After setting dance floors ablaze a decade ago with the minimal masterpiece “No Control,” Rome-based Francesco Fortuna — who is more widely known as Sisko Electrofanatik — takes his career to the next level with his upcoming Alis EP for Carl Cox and Jon Rundell’s mighty Intec Digital.
Fortuna, who has also released on Suara, Voltage, BluFin, Yoshitoshi and Frequenza, delivers a mighty three-tracker that isn’t afraid to push techno’s creative limits.
We’re thrilled to world premiere “Overground,” a sprawling, dark and sinewy rollercoaster ride featuring a series of thrilling twists and turns.
Check out “Overground” below and pick up the full release on March 22.
Up-and-coming Melbourne-based trio Cool Explosions will release their upcoming self-titled LP on March 14. The threesome’s quixotic, synth-driven sound is a captivating blend of digi soul, downtempo and electronica.
Ahead of the album’s release, we’re thrilled to world premiere the visually stunning music video for opening track “Glass Jars.” The evocative clip directed by Sasha Whitehouse and choreographed and performed by Juliet Burnett.
The video was “made on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognize their elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty has not been seceded and no treaty has been signed.”
Kinetic Screen for ‘Lights Programming / Title Design’
Make-up by Dana Leviston
Wardrobe – Kowtow
What an interesting journey it has been for Andreas Buchner & Sebastian Oberst. The longtime Berlin-Vienna friends began exploring their musical dalliances with guitars. They eventually gravitated from six-string toward synths and DJing. In the process, they’ve honed their left field sound, a smart pastiche of subterranean house and techno.
The fruit of the pair’s hard work can be heard on their upcoming debut album, Sfumato, due out March 1 via Hold Your Ground/Audiolith. The title takes its name from a painting technique of allowing tones and colors to shade gradually into one another, producing softened outlines or hazy forms
We’re thrilled to world premiere “Blank Follows Blank,” an evocative synth-driven slow boil of track, from the upcoming full-length album.
Here’s what Oberst & Buchner had to say about the cut: “‘Blank Follows Blank’ is a tribute to the power void, to ideas disappearing over time and to space collapsing — a blank paper that is crumbled up and thrown into the bin to start a fresh one.”
New Jersey is in the house on “Come Alive,” a swinging slice of filtered vocal house crafted by frequent Garden State collaborators Junior Sanchez and Blaqwell.
We’re thrilled to world premiere the uplifting, string-filled treasure which hits on March 1 via Sanchez’s Brobot Records. The track arrives in time for the dance music industry’s annual shenanigans next month in Miami.
Says Sanchez about the collab, “Blaqwell and I always like to have a new collaboration for the year on Brobot but don’t like to force it. We hang a lot and just vibe, and we finally got some time to carve out in January and created this track for specifically for the label. We wanted it to be fun and along the same lines as our last release, ‘Act A Fool,’ and “Come Alive” came alive lol.”