Mattia Trani is considered one of the most talented young artists of the techno music landscape of recent years. In 2012, by founding his own label Pushmaster Discs, Mattia managed to score important collaborations with artists like Ben Sims, Juan Atkins, DJ Hyperactive, Ilario Alicante, Rolando, Skudge, DJ Stingray and many others. Today his platform represents a small “musical universe” and his work is supported by many American music heroes like Jeff Mills and Robert Hood, but also European artists like Laurent Garnier and Ben Klock, with Amelie Lens and Nina Kraviz as self-proclaimed fans.

Bringing the listeners from sordid 90’s warehouses to blazing next-millennium cyberpunk sceneries, from drum’n’bass flavours to techno or intricate ambient works; Mattia Trani announced his new triple LP entitled 'Scenery'. The 15-track album is going to be out via Pushmaster Discs on May 28th, 2021 in Vinyl and digital formats. (Pre order Triple LPBandcamp)

Taking advantage of the announcement of the release of Mattia Trani's new album, we had the honor of having an exclusive interview with him, in which he tells us a little more about his new triple LP 'Scenery', a little detail about its production, meanings and more. He also tells us a bit about his life and how he is going at the moment. 

Read what he has to say below. 


Hello Mattia, thanks for talking to us. First of all, how are you and where in the world are you taking this interview?

Hey guys! it’s a pleasure to talk with you :) i'm good thanks ,really busy about my album coming out in the next weeks and im taking this interview from my home in Bologna, Italy.

How’s the year been for you, all things considered?

Really hard year, good and bad because it's more than a year that we don't play our regular live shows so i miss to tour and do my job but i can tell u that i’m doing lot of productions in this year so i’m really happy that in this “dead” moment i'm very present into the techno world and the music scene.

How have you been dealing with the coronavirus and lockdowns, has this made you more or less inspired and productive in the studio?

Great question! to be honest yes and no, as every day i got a different mood, so there are days i don't want to play piano or i don't want to stay in studio cause i don't do anything and i have only confusion/chaos in my mind. For example when we stayed in lockdown it was really difficult but I found the force to do it and I closed many projects. I know if you stay focused you can find inspiration but it’s understandable if u dont find it.

How do you stay motivated to keep producing music, any tip?

As for a big period we didn't go out from home as the pandemic and lockdown, i can suggest to try to do everything that can maybe inspire you in music, so maybe listen lot of music, watching movies or maybe play some cool video games, this is my tip to be always inspired.

Congratulations on the release of your new triple LP ‘Scenery’ on your own label Pushmaster Discs. ¿Can you tell us about the production processes and inspiration behind each track?

Thank you! Well, I can tell you that it is hard work in years after a lot of experiences, places I visited all around the world and many inspirations from people, many video games I played, movies etc. The production process was not so complicated because I decided to not follow any trends, I mean maybe a lot of people will say that the sound is 90s but for me it's not, it's directly my think from me to the machines in my studio, I just did what I was thinking at that moment.

 

Every time I write music and especially an album I ' d like to tell a story and not only many dancefloor tracks, many dancefloor tracks are not an album for me, so i hope that people will understand my story and my vision of the future.

Also can you tell us about some of the highs and lows in writing and producing it?

Well, it’s the first time i did a triple vinyl so maybe was difficult to organize the time of every track and organize a coherent  lineup of the tracks and respect the lengths on vinyl, an intro and outro, and as i told u in the past question the important is to create a truly story inside your music.

¿Do you believe your production technique has changed or evolved since your Debut LP “The Hi-Tech Mission” four years ago compared to your most recent triple LP “Scenery”?

Yes definitely because many years ago i was an hardware addicted and i only used audio recorded from my machine but after years of experience now i'm more virtual analog music maker, so i prefer to use both things, like to use an external hardware like the moog sub 37 that i used a lot into this album but i even use many great plugins inside my daw and i think that this album sounds really more powerful than my last album and the sound is definitely more dynamic.

This is a question that maybe I shouldn't ask, but there's a favorite track or do any of the tracks on the new album hold a particularly special place in your heart?

Well, i can say that the track “endless optimism” is my gift for fans, supporters and music lovers for the future, as you can see on the title never lose the optimism and let’s try to think positive for the future, negativity is not the right way and feel u bad and depressed, the situation is difficult but we will be back.

Tell us about your guests in ‘Scenery’, which are Theo Nasa & Lizard, AADJA and 051 Destroyer, why do you invite them and what do you have to say about their collaborations?

Lizard is a great underground jungle/drum n bass producer of my city, we are friends since years as we played in many parties here so i decided to include him in the production. 

About Theo, after he did a video review on instagram on 2019 of my nakba ep i said: "man this is a crazy dude, i love the way how he’s going crazy on socials and his character, and last but not least his voice for me is really good so i decided to make a track all together and i love it. 

About Hilary AADJA, she's a great talent we did 2 ep together on my label but as she’s a great singer was interesting to do a more “industrial “ different track than the classic warehouse/peak time techno so i ask to her to send me some trippy choir and she did it in a great mood. 

About 051 destroyer, into the album i missed a great electro new school track so i decided to do a featuring with myself as 051 destroyer is me uhuhu. 

You said "musically you may sum up my main influences in three things: techno, acid, drum’n’bass”, ¿can you name an artist in each genre that you have as an influence in your career?

These are the 3 main words about the music i produce but i have many many names and artists that i love in the music scene, from jazz /classical musicians to techno pioneers that i've always been inspired of their music like Bill Evans, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Ken Ishii, Basic Channel, Aphex Twin and many others.

Other than being an artist, are there any other passions you have in life?

Yes, I like a lot of sports (I usually watch them but even play them) and it’s been 1 year that i started to play a new sport that I love: Golf. I really like to go inside these big places , really quiet with the nature /animals and stay all day there and not stay on social media, I feel really free and I love the sport so it's like to stay only you, your equipment and the field, that’s incredible and really help me to stay in relax, chill but while doing a good sport that can help your body and your mind.

Now we're clear that all eyes must be on this remarkable triple LP 'Scenery' that is coming out at the end of may, but what else should we be looking out for from you this year?

I putted all my passion in techno music and everything of my soul inside this album, so after this album i think i will try to live the real life and i will go on holiday for some months hahahahahaha, but who knows, music is like a virus that will never disappear inside me so i do not exclude something new when i will recharge the batteries. 

Thank you Mattia, for taking this interview. 


















Listen to the premiere of the track: 'Mattia Trani - The New Hardgroove Era' below: 





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The Allegorist present a new incredible Album 'Hybrid Dimensions II'. The album single & video "Dark Forces" was released on April 9th, 2021, while the new album is ready to be out on  May 7th, 2021 via Awaken Chronicles.

Anna Jordan was born in Hungary and uses the pseudonym Anna Jordan Project for her visual artworks since 2004. In 2015 she took up another artistic name The Allegorist to express her auditive visions.

The Allegorist’s new album comprises twelve-tracks of otherworldly soundscapes, electronic textures of grand embodiment, proportion, sounds of lament and dissociation. Review: 10/10. The album sounds incredible! We highly recommend it. Read the full story below. 

Watch the official video for the track  "Dark Forces": 


The love and dedication that Anna Jordan aka The Allegorist places in each project she pursues reflects an artist that thseasonrives on creativity and creation itself, turning thoughts and narratives into a near palpable reality. As an electronic music producer, singer, visual artist, sound designer or painter, she gathers in herself an ideal skill set that enables her to visualize a sonic reality, translatable into several artforms that comply with her futuristic, forward- thinking vision under her musical alias, The Allegorist.

With Hybrid Dimension I via Los Angeles’ Detroit Underground, Jordan created an extensive audiovisual experience, treading the realms of downtempo electronica, ambient and spatial exploration, having her track and video for ‘Humandroid Lovers’ featured at the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival in late 2018. 

The Allegorist’s new album, Hybrid Dimensions II, gives continuity to the galactic journey initiated by the protagonist, a girl that overcame her fears to become the Dragon Rider. She now finds herself standing on the boat known as The Viking Thunder, facing a foreign land - the unknown. (see Storybook on page 2)

Hybrid Dimensions II comprises twelve-tracks of otherworldly soundscapes, electronic textures of grand embodiment, proportion, sounds of lament and dissociation. Hypnotic and fragile on the verge of desolation, Jordan’s ability to occupy the surrounding space with her technical performance is immersive, with it requiring detailed attention to connect the layers of dense, symbiotic melodies. 

‘But there is a sort of light, so small that it can only be seen in the deepest darkness. It wasn’t there at the boat or ruins, where everybody was looking for it. It was inside of all of them. ‘ 

Aiming for solace, Hybrid Dimensions II’s journey conquers higher planes, achieving its goals of unification and closure, soundtracked with great depth, detail and made with an invaluable amount of passion and consistency by The Allegorist. For the protagonist, her story concludes after batting great distances, facing dark encounters, but in the end, she came, conquered and left, whole again. 



Storybook The Allegorist HYBRID DIMENSION II.

Standing on the boat, the sun was rising and she could feel the cold wind on her face. The ocean was peacefully moving, slowly in perfect harmony. Soon they would reach the island. With joyful anticipation they could already see it. Weeks passed but the size of the island wouldn’t grow, it seemed that it didn’t matter what they did, they weren’t moving forward. Unnoticeably days were becoming shorter, the nights longer until everything was in complete darkness. Fights for the glowing stones and power started, and self-declared leaders established the wrong rules. Suddenly everything was trembling and shaking with a loud noise. The boat had run aground. Under the rocks they discovered the ruins of a past empire. After a while, the stones weren’t glowing anymore. Everybody started to lose the sense of time and memories of faces faded until they became nothing but voices in the dark. They sounded more and more distressed and less human, some disappeared into the ocean forever. She used to go back up to the boat, where in the cold darkness she would listen to the stories of the galaxy above. It was certainly a mistake that she was being trapped in a place, where she did not belong. But there is a sort of light, so small that it can only be seen in the deepest darkness. It wasn’t there at the boat or ruins, where everybody was looking for it. It was inside of all of them. When she realized the light was in herself, standing on the rocks, she tore her chest apart. The ray of light from her chest lifted her body up, then crashed down into the waters and disappeared. Once again darkness engulfed everything. Soon little spots started to light up. All over the black ocean the hearts of the floating dead, people of the past millennium started to shine. The ocean dried up and on its soil trees sprouted out of the wizened bodies. The ruins of the past empire broke open and seeds from the future were falling from the blue sky. The rivers were filled with fish and on their shores children were playing. And where once time seemed to have stopped, the present became one with the first dimension, which started with the hopeful excitement of new exotic expeditions.



Album Infos.

The love and dedication that Anna Jordan aka The Allegorist places in each project she pursues reflects an artist that thrives on creativity and creation itself, turning thoughts and narratives into a near-palpable reality. As an electronic music producer, singer, visual artist, sound designer or painter, she gathers in herself an ideal skill set that enables her to visualize a sonic reality, translatable into several artforms that comply with her futuristic, forward- thinking vision under her musical alias, The Allegorist. With Hybrid Dimension I, her second album, released via Los Angeles’ Detroit Underground, Jordan created an extensive audiovisual experience, treading the realms of downtempo electronica, ambient and spatial exploration, having her track and video for ‘Humandroid Lovers’ featured at the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival in late 2018.

The Allegorist’s new album, Hybrid Dimensions II, gives continuity to the galactic journey initiated by the protagonist, a girl that overcame her fears to become the Dragon Rider. She now finds herself standing on the boat known as The Viking Thunder, facing a foreign land - the unknown. Hybrid Dimensions II comprises twelve-tracks of otherworldly soundscapes, electronic textures of grand embodiment, proportion, sounds of lament and dissociation. Hypnotic and fragile on the verge of desolation, Jordan’s ability to occupy the surrounding space with her technical performance is immersive, with it requiring detailed attention to connect the layers of dense, symbiotic melodies. ‘But there is a sort of light, so small that it can only be seen in the deepest darkness. It wasn’t there at the boat or ruins, where everybody was looking for it. It was inside of all of them. ‘ Aiming for solace, Hybrid Dimensions II’s journey conquers higher planes, achieving its goals of unification and closure, soundtracked with great depth, detail and made with an invaluable amount of passion and consistency by The Allegorist. For the protagonist, her story concludes after batting great distances, facing dark encounters, but in the end, she came, conquered and left, whole again.

The Allegorist sings in the fictional and majestic Mondoneoh language, to connect all nations.

Cover Artwork.



Label: Awaken Chronicles
Artist: The Allegorist
Title: Hybrid Dimension II
Formats: 1-Track-Single & Album
Release Format: Digital
Release Date Single: April 9th, 2021
Release Date Album: May 7th, 2021
Cat. No. ACH001
Distribution: Awal
Domain: linktr.ee/TheAllegorist

Tracklist.

01. Collective Energies
02. Desired Change
03. Imposed Rules
04. Ocean Waves
05. Disillusion Echoes
06. Left Behind
07. Dark Forces
08. Shiny Material
09. Unlimited Dedication
10. New Beginning
11. Risen Again
12. Harvest Season

















Credits.

Photo credits: Anna Jordan Project
Album cover artwork: Anna Jordan Project



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Catch up with the interesting outstanding debut collaborative EP between Nathan Melja & Flørist entitled ‘Wonderland’ to be due out on vinyl and digital on June 14th. The record launches Nathan Melja's new label called Parodia, a platform for creative output of his own as well as like minded artists. 



Wonderland is a blissful sonic universe created between Nathan Melja & Flørist. Due out June 14th, 2021 on Vinyl 12” and digital via Parodia, a new label launched by Nathan Melja for creative output of his own as well as likeminded artists.

Nathan Melja, known for his releases on Antinote, Mister Saturday Night and Technicolor, as well as Kalahari Oyster Cult which saw his epic track ‘Synesthesia’ that went on to be remixed by Pariah and Anthony Naples while being rinsed by the likes of Ben UFO, Evan Baggs and Jane Fitz. Always translating sound into a wide spectrum of colours, Nathan’s signature sound has evolved over the years into a precise craft.

Flørist is hot on the heels of a stretch of highly acclaimed EPs on Trilogy Tapes, Pavilion and most recently Baroque Sunburst, constantly exploring the BPM grid, he is known to leave you wondering which way is up.

Together their sensory spheres collide for a unique record which details two solo original tracks as well as two different versions of their collaborative track Wonderland, made with not only the DJ but the listener in mind.

Nathan Melja’s ‘Back and Forth’ is an updated ode to tshe Bleep and Bass eras, while his version of Wonderland is a colourful trip full of bright melodies. Flørist’s ‘Fade 2 Pink’ expresses the artist deeper side, exploring rhythmic boundaries. His interpretation of Wonderland hits hard with its deep and psychedelic vibrations, slipping directly into any after hours playlist.

Cover Artwork.


Artist. NATHAN MELJA & FLØRIST
Title. WONDERLAND
Format: 12” / Digital
Label: Parodia
Cat. No: PARODIA01
Release Date: June 14th, 2021

Tracklist.

A1 / 1. Nathan Melja - Back and Forth
A2 / 2. Nathan Melja & Flørist - Wonderland (Nathan Melja Version)
B1 / 3. Flørist - Fade 2 Pink
B2 / 4. Nathan Melja & Flørist - Wonderland (Flørist Version)


















Credits.

All tracks written & produced by Nathan Melja & Flørist
Mastering by Marco Pellegrino
Distribution by One Eye Witness
Pressing by Record Industry
Cover artwork by Viktorhstudios
Cover design by Flørist
Cat. No. PARODIA01 – all rights reserved.
℗ & © Parodia 2021

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The Irish-born, Berlin-based DJ/producer Hybrasil makes his fourth appearance on Radio Slave’s imprint Rekids Special Projects with five tracks of direct, powerful techno.The EP titled 'Tuatha De Danaan' will be out on 28th May 2021. Stay tuned because the record is dope. Full details below.

Hybrasil readies the hard-hitting ‘Tuatha De Danaan EP’ for Radio Slave’s Rekids Special Projects imprint this May. Previously appearing on Rekids Special Projects with ‘Afra’ and Rekids with ‘Embers’ and ‘We Don’t Flip’, Hybrasil's latest ‘Tuatha De Danaan EP’ sees the Irish-born, Berlin-based DJ/producer make his fourth appearance on Radio Slave’s imprint with five tracks of direct, powerful techno.

Tracks description.

Title track ’Tuatha De Danann’ combines grinding textures and siren-esque leads under a lethal 4/4 pattern, leading into the trippy and trembling electronics of ‘Hill of Tara’. Featuring atmospheric vocals from Irish folk and soul singer Sarah McQuillan, the track is their first collaboration.

Portal Dolmen’ sees crunching claps over vocal chops and sharp stabs before ‘Megalith’ brings a dose of dub techno aesthetics. Closer ‘Bealtaine’ sports subdued synth work under red hot percussion, bringing the dancefloor focussed release to a close. Additionally, the EP will feature an audio-visual collaboration with Tom Hodgkinson, laying the building blocks for a future AV show.

Previews: Soon here https://soundcloud.com/rekids

Cover Artwork.





Artist: Hybrasil
Title: Tuatha De Danann EP
Label: Rekids Special Projects
Release date: 28th May 2021
Cat No: RSPX28
Format: Digital

Tracklist.

01 Tuatha De Danann
02 Hill of Tara featuring Sarah McQuillan
03 Portal Dolmen
04 Megalith
05 Bealtaine

























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The rising Polish techno artist DEAS announced his new label Bau Muzik ​inspired by his fascination of the Bauhaus style. This project will showcase new music from DEAS and a selection of special guests. We invite you to dive into the soundscapes showcasing his definition of modern techno.

DEAS has been building his music profile following excellent EPs on Abstract Division's Dynamic Reflection, Marco Bailey's MATERIA and legendary Dutch label Planet Rhythm, as he continues to impress with his expertly crafted dance floor weapons.

Rotterdam's Triple Vision is the distributor of Bau Muzik who look after labels like Bas Mooy's Mord, Dax J's Monnom Black and Emmanuel's ARTS.

First release of the new vinyl label will be the 4-track 'Block EP' from DEAS itself. The release date has been scheduled for Friday 21 May 2021 coming out in vinyl and digital formats. Very nice release! 10/10. Full details below. 




Tracks description.

"Confusion" has huge rolling drums under haunting, lead synth stabs followed by an electrified lead sound that builds into the break with rising tension. A powerful feeling of menace and faultless function is locked inside the groove.

"Block" is the title track and second offering, with thundering percussion and sharp, metallic hits it uses intense bleeps and sweeps to make this a breakneck DJ weapon.

Third up, "Convenience" has a stomping sound combining with abstract, eerie tones to create an ominous, trippy and twisted mood within this peak time jam.

Closing the EP with "Dystopian Future" it focuses on a sci-fi aesthetic made from morphing, warping acid licks and static hums that prowl the airwaves with a somewhat sinister motive. The synth accents that appear later really take it to higher heights of hypnotic engagement.


Cover Artwork.




Artist: DEAS
Title: Block EP
Label: Bau Muzik
Release Date: Friday 21 May 2021
Format: Vinyl & Digital
CAT#: BAUMUZIK001

Tracklist.

01. Confusion
02. Block
03. Convenience
04. Dystopian Future





























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Jeff Mills and Developer have put together a new space-inspired compilation 'The 6 Planet Discovery Mission' via Axis Records which consists of six tracks by Silent Servant, Inigo Kennedy, Benjamin Damage and Developer himself. 

The original dynamic of the release is that each artist named their respective cuts after a fictional planet. Conceptualised by Mills and curated by Developer, the compilation was created for the Underground Resistance cofounder’s new digital magazine, The Escape Velocity. Axis Records will release The 6 Planet Discovery Mission on May 7th, 2021.

Always as a guiding record label, Axis is usual when it comes to put out music inspired by science-fiction and space, so it's no coincidence that Jeff has chosen Modularz owner, Developer to work on this compilation.

Developer's sound when it comes to bringing together cosmic elements in his music, he is one of the best on the field, as can be corroborated in his track for this compilation titled 'Volumino', which is our favorites from the release, without missing the other bombshells by the tremendous artists that make up this space odyssey. 'The 6 planet discovery mission' compilation is a gem, we highly recommend it. 10/10.



Developer: "Jeff brought a clever idea to me and that was to create a compilation for "The Escape Velocity" project. It was clear that it was important to keep the Axis' space aesthetic and that the whole thing would be curated by Modularz, so I took the information Jeff gave me and began to select only a few producers that I felt that could contribute something different without orbiting too far out of the Axis Solar System.

The 6 planet discovery mission is a metaphor for discovering something else or out of the Axis' norm and I used planets instead of artists to describe this. I asked each artist to name their created tracks after a newly discovered planet if they were given the opportunity and in total, we came up with 6 to complete the compilation."



Cover Artwork.



Artist. Various Artists - Silent Servant, Inigo Kennedy, 
Benjamin Damage, Developer. 
Title. The 6 Planet Discovery Mission
Label. Axis Records
Release date: May 7th, 2021
Format. Digital


Tracklist.

01. Inigo Kennedy - J1407B 
02. Silent Servant - Ranxerox 
03. Developer - Arcadians 58 
04. Developer - Volumino 
05. Benjamin Damage - Azizos 
06. Developer - Ursans 


















 




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Inspired by Detroit and influenced by the Irish underground scene, Brotherhood of the Wolf is the production duo behind the distinct sound of Distrackt Records since 2017. After many successful releases, the owners and operator of the label are presenting the next release, a new EP titled 'Pack Mentality' which features 3 new original tracks plus a Jeff‘s Obsession Edit, to be out on May 21st, 2021A very interesting EP. We recommend it. Full details below. 



Pack Mentality is the debut EP from Distrackt label heads Brotherhood of the Wolf. Having curated the Distrackt sound since its inception the Irish boys recently debuted their production skills with their excellent remix of Angelo Currao’s Sinister Dance.

Pack Mentality sees the duo formally introduce themselves via a four-track effort that showcases a sound inspired by Detroit and influenced by the Dublin underground scene.

Tracks description.

A1. Tank Man: Acid melodies ride a wave of percussion throughout. Layered synths and vocal splashes sit atop of a heavy kick and driving bassline while a metallic drone maintains the intense atmospheric feel of Tank Man.

A2. Dispatch: A deep groovy bassline and polyrhythmic drums set the tone. Synth stabs and perc splash’s add depth and character. Vocal fx’s and melodies add the glue that holds Dispatch together.

B1. Wuhanian Spicy Nightwings (Original Mix): Layered rumbling bassline, haunted strings and acid melodies characterize Wuhanian Spicy Nightwings. Deep pad sounds take the lead and the chanting vocal adds to the driving undertone.

B2. Wuhanian Spicy Nightwings (Brotherhood of the Wolf – Jeff’s Obsession Edit): Brotherhood of the Wolf re-works Wuhanian Spicy Nightwings into a distorted dub version of its original form. Jeff’s obsession edit offers more hypnotic rhythmic soundscapes than the original more aggressive cut.


Cover Artwork.



Artist: Brotherhood of the Wolf
Title: Pack Mentality
Format: Digital
Label: Distrackt Records
Release Date: May 21st, 2021
Cat. No. DR00.00.17
Distribution: Label Worx
Domain: www.distracktrecords.ie

Tracklist.

01. Tank Man
02. Dispatch
03. Wuhanian Spicy Nightwings
04. Wuhanian Spicy Nightwings (Jeff‘s Obsession Edit)












 






Listen to the premier for the track 'Alec Troniq & Phillson - Gliese 667 Cc' to be out on April 30th, 2021 through the Dresden (Germany) based club/label Sektor Evolution.

Alec Troniq & Phillson - Cork 001 (Electro):
Flickering ears. A sharp blue sky. You get a hint of the sun, squinting through the broken windows of the former, northern ammunition plant. Concrete slabs beneath your feet. You still taste the fume, you feel bricks and steel and your warm, inner voice purrs soothingly in last night's rhythm: „understood“.















































(Phillson, Photo by Franssen Km )




(Alec Troniq, Photo credits: Electric Grooves)




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Bringing the listeners from sordid 90’s warehouses to blazing next-millennium cyberpunk sceneries, from drum’n’bass flavours to techno or intricate ambient works; Mattia Trani unveils his new triple LP titled 'Scenery' featuring Canadian producer/singer AADJA, Theo Nasa & Lizard, and 051 Destroyer. The 15-track album is going to be out via Pushmaster Discs on May 28th, 2021 in Vinyl and digital formats.

Mattia Trani is considered one of the most talented young artists of the techno music landscape of recent years. In 2012, by founding his own label Pushmaster Discs, Mattia managed to score important collaborations with artists like Ben Sims, Juan Atkins, DJ Hyperactive, Ilario Alicante, Rolando, Skudge, DJ Stingray and many others. Today his platform represents a small “musical universe” and his work is supported by many American music heroes like Jeff Mills and Robert Hood, but also European artists like Laurent Garnier and Ben Klock, with Amelie Lens and Nina Kraviz as self-proclaimed fans.

Review: The upcoming album is a sonic odyssed, Mattia Trani managed to create one of the greatest techno albums to ever be made. We highly recommend it. 10/10. Full details below.

Listen to the premiere of the track: 'Mattia Trani - The New Hardgroove Era' below: 



There has to be a message, if you release an album. There has to be a story”: and “Scenery”, well, tells a hell of a story indeed. It’s been more than four years now since Mattia Trani’s monumental debut as of the LP format. “The Hi-Tech Mission”, released by his very own Pushmaster Discs, granted him huge respect from the whole techno scene worldwide: an elaborate and heartfelt homage to Detroit and a blazing display of talent, vision, awareness. Now it was time to explore even broader. “Sure, there’s Detroit, as I’ll always love that kind of techno and it was pivotal to my debut LP joint. But in ‘Scenery’ there’s also loads of 90’ s UK stuff, be it breakbeat, drum’n’bass or whatever; and sure there’s a bit of the historic Hardgroove releases, way back at the beginning of the millennium”.

The statement is bold. Is gigantic. Triple album. Fifteen tracks. A reduced bunch of guests: Theo Nasa & Lizard in the spoken, chilled and slightly sinister drum’n’bass trip “Videogame”, talented producer/singer Aadja in the hypnotic acid banger “Senso Critico” and well, if you want you can count even 051 Destroyer in “Inner Hardships”, but those familiar with Trani’s output know that this is just his highly-energetic-electro moniker (“…yeah, I’m weird enough that I do collaborate with myself, from time to time”, he laughs). But first and most of all, “Scenery” is an amazing, grandiose and complex display of narrative architected by Mattia Trani himself. Scenarios intersect. Landscapes morph, mutate. And it’s mental – as it would have been said and written in the acidic years (“If you ask me, musically you may sum up my main influences in three things: techno, acid, drum’n’bass”, tells Mattia).

Listen to the premiere of the track: 'Mattia Trani - Biologic Horror' below: 



With a sonic journey that mercilessly travels back and forth in time, bringing the listeners from sordid 90’s warehouses to blazing next-millennium cyberpunk sceneries, from drum’n’bass flavours to hard techno weapons or intricate ambient works, Mattia Trani managed to create one of the greatest techno (“techno” in its broader, more noble and visionary sense) albums you’ll ever be likely to hear. Let the music speak. Let the emotions draw sceneries. Let love and knowledge hit your heart, your mind, your ears. - Words by Damir Ivic



Cover Artwork.






Artist. Mattia Trani
Title. SCENERY LP
Format: Vinyl / Digital
Label: Pushmaster Discs
Cat. No: PM027
Release Date: May 28th, 2021

Tracklist.

A1 / 01. DARK MINDS (INTRO)
A2 / 02. ENDLESS OPTIMISM
A3 / 03. JUNGLE BUSINESS SHIT
B1 / 04. SCENERY
B2 / 05. STRETCH TOYS
C1 / 06. SENSO CRITICO (FEAT. AADJA)
C2 / 07. ONE MORE STEP
D1 / 08. NO FUTURE
D2 / 09. SIMBIOSI
D3 / 10. STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
E1 / 11. THE NEW HARDGROOVE ERA
E2 / 12. INNER HARDSHIPS (FEAT. 051 DESTROYER)
F1 / 13. BIOLOGIC HOROR
F2 / 14. VIDEOGAME (FEAT. THEO NASA & LIZARD)
F3 / 15. END OF DAYS? (OUTRO)





























Credits.

All tracks written and produced by Mattia Trani
C1 Vocals by Hilary Jean, F2 Co-produced with Enrico Sandron, vocals by Theo Jackson
Mastered at Reel Mastering Studio – London
Photos by Roberto Graziano Moro
Artwork by Giacomo Dal Ben (Jek Dean)
Cat. No. PM027 – All rights reserved
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VOITAX is a label that never disappoints when it comes to finding the finest modern and not-traditional sophisticated music. Next on their records is Bailey Ibbs's 'Helter Skelter' EP. The new material pushes the boundaries and serves up a skillfully produced mixture of Dubstep, Dancehall, House, and punchy breaks. The 4-track package comes out on May 31st, 2021 in Vinyl and Digital formats. Full details below:

With 'Helter Skelter', the London-based DJ and producer Bailey Ibbs lands his debut on VOITAX. After having released a variety of tunes on labels such as Practical Rhythms and Dansu Discs, including the launch of his label – Night Service, the ambitious young talent keeps adding to the newer UK Garage scene. With the VOI 026 Bailey demonstrates once again that he has proven himself to be a serious representative that yet doesn’t seem to bind himself to any particular genre. His latest EP now opens up doors to the sunnier season of the year and serves you a skillfully produced mixture of Dubstep, Dancehall, House, and punchy breaks.




Tracks description. 

'Warriors Call' is opening up the stage as a striking synth motif that playfully harmonises with percussive drum patterns wrapped in beautiful oriental atmospheres. Moving forward with 'I’ll Always', Ibbs drops a heavyweight for the bigger sound systems – a filtered dub echo winds through pitched vocal cuts that are complemented by just the right amount of percussive patterns and powerful kicks.

On the flip-side Ibbs most recent inspirations become even more clear as he is merging a set of different genres. The title track of the EP – 'Helter Skelter' in combination with the well-chosen outro – 'Off The Lorry' is a perfect blend of deep, snotty basslines and sampled vocal phrases that find their origin in old dancehall and dub tracks.

With punchy breaks and chirping siren-like synths, the B-side closes the chapter and turns this record into a real classic.



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Artist: Bailey Ibbs
Title: Helter Skelter
Label: VOITAX
Catno: VOI026
Release Date: May 31st, 2021
Format: Vinyl 12” + Digital
Genre: Dubstep, Dancehall

Tracklist.

A1. Bailey Ibbs - Warriors Call
A2. Bailey Ibbs - I’ll Always
B1. Bailey Ibbs - Helter Skelter
B2. Bailey Ibbs - Off The Lorry