Overview. Carl Cox and Jon Rundell’s label Intec presents a very special album release from Roel Salemink who is one of the imprints favourite artists.
Dutch artist Roel Salemink has featured six previous EP’s on Intec that have all been made in collaboration with his regular production partner Drumcomplex. This ten track album is his first solo contribution to the label, and it’s a high energy masterpiece that gives testament to his exceptional talent for making techno.Roel Salemink has previously showcased his solo skills on Filth on Acid, Gynoid Audio and Bush Records. Bush Records also put out his debut release featuring a track he made with Devilfish called “Manalive” that spent eight weeks at the highly coveted #1 sales spot on Beatport.
Following the success of his many high-profile releases, Roel Salemink is also a regular DJ and live set performer at festivals and events all over the world including the likes of Awakenings and Nature One, playing everywhere from Australia to Dubai.The opening track “Free” featuring Sandra Vriese is an uplifting moodsetter that’s soothing vocal welcomes in the listener whilst slowly ramping up the tension ready for the euphoria of “My Little Pocketknife”.
Getting darker “Analog Siren” continues the LP’s journey towards shadowy realms of techno, before the mechanical percussion and dramatic bass stabs of “Transforming” mark its official arrival.
Having arrived at its techno destination, the album twists and turns with the title cut “X818” getting deeper only for the likes of “Item Zero” to lift it back up a gear until terminal velocity is achieved and “Eskes” closes the release with emotive pads playing poignant melodies.
Perfect for listening to at home or further afield this master crafted album works well in headphones or on the dance floor.
Label: Intec Digital
Artist: Roel Salemink
Release Date: Friday 27 September 2019
Format: Digital CAT#: IDRSLP1
02. My Little Pocketknife
03. Analog Siren
06. Machine Attendance
07. My Body Is My Temple
09. Item Zero