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Joseph Capriati unveils new album titled 'Metamorfosi' to tell the story of his artistic evolution.

12:20 PM

In the past weeks we were revealing two singles from Joseph Capriati's upcoming LP titled 'Metamorfosi' to be out via Redimension on September 4th, 2020. Now, it's time to announce the full 12 track album, which contains an emotional message that needs to be felt. Because this upcoming record is a very special journey when you realize It's been several years of Capriati's brand of slick and emotive techno, delivered with precision, flair and infectious energy. 

'Metamorfosi' is the story of Joseph Capriati’s artistic evolution, the result of both personal and musical development, maturing influences and meeting his heroes - an emotional message which needs to be felt. From the album’s opening moments, the slow-release, acid euphoria of ‘Improvvisazione’ and the stunning synth melodies of ‘Beautiful Morning’, Capriati’s cards are on the table. The three years since his last album have seen Joseph embark on a journey of self-reflection, broadening his creative spectrum and incorporating more genres and moods. “It is definitely not a pure dancefloor record”, he says of Metamorfosi, “it is diverse, which for me is the spirit of an album. I really hope that people will get the message.”

By releasing the album on his own label Redimension, any barriers that previously lay between Capriati and his most authentic self are gone. This is at once the sound of the Neapolitan techno artist today, as an eleven-year-old discovering House music, as a world-touring DJ and as Joseph at home. 

As the rousing keys and pulse of ‘Beautiful Morning’ fade out, in comes one of the record’s main themes, collaboration. ‘Spirit Brothers’, made with the legendary Louie Vega, is a modern spin on classic House. “The track with Louie Vega is very symbolic for me personally, as it was him and Masters At Work who have inspired me since the beginning.” Through their storied six-hour, vinyl-only sets together at Cielo, New York, Joseph and Louie have fostered a special relationship which translates onto this infectious track. ‘Love Changed Me’, a joint work with Byron Stingily and Eric Kupper, two more true icons of House music, appears later in the record and also fulfills Joseph’s lifelong wish to work with timeless producers and vocalists.

With the supreme drum programming and rolling groove of ‘Anything Is Possible’, the balance shifts to a more muscular sound with a few elements revolving in perfect harmony. ‘Dust’ restores the uplifting tone, conjuring images of Joseph entrancing a crowd at sunrise - fitting given the track was made after Joseph’s first experience at Burning Man in 2018 and represents all the emotions he lived in those desert days. ‘Psychic Journey’ and ‘Goa’ share this cosmic feeling but pack it with extra weight for the peak-time hours.

(Joseph Capriati feat. James Senese: ‘New Horizons’ Official Videoclip)

It would not be a Joseph Capriati full-length without an ode to his beloved hometown of Napoli, a city with a rich history in dance music culture and beyond. ‘New Horizons’ with James Senese represents the essence of Napoli. The single contains a techno version which stands for Joseph and the original version which stands for James Senese, a pioneer of Neapolitan blues and funk for more than half a century. In Joseph’s words, “this track has a priceless value and for me has a great meaning. We didn’t want to make a pure techno track, because it would turn out to be trivial together with James Senese’s saxophone and his voice. The idea was to make an electronic track, and it turned out to be quite trip-hop, very 90s, in a similar style to Massive Attack or Tricky.” 

‘New Horizons’ sets up the cinematic, IDM-influenced title-track ‘Metamorfosi’. If one track on this LP could alone characterises its concept, this would be it. ‘Metamorfosi’ could stun a packed dancefloor at the right moment but that is not its reason to be. It is purely and simply an expression of Joseph’s musical vision, a snapshot of countless years buying, playing and living music. 

The album’s final stretch includes the vibrant ‘It’s All About Love’, the stand-out song made with Eric Kupper and Byron Stingily called ‘Love Changed Me’ and, finally, a broken-beat cut which provides one last emotional peak. With an album tour and special, Capriati vinyl sets coming up soon, the message of Metamorfosi will come to life in a different way. The message is now with you. 

Redimension will release ‘Metamorfosi’ on September 4th, 2020. 

Cover Artwork.

Artist. Joseph Capriati
Feat. Louie Vega, Byron Stingily, Eric Kupper, James Senese
Title. Metamorfosi
Format. Vinyl / Digital
Label. Redimension
Release date. 4th September 2020


1. Improvvisazione
2. Beautiful Morning
3. Spirit Brothers (with Louie Vega)
4. Anything Is Possible
5. Dust
6. New Horizons (feat. James Senese)
7. Metamorfosi
8. Psychic Journey
9. Goa
10. It’s All About Love
11. Love Changed Me (with Eric Kupper feat. Byron Stingily)
12. Let’s Change The World

Singles released:

7 massive festivals that will take place in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Without a doubt, the Covid-19 pandemic that the whole world has suffered has brought bad news to all of us. Many things have been lost, even the invaluable, such as thousands of human lives. The pandemic has also taken away our freedom, we have been limited to being at home or to interact as little as possible. The repercussions of this led the governments of each place to force the closure of all kinds of massive events, including music and art festivals.

We hope that next year everything will return to normal and we can enjoy everything that we could not in 2020. Here we share a list of 6 massive festivals that will take place in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Without a doubt it is a list to do next year.

1. Movement. (Detroit, USA)
Event dates: May 29, 30 and 31, 2021.

After being moved to September 2020, the Detroit festival has announced it will return to Hart Plaza next year. The festival will take place from May 29th through May 31st. The first names in the line up announced are ANNA, Carl Craig, DJ Minx, Goldie b2b LTJ Bukem DJ with MC DRS, Kash Doll, Maceo Plex, MK, Richie Hawtin, SAMA', Seth Troxler, TESTPILOT (AKA deadmau5) & TOKiMONSTA... and more names will be announced leading up to the event. Stay tuned.

Tickets. All current tickets are valid for Movement’s next edition, May 29-31, 2021. If you have already purchased tickets you do not need to take any further action.

3-Day and 1-Day passes are on sale now at (Secure your 3-Day GA or VIP pass for as low as $30 down)

Full details:

2. Awakenings. (The Netherlands)
Event Dates: June 26 and 27, 2021.

Now known as one of the most popular electronic events in the country, Awakenings Festival features 100 acts spread out over eight stages, creating a techno heaven for like minded ravers to unite. Its held in Spaarnwoude Houtrak, just outside of Amsterdam. Anchored in the techno scene, the festival brings in the biggest names to The Netherlands. 

Awakenings Festival 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The festival was moved to June 26 and 27, 2021. Confirmed artist for this venue: ANNA, Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati , Len Faki, Richie Hawtin, Robert Hood, I Hate Models and many many more.

Purchased tickets remain valid for the 2021 edition. You can check full line up and read the festival’s statement here

3. Sónar Festival and its adjacent event OFFSónar. (Barcelona, Spain) 
Event dates: June 17, 18 and 19, 2021.

The long-running main event Sónar announced Friday, May 8th, that it would be postponed until 2021 due ongoing restrictions around the pandemic. The new dates are June 17th through 19th.

Sonar team says: "Sónar regrets to report that, due to the global crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 editions of Sónar Barcelona and Sónar + D will not be able to be held, therefore they are postponed to 2021.

After carefully evaluating all the options, and in compliance with government regulations, this decision has been the only one possible to fully guarantee the health and safety of all attendees, artists and teams involved.

The 27th edition of Sónar Barcelona and the 9th of Sónar + D will take place on June 17, 18 and 19, 2021 at the Fira Montjuïc de Barcelona and Fira Gran Via de L'Hospitalet venues.

From now on, we are working with participating artists, speakers and entities to reschedule in 2021 most of the shows and activities that we all expected to enjoy this year..."

Scheduled event:

4. Coachella and Stagecoac (California, USA)
Event dates: Coachella (Week 1: April 9 – 11, 2021; Week 2: April 16 – 18, 2021), Stagecoach ( April 23 – 25, 2021).

"Under the continuing health guidance of the County of Riverside, Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 will not take place this October as previously rescheduled. This is not the future that any of us hoped to confront, but our main focus remains the well-being of our fans, staff, artists, desert partners and everyone involved in the festival.

A year without Coachella and Stagecoach is hard for us to comprehend, but we have every intention of returning in 2021. As of now, Coachella weekend one will take place April 9 – 11, 2021 and weekend two will be April 16 – 18, 2021. Stagecoach is set for April 23 – 25, 2021. We look forward to sharing our new lineups and more information. We can’t wait to be together in the desert again when it is safe.

All 2020 passes will be honored in 2021. Current pass holders will be sent an email by the end of the day on Monday, June 15 with further instructions to request a refund or to roll over to next year. "

Scheduled event:

5. Exit Festival. (Serbia)
Event dates: July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2021.

Next Summer we Exit stronger! The first round of acts just launched for EXIT festival 20th anniversary. After the pandemic, the festival moved to next year, the official dates are from 8 to 11 July 2021 at the magical Petrovaradin Fortress.

Artist confirmed:  David Guetta, DJ SNAKE, Eric Prydz b2b Four Tet, Tyga, Boris Brejcha, METRONOMY, Dax J b2b Kobosil, Denis Sulta, Sepultura, Laibach, Marky Ramone, Thundermother, Goblini, Massimo, Marko Nastić, Coeus, Ilija Djokovic, Kristijan Molnar b2b After Affair, Lag b2b Insolate, Layzie., Reblok, Runy, Space Motion + MANY more to be announced soon!

The ticket sale starts on July 31st, while you can check out the perks guaranteed for keeping your EXIT 2020 ticket!

Full details here:

Flow Festival is a truly urban boutique city festival. In addition to exceptionally diverse and topical line-up, festival goers will once again get to enjoy the art program, as well as carefully curated food and restaurant services. Only a short walk away from the centre of Finland's capital Helsinki, the festival takes place at the historical former power plant area Suvilahti. The factory area has been transformed into a perfect setting for the festivities with lighting design and decorations.

Flow Festival will not take place in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Flow Festival has been organised in Helsinki since 2004, and for many, it has become a highlight of the summer as well an important chance to gather up with friends. Even in times as strange as these, the sense of community and meaningful culture do not lose their importance, and we do look forward to seeing music, food and art lovers at Flow Festival again next year. We will now focus our efforts on planning for the next year’s edition and hope to be able to share exciting line-up news with you as soon as possible. Flow Festival will be held again on August 13–15, 2021 in Helsinki.

Purchased tickets for Flow Festival 2020 will be automatically valid for the 2021 edition. We hope that as many people as possible will support the festival in this exceptional situation and save their tickets for the next year. You'll have the opportunity to update your one-day or two-day ticket from one festival day to another later when the daily program for 2021 is announced.

Full details here:

Scheduled event:

7. Monegros Desert Festival. (Fraga, Spain)
Event dates: July 31, 2021.

Official statement:

Dear Monegrinos:

During the last months we have observed the terrible impact of COVID-19 at a global level.

We apologize for the delay in publishing this statement, we were following the evolution of this pandemic in order to make the decision on the feasibility of the festival on the announced date. Finally, following the measures dictated by the government and with a feeling of responsibility and pain, we have been forced to postpone Monegros Desert Festival until Saturday July 31st, 2021. Although we have to wait another year to dance together in the desert, we believe that the most important thing is to preserve the health of our fans who were going to travel from many places on the planet.

Since the last edition, we have worked tirelessly for six years to design, prepare and produce an event that would exceed all your expectations. We know that all of you were eager to return to the desert because your feedback has been incredible at each stage of this adventure. You have sent us messages full of motivation and support from all corners of the planet. We thank you infinitely for believing in us and we will respond to this challenge as you deserve.
Your energy is our engine to continue working non-stop and to be able to return in 2021 with more strength than ever. We have already started to build the Monegros Desert Festival of 2021 and we assure you that it will be the most epic festival in our history!

On Saturday July 31, 2021 we count on all of you to live together the most incredible experience we have ever seen in the desert.

Scheduled event:

Post will be updated!

Mix of the Day: Sama' Abdulhadi for Awakenings Podcast #071

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We are back with the Mix of the Day. This time we picked an exclusive dj set filled with melodic techno at its finest. Listen to the Awakenings podcast episode 71 featuring the emblematic artist of the Palestinian underground scene and first Palestinian DJ and electronic music producer, Sama' Abdulhadi. 


Marco Faraone is back on Rekids with a massive soulful three track EP titled ‘True Love’.

5:46 PM

Hailing from Tuscany, Italy, Marco Faraone is a Dj, Producer and UИCAGΞ label owner. In few words, he is a prolific and versatile producer whose incendiary live sets have earned him the attention of all the right people. No wonder why he has become one of Italy’s leading house and techno artists over the last fifteen years.

Now, UNCAGE label owner is back on Rekids with a massive soulful three track EP titled ‘True Love’.

Since debuting on Rekids two years ago he’s become a notable fixture on the Berlin-based imprint, dropping numerous releases including his sophomore album, and he returns again now in fine form.

Opening the release in a big way, ‘True Love’ is built on galloping kicks, rattling shakers and a murky bass throb whilst a distorted vocal sing the track title. A cacophony of percussion then joins deep synths in ‘Want Me’ before introducing a powerful diva vox, leading into ‘Safari’ with its bubbling effects, piercing stabs and swinging hats.

Our favorite pick on this EP is the track titled 'Safari'. This tracks has the perfect groove and deep hypnotic rhythms to destroy the dancefloor. 

Rekids will release ‘True Love EP’ on 28th August 2020. Pre Order: Beatport 

Cover Artwork.

ArtistMarco Faraone
TitleTrue Love EP
Cat. REKIDS162
Release date28th August 2020.
Vinyl: Deejay
Digital: Beatport


A1 True Love
B1 Want Me
B2 Safari

Tomas Jirku reveals his new album titled 'Touching The Sublime' on Silent Season.

5:15 PM

Silent Season announce they will release Tomas Jirku's first full-length in ten years. Titled 'Touching The Sublime', this golden piece of eight tracks was inspired by the minimal and glitch pioneer's explorations in the wilderness around Vancouver.

Tomas is an artist that began his career in the golden era of minimal and glitch techno, helping to define the genres through releases on Alien8, Force Inc., Klang Elektronik, and Traum. Over the past two decades, Jirku has built a strong repertoire with his exploratory approach to music, experimenting across genres to develop a sound he can call his own.

'Touching The Sublime', according to the label, refers to the idea of the sublime, "where an overwhelming experience of awe confronts us with the limits of our rational minds,". The album uses guitar and other heavily processed sounds to create a "a synesthetic auditory expression of Romantic era prose and stories of early alpinism."

The LP will come with a book featuring landscape photography taken by Jirku himself. Silent Season schedule the release date for this material for september. Pre Order: Juno

Cover Artwork.

Artist. Tomas Jirku
Title. Touching The Sublime
Label. Silent Season
Release date. September 21, 2020
Format: limited 2xLP
Cat: SSV 18
Pre Order: Juno


A1 A Warm Place
A2 Pele & Surtr
B1 The Iliad & The Odyssey
B2 Hypoxia
C1 Tectonic Monument
C2 Idiis Mortii
D1 Entropy8
D2 Eyeless Through Space

A collab between Angioma & Blanka premieres a new magnificent four track EP on Room Trax with P.Leone & Rocko Garoni on remix duties.

8:24 PM

Born in Lyon, France in 1995, and based in Barcelona, Spain, Angioma is a Dj and Producer that really know how to hook up with exquisite groove and energetic techno music. Based in Barcelona too, Blanka is a Dj and Producer, that also handles a very unique blend of powerful beat in techno music. A couple of months ago we were sharing a mix of her as the Mix of the Day. You may know why!

These two techno prodigious artists are the Room Trax label heads, and it was just a matter of time for them to hook up and make a collab to have as a result a magnificent groove manifest. 

As we were telling, Angioma & Blanka return to their imprint with a new magnificent four track EP titled 'Dirty Pattern'. This release, especially the self-titled main track, leaves no doubt that a detailed drum pattern can perfectly match a wide ranged chord progression to give you a forward, powerful push.

First track, 'Dirty Pattern', is rich of segmentation and details, creating a special vibe between House and Techno with dynamic power for the people, highlighting both Angioma & Blanka’s production skills. Whereas South Brooklyn’s P.Leone turns his remix into a percussion-driven smack ballade par excellence with a driving infusion of special touch coming with it.

B-sided, 'Industrial Sirens' delivers what the title claims: an industrial sounding atmosphere going hand by hand with a consistently rising, energizing drum pattern. The dirty vibe coming with is just a massive boost for every sound system. Berlin-based Rocko Garoni is on the remix duties delivering a perfectly matching overwork full of raw textures and sublimeness.

Room Trax will release 'Dirty Pattern' on August 7th, 2020.  A must play!

Cover Artwork.

Artist: Angioma & Blanka
Remixers: P.Leone, Rocko Garoni
Title: Dirty Pattern
Label: Room Trax
Formats: Digital
Release Date Digital: August 7th, 2020
Cat. No. ROOM005
Distribution: Label Worx


01. Dirty Pattern
02. Dirty Pattern (P.Leone Remix)
03. Industrial Sirens
04. Industrial Sirens (Rocko Garoni Remix)

Rebekah is back at her Elements imprint with new 'Ghost Stories EP' featuring five fierce techno originals.

7:49 PM

Undoubtedly Rebekah has established herself as one of the leading exponents of techno currently operating on the global circuit. That makes her one of the most diligent and in demand techno artists today. In recent years the Birmingham born, Berlin-based producer has made appearances on respected labels like Mord, Soma, and Perc Trax. Her much admired Elements imprint has also risen to become a key platform for quality talent, releasing music from artists like Lag, JoeFarr, Storb, Axel Picodot, and more. 

Now, after a while, Rebekah is back in her Elements imprint to deliver five fierce originals in her new EP that has been entitled ‘Ghost Stories’ that basically tells a strong techno journey of sound like no other. 

Even though she’s contributed numerous single tracks and remixes to Elements over the years, Rebekah’s last full release on the label was its inaugural outing in 2014. She now makes her highly anticipated return with a forward thinking five tracker designed to rip dancefloors apart.

Tracks Description. 

Ghost Stories (intro)’ is a hauntingly, electrifying cut featuring powerful, growling modulations and alarming expressions before moving into the uncompromising ‘Ghost Stories’ which features pounding kicks, menacing builds and slashing synths that sweep you off your feet. Terror filled sonics, commanding highs and energetic fx then take the focus in the unyielding ‘Another Life’. 

Darkness My Old Friend’ is a ravey, warehouse cut featuring entrancing leads, storming oscillations and resounding percussion while ‘Are You Worthy’ rounds off Rebekah’s compelling return to her label with forceful resonations and sinister, machine-like tones. 

Elements will release ‘Ghost Stories’ on August 28th, 2020. Pre-Order: Beatport. 12" Vinyl: Bandcamp

Cover Artwork.

Artist. Rebekah
Title. Ghost Stories EP
Label. Elements
Release date: August 28, 2020
Format. Digital/Vinyl
Cat#. RBK006
Pre-Order: Beatport.


1. Ghost Stories (intro)
2. Ghost Stories
3. Another Life
4. Darkness My Old Friend
5. Are You Worthy?

DJ 3000 is back with three new Detroit bangers in his new ‘Don’t Stop EP’ on Motech Records.

7:20 PM

It's special when music expressions comes out straight from the source, i mean, somewhere in Detroit. This is the case for Motech Records founder and Detroit techno veteran, Juncaj aka DJ 3000, who presents a new smart collection of groovy new tracks on the ‘Don’t Stop EP’, to be out on Motech Records.

Not just announcing new material, DJ 3000 rather also speak about the actual situation in the world. "In what has been a year of global disruption on a catastrophic scale, 2020 will be rightly remembered for many negatives. This year will also be marked as a phase in time when many of us extensively self-reflected and evaluated our lives, morals, priorities and our goals. 

For some techno artists, and many cultural Industry players, the gift of time to dedicate to the art of creativity isn’t a reality when there are bills to pay. Therefore lockdown represented an opportunity for many creatives that hold down regular 9-5’s to reset and rediscover creative flow without the normal everyday external distractions."

This, DJ 3000's first autonomous release since ‘Outnumbered EP’ which dropped in the Autumn of 2019, and features three exclusive ‘quintessentially Detroit bangers and arguably some of his strongest creative output in recent years. 

DJ 3000 adds: “the lockdown granted us all time we wouldn’t usually have, so it was good to be productive and put my new studio through its paces. After making a bunch of tracks, these three I feel resonate the most right now.”

Tracks Description.

The opener and title track ‘Don’t Stop’ is minimal Detroit techno at its purest and finest. DJ 3000 hits the proverbial nail on the head with this techno delight, slamming kicks, interlaced with smooth vocal chops and e-piano / organ stabs building a subtle, groove-filled melodic contrast to the intense thumping kicks; a track that will slot into any techno DJ’s set-list. 

Reckless’, utilises the synth chord sound synonymous with DJ 3000 in this high-energy second track. Its production is sharp and the kicks punch with venom and purpose. 

Last but not least is ‘Undertow’. DJ 3000 flexes his underrated and under the radar versatility in creativity. It’s all about the raw, popping analogue excitement generated by the Roland 909, set against a baseline that compliments, as well as providing plenty of groove.

With new music like this, 2020 may not turn out to be as disappointing as it’s promised, after all.

Motech Records will release 'Don't Stop EP' on September 25, 2020. (Post will be updated)

Cover Artwork. 

Artist: DJ 3000
Title: Don't Stop EP
Label: Motech Records
Cat#: MT137
Format: Digital
Release date: September 25, 2020


1. Don't Stop
2. Reckless
3. Undertow

Find well-executed modular sounds in Wisdom Water debut EP titled 'Anaphora' on Production.

12:12 PM

Straight from  the inspiring city of Barcelona, the exceptionally talented Ukrainian producer and sound designer Wisdom Water, a refreshing newcomer to the electronic music scene brings us his mesmerizing debut EP titled ‘Anaphora’, as his lively affair of three tracks. Releasing with Production, this EP is an exploration of music synthesis and innovation within the spaces between genres.

Fresh off the release of his single “Hue”, Wisdom Water refines his sound to produce high energy house and inventive tonal and compositional equilibrium. Referring to the repetition of a word or phrase, “Anaphora” is a continual exercise of finding harmony in repetition and steadiness in progression.

This record dishes out one awesome dance-inducing tune after another, as the artist employs a prismatic ray of genres in order to make a fusion of all the realms of sound that inspire him. Exploring the fluidity of the in-between genre space is where Wisdom Water finds the most inspiration and where he develops his most innovative sound concepts, and having the ability to navigate this domain is the reason he loves making music.

From progressive house to celestial electronica, ‘Anaphora’ embodies a magnetising spectrum of sounds. Each track introduces a new emotional context, and the feeling is accentuated the rhythmic and melodic structures that either create an atmosphere of ecstasy or entrance you into a state of numbness.

Tracks Description. 

The first tune ‘Mile’ instills a sense of euphoria as the energising rhythms and quicktempo looping melody combine with a bouncy beat and echoing percussive layers to produce the paramount uplifting dance hit. Utilizing modular synthesizers, the track sets the stage pursuing energetic tones, sunlit sonics and well-defined baselines.

Overmore’ follows with psychedelic synth sounds, a driving progressive house melody and a commanding beat with a truly intoxicating dancefloor moment. Marimba-esque sounds bounce off each other, adding to the liveliness of this track, while kinetic drums carry the tireless beat. 

Lastly, “Blue Dot” melts and flows like molasses on a hot summer’s day. This track delivers a slightly more somber hypnotising tone but still ensures a catchy clapping beat keeps you moving and a frenzy of hazy melodies collide with one another inebriating the mind of the listener. With upbeat sequences and bubbly base, it awakens your feel-good senses and launches listeners into a euphoric headspace and delivers a much need boost of vitality.

Inspired by artists like Nathan Fake, Dark Sky, Overmono, Bicep, Floating Points, and FaltyDL, this record will have listeners addicted to the progressive looping house melodies it bears. Production will release 'Anaphora' on September 4th, 2020. (Post will be updated) 

Cover Artwork.

Artist: Wisdom Water
Title: Anaphora
Label: Production
Format: Digital
Release Date: September 4th, 2020
Cat. No. WW01
Distribution: Distrokid


01. Mile
02. Overmore
03. Blue Dot

Umek make his debut collaboration with The YellowHeads and release 'Drilled' (incl. Teenage Mutants, Beico, Heerhorst Remixes).

10:55 PM

Umek's label 1605 is having a prolific year, releases keep coming, and the level is better each time. Now, Umek is proud to present his debut collaboration with Spanish duo The YellowHeads who have released on many great labels ranging from Kraftek to We Are The Brave, and of course their own label Reload.

The new EP has been entitled 'Driller' and brings out powerful techno music at its finest. With 1 original track and 3 outstanding remixes by big techno heavy weights. You definitely must have this gem of techno in your collection. 

This collaboration with The YellowHeads is forthcoming on UMEK’s own label 1605, which has become a main outlet for the label owners own tracks, but he has also featured on other iconic imprints such as Intec, Filth On Acid and Tronic.

Alongside the original track titled 'Driller' the release also includes a heavyweight remix pack featuring Teenage Mutants, Beico and Heerhorst.

All three of the remix artists have previously featured on 1605 in addition to other high-flying imprints such as Terminal M, Suara and Octopus. Beico is also known for being one half of the duo Beico & MT93.

Tracks Description.

The original mix of "Driller" opens the release with its thundering kick drum and pulsating bassline that is soon joined by the euphoric energy of the lead synth that takes flight in the epic breakdown. Reaching its crescendo when the percussion slams back in, the track lifts a gear and unleashes a new wave of intensity.

Teenage Mutants are first up on remix duty with an epic version that focuses on the melodic elements while ensuring that none of the original’s energy is lost in their cosmic techno rework.

In terms of its raw aggression and melodic focus, Beico’s version sits somewhere between the two previous tracks, as it keeps chunky elements from the original while also shining a spotlight on the exquisite melody of the lead synth.

Heerhorst closes out the release with a version that refines the original with a slightly more stripped back sound, that gives each of the parts room to breathe and intertwine, while the fast-flowing percussion rhythms fill the track with unstoppable forward momentum.

Cover Artwork.

Artist: UMEK & The YellowHeads
Title: Driller
Label: 1605
Release Date: Friday 14 August 2020
Format: Digital
CAT#: 1605252


01. Driller
02. Driller (Teenage Mutants Remix)
03. Driller (Beico Remix)
04. Driller (Heerhorst Remix)

Meet the Hood-style protest music with Robert Hood & Floorplan new EP titled 'The Struggle / Save The Children'.

10:24 PM

The true essence of music and culture is to make them a form of expression, not only of art, but also of humanism, that what M-Plant is about. Following on from Lyric Hood’s successful solo release, ‘Everything / Social Distance’ released in July, now M-Plant takes us into August with the first new release this year from Robert Hood and Floorplan.

Opening the proceedings is a solo mission from Robert Hood. ‘The Struggle’ opens with acidic-funk that’s highlighted by Tamika Mallory’s stirring speech following the murder of George Floyd, before launching into powerful stripped-back Techno. This is protest music, Hood-style.

The rest of the EP is devoted to Robert and Lyric Hood’s collaborative Floorplan project. The original version of ‘Save The Children’ brings tough House with blazing horns and vocal refrains to continue the themes of social change. While the Detroit Mix goes deep and bassy, overlaid with poignant vocal samples including the words of Dick Gregory.

M-Plant will release 'The Struggle / Save The Children' digitally on August 14, 2020.

Black Lives Matter

Cover Artwork.

Artist: Robert Hood & Floorplant
Title: The Struggle / Save The Children
Label: M-Plant
Cat #: M.PM035
Format: Digital
Release date: August 14, 2020


1. Robert Hood - The Struggle
2. Floorplant - Save The Children
3. Floorplant - Save The Children (Detroit Mix)

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