bringing his hallmarked temperament to the 4/4 format with beguiling results, weekend circuit welcome par grindvik for his first full length ep on the label. sole survivor performs an intense viewpoint of institutional rhythm. pencil sharp, and strikingly imperfect tones delude the mind and mistreat the senses. a virtuoso of parís distinctive sound, is eager and apparent as ever in wcr016. breath is rich in melancholic atmosphere, drones and feedback loops a short yet multifaceted & hypnotic introduction leaving you no time to prepare for the incoming fervour of whats to come. detached is a perpetual motion of phenonmenal high energy - percussion avidly spliced together through a digital attention span. a strong, rumbling tower of unsettle that keeps coming back ever more bold and engaging. like a haunted soundtrack to a space odyssey, comes the simmering sound of hail fellow well met. conveying an otherworldliness, this 3 minute stance on electronic music moves with warped energy and glitch. wry fluidity grabs you by the feels and sustains an ominous tension over on the b side. sever is a maelstrom of consistent percussion, keeping a nervy uncertainty throughout, while left alone wields an ever evolving siren of searching sound & noise. grindvik at his best, this cathartic and rich variation of sound fulfills weekend circuitís 16th release.
blaring and unnerving, yyyy s intention of mortal gets revisited with a remix package featuring lucy, varg, ascion and yyyy themselves, resulting in a barrage of arpeggiated behaviour and regimented soundscapes. a force pushing forward creativity with on-point refinement, lucy immediately veers in with his visceral power of sound. an avalanche of intricate and experimental arrangement soon meets a series of astute percussion and typical foreboding energy, retaining a certain texture-over-beat throughout. yyyy s depth of music imagination & influence is heard in this highly charged, awestricken ensemble for their rework of intention of mortal . unfolding a mixture of fear and complication, this track keeps you thinking as well as moving. an almost endless supply of plucked synth rhythm keeps the chaos taut and throughout. ascion s remix of stone relief of gods faces credits the release with clean kicks, industrial clanks and atmospheric keys. this no-nonsense approach to production is not to be underestimated, a dream-state sequence of induced electronic abstraction. the first and most immediate observation of b2 is vargs take on reach for forgiveness - a menacing, pin-sharp account of the visceral power of techno, dialling in to both tense and euphoric. the ambiguity of each track lends itself to its success, meticulous in detail and curated with passion. a release that divulges the mysterious sonic world and deviates from the expected.
yyyy have already fortified their position in the weekend circuit family with the ominous drones of locus of control, their split release with stanislav tolkachev earlier in the year. returning with an inscrutable depth of self-explorative techno, the labels 14th release intention of mortal is a sonic dissonance of combined heavy-going and captivating artistry.stone relief on gods face is the plangent tone yyyy have chosen to begin their narrative. formed from tribal, religious and industrial undertones, this beat-free immersive environment of sound brings with it a warm introduction.
after 2 revered releases since the turn of the year, weekend circuit return, welcoming alfredo mazzilli for his first ep on the imprint. versatile in sound and challenging in his approach, alfredos invisible entity ep masterfully pushes ambitious ideas with great vigor to an international audience ever more ready to listen. with artists such as donato dozzy, aphex twin, sandwell district, dino sabatini and substance making up a strong part of his most notable influencers, alfredo favours the ambient & deep depths of the dark side of techno. enigmatic and unrestricted, side a starts with alfredo s original invisible entity. a steadily unfolding juggernaut, the emerging energy soon engulfs the entirety of the track, percussian transcending the gloaming synth sound throughout. zadig s beckoning bass and kick drum driven remix will see sonic nods across the club with this four-on-the-floor gristle. statiform region is techno s answer to a cinematic interlude. a testament to alfredos lilting synth ability. no way out kicks off the b side, with a algorithmic tinkering of sonic vs low hits and stabs. rounding up, echologist does what echologist does best a scattershot of intertwined and precarious techno sound, spliced with industrialised power
celebrating all that s ear-piercing and techno, p.e.a.r.l. surges through with an emanating soundscape of near, far and leftfield embodiment of energy. following on from the well received ground fault interrupt, p.e.a.r.l. brings his spanish stamina and berlin influence to the table in biblical amounts. abrasive and dancefloor-focused -desolation- is no stranger to the harder sounds of percussion. with a subtle ghost, and ever tense, this track rides through red traffic lights, and begins at the end of your comfort zone, techno at its best. evoking a visceral reaction, -in space- exerts its crude, unearthly series of paranormal techno sound from the get go. a long drawn tool of the trade, comprising of little more than drone and percussion, this gives way to be adapted into any mix in the right hands. -flame on earth- doffs in salutation to the afterparty. with a constant identity of beep and bleeps - continually growing from somewhere from within itself - this track leaves a trail where no path lies. cascading between dark and light, this is a release of effectual techno worthy of any record bag, regardless of your sub-genre preference - a real weapon of profession
as weekend circuit approach their 20th release, argentinian duo yyyy return for their second full length ep on the label to celebrate this benchmark. the yyyy modus operandi is already familiar to the initiated - expressive, raw techno experimentalism from the outer reaches. carry this blood is a collection of 4 moods and sounds, carved out with emotion soaked ambience, synapse flaring distortion and machine fracturing rhythms. repent , as the title suggests, takes no prisoners, leaving no survivors in it s wake, it is a glimpse into a tear in the time-space continuum where chaos rules. hands towards the giver is epic, glacial, spacial widescreen techno. dramatic and urgent, the soundtrack to a doomed planet collapsing from within. carry this blood bestows an eerie, cold feeling. an atmosphere of regret and loss hangs over it like a thick fog on a hillside, punctuated only by a heartbeat mimicking kick drum offering a human touch. of thrones and comfort snaps us out of the haze, the fog clears and we are faced with the frenzied electronics and thundering kick drum of this most sinister of tracks.
p.e.a.r.l. is no stranger to the weekend circuit inner circle. having released his desolation ep on the london label in 2015, his unique and refreshing productions slot comfortably in to the label s sonic aesthetic. pulsating, submerged field recordings and natural sounds bristle next to menacingly hewn tones, rhythms and textures, creating a strange and disorientating environment across 4 parts. ep opener body arched i encapsulates this alien-esque landscape, beckoning us into the p.e.a.r.l. sound-world. slowly unwinding drones gradually draw us in, layers of almost synthetic jungle sounds, field recordings and eerie atmospherics create images of unseen landscapes in our minds. one gets the impression that is merely the calm before the storm, it will be a long, dark and revealing night. second part body arched ii ups the ante considerably, a blistering assault on the senses. cavernous kick-drums dance with repeated synth lines and synewaves creating a narcotic, unforgiving and swirling miasma of epic proportions. body arched iii opens the second side of this formidable slab of vinyl. the energy levels are still high, the mood somewhat foreboding. unapologetic, urgent and oozing kinetic energy this 3rd movement continues on a journey that will sweep you deeper into the blackest night, all systems failed, flying blind. in the right hands a piece like this can wield colossal power. the fourth and final part of body arched taps into a more psychedelic vein, a minimalistic mantra-esque piece that continually spirals to the very outer edges of restraint. listen closely and you can hear the shamans feet kicking up dust in the clearing. a pensive and sparse piece and the perfect note on which p.e.a.r.l. will leave us bewildered.
back for the second volume of ground fault-interrupt, a compilation series launched last year by the london based imprint inaugurated by michael wells, which has developed into a respected destination for enthusiasts and hardsteppers alike. remaining in a state of evolution, weekend circuit continues to celebrate all that s raucus and right, split across a 2 record release. returning to the label are jeff rushin, pearl, developer, alderaan, and iy, stanislav tolkachev, and antonio de angelis while par grandvik makes his debut. this double vinyl compilation is a mix of pulsating, essential, bottom heavy, and ultimately diverse techno.
STATICS / GOLDEN RATIO (INCL. STANISLAV TOLKACHEV REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK07.12.15
just 6 months after his debut release on the label, weekend circuit invite alderaan back at the helm of techno. alter ego of buenos aires artist franco de michele already revered by some of the industry greats presents statics / golden ratio a manifestation of progressive and dynamic techno, with stanislav tolkachev taking the b side. hailed as one of live technos notorious artists, stanislav makes his first appearance on the london based imprint, presenting an abstract take of ever intense, rolling techno for the remixes. with previous releases on the likes of semantica & m rec ltd, tolkachev, originally from ukraine comes as no newbie.
DESOLATION REMIXED (FRANCOIS X, REEKO, I/Y & JEFF RUSHIN REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK14.10.15
weekend circuit stride on with the second part of p.e.a.r.l.s desolation ep welcoming francois x, reeko, i/y and jeff rushin to this series of remixes, servicing the generation with every bit of expansive energy techno music has to offer.
weekend circuit, record label born out of london, england, is an artistic entity focussing primarily on releasing first-rate techno since itís inception in 2013. starting from humble beginnings, the outfit have rapidly grown into one of the cities most important collectives. the inaugural release, helmed by dax j, helped set the blueprint for a well-honed, forward-glancing sound that owes as much to london as it does to berlin.
ground-fault- interrupt (part 2) - (part 1 release date 25th may feat. developer, yan cook, dax j, antonio de angelis) weekend circuit, record label born out of london, england, is an artistic entity focussing primarily on releasing first-rate techno since itís inception in 2013. starting from humble beginnings, the outfit have rapidly grown into one of the cities most important collectives. the inaugural release, helmed by dax j, helped set the blueprint for a well-honed, forward glancing sound that owes as much to london as it does to berlin.
early support - ben sims, luke slater, james ruskin, jonas kopp, truncate, drumcell, mark broom, answer code reuest, kr!z (token), slam, jeroen search, dj deep, samuli kemppi, dustin zahn, joel mull & the hacker.
INCRISIS EP (SLEEPARCHIVE REMIX) (HAND STAMPED LIMITED EDITION VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK23.07.14
just over a year since the inception of weekend circuit, weve been embracing the fact of already inviting some of technos most established artists alongside new talent from all over the world leading up to the 6th release on the label. dax j, hubot, coldgeist & rommek have led the line, also welcoming the likes of jonas kopp, developer & adriana lopez to the label providing stand out remixes.