“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:
Frankfurt based artist Felix Kröcher is a prominent figure in the German techno scene. Kröcher has influenced electronic music since the mid-2000s, and he is still a techno tastemaker today. Kröcher’s two-month-old remix of Frankyeffe’s “Crazy Man” on Riot Recordings is an intense techno track with a driving bass line. Hefty yet restrained, “Crazy Man (Felix Kröcher Remix)” is the perfect accompaniment to a Tesla motorist hauling ass on the
Life and Death founder Manfredi Romano, better known by his stage name DJ Tennis, released “Chirality” last month. Life and Death was the label in the technosphere last year, and with DJ Tennis’ Divisions/Chirality release, Life and Death is positioning itself to dominate the techno market for another year running. “Chirality” is a deep and dark ethereal techno track with luscious atmospheric synths and a diverse selection of percussion. Listen: