The sixth release from lauded Russian label трип landed a monster coup by releasing a vintage track by AFX (fka Aphex Twin). Fans of Aphex Twin will find a lot to love on the opening track of When I Was 14, released last week. A tinny percussive loop with elements of cloppy mechanical detritus, reminiscent of late 90s Warp and Rephlex tracks, propels Icelandic producer Bjarki‘s “Bæpolar” which is topped
A quick tempo and a heavy beat march Jay Zoney’s “Workhorse (Original Mix)” onward. The Vancouver based techno DJ/Producer created a fierce, almost militaristic track in this Eternal Drive Recordings release. The tone of the track is set by a warehouse-style kick drum that goes straight for the jugular. Percussive and other effected elements add to the intensity throughout the track. Prepare yourself before listening – “Workhorse (Original Mix)” is
“Black River” is a deep, dark techno track by artists Gennaro Mastrantonio and Billy Johnston who hail from Termoli, Italy and South Florida respectively. The track features highly-effected percussion hits and sinisterly designed sounds that work in conjunction to give “Black River” a mysterious energy. With under 100 plays on Soundcloud, it is safe to say that this transatlantic duo’s track is a hidden gem. Madrid based label True Type
Berlin’s Adam Port recently came out with a remix of Jimpster’s “Eel Pie Island,” turning it into a late-night chiller. This slow-burning track is filled with great soundscapes and textures, and made good use of an interesting spoken-word vocal sample. Also, be sure to check out the other remix on the B-side of this release by Hyenah.
Chicago’s Maria Goetz teamed up with North Carolina based artist Virulent for their March release of “A Final Solitaire” on DEAD CERT. Records. “A Final Solitaire” is a techno heater with plenty of distortion and automated effects. Play “A Final Solitaire” here: