Italy really does have a knack for giving birth to some seriously talented producers and Aniello Federico aka Hollen is no exception. This young artist has been releasing music since 2009 but really broke through last year with a string of releases on some of the biggest labels in the underground including Kling Klong, Trapez and Octopus to name just a few. Moan are the latest label to sign up Hollen’s talents and we can see why.
The lead track from the E.P titled ‘Safari’ is huge. The groove is relentless and is a perfect slice of peak time tech house. We have always been impressed with Hollen’s music, his drums really stand out and he has definitely managed to carve out a unique sound that has rightly got the attention of some of techno’s biggest labels and artists including Richie Hawtin, Dubfire and Sian.
Check out the track on Soundcloud below.
You can purchase the full E.P on Beatport by clicking here.
We have featured many of Rons tracks here at NOYZ and have written about how highly we regard his production. It seems the majority of the techno community agree with us and he is starting to receive the support and recognition that he deserves.
We are really pleased to see him release on SCI+TEC. His raw and atmospheric grooves suit the label perfectly. We are in awe of the low end thump that he manages to create in every track and he definitely has a signature swing that is present throughout all of his tracks.
Both tracks on the E.P are absolute bombs so it seems rude to post only one. After all more techno is good right? Especially when its Ron Costa techno!
You can stream both of the tracks below.
You can purchase the full release on Beatport by clicking here.
Sable Sheep returns to Be As One with his third E.P on the label titled “My Onslaught”. The E.P is scheduled for release on the 21st January.
As usual from Be As One Records, the release delivers. Here at NOYZ we have a lot of admiration for Shlomi Aber and we are definitely not alone. He has built up a vast following of passionate fans who subscribe to his unique style of Techno. This style has transcended into his label which has become widely recognised as one of the most forward thinking imprints in underground electronic music.
Sable Sheep appears to be building a strong relationship with Be As One and we can see why. His style suits the label and you can instantly hear a talented musician and producer behind his tracks. There is to be an air of mystery around the German producer; something that keeps us guessing and excites us to see what else he has in store for the future. If his first three releases on this label are anything to go by then we can expect some incredible music to come!
All four tracks on the E.P are solid but the pick of the bunch for us is this peak-time techno tool titled “His Betrayal”. The signature Sable Sheep groove is supported by a interesting percussive lead that makes the track bounce. You may think it’s impossible to fall in love with a snare drum, well we have news for you…
Judge for yourself…
Keep your eye out for the full release on Beatport on the 21st January.
Sable Sheep’s first release on Be As One entitled “Painting My Fur” was one of our top tracks last year and always evoked a huge reaction. Check it out below or buy it on Beatport by clicking here
Its a very strong two track release from Matt but it was the lead track “Whisper 8″ that really caught our attention. It has a dark atmosphere that runs throughout the track creating a constant tension that leaves you gripped with anticipation. The subtle synth lines that come in and out sporadically really give the track an evil twist whilst the live drums sit in the perfect place to form a tight and hypnotic groove.
We are excited to hear more music from Matt this year. Like Ron Costa, Matt is also French hailing from Marseille. Ron Costa has spotted his obvious talent and is giving him a platform to develop and release his music via his label Potobolo which is releasing some incredible music at the moment. At the young age of 20 we are sure that Matt has a very bright future ahead so keep your eyes and ears peeled!
Here is a clip of Whisper 8 on Soundcloud.
You can purchase the full release on Beatport by clicking here
Well we had an amazing holiday break playing two shows at The Rainbow in Digbeth and going to see Dubfire smash Egg in London to pieces. Standing behind him as he dropped our track Homewurk to that crazy crowd was an incredible feeling and has given us even more inspiration to push forward with our music in 2013. Watch the video of how the crowd reacted to Homewurk by clicking here
We thought we should start the new year with a selection of 10 of of our top tracks from 2012.
Well Dubfire has delivered the goods right in time with this incredible compilation on his record label SCI+TEC.
SCI+TEC is home to some of our favourite artists here at NOYZ including Carlo Lio, The Junkies, SHADED and obviously Dubfire himself. The label has consistently discovered and developed new and exciting artists and helped them to reach their full potential. The music that we hear from the label is always pushing the boundaries and driving techno forward which is what Dubfire has always done in his own career as an artist.
The compilation spans across many genres and is a selection of both new unreleased music and some classics. Its a really interesting listen and gives you an insight into Dubfires music tastes outside of techno.
You can preview and purchase the complete compilation on Beatport by clicking here.
We couldn’t decide on one particular track as our favourite so we chose TWO! It is Xmas after all, well maybe Xmas has gone but we can drag it out a little further if it means more techno! Thats fair enough right?
Here is our first pick of the bunch from our New Horizons compadre Justin James. Justin is a very talented producer and has some huge releases planned for 2013 so keep your eyes and ears peeled. City Club is a dark stomper that just grooves and kicks in all the right places! Check it out below.
Here is our second selection from the one and only Carlo Lio. This track just has everything and the title is very fitting as it does literally keep grooving from start to finish. Relentless techno at its best and you really need to hear this in a club to appreciate how ridiculously good it is.
With the holidays fast approaching it’s very easy to let the stress build up into a manic frenzy which usually results in less time for listening to and searching for new music. This is bad. Fortunately the advances of technology (Internet shopping) has made me a little more prepared this year which means……more music! This is good.
And so the result of my searching today brought this little number from Glimpse. He has returned to Hypercolour with an excellent E.P that really showcases his talents as a producer. For me the pick of the bunch was Oafish. It just has all the right ingredients including a chunky bottom end, a hooky vocal and most importantly a serious groove.
Huge respect to Hypercolour and what they are doing as a label at the moment. Quality house music is ever present and they seem to be really pushing forward and growing. Was great to see them in XL8R8′s top ten labels of 2012. Much deserved!
Check out Oafish below.
You can purchase Oafish and the rest of the E.P on Beatport by clicking here
Arjun Vagale delivers yet another BOMB! We first posted about Arjun last month after his track “Lets Go” really caught our attention. This remix for Victor Calderone on his label Waveform Recordings follows on from “Lets Go” perfectly. The track has a constant pulsing low end that would really work a crowd into a frenzy and the groove is very tight. All of the elements in the track just sit in the right place working together to produce a very solid slice of peak time techno.
We are not surprised Victor employed Arjun’s remix skills for the latest release on his label. The label has had some very solid releases this year including a huge remix from NOYZ favourites The Junkies. The track that Arjun has remixed is actually an original track by the label boss himself and is a huge track in its own right which you can check out here. The package will be available on Beatport on December 18th.
Check out Arjun’s remix below.
We are looking forward to interviewing Arjun soon and can’t wait to hear what he has planned for the future. Of course we hope it involves plenty more tracks of this calibre!