutchou Records

Earthy, tricky and yet impulsive. Batfinks release on Caoutchou Records is a sick mosaic of sound called Mosisac. So much grown potential which will sadly not be able to grow on, as he passed away last year.

His Mates from Caoutchou say:

Batfinks became part of the Caoutchou fam since he contributed the track 'Shamalaalaa' for the second Rubber Beats compilation back in '09. 5 years later we released 'Bibobleyboo' on our label and early 2016 he sent us new material; an album named 'Mosisac'. Later that year we heard the sad news that Ste had passed away.

Batfinks was a mysterious character on whom we never really got a hold. When we talked, our conversations ended up in neologistic gibberish and laughter which was simultaneously amazing and funny. When we asked about his background to compose a promo text for his album this is what he wrote to us:

"Learnt my first chords when I was 4 on a Casio MT-65 on the toilet which was very satisfying I must say. Learnt how to play 808 State and Sonz of Da Loop Era tunes when I was 7 with a mate of mine, Jim Noir. Spent a lot of time with my dad and brother going to bluegrass gigs and old folks homes. Influences were mainly old school rave music when I was younger but then got into Gong, The Orb, Orbital, Autechre and that. A lot of jazz and world music stuff which was through my brother and his mates."

Mosisac shows us a side of Batfinks which we haven't heard before. Instead of the usual Batfinksesque sound we are now introduced to a collection of grim and gloom-ridden tracks although his typical sound is still imminent. In his dad's words: 'The musical version of Hieronymus Bosch paintings... it's a profound vision of someone on a path'

We love you, Batfinks. Forever in our hearts and ears.