With a vicious vocal sample backed by a solid beat, Carlo Lio´s Escobar Season kicks off a pounding EP, released by Intec Digital (ID066). Reckoned by many to be one of Canada´s finest, this Toronto DJ, producer and head of the RAWthentic Music label definitely knows how to bring out the groove.
jueves, 18 de diciembre de 2014
miércoles, 17 de diciembre de 2014
Italian producer Distant Echoes serves up 3 dark techno tracks on the Fury Road EP (Dystopian 009). Sandwiched between the first and last tunes is Road, a bouncy piece of techno full of synth stabs and huge kicks.
martes, 16 de diciembre de 2014
Break New Soil label boss Gregor Tresher has a knack for peak time pleasures, as the A-side of his Midas/Disturber single (BNS046) proves, with epic synths and monster kicks launching this white-hot track into the stratosphere.
lunes, 15 de diciembre de 2014
An excellent track by Philipe Petit, another long-standing French DJ/producer. Playful bouncing synths and bass with an edgy melody tying it all together. Released by Figure SPC (SPC U).
domingo, 14 de diciembre de 2014
France again on the decks, this time represented by François X´s Rising, off the Marcel Dettmann Records 4-track sampler EP MDR 14.2. Quality jacking techno that doesn´t let up.
sábado, 13 de diciembre de 2014
Hardcore kick stylings give way to a rhythmic workout that´s authentic Clouds: intense and punishing, this track won´t let you go the easy way. First track off the Turbo Recordings Warehouse Series Compilation (TurboDX40).
viernes, 12 de diciembre de 2014
Nina Kraviz has recently launched her record label трип (trip) with a compilation album (TRP001), showcasing (in her words) the trippier side of electronic dance music. This track by Reykjavik´s Bjarki is a fine example, with a pounding beat alongside high tones coming out of thin air, icy as his homeland´s name.
jueves, 11 de diciembre de 2014
miércoles, 10 de diciembre de 2014
martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014
A London producer keen on creating some of the most offbeat techno around, but always keeping the beat tighter than a submarine screw. His latest release on Russian Torrent Versions (CCCP010) proves just that with 3 rolling tracks that are very heavy on the bass.
lunes, 8 de diciembre de 2014
From fixing Prince´s synths to producing monster tracks, New York´s Black Asteroid, a.k.a. Bryan Black, is a seasoned DJ whose new Black Moon EP (CLR084) hits all the right spots, especially the dark and seductive Black Moon.
domingo, 7 de diciembre de 2014
A scary remix by Mord label head Bas Mooy of an original tune by Serbian producer Lag (MORD014). Full-on demented techno perfect for thrashing the dancefloor.
sábado, 6 de diciembre de 2014
Kaiserdisco really steps into techno territory on its RAW 001 single, giving their new label KD RAW a fitting introduction to the dancefloor. A thundering kick drives the white-hot first cut.
viernes, 5 de diciembre de 2014
Gerry Read is an odd electronic music artist, as he cannot be pigeonholed into any specific style, his productions always end up someplace in a different dimension musically. This time he takes on a techno beat and adds his strange vision to it, including wobbling bass. Out on Aus Music (AUS1471).
jueves, 4 de diciembre de 2014
Spanish DJ and producer Dosem lays down 3 grumbling tracks for Intec Digital on his Return EP (ID058), including the dancefloor-igniting Proceed. An impressive addition to his already huge discography.
miércoles, 3 de diciembre de 2014
martes, 2 de diciembre de 2014
Marco´s one half of the Zenker Brothers, the duo that runs things at techno label Ilian Tape. On his 2626 EP (IT026), Zenker drops 4 meaty tracks including floor stomper Darai, reminiscent of the old school days.
lunes, 1 de diciembre de 2014
This huge classic track from Woolford gets the Dense & Pika treatment, resulting in a deadly combo. Another one from Hotflush (HFRMX011D) and, as usual, it´s a cracker.
domingo, 30 de noviembre de 2014
Giving off a strong old-school vibe, this track opens Innershades´ Dark Society EP, out on Creme Organization (Creme 12-75). Synth stabs mark the pace all through this cut, where repetition is key in reaching full intensity.
sábado, 29 de noviembre de 2014
Sans cesse means "constantly" or "without stopping", precisely the feeling one gets from this relentless track by Berlin producer Mike Dehnert. Track #3 off his finely crafted Switch Back To City EP, on Fachwerk Records (FW034).
viernes, 28 de noviembre de 2014
A properly mental track from this Greek DJ´s latest release, the Vyper EP, out on Monnom Black (Monnom Black 004) a vinyl-only record label from London. Huge kicks give this tune depth, closing a very aggresive - and banging - record.
jueves, 27 de noviembre de 2014
Hailing from Belfast, Phil Kieran specializes in oddball and very distinctive techno, relying mainly on percussion and strange effects. On his new single Hells Bells, released under his own label (PKR024), Kieran unleashes two rhythmic workouts done in a very dark atmosphere.
miércoles, 26 de noviembre de 2014
A thumping 4x4 beat drives this solid track by Italian producer Luigi Madonna, with a filtered and looped vocal sample making an appearance to increase the intensity of this techno monster. From the Background single out on Drumcode Records (DC135).
martes, 25 de noviembre de 2014
Scottish producer Edit Select gives Kiev duo Woo York a run for their money on this dark remix, where a low rumble pushes the beat along giving this track a menacing facelift. Out on Soma Records (Soma 418) as a three track single.
lunes, 24 de noviembre de 2014
A very trippy track from Los Angeles producer Truncate, who keeps the beat raw and tight in his trademark way and moves us along with it. 3 new tracks on red vinyl (TRUNCATE11).
domingo, 23 de noviembre de 2014
Christian Smith should know how to make an effective techno scorcher, and he proves it in this elegant track off his Stranger Than Paradise LP, out on Tronic (TR 160). House legend Cevin Fisher lends a hand in the production duties, creating a slow burning instant classic.
sábado, 22 de noviembre de 2014
Bringing this release by Black Nite Records (BLN005) back from earlier in the year, French producer Deapmash turns out two interesting original tracks, but it´s Divided´s remix of Meters what truly catches the ear, with an unstoppable kick anchoring an otherwise relaxed atmosphere.
viernes, 21 de noviembre de 2014
Scuba makes a second appearance this month, this time remixing Locked Groove´s spacey Enigma, turning it into an all-out main floor hypnotizer on this Hotflush release (HFT037).
jueves, 20 de noviembre de 2014
miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014
martes, 18 de noviembre de 2014
An epic and hypnotic remix by Vatican Shadow, on a 2-track remix EP released by Houndstooth Records (HTH030), mixing parts from two tracks off Akkord´s HTH020 EP, giving a very disturbing vibe to Indigo and Synkro´s originals.
lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2014
This Greek producer turns out a fine 12" single on Enemy Records (enemy025) with the remix duties for the first track "Exhale" falling on Mark Broom, who makes its dark side rise up and take over.
domingo, 16 de noviembre de 2014
Spanish DJ & producer Oscar Mulero offers a rolling, heavily filtered reworking of the original, blistering at its core. From the Antonio De Angelis & Arnaud Le Texier Split EP, out on Children Of Tomorrow (COT11).
sábado, 15 de noviembre de 2014
viernes, 14 de noviembre de 2014
Dense and Pika return to Hotflush with an EP full of evil beats (HF043), starting with the clanking title track all the way to slower techno roller Bad Ink, hard to miss.
jueves, 13 de noviembre de 2014
Germany meets The Netherlands in an impressive LP by two rising names in techno. Released by Intec Digital (ID064).
...and here is the full LP mixed by its creators:
miércoles, 12 de noviembre de 2014
More music by this hyperactive German wünderkind, two tasty techno cuts that add to an already impressive and perpetually growing discography. Percussive and dark, the way it´s meant to be. Vinyl-only and limited to 500 copies (BNRTRAX034).
martes, 11 de noviembre de 2014
lunes, 10 de noviembre de 2014
Killer track from Kill Frenzy´s debut album on Dirtybird (DB 116). Bass heavy with a thumping low frequency acid line and vocals fit for the best mind-fucking techno.
domingo, 9 de noviembre de 2014
The Black Dog continues their series inspired on the found sounds of their native Sheffield, released by their own Dust Science label (Dustv042). Dark and broody techno from these tried and true masters.
sábado, 8 de noviembre de 2014
viernes, 7 de noviembre de 2014
jueves, 6 de noviembre de 2014
miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2014
martes, 4 de noviembre de 2014
Post-industrial warehouse techno lashed out by this young producer from Turin. Inspired by his city, Andrea captures the moodiest side of the kick drum creating a truly room-filling sound (IT025).
lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2014
domingo, 2 de noviembre de 2014
sábado, 1 de noviembre de 2014
Taken from the Ostgut Ton compilation Panorama Bar 06 (O-TON 81), this track from Roman Flügel has its feet planted firmly on techno on one side and house on the other, proving that beats and stabs can be very powerful dancefloor weapons.