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DTR | AFFIN025LTD : Keith Carnal – Instantaneously (incl. Subjected Rave Edit)


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Label : Affin
Artist : Keith Carnal
Title : Instantaneously
Released : 1 June 2015
Format : Digital & Vinyl

01. Keith Carnal – Instantaneously
02. Keith Carnal – Instantaneously (Subjected Rave Edit)
03. Keith Carnal – Hundge
04. Keith Carnal – Untold

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I heard a track in a friend’s mix recently and was literally stunned by it’s eerie excellence. A little digging later and suddenly discovered it was from a label I have enjoyed for many years and ran by a previous guest of Death Techno. The now Berlin based Affin, should be and must be on your favourites list. Ran by Joachim Spieth who is becoming the purveyor of some of the finest cuts you will hear at this time.

This EP from Affin stalwart Keith Carnal, is nothing short of sublime. The title track “Instantaneously” manages to hold a solid groove and melancholic balance with consummate ease. It confidently drives you forward with pounding kick and crashes, with an atmosphere comprising of muted lazers to barely recognisable nature calls. Soon it throws at you spellbinding, emotionally charged notes, that flutter around like an accordion. A real floor monster.

The remix is from Subjected of the prolific Vault Series project given the tag “Rave Edit.” It goes straight at it, brandishing instantly, a creepy siren and powerful beat. As it rolls on, the suspense builds from what sounds like drenched castanets and pitch bending hats, as a lead synth note starts becoming the main focal point with an extra subtle wobble placed in the bottom end. Adding some more gloomy sounds it rises high then breaks like a tidal wave and destroy everything in it’s path.

Hundge” is one of the best tracks I have heard in a long time. A thundering beat is soothed by spitting hats panning around your ears and tension builds like a ferocious beast. Soon in the distance you hear some lead notes that sound like ghost whispers and are ridiculously satisfying to my ears. Adding some soaked white noise, claps are thrown in for extra impact as it broods away. Coming off as a cross between a tool and absolute killer track, it is near perfect in execution, never succumbing to trying more than it has too to succeed which many find hard to achieve.

The fourth track is by no means least, as this EP is full of bombs and decapitating gold. “Untold” takes on a massive groove again, while going down a deeper route which it may not seem at first because it’s just so heavy! A sparse atmosphere takes hold as delayed and softened lead notes give this one a slightly ominous feel. Panning beeps are apparent too for extra mystery to ensue and leaves you in a trance come the final moments.

Such a lethal collection of the highest quality Techno.

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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]

• NEWS • We are 4!

DT We are 4

4 years have most definitely flown by, but they do say we must be having fun and it’s absolutely true. Here is a breakdown of happenings and the things to look forward to…

Promoting established artists we are digging and DJ talent has always been the focus for us, showcasing great music. We continue to receive messages of support from fans around the world, even one person saying “Don’t change!” This is the key I find, keeping the same template and letting the music speak for itself, allowing the right people to find us.

Proving this theory, we were recently contacted by producer and friend Andreas-Tek who curates a brand new channel on the world renowned net radio site Digitally Imported (or simply called Underground Techno. You can catch our repeat shows being scheduled bi-weekly Saturday’s around 4:30-6:00pm GMT.

The premiere broadcast of each mix can always be heard online bi-weekly via Radio in Germany.

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To help celebrate our 4th birthday, there are 2 mixes lined up, a 2hr 22mins Exclusive LIVE recording from Marcus Reichel in Brandenburg, Germany. In the next couple of weeks will be my annual Special Mix Series set featuring artists that have previously been guests or to appear in the future on Death Techno, to show appreciation for their work and taking part in this project.

Our schedule is rammed as usual… over the coming months we have Exclusive sets to feature from Israel Toledo, ALHEK, Bruno Ledesma, XHEI, Lex Gorrie, Eomac and Affin label boss Joachim Spieth just to scratch the surface…

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Our label DEAD CERT. Records that began releasing in July 2013 has the 7th instalment due March 13 from the fantastic Energun. Plenty of music is in the pipeline from more great artists that are to be revealed with some even more special news to announce later in the year… Below you can listen to some previews and check out our links…

Thanks for all the continued support!


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