If you read our interview with legendary producer I-F last month, then you are probably aware that this year's Intergalactic Festival; which is one of the most rocking Electro and Techno parties on the planet, had to be streamed this time around due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Speaking with Electric Kingdom's Jacek Janiszewski, Ferenc van der Sluijs aka I-F expressed to him back then that: "We're still kind of bummed out that we can't do this year's festival for real, because it was going to get really good. We had amazing artists, and also our organization got a bit more improved, compared to last year".

Less ideal as it may have been (and still quite the endeavour to pull off), the show was a great success and like always, featured the creme de la creme of authentic, underground Electronic music. One of the performers this year, was none other than iconic Legowelt, of Bunker Records and Crème Organization fame. Armed to the teeth with his trusted analog hardware, Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt set off on a tenacious journey of cold, adventurous and sinister Electro and Techno jams that are really at the end of the day, just business as usual for this long-running veteran of the Electro scene.

Please take a moment to watch this exclusive live set from the latest Intergalactic Festival.

City Beat Records out of Germany is easily the most authentic old school-oriented label out there aside from perhaps Dominance Electricity, and so it should be no surprise then that its mastermind, label boss DJ Salva 808, would take up the feat of remixing what may be the most important of all the pioneering Hip Hop track of all time: The Message, by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

Reworking those classic beats would be no easy task as you can imagine, and yet DJ Salva 808 does it with keen productions skills, being careful as to maintain that essential cadence of the original, adding to the mix his own impeccable scratches, and not forgetting to rework those unforgettable vocals from legendary rappers Melle Mel and Duke Bootee.

Please take a moment to watch this very special tribute video, and if you are not familiar with City Beat Records' impressive discography, you owe it to yourself to start now. Make sure to check out most of all, their "Underground Electro" series, that has seen everyone from Newcleus, and Egyptian Lover, to Maggotron, and even legendary group Freestyle appear on these classic records.

Updated: Jun 17

Emile Facey aka Plant43 © Plant43 official/Facebook

Emile Facey, otherwise know as Plant43, has been a devoted purveyor of the Electronic sound since the late 90's. As co-founder of London's Bleep43 crew, he has spent quite a bit of time in the underground scene, signing to popular labels such as CPU, Frustrated Funk, and Shipwrec to name a few, playing alongside iconic artists such as Stingray, DJ Overdose, I-F, and many others, bringing us now to the founding of his new label "Plant43 Recordings", and the first output dubbed "Density Wave".

Made available for preview and featuring that reflective, melodic aesthetic we have come to now from the artist, "Dream Archive"; one of the songs on this new EP, is a mystifying journey deep into a vibrant realm of gleaming sequences, yet a slightly aggressive bassline that adds a bit of edge to the tune. There is no shortage of inspiring and uplifting vibes here either as subtle pads decorate the background, somehow expanding the sound field as wide as a galaxy unto its own.

The release of "Density Wave" by Plant43 has faced a few delays like many others due to the ongoing global crisis, but official date has bee re-scheduled for July 6th, 2020. You can pre-order now to secure a copy. This is, per the norm, a very limited vinyl release, so don't miss out! This is one serious Electro masterpiece.

You can listen to "Dream Archive" by Plant43 below:

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