AndOr: Paradis EP
Here at Distrackt Records we're continuing our relentless auditory assault on the techno scene with Paradis EP, an all killer no filler four track monster from rising stars AnD_oR.
Debuting in June with their acclaimed Mind Map EP, AnD_oR continue to go from strength to strength. Paradis EP finds the duo in blistering form turning out four tracks engineered to damage dancefloors across the globe.
Here he is – A marathon of a track which sees us encounter multi layers of synthesis which manifest themselves in the form of FX that paint themselves inside your skull, a catchy designed to rip through any sound system and catchy electric piano style musical stabs. All frequencies underpinned by a distorted vocal that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Doors record.
Diggin – A stripped back chugger with a catchy bass line that evolves into a mirroring lead.
Paradis – Stripped back with tribal percussion initially, Paradis takes us on a roller coaster which crescendos in an emotional warm lead synth line. With an uneasy, slightly haunting vocal which waves in and out keeping us on edge.
Night Raider – A modern take on the Acid explosion of the late eighties. Hypnotic acid syncopated with underground ghetto beats and a monster of a chaotic breakdown Night raider is sure to whip any floor into a frenzy.
Simon Foran: Nihilus EP
Irish techno producer Simon Foran has put a lot of hard work into learning the art and science of sound and music technology; his studies have included spending two years honing his craft under the m entorship of Will Kinsella (Hybrasil) (Kombination Research, Loose Records, Bush Records).
Since dropping his debut EP: "Nexus" on Dream Mode in November 2014, Simon has followed up with 2015's "Daumenatron", and 2016's 'Etymology' both on Dewing Records. Simon rounded off 2016 with his acclaimed 'Cybersex' EP on Portugal's Toxic Recordings, charting at number 6 in the Hard Techno top 100 releases.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Foran is constantly in the studio pushing his boundaries with a distinct ear for detail. He has been moulding his dark melodic sound, a sound he showcases on his latest two track EP: Nihilus, released September 28th on Distrackt Records.
Nihilus - Starting with a sinister/ evil style pad with an acid growling bass building up in the background, touches of infectious perc's and stab's throughout the track with an eerie synth sounding voice. With a driven melodic synth stab lead with a sinister twist. A hard hitter with a feeling of your been followed/ chased, always creeping up behind you.
Filtered Hound - A contagious rolling bass building with a synth stab carrying it with a warm pad underneath. Beautiful break's with a hands in the air vibe. Melodic lead synth been introduced to a building synth drone/ sequence bringing it in with its heavy kick and infectious hats.
Deviate: Satellite EP
Deviate is the combination of two techno producers that have joined forces in the summer of 2016. They have developed a distinct sound from many months locked away in the studio. Their debut Ep was signed to Amsterdam based Label Egothermia Records and was released at the end of April 2017. The pair have many more productions in the pipe line due to hit stores in the coming months.
Their second release Satellite on Diagnostic Records finds the duo in impressive form, a two-track statement of determination.
Satellite - A warm growling pad is keeping steady movement throughout the track, moving smoothly into a light melodic breakdown, slowly building airy suspense before dropping us straight into a hard hitting, warehouse filling, melodic ensemble of rides, hats and storming pads.
Need You Here - A cool steady rhythm carries us through the arrangement with varied percussion and a quirky baseline drawing us further into the track. Again a warm growling sound carries us into a more energetic part of the track, with lots of groove and rhythm. It then eases into an eerie vocal breakdown with a crisp breakbeat pattern, before dropping back in on a smooth synth stab only to close out with plenty of rhythm and energy.
AnD_oR: Mind MAP EP
Available now on digital download. Support from Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Joris Voorn, Slam, Carl Craig, Ron Costa
Their debut release Mind Map finds the duo in stunning form, a three-track statement of intent.
All Your's - A deep rumbler that takes us on a journey through a sonic landscape of chambered percussion and modulated grooves never taking an eye off the past whilst looking to the future.
Aperture - A hypnotic rollercoaster likened to a locomotive layered on a warm bassy groove. The main synth hook is otherworldly whilst being complemented by earthbound metallic stabs and orchestral strings.
Eleven - Emotions run high as layers of luscious motive synths give a nod to the genesis of the electronic age in this peak time big room aural trip that leaves us simultaneously grounded and ungrounded.