Time for another mix! As the weather turns cold around these parts, we need scorching-hot techno tracks to keep us warm and happy, and this session brings just about everything you need to meet the unavoidable cold. But, if you´re in the Southern Hemisphere, then you´ll be experiencing the opposite. Enough talk, here´s the music!
viernes, 30 de noviembre de 2018
This jacking track from the MBDC EP is a nevertheless deep, heady affair full of solid beats and trippy effects, a result of the collaboration between Mark Broom´s hard-edged techno and Discrete Circuit´s darker style.
jueves, 29 de noviembre de 2018
Marco Effe displays a thorough knowledge of what makes a techno track tick in Unusual Signs, his collaboration on the Calibrate Repetition EP from Planet Rhythm. A dry and sparse atmosphere is the perfect setting for its thundering percussion and piercing call-and-response stabs.
miércoles, 28 de noviembre de 2018
Full of energy and purpose, Dok & Martin´s The Evil Laugh carries a groove that builds and explodes throughout the track, along with a spooky laugh and vocals mixed in.
martes, 27 de noviembre de 2018
Thomas Schumacher unleashes his inner acid beast in The Fuzz, from his latest release on Noir Music. Full-on energy in a peak time track sure to blow a few minds on the dancefloor.
lunes, 26 de noviembre de 2018
With a synth riff that harks back to the glory days of rave, Black Mirror, from the Phase II EP, Layton Giordani´s latest effort on Drumcode, is a moving track that recalls dark, foggy forests lit up by stroboscopic lights.
domingo, 25 de noviembre de 2018
Israeli producer Yotam Avni is in his best form when creating deep, twisting grooves that take techno to new limits. Death In Goa carries an unstoppable beat while burrowing into your brain with synth melodies and relentless repetition.
sábado, 24 de noviembre de 2018
A project started by Berlin producer Frederik Laaser, The Reason Y seeks to create deep, booming techno cuts that also connect to audiences on the dancefloor. Amalthea is a track that envelops and pulls you by keeping a steady beat and adding hypnotic effects to its many layers.
viernes, 23 de noviembre de 2018
Popof has a stellar touch when crafting wicked techno grooves, and Mind Access, his latest EP on ELEVATE, keeps on bringing the pounding beats, with pulsating track On The Line poised and ready for its attack on the dancefloor.
jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2018
Remixing a Marco Bailey track should be a daunting, but satisfying, task, and Shlomi Aber delivers a killer version of 2017 cut Hasai that should really make him happy, thanks to a unique and updated touch.
miércoles, 21 de noviembre de 2018
Suara keeps putting out quality techno records from new faces in the scene, bringing booming kicks and smart melodies together for a unique sound. In this case, French producer Raito offers his take on this side of techno with the Ikaruga EP, including the epic track 002.
martes, 20 de noviembre de 2018
A versatile music lover from Poland that has trotted Europe playing and learning the ropes of different styles, Vonda7 finally settled in Berlin, from where she unleashes beasts like this track, keeping her impressive production skills at the highest level.
lunes, 19 de noviembre de 2018
Leading with his trademark pounding kicks, Matt Sassari´s Leroy carries a monster groove, aided by effective vocal samples and a menacing synth line that comes from out of nowhere.
domingo, 18 de noviembre de 2018
This intense track is impossible to miss thanks to its massive, rising and falling bassline, sweeping away all those who might happen to be on the dancefloor when it´s dropped.
sábado, 17 de noviembre de 2018
True to his unmistakable style, Radio Slave reworks this Peace Division track by turning its tech-house grooves into a techno stomper, sparse and airy but nevertheless tough as steel.
viernes, 16 de noviembre de 2018
The mighty KMS Records brings us a slice of straight-on, banging techno from this Florida producer, DJ, label head and label A&R, carrying several layers of voice and sound that twist and turn giving it a mutating vibe, while keeping a heavy groove.
jueves, 15 de noviembre de 2018
Bastian Bux returns to Suara with the Multiple Realities EP, four tracks of his hard-hitting, expansive techno with melodic soul. First off is Indanha, carrying a full-on groove and hypnotic synths.
miércoles, 14 de noviembre de 2018
Mysterious techno producer Skapist drops the second volume of his Figure series with four different tracks that cover the many moods and shapes of the genre. Voluptuous Runner is a tune that carries momentum and urgency, rolling over everything and everyone in their path.
martes, 13 de noviembre de 2018
A simple yet energetic synth melody leads this track of this Italian DJ´s latest EP on Phobiq, Incredible. Leaving enough space for every element to breathe, this cut combines the shimmer of club techno with the grit of the underground.
lunes, 12 de noviembre de 2018
Deep techno imprint Affin presents Luminophor, the latest EP from label boss Joachim Spieth, who weaves an intricate and dubby track full of echoes, effects and ghostly sounds in the title cut.
domingo, 11 de noviembre de 2018
French techno wünderkind Electric Rescue continues his prolific output with the Limit of Social Norms EP, out on Newrhythmic Records. Nothing about this producer´s music is ordinary or unoriginal, as the 5 tracks all enter into unchartered techno territory guided by his skilled hand. Knofeb is a deep and disturbing, with sounds that feel either alien or underwater blanketed by a thick layer of distortion.
sábado, 10 de noviembre de 2018
Andre Crom´s debut EP on Tronic Music delivers two punishing original tracks and a remix of the title cut by [Wex 10]. Check out the original version for massive kicks and all-out techno mayhem.
viernes, 9 de noviembre de 2018
This highly skilled and sought-after mixing engineer stepped up to dance music production and live performances to fully live out his passion for electronic music, turning his knowledge and experience in the studio as a major asset. His latest on Bedrock, the Stars EP, is a tasteful collection of 3 original tracks and a dub version of the title cut. While keeping with the chilled atmosphere of the EP, Scoria carries a mean bass-line nonetheless, driving the rhythm forward while synths and effects interact and intertwine as the main melody rises and falls.
jueves, 8 de noviembre de 2018
Tiger Stripe´s remix of Vonda7´s Stay Organic fattens up the beats while keeping close to the original, leaving the main organ riff and vocal samples almost intact for the same intense, funky effect.
miércoles, 7 de noviembre de 2018
This unstoppable track moves forward like a locomotive at full steam, a massive, speeding lethal machine. A voice keeps repeating 49, which heightens the centrifugal forces created by this punishing cut. Featured in his latest 4-track EP on Off Recordings.
martes, 6 de noviembre de 2018
Italian producer Fabio Neural´s new track Flow Beat mixes jumpy techno with vocal samples, creating a peak-time vibe that should result very effective for keeping an audience on their feet.
lunes, 5 de noviembre de 2018
A brutal kick drum opens this overpowering track, which then proceeds to combine funky vocals with a sprightly acid stab for dancefloor-destroying effects. Reinier Zonneveld drops five ground-shaking tracks on his latest EP on his own Filth On Acid.
domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2018
Belgian duo Joyhauser turn out an impressively powerful debut EP on Terminal M with 4 steaming techno tracks. 1989 stands out for its raw simplicity and stabbing synths, backed by a hectic martial rhythm.
sábado, 3 de noviembre de 2018
Maceo Plex continues his Mutant series with the melodic Mutant Robotics, on Ellum. The producer has created a winning concept that has given us some of the best techno music of the year so far, and this track is no exception.
viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2018
This producer duo continues on their quest for the crunchiest techno with Primordial, their latest release on their Kraftek imprint. The title track unleashes a ten-ton beat amid very unsettling synths, which are then all put together after the break thanks a a sinister voice sample.
jueves, 1 de noviembre de 2018
A dark, powerful track that carries a driving groove and booming kicks, Maelstrom by Alex Stein is truly a force to be beckoned with. Released on the EP by the same name on Senso Sounds.
miércoles, 31 de octubre de 2018
This mix has multiple personalities, no doubt due to the many different styles selected during this latter half of October. Including deep, melodic, clubby, funky, hard, scary and downright weird techno tunes, this is a session that covers a lot of ground.
BEC is a new face in techno coming from the UK, whose new track No Regrets gets remixed by Amsterdam techno stalwart and 100% Pure Records owner 2000 and One. True to his in-your-face style, this rework packs a mean punch that keeps you on your toes.
martes, 30 de octubre de 2018
Visionary techno legend Ken Ishii joins hot new talent Drunken Kong in the studio to produce the Fatal Error EP, on Tronic Music. Two blistering tracks that combine the otherworldly style of Ishii with the raw energy of Drunken Kong, featuring opener Shift´s steamrolling bass and funky beats.
lunes, 29 de octubre de 2018
domingo, 28 de octubre de 2018
Truncate is by now a name associated with underground techno, focusing on the percussive elements of the style while instilling them with uncompromising and unexpected twists and turns that set his sound apart. Remixing his tracks should be a daunting undertaking, one that German producer Heiko Laux tackles with gusto, further enhancing original track Dial with a jacking groove and swinging attitude.
sábado, 27 de octubre de 2018
Italy meets Brazil in this collaboration between Alex Mine and Binaryh, resulting in a sprawling, cavernous and chilling track, combining Mine´s penchant for dark beats and melodies with Binaryh´s more theatrical tendencies. Out of the Prometheus EP on Comade Music.
viernes, 26 de octubre de 2018
jueves, 25 de octubre de 2018
miércoles, 24 de octubre de 2018
What better place for Forward Strategy Group´s mechanical, industrial techno than the label Mord, home to some of the scariest sounds you´ll find on the harder edge of the style. The Beast Uncaged is raw, twisted and dirty, with cold, dank breath, you can hear the whip scream on its back, and it doesn´t stop until it´s all over.
martes, 23 de octubre de 2018
Tripeo & Cadans´ Rave Tune starts with a dramatic intro that seems to rise from the abyss to become a driving techno tune, including string melodies all throughout. Part of Rekids´ Special Projects series.
lunes, 22 de octubre de 2018
Versatile as well as prolific, Florian Meindl is a producer that is able to keep the groove no matter the style he tackles, as he shows in Free Fall, the title track off his new EP on Flash Recordings. Techno and breaks shape and transform each other into a deep and intense ride.
domingo, 21 de octubre de 2018
Len Faki continues his remix-oriented series on LF RMX 010 with four tough remixes, of which we´ve selected the drifting, sparse version of Randomer and Cadans´ original tune Anchor.
sábado, 20 de octubre de 2018
Wonderfully off-kilter, JoeFarr´s Dedicate is a testament to this producer´s unique view and style when crafting techno music, fusing all kinds of different elements to surround the catchy melody that leads the track. ARTS label owner Emmanuel gives the original a run for its money, delivering a solid remix that seems to drift in and out of consciousness.
viernes, 19 de octubre de 2018
Tough, dark and melodic, Spektre´s Without Warning is techno as its most hypnotic, thanks to a thundering beat, heavenly synths, and enough reverb to drown a cathedral. Released as an EP by Voltage Records featuring two remixes by D-Deck and Thomas Schumacher.
jueves, 18 de octubre de 2018
Irish producer Chymera brings us Noise Tool, his latest release on Maeve, featuring a progressive, slow burning title track, which opens with a subtle kick and then builds up to become an all- enveloping monster.
miércoles, 17 de octubre de 2018
Deformation Gradient, the chilling second cut of the Distorting Influence EP from VSK, Symmetrical Behaviour and Conrad Van Orton, is a dark, grinding track that threatens to fall apart, only to come back stronger, with an impending feeling of doom heightened by the spectral sounds in the background.
martes, 16 de octubre de 2018
The long-standing collaboration between two of techno´s most respected names, Christian Smith and John Selway, continues in full effect and power, as attested by their latest EP on Tronic Music, Count Zero Part II. Royal Movement, the second cut, carries so much weight in its blanketing synths that it creates its own gravity.
lunes, 15 de octubre de 2018
This first October session focuses on the melodic side of techno, with some hard tracks peppered in for good measure. We´ve selected 15 great tracks over the first half of the month, and I hope this mix does them proper justice. Enjoy!
7.- Sian - Paper
13.- Tom Hades - Cloned
15.- Noir - Undone
Juxta Position takes us on an expedition to the deepest realms of techno in Bad Folder, part of Figure Jams 005, his split EP with Pablo Mateo on Figure. With a driving, stomping beat, the track layers on bouncing stabs that play off each other, in a sort of call-and-answer fashion.