sonic groove records presents the advent of a new strain of contemporary techno for 2018 and advancing electronic music culture further into the future with this release. this is a document of the convergence and alliance of two distinct artistic visions, that of veteran and pioneer thomas p heckmann under his drax moniker and current dedicated activist blush response. the results of this cutting edge collaboration are pure dance floor revelations of the infectious and mind expanding kind. four cryptic transmissions initiating a sequence of combined sonic dna output. this is an interpretation of techno rooted in radical experimentation and upgraded to the next level with compelling innovation. side a initiates the drama with mysterious analog machine signals of both purist and experimental dark techno that are composed of elements crafted at the molecular level. side b continues with intensity delivering more of the combined audio expression of the artists. the intense coded communication weaves through in waves of perfectly balanced synthesis that is reinforced with heavy percussion and complex intertwined and engaging rhythms. a new key to other dimensions in sound. essential
• first new drax material since 2002 !
• limited clear vinyl, poly bag and full colour insert
• amazing dj support : dave clarke, scuba, alan fitzpatrick, norman nodge, hodge, gary beck, terrence fixmer...
the return of the highly influential and classic tracks by thomas p. heckmann s infamous drax project, that brought you such huge anthems like amphetamine, phosphene, section 2 and parnophelia, which are collected on this one 2-coloured vinyl 12inch for the first time ! the two predecessors to amphetamine were section 2 on the first ever techno 7inch in 1993, followed some time later by the carl cox beloved anthem phosphene on the night glowing 10- drax three. this finally led to one of the most influential and famous techno tracks named amphetamine, which is presented here in a completely different and unreleased version (for the original please check afultd.31).
sometimes the right things just fall into the right place and so it happened with an old track by thomas p. heckmann under his drax disguise, named section 2. originally released as techno s first ever 7inch, it was very popular in 1993 and paved the way for the huge follow ups like drax three -phosphene and the hugely influential and successful drax ltd.ii - amphetamine.
harlem is steve lawlers own imprint delivering killer house cuts this is quite simply, big room house music at its very best musical maestro, drax (adam routh) and cafe mambo deck master, pete gooding, are back! the original mix of harder is a deliciously dirty slice of tribalistic house music, which will turn the sex factor of any dancefloor up to 10 with its big drum funk groove, squelching acid, synth stabs, and teasing female vocals, this kills the floor every time the remix shifts up a gear and jacks the funk to delirious levels of ecstatic abandon
two mixes that rely on a squelshy acid line with a big old analog bassline and some heavy spoken vox declaring what each letter of the alphabet stands for released on steve lawlers harlem records label
monnom black marks its 17th release with its first various artist compilation presented on triple vinyl. keeping with the label’s modus operandi, the compilation is packed with iconic, raw and uncompromising techno, featuring 13 artists new and old to the imprint! essential selection!
we open the new year with the second part of the remixes for thomas 25th anniversary with some awesome work by kardinal, who took the original drax track phosphene to new dimensions, the everlasting energy man butch with his new remix of the very successful silent breed sync in tune, a more than formidable remix by our man in the uk gez varley aka g-man (also founder and member of lfo) and another bangin remix by mr- shokh from berlin !