domingo, 30 de septiembre de 2018

The September Mix - Part 2

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

Pascal FEOS - F&L

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.

sábado, 29 de septiembre de 2018

Mediane - Inhuman

Mediane are two producers from Paris who combine their respective influences and talents to create tunes that are dark, deep, atmospheric, aggressive and ominous. Sometimes these styles come together all at once, like in Inhuman, off their Spiritual Rave EP on OFF Recordings, where punishing beats coexist with scary synths and an overall uneasy feeling.

viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2018

Re:Axis - Energy In Motion

A pulsating techno beat opens Energy In Motion, included in the EP of the same name by Re:Axis and released by Planet Rhythm, which then starts progressing and building up into a driving, hypnotic track, thanks in part to its mysterious voice samples.

jueves, 27 de septiembre de 2018

Truncate - Multiply

On Multiply, Truncate crafts searing grooves that make for real pounding techno, which trudges along nicely until, at the least expected, a surprising element comes into play, in the form of playful piano stabs. 

miércoles, 26 de septiembre de 2018

Tube & Berger - International Corporate Motherfuckers (Teenage Mutants Remix)

German duo Tube & Berger released their second album We Are All Stars last year, which has gotten another remix treatment this year in a special release by Kittball, including a remix of International Corporate Motherfuckers by Teenage Mutants, who turn the tech-house grooves of the original into razor-sharp techno beats.

martes, 25 de septiembre de 2018

Dense & Pika and Melody´s Enemy - From Nothing

Dense & Pika collaborate with Melody´s Enemy once again to produce From Nothing, combining deep grooves with a solid beat and creating a killer track complete with some ominous vocals. Released by Kneaded Pains together with an excellent remix by Perc.

lunes, 24 de septiembre de 2018

Element0 - Loaded

Suara go acid in their Raw compilation, with 13 rave-ready, no-nonsense hard techno tracks with plenty of 303 mayhem. Mysterious producer Element0 chimes in with Loaded, a rumbling menace of a tune that gets darker and darker with each passing bar, until exploding in an acid-washed armageddon.

domingo, 23 de septiembre de 2018

Drunken Kong - How Far Do We Go

Drunken Kong keep bringing the red-hot beats, this time with the How Far Do We Go EP, on Terminal M. The title track is especially ominous and evil, with unsettling tones lying underneath the pounding kicks and rolling bass.

sábado, 22 de septiembre de 2018

Ellen Allien - Trigger

True to her sci-fi techno style, German techno powerhouse Ellen Allien brings us her Take A Stand EP on Nonplus Records, featuring 3 tracks and opening with the lengthy and epic title track. Following is Trigger, a delightful slice of modulated kicks and cavernous effects that carries a killer  bass-led drive.

viernes, 21 de septiembre de 2018

Loco & Jam - Red Alert

Loco & Jam return to Tronic Music with Resonate, a 3-track EP that hits hard right away with no-nonsense straight-up techno, especially on Red Alert, with a hypnotising groove and loads of energy.

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!


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.