dustin zahn returns to his own label following last years big releases on rekids, mistress, and parabel. zahn heads straight into the tone zone with three emotive and uncompromising techno cuts. with >juvenoia< zahn has made a clear statement that signals a new era of his musical and artistic direction. support from: dvs1, efdemin, truncate, joel mull, and more
backed with strong remixes from dustin zahn, cosmin trg, & doubt, one step ahead is the massive vinyl debut from gabriella vergilov. her refreshing take on techno is a perfect match for enemy. gabriella is an upcoming bulgarian artist based in belgium who rides the fine line between house and techno. her music was recently included on dvs1s fabric 96 mix along with the soundtrack for a film entitled >le fidele.< reach out to me and one step ahead break away from the dark techno norm in favor of a more delicate and emotive approach. emerald drops the percussion altogether, but locks the listener in even deeper with its highly hypnotic groove. on big room duty for this release, dustin zahn delivers an acid-drenched rendition featuring his trademark groove while maintaining the originals feminine undertones. meanwhile, cosmin trg turns in a unique remix that can only be described as heavy and arcane. mistress records and dont be afraids doubt finishes off the package with a very deep and dubby remix which stays true to the originals vibe.
nastia reigel is the latest artist to join the impressive roster from dustin zahns enemy records. >trust, intimacy< is as dark as it is poetic, delivering a perfect take on contemporary techno. >trust, intimacy< fuses her top tier production skills with her own vocals for a unique and introspective four tracker. nachalo is the perfect intro track while the title track and transformed are destined for peak time madness. the ep closes with the most emotional moment of the ep, acceptance…an ideal closing track that could just as easily lead the entire single.
it’s a slamming record. what more do you need to know? ambivalent makes a strong enemy after recent releases alongside the likes of truncate, silent servant, and skudge. the record is backed with a classy, stepping remix from dustin zahn and a floor filler from amotik!
bomb! secluded (aka hans bouffmyhre) releases his debut ep on dustin zahns enemy records. secludeds two originals are remixed by sigha & ray kajioka. secluded is quickly establishing himself as one-to-watch as he continues to develop and refine his stripped, rhythmical sound.
full support from the likes of adam beyer, joel mull, paco osuna, and many more!
enemy returns from the summer hiatus with a huge remix package courtesy of tony rohr & par grindvik! tony takes the hypnotic groove and brings it up to the surface, reformed as a bouncey club rocker similar to his output on clink! par grindvik wastes no time as his remix immediately plunges into the depths of the abyss, offering up an equally weird and rewarding listening experience. we would describe it, but it s kind of impossible!
anti-gray by label owner dustin zahn is remixed by joel mull for this 5th release on the enemy imprint. from around 1995 joel mull is a big name in the worlds techno scene, having done releases on several big labels, travelling the globe constantly to perform. his sound is still and always developing as can be heard on this 12 inch - high level techno from a big player in the scene !!
after two years, boston 168 is back with the follow up to their breakthrough ep, >acid morning<. for this sophomore release on enemy, the returns with 3 tracks of their signature take on acid techno. carefully curated by dustin zahn, this moody and melancholic ep is a perfect fit for the twilight hours. this product was tested on humans. our research on mind control adheres to guidelines adopted by the council of representatives of the american psychological association on august 1, 2012. gf, v, df.
played by rodhad, ame, and dixon. enemy is back with its’ first v.a. record in 5 years! as always, the label delivers with some of the newest and most exciting names in techno music. the theme is as simple as the title: a variety of moody, hypnotic club tracks set perfectly for any of vibe of the night.
zahn returns with his first full solo ep since 2014’s new day rising! he delivers a collection of four new direct, hypnotic cuts from his recent live sets that have already received play from ben klock, dvs1, truncate, par grindvik, and others… the ascension sessions occurred when zahn was holed up at a hotel in ibiza last year during one particularly rainy week. >i was doing a lot of live sets at the time so i wanted to use my down time to write more music that was simple enough to truly play live.<
enemy returns with another remix package including efforts from some of our favorite producers at the moment. this collective includes the crafty and credible sound of vril, the legendary steve bicknell, and house musics latest tastemakers mr. tophat and art alfie. getting the remix treatment this time around is dustin zahns 2014 comeback release, >new day rising<. monsieur tophat and his esteemed colleague art alfie surprised us by turning in a very dark and stompy techno rendition of >lost in rapture<. it goes without saying that this one is definitely geared towards the time of the night when things get a little weird. vril follows up with an excellent take on >new day rising< by keeping the tension for nearly three minutes before the reese-like bassline drops in and causes the track to evolve into a groove that demands instant attention. steve bicknell rounds out the package with the peak-time hammer! its relentless, heady, and undoubtedly bicknell! this one has >rave< written all over it.
2014 repress! after the epic remix package of minilogue, enemy is getting back to business with new material from flug and the sophomore effort from uzb. in total, they showcase 4 new tracks for the >heads down, hoods up< speaker freakers! this is essential material for anyone looking for powerful middle-ground techno.
2015 repress! transparent vinyl. part 1 of 2.this latest ep on enemy maybe the most psychedelic and hypnotic release the label has released thus far. psychedelic hypnotism may sound like a bad acid rant from the >summer of love,< but this 2 part vinyl ep will prove you otherwise. the first vinyl focuses on the more abstract side of the dance floor, leading off with rrose and donato. perfect for the beginning of the evening or the early morning. the second vinyl is the more club-oriented accompaniment courtesy of jesper dahlback and grindvik & zahn.
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- enemy records artist decimal returns, offering the second release in his imaginative impulse control series. picking up where impulse 1s obscuro left off, main molecule experiments with mixing and synthesizers to explore new modes of climax and sustainment. an upbeat tempo and playful use of vocal samples and varied clanking percussion elements make this is a sure fire crowd pleaser for peak time sets. vitruvian lamb, a minimal techno piece with a bubbling groove, has an eerie breakdown where little more than a single chord rises and falls to build tension, captivate, and create a kind of subdued intensity, the perfect fuel for the afterhours fire
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- enemy records artist decimal returns, offering his third release on a row on this label. deep spaced out tunes full of freakyness and uplifting noises for the underground. best release so far from decimal for the enemy!
transparent vinyl. part 2 of 2.this latest ep on enemy maybe the most psychedelic and hypnotic release the label has released thus far. psychedelic hypnotism may sound like a bad acid rant from the >summer of love,< but this 2 part vinyl ep will prove you otherwise. the first vinyl focuses on the more abstract side of the dance floor, leading off with rrose and donato. perfect for the beginning of the evening or the early morning. the second vinyl is the more club-oriented accompaniment courtesy of jesper dahlback and grindvik & zahn.
dustin zahns >enemy records< imprint is back after a successful outing with newer contemporary artists such as secluded, sigha, and ray kajioka. >downfall< is the first new ep from the madrid-based producer. from the label who has introduced you to new breakthrough talents like truncate, psyk, and others, enemy is very pleased to introduce you to regal. starting off with the title track, >downfall< is a stompy club rocker lying somewhere between the lines of house and techno, already receiving a bunch of support from zahn and len faki!
dustin zahn with his own interpretation of techno... four proper techno remixes... a bad ass behind the decks, and in the studio since 1998...his productions ended up on some bigger techno labels as well as more obscure imprints. along with ian lehman, he forged the well-received attack people live performance… bringing his show across the us, to south america, and europe as well. when he is not on tour with his dj sets or supercharged live pa sessions, he co-promotes some of minneapoliss biggest techno parties. in addition, he also manages his labels abiotic recordings and enemy records, which both receive wide support from the techno community.
after a long break, enemy is back with a brand new limited release. the limited ones are the very special releases on enemy that have been tested on dustins dj sets all over the world. this collab with mark broom is one funky tune that keeps on rocking from start till end. incredible driving, with a throbbing bassline and perfectly timed percussion. flip it over for the special edit select vs. gary beck remix!! great release once again from the enemy camp!
>close your eyes< is easily the most powerful cut on the record. while the low end hammers away and the drums keep chugging, the edge is taken off by sparse piano chords that will keep you flying no matter how tired your feet may be. play it at peak-time and the club will go crazy. play it at the end of the night, and its the perfect note to send people off into the abyss.
already receiving support from the likes of richie hawtin, adam beyer, mark broom, and dustin zahn, this follow up to psyks debut ep (on minus no less) shows the heavier, peaktime side of his productions.>cubes< is a massive and hypnotic show stopper which will easily find its place in the biggest festivals and clubs this summer. >clockwise<, like decimals >freekout< ep, is a massive 909 workout similar to the plastikman material of the past. this is without a doubt, one of the biggest releases for the label so far! future classic!
zahn strikes back with another killer ep on the infamous enemy imprint. after very well received releases on enemyltd by joel mull, decimal and zahn its now time for the comeback of the original enemy records. zahn remixes four of his favorite tracks on this very special ep. resulting in a diverse minimal style techno, perfect for the dancefloor
after two amazing releases on the enemyltd series by zahn and recently the joel mull its no time for the labels strongest artists to represent on this various artists ep. rob dowell steps up from lobotomy records, alessio mereu from italy already showcased his perfect style on analytic with his bomb ep. decimal is the next hype on enemy, he is doing extremly tight production and will have a new wave of very high class tunes released after the summer. his track on this ep is a good taste of what to come! last but not least zahn himself tops it all of and goes on where enemyltd 04 left us. in not so many words: a great ep!!!
dustin zahn fires away projectile number two - and you will not see this one coming with impact. zahn selects the work of a promising newcomer not to be mistaken with the drum and bass producer! this man is pure techno in body and soul and hooks you up with a real treat. four weapons for any time during the night, all with a carefully selected groove and balancing between the dark and the light
support for this release is huge, including the likes of pheek, tim xavier, paco osuna, mark broom, massi dl, misstress barbara, dustin zahn, and more !! enemy records takes their profile up another notch with mihalis safras. this greek producer will be everywhere in 2007, with releases coming up on trapez, zenit, an appearance on a fabric cd, as well as his new label >material series<, which he founded with mark broom!
from the quirky >on a date…< to the funky, deep techno-fused >once the senses are dulled..< and finally the loopy, clicky and beating >she made thunder with her mouth<, there is definitely something here for everyone. these peaktime tracks are a must for anyone who is a fan of releases on pokerflat, nummer and similar labels