Every week we find new music and feature it in our shows. It could be newly released tracks, or sometimes we find unreleased, little gems hidden away in the depths of the web. Keep coming back here, because you never know what you may find.
Featured in show #209 & released by We Are The Brave on 25th Jan 2019.
11:11 has a descending bass line, a vocal sample & a stomping beat. Polymod remixes the track with dark techno vibes. 'Stand Up' has wonderful interplay in the melodic synths. 'Ego' has beautiful, warm synths over a slashing synth riff & dance floor sharp beat. "All Hope Fades' has a wonderful driving kick & 'Deadbeat Exile' takes us into acid territory. 'Toasted Pitta' is a reflective, melodic track.
Featured in show #207 and released by Noir Music on 25th Jan 2019, 'Berlin Beauty' starts with the title track which features a melodic synth riff over sharply defined percussion counter-pointed with dirty synth riffs. 'Scorpio' shows great use of and interplay between the main synth sounds whilst 'Down Under' is, compared to the first two big room bangers, is a more restrained, melodic affair. We played 'Berlin Beauty' and 'Scorpio' in the first hour of show #207. LISTEN & DOWNLOAD
Konvic is back on DeepDownDirty with 3 breathtaking originals and 2 excellent remixes from Ali Bakhtiar and Doppelstern .
From the no nonsense riff of Playground through Ali Bakhtiar’s melodic & rhythmic overlays, then Doppelstern’s funky version, the 3 Playground tracks are dance floor mayhem.
Plus 2 more Konvic originals, Black Chalk where the central melodic synth is laid on dark synths and Ring2Ring with its reverberating synths, & you have 5 choice cuts of techno.
Featured in show #199 and released by Lenske, Never The Same is a cavalcading deluge of squelchy acid. Energize uses the vocals as a penetrating mantra,over the fierce percussive drive. Basiel is a darker melodic piece, with gut-churning bass vibrations, feverish drums and solid kicks.
We played all 3 tracks in the 1st hour of show #199.
Featured in show #199 thi EP has three fast-paced, hypnotic and pounding techno tracks. The title track Rotations features a savage synth stab over pounding drums.
Square One continues the vibe with a quirky synth pattern and twinkling top notes. Traction keeps up the momentum with its pulsing rhythms and layered textures. Three great slices of driving techno sure to keep dance floors moving.
We played Rotations and Square One in the first hour of show #199.
Featured in show #198 and self-released by Nei Fidelis via Landr on 23rd Nov 2018.
'The Hidden Energy' opens proceedings with a thunderous kick, dirty synth riffs sitting underneath delicate top notes and a voice sample intoning the title of the track.
'Memories From A Distant Future' uses interwoven voices, a bouncy synth rhythm and another momentous kick to invoke the feel of a future already remembered.
This is a wonderful EP with two great techno tracks.
Featured in Show #197 & released by Krafted on 7th Dec 2018.
The title track Double Down opens with rolling bass, solid percussion, catchy vocal hooks and Detroit type synth fills at the drop.
Creepasorus uses chunky beats, dark and dirty sliding synths and vocal samples to create a wonderfully sleazy feel to the track.
Finally, Come Back utilizes a great synth riff with vocal cuts inviting us to return for more.
Three great dance floor cuts on an excellent EP.
Featured in Show #196 & released by Children of Tomorrow on 19th Nov 2018.
'Seraphin' opens the EP with heavy, rolling drums, acid synths snaking in and around the mix and a superb rhythmic drive.
'Xerxe' is based on a percussive tattoo echoed in the bass line with scatter gun synths peppering higher notes into the mix.
'Follow the Signs' has a chunkier rhythm whilst 'Nemesis' slows the pace a tad. A Mochi's remix of Seraphin accentuates the synths to great effect.
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Featured in Show #196 and released by Ghara Records on 6th Nov 2018.
Moon Trip 1 opens the EP with a catchy synth melody and dark bass line.
Futura continues the dark vibe with synth stabs and a likeable bass line.
Neutron Star takes a synth melody and overlays it onto a sustained higher note. Gosha Shermadini's remix emphasises the melodic elements of the original.
Monolith closes the EP with acid tendencies and synth drones and bleeps.
We played Futura & Moon Trip 1 in Show 196.
'Def', the third EP release by Berlin based producer Polly Powder, is his strongest yet.
The EP opens with the bouncy rhythm of 'Chuck' over which a catchy hook adds a
'Glare' has a great atmosphere with swelling synths and percussive features which make for a mysterious yet engaging track.
'Scabb' closes the EP with strong percussion before synth stabs, a chunky rhythm and an atmospheric background build towards the finale.
This is an excellent EP with three really strong techno tracks, all aimed squarely at the dance floor.
We played 'Chuck' and 'Glare' in Show #195.
Perspectives is a series of remixes by a wide selection of contemporary Darkwave and Coldwave artists. Each artist has put their unique mark and perspective on an Antipole track.
Ash Code remixes 'Closer' with the strong rhythm nicely complementing Eirene's ethereal vocals.
Delphine Coma give 'Deco Blue' a threatening and mysterious edge. Agent Side Grinder takes 'Shadow Lover' into a different dimension by heavily vocoding the voice. Iamtheshadow brings the vocals of Paris Alexander and Eirene and the lead guitar to the front of the mix on 'October Novel'.
Kill Shelter's remix of 'Narcissus' adds more tonality to the lead guitars. Warsaw Pact emphasise the rhythmic elements of 'Someday 45'.
Paris Alexander remixes 'Part Deux' and allows Eirene's vocals to dominate over the buzzsaw bass riff and guitars.
Kiss of the Whip take 'Summer Never Ends' into a dark place.
'She Pleasures Herself', featuring Eirene and Paris Alexander, is remixed by Blackskull with some interesting synth elements.
Antiflux remixes 'Suburban Valve' with a harder kick drum whilst retaining the rhythmic power of the track.
Kill Shelter is on duty again for the remix of 'All Alone.' Reconverb remixes 'Le Chatelet' retaining the dynamics of the track's slow build.
Finally, One Man standing's remix of 'Distant Fall' closes the album with the haunting vocals of Paris Alexander.
We played 'October Novel', 'Shadow Lover', 'Narcissus' and 'Summer Never Ends' in show #194.
Sasha and La Fleur collaborate on the title track, 'Forbindelse' with layered pads, ethereal vibes and rippling, melodic synths.
La Fleur also contributes an original track, 'Rooned' which is built around a beautiful, shimmering synth chord and melodic synths.
'Forbindelse' is Norwegian for connection and on this EP, Sasha and La Fleur have certainly connected with two great tracks.
We played both tracks from the EP in Show #194.
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'Dahinter Das Gesicht' by Schwefelgelb is, quite simply, a real banger with four high tempo, percussive tracks sure to keep any dance floor moving into the early hours.
'Es zieht mich' has driving percussion underneath a repeated synth riff and voice samples.
'Aus dem hals der Flasche' is also heavily percussive but with synth high notes contrasting nicely with the catchy rhythmic undertow.
'Fokus' combines elements of the two preceding tracks, for another energetic work out.
Finally, 'Durch die haare die stirn' has a processed synth rhythm which is cleverly and very effectively modulated and EQd into the breaks.
We played 'Aus dem hals der Flasche' and 'Fokus' in Show #194.
The featured EP in show, #193, was 'Romantic Fiction' by Curses released by Dischi Autunno on 26th Oct 2018.
Romantic Fiction - the debut LP from Curses - is an honest musical expression drawing influences from his youth growing up in NYC in the 80s. References to new wave, post-punk, synth music and early EBM are skillfully merged with the DIY approach of punk and rock n roll angst. Brandishing an immersive sonic palette, all instruments throughout the album were played and recorded by the artist.
Exhausted by the current state of competitive dance music monotony, Romantic Fiction is a collection of songs, not DJ tools: songs that work at home, but also in the club should the right crowd beckon.
It’s about escapism and finding comfort in the unknown, fulfilling the empty void by embracing the mysterious. Darkness is a light undiscovered, not something to be frightened of.
Curses also invites friends who share a mutual love for incorporating post punk and new wave into contemporary electronic music. Perel delivers mighty Nina Hagen-esque operatic punk vocals on the first single, 'Gold & Silber', whilst Dischi Autunno label boss Jennifer Cardini and Curses share a duet on the cold wave silk of 'Silence In The Dark'.
As an amalgamation of influences from multiple decades, Romantic Fiction is a deeply personal album, triggering a feeling that is unnerving at times, familiar and welcoming at others.
We played 'Crucify' the Antoni Malovvi remix of 'Gold and Sliber' and the Terr remix of 'Pedal to the Metal' (which are from the separate remix EP) in show, #193.
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