Selections for the week courtesy India born, Dubai based DJ/Producer Pooja B who gives her audiences a taste of futuristic techno & industrial sounds.
Subtrap EP – Dotdat
First up we have Dotdat from my home town Pune (India), with his 4 track Subtrap EP on Kaiser’s KSR imprint. 3 tracks are loopy numbers with a lot of playful modulation and ‘Encapsulate’ is a moving track with an emotive lead.
Oztwo EP – Moog Conspiracy
Moog Conspiracy dropped his 5 track’ Oztwo’ EP on Berlin’s Fehler Music beginning of the week. Twisted sounds and driving melodies are what shape this EP with remixes from Kernel Existence and ikigai (Pooja B).
CLVII – MODRAC
MODRAC, one of the veterans in the techno scene in Chennai, released 3 monster tracks on Otomo Trax. These industrial techno bangers demand a stomping dance session and make for a great workout.
White Space VA – Kitchen Sync Records
KitchenSync Records from Dubai put out their first VA compilation ‘White Space’ featuring 2 tracks each from A \ S \ O \ M, Nerveclinic & Snarefield skimming soundscapes from down tempo to electronica to left field.
Currit In Somnis EP – The Extraverse
The Extraverse put out the Currit In Somnis EP with remixes from Marco Bruno – VSK – Dinamite on Dystant Recordings. Textured hypnotic rhythms are the lifeline of this EP.
VA vol.2 – 51 Degrees North Recordings
Bordeaux based label 51 Degrees North Recordings puts out their 2nd VA compilation inviting artists they discovered via an online track sharing `and feedback forum. These artists, though sitting in different cities across the globe, have become friends over the period of the lockdown, sharing music and ideas and growing together. Featuring label heads Korros & Toma D’almeida alongside Anton Ziter, Arkaico, Diego Dama, ikigai (Pooja B), Kaamzs, Portavion & Soren HB.
Merger EP – Tøtal
Tøtal’s Merger EP with a remix from KamavoSian on Death Bell Records is a skittish journey of varying intensity of 6 techno tunes. ‘Day Zero’ is more on the ambient side while the other tracks are functional dancefloor stuff.
Outsiding Passage EP – Conrad Van Orton and Jheal
Conrad Van Orton and Jheal release ‘Outsiding Passage’, a 6 track EP on Eyes Have It, 30D sub-label. The versatile collection of tracks has a heady mix of pulsating, moody and jagged tracks making it a very worthy investment.