Struggling through hump-day?! Well give yourself a break with this dank re-release from Russian Techno Producer Kontext.
Acid Pasta EP was originally released February 21st, 2010, with some tracks being produced much earlier than that, however the project has aged quite well. Kontexts twisted vision of techno is robust on these 4 tracks, utilizing alien sounds and truly unique production on top of classic grooves.
‘Acid Pasta EP is not a brand new piece of work. It’s a best part of personal skill improvement I worked on at home studio in years 2005-2006. I wanted to find out if I could create something totally different from drum’n’bass and downtempo that I used to produce then. Something more about minimal 4×4 techno/house kinds of music.’ Kontext
Download the project now via Kontexts bandcamp
What better way to start both the Day and Week than with some truly satisfying deep tunage.
Etoka Records brings us this latest project from producer duo Mykja titled “Climate Change”. The album contains 7 tracks of focused dub-techno with a nice atmospheric quality (pun-intended). Mykja does a wonderful job mashing together distinct synths with percussion that is both relaxed yet filled with a sense of urgency.
The title is no happy accident either, as the duo describes – ‘Climate Change’ is formed to describe the relationship between man and nature, our impact on the environment that causes global change effect.
You can download the digital album, or purchase a Limited Edition Cassette via Etoka Records Bandcamp Page
Man Vs. Sofa is the latest collaborative project between two UK producers Sherwood & Pinch. The album is a fantastic mix of energetic techno, tasteful dubstep and all things inbetween! The duo creates incredibly satisfying tracks, flawlessly meshing their two styles into something both unique and enjoyable. Buzzing bass, throbbing kicks and splendid sample-work all make this album a must listen!
DEEPCHORD presents us with a collection of tunes from days of old. Anyone who has read this blog for long knows I am a huge fan of deepchord and the days of Thinner Netlabel and the neverending plethora of Dub Techno that was being created at the time.
This wonderful little release gathers tracks produced by Mike Schommer & Rod Modell (collectively DEEPCHORD) between the years of 1997-1999. Striped-down and raw, each of the tracks is an impressive look into the duos early works. Ever present are the staples of their sound, muddled percussion and gorgeous melodic chordal progressions. The album is for sale via Bandcamp.
Released October 6th, 2016, INSTINCT is a new 3-track project from Tamás Olejnikv moniker, Organit. What we find is deep and dark dub within, with flavors of old school dubstep and dub techno drizzled here and there. Condor is a great opening track, perfectly riding the line between calm melody and haunting dissonance. Tribe follows with a more brisk pace and staccato structure, evoking the feeling of running through a dense jungle in the pitch black night. The third and final track, Rite, is just as spooky as it is satisfying, with a brilliant bassline leading the ritual, the whole track swirls into an urgent yet relaxed composition.
You can grab this EP along with others at the artists Bandcamp page.
Written, produced & mastered by Tamás Olejnik.
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Dewtone have some more goodies for us this month, this time from producer Yone B (Guillaume Couttenier) with his Optical Path EP. 4 tracks of soothing dub-techno that anyone familiar with Dewtone’s particular flavor will be able to appreciate. Both melodic and melancholy, filled with deep bass and shimmering percussion, Optical Path is a well rounded project with an attention to detail.
Favorite Track: 3. Zéphyr
releases October 20, 2015
Heres something upcoming from Ukrainian label Subself, the Enchant EP by Vesa-Matti. Dropping in a few days, this 5 track project (2 originals with 3 remixes) is an assault of deep techno vibes. Strong and minimal, great tracks for bumping in the car on a dark night with moody vibes and huge bass.
Rising Dark is the latest release from TwichGarden and Kopoc Label of Spain. Both deep and energetic, Rising Dark EP is a great dub project that experiments with all sorts of rhythms and tempos. Each track carries a unique sense of urgency, whether its the off-kilter percussion or the constant sub-bass, making the whole EP shrouded in a mysterious energy. I pretty much enjoyed each track as much as the next, though I feel like the latter half is the strongest in terms of ideas and execution. The final track, which is also the title track of the EP, is a wonderfully deep dub-techno cut which is equally unique and traditional. This one is highly recommended, and as always is available to download via Bandcamp!
Favorite Track: 4. Unleashed
Rising Dark EP
released 04 October 2015
W&P by Andrew Panfutov
Mastered by Vtr
Cover by Raúl G.
Cold Tear brings us another glorious compilation of deep techno goodness. This super chill long player is a great representation of the label and its artists, containing tracks from some of my favorite producers such as Coppice Halifax and Warmth! With a generous 15 track playlist, this is the kind of record you can put on for an evening at home or a nice long drive. Now available via Bandcamp.
Favorite Track: 5. Oliver Dombi – Worthless
Our 2015 edition of Futur[e]cho brings in a lot of new faces, retains some old ones and has a great feel of atmospheric techno. Everyone went above and beyond what we thought possible for tracks and this release will for sure surprise you. Lots of artists try out new styles to entice the listener that the music can always change as time goes by. Futur[e]cho 2015 is more of a chilled out bliss release, but still very much fits the themes of the series. So why don’t you take a journey along with us?
released 23 August 2015
Cover: The Analog Botanist
Mastering: Sage Taylor
Tracks produced by artists credited
Catalog Number: CFM068
Now here is a fantastic record, courtesy of Cold Tear Records (Lithuania). Summer Rain is a phenomenal collaborative project by Mikrokristal and Echo Delta. Together they produce an impressive sound that is as rhythmic as it is fluid. The tone evokes those rain-soaked summer days, with percussion as light as raindrops and synths that wash over you entirely. It combines the emotional depth of deep ambience with trip-hop tendencies. I personally loved all the instrumentation on this album, which I would consider a master-craft of deep electronic music. The 6 track project is available via Bandcamp.
Favorite Track: 4. Snowman