Bud Sampler is back, our annual series of newcomers artists on the label! A great trip on different shades of techno.
Tuscany techno duo Reform are back on Etruria with their fourth EP!! Following the success of ‘Unconventional Spaces’ last year, this time the pairing deliver two banging original tracks, accompanied by two stunning remixes from Mattia Trani and Deas.
First track is ‘Childhood’, where rave and power are melted together. The gritty main lead synth, skipped crunchy groove and a mysterious break are perfect elements to ignite the dancefloor. The second original is ‘Backspin’, which features an old school and raw feel characterised by a pressing groove, a lively synth riff and backspin FX which take the listener towards a proper 90′s style vibe.
Both remixes are of Backspin: the first by Mattia Trani, who transports us back to the 90s with his hardgroove reinterpretation, whereas Deas’ version is a real hypnotic trip with a strong bassline alongside flashes of the main synth, resulting in a perfect rework for a dark set in a sweaty basement club.
Luca Agnelli’s Etruria Beat sees Italian artist Bastinov return with a fantastic full-length album entitled All Through The Night, this Autumn. Bastinov is a master-craftsmen who imbues his music with melody and spirituality. After first releasing on Etruria in 2013, his standout sound design and the richness of his synth-work has continued to catch attention from the likes of Adam Beyer, Sven Väth, Pan-Pot. Across six superb EP releases, he has subtly developed his sound and now, on this debut album, makes his most complete and coherent musical statement yet. ‘Deep Forest’ majestically opens the album, raining true to its title is like a journey through a lush organic landscape. Bubbling synths and drums get you in a trance on ‘All Through The Night’ and the range of synths on ‘Genesis’, from smooth to pixelated to thunderous, lend the techno a truly immersive feel. Bastinov then expertly explores a range of moods on suspense-fueled ‘Eternia’, over to darker and moodier on ‘Hyperion’ while ‘Dantze’ layers up scintillating cosmic keys above elongated grooves that all build and build to an intense peak. The second half of the album is just as artful, with the surging Detroit styles of ‘Evnt’ and celestial melodic rain of ‘Proteus’. The Veneti artist showcases his ability to make synths take any form as he skews and stretches them to the heavens, or breaks them into crystalline droplets on ‘Arponoid’ and ‘Elaysia’. This intense, absorbing trip finishes with ‘Der Love Train’ and ‘Devine’ a in a set of highly emotive tracks that sweep to otherworldly spaces and back again with the euphoric vocals of experimental/industrial artist KnowKontrol featuring on ‘The Silence Of The Night’.
Following the massive success of his last EP ‘Oblivion’, released in March, Alex Bilancini makes his return to Etruria Beat with his brand-new EP ‘Parallel’. For his return, Alex delivers four banging cuts accompanied by a commanding and powerful remix from Berliner Michael Klein.
Opening the EP, title cut ‘Parallel’ combines the timeless 303 sound with trance-tinged synths to reveal a production primed for the dance floor. Following, ‘We Come From Hell’ displays a beautiful balance of hard and lush as shimmering sonics are delicately balanced with tough drums making for an unforgettable moment on the main break that’s not to be forgotten anytime soon. ‘1994’ is next, fusing powerful vocal and a pure 90’s trance style synth, before Michael Klein’s remix of ‘1994’ sees the original reworked into a powerful combination of heavy kicks, rapid percussion and a commanding lead synth that maintains the intensity. Lastly, ‘Symphony’ closes the EP, with powerful 909 drums amongst eerie and haunting pads, escalating in the break to provide an epic feeling to the ensemble.
Drums Theory is a duo made up of French artists Blicz & Geerson, who share a specific approach to music making with a signature style of techno constructed by banging beats, intricate percussion and wavy melodies.
With it’s galloping rhythm and acid melody, ‘Strong Love’ opens the package with finesse before Etruria Beat label boss Luca Agnelli offers up his own rendition, respecting the original’s fundamentals whilst implementing an impressive synth to generate a bomb for the dance floor. ‘Group Sex’ then combines an infectious 303 line as groovy drum sequences ebb into the mix, leading into the special ‘Last Paradise’ – a melancholic cut inspired by rave that incorporates classic Roland sounds.
Manuel Di Martino returns on Etruria Beat with a solo EP called Rage.
It’s the main track, stronger and dynamic, it have a synth inspired by rave culture.
1394 is a tool track with a powerfull drums, brilliant vocal and minimal bell synth, perfect for the dance floor.
Acid Advisor have a running 303 line, with a trance arp connected for complete this acid bomb.
Filthy close the ep, it’s a track in pure rave’s style 100%, leads, toms, and sudden breaks, make a very groovy track.
Berlin based DJ/producer Alignment returns to Etruria Beat this May to deliver ‘Interference’, accompanied by two commanding and powerful remixes from Luca Agnelli and Madrid’s Regal.
With releases to date on the likes of Involve Records, Voxnox and Etruria Beat, with his last release on the Italian label coming in the form of his ‘Gravity’ EP in 2016, Berlin’s Alignment ranks amongst the shortlist of names to keep an eye on when it comes to emerging producers within the techno sphere.
For his return to Etruria, the Italian steps up to reveal two high-octane cuts whilst Etruria founder Luca Agnelli and Involve boss turn in impressive interpretations of the lead track.
Opening the EP, title cut ‘Interference’ combines 90’s acid sounds with trance-tinged synths to reveal a production primed for the dancefloor, before handing over control to Luca Agnelli who introduces hypnotic and suspenseful builds and breaks to proceedings, whilst switching up the track’s lead lines to create a warping journey.
Next up, Regal who raises the energy even further and reinforces the original’s acid patterns with his own trademark sonics before ‘Turn Off’ concludes the package as hypnotic synth melodies merge alongside powerful driving rhythms throughout.
Alex Bilancini returns to Etruria Beat following the success of 2018′s ‘Crack of Doom’ EP, with his new ‘Oblivion’ EP featuring three cavernous cuts backed by an impressive remix from talented French producer Blicz. Title track ‘Oblivion’ combines heavy kick drums and marching percussion, whilst sweeping builds and releases of energy and suspense throughout maximise the production’s dancefloor impact, whilst ‘Segments’ is dominated by eerie and haunting pads, escalating in the break to provide an epic feeling to the ensemble. ‘Eternal Rise’ follows armed with dark synths, raw drums and sharp 909 rhythms that encapsulate Bilancini’s trademark style, before Blicz’s interpretation concludes the vinyl release package as the French producer expresses his own raw and powerful style, backed by a heavy groove and punchy drums to reveal an imposing drive throughout.
Hush & Sleep are back on Etruria Beat with their brand new ‘Sacrifice’ EP, delivering four big room techno stompers. Sacrifice, is an emotional journey combined with melodic arpeggio’s, a heavy kick drum and marching percussion. Memento Mori follows. A beautiful follow-up which exudes the perfect Rave mood for the dancefloor. Witch Dance is a beautifully obscure track with a tight and haunting melody, which is backed by the duo’s closing number Vanitas; a dark and thriving track that will hunt you into the darkness. Yet again Hush & Sleep deliver a stunning EP on Etruria Beat.
We are proud to welcome Nocow to the Etruria family under his new alias Tayut Ogni. The consistent and intriguing St. Petersburg based producer who has released on labels including Figure, Rekids, Clone and Skrypton is the new protagonist of ETB051. The EP is a long trip, matching cutting sounds, hypnotic synths and magic vocals with fast and involving grooves across four original tracks and a remix of ‘Lost You’ by Luca Agnelli, who infuses his energetic touch with the original vocal sample to create an explosive dancefloor moment.