It\’s sunday, and it\’s getting darker, time to pop up and talk about some real techno music. In this time, the article belongs to Reclaim Your City, a label that has been always on his edge, hosting one of the top podcast, always selecting just the finest artists in the scene, the label has also been releasing top music.
Overview. Aimed at cutting the distance between remote strongholds for leading-edge techno and associated modes of expression, Reclaim Your City has been pushing for a boundless, all-embracing cultural mashup of sorts, reuniting communities of producers and dancers across the globe as they methodically scan and showcase various nerve centres from the techno Internationale. Through a bunch of geographically-themed VAs of the finest ilk, RYC have steadily worked at bridging the gaps between such cities’ uniquely vibrant creative pools, whether well-known or unheard of, whilst drawing on an expansive and truly innovative type of ‘underground connection’ ideal.
Back with its tenth iteration in near half a decade of intense activity, the Rotterdam-via-Berlin based outlet is set to enter a new aesthetic cycle, sloughing its old skin for a brighter, all the more edgy one. Not content with counting some of the finest names in today’s techno landscape on board in the persons of Oscar Mulero, Psyk, Sterac and Dimi Angélis, ‘RYCL010 – Amsterdam/Madrid’ is the occasion for Reclaim Your City to take a new breath and explore deeper the intrinsic values and key-words that make for the label’s very raison d’être: music, energy, action, city, quality, art, underground, activism, rebellion, global community.
A galvanizing slab of pumping 4/4 delicacies primed for extended dancefloor use – deftly navigating between deep-diving dubs (Psyk), nasty acid mechs (Sterac), proper brain-melting droney moves (Oscar Mulero) and off-axis bleepy stompers (Dimi Angélis), ‘RYCL010’ inaugurates the label’s newly-forged design signature, made of a combination of urban photography and a custom-made font, which will be a new trademark for the project and used for all future releases, radioshows and events, whilst tracing the contours to the label’s ever ambitious, next-level approach towards techno music. A way for RYC to openly declare its aspirations and goals, in letting people know that quality, passion and the love for sharing the music is all that matters.
A2 / 2. Dimi Angélis – Ratrace
B1 / 3. Oscar Mulero – Metalix
B2 / 4. Psyk – Organic