Overview. Emerging Mexican producer Die Jungle is making waves as an up and coming artist.
Hailing from Guadalajara, Mexico, his techno is infused with Latin flair. He is known for his slowed driving beats that are fluctuated with intricate and melodic elements, often wet they are driven along by smooth bass-lines, which infuse this sort of dark disco/techno style.
His new EP Trouble is being released under Mexican imprint Phisica, owned by Illusive Man. Looking to provide that new Mexican sound, they are pioneering an ambiguous sound that is not exactly easy to pigeonhole. They are looking for tracks with energy, deep beats but with a lot of soul, which is encapsulated by this latest release.
Kicking things off is ‘Mambo’, which kicks in with that famous ‘It’s Mambo Number 5’ vocal, only heavily distorted for a slight indication of proceedings. A strong dubbed bass-line carries this track as it is decorated with infectious toms and slithering synths. It is followed by ‘Quiero’, which is a bit more stripped back with accentuated elements that will drive you through any terrain.
The penultimate track ‘Mustang’ is escorted by this devilish riff of a bass-line, that is akin to an intro to a heavy rock song. It fluctuates between spacey synths and gentle clav hits, slowed techno funk. Bringing things to a close is ‘Trouble’ and as the name suggests it has a menacing bass-line that feels like leather jackets and Marlboro Reds. Sleazy and sombre, it just oozes all sorts of nonchalant cool.
Trouble EP will be released August 23rd under the Phisica imprint.
Artist: Die Jungle
Title: Trouble EP
Release Date: August 23rd, 2019
Distribution: Labelworx Domain: http://www.soundcloud.com/phisica
Axis Records announced a new very sophisticated spatial techno masterpiece is coming out on september 10th. This time the label welcomes the American Techno Master Decoder to The Escape Velocity with a new album titled “Dark Shape“.(more…)
The second single from the upcoming full-length by Vexillary, Full Frontal Lunacy, is a dark balancing act between techno rhythms and industrial sensibilities.
Title: Brunt Leather
Release Date Digital: September 17th, 2021
- Burnt Leather
- Burnt Leather (Scorched Mix)
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Review: We highly Recommend it. These guys definitely know how to do hypnotic (mental), strong and very energetic techno. This 10-track LP is very attractive, and we can see why it is going out through Modularz, a great label, pioneers in this kind of techno.
New label Benthic came out with their first release featuring a dubby and dark Techno EP by Tbilisi, Georgia based producer Lucid Void. The 4-track bundle titled ‘Assurance‘ is due out 20th September 2021 in Vinyl and digital formats.(more…)
For another remarkable release in James Ruskin’s label Blueprint Records, and to continue to celebrate 25 years of the label at the forefront of Techno, comes Dustin Zahn, with his debut EP titled ‘Hand Over Control‘, that is coming out in September. This phantastic 4-track bundle is “dark enough for the boys, but groovy enough for the girls” says Zahn.(more…)
Review: Angelo Currao’s Sinister Visions EP features two original cuts of silky techno. Both originals showcases nothing but dark and sinister grooves, very hypnotic and mental melodies persuaded by magical synths and friendly percussions. This is definitely a strong and well-crafted release.
After nearly a decade of releasing music on independent record labels, Vexillary founded his own imprint cont:trace. A promising new home for leftfield industrial, techno, and other forms of dark music. So now, the stage is set for Vexillary’s first full-length record, ‘Full Frontal Lunacy’, due out in fall of 2021.
Meanwhile, ‘Brunt Leather‘, the second single from the upcoming full-length previously announced, is set to be released this September 17th, 2021, featuring a dark balancing act between techno rhythms and industrial sensibilities. Stay tuned and read the full details below.(more…)
Absence of Facts presents another volume of the ‘Blue Ribbon Series’, this time with a 4-track compilation with its roots firmly in the relentless techno of the ’90s.
‘Blue Ribbon Series‘ introduces modern analog-inspired tracks that have been handcrafted and carefully selected in Helsinki, Finland, featuring top finnish artists with a premium selection of techno and electro.
Reginald opens the fifth compilation with haunting analog groove “I’m Ready”, Poly Sone delivers a hypnotic nod to the oldskool trancey direction while another FND label regular Kaltstam provides an excellent example of signature Finnish melancholia. Empath closes the fifth installment of Blue Ribbon Series with dark, industrialish broken beat mayhem.(more…)
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Must be a recommendation on this site, the announcement that Compound X is launching a new limited edition vinyl label ‘CX BLACK‘, accompanied with an EP featuring four very impressive and innovative tracks that set an immediately high standard. Entitled ‘Sending Me Signals‘, the new record features very interesting dark, fierce and deconstructed techno that sound very proper. Coming out on 30th July 2021, the release sits alongside a new merchandise range and website dubbed Compound X Official, which launches this June. Stay tuned, Full details below.
Review: With ‘Need A Connection’, Comic Boys managed to put out another powerful techno EP. In this release, you will find melodramatic sounds, dark whispers, and intense techno at its finest. This two-track bundle is a bomb with all the elements needed to put on fire the darkest dancefloors. Nice, as usual!
Review: DEAS, with his new EP entitled ‘HUTA’, makes it very clear that his sound is powerful, modern, dynamic and above all dark. His most recent release features 4 incredible tracks, each filled with a high level of production and mixing that is noticeable in every bar that sighs techno at its best. From strong gothic chords, intense grooves, and hypnotic notes to straight techno with acid riffs, this EP brings out nothing but expertly crafted dance floor weapons. Tremendous release!
Aiming to recommend top non-traditional elevated standart high-speed techno music, nothing better than Lee Ann Roberts, who continues to prove why she is one of techno’s brightest new stars with a superb new single. Entitled ‘Reality Bytes‘, it comes out in mid august on her own fledgling NowNow Records label with remixes from Félicie and Balrog. Full details below.(more…)
French producer Kmyle announced his new material will be a 3-track hypnotic/techno bundle, featuring a remix from techno heavy-weigth Drumcell. Following a successful first release with his ‘Wasteland EP’ on his own label imprint, Kmyle drives the point home with his second opus titled ‘Catharsis’. The release of his new EP is due October 8th in Vinyl and October 15th in Digital formats. Stay tuned and read full details below.(more…)
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Review: ‘And find myself’ is the new Juliet Fox EP. The first track ‘Click the button’ has a slow and powerful rhythm, accompanied by deep and dark sounds, careful hihats, strong bass and a repetitive vowel that make this track a hypnotic and euphoric bomb. The second track ‘Find my self’ is the continuation of the previous track, but this time more powerful, less slow and much more versatile. Overall it’s a very good techno EP.
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Oscar Aguilera’s label HE-ART welcomes Nico Cabeza with his new EP ‘Thunder Spears‘. The release brings out two original tracks composed with Industrial textures, brooding atmospherics and a full batch of energetic techno. The EP will be out the next Friday 18 June 2021. We highly recommend this EP. Stay tuned and read below full details.
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Review: It’s time to review EdOne’s new EP, which has been titled “Cramp” and which recently came out The past month (January) on the legendary Bedrock label. The release includes 3 well crafted original tracks in which the producer aims to create a nuanced mix between dark progressive rhythms, harmonious melodies, smart sounds, alarm-stricken synths and an ambience in which each track will make you love EdOne’s avant-garde and not traditional techno format. Nice debut!
Having released music on some of techno and house’s most coveted labels, including Suara, Innervisions, Stil vor Talent, Endless, and many more, EdOne just joined John Digweed’s Bedrock label and released a lethal 3-track EP titled “Cramp”. Full details below.
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Review: Opening the EP is the track title ‘Psilocybin Therapy’, a track full of dark energy, abrupt sounds, very warm hi hats and claps, and of course, an harmonious and deep bass line that along with a powerful kick and the perfect sinister vocals, make this a beautiful contundent techno track. Next is the Egbert Remix of this track, which adds on a dark atmosphere like no other. To close the EP is the track ‘Energy’, a beautiful pace that continues with the EP dark style, adding more noisy and raw techno kicks. The EP may make you feel like you need a psilocybin therapy. Nice!