Launched last year as an extension of the successful Montreal radio show and loft party of the same name, Jurg Haller's Forbidden Planet has eased itself into the affections of record buyers everywhere. Inaugurated by D'Marc Cantu's Some Fantasies Are Good, Forbidden Planet has since introduced unheralded names like Breaker 1 2 and Boreal & Lnrdcroy, artists you can spend hours wandering down blind alleys on the internet trying to identify. The label's fourth release sees Forbidden Planet call on a more established name again in the shape of Mono Junk, aka Finnish producer Kimmo Rapatti. Much like the Finn's recent turn out for Skudge White, this untitled four track 12" really slams home how criminally underrated Rapatti is as a producer. There's hints of Psyche era Carl Craig to opening track "Shotokai" and from here Mono Junk showcases his production versatility taking in woozy mind benders ("Bleep Number 9"), nimble melodic electro ("With You") and subaqueous techno filled with deft rhythmic touches ("Kime").
Brian James, Stojche, Flori, Mark Forshaw, Ethyl, John Heckle, Skudge, Toby Fairbank, Tripeo, Ksoul, Kid Who, Steven Tang (Emphasis Recordings), Juno Recommends Techno, Marsman, Doo, Ali Renault, Manos Mara (Bliq), Psyk, J. Haller, Joe Drive, Khotin, MRSK, Matt Weiner (TWINS), DUBWERKE
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