ROLANDO HODAR & CHRISTIAN SCHWARZ "FREE YOUR MIND" inc. KOSTAS MASKALIDES REMIX
DIAZ & PARREE - ACT OUT SEXUALLY inc. PATRICK KUNKEL & NIHIL YOUNG // CARLO RUETZ REMIXES
German duo and upcoming Techno act Diaz & Parree deliver their debut Frequenza release, 'Act Out Sexually', including remixes by Patrick Kunkel & Nihil Young and Carlo Ruetz.
'Act Out Sexually' is a psychotic piece of filthy techno that builds suspense through its endlessly rising trippy acid synth twists. VIKA’s sensual yet dark vocals seductively build upon the duos driving bassline, eventually layering in booming hi-hats to help create some massive releases.
'Perverse Thoughts' really builds upon those driving and fumbling kick drums taken from 'Act Out Sexually'. This take however, is like a mini-techno perverse symphony; a very well developed set of arrangements that builds upon the duos addictive formula. With a plethora of twisting, warbling and driving synthlines, this track will no doubt keep you hooked from the very start.
Patrick Kunkel & Nihil Young's remix of 'Act out Sexually' takes on a much more smooth and progressive version of the track. Still a very powerful interpretation, the pair take a much more melodic approach, layering a diverse range of synth lines with dark and brassy sounding stabs. Pulling the vocals back to a mere distant presence, the track has a somewhat hypnotic feel.
Carlo Ruetz remix of 'Perverse Thoughts' stays slightly more true to original, a thumping rave/techno interpretation that focuses more upon it’s rhythmic side. High-pitched synth lines are juxtaposed heavily against dark and progressive bass stabs, finally released with a pounding and percussive drum pattern.
already played / supported by:
Sasha, Marco Carola, Psycatron, Steve Lawler, Marc Poppcke, Tommy Vercetti, Christian Varela, Animal Trainer, Ron Costa, Davide Squillace
NIHIL YOUNG AKA LESS HATE - MY FRIEND [DEEP HOUSE AMSTERDAM PREMIERE] - OUT NOW
Make no mistake, this prolific artist doesn’t care about any trend, rarely plays at any of the gigantic commercial festivals but the man truly makes good music. In an industry that is now so often formatted, where most artists are pushed to do something similar to their neighbors, Nihil subsists and has been running now his label Frequenza Records for over 7 years. First mentored by John Acquaviva, his releases are now a true form of expression, just look at their titles, “True Shaming”, “Touched The Sky” or “Vertical Skyline” released with Toolroom.
His latest creation “My Friend” features his own vocals, a daft punkest jam defying any established genre. If you hear that addictive vocal only once we can guarantee you will sing it in your head for the next few days or even for the years to come. As the lyrics nicely say “What’s the matter with you my friend?” is followed by some mystical arpeggios and a bass line reminding of the best Anjunadeep or Pryda tunes, at the break the vocal and pad are layered beautifully growing into a fine build up. This track will work on any dancefloor world wide. We sat down with Nihil to find out more of his secrets of production, his relationship with the Saunderson family and his admiration for Stephan Bodzin.