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Belgian DJ and producer Charlotte de Witte got out five EPs last year, and continues to be a veritable techno factory in 2018 with this, her third for the year so far. Title track is shuddering, high-tempo atmospherics with skittering hats, carried on a belt of intense choir drones and noirish synth strings. The EP continues with the hypnotic ‘Silence’, muscular ‘Kuda’ and heady ambience of ‘Song of the Wood Nymphs’.
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São Paulo producer Anna Miranda aka DJ Anna partners with ol’ London technoheads NovaMute for Razor. The title piece has a focused, funky minimal dancefloor feel, but also keeps fun in reserve. Still, it’s outshined by its pals ‘Dreamweaver’ and especially ‘Escapism’, each with a heavier, faster floor rhythm and each making wonderful use of stripped down arpeggios and refined atmospherics.
Permutation Djinn is a record by Nicolas Bougaïeff that is inspired by Permutation City, a novel by Greg Egan. With touches of music familiar to the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Charlotte de Witte and Chris Liebing, this is one that contains head banging, floor filling and club friendly tracks alongside sophisticated electronic music to compliment Egan's writing. Available on vinyl 12", and released on Novamute.
Charlotte de Witte squeezes in another EP just before the end of the year - that’s a tally of four for 2017 alone. Brussels EP offers up three techno productions built around hard beats, various vocal deliveries (semi-spoken on the title track, pitched-down into monster grunts on ‘Control’) and sparse synth.
Dance of the Comets is the new 12” from techno body music producing Frenchman Terence Fixmer. As the word “body” implies, Fixmer’s tracks are harsh as anything with chunky basslines and a propulsive energy built for the dance floor. Though there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying your insides being rattled on the bus to work.
I wonder if any of my university lecturers released a rave thumper LP?
Here is Nicolas Bougaïeff, a university lecturer among other things and here we have a 12” LP of psytrance and techno bangers on NovaMute. Cognitive Resonance shifts from classic techno rhythms to sparse trance and beyond. To get before it’s gone.