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.
Mechanism is a new collection of bold and brawny techno tunes by Serbian newcomer Tactic Tech (Nikola Markovski). After several releases on various imprints such as Silvernoise Records (UK) and Picche Records (Italy), Tactic Tech presents his first stand-alone release on Drumlore, a Canadian netlabel dedicated to progressive techno with a psychedelic touch. Prepare to hear fat and heavy beats with glimmering atmospheres and a deep dance floor drive perfect for the night-time hours.
Recorded at Archi-Textures, a weekly pan-genre shindig at Augusta House in Kensington Market, Toronto. This is more of a free-ranging progressive techno set than what I am usually known for but it’s fun to play around and experiment with different styles now and then!
After years of relentless experimentation Ben Rama makes his formal debut with The Invisible Kingdom, a 4-track EP released on Drumlore, a Canadian techno netlabel. Originally from the East Coast, Ben Rama recently moved to the electronic music mecca of Montreal to further dedicate himself to his craft. Drawing upon the finest elements of techno, minimal, and progressive, this release is a precision-crafted gem loaded with heavy grooves, intricate rhythms, and nuanced melodies.