Buy (Vinyl): Soon at Bandcamp.

Its precise to announce that Berghain resident Phase Fatale (Ostgut Ton/Hospital Productions) and Pablo Bozzi (half of Imperial Black Unit) will debut a new collaborative alias, Soft Crash, with an genre bending EP titled ‘Spritzkrieg' coming via BITE on November 27th. Read below the full story.

Soft Crash is the new music collaboration formed by Hayden Payne, aka Berghain resident Phase Fatale and Pablo Bozzi of Imperial Black Unit. Combining references such as William S. Burroughs and J.G. Ballard respectively, the project also functions to explore the fetishization of technology and the body and how the line between those is perpetually blurring. Increasingly, humans are reshaped and controlled by modern technology to an abysmal state; meanwhile, this technologically-made music can reinsert some emotion to try to bring back out a romantic sensibility and connection.

Bozzi and Payne, both based in Berlin, have been at the top of the industrial techno and ebm circuit through the last several years and have shared the stage on numerous occasions in their respective projects. As well, Bozzi released his debut solo EP on Phase Fatale’s label BITE earlier this year. But their mutual love for music outside of that sphere is what brought them together to form this alliance. Attempting to throw off the dark and authoritative stereotypes of the current music scene they helped foster, Payne and Bozzi look to their core influences of synthwave, disco, and early techno to carve a new path as italo body music pioneers.

The Spritzkrieg EP presents 3 tracks serving as just a bite of what will follow in their full length album for 2021. Each song serves as a view into the pool of subgeneres that they are exploring: from Frankfurt prototrance and techno to driving italo disco and new beat to drowned out electro on the verge of 90s Warp-alike ambient. Both trained musicians, Soft Crash brings melody back into the fold, creating intelligent, melancholic hooks combined with sensual, pulsating rhythm. It can convey the artists’ emotions in a picturesque way that just words themselves cannot. Music that would fit perfectly in the largest concrete techno halls as well as the sleaziest lab disco nights.

Check out the duo's first set as Soft Crash last week on HÖR radio Berlin:

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Artist. Soft Crash (Phase Fatale and Pablo Bozzi)
Title. Spritzkrieg
Format: Vinyl 12”/ Digital
Label: BITE
Cat. No: BITE16.5
Release Date: November 27th, 2020


A1 / 1. Spiritzkrieg
B1 / 2. Haute Surveillance
B2 / 3. Unusual Poses


Written and produced by Hayden Payne & Pablo Bozzi
Cat. No. BITE016.5 – All rights reserved
℗ & © BITE 2020

Pre order (Vinyl & Digital): Bandcamp

Review: With 'Stretching Ohms', Delinquent Delivery is putting out four new original tracks that perfectly works as a useful techno tool for any DJ’s arsenal. The music contained in this marvelous EP is Dancefloor directed hypnotic techno at its finest. Impressive EP!

Delinquent Delivery will release 'Stretching Ohms' on Vinyl and Digital formats on October 26th, 2020. Stay tuned and scroll down for full details.

The latest record from Delinquent Delivery sees label-head Stephen Mahoney round up five of Dublin’s most prolific producers. Stuey Lyons, Jon Hussey, Jack Jennings, Stephen Mahoney & Rustal have contributed to Stretching Ohms, the fifth release on Delinquent Delivery. Dancefloor directed techno at its finest.

Stuey Lyøns & Jon Hussey have teamed up for A1, a straight-shooting dancefloor oriented techno work. With over forty years of experience between them,Lyøns & Hussey’s expertise is put to work on A1. Dark, pensive and groove-oriented, A1 never deviates too far from its source, making it a useful techno tool for any DJ’s arsenal.

Jack Jennings contribution on A2 is another dancefloor directed number, featuring a dissonant lead married with a swinging percussive section which creates an infectious groove. Jennings’ production style would be synonymous with dark, late night sets, such as those by Marcel Dettmann or Chris Liebling.

Mahoney’s input to Stretching Ohms is B1, a commanding techno banger. Mahoney’s production style is similar to his DJ sets, delicately blending subtle elements throughout B1 while never losing focus of the main driving components. B1’s direct approach makes it perfect for late night sets.

Rustal rounds the record off with B2, a groovy roller which echoes Detroit through and through. Chiming in as the fastest track on the record, Rustal effortlessly balances a funky bassline with a compelling lead, reminiscent of the Belleville Three’s earlier work. B2 marks the end of Stretching Ohms, continuing on the energetic path set out before.

Stretching Ohms delivers high-octane dancefloor driven bangers of the highest quality. Each track differs in style, but combined they all have similar DNA - they’re all made in Dublin. This release highlights the talent that Ireland has to offer to techno globally.

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Label: Delinquent Delivery
Artist: Various Artists
Title: Stretching Ohms
Format: EP
Release Formats: Vinyl & Digital
Release Date: October 26th, 2020
Cat. No. DD005
Distribution: Ready Made (Vinyl), Bandcamp (Digital)


01. Stuey Lyøns and Jon Hussey - Stretching Ohms
02. Jack Jennings - Distant Effects
03. Stephen Mahoney - Nefarious Tactics
04. Rustal - Hydropump

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Review: 'Anomaly' is the name of the new original track putted out by Gaston Zani & Xenia (UA) on we(R)aw. The track is a peak time masterpiece with chanting vocal textures underpinned with grinding bass frequencies and thumping percussion. Enjoy!

we(R)aw will release 'Anomaly' on Friday 23 October 2020. Stay tuned and read the full story below.

Gaston Zani is back on his label we(R)aw with a new EP made in collaboration with Xenia (UA) who has previously showcased her talents on other imprints including Metodi Hristov's Set About, Spartaque’s Codex and Alberto Ruiz's Stickrecordings.

In addition to releasing on we(R)aw, Gaston Zani has also featured on scene leading labels such as Carl Cox’s Intec, UMEK’s 1605, Alan Fitzpatrick’s We Are The Brave and Sian’s Octopus, plus many other influential outlets for great techno.

Xenia (UA) is a Ukrainian artist known for her DJ sets at many of the country’s top events and is a resident at leading online streaming platform Radio Intense, in addition to co-owning her own label NUMEN.

Spanish based Gaston Zani is someone who has steadily been building momentum as one of Europe’s most exciting talents, with regular international bookings and support for his music by everyone ranging from Eats Everything to Richie Hawtin.

This single-track release titled “Anomaly” is a peak time masterpiece with chanting vocal textures underpinned with grinding bass frequencies and thumping percussion.

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Artist: Gaston Zani & Xenia (UA)
Title: Anomaly
Label: we(R)aw
Release Date: Friday 23 October 2020
Format: Digital


01. Anomaly

Buy (digital): Beatport

Review: With 'Desiderati 4.4', UMEK’s label 1605 puts out 4 very impressive original tracks that follow that melodramatic energizing techno with throbbing bassline and explosive textures that sounds very pleasing. Very nice EP!

Read something about previous EPs 'Desiderati 4.1' & 'Desiderati 4.2'. and 'Desiderati 4.3'. 

Following up a proper series of mixed artist releases, with straight and melodramatic techno at its finest, UMEK’s 1605 label is about to release the fourth volume of its Desiderati series, this time featuring music from Space 92, Loco & Jam, Mha Iri, and a collaboration of Teenage Mutants with Soolver.

Space 92 has recently been dominating the sales charts of websites like Beatport with a string of top selling releases on labels like Reload and Legend, but also runs his own label Perfekt Groove Recordings. His track “Run” has a dark atmosphere with uplifting arpeggios and powerful synth lines adding to the hard-hitting percussion.

Teenage Mutants have been regulars on 1605 in addition to releasing on other labels such as Tronic and Terminal M. This time they are teaming up with German duo Soolver who have previously worked with imprints like Ballroom Records and Reload Black Label. Their track “Got Me” has a compelling vocal sample and epic breakdown amidst a thumping techno groove.

Loco & Jam are an Irish duo famed for their many tracks and remixes on influential labels ranging from Drumcode and Octopus to Relief. Their track “The Awakening” has building tension, moody atmosphere and dystopian textures that combine to create an immersive dance floor experience.

Closing out the release is a track from Australian talent Mha Iri who has been turning heads with releases on AnalyticTrail, Orange Recordings and Black Kat. Finishing the release in dramatic style, her track “Time Lapse” has an ominous melody fused with a throbbing bassline and explosive textures that add to the building intensity of this ferocious cut.

Each of these four monstrous techno tracks are perfect for peak time DJ plays

1605 will release 'Desiderati 4.4' on Friday 23 October 2020

Artist: Various
Title: Desiderati 4.4
Label: 1605
Release Date: Friday 23 October 2020
Format: Digital
CAT#: 1605255
Preorder @ Beatport: 16.10.2020
Available @ Beatport: 23.10.2020
Available @ Apple Music & Spotify: 30.10.2020


01. Space 92 - Run
02. Teenage Mutants & Soolver - Got Me
03. Loco & Jam - The Awakening
04. Mha Iri - Time Lapse


Artist: Kmyle
Title: Wasteland EP
Label: Kmyle Records
Cat No.: KML001
Format: Vinyl / Digital / Streaming
Release date: October 23, 2020


1. Wasteland
2. Silent Ruins
3. Lunatis
4. Artificial Body

Buy vinyl:

Buy (Digital): Soon at Bandcamp

Review: With 'Multilinear Subspace Learning', Anechoic puts out a very interesting 5-track bundle. We listened to all the tracks and we really enjoyed and liked the music, very deep and sophisticated techno with some pleasant sci fi grooves. Nice EP! 

Track premiere:

Mental, trippy, textural, spacious, drony, melancholic, and Sci Fi-inspired are just some of the ways the Moroccan-born and France-based artist Anechoic develop his sound. As a Hybrid Live Act, he has performed at some interesting locations with curated line-ups in France, and has also made some appearances across Europe

Anechoic has signed several releases on international labels like: Konsequent Records, Faut Section, Credo Records, Subsist Records to name few. 2020 has seen Anechoic reinvent himself once again through new performances allowing him to explore different universes and facets of the techno music. He has made his last appearance with one of the most appreciated festivals in France, Chateau Perché at Border City in Paris.

Now, Anechoic is about to release his new material, a 5 track EP titled 'Multilinear Subspace Learning'. The artists describes his upcoming release as 'crystal clear techno with a slightly experimental approach', and it is. 

CREDO will release 'Multilinear Subspace Learning' on October 23rd, 2020.

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Artist: Anechoic
Title. Multilinear Subspace Learning
Release date: October 23rd, 2020
Label. CREDO
Cat.No.: CREDO72
Format. Digital
Distributor Digital: Bandcamp, Itunes, Beatport, Juno etc.
Genre: Techno
Web Domain (Label):


1. Celestial Mechanics
2. Elliptic Coordinates
3. Gaussian Elimination
4. Laws Of Planetary Motion
5. Multilinear Subspace Learning



Artist: Only Drugs
Title: Galaxy Noise
Label: Green Panorama Records
Format: EP
Release Format: Digital
Release Date: Oct 23rd, 2020
Cat. No. G4
Distribution: Multiza


01. Only Drugs - Galaxy Noise
02. Only Drugs - Halfdream
03. Only Drugs - Galaxy Noise (Deepkey Remix)


Artist: Anechoic
Title. Multilinear Subspace Learning
Release date: October 23rd, 2020
Label. CREDO
Cat.No.: CREDO72
Format. Digital
Distributor Digital: Bandcamp, Itunes, Beatport, Juno etc.
Genre: Techno
Web Domain (Label):


1. Celestial Mechanics
2. Elliptic Coordinates
3. Gaussian Elimination
4. Laws Of Planetary Motion
5. Multilinear Subspace Learning


Buy: (Digital) Beatport, Bandcamp

Phantasy Sound initially founded in 2007, what began as a springboard for new artists has grown into something far more expansive. With so much to share on the near horizon, we're taking this opportunity to revisit each single release so far, counting forwards from our debut. Each day we'll be delving into our archives of over 400 tracks, sharing artist insights whilst exploring our unique psychedelic sensibility.

This very interesting label -Phantasy, approaches it’s landmark hundredth-single release with another impactful single from one of the label’s key artists, James Welsh. Regularly played by producers from Midland to Charlotte De Witte, Welsh’s masterfully dense take on techno and electronica reaches new complexities on ‘Pan’, without ever-sacrificing his singular industrial groove. 

The title track is a tunneling electroid roller layered informed by complex conversations seemingly taking place between man, machine, ghostly human speech and a veritable wind tunnel of noise. Perhaps Welsh’s finest connection yet between the blissful and the ruthless, ‘Pan’ demands submission. 

On ‘Sink’, Welsh builds yet another perfectly-executed club weapon around an imaginative spoken-word sample, loosening up the tension of it’s more severe partner with a lucid and rhythmic trail of wide-eyed electro. 

Phantasy Sound will release James Welsh's 'Pan/Sink EP' on October 16th 2020.

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Artist: James Welsh
Title: Pan/Sink
Label: Phantasy Sound
Release Date: 16th October 2020 
Cat No: PH99
Format: Vinyl/Digital


1. Pan
2. Sink


One again, another fantastic work from Urban Groove, showcasing interesting sounds going from Acid, Electro, Industrial to Techno of course, showing us how decades of knowledge can be portray in a EP

Artist(s): Urban Groove
Title: Devastated Earth
Label: Illegal Alien Records
Track(s): Acrux, No Se Que, Devastated Earth, Cyber Hammer, Al Palo,
Galaxy Acid, Downer
Genre: Techno, Acid, Electro
Format: Cassette / Digital WAV/MP3/AIFF
Catalogue Number: IARLTDCST004
Release Date: October 19th of 2020
Urban Groove 'Devastated Earth' IARLTDCST004


A1. Urban Groove - Acrux
A2. Urban Groove - No Se Que
A3. Urban Groove - Devastated Earth
B1. Urban Groove - Cyber Hammer
B2. Urban Groove - Al Palo
B3. Urban Groove - Galaxy Acid
DIGITAL - Urban Groove - Downer

Review: With 'Textures' EP, Manrish delivers 3 techno originals oriented to smash the dance floor. First track 'Textures' showcases the fundamental rawish and industrial sound that will remain in the whole EP. Next is 'Slave City', faster and with dramatic textures. To close the release, is 'Alfa Centauri', a brilliant energetic banging piece that features magnetic vocals with melancholic hypnotic backgrounds. !Brilliant EP!

Textures EP is the new release from Berlin based producer Manrish. Three cuts, Textures, Slave City and Alfa Centaury, totally oriented to smash the dance floor. A journey where the producer shows his particular vision of techno.

Manrish was born in 1988 in Granada, Spain. At the age of 16 he started to get interested in the electronic music. Two years later he began his career as DJ in his hometown, where he played in some of the best clubs, like Industrial Copera or Granero Club. Before moving to Berlin at the age of 26, he started with the learning process of electronic music production. Strongly influenced by the techno sound and fascinated by the infinite melodic possibilities found in the synthesizers, he has perfected his sound over time, with releases on some labels such as 808 Recordings, 2RB Records, Industrial Techno United or Insane Industry.

Manrish will self-release 'Textures' on November 3rd, 2020

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Artist: Manrish
Title: Textures
Label: Self-Released
Format: EP
Release Formats: Digital
Release Date Digital: November 3rd, 2020
Cat. No. N/A
Distribution: Bandcamp


01. Textures
02. Slave City
03. Alfa Centauri

Pre order: Soon at or Beatport.

Review: With 'Liber Secretus', Christian Hornbostel showcases, -in my personal opinion-, some of his finest tunes done. Since the very beginning of the LP, with the intro track 'Synchronia et Diachronia', until the outro, 'Sapere Aude', this albums never aparts from its banging techno groove, while the producer, track by track, explores a wide and elegant range of hypnotic and surrealistic beats, that conform a sophisticated structure of sound for this album divided in 14 outstanding track. Great album. 

For over two decades Christian Hornbostel has gathered quite a big crowd of followers with his consistent output of quality and varied styled productions. The German artist's production career has seen him work with some of the industry's finest imprints and had appearance on hugely successful early "Global Underground" series as well. 

More than 1.000 production credits sit proudly next to Hornbostel's name as his latest work has found him supported by the DJ elite from DJ Rush, Richie Hawtin and Chris Liebing to Petar Dundov, POPOF, Sasha & John Digweed.

"Fresh off the back of releases on the likes of Say What!, Different is Different, Night Light Records and an impressive album on Popof’s “Form” label earlier on the year, Christian Hornbostel shows no sign of the letting up during these rather challenging times that we have been facing.

Following up his first album “Liber Novus” (new Book), Christian is now releasing his second album “Liber Secretus” (secret book), this time on his brand new Imprint Praedikat Records."

The new album showcases 14 outstanding techno tracks that are coming out on November 10th, 2020. Some tracks are coming out in the special Vinyl edition. 

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Artist: Christian Hornbostel
Title: Liber Secretus
Label: Praedikat Records
Format: LP
Release Formats: Vinyl & Digital
Release Date: November 10th, 2020
Cat. No. PDK001
Distribution: Dig Dis



01. Synchronia et Diachronia (Intro)
02. Aestus
03. Ipso Facto
04. Mysterium
05. Genius Loci
06. Abstractus
07. Vis Cogitativa
08. Decretum Saecularis
09. Vis et Robur
10. Repetita Iuvant
11. Phantasma
12. Intellectus Agens
13. Planisphaerium
14. Sapere Aude (Outro)


A1. Aestus
A2. Genius Loci
A3. Mysterium
B1. Phantasma
B2. Planisphaerium
B3. Abstractus