Released 27th August
Forgoing traditional melody and song-writing, Esker's distinctive sound focuses on the interplay between noise, texture and rhythm. Voitax is happy to present her stunning debut EP, which was assembled from various recording sessions over the past two years. Formerly a drummer and guitarist in various bands in Melbourne's noise scene, the influence of her past is evident in this record - a combination of processed guitar, mangled samples and bizarre, ghostly synthesis form a deep and complex sonic space. The effect of almost a decade in Berlin is just as clearly heard in the EP's thumping techno pulse. Wielded with a drummer's feel for timing and meter, phasing rhythms, crunching lo-fi percussion and thundering kicks provide a solid backbone. Having become absorbed in techno culture, this is her contribution.
Early support by: Ancient Methods, An-I, AnD, Anosme, Dax J, Francois X, Inigo Kennedy, Kangding Ray, Manni Dee, Mumdance, Marcel Dettmann, NX 1, Positive Centre , Ruffhouse, Samuel Kerridge, Svreca, SNTS, Schwefelgelb, Tommy Four Seven, Umwelt and many more.
b1. Destruction Time Again
Release Date: 9th February 2018
Paal is passionate about hardware - analog drum machines, synths and pedals are tracked through a mixing desk, raw and unedited. Imperfections intrinsic to this process are essential to him and give his sound a unique character - warm, organic and, at times, lo-fi and grainy. This can be heard throughout the EP. The VOI 011 also marks a shift in cover artwork as Voitax departs from the utilitarian, hand-stamped labels of the first releases - German photographer Nina Roders, has conceptualised a series of her unique photographs for the forthcoming ten-part EP series.
a2. Fitz Roy
b1. Seven Pitches
b2. In Theory
Released 6th April
2x12" Vinyl LP with Download Card. Fear is the vilest of human emotions - it weakens and corrupts, leaving mistrust and paranoia in its wake. In Against the Dying Light, Swarm Intelligence embraces and wields fear, all the while breathing life into its rival: hope. To explore these concepts, Swarm Intelligence turned to horror films for inspiration - choosing dissonance and atonality to create sinister and unsettling melodies, as well as Foley techniques to produce disturbing, unnatural sounds. The results are at times vicious and abrasive, at others acquiescent and almost mournful. Swarm Intelligence's Against the Dying Light marks the first, full-length album on Voitax. With moments of seething tension, unrestrained fury and dejection, as well as glimmers of hope - this record may have its roots in industrial techno, but ultimately it defies classification.
01. Dusk Falls
02. It Scuttles
03. It's Beneath Us
04. I Am Everything You Are Running From
06. I Prey on Your Fear
07. From Shadows
08. Against the Dying Light
09. Light Reigns
Release Date: 7th December 2018
The debut album "Computerlove" from Belgian/Russian artist Veronica Maximova, sets the scene for a broader vision for the label, while also establishing Veronica as a fresh and important artistic voice on the VOITAX roster. The title of the album describes a generation that is connected more than ever, and yet still alone in a society where happiness is mandatory. The attachment to a screen is instilled in almost every waking activity of a generation that knows how good it feels to share their life with somebody, but also knows how vulnerable and insecure one can become by sharing.
b1. Fake It
b2. Who Cares
b3. Truth Is Your Flesh
Release Date: 7th July 2017
VOITAX returns with the label's ninth release - four cuts of stark, futuristic techno. Bringing together throbbing, hard-edged funk and tripped-out sound design, "run your mouth" is both a unique, and timeless take on the industrial techno sound, and one that is guaranteed to decimate the floor. Early Support by Mondkopf, Ancient Methods, Domenico Crisci, Sawf, Samuel Kerridge, December, Makaton, UMWELT, Kwartz, Stephanie Sykes, Lag, Ontal, ABSL, Unhuman, Max Durante and many more.
Feedback / Support:
Ancient Methods Excellent techno EP, will play a lot!
Umwelt killer tracks as usual !
Kwartz Amazing stuff, as always. Thanks.
Domenico crisci nice
Ryuji Takeuchi great stuff. i really like the diversity of the ep. full support.
Makaton: Solid release. Love the energy. Nice one.
Stephanie Sykes: Absolutely loving this EP!!! Cant wait to play :)
I/Y: Dope as always!!! VOITAX forever
Lag Rory on point, like always. Loving it all.
RENDERED Really nice one.
Ayarcana Great as always!
Anfs B2 is really cool ! Love it
Sawf Thanks , I like!
December B2 sounds good, will play. Thanks
Samuel Kerridge Cheers Guys, will support on NTS show.
Ontal Excellent work from one of our good friends from the early Ontal days. Big up Rory and Voitax crew!
Under Black Helmet Awesome tracks! Thanks for sending this! Will be playing for sure,
Mondkopf Thanks for the bangers!
Podcast where "VOI 009 - Run Your Mouth" gets already a mention.
a1. Five Minutes Of Forgiveness
a2. Call For Submission
b1. Run Your Mouth