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Bulgarian DJ and producer Momo Dobrev debuts on SRUR with the superb tech house fuelled monster – Jungle, which comes backed up with a fantastic remix from Dr Mabuze. He started to produce music in 2009 and quickly moved on to DJing having secured lots of gigs around his hometown. With a passion for what he was doing and the drive to achieve he soon had his own label – Phraser Records. A hugely popular artist in Bulgaria, this guy has numerous releases over a number of top labels. Delighted to have him on board at SRUR and we hope to see more soon from this talented guy.
The Original Mix gets moving with a classic punchy kick and crispy hat combo complete with sharp claps. You get a tech house vibe right away from the background FX that linger on the intro. A deep, strolling bassline kicks in and sends the track into overdrive on the groove front. Those tight percussions keep the rhythm steady as the techness starts to overflow with various FX layering up. The breakdown is a surreal affair with the FX staying at the forefront to the backdrop of mysterious swirling pads before we get churned back into the main track for the duration. Top notch stuff.
Dutch DJ and producer Dr Mabuze returns to the SRUR shores with a wonderful tech remix. His last outing – Universe EP – back in the summer of 2015 gained a lot of support on the circuit. The remix intros with a shuffling hat and percussion sequence that sets the rhythm up nicely and will surely get the feet moving on the floors. A nice chunky kick comes in alongside an equally chunky bassline that powers the track on effortlessly. Those tight drums are a big focus here the track is given a boost with some cool vocals and simple one shot instrument hits. A superb slice of tech house that will be a welcome addition in any set.
Regular SRUR contributor Harun Karabulut returns with the superb four track EP entitled Club Entrance. We’re used to seeing this guy over on our Muzika series but this time around we get a tasty full release. Club Entrance takes us right into a full on techno workout from the get go as a tough kick drum is met with distorted hats and a fantastic FM bass. The track breaks to reveal a rising 303 acid line that twists and morphs into a pitching monster before subsiding and joining in on the groove. The acid line levels out and provides the perfect fodder for a real trip deep into your mind. An expertly crafted slice that will definitely be a must have track.
Modus intros with a cool punchy kick that has a nice bassy aftertaste and is joined by equally cool percussions. The drums get a beef up as the layers build and deliver a solid, steady rhythmic groove as industrialised sounds go off all around. Great big dirty synths take over the sound and stand in contrast to that classic stabs on offer. A great blend of harsh tones against polished sounds here that will appeal to many for sure.
The Original Mix of Mumbi sets out with a pacey tech house vibe that comes complete with a superb, crispy hat and thumping kick. A classic techno piano stab come through with an Inner City style that will get boots on the floors for sure. Those stabs fade in and out of the sound as a deep rooted bass line keeps the groove firmly in place. Brilliant stuff here that will definitely get the bootys shakin.
Bouff Kerlitz offers up his remix of Mumbi and adds a real techno flavour to the sound with house in mind. Huge thumping kick drums are the big hitter here but soon get overshadowed by that Inner City style piano stab. A quite minimal approach which goes a long way to delivering a solid groove that will keep the floors lit up for sure. Bright percussions and crispy sharp hats make for a cool rhythmic flow to the sound as those stabs force you to move your body. Superb stuff, this one is gonna turn a few heads.
Moll is back at SRUR with another superb techno cut entitled Locked EP. A very much in demand artist who has contributed several top notch remixes on SRUR and various other Bonzai labels. Last time out he beefed up the already phat Onofrio Conte track Rumble back in early 2015 as well as appearances on several compilations.
Locked gets right into a deep techno groove from the off as punchy kicks are backed up and boosted by a deep bass tone that dominates the low end. Shuffling hats take full control of the rhythm section with a little help from bright open hats to sharp claps. Wavering synths come through and take the track to a higher place as they hypnotise and mesmerise the mind. A beautifully constructed collection of sounds that will appeal to many dark techno floors.
Don’t Remember intros with a chunky kick and an underlying shuffling hat pattern that fades up slowly into a much brighter sound bringing with it a nice flowing rhythm. Cool synths are dominant throughout and deliver a trippy vibe as they warble and waver throughout. The bass sits back in a subtle position allowing those synths to do their work. On the break the track open up into a myriad of melodies before those phat beats return. A real nice slice of melodic techno to get the juices flowing, top notch.
SRUR debutant Nignus delivers his Low Pass EP and what an entrance this guy is making. A relative newcomer to producing he has been making quite a splash since 2014 with releases on the likes of DoubleIncRec, Blackpoint Records, Async Records and Subwoofer Records. His tougher edged tracks are definitely getting noticed and we’re delighted to have him on board.
Low Pass intros with the phattest, toughest Techno kick around that plunders through the sound with a hard hitting dominance and causing shudders all over. The bass heavy kicks are joined by very distinctive snares that will bring back some memories for sure. Quirky notes fill the spaces as the drum layers continue to build delivering a solid rhythm alongside a darkly sinister voice. A monster tune for the late night session no doubt.
Lessen sets out with a big and ballsy bass driven kick that will give the bassbins and woofers something to think about. The sound just oozes a straight in your face techno groove that will force you to the floor. Cosmic sounds litter the spectrum as we are led deeper into this full on groove. The break throws up a scary deep voice that will have you looking over your shoulder as the spacey vibe continues. A stunning track that will definitely destroy the darker floors for sure.
Our Muzika series continues to prove popular among the discerning listener, so much so that we now enter into our 11th instalment where we showcase more of the finest techno and tech house grooves around. This time out we enlist the talents of Javier Perez, Neil Daruwala, Gunther Robles, Sylar as well as our fearless leader, SRUR head honcho Oz Romita aka Ozan Kanik.
Oz Romita opens up this instalment of Muzika with The Tunnel Effect which intros with a classic kick and hat combi before a smooth, punchy offbeat bass tears up the groove and gets the track into full on mode. Bright open hats are prominent throughout and set a stark contrast with the lower sounds as tight drums set the track on fire with their rhythmic flow. Top notch effort yet again from Oz and one you will not want to miss.
Spanish DJ and producer Javier Perez is up next with Click Clock and this guy really sets the bar high when it comes to tight tech grooves. A solid workout formed out of an array of drums and percussions on top of a powerful low end bass. The big focus goes to the drums here, a beautifully crafted, intricate layered pattern keeps the rhythm on point while that bass shores up the bottom perfectly. A nice slice of tech that will tear up the floors no doubt.
Neil Daruwala & Gunther Robles are up with their track, Bad Guy. Neil notches up his first appearance on SRUR while Gunther is returning after his 2014 release Secret Annexe EP. Bad Guy intros with a nice punchy kick and various percussions that get the rhythm on the move early on. A lazy bass begins to show up and soon takes control of the groove. In the background cool chord stabs bring the house flavours to light while the rest of the track sits firmly in the tech arena. A solid, driving groove that will not disappoint.
Sylar returns to SRUR with Shadow Communication. We last saw him back in March 2015 on Muzika Vol. 10 and his track Long Distance. Sylar has had much success with his works on labels like, Shax Trax, Omnis Recordings and Teleskopik Recordings. Shadow Communications sets off with a very cool retro electro vibe that gets a superb makeover as the track progresses. Chunky kicks and sharp hats deliver a rhythmic flow to the sound as the bass plucks drive the groove. Metallic sounding synths and FX come through and bring the techno side to life as the bassline powers on relentlessly. Top notch stuff you must have in your armoury.
Dutch DJ and producer Dr Mabuze returns to SRUR with the fantastic two track Universe EP which comes in two original cuts alongside two quality remixes. We last saw this guy round these parts back in March 2015 with Same Question on Muzika Volume 10 which gained great support from far and wide. With a fast rising profile on the scene, he has played at top clubs across Europe including multiple appearances in Ibiza and has seen releases on labels like Baroque Records and Babylon Records. He also guests regularly on several Europe wide radio stations where he delivers his own brand of Techno goodness.
The Original Mix of On The Earth intros with a solid kickdrum with an underlying bass tone that gives it a big punch. The bass lurks on the low end with menace as sharp contrasting hats and cymbals etch out a rhythmic vibe. We get drawn deeper into the Techno underworld as the arrangement tightens up for the duration. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.
Rod B. aka USA based DJ and producer Rodrigo Barreto returns to SRUR with his remix for On The Earth and pulls out a Techno monster that will be a definite go to track for the purists. Rodrigo’s last outing was on remix duty for Oz Romita’s Idiots back in early 2015. Previously he showed up on Dany Cohiba’s Liquid Cha, Ed Whitty & Gabriel Ben’s Epoch as well as his own cut 24H Amsterdam which appeared on the Best Of SRUR 2013 and our ADE Sampler in the same year. The remix intros with a subtle percussion section with distant sounds beginning to fade through. A crisp electro styled hat leads us into the punchy kick and the track is on course. Deep, sinister sounding vocals are brought in and add the deeper elements to the sound. The first break throws up a wonderful clanging, metallic themed synth that just owns the track and cuts off the smoother techno edges to leave behind a rough and ready stomper. Superb stuff that will turn a few heads for sure.
The original mix of On The Moon sets off with a cool cosmic, spacey vibe as strange sounds converge to the backdrop of a crystal clear hat and cymbal arrangement. The other worldly vibe continues to develop with the introduction of a beautifully crafted bassline that gives the impression it’s alive and kicking. We find ourselves totally drawn into the sound as hypnotic elements ooze out and grab on to our senses. The break keeps the theme going with a dark, grooving sequence before we get thrust back to the main event. Excellent stuff that will fill the late night floors for sure.
SRUR regular Harun Karabulut returns with a superb remix for On The Moon. We’ve seen Harun several times around the SRUR office and we know he always delivers the goods with his fantastic brand of Techno. Here the remix intros with a solid, powerful kick that dominates the sound throughout. The kicks are met by an equally impressive bass that holds up the low end beautifully with its powerful probing prowess. Cool FX litter the groove and really brings the Techno roots of the track to life. On the offbeat we get treated to a very cool noisy synth that takes hold and doesn’t let go for the duration. Another fantastic Harun cut that will not disappoint.
Serbian DJ and producer Milos Pesovic debuts on SRUR with the superb two track EP entitled Promises. Milos caught the electronic music bug in the early 90’s having listened to The Prodigy and Carl Cox. In those days he couldn’t afford DJing equipment but he was able to learn his skills playing at private parties on borrowed decks. In 2007 he was able to get his own set-up and took his mixing to the next level. The next step for Milos was producing, in 2011 he took up working in the studio and has seen releases on Go Deeva, Beat Therapy, Adapt Recordings and 76 Recordings among others.
Promises intros with a cool punchy kick and bright open hats alongside rhythmic drums. A deep, well rounded bass joins in and sets the track up for a groovy ride into tech house. Those slick percussions become the backbone of the track allowing it to stand tall in any set. Subdued vocals litter the track and provide a mesmerizing element to the groove as the tight drum arrangement filters in and out. A superb dance friendly cut that will definitely do well on the floors.
Say Something gets going with a nice big dirty kick and slicing hat combi alongside a collection of various other percussions that make up a solid rhythm. The bassline thunders in with its deep and grooving prowess to dominate the sound. The break throws up some cool house chords that fade away as we head back to the main sound. Sinister, deep voices come through and sit perfectly as huge noisy FX make their presence known. A top notch slice of tech house you will not want to miss.
Oz Romita and Chrono join forces to deliver this stunning collaboration entitled Dollin which comes backed up with a slew of top notch remixes. Oz continues to run Sounds R Us with gusto and sources some of the finest techno grooves around from upcoming and established artists. Much more to come from SRUR so well worth keeping an eye on. Chrono aka Zoltan Salai was last seen round these parts back in June 2014 with the wonderful Pantihouse which made a fantastic splash across many floors, great to see him back again.
First up we have the Original Mix with its bright crispy intro filled with various percussions that are soon joined by a nice subtle kick and walking bass. Drum layers form up and deliver a solid techno flavour that will definitely get heads nodding. Cool echoed vocals litter the sound throughout and add smooth textures. The break dishes out cool filtered noises and gives a glimpse of things to come with some nifty trumpet work. Those trumpets make it through to the main groove and bring some funky jazz tones along for the ride. Excellent stuff from these guys you will not want to miss.
Up next we have the Zoë Xenia remix which intros with a nice punchy kick and sharp claps while cool drum patterns ease their way through. The track has a cool bounce to it that will appeal to many floors and get the booties moving. A darker element emerges as deep synth chords fade in alongside that tantalising vocal and swinging trumpets. The bass holds the sound up beautifully as it sits back allowing the mid section to thrive. A real nice blend of deep tech sounds that will fit well in many sets no doubt.
Onofrio Conte heads up the next remix and takes the track deep into techno grooves with his superb style. Last time out he delivered the brilliant Rumble which came not long after his remix on Van Czar’s Rhumba EP. On the remix we get to experience a true techno fuelled groove that will definitely grab a lot of attention. Slick percussion and drum arrangements add a slice of tribal to the sound as the bass pulsates right through the low end. Wailing trumpets glide across the track and leave behind vivid scenes that keeps the vibe alive throughout. Deep, down and dirty grooves for the late night sessions, a must have.
Jim Star deliver his Funkadelic Remix which grabs a hold of you right from the off. A quite surreal picture forms out of a noisy scene filled with white noise, distant voices and traversing trumpets. The drum section holds the rhythm beautifully as you begin to lose yourself deep in the sound. The funk and psychedelic images merge effortlessly as we are driven deeper into the groove on this sublime journey. On the break we are met with high pitched strings the melt into the sound as all around we are bombarded with a myriad of noise before the main groove returns for the duration. Top notch stuff.
P-Ben is up on remix duty next and he ramps up the pressure with his high octane take. Tight drums and sharp percussions make up the intro which is given a boost with wonderful punchy kicks and a pulsating bass that sits perfectly on the low frequency. Wailing trumpets and screaming distant voices dominate the sound throughout and give off a real techno flavour. The break reveals the trumpets in all their jazzy glory as that hypnotic bass relentlessly drives on. A definite floor filler here that will feature on many sets for sure.
Kreisel rounds up this package with a wonderfully deep, tech fuelled remix. The intro boasts nice punchy kicks that are joined by some very cool vocals and vocal effects. The track carries a mesmerizing tone that will keep a hold of you for the long haul. The track breaks to throws up a smooth acid style bassline that gives a cool characteristic to the sound as slicing chords join the party. The rhythm gathers pace with a little help from shuffling hats and a tight drum arrangement. Sharp stabby trumpets come through and take control of the sound adding a smooth house vibe. Superb stuff that is a must for any DJ’s crate.
The Muzika train just keeps on running, already we are seeing the 10th instalment featuring some of the finest Techno cuts around from the likes of Harun Karabulut, Patrik Prelovsky, Dr. Mabuze and Sylar.Harun Karabulut kicks us off with the fantastic Complex Gravity. Harun is no stranger to the Muzika series, he teamed up with Ozan Kanik on Volume 7 with Yavas Yavas back in 2014 and has been churning out quality cuts on various labels since. We’re delighted to see him back with this stomper. The track gets right into the bowels of Techno with chunky beats and a superb deep bass that packs a huge punch throughout. The tight arrangement is tied up with expertly crafted noise FX that sweep over the sound perfectly as classic chord stabs litter the groove. Top notch yet again from Harun, a track you will not want to miss.
Next up we have Patrik Prelovsky with Hypnotic. Czech Republic born Patrik quickly climbed the ranks as a DJ from a young age. He has shown up on various labels including Eyepatch Recordings, Mint & Mustard and many more with his brand of Techno fuelled cuts. Here, the track intros with a solid pumping kick drum and sharp accompanying hats and claps. A throbbing bass forms up from below and brings a hypnotic rhythm to the sound. Short and snappy percussive hits play a big role here and add to the infectious grooves within the track. Cool vocals litter the sound as stabby synths join in. A definite floor hitter that will have you hooked in for the duration.
Dr. Mabuze debuts on SRUR with Same Question and turns up the heat with his sublime Techno grooves. The intro sets the tone perfectly and takes us deep into the sound with muted kicks and downward spiralling notes. The kick drum transforms delivering a huge punchy hit alongside crispy hats that get the rhythm flowing with a little help from a tight drum arrangement. A dark tone develops as the track progresses with the introduction of an eerie, deep and raspy vocal. Powerful stuff that will keep the floors alive no doubt.
Sylar marks a full SRUR debut with Long Distance. We last saw him back in 2012 on remix duty for Calbos’s The Grind which was very well received. Today we get the full on deep experience right from the off as nice punchy kicks are joined by a rhythmic percussion section. Grainy synth stabs dominate the track with their sketchy lines and infectious aftertaste. The bass rolls through the sound perfectly and keeps the groove pumping while adding to the hypnotic flavour. A masterful slice of Techno that is not to be missed.
After a superb remix on Van Czar’s Rumba, Onofrio is back at the SRUR helm with the brilliant Rumble which comes backed up with three quality remixes. Get ready for this unique, energetic style as Onofrio rustles up another slice of intense Techno for your listening pleasure. On top of last week feature on the Techno genre page, Onofrio Conte – Rumble (Moll Remix) is charted by Beatport in the Secret Weapons: Techno chart!