Following his impressive remix for Mark Broom. label boss Luca Agnelli is back in full force on Etruria with his new Raveolution EP. With its 90s flavour kicking things off and its powerful 909 groove. Raveolution opens the release in style. Forget it heightens the rave atmosphere with its continual rolling stabs and a sultry vocals sample. No gravity takes us to the dark side. with its relentless groove and deep chord sequence creating an unforgettable hook. Luca closes the ep with shimmer. a fresh and hypnotic tool of peak-time bpm perfection.
Having previously featured his track ‘Leomard’ on our ‘Bud Sampler 4′, Alex Bilancini returns to Etruria with a debut full release in his ”Crack of Doom” Ep. The title track is characterized by its distorted kick and psychedelic 90′s inspired synth, that together create an imposing drive throughout. Oliver Deutschmann steps up on the remix with a strong, stripped and urgent rework. ‘Contact Space’ with its powerful 909 groove, hypnotic synth and deep pad, brings a magical atmosphere to the dance floor. The release is brought to a close by Alex’s ”Collision”, with its potent groove and powerful synth.
Having last graced Etruria Beat with his excellent ‘Peruana’ EP, backed by remixes from Twr72 and label boss Luca Agnelli and following a strong release on Pfirter’s MindTrip imprint; home grown talent Diego Amura returns to the label with his ‘Phalaina’ EP, featuring two new originals backed by a brace of heavyweight remixes.
The title track with its violent kick and rough bass receives not one, but two remixes from UK techno pioneer Ben Sims. Two different interpretations in his Spacey and Jackin’ remixes that both deliver intense grooves, spacey synths and thumping beats.
Diego’s ‘Euphausia’ with its strong 909 groove and hypnotic flavour is reworked by Figure, Clergy artist and SK_eleven boss Setaoc Mass, who delivers a stripped, but imposing offering that will ignite any dancefloor.
Bastinov returns on his beloved Etruria Beat with a brand new four track EP, ‘Wormhole’.
Kicking off with the title track, characterized by a powerful 909 groove and strong synth, we’re plunged deep within it’s magical atmosphere.
“Materia” follows with it’s wonderful ambient pad and energetic kick, before we’re taken on a melodic tangent by the synth driven ‘Paradox.’
Closing the EP and rolling out another beautifully crafted 909 groove is the thumping “Quantum Gravity.”
Etruria presents Elements a new annual series of various artists compilations, which will include newcomers and already appeared artists like Cosmin TRG, Luca Agnelli, Electric Rescue, Dj Emerson, Bastinov, Kas:st, Dast, Reform, Diego Amura and Toms Due. An ensemble of 10 tracks that will literally burn the dancefloors.
One Year later the italian duo Toms Due come back to Etruria , this time with “Magma” , groovy techno Ep composed by two banging original tracks and Mr. Ambivalent and Mr Cosmin trg remixes.
The first is the original “Magma” a powerful track with a big room kick and a old school melody that grows together with a simple one-note chord to create a destroying tool.
The second original is Stratum characterized by a power melodic chord and an energetic groove.
Then comes Ambivalent remix, a name who doesnt need presentations, dark synth in his full style, raw drum with sharp / pungent 909 rhythms.
Last but not the least Cosmin trg remix is a powerful techno tool, composed by a hypnotic chord wrapped by powerful techno drum groove.and space.
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“There’s plenty of grime and grit with a touch of psychedelia on this full-throated Cosmin TRG remix”
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One Year Later The Italian Duo Toms Due Come Back To Etruria , This Time With Magma , Groovy Techno Ep Composed By Two Banging Original Tracks And Mr. Ambivalent And Mr Cosmin Trg Remixes. The First Is The Original Magma A Powerful Track With A Big Room Kick And A Old School Melody That Grows Together With A Simple One-note Chord To Create A Destroying Tool. The Second Original Is Stratum Characterized By A Power Melodic Chord And An Energetic Groove. Then Comes Ambivalent Remix, A Name Who Doesnt Need Presentations, Dark Synth In His Full Style, Raw Drum With Sharp / Pungent 909 Rhythms. Last But Not The Least Cosmin Trg Remix Is A Powerful Techno Tool, Composed By A Hypnotic Chord Wrapped By Powerful Techno Drum Groove.and Space.
Next up on Etruria beat, is the Dutch duo Hush & Sleep who have been steadily making name for themselves in the past year. They deliver a stunning two tracks EP with Farrago and Marco Effe on remix duty. The EP starts off on a joyous note with the track Mirth. As this is an old English word for gladness, the main melody takes you on a carefree ride supported by a stomping kick and dreamy pads in the back. Farrago takes a more stripped down approach with his version. He builds on the dreamy pad, making it serve as a warm blanket over his signature tight percussion. Contradicting Mirth, the second original slowly starts to drag you into a feeling of hysteria, hence the name. Taking their signature kick as the foundation, Hush & Sleep use a haunting melody that lingers on in the back and sets an eerie mood. Marco Effe’s remix is a deep stunning techno groover. Taking the main melody but twisting it into his own wonderful creation and sending you off on a journey into time and space.
Fire in the hole! Luca Agnelli’s Etruria Beat hits its 40th release and it’s a truly historic affair with two very top remixers : Slam and Truncate!
Now seven years deep into the label’s innovative techno trip, Etruria has made nurturing exciting new Italian talent one of its key signatures. Bastinov, Dast, Reform, Kaiser, Diego Amura and Toms Due are just some of the progressive creators Etruria have supported over the last two years alone. But for this release it’s down to the label bossman himself… And he’s made sure it’s a deeply Etruscan affair.
Released in the wake of his mass-scene-supported ‘Metamorphosis’ EP and building on a body of work that boasts tastemaker labels such as Soma, Drumcode and Planet Rhythm, Luca lays down two slabs of absolute dynamite that not only bang, but also tie his sound, vision and inspiration back to his deepest roots with rich mythology…
‘Voltumna’ pays homage to the supreme god of Etruscan people. Not just in name and honour, but also in its powerful dynamic and touching balance of shades thanks to its atmospheric, rhythmic chord. ‘Aplu’ continues this spiritual theme with a dedication to another Entruscan divinity. An offering to the god of thunder and lightning, once again it lives up to its name with a barbed rolling dynamic that suddenly cracks open into a cosmos of light and emotion before hurling you back into the dark drum drama. Thunderous isn’t the half of it.
It comes complete with two exceptional remixes of ‘Voltumna’ by Slam and Truncate. Soma bosses Slam add their signature Glaswegian grit with distorted textures that loop in a hypnotic frenzy while Truncate strips the groove back to a jacking dynamic that becomes progressively bouncier with raw machine funk insistency. Across the originals and remixes there’s not a corner in techno that isn’t exceptionally explored here; this is by far one of the biggest and most heartfelt releases Luca has given the world to date. Do not sleep on this one.