Drumcode continues to release the hottest new tracks that make waves within the techno community. Releasing tracks from artists such as Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Joseph Capriati, Gregor Tresher, Luigi Madonna, Ida Engberg, Joel Mull, Sam Paganini, Harvey McKay and Ben Sims.
Adam Beyer is back on Drumcode with an impressive array of tracks that will get the senses tingling and shows us what Drumcode is all about. These 4 tracks are deep and almost melancholic in their approach to techno, using effects to really help enforce an ambience only Beyer can achieve within his productions. The under lying throbbing of the drums drives this EP into the forefront of the heads down Drumcode sound and have been heard in many of Beyer's phenomenal sets throughout the year.
a1. Adam Beyer - Stone Flower
a2. Adam Beyer - The Crossing
b1. Adam Beyer - That Would Be The Sun
b2. Adam Beyer - What You Need
Swedish citizen, Christian Smith spent the late 80's years in Germany soaking up the early house and techno sound of Sven Vath. Now based in Sao Paulo, he has been championing his funky mix of house and soulful techno for more than a decade, playing across Asia, North & South America, and Europe, plus regular slots at festivals like UK's Creamfields, Holland's Dancevalley, Spain's Monegros and Belgium's I Love Techno.
His music released on a variety of top labels like Renaissance; Adam Beyer's Drumcode, Josh Wink's Ovum, 100% Pure, John Digweed's Bedrock, and his very own Tronic, only proves his flexibility in the studio.
Similarly, on the decks, Christian's set is a cauldron of chunky grooves with loads of energy. Christian Smith is back to Drumcode with a full force, high energy EP.
‘Force Majeure', consisting of three driving techno tracks, is laced with energetic crescendos, thumping kick drums and deep bass lines. The stirring samples and entrancing percussion used alongside the powerful production really showcase Smith's diversity and talent as a producer - this EP is not to be missed.
a1. Force Majeure
b1. Bells of Odin
Release Date: 14th November
Coyu and Ramiro Lopez are regular production partners, having released a number of tracks on Coyu's own Suara in the past, as well as John Digweed's esteemed Bedrock Records.
This latest track on Drumcode further adds to their reputation as a force to be reckoned with. 'Clap Your Hands' allows the pair to display their talent for harder- edged techno.
Pounding drums, metallic rattling, a tension-filled breakdown and the eponymous distorted vocal sample help to ensure the track fits in perfectly with Drumcode's high-quality repertoire.
Made with the dancefloor in mind, Coyu debuted 'Clap Your Hands' during his set at Valencia's Marenostrum Festival, where it received a spectacular reception.
a1. Clap Your Hands
Release Date: 7th November
Much may have changed over a two-decade period, but Drumcode's commitment to releasing the scene's most cutting-edge and refined techno remains resolute.
With releases last year from heavy hitters such as Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Luigi Madonna, Jel Ford, dubspeeka and Mark Reeve, the label continues on in 2016 in much the same way; bringing fail-safe, club-ready music to the techno community.
Enrico Sangiuliano began his career through illegal raves and played at the most important, culture defining parties in Italy. In recent years, Enrico began putting his
releases out into the international techno scene.
His tracks are rhythmic, deep, hypnotic and technological...techno from the heart. Supported, selected and played by: Adam Beyer, John Digweed, Carlo Lio, Monika Kruse, Christian Smith, Joseph Capriati, Ramon Tapia, Steve Lawler, 2000 and One and others.
Hot on the heels of the A-Sides Volume 5 compilation, Enrico Sangiuliano makes his return to Drumcode with his highly anticipated EP 'Moon Rocks'.
The heavy hitting four track EP shines a light on Sangiuliano's tight,
thundering production skills.
The hoover heavy lead track 'Moon Rocks' is packed with booming percussion,
intricate synths and brooding crescendos.
The EP encapsulates Sangiuliano's wide spectrum of sounds ranging from the fat bass line of 'Moon Rocks' to the more delicate harmonies shown within the 'Dutch Kiss' mixes whilst 'Ghettoblaster' sits somewhere in between.
a1. Moon Rocks
b1. Dutch Kiss (Straight Mix)
b2. Dutch kiss (Inner Mix)
Following on from the success of Capriati's album Self Portrait, 4 tracks have been hand selected by some of techno's hottest producers. Dubfire, Coyu, Julian Jeweil, Luigi Madonna have each incorporated the same feeling that Joseph laid out in his original productions, but have added a unique twist that breathes a new lease of life into the tracks.
Up first is Get Enough, seven minutes of seductive techno that has an almost machine-gun like disco synth firing across the groove. It is a rumbling peak time track with real force and energy that will bring any floor to life.
The title track, Toleranz, is a gritty and stripped back basement cut with dry hits and burrowing acid bass that takes you deep into the night.
Cobra then proves this pair have real breadth in the studio and is a barrel chested house cut with more big hits, rib rattling bass and incendiary techno hi
hats that really get you on your toes.
Remixing are the tech duo of Pleasurekraft, whose releases on Octopus and Mood Records
have won them plenty of DJ and dancing fans.
They layer in some dark melodies to SQ80 and build it steadily before allowing the militant drums and crisp snares to explode and drive you and the whole club forwards.
a1. Get Enough
b2. SQ80 (Pleasurekraft remix)
With their 'Moving Forward' track widely regarded as one of the highlight cuts from Drumcode's recent 'A-Sides' compilation, Manic Brothers make their full debut on the label with this four-track EP of elegantly industrial techno. 'Custom Illusion' sets the tone for the EP's mechanical yet melodic aesthetic, shunting and shimmering in equal measure as it weaves a tensely poised atmosphere. 'Black Bay' works up a full force groove punctuated by a pitch-bent elastic hook and panning effects. 'Restless' continues the exploration of sparse feelings with a marching, cavernous groove and abrasive pulsing pads while 'Gone Too Soon' conjures up an enchanting wall of sound with the distinctive melodic hook adding a warm hypnotic charm to a backdrop of resounding, pounding beats.
Paul Ritch is back on Drumcode with his astounding new single 'Brainwash'. Perfectly capturing the energetic, driving techno sound that Paul is capable of, 'Brainwash' delivers something that really engrains into the memory and leaves the dancefloor filled with vitality. On the flip side, 'Inside Me' is a heavily percussive rolling track that uses interesting synth hooks and stabs to create a rocking groove that creates vigour and depth that Paul's techno represents.
When Pig&Dan decided to join forces, they began a truly prolific production schedule establishing their reputation as producers of pulsating electronic music that straddled dark house and high-energy techno, whilst creating their signature style of twisted and experimental breakdowns.
Since those early days, they have created a repertoire that not many can match and have constantly been releasing their music on the most respected labels and playing at the best events worldwide.
Pig & Dan make their entrance to Drumcode with a full force, four track EP. The 'Mexico EP' encapsulates Pig & Dan's well known signature sound with each of the four tracks bringing their own identity to the release.
The tracks, laced with driving kick drums, modulated samples and thumping bass lines, come together to create a heavy yet dynamic EP that prove Pig&Dan are masters of their craft.