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Raketa Mixtape 001 / Č! WYSZUKANA KOMPILACJA

Published December, 2012
by Easterndaze


Do artists who live in one geographical area have more in common than those across borders but with stylistic affinities, especially at times when anything confined to the national level seems obsolete? This is the question we also have asked numerous times during our travels. Two compilations are trying to prove that there is still place to highlight local productions, especially if there are certain parallels in their sonic output and a shared physical interaction and context.

Raketa Mixtape 001 /The Blue Party/ is a selection of Hungarian synth producers, a concept not dissimilar to the Hungarian Lofi series that promoted the country’s bedroom lofi productions. Whereas that one focused more on the rough and tumble guitar sound, the Raketa compilation, named after a summer festival of the same name,  centers on the electric and 4/4. Electropop, synthpop, acid tinged house, etc, which comes to bloom towards the latter part of the compilation, where the focus shifts on the instrumental and lush dance with names like Asia Otus, SILF, Grema or Route 8

<a href=“” data-mce-href=“”>Route 8 – You Are Here by v.a., hungarian</a>

<a href=“” data-mce-href=“”>Silf – Floating In A Magnolia Leather Interior by v.a., hungarian</a>

Here the rest here.

Č! Wyszukana Kompilacja, which in Polish apparently means something like “sophisticated” and in Czech sounds more like “fucked” /and sounds positively fucked up/, presents several eccentric Czech musicians, primarily centered around the Ostrava and Moravian art-music scene. It “is a compilation which includes only positive and trendy artists from Czech music scene,” they say, which doesn’t mean much, but that shouldn’t detter from delving deeper. Trashy electronics, pseudo techno, digital entropy and general mayhem awaits. Out on the Polish label Plunderphonics /read our interview with the label here/, check the compilation here.

<a href=“” data-mce-href=“”>Hoří les by Piča z Hoven</a>

<a href=“” data-mce-href=“”>Alle cieca by Lightning Glove</a>