the latest vinyl release from berlin-based label konflkt is signed by up-and-coming producer introversion who’s been proving his worth with every release. “call to adventure” is no exception: all 3 rave-inspired tracks as well as the remix by kas:st hit that sweet spot of hypnotic albeit galvanising techno.
on the new materia music instalment, label boss marco bailey returns with this year’s heavy-hitter “acid dragon” and the brilliantly story-telling remix of parisian wonder-duo kas:st on his “viserion”. materia artists yotam avni and deepbass jump also on this high-powered various artists compilation bringing their deep but yet driving “no guilt” and “parallel to the horizon” respectively. hands down, a package that you shouldn’t keep away from your demanding and hungry-for-techno crowd.
RAVING ALONE / DESOLATION (CODEX EMPIRE, ESCAPE TO MARS REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL06.07.18
as the tale of prodigal son continues, a fresh in your face french duo named kas:st, the owners of flyance records, deliver an outstanding ep. tracks raving alone & desolation capture their grimey and chilling sound, which resonates well in any space. the remixes come in the form of a sturdy progressive groove version of raving alone from aufnahme + wiedergabe’s austria based englishman, codex empire. also berlin’s homegrown rising star escape to mars brings a flare of classic techno style to the record with secular rhythms and a transformation of desolation’s noteworthy pads.
for the second release of their own imprint -rapid eye movement-, memorial home heads the way and signs an opus chock-full of profoundly personal character, high sensitivity and forceful refinement. the ep features three original tracks and two remixes composed by kas:st and awb. properly titled -somewhere-, it is driven by an aesthetic quest for the essence of musical creation, when it becomes a channel of connection with the deepest self or intimate soul.
cosmic walkers ep is the 12th release on informa records, this time from french parisian duo kas:st showcasing their emotional, mental and modern take on techno. owners of flyance records and with an excellent catalogue of releases on labels such as taapion, concrete music & blocaus series we are happy to welcome them to the informa family. to close the release we have the return of takaaki itoh who has provided a more stripped hypnotic take of endless exodus.
with movement of thought, the french duo kas:st gives us a new look on what techno should feel like. with incredible sound waves and deep melodic vibrations, this release truly is an emotional journey from beginning to end. through its techno sounds, the ep shows that music is the result of the movement of thoughts. claudio prc, one of the best techno producers around, offers his own interpretation of the b-side track, « hidden memory ».
following the success of their first release, paris based label blocaus series comes up with a various artists release including french artists zadig, anetha, awb & kas:st. specially designed for sweaty dancefloors, this versatile 4 track compilation treats differents aspects of techno music. from hypnotic tunnels and big room cuts to smashing 90s groove. proper essential vibes from paris!
from paris with techno! taapion records is back with the third compilation: four tracks made by french capital city with bambounou, shl0mo & awb, pvnv & kas:st.
first come the traitor from one of the strongest parisian artist of these last years. the track has a psychedelic and breaked rhythm, giving a feeling of a strange and deep dream with melancholic pads on top.
shl0mo & awb, two of the three label heads, are standing on a2 with blind. they are building up a travel through cosmic drops and unstoppable big room rythms: a timeless witsful.
just flip the record and you’ll find another taapion records owner on b1: pvnv. he is travelling again in deep and atmospheric techno. an amazing journey into the center of a dream where techno is a religion. the newcomer kas:st is closing the record on b2. with noumene they decided to recreate their own vision of taapion records. with that amazing voicepad, the french duo catches you on the techno highway and gives you strong emotions.
>v1<, the latest release on renowned dj marco faraone and his partner norman methners uncage imprint, is a selection of tracks from europes finest upcoming producers of the techno genre. parisian producers, kas:st, berlin based artist modig, italian duo, hertz collision and producer black stone, all bring their raw producing talents to this release and the uncage label. founded in 2015, uncage continues to give free expression to established as well as upcoming artists without any compromises. the label aims to focus on pure underground quality and dynamic rising talents in the scene.
upon its sixth release, flyance records proudly features british producer miles sagnia. this new piece is a perfect embodiement of the labels vibe, with deep pads, dub keys, 909 beats and 303 acid on the a-side and with a resolutely deep techno track, with darker textures and hypnotic rhythms on the b-side.