The Cymasonic Recordings label has gotten its hands on a textbook specimen of the old school electro sound with the Mpc 101 EP. The six track mini-LP is the undertaking of Robomatic, a moniker assumed for this project by Robin C, also one half of Trulz & Robin and Dance Disorder. At a time when much of dance music is being degraded and repurposed for a younger generation mostly unaware of their roots, this 'electro-romantic' homage to the true sound proves a necessary addition to the dialogue: electro said in confidence.
Highlights like "Nya drömmar," "Bleep," and "Elven" take listeners back to a purer time that even predates techno, while worshipping the same seemingly alien electro-pop influences of Kraftwerk, the distinguisher being that it has more to do with early electronic experimentations in hip-hop and funk. The best thing about the electronic culture is that the lines have always been a bit blurred, bleeding over any perceived borders. This is how Cymasonic finds itself releasing in such a classic American style -- but produced by Scandinavians -- and the planet continues to spin 'round.
Colin Dale (Abstrakt Dance) - “A knockout! I love this EP. Excellent electro sounds … all killer, no filler.”
Nick Warren - “Brilliant. A return to electro is long needed.”
Tim Paris (Marketing Music / My Favorite Robot) - “This is REALLY my thing! Great EP.”
Gavin Hardkiss (Hawke / Hardkiss Music) - “Bleepy goodness … love it.”
Dr. Motte (PRAXXIZ) - “A 10 out of 10 killer release!”
Stacey Pullen - “This is cool.”
Phonogenic (Moodmusic / Turbo) - “‘Bleep’ is bang on.”
Alkalino (Estimativa / Audaz Recordings) - “Cool retro electro vibes … I dig them all.”
Baby G (Dance Disorder / BPitch Records) - “Amazing!”
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) - “I love these … they’re great fun.”
Tyler Stadius - “I love these tripped out, spacey, hypnotic tracks. It’s hard to find tunes like these.”
Adam Collins (Euphoria Records / Omni A.M.) - “Solid acid! This is so dope … I’m going to be playing this at a dirty after hours tonight.”
Tee Cardaci (Low Down Grooves / Sine Qua Non) - “This sh%t is HOT … perfect for some late night excursions!”