1 Jay Lumen release ‘Returning’ on Drumcode… Out Now @BEATPORT
2 Roger Lavelle release ‘Nebula’ on Codex Recordings… Out Now @BEATPORT
3 Satoshi Fumi release ‘Lotus’ on Sudbeat Music… Out Now @BEATPORT
4 Ana Zerakiel release ‘Space City’ on Made In Brussels… Out Now @BEATPORT
5 Lautaro Iba√±ez & Franco Smith release ‘Evolution’ on Set About… Out Now @BEATPORT
6 Astronoize release ‘Theory of Rave’ on IAMT… Out Now @BEATPORT
7 Giorgio Leone (IT) Release ‘Chronicles’ on Frequenza… Out Now @BEATPORT
8 Reverse Stereo Release ‘Tiktokyo’ on defmain music…Out Now @BEATPORT
9 Dave Alyan Release ‘Mental Disturbance’ on Black Line Recordings… Out Now @BEATPORT
10 Neither Nor Release ‘Vast’ on No-Match…Out Now @BEATPORT
Today we have some of the techno releases from the last week you need to listen to…
A symbol for quality techno music going back 15 years, Jay Lumen makes his solo EP debut on Drumcode.
A dance music journeyman with over 70 releases and a quality imprint Footwork Audio to his name, Jay Lumen’s solo debut EP on Adam Beyer’s label is richly deserved. The artist has been in standout form recently, most notably contributing ‘Galactic Rainbow’ to A-Sides Vol.10, one of the highlights of the compilation. We got our first taste of Lumen on Drumcode way back in 2012 when he teamed with Gary Beck for the rhythmic gem ‘Lotus’. Nine years on, his next EP offering doesn’t disappoint.
‘Returning’ is marked by crushing drumlines and shuffling beats, before gradually building into an emotional chord driven cut that looks hopefully towards the future. ‘Mind’ contrasts this perfectly, a loopy monster that rolls for days, evoking a distinct old skool spirit.
We are glad to welcome a great artist, producer and promoter from Switzerland – Roger Lavelle to join CODEX Family with his two-tracks release – “Nebula” on the 26th of March on our 111th imprint!
Ana Zerakiel’s Sci-Fi EP, “Space City” is an electronic exploration into a higher dimensional space city. The effect is mysterious, futuristic, and psychedelic. With its ethereal vocals and intense production, it’s one of the most interesting releases that have landed recently… at IAMT.
“Space City”- is a hard techno track filtered through a trance lens. Dark and euphoric, the bassline roll out merges with an electrifying arpeggio and climaxes at a thunderously hyped finale. It’s trance-inducing and symphonic. A sonic dimensional journey through a future Space City followed by remix from USA based artist and sound producer – Rebel Boy!
“Determination” – is the second track on Ana Zerakiels EP – “Space City.” It was inspired by the desire to be genuine with oneself in the midst of the tumultuous creative process, especially in the early stages of one’s career/passion. Inspired by her own battle and struggle with keeping focused and determined to reach her musical goals and dreams.
March the 26th meets Denver based artist and producer – Astronoize – to deliver his two-tracks release – “Theory Of Rave” to IAMT!
“Ego Trip” is the main track from the EP. It speaks on how people can unite on the dance floor. You come to rave and check your ego at the door. Peace, love, unity, and respect are still values we hold near to our hearts.
The inspiration behind “Theory of Rave” was reminiscing on our old rave days growing up. We wanted to deliver a nostalgic feeling with the breakdown then come back in hard with heavy drums and a ripping acid lead.
Satoshi Fumi makes his long-awaited debut on the label with the ‘Lotus EP’.
Satoshi Fumi describes his sound as ‘Deep Tech House’ but his fans would agree it’s so much more than that. Signed to an incredible spread of imprints; from seminal US House label, King Street Sounds to John Digweeds’ all conquering Bedrock by way of Darren Emerson’s Detone, his sound is kaleidoscopic.
‘Lotus’ opens his account in fine form. A funky bongo grove, haunting pads and hooky sonics raise the temperature to the first break which adds colour and depth. Growing throughout the midsection the final break acts as a perfect stopgap: a delicate piano line adding emotive feels as you catch your breath before powering on until the dawn’s first rays.
‘Acid Strings’ takes a darker, more old skool path. On beat sonics start the robotic stomp before acidic undertones play against the main motifs creating a huge e-moment for the peak hours. Finally, ‘Mirage’ is a low-slung piano jam which bags of soul. Huge 808 kicks fill the speakers as piano lines and synth plucks dance with abandon in the upper frequencies. A joyous rapture of a tune.