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DTMIXS22 – We Are 5 – Jack! Who?

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5 Years this month since Death Techno was born with a mission of delivering fresh and creative sets from established producers to underground talent. There are many more new guests to come this year as the archive grows ever bigger. This 5th birthday celebration mix from creator Jack! Who? includes only tracks by artists that have previously appeared on the series or confirmed for the future. Inside you will also hear 2 Exclusives from DT’s label DEAD CERT. Records that are to be released soon by Vegim and Joachim Spieth. Plenty of rough, rugged and mind bending works featured by the likes of Electric Indigo, ALHEK, Rich Jones, Soolee, L.A.W, Ricardo Garduno, VSK to Eomac and many more…


Death Techno – DTMIXS22 – We Are 5 – Jack! Who? (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. ELECTRIC INDIGO : orkhon [Houztekk]
02. ALHEK : mann I’m spiegel [Wall Music]
03. DIAGENETIC ORIGIN : third dimension [Sonic Groove]
04. RICH JONES : demonic intervention [Soma]
05. VEGIM : binary trip [DEAD CERT. Records]
06. RVDE : silgaar [Black Reel]
07. FRANK SAVIO : driving bells [Driving Forces]
08. SOOLEE : tense [More Than Less]
09. L.A.W. : everest [Decoy]
10. RICARDO GARDUNO : pendulo [Blind Spot]
11. VEGIM : digital fracture (Joachim Spieth Remix) [DEAD CERT. Records]
12. ROMMEK : rust [A R T S]
13. VSK : commander of nowhere [Newrhythmic]
14. RELAPSO : replant [Relapso]
15. YYYY : nn [Illegal Alien]
16. EOMAC : mika riddim [Killekill]

DTR | MISTRESS005.3 : The Redhead

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MISTRESS005.3

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Label : Mistress Recordings
CAT# : MISTRESS005.3
Artist : Various
Title : The Redhead
Released : 2 March 2015
Format : Vinyl & Digital

E1. Nutype – Noisy Ride
E2. Mike Gervais – Grind
F1. Opinion – Autobahnkirche
F2. A&S – Xenix

Mistress is the offshoot of DVS1‘s main label HUSH, where the Minneapolis artist explores the more pioneering sounds of house and techno, from producers pushing at the boundaries of genres. Appearing as heavyweight 10″ & 12″ with high quality packaging as well as downloads, these are essential items for your collection even before you get to the music.

E1. Nutype – “Noisy Ride”
Nutype presents a thick rolling bass and shaker hi hats that pin down the other elements of the track. There are handclaps, knocks, subtle squirts of acid and chopped and delayed vocal samples arranged in a complex yet measured way. The breakdowns are of particular note, emphasising the absence (rather than the presence) of these elements with subtle sweeping sounds. Heads down business and very good.

E2. Mike Gervais – “Grind”
Mike is a producer I’ve a lot of respect for and his contribution to this EP, ‘Grind’ is a classic workout of pacy drums and atmospheric, breathy synths. There is a subtle and maddening build of tension in the long breakdown as the synth elements work their way up from the depths and slowly overwhelm the percussion. The tension is kept high by an evolving sample and tight, fast hi hats pulling things onwards. This is powerful and intelligent techno.

F1. Opinion – “Autobahnkirche”
This track is a different beast altogether. Stripped back, flat beats let the background pops, crackles and scrapes breathe providing some some machine funk, but this track is all about the plucked harmony and dubby stabs. It’s beautifully and simply done, and accented at various points by small changes in the percussive parts and echoing shots. Again, the subtlety of the production shines through.

F2. A&S – “Xenix”
I wasn’t prepared for this hyped up, jacking tune but what a pleasure to find it here! Nestling behind the thundering beats and hats is the sort of fattened, burbling funk that’s simply irresistible on a dancefloor. The track oozes classic analogue warmth and arrangement, opening up hi hats and emphasising snares and handclaps as it flies onwards. The simple top line of just 3 notes repeating over and over rounds it out perfectly and provides lightness to re weight below it. Surefire club destroyer and my pick of the bunch.

Mistress is one of those labels that sets itself apart from the crowd with the variety of its releases and the roster of artists it supports. If it’s not on your radar then it should be, and 5.3 is a great place to start.

You checkout the whole Mistress 5 collection below including 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3.

– Reviewed by Stuart Ingram for deathtechno.com



PREVIOUS REVIEWS :

CLICK HERE – CRG001 – Cleric – Codes of Chaos EP
CLICK HERE – TRP001 – The Deviant Octopus
CLICK HERE – AFK013 – Uncode – Cmtrn EP
CLICK HERE – AD023 – Rommek – 1 View, 100 Versions
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT014 – Bruno Ledesma / Ledd – New Routes of Thought (incl. Subfractal Remix)
CLICK HERE – LIMITEDG006
CLICK HERE – EDR004 – Uun – Chaos Element (incl. DJ ESP Woody McBride & James Kelley Remixes)
CLICK HERE – TOKEN48 – Aphelion
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT013 – Alessan Main – Global Position (incl. Mick Finesse Remix)
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT012 – Black Mail IV
CLICK HERE – EDR003 – JGarrett – Monochrome Pusher EP (incl. Luis Flores & Jay Zoney Remixes)

DTR | CRG001 : Cleric – Codes of Chaos EP

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Label : C L E R G Y
CAT# : CRG001
Artist : Cleric
Title : Codes of Chaos EP
Released : 9 February 2015
Format : Vinyl & Digital

A1. Cleric – Blitz
A2. Cleric – Restore
B1. Cleric – Distant Cry
B2. Cleric – 1514695B

This EP by Manchester based artist Cleric is on his new imprint C L E R G Y, where Cleric literally means “A member of the clergy.” He has previously released his powerful, raw productions on well respected labels such as A R T S, Figure and EarToGround. Most of these have found their way into my record bag and I’m a fan of his solid and consistent sound, so when I first heard about the new project Clergy, I knew good things were to come. This four tracker does not disappoint!

Blitz” is the straight down the line Cleric sound that I know and I love. The solid percussion runs all the way through, but the track breaks halfway and the skittering hi hats and repetitive, industrialised sounds move to the back making way for a lush, drawn out synth line which pans around inside the head in a rolling sea of warmth. The kicks and hats return, but this simple change has transformed the track, adding a beautiful euphoria to the machinistic rhythm.

Restore” features some properly wide echoing bass sound. The clip of the track starts with another warm, tripped out synth note and builds up tension before letting the bass ride. A flat kick and regular half-note hi hat measure out the time but when you listen to it properly it’s the second hi hat that lends the track pace. This is measured and powerful stuff, the further the track goes on the more you realise it. A breakdown is accompanied by building percussive loops, vying for attention with a flat hissing sound, adding drama and making this a seriously jacking track.

Distant Cry” opens with an insistent percussive break punctuated by occasional handclaps before the track drops. Again, warm synth notes feature, this time arranged into a more upfront melody and accompanied by some fat bass drops – nice touch – and soft static introducing the breakdowns. I’d love to hear more of this track (as the clip fades that melody is definitely mutating and becoming sharper) as it obviously needs to be appreciated in full.

1514695B” reveals another side to Cleric. This has a classic chillout feel (I’m reminded of some of Nightmares on Wax’s work), it’s ethereal synth note perfectly complimented by the deep, deep bass/sub-bass burbling away in the background. The sound achieved on the handclaps here is just superb. I’d be happy seeing the sun rise with this washing over me I can tell you; beauty and just the right amount of edge.

Listening to and reviewing this was an absolute pleasure and I’ve had the opportunity to witness a couple of DJ sets from this man recently – I can’t recommend him highly enough and I’m definitely looking forward to more from the Clergy label.

– Reviewed by Stuart Ingram for deathtechno.com

PREVIOUS REVIEWS :

CLICK HERE – TRP001 – The Deviant Octopus
CLICK HERE – AFK013 – Uncode – Cmtrn EP
CLICK HERE – AD023 – Rommek – 1 View, 100 Versions
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT014 – Bruno Ledesma / Ledd – New Routes of Thought (incl. Subfractal Remix)
CLICK HERE – LIMITEDG006
CLICK HERE – EDR004 – Uun – Chaos Element (incl. DJ ESP Woody McBride & James Kelley Remixes)
CLICK HERE – TOKEN48 – Aphelion
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT013 – Alessan Main – Global Position (incl. Mick Finesse Remix)
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT012 – Black Mail IV
CLICK HERE – EDR003 – JGarrett – Monochrome Pusher EP (incl. Luis Flores & Jay Zoney Remixes)

DTMIX102 – Wirrwarr [Milan, ITALY]

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Milan based production and DJ duo Wirrwarr, also known as Andrea Casiraghi and Gabriele Frigerio have within a short period of the project made great waves. Residents at Magazzini Generali, one of the biggest techno clubs in Italy, they have performed with the quality artists like Gary Beck, Marcel Fengler, Alan Fitzpatrick and Terence Fixmer amongst others. You can find their music on Rebekah’s Decoy and DJ Emerson’s Micro.fon amongst others. The set is a deep, tripped out and turbulent ride that shows their dancefloor knowledge and pedigree. Tracks featured by FNR, 2000 And One, Xhin, Moteka, Woo York, Ritzi Lee and more…


Death Techno – DTMIX102 – Wirrwarr [Milan, ITALY] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. NYMA & CARRENO is LB : mercurio [Items & Things]
02. FNR : above the line [Innatural]
03. 2000 AND ONE : plant 1 [100% Pure]
04. XHIN : blade moth [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
05. ALEX DOLBY : morphosis (DJ Emerson Remix) [Affekt]
06. BASTINOV : pentagon (Luca Agnelli Remix) [Etruria Beat]
07. REBEKAH : blood in the water [Elements]
08. MOTEKA : crypto x [Flash]
09. LAG : trema (Clouds Remix) [MORD]
10. WOO YORK : farewell old friend [PoleGroup]
11. RITZI LEE : deflected [Belief System]
12. SOJ : omj [SOJ]
13. MARCO SHUTTLE : sing like a bird [Time To Express]
14. &ME : after dark [Keinemusik]

DTR | SUB028 : Bosh – Substantia Nigra (incl. Brendon Moeller, Echologist, Woody McBride & JGarrett Remixes)

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Label : Subspec
CAT# : SUB028
Artist : Bosh
Title : Substantia Nigra
Released : 24 February 2015

01. Bosh – Substantia Nigra (Original Mix)
02. Bosh – Substantia Nigra (Brendon Moeller Dub)
03. Bosh – Substantia Nigra (Echologist Dub)
04. Bosh – The Hypocrisy of Consciousness (Original Mix)
05. Bosh – The Hypocrisy of Consciousness (DJ ESP Woody McBride Irony of Consciousness Remix)
06. Bosh – The Hypocrisy of Consciousness (JGarrett Dub)
07. Bosh – Believing in a Contradiction (Original Mix)

Not so long ago, my good friend said: “Techno comes in so many forms. I like how it links up with my other tastes.”

I have to agree with this statement, because with Techno you can blend almost every aspect from other music. It is like a beautiful machine that let’s you improvise and create your own structure – sky is the limit. Of course it needs skill to operate such a delicate mechanism, and Bosh is definitely a person how can handle it. His EP – Substantia Nigra on Canada’s quality Subspec Music is proof of what you can do with Techno, IF you are skillfull enough.

First, “Substantia Nigra” original mix is something I would call a “mechanical jungle.” It’s really tribal, a bit mystical I would dare to say, but still it’s a proper Techno. The primal feel is creating an atmosphere that takes us somewhere else, it lets us to be free almost. You would never expect such a thing, especially that this track is pretty minimalistic in its form, yet it grabs attention. Brendon Moeller however saw it a bit different, his remix is much more hypnotic and driving, it creates a contrast between a primal version and hypnotic one. Pretty trippy I must say, in a form that lets you melt completely in music and believe me, you would never expect such a thing from Techno. As Brendon’s alter ego Echologist he sucessfully created something that I would call my personal favourite – dark and sexy mood. It’s so dark and minimalistic, yet so powerful that you can’t miss it. I would really like to hear it in some video game, because the atmosphere of it is absolutely outstanding.

Suddenely we have a shift into “The Hypocrisy of Consciousness.” This part is really, really tricky because we are talking about Techno, and what we can hear in this track is pretty melodic, almost balearic in structure. Is something wrong? No. This is Techno, you can create it however you want – that’s the beauty. The Hypocrisy of Consciousness along with its remixes is a great contrast to Substantia Nigra. The aptly titled “DJ ESP Woody McBride Irony of Consciousness Remix” has something distinctive and magical, especially with that amazing acid line. It has that dreamy feel, where you just want to close your eyes and cut off from the world. JGarrett on the other hand brings us an ecclectic and energetic piece of music.

With “Believing in a Contradiction,” we are back on track. That calm and reflective mood is now changed into anxious anticipation, which is a good thing, because it does not make you a passive listener. The track is evolving grabbing your attention, like it wants to tell you something important and give you a message.

Substantia Nigra is an amazing complation of different aspects of Techno. It’s a definite journey from tribal, hypnotic areas to mellow and soothing rhythms. If you listen carefully, you can hear a story behind it.

I have respect for Techno producers who are breaking the boundaries and are experimenting with a genre and this EP has the whole spectrum of it.

– Reviewed by Filip Zwirek for deathtechno.com



PREVIOUS REVIEWS :

CLICK HERE – TRP001 – The Deviant Octopus
CLICK HERE – AFK013 – Uncode – Cmtrn EP
CLICK HERE – AD023 – Rommek – 1 View, 100 Versions
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT014 – Bruno Ledesma / Ledd – New Routes of Thought (incl. Subfractal Remix)
CLICK HERE – LIMITEDG006
CLICK HERE – EDR004 – Uun – Chaos Element (incl. DJ ESP Woody McBride & James Kelley Remixes)
CLICK HERE – TOKEN48 – Aphelion
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT013 – Alessan Main – Global Position (incl. Mick Finesse Remix)
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT012 – Black Mail IV
CLICK HERE – EDR003 – JGarrett – Monochrome Pusher EP (incl. Luis Flores & Jay Zoney Remixes)

DTMIXS21 – Relapso LIVE [Lisbon, PORTUGAL]

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David Henriques has been on the DT radar for a couple of years with his highly impressive productions. His latest project and guise as Relapso is on a steady route to be very special. Already seeing artists like Mike Parker, Mark Morris, Samuli Kemppi, Go Hiyama, Brendon Moeller/Echologist on remix duty, it goes to show he likes a tripped out, hypnotic and atmospheric vibe, but with just the right amount of drive and craziness. This Exclusive is a live recording and showcases many of his own works that are in the pipeline…


Death Techno – DTMIXS21 – Relapso LIVE [Lisbon, PORTUGAL] (320) by Death Techno

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DTMIX101 – Frank Savio [Frankfurt, GERMANY]

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Frank is as consistent a DJ as you will ever hear. His sets are honed with skill, experience and a major understanding of how to work a dancefloor. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that he is a resident at two successful club nights called MOVE and Lost in his native Frankfurt in Germany. Add his DJ expertise to his quality productions, releasing works on Sutter Cane’s Driving Forces, Erphun’s Brood Audio and Harthouse for example, he likes big rollers and relentless, powerful tracks. Inside his Exclusive DT set, you will find tracks from Cari Lekebusch, Kostas Maskalides, A.Paul, Kwartz, Alex Bau and many more…


Death Techno – DTMIX101 – Frank Savio [Frankfurt, GERMANY] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. ALEX DI STEFANO, BALTHAZAR & JACKROCK : bul-it code (Simo Lorenz Remix) [Renesanz]
02. CARI LEKEBUSCH : element orange [GSR]
03. KOSTAS MASKALIDES : friction [Sub:Merged]
04. RENATO COHEN : tuff guitar (Roberto Capuano Remix) [The Triangle]
05. A.PAUL : mindgame [Onh.Cet]
06. KWARTZ : breakage [PoleGroup]
07. MIKAEL JONASSON : the arches (Alex Bau Remix) [Driving Forces]
08. GABRIELA PENN : kapot [Renesanz]
09. CISCO ARIAS : ultraviolet (Krenzlin & Diego Hostettler Remix) [Driving Forces]
10. PHUTEK : organisation [Deep Water]
11. PEAT NOISE : trumpf (Darmec Remix) [Hybrid Confusion]