out now: Cressida – Can You Sleep Like This EP [Voitax]

 

Artist:
Cressida

 

Title:
Can You Sleep Like This EP

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOI027

 

Release Date:
30th August 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracks:
01.
Semtex

02.
Same Dance

03.
Veranda

04.
Can You Sleep Like This

05.
Purple Hayes

 

Press Info:
Cressida has carved a space in the hollows between UK bass culture and Berlin’s techno heritage, skilfully siphoning the finer side of breakbeat, garage, grime without ever falling into lanes of predictability. This sonic identity he’s built has firmly levelled up with »Can You Sleep Like This« – his most personal record to date.

»Semtex« is a technoid hybrid landing somewhere between UK drill and smoked out basement club gear – future-shock junglist tension gliding over tectonic sub plates. »Same Dance« taps into Cressida’s London roots, with distant echoes harking back to the darker side of Burial and a bassline conjuring up DMZ at their most direct. »Veranda« could be the most poignant Cressida in his discography so far, built around neatly carved mellow-fx chords and a swung broken beat, without losing the formidable punch he’s made a name for.

»Can You Sleep Like This« locks into the kind of deeper & dynamic UK funky Roska first emerged with, swimming in vaporous vocal and jazzy chord flickers, before it swerves into early 90s warehouse breakbeat nostalgia. »Purple Hayes« rounds out the record on a fittingly skyward note, with filtered post-rave pads and a tightly clipped 2 step beat.

This is Cressida not just paying an ode to UK electronic music lineage, but cementing a place within it.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Can You Sleep Like This”

 

Special:
“Veranda”

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“SPND20 Mixtape”

 

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out now: L/F/D/M – Mutual Autopsy [Voitax]

 

Artist:
L/F/D/M

 

Title:
Mutual Autopsy

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOI022

 

Release Date:
02nd November 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracks:
01.
Hassle Free

02.
Shutting Up

03.
Yellow Wave

04.
In The Dish

 

Press Info:
Following his debut contribution to the label’s catalogue this year via the Midnight Shift x Voitax „Mothership” compilation, (a contribution saw the artist paired with Veronica Maximova) the Brighton based producer L/F/D/M, also known as Richard Smith, is the latest to join the catalogue on Voitax. Having pushed the boundaries of his own music, Smith managed to release an impressive amount of records throughout the last years and has perpetuated his sound on cult labels such as Cititrax, Midnight Shift, Optimo Trax, Ecstatic and Clan Destine Records.

The British producer now returns to Voitax with his »Mutual Autopsy« EP – a strong four-tracker that is characterised by Smith’s undenably grainy lo-fi signature. The whole package is armed with heavyweight kicks, bloating basslines and crunchy, percussive patterns, that he perfectly crowns with some memorable and catchy synth lines. The former art student, as well as one half of Bronze Teeth, shows once again his ability to modulate his way into the abstract, while keeping it groovy and warm and firmly secures himself in the ranks with the techno avant-garde.

 

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Full Track Streaming:
“Yellow Wave”

“Hassle Free”

“Shutting Up”

 

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“Voitax Mix 055”

 

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out now: Cressida – Sambo EP [Voitax]

 

Artist:
Cressida

 

Title:
Sambo EP

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOI021

 

Release Date:
21st September 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracks:
01.
Sambo

02.
Al Gore Riddim

03.
Move To The Witness

04.
Rapunzel

05.
Breaking Parallel

06.
The Place Beyond Your Meadow

 

Press Info:
Having established himself as a key member of the Voitax roster with a love letter to the Orgazoid on his last outing, Berlin-based, UK-born producer Cressida returns to the fold with yet another genre blurring masterclass in formless electronica as the forward facing German imprint continues to provide a platform for a number of dance music’s most innovative artists.

Finding himself spending his time in lockdown reflecting on his formative years within the darker strands of London’s varied underground electronic music scene, the Sambo EP serves as potent reminder of the stunning level of diversity that can be found within the Capital as Cressida incorporates the bass fuelled sounds of his youth into a series of DnB speckled cuts that defy conventional classification.

Housing the power of jungle, dubstep and grime within the kind of gritty heads-down framework that has become his calling card in recent times, Cressida’s carefully crafted blend of terse percussion, piercing tones and sonorous samples showcase the shadowy producer’s talents at their eclectic best.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Move To the Witness”

 

Special:
“Spectrum Podcast 014”

 

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out now: Cyan85 – Lucid Intervals [Voitax]

 

Artist:
Cyan85

 

Title:
Lucid Intervals

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOILP03

 

Release Date:
10th August 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Low Frequency Phantasy

A2.
Elektro 0ffens1ve

A3.
Contamination Ph0nk

A4.
Data Lag

B1.
Time Elapsed

B2.
Early Defects

B3.
Strangelet Research Lab

B4.
Aquasma

B5.
Hylia Echoes

 

Press Info:
A year has passed since Cyan85 first graced the VOITAX catalogue with his successful summer debut EP – „Bay Of Sampieri“.

His dreamy pads, avant-garde take on retro arpeggios and slamming 808 beats have been continuously conquering our ears ever since, making him a young talent to watch within the electro circuit. He now returns to the imprint with his very first album – »Lucid Intervals«, demonstrating his knack for crafting ambitious pieces to establish himself as a respected producer. The LP aims to explore a variety of dystopian atmospheres and energies throughout nine infectious and carefully crafted tracks that build on electro’s rich heritage without failing to infuse it with Cyan85’s very own remarkable, dreamy electronic signature.

»Low Frequency Phantasy« opens up shop with an ode to classic electro. A sturdy broken beat anthem, loaded with dreamy pads, a fierce hook and sleek vox.

Sharp, saturated, straight four-to-the-floor rhythms and an aggressive arpeggio riff drives things into a more energetic direction which makes »Elektro 0ffens1ve« a surefire dance floor weapon.

The aquatic journey continues to unfold with »Contamination Ph0nk«. Funky arpeggios propel the track forward, while the haunting melodies guide the heavy low-end to mysterious corners of what electro has to offer.

»Data Lag« introduces some dub to the party. Conventional electro grooves, stomach curdling subs and a phased out top end. Electro minimalism at its finest.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Data Lag”

“Low Frequency Phantasy”

“Time Elapsed”

“Aquasma”

“Missed Departure”

 

Special:
“Lunarcast 01”

 

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out now: Arad – Radiance Haze [Voitax]

 

Artist:
Arad

 

Title:
Radiance Haze

 

Label:
Voitax

 

Cat#:
VOI020

 

Release Date:
08th June 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Barometric Shuffle

A2.
Flux States

A3.
Barn Gate

B1.
Squidger

B2.
Vortex

B3.
Radiance Haze

 

Press Info:
Following his last EP for the label, »Immaculata«, VOITAX mainstay Makaton returns to form with his second solo EP – »Crime Wave« . His meticulously crafted brand of techno spans over four dance-floor cuts, covering all the bases for the mind, body and soul.

»Bruise Violet« opens up shop in true Makaton fashion. A venturesome stomper buffed out with an unrelenting, neurotic bass line which is sure to turn heads.

»Rise and Kill« features the Birmingham producer’s inimitable swing that is dominated by another incisive bass line and served with a big side of hypnosis.

On the flip side, »Pre Language« is a masterclass in minimalism. Beefy low-ends, a galloping groove and an enchanting atmosphere turns this one into an essential tool for DJs.

The final cut, »Double Heart«, delves a bit deeper. The journey evolves delicately with the help of gentle pads, an undulating bass line and a piercing hook.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Flux States”

“Barn Gate”

“Barometric Shuffle”

“Squidger”

 

Special:
“Behind The Stage Podcast 138”

 

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