As we kick off 2016 with the first edition of Tech Tuesday we look ahead to the changing atmosphere of Tech. There is an indescribable feeling in the air, one of fresh blood, talent, and creativity that is poised to make 2016 a big year for music. The first few weeks have already been full of new and familiar faces with a bevy of new tunes to sink our teeth into. So let’s not prolong it any further and dig in to what 2016 has to offer.
Four Tet partners up with producer, Designer, for an intricate techno piece on Four Tet’s own label Text. The single “Mothers” is constantly busy with a complex analog pattern while echoed voices and sparse percussion reverberates through an ever-expanding chasm. Very cerebral, “Mothers” is another well polished production from the man who continues to hold the underground to a high standard.
Aussie producer Craig Williams makes his debut on RYME’s imprint BADLQQK with his new single “Believe It”. The piano driven house tune references Chicago House with a soulful gospel sample and manages to incorporate Williams’ penchant for traditional techno percussion. The resulting combination is a gorgeous marriage of Detroit, Chicago, and current sounds that artfully pays respect to House’s forefathers while forging its own path.
Boys Noize Records artists Pilo and Ateph Elidija kick off the label’s 11th year with a hard-hitting freebie, “DEADKENT”. A rolling warehouse drum kit and garbled voices haunt the speakers as the track incorporates deep hollow drums into its various drops. The techno-heavy tune gains more and more steam it progress until you’re left sweaty and out of breath by the end of the track.
And not to play favorites but Boys Noize Records is also celebrating the anniversary of Hoshina’s single “Tough” with a re-release and a new remix from Deadboy. Taking the epic chant of the original and putting on a cinematic take to it, Deadboy weaves a crystalline tapestry of chimes that dart in and out of breakneck drums and a deep ravey bassline. Energetic yet delicate that remix that walks the line between the dance floor and headphones.