farrago created a name for himself in this short time taking back the real roots of techno and rave and putting them in a new context... we said new, not different. this is his 3rd record on the label, and this time he goes beyond the idea of reminiscing the past, “hard light” shows how the rave can be alive in everyone of us, and absolutely not changing the formula he gives us this beautiful feeling of being back in the past, while you dig in a record shop and you find something that hits you, in our past was that record that gave us memories. in this case the work of this record is almost double, the record itself reminisces the past, but gives good hope for the future of genuine rave music without compromises.
after breaking into technos big league in 2017, belgiums amelie lens career has been maintaining the same impelling tempo as her music releases - this time with the launch of her own label: lenske. lenskes first release by farrago, risin, comes packing high velocity punches, including a collaboration with amelie lens and a remix from kobosil.
for its first release, rapid eye movement gives voice to vii circle who sign with “archetype” an inaugural powerful and exquisitely crafted ep for the imprint. the ep, to be issued in october 2017 in both vinyl and digital versions, features three original tracks as well as remixes composed by no less than dutch techno wizard keith carnal and belgian arising talent farrago.
next up on etruria beat, is the dutch duo hush & sleep who have been steadily making name for themselves in the past year. they deliver a stunning two tracks ep with farrago and marco effe on remix duty. the ep starts off on a joyous note with the track mirth. as this is an old english word for gladness, the main melody takes you on a carefree ride supported by a stomping kick and dreamy pads in the back. farrago takes a more stripped down approach with his version. he builds on the dreamy pad, making it serve as a warm blanket over his signature tight percussion. contradicting mirth, the second original slowly starts to drag you into a feeling of hysteria, hence the name. taking their signature kick as the foundation, hush & sleep use a haunting melody that lingers on in the back and sets an eerie mood. marco effe’s remix is a deep stunning techno groover. taking the main melody but twisting it into his own wonderful creation and sending you off on a journey into time and space.
amelie lens join the label with the forces of another fresh face on the label, farrago. this record is the modern method for representing simplicity and elegance. concrete connaisseur françois x finalize all with his brilliant remix.
farrago debut shows how music can be so simple but at the same time very effective. this 4 cuts are expressing what this artist can say to us using less possible elements. simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.