For all you lovers of the latest night — the moments before a touch of golden morning slips you into dreamy Balearic house, Maetrik, Maceo Plex’s techno alter-ego, never disappoints. His latest EP, Unleash the Beast, which is set to be released August 13th on his own imprint Ellum Audio is no exception to his extraordinary body of work. Continue reading
For the fourth release on DJ Koze and Marcus Finks Pampa imprint, hyperactive hotshot house hunk Axel Boman steps up and delivers a stunning offering off his debut EP for the label. Since many years an important force on the small but friendly Swedish club scene, and one third of the Studio Barnhus crew together with Kornél Kovács and Petter, Axel is as experienced a producer as his ideas are fresh.
Axel Boman – Purple Drank (Original Mix)
Here’s more from Brunei’s favourite techno junkie. The Hoffman’s sets are dark and dangerous. Both sets are a tribute to the father of LSD just so you would an idea the atmosphere the set is going to have. Cage Village is another dark and menacing trip with Plastika at the wheel.
Eike is new to the Perth scene. Originally from Italy, he’s looking to stamp is authority on the local and international scene with his tech-orientated releases. Check out some of his tunes and his latest mix. My pick would be his latest work “I Am I” – the groove is infectious.
‘Prostitute’ tells the story of a guy falling in love with a whore. Heavy with Seuilʼs dripped grooves and dOPʼs incessant harmonies these two masters create a slow and seductive workout with falsetto male singing to get lost in. Tantilising beats and jazz infused melodies make this one to remember and with the collaboration with the outstanding Visionquest team, formed by Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss & Seth Troxler rework ‘Prostitute’ from salacious irony to unenviable reality.
Seuil & d0p – Prostitute (Visionquest Remix)
An Adam Beyer release on Truesoul is always a bit special. The sister label of Drumcode is known for its melodic and more laid back approach to techno, but even by the label’s groovy standards, Beyer’s latest single ‘No Rain’ is unusually emotional.
Built around a soulful male (or is that female?) vocal, the track could almost be classic New York house if it wasn’t for the deep synthesizer bleeps and nominal techno rhythms that prod the track along cautiously. The cut is probably Beyer’s most spiritual record since 2009′s Joel Mull collaboration ‘Forming Dies’. It is also his slowest offering in quite a while, clocking in at a housey 125 BPM.
The Hamburg based beatmaker has released his fourth album, Paranoia, on his ‘Ideal Audio’ imprint, and it is set to reaffirm his status as a true techno stalwart. A vanguard of electronic music, Huntemann’s truly universal appeal lies in his ability to consistently produce some devastatingly brilliant electronica, illustrated by the fact that he has remixed the likes of Underworld, the Chemical Brothers and Depeche Mode.
The longevity of Huntemann’s distinguished career rests upon his ability to consistently progress and develop his sound. Despite this constant evolution, few would argue that Huntemann is synonymous with an honest brand of deep and intricate electronica which is evident on this exciting new release. The precision and skill with which Oliver Huntemann expertly engineers his songs together with his studio wizard and co-producer André Winter is once again apparent on Paranoia, which maintains the lofty standards already set by previous albums and his musical output. Continue reading