Synths of Eden Picks: New Techno

Today we curated three techno tracks, the first one is Infinity Machine (live) by Saytek. So good to listen a live performance of techno that differs from the usual DJing kind of performance, which endorses by post about different ways of performing live music. The track has soft vocals, speeches, as it’s usual for techno. It starts as a more vintage kind of electronic music, Kraftwerk style, and then it incorporates some chord progression that gives it a rhythm. His word are generally released on Cubism.

Saytek returns with his first release in two years on the label he calls home, having run Cubism alongside Mark Gwinnett for the best part of a decade. The Infinity Machine EP follows the huge success of his Machine Jams album and Live Sessions EP on the label which were released in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Since then he has gone on to achieve even bigger success releasing his Live Stories album on Darren Emerson’s Detone and a slew of EPs on numerous tastemaker labels including the imprints of Carl Cox, Mr.C and Steve Lawler.

Next one is Equilum (Original Mix) by Jizaxx, released by Structed Records. The track has been released as a single, being the other one Equarta. This one is a more minimalistic techno track, with accentuated kicks and bass. Which later grows to a more cosmic vibe, still preserving that downtempo atmosphere. It’s lush.

Next one is Asem Shama from Germany with Proximity released by Whipbass, a more aggressive techno, that 3am track for your underground foggy club. It will not disappoint the techno fans looking for a great night. This is good underground material. A more exuberant track full of energy.

The three tracks have been added to our techno playlist in Spotify: Synths of Techno

New Techno, Dub, Leftfield from 2019

Today I chose three techno tracks that are worth mentioning here in the blog. The first one coming from Japan, SEMIOSIS with Amenouzume. The second 1998 and A001 coming from Phoenix, USA and the third from Germany, by Lewo [DE] and his Chamhoi, from Otto EP, released by Capiroto Records the 22nd of February.

Amenouzume is the god of dance’s name in the Japanese mythology.

SEMIOSIS produced this track to represent a scene typical of what is popularly known as the Gods’ festival in Japan. Therefore, they incorporated ancient Japanese tradition with techno. According to them, they not only used Japanese traditional music instruments, but also a traditional rhythm called Shin-Gaku in this track.
Amenouzume is part of their new album, not yet released, Mythological Parade, in which they aimed to represent an imaginary “Gods’ Rave”. There, they imagined that if each one of those gods enjoys dancing and singing, then they would also enjoy creating a melody and rhythm.

Next track is called A001, a robotic name, nothing more appropriate for a techno composer called 1988, artist from Phoenix, USA. A work that unfortunately hasn’t yet been released, but it’s available for streaming in Soundcloud in 1988’s page. A typical dub techno tradition, a pretty genre to listen, specially when you want to relax, it’s meditative, danceable and mixes the best of both worlds from techno and dub.

Next one has been released by our label Capiroto Records, featuring another techno composer from Berlin, Lewo [DE] that has three powerful tracks that are minimalistic just like A001, but with a more traditional techno mood, ideal for that dancefloor around 3 to 4am in your local underground club. In his latest EP, Otto, there are three tracks, which Chamhoi is a more IDM style of techno followed by Posville and Sumitomo, that come with the minimal, progressive side of it. It can be also a great one for fans of progressive house, though this work is for sure more influence by dark, minimal techno. Chamhoi has been curated to our playlist Synths of Techno.

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Synths of Techno: New Update (5 Tracks Review)

I have been receiving several stunning techno submissions to share in our playlist Synths of Techno and here in the blog, so today I decided to make a single big post about techno, gathering 5 new remarkable releases I have curated for you. It is also important to register that now our techno playlist is now receiving submissions via Soundplate.

  1. D Formation – Nerve
  2. Komfortrauschen – Stanze
  3. The Alexsander – Susa
  4. Ge Bruny – Orion
  5. Vilas Monnappa – Faux

D Formation – Nerve was released by MIR Music, on 4th of February. It’s the label’s first release. D Formation is an experienced Spanish producer, usually well featured in Beatport for the Progressive House category, he shows us a bit of the best that progressive house as a genre can offer us. However, it’s a genre that in itself is very close to a more progressive and dark techno. Which deserves a place in this playlist as well. The vocals can certainly be considered psychedelic.

The second track is Stanze, by a German trio, called Komfortrauschen. It’s a more minimalistic techno, making use of electric guitar, drums and bass, summed by synthesizers. It’s been released by Otake Records.

A rocket launching pad inextricably tangled with an electric guitar, bass and drums. The cold wires, cables, pedals, beats fuse with living hands to come alive. Euphoric yet still sober, urgent and demanding yet sill relaxed and calm, contemplative and deep yet free and light – the appropriate soundtrack for meditative courtship behaviour in a bare concrete room. Always played live but with the aesthetics of a DJ set – that’s Komfortrauschen, a three piece live minimal techno band from Berlin.

Next I have selected Susa, by Swedish producer The Alexsander. That has some of his inspirations Vangelis and Michelangelo alike. Another minimalistic and organic style of techno, with a deep ambient touch. Amazing cover art, that is something that stands out, as much as his music. Susa has been released as a 5 tracks EP called Signal of Susa released by Awal Recordings on the first of February.

Next one was made by Brazilian producer Ge Brunny, called Orion. Also released by MIR Music, which explains the same design for the cover art as Nerve. A beautiful piece, is starts aggressive, energetic, with high percussion sounds, on a fast tempo, that collide on an amazing drop, that later grows slowly, again. It’s clear how he got inspired by stars. The sound design is primal, as much as the final audio quality, my best regards for the audio engineers involved. It’s been released as a three tracks single, containing astrological names Orion, Titan and Ufos. Another one that can be framed as Progressive House.

Lastly there’s a Faux by Vilas Monnappa, from Bangalore, India. Minimalistic in the rhythm, but with a pretty arrangement and melody. The sound was finely designed, great work with synthesizers. You can say it’s techno by how the beats sound, together with the work of bass, we can also say it’s been hardly influenced by Progressive House.

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Melodic Techno: Three CP – Briques Oranges

Released on 19th of February by Lenjam Records, Hold My Name is a new single from Three CP, with 4 tracks, showing once again what Three CP knows how to do best, high quality progressive and melodic techno. Briques Oranges is mild, beautiful, definitely not the aggressive type. It’s suitable for a yoga class, running session or a night club alike. While the title track, Hold My Name, is a more aggressive one, minimalistic, while still holds the underground and dark textures typical of techno.

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Synths of Techno: Gold Apple, by Ness Uno

Newest techno featured in our playlist Synths of Techno is Gold Apple, by Ness Uno from Berlin. Underground piece, melodic, progressive, with a big presence of acid bass. I could not stop moving my body while listening to it. It’s a track full of energy, in the whole arrangement. There are chorus vocals, while we can hear the bass giving all the groove. With additional distorted melodies.

Techno: Jeremy Wahab – Nothing Else

A dark techno from Jeremy Wahab, from UK. Nothing Else has been released by Lenjam Records 9 days ago, label founded by Three CP. This track has whispering vocals singing “Nothing else, what happened, it was a mistake”, or something like that. It is guaranteed enjoyment, with physical reactions in your body. It’s been added to our Spotify playlist Synths of Techno:

Techno: Airis Zapa – Iris

Iris is a new techno single by Airis Zapa, from Lithuania. It contains two tracks, Iris and Moonflight. It’s an underground material, not the fast tempo style of techno, being Iris a more danceable and groovy style of techno, with bass stabs summed by hi hats. Another great one for underground techno DJs all around.

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New Techno Release: LPascolatti – Alright

Alright is the new techno single by LPascolatti, released by Capiroto Records. Initially produced in 2017, it has been reworked and released as a Radio Edit late November. The complete single comes out as an Extended Version and an Alternative Mix. Being the latter a more IDM sounding mix, more than 9 minutes length. The idea behind the track was to create a techno that sounds electronic while it incorporates organic instrumentals, such as electric guitar and vocals. The mixing has been highly inspired by dub techno productions.

With the discount code soealright you can purchase Alright in Bandcamp until next Friday with 70% discount.

Alright has been added to our Spotify techno playlist, Synths of Techno:

Synths of Techno: Elpine – Terrasect

 

Synths of Techno’s newest addition is Terrasect by Canadian techno producer Elpine. Top quality techno, the rhythm, the harmony, the sound design, everything flowing smoothly and energetic enough, while keeping techno’s best dark side. The type of techno track I aim to curate for Synths of Techno. Terrasect has been released on a single called Veil (cover art above). Terrasect will certainly provide you 7 minutes of pure pleasure.

Synths of Techno: KULTOFF – Aliens Must Die

Aliens Must Die is the new track added to our techno playlist Synths of Techno, by Italian DJ and producer from Rome, Kultoff. The track is part of an homonymous EP with 4 tracks in total. Superb sample as vocals, repeating “Aliens Must Die” intertwined with “I Have a Dream” of Martin Luther King Jr. It’s pretty old school, while having danceable bass lines and sparkling synths.

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