new MOTE: Submerge – Black Mamba EP (MOTE016)

Artist:
Submerge

Title:
Black Mamba EP

Label:
Mote-Evolver

Cat#:
MOTE016

Release Date:
05. April 2010

Format:
12″ & digital downloads

Tracklist:
01 Black Mamba
02 J-XX

Info :
Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver stands tall amongst its peers as the labels’ consistently high quality output maintains their current run of form. With standout cuts from scene legends Cari Lekebusch and Ortin Cam still fresh in the memory and a stunning EP of ultramodern techno from Finland’s Samuli Kemppi about to drop, the label is pricking up ears with its varied and highly impactful repertoire.

One of the most exciting new techno artists to emerge out of USA in recent times, Submerge (AKA Orlando Solis) has built his reputation on being an eclectic and innovative producer capable of blending all styles of techno to create his signature sound. Currently drawing praise for his recent 2012 EP on his own Impact Mechanics label, Submerge is flying the flag for a new wave of producers bringing fresh energy and ideas in to the techno scene.

Title track Black Mamba leads off the EP with a bang. Bristling with energy and intensity, this is a standout peak-time cut that combines pounding beats, pulsing acid stabs, futuristic phaser effects, chopped up vocals and a riveting breakdown.

On the flip J-XX shows another side of Submerge?s production palette with its steady, building arrangement making for a more linear vibe. Crunchy beats and swirling effects add a feeling of rawness to compliment the tense powerful groove.

Listen:
“Black Mamba”

“J-XX”

Buy:
Juno.co.uk (physical)
Deejay.de (physical)
DJShop.de (physical)

Websites:
Submerge
Mote-Evolver

new A.Mochi release on Len Faki’s label Figure

Artist:
A.Mochi

Title:
Through The Never

Label:
Figure

Cat#:
Figure 025

Release Date:
out now

Format:
12″ & digital downloads

Tracklist:
01 Through The Never
02 Climbing Exercise
03 White Out

Track 03 is digital-only!

Info :
Japan’s top techno export Akihiro Mochizuki returns for his third EP on Figure, and he’s absolutely on top form! After the heavy, rolling maneuvers of his ‘Black Out’ EP last year, this new 3 track installment leaves no question as to Mochi’s talents.

Throwing us into the deep end with ‘Through The Never’, a pitching, rushing surge of full frontal bass pressure passes through the void. Climbing and peaking in classic Mochi stlye, the tension mounts and then subsides in a series of intense
builds.

On the flip the literally-titled ‘Climbing Exercise’ slams the energy even deeper to the floor. Brooding, cataclysmic and foreboding, this darkroom builder employs spooky synths and weird pitching machines as it ascends through your consciousness.

A digital bonus track is included in the form of ‘White Out’ – perhaps the darker brother of last year’s EP on Figure 19!? Tectonic drums and careful builds play with the tension as a reverb filled room slowly expands and contracts….

Feedback:
Slam: Big room techno – Huge
Jerome Sydenham: All tracks hard will play
Gary Beck: White out is one for me, thanks
2000 and One: Crazy tech tool!
Edit-Select: Whiteout in da box also climbing exercise. Danke
Mauro Picotto: Support!
Samuel L Session: Cool rolling techno on offer here
Renato Cohen: Im sure will work a lot ! Thanks!
Alan Fitzpatrick: Nice heavy EP. I like White out the best, great chuggy groove!
Dave Clarke: Through the Never is the strongest track here, thanks.
Oliver Huntemann: This is going to be huge!!! Licensed for forthcoming mix.
Par Grindvik: Peaktime madness! Thanks

Listen:
A.Mochi@myspace

Buy:
Juno.co.uk (physical)
Deejay.de (physical)
DjShop.de (physical)

Websites:
A.Mochi
Figure

new MOTE: Samuli Kemppi – Dark Matter EP

Artist:
Samuli Kemppi

Title:
Dark Matter EP

Label:
Mote-Evolver

Cat#:
MOTE015

Release Date:
01. March 2010

Format:
12″ & digital downloads

Tracklist:
01 Dark Matter
02 Wormhole
03 Structure Formation

Track 03 is digital-only!

Info :
Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver label is enjoying an impressive run of form. Having chalked up one of the standout cuts of the autumn in the shape of Cari Lekebusch’s “Spindizzy” and dropped two floor-shaking futuristic techno megabombs from Ortin Cam (“Carnage” & “Felt”) either side of the new year there can be little doubt that the long-standing label is as relevant now as it ever has been.

One of the key players in Finland’s techno scene, Samuli Kamppi has a reputation for making forward-thinking, boundary blurring electronic music. Coming up to his tenth year as a producer, his knack for blending the best of the past with cutting edge sounds has seen Samuli appear on labels as diverse as Ovum, Siesta, Komisch and Prologue; providing all the credentials necessary to understand why Samuli?s style has consistently drawn attention from all corners.

Dark Matter kicks of this EP of ultramodern techno. A futuristic and intense soundscape constructed from straightforward driving beats, low-down humming bass, wobbly stabs and haunting echo-laden effects. A deeply hypnotic record.

Wormhole continues the futuristic theme with a mesmerizing concoction of minimized techno ambience that builds slowly through steady pulsing layers of whispered melodies, droning bass and waves of thick, distorted squelchy sounds.

Listen:
“Dark Matter”

“Wormhole”

“Structure Formation”

Buy:
Juno.co.uk (physical)
Deejay.de (physical)
DjShop.de (physical)
Beatport (digital)
JunoDownload (digital)

Websites:
Samuli Kemppi
Mote-Evolver