out now: Local Suicide – Eros Anikate (Adonis Remixes) [Iptamenos Discos]

 
 

Artist:
Local Suicide

 

Title:
Eros Anikate (Adonis Remixes)

 

Label:
Iptamenos Discos

 

Cat#:
IDI007

 

Release Date:
16th September 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Local Suicide & Lee Stevens
High Buildings
(Die Selektion Remix)

02.
Local Suicide & Lee Stevens
High Buildings
(Jennifer Touch Remix)

03.
Local Suicide & Curses
Whispering
(Cornelius Doctor Remix)

04.
Local Suicide
Hercules Adonis
(Rodion Remix)

05.
Local Suicide
Hercules Adonis
(Alejandro Paz Remix)

 

Press Info:
Following the success of their debut album, ‘Eros Anikate’, Berlin-based DJ and Producer couple Local Suicide return with the first of four remix EPs for their release, each named after an ancient Greek god.

The Greco-German duo is known for their wild fusion of new wave, acid, slow techno, EBM, and dark disco that has been driving live audiences into a frenzy across the globe. Their debut ‘Eros Anikate’ comes after 13 EP releases, which have received acclaim from the music press worldwide and earned them the title of key figures in the up-rising dark disco scene. The LP includes selected vocal features and collaborations from Lena Platonos, Curses, Theus Mago, Kalipo, Hard Ton, The Hidden Cameras and more. Earning immense support from the likes of Mixmag, Der Spiegel, Tsugi, Faze, Inverted Audio, Sonic Seducer, Starwax, Side Line, Ransom Note, Groove, The Sun, Kaput Mag, Electronic Groove, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Lifo, Spotify and Apple Music, ‘Eros Anikate’ marks the duo’s next step on their journey to a worldwide techno-disco takeover.

‘Eros Anikate – Adonis Remixes’ is a 5-track EP featuring two remixes for ‘High Buildings w/ Lee Stevens’, one for ‘Whispering w/Curses’, and two remixes for ‘Hercules Adonis’. The EP will be released on digital and vinyl formats via their Iptamenos Discos imprint on September 16th, 2022.

The EP opens with a remix of ‘High Buildings’ from the German cold wave band Die Selektion. The band, formed in 2010 from another experimental post-punk project, draws influences from new wave, orchestra, techno and 80s synth pop, creating a unique blend of styles that is both melancholic and danceable. Their use of the trumpet and deliberate choice of German-language texts sets them apart from other bands in the genre, earning them success in Germany and beyond. Their remix of ‘High Buildings’ is a faster, grittier and more aggressive rework of the original, contrasting punk style vocals and harsh, saw bass lines with the soft ambiences and vocals of the original track.

The second remix for ‘High Buildings’ comes from Berlin’s own Jennifer Touch, who adds arpeggiated acid-like synth sequences and warped vocals for an energetic and driving edit. Touch is known for her unique combination of vintage synths, industrial soundscapes and visceral post-punk snarl. Her music is heavily influenced by her memories and observations of the social climate during her upbringing in East Germany, filtered through a young and naïve mind. After the wall came down, her musical tastes expanded beyond 80s pop, and she embraced the bleak and rough techno of Berlin’s burgeoning underground, forming the post-wave, cold-pop acid sound she is known for today.

Cornelius Doctor’s remix of ‘Whispering’ strips back the guitars and staccato synth lines, opting instead for softer oriental style pads and drones, textures and percussion for a slowed yet bouncy and vibrant remix. His style sits at the convergence of cosmic, discoid and wavy sounds, with percussion, dark synths, psyche voices, breaks and bells as some of his best weapons. Since starting his Hard Fist label in 2016, Cornelius Doctor has been an advocate for an uninhibited and expressive approach to dance music, opening club music to world sounds and bringing back the essence of dancing together ritually.

Rodion, known as the ‘new genius of Italian Dance music’, offers the first of two remixes for ‘Hercules Adonis’. He is heavily influenced by soundtrack composers such as Morricone and Goblin, 70s Japanese sci-fi animation soundtracks, classical music and Balearic club culture, making emotional, freaked-out electronic music that sits somewhere between cosmic, synthesised funk and the dramatic soundtrack of an Italian horror movie. His remix of ‘Adonis’ is no different, adding frantic percussion and stuttered, choppy synths that build tension and drama.

The final remix for the EP is from Alejandro Paz, a DJ and producer from Santiago, Chile. His sets are recognisable for his energetic approach on stage, where he sings and dances, and his music selection that showcases the most recent productions of the Latin panorama. His upbeat remix of ‘Hercules Adonis’ brings in percussive rhythms, bouncy bass, and silky synth pads for a groovy and energetic tune that closes out the EP on a high.

 

Snippets:
all tracks in full length soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
Local Suicide & Lee Stevens – “High Buildings (Die Selektion Remix)”

Local Suicide & Lee Stevens – “High Buildings (Jennifer Touch Remix)”

Local Suicide & Curses – “Whispering (Cornelius Doctor Remix)”

Local Suicide – “Hercules Adonis (Rodion Remix)”

more soon

 

Related Release:
Local Suicide’s album “Eros Anikate” on Iptamenos Discos

 

Special:
Local Suicide – “Melodic Diggers °119 – Love Invincible”

 

Recommendations:
Kalipo & Local Suicide’s “Wunderbar EP” on Hold Your Ground
Kalipo & Local Suicide’s “Dominator EP” on Hold Your Ground
Local Suicide’s “We Can Go Everywhere EP” on Bordello A Parigi
Theus Mago & Local Suicide’s “Komm ins Loch EP” on Duro
all stuff on Iptamenos Discos we featured

 

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Iptamenos Discos @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

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Qobuz
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Websites:
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out now: Local Suicide – Eros Anikate [Iptamenos Discos]

 

Artist:
Local Suicide

 

Title:
Eros Anikate

 

Label:
Iptamenos Discos

 

Cat#:
IDI006

 

Release Date:
13th May 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, CD, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Local Suicide & Lee Stevens
High Buildings

02.
Local Suicide & Curses
Whispering

03.
Local Suicide & Skelesys
Moustache

04.
Local Suicide & Theus Mago
Jam Bounce Release

05.
Local Suicide
Hercules Adonis

06.
Local Suicide
PHD In Apology

07.
Local Suicide
Like Follow Subscribe
[feat. Hard Ton]

08.
Local Suicide
Homme Fatal
[feat. The Hidden Cameras]

09.
Local Suicide & Kalipo
Cobra Wave

10.
Local Suicide
Agapi
[feat. Sissi Rada]

11.
Local Suicide
Eros Anikate
[feat. Lena Platonos]

 

Press Info:
Local Suicide announce their long awaited debut album ‘Eros Anikate’ which will be released May 13th, 2022 via their own label Iptamenos Discos. The title translates to ‘love invincible’ and draws influence from a play written by Sophocles titled ‘Antigone’.

The album holds true to the duo’s ‘technodisco’ sound that the couple has become so well known for and showcases their signature style of blending a retro feeling with a modern twist. In usual Local Suicide fashion, the duo’s debut album showcases tongue in cheek modern-day circumstances, mystical adventures, and moody baselines; all tied up with the promises of happy endings. You can instantly hear that this album comes from the duo’s hearts. Inspired by the travels and experiences they encountered throughout the pandemic, it’s also a love letter to the friends they met during their career – some of which are also featured on the album: Lee Stevens, Curses, The Hidden Cameras, Sissi Rada, Skelesys, Theus Mago, Hard Ton, Kalipo & Greek new wave legend Lena Platonos.

The producer couple has had a stunning amount of press coverage from leading electronic mags like RA, DJ Mag, Mixmag, FAZE, Groove, Ransom Note, TRAX, Time Out, Tsugi, XLR8R & Rolling Stone for their 13 EPs, numerous tracks on compilations and remixes since 2014 on acclaimed labels, while Beatport declared them as one of the key figures in the uprising dark disco scene. They also recently played themselves in Fett & Fett, a series broadcasted on German national TV station ZDF, in which their musical productions were featured extensively as well. Their DJ career has carried them to all four corners of the world, from Europe, Asia and North Africa to South America and the United States, whipping crowds into a frenzy at Lollapalooza, Melt!, ADE, Off Sonar, Festival Forte, Berlin Festival and many more. Their live cuts have been honed to perfection with years of shows alongside the very best in the scene, even being invited by New Order to warm up for their live show in Berlin.

The album opener and first single ‘High Buildings’ is a collaboration with Lee Stevens, one of the founders of the notorious Luv Shack label and part of Burnin Tears & Space Echo. The nostalgic singing warmth of Vamparela’s voice floats over the top of the track, as the echoing sounds of varying birds converse in a different language in the foreground. The track brings something eerie, dystopian and otherworldly, clearly influenced by the unfamiliar sounds of another land, where the contrast of unbound nature meets the intentional building blocks and order of man-made society.

‘Whispering’ is influenced by the secret whispers of the ‘Spaghetti style’ wild west films they watched in their youth, Local Suicide collaborate with New York born and raised artist Curses as they reminisce of a wilder and sexier time, literally putting the ‘wild’ into the ‘wild west’. Bringing this to life is the gritty and chuggy guitar riff melody that takes centre stage. This is then only emphasised by the syncopated bleep bloops, kick drum and the hypnotic whispers that act as an enchanting love spell which profess to be “always on my mind”. This collaboration is the perfect outlet for bridging together the EBM, Italo & New Wave sounds that both artists are known for.

Coming at no surprise, ‘Moustache’ was done with long-time collaborator and friend, Buenos Aires native Skelesys. Sharing a love for the darker sounds you’d find in horror films and computer simulations, the 4/4 kick drum and woodwind like sounds manipulated into a frenzy bring us a rather interesting juxtaposition of playful horror. While the track crescendos into an ominous buildup of synths that continue to mesmerise you, the famous Vamparela vocals are the perfect surrealist playground that Dali himself would be proud of. Contrasting the playful with the serious, this track is the perfect oxymoron with post-punk and EBM madness, of which we’d expect nothing less from the two acts coming together.

For the fourth track ‘Jam Bounce Release’ Local Suicide team up with Mexican Duro head honcho Theus Mago. Making a point out of how ‘easy’ it is to release a dance track nowadays, the track contains all the elements of what a dance track is through and through – designed to ignite your mind and body on the dancefloor. With accentuated slaps and whacks that swerve in and out of the panning synths and vocals that whirl around you, it is sure to both hypnotise and jolt you back into reality from your vortex like dream. Bringing you the darker side of the dancefloor, this is another great collaboration from Theus Mago and the Local Suicide duo after the international success of their previous joint singles ‘Komm Ins Loch’, ‘To Vathos’ & ‘Technician’.

The album’s B’ side kicks off with ‘Hercules Adonis’ which was recorded in the summer of 2020 in the duo’s studio near the beach in Chalkidiki, Greece where they spent a lot of their time during the pandemic. The track starts with a straight flowing arpeggiated bassline, in conjunction with the simple yet effective melody and Vamparela’s seductive vocals create a brooding atmosphere as she narrates the myth of Adonis. The tight and slick hi-hats rock beautifully with the bassline, while the flute throws the groove around. The various synth stabs shake the track up and serve as great leads. The additional bass guitar was contributed by Australian artist Joshua Murphy.

The perfect storm of Local Suicide’s power, rhythm and lyrics, ‘PHD in Apology’ is what they’re all about. Sassy, sarcastic and audacious… yet lighthearted, forgiving and optimistic, it’s the perfect balance of emotions that make up love and relationships. Encapsulating the entire theme of the album, this track is a “humorous take on human relationships, apology and forgiveness”. Exploring how to navigate the feelings and bad tastes that relationships leave in your mouth, the dark humour track teaches us a lesson in the plenty of excuses from apology givers.

‘Like Follow Subscribe’ was written during a late night session as a way of making fun of social media to highlight the absurdity of it, while at the same time being conflicted and having no choice but to use it. Guest vocals were contributed by Italian powerhouse Hard Ton and Turkish artist Begüm Karajan. Full of cynicism and sarcasm, the lyrics are about the current “social media madness and how they dictate every aspect of our lives, making us slaves to them.” The two contrasting sounds and lyrics seem to stand for the apparent lighthearted face of social media which presents itself as something harmless and fun. While really deep down, it has a more sinister and insidious nature that comes for us all. Dirty and seductive, the track is another face slapping-ly postmodern creation.

Local Suicide join forces with one of Canada’s most mercurial legends Joel Gibb aka The Hidden Cameras, an artist known for his raucous and legendary performances with his gang of musical provocateurs, a musical celebrator of freedom and sexuality. The result is ‘Homme Fatal‘, a liberating march to the sound of rusty synths, heavy kicks and staggering snares married with the sassy & classy voice of Joel Gibb, nothing short of an EBM anthem that is meant for the club stage. With a stompy rhythm 4/4 beat that dictates the pace of the track, Homme Fatal is a real headbanger that leads you into the land of the club and keeps you amongst the debauchery within. The listeners are teletransported to the wild nights of Berlin, where the music is stomping, the atmosphere is buzzing and the people are free.

The ninth track ‘Cobra Wave’, a term coined by the duo themselves to describe their fusion of genres, originated when testing a new VST plugin that allows you to collaborate and create music in real time while in different locations. They worked remotely with Kalipo, who’s part of German punkrap band Frittenbude and with whom they recently formed their new live project Dina Summer. The result was a track that stays true to their oriental influences and really exemplifies the sound that they have spent years crafting. The track starts off with groovy percussion and a bassline that gets you swinging from the start. As a high frequency synth arp comes in, the track’s energy and momentum build until a sound that resembles a snake charmers flute plays. Eerie and enticing, it lures you out of your comfort zone to take you on a journey where you’re met with head spinning hallucinations and enchantments.

‘Agapi’ is Greek for Love. So what does love sound like? In this realm, it is a combination of the enchanting voice of Sissi Rada infused with a slow wobbly bass and eerie, piercing synths by Local Suicide. Breaky drums make a very brief appearance in this track, letting listeners indulge in Sissi’s voice. Sissi Rada, originally from Athens, has worked with other legends such as Lena Platonos, Brian Eno, and Andi Toma. As a harpist at her core known for creating atmospheric soundscapes, you can hear the influence the angelic instrument has had on her sound and style. This is very much evident in ‘Agapi’; stripped back and minimal compared to the other tracks on the album, it soothes your soul and breaks up the energy from the rest. The lyrics, as hypnotic as the sound, uncover the many emotions that transpire from love. Sissi tells listeners to let go of fear, to trust and surrender to the most powerful force humans can feel. Ending on what feels like a cliff-hanger, this collaboration of mystery, secretness and beauty only leaves you wanting more.

Finally, with the track ‘Eros Anikate’ which means ‘love invincible’ in Greek, the album is closed by the very thing that inspired the duo to create and release their album, love. Ethereal and hazy, the track awakens you out of the rather heavy and hypnotic dream into a much clearer reality. This track is graced with vocals by the legendary Greek singer Lena Platonos – who also happens to be one of the most prolific figures in the Greek new wave scene – as she recites a part of Sophocles’ Antigone in ancient Greek from around the year 440bc. Pianist, composer, poet and vocalist, Lena is a multi-talented artist who has performed in different settings all over the world and recently released reissues of her early works and an EP with remixes by Red Axes on Dark Entries. The track ends the album on quite an emotive note with ethereal pads and a slow moving arpeggiated synth, that helps maintain flow and movement, while the bass is synched perfectly with it.

Enchanted by Greek culture, the album spreads the word of love and connectivity. Local Suicide has ensured this concept spreads beyond the world of play to different cultures, thus making it a universal idea that connects with a diverse array of people. While the story of Antigone may have been a tragedy, Local Suicide has taken it and used it to spread the gospel of love through their music. As we join them on their journey through the inescapable twists and turns of cultures, places and relationships, they show us that love will always be the ultimate triumphant force.
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‘Dark disco meets EBM on this brooding slice of nostalgia’ Resident Advisor
“…from dark disco to EBM, jacking acid, and warped post-punk” XLR8R
“…DAF meets Depeche Mode meets Jeff Mills” FAZE
“…eine Slow Jam der Extraklasse…” Groove
“…bound to get you boogying right into the stratosphere” JUNO
“…brilliantly executed club tracks” DJ MAG

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Videos:
“High Buildings” [with Lee Stevens]

“Jam Bounce Release” [with Theus Mago]

 

Related Release:
Local Suicide’s remix EP “Eros Anikate (Adonis Remixes)” on ID

 

Special:
“Transmissions 434”

 

Recommendations:
Kalipo & Local Suicide’s “Wunderbar EP” on Hold Your Ground
Kalipo & Local Suicide’s “Dominator EP” on Hold Your Ground
Local Suicide’s “We Can Go Everywhere EP” on Bordello A Parigi
Theus Mago & Local Suicide’s “Komm ins Loch EP” on Duro
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Local Suicide @ Bandcamp
WOM
Rough Trade
HMV JP
Juno
Decks
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Deejay
Rough Trade
HHV
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Saturn
HMV JP
Red Eye Records
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Decks
Amazon
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out now: Dina Summer – Headhunter [Iptamenos Discos]

 

Artist:
Dina Summer

 

Title:
Headhunter

 

Label:
Iptamenos Discos

 

Cat#:
tba

 

Release Date:
06th April 2022

 

Format:
download

 

Tracklist:
01.
Headhunter

 

Press Info:
Dina Summer releases a cover version of the EBM hymn ‘Headhunter’ by Belgian legends Front 242!

Dina Summer is a collaborative band project by djs / producers Kalipo and Local Suicide, fronted by Greek native Dina P..

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Headhunter”

 

Video:

Video made by Cocaya_

 

Specials:
Local Suicide – “Takeover La Culottée 10 ans – 31 Mars 2022”

Kalipo – “live @ Mensch Meier 2020 / United We Stream | Arte Concerts”

 

Recommendations:
Kalipo & Local Suicide’s “Wunderbar EP” on Hold Your Ground
Kalipo & Local Suicide’s “Dominator EP” on Hold Your Ground
Kalipoe’s “Yaruto (B-Sides & Remixes)” on Antime
Kalipoe’s “Yaruto” on Antime
Local Suicide’s “We Can Go Everywhere EP” on Bordello A Parigi
Theus Mago & Local Suicide’s “Komm ins Loch EP” on Duro
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Hypeddit

 

Websites:
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out now: Wiener Planquadrat – Dschungel EP [Iptamenos Discos]

 

Artist:
Wiener Planquadrat

 

Title:
Dschungel EP

 

Label:
Iptamenos Discos

 

Cat#:
IDI005

 

Release Date:
22nd April 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Im Dschungel
(Radio Edit)

02.
AIV
(Radio Edit)

03.
Im Dschungel
(T.Raumschmiere Remix)

04.
Im Dschungel
(Birds Remix)

05.
AIV
(Tech Support Remix)

06.
Im Dschungel

07.
AIV

 

Press Info:
After releasing their critically acclaimed debut single ‘Stillstand’ on Local Suicide’s label Iptamenos Discos the Austrian duo Wiener Planquadrat are returning with their new ‘Dschungel’ EP which includes remixes by legendary electro-punk producer T.Raumschmiere, London-based infamous artist Birds and the uprising disco producer Tech Support.

The title track ‘Im Dschungel’ is a feel-good disco-pop / indie dance tune that speaks about the urban jungle of Vienna. The exuberant combination of arpeggio distortions, sizzling synths keys and jolly vocals transport listeners right in the middle of bubbly and chaotic Viennese jungle. The B-side ‘AIV’ (short for Alles ist Viel) is a dark disco hymn composed of polyphonic plucked synths, classic 80s beat, and distorted arp brassy sounds, while the vocals evoke the wilderness of a tangled and jumbled mind. T.Raumschmiere, an artist of multiple facets ranging from punk techno to experimental ambient, maneuvers ‘Im Dschungel’ with abstract and minimalist tones. A steady remix with kick and bass at the forefront wrapped up with bright looping keys. Birds twists ‘Im Dschungel’ with an acid bassline, dark metallic strings, and adds mystical vocals showcasing her talent to merge multiple atmospheres into one track and always thrive for edginess and originality. ‘AIV’ is revisited by London-based Tech Support, who gives it an all-around bouncy and elegant groove, harmoniously matched with spacey effects, bright bells, and screechy synths. Wiener Planquadrat is formed by Maximilian Atteneder from Catastrophe & Cure and Michael Weiler, a former member of Luv Shack’s Burning Tears. Their work is a union of their two musical background: a mixture of indie, dark disco, and a decent portion of French electro, reminiscing the times they first met. In 2021, they released their critically acclaimed debut single “Stillstand”, which went up onto the top 10 tracks of Austria’s most important youth radio station FM4, was highlighted as track of the day by Byte FM, received glowing reviews on the blogosphere and was described as the “perfect feel-good- disco-track” by German leading electronic print magazine FAZE, while receiving support by DJs such as Joris Voorn, John Digweed, Phunkadelica, Sean Johnston & Damon Jee among others. The ‘Dschungel’ EP is an electrifying collection of tracks showcasing each artists’ distinctive style and colourful palette of musical artistry. It will be released on a strictly limited clear Dubplate 12” and made available digitally on all platforms on April 22nd, 2022.

 

Snippets:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Im Dschungel (Birds Remix)”

“Im Dschungel”

“AIV”

“Im Dschungel (Radio Edit)”

“Im Dschungel (T.Raumschmiere Remix)”

“AIV (Tech Support Remix)”

more soon

 

Video:
“Im Dschungel (Radio Edit)”

 

Special:
“@ Fm4 Laboum DeLuxe”

 

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out now: Boys’ Shorts – New Era EP [Iptamenos Discos]

 

Artist:
Boys’ Shorts

 

Title:
New Era EP

 

Label:
Iptamenos Discos

 

Cat#:
IDI004

 

Release Date:
25th February 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
New Era
(Vocal Radio Mix)

02.
New Era
(Extended Vocal Mix)

03.
New Era
(Luca dell’Orso Remix)

04.
New Era
(Each Other Remix)

05.
New Era
(Lott & Local Suicide In The Trance Mix)

06.
New Era
(Instrumental Radio Mix)

07.
New Era
(Extended Instrumental Mix)

 

Tracklist Bandcamp:
01.
New Era
(Vocal Radio Mix)

02.
New Era
(Extended Vocal Mix)

03.
New Era
(Luca dell’Orso Remix)

04.
New Era
(Each Other Remix)

05.
New Era
(Lott & Local Suicide In The Trance Mix)

06.
New Era
(Instrumental Radio Mix)

07.
New Era
(Extended Instrumental Mix)

08.
New Era
(Local Suicide Remix)

 

Press Info:
The latest signing on Local Suicide’s imprint Iptamenos Discos is the Greek DJ / producer duo Boys’ Shorts. They’re delivering their new futuristic EP titled ‘New Era’, which includes remixes from Each Other, Lott & Local Suicide as well as Luca dell’Orso. The duo was founded by Thessaloniki-based artist Vangelis, who runs half of the music blog & label LAGASTA, as well as London-based artist Tareq. With two EPs under their belt (“Looking” and “Together”) they also delivered remixes for artists like Kasper Bjorke, Yuksek w/ Polo & Pan, Dharma, Kito Jempere ft. Wolfram to name a few, whilst their remix for Casey Spooner was included in the Red Hot + Free compilation.

“The track was written during the lockdown period when everything looked so uncertain and scary … We were listening to a lot of music from bands as ‘Japan’ and ‘Visage’, talking about the “New Romantics” era, thinking of what will come after this new reality we’re living in. And so “New Era” came as a result of all the relationships that were reconsidered the last two years, to show the importance of human touch and what really actually matters.” – Boys’ Shorts

The track immediately gives off a sense of space exploration due to the sound of the melody being played. While the repetitive bass keeps the track driving as the pads elevate you to a higher level, the drums keep you grooving with delicate knocks and cowbells as the claps work with the cowbells to bring some more energy into the track. There’s a slicing, ‘swoosh’ sound that fills the space of an open-hat which breaks the four bar loop subtly but perfectly. The track’s vocals have a wide sound to them that helps simulate the vastness of space.

The critically acclaimed New York-based duo Each Other, consists of Max Pask & Justin Strauss. Max is part of The Rapture & James Friedman’s label Throne of Blood, while Justin was part of power-pop band Milk ’n’ Cookies. Previously they’ve released their original productions and remixes on labels like Soulwax’s DEEWEE, Freeride Millennium, Correspondant and more. Their version of ‘New Era’ brings a more energetic break-beat style tune that’s more in your face than the original. The synth plucks feel as though they’re jabbing you, trying to get you to move while building up tension. When the next synth comes in the track starts flowing, especially when the hats start grooving along with it. The vocals are clearer and more direct when compared to that of the original. The synth keys that come later resemble that of an organ but still have a futuristic sound to them.

Having released on labels such as Italo Moderni, Wrong Era, Bordello A Parigi & XXX, the Dutch born, Italo-wave-electro producer Luca dell’Orso brings a sense of hi nrg and italo disco to ‘New Era’. Between the sound of the synth and the kicks as well as the use of repetitive kicks, the track puts an awesome and nostalgic twist on Boys’ Shorts track.

Tel Aviv artist Lott, who has previously released on labels like Feines Tier, New Day Everyday, Karakter Records & Belly Dance Services joins up with Iptamenos Discos heads, Local Suicide to create the ‘In The Trance Mix’ of ‘New Era’. The track has a jerking and rolling bass that moves through your body. The percussion and drums are delicate, leaving more room for the classic mind-bending synths that are typical of trance music. The vocals are also super spacey and copped up and add an awesome groove.

Boys’ Shorts and the contributors set out to create a project with the idea of providing a outer worldly experience, that is exactly what they did with each track having its own unique style. ‘New Era’ will be released digitally and on strictly-limited clear 12” Dubplate through Iptamenos Discos on February 25th, 2022.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video:
“New Era”

 

Special:
“ODDCAST 82”

 

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