DJ Wank January 2020 Chart

DJ Wank

  1. DJ Wank – Acidic Restraint (Fehler-Musik)
  2. Michael Klein – Yuzu (Cocoon Recordings)
  3. ASY*S & Dominik Schwarz – Dark Light (Fe-Chrome)
  4. DJ Dextro – Melted on Acid (Suara)
  5. Alex Mine – Voices from the Siren (Noir Music)
  6. Uncertain – Heat (Complexed Records)
  7. S-File – Rave or Die (GND Records)
  8. Pablo Santos – Venom (Ayako Mori Remix) (Subplot)
  9. Marcal – Biohazard (JAM Music)
  10. SLT – Comin’ Ruff (Acerbus)
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2019 Rewind: Red Nailmaker

Red Nailmaker

How was 2019 for you?
Red Nailmaker: It was the year the Red Nailmaker project started. I’m happy to see how warm these noises were met by the industrial-techno scene.

Highlights?
The first vinyl single by Red Nailmaker was released in April on Folgsamkeitfaktor, a new industrial sub-label by Wunderblock Records. Also, Red Nailmaker was featured on the WR label showcases in Berlin, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Lowlights?
Sad to see a further commercialization of the techno scene.

Song of the year?
Not just a track, but a whole new album, Ostalgia, by the one of the godfathers of EBM and industrial, Rhys Fulber, on Sonic Groove. It’s totally over everything else that was released last year. Fresh sounding and epic work.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
A lot of work on new music, new single on Folgsamkeitfaktor and then an album are in near plans.

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Premiere: Tetsumasa – Izumo

Tetsumasa

Tetsumasa is a Berlin-based experimental Japanese electronic music producer originally from Nagoya City, a place known for extravagant weddings, miso cutlets and a gaudy castle.

Possessing a sonic signature informed by a kitchen sink of genres (glitch, downtempo, dub, industrial and bass music), he’s been building a discography of forward-thinking left-of-center productions for the past few years.

This month Tetsumasa will release the On the Way EP via his SAIDAN (which means alter in Japanese) label. We’re thrilled to world premiere the bottom-heavy cut “Izumo,” a glitchy romp that takes its name from the city on Japan’s Honshu Island.

Unlike tracks in his milieu that gravitate toward grim/dystopian/apocalyptic themes, “Izumo” is refreshingly optimistic. The instrumental comes to life on a ghostly soundscape of stunning sub-bass, airy pads and helium vocals. It’s urged on by a stern kick drum that packs quite a wallop.

Get a first listen to “Izumo” below, and pick up the On the Way EP (which features a remix by Foodman) on January 23.

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Piem 5 Tracks of the Moment

Piem

Damian Lazurus‘ Crosstown Rebels welcomes in the new decade with the third installment of the label’s much-loved Spirits compilation.

Set for worldwide release on January 24, Spirits III is an all-star 12-track compendium of exclusives forged by dance floor titans such as Martin Buttrich, Denney & James Dexter, Harry Romero and Eli & Fur. Their offerings have been in heavy rotation in Mr. Lazurus’ sets for the better part of the past year.

Prolific Barcelona-based DJ/producer Piem appears prominently, contributing the fiery “Freak Out” – a kinetic, tribal-infused tech-house soaker – to the Spirits III collection.

Ahead of the comp’s release, we connected with the Spanish sensation, who has released on labels such as Relief, Mother Recordings and Superfett, and asked him to share his five tracks of the moment. Continue Reading