Vigorously taunting and aggressively hypnotic, this percussive workout expresses the power of well-modulated filter envelope generators. Leibing teaches an advanced lesson in subtractive synthesis as precise, sweltering analog drums drive you deeper within. Read more »
Scheduled as the second release for Skynet's new imprint, this tune finds the man on a roll. This one intros with a haunting bleep melody before dropping into an ass-moving tech bassline with some nice cymbal work. A very tidy roller for those that like their funk from the future. Read more »
Warsaw tech vet Sienkiewicz beautifully balances the esoteric, minimalist sound-design angle with an ear for what will bang on the floor, as shown by these four tight tracks on his label. Kid's got no problem adding sharp claps or party-ish chords to his skeletal framework-lucky for us. Read more »
On this label's seventh title, head honcho Gow teams with fellow Canadian Mateo Murphy. The 'verbed-out lead synth increasingly ascends upward for an effective 4AM delight. Fans of Jeff Mills take note as this Tresor affiliate unlocks a heavily effected modern adventure. Read more »
This proven acid-techno maven throws down yet another 303-crafted, funk-driven event. While insistent strings roar an emotional yet cynical melody, bouts of spacious pounding push the tech-house flavor ahead. With one peak-filler and two additional breakbeat tracks, the diversity here will burn floors worldwide. Read more »
Four hard and playful party bits from Chicago-born techno vet Rush. Amongst off-kilter synth stabs, bangin' bass, rumbling beats and jazzy sass, Rush plays alien on one track and advisor to the guys on another, and knows when to go instrumental. A style that recalls the genre's innocent days. Read more »
This French duo engineers a polyrhythmic slice of conga-derived programming for Dave Angel's imprint. Emphasizing the peak-time melody, an equally inspirational and fearsome bassline cuts through the floor ahead. Though surely adequate as a stand-alone performance, this is best used for subtle genre transitions. Read more »
Mike Parker takes us on a deep journey into the dark recesses of minimal techno land. These three tracks challenge the mind while still provoking the booty to shake, with intelligently layered bleeps and blips over a calm-yet-driving bassline and polyrhythmic shimmy. Read more »
Keeping things dark and the sound underground, Toronto based Mark Quail and Himadri collaborate on this deep, tracky, techno trip. A dancing bounce and a sustained tone hold you in a zone, as the duo explores the art and science of repetitive beats and their effect on your consciousness. Read more »
- GearThis Week in Music Tech: Mike Huckaby's Ableton Masterclass, In the Studio with Gregor Tresher and Ziro, and More
- NewsPaul Johnson, Jerome LOL, Untold, The Gaslamp Killer, and More Added to Together 2014
- MP3Alcides "Violeta (El Remolón Remix)"
- MP3Arp "White Light"
- MP3Copywrite "Forever and a Day"
- 20 Questions - Robert Hood Talks Underground Resistance, Kraftwerk, and Cheese Grits
- Hi-Five - Dauwd Selects His Favorite Tunes from the Kompakt Catalog
- 20 Questions - Teebs Talks New Album, Low End Theory, and Playing 'Street Fighter' with Flying Lotus
- Hi-Five - DJ Q Reminisces About His Five Favorite UK Garage Bootlegs
XLR8R Downloads Player