07th July 2023
vinyl, streaming & download
Chontane returns to Mutual Rytm with a more raw and aggressive sound than before across six powerful new tracks on his latest EP, ‘Permanent’.
Berlin-based Ukrainian DJ/producer Chontane has had a busy twelve months. Capped off by recently launching his own new TANE label, the exciting talent has been working hard to reinvent and refresh his sound in the studio. Mastering new techniques to push things to the next level, this EP and return to SHDW & Obscure Shape’s Mutual Rytm proves he has succeeded and then some. Where previous works on the likes of ARTS and Rekids were full and more melodic, here he has restricted himself and gone for a more visceral sound. Developed and built in all new ways with an innovative approach to sound design and arrangement, the tracks on the package showcase a more serious and harder-hitting side to his sound as he unveils his impactful ‘Permanent’ EP.
Opener ‘Graze’ has a monstrous feel to it, with ghoulish synth loops and industrial textures all coming on strong and heavy. As it bangs along, incendiary hi-hats and lithe pads all bring extra weight and detail. ‘Cumaru’ is a high-paced techno workout with a frenzy of synths and percussion, all making for dense layers of heavily textured sound. ‘Schima’ brings some big techno bounce in the drums and more hurried, rusty synth loops that lock you into the darkness. Showing yet another side, ‘Lauan’ is a little more paired back with pounding tribal grooves and bright synths, bringing relentless yet funk-fuelled intensity. ‘Vevis’ is the most melodic of the lot – a heavy track but with subtle optimism in the rising background synths that will surely get hands in the air.
Last of all is digital bonus ‘Makore’, a cauldron of intensity with scraping hits and relentless drums, vastly oversized hi-hats and slamming bass. This high-impact, beautifully brutal yet groove-heavy techno takes Chontane’s sound into new realms, and delivers an impressive return on a label continuing to push the genre forward.
Full Track Streaming:
Chontane’s “Sycamore EP” on Mutual Rytm
Chontane’s “Matter Of Time” on Lobster Theremin
Chontane’s “Perseverance” on ARTS Records
Chontane’s “Woodlands” on ARTS Records
Chontane’s “Healing EP” on Rekids
Chontane’s “Red Island EP” on THEM
“MP02” by J.Manuel & Chontane on Magic Power
Vermeer’s “Tokyo In EP” w/ Chontane remix on [selected]
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