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DTMIXS20 – Alessan Main LIVE [Pereira, COLOMBIA]

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In the same week he releases his debut EP on Death Techno’s own DEAD CERT. Records, Colombian Alessan Main brings an Exclusive LIVE recording from a recent set. Following on from works on Sian’s Octopus and Illegal Alien, his catalogue is also set to include Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records. His label “Alss” consisting of his own tough techno tracks is on the rise and gaining a good following too. Exciting selections and a forward thinking playing style can be heard here with a few of his own unreleased productions thrown in for good measure…


Death Techno – DTMIXS20 – Alessan Main [Pereira, COLOMBIA] (320) by Death Techno

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DTMIX093 – Soolee [Seoul, SOUTH KOREA]

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Soo Lee aka “Soolee” is a DJ, Producer, Sound Designer and the first Asian Ableton Certified Trainer who is highly involved with the culture on many levels. He co-owns Less n Less agency, label, artist collective and the sub label More than Less that is one to watch, already gaining techno heavyweight support. Not only this, but he also works at Club Vurt in Seoul, South Korea that has recently seen Inland aka Ed Davenport visiting with more high profile guests to appear soon. The hypnotic and insightful Exclusive set includes tracks by Lewis Fautzi, Developer, James Ruskin, Svreca, Surgeon and more…


Death Techno – DTMIX093 – Soolee [Seoul, SOUTH KOREA] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. VICTOR MARTINEZ : relay truncate [PoleGroup]
02. LEWIS FAUTZI : blocker [Figure]
03. PEARL : fervor [Newrhythmic]
04. DEVELOPER : in pure form 02 [Modularz]
05. SIGHA : the politics of dying (James Ruskin Remix) [Our Circula Sound]
06. ARNAUD LE TEXIER : catharsis [Children of Tomorrow]
07. MIKE PARKER : lustration three (atlantic) (Svreca Remix) [Prologue]
08. DUSTY KID : ufa [Skryptöm]
09. SURGEON : fixed action pattern (Dub) [Token]
10. JOTON : collision (Soolee Remix) [More Than Less]

DTR | DEADCERT012 : Black Mail IV

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Pushing boundaries in music is really important and that can be said for any genre are you listening to or producing. It is about a certain feel, knowledge and rhythmicality. DEAD CERT. Records certainly knows how to find the right producers for the job; producers that know what make you tick, grasping the concept of “good music.” Recently I had the privilege to listen to their newest release entitled “Black Mail IV” which appears to be a strong focus of the label. It is an ongoing mixed artist series, showcasing a hand picked range of high quality tracks, each different from the last and sharing techno in its various forms to a wider audience.

Callum Plant & Carlo Ribeiro from Manchester are bringing a fairly stripped back approach on the opener, but still creating a wicked driving sound on their offering called “Demand.” You know the expression less is more? Yep, they have it sussed. I was so surprised at the attention to detail here, that proves more important than just pompous layering. Listen out for those deep and dark atmospherics which are sure to be powerful on a crowded dancefloor.

Berlin’s Mono.xID appears with a track named “Marodeur” and you have no idea how many times this track was on repeat on my player! Imagine that you are outside, dark stormy clouds are coming and you are not prepared for it, you have to run or embrace it cause the darkness is near but you don’t know from where… that’s how I would describe this track. This is my personal favourite from the EP, the element of suspense and stomping kick is perfect, together with an amazing sharp sound that attacks your ears and the use of delay is absolutely briliant! I strongly recommend to check it out, because Marodeur is a pure essence of darkness.

Then we have something totally unexpected, a very unusual kick and rhythm, you’ve simply never heard something like this before. The track is called “Chubut” where the artist Szeb lives in Argentina. If I was to describe this track in one word, I think I would have use the word “strange.” Which is by no means in a bad sense, it is strange because you are not familiar with this type of sound and in the near future you should be, because he will provide you only interesting and innovative material going by this track alone.

Now it’s time for a rather windy and ambient work by Wurtz with a track called “Great Moment” who puts Italy on the map this time. It reminds me of old detroit techno tracks, with a dark feel to it, but somewhat soothing and calming to your senses. I can really hear this track being played at dawn when the party is coming to a close and sealing the occasion. Wurtz has really impressed me here, by showing me that techno is not only about darkness and stomping kick, but also translating an atmosphere.

My final verdict for Black Mail IV? Definitely check it out. Why? Well, because some of these works are suited even for listening at home as well as tearing club system apart, others providing darkness that will make you instantly want to move. Which one you choose depends only on your tastes and your mood, but for sure you will find what you’re looking for in the newest addition to the diverse Black Mail series.

- Reviewed by Xetar for deathtechno.com



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DTMIX092 – Chris Page [London, ENGLAND]

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Chris boasts an impressive list of labels in his production catalogue, from DJ Emerson’s Micro.fon to Joachim Spieth’s Affin to Rebekah’s Decoy and beyond. He likes things tough, edgy and raw that you will instantly hear in this DT Exclusive mix. More great original music and remix works of his are trickling out so keep an eye out. Tracks featured by Chemotex, Obsoleet, Perc, Rupcy, Astronomical Telegram, Claro Intelecto and more…

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Death Techno – DTMIX092 – Chris Page [London, ENGLAND] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. CHEMOTEX : schrade knives [The Trilogy Tapes]
02. WHITESPACE : ogee (Chris Page Remix) [DEAD CERT. Records]
03. OBSOLEET : x15 [Unreleased]
04. 3TH : devastated machinery [3TH]
05. MANUEL PISU : radioactive heat (Chris Page Remix) [Platinum]
06. HEADLESS HORSEMAN : graveyard (Perc Remix) [Headless Horseman]
07. CHRIS PAGE : governor [Micro.fon]
08. RUPCY : can [Ilian Tape]
09. ASTRONOMICAL TELEGRAM : side tool part 2 [Naked Index]
10. CLARO INTELECTO : blank cc [Delsin]
11. ADRIANA LOPEZ : permanent condition [Semantica]
12. ABORI : eros (Chris Page Remix) [Brood Audio]

DTR | EDR003 : JGarrett – Monochrome Pusher (incl. Luis Flores & Jay Zoney Remixes)

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It’s been a while since I have listened to good techno music. Most of today’s stuff is based on being sad, lyrical drones and I think people forgot how to make good driving techno. Well I was wrong, not everybody has forgotten what techno is about. Stompy, dark and a technical sound – this is what makes me tick and Eternal Drive Recordings latest release named “Monochrome Pusher” by Josh Garrett (aka JGarrett) was a huge surprise in this mass of dull sounding drones.

On the release you have three tracks, the original mix by Canadian JGarrett (Subspec Music owner) and two remixes by Luis Flores (Droid/CLR/Silent Steps) from Mexico and fellow Canadian, the label boss of Eternal Drive, Jay Zoney. I thought the original would be good, and the rest only filler, but oh God, I was so wrong… What we have are three hypnotic and dark vibing works that are very rhythmic and what’s more important every one of them is made in a different manner.

JGarrett brings you a classic techno flow with the elements of surprise. I must say this one is the most hypnotic and really makes you move. I really like the fact he put an effort into the small details, every loop and sound fits perfectly. What’s interesting is it’s even a little bit glitchy, bringing out the distortion that our ears really love. There is a lot of movement in this track, which is something that should be mentioned, because most of the techno around is really repetitive and boring. I know that it’s “dance music,” but hey think about some interesting variations like shown here.

When you are on your techno train and the journey is in progress then beware, because this Luis Flores remix is the next stop, I mean dark, stompy, acid. To be honest I like this track the most, because it fits my preferences, what’s more interesting is I am more into four to the floor rather than an irregular kick. The whole sound is sinister and moody, a perfect embrace of darkness which is definitely danceable. What I really like is that we have a strong rhythm, which changes drastically and the arrangement is not so typical for techno that I would describe as a full spectrum.

Okay, now we are leaving our dark place to go into space… head honcho Jay Zoney, delivers a remix that did something I thought would be impossible, he made techno sound “spacey.” I am not talking about huge amounts of reverb; I am talking about interesting timbres and arrangements, which create this atmosphere. Although I like a faster tempo, I think in this particular case the choice of BPM is perfect, it fits the mood really well. The sounds throughout are attacking you from every angle and that’s how it should be.

When it comes to technical aspects of the tracks, I have nothing against them. Clear and crisp sound that is a pure pleasure for your ears. It’s not that easy to combine many loops and make it sound good, so big ups to the guys for mixing well.

“Fresh air of darkness.” That’s how I would describe the Monochrome Pusher release from Eternal Drive. These are definitely dance music tracks that will shock the dancefloor. In my opinion this is the edge of techno that should be supported and praised, because it’s a refreshing wave of innovation and improvement in contrast to nowadays techno sadness. I hope that many will follow JGarrett, Luis Flores and Jay Zoney, it’s the right path.

- Reviewed by Xetar for deathtechno.com

DTMIX091 – Joachim Spieth [Berlin, GERMANY]

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The now legendary Affin label has been running since 2007 and it’s owner Joachim Spieth continues to spearhead the project, releasing quality music and gaining support by some of the biggest artists there are in the techno scene. This Exclusive from the man himself showcases plenty of fresh underground talent. The mix takes on a range of styles, from stripped to punchy to hypnotic and dark. Tracks by Voiski, Truncate, Soolee, Arnaud Le Texier, Dax J, Luis Flores and more…


Death Techno – DTMIX091 – Joachim Spieth [Berlin, GERMANY] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. VOISKI : a sad party [Sheik N Beik]
02. FOLKER ZWART : 4.8 [Credo]
03. LEGHAU : ­karma (Plankton & M.A.D.A. Remix) [Abstract Animal]
04. PATRIK CARRERA : disili [Paranoid Dancer]
05. TRUNCATE : model 1 [Truncate]
06. SOOLEE ­: tense [More Than Less]
07. ARNAUD LE TEXIER : synthese [Affin]
08. LEX GORRIE : mental block (Dax J Remix) [Unknown Territory]
09. SPEAR ­: searching the prey [White Rose]
10. BJÖRN TORWELLEN :­ the last of us (Luis Flores Remix) [Nachtstrom Schallplatten]
11. MARK BROOM Feat. DRAX : section 2 (Alan Fitzpatrick Edit) [AFU Limited]

DTMIX090 – William Welt [Manchester, ENGLAND]

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Since his last mix for Death Techno in early 2013, William Welt has moved to Manchester and started soaking up the local techno scene. Continuing as one half of DEAD CERT. Records and 22 Digit Records, he put together this vinyl only set that covers many styles, from ambient, abstract, industrial to plain weird, it’s a refreshing and forward thinking mix that will no doubt catch your attention. Mega tracks from Echologist, Rrose, CTRLS, Excell, Rich Oddie, D. Carbone, Dax J, Rebekah…


Death Techno – DTMIX090 – William Welt [Manchester, ENGLAND] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. MIRKO : damperhof [Blank Slate]
02. ECHOLOGIST : guilty pleasures [Prologue]
03. RROSE : bare hand [EAUX]
04. CLEER CONSORTIUM : volcano [Eye Shadow]
05. CRIAG McWHINNEY : pulse for harvest [Sub Squared]
06. CTRLS : modular framework [Token]
07. DJ SPIDER & MARSHALLITO : ch2fcf3 [The Trilogy Tapes]
08. SLEEP D : frankston jackal [Butter Sessions]
09. EXCELL : hagigat [DOQ]
10. HE/AT : the creeping [He/aT]
11. ESTEBAN ADAME : repercussion [Ican US]
12. RICH ODDIE : refraction [Surface LTD]
13. CB FUNK : bcn 0211 [Balkon]
14. D. CARBONE : asynthetic [Inner Surface Music]
15. DAX J : prophet [Weekend Circuit]
16. REBEKAH : self destruct [CLR]