rod modell returns as deepchord for his first solo release on astral industries since inaugurating the label with his sought-after ‘lanterns’ ep. consisting of two stunning long-form pieces split on one side each. immersions¿ captures the emotive. halcyon sound that rod has long become synonymous with. opening with glistening ambient textures. ‘immersion i’ grows into an 18-minute piece of deep rolling dub techno. on the other side ‘immersion ii’ paints pristine soundscapes of soft. lapping waves. underpinned by submerged pulsations that rise to the surface to continue its deep space explorations. two highly refined and inspiring tracks that sit on the apogee of this sound.
REFUSE EP (ROLANDO / LUKE HESS RMXS / MARBLED VINYL)
12" Vinyl (colored) D09.07.18
very limited marbled vinyl. kontakt records presents two highly sought-after tracks by danish artist christian bloch. both tracks have been officially remastered after careful restoration from the original master tapes. after releasing on his own funque droppings imprint in the late 90ties christian had several successful releases on simple muzik. ll records and tresor and soon after he relocated to detroit to pursue his musical dream. luke hess and rolando contributed with two outstanding remixes of the original tracks.
ltd 2018 repress - belgiums raving george dispenses of her alias on her debut ep for turbo recordings as charlotte de witte. big room techno. dark. massive. trippy. and with an emotional character all too rare with the genre.
the next release on leading french label zone is a very special one indeed from long time friend of the label and pioneering electro figure kittin. the artist formerly known as miss kittin. her standout original comes with an equally impressive remix from truncate. a long time stalwart of the electroclash scene who has put out many seminal singles. kittin has famously collaborated with the hacker and felix da housecat and mixed up new wave and techno in arresting new ways for decades. her albums have always been hailed as hugely accomplished and the prolific and innovative frenchwoman has worked with numerous top labels. now back once more in 2018 with her first solo single in some time. she is in fine form. her offering here. ‘eacid’. is a timeless piece of deep techno with brain melting bass and twinkling yet menacing keys. her own vocals are twisted and chopped up into wordless forms that add layers of intrigue and the whole thing is brilliantly broody. a breakdown at the mid point allows you to catch your breath as her voice refracts round the airwaves. then the icy hi hats and rumbling drums and bass land again with subtly uplifting. light emitting chords rising in the background. all in all. this is one of kittin’s most special and evocative tracks of recent times. remixing is truncate. the deep techno artist who runs a label of the same name and has released his killer wares on 50weapons. his version is more wild and flailing. with the keys becoming more manic. the drums darting about all over the place and the voice becoming more paranoid and trippy.
it is not the honor that you take with you. but the heritage you leave behind. we don’t have every day a rework of a classic techno milestone on a label that tries to push the boundaries of the future. but this time is the time. thomas schumacher represents one of those artists that was there since the very beginning. and he is the proof of how an artist can evolve in many ways during the years. but always been devoted to techno. and the meaning of it. “when i rock” was played all over the world for decades but now gets a brand new rework by label boss emmanuel. and the creator itself thomas schumacher. the record has a b/w sleeve cover design by caitlin schumacher on 12”.
the entirety of space. time. matter. energy. the physical laws and the constants – omniverse. three original tracks from vril plus a remix by his master’s voice. two mysterious identities. scattering sound waves.
for its 303rd release. tresor records is glad to present a commissioned work by donato dozzy. rome based production maestro and dj extraordinaire donato dozzy is unanimously considered as an illustrious leading light in all techno artforms. along his long career and extensive discography. dozzy has proven to use his instruments most interesting ways. always re-inventing his music. always presenting new approaches to both the deeper and the more rhythmic forms of electronic music. it was self-evident to tresor records to enroll donato dozzy’s talents for this assignment. a nod to the seminal roland tb-303 bass synthesizer. the result is a relentless collection of radical. propulsive and bleeding-heart acid tracks. donato dozzy wishes to dedicate this work to his lifelong friend filo.
naura records is proud to be back to present another strong release this time some lost archive material that goes back to the very beginning of his productions. bleak delivers 3 cuts of his custom recipe but somehow adds new unexpected flavours throughout this ep even though staying on his formal path. starting with the a side. dust (mix1) takes off with an introspective journey with detroit and classic techno. a real head turner with a classy ride and functional feeling dust (mix2) more for the deeper realm. accompanied with enchanted melodies as a twist. finally on the flip. element samples the heartbeat of a even deeper state. where one is allowed to lose yourself. get a hold of something solid. for this is a tune that communicates a lot of subtle changes and honesty.
coming back for another round after his first ep for figure last summer. shlomi aber continues to explore different avenues of his multi-faceted sound. tying it all up in a nicely rounded package. setting the pace is driving opening track whistler. the producer showcasing his ability to craft something big but undoubtedly refined. he then lets old school drums cruise along gentle sways of washed out ambience. giving the deep heads something to really get into… back with more techno on the b-side. this time in true figure-style: lean. sharp. and utterly effective penetrate the system is sure to leave its mark and comes complete with an extended. separate intro. making for quite an experience. staying atmospheric to the end. aber chooses to step out in half-time. taking cues from dubstep as hollowed kicks carve out an endless tunnel that leads only ever deeper down the rabbit hole.
the melting point ep is back on dame-music! following the well-acclaimed volume 1 last december. which included tracks from kink. thomas p. heckmann and bloody mary. dame- music is proud to present volume 2 of this acid project. this time with label boss bloody mary inviting three guests to share the record with her. the photo used in the artwork for this release was taken in sydney s king cross district in early 2018. and features street art by owmag. thanks to this amazing artist for allowing us to use his work. once again. the melting point concept sees bloody mary invite some of her favourite and most well-respected producers to the label with these 4 original tracks. the melting point ep vol. 2 marks the fusion of four renowned producers including hardfloor. josh wink and alien rain and mary herself. this release is sure to be heard on dancefloors this summer! 4 tracks made by and for acid lovers.
prfy 002 features four acid centered tracks by purify records co-founder and longterm goethebunker resident cramp. the first solo ep of the german dj and producer features four crafty club cuts suitable for a versatile range of settings. acid. techno. house. dub - it‘s all in there. don‘t sleep on this one!
afterlife and tale of us are proud to announcerealm of consciousness-. a 10-piece compilation expanding the afterlife totality into a label. the label and events will complement each other with one aim. to bring the crowd into another dimension of music perception with enthralling production to that ignite the senses.
pt.ii sees tale of us collaborating with ovend. a french producer whose only prior output is a pair of eps for amandra s ahrpe label. mathew jonson. hunter/game and keith carnal are also among those making their afterlife label debut. while recondite. woo york and aether are back after previously appearing on the label.
fur coat join joseph capriatis redimension label with an ep of melodic. dancefloor power. the duo explore steely techno in five warehouse-ready tracks which unfold over extended run times. the eerie synth line. wall-shaking kick drums and vocal sample of repeat set the tone. mercury retrograd continues with a heavy. eyes-down pulse before cygnus soars into an epic crescendo. messenger of god provide tough dancefloor weapons to complete a slick ep that shows fur coat to be masters of their sound.
REALM OF CONSCIOUSNESS PT. III (4X12 COLOURED GOLD VINYL)
coloured 4x12" Vinyl D04.07.18
the third realm of consciousness compilation on tale of us afterlife recordings is the label s most complete statement so far. the full spectrum of the label is on display here. as they continue to push the envelope with a high-quality and diverse selection of artists.
hike: cristal clear lakes. impressive mountains. soothing forests and berlin techno music.
for our hike 006 we’ve got cyrk for you. meanwhile the boys are root artists on hike and we are very proud to present their upcoming release. this time we present you a hiking path around pforzheim. a city known for its jewellery industry in the black forest. the westweg trail is one of the black forest’s best hiking routes. with it’s 285 km long-distance hiking path from pforzheim to basel. you have the chance to appreciate the region s landscape and cuisine from the peaks of the black forrest.
with new track warschauerstrasse . claudio ricci has created an expansive seven minute workout of twisted synths and deep house drums. the first remix comes from long time techno heavyweight timo maas and the prolific and inventive basti grub. their singular remix speeds up the original and layers in fluttering toms and percussive sounds as well as broad. groaning synths and the distant sound of a bustling city at rush hour. sudam label boss and ibiza based artist kintar flips the track into something spacious and haunting. eerie keys and sweeping synths keep you on edge as the rubbery techno groove rolls on into the night. bulgarian based metodi hristov loves to experiment and has a distinctive techno style that gains support from the likes of richie hawtin. carl cox and adam beyer. in his hands the track becomes a peak time tech banger.
dont is excited to welcome dublins another alias with a perfectly unsettling 4-track ep that veers from 2 step through techno and out the other side. truly bringing something new to the table.this producer has been busy carving out a definite sound of late and that sound chimed so much with the original ethos of dont. that he was immediately sought out and invited to record an ep. his productions bang. whilst managing to hit a delightfully off-kilter tone which is a tricky combination to get right and we really hope you’ll enjoy this special release.
the first long player on pressure traxx welomes dario reimann from darmstadt. known for his releases on sensual. la peña or offm he shows here in full length why he is one of the most interesting new school producers out there. delivering 8 diverse cuts that will stand the test of time. easily. step into -dario s castle-
played by ben klock! emotional. physical. blunt. modular and exciting. joton on odd even! joton is synonymous with dark techno. iron. futuristic and sensitive. all mixed with the precision and speed of a surgeon. outstanding conceptcover. shrinked and high quality pressing. cut and mastering by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
uks west country dubspeeka finally on odd even. deep. yet powerful and driven techno. no more words! just listen. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
im lauf der letzten vier jahre hat sich hayden payne alias phase fatale einen ruf als erneuerer von techno erarbeitet – sowohl hinsichtlich des breiten spektrums dystopischer electronics in seinen dj-sets. als auch wegen seines tiefen wissens von synthese und sounddesign in seinen produktionen. nach releases auf labels wie jealous god debü.....tierte payne 2017 mit der ep anubis auf unterton. seitdem ü.....bernahm der new yorker club residencies in seiner wahlheimat berlin (berghain) und seinem – quasi – zweitwohnsitz tiflis (khidi). verö.....ffentlichte sein debü.....talbum redeemer auf hospital productions und startete außerdem sein eigenes label bite mit einer kollaborativen ep seiner selbst mit silent servant. seine erste o-ton. reverse fall. atmet einen frischen. reinen geist von techno – weder nostalgisch noch futuristisch. eher anarchisch und beilä.....ufig visionä.....r. phase fatale erweitert mit dieser 12- die klangliche variation und musikalische narrative seines bisherigen schaffens als producer ebenso wie er die bandbreite seiner dj und live-sets spiegelt. gleichzeitig verschiebt er die genreparameter von techno vorwä.....rts: ihm geht es musikalisch weniger um ‚hä.....rter‘. sondern um dichtere atmosphä.....ren und basslastige grooves einerseits. um einen bissigen. markanten und scharfkantigen sound andererseits. auf reverse fall gibt es von film(musik) – namentlich carpenter und argento – informierte stellen: markant-melodiö.....se. bedrohliche synth-arpeggios. staccato-hi-hats. dü.....stere sechzehntelsequenzen. knackige snares und schnalzende peitschenschlä.....ge. noisige drones und drö.....hnende pads. zwei stü.....cke wie gemacht fü.....r halsbrecherische hochgeschwindigkeitsfahrten auf der nä.....chtlichen ü.....berholspur („reverse fall“. „blackbox“). zwei abgebremste stü.....cke fü.....r die horrorszenarien danach („incision“. „empty whip“). musik. karosserie. kö.....rper und kopf vermä.....hlend – hier inspiriert von j.g. ballards verkehrstodfetisch crash. dort ä.....sthetisch im geiste dirk skrebers um stahlpfeiler gewickelt. eine abfahrt ü.....ber das gesamte frequenzspektrum. mit frontalcrash in einer schroffen klangwand.
metempsychosis vinyl 002 invites you to the sonic soundscapes of flaminia along with remixes by headless horseman and ancestral voices. an epic trip inspired by the sanskrit story of agni. the god of fire. originally narrated in ancient india. dark percussive sounds walk the listener through the fire’s curse to be the devourer of everything in this world. destroyer of everything it touches. ethereal drones and atavistic strings reveal the turning point of this adventure when the curse is reversed in such a way that agni - the fire - becomes the purifier of all the things it touches. this story. brought to life by sound. teaches that reality and matter itself are actually shaped by perception and can change according to interpretation. fire can be feared as a destroyer or admired as a purifier. fire. just like death. is a crucial element of life on earth. a different perception of the world can change your world. so abandon yourself and embrace the fire.
limited 2018 repress !!
the timeless classic that is energy 52s >cafe del mar<. first released in 1993. has been rejuvenated and re-invented with 2 brand new remixes from germanys leading beat scientist ricardo villalobos. mysterious like a deserted bay at midnight. and blissful like the balmy white sands of ibizas hidden beaches. ricardos main mix snakes and meanders over 9 minutes of pure minimalist magic. filtering and reducing the originals main theme and bass pattern. a purely electronic interpretation is formed with ultra deep kick drums. and silky. woody textured percussion
limited repress! amazing deep flowing adventure! russian techno legend anton kubikov (scsi-9) is back on heisenberg with kraxx traxx ep. two massive originals plus remixes from pavel iudin and federico molinari. as usual its vinyl only. no digital promos or shares.
the french artist blicz makes his awaited debut on involve records with a four-‐..track ep embracing techno in its different forms. the young parisian joins involve for the 21st release. consolidating the steady search of the label for new talent to take over the techno scene. as it happened with boston 168 or fabrizio rat. >new doctrine< comes as a breath of fresh air. and a serious dancefloor banger collection.
THE NIGHT LAND REMIXES (SUPERPITCHER. SAMO DJ & L.B. DUB CORP REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK05.06.18
john talabot and axel boman teamed up in 2017 for their r&s debut the night land where they got to flex their creative muscles over eight tracks of rich synth jams. the two electronic artists have been independently successful in their respective careers. but as pitchfork expressed in their glowing review their collective output doesn’t sound much like eithers work. it doesnt even necessarily reflect the thin. convex sliver where their interests overlap. instead. theyve hit upon something new. this new sound also proved to be a hit with the likes of mojo. phonica. xlr8r. self titled and dj mag all including it their annual best of lists. the artists have now handpicked four artists to create their own vision of the talaboman sound. superpitcher. samo dj and luke slater under his l.b. dub corp alias have all seriously delivered the goods.
part 4 in the ongoing series. the echelon is conceived in total secrecy. embedded deep in the contemporary landscape. its sole purpose is to function as an anonymous observer. translating its findings into music and movement.
uncage presents >collider< an amazing ep by pushmaster discs founder mattia trani. three diverse cuts ranging from raw melodic sound to acid techno. backed up by a wonderful remix from the one and only donato dozzy. essential.
multi-talent joyce muniz is definitely one to look out for. initially starting her career as a vocalist. she now took over the global house music scene within no time as a deejay and producer as well. exhibiting her talent with previous releases. its not surprising that shes on the roster of prestigous labels such as exploited records and 20/20 vision recordings. next year she will release her single toxic people on international deejay gigolo records featuring the singer. songwriter and producer demetr1us. toxic people is a vibrant and raw sounding electro house cut featuring grimy synths and vocals. that lend the track a cold and distant atmosphere. the artwork for toxic people was created by leipzig-based artist silvia trost. whose forth lies in oil and acrylic paintings. she now frequently collaborates with glitch art artists and loves to mix materials and techniques. both analogue and digital. the b-side dreamz is another great production by joyce muniz. the playful groove and eclectic ambient makes it a cool package.
“lost tracks vol. 2” contains 4 previously unreleased demos recorded between 1997 and 1999. the duo fused 80’s european new wave/italo disco with 90’s detroit electro acts like le car and dopplereffekt. by utilizing verse-chorus structures. they playfully shook up the loop based hard techno and electro that was popular at the time. their studio set up at the time was a korg ms-20. roland sh-101. tr-606. tr-808. siel dk80. and boss dr-660 drum machine. the songs are direct. spontaneous. seemingly improvised in places. miss kittin sings about falling in love in the new millennium. snuff movies and controlling the unknown trip to death. all in her cheekily derisive french accent. all songs have been transferred from the original dat tapes by the band and remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios. the vinyl comes housed in a glossy jacket featuring a black and white photo of the duo taken in 1996. each lp includes a postcard with liner notes from miss kittin and the hacker designed by eloise leigh. as miss kittin says of these demos. “we were naive. innocent. adventurous and we didn’t expect anything in return”
limited to 500 copies. this ep sees the german legends laying down some seriously danceable acid. laced with an undercurrent of techno. lights. camera. acid contains echoes of their seminal track acperience 1 . channelling the 303 vibe. whereas yo! bum rush the silver box ploughs a more electro furrow of acid. both grooves come in at over the 6 minute mark. mastered by curve pusher. artwork by g.s-l studio.
ARGONAUT EP (NEEL. POLAR INERTIA REMIXES) (180G VINYL)
12" Vinyl NL13.07.18
we remain suspended. fluctuating
in these waters of unknown wellness
flooded by a silence of emotions.
emotions that make our loneliness
more deep. clear and awful.
as nails that dig died skins.
as eyes that bleed making skins acid
as hair that strangles the crowd s voices
in this air rarefied by thoughts
to make us more conscious of the restless lack
of the hope from us stolen.
renaissance are back with the second instalment of their 25th anniversary ‘the remix collection” project. for the follow-up to solomun’s immense reworking of age of love. renaissance have bagged more techno royalty in the shape of italian duo tale of us. to take on the huge task of remixing another iconic 90’s classic.
drumcode has become a label synonymous with some of the most-cutting edge and forward-thinking techno over the last 20 years. their artists include both emerging and established names. and one of those well recognised is enrico sangiuliano. now announcing the very first concept album of his career.
after the celebrated metabolism lp from last year. sigha is back with an untitled 4-track cut for token84. after the celebrated metabolism lp from last year. sigha is back with a 4-track cut for token84. this untitled record remains understated. playing with variations on a theme whereby the similarities exist seemingly to illuminate the differences between the tracks. the relationship between circular and hum is reminiscent of sigha s 2016 new puritan flip on the earlier offering of puritan from 2012. with circular presenting a tight. meditative loop in high-mid frequencies while hum inhabits a similar space. only seemingly from a distance. if those two are close. measured and controlled. the other tracks on the record demonstrate more freedom and abandon. gliss is huge and heavy. while flare s sonic elements interact playfully and scatter as the piece progresses.
mysterious japanese newcomer neem unveils his debut vinyl on japanese imprint aura music. the title track delivers some mechanical beats topped with delicate layers of samples and electronics. on the flip “forge” meanwhile is more abstract and spooky as strange voice murmurs on industrial background. “mustard-colored jacket” is a “basic channel” rooted minimal piece features some dub samples on heavy bass.
a1: david goldberg revealed his exceptional talent releasing an extraordinaire debut ep on svs records. “m4l-uv” is a euphoric breakbeat track that won’t fail to make you dance.
a2: kit curse made his mark within the dnb scene during the last years having released on labels like cyclone. onset audio or shadowforces. “weird solace master” is a broken ritual that reveals the producers experimental side.
b1: “zezbo version” by skee mask is a superb dnb trip leading you through an industrial shadow world. the producer upholds his reputation as an exceptional artist all along the way.
b2: top shotta runs the uk bass orientated label ruffhouse. “m-performance riddim” somehow sounds like a race and a fight both at the same time.
b3: the style of bean is a postmodern blend of ambient. idm and dubstep. “tears” showcases this eclecticism within just three minutes.
a1: the exceptional producer stenny has been a munich resident for a few years to be as close as possible to his musical home port of ilian tape. here he once again proves what a perfectly mixed supergroovy breakbeat board is.
a2: janis and fabian from the live duo aka trap10 do not hide their musical ideals. in “people zoo” it’s classic but classy. ​.​.according to old detroit style and chicago tradition.
b1: jonas friedlich’s eps on molten moods and four triangles are a good example of what techno’s style is all about: tape delay is his weapon of choice. often with vocals and rarely straight beats. with “jazzersizzzze” he ties in masterfully to it.
b2: p-t2 has become an integral part of the red sun (club rote sonne) in just a few years. indulging her fondness for the harder pace of club music. accordingly. their rfr post is an acid board. as it is written in the book.
adam beyer s drumcode juggernaut attracts more fans and critical plaudits with each passing year. holding firm on its future facing ethos. techno s number one label presents a new volume in its acclaimed a-sides series with 20 prime tracks to signify its 20th anniversary. such is the volume of quality music adam beyer receives throughout the course of the year. releasing all of it would be impossible. enter the blue chip a-sides series: a chance for the quality-obsessive label head to issue a collection of outstanding tracks that couldn t fit in their regular ep release schedule. with an eye on future talent. as much as the label s established roster of heavy-hitters. the compilation showcases the full breadth of drumcode s multifaceted techno sound. equal parts inspiring and functional. the compilation takes in exciting highlights from big guns such as alan fitzpatrick. dustin zahn. bart skils. pleasurekraft. luca agnelli. jay lumen. kaiserdisco and gary beck. also showcasing emerging techno talent boxia. enrico sangiuliano. juan sanchez. ian o donovan and timmo also drop fire. establishing their credentials as some of the most promising talent breaking through the ranks in 2016.
opening this essential release is the slow and spaced out groove of replicant v1. with fat synths and dark spacecraft sounds circling you as the drums grow ever bigger. shoulder of orion then drops into a rickety groove with soulful pads stretching off to the horizon as rough drums march below. proving he has real range. motor rotor is a deep and driving track that conveys a real sense of motion as it races along an intergalactic highway. and love on time picks up the pace yet further with twisted synths roaming free above a motorik kick and icy hi hats. last of all for the digital release. replicant v2 is a spacey and dramatic techno effort with widescreen pads and gurgling synths making for a turbulent ride. first vinyl bonus cut hang on is a forceful seven minutes of eerie and cosmic techno that stretches out in all directions as manic melodies rain down from above. lastly. traktion is full of ominous drones. crashing percussion and sombre pads and makes for a dramatic and driving track that is filled with pain
six tracker of jacking acid house and warehouse rave music for dancing to. no fucking about. four to the floor goodness from planet mu hardware don chevron. granary 12 (new scottish duo featuring steven simpson of 10 pills mate fame). heka trax boss nightwave. uk electro rave heavyweight matt whitehead. balkan label owners posthuman. and han do jin – new moniker of rag & bone’s warlock. no need for more blurb. just listen to the tracks. edition of 303 hand-numbered 12 inchs.
kontakt records returns with two slamming chord driven tunes and a bass heavy urban cut by berlin artist van bonn who produced these tracks while living in copenhagen. ctrls remix answers the question how a trippy and dubbed out version sounds like. limited clear and crisp blue vinyl.
2 cd in a beautiful gatefold cover.
salvation is found by identifying thesis and antithesis of a logically conceived duality as a receptive polarity which is then synthesized and expressed on a higher level. thereby practicing what is preached is the all-embracing love in the presence of the creator. the purest original state pre-dating the judgmental so called >fall of man< in unity with life itself is the principle of holiness and the root of inner peace. glory to g-d!
this album contains:
gatefold cd-cover with 8mm spine and a handpainted picture.
mastering by cgb at dubplates and mastering.
manufactured by matter of fact.
artwork by markus suckut.
cover paint by rebecca reja.
the follow up to shawns timespan album for pittsburgh tracks is the next planet over an ep featuring four new tracks from pittsburghs synth maestro. the ep opens with works on paper. which is like a cross section of shawns acclaimed improvised live techno sets. the collection continues with last light on and switching rails two deep. driving synth numbers that are the product of shawns interaction with the beautiful surroundings of pittsburgh and its midwestern grit. finishing the ep is one more sometime a rare downtempo excursion propelled by synth bass and lush atmospherics. the follow up to shawns timespan album for pittsburgh tracks is the next planet over an ep featuring four new tracks from pittsburghs synth maestro. the ep opens with works on paper. which is like a cross section of shawns acclaimed improvised live techno sets. the collection continues with last light on and switching rails two deep. driving synth numbers that are the product of shawns interaction with the beautiful surroundings of pittsburgh and its midwestern grit. finishing the ep is one more sometime a rare downtempo excursion propelled by synth bass and lush atmospherics.
international deejay gigolo records are releasing a remix compilation of dj hell produced experimental track wir reiten durch die nacht. taken from his 5th studio album zukunftsmusik. this release features remixes of internationally renowned artists adriatique and coyu. first up is adriatiques remix. a reflection of their own interpretation of electronic music with a strong and playful vibe. coyus remix is a dancefloor ready interpretation of the original cut. with a decidedly more pumped up and dark atmosphere.
following the exclusive heavy mix compilation that jimi jules knocked out for us recently. its time to deliver on those exclusives via two eps from the man himself and we kick things off with ep number one. midnight juggernaut where jules studio prowess is on full display with three stellar originals including a remix from the mighty recondite
leather. steel & fist
“it is the celebration of a state of mind. a sexual taste. an open vision. a certain freedom. a specific place.”
the project is composed by three releases in details: first release leather. second steel and third fist. a different artist for each release.
the second artist is stephno from italy!
stroboscopic artefacts is releasing its latest addition to the forward leaning edge of electronic music with the totem series. unfurling as a chain of transparent 10 vinyl. each of the totem releases will have a subtly divergent take on the aesthetic space defined by techno and club culture.
after her well received 707 collision ep on balans records earlier this year. the parisian dj and producer hemka returns on the dutch imprint with familiar ep presenting four stomping. big-room techno cuts.
radio slave enlists two heavyweights remixes from dixon and underground resistance. who reimagine ‘trans’ - the twisted. bass-driven cut on radio slave’s excellent inaugural album. first up. innervisions co-founder dixon offers an inspired retouch containing an amalgamation of cosmic synth arpeggios. each one unfolding in a unique way as the track develops. supported by a prominent vacillating bassline. on the flip. detroit techno pioneers underground resistance provide a ‘hamtramck’ remix features crunchy modulated synths and heavily delayed vocal slices that duck in and out before funk influenced guitar licks resonate alongside a plethora of dark effects.
sapiens label boss. agoria. invites cannes highly regarded limelight resident nicolas masseyeff to the floor with a deep. dark and enignimatic two track ep ‘muse. opening with ep title track. ‘muse blends bold. ominous synth lines and stripped back percussion for a driven. bodzin-esque cut of the highest order. on the flip. is the subtle groove filled ‘moment of truth. neatly textured with layers of intricate percussion and brooding synth toplines.
this mirror-like musical progression starts with lots of dynamics and harmonies which then continue with a more sonically tranquil section while heading towards a dynamic ending. thus completing the symmetry and binding both parts in a seamless album.
RAVING ALONE / DESOLATION (CODEX EMPIRE. ESCAPE TO MARS REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL06.07.18
as the tale of prodigal son continues. a fresh in your face french duo named kas:st. the owners of flyance records. deliver an outstanding ep. tracks raving alone & desolation capture their grimey and chilling sound. which resonates well in any space. the remixes come in the form of a sturdy progressive groove version of raving alone from aufnahme + wiedergabe’s austria based englishman. codex empire. also berlin’s homegrown rising star escape to mars brings a flare of classic techno style to the record with secular rhythms and a transformation of desolation’s noteworthy pads.
keeping up the pace rolling nicely into our third release of 2018 we welcome onto etg yet more italian techno precision. this time from francesco profeti and pietro franchini aka hertz collision. responsible for a myriad of very stand out tracks such as “lost” and “all going” they have been remixed by the likes of kwartz and appeared on labels such as frozen border and dynamic reflection.
it’s been a pleasure putting the release together with the guys. receiving tracks and agreeing on artwork. as with every etg this release shows the full spectrum of their talent and their own individual take on techno. as ever it’s double a side. also special mention to programma 101 who features on track aa3.