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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!
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.
Onofrio Conte – Rumble, out this week on Sounds R Us Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Techno genre page!
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.
The Original Mix gets us on the move with a pounding kick drum that will hit the mid rift hard with a little help from a super low end bass. Crispy, sharp hats cut through the low frequencies like a knife as an intensity builds in the background with a rising synth. Shuffling rhythms form up as the hats begin to stutter and drum patterns emerge. The bass moves into an offset position creating an energetic feel to the sound while on the break the synths get a look in as the groove flourishes. Top notch stuff yet again that you will definitely want to get into your sets.
The popular Ozan Kanik steps up to the remix desk for the first of three remixes. 2015 has kicked off very well for SRUR boss Oz Romita, and with tracks like this and Ozan’s own Back Ally Rally, in the frame it looks set to continue. The intro sets off with a somewhat intense vibe as nice punchy kicks are joined by sharp hats and a sinister sounding synth drone. Cool drum patterns litter the groove and keep the rhythm flowing while top quality FX take us through the composition effortlessly. The intense vibe continues to rise and is enhanced by the introduction of some hypnotic sounds that show up through the break. A super sleek, super solid slice of Techno that will keep the floors pumping no doubt.
Naples native Bulaklak aka Francesco Flores debuts on SRUR with his remix. Having grown up with music through playing instruments and listening, it was inevitable that he would end up making it his career. At 15 he discovered underground house music and he began to DJ. On the production front he has released across many labels and is known for his experimental style. The remix here feeds perfectly into that experimental style he loves, the intro boasts some cool pulsing basses, sinister synths and rising pads that give off a surreal vibe. Nice, big chunky kicks soon take charge with the bass settling in nicely at the low end to allow the vast array of sounds and strange shapes to form. As the layers build you find yourself locked into the sound with no escape. Bulaklak blends the minimal side of Techno with some powerful grooves to create a tight and solid Techno workout that will really get the heads nodding, a must have.
Moll returns to SRUR with a superb remix. We last saw him on remix duty for Oz Romita’s Idiots and before that on Bonzai Basiks with At The Dawn EP. Always great to see this guys work come through the office as we know we’re always in for a real treat. On the remix we get thrust into a sublime world filled with pounding kicks and rising FX and hypnotic rhythms. The intro gets right into it with powerful kicks coupled with sharp claps and super sharp hats. The bass rumbles along nicely on the bottom as the mid frequencies take control of the sound. The synths sit perfectly among the cacophony of percussions and echoed claps that give the track a real edgy feel. A truly intense Techno groove, only for the headstrong.
SRUR stalwart Ozan Kanik delivers his next slice of pounding Techno with the superb Back Ally Rally. Last time around we got a dousing of bass driven Techno with Adults Only which was very well received. Aside from that there was a lot of activity on the remix front with a monster remix on Oz Romita’s revamped Idiots. Back Ally Rally comes packed to the hilt with no less than four top notch remixes as well as the original.
The Original Mix is a heavy hitter with pounding kicks and a throbbing bass that lurks in the rear while crispy open hats fill up the higher frequencies with a very cool release giving a nice aftertaste. A sinister sounding pad remains a constant throughout the track and adds a lot of depth to the sound alongside some super cool vocals that stand out brilliantly. A proper slice of pounding Techno grooves that will definitely be a go to track in your collection.
Canadian DJ and producer D-Unity debuts on SRUR with a stunning remix. With releases on various top quality labels like Universal Music, Toolroom, Yoshitoshi, Great Stuff, Stereo Productions, Ultra and Armada, and his own Beat Therapy Records we know we’re in for a stomping good time. He’s also played at various gigs all over the world where he delivers his own unique style through solid DJ sets, great to have him on board here. The remix certainly ramps up the groove with a tough, in your face pumping kick drum that really hits the mid-rift with great force. The bass is perfectly tweaked to merge beautifully with those kicks and the two together really will shale the bins no doubt. A nice and tight drum arrangement provides a smooth rhythm to the track as a constant pad hangs about the background. Great use of the vocals that work so well with the sound here making this a must have track for peak time madness.
Dutch DJ and producer Steve Mulder returns to SRUR with his brilliant remix. It’s been a while since Steve graced these shores, back in 2013 he featured on our ADE sampler with Matador. Since then he has racked up a raft of releases on various labels including Toolroom Records, Hi Tek Records, Mad Hatter Recordings and Tegno Records, great to see him back. On the remix we are taken down the rabbit hole of Techno. From punchy kicks to bright hats and solid bass to hypnotic chants, we enter into a maelstrom of noise that blends together so effortlessly. The vocals are used sparingly allowing the arrangement to churn out its sublime grooves. A superb slice of Techno that be right at home in the darker rooms.
Netherlands based Don Ruijgrok debuts on SRUR and what an entrance he makes with his remix. Don can boast a very impressive release count and his work has gained the support of many top jocks including Richie Hawtin, Sasha Carassi, Slam, Axel Karakasis, Piatto, Electric Rescue, Secret Cinema, D.A.V.E. The Drummer and Tom Hades. His works can be found on the labels like Capsula, Globox, Plastic Rules, High Definition Records, MBD, Selected Records, LCMTC, Phobiq, Respekt Recordings, Driving Forces and Akoom Records. Nice to have him on board with this one. Nice big thumping kicks get us on the move alongside a sharp hat. A deep reverberating bass swells up from below and drives a solid Techno groove into our brains. The vocal gets a hefty dose of delay which really enhances the character of the sound. Cascading arp riffs fill in the gaps and take us on a swirling hypnotic ride before spitting us out back into the driving groove. Outstanding track that is a definite must have.
Atesh K. Is another debutant here at SRUR and we are thrilled to have him on board. Atesh has a longstanding electronic music career which started back in the 90’s. Born in Cyprus he has always had an interest in music and began to DJ in the early 90’s. By 2002 he had his first release on Berlin based DJ Sets Records. Since then he has released on many other labels and his music gets regular support from Richie Hawtin, Alex Flatner and Marco Bailey to name just a few. The remix begins life as cool bass note with distant percussions fading through. A monster kick takes over alongside a wonderful probing, deep bass that gives off a cool retro feel. Super tight drum arrangements provide a solid rhythm that will definitely get the dancing feet going. As the vocal fade up the intensity builds in the groove as that bass just eats into your brain forcing you to surrender. The break throws up a fantastic display of effects on the vocals that give a surreal edge to the sound before slamming right back into the main groove for the duration. Superb stuff that is not to be missed.
Our next SRUR release is a remix package with something for everyone. No less than six top remixers have been drafted to unleash their skills on Oz Romita’s Idiots. Idiots first saw the light of day way back in February 2012, it was also the very first release on Oz’s brand new Sounds R Us Recordings, a label that has grown into a very recognisable brand with a distinctive music output which is supported throughout the world. SRUR boss Oz continues to be at the forefront when it comes to quality, his staggering back catalogue is testament to this as well as the huge support from DJ’s, producers and fans alike. Lots more is planned for 2015 so keep your eyes and ears peeled.
First up on remix duty is Ozan Kanik who is fresh off the back of his Adults Only which saw great support since its December 2014 release. From the off we are thrust into an energetic Techno monster with solid beats and a fantastic rolling bassline. Crispy open hats give cool contrasts between the deeper bass elements and provide for a steady rhythmic vibe. Cool chords litter the background as spicy FX add wonderful textures to the sound. A subtle synth note gives a whole new dimension as we continue on this relentless ride through Techno. A definite monster of a track that will have floors jumping for sure.
Tash aka Greek DJ and producer Tassos Papagiannoulis debuts on SRUR with this superb remix. Tassos was surrounded by music as a child and this had a huge impact in his growing. He would go on to organise music events from just 13 years old, late, he would begin to play at many venues in his hometown. In 2005 he formed DJM Productions where he would continue to grow his event roster. Having graced the decks with many very famous DJ’s and played at some of the world’s top venues, Tassos brings a wealth of experience to the table. The remix intros with a flourish as nice and phat kicks a licked with scattered percussions before a smooth synth rises up bringing a Tech flavour. A wonderfully warm driving bass surfaces soon after and gets the track firmly into its groove. A very smooth and rich pad eases into the sound and brings a wonderful, almost uplifting melancholic vibe to the sound before we get right back down to the business end of this Tech stomper. This one will not disappoint.
Moll steps into the remix arena next with his superb slice. Moll’s At The Dawn on Bonzai Basiks back in the summer of 2014 performed very well indeed. He also had a stint on Club Traxx – Dark & Deep 2. Much more to come from Moll so stay tuned. Here he gets right into a Techno flow from the off as bright, crispy hats line up against snappy claps and a muted kick. Cool FX filter through as we are blasted with a superb punchy kick that pounds out a steady rhythm. A warm bass shores up the low end beautifully and leave room for expertly crafted synths to dominate. The break is a masterclass in effects as the mids and highs get put through their paces before we are slammed back into the groove. Tight mixing and a brilliant slice of Techno that will sit well in any set.
Italian DJ and producer Francesco Dinoia delivers a truly sublime Tech cut with his remix. Francesco started to get interested in DJing from a young age, he soon developed the skills needed which also led him into the producing world. After just a few years he has notched up quite an impressive repertoire of releases across many labels. A talent worth keeping an eye on for sure. On the remix he brings his Tech flavours to the fore. The intro delivers a punchy kick with a crispy offset closed hat that brings a sharp edge to the sound. A deep bass sits perfectly on the low end as various percussions and drums provide a solid rhythmic platform. Deep rooted, relentless grooves that are sure to be a firm favourite among many.
Netherlands based DJ and producer Rajiv Jay returns to SRUR with his fantastic remix. Rajiv debuted here back in the Summer of 2014 with Lovers EP which gained much support. He also got a run out on our Muzika Volume 8 which also saw great support. Here he toughens up the groove with a raucous Techno offering. The intro sets off with a solid driving beat filled with low end kicks and sharp hats. A wonderful chord sequence filters up and gets the groove rocking for the duration. Tight drum patterns keep the rhythm flowing as that chord sequence comes to prominence. The break warms up the chords before we get churned back into the main sound. A rip roaring energy driven slice that will have floors bouncing.
Rod B. Rounds up this superb package with his remix. We last saw Rob back in Spring 2014 when he teamed up with JPhilipps on their wonderful remix for Dany Cohiba’s Liquid Cha. Rod does what he does best and injects the grooves with infectious amounts of Tech House that force you to move. The track subtly builds with distant hats and snappy snares before a phat kick takes over. Superb drum patterns bring a steady rhythm before the track breaks to reveal the star of the show. The bass walks through the sound beautifully with its warm tones and groovy licks. A robotic voice accompanies the sound on the main break before we head back into the main track. Stunning effort here that will be a welcome addition in any set.