out soon: Local Suicide & Curses – Magia EP [Iptamenos Discos]

 
 

Artist:
Local Suicide & Curses

 

Title:
Magia EP

 

Label:
Iptamenos Discos

 

Cat#:
IDI012

 

Release Date:
24th February 2023

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Magia

02.
It All Sounds The Same

03.
Walk With Me

04.
Secret Friends

 

Press Info:
When Greco-German couple Local Suicide and New York City native Curses met in Berlin, the epicenter of electronic music, their artistic chemistry was immediately obvious. This chance meeting resulted in several fructuous collaborations, with the latest being ‘Magia’, a dark and mysterious four-track EP. This release represents the perfect opportunity for the artists to take the genre-bending blend of 80’s new wave, dark disco and ghostly vocals that have earned their previous collaborations unanimous praise to a whole new level.

The EP comes after an impressively prolific year for the ever-busy Local Suicide powerhouse, following the release of their globally acclaimed debut album ‘Eros Anikate’ with collaborations with The Hidden Cameras, Lena Platonos, Theus Mago and Curses himself, as well as four remixes EPs featuring remixes by household names such as Adana Twins, Silicone Soul, Echonomist, Biesmans, Die Selektion and many more on top of a hectic touring schedule.

The multi-talented artist and head of the Ombra International label Curses also recently released his darkly romantic second album ‘Incarnadine’ with features from Jennifer Touch and Terr, following an acclaimed first album on Jennifer Cardini’s Dischi Autunno imprint. For this collaboration, he lends his distinctive sound signature that incorporates punk, Italo Disco, and EBM influences for a somber and nostalgic sound.

The EP’s title track ‘Magia’, immediately puts the listener under its spell with its dystopian atmosphere, as cold and distant voices echo eerily behind the relentless beat and unsettling looping synths, before layering up into an intense but also strangely hopeful soundscape.

The beautifully complex and moody ‘It All Sounds The Same’ then follows with its ethereal and ghostly vocals bleeding through the urgent rhythm. The alliteration of the lyrics contributes to creating an otherworldly, almost uneasy feeling echoed by the lonely voices lamenting that everything ‘sounds the same’.

The third track ‘Secret Friends’ opens up with cascading acid notes soon overtaken by the same driving beat as pulsing synths overlap each other in a frenzy while the vocals call out for a ‘secret friend’ with the seductive appeal of a mysterious, almost supernatural being.

Far from alleviating the tension that has been building up throughout the EP, the closing track, ‘Walk With Me’, feels like a frenzied and Lynchian musical descent into madness, as insistent notes become more and more distorted until they’re swallowed by the bassline and electric notes while barely human voices whisper menacingly, gasping and crossing overhead.

In true Local Suicide and Curses fashion, this EP feels like a masterfully crafted plunge into an unfamiliar world that will leave you wanting more. Tune in for the release on February 24th, 2022 via Local Suicide’s own label Iptamenos Discos.

 

Snippets:
@ Deejay soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“It All Sounds The Same”

more soon

 

Special:
Local Suicide – “Takeover La Culottée 10 Ans – 31 Mars 2022”

Curses – “@ HÖR ~ 𝑁🝗𝑋✞ 𝓦𝖆𝖛𝖊 🄰🄲🄸🄳 ₱Ʉ₦Ӿ ~ 3.8.2022”

 

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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Decks
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Curses
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out now: Local Suicide – Eros Anikate (Apollo Remixes) [Iptamenos Discos]

 
 

Artist:
Local Suicide

 

Title:
Eros Anikate (Apollo Remixes)

 

Label:
Iptamenos Discos

 

Cat#:
IDI009

 

Release Date:
18th November 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Local Suicide & Curses
Whispering
(Adana Twins Remix)

02.
Local Suicide & Skelesys
Moustache
(Andre VII Remix)

03.
Local Suicide
Like Follow Subscribe
[feat. Hard Ton]
(Passific Assalt Sissem Remix)

04.
Local Suicide
PHD In Apology
(Alejandro Molinari Remix)

 

Press Info:
Local Suicide return with the third of four remix EPs for their debut album, ‘Eros Anikate’, this time named after the ancient Greek god Apollo.

The Greco-German DJ and Producer couple are known for their wild fusion of new wave, acid, slow techno, EBM, and dark disco and have been driving live audiences into a frenzy across the globe with captivating performances and live sets. Their propulsive grooves have earned them the title of key figures in the up-rising dark disco scene, as well as overwhelming support from the music press worldwide for their releases to date. Their debut ‘Eros Anikate’ comes after 13 EP releases and is the next step on their journey to a worldwide cobra wave and techno-disco takeover. The album includes selected vocal features and collaborations from Lena Platonos, Curses, Theus Mago, Kalipo, Sissi Rada and more, and received immense support from the likes of Mixmag, 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 – Apollo Remixes’ is a 4-track EP featuring a remix for ‘Whispering w/ Curses’, ‘Moustache
w/ Skelesys’, ‘Like Follow Subscribe feat. Hard Ton’, and ‘PHD In Apology’. The EP will be released digitally and as a limited and numbered clear 12” vinyl via their Iptamenos Discos imprint on November 18th, 2022.

The EP opens with a remix of ‘Whispering’ by the legendary, Berlin-based duo, Adana Twins. Since their first big break in 2012, the duo have established a sterling reputation, constantly refining their sound, pushing the boundaries of their musical ambition and evolving organically over time. They are driven by a deepseated desire to transmit emotion through electronic music, merging Benjamin’s love of hip-hop and Friso’s passion for club music to produce a series of highly-regarded releases that form the foundation of their global success. As they’ve grown, the duo have channelled their love for electronic music into their platform, TAU, providing a creative space to expand their sound while also discovering and nurturing new artists, including Local Suicide, who previously released on the label a few years ago. Their remix of ‘Whispering’ strips back the synths and guitars, placing the bass at the forefront to drive the track while Curses’ dark, 80s-inspired vocals dance among Dina’s echoing whispers. Local Suicide collaborated with New York born and raised artist Curses to reminisce on the wilder and sexier times of the ‘Spaghetti style’ wild west films they watched in their youth, literally putting the ‘wild’ into the ‘wild west’.

The remix of ‘Moustache’ comes from Andre VII, a close friend of the duo from Mexico City who they met while touring there. For the original track, Local Suicide teamed up with Skelesys, a Berlin-based, cuttingedge artist with a strong musical background in hard rock, post-punk, synth-pop, science fiction and horror movies. He is known for his haunting, stripped-down futuristic vibe. Andre VII’s fantastic rework builds over a looped vocal phrase and rising effect drones before breaking with a funky, vibrant synth lead. Andre VII is an active member of the Mexican electronic music scene as a DJ and producer, founder of his electronic label, Platino Records, label manager of Sicario Music, and partner and booker for nightclubs such as Bar Oriente and Xaman in Mexico City. The music released under his Andre VII moniker aims to motivate from a fresh perspective and challenge the listener to evoke a good party atmosphere.

Passific Assalt Sissem (PAS) is the new and mysterious artist project from a Canadian-born producer legend living and cooking up raw, channelling techno from their lab in Oaxaca, West Coast, Mexico. PAS presents an energetic remix for ‘Like Follow Subscribe’ with pulsing synth chords and a rising vocal effect that pull you in while punchy drums and groovy percussion keep the rhythm going. The rework cuts down on the 80s-style vocals from the Italian queer disco duo, Hard Ton, opting to loop the digitalised lead vocal, “like, follow, subscribe”. The sarcastic and cynical vocals allude to the sinister and insidious nature of social media which dictates many aspects of our lives, and enslaves us.

The final remix comes from Alejandro Molinari for ‘PHD In Apology’, which is much darker and muted than the original. Drawing inspiration from a range of styles such as post-punk, dark-wave and the origins of techno, Alejandro fuses his soundscapes with unique electro-magnetic frequencies while his interest in occultism and supernatural archaeology underpins his vast musical and cultural foundation. The result is a mesmerising, cosmic experience. His remix of ‘PHD In Apology’ sheds the lead synth melodies, playing instead with the textures and movement for a dark and dramatic mix.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Related Releases:
Local Suicide’s “Eros Anikate (Aphrodite Remixes)” on Iptamenos Discos
Local Suicide’s “Eros Anikate (Artemis Remixes)” on Iptamenos Discos
Local Suicide’s “Eros Anikate (Adonis Remixes)” on Iptamenos Discos
Local Suicide’s album “Eros Anikate” on Iptamenos Discos

 

Special:
Local Suicide – “Pornceptual Podcast #10”

 

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

 

Buy Vinyl:
Iptamenos Discos @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Iptamenos Discos @ Bandcamp
Qobuz
JunoDownload
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iTunes
Clone Digital
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Websites:
Local Suicide
Iptamenos Discos

 

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

 
 

Artist:
Local Suicide

 

Title:
Eros Anikate (Artemis Remixes)

 

Label:
Iptamenos Discos

 

Cat#:
IDI008

 

Release Date:
21st October 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Local Suicide
Like Follow Subscribe
[feat. Hard Ton]
(Biesmans Remix)

02.
Local Suicide & Skelesys
Moustache
(You Man Remix)

03.
Local Suicide & Kalipo
Cobra Wave
(AFFKT Remix)

04.
Local Suicide & Theus Mago
Jam Bounce Release
(Silicone Soul’s Darkroom Dub)

05.
Eros Anikate
[feat. Lena Platonos]
(Boys’ Shorts Remix)

06.
Local Suicide
Like Follow Subscribe
[feat. Hard Ton]
(Biesmans Instrumental Remix)

 

Press Info:
Local Suicide are back with the second of four remix EPs for their debut album, ‘Eros Anikate’, each named after an ancient Greek god.

The Greco-German DJ and Producer couple, known for their wild fusion of new wave, acid, slow techno, EBM, and dark disco, have been driving live audiences into a frenzy across the globe with captivating performances and live sets. Their propulsive grooves have earned them the title of key figures in the up-rising dark disco scene, as well as overwhelming support from the music press worldwide for their 13 EP releases to date. Their debut LP, ‘Eros Anikate’, is the next step on their journey to a worldwide cobra wave and techno-disco takeover and includes selected vocal features and collaborations from Lena Platonos, Curses, Theus Mago, Kalipo, Sissi Rada and more. The album release was a success globally and received immense support from the likes of Mixmag, 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 – Artemis Remixes’ is a 6-track EP featuring a remix for ‚Moustache’ w/ Skelesys, ‘Jam Bounce Release‘ w/ Theus Mago, two remixes for ‘Like Follow Subscribe‘ feat. Hard Ton, one for ‘Cobra Wave‘ w/ Kalipo and one for ‘Eros Anikate‘ feat. Lena Platonos. The EP will be released on digital and vinyl via their Iptamenos Discos imprint on October 21st, 2022.

The EP opens with a remix of ‘Moustache’ with Argentinian Skelesys from the French duo You Man. The pair follow an open-minded approach to their music, incorporating everything from dark disco to muscular EBM, euphoric trance to Konnakol, a percussive vocal effect used in Southern Indian Carnatic music, and even Di Falco’s background as a trained psychologist and hypnotherapist. The result is a mesmerising and animated experience primed to open and expand minds on the dance floor. Their remix of ‘Moustache w/ Skelesys’ is a brooding and seductive rework with stuttered chords and echo plucks modulated with a slow-rising phaser over a plucky bass and groovy drum breaks.

Silicone Soul presents a remix for ‘Jam Bounce Release‘ with Mexican Theus Mago that strips back the track’s percussion in place of airy hats and a dark bass for a deep and driving mix. Since their inception as teenagers in 1998, the legendary Scottish duo have been driven and inspired by an unquenchable thirst for the perfect sweet spot between organic and electronic, synthetic and authentic, a dichotomy that has led to their dynamic and kaleidoscopic electronic sound. Their influential independent label Darkroom Dub has also become a signature for authentic and original underground house music by maintaining Glasgow’s label tradition of not compromising and encouraging honest records. Supporting early and breakthrough cuts to innovators of all generations, they have amassed a rich catalogue of unique and inspiring electronic music that has breadth, soul and a subtle sense of cosmic consistency.

The two remixes for ‘Like Follow Subscribe’ feat. Italian duo Hard Ton come from Biesmans, who offers an original mix and an instrumental version. Born and raised in Belgium, Biesmans moved to Berlin in 2013, where he started working as a sound technician in the iconic Watergate club while honing his studio craft amongst his beloved synthesisers. After quitting his technician job to focus on producing music, he earned a place in the W-agency roster, followed by an impressive debut EP on the Watergate label, among others, and a series of unique POV sessions showcasing his live skills and hardware-heavy setup that gained him plenty of attention on social media. His remix for ‘Like Follow Subscribe’ brings in strong disco influences for a pulsing and upbeat remix that highlights his mastery of the synthesiser.

AFFKT’s reinterpretation of ‘Cobra Wave‘ with Bavarian producer Kalipo is a complex, gritty and aggressive remix with driving basslines, tribal rhythms and modulated laser effects. Hailing from the Spanish mainland, Marc Martinez Nadal, aka AFFKT, has been developing his colourful and empowering sound since 2008 through experimentation, his experiences with sound, place, person and culture, and his drive for perfection. He serves electronica crossover masterpieces that delve into the many sub-genres of house music as well as heart-stopping, engaging techno, earning him the reputation of the ‘Son of a thousand sounds’. He remains committed to a life of synthesis to set himself apart from the comparatively shallow glance of dance music, and it is with this same mindset that he approaches his own Sincopat.

The final remix for the EP is from Boys’ Shorts for ‘Eros Anikate’ feat. Greek new wave legend Lena Platonos. The Greek DJ and producer duo had been friends for over a decade and spent endless hours on the decks together DJing around Greece and Europe before deciding to form their project and share their love for electronic music. Their music is a blend of everything they mix in their DJ sets, from disco to breaks, slow techno to acid, with the sole aim of making people dance. Having previously released their hit ‘New Era’ EP via the Iptamenos Discos imprint, the duo return for their remix of ‘Eros Anikate feat. Lena Platonos’, speeding up the track and adding driving synth sequences and groovy rhythms for a fun and vibrant remix.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Related Releases:
Local Suicide’s “Eros Anikate (Aphrodite Remixes)” on Iptamenos Discos
Local Suicide’s “Eros Anikate (Apollo Remixes)” on Iptamenos Discos
Local Suicide’s “Eros Anikate (Adonis Remixes)” on Iptamenos Discos
Local Suicide’s album “Eros Anikate” on Iptamenos Discos

 

Special:
Local Suicide – “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
all stuff on Iptamenos Discos we featured

 

Buy Vinyl:
Iptamenos Discos @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Iptamenos Discos @ Bandcamp
Qobuz
JunoDownload
Beatport
iTunes
Clone Digital
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Qobuz
Spotify
Deezer
Apple Music
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Local Suicide
Iptamenos Discos

 

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 Releases:
Local Suicide’s “Eros Anikate (Aphrodite Remixes)” on Iptamenos Discos
Local Suicide’s “Eros Anikate (Apollo Remixes)” on Iptamenos Discos
Local Suicide’s “Eros Anikate (Artemis Remixes)” on Iptamenos Discos
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

 

Buy Vinyl:
Iptamenos Discos @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Iptamenos Discos @ Bandcamp
Qobuz
JunoDownload
Beatport
Clone Digital
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Qobuz
Spotify
Deezer
more soon

 

Websites:
Local Suicide
Iptamenos Discos

 

© Photo By Petra Ruehle

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

 

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Videos:
“High Buildings” [with Lee Stevens]

“Jam Bounce Release” [with Theus Mago]

“Moustache” [with Skelesys]

 

Related Releases:
Local Suicide’s “Eros Anikate (Aphrodite Remixes)” on Iptamenos Discos
Local Suicide’s “Eros Anikate (Apollo Remixes)” on Iptamenos Discos
Local Suicide’s “Eros Anikate (Artemis Remixes)” on Iptamenos Discos
Local Suicide’s remix EP “Eros Anikate (Adonis Remixes)” on ID

 

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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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