Techno is going far, and girls are highlighting the power of this music. In other news, the Belgian DJ & producer Amelie Lens is releasing a new EP on her label Lenske in September 12th after a very busy summer that has seen her headline some of the biggest festivals of the circuit such as Sónar, Movement Detroit, Time Warp, Awakenings, Tomorrowland, while also hosting her own Exhale stages at Creamfields, OffSonar or Dour Festival and presenting a special DJ set at the iconic monument in Belgium, the Atomium. As well, she is constantly touring in Ibiza headlining club nights like Circoloco and Afterlife.
Talking more about her upcoming release, \’Little Robot’ is Amelie Lens’ second solo effort on her imprint following her ‘Basiel’ EP last year and her recent 12-inch on Second State ‘Hypnotized’. The \”Little Robot\” EP features four new tracks, all of them recharged and filled with energy. Amelie Lens production technique is amazing to create tracks that brings us the energy that she express while we se her playing her sets. Stay tuned and read more about this excellent forthcoming release below.
Listen to the new Amelie Lens track \’Little Robot\’, its already uploaded to Lenske SoundCloud.
Overview. All set to push the dance floor forward Amelie Lens returns to drop her second solo release on LENSKE following 2018’s ‘Basiel’ EP. True to her reliable productions of pumping kicks, nasty acid lines and spiraling groove dynamics, energetic 4/4 winds blow fiercely across the four cuts of ‘Little Robot’, offering a much compelling arsenal of powerhouse techno to top the summer off in the most epic way. First in line, the hard-hitting ‘Helium’ blurs the dancer’s mind through a haze of understated subbass moves and sonar bleeps. Carried through by Amelie’s signature vocals, ‘Man Over Machine’ continues down the hypnotic path with unrelenting efficacy, before the stadium-sized steamroller ‘Little Robot’ takes us to a raving climax. Last but not least, the aptly named ‘Storm’ raises the BPMs to ensure maximal impact until the very final moments. Just do not go by its gentle name, ‘Little Robot’ packs monster fire within.
Artist. Amelie Lens Title. Little Robot Format: 12″ / Digital Label: LENSKE Records Cat. No: LENSKE007 Release Date: September 12th, 2019
A1 / 1. Helium A2 / 2. Man Over Machine B1 / 3. Little Robot B2 / 4. Storm Label.
For us, it could be yesterday when Amelie Lensdecided to start her own Record Label (LENSKE) to support and expand her particular view in techno music, as well as her unique style of music that can be denoted in her sets.
But it was \”In May 2018, Belgium’s Amelie Lenslaunched LENSKE, the fruit of working on new music and collaborating with her peers. The aim was to create a platform to release her own and friend’s music that they use to tear apart dance floors around the globe. Less than two years after, LENSKE is putting out their 10th release and it’s evolved into something more than just a label, but a family.\” The result of this was the prolific crew formed byAmelie Lens, Farrago, Milo Spykers, AIROD and Ahl Iver, that have released a collection of contemporary anthems, storming techno cuts and acid weapons\” Check out our previous reviews on all the releases mentioned in the previous paragraph.
Now, LENSKE just announced the release of \”The Future\” the new EP and 10th release ot the imprint that is coming out on february 21, 2020. For this release, Amelie Lens, Farrago, Milo Spykers, AIROD and Ahl Iver \”contributes a track for a mini VA compilation showcasing the label’s sound. Belgian producer Milo Spykers opens up with ‘Traversing’, a heavy-hitting cut with a ravenous sound design. Hot on the heels of her recent compilation for the fabric presents series, Amelie Lens steps up with her brand new tune ‘The Future’ featuring energetic synth hooks with her signature vocals. AIROD goes ravey with ‘Divine Power’ introducing jungle elements, while on the other side, Farrago delivers a catchy vocal-led slammer with ‘Step Up’. Ahl Iver, the newest addition to the label, brings the final touch with the intoxicating ‘Night Creature’.\”
Read below for full details.
Overview. In May 2018, Belgium’s Amelie Lens launched LENSKE, the fruit of working on new music and collaborating with her peers. The aim was to create a platform to release her own and friend’s music that they use to tear apart dance floors around the globe. Less than two years after, LENSKE is putting out their 10th release and it’s evolved into something more than just a label, but a family. During this relatively short time, the prolific crew formed by Amelie Lens, Farrago, Milo Spykers, AIROD and Ahl Iver have released a collection of contemporary anthems, storming techno cuts and acid weapons. The imprint’s catalogue illustrates their exploration for a shade of techno particularly focused on the hi-NRG factor. You can usually catch them at the Exhale showcases worldwide – at the likes of fabric London, Off Sonar in Barcelona and Dour in Belgium- testing their new productions that the crowd highly anticipate for their release. For this fresh record, each artist contributes a track for a mini VA compilation showcasing the label’s sound. Belgian producer Milo Spykers opens up with ‘Traversing’, a heavy-hitting cut with a ravenous sound design. Hot on the heels of her recent compilation for the fabric presents series, Amelie Lens steps up with her brand new tune ‘The Future’ featuring energetic synth hooks with her signature vocals. AIROD goes ravey with ‘Divine Power’ introducing jungle elements, while on the other side, Farrago delivers a catchy vocal-led slammer with ‘Step Up’. Ahl Iver, the newest addition to the label, brings the final touch with the intoxicating ‘Night Creature’. The future is bright!
It\’s been a while since last post, i ask for apologies, i have been partying and traveling through europe, just to keep the lines on road, getting knowledge and discovering more music. But check this, i know you like the LENSKE releases, and i guess this one is the last of 2019 (here you can check out previous LENSKE releases we talked about in Living Techno this year: Lenske reviews and articles.)
Well, as always, this upcoming release has the style and of course the approval of LENSKE label boss Amelie Lens. Making some memories, if you’ve come across Amelie Lens’ all-new fabric presents mix, then the name of Ahl Iver shall definitely ring a bell. And we say that because here it is the official announcement of his forthcoming EP entitled \”Haunted Patterns\” that will come out on LENSKE this December 20, 2019 in 12″ and Digital formats. The EP features 3 new tracks, one of them remixed by another local producer of LENSKE, Milo Spykers.
\”The opening track ‘7AM’ features a punchy gabber kick and rush, hard-hitting drums and a healthy dose of slimy acid squelch to leave you dazed and confused for a while. Adding his ever efficient spin to the original, LENSKE mainstay Milo Spykers reworks the groove onto straightforward clubby railway as he sure knows well how to subdue the dancers through the most wildly enjoyable ankle-twisting/brain-melting manoeuvres.
As its name suggests the title-track ‘Haunted Patterns’ is a spooky dance floor affair. Allowing a 4/4 hell to break loose on the basement while enveloping it in further hypnotic synths and intense cosmic vibrations. Lovers of classic Altern-8 style hardcore shall find the perfect outlet to their headbanging fantasies in the euphoria-inducing ‘Rave Simulator’. With four cuts tailored to take clubs and dance floors by storm, Ahl Iver steps up for his debut record on LENSKE.\”
Meanwhile the official snippets are upload, listen to some previous LENSKE releases already uploaded to Soundcloud.
Overview. If you’ve come across Amelie Lens’ all-new fabric presents mix, then the name of Ahl Iver shall definitely ring a bell. In addition to a forthcoming appearance at the next Exhale party in Antwerp in February 2020, where he’ll get to share the stage with Richie Hawtin, Helena Hauff, Kobosil, Stephanie Sykes and the whole LENSKE family, new sensation Ahl Iver is undeniably on the cusp of big things, and his debut EP, ‘Haunted Patterns’, sets the tone in gutsy fashion. The opening track ‘7AM’ features a punchy gabber kick and rush, hard-hitting drums and a healthy dose of slimy acid squelch to leave you dazed and confused for a while. Adding his ever efficient spin to the original, LENSKE mainstay Milo Spykers reworks the groove onto straightforward clubby railway as he sure knows well how to subdue the dancers through the most wildly enjoyable ankle-twisting/brain-melting manoeuvres. As its name suggests the title-track ‘Haunted Patterns’ is a spooky dance floor affair. Allowing a 4/4 hell to break loose on the basement while enveloping it in further hypnotic synths and intense cosmic vibrations. Lovers of classic Altern-8 style hardcore shall find the perfect outlet to their headbanging fantasies in the euphoria-inducing ‘Rave Simulator’. With four cuts tailored to take clubs and dance floors by storm, Ahl Iver steps up for his debut record on LENSKE.
Important news, the Belgium Dj, Producer and Label manager, Amelie Lens has selected and mixed the upcoming fabric presents compilation which will be out November 22nd on 2×12” LP, CD, streaming and digital formats.
2019 has seen Lens headline some of the biggest festivals of the circuit such as Sónar, Time Warp, Movement, EXIT, Kappa Futur or Sonus and constant appearances at Circoloco and Afterlife in Ibiza while running her label Lenske and her Exhale showcases around the globe. Since her debut at fabric in January 2018, she has become a regular in the club’s program hosting her Exhale parties, including taking over Room One all night long. The time is right for her to contribute to the iconic mix series.
For the fourth mix of fabric presents, Amelie Lens has pulled together 19 unreleased tracks from up-and-comers around the world such as Anetha, Pär Grindvik, Nur Jaber, Regal, Hadone, Setaoc Mass as well as the Lenske crew Farrago, AIROD and Milo Spykers and a track of her own. Most of them will also feature in the 2×12\” vinyl pack.
Lens will launch her mix with a party at fabric on Saturday 30th November with Setaoc Mass and AIROD. More info and tickets here.
Overview. Techno phenomenon Amelie Lens has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the past few years, but those close to her know that her success hasn’t happened overnight. The Antwerp, Belgium native been DJing since she was 18 — so for eleven years now — continually honing her technique, growing her music collection and amassing vast wells of knowledge and passion that she pours into her rapturously received sets. Just five years into her professional career, Lens is of one of the world’s most celebrated DJs. In the past year alone, she’s headlined Sónar in Barcelona, Time Warp in Mannheim, Germany, Movement in Detroit, Awakenings in Amsterdam, EXIT in Serbia, Kappa Futur Festival in Turin, Italy and SONUS Festival in Croatia. This season Lens was also a regular in Ibiza at two of the island’s hottest parties — Circoloco at DC-10 and Afterlife at Hï Ibiza. Amidst her jam-packed touring schedule Lens somehow also finds the time to run her hugely popular Exhale party series and her own record label, Lenske, as well as interact with her hundreds of thousands of die-hard fans who shower her with love at gigs and on social media. You’d be hard-pressed to find a harder working DJ on the planet. It’s little wonder then that one of the world’s best known and loved clubs, London’s fabric, has tapped Lens to contribute to its new mix series, fabric presents. After making her fabric debut in January 2018 and going on to host her own Exhale parties at the club, including taking over Room One for an All Night Long set in March, the time is right for one of the scene’s brightest stars to be written into the iconic club and record label’s history. fabric has a special place in my heart. It is one of the few places I play all-nighters and it was the first international stop for my Exhale nights. To be a part of the legendary fabric mix series is a really big honour for me. For her mix, the fourth in the new series, Lens has pulled together 74 minutes of unreleased music from some of her favourite acts, a combination of artists appearing on Lenske and up-and-comers from around the world. Lens joins a decorated list of artists who have contributed all-exclusive material for a mix, including Ricardo Villalobos, Omar S, Shackleton, Guy Gerber, Steffi, and Kölsch. It’s a testament to Lens’ curatorial nous and the high regard in which she’s held that she’s been able to pull it off. While Lens is known for her full throttle DJ sets, her fabric presents is a more nuanced affair, full of bangers as well as peaks, troughs and valleys to tease and thrill the listener and showcase the full spectrum of techno. Lens masterfully builds the set, opening with atmospheric snippets from the likes of SLV & Z.I.P.P.O, Pär Grindvik and Michael Klein. The next few tracks are given more space to breathe and unfurl as the mix gets harder, with Beirut’s Nur Jaber providing an early standout, “Rave With Me”, before Lens’ own “Solitude Tool”, a haunting echo chamber, is expertly deployed to introduce the hi-energy synths of Anetha’s “Nikita” and Irregular Synth’s “Mutation.” Lenske heavy hitters Milo Spykers, AIROD and Farrago provide pummeling contributions “Look Ahead”, “Liquor” and “Ensnare”, respectively, before Lenske favourite Regal pairs up with Alignment for the psychedelic techno trip “Astro”. It leads into Hadone’s “Courtship Unleashed”, bringing the mix to a spectral, deeply satisfying close. At once richly varied and relentless, a style that Lens’ fans have come to expect from techno’s most enthusiastic DJ, fabric presents Amelie Lens is a milestone for both the artist and the series and a mark of their mutual admiration and respect. Amelie Lens launches her mix with a party at fabric on Saturday 30th November. More info and tickets HERE.
Title. fabric presents Amelie Lens
Format: 2×12” LP / CD / Digital
Cat. No: fabric204
Release Date: November 22nd, 2019
1. SLV & Z.I.P.P.O – Theory Of Relativity [00:00-00:02:26]
2. Pär Grindvik – Isle of Real (Colombia M.I.L.Y 2019) [02:27-06:39]
3. Michael Klein – Boiling [06:40-00:10.29]
4. Flug – ADSR [10:30-15.35]
5. Nur Jaber – Rave With Me [15:36-19:14]
6. Setaoc Mass – This Blue Line [19:15-22:09]
7. MSKD – Savage Earth [22:10-25:49]
8. Amelie Lens – Solitude Tool [25:50-28:46]
9. Anetha – Nikita [28:47-34:08]
10. Irregular Synth – Mutation [34:09-36:12]
11. Milo Spykers – Look Ahead [37:13-41:02]
12. AIROD – Liquor [41:03-45.20]
13. Blicz & Geerson – Eleven Roses [45:21-49:25]
14. Ahl Iver – Cry For Redemption [49:26-55:25]
15. Lukas Fritzer – Praise The Night [55:26-59.47]
16. Farrago – Ensnare [59:48-01:02:27]
17. Glaskin – Reaktor Rave [01:02:28-01:06:19]
18. Regal & Alignment – Astro [01:06:20-01:11:19]
19. Hadone – Courtship Unleashed [01:11:20- end]
A1. Amelie Lens – Solitude Tool
A2. Milo Spykers – Look Ahead
A3. Pär Grindvik – Limits of Real (Colombia M.I.L.Y. 2019)
Of course im very excited to write about one of our favorites, its her, you would know, as i’m getting in touch today with you dear reader, just to announce that Amelie Lensis putting out her next solo EP on her own imprint Lenske. The EP has been entitled ‘Basiel’ and will be out on vinyl and digital formats on November 23rd.
The Belgian techno talent is known for her energetic productions and DJ sets that she performs at the biggest clubs and festivals of the circuit. After releasing several EPs on Pan-Pot’s Second State, this year Amelie Lens started her record label, Lenske, to release her own and friends’ music. Named after her godchild, ‘Basiel’ is the third release on Lenske and Amelie\’s solo debut on the label which follows EPs by Belgian newcomers Farrago and Milo Spykers.
You can listen to Amelie Lens – Basiel track on Lenske\’s SoundCloud:
Overview: Holding steady after a much busy 2017 season that saw her multiply releases on the likes of Pan-Pot imprint, Second State or Arts, Belgian techno architect Amelie Lens is now set to release her debut solo outing on her own label Lenske, following an EP from the newcomer Milo Spykers and a ﬁne collaborative eﬀort with fellow Antwerp-based producer Farrago, featuring a remix from Ostgut Ton protégé Kobosil. Named after her godchild, \’Basiel\’ blazes with the truly euphoric, hi-NRG pulse that deﬁnes both Lens\’ productions and the large-scope vision she has for Lenske. Tried and tested across the globe\’s most demanding dance ﬂoors over the last year, no doubt this collection of boisterous tech ransackers will turn from secret mass destruction weapons into peak time missiles for the hotheads out there. With its heavy kick stomp bashing the club\’s entrance in straightaway, \’Never The Same\’ sets the mood of the EP with unrestricted power. Soon drowned into a cavalcading deluge of squelchy acid from which emerges the pristinely preserved and all the more mesmerising voice of Amelie, the industrial drive of the track keeps further stealth and minimal on \’Energize\’, where her vocals once again operate as a penetrating mantra, urging the dancers to stack up higher volumes of fortitude and spirit to keep up with the ﬁerce rhythm of the drums. Last but not least, the title-track \’Basiel\’ drapes itself in a darker melodic veil, like a black hole spitting a malevolent mix of gut-churning bass vibrations, feverish batucada percussions and basement-wrecking kicks rising from deep beneath the earth\’s mantle. Savage, you say?
Good vibes brothers, let\’s keep talking about good techno music. In particular, the Amelie Lens record label \”LENSKE\” has a unique and remarked style in their releases that seems very good to me. On this occasion the label is about to release its fifth release and is in charge of Milo Speakers, Anyone who witnessed Milo Spykers at the decks, knows his experience is as powerful as it is loving, he is an authentic warrior of the underground techno scene, also as a producer he\’s been cooking music bombs, and that\’s why he has been appearing in LENSKE and his tracks has been picked for so many artist, that stuff definitely speaks for itself.
Observable 93 is the title of his upcoming EP on LENSKE and the release date is around the corner, in May 3rd, 2019 via all digital formats and Vinyl. In a little review, the EP is composed of 4 tracks, all powerful, dark, harsh, full of black energy and of course deep bass and a perfect speed for the dancefloor. As one of the objectives of the release is giving the dancers a tough time picking their legs and brain up once the lights are back on again. Keep reading the story.
Listen to Trax Magazine Premiere of Milo Spykers – Observable 93 [LENSKE]:
Overview. Hot on the heels of his debut solo EP issued on the label in late 2018, Milo Spykers returns to Lenske with his much anticipated second outing, ‘Observable 93’. Where his previous, ‘Infinite’, was marked by a certain minimalism in approach – zeroing in on the depth of field and hypnotic power of its reverbs and delayed intricacies, this one has the Belgian producer slinging out a sharper-than-ever tetralogy of strapping big-room agitators that waste no time or energy in useless courtesies, rather well whelming his audience headlong into a deluge of raging kicks and hellish drum swirls to maximum effect. All horsepowers roaring, ‘Beyond’ sets the tone right away with its heavy battery of pounding kicks and cavalcading drums whipping a frenzy as full-on cascades of liquid-like synth modulations and rumbling echoes interweave in hazardous precipitates. A straight-out binary stormer, the title-track then puts on the kind of no-nonsense hardcore rave buildup that’ll have your brain going on overheat without further ado. The very idea one can make of a peaktime thriller, warheads locked and loaded onto giving the dancers a tough time picking their legs and brain up once the lights are back on again. Sure to drain every drop of sweat from your sore body in less spins that your washing machine needs to wring your favourite AC-DC tee, the strenuous B-side opener ‘All You Need Is A Thought’ rotates and revolves like a satellite gone out of its orbiting trajectory into deep space. Tailored to drive any sound-system into a corner, ‘The Invisible’ tops it all off in particularly nasty fashion, keeping the pressure gauge in the red up until the woofers have given up the ghost. With this strikingly forceful and ambitious sophomore 12″, Milo Spykers clearly sets his sight onto a new horizon of potentialities, confirming his status as one of the emerging techno artists to keep your eyes on. Closely.
In these days, definitely techno music has evolved and is because the artists are expressing with freedom their unique styles of playing music and remarking it in gigs and in the production of new tracks. This is the case of techno super woman, Amelie Lens.
I just saw her playing at Detroit Movement Festival a couple of weeks ago, and her energy is endless, i can notice that she is really enjoying what at this moment of her life she is doing. Those characteristics reflects on her work. Big ups to Amelie.
Also watch a little vid of her introducing herself in Techno birthplace (Detroit) this year:
So keeping it up with the article, you know with Amelie Lens it\’s going to be good news all the way, now she\’s putting out a new EP with two new tracks and a remix on Second State. The EP has been entitled ‘Hypnotized’ and will be out in June 28th on vinyl and digital formats.
Following the trio of EPs Lens released on the label that guided her meteoric rise, as well as her most recent endeavour with her own label Lenske with releases by new talents like Farrago, AIROD and Milo Spykers and her latest \’Basiel’ EP, ‘Hypnotized’ is her follow up featuring two peak-time weapons with her signature sound and a gabber-inflected remix from rising Belgian duo Joyhauser.
Listen to new track \”Hypnotized\” from her forthcoming release on Second State:
Overview. One and a half years since her last outing on Second State, Amelie Lens returns to the label with her highly anticipated new 3-tracker, ‘Hypnotized EP‘. Following up to the much acclaimed ‘Basiel EP’ issued in 2018 through her own imprint, Lenske, Amelie steps up right in time for the much busy festival season ahead with a pair of razor-sharp peaktime weapons, plus a nasty gabberinflected remix from rising Belgian duo Joyhauser. With upcoming dates including performances at Sónar, Movement, Awakenings, Exit, Kappa Future and Sonus, needless to say these are bound to get dance floors on fire this summer. Having triggered a massive response from the audience during her sets over the last year, the title track ’Hypnotized‘ breaks the ice on a fiercely pounding note. Flexing out the heavy kick artillery, brooding chord stabs and cascading snares while Amelie’s delayed vox hooks steadily sink us into a whelming state of trance. Reaching for the most remote recesses of the dancers’ minds, ‘Access’ revs up the engine a notch further with its psychoactive synthwaves, furling and swirling across full bars of louder than loud 909 thump. Adding their euphoric spin to the lead cut, ‘Hypnotized’, Joyhauser seal the deal with an all-out ravey anthem of a rework, custom-built for epic, warehouse-sized maneuvers and iron-pumping mid-set apexes. Shockwaves are coming.
Artist. Amelie Lens Title. Hypnotized EP Format: 12” / Digital Label: Second State Cat. No: SCNDST063 Release Date: June 28th, 2019
Hailing from Paris, Dario Brkic aka AIROD is perhaps one of the finest incarnations of what the French techno scene can bring to the table when it comes to turning any cold-walled warehouse into a proper coal-fired furnace. Since he broke through on an international level in 2018 with his debut solo 12\” on Molekül, drawing instant support from the likes of Dasha Rush, Boston 168, SNTS, Overmono, to name but a few, AIROD\’s kept forging his own strain of techno, both dark and muscular, blustery and tirelessly corrosive. A shared bill with French techno ace Amelie Lens at REX Club would soon seal Dario’s fate, prompting Lens to get him on board her highly reputed Exhale parties across the Globe, of which he’s since become a mainstay.
Taking their collaboration to a new extent, AIROD\’s inaugural 12\” delivery for Amelie\’s label Lenske – the aptly-titled \’Voltage\’ – finds him delivering a quartet of high-octane dancefloor wreckers that promise to get the pressure gauge into the red zone effortlessly, no matter the hour of the day or the baking level of its audience. An increasingly in-demand talent, Dario also joined Dax J\’s Monnom Black stable in the meanwhile, contributing a track to the label\’s eagerly anticipated debut VA \’The World Of Monnom Black\’, alongside some of today\’s techno\’s most renowned big guns. A meteoric rise to supreme power for the Parisian producer, whose touring agenda has gone from busy to chock-a-block in a jiffy, and we grant you this, ladies and gentlemen, is just the beginning.
Hello again techno addicts, we got some good news in the middle of all this crazy things that are happening right now in the wide world. Of course related to good techno music releases.
To don\’t make it longer, today April 3rd,Farrago\’s new EP & sample pack on Lenske are available. That\’s right, Sam Deliart AKA Farrago steps up with a new four-tracker on Amelie Lens’ imprint LENSKE, and it\’s already OUT.
The EP has been entitled \’Kidney Shot\’, and its prove that the Belgian DJ & producer returns to the label in pure form, with his third outing on the label following the very much revered Risin’ EP -which in 2018 inaugurated LENSKE including a collaboration with Lens and a remix by Kobosil- and the killer uncompromising Neontrance from last summer.
\”The record opens with Fall To Ruin where Farrago continues to develop his industrial yet trancey production, delivering high levels of energy to the dance floor. The title track Kidney Shot is the perfect example of this intention too. With total expertise he manipulates echoes with synths creating unexpected and ecstatic breakdowns. On the other side, Flavours Of Youth unleashes a melodic cut with an immersive bass. The EP concludes with the electrifying sound of Vizio. \”
In a general point of view, this 4 track EP is very complete, for this release, Farrago use creativity to match elements between echoes, synths, ecstatic breakdowns, Trance beats, dramatic melodies and of course, a good portion of heavy bass and fast rhythms. This EP is another LENSKE record that probably you have listen before but couldn\’t find the ID, and now, the tracks are going to be out, to move more LENSKE techno around the world.
Stay tuned for more, and scroll down for full details.
Overview. Sam Deliart AKA Farrago steps up with a new four-tracker on Amelie Lens’ imprint LENSKE. Kidney Shot is his third outing on the label following the very much revered Risin’ EP -which in 2018 inaugurated LENSKE including a collaboration with Lens and a remix by Kobosil- and the killer uncompromising Neontrance from last summer. Ahead of appearances at Awakenings Festival, Kappa Futur Festival, the OFFSónar Exhale party in Barcelona, Rotterdam Rave and touring through India, Japan and Canada this year, the Belgian DJ & producer returns in pure form. The record opens with Fall To Ruin where Farrago continues to develop his industrial yet trancey production, delivering high levels of energy to the dance floor. The title track Kidney Shot is the perfect example of this intention too. With total expertise he manipulates echoes with synths creating unexpected and ecstatic breakdowns. On the other side, Flavours Of Youth unleashes a melodic cut with an immersive bass. The EP concludes with the electrifying sound of Vizio.
Next month the outstanding Belgium techno label will put out in the loop some fresh powerful tunes by crew member Milo Spykers.
This belgium producer is revelling in fogged-out cuts with an appetite for power and an affinity towards the gritty soul of techno. With this release, Spykers makes his third appearance on the prolific label, now with the glorious \’Accelerator EP\’, ahead of now postponed sets at the acclaimed Tomorrowland and Extrema Outdoor festivals this summer.
Accelerator EP features three cuts destined to ignite the dance floor with Spyker’s consistent intensity, the record is an intoxicating listen. Lenske will release Accelerator in July 10, 2020 in Vinyl and Digital formats. Stay tuned.
\”Opening with title track ‘Accelerator’, a no-nonsense booming kick drum and acidic licks make for a colossal track that teases the 90s whilst remaining future-forward. The B-side only builds on the cosmic energy; ‘The Debris’ turns to the melodic, employing infectious synth work and languid vocal inflexions. Spyker’s flair for sprawling sound design is felt throughout, coming to fruition on the hypnotic ‘Heads Tilted Back’, featuring creeping percussive elements, psychedelic riffs and an indisputable groove.\”
Listen to the full track: \’Milo Spykers – Heads Tilted Back (Lenske012)\’ already uploaded in soundcloud.
We are here to talk straight about techno, only techno, no bullshit. We have the best excuse, as the main topic today is one of the finest incarnations of what the French techno scene can bring to the table when it comes to turning any cold-walled warehouse into a proper coal-fired furnace.
The thing is that Paris-based DJ & producerAIROD aka Dario Brkic returns to Amelie Lens’ Lenske for his second 12”. A four track EP entitled \”Rave cycle EP\” that put us on a rave atmosphere like it was in 1994, with strong beats, hard kicks and of course an experimental group of rave and acid sounds that get this tracks on a point ready to hit massive sound systems.
Listen the track ‘Falling Angels’ in full via Lenske soundcloud.
Since he breakthrough on an international level in 2018 with his debut solo 12\” on Molekül,drawing instant support from the likes of Dasha Rush, Boston 168, SNTS, Overmono, to name a few, AIROD\’s kept forging his own strain of techno, both dark and muscular, blustery and tirelessly corrosive. A shared bill with Amelie Lens at REX Club would soon seal Dario’s fate, prompting Lens to get him on board her highly reputed Exhale parties across the Globe, of which he’s since become a mainstay. An increasingly in-demand talent, Dario also joined Dax J\’s Monnom Black stable in the meanwhile, contributing a track to the label\’s eagerly anticipated debut VA \’The World Of Monnom Black\’, alongside some of today\’s techno\’s most renowned big guns.
Overview. Paris-based DJ & producer AIROD aka Dario Brkic returns to Amelie Lens’ Lenske for his second 12” on the Belgian label, ‘Rave Cycle’. Previous solo EPs on Molekul, on his Elixyr and the acclaimed ‘Voltage’ EP on Lenske earlier this year have brought him to play at some of the most emblematic clubs of the international circuit and become part of the Exhale showcases. Following a new round of bombastic releases by the Lenske crew: Farrago, Milo Spykers and Lens herself, it’s now the turn for the Elixyr Records boss to bring the heat. As expected from AIROD, this new record sounds like it could have been released in 1994. He uses references from rave, acid and gabber together with his fresh approach, the result are 4 club-ready cuts to hit massive sound systems. The A side features the title track ‘Rave Cycle’ and ‘Falling Angels’ that with epic narrative and 303 conquering waves become perfect anthems for sweaty warehouse parties. ‘Bloodshed’ on the flip-side illustrates Dario’s acid exercises in pure form while ‘Fury’ is the final weapon to burn the dance-floor with hardcore vibes.
Hello techno addicts, today i bring some news about new material that is going to be released next month on LENSKE, the label owned by the super dj and producer from Belgium, Amelie Lens.
Are you thinking about aggressive and luxury techno, this is no problem, is an usual theme in LENSKE. This time the label specialized in finding emerging talent in the scene will launch the next release of Sam Deliaert aliasFarrago. The upcoming EP is entitled \”Neotrance\” and in someway a part of it already has served as the epic topper of Amelie Lens’ Timewarp 2018 set and RA podcast.
Stay tuned because the title-track will undoubtedly ring a bell to all self-respecting fan of the LENSKE mastermind. Farrago ’Neontrance’ EP is planned to be out via LENSKE records on July 12th in all Digital Platforms and in Vinyl.
Listen to Ferrago´s new track \”Neotrance\” via Soundcloud:
Overview. Back after a much lauded first foray on LENSKE last year, Sam Deliaert alias Farrago rekindles the flame with the high-beam pulse of ‘Neontrance’. Witnessing his growth as a skillful producer and dextrous buildup architect, the EP finds Farrago further carving out the contours to his developing signature sound – halfway industrial cyborg-ness, ruthless trancey syncopations and more spacious, off-kilter cosmonautics. With announced dates including appearances at the OFFSónar Exhale party in Barcelona, Dour Festival, Extrema Outdoor and Feel Festival, needless to say Sam’s summer is going to be busy to say the least. Having served as the epic topper of Amelie Lens’ Timewarp 2018 set and RA podcast, the title-track will undoubtedly ring a bell to all self-respecting fan of the LENSKE mastermind. Melding a heavy-duty four-to- the-floor with well-timed breaks and the kind of fluttering bleepy melody that sticks in your head long after the needle’s lifted off the groove, the “pure emotion” of ‘Neontrance’ makes for the central pivot around which the other tracks revolve and articulate. The EP opens with the stomping and churning ‘Sinner’ which examples Deliaert’s production expertise. Pulling out the trenchant katana samples, spiralling bass and weird mouth noises, the minimalistic ‘No Jutsu’ is one to crank up the heat effortlessly. Completing the picture, the original version of ‘Risin’ echoes Kobosil’s anthemicrevamp from last year: a bouncy joyride in acidic marshes and hallucinogenic landscapes that’s sure to slap a smile on the saddest raver’s face all the way. Techno’s a party, and Farrago’s got the soundtrack for it.
Milo Spykers. Anyone who witnessed Milo Spykers at the decks, knows his experience is as powerful as it is loving. From the moment he started performing in the gritty Antwerp underground in 2016, he demanded any raver’s attention. Milo loves music for as long as he can remember, electronic or not. Being born and raised in Belgium he was quick to delve deep into his country’s rich electronic music history, eager to learn as much as possible. Growing up being surrounded by his parent’s record collection also impacted him profoundly: large portions of his sets still use the grainy soul of techno’s original vinyl medium. Because history matters – but so does the future.
Before Milo started dj’ing he was already producing music from a young age. While still in school he taught himself to work with production software and when he found that he sufficiently mastered this he moved onto hardware gear to increase his palate. This year Milo was invited to contribute to the new and promising label Lenske where he will release his debut EP.
Amelie is a self-confessed control freak. Every step of her journey as a DJ so far has been the result of her own obsessive attention to detail and laser-focussed determination which permeates everything she does. Nothing is left to chance. The often-referred to \’explosion\’ with which the Antwerp native made her way into the global techno scene has been the result of a long-standing love affair with dance music, ignited by her ﬁrst outing to Belgium\’s Dour Festival at just 15 years old. Techno had Amelie at ‘hello’, and she spent the rest of her teenage years crossing Belgium by train to attend gigs, hypnotised by the new world that was opening up to her.
Fast forward a few years and Amelie had started her own club nights in Antwerp, DJing under numerous aliases and learning to produce at the same time. “I started making edits for myself, like old-school tracks with a different kick.” That fusion of classic techno with a fast, futuristic edge helps deﬁne Lens’ sound today. “A mix of old and new strong techno records, tough but not hard, fast and throbbing, hypnotic and energised” is how Richie Hawtin described it after being blown away when hearing her for the ﬁrst time at an ADE showcase.
Her debut release came on Italian imprint Lyase, and soon after a trio of releases on Pan-Pot’s Second State gave her recognition on a global level. Despite her measured and considered approach, the gigs came thick and fast. “Timing is everything to me – and a lot of times I’ve felt like it was too soon for me to play somewhere.” But it wasn’t long before Lens was sharing stages with the most respected artists in techno. From headline club shows to peak-time slots at the likes of Sonar, Time Warp, Awakenings and Movement Detroit, as well as the legendary Circoloco at DC-10, whilst featuring on the coveted Mixmag cover and recording her ﬁrst Resident Advisor podcast in 2018. At the start of 2019 Drumcode marked it’s 200th release by asking Lens to remix the label head’s 2014 release \”Teach Me” – a milestone in her career that speaks volumes about Adam Beyer’s admiration for his younger counterpart, who describes Lens as having “a unique pure form of timeless techno. You can feel the passion when watching her – there are only a few DJs with that energy, that ‘it’ factor.”
As a resident at Hasselt’s Labyrinth Club, Lens started curating her own nights under the name EXHALE and soon was inviting the likes of Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Ellen Allien, Rødhåd and Kobosil to play alongside her, often delivering her own all-night-long sets that have become the stuff of legend for Belgium’s adoring fan base. Lens has steered the EXHALE parties further aﬁeld, with regular showcases at the likes of London’s fabric club and colossal stage hostings at Creamﬁelds, OFFSonar, Dour and Extrema Festivals and many more on the international summer circuit. Her aim is to showcase a new generation of hand-picked, up-and-coming talent alongside international heavyweights.
Lens has moulded her own imprint, LENSKE, in her image – driven, energetic and authentic. A handful of carefully curated releases from fellow Belgian\’s Farrago, Milo Spykers and Paris-based AIROD fuse a highvelocity mix of uptempo 909 uppercuts, hyper-futuristic acid accents and evil-minded drops. The label’s tightknit family of artists help solidify Lens’ reputation as a curator and taste-maker as much as a master in the booth.
In just a few years Lens has achieved what many artists would dream of achieving in a lifetime, and her rapid ascent is something many ﬁnd hard to grasp. “It just happened so fast – too fast. So I understand. It’s going to take me ten more years to prove myself, but I’m going to do it.” Rest assured that the Amelie Lens story is just beginning. –Author: www.amelielens.com
Farrago Biography: Techno producer with a resonant body and soul.
Farrago surfaces as a new name on the Belgian techno scene albeit with a familiar face. In 2013 Sam Deliaert formerly known as Talbot Wood was picked up by compatriots Jorn and Tom – from Other Heights and Curle Recordings respectively – under who\’s flag he played multiple showcases and live shows across Europe throughout \’13 & \’14.
The name change is motivated by the meaning of the word itself. Farrago, literally \’a perplexing mixture\’, is the alignment and legacy of his earlier work merged with new ideas and recent development. Arpeggiated melodies reverberating endlessly to the point where they are deemed tangible driven by the resonating sound of a classic 4/4 kickdrum. It\’s the perfect marriage between body and soul.
For now, preparing a live performance built around the Octatrack – the beating heart of the setup – is his main priority. Meanwhile though, some of the more captivating patterns and synthesis from his other Elektron unit, the Analog Four, have already found their way through a recording device. This preceded a connection with ARTS, a young but already quite established Berlin based techno label, home to the likes of Dax J, Keith Carnal, Inigo Kennedy, Shlømo and il capitano: Emmanuel.