DEAD CERT. Records is a UK Techno label with previous releases featuring music from artists including Audio Injection / Truncate, Joachim Spieth, Hans Bouffmyhre, DJ Spider and Eomac to name but a few.
The first artist EP of 2016 sees Lithuanian talent Jonas Kazlauskas, who produces under the alias of Calli, make his debut release on DEAD CERT. Records. With impressive production skills, he has put out fresh cuts on other labels that include Partyzanai, State of Techno and Shaded Music, whilst he has also been remixed by a number of other artists such as the superb Svreca who heads up the giant Semantica Records.
The single remix on this release comes from Spanish artist Jose Pouj who is the label boss of Injected Poison Records, which along with his own music has featured a high pedigree of artists such as Radial, Reeko, Tadeo, NX1, Kwartz, Jonas Kopp and Christian Wünsch amongst many others.
The first track ‘Delusion’ starts Psychosis off with a bang. A moody and hypnotic beast that gets lit up with some strung out acid that chimes over a huge swelling beat. Powerful and engrossing, it has bursts of energy combined with a sense on menace.
Jose Pouj remixes Delusion and romanticises the main elements, but after the intro passes, a whole new angle is revealed by a bouncing bass line and haunting atmospherics. Groovy and warm, he creates a sense of urgency and inside lurks a dark and mysterious sense of tension.
‘Hallucination’ is the third offering that opens with a thundering kick and tripped out sub bass swells. A skittering beat this time, that is instantly infectious whilst it holds a tight groove and lets the lead sound evolve, sweeping the mix like a brooding hurricane.
The fourth and last track on the release titled ‘Insanity’ has an acid offensive thats layered over a monstrous beat. Then like a interplanetary assault from an alien race, the fierce mechanical stabs attack and combine with other worldly sounds to create a futuristic harmonic tapestry.