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The fifth annual installment in the Krampus Carols series, Now That's What I Call Krampus Carols 5 brings an auditory perspective for the techno-loving inhabitants of planet earth provided by pioneering Philadelphia-based producers & Krampus (the xmas devil). This collection of absolute techno delights features nine tracks including cuts from Dame Luz, Lance Blaise, Dentana, Stateschoolgirl, Nymphaea, bpmf, Lojit, W00dy, and Dan Trevitt

1 bpmf - The Hex [5:23] 133 Gm
BPMF has been making electronic music since '84. In the duo 'Free World' released cassettes and was entered by WFCS into CMJ's best unsigned bands competition in 1985 earning them a spot on the Epic Records compilation, in 1986 released 'Amagi', an eclectic collection of experimental electronica inspired by underground new wave and industrial music of the 80s.
BPMF and Taylor Deupree formed Decameron. Over the next two years they released two albums on Taylor's Havoc Music. Some of these tracks would appear on early techno compilations under pseudonyms. Havoc Music's own compilation 'Techno Criminal SubCultures' is where BPMF first appeared in 1991.
With Dietrich Schoenemann and Taylor Deupree, BPMF assembled classic early 80s analog gear and as Prototype 909 they released 'Acid Technology' on Instinct records; performed their first live show where they met Abe Duque who invited all of his techno friends to a back room at the legendary Limelight Club in NYC. BPMF brought records and gear jammed live with them. The Rancho Relaxo All-Stars would release three albums and tour Europe together even destroying the original Ultraschall in Munich, quite literally tearing the place down.
With John Selway, BPMF channeled his love for the early electro and new wave sounds forming Synapse and creating Serotonin Records to bring the funk back and help give birth to the electro revival scene.
Prototype 909 recorded four albums and played 70+ shows. Synapse was the first American electro group to play live in Moscow. BPMF released tracks on Serotonin, Schmer, Instinct, Analog/EMF, Tension/Rancho Relaxo Records. His approach to electronic music is hands on and experimental, so more than having a 'sound' his music reflects his values: spontaneity and a sense of urgency.
BPMF recently released tracks Voder Records, Mélodies Souterraines, Losers with Attitude, 4 volumes of 'Abide the Glide' on Schmer, a ambient full length 'Solaris' on Telepathic Bubblebath. Has a monthly internet radio show on Fnoob called "Sexy Time with BPMF". Look for an EP on Is/Was in 2018.
This track is a live jam using the utilizing the awesome PreenFM2 synth

2 Dan Trevitt - Thorn of Crowns [7:16] 127 Bm
Daniel Buerk aka Dan Trevitt is a long-tenured Philly Techno DJ and producer of the highest caliber and stalwart member of the Inciting / Great Circles crew. He has been gracing the turntables with his relentless and moody style of techno since the late 90s. He has played alongside some of the biggest names in the industry and has played host to a number of memorable parties and has held numerous residencies, including Automatic, Inciting HQ, SINErgy Space, Propaganda, Extra Dark, & more. He has releases on Great Circles, Turbillon, Voder Records, and has appeared on every volume of Krampus Carols. This season features his track Thorn of Crowns, a driving and percussive arrangement sure to keep the late night naughty list marching along.

3 Dame Luz - Zafa [4:10] 160 Fm
Noelia "Nolita" Tejada better known as DAME LUZ is a Dominican, South Bronx born and raised, DJ and producer based in Philly. Her music explores global and diaspora club music, ancestral spiritual traditions, growing up in NYC nostalgia and dystopian futures.
The phrase zafa was made popular by writer Junot Diaz in the book The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. In the Dominican Republic a curse or evil eye is sometimes referred to as fukú and to counterspell fukú one would say zafa! Zafa, in this case, is about when haters hate and your ancestors got your back. Ay hombe.

4 Nymphaea - First Molt [2:10] 137.364 C
Nymphaea is the solo electronic music project of Marit Rose, based in Philadelphia. As Nymphaea, she has produced three self-released cassettes: Countdown to Ecstasy, Abode of the Merciful, and Shang Bronze, with an upcoming LP in the works.
This track is from the Shang Bronze EP, which was recorded directly to cassette using the Ensoniq Mirage and EMU Proteus.

5 Dentana - On The Edge [8:41] 130.737 C#m
A self-described 'architect of auditory hallucinations', Dentana has been active within the electronic music scene in Philadelphia for a decade engineering events, recording, and performing live/djing. Their life's focus has continuously been music from learning piano and composing music in grade school to playing bass & drums with punk bands in early adolescence. Taught how to DJ in their early teens, they cut their teeth publicly with Custom Lifestyle in their early 20s, putting on and playing rave events at the now infamous 5th & Cecil B Moore warehouse. It was around this time that Dentana also began creating, managing, & maintaining multiple residencies across the city such as Extra Dark and Difference Engine. These experiences culminated in their first solo full-length cassette release, "Punx is Techno' via End Result Production's summer campaign earlier last year, as well as the curation/direction of the Krampus Carols compilation which approaches its fifth installment this December 2017.

6 Lance Blaise - Murder Everything Moving [5:26] 137 Dm
Producer, DJ and label boss Lance Blaise / Monix has become a true household name synonymous with underground techno music. Head of the prestigious techno label Teggno, Lance has amassed a staggering catalog of music and original productions. A favorite play from the icons of electronic music. Lance is known for being one of the only producers/DJs who is legally blind. Despite this obstacle Lance has managed to adapt his production and DJ techniques to become a major player techno scene. Also recording under a variety of monikers (Monix and Tattoo Detectives most notably), Lance has signed his music to some of the best labels in the world including: Gynoid, Capsula, Spark Music, Phobiq, Illegal Alien Records, Frakture Audio, Translucent, Empro Music, Android Muziq, Rawthentic, Akoom, Definition, Global Underground, and many others as well as his own imprint Teggno Records.

7 W00dy - Claw [5:49] 149.93 Gm
W00DY is a Baltimore-born, Philadelphia via Boston transplant attempting to bring absurdity to the dance floor. She describes her style as experimental electronic/deconstructed dance music, for her music covers a wide span of genres from noise/ambient to techno/club. In June 2015 she self-released her debut album, RNBW, and released Timberdoodle EP on Brooklyn's Fire Talk records in August 2016. Her first dance music release, this world has rendered me- EP, was released independently in May 2017. She anticipates her next album to be released in spring/summer of 2018.
'Claw' was created in Ableton Live using samples from ripped youtube videos, found sound samples, and accapella vocal samples. Effects consist mostly of automated filters and delays. Always inspired by the dance floor and female/queer empowerment.

8 Lojit - Sluice [6:12] 124 Fm
Philadelphia based Lojit integrates disparate eras of audio tech into angular dance-floor driven experiences. Live and in the studio, they bind strong influences from warehouse rave culture, tech-step, hard techno, computer theory and the internet warez scene via crumbling concrete drums and hyperreal emotional motifs. An advocate of open technology, they contribute code to several projects such as Pure-Data and Aubio. Lojit is the floor-oriented techno arm of Philadelphia based artist Anthony Lauzon. He is a founder and current resident of the Extra Dark brand and has been producing music, facilitating events and developing music technology for over a decade.

9 MerLoh - Im crazy Im sorry [4:02] 135 D#m
MerLoh is the recent alias of StateSchoolGirl. Stateschoolgirl is the DJ name of Merideth Hayden. Relatively new to Philly's DJ scene, she began in 2015 by joining her first residency with the Extra Dark crew at Kung Fu necktie. Her style ranges from dark techno to deep house, ghetto tech to club and hip-hop. Whatever she's mixing, it's sure to keep the energy high, the crowd engaged and bodies moving. Be on the look out for more original releases in the next year. MerLoh lets the music do the talking. Track was made using Maschine Studio



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