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.
Critical Density (126 BPM)
Inflation (127 BPM)
Protogenesis (122 BPM)
Steam (125 BPM)
Leviathan (126 BPM)
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].
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.
Damabiah – Irminsul, Le Pilier Du Monde [Natura Sonaris]
Antix – Manta [Iboga Records]
Extrawelt – Too Confuzzled [Ideal Audio]
Recorded live at the All Stars festival, an event held near Fenelon Falls, Ontario, on August 28th, 2011. The setting: a hazy Sunday afternoon beneath the outflow clouds of Hurricane Irene. Style: neotrance, dream techno, and progressive trance.
Drumlore presents White Noise In C Major, the first release from Nozem (Raoul Koning AKA Supergroover), a progressive psytrance and techno producer from the Netherlands. Since his studio is located near the Vondelpark, a former meeting place of the 1960s counterculture in the centre of Amsterdam, Raoul decided to name this project “Nozem”, which is a Dutch word for someone who doesn’t adjust to the rules of society. True to form, this boundary-breaking release features pumping techno rhythms and a sound palette heavily influenced by psychedelic trance, a powerful fusion that will rock dance floors around the world.