jueves, 20 de septiembre de 2018

The Saunderson Brothers - Under The Bridge


Dantiez and Damarii Saunderson carry more techno in their blood than a week-long squat party, and it´s because of two reasons: they´re natives of Detroit, the city that gave birth to the style, and they´re both sons of Kevin Saunderson, a part of the "Holy Trinity" of Detroit and of techno history itself. Released by the legendary KMS, their track Under The Bridge continues on the great legacy of their predecessors, with booming kicks, stabbing synths and an irresistible groove.

miércoles, 19 de septiembre de 2018

Roman Poncet - Turn Down


Featured in the Figure 100 Compilation, Roman Poncet´s Turn Down presents a deep, jackin´ side of techno, a different vision that sets the tune apart from the other heavier tracks in the collection, which nevertheless includes great music from many artists on Len Faki´s label.  

martes, 18 de septiembre de 2018

Lewis Fautzi - Opposition


Portuguese techno pride and joy Lewis Fautzi has enjoyed a steady rise in the international ranks, with a constant stream of releases that end up in the sets of many a top artist. He gives us four tracks of his down & dirty techno style on his Deep Illusion EP, on Bpitch Control, of which we select the last cut, Opposition, because we here like sinister, distorted techno very much.

lunes, 17 de septiembre de 2018

Sasha - Smoke Monk (VONDA7 6am Flight Remix)


The original version of Smoke Monk appeared in Sasha´s Fabric 99 mix earlier this year, a soothing, melodic tune that fit in nicely with the set´s vibe. On this occasion, versatile German producer and DJ VONDA7 lends her hand and reworks the tune by toughening up the beat, adding a swirling bassline and rearranging the melodic elements of the original, while keeping its dreamlike qualities intact.

domingo, 16 de septiembre de 2018

The Advent - High Horse


Long-standing techno society member The Advent keeps bringing his distinctive style to new levels after more than 20 years bashing out beats, earning him a place high up among his peers and audiences around the globe. The Klockworks 22 EP brings us more of his energetic and atmospheric techno style, with opening cut High Horse delivering a hefty dose of jackin´ techno know-how.

sábado, 15 de septiembre de 2018

The September Mix - Part One


Time again for a new mix! This time the gloves are off and we bring you a scorching hot set from start to finish. Hard grooves, great melodies, wicked voice samples and, as always, big big kicks. Starting with the Detroit-like bass of opener They Came to Equalize, from 8factor, and ending with the larger-than-life vocals of closing tune Echota, from Veerus and Oc & Verde, this is a 69-minute ride that´s sure to have a couple memorable moments. Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did mixing it!




Tracklist:

Eric Sneo - Feel High


Funky and percussive, Eric Sneo´s Feel High, the second cut off his Burning Angels EP on Elevate, is a rollicking techno track with plenty of moving power thanks to a strong foundation. A time-tested electronic music artist who keeps adding to an already impressive discography.

viernes, 14 de septiembre de 2018

Juliet Fox - Wanted Me


Juliet Fox is a rising techno talent from Berlin, who´s been making waves in the scene thanks to collaborations with artists such as Arjun Vagale and Ramiro Lopez, which caught the attention of several major labels, including the mighty Drumcode. Included as part of the label´s seventh A-Sides compilation, her solo effort Wanted Me is a standout in the collection, for its distinctive groove and enigmatic voice samples.

jueves, 13 de septiembre de 2018

Veerus and OC & Verde - Echota


Italian DJ and producer Veerus joins forces with Manchester duo OC & Verde to create Echota, part of the Wheel EP, released by Filth On Acid. The track´s techno beat is as tough as one would expect, with and added mysticism courtesy of very effectively used vocal samples and lots of reverberation, resulting in a massive, stratospheric sound.

miércoles, 12 de septiembre de 2018

8factor - They Came To Equalize


With a distinctive Detroit vibe, They Came To Equalize introduces us to 8factor and his Second Dimension EP, out on East Leipzig Theory. A catchy bassline runs throughout the tune´s solid beats and voice samples, creating a dark, old-school atmosphere that hides many surprising turns in its many layers.

martes, 11 de septiembre de 2018

Hidden Empire - Black Beauty (Drunken Kong Remix)


Drunken Kong give their unique touch to Black Beauty, a track out of Mind Palace, the debut LP from Hidden Empire, by applying a layer of delay and opening up the original´s spaces for trippy melodies and sound effects. Released by Stil Vor Talent in a 3-track remix EP.

lunes, 10 de septiembre de 2018

Linus Quick - Tethys


Hauntingly deep and melodic, Tethys is a tune that gets right into your brain thanks to piercing notes and whispering pads, while a solid techno rhythm moves things along. German DJ and producer Linus Quick shows his skill and versatility in his latest EP from We Are The Brave, with three spacey and resounding cuts.

domingo, 9 de septiembre de 2018

Vinicius Honorio - Ride the Lightning


Brazilian DJ and producer Vinicius Honorio works the grooves hard in Ride the Lightning, the third track off Locust, his new EP on Octopus Recordings. By building a canopy of sound that includes winks at the rhythms of his native Rio de Janeiro, he creates a truly engaging track that doesn´t let up and keeps you on your toes.

sábado, 8 de septiembre de 2018

Martin Eyerer & Ackermann - What


Martin Eyerer and Ackermann join forces once more to produce What, a tight, funky techno tune that carries somewhat menacing undertones, thanks to a spectral synth line and booming kicks. Released as an EP by Ignite! Records, featuring remixes from Markus Homm and Edwin Oosterval.

viernes, 7 de septiembre de 2018

Kaiserdisco - Form


Continuing their series of hard hitting techno releases on their RAW label, Kaiserdisco bring us the Form/Figure EP with two solid, straight edged tracks. Form is a tune grabs your attention from the get-go, with its fast, shifting attack.

jueves, 6 de septiembre de 2018

Mikael Jonasson - Scholar


EXILE associate and Stockholm techno warrior Mikael Jonasson has been steadily releasing music ever since his first vinyl record back in 1999. His rare brand of techno has earned him the respect of peers and fans worldwide as well, continuing on this road with Scholar, part of his Kosmos EP on Suara. A looped synth melody and subdued kicks give the tune a dreamlike quality, while its relentless drive infuses it with an underlying toughness.

miércoles, 5 de septiembre de 2018

Austen/scott - Space Taxi (Len Faki Hardspace Mix)


Berlin´s own Len Faki remixes Space Taxi, a 2016 tune from UK duo Austen/scott, beefing up the rhythm and giving the original a tougher stance, while keeping some elements like the vocal samples and the synth patterns, though with a slightly more psychedelic flavour.

martes, 4 de septiembre de 2018

LAAT - Give Your Love


Amsterdam techno rising star LAAT gives us a taste of his energetic, raw and melodic sound with Give Your Love, released by Tronic Music. Aggressive kicks and a compelling synth lead carry the rhythm while vocal samples peek about and get sucked into an echo vortex.

lunes, 3 de septiembre de 2018

SCB - Hexagon


Scuba crossed over into techno from the realm of dubstep, where he had made his fame with some excellent LP´s that showcased his surgeon´s precision when it came to crafting chilling, yet emotionally alluring, pieces of electronic music. He´s lent his touch to several techno productions by now, rising to the top of that genre as well and where he´s bound to stay if he keeps releasing tracks like Hexagon, as cold and deadly as an ice-pick made of ice.

domingo, 2 de septiembre de 2018

Tom Hutt - Obey


A young producer from the island of Sardinia, Italy, Tom Hutt debuts on Phobic Recordings with Prisoners, a four-track EP that explores different shades of techno, from the subdued and harmonic tones of the first two cuts to the more beat-oriented and bassy sound of the last two, including Obey with its pulsating rhythm and floating synths. 

sábado, 1 de septiembre de 2018

SRVD - Elevate


Bouncing beats and a whole lot of echo and reverb make Elevate, a track from SRVD (a Radio Slave-Patrick Mason collaboration), feel ten miles high, a sensation aided by the repeating, mantra-like vocals. As hypnotic a tune as you´d expect from the likes of Radio Slave, taken from the EP of the same name released by Rekids.

viernes, 31 de agosto de 2018

The August 2018 Mix - Pt. 2


Time for the second August mix, which starts out a bit slowly but progresses into an all-out techno fest. Featuring the sounds of deep, funky, melodic and hard techno, all the tracks played here come from our daily selection from Aug. 16-31. This time, the cover pays respect to Laika, the first living, breathing being to get launched into space. So, here´s to you, you wonderful space dog!

Tracklist:

1.- Architechtural - Romanticism Movement
2.- Fairmont - Brothers Keeper
3.- Shane Fontane - Mystic
4.- Maksim Dark - Phantom (Carbon Remix)
5.- Alex Mine - Lost (2018 Version)
6.- Ambivalent & Alden Tyrell - Dutchless
7.- Christian Nielsen - Carte Blanche
8.- Frank Biazzi - Reflection
9.- Keith Carnal - Untold
10.- A.S.H - Vortex
11.- Jay Lumen - Trust
12.- Cristian Varela - Ambitious
13.- Magna Pia - Venus Genetrix
14.- Coyu & Green Velvet - The Last Generation
15.- KlangKuenstler - Cathedral of Saw
16.- David Granha - Balea

Magna Pia - Venus Genetrix


From his composer´s standpoint, Magna Ria turns techno into an intricate and complex moving structure that is nonetheless solid as a rock. With Venus Genetrix, title cut of his latest EP on Soma Records, he shows us the grooves he´s able to craft by matching layers of reverberating synths with steamroller beats.

jueves, 30 de agosto de 2018

Christian Nielsen - Carte Blanche


Copenhagen DJ and producer Christian Nielsen brings us Vixen, his latest EP on Of Unsound Mind,  with four solid slabs of down and dirty techno, including Sleep Walking, a track made in collaboration with Skream that is also worth mentioning. But today we´ll focus on Carte Blanche, a wicked jackin´ cut with a very nasty dark side, which makes for a thrilling time on the dance floor.

miércoles, 29 de agosto de 2018

Ambivalent & Alden Tyrell - Dutchless


With a low frequency grumble sticking to the chugging rhythms and synth stabs washing over them like angry waves, Dutchless brings techno to the edge of darkness and light and peeks at the abyss, coming back with solid footing and firm determination. Featured in Ambivalent and Alden Tyrell´s Detente EP, on Cocoon Records.

martes, 28 de agosto de 2018

KlangKuenstler - Cathedral of Saw


A dark and menacing techno blizzard is what we get with Cathedral of Saw, KlangKuenstler´s opening and title cut of his latest EP on Filth On Acid. Fast, plummeting kicks stomp away while buzzing synths give a very sharp edge to this bone-crushing track.

lunes, 27 de agosto de 2018

Frank Biazzi - Reflection


Frank Biazzi was a staple in Belgium´s techno scene since 1996, acclaimed by both audiences and peers, until he had to retire in 2004 due to an ear problem. He returned 8 years later with renewed energy playing in clubs and events, while also starting his own Trauma Records label. He keeps it tight when producing as well, bringing us two white-hot techno tracks on his Reflection EP, out on Intec, with the title cut carrying a wicked groove and plenty of growling goodness.

domingo, 26 de agosto de 2018

Alex Mine - Lost (2018 Version)


Turin´s Alex Mine brings us his reworking of his original 2017 tune Lost, accompanied by scorching remixes by Carl Cox and Roberto Capuano on Terminal M´s Lost 2018 EP. But it´s Mine´s unique touch what sets this heady, tough remake apart from the rest, his expertise in creating dark and hypnotic techno cuts that fill our need for killer beats.

sábado, 25 de agosto de 2018

Cristian Varela - Ambitious


As one of Spain´s most influential techno DJs and producers, Cristian Varela is by now an established name behind the decks as well as in the promotional circuit. Despite a packed schedule, he still finds time to churn out bangers such as Ambitious, from his Discipline EP on Emphatic Records. Rolling toms and industrial stylings give the tune a sharp, yet groovy, edge, perfect for unleashing madness upon the dancefloor.

viernes, 24 de agosto de 2018

Coyu & Green Velvet - The Last Generation


Hard beats and hypnotic vocals are the results of The Last Generation, a collaboration between Barcelona techno producer and Suara boss Coyu, and prolific Chicago dance music visionary Green Velvet. Both artists bring their A-game to this track and do not disappoint.

 

jueves, 23 de agosto de 2018

Shane Fontane - Mystic


Shane Fontane is a man on a mission: to craft psychedelic, mystical and deep techno tunes and release them on his San Francisco-based label A Deep Within. Mystic is a track that proves that Fontane is dead-serious about the hypnotic power of techno grooves: with uplifting synths and an irresistible beat, he draws us in and compels us to stay in his hazy domain.

miércoles, 22 de agosto de 2018

Maksim Dark - Phantom (Carbon Remix)


Hamburg DJ and producer Carbon tackles Maksim Dark´s new track Phantom and infuses it with a distinctive groove, bringing out the tune´s most danceable aspects while keeping its darker undertones as well. 

martes, 21 de agosto de 2018

Architechtural - Romanticism Movement


Hailing from Barcelona, Spain, Architechtural is a producer whose work explores the deepest confines of the techno spectrum, and Romanticism Movement, the opening track of the A Girl With No Friends EP released by Ellum Black, is a tune that slowly unfolds and reveals the many dimensions of the sound of the genre, accompanied by a simple, steady beat. 

lunes, 20 de agosto de 2018

Jay Lumen - Trust


A true titan when it comes to techno dancefloor destroyers, Jay Lumen keeps banging out dark and dirty beats on every one of his releases. This time he belts out his signature thunder in Trust, a loud and unforgiving track that has the power to raise the dead.

domingo, 19 de agosto de 2018

Keith Carnal - Untold


Affin released a 10-year retrospective of Amsterdam producer Keith Carnal´s work for the label full of his deep, atmospheric techno. His 2015 track Untold is included in the compilation and provides a bit of melody on top of its resounding kicks and pulsating tones, adding depth and colour to the pounding beats.

sábado, 18 de agosto de 2018

A.S.H - Vortex


Peak-time vibes are all over Vortex, the title cut from A.S.H´s debut on We Are The Brave. Tough, stomping kicks trudge along, drenched in menacing synths, while a distorted disembodied voice gives the track a dark, seductive tone. 

viernes, 17 de agosto de 2018

Fairmont - Brothers Keeper


Canadian producer Fairmont combines bluesy vocals and tough, progressive techno with impressive results in Brothers Keeper, the opening track of his latest EP on Bedrock Records. By mixing these elements, he creates an immersive atmosphere that draws you in like a moth to flame.

jueves, 16 de agosto de 2018

David Granha - Balea


Multi-faceted Spanish DJ and producer David Granha can whip out the deepest house grooves but is also able to conjure booming techno monsters, like on Savala, his latest EP on Noir Music. Three tracks full of pounding beats with a progressive flavour, with opening cut Balea starting things up quite nicely thanks to an unrelenting drive.

miércoles, 15 de agosto de 2018

The August 2018 Mix - Pt. 1


The first half of August brought us heat and great tunes as well, so we might as well call this a "hot" mix, one I can assure you had me dripping sweat by the end. With tunes from repeat offenders such as Maceo Plex and Yan Cook, who have been previously featured in this blog, but also featuring music from established names and up-and-coming producers as well. As always, thanks for listening and enjoy!


Paride Saraceni - Mindrush


Paride Saraceni is a very prolific producer from London whose consistent output of releases have caught the attention of such artists as Adam Beyer, Monika Kruse, Carl Cox and Sven Väth, to name just a few. His Mindrush EP, on Tronic Music, delivers on his promise especially in the title track, a hypnotic and expansive techno cut that induces controlled madness with its Total Recall vocal sample.

martes, 14 de agosto de 2018

Jon Hopkins - Everything Connected (Stephan Hinz Remix)


Earlier this year, Jon Hopkins released Singularity, his fifth studio album, another jaw-dropping collection of songs that add to his already impressive repertoire. Berlin producer Stephan Hinz takes the epic Everything Connected track off the LP and trims the edges, compresses the rhythm and confines the emotion to the breakdown.

lunes, 13 de agosto de 2018

Pan-Pot - Weltlinie


Berlin-based techno duo Pan-Pot took some time off their hectic touring schedule and produced the Weltlinie EP, which is also the 50th release by their Second State record label. Five tracks that cover many different shades of techno, from the experimental sounds of Freigeist and the spacey Zeit, to the funky stylings of Weltlinie.

domingo, 12 de agosto de 2018

Yan Cook - ZZZ


Ukranian producer Yan Cook unleashes three techno beasts on his Toxin EP, on Soma Records, of which we highlight the rolling and thundering third cut. With a mix of rhythm and weight, this bottom heavy track will run over anything in its path with no mercy.

sábado, 11 de agosto de 2018

Setaoc Mass - Torque


A mixture of tough beats and light pads in Setaoc Mass´ Torque leaves plenty of space to breathe, without diminishing the track´s urgency in any way. Released by Figure, the Flying Machine EP is the Manchester producer´s 4th outing with Len Faki´s label.

viernes, 10 de agosto de 2018

Simoncino - Dune 2000


Simoncino is an Italian DJ and producer deeply influenced by the sounds of classic Chicago house and Detroit techno, embracing vintage synths and drum machines in his productions. In this case, he brings us Dune 2000, released on a split EP from Chiwax shared with Boo Williams. The tune is a deep and cerebral affair, with disjointed notes echoing across the space created by a subdued rhythm track, creating a low-key, intimate atmosphere.

jueves, 9 de agosto de 2018

Jody Barr - Marlon Brando


Jody Barr began his rise as producer in 2015, catching the ears of many of the world´s top DJs, including Sasha, who released the Marlon Brando EP on his Last Night on Earth imprint. With a solid beat and haunting notes, the title track builds up towards a fat, juicy riff, driving it forward and infusing it with an infectious groove.

miércoles, 8 de agosto de 2018

Alan Fitzpatrick - System Addict


Continuing down the illustrious path he´s taken as a techno DJ and producer, Alan Fitzpatrick brings us System Addict, a track that fuses relentless techno beats with the club stylings of house and results in a shimmering, unstoppable monster of a tune, part of the EP by the same name and released by Unknown To The Unknown. Do not be fooled by the gentle pads and melodies that sometimes take over, they will be eventually drowned by the power of this track.

martes, 7 de agosto de 2018

Will Clarke - Mercy


A thundering bass drum opens Will Clarke´s Mercy, setting the stage for the soulful, funky techno workout that follows, complete with piercing stabs and a bluesy vocal sample. The Bristol producer keeps an active touring schedule, but also spends enough time in the studio producing, remixing and collaborating with other artists, resulting in a constant stream of new releases under his name.

lunes, 6 de agosto de 2018

Taster Peter - Eskimo Kiss


Hardcore-punk drummer, DJ, producer and owner of the Extravaganza record label, Taster Peter is the embodiment of the love of music, completely dedicated to creating and playing his tracks, as well as releasing work from other excellent artists. Eskimo Kiss combines techno´s solid pulse with Peter´s experimental leanings, resulting in a driving and vibrant tune, included in the Don Juan EP on Upon You Records.

domingo, 5 de agosto de 2018

Adam Beyer & Layton Giordani - Rome Future


Swedish techno hero and Drumcode label boss, Adam Beyer has been an ever-present figure of the scene since the mid-90´s. This time he meets with up-and-coming New York DJ and producer Layton Giordani to produce Rome Future, a deep, expansive tune that will draw you in thanks to its intense, thunderous breakdown. Part of the Space Date EP, which features an excellent track with Green Velvet as well.