Over the years, Clarian has been one of the most consistent producers, releasing quality track after quality track, while sticking to his guns in the underground sphere. His next EP, Fear and Self-Loathing, has been tapped by Guy Gerber’s RUMORS label, and with this first taste, we can see why. “Absence” is a hypnotizing, melodic techno number featuring melancholic undertones that bind the French vocal samples, arpeggiated synths, and the driving, soulful rhythm. Enjoy the track here and pick up the Fear and Self-Loathing EP on October 23.
Tis the season for dark and moody electronic productions and Destructo delivers a mega tune just in time for his famed Fall Festival, HARD Day Of The Dead. He takes the Marshall Mather’s line “nobody listens to Techno” and adds a chugging bass line with heavy acid synths and the iconic kick snare combo to bring this monster to life. More of an homage to all the people who stuck with him while he did what he believed than a true techno tune, but that won’t stop it from getting plenty of air play this season, just you wait.
Eekkoo just put out a new mix in his Techno Is Not What It Seems series — it starts off with a huge bang, opening with a sample of Robert Moog quoting an interviewer’s question “Tell me, Mr. Moog don’t you feel guilty about what you’ve done?”. From then on it’s pure Techno all the way with two massive unreleased Eekkoo originals “Sloan’s Dress” and “The Killing” coming in at the 13:30 and 22:30 respectively on top of a series of hits from the likes of Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex, Bjarki and more. Don’t sleep on this guy — one of my favorite up-and-comers.
The productions of Craig Williams go a long way in my MP3 library – his remixes are known for taking dance pop anthems and morphing them into techno laced dance floor stompers. A hefty trait to be known for, to say the least. His latest is no exception taking Duke Dumont‘s 2015 fanfare “The Giver” and reducing it into it’s simplest four on the floor counterpart. Ripe for anytime past midnight, it’s sure to bring the ruckus to any club or festival setting.
As this warm summer week comes to a close and the weekend begins, The Interns deliver their third Industry Analysis for another showcase of the sounds that they would put their money behind – if they were betting men.
Featuring everything from mood-elevating, feel-good vibes to ominous late-night thunder, this edition of the playlist series is a trip to the desert and back with an eclectic array of genuine talent that The Interns believe in, including both up-and-coming and more established acts. Enjoy the playlist above, and if you haven’t already, listen to their latest mix, “The Interns Present: Wet Hot Los Angeles Summer” below and/or download it here.
After a quick west coast stint and big play at last months Bestival in Canada, the Toronto duo RYME have officially launched their label BADLQQK, kicking it off with an original from themselves – a chunky ghetto techno heater called ‘Cockfight’. We can’t wait to see who else joins the BADLQQK squad next! Listen below and grab this one when it drops August 18th on Beatport.
I don’t have that much energy nowadays, but Los Angeles-based techno junkie Modus gives it to me every time. His dark twists on big tracks really stand out in a monotonous river of medicre remixes. Tough tough european-style techno vibes durn Drake’s “Energy” into a dark club knocker. I’ve already heard this one being rinsed around town in Los Angeles, and I have no doubts that this one will be a staple for the forseeable future. Grab the latest from Modus for free below.
I’ve been a big believer in LA’s own Drezo for quite some time now. For many, it seems like this guy came out of the woodwork with that huge “A Milli” edit. Nay! Homeboy has been slinging techno heaters since I was in a Fraternity (thats a long time). Drezo has his own very unique spin on the techno/house marriage. Some of the harder bass sequences you’ll hear dance around stunning production. His latest is a remix of Vice’s track “Find A Way,” and you’ll have to find a way to keep your speakers from exploding when you jam to this one. Think underground. Like waaay underground. Check out the track below and grab support Drezo by grabbing it on iTunes.
Here’s the happiest title of a track you’ll hear all week. The driving techno sounds packed inside make me equally as happy. As Dusky gears up to release the forthcoming “Ordinary World” EP, he’s been dropping some gems. The latest, “Parakeet Feet,” features some charming synths, a demonic vox sample, and booming bass. Get psyched for this whole EP to be released July 31st.
The latest track to be debuted from their four-track ‘Ordinary World EP’ (out July 31on 17 Steps), Dusky’s ‘Parakeet Feet’ marks another fresh sound from the diverse duo. Channeling the pair’s love of big room techno, the hypnotic ‘Parakeet Feet’ is built around an insistent and repetitive lead line that morphs throughout the song, as well as the distinctive ‘Talk To Me’ vocals.
Nodding to formative influences such as Underworld, Eric Prydz’s Cirez D alias and Slam, ‘Parakeet Feet’ is match made for the many festival stages that Dusky will be playing across the summer and was debuted on BBC Radio 1 by B. Traits last Friday.
“Techno in all its forms has always featured strongly throughout our DJ sets – as well as productions – and ‘Parakeet Feet’ is our homage to the big, rolling festival variants of the sound. There’s definitely a melodic touch to the breakdown, as with a lot of our tracks, but the overall effect we aimed for was one of intensity and energy” -Dusky
‘Parakeet Feet’ joins the classy, catchy and ambient-influenced ‘Skin Deep’ and mutant 4/4 rave alarm of ‘Jilted’ in tracks that have been premiered fro the ‘Ordinary World EP’, with the quirky roller ‘Squeezer’ still to come.
How about some dark techno for a little late night jam? Jackin With The Drums is a production team based in Belgium who have some serious prowess in the studio. Their latest remix for Sovenger is a haunting journey of jutting synths and rolling percussion. The album art is certainly applicable, as the elements of this track really come together in a rhythm relatable to a steam engine. Keep your next party rolling into the wee hours with this dark masterpiece.