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:
Ruede Hagelstein’s remix of Marc Romboy’s “Counting Comets” is an uplifting cosmic tech house jam. “Counting Comets (Ruede Hagelstein Remix)” features a palpable reverberated percussive element, a synthesized ostinato bass line, and enchanting pads that come straight from the heavens. Hagelstein is a Berlin based artist who has held a residency at Watergate since 2006.
Berlin based Keinemusik artist Rampa uploaded the eccentric and beautifully crafted “Human” to his Soundcloud a month ago. “Human” revolves around complex percussive rhythms and a bizarre vocal sample. Rampa’s “Human” is easily one of the more compositionally innovative dance music tracks I’ve heard this year. Listen to and download “Human” for free:
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: