German joker-masked king of High Tech Minimal, Boris Brejcha has unfurled another fragment, “Never Look Back” from his debut album due in January on Ultra Records.
A recent staple in Brejcha’s 100% originally soundtracked sets, “Never Look Back” imbues the FCKNG SERIOUS label boss’s penchant for bleeding the boundaries of striking techno, progressive house, and trance. His inspiriting, melodic earmark assumes the driver’s seat, yet again, alongside one of his cornerstone pitched-down vocal cuts. The production is nothing short of cosmic.
Having just wrapped up his first US tour and another successful branded soiree at Amsterdam Dance Event, Brejcha continues to permeate his unparalleled sound design to pandemic proportions. In addition to erecting his own music label just a few years ago, Brejcha made his Cercle debut this year at the Grand Palais, which has garnered over seven million streams on YouTube alone. Those who haven’t heard the news about the one-man High Tech Minimal army taking the global club front for ransom would do best to briskly familiarize themselves.
Like many artists this past weekend, Boris Brejcha was tied up with the Amsterdam Dance Event, in his case playing at Gashouder. Boris was also one of the few artists who also dropped new music that same weekend. “Never Look Back” dropped on Friday and lives up to the German techno titan’s trademark brand of
After a foray into exotic psychedelia with his ‘Keramas / Harpanet EP,’ producer / DJ / keyboardist Moon Boots returns to his jazzy house foundations with ‘Tied Up’, an ode to the bonds of love and/or bondage (depending on your perspective). Boots and his friend, Brooklyn nightlife fixture Steven Klavier, channel their appreciation for barbershop
The Belgian hitmaker known as Lost Frequencies is back again, this time with a brand new, radio ready smash single. Entitled “Truth Never Lies”, the track features the one and only Aloe Blacc and will take you into a brand new realm full of pop and dance euphoria. Lost Frequencies is no stranger to creating
Subset, aka one of the hardest working men in EDM, has been wowing audiences for years now by displaying his amazing talents for mixing music. Subset if you are not aware was the resident basement DJ at Webster Hall in NYC as well as the grandfather of renegade sets on Holy Ship. The now Pacific
Nina Kraviz is no novice when it comes to sonic world-building. A good DJ set should transport dance floor disciples to a halcyon, far away place; and Kraviz does precisely that.
With a stunning hour-and-45-minute set inside the Eiffel Tower, of all places, the techno goddess unravels her masterfully woven web of tech-sanity all around her audience. The hypnotic performance is the latest Cercle live stream event, pairing icons of techno and house music with eye-watering, epic locations.
Kraviz’s all-vinyl set weaves in and out of minimal oddities, as the crowd dances in the shadow of the French landmark with a hazy Parisian skyline behind them. As with previous installments of the event series, the match between artist and place feels meant to be. It’s clear the gig is a special one for Kraviz, who felt that her style and the evening’s location were an inexorable match.
“Techno as an avant-garde form of music fits perfectly here,” Kraviz explained in a post-set interview. “I’m very honored to play here. I hope the guy who built it can feel us, and feels what’s going on.”
Vera Blue is an artist that has been making some big strides recently, with the release of her latest single “Lady Powers” and now the remix EP, there’s no doubt that she is headed for a bright future. Not to mention the fact that she has also been featured on tracks with Slumberjack and Flume,
Copenhagen based Anders Trentemøller has a knack for capturing heart-wrenching melodic moments. His exceptional productions are fused with a sonic trademark somewhere between post-punk, indie, and electronic. As a result, he’s established himself as an incredibly unique purveyor over the years. Influences like the shoegazers My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Joy Division, or even Depeche Mode seep from his music in a dazzling decorum.
More recently, the Danish producer has been posting short clips of his favorite tracks from his discography. Now, he’s ended the series with a new song, which is an apt celebration of the holiday season.
“Merry Christmas everyone,” said the producer of the new track. “It’s been fun to share some of my songs with you for the last 24 days. The 24th in every “Julekalender” (as we call it in Denmark) is always something special, a surprise. So here is a new little Christmas tune from me to all of you! Originally I only did 16 bars of the music for the documentary about me, but I kept working on the music and in the last few weeks I made it into a little song for you guys to enjoy this Christmas Day! All the best wishes to you all and thanks for the support.”
Art somberly mirrors life on Minnesotan producer shrimpnose’s latest offering, the just over eleven minute “dawn (ep).” The artist commemorates his late friend Donnie’s life on the new ambient EP through melancholic yet hopeful soundscapes.
Gradually processing grief over its emotive five tracks, the “dawn” EP opens with the lo-fi title track. After the third minute mark, the first breezy tune “dawn” progresses into the static of the second, dubbed “heroes.” After the glistening third track “since then,” a whispering monologue brings the listener down to earth on its fourth offering “dusk.” Gradually growing hopeful, a stunning display of strings rounds out the EP on its closer “back when.”
The “dawn” EP showcases a gripping display of emotion and merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to shrimpnose’s talent. The artist has recently played opening slots for the likes of XXYYXX, TOKiMONSTA, Giraffage, Purity Ring, Troyboi, Ekali, The Geek x Vrv, Eprom and Medasin. shrimpnose is set to close out 2017 with a performance at Snowta NYE 2017 in his home state.
Involve Records has released a 5 year anniversary compilation to celebrate their genesis as a record label. The Madrid, Spain record label has chartered groundbreaking territory in the global techno-sphere since 2012. With releases from such artists as Jay Lumen, Alan Fitzpatrick, and Marco Bailey, Involve has planted themselves as an independent powerhouse in the techno underground. The label has gained global notoriety and esteem in recent years as a result of their authenticity and consistent stream of quality releases.
The anniversary CD features tracks from Yotam Anvi, Alien Rain, FJAAK, Regal, Exilles, and a diverse roster of additional producers.