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.
jueves, 15 de noviembre de 2018
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
Robotic Mode is truly reminiscent of a cold, detached world of machines thanks to its tight marching beat, soulless voice samples and simple, hypnotic synth stabs.
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.
domingo, 14 de octubre de 2018
With four tracks that range from grinding acid to symphonic techno, Victor Ruiz and Thomas Schumacher´s Apollo II EP showcases the duo´s versatility at the studio. Opening the B-side of the record is Wonder, a tough yet melodic cut that takes the booming beats to a higher level, thanks to a dramatic string breakdown.
sábado, 13 de octubre de 2018
D-Deck and Alex Mine join forces once again, this time to produce the Icon EP, out on Phobiq Recordings, with three tracks of dark, intense techno. Closing the EP is New Odyssey, a track that feels like a chilling gust of wind thanks to stormy, enveloping synths.
viernes, 12 de octubre de 2018
UK Techno label Sleaze Records celebrates its 10-year anniversary by releasing an EP with four of its most notorious tracks remixed by top producers. Among remixes of originals by Rebekah, Bas Mooy and Flug, there´s Mark Broom´s take on Layday, a 2014 track from Par Grindvik. Equal parts melodic journey and jacked-up techno workout, this remix is sure to keep you guessing right up to the end.
jueves, 11 de octubre de 2018
Metodi Hristov crafts a powerful and melodic sonic landscape in Sofia, the title track of his latest EP on Terminal M. A jumpy bassline and flying hi-hats provide the bedrock that anchors the floating synths above, bringing both the fury and the drama.
miércoles, 10 de octubre de 2018
Ron Costa is a name associated with deep, fat grooves that make his tracks stand out in the techno scene. He now turns out the Touma Perception EP on Octopus, in which the title track provides the fun with very satisfying and melodic beats.
martes, 9 de octubre de 2018
ANNA keeps hammering out the beats in her own unique style, this time in Kompakt Extra´s Speicher 105 EP. Two trippy versions of the original track Remembrance open the record, while When I Am Only A Dream provides a straighter-edged techno banger with lots of small details to watch out for.
lunes, 8 de octubre de 2018
Hard, grinding beats are what´s in store for us in Tom Hades´ Cloned, the opening track of his latest EP on Elevate. An abrasive sound dominates the track, piling on the intensity until it all comes loose in its latter half.
domingo, 7 de octubre de 2018
Serbian DJ and producer Ilija Djokovic has been climbing the international techno ranks, gaining support from some of the most respected names in the scene. In his Epica EP, on Filth On Acid, he gives a taste of his melodic and enveloping sound, which takes a harder edge in second cut Helix, thanks to an unrelenting rhythm and overpowering synths.
sábado, 6 de octubre de 2018
Maksim Dark´s unique electro - techno style has become his unmistakable trademark, as well as the darkness evoked in his productions, which nevertheless keeps evolving and adding new elements with each new release. On Freedom Action, he lays on a jungle-type bassline that blankets his martial rhythms and gives the track a well-cushioned back end.
viernes, 5 de octubre de 2018
When it comes to melodic, progressive techno, Afterlife is the place to go, as Aratak, the latest EP from Kevin de Vries, proves, especially in its title track. Synths laden with effects carry the tune while a solid and robust rhythm section provides a steady base from which to fly off.
jueves, 4 de octubre de 2018
uhnknwn is a fresh new face in techno of whom we have absolutely no idea where he comes from, or even how he looks like, but, judging by his Alpha In The Warm EP out on We Are The Brave, it´s likely we´ll be hearing more from him anytime soon. Third cut Starlight Unit is a slinky, dark and funky little ditty worth checking out.
miércoles, 3 de octubre de 2018
Sian kicks off the new Warehouse Series from Octopus Records with a 5-track EP full of huge kicks and expansive sounds that should fill any warehouse quite nicely. Closing the EP is Paper, a dry, piercing, rock-hard slice of techno.
martes, 2 de octubre de 2018
Berlin imprint Dense Audio continue their streak of great techno releases with The Resurrection, an EP from producer Lewis., featuring two original tracks and a remix by Brian Gros. First cut is the title track, which ambles along quite nicely thanks to fat, dense grooves and washed-out voice samples.
lunes, 1 de octubre de 2018
Noir is one of the hardest working men in techno, a producer, label owner and international DJ who keeps exploring the boundaries of the style, especially in its darkest corners. With Undone, he brings the acid into techno, while maintaining a sub-surface vibe throughout the tune.
domingo, 30 de septiembre de 2018
The mix for the latter half of September turned out a bit harder than usual, starting off with deep, melodic grooves and finishing in a jacking bass tsunami overload. 15 of the best tracks released this month, mixed with the utmost care and attention for your enjoyment. Thanks for listening!
1.- Sasha - Smoke Monk (VONDA7 6am Flight Remix)
2.- Dense & Pika and Melody´s Enemy - From Nothing
3.- The Saunderson Brothers - Under The Bridge
4.- Drunken Kong - How Far Do We Go
5.- Tube & Berger - International Corporate Motherfuckers (Teenage Mutants Remix)
6.- Loco & Jam - Red Alert
7.- Pascal FEOS - F&L
8.- Roman Poncet - Turn Down
9.- The Advent - High Horse
10.- Re:Axis - Energy In Motion
11.- Mediane - Inhuman
12.- Element0 - Loaded
13.- Ellen Allien - Trigger
14.- Truncate - Multiply
15.- Lewis Fautzi - Opposition
Techno veteran Pascal FEOS has been responsible for some very memorable tracks throughout his almost 3-decades-old career, keeping true to his roots and always looking to push the genre forward. He teams up with Bedrock to release The Big Reason EP, a huge record that includes F&L, a sonic overload that looks murky from afar, but once you get up close, turns into a wonderfully complex affair with a killer bassline.