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DT:Premiere | William Welt – Stalker [DEAD CERT. Records] (incl. Q&A)

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Death Techno’s own DEAD CERT. Records began releasing digitally in 2013 and has gained huge support thus far from many of Techno’s leading tastemakers including James Ruskin, Dave Clarke, Rebekah, Cari Lekebusch and Alan Fitzpatrick charting and set listing tracks.

After much planning and patience DEAD CERT. makes a move into its first vinyl only release that features original material from label bosses William Welt & Jack! Who? along with a freaky remix from New York vinyl head DJ Spider of Plan B Recordings and Berlin’s enigmatic Killekill.

Stalker” is a dark and twisted monster, that broods from the bubbling bottom end. Added to the tension are metallic sheens and a sinister, yet dreamy atmosphere that pushes forward with a dirty groove making it a diverse production to suit different moods.

> 01. What was the thinking behind this track and did you achieve what you set out?
The track started with the bass line and a “Rip and Run” concept where I ripped samples from magazine cover CD’s and Remix Packs made publicly available online. I then used destructive effects and processes that worked on each sample until it was unrecognisable compared to its starting point. This often involved rendering audio after it had been washed in effects and chopping out the segments or one shots that I liked, then repeating the process until I was satisfied with each finished sound.

> 02. What tips and advice can you share to any producers on shaping their own sound?
I’m by no means an established producer and I think any advice I give should be taken with a pinch of salt, as I work with limited resources and quite often my production techniques are a thorough, but at times long winded and time consuming. The best advice I would give is play your music to people who you trust to be honest. It’s nice to get compliments and be told something is good, but negative feedback from impartial third parties can sometimes be the most useful. Even if it’s just food for thought and after thinking you like the original sound, but it never hurts to question your ideas and listen to others.

> 03. What is your go to track at the moment by another artist?
I listen to a wide variety of music but one of my go to artists is Suade who most people will recognise from his collaboration with Magda. They made a track called “Fixation” which came out on her Items & Things label she runs with Marc Houle and Troy Pierce. Suade is a modest man and a genuine Dr. of Techno after completing a doctorate degree in music with a thesis that specialised in Techno. Suade spent a lot of time helping me develop my sound and production ideas when I first started making music and I owe him a lot for the help he has so selflessly given.



Other more recognisable artists would include Audio Injection / Truncate as he has a dark and dancefloor focused sound, which is produced with razor sharp precision and a thick richness. He has the skill of making a little sound a lot with many of his tracks consisting of just a few well produced sounds. My tracks aren’t usually as stripped back or precise as his, but that’s why I look up to him and hope on day to equal his production skills. Audio Injection did an early remix for our DEAD CERT. Records and it was an honour to have him feature on the label.



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Released… Monday 5 October 2015

DEAD CERT. Records
DEADCERTBLACK001 – William Welt & Jack! Who? – DEADCERTBLACK001

A1. William Welt – Stalker
A2. William Welt – Stalker (DJ Spider Remix)
B1. William Welt & Jack! Who? – Creeper
B2. William Welt & Jack! Who? – Lurker


DT:Premiere | Sandra Mosh – Skogsrave [Mosh Musik]

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Swedish artist and National Radio presenter Sandra Mosh came to our attention a few months ago with her new label venture Mosh Musik. The title track from her forthcoming release called “Skogsrave” actually translates to “A rave in the woods” and was a no brainer for this DT:Premiere.

It begins with an infectious stomping rhythm, that is later stripped back to a soulful, hypnotic and melodic piece. Very much a peak time number, we are highly impressed and will be keeping a close eye on her productions to come as this sets a great tone for what is to come.

> 01. What was the thinking behind this track and did you achieve what you set out?
I first got the idea when I talked to some friends of mine who don’t go out much anymore. We talked about raves and they were kind of shocked that raves in the woods (the Swedish word for this is a skogsrave) were still a thing when I said there are loads of them during summer. And then also, the Swedish summer this year has been kind of a disappointment so I felt like an obligation to all the raves that were cancelled due to rain to make this track. So it’s a tribute you could say and when I hear it I can picture myself out in the woods on a nice little techno rave, so mission accomplished.

> 02. What tips and advice can you share to any producers on shaping their own sound?
That’s actually a really hard question, especially since I’m still searching for it personally. But I think the best you can do is just to make track after track after track. You’re gonna make stuff you don’t feel comfortable with later on, maybe even stuff you hate but eventually you will get there and it will feel like you. I sure hope so anyways haha

> 03. What is your go to track at the moment by another artist?
Right now I’m in love with Markus Suckut’s remix on Radio Slave’s The Clone Wars. Jackin’ techno perfection!



Released… Monday 28 September 2015

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MOSH002 – Sandra Mosh – Skogsrave

01. Sandra Mosh – Skogsrave
02. Sandra Mosh – Gryningshymn
03. Sandra Mosh – Gryningshymn (Dub)


DT:Premiere | Tim Xavier – Phantom Steps [Face To Face]

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Following on from his superb DTMIX112 set we posted last Friday, we have the pleasure of introducing Tim Xavier‘s forthcoming title track for this DT:Premiere on his new label Face To Face that’s currently picking up a head of steam.

Phantom Steps” is a no nonsense, floor smasher, that gets straight down to action. Working a filter on a gritty acid melody, it has a distinct analogue energy and powerful character that’s mirrored by a frantic forward momentum and rough sweeping atmospherics. No doubt this will be a great tool for going up a gear and stand out in any DJ set.

Released… Monday 28 September 2015

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FIIF-D-004 – Tim Xavier – Phantom Steps

01. Tim Xavier – Phantom Steps
02. Tim Xavier – Hood


DT:Premiere | Pepe Arcade – Sickly (UZB Remix) [White Rose]

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A perfect Monday groover from Dead Rose Records sublabel White Rose Records based in Catalunya, Spain ran by the excellent talent Miki Craven who we have featured previously.

Pepe Arcade is joined by fellow Spanish producer UZB / Unam Zetineb on his new release called “Sickly EP” and we selected his remix for this DT:Premiere.

It’s a dubby and atmospheric affair that oozes class with a smooth yet funked up rhythm. Add in some killer chord stabs and rich reverb, he creates a deep mood that can be used a tone setter for any DJ set that wants to bring some depth and hypnosis.

Released… Monday 28 September 2015

White Rose Records
WHITEROSE05 – Pepe Arcade – Sickly EP

01. Pepe Arcade – Sickly
02. Pepe Arcade – NN
03. Pepe Arcade – Sickly (UZB Remix)


DTMIX112 – Tim Xavier [Berlin, GERMANY]

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Originating from Brooklyn, New York, Tim Xavier has called Berlin his home since 2007. Through his own productions, new label Face To Face, diverse music tastes and classic technical mixing skills, he remains on the pulse of Techno music. Setting up shop as Manmade Mastering, he also deals with all aspects of vinyl cutting to master engineering for many of the world’s top artists and labels. His Exclusive mix sums up a creative, eclectic and energetic style including artists like Lakker, Dense & Pika, Bas Mooy, Echologist, Reeko, Radio Slave and Daniel Avery…

Tracklist :

01. LAKKER : milch [R&S]
02. LANDO & XAVIER : brick city [Tanstaafl]
03. X-PRESS 2 : smoke machine (Dense & Pika Remix) [Skint]
04. BAS MOOY : nearby sIlent horses [MORD]
05. GARY MARTIN : well (Robert Hood Remix) [Motech]
06. ECHOLOGIST : lucky bastard [MORD]
07. REEKO : heartbeat error [Soma]
08. SCUBA : family entertainment (Ø [Phase] Remix) [Hotflush]
09. PEACE DIVISION : blacklight sleaze (Radio Slave Dub Mix) [NRK]
10. ALTER EGO : lycra (Luke Slater’s Dinosour Mix) [Alter Ego]
11. PATRICK WALKER : leviathan [Soma]
12. EDUARDO DE LA CALLE : wildheit [Be As One]
13. TIM XAVIER : phantom steps [Face To Face]
14. FLUG : outside [Dark Rose]
15. SIGHA : 12 [Avian]
16. JESPER DAHLBÄCK & PHIL KIERAN : fukkr [Phil Kieren Recordings]
17. DANIEL AVERY : taste [Phantasy Sound]

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DT:Premiere | Will Kinsella – Apocalypse Now 121214 [Dynamo]

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Will Kinsella has spent time as a protégé to fellow Irishman Matador which is certainly some seal of approval.

The track we selected for this DT:Premiere from his forthcoming EP called “Apocalypse Now 121214” on Dynamo Recordings was specifically written for a show with Alan Fitzpatrick and it’s clear to see why.

A solid and punchy beat rolls along with a great sense of eeriness from the high pitched modular style notes. Soaked in haunting whirls and breathiness, it has a spooky vibe throughout that massively appealed to us. This finely tuned track is no doubt one that should be heard on the dancefloor.

Released… Monday 28 September 2015

Dynamo Recordings
DR048 – Will Kinsella – Promoter Series EP

01. Will Kinsella – Check One
02. Will Kinsella – Apocalypse Now 121214
03. Will Kinsella – Division 151114
04. Will Kinsella – Apocalypse Now 121214 (Phuture Traxx & Toby Rost Remix)
05. Will Kinsella – Division 151114 (Lewis Delay Remix)
06. Will Kinsella – Check One (Fractious Remix)


DTR | ME002 – Refracted

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Label : Mind Express
CAT# : ME002
Artist : Refracted
Title : ME002
Released : 21 September 2015

A1. Variable
A2. Constant
B1. Polynomial
B2. Use Of Abstraction

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Refracted can count labels such as Aconito, Silent Season and Reaktivate in his back catalogue and here steps up with four originals for the second release on his own Mind Express imprint. His profile states “Deep rhythms and atmospheric elements have always played a major role in Refracted’s music” and in these days of hype, it’s pleasant that it’s spot on.

These tracks are not about big build ups and breakdowns. Nothing short lived or tacked on to enhance a part. Each tune sets up a deep, heavy groove and explores variations within it. If you listen closely there are myriad of subtle variations, all cleverly interacting to make musical sense. The producer has clearly spent a lot of time developing the ideas and fitting them together and it shows in a polished and coherent set of tracks.

Variable” is a little more straight ahead than the other tunes with upfront broken beats and a wobbling, pulsing sample. A lovely “click” to the percussion on this. A chiming woodblock takes centre stage for most of the track, driving, muted, echoing and everything in between. The groove is so strong and stable that the mind hears new interactions between the different elements – one listener will hear slightly different to another – this is exceptional music. Again the abrupt fade, leaving the sounds echoing in the mind.

Constant” is an exercise in understated power. There are distinct elements that spend 6 minutes plus interacting with each other and morphing individually. At its heart is a fast paced rolling bassline locked to clicking percussion and pulsating static. The bassline breathes and tightens as the track progresses, changing up to an incisive melody and then diving back down. Very subtle, yet powerful. Around the top, panning ethereal and unnerving notes, gliding into each other, reminiscent of Lakker; also sharpening and loosening (hints of acid) in a continuous cycle. A repeating 2 beat loop, a muted siren call, puts the icing on this intelligent and perfectly realised tune.

Polynomial” takes some of the themes from the first track and runs with them. A big, measured kick underpins the signature pulsing bassline that just does not let up. The build in this track is unstoppable – gradually overdriven synth notes, rising hi-hats and (is it imagined?) a slow tightening of the screw, bass getting louder, is the track getting faster? The percussion cuts, the bass evaporates and you’re left with a fading synth echo to remind you of the tension.

Use of Abstraction” at first seems mistitled – there is nothing abstract about the tight, powerful bass drum groove. Counterpoint cymbal work is gradually introduced alongside ephemeral, floating background notes. Some deeper sounds occur too – is there a very processed vocal clip in there? A long, long note builds to a shattering brightness before a beautiful melodic collapse. The note plays out, with sounds of a synthetic sea washing over the listener to the end. This would be my pick of the EP, but I honestly can’t choose between this and “Variable” as my favourite.

Mind Express 002 is out on 140g vinyl via Juno Records and is available from usual outlets. It’s pretty much an essential item if you like deep, atmospheric and powerful Techno.

– Reviewed by Stuart Ingram for deathtechno.com

PREVIOUS REVIEWS :

CLICK HERE – SEANCE1201 – Kryss Hypnowave – Endosphora EP (incl. Edit Select & DJ Datch Remixes)
CLICK HERE – FIIF-D-002 – Tim Xavier – No Edges
CLICK HERE – FLOAT004 – TWR72 – Reflect (Part 1) (incl. Developer, Kwartz & Myk Derill Remixes)
CLICK HERE – DV001 – Dubtek Vinyl
CLICK HERE – SG1570 – Henning Baer – In Pursuit of Myself
CLICK HERE – AVN020 – Sigha – Techno Derivatives
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)


DT:Premiere | Christian Gerlach – Aando [Nonlinear Systems]

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Nonlinear Systems is a German label pulling its weight in the Techno scene after only 7 releases. Curated by label boss Sven Schaller, they have released music from Rebekah, Hans Bouffmyhre, DJ Emerson, Perc, amongst many others top class artists and put out a recent album from previous DT guest Niereich.

We selected the title track from Christian Gerlach for this DT:Premiere which goes by the name of “Aando.” Consisting of a great spooky atmosphere, whiney whale-esque synths and rocking kick, that soon breaks out into a plucky melancholic trip with a rising crescendo. Perfect mood setter, that really works for us.

Released… Tuesday 22 September 2015

Nonlinear Systems
NLS007 – Christian Gerlach & Damiano Di Cagno – Aando EP

01. Christian Gerlach – Aero Initiation
02. Christian Gerlach – Aando
03. Christian Gerlach & Damiano Di Cagno – Maze
04. Christian Gerlach – Noan
05. Damiano Di Cagno – Borderland


DT:Premiere | Mike Gervais – Cut And Thrust [SYSTEM]

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This DT:Premiere is taken from the third release by Minneapolis, USA label and regular party thrower called SYSTEM, that has had some Techno royalty visiting like Regis, Drumcell, Speedy J, Anthony Parasole to Joel Mull and many more.

The forthcoming release is a solo package from label boss Mike Gervais and the track we picked out is “Cut And Thrust” for its wonderfully worked hypnotic melody and suspenseful attitude that is sure to mesmerise. It uses a subtle energetic groove that makes it suitable for any DJ set as secret weapon.

> 01. What was the thinking behind this track and did you achieve what you set out?
No special dramatic reasoning or soul searching behind this one. Just drinking some espresso and kicking around ideas for something I could use in my own DJ sets.

> 02. What tips and advice can you share to any producers on shaping their own sound?
Still looking for tips myself… ha. How about this one…. Don’t be distracted with the fire hose of new gear, VSTs, and this or that. Find something you like, learn all of it’s nuances and speak your own voice through it.

> 03. What is your go to track at the moment by another artist?
There’s obviously too many to boil it all down into a singular track, but here’s one that’s been doing it for me lately: Mark Henning – Dust [Soma]



Released… Monday 21 September 2015

SYSTEM
SYSTEM03 – Mike Gervais – On My Own EP

01. Mike Gervais – On My Own
02. Mike Gervais – Cut And Thrust
03. Mike Gervais – Relax


DT:Premiere | TWR72 – Response [Float Records]

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We are huge fans of the Dutch maestros TWR72 and the relentless quality of their imprint that goes by the name of Float Records.

Check out the first half of this double pack Reflect (Part 1) that included Developer, Kwartz and Myk Derill. It’s an honour to select this original track from the guys themselves on the next instalment that enlists Markus Suckut, Samuli Kemppi and A001 on remix duty.

Response” is a whirlwind of intensity and manic power. Crunchy kicks and rough textures filling the mix get this gem going, where the synth stabs and siren-esque squeals make this a monstrous beast. Haunting organs and a tom drum providing an obscure ‘tick tock’ at the final break finish it off with great suspense.

> 01. What was the thinking behind this track and did you achieve what you set out?
Actually this track was a sort of follow up for ‘Balance.’ It was intended to sound a bit similar but with an improved character. As you can hear, the processing of the main synth is pretty much the same, but the sound on Response is a bit warmer. The overall feel is also a bit more aggressive. We were busy with a new working method at the time on how to process our sounds to give it more character and depth. Sound wise but also the rhythm of the sound. We can say that we achieved some goals on this track, but with every track we produce it’s always a surprise where it ends up.

> 02. What tips and advice can you share to any producers on shaping their own sound?
Be experimental, because there are no rules.

> 03. What is your go to track at the moment by another artist?
This a good opportunity to use some shameless promotion for our own imprint Float Records. As label owners we have the possibility to create a platform for the music we love. And there are a million ways to run a label and there are millions of decisions you can make. We feel that the Techno scene is extending in a good way and we’re trying to contribute in the development of it by giving talented producers a chance. We recently signed Fisssh and Kuf which is going pretty well. The upcoming release is by Altinbas. He did a track called “Imminent Probe” and although it’s a pretty basic track, it worked every time we played it. It was and still is our secret weapon in every set.

Released…

Vinyl – Friday 18 September 2015
Digital – Monday 28 September 2015

Float Records
FLOAT005 – TWR72 – Reflect (Part 2)

01. TWR72 – Reflect (Markus Suckut Remix)
02. TWR72 – Reflect (Samuli Kemppi Remix)
03. TWR72 – Reflect (A001 Remix)
04. TWR72 – Response


DT:Premiere | Migueru Anheru – Cities of Tomorrow [Trabet]

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The excellent first release from Spanish label Trabet Records starts off a promising journey for this vinyl only venture. With none other than Oscar Mulero playing 2 tracks from it in his recent Boiler Room set and this DT:Premiere being one of those.

The track from Migueru Anheru called “Cities of Tomorrow” has a straight floor sound combined with a hypnotic and freaky atmosphere that’s brought to you by way of bells and sweeping buzzing synth stabs. Undeniably brilliant.

Released… Saturday 19 September 2015

Trabet Records
TRREC001 – Various – Fibra 01 EP

01. Elektrabel – Enter
02. Josh Larue – Interferencial 2P
03. Luis Ruiz – Tetramorph
04. Migueru Anheru – Cities of Tomorrow


DT:Premiere | InSight – Purpose One (James Jaymal Rework) [Vizion Division]

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DT favourite Vizion Division, ran by Trysh Alexander in France is soon to drop it’s new release next week courtesy of Worcester, UK artist Rick Canham aka InSight and a gathering of artists native to the UK scene.

For this DT:Premiere we selected James Jaymal‘s rework of the single “Purpose One.” It’s thundering bottom end throbs and abstract yet powerful and energetic groove, really caught our attention as a killer dancefloor track.

Released… Tuesday 15 September 2015

Vizion Division
VD016 – InSight – Purpose One

01. InSight – Purpose One
02. InSight – Purpose One (Cult Harmony Rework)
03. InSight – Purpose One (James Jaymal Rework)
04. InSight – Purpose One (Retsof Rework)


DT:Premiere | Hail Blk – Space Blk [Hail Blk]

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New Maltese Techno label and alias of the same name Hail Blk has been created by N.d who previously has secured a string of releases on quality labels like Trivmvirate, Joton’s Newrhythmic to Ungar’s NuLabel and this is most definitely another exciting adventure.

Space Blk” delivers an equal measure of hypnotic and energetic qualities that create a perfect balance, providing different options for it’s use. This blend of characteristics mean it’s suitable for getting a set warmed up, but not shy of being a peak time tool that will no doubt impress the masses.

Released… Monday 14 September 2015

Hail Blk
BLK001 – Hail Blk – Hail Blk

01. Hail Blk – Blk Orbit
02. Hail Blk – Infinite Blk
03. Hail Blk – Space Blk
04. Hail Blk – Blk Gad


DTR | SEANCE1201 – Kryss Hypnowave – Endosphora EP (incl. Edit Select & DJ Datch Remixes)

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Label : Seance
CAT# : SEANCE1201
Artist : Kryss Hypnowave
Title : Endosphora EP
Released : 31 August / mid September 2015

Vinyl + Digital

01. Endosphora
02. Eksosporium
03. Endosphora (Edit Select Remix)

Digital Only

04. Anaerobi
05. Anaerobi (DJ Datch Remix)

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These are very interesting times in electronic music, where every day there are new projects like this. Seance is a new London based Techno and Electronica label ran by Warren of The Clairvoyants, well known from their former radio show from Rinse FM. We have the privilege to review their first release SEANCE1201 from Italian producer Kryss Hypnowave aka Christian Scalas and two bomb remixes from Glaswegian Edit Select (CLR/Soma) and DJ Datch.

A daring bassline is first to appear on “Endosphora” with an obscure tone which reminds me of the Acid Techno era. A reverberant pad introduces the kick with crisp closed hats, followed by a rolling shaker for extra texture. At the breakdown the bassline gets filtered down momentarily, returning with a percussive companion for extra push along with the beat. This really sets the scene and encompasses a deep and dubby style.

Edit Select‘s remix comes from the graves up to the ground, a bass line and kick are leading the way, escorted by a dense pad generating echoes and reverbs in different layers. A slowly developing ticking noise with subtle delay works perfect as a closed hat here, achieving the necessary top end combination. The breakdown is about the bass line and the pad that continues morphing reverberant noises. A smooth track for starting sets or interludes on the floor.



Anaerobi” drives with a pounding kick set on a thick pad, whilst panned percussion and closed hats make a fierce mood. Wooden noises add to the equation every 2 beats and filling the space completely. A chopped synth starts to unfilter, creeping forward as the main melody for the rest of the track. Very vibrant lows on this one.



DJ Datch takes on this remix and is one of my favourites overall, building up the groove from a low vibrant trench with a muted kick and bass notes. A synth from the melody starts to become prominent from the background to the forefront, with some clap stabs here and there as the melody expands, reaching the intense and throbbing groove. Percussion added later gives a more industrial feel, then by the time the beat returns after brief tension build up it gets into a full flow, delivering a climactic groove that will be appreciated by strident Techno lovers.

This is an excellent appetiser for the material to come from Seance. Refreshingly full of risks for their first release that will undoubtedly have a major underground acceptance worldwide. You can grab the digital version on their Bandcamp page now above.

– Reviewed by Juan Trujillo for deathtechno.com

PREVIOUS REVIEWS :

CLICK HERE – FIIF-D-002 – Tim Xavier – No Edges
CLICK HERE – FLOAT004 – TWR72 – Reflect (Part 1) (incl. Developer, Kwartz & Myk Derill Remixes)
CLICK HERE – DV001 – Dubtek Vinyl
CLICK HERE – SG1570 – Henning Baer – In Pursuit of Myself
CLICK HERE – AVN020 – Sigha – Techno Derivatives
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)


DTMIXS25 – Rocco Caine LIVE [Kassel, GERMANY]

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Making his third appearance for Death Techno is Rocco Caine, who’s music can be found on Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, Sutter Cane’s Driving Forces and Mike Wall’s Wall Music. Keep an eye out for his forthcoming vinyl on Heiko Laux’s Kanzleramt that’s set to be great with more high profile releases to come soon. This powerful, sporadic and ultimately fun recent Live DJ Recording includes tracks by Gary Beck, Clouds, Rebekah, Floorplan, Ø [Phase] and many more…



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DT:Premiere | Whitespace – Aleatory [Emote Music]

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Emote Music label boss Whitespace, readies his latest EP for release next week. After we signed an EP to our very own DEAD CERT. Records it’s great to see Jacob continuing to make great beats.

Aleatory” has a strong sense of turmoil, set in with a broken beat and droning, moody synth-scapes that roar as the melody adds tension and suspense. A great opening track for those that like it a little darker and different.

> 01. What was the thinking behind this track and did you achieve what you set out?
This was the first track where I used poly rhythms and I wanted to create something with that extra layer of evolution that you hear in the best techno today. I never achieve what I set out to do when I write a track and that is both a frustration and the motivation to keep pushing myself.

> 02. What tips and advice can you share to any producers on shaping their own sound?
I have thought a lot about this question and I would like to give a piece of advice I have never heard anyone else give. Master your own tracks. You might do a terrible job but that is not the point. By going through the process of mastering, you better understand how your mix can be improved. I think it is strange that mastering is the point where everyone says to hand your music off. When I master other people’s music my goal is to do as little as possible. When you are struggling with a master that is the time to go back to the mix.

> 03. What is your go to track at the moment by another artist?
I don’t DJ so I don’t really think in terms of tracks. I listen to DJ mixes all day at work and some of my favorite artists right now are Exium, Pfirter, Reeko, and NX1. There are a lot of amazing Spanish producers out there right now!

Released… Tuesday 8 September 2015

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EM057 – Whitespace – Postic

01. Whitespace – Postic
02. Whitespace – Postic (Aleja Sanchez Remix)
03. Whitespace – Aleatory
04. Whitespace – Pry


DT:Premiere | Construct – Module02 [Terminus Audio]

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Terminus Audio from North Carolina, USA is ran by Jason Mills putting out great House and Techno music and hard to pigeon hole to one specific sound.

This DT:Premiere comes from new Milwaukee artist Construct who we have high hopes for after hearing this EP.

Module02” has a tough, floaty and stripped back sound. Laced with some engaging melodic work, this was a stand out track for us that can really draw you in and space you out.

Released… Monday 7 September 2015

Terminus Audio
TMINUS010 – Construct – Module Network EP

01. Construct – Module00
02. Construct – Module01
03. Construct – Module02


DT:Premiere | Irregular Synth – Hurricane (A-Brothers Remix) [!Organism]

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For this DT:Premiere we take a look at the highly regarded Swiss label !Organism, which is ran by Yan Stricker. Their latest EP released next week comes from Irregular Synth who has already landed music on Naked Lunch, Driving Forces to Kombination Research.

Hurricane” is a stacked release both vinyl and digital and features Tom Hades, Ben Long (Space DJz), Kostas Maskalides and the remix we chose by Austrian duo A-Brothers who head up the Hybrid Confusion label.

Their remix is a club floor tyrant. Dark and devastating, the rolling beat has a touch of tribal influence that brings a different flavour over the original. Powerful and driving, this was our pick.

Released… Monday 31 August 2015

!Organism
ORGA76 – Irregular Synth – Hurricane

Vinyl + Digital
01. Irregular Synth – Final Decision (Original Mix)
02. Irregular Synth – Final Decision (Tom Hades Remix)
03. Irregular Synth – Hurricane (Original Mix)
04. Irregular Synth – Hurricane (Ben Long Remix)

Digital
05. Irregular Synth – Hurricane (A-Brothers Remix)
06. Irregular Synth – Just Run (Original Mix)
07. Irregular Synth – Just Run (Kostas Maskalides Remix)
08. Irregular Synth – She’s Mandy (Original Mix)


DTMIX111 – STRISC. [Ibiza, SPAIN]

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STRISC. is a producer to look out for, as his second EP for Florian Meindl’s Flash Recordings is due very soon, which shows his pedigree. The mix is flowing with reems of hypnotic tension, darkness and abstract tendencies, delivered with ultimate precision and flair that is full of sonic surprises. Tracks featured here from the likes of Samuel L Session, Slam, Arnaud Le Texier, Psyk, Clouds, Perc and many more…



Tracklist :

01. ZEITGEBER : absent minded [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
02. SAMUEL L SESSION : deserted [Affin]
03. EDIT SELECT : continuation part 1 [CLR]
04. ECHOPLEX : the glass Test [Soma]
05. SLAM : friction [Soma]
06. MAX_M : slope [Parachute]
07. ARNAUD LE TEXIER : bim bim [Children Of Tomorrow]
08. QUAIL : blunt [Soma]
09. JOHN V : option 797 [Children Of Tomorrow]
10. AMBIVALENT : chronos (Truncate Remix) [Valence]
11. KERNEL KEY : trust in you [Children Of Tomorrow]
12. PSYK : aumento [Mote Evolver]
13. PSYK : powder [Mote Evolver]
14. INIGO KENNEDY : requiem (Efdemin ‘Journey To The Stars’ Mix) [Token]
15. FARRON : equinox (Jonas Kopp Shield remix) [Shaw Cuts]
16. STRISC. : baciu [Flash]
17. MEZE : page105 [Parachute]
18. CLOUDS : duke street fleet [Soma]
19. BLEACHING AGENT : static renegade (Perc Remix) [Overlee Assembly]
20. MR. JONES & GEORGE LANHAM : collab #3 [The Public Stand]


DT:Premiere | ALHEK – Blume11 [Cirque Du Minimaliste]

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Previous guests of our mix series are involved in this DT:Premiere. Located in Hamburg, Felix Lorusso heads up the always on point Cirque Du Minimaliste.

The EP and track for CDM’s 28th release is supplied by ALHEK, known for his dark and pounding style and this is no exception. His own imprint Mechanical Thoughts is on the rise from launching last year.

Blume03” has a forceful presence and starts as it means to go on with a driving and punchy kick line, before panning atmospheric sweeps show their face and the suspense builds. A pretty relentless track overall, but under it all, a strong tool like groove that can deliver the goods and no doubt mesh well in a set.

Released… Thursday 27 August 2015

Cirque Du Minimaliste
CDM028 – ALHEK – Schwarzer Garten

01. ALHEK – Blume00
02. ALHEK – Blume01
03. ALHEK – Blume10
04. ALHEK – Blume11


DTR | FIIF-D-002 – Tim Xavier – No Edges

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Label : Face To Face
CAT# : FIIFD002
Artist : Tim Xavier
Title : No Edges
Released : 3 August 2015

01. No Edges
02. Bennington Hill
03. The Wolf Speaks
04. Distant Keys

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Face To Face Records is a new vinyl and digital venture from the maestro and Manmade Mastering sound guru. Ahead of his forthcoming Exclusive mix for us, Tim Xavier the recently released “No Edges” is officially the second digital only from the Berlin based imprint.

The title track “No Edges” gets down with a thumping beat and funked-up, industrial sound that’s an instant winner in my book. Moody synth stabs raise the energy, soaking in reverb and delay, they also get hit with what seems like a gated repetition in certain parts. It gives it a live edited feel for even more movement in the track. Huge to say the least, great opening track and full of depth.

Bennington Hill” seems like a strange name choice, but altogether intriguing. Seemingly darker than the first, it takes you for a spin into a more glitchy laden affair. At the breakdown it goes into full modular mode before it powers back into a massive Techno groove. High pitched whines and squeals can be heard in the mix with lots of crazy and crunchy fx. Slightly odd and brilliant all in one.

Track three called “The Wolf Speaks” has a monstrous kick, whilst rocking a jackin’ rhythm that’s surrounded by haunting atmospherics. It has an old school and driving sound with stabbing aggressive electric surges pushing things forward. The real hook appears later from metallic layered notes that bring a party vibe. Definitely a crowd pleaser with a modern classic feel.

The last one here is “Distant Keys” that starts off concentrating on a throbbing bottom end with deep tom rolls. Quirky acid loops that expand and contract with a stinging feel soon get overshadowed by a highly prominent, dreamy filtered pad, creating a soulful and euphoric ambience. A more chilled out number to end the EP, but no less of a track that could bring a club to it’s knees be it building up or winding down.

Definitely a master at work can be heard here, someone that can clearly visualise and construct their ideas as they see fit.

– Reviewed by Jack! Who? for deathtechno.com

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DT:Premiere | Jose Pouj – Regeneration [Injected Poison]

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Today’s DT:Premiere comes from the new and exciting label called Injected Poison Records. Based in Spain, they have had a really solid output of tough and hypnotic Techno from the likes of Radial, Jonas Kopp, Reeko to Christian Wunsch.

The track we chose is by the label boss himself Jose Pouj and the named after the EP “Regeneration” that also features killer works from Groof, Energun and Positive Merge.

Jose concocts a crisp vision, that is driving from the start. Sonic stabs flash passed as it powers forward and builds tension, where the groove fuelled bass line groove is a real highlight rarely letting up. He creates an epic build throughout and plenty of shimmering to rough textures filling the mix. Quality, spaced out Techno.

Released… Monday 24 August 2015

Injected Poison Records
IPRD006 – Various – Regeneration EP

01. Jose Pouj – Regeneration
02. Groof – CTRLZ
03. Energun – Extraordinary
04. Positive Merge – Corpuscle


DT:Premiere | Ricardo Garduno – Textures (Keith Carnal Remix) [Drowne]

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Austrian label Drowne Records are on the verge of their new release next week. Ran by Altberg & Tony Vegazz, they have a great underground ethos featuring artists like Sutter Cane, Chris Colburn, XHEI to Krenzlin and many more.

The latest “Textures EP” from DT favourite Ricardo Garduno who we featured recently, gets the remix treatment from Netherlands based rising star and Affin stalwart, Keith Carnal.

The track itself gets a stomping and slightly more melody driven twist, with sparse atmospherics that create a dreamy ambience. Slowly building tension and a euphoric edge take hold, with subtle soundscapes and hidden details, this can work in many stages of a DJ set and was our choice for this “DT:Premiere.”

Released… Monday 24 August 2015

Drowne Records
DRW031 – Ricardo Garduno – Textures EP

01. Ricardo Garduno – Textures
02. Ricardo Garduno – Textures (Keith Carnal Remix)
03. Ricardo Garduno – Mind Mover


DT:Premiere | +plattform – Flor [PLOINK]

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Norwegian label PLOINK is new to my radar, but taking a look at their history it’s easy to see why they should be kept an eye on. Originally a club, it has seen many great acts arrive from around the world like Ben Sims, Mr C, Luke Slater, Surgeon, Carl Craig and Trentmøller to name only a few.

Their newest release by +plattform who has released on Gynoid Audio and Android Muziq, is a really impressive effort called “Tailer EP” that was an exciting listen, surprisingly diverse and very well crafted.

The track that definitely caught my attention most was “Flor.” Containing a tough and throbbing beat from the start, with some great spacey nuances floating around in the mix for good measure. As the pounding rhythm progresses, there’s an unexpected melancholic flute that draws you in for a brief moment, giving a unique contrast and certainly works for me as something out of the ordinary.

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Released… Monday 17 August 2015

Ploink
PL007NK – +plattform – Tailer EP

01. +plattform – Tailer
02. +plattform – Flor
03. +plattform – Sour
04. +plattform – Gates