cassegrain announce collaborative ep. the berlin based duo of alex tsiridis & hüseyin evirgen will release new work recorded alongside dj nobu, tensal & lady starlight via their own arcing seas imprint in september. leaning towards the more heady, high octane end of the genre - the three track ep showcases the duos natural affinity for collaboration, maintaining evirgen & tsiridis characteristic finish and atten-tion to detail, whilst providing ample space for the guests to properly colour the work. ct01, alongside tensal, marries caustic drones with a potent lead sequence to produce a perfect peak time roller, whilst cn01, with dj nobu, riffs on a more melodic, stepping approach - maintaining that same rousing energy, but with a more psychedelic bent. cls01, the duos collaboration with la-dy starlight comes in at almost 11 minutes, an ambient techno journey that warps and shifts organi-cally across its extended run time - complete with beat-less intro and multiple segues that work to bind the piece and its different sections into one, cohesive narrative. effective and impeccably produced - but with a keen ear for new & exciting sonics within the genre - this first collaborative outing proves an enviable addition to the duos already impressive discogra-phy.
following the critically acclaimed debut album from tensal, soma presents a specially commissioned remix ep to compliment the album. a varied collection of artists are prominent on the release with new and established alike, each delivering their own take on tensal’s originals.
uk producer pessimist opens the ep. his unique aesthetic of jungle/drum&bass - come - techno certainly makes its presence felt on the a-side as he delivers a monster of a remix, soaked in dark, brooding textures and broken rhythms. another uk techno export makes his debut on soma as shifted lends his remix skills to the package. pulsating and propulsive, shifted exudes pure energy with his version of santolaya. prolific french producer umwelt closes out the ep with his interpretation of belga. an old skool, electro affair umwelt still retains a melancholic edge to the production.
p.e.a.r.l. returns home with this brand new ep, after some exquisite releases in his very own falling ethics label it’s time for a new adventure in our label. sergio’s sound has a distinctive raw and dry appeal, focusing in sound sculpture and direct grooves, always pushing the edge of his equipment, using just the necessary elements, away from saturation and trendiness.
soma are proud to present the debut album from one of techno’s most prolific and renowned producers, tensal. as one half of the duo exium, hector sandoval has already carved out a career in techno spanning over 20 years, with countless release on their self-run nheoma, warm up recordings & pole group, to name but a few. in 2014, he started the tensal project as an outlet for his own productions which allowed him the scope of pursuing the more direct and minimalistic approach with his music and also his djing. after hooking up with the soma camp in early 2017 and releasing a collection of well-refined singles, tensal delivers his debut album, graphical. searching to go beyond the realm of standard techno, tensal lends his considerable production experience to this project and creates a sophisticated and immersive album experience that flows gracefully between idm and techno.
after 3 hugely successful singles, veteran spanish producer, tensal will deliver his first full length later this year on soma. as we build toward this momentous occasion, four hard hitting and idiosyncratic tracks come courtesy of tensal as he drops the judgment ep.
after a little more than three years since the beginning of the label, tensal returns with a very strong new double work. it contains eight tracks in which he defines the new evolution of his sound without losing too much sight of his roots.
the 12th installment in the falling ethics series is an adventurous piece of work. tensal and p.e.a.r.l. team up on this split ep to showcase their production styles which are mainly built around crafty drum loops and buoyant synth experiments.
tensal takes care of the a-side where he takes care of one flaming techno cut for the dancefloor which is followed up by two adventurous pieces of electronica.
p.e.a.r.l. also took care of three cuts on the b-side. the opening track “joy of rapture” is a straight forward demonstration of machine heavy techno. “fall before you” is a deep and soul wrenching cut that showcases p.e.a.r.l.’s more delicate side. “red flame” is a piece of horror reminiscent ambient.
the legendary moscow club propaganda celebrates its 20th anniversary in april 2017 and launches a brand new record label. the label will cover different styles of intelligent electronic music, focusing on techno in the first year. at the beginning there will be released music by great artists who had performances at propaganda club in the past. more artists will be involved and more excellent music will be released over time.
time runs fast and it s time again for our annual vinyl release. for our second delivery we have on board two of the best producers in the techno panorama, no other than tensal and p.e.a.r.l.
tensal opens the release with his own particular version of the original, enforcing the beats adding white noise sweeps, twisting the sound and rearranging the structure in a clever and hypnotic vein. following on b2 a special edit version of the original mix.
on b side p.e.a.r.l. is on remixing duties offerin a raw beat exercise as remix one and a more complex rework as bonus remix to close the release.
under the surface of the sea, immersed into the deep, where light is just utopic... waiting till the end of tempest. tensal comes back with his second ep to the berlin based imprint ownlife. subaquatic saga is the confirmation of the cyclical sound, the exahustive development from one of the producers who synthesized this genre in a better way in the last years. this time, he decomposes his usual formula showing new directions of his particular vision of the future sound of techno.
the seven ep is coming from none other than electric indigo, who is pushing things forward in the electronic music scene since the early ninetees. she also hosts the network „female pressure“, which tries to make female artists more visible and therefore holds a data base with information about many of them.
HANDS OF GLORY REMIXED (TENSAL, PHASE FATALE, STAVE) (COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl NL01.07.16
falling ethics label owner p.e.a.r.l. uses the 8th installment in his fex series to come up with a remix ep that includes the some of the most exciting names techno has to to offer at this very moment. a great 12” that includes remixes from man of the moment tensal, berlin based phase fatale and stave (member of talker).
the new tensal e is an effective dj tool directly to the dance floor.
supported by jeff mills, ben klock, luke slater, oscar mulero, dave clarke, ben sims, kirk degiorgio, shifted, dvs1, truncate, jonas kopp, pfirter, psyk, slam, sleeparchive, dj pete, etc. and many more.
* transmisiones atlanticas* written and produced by tensal aka hector sandoval, who is half of exium. this is a proper look on producers solo material mainly focusing on strong sequencer based hypnotic driving techno that would easily be in the same box as music produced by regis and sleeparchive. modularz is very satisfied with the results of this massive 8 track release sold separately on two vinyls. there is incredible a list dj support on this release, highly recommended.
“transmisiones atlanticas” written and produced by tensal aka hector sandoval, who is half of exium. this is a proper look on producers solo material mainly focusing on strong sequencer based hypnotic driving techno that would easily be in the same box as music produced by regis and sleeparchive. modularz is very satisfied with the results of this massive 8 track release sold separately on two vinyls. there is incredible a list dj support on this release, highly recommended.
dogma is the new chapter of tensal to his label, 4 tracks passing the classic and contemporary techno with surround sound for the dancefloor, after his last works supported by djs like jeff mills, ben klock, rodhad, oscar mulero, dvs1, etc ... sure that it does not leave anyone indifferent. pressing on white coloured and marbled vinyl.
mindtrip is pleased to announce the release of the labels 10th ep with 3 strong, synth orientated dancefloor tracks from label boss pfirter and a remix by tensal. the frenetic procyon begins the ep, a dark, atmospheric and intense track. with its driving percussive flow, its guaranteed to send whoever hears it into a feverish delirium. up next is rige, a more subtle and deep track which works a relentless groove alongside colourful metallic textures. tensal - also known as hektor sandoval and one half of spanish techno titans exium - remixes procyon superbly for the third track of the ep and demonstrates his innate ability to craft interesting and fresh sounding techno. the ep closes with closer to the truth, a hypnotic, trippy outing where tension and energy builds relentlessly amid a backdrop of organic anologue hubbub, providing a perfect showcase of pfirters trademark sound. this is mindtrip!
children of tomorrow presents a new ep from tensal from hector sendoval (50% of exium). after his splendid album supported by ben klock, surgeon, oscar mulero, jonas kopp, dvs1 etc. to name few! he delivers 4 tracks on this uncertainty thesis ep with his analog touch that is based on cyclic lines and vintage synthesizer. from timeless techno for the dancefloor to deep classic, including a bonus vinyl only track!
support by: tommy for seven, truncate, jeroen search, etapp kyle, markus suckut, ben sims, slam, kr!z, pfiter, zadig, samuli kemppi, marco bailey, francois x, submerge, synthek, invite, arnaud le texier, abstract division, joseph capriati, lenny posso, antonio de angelis, michael wells, paul mac, max_m, philippe petit, mental resonance, etc...
tensal is the first guest artist of the ownlife imprint and opens the year 2015 with a piece of authentic techno in all its forms. four initiatic cuts that re-define the sonorous shades of this label. ritual i is a return to the rough sound of the late 90s, no concessions, pure effectivity for the beginning of the record. the a side is completed with the more hypnotic part of the ep. a deep track, dry and minimalist with the elements needed to create the mystical atmosphere which floods this reference. ritual iii is absolute energy. a constant and atmospheric progression is perfect to create an impact on the dancefloor, maintaining tension to the end. the last track opens the door of the emotional side of the artist and represents a contribution of light to ownlife. a cut of dusty textures and delay tones. a landscape of stabs with a flawless structure for smoky clubs with low light.
limited pressing on red/black vinyl. c is tensals debut album & the first full length work to be released on tensal recs. personal and direct sound to the dancefloor.
tensal is supported by: ben klock, surgeon, oscar mulero, jonas kopp, dvs1, kirk degiorgio, developer, reeko, truncate, samuli kempi, ctrls, slam, truss etc.
tensal is a new project of hector sandoval (50% of exium), based on cyclic lines and vintage synthesizers.
supported by ben klock, dvs1, jonas kopp, lakker, oscar mulero, developer, reeko, slam, rrose, svreca, ctrls, truncate aka audio injection ...
soma proudly present the first in an exciting series of releases to celebrate 25 years at the top of electronic music as we turn to some of our favourite modern artists to reinvent some of the best from the back catalogue and up first is envoy s timeless classic, dark manoeuvres. originally released as part of the “coalition ep” in 1996 (which also featured the classic seawall), hope grant’s instantly recognisable hit is still found in nearly every techno dj’s record box and has continually served as a beacon of soma since it’s release. four new versions are served up here as dax j, norman nodge, obscure shape & shdw plus tensal all deliver fine interpretations of this soma classic.
a couple of months after the release of contemporary spaces, four of abstract division s tracks get remixed. and who better suited for the job than label residents stefan vincent and deepbass & ness, and dynamic reflection debutants tensal and lewis fautzi.
polegroup presents the fourth opus of his cd mix series unknown landscapes vol. iv: a compilation of unreleased tracks, mixed and compiled by a member of the polegroup platform.
to make up the fourth volume, juan rico, has selected 22 previously unreleased tracks. besides tracks by reeko, exium, kwartz, jonas kopp, pfirter and oscar mulero, the tracklist includes works by many new faces at the label, such as reggy van oers, dj hyperactive, unbalance and kangding ray.
with this fourth volume, polegroup invites you to discover a powerful selection of unreleased tracks from high-quality techno producers, all mixed by reeko in an 74 minutes long compilation.
this limited available cd has a special new packaging, including a poster.
der detroiter dj/produzent ryan elliott machte sich als berghain/panorama bar-resident und mit releases auf ostgut ton und ghostly international einen namen in der techno-szene. sein groove betontes, ansprechendes fabric-set meistert er mit stil und bravour, indem er aus unterschiedlichsten strukturen und klangfarben nicht-lineare sequenzen baut, die dem mix erlauben sich über 70 minuten aufzubauen und abzuebben, ohne an intensität zu verlieren und den geneigten hörer darüber rätseln lassen, mit welcher leichtigkeit sich ryan elliott durch solch heterogenes terrain navigiert.
15 years nordstern by shlomi aber nordstern is switzerlands most prestigious underground club and a 3 times winner for switzerlands best club at the swiss nightlife awards. this year nordstern celebrates its 15th anniversary, with a rough techno mix cd by our long time friend and club favourite shlomi aber.