Techno Therapy: Slam – Factory Music (Remixes)

Slam

Although Slam didn’t make Resident Advisor’s Top 100 this year, it’s undeniable that the duo had one of their greatest years yet. Releasing their 5th album Reverse Proceed, running Soma Records, and sharing the booth with any techno DJ worth their salt, 2014 was more than kind to Slam. Reverse Proceed is a beautiful compilation of 14 original tracks that truly push the boundaries of techno. Atmospheric dub textures? Ya they got that. Analog and modular sequences that make me feel as if I’m raving in the year 2099? Ya…they nailed that too. If it were up to me, this would win album of the year…but alas…it’s not, and I digress. Out of those 14 tracks, they recently released a “reinterpretation” EP on Soma which invites the immensely talented Planetary Assault Systems and Flug to remix Factory Music, a track clearly aimed at the center of the dance floor. For Techno Therapy today, we bring you the remix package of Factory Music, and all of it’s techno goodness.

Techno Therapy: Slam – Factory Music (Remixes)

Slam

Although Slam didn’t make Resident Advisor’s Top 100 this year, it’s undeniable that the duo had one of their greatest years yet. Releasing their 5th album Reverse Proceed, running Soma Records, and sharing the booth with any techno DJ worth their salt, 2014 was more than kind to Slam. Reverse Proceed is a beautiful compilation of 14 original tracks that truly push the boundaries of techno. Atmospheric dub textures? Ya they got that. Analog and modular sequences that make me feel as if I’m raving in the year 2099? Ya…they nailed that too. If it were up to me, this would win album of the year…but alas…it’s not, and I digress. Out of those 14 tracks, they recently released a “reinterpretation” EP on Soma which invites the immensely talented Planetary Assault Systems and Flug to remix Factory Music, a track clearly aimed at the center of the dance floor. For Techno Therapy today, we bring you the remix package of Factory Music, and all of it’s techno goodness.

Techno Therapy: Trus’me – I Want You (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix)

Alan Fitzpatrick

Alan Fitzpatrick is a household name amongst the techno community. With high energy marathon sets, world tours, and a vast production catalog he has risen to the top of the underground scene. Today’s dose of Techno Therapy is his floor-filling remix of Trus’me – I Want You.

This is one of those tracks that is getting heavy play from a wide variety of DJ’s. From Noir playing it at Loveland during ADE to Fitpatrick hammering it out in his own sets, the track has already gained traction in the playlists and dance floors worldwide.

The remix has everything you would hope for with Alan Fitzpatrick on remix duty. For starters, the low end and kick are enough to shift the party into another gear. Add in some tight closed hats with a vocal that literally hits “deep inside of you”, and you have the recipe for a heavy dance floor track. The track takes on serious club room vibes when the synth line comes splashing in and continues to push the limits of the dance floor. Needless to say, this is another bomb from Fitzpatrick, and is just what the doctor ordered for this week’s Techno Therapy.

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Techno Therapy: Ken Ishii at Boiler Room Berlin

Boiler-Room-Ken-Ishii
Let’s not sugar coat here, Ken Ishii, is one of the highest regarded techno artist to stem from Asia representing Japan and his 70 Drums label. Check out his latest Boiler Room Berlin set which was recently made available for re-stream on video and soundcloud. This is 100 minutes of awesomeness, enjoy.


Ken Ishii Boiler Room Berlin DJ Set by brtvofficial

Techno Therapy: Shaded – Gender Bender

Shaded Gender Bender

After a memorable performance by SHADED last night at Sound Nightclub for Monday Night Social, it was only appropriate to have this weeks Techno Therapy come straight from his new Gender Bender EP for Sci+Tec.

Gender Bender is a fine piece of minimal techno that finds a perfect home with the Sci+Tec sound. Rubbery basslines bounce along with a trippy vocal hook, and then in Sci+Tec fashion the random weirdness comes from percs and other various elements that SHADED includes at his discretion. Quick escalations in the bassline scale give the original mix solid flare and the overall quality of the track is sure to decimate dance floors worldwide. We know it did last night for sure!

In addition to the original mix, Gender Bender received remix treatment from Carlo Lio and Matador, both Sci+Tec staples. You can listen/preview the entire Gender Bender EP here on the Sci+Tec Soundcloud.

Carlo Lio decides to take the track in a much harder direction choosing to not utilize as many of the original elements. That being said, his use of the vocal in conjunction with his sound design makes it one bomb of a remix, and my personal favorite off the EP. Matador chooses to stick with a more linear path on his take of Gender Bender, but still leaves his recognizable mark on the track. A nice well-rounded bass sits underneath the minimalistic elements quite nicely, and once he throws in a groovy shaker pattern the track feels complete.

To wrap it all up, this is a strong release from the LA native with two great artists on remix duty. Gender Bender couldn’t have found a better home than on Sci+Tec, and we’re sure that 2015 will be another strong year for SHADED. That’s this weeks dose of Techno Therapy, keep grooving everyone.

Techno Therapy: Nick Curly – Crossroads

Nick-Curly

We all know Adam Beyer as the label chief at Drumcode, but he is also one of the driving forces behind Truesoul. The label has signed and released known techno talents such as Maetrik, Reset Robot, Joel Mull, and for their latest released they’ve brought over 8 Bit label boss, Nick Curly.

The German has put forth an excellent three track EP that rocks the dancefloor. Tried it this weekend…trust me…it’s massive, so it’s only appropriate that our Techno Therapy track this week is from Nick Curly himself.

Crossroads is mainly propelled by an upbeat swinging hat pattern while a minor lead sits beneath it letting the bassline compliment the drums. A certified club banger, Nick Curly held nothing back with the release and it fits in perfectly with the Truesoul vibe. That’s this weeks dose of Techno Therapy, you can grab the EP and check out the Truesoul catalog here on Juno Download.