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 aesthetics and a minimal attitude, this compilation features nine stand-out tracks from producers across the globe.
Dr. Strangefunk & Zepha – Broken Magic (125 BPM)
Zentrix – Hub Thumper (128 BPM)
Alic – Corrupted Audio (131 BPM)
Flembaz – Huwass (126 BPM)
Ben Rama – Memeplex (128 BPM)
Aerodrömme – Agoraphobia (127 BPM)
Xenoscapes – Nocturnal Experimental (126 BPM)
Søren Nordström – Tin Foil Hat (129 BPM)
Quirk – Infrastructure (126 BPM)
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].
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.
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.