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.
jueves, 20 de septiembre de 2018
miércoles, 19 de septiembre de 2018
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
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
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
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
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!
3.- SRVD - Elevate
7.- SCB - Hexagon
10.- Tom Hutt - Obey
14.- Kaiserdisco - Form
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.