New Playlist: Synths of Techno

Synths of Eden new techno playlist. Classic techno, new techno, heterodox techno, traditional techno, all techno.

At first we were mainly posting techno tracks in Synths of Eden playlist, but I guess techno is such a particular style of electronic music that it deserves a playlist just for itself. The idea was to mix different influences of techno, some more contemporary, others more unconventional or “heterodox”, as much as some progressive techno, minimal or more old school techno, everything when it comes to techno is included. As usual, 50 tracks, that will be updated each new techno track or artist we feature on the blog, which means it’s a rotative playlist.

Submissions are more than welcome!

Crossover Tech-House: M!NT – Derek Foreal

Derek Foreal by New York based producer M!NT is a track that sounds like tech-house but dives in the bridge sections with use of vocals, audio samples yet being highly instrumental. It crosses genres at some points, with many hip-hop references, that is easily explained by M!NT’s latest productions, that was hip-hop and beats. Derek Foreal has been released by Outside In Records.

You can check M!NT‘s Bandcamp page for his earliest works.  The track has been featured in our Spotify playlist Synths of Eden:

Dub Techno: TTilawok – Rooted

Rooted was released this 25th of May by TTilawok, part of the album Into Memory (Bandcamp), another singular techno track, surely not the one you’ll listen in your underground local techno club. TTilawok calls it dub techno in his metadata, not without a purpose, as this track mixes techno with ethereal synth pads. The track, as much as for the whole album itself, is highly composed by danceable chord progressions, rhythms and arpeggiated sequences.  It has been recorded in EMS (Elektronmusikstudion), Stockholm, during the years of 2016/2017. Besides being released digitally it is also being distributed in cassettes, that can be ordered by Bandcamp as well.

The album does not limit itself to techno, also trespassing the fields of house, acid, dub, ambient and downbeat. Rooted is being featured is our Spotify Playlist Synths of Eden.

Bio: TTilawok is a photographer and electronic music producer based in Stockholm, Sweden. His photography utilizes double exposure to create unique scenes from both natural and human born landscapes. His musical style ranges from deep house and techno to lo-fi, minimal, and ambient. Combining samples, synthesis, and analog drum machines, he traverses the realms of acid, ambient, low-fi, and downbeat.

For those YouTube lovers out there, here you go the embedded music video:

Chill-Glitch: Messy & The Gang – Dream Designer

Well, another artist that has been featured here before with No Surrender and his album A New Principle, Messy & The Gang is back with a new single Dream Designer. The track is available for streaming in traditional DSPs and in Bandcamp. The track contains many of the characteristics of A New Principle, but this time with a more chill and glitchy feeling.

The track has been produced, mixed and mastered at FunkHaus Studios,  Berlin. It has been produced by analog synths, VSTs and a modular system to glitch the sounds of the drum.

The track is a new feature of our Spotify Playlist Synths of Eden:

 

Nu-Breaks: Exo Moda – Peyote in the Desert (ft. JoyAimee)

Having some peyote from the desert should not be a easy experience, probably enlightening, but for sure it will not be by the easy way. Dutch producer Exo Moda before releasing Noise Core 2000 produced in the best blend with drum and bass, Peyote in the Desert, featuring the energetic vocals from JoyAimee. As mentioned previously here in this blog, if you like artists such as Prodigy, you’ll like the works of Exo Moda, for sure. Though Exo Moda himself has a more dance and hip-hop styles, blending other genres with the more heavy old school UK drum and bass style.

Plus, another great artwork for a single. As mentioned earlier, his aim is to make music “with hallucinatory visuals that will make you want to gouge your eyes out”.

Exo Moda is currently working in his debut album.

His newest release Vulture’s Eye has been just and is being featured in our Spotify playlist, Synths of Eden, together with Peyote in the Desert.

Chill Downtempo: Outbanders – Emergent Patterns

Imagined as a surrealistic descent into an abstract alternate universe, Emergent Patterns is a small collection of dark, celestial electronic instrumentals that evokes imagery of ethereal and arcane ancient geometries.

New release from Outbanders Austin, Texas duo composed by Zak Angelle and Brandon Valosek. The release is available in Bandcamp and in Spotify, the second track Topograppler has just been featured in our chill playlist Chilling in Eden. Embedded below. Another release with an amazing artwork besides the tracks. This cover totally makes sense when you think about the word topograppler and possible geographic references to it.

According to Outbanders, Emergent Patterns begins with a shimmering crescendo of reverb-drenched synth lines backed by glitched-out drums in Dawnburst, followed by the driving rhythms of the polymetric jam Topograppler. Emergent Patterns finishes with the dreamy, smeared-out chill vibes of the melancholic final track Sacred Lines Spread Sacred Lies.

Dream Pop: ◊awaymsg◊ – Seventeen

Seventeen is the new track from awaymsg. It a track full of ethereal dreamy pads, followed by a celestial bassline that shares the same feeling. In the top of that, we have those pop influenced vocals daring to sing in the same airy style, as if it was singing from the past, when awaymsg had seventeen years old. The track also features glimmering chromatic keys.

Art by American Ginseng. This is the type of music release that is pretty well illustrated and represented.

Seventeen is another non-pretentious release that is not going to disappoint. According to awaymsg probably the original project is lost, so it should be the definitive version. You can also stream it by Spotify.

Another track that is going to be featured in our Chilling in Eden Playlist:

New Release: Capiroto Records/LPascolatti – Prologue of an Insane World

They can kill a rose or two
Spring will come
Again…

The track was released last week by Capiroto Records. It is the last track composed by LPascolatti in his former Spiderhuis Studio in Rotterdam. The track mixes music composition in F#Minor together with lyrics inspired in the current misfortunes of global economic crisis and contemporary representative democracies, specially in his home-country Brazil.

The idea was to mix digital, organic and analogue synthesizers in a short-track that would express all the desolate feelings of “an insane world” we’ve been living in.

Art by Olga Sergeeva.

LPascolatti is an artist from São Paulo, Brazil, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Besides producing his own music, managing and releasing it by Capiroto Records, he is also editor of this blog Synths of Eden.

LPascolatti’s first album Born to Die has been re-delivered to digital streaming platforms after one year of its official release in May 2017, you can stream it once again in Spotify.

Hip-Hop: Bluestaeb – Left & Right

If you start to feel a vibe like Stranger Things meets funk… You are probably listening to Left & Right the new Bluestaeb’s instrumental single from the album called Everything is Always a Process. Bluestaeb lives and works in Berlin and Paris and he’s in his third solo album with the collaboration of artists such as Noah Slee, Harleighblu, and Melodiesinfonie. If you have been to Splash! or Melt festival, you have probably heard of him.

When it comes to the new generation of Hip-Hop beatmakers in Europe, you can certainly count on Bluestaeb for your playlist. He flees from the conventional, putting together the best of the old school aesthetics, a pinch of the new school and a very organic instrumentation.

“This song is a result of moving from Berlin to Paris. I was in a new environment, felt more free, and had to switch it up from all those 91bpm Hip-Hop beats.” – He said about the making of this song. – “I remember him [pianist and producer Jonathan Aréna] just playing around with the bass line for several minutes, when all of the sudden he came up with that loop you can hear in the final song.”

Speaking of playlists you can easily find a lot of Bluestaeb’s work on SoundCloud, YouTube, Spotify, so you won’t miss a beat!

Also, if you are looking for more of songs like Left & Right, you should just follow our playlist Chilling in Eden and have a blast!

Downtempo: Abalone – Avery

It has been a while since we last posted a downtempo track following this style, but now we’re introducing Avery by Abalone (artistic name for Anders), artist from Denmark that composes “organic electronic music”. The track is part of his 6 tracks EP Beginnings that was recently released the 19th of April. This is downtempo electronic dance music to dream and dance

The EP falls into the same genre of artists such as Smok-Mon featured here before. The whole EP deserves attention, if you are a fan of this approach to electronic music, it starts with Grace, a entirely instrumental track that builds the feeling for what is coming on, while Avery works as a conclusion to what has been provided by Abalone during those more than 20min of music.