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
american producer dustin zahn readies the next release on rekids special projects this april with four vigorous cuts entitled take the throne. dustin zahn has been flying the techno flag for two decades, releasing on labels like rekids when not helming the berlin-based enemy records, a label which has released music from artists like fellow us techno stalwart ambivalent, arts boss emmanuel, and innervisions producer yotam avni. zahn is also respected for train wrecks, his weekly podcast series inviting members of the house and techno community to discuss a wide variety of music and industry related topics and stories. the release opens with the thumping kicks and sci-fi melodies of take the throne before rolling into the dubby tones, infectious claps and rattling white noise of decorum. the atmospheric nameless midnight then follows, packed with echoing synths, tantalising effects and a twisted vocal sample that weaves throughout, arriving at the final track subtle flex where escalating synths meet syncopated percussion.
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.
teaming up for their first release in 8 years, >way of the wild< is a deep and immersive collection that fuses each producer’s strongest qualities. taking inspiration from the wilderness, the ep delivers a truly fluid and hypnotic experience. artwork by alex slagter.
systemrmx01 is our first full remix release consisting of five tracks reworked from any of the previous releases. we took a unique approach on this project and made all parts from all tracks available to mix and match as the artists saw fit. heavy hitters ben sims, dustin zahn, and drumcell all contributed great interpretations. enjoy!
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!
they are back with the second chapter! its dustin zahn & emmanuel…just two rogues on the kings highway. following in the footsteps of >man worships power<, the record is comprised of two peak-time techno tracks offering zero compromise. the deeper inside cuts are reserved for those moments when you are >in the zone< and nothing else matters. early support from adam beyer, joel mull, answer code request, truncate, and anthony parasole.
the drumcode a-sides compilation is quickly becoming an important fixture within the techno world as a go to compilation for the hottest tracks. mixing both highly experienced and new artists helps to bring a new dimension to the compilation that makes it such a special array of tracks. all tracks individual, their unique characters bring an outstanding and electrifying aspect to the compilation that as a whole makes it something extremely special. part 1 features label boss adam beyer s pluto, label mainstay harvey mckay s the mad drummer & dustin zahn s born spark
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.<
we kick the new year off in superb fashion with a huge sleaze remix project! we ve selected big tracks from our own back catalogue, which have been very successful and never previously remixed. it s a stellar line-up with luigi madonna remixing secluded, marco bailey remixing hans bouffmyhre & flug, nikola gala remixing dustin zahn and finally petter b remixing cari lekebusc
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.
dustin zahn makes a long awaited return to his enemy imprint amidst a red hot streak from the label. the berlin based artist teams up with emmanuel to form a double-sided ep of supremely gritty techno.
after the success of the first a-sides compilation in 2012, adam beyer has decided its time to release another. with adam s stature steadily growing as one of the leading talents in the techno scene and the rise of drumcode, the standard of demo s that have been sent to adam have been top notch. adam has now decided to release two compilations with 10 tracks each, consisting of tracks that adam has tried and tested. there are also new artists that have been invited to release on drumcode for this compilation and others who are a staple in drumcode s core family. combining both old and new talents drumcode have come up with something unique and distinctive to make this two-part compilation something extra special.
dustin zahn has gained over 10 years of experience a unique musical diversity as a producer and as a performer. after his recent release on drumcode he is on suara with this enormous ep. *calm like a bomb* is a constant and regular bomb dropping that if you start dancing it will leave you exhausted. it is such a powerful track! this amazing track comes backed with two remixes from two of the best producers in the worldwide scene: paco osuna and slam. osuna does an incredible groovier and darker production while slam brings the cut to another techno level. this is definetely one of the eps of the year!
dustin zahn makes his album debut in march 2014 with the release of monoliths on adam beyers drumcode label. gestating over a period of a four years during break from releasing original solo material, monoliths sees the minneapolis native capturing the full breadth of his production style in the long-player format for the first time. having become a mainstay of the drumcode line-ups for their berghain residency and beyond, the challenge was set for the berlin-based zahn to build upon the reputation he has established in the past decade-and-a-half since he first arrived on the scene, during which time he has also given a platform to artists such as dvs1, minilogue, psyk and truncate via his enemy records imprint.
dustin zahn makes his album debut in march 2014 with the release of monoliths on adam beyers drumcode label. gestating over a period of a four years during break from releasing original solo material, monoliths sees the minneapolis native capturing the full breadth of his production style in the long-player format for the first time. having become a mainstay of the drumcode line-ups for their berghain residency and beyond, the challenge was set for the berlin-based zahn to build upon the reputation he has established in the past decade-and-a-half since he first arrived on the scene, during which time he has also given a platform to artists such as dvs1, minilogue, psyk and truncate via his enemy records imprint
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.
born out of a shared vision of musical inspiration, the duo of d-nox & beckers has, over the last 4 years, firmly entrenched itself into the landscape of the worldwide electronic community. working as a perfect fusion of studio expertise and an impeccable dancefloor touch, this creative combination of christian d-nox wedekind and frank beckers has become a an unfailing source of massive grooves which have successfully infected (infiltrated?) all corners of the globe. with more than a quarter century of combined djing and producing experience between them, d-nox & beckers effectively merge a seasoned musical grounding with a dynamic creative spark that never fails in its ability to adapt to the ever-changing vista of electronic dance music.
SHARK (INCL RMXS BY DUSTIN ZAHN / ALEX DELIA & NIHIL YOUNG / ROY ROSENFELD)
12" Vinyl IT09.12.10
this awesome project by carlo marani & victor montsaint on frequenza, featuring a dubby dustin zahn remix and a couple of special bombs for this vinyl release by alex delia & nihil young and roy rosenfeld. already played & supported by troy pierce, dubfire, joe t vannelli, chris liebing, daniele papini, john acquaviva, 2000 and one, david keno, kaiserdisco, slam, richie hawtin, elio riso, electric rescue, hermanez, tim xavier, harada, jerome isma-ae, gary beck, and many more!
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.
watch out for the newest techno-smasher on nachtstrom schallplatten. its a pleasure to present our collaboration with one of uks finest producers: perc! dark, hypnotic soundscapes meet deep and rolling grooves and are brought together in a hallucinatory blend of modern electronic music.
played by: dave clarke, tommy four seven, mark antonio, chris finke, gary beck, xavier morel and many more.
support: adam beyer, chris liebing, alex bau, len faki, the advent, technasia, laurent garnier, brian sanhaju, nihad tule, secret cinema, bart skills, tony rohr, dustin zahn...... another big one on dmom, just as you are used to! avex axiom from chicago shakes through the clublandscape for around 10 minutes before dustin zahn reaches down with his stompy edit of >carbonite<. dustin just recently approved his talent on editing tracks with his mash up of chris liebing and green velvet, so be sure to grab this one also!
bangin uk prime time techno! truesoul starts 2010 with a strong return to form that stands proudly next to recent releases by adam beyer, cari lekebusch and joel mull. debuting on truesoul in 2009 with the emotive sky is falling ep, dustin zahn has received critical acclaim for his work on drumcode, rekids, and his own enemy records. a keen experimenter with sound and style. the restrained tension that runs through this ep is testament to zahns desire to evolve techno beyond the norm.
after being influenced by mix-tapes of artists such as richie hawtin, dustin began writing music purely for fun. shortly after, dustin met future-partner ian lehman, who was established in the mid-west rave scene. ian explained to him that music similar to his was played at parties called raves. ian invited him to one of his shows and dustin took his offer to see what he was talking about. after being exposed to just one party, dustin knew this was his future. dustin started doing a live pa at various local parties and quickly became a favorite. after a year, dustin stepped up to the decks and won just as much respect as he did with his productions. in early 2001, dustin and ian both agreed to take things to the next level. they put a halt on bookings and concentrated on the studio. a year later their work had emerged onto vinyl and all over the internet, creating a serious buzz. abiotic was born, and the duo formed the attack people. a few words can easily describe dustin zahnÆs style: moody, tribal, dark, and hypnotic. since dustin co-founded abiotic recordings with ian lehman in 2001, heÆs finished projects for labels such as livewire records (detroit), analytic trail (italy) and invasion (belgium). his tracks have been received support from techno producers such as redhead, adam beyer, danilo vigorito, tim xavier, ben sims, chris liebing, dave clarke, umek
compared by adam beyer, truesoul is the ying to the yang of the techno tastemakers better known drumcode label. equally well respected, equally forward thinking, both labels are very much at the forefront of what is going on in electronic music. operating on a broad remit and refusing to be restricted by genre boundaries, truesoul offers an oasis for the great and good of techno where they can experiment with elements of electronica, downtempo, house and minimal. having hosted the work of cari lekebusch, joel mull, nihad tule, par grindvik, speedy j and beyer himself, the mantel is now passed to dustin zahn. best known for his ever reliable enemy records imprint, zahn is one of the most in-demand producer / djs on the techno circuit with his releases for the likes of drumcode, droid and audio assault staple choices for many
americas next generation of techno producers make their droid debut on this release. dustin zahn who has reincarnated himself from the stone cold sounds of labels such as compound to the powerful yet refined style of his current releases on drumcode and mindshake turns in one hell of a dark builder. analog god starts off with a sharp rimshot / snare combination then adds just the right amount of tresor style synth menace for a viciously addictive groove that doesnt stop kicking.
drumcode keeps up the relentless pressure with a release from another brilliant producer - dustin zahn. a few words can easily describe dustin zahns style: moody, tribal, dark, and hypnotic. since dustin co-founded abiotic recordings with ian lehman in 2001, hes finished projects for labels such as livewire records (detroit), analytic trail (italy) and invasion (belgium). his tracks have been received support from techno producers such as redhead, adam beyer, danilo vigorito, tim xavier, ben sims, chris liebing, dave clarke, umek, and countless more.
compound really turns it up with yet another debut for the label by dustin zahn, who is probably better know as one part on the duo the attack people. fresh from his previous works on his label abiotic this is yet another full on assault from across the pond
dustin zahn makes his album debut in march 2014 with the release of monolithson adam beyers drumcode label. gestating over a period of a four years during break from releasing original solo material, monoliths sees the minneapolis native capturing the full breadth of his production style in the long-player format for the first time. having become a mainstay of the drumcode line-ups for their berghain residency and beyond, the challenge was set for the berlin-based zahn to build upon the reputation he has established in the past decade-and-a-half since he first arrived on the scene, during which time he has also given a platform to artists such as dvs1, minilogue, psyk and truncate via his enemy records imprint.
after 2 incredible shakers from labelowner paco osuna mindshake delivers with cat no. 003 4 brillant cuts by swat squad, dustin zhan, pig & dan and joy kityconti. four great techno tracks located somewhere between cologne and berlin