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.
Beautiful original & 4 remixes.
Uplifting, emotional synths make the original an aural treat. dyLAB provides an acid treatment, retaining the synths that create the beauty in the original.
Jacki-e ups the tempo, adding vocal parts & new synths to give a new dimension & emotion.
Jarvis uses a new acid bass, an effective counterpoint to the melodic elements. Sonic Construction has melodic elements as repeated, rhythmic phrases.
5 tracks, 4 remixes & 3 words. One Way Forward!
Released by Ideal Europa on 17th May 2019, We Just Begun is the perfect openr with its high and mid range nores over a broken beat. Back to Black is a minimal, chilled percussive track. Overtake Without Catching Up has more traditional beat building to a catchy synth riff. Finally Bright Sun uses synth fizzes and pops over a dance beat.
We played We Just Begun, Overtake Without Catching Up and Bright Sun in our mix in the 1st half of show #222.
Released by Odd Even on 22nd May 2019, the title track elegantly fuses classic Detroit elements with Berlin techno. The ROD remix adds a additional percussion and a warm synth tone. Perception uses a deeper beat and busy percussion to anchor the Detroit synth riff. Current 101 uses funkier elements with the techno synth, kick and rhythm.
We played Pulsation and Perception in our mix in the 1st hr of show #222.
Released by Pomelo on 28th May 2019, Mimikry uses a light percussive base over which filtered synths weave and float. Metro, the title track, continues the stripped back, minimalist feel with angular rhythms and reverbed synth riffs over a driving percussion. Maths uses a more traditional dance beat with modular elements. Finally Ak-ki takes an unusual synth sound over a minimal, stripped back beat.
We played Ak-ki and Maths in our mix in the 1st half of show #222.
Bandcamp release on 6th May 2019 the title track has a thunderous kick with alternating half beats. Superb percussion builds to choral voices . Background Radiation continues the percussive theme with higher notes in a doom laden soundscape. Crystal Bells has a throbbing synth bass & brittle riffs until a modular synth pattern emerges. Orlando Voorn's remix has a percussive gallop & modular synth parts as rhythmic fills.
We played the title track & Background Radiation in show #221
Unreleased, this 4 track EP is a real powerhouse of techno. Dark Throne has a great rhythmic build until joined by sonorous voices. Human Doing has a more melodic feel with shimmering synths layered over the percussion. LoFi Warp builds to a fat, fuzzy bass synth. Finally Noise Factory uses some brilliant techno sfx in a rhythmic pattern for a very effective techno workout.
We played Human Doing and Dark Throne in our mix in the 1st hr of show #221.
Released by Quartz Rec on 20th May 2019, the EP opens with Different Faces with hypnotic, layered synths. Dark Sculptures uses rhythmic synths heavily filtered and finely tuned. Diatomic takes a bass heavy kick and allows the riff to bounce off it. Finally The Fourth D utilises & modulates the main riff over a busy percussive base.
A superb, hypnotic EP for the 3am dance floor.
We played The Fourth D and Different Faces in our mix in the 1st hr of show #221.
Released by Brown Records on 3rd May 2019, Crash X is a great track with a marching beat and catchy synth riff. Plant A Seed uses shimmering synths while Recherche Sonore has a darker feel. Stereo On features a wonderful dirty synth with acid extras. Trip To Amsterdam returns us to a darker, more stripped back sound. The EP closes with the title track, Under the Software' which has a chilled, after party vibe.
We played Crash X and Stereo On in our mix in the 1st half of show #220
Released by Sonata Music on 5th April 2019 & a homage to the Tblisi nightclub of the same name, the title track uses a chunky rhythm & a riff played in high notes for a supremely atmospheric opening. Don't Dance has an acid flavour with its swirling synths & sfx and it's stuttering beats. The DJ Emerson remix of Khidi brings the chunky rhythm to the front of the mix for a pounding techno tune.
We played Don't Dance and the DJ Emerson remix of Kihidi in our mi in the 1st half of show #219
Released by Analog Musiq on 3rd May 2019, the EP opens with Pol in which a detuned synth & descending bass carry the main theme. The title track has a repeated, reverbed synth riff whilst Techno Drops slows the tempo with a melodic feel. The Waffensupermarkt remix of Colours layers the synths without the detune in the original. Finally, Same Destination develops the melodic theme from Techno Drops.
A fine EP. We played Same Destination, Pol & Colours in our mix in 1st half of show #219.
Released by Kellerbeats Records on 1st May 2019, the EP opens with the title track in which a melodic piano hook acts as the lead. The Freaks on a Plane remix adds a choppy percussive base. 'Journey' has a minimalist feel & the Marcel Ete remix uses th synth leads more prominently. Finally, 'Beat of Wings' is a slower more contemplative track with a yearning synth figure.
We played the original mix of 'Neverland' & the Marcel Ete remix of 'Journey' in our mix in 1st hour of show #218.
Released by Tronic on 4th March 2019, the EP opens with the title track with it's superb synths .'The Line' uses reverb and a long systain on the main rhtymic motif. "Begin' is m,ore melodic with it catchy central figure and 'Some Day' slows down the tempo but surprises with yet another awsome riff.
This is such a good EP. We played 'Two Rivers' and 'Begin' in our mix in the 1st hour of show #218.
Released by Analog Musiq on 26th April 2019, 'Discoking' features the Polly Powder original and 3 remixes.
The orginal has a catchy, chunky rhythm and vocal hook which are instantly memorable. The Alex Blancho remix adds a catchy pad refrain. The Waffensupermarkt remix uses more broen beats whilst the Wuaxxy remix has more of a dub feel with the layers stripped back for a bare, minimalist feel.
We played the Polly Powder original of Discoking and the Alex Blanco remix in our mix in the 1st
Released by Hotflush Recordings on 19th April 2019, Reset Robot comes up with yet another superbly produced EP. 'End of Time' opens with the title track, a densely layered landscape of percussive drive and synth riffs. 'Idiolect' has an acid synth riff whilst Wehbba remixes the Reset Robot and SCB collaboration 'Arp' in a more mellow style.
We played 'End of Time' and 'Idiolect' in our mix in the 1st hr of show #217.
Released by Onesun Records on 18th March 2019, Impulsive is an exhilarating ride with uplifting synths and repeated bass line notes. Objective has a wonderful melodic synth part. The title track, Changes, lowers the tempo for a more restrained outing. The Melissa Nikita remix of Impulsive adds darker tones whilst the Theodore Elektrk remix of Changes ups the tempo for a dance floor workout.
We played Changes and Objective in our mix in the 1st hr of show #216.
Released by DeepDownDirty on 9th May 2019, the title track, Osiris, has a dirty, distorted riff which is nicely counter-pointed going into the breakdown. Ah Mun Ra is a darker track with synth riffs slashing through the percussion. Bast is stripped back with a vocal loop and a superb rhythmic drive. Finally Sphinx continues the minimal feel with another rock solid percussive base.
We played Osiris and Bast in our mix in the 1st hr of show #216.
Released by Nomad on 25th March 2019, Mirrors is a real dance floor banger with a no nonsense riff providing all the propulsion. Minerva is a kore melodic track whilst the Tim Williams remix layers atmospheric synths for a denser effect. Shift Up uses an ascending motif which is carefully modulated throughout the track for subtle changes in emotion.
We played Mirrors, Minerva and Shift Up in our mix in the 1st hr of show #215.
Released by Warehouse Music on 12th April 2019, this EP of 4 techno stompers opens with title track North Bridge, a stripped back and hard-hitting big room cut, which bleeds seamlessly into the EP’s 2nd track Natural Unrefined. The latter half of the EP is a two-parter: the tougher, industrial Truffle (Don Mix) and the tripped out Truffle (Dam Mix), inspired by two places close to Mella Dee's heart.
We played 'North Bridge' and 'Natural Unrefined' in the 1st hr of show #215.
Alastorworld starts with Ya Keep Liftin. Paul Sawyer's haunting Burst of Fire is in vocal and instrumental versions. Dreamy Eyes by Groundstate & the Audiofetish remix of What U Done 2 Me by Digital Deluxe are relaxed. Are We There by DRKWTR has a lovely melody. Pictures by Made in the Dark &
Crossroads by Sonic Construction use rhythm well. Brace Yourself by Doppelstern is catchy. Other tracks are Loving You by Seb Dubol,
Bright by Unjealous & Beautiful Chords by Col Lawton.
Released by Batty Bass on 1st April 2019. The title track ‘Japonica’ is an uplifting progressive house work out, wrapped around a driving acid line. Gina Breeze’s remix has new pads and a pumping bass line.
‘Dubonica’ is a dub version of 'Japonica.'
‘Ekotypik’ uses broken beats and emotional swells. Spatial Awareness remixes 'Ekotypik' adding a funky bass and also serves up a stripped down dub remix of the same track.
We played 'Japonica' and "Dubonica' in our mix in 1st hr of show #214.
Released by BEK Audio on 18th March 2019.
The EP opens with the title track, 'I Saw You Dance' which is a real techno stomper with pulsating synths, vocal samples and layered percussion. 'Potion Fear' uses a modulated sine wave over a driving dance floor beat and 'Arahask' cools things down with a more stripped back, percussive, minimal feel and unsettling synth chords.
We featured all three tracks in our mix in the 1st hour of show #214.
Released by Sodai on 12th April 2019.
“Blut” opens the EP with a sense of impending danger from the de-tuned synth motif which is skillfully modulated in the breakdown. The title track “Rau”, uses an arpeggiatted synth as the main melodic refrain, but the underlying feel is still dark. “Trys” has a sombre riff over the beats and finally “Red Is The Colour” combines synth patterns for a dreamy end to the EP.
Rau, Trvs & Blut were featured in our mix in the 1st hr of show #214.
Released by H Productions on 4th March 2019 and featured in show #211, the EP opens with the title track 'Jack in the Box' a superb rhythmic techno track driven by a catchy riff and beautifully crafted percussion. 'Track Ahead' uses an acid rhythm and chugalong synths to simulate the sound of a train hurtling along its tracks. "New Relic' is driven by a tom tom hit and synth crashes and is superbly effective. Cari Lekebusch is on top form with this release.
Released by Balter Records on 27th Feb 2019 and featured in show #211, dark synth work with other worldly ambient soundscapes combine to create two very danceable and aurally interesting tracks. 'Spectre' has a wonderful rhythmic drive whilst 'Phantom' drops the bpm for a slower, more chilled feel whilst keeping that incisive rhythmic feel with beautiful interplay between the various melodic synth parts.
Released by DeepDownDirty on 23rd April 2019 and festured in show #211,
Jarvis' original 'Corrosion' is a techno stomper with trippy build-ups & almighty drops.
Bad Panda adds extra percussion & reverb , using new synth & vocal parts to complement the original elements.
Konvic adds his own unmistakable authority to a remix which fairly fizzes and pops but has the depth & thickness in the bass that all great techno needs.
This is real techno.
This is Techno Corrosion.
Featured in show #209 and released by Snoe on 4th Feb 2019. 'Ample has a rolling bassline under layered synths and features a cleverly constructed break.
'Done And Dusted' uses a funky bassline with quirky synths building heavy momentum towards a dreamlike break.
Nick Olivetti's remix of 'Ample' brings a grittier style with intense build-ups and bouncy groove combined with the popping elements from the original .
Featured in show #209 and released by Children of Tomorrow on 25th Feb 2019. The EP opens with 'Transmitter', 3 mins of gorgeous ambient sounds. "Organic Movement' is driven by layered, modulated percussive beats. 'Graphene' has a synth motif over the rolling beat and atmospherics. The title track, 'Chosen Planet', is a dance floor mover with its synth riffs and slashes. The EP closes with 'Sonic Pole' in which a harsher synth reverberates over the beat. A superb EP.
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.
isReleased by Filth on Acid on 25th Jan 2019 and featured in show #208.
The EP opens with 'Synaptic Wave' which is driven by a dirty synth riff and irresistible dance beat. The title track, 'Moonwalk', uses an acid rhythm with swirling synths and another dirty riff. 'Shiver' places reverb on the rhythm and utilises counter-veiling synth patterns to great effect.
Three great techno tracks make this a must have EP.
Released by Plus 8 Records on 1st Feb 2019 and featured in show #208, the EP opens with the title track 'Multiverse' in which melodic patterns are woven over a bass synth stab. 'The Long Fall' has a spritely rhythm on the pads and swirling synths. 'Omniverse' has a pulsing rhythmic drive punctuated with bass stabs. Finally Matador's remix of 'Mutiverse' re-purposes the harmonies to provide a burst of peak-time energy offset with soft, ambient tones.
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 this 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.
Released by Octopus Records on 24th June 2019. 'Transcandent Experience' a collab with D Unity is a brilliant piece of warehouse techno with the synths providing an out of body experience. 'Just Breathe' uses the voice of Juliet Fox with synth stabs and a melodic top line for a really catchy dance floor filler. 'Enter' uses throbbing rhythms with swirling synths and stabs whilst 'Nova' has a more melodic main theme over pounding percussion.
We played 'Just Breathe' and "Enter' in the 1st
Released by Fckng Serious on 3rd May 2019. The title track, 'Salvation' has a catchy melodic refrain as its centepiece with darker synth stabs offeriing tension. 'Mr Pink' ft Adrianos Roussidis is a mean and ruthless slice of warehouse techno at it's best. 'Darkest Moments' is a real stand out track with big synth riffs and vocal samples woven together with driving percussion.
We played 'Salvation' and 'Darkest Moments' in the 1st hr of show #226.
Released by Filth on Acid on 1st April 2019. 'Eternal' is a dark techno banger with skilful use of delay on the vocals and pads in the breakdown. 'Black Horse' is a tremendous floor filler with percussion that really packs a punch. 'Translate' has a dirty bass line, excellent drums, vocal samples and ethereal synths in the breakdown.
We played all three tracks in our mix in the 1st hr of show #225
Released by Lost Crate on 7th June 2019. 'Falling Star' is a melodic journey through various soundscapes. The Ornery remix of the track adds additional rhythmic notes. 'Lucid Dreaming' has a harder edge with pulsating synths keeping the rhythm whilst others fire off from it. Felix FX remixes it as a fuller dance floor sound. 'Impetus' is more of a summery, chilled sound and Twob remixes it with more urgency.
We played 'Impetus' and 'Lucid Dreaming' in the 1st hr of show #225
Released by Flemcy Music on 28th May 2019. The title track, 'Proximity', by both artists, is laden with emotional synth chords and aching vocal refrains. 'Atomicity' by Ornery is a real foot stomper with darker undertones overlaid with a catchy synth riff. 'Intimacy' by JP Lantieri uses warmer synth sounds and melodic lines with a processed vocal sample to close the EP in fine style.
We played 'Intimacy' and 'Atomicity' in the 1st hr of show #224.
Released by AnalogMusiq on 31st May 2019. 'Audio Freeze' uses percussive synth stabs and vocal samples over a throbbing bass. 'Blu 'n' Black' is more melodic in tone with synths rippling in and out of the arrangement as a harder riff seeks prominence. 'In the Box' is a real rhythmic gem with echoes of 90's Detroit. 'Our Passion' slows the pace a little as synth stabs compete for attention. Finally 'Planet Pure' uses analogue top notes over a forceful rhytmic base.
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Released by Hotlush Recordings on 31st May 2019. 'Explorer', the title track, uses a clever and carefully crafted melodic line over hypnotic bass. 'Mirage' has a fat, dark, bass synth competing with higher notes as musical symbols for the track title. 'Forevermore couples a plaintive vocal with a dark, emotional musical backing to great effct.
We played 'Explorer' and 'Forevermore' in the 1st hr of show #224.
Released by Pal;ette on 7th June 2019. The title track 'Performance Review' is driven by a beautifully echoed, catchy pad which also serves as the main melody. 'Calibration' is a rhythmic excursion with ethereal voices floating across the arrangement. 'Promo Committee is a beautiful track for the chilled daytime party and 'Stack Ranking uses a Detroit style synth over layered percussion & beautiful harmonies.
We played 'Performance Review' and 'Stack Ranking' in the 1st hr of show #223.
Released by Drehmoment on 10th May 2019. 'Mutterkorn' the title track is a driving techno track with acid overtones. 'Mountains' is a more chilled, atmospheric piece with a beautiful melodic synth riff floating over the percussion. 'Funky Buddha' has a catchy bass line which is cleverly varied over the course of the track. With this release Christina Semmler bulids a reputation for herself as a varied and forceful producer.
We played all three tracks in the 1st hr of show #223
Released by Octopus Records on 24th June 2019 the EP opens with a collab between Metodi Hristov and D-Unity on Trans candent Experience, a driving techno banger. Just Breathe is another collab with Juliet Fox utilising her vocals over pulsatimg rhythms and metallic synth riffs. The title track, Enter, continues the driving rhythmic vibe and finally Nova has a repeated melodic theme.
We played Just Breathe and Enter in our mix in the 1st hour of show #228
Releasd by Flemcy Music on 19th July 2019, this LP is a rhythmic journey through the signs of the Zodiac, Pulsating kicks, bass and transcendent distorted melodies. From ‘Aries’ to ‘Pisces’ every track resonates. Each track is dedicated to a sign of the horoscope and the album delivers a nostalgic and contemporary electronic elements and arrangements. From expansive and vast to sparse and simple the journey is of the mind and consciousness, leaving the body moving to the rhythm.
Released by Skryptom on 12th July 2019
this debut LP uses emotive track titles & neon lit scenes of fantasy & danger across 12 tracks of finely produced techno. Balancing melody (Sleeping Giants & Limbo) & rhythms (Marching Robots & First Encounter) carry the LP to the closing trio of tracks. Smart Weapon, is a havoc-inducer, then the catchy and rugged Electro vibe on Final Confrontation, before Peace At Last, which marries a haunting melody with subtle tension.
Featured in show #229
Released by Childrem of Tomorrow on 24th June 2019. Gocce opens the EP with a slashing metallic synth riff. Serale is a driving rhythmic dance floor banger. Orologio features a layered bass synth phrase. Occhio leans towards a more acidic persuasion. Finally the title track, Pistillo, closes the EP with its blistering synth patterns.
We played Pistillo and Gocco in our mix in the 1st hr of show #229.
Released by Integrity Records on 29th July 2019, Unicorns and Other Beautiful Creatures has a wonderfully concise riff over a rhythm that just stays in the groove. Reboot is a darker techno track utilising a vocal sample to intone the title over some ferociously layered percussion and reverbed synths.
We played both tracks in our mix in the first hour of show #229.
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'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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