DEAD CERT. Records is a label linked to the well known website deathtechno.com ran by Jack! Who? in the UK. A diverse palette has seen their previous releases feature music from artists including Audio Injection / Truncate, Hans Bouffmyhre, Joachim Spieth, Miss Sunshine, DJ Spider and Eomac to name but a few.
Aleksandar Grum also known as Redial Tone returns with an EP featuring new original works on “Hope & Despair” after a well received track called “22:22” last year. The leading Montenegro DJ and Producer is on the rise with a string of releases on Re:Axis’ Monocline, Coeter’s Kaputt, Subsist and Authentic Pew amongst others. Having shared the booth with people such as Jeff Mills, Chris Liebing, Lewis Fautzi and Miss Sunshine he is one to keep a close eye on.
Also featuring on remix duty are UK based Paul Mac and Soolee from South Korea.
Paul is widely considered a legend of the UK scene, having chalked up more than 20 years in the music industry. Spearheading label projects such as Stimulus and C-Side, he has also released music on the likes of James Ruskin’s Blueprint, Oscar Mulero’s Warm Up and Heiko Laux’s Kanzleramt.
Seoul is the home of Soolee, the head of More Than Less Records and curator of the renowned Less N Less podcast. With a production catalogue that includes Alex Bau’s Credo, Submerge’s Impact Mechanics and Joton’s Newrhythmic, his sound is highly regarded and respected.
“Hope” is the first offering, an infectious stripped back groove, sets it off to the races. A vocal hook joins in, growls and murmurs provide more depth, all the while remaining crunchy and textured.
The first remix from Paul Mac opts for a completely new and energetic jam. A rolling and morphing synth adds some colour to a tough and jacking beat. This quirky rework takes you on a ride with a unique twist.
Soolee dives in with a powerful groove, driving its way through hypnotic elements and spaced out sounds. Quite the contrast to the original version, this serious bruiser means business and is sure to destroy dancefloors the world over.
“Despair” is a somewhat experimental, yet functional floor worker. The drum rhythms and abstract delays create a sense of tension before waves of hi-hats and cymbals crash into the mix. Eerie bleeps add an ethereal edge to this creative Techno piece that will stand out in any DJ set.
A-Brothers, Alderaan, Alexi Delano, Ángel Molina, Andre Kronert, Anthony Parasole, Antonio De Angelis, Arnaud Le Texier, Astronomical Telegram, Audio Injection / Truncate, Beat Movement, Bodyscrub, Chris Liebing, Concrete DJz, Craig McWhinney, D-Leria, Dan Curtin, Dax J, Deepbass, Developer, DJ Deep, DJ Hi-Shock / Advanced Human, DJ Pete / Substance, Donor, Echoplex, Electric Indigo, Eric Cloutier, Eric Fetcher, Espen Lauritzen, Exium, Florian Meindl, Flug, Fundamental Interaction, GabeeN, Gary Beck, GO!DIVA, GoldFFinch, HD Substance, Héctor Oaks, J. Tijn, Jake Conlon, Jonas Kopp, Joton, Juho Kusti, Justin Schumacher, Kaelan, Kane Roth, Kemmi Kamachi, Kereni, Kirk Degiorgio, Konstantin, Krenzlin, Kyle Geiger, L.A.W, Lag, Larix, Lars Klein, LISS C, Luigi Madonna, Mark EG, Material Object, Mental Resonance, Mike Gervais, Mr. Jones, NX1, Oliver Deustchmann, Petrichor, Philippe Petit, Raphael Dincsoy, RedHead, Ricardo Garduno, Ron Costa, Rommek, Rraph, Ryogo Yamamori, Samuli Kemppi, Stefano Infusino, Submerge, Timmo, Tim Xavier, Unbalance, XHEI, Yoikol and many more…