out soon: Swarm Intelligence – Ultraware [Voitax]

 

Artist:
Swarm Intelligence

 

Title:
Ultraware

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOI018

 

Release Date:
13th January 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracks:
A1.
Rise Of The Machines

A2.
Holographic

B1.
Cybernetic

B2.
Our Wounds Are Opposite

 

Press Info:
Rory St John returns to Voitax with »Excommunication«, a hyper-deep, futurist take on classic dub techno. Skillfully assembled, each of the four tracks hypnotically morph and evolve, forgoing the cheap tropes of today’s ‘rise and drop’ techno for a more immersive listen – one gets the feeling that each and every sound is wielded with precision, and exists exactly where and for as long as it should.

Reacting to the increasingly harder-edge sound that proliferates today’s techno, Rory St John strove to push his sound in the opposite direction. The result is sombre and introspective – a slick, reverberating antidote to mainstream anthems.

This release is markedly different to the abrasive stylings of his previous »Run Your Mouth« EP and reveals yet another side to the producer’s sonic palette.

It opens with »Castle«, a deft nod to the legendary dub techno sound that originated in early 90’s Berlin. Drifting weightlessly in lavish reverb and modulated delay, a grainy dub organ echoes over a thundering half step. As it evolves, the track blossoms into haunting melodies and lush pad swells.

The tempo climbs for »Commune«, a grimey, jungle-influenced technoid lurker. Lean and stripped back, it is propelled through its sparse microcosm by a rolling sub and tricky kick pattern. Chopped into polyrhythms, the heavily-processed breaks and fluttering hi-hats are the main focus as vocal snippets and abstract synth cuts ebb and flow, as though floating in zero gravity.

Turning the record over, »Chapel« opens the B-side. A modulated bass arpeggio reinforces a soft, yet chunky reverberated kick pattern. Subtle melodic phrases and grinding noisy textures mark the passage of the track as it steadily morphs and evolves, opening up with each passing bar. Though the core groove pounds consistently, even monotonously, the track constantly shifts and twists as it plays out an underlying narrative.

»Dream Sequence« winds things down nicely with clanging FM percussion and broken beats. Filtered-down pads, swells of reverb and delay and subtle drones all give the track a sense of existing in that moment between sleep and wakefulness, drifting peacefully in hazy warmth.

A reaction to the permeation of the ‘banging’ sound in today’s techno, this is as much a record for headphones on a midnight stroll through the city, as it is for those deeper, dancewith-your-eyes-shut moments on the main floor.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Rise Of The Machines”

“Holographic”

 

Special:
“Lost In Ether | Podcast #145”

 

Recommendations:
Swarm Intelligence’ “New York Trax Imports 04”
Swarm Intelligence’ “47002” on 47
alll featured stuff released on Voitax

 

Buy Vinyl:
Deejay
Red Eye Records
Decks
Juno
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Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Gentle Riot

 

Websites:
Swarm Intelligence
Voitax
Voitax @ Facebook

 

out for a while: Rory St. John – Excommunication [Voitax]

 

Artist:
Rory St. John

 

Title:
Excommunication

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOI017

 

Release Date:
29th October 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracks:
A1.
Castle

A2.
Commune

B1.
Chapel

B2.
Dream Sequence

 

Press Info:
Rory St John returns to Voitax with »Excommunication«, a hyper-deep, futurist take on classic dub techno. Skillfully assembled, each of the four tracks hypnotically morph and evolve, forgoing the cheap tropes of today’s ‘rise and drop’ techno for a more immersive listen – one gets the feeling that each and every sound is wielded with precision, and exists exactly where and for as long as it should.

Reacting to the increasingly harder-edge sound that proliferates today’s techno, Rory St John strove to push his sound in the opposite direction. The result is sombre and introspective – a slick, reverberating antidote to mainstream anthems.

This release is markedly different to the abrasive stylings of his previous »Run Your Mouth« EP and reveals yet another side to the producer’s sonic palette.

It opens with »Castle«, a deft nod to the legendary dub techno sound that originated in early 90’s Berlin. Drifting weightlessly in lavish reverb and modulated delay, a grainy dub organ echoes over a thundering half step. As it evolves, the track blossoms into haunting melodies and lush pad swells.

The tempo climbs for »Commune«, a grimey, jungle-influenced technoid lurker. Lean and stripped back, it is propelled through its sparse microcosm by a rolling sub and tricky kick pattern. Chopped into polyrhythms, the heavily-processed breaks and fluttering hi-hats are the main focus as vocal snippets and abstract synth cuts ebb and flow, as though floating in zero gravity.

Turning the record over, »Chapel« opens the B-side. A modulated bass arpeggio reinforces a soft, yet chunky reverberated kick pattern. Subtle melodic phrases and grinding noisy textures mark the passage of the track as it steadily morphs and evolves, opening up with each passing bar. Though the core groove pounds consistently, even monotonously, the track constantly shifts and twists as it plays out an underlying narrative.

»Dream Sequence« winds things down nicely with clanging FM percussion and broken beats. Filtered-down pads, swells of reverb and delay and subtle drones all give the track a sense of existing in that moment between sleep and wakefulness, drifting peacefully in hazy warmth.

A reaction to the permeation of the ‘banging’ sound in today’s techno, this is as much a record for headphones on a midnight stroll through the city, as it is for those deeper, dancewith-your-eyes-shut moments on the main floor.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Commune”

“Dream Sequence”

 

Special:
“Lost In Ether | Podcast #145”

 

Recommendations:
alll featured stuff released on Voitax

 

Buy Vinyl:
Deejay
Clone
Red Eye Records
Decks
Norman Records
Juno
Hardwax
Techno Import FR
Technique JP
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Boomkat
Beatport Classic
TraxSource
more soon

 

Websites:
Rory St. John @ Resident Advisor
Voitax
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out now: Cyan85 – Bay Of Sampieri EP [Voitax]

 

Artist:
Cyan85

 

Title:
Bay Of Sampieri EP

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOI016

 

Release Date:
24th June 2019

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Chase Your Mind

A2.
Computor Punk

A3.
Orbital Romance

B1.
Astral Stream

B2.
Bay Of Sampieri

 

Press Info:
Voitax welcomes newcomer Cyan85 to their roster. Characterised by its dreamy pads, retro-futurist arpeggios and slamming 808 beats, his debut EP, “Bay Of Sampieri” builds on electro’s rich heritage to deliver a bouncy, dance-floor warmer.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Orbital Romance”

“Astral Stream”

more soon

 

Video:
“Bay Of Sampieri”

Video made by the29nov films

 

Special:
“Sorradio 41”

 

Recommendation:
all stuff on Voitax

 

Buy Vinyl:
Voitax @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Juno
HHV
Decks
Red Eye Records
Clone
OYE Record Store
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Voitax @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Cyan85
Voitax

 

out now: Cressida – Borneo Function EP [Voitax]

 

Artist:
Cressida

 

Title:
Borneo Function EP

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOI015

 

Release Date:
08th April 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracks:
A1.
Borneo Function

A2.
No Luv Ting

B1.
SansF

B2.
What Are You Like

 

Press Info:
Following on from his heavy-hitting »Hymn to Lust«, Cressida returns to VOITAX with »Borneo Function«. Four heavily-swung, tectonic plates of dub-meets-techno reveal a deeper side to this talented producer’s palette.

Rummaging through his collection of old albums and pirate radio mix tapes, Cressida was taken back to the grime and dub soundtrack of his formative years in London. The EP’s dusty breaks, 8-bit bleeps and murky sublines hark back to those good old days, while tense drones and clanging percussion echo the impact relocating to Berlin had on the producer; the allure of the city’s techno pulse has clearly left an indelible mark.

The resulting sound is a playful blend of bass-heavy, half-step rhythms and broken techno, brimming with that cheeky attitude Cressida is known and loved for.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Borneo Function”

“What Are You Like”

 

Special:
“djmag Fresh Kicks 94”

 

Recommendations:
all Voitax stuff

 

Buy Vinyl:
Voitax @ Bandcamp
Clone
Deejay
Red Eye Records
Decks
Oye Records
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
WhatPeoplePlay
more soon

 

Websites:
Cressida
Voitax
Voitax @ Facebook

 

out now: Umwelt – Ecopoiesis [Voitax]

 

Artist:
Umwelt

 

Title:
Ecopoiesis

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOI014

 

Release Date:
25th February 2019

 

Format:
Vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Ecopoiesis

02.
Frameshift Mutation

03.
Faceless Power

04.
Breakaway

05.
Endless Blackness

 

Press Info:
Umwelt is the latest to join the VOITAX catalogue with his EP Ecopoiesis. The French producer had a strong 2018, and follows suit this year offering up five slices of electro-imbued fire-power.

The opening track, the EP’s namesake, eases the listener cinematically into the release. The paranoid synth lines are met with brooding low ends, while teasing glimpses of percussion guide the main body of the track.

»Frameshift Mutation« comes bearing all the nuances of contemporary electro, strapped with a melancholic arpeggio to boot.

»Faceless Power« rounds off the A-side powerfully with Umwelt’s unique techno-meets-electro approach. The snarling low end is met with the producer’s iconic synth-work which makes for a satisfying juxtaposition.

The flip continues to mount the pressure as »Breakaway«’s overdriven framework paves the way for another paranoid, dance floor weapon.

“Endless Blackness” gives the release some well deserved closure. The 303’s distinctive sound is the main attraction here – its sound working great in unison with the pad work in turn giving the track it’s awe inspiring dynamic.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Breakaway”

“Faceless Power”

 

Special:
“Arma Podcast 215”

 

Recommendations:
Umwelt’s album “Days of Dissent” on Boidae
Umwelt’s “State Of Matter” on Shipwrec
All Stuff from Voitax

 

Buy Vinyl:
Voitax @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Juno
Clone
HHV
Decks
Norman Records
Red Eye Records
OYE Records
Freestyle Online JP
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Voitax @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Source Artists

 

Websites:
Umwelt
Voitax