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 Jay Zoney the label boss of Eternal Drive. 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.

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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]

DTMIX089 – Rocco Caine [Kassel, GERMANY]


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Rocco returns for his second appearance on Death Techno with this time an Exclusive DJ set. Since his debut in 2012, he has had new tracks and remixes for Sutter Cane’s Driving Forces, Mike Wall’s Wall Music, Diego Hostettler and Dave Ellesmere’s Belief System, along with many rereleases as his unmistakable sound spreads wider to new ears. Always super exciting, his style is big, rough, grungey, funky and dreamy. Tracks featured by Pfirter, Developer, Jonas Kopp, Len Faki, Audio Injection, Blawan, Mark Broom and more…

Death Techno – DTMIX089 – Rocco Caine [Kassel, GERMANY] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. ROCCO CAINE : back home (The Welderz Remix) [soon on Black Groove]
02. RØDHÅD : energomash [Token]
03. CLERIC : pattern one (Len Faki Version) [Figure SPC]
04. PFIRTER : ahora [MindTrip]
05. DEVELOPER : drive themes [Mote Evolver]
06. CLOUDYQ : acid [Wall Music]
07. JONAS KOPP : drummo [CLR]
08. LEN FAKI : stripped [Figure]
09. DIMI ANGELIS & JEROEN SEARCH : rhetorica (Jonas Kopp Remix) [Stockholm LTD]
10. AUDIO INJECTION : recall [Blank Code]
11. LEWIS FAUTZI : range [Soma]
12. CARI LEKEBUSCH : element orange [GSR]
13. ANGY KORE & TAKO : i can’t sleep tonight (Dub Mix) [Driving Forces]
14. PATRICK DSP & DIARMAID O MEARA : demonstration 1.0 [Nachtstrom Schallplatten]
15. CHRIS PAGE : corpus delicti (Blawan Remix) [Decoy]
16. UZB : crome (Mark Broom Remix) [Sleaze]
17. YARI GRECO : a legend of a brother [Driving Forces]
18. FRANK SAVIO : driving bells [Driving Forces]
19. LOWKEY & KARDINAL : the moonshiner [Driving Forces]
20. DIARMAID O MEARA & DANIEL MUNKELBERG : extra fine (Brian Burger Remix) [Nachtstrom Schallplatten]
21. M.I.T.A : it’s not your business (A-Brothers Monkey Bizz Remix) [Hybrid Confusion]
22. PETTER B : drummer i [BOND]
23. PATRICK WALKER : black star [Graphene]
24. RAÍZ : the struggle pt. 2 [Droid]
25. LUIS FLORES : the word (DJ Hyperactive Remix) [Blank Code]
26. ANDRES GIL : reborn [Driving Forces]
27. ROMMEK : forest depths [Weekend Circuit]
28. FRAMEWORK : flatland (Luis Flores Remix) [Silent Steps]
29. UNBALANCE : rotor (Sev Dah Remix) [Gynoid Audio]

DTMIX088 – Eomac [Dublin, IRELAND]


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After his album release on Berlin’s Killekill very recently and subsequent EP for Stroboscopic Artefacts, Ian McDonnell is a very busy man. Having being requested to play at Boiler Room in July with Function, Henning Baer, Cassegrain and Born In Flamez, Eomac is also one half of duo Lakker. He continues to consistently impress with an obscure and abstract take on techno that landed a huge track named “Spoock” in 2013. The Exclusive mix journeys through weird electronic soundscapes to industrial techno and beyond, tracks by Positive Centre, Mondkopf, Talker, Dronelock, AnD, James Ruskin, Stanislav Tolkachev, Caustic Window and more…

Death Techno – DTMIX088 – Eomac [Dublin, IRELAND] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. SEAN PIÑEIRO : freylock [KI Records]
02. MUSLIMGAUZE : tariq aziz [Staalplaat]
03. POSITIVE CENTRE : hiding knives [Our Circular Sound]
04. SCRASE : another (Lakker Remix) [Love Love]
05. MICK FINESSE : a shiver for koku (Mondkopf Remix) [Prosthetic Pressings]
06. TALKER : black snake [Downwards]
07. VALVED : blood on the controls (Whirling Hall of Knives Remix #2) [Trensmat]
08. DRONELOCK : clusters (part 2) [Weekend World]
09. SEAN CARPIO : kokko5 [Unreleased]
10. VALVED : tipping point (AnD Tipped Over The Edge & Back Again Remix) [Trensmat]
11. JAMES RUSKIN : shallow pool [Blueprint]
12. CAMINA : frozen souls [Unreleased]
13. STANISLAV TOLKACHEV : lost in freedom [Grassroots]
14. CAUSTIC WINDOW : afx tribal kik [Rephlex]
15. EOMAC : we are all going to die [Stroboscopic Artefacts]

DTMIX087 – Bruno Ledesma [Neuquén, ARGENTINA]


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Concepto Hipnotico owner since 2012, Bruno makes his second appearance with another brutal techno trip full to the brim of his own productions. Bringing to light many released, forthcoming and unsigned Exclusive tracks with a hint to his new alias “Ledd” due this year on Death Techno’s own DEAD CERT. Records imprint. The set encompasses Bruno’s love for dark atmospherics and driving heavy rhythms that will stir up your brainwaves no doubt…

Death Techno – DTMIX087 – Bruno Ledesma [Neuquén, ARGENTINA] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. BRUNO LEDESMA : flurry [Concepto Hipnotico]
02. BRUNO LEDESMA : haughtiness [Unsigned]
03. KRITICAL : metheora (Bruno Ledesma Remix) [Banm Records]
04. BRUNO LEDESMA / LEDD : corrosive thoughts [soon on DEAD CERT. Records]
05. CUBEX : escape (Bruno Ledesma Remix) [Concepto Hipnotico]
06. YYYY : modest (Bruno Ledesma Remix) [Concepto Hipnotico]
07. BRUNO LEDESMA / LEDD : new routes [soon on DEAD CERT. Records]
08. STEVEN LORENZ : sphere peak (Bruno Ledesma Remix) [Concepto Hipnotico]
09. BRUNO LEDESMA : nohazark [Dark & Sonorous]
10. BRUNO LEDESMA : collide [Unsigned]
11. TONIKATTITUDE : combination 34 (Bruno Ledesma Remix) [Klinik Room]
12. CUBEX : riddiculous knife (Bruno Ledesma BiMix) [soon on D.M.T. Records]

DTMIX086 – Julian Muller [Berlin, GERMANY]


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A super fresh debut set from French native turned Berliner, Julian Muller. He has compiled an Exclusive vinyl set for Death Techno after already having graced the legendary cage of club Tresor at the age of 21 and proving his worth. The set pulls together plenty of percussive, acid, deep and dark styles with awesome tracks by Setaoc Mass, Larix, Woo York, Marcel Dettmann, Gareth Wild, NX1, Psyk, Ø [Phase], Redshape and more…

Death Techno – DTMIX086 – Julian Muller [Berlin, GERMANY] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. GUNNAR HASLAM : archives [L.I.E.S.]
02. ISRAEL VINES : precipice [Semantica]
03. SETAOC MASS : poidub [Animal Farm]
04. LARIX : taon [Brainwash]
05. WOO YORK : void [Mutex]
06. MODERAT : bad kingdom (Marcel Dettmann Remix) [50 Weapons]
07. PLASTIKMAN : krakpot [NovaMute]
08. GARETH WILD : get raw [EarToGround]
09. NX1 : gr2 [Grey Report]
10. PSYK : eclipse [CLR]
11. J.C. : A1 [J.C.002]
12. Ø [PHASE] : dirtro II [Token]
13. REDSHAPE : species​ [Present]