Time to engage with modern techno at its finest. Belgian techno wizard Cri Du Coeur is back with a new 2-part vinyl release on his label Arkham Audio titled ‘Erickson’ & ‘Erickson on Acid’, to be released simultaneously in digital format and vinyl on the 24th July, 2020. 


In his new release, Cri Du Coeur is showing his francophile roots by having a solely French lineup for the remixes, definitely a selection to enjoy featuring Electric Rescue, [wex 10], Trunkline, Roman Poncet, Umwelt & Zadig

Following the recent release of his EPs ‘Diaphragm’ and ‘Warning’, and now bringing us the inebriating ‘Erickson’ & ‘Erickson on Acid’, Cri Du Coeur has established that his new alias and freshly-founded but tenacious Arkham Audio label are a force to be reckoned with.

The entrancing yet adrenalizing sound that he has adopted shows that his approach to industrial electronic music knows no boundaries or compromises.

Tracks description. 


The first part of this release features the original mix of ‘Erickson’ by Cri Du Coeur and remixes of the track by Electric Rescue, [ Wex 10 ], and Trunkline. The second part ‘Erickson on Acid’ puts a squelching acid twist on things and features remixes by Roman Poncet, Umwelt, and Zadig.

The original mix of ‘Erickson’ leads with a strong beat and a mixture of industrial sounds that makes for a sublime dark dancefloor track. Electric Rescue follows on with a remix that engages the listener with a terrorising yet intoxicating heavy base- line. Next up is [ Wex 10 ] who enchants us with a bouncy laserbeam rhythm and muffled looping vocals.

Last but not least on the ‘Erickson’ lineup is Trunkline’s remix which delivers an addictive hazy melody and a deep and dirty mechanical synth horn.

Cri Du Coeur plays with tensions in ‘Erickson (on Acid)’, putting the listener into a state of hypnosis with squelching sounds that give the song a raunchy character. We are implored to dance as Roman Poncet’s remix bears layers of lively percussion beats with twangy synth melodies. The mood intensifies once more as Umwelt’s remix features a dark and fuzzy baseline that contrasts with a screeching siren sound creating an ultimate thrilling experience for the listener. Zadig closes off this immense concoction of remixes with a relentless distorted base and scintillating machinelike background noises.

Cri Du Coeur has outdone himself by bringing together such a well-suited selection of artists to create a visceral and magnetizing collection of tracks that showcases his competence in making industrial techno.

Arkham Audio will release both \’Erickson\’ & \’Erickson on Acid\’ simultaneously in digital formats and on vinyl on the 24th July, 2020. 



Cover Artwork.




Label: Arkham Audio
Artist: Cri Du Coeur
Remixers: [wex10], Trunkline, Electric Rescue
 Zadig, Roman Poncet, Umwelt
Title: Erickson / Erickson On Acid
Format: 2xEP
Release Formats: Digital & Vinyl
Release Date Digital: July 24th, 2020
Release Date Vinyl: July 24th, 2020
Cat. No. ARKIO03a, ARKIO03b
Distribution: EPM, Word and Sound

Tracklist.

Arkio03a:
01. Erickson (Original Mix)
02. Erickson (Electric Rescue Remix)
03. Erickson ([wex10] Remix)
04. Erickson (Trunkline Remix)

Arkio03b:
01. Erickson On Acid (Original Mix)
02. Erickson On Acid (Roman Poncet Remix)
03. Erickson On Acid (Umwelt Remix)
04. Erickson On Acid (Zadig Remix)




Tracklist.

  1. S-File – Things Have Changed (Mark Broom remix)
  2. Housemeister – Epsilon (Ray Kajioka remix)
  3. S-File – Distance (Albert Salvatierra remix)
  4. Cochise – Radon (Mark Broom Dubplate edit)
  5. S-File – Digital Disorder (Turbo Turbo remix)
  6. Deadwalkman – Intruder (S-File remix)
  7. Shadow Dancer – Unspeakable Things (Paul Mac remix)
  8. David Carretta – Vicious Game 2018 (Mark Broom V2 remix)
  9. Oleg Mass – Tightwerk (S-File remix)
  10. Shadow Dancer – Strut (Mark Broom’s D remix)
  11. S-File – Distance (David Carretta remix)
  12. Turbo Turbo – Inner Walls (Dan Curtin remix)
  13. Shadow Dancer – Shake (feat David AKZ – The Hacker remix)
  14. Turbo Turbo – Jack Your House (David Carretta remix)
  15. Mr. Magnetik – Night Wolves (Defekt remix)
  16. S-File – Things Have Changed (Deadwalkman remix)
  17. David Carretta – Machines Invasion (Turbo Turbo remix)
  18. S-File – Digital Disorder (Mark Broom remix)
  19. Turbo Turbo & S-File – Headhunter (Shadow Dancer remix)
  20. Cochise – Radon (Electric Rescue V2 remix)
  21. S-File – Modulate (Kamikaze Space Programme remix)
  22. Shadow Dancer – Breakable (J Tijn remix)
  23. S-File – Restriction (William Arist remix)
  24. David Carretta – Never Control (S-File remix)
  25. Shadow Dancer – Unspeakable Things (Joefarr remix)
  26. S-File – Searchin (Uncertain remix)
  27. Kuroi – Tassei (S-File remix)
  28. Shadow Dancer – Shake (feat David AKZ – Posthuman remix)
  29. S-File – Transmission (Ben Long remix)
  30. Housemeister – Rltyrscue (Paul Mac remix)

Title. We Are GND (Best Remixes 2011-2021)
Label. GND Records
Release Date : July 30th, 2021
Catalog Number GNSAMP026

In other interesting news, LA-based Techno label Modularz is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with the release of a colossal 18-track various artists compilation by Label founder, Developer, that has  entitled it ‘WAV10-95’. Release date are due to March 8, 2019, so we\’re there actually, so stay tuned.

‘WAV10-95’ marks the label’s 39th release and provides a distinct snapshot of everything that has made Modularz such a highly-regarded imprint. There is a startling consistency to all 18 tracks which is a testament to the dependability of the Modularz output.

Overview. Developer is hard to beat when it comes to the impact that he has had upon the American techno scene over the course of the 90s and 2000s. His roots lie in the Los Angeles scene of the early 1990s and after making a name for himself from his considerable gifts as a DJ and producer, he went on to become the founder of ‘Entity Music Distribution’. This was the first distribution company on the west coast to specialize exclusively in techno, collaborating with a vast array of the most influential labels from Detroit, Chicago and beyond. He has also honed his live shows to become one of the most thrilling performers to watch behind the decks today, becoming renowned for his marathon sets and prodigious level of technical skill, often using three turntables to fire out 50 different timeless tracks in just an hour.

His efforts have also been focused in parallel on the growth of his own label ‘Modularz’. The label initially began through necessity, to fill the void of quality techno that was lacking, not just in LA, but worldwide. The likes of Silent Servant, Fanon Flowers, Truncate and Developer himself were all more than able to contribute so much to the scene at the time without an outlet. Developer changed that with Modularz and in 2009 the primary focus of the label was the music of his peers and to show the world their sound: it has grown in a decade to be one of the most consistent and respected labels. Now, accommodating techno talent from across the globe, it makes equal time for those with long-standing careers and those who will take techno music into the future, with no indication of stopping. Beginning with Developer’s ‘Edificio’ including a Silent Servant remix (digital in 2009) and Truncate’s ‘Contrasts’ EP in early 2010, this label has since produced close to 40 more releases: last year alone saw the release of Patrik Carrera’s ‘Unscripted’ EP, a split 12” from Developer and DJ Surgeles, and Developer’s 2018 dynamic EP ‘Off Grid’.

This new release is a departure from tradition, bringing together collaborators, friends and other artists for a magnificent compilation to celebrate 10 years of Modularz records, which will be released on March 8th.

Modularz 39: \’WAV 10-95’ will please a multitude of techno lovers, with dark, deep seeded underground techno to modulated futuristic sounds palpable to the Modulaz label. The array of artists is eclectic in the techno scene and while some are well established with huge releases, there are also relative newcomers who will pave the way for years to come: all produce high quality bangers on this project.

The album is a collection of techno from different paths. It features the likes of heavy hitter and Skryptöm Records boss, Electric Rescue and techno stalwart Fabrizio Lapiana.

These techno legends are joined by new comers such as Kontal and CNCPT. The Maltese and Berlin native contribute two absolute belters in, ‘APPOLLO 8 MISSION ADMINSTRATION BUILDING 45’ and ‘NEW SCIENCE AND TELEKINESIS FACILITY 10’.

These are just a few examples of the various feet stompers that are contained within this marvellous collection. Expect complex beats, modulation, underground synths and thundering percussions. The compilation also features the likes of Conrad Van Ortan, Insolate, Joton, Juxta Position and many more to present a masterful 18-piece venture of varying techno.

Never one to rest on their laurels, Modularz are following this release with a 4-part vinyl to feature Developer, Rhomb, Hereitc and Astronomical Telegram. The EP is scheduled for early-April and is sure to be more of what we expect from the label, multiplex techno with body controlling modulated beats.

Showing the diversity of Modularz as a whole, they also have a flurry of label nights in the pipeline. A global project, their reach is vast with fans found in all corners of the world, showing how far the label has come in just a decade. The nights will be kicking off in none other than Berlin as they take over legendary club Tresor. These will be followed with parties in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Bogota and Buenos Aires, but stay tuned as more cities will be added.

A decade on and Modularz is not showing any signs of fatigue and merely going from strength to strength, with Developer looking to push the label to further and further heights.

Cover Artwork.

Label. Modularz 

Artist. Various Artists 
Title. WAV10-95 
Format. Digital 
Cat.Number. MOD039 
Release Date. March 8th, 2019 
Distribution. Complete 

Tracklist.

01. CNCPT – New Science and Telekinesis 10 

02. Merino – New Science And Telekinesis Facility 15 
03. Patrik Carrera – Mars Radiation Terminal 25 
04. Joton – Institution Of Foreign Communication 60 
05. Kalter Ende – Psychic Analysis Department 90
06. Zachary Lubin – Psychic Analysis Department 95 
07. Fabrizio Lapiana – Psychic Analysis Department 85 
08. Adriana Lopez – Europa Department Of Sound 50 
09. Ryogo Yamamori – Center For Cyborg Data And Control 75
10. Emitto Audio – Mars Radiation Terminal 20 
11. Alex Dolby – Europa Department Of Sound 55 
12. Kontal – Apollo 8 Mission Administration Building 45 
13. DJ Surgeles – Center For Cyborg Data And Control 70 
14. Insolate – Cern Research Center 45 
15. Juxta Position – Institution Of Foreign Communication 65 
16. Roll Dann – Apollo 8 Mission Administration Building 40
17. Conrad Van Orton – Center For Cyborg Data And Control 80 
18. Electric Rescue – Cern Research Center 30   

 

Label.