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.

Check our playlist Synths of Techno for a bigger curation of contemporary techno releases:

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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Dub Techno: Dystopian Soundscapes – Ikigai


“It comes on slow & strong like mescaline. There’s elements of tech noir, world music, ray gun gothic and post-dust. It exudes an ‘authentic’ futuristic urban vibe.”

If there’s a good combination between two genres of music that has impressive results this is dub-techno. Today we present you Vancouver based Dystopian Soundscapes and Ikigai, released by Superordinate Dub Waves. This is only a taste of Dystopian Soundscapes works, as he’s currently with several releases on his back, all called DSXXX, as if it was a catalogue of a label. You can check more of his productions on his Bandcamp or Soundcloud profile. His music enters our ears as hallucinogenic substances. The specifics of techno and dub’s psychedelia strike us altogether as one single matter.

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Synths of Techno: DJ Jace – Sheltered Society



The newest feature of Synths of Techno is DJ Jace, from Canada, with his newest track Sheltered Society, released 15th of October by FineGrind Audio. The cutest art cover for a techno track that I’ve ever seen, that is still psychedelic and suitable for techno, tough with a cute kitten displayed in the center. Nothing more appropriate for primal this primal sound design, a bit distorted, high and keeping an arpeggiated feeling. Great rhythm after its drop. The high arpeggiated synths give the danceable feeling that are synchronized with the drums somehow. Sheltered Society comes as a single, featuring two other tracks: House Sick and The Boxer.