Sunday, 15 April 2012


After the remergence of Belgium's R&S records from their self imposed 5 year hiatus as one of electronic dance music's more forward thinking imprints, comes the relaunch of their sister-label Apollo. From the early '90s through 2002 Apollo became one of the most respected labels in ambient techno, having released genre classics by such pioneering producers as Aphex Twin 'Selected Ambient Works 85-92', Jam & Spoon, Mixmaster Morris, Ken IshiiDJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo and Biosphere among many others. The first release is by Mancunian producer Synkro aka Joe McBride titled 'Broken Promise', normally known for his high tempo deep bass driven music, here he slows right down with some beautifully delicate yet hauntingly sounding ambience. On the track ‘Knowledge’ he delves into tabla percusion with deep dubby pads that transports you off to some far away place! Recommended..

Synkro is also offering up a free track 'I miss you' (not on the EP) courtesy of halcyon

Watch this label as there will be some great offerings forthcoming from Flash Forest w/Makoto remixes as well as Jack Dixon & Submerse

A1. Broken Promise
A2. Why Dont You
B1. Memories Of Love
B2. Knowledge

Available from boomkat/juno/beatport

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