After a busy 2018 rising Dutch techno upstarts Dave Mech and duo RUR teamed up to release their hard-hitting Control Modify Alter EP on March 25 via Natural Behave Records, an imprint run by RUR member Karel Eggerding.
Now that the EP has been released they’ve tapped the talented visual artist VJ Beeldruis to produce a video for the mesmerizing cut “Alter,” which we are extremely pleased to world premiere. The clip is a voyeuristic look of factory works busily toiling away amid a backdrop of pinkish duotone colors that eventually steer into an all-out arty pastiche of colors.
The guys had this to say about the track: “‘Alter” is heavily influenced by experimental electronica, broken beats and machinery. The idea was to create a type of hypnotic groove that operates on the edges of techno.”
Get a first look at the video below, and be sure to check out the full Control Modify Alter EP.
“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” UK mixmaster Freddie Frampton has at least one thing in common with Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part III. After decimating dance floors in the ’90s at various London clubs, Frampton took a self-imposed hiatus from the scene. But the thump of the kick drum and the energy of the dance floor eventually lured him back, and he wound up scoring a huge tech-house smash last year with his evocative track “Black Betty.”
Frampton comes alive again with his deep-house delight “So Good” out April 19 on his newly launched label, Hot2Drop. We’re extremely pleased to world premiere the accompanying video for the track edited by Paulo Olim Duraes.
Says Freddie of the clip, “‘So Good’ is a sensual piece of music which becomes orgasmic at peak times. The girl listening to music on headphones, with her breasts covered by speakers, is there to emphasize sexuality in the music, more so than the individual filmed.”
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