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Alex Tronic Records: Volume One (Alex Tronic Records)


Rather than looking to Detroit or Paris, this compilation is a reminder that Edinburgh’s electronic music scene is alive and well. The first in a series of chill-out albums produced by Alex Tronic on his eponymous Leith label, showcasing ambient and electro artists, the album includes several lush, laidback moments, and is a useful round-up of Scottish artists poised for big things. Under a dreamy and euphoric umbrella of electronica, there’s room for Joe Acheson Quartet’s ‘Celtic Harp’, a floaty, jazz-soaked soundscape of breaks and rolling drums; English producer Marvin Wilson’s piano-heavy trip hop, and Scottish hip hop from MC Solareye of the DoPE Soundsystem, who has hooked up with Hooverfish on ‘The Rain’.

(Claire Sawers)

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