The second Raval Rave Breakers instalment continues with another strong five tracker. A Swiss knife where different sides of electro manage to coexist in blissful harmony. Some of them do so in a clean and classic way, like Dark Vektor’s “Time Space Rhythm & Bass”. A small 80s odyssey that fondly reminds of a certain quartet of well-known robots. Some others take a a more raw and contemporary approach, like Spoiled Drama (Nous, Fleisch), who plays the aches-and-pains card in a glorious way: “Drama’s Welcome To The Synthesized Pain Society” goes straight to your cortex and it won’t be easy to forget. Univac (Bunker, Moustache) sits in a more middle ground, bringing us “Collider”: a powerful electro-techno track that will uplift any possible dancefloor. Larry McCormick, head honcho of the renowned label Monoton, signs as his usual alias Exzakt, but now gets accompanied by the mysterious BFX. Their track “Close” is a as perfect as it could be: a pure, raw, super intense breaker electro rhythm, a ratchety lead, a couple arps, a distorted vocal and a tremendous sub that, even at low volumes, it might be heard even from the Mariana’s Trench. Closing the EP, Eel travels back to the more lo-fi side of the genre with “Sich Kreuzende Linien”, an eerie and hypnotic track which surrenders to an absolute jackhammer of a rhythm section.
The record label Gladio Operations launches its second release. ‘War to The Future’ gives its name to the first series of various artists from the label, which includes four electro cuts, exclusively orientated for the dance floor. The EP opens with a producer from Barcelona Univac who gifts us with Station Cero, a powerful, devastating track resonating with industrial sounds. The second track titled Poison, bears the signature of the Ukrainian artist Lectromagnetique, a track loaded with excellent dark and enigmatic sounds. The owners of the Gladio Operations label, UHF, open side B with Unexplained Situation, a vertiginous journey wrapped in rich and deep psychedelic textures. The Serbian producer Alavux closes the EP with Sunset, a fantastic track with an aggressive bass line and significant and repetitive sequences.
We were very excited when, somewhere between July/August, we heard about Ombra festival and soon after we bought the tickets for the festival.
This was actually the first extended edition of the festival, since last year they just had a party in a club with 500 people, so we must consider ourselves really lucky for taking part in this.
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Electro and atomic sequences from hell, dark future baselines. Psych energic rave and tunnel acid from 1986. Four tracks, 1 system from the underground city of Barcelona. Half the amount of drugs in the world got consumed here.