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DTMIX104 – A.Morgan [Manchester, ENGLAND]

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Death Techno - A.Morgan

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UK underground talent is on the rise and A.Morgan is no exception. Quickly signed to Paul Boex’s Dynamic Reflection and Lex Gorrie’s Unknown Territory, his melody driven, powerful and hypnotic style is one for the dancefloor. Not only is his music making a great impression, you can catch the resident DJ at one of Manchester’s leading techno nights called Rhythm Theory that has already had guests like Jerome Sydenham, Slam to Jonas Kopp with Norman Nodge due to visit in June 2015. There’s plenty of unreleased and forthcoming tracks featured in this Exclusive mix along with Lewis Fautzi, Oscar Mulero, Audio Injection, James Ruskin, Mark Broom and many more…


Death Techno – DTMIX104 – A.Morgan [Manchester, ENGLAND] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. A.MORGAN : playing with dreams [Unreleased]
02. A.MORGAN : part time sins [Unreleased ]
03. A.MORGAN : untitled [soon… Unknown Territory]
04. LEWIS FAUTZI : blocker [Figure]
05. A.MORGAN : involuntary movements [soon… Unknown Territory]
06. OSCAR MULERO : reverberation [Polegroup]
07. A.MORGAN : signals [Unreleased]
08. JAMES RUSKIN & MARK BROOM : erotic misery [Blueprint]
09. SOSAK : buy this wreck [Overlee Assembly]
10. SONIC INFUSION : unfuture (Mark Broom Repaint 1) [Credo]
11. NIK FERAL : charlie made her (A.Morgan Remix) [soon… Baptism]
12. CHRIS LIVEN : a.g.w. (Audio Injection Remix) [Armatura Bonus]
13. A.MORGAN : the mill [soon… Unknown Territory]


DTMIX103 – Jan Underwood [Hannover, GERMANY]

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Death Techno - Jan Underwood

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An upcoming artist making the right moves on the darker side of techno, Jan Underwood has releases on Mike Wall’s Wall Music, Hefty’s Darker Sounds to Bruno Ledesma’s Concepto Hipnotico. His mix takes on some majorly powerful, driving and freaky tracks that will no doubt surprise your tastebuds whilst taking you on stomping journey. You can check out works by GO!DIVA, Octave, Andres Gil, Alessan Main, Rraph, Stevie Wilson, Lodbrok and many more…


Death Techno – DTMIX103 – Jan Underwood [Hannover, GERMANY] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. GO!DIVA & OVI M : cavala [Brood Audio]
02. OCTAVE : nervous breakdown [Silent Steps]
03. BRUNO LEDESMA / LEDD : signal (Andres Gil Refluxed Remix) [Dystopian Rhythm]
04. ROBIN HIRTE & MIKE VÄTH : loft [Nachtstrom Schallplatten]
05. BRUNO LEDESMA / LEDD : signal (Sebastian Cohen Remix) [Dystopian Rhythm]
06. ALESSAN MAIN : 7seven [NuLabel]
07. MEASURE DIVIDE : md4 [Brood Audio]
08. RRAPH : kwadro [Gynoid Audio]
09. ANDRES GIL : broken square (Dani Sbert Remix) [Naked Lunch]
10. SYNC THERAPY : fanatical [Audio Stimulation]
11. STEVIE WILSON : office politics [069 Techno]
12. MIKE MAASS Feat. GRACIE : your life [Black Circus]
13. YYYY : modest [Concepto Hipnotico]
14. GROUND LOOP : begin (Lodbrok Remix) [Gynoid Audio]


DTR | AD023 : Rommek – 1 View, 100 Versions

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Label : A R T S Digital
CAT# : AD023
Artist : Rommek
Title : 1 View, 100 Versions
Released : 22 December 2014

01. Rommek – 1 View, 100 Versions
02. Rommek – Occult
03. Rommek – Rigor Mortis
04. Rommek – Statik

I was delighted to hear Rommek‘s productions and mixes for the first time this holiday season. This is his debut release on Emmanuel‘s quality imprint named A R T S Digital following previous releases on Weekend Circuit (the excellent ‘Thought Patterns’ 12″), Sonntag Morgen and Labrynth. He also broadcasts a new fortnightly show called “Erosion” on the well respected UK online channel Seance Radio.

The title track “1 View, 100 Versions” builds an eerie and menacing soundscape based around a half-note metallic tapping, half heard rattles and a repeated, delayed note that develops beautifully to the first drop. As it does so, the constant, rolling bass note opens up like a veil being lifted to introduce the main body of the track – subtle and powerful. Echoing stabs and the understated but foreground hihats are punctuated by some filtered cymbal hits and make this a fine piece of pacy, rolling techno.

Occult” contains some serious power and menace. A sibilant, open hi-hat sets the tone and a chattering counterpart marches out time to the bleeps, which cycle and vary oh so subtlely. The track gives the impression of travelling an ever decreasing circle to some unknown destination, and then suddenly an absolutely evil bassline creeps its way to the fore from the shadows. It sounds like a burbling hole in the universe and is masterfully built, receding back as the track continues but you know it’s there in the shadows still as the track fades in and out of echoing bleeps and industrial tweaks.

On the (virtual) flip side, “Rigor Mortis” is aptly titled. Rigid, accurate kicks and dominate from the fore but the true star of this track is the skittering, slightly schizophrenic percussion that pans around your head while the bassline and melody build. The track breaks clinically to a clean main section. A single high piano note like a water drop keeps time at the back while the melody reveals itself to be a simple yet euphoric note progression. This is perfect for late night, peak time dancefloors.

The release ends with “Statik” – the fastest paced one of the lot, but interestingly feels the most thoughtful too. Disorientating, 3/4 notes and static loops contrast with the pummeling 4/4 drums and keeps your head switching time signatures. I love it when a tune does that. The break reveals a hyperspeed, chugging bass which drops off as the loops filter out, then kicks back in for the main section. This starts stripped back and then gradually reintroduces the previous elements and adds a few more – for example a repeating, drawn out note that dopplers out beautifully. This is my pick of the release for its sheer interest.

“1 view, 100 versions” is available exclusively by A R T S Digital on Beatport only. You should definitely watch out for more from this man in 2015. I know I will.

– Reviewed by Stuart Ingram for deathtechno.com



PREVIOUS REVIEWS :

CLICK HERE – DEADCERT014 – Bruno Ledesma / Ledd – New Routes of Thought (incl. Subfractal Remix)
CLICK HERE – LIMITEDG006
CLICK HERE – EDR004 – Uun – Chaos Element (incl. DJ ESP Woody McBride & James Kelley Remixes)
CLICK HERE – TOKEN48 – Aphelion
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT013 – Alessan Main – Global Position (incl. Mick Finesse Remix)
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT012 – Black Mail IV
CLICK HERE – EDR003 – JGarrett – Monochrome Pusher EP (incl. Luis Flores & Jay Zoney Remixes)


DTR | DEADCERT014 : Bruno Ledesma / Ledd – New Routes of Thought (incl. Subfractal Remix)

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Label : DEAD CERT. Records
CAT# : DEADCERT014
Artist : Bruno Ledesma / Ledd
Title : New Routes of Thought
Released : 22 December 2014

01. Bruno Ledesma / Ledd – New Routes (Original Mix)
02. Bruno Ledesma / Ledd – Corrosive Thoughts (Original Mix)
03. Bruno Ledesma / Ledd – Melting Process (Original Mix)
04. Bruno Ledesma / Ledd – Melting Process (Subfractal Remix)

Ledd is the new alias of Bruno Ledesma, a recent addition to the DEAD CERT. roster and is well known on the techno scene in his native Argentina. He runs the Concepto Hipnotico label, which is an outlet for deep and hypnotic techno and a forum for his creative sound experimentation. We’ve been looking forward to this release since Bruno’s second mix for us earlier this year [DTMIX087] and he has delivered in spades!

The EP bolts out of the door with “New Routes” which features a chugging rolling bass note with a wide range and depth (listen for it in the opening bars) and some of the tightest kicks I’ve heard in a while. The track is fleshed out with a muted vocal sample and echoing industrial stabs and laser type noises. Similarly tight hihats wind up the tension and keep the funk. This is a cracking first track that has already been picked up by the mighty CLR’s Tommy Four Seven for example.

Corrosive Thoughts” retains enough similarity to be obviously the same producer with a tight kickdrum, the industrial samples, but takes an entirely different groove. The bass is stripped back, the kicks more restrained, and the focus is given to dramatic sweeps of static, cyclic samples and crackling machine sounds. It sounds like the heart of some futuristic workshop – really inventive and it’s great to hear sound experimentation of this type.

On to the third track – “Melting Process.” Slower and more brooding, this one unfolds as we go through with the sense of different layers being revealed. At its heart lies a pulsing, insistent groove that is teased in and out of the fore a number of times. There’s an absolutely devastating breakdown towards the end, reverb and echo liberally applied and then the groove cranked up for the end (those hihats again). The most thoughtful tune on the release and my pick.

The EP is rounded off with the Subfractal remix of Melting Process. The Canadian duo have nudged up the BPM and mutated the bassline into a growling monster and there is great use of percussive samples here. A lesson in variety and simplicity. Ethereal, high synth notes and a nagging vocal sample add tension as the track progresses and are sure to give some hands in the air moments. This is a proper, low slung dancefloor bomb.

The EP entitled “New Routes Of Thought” is available now from Beatport. Fantastic work from this ever growing artist.

– Reviewed by Stuart Ingram for deathtechno.com

PREVIOUS REVIEWS :

CLICK HERE – LIMITEDG006
CLICK HERE – EDR004 – Uun – Chaos Element (incl. DJ ESP Woody McBride & James Kelley Remixes)
CLICK HERE – TOKEN48 – Aphelion
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT013 – Alessan Main – Global Position (incl. Mick Finesse Remix)
CLICK HERE – DEADCERT012 – Black Mail IV
CLICK HERE – EDR003 – JGarrett – Monochrome Pusher EP (incl. Luis Flores & Jay Zoney Remixes)


DTMIX092 – Chris Page [London, ENGLAND]

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Death Techno - Chris Page

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Chris boasts an impressive list of labels in his production catalogue, from DJ Emerson’s Micro.fon to Joachim Spieth’s Affin to Rebekah’s Decoy and beyond. He likes things tough, edgy and raw that you will instantly hear in this DT Exclusive mix. More great original music and remix works of his are trickling out so keep an eye out. Tracks featured by Chemotex, Obsoleet, Perc, Rupcy, Astronomical Telegram, Claro Intelecto and more…


Death Techno – DTMIX092 – Chris Page [London, ENGLAND] (320) by Death Techno

Tracklist :

01. CHEMOTEX : schrade knives [The Trilogy Tapes]
02. WHITESPACE : ogee (Chris Page Remix) [DEAD CERT. Records]
03. OBSOLEET : x15 [Unreleased]
04. 3TH : devastated machinery [3TH]
05. MANUEL PISU : radioactive heat (Chris Page Remix) [Platinum]
06. HEADLESS HORSEMAN : graveyard (Perc Remix) [Headless Horseman]
07. CHRIS PAGE : governor [Micro.fon]
08. RUPCY : can [Ilian Tape]
09. ASTRONOMICAL TELEGRAM : side tool part 2 [Naked Index]
10. CLARO INTELECTO : blank cc [Delsin]
11. ADRIANA LOPEZ : permanent condition [Semantica]
12. ABORI : eros (Chris Page Remix) [Brood Audio]


DTMIX089 – Rocco Caine [Kassel, GERMANY]

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Death Techno - Rocco Caine

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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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Death Techno - Eomac

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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]