Techgnosis Vol. 1

Techgnosis Vol. 1

Techgnosis Records and Drumlore invite you to explore the vast spectrum of modern techno music with Techgnosis Vol. 1, compiled by Ben Rama. From the dark and psychedelic to the more melodic and hypnotic, with glimmers of old school acid æsthetics and a minimal attitude, this compilation features nine stand-out tracks from producers across the globe.

  1. Dr. Strangefunk & Zepha  –  Broken Magic (125 BPM)
  2. Zentrix  –  Hub Thumper (128 BPM)
  3. Alic  –  Corrupted Audio (131 BPM)
  4. Flembaz  –  Huwass (126 BPM)
  5. Ben Rama  –  Memeplex (128 BPM)
  6. Aerodrömme  –  Agoraphobia (127 BPM)
  7. Xenoscapes  –  Nocturnal Experimental (126 BPM)
  8. Søren Nordström  –  Tin Foil Hat (129 BPM)
  9. Quirk  –  Infrastructure (126 BPM)

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Compiled by Ben Rama.
Mastering on tracks 1 and 3 – 8 by Sonic HQs Freiburg, Germany.
Mastering on track 2 by Charles Michaud, Preference Mastering.
Mastering on track 9 by Dan Driscoll.
Original photography and design by Alexander Synaptic (more).
Released by Drumlore [DRMF11] and Techgnosis Records [TGNR001].

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Released under a Creative Commons license for noncommercial usage. You are encouraged to share, copy, broadcast, and perform this release!

Søren Nordström – Deep State

Søren Nordström – Deep State

Søren Nordström returns to Drumlore with his full-length debut album, Deep State. Building on the deeply hypnotic style first heard on Protogenesis, this release examines the shadowy machinations of the surveillance state through haunting minimal and dub techno rhythms and eerie ambient soundscapes.

  1. Qualia (127 BPM)
  2. Deep State (125 BPM)
  3. Teleological Attractor (125 BPM)
  4. Trinity (125 BPM)
  5. Novelty (125 BPM)
  6. Behold A Pale Horse (125 BPM)
  7. Ghost-Dubbing (125 BPM)
  8. Monad (125 BPM)

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All tracks written and produced by Søren Nordström.
Mixed by Michael Phillips.
Mastered by Will Brodeur.
Artwork by Alexander Synaptic (more).
Released by Drumlore [DRMF10].

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Released under a Creative Commons license for noncommercial usage. You are encouraged to share, copy, broadcast, and perform this release!

Ben Rama – Live In Montreal

Ben Rama - Live In Montreal

In the fall of 2010, Ben Rama unveiled his ideal vision of progressive techno with his debut release, The Invisible Kingdom. Over the course of the next year he solidified his reputation in the Montreal electronic music scene with captivating and energetic live performances. Drumlore is proud to capture the spirit of these times with Live In Montreal, a polished recording of Ben Rama’s peak-time set at a Zenon Records label party on October 14th, 2011. Featuring tracks released on Drumlore and Digital Garden as well as several unreleased gems, this set expresses the essence of Ben Rama’s emerging sound: deep and powerful progressive techno rhythms with nuanced melodies and atmospheres drawing equally from the realms of dark and light.

  1. Barbelith (128 BPM)
  2. Broken Keys (128 BPM)
  3. Welcome OM (129 BPM)
  4. Next Level (128 BPM)
  5. Totems (129 BPM)
  6. Incognito (129 BPM)
  7. Gypsies & Jezebels (129 BPM)
  8. The Way Out (129 BPM)
  9. Time Sluts (128 BPM)

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All tracks written and produced by Ben Rama.
Artwork by Alexander Synaptic (more).
Released by Drumlore [DRMF09].

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Released under a Creative Commons license for noncommercial usage. You are encouraged to share, copy, broadcast, and perform this release!

Søren Nordström – Protogenesis

Søren Nordström – Protogenesis

Protogenesis marks the debut of Toronto-based producer Søren Nordström on Drumlore, Ektoplazm’s techno-oriented sublabel. This release showcases five deeply atmospheric journeys to the borderlands of progressive trance and techno. From calculating mechanical grooves to warm waves of bass, Søren outlines the contours of his emerging style with a wide range of approaches.

  1. Critical Density (126 BPM)
  2. Inflation (127 BPM)
  3. Protogenesis (122 BPM)
  4. Steam (125 BPM)
  5. Leviathan (126 BPM)

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All tracks written and produced by Søren Nordström.
Mixing and mastering by Dan Driscoll.
Additional editing and artwork by Alexander Synaptic (more).
Released by Drumlore [DRMF08].

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Released under a Creative Commons license for noncommercial usage. You are encouraged to share, copy, broadcast, and perform this release!

Juicy Bits – Honey Dolphins

Juicy Bits - Honey Dolphins
  1. Chemical Broccoli (124 BPM)
  2. Proteine Audio Signals (126 BPM)
  3. Mustard Jelly (Live Version) (126 BPM)
  4. Shocking Attack Cucumbers (Live Version) (129 BPM)
  5. Maniac Marshmallow (127 BPM)
  6. Pumpking Universe (128 BPM)
  7. Cherry Swing (123 BPM)
  8. Notes Between Nuts (126 BPM)
  9. Cocktail [feat. Zonka] (125 BPM)

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Juicy Bits is the side project of two prolific producers from the Mexican underground: Saeg and Ojos (AKA Son Of A Beat and Trancemission), both of whom have been devastating Mexican and Brazilian dance floors since 2005. After several years of developing their own individual style they joined forces in 2008 with juicy intentions. Now, after releasing music with labels such as Iboga Mexico (through which they reached the #3 position on the Beatport charts), Nuuktal Records, and Headstick Digital, they’ve prepared a full-length serving of deep and delicious progressive techno and tech house for mass consumption. Honey Dolphins, released on Drumlore, features nine new tracks with a refreshing mix of catchy hooks, fat bass lines, and killer grooves.

Written and produced by Jose A. Muñoz & DJ Saeg.
Mastering and artwork by Juicy Bits.
Released by Drumlore [DRMF07].

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Released under a Creative Commons licence for noncommercial usage. You are encouraged to share, copy, broadcast, and perform this release!

Juicy Bits can also be found on SoundCloud, Facebook, Beatport, and Youtube: live in Brazil, live in Mexico City, and Sophisticated Abstractions, a taste of Saeg’s last album.