Featuring such illustrious names as трип temptress Nina Kraviz, Belgium’s Amelie Lens and Ellum Audio chief Maceo Plex, we’ve got the start to your summer covered.
Mount Kimbie – ‘Blue Train Lines’ (Nina Kraviz Main Mix) [Warp Records] – 4th May
A highlight of the Mount Kimbie Love What Survives Remix package, scintillating Siberian Nina Kraviz transforms ‘Blue Train Lines’ into an extended journey of fast-paced, relentless techno.
Pablo Fierro – ‘Kalaa’ [Compost] – 4th May
Selected by Black Coffee as a part of his 25 years of Sonar compilation, Pablo Fierro’s ‘Kalaa’ is the perfect illustration of his amazing production talents. His latest release sees the Spaniard chalk up a tribal, driving tropical dose of Afrohouse beats.
Alias (GB) – ‘NRG’ [Drumcode] – 7th May
Returning to Drumcode under their dynamic Alias moniker, brothers Harvey and Ryan McKay serve up an attitude-packed whirlwind consisting of pugnacious snares, deviating vocals and a tension-filled break.
Regal – ‘Fenix’ (Amelie Lens Remix) [Involve] – 7th May
Firmly asserting herself in the techno big leagues, Belgium’s breakout star, Amelie Lens, takes Regal’s confining original and delivers a pounding remix of explosive techno and trance on ‘Fenix’.
La Fleur – ‘Devil’s Sigh’ (Tuff City Kids Remix) [Watergate Records] – 14th May
Comprised of Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer, Tuff City Kids chime in with a remix of ‘Devil’s Sigh’ on La Fleur’s latest EP, ‘Outbreaker’. Fuelled by a hypnotic groove, the Franfurt-based pairing’s bonafide remixing skills are applauded once again as they turn the original into an analog-heavy, future-retro belter.
Randomer – ‘Slicing’ [Dekmantel UFO] – 14th May
London-born, the awe-inducing Randomer provides a vigorous, no-frills banger with ‘Slicing’ as a captivating single note hook fizzles and chops around an enchanting syncopated kick.
Maceo Plex & Maars – ‘Mutant Disco’ [Correspondant] – 18th May
Opening a series of fresh “techno mutations” starting with Correspondant, ‘Mutant Disco’ blends together powerful grooves with evil synth overtones around a recurring vocal resistance with a chunky bass-guitar groove providing more room within the record.
Pryda – ‘Elements’ [Pryda Recordings] – 18th May
A brand new release under his techno alias, Pryda, Eric Prydz delivers a weaving eight minute narrative filled with pulsating, driving techno.
Roisin Murphy ‘All My Dreams’ [The Vinyl Factory] – 18th May
Teaming up with the incredibly talented Maurice Fulton, Roisin Murphy cuts down her impeccable songwriting into of simple expressions and short flourishes of melody. This is paired with a bawling bassline and brassy, reverberating drum fills.
Wade – ‘Boyz In Da Hood’ (CamelPhat Remix) [Resonance Records] – 18th May
Turning in a seriously strong dance-floor ready remix, Grammy-nominated duo CamelPhat take Wade’s heavyweight audio assault of ‘Boyz In Da Hood’ and supply a peak-time weapon with their inimitable style – a far cry away from the subdued groove of ‘Cola’.