Although now based in Berlin, Subradeon began their career in home city Naples. The Neopolitan twosome specialises in a brand of techno that combines the crunchy, full-throttle techno sounds of their native Italy with a soulful musicality that deftly draws on classic house and Motor City techno sounds. It’s an ear-catching and entertaining formula that delivers more hits than misses. For proof, check out the pair’s latest EP, and in particular bouncy, sun-splashed opener ‘We Are Resilient’ and the stab-happy joy that is retro-futurist anthem ‘Don’t Fake The Funk’. Subradeon’s love of combining cheery, looped riffs and heavy grooves is further explored on ‘Wisdom’, which is then given a more dubbed-out, late-night re-fit by Underground Resistance crew-member Rolando.
Gary Martin releases his second sequential EP on Motech Records, the ‘This is It’ EP. The Ep features two more exclusive tracks, ‘This is It’ a driving composition accented with piano and synth patterns and subtle funky movement, and ‘Galaxy Style’ a percussive, building composition expertly laced with muted samples and synth progressions.
Man of mystery, A Sagittariun, lands on HypeLTD. The EP’s centerpiece is “3-4-3”, coming here in two versions. The Original Mix combines the usual Sagittariun heady mix of driving breakbeat techno and warm synth modulations but in a more unsettling and distorted setting. Rolando, steps up on the first of the remixes of “3-4-3”, keeping it on the straight and narrow with an intense and to the point version. “Delta House” is quite a different proposition altogether. A low-slung and funky slice of New Beat, it’s part industrial funk, part Balearic pop, with it’s breathy female vox and wandering bassline really making this a stand out track from A Sagittariun. Loaded with melody, subtle acid and cute saxophone blasts, this track further opens up the breadth of style that A Sagittariun ascribes to.
After more than 2 and a half years we are back in Berlin! and of-course we are looking forward to have a lot of fun while being.
The second release on Balance label. Killer Dj Rolando remix who delivers some superb powerful dubby techno, and a beautiful deep introvert techno cut by Marcelus.
The Spanish duo Exium returns to Pole headquarters with “Complex” EP. With this new release they give their style a new twist by making the synths the starring element of “Complex”, a melodic techno number, full of harmonies, portamento leads and pulsating beats. Detroit’s own legendary Dj Rolando reworks the original version in a more percussive style, but preserving the melodies and leads. A sure floor smasher. ”The Quiet Man” closes this release by returning to the classic Exium sound: hard drums, sharp hatzs and dense atmospheres, for the darkest fans of pure techno grooves.
Rolando and 2562 provides the remixes for Skudge part 3. Rolando takes ‘Ontic’ into a deeper level with a cool vocal, the perfect groove and his nice sizzling shaker. 2562’s version of ‘Convolution’ is a true dubstep makeover.
Local Action come correct with two debut productions by Contakt strapped with a killer Rolando remix! ‘Not Forgetten’ tips the balance towards boldly melodic and tranced-out motifs powered by a cool and clipped Funky roll, whereas ‘Rhodophyta’ is all about rugged, highly rinsable dub chord flares and staggered Funky rhythm construction for the movers. Detroit’s son, Rolando revises ‘Not Forgotten’ with a deft Latin tuck, savoring the build with a skilled restraint and teasing the rhythm like he’s loving it
Hudd Traxx have a great release dropping for it’s 5th birthday …. 4 cutz giving a solid nod to the old skool with warm deep house feelings. Nod To The Old Skool is a classic in the making deep rolling bass .. making a great late night burner.