drumcode favourite harvey mckay returns to the label with a darker new sound. the glaswegian has been a regular contributor over the years, highlighted by the memorable the illusion of control ep in 2014 and his newer work with brother ryan under the alias moniker. earlier this year drumcode released the duos pentatonic ep and featured a mix on adam beyer s radio, which included black dolphin, kickstarting the hype on the track. named after the infamous russian prison, the title track is dark, tough, deeply textured brooding affair, with a menacing touch than runs through its core. mckay then brings in a huge synth line and changes up the dynamic of the track, giving it a powerful and driving feel. retox is a dark and twisted heavy-hitting cut, driven by aggressive drums and bassline, while a hypnotic synth line sustains a sense of tension throughout the six-minute track. concluding the package is cover up, a fantastic stripped back exploration into dark atmospheric techno territory that s tailor made for the winter warehouse raving season.
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
mr mckay is back on drumcode with an ep that is very close to home, titled *glasgow safari*. harvey has blended his synonymous synth stabs and vocal hooks together and has created another outstanding ep. the drums are fat and chunky as always and allow harveys ideas to flow effortlessly over a solid foundation. the smooth use of dynamic throughout harveys tracks also create impressive drops to add to another exceptional ep from harvey.
harvey mckay has been making waves in the techno world with releases on drumcode, cocoon, 8 sided dice, soma and more. he has gained support across the globe as one of the hottest techno producers around which has seen him get lots of support from adam beyer on all of the most recent drumcode radio live podcasts. as a dj, harvey has play some of the biggest clubs around the world and has an exceptional skill to read the crowd.
shake is techno at its best! dub techno elements in a basic-channel-style meet kicking, masculine beats as you may know most likely from santos releases, all united in the meanwhile typical mckay style. mckay is the incarnate techno beat, and shake is no exception! ltd 300 copies, white labels
harvey mckay has recorded quality music on soma and lately on 8 sided dice. he has already done a remix for trapez, but this is his first solo 12 inch vinyl. the two tracks can loosely be considered as dub techno although they bend the genre in an nice way.
played by: luciano, umek, kaiserdisco, stephan bodzin, gregor tresher, florian meindl, orde meikle, hermanez, agoria, paco osuna, dubfire, justin berkovi, taster peter, ronan portela, someone else, steve lawler, mauro picotto, scott byrne, electric rescue, noah pred, arjun vagale, nick warren, raw hedroom, markus kavka /mtv, johnny d, danny tenaglia, blind minded, axel bartsch ...
z records on going label sampler series continues with vol.11 of their attack the dancefloor 12inch vinyl releases. this latest volume sees the jn remixes of harvey mason groovin you and earth, wind & fire guitarist al mckay s heed the message alongside the piano heavy risky biznizz by doug willis and an exclusive jn remix of together (right now) by lakeshore commission, all on vinyl for the first time. another essential atdf 12inch.
recorded at johns last night at the vagabond nightclub in downtown miami during this years miami music week, live in miami features 37 tracks and nearly 4 hours of the very best underground electronic music, spanning across more than two decades. showcasing a wide selection of new and classic records ranging from as far back as 1992 (secret knowledge - sugar daddy) and 1993 (nicole - a small entrance to a large spectrum and laurent garnier - acid eiffel) digweeds latest opus effortlessly takes us through a vast array of sounds, eras and genres from what was an incredibly special night back in march of this year.
the second of two remix eps for max coopers debut album human - this one bringing one of the albums most talked about tracks impacts for the first time, with an acid rework by pitchfork favourites factory floor and percs insane, obtuse and uncompromising abstract version. this is also the first release of harvey mckays version of an earlier max track, von der klippe fallen - one long grinding techno beat that opens to the dramatic piano of frequent maxs collaborator tom hodge.
welcoming trikk to truesoul, he brings the quality we have come to expect from both label and artist. kicking off with houx 93 uses a dubbed out, sleazy bass line and a killer vocal hook to full effect in this tough, house killer. harvey mckays remix makes use of the vocal and adds some naughty percussion to create an uncompromising groove.
cocoon recordings is back in full force with the follow up to last years superb vinyl compilation >dots & pearls< providing a tracklisting that is nothing less than the modern interpretation of house, techno and tech-house >dots & pearls< ii eschews monotonous loops and predictable formulas and rather delivers a selection packed with energy and depth.
oliver klein is back again! after his fabulous album release in 2011 he teamed up again with his mate kolombo to present you some new tunes. with party party they present a stunning minimalistic techno banger that we loved from the first second! the remixes are done by 2 of the hottest youngster in he scene. harvey mckay and fabian argomedo. harvey is responsible for the techno site, the most people already should know him for his great releases on drumcode, soma, saved and more. his remix is a true techno monster made for the prime time. his sound is very charismatic and thats what we really like! fabian is a really nice guy, very down to earth and absolutely focused on his music! the man from chile turned the original into a techhouse smasher! he produced a hypnotic beat, bass, groove and combined them with the fantastic vocal snippets. mr. argomedo has also just released a stunning remixed for fatboy slim & riva starr and had massive releases on label like snatch, takt records, monique musique and many more.
from rome to glasgow through bavarian lands, analytic trail to forward its last project. the young frankyeffe comes from the success of his releases on labels like: remain records of axel karakasis, naked lunch of a.paul and kombination research of mr. cisco ferreira a.k.a. the advent. riot is the name of this ep made by four tracks, including remixes by harvey mckay and alex bau. first remixer comes from scotland with his debut album, machine make noise and the amazing project nightwalker on soma records. with starting his own label toneman back in 2000 alex bau also started to his soloproductions for labels like chris liebings clr and sleaze records with a great remix by alan fitzpatrick. riot has a straight kick, an obstinate synth reverbered in background and a sereies of short hihats. the track is mostly characterized from continuous aggressive snares that making an hard groove and all is surrounded by a fat bassline, old school techno style.
revys music is strange. there really is no better way to put it. having grown up in the pacific northwest usa before moving to tokyo, the influence and contrast of nature and technology are made clear in his mesmerizing pieces. his sound is one that is complicated, rapidly revolving between themes which are at times serious, beautiful, strong and others almost comical and ridiculous. each track encompasses such an emotional gamut that they themselves seem to be intelligent entities.
die 12 besten soma tracks & mixes der letzten monate! die essenz eines weiteren erfolgreichen techno & house jahres - nicht nur für stephan bodzin & pan-pot eine der besten dance-collections des jahres!