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DTMIXS24 – Alex Dolby LIVE [Frosinone, ITALY]

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Affekt Recordings and club owner from Italy, Alex Dolby delivers the 24th Exclusive LIVE Recording for Death Techno. A quality artist in his own right having releasing music on Sian’s Octopus, DJ Emerson’s Micro.fon, Timo Maas’ Rockets & Ponies for example. Fresh off his recent second LP called “Oman” on his own imprint Affekt, this set shows his great techno sound as he takes a trip through hypnotic to tough styles and full of killer tracks…



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DTR | AVN020 – Sigha – Techno Derivatives

AVN020

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Label : Avian
CAT# : AVN020
Artist : Sigha
Title : Techno Derivatives
Released : Vinyl 12 May 2015 / Digital 13 July 2015

01. 02
02. 04
03. 06.5
04. 09
05. 12
06. 14.5

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Derivative” – a form that has undergone derivation from another, as atomic from atom

London based producer James Shaw aka Sigha already has an impressive catalogue of releases to his name on labels including Hotflush, the fantastic Blueprint and his own Our Circula Sound. His debut LP “Living with Ghosts” in 2012 showed what he was capable of in the realms of esoteric, industrialised electronic music (yes I would call it techno), combining ambience, silence and punishing rhythm. This six-tracker is the 20th on the well respected UK imprint Avian ran by Shifted and Ventress, which further explores these areas – the title and its definition couldn’t be more appropriate.

02” – The first track sets the tone of the EP with a heavy, muted kicks closing each bar and a delayed synth note pulsing and echoing, throwing off licks of reverb, perfectly matched to the skittish, flat percussive echos that tail off its peaks. A wide bassline wobbles underneath, a twisted and distorted drum note rears it’s head occasionally. There are glorious, teasing moments of 4/4 where you realise the absolute power of this track.

04” – A repeating static note provides the rhythmic anchor for this track – the sound brings to mind electronics caught in an endlessly rotating feedback loop. A rumbling single note adds gloomy weight to the bottom and the progression comes via a series of artful sonic brush strokes, like digital birdcalls raising their voices in a forest of sharp percussive spikes and stabs. Almost hidden beats seep in further through the track, adding more power and completing the unnerving vision in the listeners head.

09” – Leads with a zipping, echoing synth stab over a machinistic rhythm, half heard icy click and a menacing rustling sound. Muted beats carry the track onwards through a discernible breakdown, where the whole thing sounds like the electronic insides of a machine whose purpose and intent is not clear, an extremely involving piece of music. On a clued up dancefloor this would be devastating and this is my pick of this release.

12” – A few more traditional sounds here, pulsing 808s overlaid with a pattering hi-hat, that’s beautifully emphasised every second beat. Nestled within are a single note rolling bassline and one of those synth patterns that Sigha does so well, an acid tinged wipe that spits out unnerving echoes as the track develops, a high pitched revering note introducing the breakdowns.

The entire EP is engrossing, with clear form and structure, yet such a range of patterns and sounds within, it’s sometimes disorientating, especially when listened to in isolation (in the dark and at high volume, you only hear the complete soundscape this way). The vinyl and download are available now from the usual outlets and either is a valuable addition to your collection if you want to look beyond the normal run of the mill.

– Reviewed by Stuart Ingram for deathtechno.com

PREVIOUS REVIEWS :

CLICK HERE – HET002 – No Platforms
CLICK HERE – MONOCLI86 – Vladw – Metalica EP (incl. Alderaan & JoyB Remixes)
CLICK HERE – ETB022 – Oliver Deutschmann – Resist (incl. Luca Agnelli & Electric Rescue Remixes)
CLICK HERE – DREF025 – Abstract Division – Metropolis EP (incl. Trolley Route, Function & Marcel Fengler Remixes)
CLICK HERE – DFR035 – Sutter Cane – Alchemy EP (incl. A.Mochi Remix)
CLICK HERE – NRLP001 – Joton – Casting Out Nines
CLICK HERE – WOLF032 – Doka – Ask (incl. NX1 & Aiken Remix)
CLICK HERE – ETG013 – Jonas Kopp – Triptology
CLICK HERE – BCR010 – Brian Sanhaji – Panic
CLICK HERE – TRP002 – De Niro Is Concerned
CLICK HERE – WCR007 – Ground-Fault-Interrupt Volume 1
CLICK HERE – AFFIN025LTD – Keith Carnal – Instantaneously (incl. Subjected Remix)
CLICK HERE – SOMA426 – Woo York – Blade Runner (incl. Zadig Remix)
CLICK HERE – WTZ002 – Menno Cirk – Sector Two (incl. MM:MS Remixes)
CLICK HERE – RS1503 – Lakker – Tundra (incl. Q&A)
CLICK HERE – EDR007 – NoizyKnobs – Dissolve (incl. JoeFarr & The Fourth Alarm Remixes)
CLICK HERE – POLEGROUP31 – Oscar Mulero – Muscle And Mind
CLICK HERE – RLPS001LP – Relapso – States Evolution

DTR | HET002 – No Platforms

HET002

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Label : No Platforms
CAT# : HET002
Artist : Various Artists
Title : HET002
Released : 30 June 2015

01. Jari Saarinen – Minun Folk
02. Auvo Salonen – Ulkomaalainen
03. Matias Salo – Kokeilu Live
04. Einari Niemi – Avaruusalus

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HET002 is the second release from No Platforms Recordings that is making its way in to the scene with huge success. Ran by Logotech and Mark Morris this time they have brought a quality package by four unknown producers from Finland.

The first track is from Jari Saarinen and is called “Minun Folk.” Well organised notes, from bass synths on the lows to flying glassy notes making the melody. A sharp percussion is handled with reverb showing more importance. A tight kick pushes the closed hat on top creating an awesome groove. A well-modulated pad works the background and through to the breakdown where groovy claps maintain the beat. Delayed notes bounce along the track allowing me to discover new areas which make it a great introspective listen.

Auvo Salonen is next up with “Ulkomaalainen,” demonstrating a more industrial feel with equal amplitude. Vibrant toms accompany the kick in multiple layers and a stuttered beep note automatically catches my attention dragging me into the groove. Panned percussion circulates the ambient sounds generating free movement on the beat, synthetic hats of different shapes and sizes accent the top with a really cool dynamism and hypnosis.

Kokeilu Live” is the track from Matias Salo, with a faster BPM it is full of radiant rhythms. Energetic claps and vivid synths endeavour the mid section. A conservative kick rides very subtly under the bass notes for an understated flow giving it a building feel. A Slightly driven trail from the synth in the distance compliments the lead melody. Open and closed hats give plenty of room for my mind to travel along this one with a progressive sound that reflects the title, as it must have been recorded in one sitting. After the short break the melody turns more aggressive with an added acid coating for an extra high vibe.

Einari Niemi is the last track from the EP. Dropping the BPM back down, it makes “Avaruusalus” a very nice and rolling track. Bass notes bouncing from every other kick and a mid/low synth section create a dramatic style, where imagination meets movement. Stabbing beeps kick in and a dark pad expands the ambient flair further. Reverb takes over at the breakdown and the beeps fade away slowly to finish this one out.

Consistence is the formula for this EP. Clearly good work tools to have with multiple posibilities when playing for exigent crowds. I look forward to more from No Platforms label.

– Reviewed by Juan Trujillo for deathtechno.com

PREVIOUS REVIEWS :

CLICK HERE – MONOCLI86 – Vladw – Metalica EP (incl. Alderaan & JoyB Remixes)
CLICK HERE – ETB022 – Oliver Deutschmann – Resist (incl. Luca Agnelli & Electric Rescue Remixes)
CLICK HERE – DREF025 – Abstract Division – Metropolis EP (incl. Trolley Route, Function & Marcel Fengler Remixes)
CLICK HERE – DFR035 – Sutter Cane – Alchemy EP (incl. A.Mochi Remix)
CLICK HERE – NRLP001 – Joton – Casting Out Nines
CLICK HERE – WOLF032 – Doka – Ask (incl. NX1 & Aiken Remix)
CLICK HERE – ETG013 – Jonas Kopp – Triptology
CLICK HERE – BCR010 – Brian Sanhaji – Panic
CLICK HERE – TRP002 – De Niro Is Concerned
CLICK HERE – WCR007 – Ground-Fault-Interrupt Volume 1
CLICK HERE – AFFIN025LTD – Keith Carnal – Instantaneously (incl. Subjected Remix)
CLICK HERE – SOMA426 – Woo York – Blade Runner (incl. Zadig Remix)
CLICK HERE – WTZ002 – Menno Cirk – Sector Two (incl. MM:MS Remixes)
CLICK HERE – RS1503 – Lakker – Tundra (incl. Q&A)
CLICK HERE – EDR007 – NoizyKnobs – Dissolve (incl. JoeFarr & The Fourth Alarm Remixes)
CLICK HERE – POLEGROUP31 – Oscar Mulero – Muscle And Mind
CLICK HERE – RLPS001LP – Relapso – States Evolution

DT:Premiere | Plane Shifter – Hammerhead (Jay Zoney Remix) [Eternal Drive Recordings]

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The impressive Canadian label Eternal Drive approaches their new release featuring remixes by Subjected and Obstruct, we picked our choice cut for this DT:Premiere by label boss Jay Zoney.

This whirring and floor focused remix is pushing forward from the start, with muted looping tones providing a sense of tension. Adding some rough cut textures it plays with a darker atmosphere, but the relentless power makes it a peak time monster track in anyone’s book.

Released… Wednesday 29 July 2015

Eternal Drive Recordings
EDR009 – Plane Shifter – Hammerhead

01. Plane Shifter – Hammerhead
02. Plane Shifter – Bull Shark
03. Plane Shifter – Hammerhead (Subjected Remix)
04. Plane Shifter – Hammerhead (Jay Zoney Remix)
05. Plane Shifter – Hammerhead (Obstruct Remix)

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DTR | MONOCLI86 – Vladw – Metalica EP (incl. Alderaan & JoyB Remixes)

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Label : Monocline Records
CAT# : MONOCLI86
Artist : Vladw
Title : Metalica EP
Released : 30 June 2015

01. VVVV
02. Metalica
03. Metalica (Alderaan Remix)
04. Metalica (JoyB Remix)
05. Modularia

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Monocline is an underground techno label from Lisbon, Portugal and just released “Metalica” which is an amazing EP from Argentinian producer Vladw with awesome remixes by Alderaan and JoyB making this release pretty serious stuff.

The title track starts up in the sky with a percussive and repetitive synth as the melody. It drags a low tail in the background that plays with the bass perfectly along with a compact kick completes the beat. A hard closed hat takes the top and before long I felt like I was in the middle of an intense party. Open hats and claps full of rhythm, accompany the groove until the breakdown. A pad with an electric feel expands the room just enough to divert my attention from the melody that stands alone in the middle of the mix adding a reverb and increasing pre-delay, welcoming the exploding beat again. Lurking high stabbing notes partner the claps toward the end of this amazing track.

Alderaan adds a harder cut in his remix. A faster BPM, with a pounding kick makes this tune one of my favourites. Dirty sounds coming from the growling bass bounces from the bottom end with a muted percussive melody make it hard to stay still. Driving closed hats appear, while a pad works the mids from side to side. Gradually the intense pad injects a mysterious energy that serves as a cushion to the pretty intense ride. Open hats appear cutting the air with surgical precision, while metallic and industrial textures flow through the track making it the darkest and most powerful of the bunch by far.

The remix from JoyB takes no prisoners either. A tight kick dancing with sharp bass stabs create the perfect storm that’s complimented by the looping and subdued initial melody. Gradually the lead begins to unfilter which allows stereo trails to develop that serve as a harmonious response to the undertones. Stereo clicks and scratching textures guide me through this crazy trip, whilst grainy hats fade in and out toying with your ears, making the journey more interesting and hypnotic.

Modularia” gives this release a good contrast. A tough, raw beat and laboratory bleeps take charge from the beginning. Reverberant sparks and flanged, high pitched sweeps create a great mood, but the claps that appear later on really push this track forward. An outer space, searing pad fills out the mix before the breakdown where the echoing notes develop freely. Lots of depth hidden away in the layers of this one that make for great exploring.

A wonderful collection here, showing an experienced ear of the label boss Re:Axis for bringing these amazing producers together and achieving a set of high class techno. Pieces of audio art, without any doubt.

– Reviewed by Juan Trujillo for deathtechno.com

PREVIOUS REVIEWS :

CLICK HERE – ETB022 – Oliver Deutschmann – Resist (incl. Luca Agnelli & Electric Rescue Remixes)
CLICK HERE – DREF025 – Abstract Division – Metropolis EP (incl. Trolley Route, Function & Marcel Fengler Remixes)
CLICK HERE – DFR035 – Sutter Cane – Alchemy EP (incl. A.Mochi Remix)
CLICK HERE – NRLP001 – Joton – Casting Out Nines
CLICK HERE – WOLF032 – Doka – Ask (incl. NX1 & Aiken Remix)
CLICK HERE – ETG013 – Jonas Kopp – Triptology
CLICK HERE – BCR010 – Brian Sanhaji – Panic
CLICK HERE – TRP002 – De Niro Is Concerned
CLICK HERE – WCR007 – Ground-Fault-Interrupt Volume 1
CLICK HERE – AFFIN025LTD – Keith Carnal – Instantaneously (incl. Subjected Remix)
CLICK HERE – SOMA426 – Woo York – Blade Runner (incl. Zadig Remix)
CLICK HERE – WTZ002 – Menno Cirk – Sector Two (incl. MM:MS Remixes)
CLICK HERE – RS1503 – Lakker – Tundra (incl. Q&A)
CLICK HERE – EDR007 – NoizyKnobs – Dissolve (incl. JoeFarr & The Fourth Alarm Remixes)
CLICK HERE – POLEGROUP31 – Oscar Mulero – Muscle And Mind
CLICK HERE – RLPS001LP – Relapso – States Evolution

DTR | ETB022 – Oliver Deutschmann – Resist (incl. Luca Agnelli & Electric Rescue Remixes)

ETB022

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Label : Etruria Beat
CAT# : ETB022
Artist : Oliver Deutschmann
Title : Resist
Released : 30 June 2015

01. Resist (Luca Agnelli Remix)
02. Resist
03. Hope
04. Hope (Electric Rescue Remix)

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This impressive pack is refreshing with a minimum 130 bpm across the board. The Italian label Etruria Beat ran by Luca Agnelli has explored different sounds in it’s varying releases, with the Techno prominent ones my obvious preferred tipple which have included some undeniably massive tracks. They caught my eye initially from seeing DJ Emerson and DT guest Mattias Fridell on remix duty and this new release just reinforced their winning direction.

Oddly, the first track is Luca’s remix of Oliver Deutschmann‘s title track “Resist.” Thud, it fires off with a looping rough texture and subtle accent from a soft synth with perfect delay, in no time at all the hat was the icing on the cake. A great combo of layered hats and claps drags you with it at all times, as a haunting whirl creeps in and the key vocal makes it instantly a banger. If that wasn’t enough, stuttered, low mid synth stabs raise the energy up a notch again until the break and at this point it’s more than needed as it recharges for mayhem to ensue.

The second track is the original of Resist, that has a more old school drive about it, from a fairly damp kick that’s nearly out shined by a wicked throbbing sub bass roll underneath it. It packs an unwieldy punch that exceedingly works out the ears, where an overall tribal emphasis is also apparent. It’s like stepping back in time to a banging rave, such a beast.

Hope” the third offering is a completely different animal. Exhibiting a melancholic vibe from whining synth notes that have a slightly sinister edge too. A really interesting combination at play that shouts Berlin warehouse to me, as the tough 909 beat drives on and increases tension with crushed screeches, faint crunches and crackles. Rolling toms thrown in to the groove amongst the other textures really mesh well and make this a timeless tune.

Skryptöm head honcho, Parisian Electric Rescue has his presence instantly felt, giving a freaky makeover by adding new looping lead notes like a surging current with additional blips and beeps for sonic satisfaction. He flips the beat with a droning, powerful sub that’s accompanied by hats appearing at different depths in the mix to show attention to detail. The original synth notes are chopped in this too, taking on their own personality, where a lot of hidden depth shows a real maestro making a technical rework sound effortless and unique at the same time.

Amazing to say the least, these works just need to be heard.

– Reviewed by Jack! Who? for deathtechno.com

PREVIOUS REVIEWS :

CLICK HERE – DREF025 – Abstract Division – Metropolis EP (incl. Trolley Route, Function & Marcel Fengler Remixes)
CLICK HERE – DFR035 – Sutter Cane – Alchemy EP (incl. A.Mochi Remix)
CLICK HERE – NRLP001 – Joton – Casting Out Nines
CLICK HERE – WOLF032 – Doka – Ask (incl. NX1 & Aiken Remix)
CLICK HERE – ETG013 – Jonas Kopp – Triptology
CLICK HERE – BCR010 – Brian Sanhaji – Panic
CLICK HERE – TRP002 – De Niro Is Concerned
CLICK HERE – WCR007 – Ground-Fault-Interrupt Volume 1
CLICK HERE – AFFIN025LTD – Keith Carnal – Instantaneously (incl. Subjected Remix)
CLICK HERE – SOMA426 – Woo York – Blade Runner (incl. Zadig Remix)
CLICK HERE – WTZ002 – Menno Cirk – Sector Two (incl. MM:MS Remixes)
CLICK HERE – RS1503 – Lakker – Tundra (incl. Q&A)
CLICK HERE – EDR007 – NoizyKnobs – Dissolve (incl. JoeFarr & The Fourth Alarm Remixes)
CLICK HERE – POLEGROUP31 – Oscar Mulero – Muscle And Mind
CLICK HERE – RLPS001LP – Relapso – States Evolution
CLICK HERE – EDR006 – Complicit – Drome (incl. Annie Hall & Plane Shifter Remixes)
CLICK HERE – MISTRESS05.3 – The Redhead
CLICK HERE – CRG001 – Cleric – Codes of Chaos EP
CLICK HERE – TRP001 – The Deviant Octopus

DT:Premiere | Milkplant & John Massey – Beacon (Sone Remix) [Darknet]

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This time we have a DT:Premiere on Australian imprint Darknet that is part of DJ Hi-Shock‘s expansive Elektrax Music empire.

The selected remix by Sone based in Seattle (USA) is of Milkplant & John Massey‘s track “Beacon.” It’s moody from the start as it holds a tight, driving groove. Later it’s lit up by some muted synth stabs and short burst of a trumpet-esque loop which adds a sense of panic. Subtle and direct, we really enjoyed its ride.

Released… Monday 20 July 2015

Darknet
DARKNET113 – Milkplant & John Massey – The Station EP

01. Milkplant & John Massey – Beacon
02. Milkplant & John Massey – Third Rail
03. Milkplant & John Massey – El Jefe
04. Milkplant & John Massey – Beacon (Sone Remix)