Tag Archives: Turbo Recordings

Clouds // Bulbophyllum Remiferum

16 Feb

Clouds - Bulbophyllum Remiferum

Twin Turbo kicks off 2013 with an EP of club-rocking house-jackers from Scottish prodigies Clouds.

Following a year that saw their critical stature soar and made fans of a growing legion of techno stars (Chris Liebing and Gary Beck both named “Consciousness” the top track of 2012), Clouds take a break from their maturation process to crank out a few knee-jerk tracks built for the masses, each crafted around a catchy hip-hop inflected vocal hook. 

“Terrorcore” will scare the living sweat out of you with a deadly parade of monstrous toms and vocal sample that will force you to work through your cash-flow anxiety on the dancefloor. “Local Bubble” is the housiest, funkiest thing Clouds have ever done, a supremely playable record that will surely find a crossover audience. Finally, “HE_1523_0901”, pumps the bass up with Clouds’s signature distorted kickdrum sound, a minimal arrangement with more clever vocal cuts.

Twin Turbo – starting the new year with new bombs for a new generation of party people, some of whom are too young to remember when we invented high-energy dance music back in 2011.

(Turbo Recordings SC, 2013) Beatport here.

Renaissance Man // Call2Call EP

28 Jan

Renaissance Man Call2call ep

Turbo Recordings takes new-school electro to grad school with the latest release from Finnish duo Renaissance Man(Beatport, 2013) Beatport here!


12 Jan

Pilo // Ubstraktion

16 Dec

pilo turbo

Twin Turbo presents the debut release from Pilo, featuring three tracks to destroy whatever’s left of 2012’s dancefloors.

It’s always a source of pride for the label to discover a new artist and shove him out onto the world stage to sink or swim into the playlists of all the huge names who pay rapt attention to everything we do. We were introduced to Pilo through Harvard Bass, who suggested his fellow Californian for remix duties on his own recent Twin Turbo release. Now, we’re pleased to present Pilo’s proper debut, the work of yet another huge young talent grinding it out for nu-techno supremacy.

“Ubstraktion (Jazz Yo Self Mix)” melds rave diva vox, an infectious siren hook, and high-BPM lysergic techno, leaving you wonder what the less jazzy mix could possibly sound like. Meanwhile, “Forte Inductance” strips away the nonsense to genuine “stripped-down, no-nonsense” levels, relying on a relentless kick, overdriven toms, and a melting MC vocal to  get the job done. Finally, “Trippin” gets you trippin’ so hard that the term “after-hours warehouse banger-monster” seems to lose all meaning, before gaining way too much meaning.

Twin Turbo – closing out the year with new discoveries, new digital bombs, and new definitions of peak-time dominance. We’ll see you in 2013 with music that reflects our world’s inevitable Mad Max, dancing-in-the-breadline reality. (Turbo Recordings SC, 2012) Beatport here.

Nautiluss // Habitat

17 Oct

Fresh Nautiluss out soon on Turbo Recordings.

John Roman // Petrified

5 Aug

Couple bangin’ tracks on this fresh release from John Roman. My picks are St. Hood and Chimaera! Tune in and be on the look out on Twin Turbo.

New Jack Techno

19 Jun


Ushering in a new era for Tiga’s Turbo Recordings, New Jack Techno showcases the label’s next generation of producers, signalling a bold new direction for the influential Canadian imprint. Featuring 10 exclusive tracks, this compilation offers a glimpse of the year ahead while remaining faithful to the veteran label’s underground techno roots. (Turbo SC, 2012)

Now available on beatport!

Ado // Pressure EP

28 May

Twin Turbo reaffirms its commitment to puttin’ it all the way over the top with a new release from Scotland’s Ado, formerly best-known for his work on Fake Blood’s Blood Music, and now widely-beloved for his association with us. Ado (pronounced “Ay-Dough”) describes his sound as ranging from “stupidly heavy” to full-on “stupid”, which is something we can very much get behind, and has formed the basis of the label’s most successful grant applications. This is the kind of release that’s all about release, harnessing the tension of the loudest club you’ve ever seen with tracks that build endlessly into the peak-time ether. Twin Turbo – these are the MP3s you’ll be telling your grandkids about when you’re telling them where grandkids come from. (Turbo Recordings SC, 2012)

_Ado – Pressure EP Preview

Renaissance Man Remix Project

19 Mar

Renaissance Man Remix Project is out now on Turbo Recordings! Tune in below and beatport here.

Clouds // Optic EP

24 Feb

Tune in to this long awaited techno blood bass fueled release by Clouds out now via Turbo Recordings!

These Scottish Ladmen are some of the most promising producers working today, combining brutish, visceral force with real intelligence and control. They use no gear whatsoever, crafting their bombs from malware in public chatrooms, giving voice to a generation living in the digital ether between the Moon and Glaswegia City.

For the remix, Clouds asked to enlist a hero of theirs, the Swedish techno master Jesper Dahlbäck, who adds another excellent remix to his massive catalog and further cements his place in the Turbo Hall of Endless Respect. (Turbo Recordings SC, 2012)

The Renaissance Man Project

2 Nov

The Renaissance Man Project! Here’s a great text about from Turbo Recordings SC:

Architects are not like you or me. Every idiot knows architects are geniuses. And every moron with a map of the world in his jean pocket knows that Finns are smarter than most. Renaissance Man, then, embody the almost unimaginable ideal of the Finnish Architect, multiplied and then squared. To the funth power.

They met over a grim cup of black coffee at a Finnish architecture firm, launching their career in 2008 with the suitably clever ‘Spraycan’ on Switch’s Dubsided, built around a novel aerosol-can sample. They soon found eager champions in the tastemakers at Kitsuné, Sound Pellegrino, and the blogtelligensia over at Fluokids. By 2010, they were legitimate players, having remixed WhoMadeWho, Delphic, Crystal Fighters, Brodinski, Crookers, Health, and, most recently, Azari & III.

And, against all reasonable expectation, they just kept getting smarter, refining their sound away from the dimwit muck of blog-house and moving into more serious production territory, relocating to Berlin and learning how to lifestyle it up, playing at Panorama Bar and exploring the semiotics of the drink ticket.

A more refined, structural sound emerged on the Babbadabba EP on Made to Play. And the larger scope of their commitment to intelligent design comes to fruition on their upcoming album on Turbo, erecting a post-tropical hermitage of Dancing Man’s Thoughtfunk. The music is highly detail-oriented, referencing everything from bass music to curry house, with eyes and ears trained on millennia of art and concept, with a special emphasis on the millennia when music actually existed. The first single, “When You Do What You Do” is a “Who’s What You Who” of blazing Critiical House.

Renaissance Man. Designing the box. Building the box. Thinking on top of the box.

Released by: Turbo Recordings 
Release/catalogue number: Turbo CD 032 
Release date: Oct 31, 2011 

What Do You Do When You Do What You Do EP

28 Sep

It seems to have been a while since the last Renaissance Man release. Always look forward to them – here is their debut release on Turbo Recordings. Not sure what to describe this style of am diggin it. Tune in below and be on the look our on Oct 11th!

ZZT – ZZafrika Remixes

28 May

Looking forward to the remix ep from ZZT’s ZZafrika out on Turbo Recordings May 31st! There are a couple of goods ones but my pick at the moment would be the Gesaffelstein remix! Banger.. Here is a deep message from Tiga:

100 years ago i had a dream: release music I love, with pro graphics, without going bankrupt. 100 12inches later, Turbo stands high on the rubble of crumbled empires: Mo’Wax, Factory, EMI all dead in our wake…. we will never give up the fight: music we love,.dressed for success, format-democratic, NEVER going bankrupt. Climbing to the stars, 300 copies at a time. it’s just us and Jack White, motherfuckers… bring on the next 100. See you in 2017.

Love from Montreal, 

Clouds – Numbers EP

23 Mar

Prepare yourselves for the new Clouds Number ep from Turbo Recording’s youngest signed speaker shredding kids. Four tracks have been tried & tested on the mega-stages of Planet Turbo to devastating effect. Fibre is my pick in the crowd rinsing filth sector! Be on the look for this release, out March 25th!