out now: Noémie – Rave Hospital EP [DURCH]

 

Artist:
Noémie

 

Title:
Rave Hospital EP

 

Label:
DURCH

 

Cat#:
DURCHDIGI007

 

Release Date:
25th March 2022

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Dr. Beat

02.
Morphine Dream

03.
Dr. Hofmann

04.
Recovery

05.
Recovery
(CLTX Remix)

 

Press Info:
DURCH
DURCH is a queer collective with a clear vision of solidarity and community building. DURCH operates in Tel Aviv and Berlin trying to bring queer people together, building a culture of inclusion, diversity and tolerance. In the tradition of original raves DURCH organizes solidarity events ranging from parties, to art and community events, with the strong belief that raves are a much needed place for people to come together, celebrate their diversity and learn to respect each other. Musically DURCH is eclectic inspired by hardcore, straight forward techno, ghetto and scouse house and 90s acid.

Rave Hospital EP
For this EP „Rave Hospital“, we invited Noémie as part of Berlin feminist and queer music scene. Noémie is an active member of the female:pressure network and part of sisu crew. „Rave Hospital“ have a massive use of the FUTURE RETRO REVOLUTION synth, an 303 emulation from 2004. The vibe of the EP is settled in the range from fast acid techno to hard trance.

The EP tells the story of a patient getting into the Rave Hospital, fighting for being part of society and in the same time celebrating queer counterculture. It’s a fight for diversity. The doctors (Dr. Beat and Dr. Hofmann) are taking care of the patient. The patient is going through different steps, between surgeries and recovery time. The future of the patient is unwritten …

As usual all the profit is donated to queer causes!

Dr. Beat
„Dr. Beat“ is the intro track, setting up the mood of the EP, fast and trancy with retro vibe. Hypnotic baseline recorded on the FRR synth.

Morphine Dream
„Morphine Dream“ is a melodic trance track inspired from the 90s hard trance music. Joyful and energetic.

Dr. Hofmann
„Dr. Hofmann“ is a hymn to acid techno and Dr. Albert Hofmann the inventor of LSD. Intense and fast path track with a strong acid line, recorded on the FRR Synth.

Recovery
„Recovery“ is the closing track of this Rave Hospital EP. Freshening up the mood with a drum and bass style track. the heavy bass line was recorded with the FRR synth.

Recovery (CLTX Remix)
CLTX did a blast Remix of Noémie´s track „Recovery“.

 

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“Platz Für Tanz Guestmix 83”

 

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out now: Various – Gossip [DURCH]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Gossip

 

Label:
DURCH

 

Cat#:
DURCHDIGI005

 

Release Date:
03rd September 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
GIA
Smeared Dreamsz

02.
Ayako Mori
Charlie We Move Time

03.
Floor Force One
Hainweh

04.
Lucas Campagna
Watcha Gonna Do

05.
Karl Schwarz
Unknown Secrets

06.
MERVH
NYKS

07.
Substencia
Esto Memor

08.
P RISCO
Dirty Sucking Lips

09.
Charly Schaller
Better than Sugar

10.
OZUM
Cerebral Discord

11.
Lady Maru
Virtual Acidizer

12.
ottoman.grüw
Cometa // Crash

13.
Bløødshed
Anxiety Type

14.
Vendex
Malebolge

 

Press Info:
DURCH
DURCH is a queer collective with a clear vision of solidarity and community building. DURCH operates in Tel Aviv and Berlin trying to bring queer people together, building a culture of inclusion, diversity and tolerance. In the tradition of original raves DURCH organizes solidarity events ranging from parties, to art and community events, with the strong belief that raves are a much needed place for people to come together, celebrate their diversity and learn to respect each other. Musically DURCH is eclectic inspired by hardcore, straight forward techno, ghetto and scouse house and 90s acid.

Gossip
DURCHs upcoming LP showcases emerging talents of the international underground techno scene. The LP features 14 tracks on the harder side of the electronic music spectrum, exploring a fast, forward-thinking take on industrial and hard trance inspired techno. United by the over boarding desire for genuine human contact, all the tracks have a necessitating and almost raging quality to them.

Gossip – the echoing of a queer overturn.

GIA – “Smeared Dreamsz”
GIA is a dreamer. She dreams of living a different life, not as a human but as something else. She longs for a new world, wishes she would wake up one day and everything would be different. A fantasy universe. Throughout the chaos of the past year and a half, she feels as though her dreams have been smeared, her desires have been dampened. These frustrating emotions are what inspired her to create this track. Rough, spectral, almost celestial. Close your eyes, sprout your wings, and fly away, darling, fly away…

Ayako Mori – “Charlie We Move Time”
Ayako Mori is a Japanese DJ and producer based in Aachen, Germany. Apart from being a GEGEN Berlin resident DJ, she is the owner of the labels PTR, Kalmary Rec and Unbekannt/Label. She is also active as an artist with the collective WE ARE RAVE (FR). „Charlie We Move Time“ Voice sampled from classic rave track Charlie, with rumble kicks, lead & pads.

Floor Force One – “Hainweh”
Floor Force One (ff1) is a young producer rooted in the world’s capital of techno. Starting from a young age he has made his way through many different genres and influences. His DJ sets are uncompromising and relentlessly energetic. FF1 is trying to establish his vision of a multi-faceted and crisp sound by producing tracks that reflect a wide range of feelings and emotions. „Hainweh“ is a bouncy techno anthem. A heavy kick over some crispy acid lines. The track is a love letter to clubs, never-ending nights and all the memories and emotions which have been painfully missing during the corona pandemic. „Hainweh“ is a hard hitting, 90is inspired banger about interpersonal and seemingly endless freedom, with lovely alien vocals and just the right amount of humor.

Lucas Campagna- “Watcha Gonna Do”
Lucas Campagna was born in Naples in 2001. From a young age, he has a passion for electronic music, in particular for House and Dance Music. Despite little experience, he’s shown great technical virtue, producing and djing with both digital and analog machinery. Lucas is a very promising artist and definitely one to watch. „Watcha Gonna Do“ is a hard trance inspired banger that grooves over sexy vocals.

Karl Schwarz- “Unknown Secrets”
Karl Schwarz has been gaining recognition as a producer and DJ in the Berlin underground over the last three year. Born and raised in Berlin, Schwarz makes techno that is rough and hard. He focuses on distorted sounds and dramatic melodies. „Unknown Secrets“ is a hard, industrial techno track, carried on the one hand by a hard distorted kick and on the other by beautifully trance infused leads and a powerful bitter-sweet melody.

MERVH- “NYKS”
MERVH is a Techno DJ and producer from Turkey and currently based in Warsaw, Poland. In 2018 she became resident in ‘Luzztro’, one of Warsaws underground clubs. Since then she has been invited to gigs in and around Poland and the Ukraine. In the beginning of 2020 she started to produce her own music and already had releases on 4 VAs and collaborated with labels from France, Italy and the Uk. In March 2021 she released her debut EP “SELEM” on polish label Behind the Stage. „NYKS“ combines atmospheric sounds with a powerful drum and kick. After a long intro, the track kicks off with unexpected drum. The name of the track can be translated to night.

Substencia- “Esto Memor”
Substencia is a techno Dj and producer living in Paris. She is heavily influenced by Industrial Techno. Working with heavy basslines, psychotic distorsions and a pitch black atmosphere. “Esto Memor” a tribute to Baudelaire’s poem “L’horloge” (The Clock). It means “remember” in latin, the poem is meant to be universal, with the personal pronoun “we” in verse two which shows a common experience: “we” designates all people, but also individual experience: „remember”. The use of the imperative “remember” shows that it is not a choice, but an obligation : one can not escape time.

P RISCO- “Dirty Sucking Lips”
P RISCO is a South London based artist, DJ and producer. He’s appeared at Jaded’s after hours raves, Орфей, Fold’s unstream session in London and other venues across Europe. P RISCO’s dangerously fast style has proliferated online with mixes for Voight Kampff, Pure Hate, Falsive Records, Somnus. In August 2020 P RISCO launched his own label Chronicles Records to provide a truly sensational visual and sound sensory experience.Currently taking up a monthly residency at AAJA Deptford Radio in South East London. „Dirty Sucking Lips“ is a hypnotic acid trip of drones, heavy machines and distorted sounds.

Charly Schaller – “Better Than Sugar”
Charly Schaller has been introduced to electronic music as a raver in Berlin during a gap year. Originally from Munich she studied Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Upon her graduation she relocated to Berlin and began DJing in venues across Berlin and Germany including about:blank, Grießmühle and Arena Club. Charly’s DJ sets are eclectic, merging different musical styles. With Edge Detection and Level Delta she has successfully promoted parties at PAL, Grießmühle and about:blank. More recently she and her collective have formed Cadillac Escalate. She has released on Alan Fitzpatrick’s „We are the Brave“. Better than Sugar“ is not sweet but opens ur eyes for a new world full of dark and bright cornes to explore something unexpected.

OZUM – “Cerebral Discord”
OZUM is a turkish-born DJ and producer based in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Her selections and productions vary around techno and electro, although she aims to keep experimenting with different genres and challenge all imaginable combinations. „Cerebral Discord“ is mainly inspired by dark ambient tones, creating the impression of being an everlasting cave where different energies flow.

Lady Maru- “Virtual Acidizer”
Lady Maru started producing music in 1994 with an electric guitar, some toy percussions and a Tascam 4 track recorder. She became quickly active as a noise guitarist and casio player for post punk and no wave bands. She started djing in 2003 at Metaverso, a small roman “cult” club and at other underground raves and parties, always trying to combine her post punk influences with techno. Her sound as a producer is mostly inspired by acid techno with industrial and ebm influences. She owns the label acid boiler coalition and works for artistic projects ranging from theater to dance performances and live bands. She has released music on GEGEN, Hydraulix, Obscuur Records, Fallen Angel Techno and many many more. „Virtual Acidizer“ is a dirty acid track over 150 bpm where Maru’s cyclone bass bot meets some dirty synths and noise samples.

ottoman.grüw – “Cometa // Crash”
ottoman.grüw is a multi-faceted live-performer and producer. Floating at the crossroad of punk, techno, ebm, electronica and rave, the sound of ottoman.grüw contains a disorienting vitality, blurring the lines between underground dance and experimental. Performing and producing since 2017, ottoman.grüw’s compositions are rich of abrasive textures and industrial percussions. On stage, ottoman.grüw creates an immersive experience using hardware drum machines, mystical voice samples and synthesizers. They has released material on various record labels around Europe and North America, oscillating between harsh and more polished electronic sounds. His releases have been supported by the likes of Thomas P.Heckmann, D.Carbone, Hadone and many more. Ottoman.grüw’s also initiated the Montreal Dances Against Borders, a compilation against borders and state and policy brutality and aims to raise funds for the human rights organization “Solidarity Across Borders”.

„Cometa // Crash“ – Most comets are small Solar System bodies with elongated elliptical orbits that take them close to the Sun for a part of their orbit and then out into the further reaches of the Solar System for the remainder. Comets usually have a wide range of orbital periods, ranging from several years to potentially several millions of years. The speed at which the comets entered the atmosphere, combined with the magnitude of energy created after initial contact, allowed smaller molecules to condense into the larger macro-molecules that served as the foundation for life. Many comets collided with Earth in its early stages, and fear of comets is often considered as signs of impending doom.

Bløødshed – “Anxiety Type”
BLØØDSHED is a talented DJ and sound producer from Ukraine, working in such genres as industrial techno, hardcore, schrantz, rhythmic noise. She loves heavy sounds, as heavy as her soul. She believes that there is “technotherapy”, as she has been doing it for more than one year. Since childhood, she studied various genres, even those that few people have heard of. Unusual, cold – this is BLØØDSHED. Expect some heavy stompers and broken dance floors.

Vendex – “Malebolge”
Vendex has found his way, the path of Techno, with a philosophy that envelops him in a cloak of darkness. Influenced by the literature of Dante Alighieri in his work the Divine Comedy, as well as everything related to history, Vendex comes with the intention of creating a path to an inner journey wrapped in dark melodies, blunt and sharp bass that defy the natural , reaching supernatural sounds that touch or even reach what would be the sound of the underworld. Generating sounds that guide the Dantesque idea of a trip in the underworld with the aim of reaching paradise. All this through a forceful and enveloping sound, this creating a path to the nine levels of hell, purgatory and finally reaching paradise.

In Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, Malebolge (/mæl ˈboʊldʒ/) is the eighth circle of Hell. Roughly translated from Italian, Malebolge means “evil ditches”. Malebolge is a large, funnel-shaped cavern, itself divided into ten concentric circular trenches or ditches. Each trench is called a bolgia (Italian for “pouch” or “ditch”). Long causeway bridges run from the outer circumference of Malebolge to its center, pictured as spokes on a wheel. At the center of Malebolge is the ninth and final circle of hell.

 

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Specials:
Floor Force One – “Harder Podcast #042”

Karl Schwarz – “DURCH Podcast No 35”

MERVH – “New Brvtalism No. 286”

Substencia – “45 Minutes Of Techno”

Charly Schaller – “DURCH Podcast No 54”

Lady Maru – “Dark Underground Podcast 346”

ottoman.grüw – “TRNS-cast 025”

Bløødshed – “Rave Session #138”

Vendex – “Voight-Kampff Podcast – Episode 135”

 

Recommendations:
Karl Schwarz’ “Spasmodic Craving EP” on Normative
Karl Schwarz’ “She Walks Away EP” on selected
“Queen Of The Night (Radio Slave Remix)” by Charly Schaller feat. Dani DeLion on He.She.They. Records
“Queen Of The Night EP” by Charly Schaller feat. Dani DeLion on He.She.They. Records
“Black Templars EP” by Vendex & Rich In Harmonics” on Substantiv
all stuff on DURCH

 

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out now: Nothing Left – Vicious Games EP [DURCH]

 

Artist:
Nothing Left

 

Title:
Vicious Games EP

 

Label:
DURCH

 

Cat#:
DURCHDIGI004

 

Release Date:
30th July 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Fast And Vicious

02.
Cramé Dans La Loc

03.
Signal Lost

 

Press Info:
DURCH
DURCH is a queer collective with a clear vision of solidarity and community building. DURCH operates in Tel Aviv and Berlin trying to bring queer people together, building a culture of inclusion, diversity and tolerance. In the tradition of original raves DURCH organizes solidarity events ranging from parties, to art and community events, with the strong belief that raves are a much needed place for people to come together, celebrate their diversity and learn to respect each other. Musically DURCH is eclectic inspired by hardcore, straight forward techno, ghetto and scouse house and 90s acid.

Vicious Games EP
This EP was created and inspired by the hardcore rave movement of the 90’s. Its an tribute to the underground techno movement now and nowadays. A reminder of our queer and politically roots and a call for action – lets conquer the dancefloor: this is our soundtrack for our journey.

As usual all the profit is donated to queer causes!

Nothing Left
Stemming from the Free-Party movement in 2007 in Marseille in the South of France, Nothing Left intention is to promote Hardtechno music influenced by the Hardcore movement.

Influenced by dark industrial sounds, distorted kicks with textures and synths inspired by the rave movement Nothing Left signs his first EP on the label DURCH to be released in summer 2021.

01. “Fast And Vicious”
This signature sound “Fast and Vicious” is a first track of this EP, its focuses on hard kicks and raw textures. The second part of the track works with a big Synthesizer in arpeggiator that gives energy to the track and floating with some drums from the legendary drum machine 909.

02. “Cramé Dans La Loc”
“Cramé Dans La Loc“ creates a deep and very cold atmosphere in the track background, introducing a rave sounds with a percussive drum that gives rhythm and groove to this rave sounding track for a dance floor destruction.

03. “Signal Lost”
Signal Lost, This track is focused on its hardcore kick, the vocal from a radio gives the impression of losing the signal, the synthesizer is inspired by the 90’s generation, this track closes this EP with a dark and fast atmosphere.

 

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“Snatchers Guest Mix 091”

 

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out now: Various – Utopia Glitches [DURCH]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Utopia Glitches

 

Label:
DURCH

 

Cat#:
DURCHDIGI003

 

Release Date:
21st May 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Katerina Lenoir
Manucure Rouge

02.
Dance Divine
Axis

03.
Lostbutfollowed
ICE

04.
Hine
Tajga

 

Press Info:
In trying times like these it is of uttermost importance to not lose one’s ability to imagine different realities. In a time where our sense for the ‘what could be’ is numbed, our horizon is limited, maybe we should envision a bold, bright, beautiful future. Try to think about the most impossible, most outrageous form of beauty, a community truly made only out of love, acceptance and equity. An unreachable ideal, a utopia. In a time where physical contact is limited and our only means of communication and support for each other as a community is made possible trough digital media we should not forget how important physical experiences are, especially for us queers. We can build a community online but with its cracks and glitches it reveals itself as less then enough, less than a full experience. Physical spaces, physical touch, physical sensation are important! And we want to encourage you to imaging a place where we can all come together and embrace each us, sweat with each other and dance euphorically together, feeling one with the beat. In the meantime we want to offer you what we can, a digital glimpse of hope. The equivalent of a long look in the eyes. A reminder of what could be.

 

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Videos:
Lostbutfollowed – “ICE”

Katerina Lenoir – “Manucure Rouge”

Hine – “Tajga”

 

Specials:
Dance Divine – “DURCH podcast No 41”

Lostbutfollowed – “Regression Podcast #083”

 

Recommendations:
Lostbutfollowed’s “Locked Out EP” on 01010100 Records
Lostbutfollowed’s “Splitted Origin EP” on Måinmise Records
compilation “DURCH​[​digital​]​Solidarity 002” on DURCH
compilation “DURCH​[​digital​]​Solidarity 001” on DURCH

 

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out now: Various – DURCH​[​digital​]​Solidarity 002 [DURCH]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
DURCH​[​digital​]​Solidarity 002

 

Label:
DURCH

 

Cat#:
DURCHDIGI002

 

Release Date:
16th April 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Luca Eck
MOAN

02.
Brutalismus 3000
Satan Was A Baby Boomer

03.
Neri J
New Face

04.
Ex_Machina
Belladonna Is Your Flower

05.
Sylvie Maziarz
Mehr Schein als Sein

06.
Trq-30
Pitch Black

07.
Métaraph
Contaminations

08.
Glitchgirl
WIITWD

09.
Noko
ste01

10.
Sch_lz
Avanguard

11.
Åmrtüm
Pleiades

 

Press Info:
DURCH
DURCH is a queer collective with a clear vision of solidarity and community building. DURCH operates in Tel Aviv and Berlin trying to bring queer people together, building a culture of inclusion, diversity and tolerance. In the tradition of original raves DURCH organizes solidarity events ranging from parties, to art and community events, with the strong belief that raves are a much needed place for people to come together, celebrate their diversity and learn to respect each other. Musically DURCH is eclectic inspired by hardcore, straight forward techno, ghetto and scouse house and 90s acid.

DURCH[digital]SOLIDARITY 002
Gender bender, genre offender – our second love letter to the queer community

We are back with our second solidarity release of the year: Bolder, queerer and definitely more fun than ever. Take a bit of everything, mix it together and then burn it all down. Building on our previous release DURCH [digital] Solidarity 002 features some well established artists alongside some exciting, well-kept secrets of the electronic dance music scene. You’re in for a bumpy ride and a couple of pretty nasty surprises on the way.

As usual all the profit is donated to queer causes!

The revenue of this release goes to:
TransInterQueer e.V. (TrIQ) transinterqueer.org
Casa Kuà casa-kua.com

Luca Eck – MOAN
Luca Eck is one of the most promising talents rising from a new generation of Berlin-bred artists. He aims to create a blend between the emotional appeal of popular music and the dark sounds of industrial techno that already brought him behind the decks of Berlin’s renowned Griessmuehle, several international venues and live on ARTE Concert’s United We Stream programme. His music quickly gained recognition from established artists such as Amelie Lens, Paula Temple, Anetha and Kobosil. Being classically trained since his early childhood, he started writing and producing electronic pop music at the age of 11, later transitioning into techno in 2017. His track selections and productions feature a sound that is uncompromisingly hard, yet deeply emotional. Bright melodies hover above dystopian soundscapes and warping digital textures, a style rooted as much in nostalgia as it is futuristic. Luca Eck’s new track MOAN doesn’t just aim to elevate the stylistic potential of techno by merging a rap sound palette with a gritty techno groove — it also transmits an urgent message about masculinity and vulnerability. Heteronormative sexuality has been constructed around male dominance and female subservience, and it has been a struggle for queer visibility and a dignified life that has brought liberation from those oppressive norms. MOAN is a tribute to all those who challenge the binaries of a gendered world and dare to communicate their needs, fears, kinks, boundaries, and pleasure everyday. Contrasting an aggressive vocal hook with a queer amature porn sample, the track reclaims the male orgasm as more than a brief moment of ecstasy but as an expression of vulnerability; a moment of giving oneself fully to another despite being taught to adhere to none but yourself. With its pulsating bassline the high-energy track celebrates the beauty of consensual, respectful and loving sex.

Brutalismus3000 – Satan Was A Babyboomer
Brutalismus 3000 is a Berlin based duo that takes inspiration from early Gabber and Hardstyle as well as Punk and Wave music, fusing it to a new and contemporary sound that fits into the hardest parties of the underground club scene. Fast paced rough kicks, unique synths and classic 909 sounds produced by Theo Zeitner meet catchy Vocals by multilingual singer Victoria Vassiliki Daldas. Satan Was a Babyboomer is a high tempo hardcore banger that channels the anger of the younger generation against the apathy and the destructive mindset of the babyboomer generation. Typical for Brutalismus 3000s sound, wavy, punk oriented parts collide with old school gabber inspired madness. Satan was a Babyboomer embodies the essence of a newfound sense of political outrage in the scene. Victoria sounds like a more concerned Alice Glass and Theos beats are a pressing testimony of what Berlin sounds like today.

Neri J – New Face
Neri J is one of Copenhagen’s fastest rising stars. She has built a solid reputation on the Copenhagen scene as a creative selector and a talented producer. The music of Neri J breaks the boundaries between techno and genres like acid and trance. High in intensity, hard hitting, restless in delivery are some of the main qualities of Neri J’s sound. Neri J’s talent and restlessness in her work have assured her multiple solid acts under her wing in Europe’s most recognized and quality venues and parties such as Säule (Berghain/Panorama Bar, Berlin, Germany), ://about blank (Berlin), Herrensauna (Tresor, Berlin), Inkonst (Malmö, Sweden), Strøm Festival (Copenhagen), Culture Box (Copenhagen) just to name a few. Constantly working on new releases, Neri J is also a resident at legendaryCopenhagen’s underground venue Ved Siden Af (side project of Et Andet Sted) and its label/agency Another Name as well techno label TRTLNCK and is a founder and curator of fast techno raves Vortex.

Ex_Machina – Belladonna Is Your Flower
Hailing from the formerly industrial west coast of Scotland, Ex_Machina is no stranger to the industrial realms of hard dance music. As part of the Voight-Kampff collective- the young disrupter aims to bring a tougher industrialised techno sound to Glasgow’s club circuit- the young artist has cut his teeth as a DJ across Scotland and as part of the rave series hosted by Jaded at Corsica Studios in London by displaying his uncompromising sound. Drawing influence from industrial surroundings and emotions, Belladonna is Your Flower is a track which represents feelings of hope in the face of urban decay, aiming to evoke anthemic feelings which are harshly juxtaposed by the industrial nature of the track. Belladonna is Your Flower builds on a brutally destructive beat overflown by a euphoric, yet bitter sweet synth line. Think Orwellian dystopia of the 21st century!

Sylvie Maziarz – Mehr Schein als Sein
Sylvie Maziarz is a DJ, promoter, label owner, networker and a community inspirer and activist at the same time. She gradually perfected her blend of high-octane rave tempos, monotonous drones and yet incorporating some quirky, happy vibes underneath it all. Thanks to being focussed from the start her DJ career quickly took off and landed her gigs in home turf Berlin and in Spain, Belgium, Poland and even Asia and Africa. She was also featured on high-profile podcasts like French rave-institute Possession. As a producer, her music got picked up on imprints like Second State, Flash, WarinD, Suara, Odd and Gomboc. Obviously, her DJ style is reflected in her productions, making it all effective dance floor material – but with her personal twist that injects more than just being ‘bangers’. BFT Records – Sylvie’s record imprint – ramped up the schedule in recent times and quickly found it’s signature sound. Within a couple of weeks the tracks of her label got played by the biggest names out there like Rebekah, Regal and Amelie Lens. Sylvie Maziarz is one that stands out in the current playing field. An artist that is continuing to carve her own path and is just starting to scratch the surface of her possibilities. Mehr Schein als Sein is a collaboration between Sylvie and a friend that is a short story author. Mehr Schein als Sein deals with the struggle between inner feelings, public images and the way one tries to present themself to others. The track centers around the transcendental vocals and the lyrical content. With a pressing kick and a more than catchy and euphoric synth lead the track is still made for the dancefloor. A perfect track to wash off a night of heavy raving.

Trq-30 – Pitch Black
Trq-30 is a duo consisting of two native Berliners, who have been djing for several years and recently started releasing their first tracks and remixes on various labels. Similar to their Dj sets, Trq-30 stands for uplifting, fast, pumping and groovy techno tracks, made for the dancefloor. Pitch-black“ is a driving, dark and dubby track representing a style which has always been home to Berlin. With a deep kick, classic oldschool snares, a trance inspired lead Pitch Black is a housy, beautifully dreamy and pumping dancefloor killer.

Métaraph – Contaminations
Métaraph is a non binary multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin. They are a jewellery designer, DJ, music producer, dancer, performer, visual artist and one of the co-founder of Orpheus, London based multidisciplinary project that merges conceptual experience with rave and multidisciplinary approaches. They started performing within the London queer underground scene since 2018 where they were based and also travelled across Europe. As an artist, Métaraph has already had excellent releases on label such as Hardest Soft and TSA records and has been hosting an array of podcasts which showcase their unique blend of hard kick and emotional leads. Fast, ethereal, industrial, melancholic and raw journeys are created through their Dj set in clubs, meanwhile they are also driven by the creation of textural soundscapes for different experiences outside the night club space. Shapeshifting between hope and darkness, Métaraph’s sets aim to transcend from the inner chaos to a higher vibrational state of existence. This is a path through the labyrinth of cross-contamination between genres. A steep dive into multilayered realms, a plunge into the depth of synthetic reworked echos, ethereal hypnotic pads, hard kicks and sharp percussions blending smoothly into the melancholic metal guitar melody. A journey from beyond to within and backwards. Métaraph blends effortlessly high energy hard core with industrial techno, psy trance influences, almost poppy guitar sequences, beautiful vocal lines and anthemic melody and some acid sparkles. Contaminations shows an unusual sense of maturity and confidence in their paths as a young producer.

Glitchgirl – WIITWD
Glitchgirl is punk and rave. Glitchgirl is an audio swarm operating at freak frequencies, performing antagonistic insurgencies on genre. She is broader than any classification whether they be musical, artistic, historical, geopolitical. Glitchgirl rewinds and remixes cultures into an immense immersive matrix of sound. She sidelines planning for cunning manufacturing bass tendencies that blurs boundaries and brings in unheard sounds from futures. Glitchgirl tunnels and undermines notions of what music is, cutting and abstracting noise to manufacture various immediacies. Glitchgirl is a mechanic and digital cyberfuture. Glitchgirl is a Spanish music artist, 5 years playing weird screaming while blasting bass beats in vienna, paris, madrid, barcelona, galicia, zaragoza, almería asturias WIITWD is quitessentially Glitchgirl starting off as a vibrant drum n bass inspired futuristic techno track, sqwirrling into a massive, angry hardcore kick that leaves no question of where glitchgirl is coming from. As the name suggests this thing is glitchy, noisy, punky and devies any kind of genre classification, because Glitchgirl truly doesn’t give a fuck!

Noko – ste01
Noko is an exciting new producer from Tel Aviv. At only 17 Nokos makes sounds that are peculiar and distinct. Inspired by early raving experiences in the Tel Aviv’s underground scene she started DJing and producing only a year ago and a l ready de fy ing expec ta t ions o f the danceab le , straightforward, trance inspired sound of the Tel Aviv scene both in her DJ sets and tracks. Noko draws inspiration from heavy, deep techno, noise and tekno. Noko is exciting and we are sure that you will hear from her quite a bit in the coming years. Ste01 builds a soundscape through layers of distortion, a heavy, industrial kick and glitchy noise. Ste 01 is hard techno with a noise twist, some dynamic changes and snaring sounds.

Sch_lz – Avanguard
Sch_lz has been a musician since he was five years old. These twenty-two years of experience have influenced his dj sets and music production. He has recently been focused on composing, producing and singing with his schultz&brauer project- while simultaneously working on hypnotic bass- focused techno. The upcoming release of DURCH will celebrate all beautiful types of queerness he embraces as a gay producer. In a field of tension between the open minded quality of Berlin and the worlds regressive governments, his music stands for a modern and political society that thrives to overcome the conservative norms and old-fashioned society standards. With Avanguard Sch_lz delivers some high quality, dark techno. Lead by a kick that is warm, full and let say – juicy Avanguard is a straight-forward, classic and organic. Highly danceable, fun, quintessentially techno.

Armtüm – Pleiades
ÅMRTÜM is a French artist who’s been developing his techno project in Berlin for the last 2 years. His music today is a combination of styles, lead by emotions ranging from euphoria, melancholy, sadness and discovery. He tries to experiment with analog machines and effects in addition to his knowledge as a Sound Engineer / Sound Designer, to bring new textures and ambiances to the Techno scene. His contribution to our VA is a solid and compact track, between dark techno and rave with euphoric notes over soaring and energetic breaks evolving smoothly over time with dynamic and charged vocals breaks.Pleiades is a fast, acid and trance inspired banger. Euphoric notes over soaring and energetic breaks evolving smoothly over time with dynamic and charged vocal breaks. Pleiades is bubblegum hardcore: Fun and driven by a sense of humor yet a murder on the dancefloor.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video:
Sylvie Maziarz – “Mehr Sein Als Schein”

 

Specials:
Luca Eck – “Voight-Kampff Podcast – Episode 99”

Trq-30 – “Hypnaughtic 007”

Sylvie Maziarz – “United We Stream x Arte Concert”

Neri J – “Bassiani invites / Podcast #86”

 

Recommendations:
compilation “DURCH​[​digital​]​Solidarity 001” on DURCH

 

Buy Download:
DURCH @ Bandcamp
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Websites:
DURCH