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Spanish DJ and producer Vicente Moll pulls out all the stops and drops this monstrous Techno bomb on us. The ‘Underground EP’ gives you three reasons why you should add it to your playlists and you will not be disappointed!
First up is ‘Underground’ with its huge bass fuelled techno grooves. The intro sets off with a smooth kick and clap as a deep bass lurks behind waiting to pounce. A surreal deep vocal is the perfect addition and leads us up to the point when the bass comes at us with a driving pulsating force. Subtle note changes on the bass add cool textures and some fantastic percussion arrangements give the track polished rhythms. A very simplistic track in its nature yet packing a massive punch and one that you will not forget.
‘Earthquake’ is up next and delivers a fine lesson in the art of Techno. The intro boasts strong rhythmic vibes as a tight arrangement of percussion go to work alongside a snappy kick and a deep rolling bass. The deep resonating bass is a big feature on the track and adds an air of darkness to the sound, but this does not detract from the percussions which are also a real driving force. An array of quality FX adds weight to the groove and a monster is born, get this in your box and watch the floors ignite!
‘Towering’ delivers a round of top quality drum and percussion patterns on the intro giving off a tribal vibe. A deep pumping bass dominates the track as multiple drum instruments get to work on the groove and held tightly in place by a superb kick. The break offers up a great vocal sample which sits nicely under the tribal rhythms of the drums and cool FX add raw textures. Stunning stuff out of Spain and a must for any box.
Onofrio is back with his latest techno monster, ‘Oblivious EP’. The EP comes with two tracks and is backed up with two remixes as well as the originals. Onofrio keeps very busy indeed on the studio front. 2013 saw a lot of quality original and remix works, his last offering saw a remix for Tribal Warriors on ‘New York To Ibiza’. Watch this space in 2014 as we are sure to see more from this guy.
The Original Mix of ‘Oblivious’ intros with a killer bass drum and soft hat combo, cool percussions sit behind and ease their way into the sound. The bassline rumbles along creating hypnotic rhythms and is the perfect sound for this very minimal track. An ideal track for those darker late night techno fests!
Italian producer Giorgio Quaranta aka Gforty steps up to remix duties with his Gforty Japanese Mix on ‘Oblivious’. Right from the off we are thrust into a full on techno ride. Big thumpy kicks and crispy hats get things moving as the bassline begins to surface alongside a well crafted synth line. On the break we get a few surprise note changes on the synth which makes for a really cool listening experience. Top notch stuff yet again and a must for any playlist.
Onofrio’s next rack on this EP is ‘Wrong Way’. His Original Mix takes the techno vibes deeper, powerful droning bass accompanies a punchy kick as ass shaking percussions begin to form. The track has a minimal groove yet has a lot going on to keep the ears trained. Excellent stuff here and no doubt will gain a lot of attention.
Gabriel Ben provides us with his remix on ‘Wrong Way’. Gabriel is fresh off the back of his last SRUR release alongside Ed Whitty with their release ‘Epoch’. Here the goods are firmly delivered yet again, fast paced and energetic techno is on offer as the drum section will testify. Strong and solid grooves are built with ease, cool percussive elements add texture while a deep and resonating bassline shores up the sound. At the break some real cool synths come to the party and sets this track off beautifully. Top quality stuff that will fill a lot of floors.
The Best Of SRUR 2013 comes with original tracks and remixes by Victor Vera, Ozan Kanik, D-Formation, AngelLopez, Oz Romita, Lyle Quach, Re Dupre, Rod B., Angelo Fracalanza, Gabriel Ben, Ed Whitty, Chrono Ascaloon, M.R.T.N, Onofrio Conte, Analog Effect, Jay Junior, Andy Slate, Ozgur Uzar, CLN83, Steve Mulder, Tom Hades, Alessan Main, Kevh Ripple.
Ozan Kanik is one of those guys who never disappoints with consistently great productions. His recent double header on the SRUR “ADE” package was very well received and now he is back with another stomper “Fiction” which is backed up with three fantastic remixes.
The Original Mix comes at you with a pulsating rhythm from the off as the bass and kicks perform seamlessly. Cool percussive elements blend in nicely to give off a full on techno vibe. The drum arrangements are superb and keep the track on course while some great FX work finds its way through the sound, brilliant stuff!
Tome Hades offers up the first remix on this pack and this remix is one that featured on the recent ADE package. Belgium based Tom is a mighty figure around the techno scene with many remix requests and DJ gigs keeping him busy. Here he sticks to the roots of the original with another full flowing techno groove. A big focus is placed on a wonderful vocal sample that sits so well within the sound. A big hitter for sure and one to keep an eye on!
Chilean born DJ and producer Cristian Alexander Soto López aka Alessan Main is back at SRUR after a successful release “Storm” alongside Juciff. Alessan Main certainly beefs up the groove here with an intro to blow the speakers as a beautifully balanced kick and bass combi come at you like a runaway train. The percussions deliver a solid rhythmic state as the bass does its work while minimal vocal samples creep up from below. Fantastic arrangement and one to light up any floor.
Another returnee to SRUR is Vancouver based DJ and producer James Hopkins with his remix. James goes deeper and darker with this effort while maintaining that pulsating sound from the original due to the superb bass. A more restrained kick and nice crispy hat keeps the rhythm flowing while subtle vocal snippets and brilliantly applied FX keep the ear trained, superb stuff.
Chilean born DJ and producer Cristian Alexander Soto López aka Alessan Main is back on SRUR alongside Columbian producer Kevh Ripple. Kevh is making his debut on SRUR but these guys have worked together before on projects for labels such as Nature Beat Records, Polar Noise and Hulk Records to name a few. This track “Iclock” comes backed up with two superb remixes courtesy of Ozan Kanik and James Hopkins.
The Original mix is a wonderful slice of techno with a myriad of sounds that are not far off industrial levels. Tough and gritty kick and bass combi set up a full on techno ride with a host of raw sounds that give off that edgy vibe. Top notch stuff.
The popular Ozan Kanik is up next with his remix which is filled with all the flavours you’d expect from his brand of techno. Tough beats with sharp contrasting hats provide solid rhythms while the bassline pulsates through the sound. Throughout the track and one of its main features is a relentless arp that just keeps going and going creating a hypnotic vibe, great stuff!
Another familiar face around SRUR is James Hopkins with his stunning remix. The intro boasts a chunky kick which sits nicely alongside an open hat and gives off a classic vibe. Very subtle synth notes try to poke through while the bassline adds depth to the sound. Very nice FX work filters in and ties the track up beautifully. Not to be missed and a clear favourite for those late night floors.
Spanish DJ and producer Victor Vera is back with SRUR with his two tracker “Block Party EP”. Victor’s first release here came with his “Thermonuclear Reaction” on Muzika Volume 2. That same release also appeared on compilations with Bonzai Progressive and Bonzai Basiks.
The title track “Block Party” is up first. Solid intro with classic kick and hat combi with other percussive features filtering through. The bass comes through with a bounce adding a lot of energy to the sound. The FX work is top quality and it blends in so well. Great work on the vocal sample give the track an edge. Top stuff again from Victor and will no doubt get a lot of attention.
“Schwarm” is up next, the intro boasts softly keys which are twisted and morphed into a wall of synth before the kicks and electro percussion free it and set up a steady groove. These transformations continue throughout and shape the sound nicely into a solid hypnotic rhythm.
Sounds R Us Recording are gearing up for another, no doubt successful trip, to this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. Label boss Oz Romita has put together an outstanding package with previously released and exclusive material showcasing the diverse range of styles and many talents of the producers on his labels books.
Ozan Kanik features no less than three times throughout this pack with his first offering being the techno fuelled “Fiction”. This track comes in the shape of a superb remix by the mighty Tom Hades and is bound to cause a stir among many at this year’s parties and beyond.
Dutch DJ and producer Steve Mulder returns to SRUR with a sublime techno cut on his track “Matador”. Steve has a hugely impressive release count across many labels and has worked alongside the world’s top jocks and artists.
Ozan’s next offering is the aptly titled “ADE 2013”, a techno stomper with merciless rhythmic grooves that will certainly have the event patrons looking for more, one to watch here!
Analog Effect aka Dutch duo Jan Boom and Branko Van Hilten are up next with “Plovdiv”. The guys are fresh off the back of their last SRUR outing alongside Jay Junior with “Diffuser EP”. This time around the guys take techno into deeper grooves and come up with a proper banging track, superb stuff.
Ozan’s third contribution is in collaboration with CLN83 on their track “Neat & Clean” which saw great reviews upon release. For this comp the Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink Remix was chosen and it brings with it a darker more sinister techno sound that has a huge effect as it draws you in completely.
Miami based DJ and producer Rod B. is back with his full SRUR release after well received remixes earlier in the year. “24HR Amsterdam” is a classic driving techno groove and just what you’d expect from the highly talented Rod B..
W&DY aka Wendy Wustlich is up next to showcase her diverse skills in production. This time Wendy turns on the progressive house with attitude tap and what we get is the stunning “Heartbeat” which will for sure get those pulses racing!
Label head honcho Oz thumps out a fantastic deep house joint on his track “Changes”. Oz has a brilliant and unique way of injecting energy into his sounds and here is no different, yes it’s deep house and yes it’s full of energy which is what we like!
Finishing off this amazing pack is the talented duo of M.R.T.N AKA Sthlm Beat and Pomp with “Behind The Iron Curtain”. Massive techno sound on the with a harder edge groove, a track that will have the floors at ADE bouncing for sure.
Back from his recent stint on SRUR with “Quito” is Italian producer Giorgio Quaranta aka Gforty. Giorgio has enjoyed a raft of releases across many labels including Teggno Records, Bush Records and Repressure Recordings to name a few. His tracks are heavily supported by top jocks all over the world such as Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Eddie Halliwell and Tom Hades. Here he delivers top quality techno grooves with the two track EP “Sinful Soul” which is backed up with two superb remixes.
First up we have the title track, the intro boasts a full on four to the floor chunky kick and classic hat combo with a deep resonating baseline following through. Sublime housey chords fade in and become the mainstay on the track as a funky little vocal makes an appearance. A very energetic track that will be a feature on many playlists for sure.
Los Angeles based DJ and producer Andy Slate delves into a deeper side of techno with his remix of “Sinful Soul”. The remix incorporates much of the original vibe with the heavy kicks and stunning baseline. A rhythmic percussion section keeps the groove on point while the synths bring out the house element, top notch stuff here and a track for the deeper sets.
Giorgio’s next track on this EP is “I Want Everything”. A massive thumping kick intros the track and the percussions build us up to a funkier rhythm. A fantastic classic styled vocal gets the track moving early on before a superb retro themed riff takes full control of the sound. One to watch here and one that will appeal to many!
Next up we have a quartet of DJ’s and producers Affani, Gunther Robles, Diego Hernandez and Mannilab with their remix. The guys turn out a much more housey affair with a blast of funky rhythms and a brilliant deep throbbing bass. Wonderful synth melodies etch out a classy groove with the vocal adding cool textures. The techno still resides in the this track making this a dynamic offering and a firm favourite in any set.
Muzika is now already on its fourth instalment and again we bring you four top class tracks from four top class artists, so buckle up for a techno fuelled ride into the wonderful world of Sounds R Us Recordings.
First up is Alessan Main & Juciff with “Storm”. Chilean born DJ and producer Cristian Alexander Soto López aka Alessan Main began his music career at nineteen years old, playing in clubs and bars he soon got into production and has appeared on labels like The Room, WTF! Music, Jekos Music and more. Colombian based DJ and producer Juciff started out at just sixteen, he has played many clubs around his homeland and has appeared on labels including Nature Music and Junka Records. The track is a dark edged techno offering full of an array of FX and filtered synths, a very eerie atmosphere is created also with some brilliant vocal samples, excellent stuff.
The very popular boss of SRUR, Oz Romita, gives us another taste of his superb brand of techno grooves. His track “No Doubt” will be destined for club classic status, chunky kicks and a heavy bass are gelled together seamlessly with a cool rhythmic percussion arrangement. Cool vocals show up from time to time and on the break we get a huge build up that includes sirens, a must have in any techno set.
Debut appearance on SRUR for Turkish DJ and producer Ozgar Uzar with his track “Blue Wind”. Ozgar has been around the EDM scene since 1995 and has a huge amount of releases under his belt on labels like Desperadoz Records, Workstation, Bedroom Muzik and many more. The track is a masterclass in techno grooves with percussions playing a big part in the sound. Just after the intro a huge riser takes us through to the main groove that goes on relentlessly, big sound for big floors here and one to watch.
Another debut appearance on SRUR for Los Angeles based DJ and producer Andy Slate and his track “Mandalay”. Andy first came into contact with turntables in 1983 and has been thrashing out techno beats ever since. His longstanding production career has seen his music on labels such as Soulmate, Eightmileshigh and Nervous Records to name just a few. “Mandalay” gets right into a full on techno groove from the off with a tight drum and percussion arrangement backed up with a popping bass and crunchy brass stabs, excellent workout!
Last years ADE was the very first for SRUR. 12 hours long we had the finest tunes along with the finest producers taking CUE bar to another level.
This year SRUR is presenting a 10 hour showcase again with the finest tunes and producers.
The main sound is Techno and in the early stage of the night a bit of deep tech house to create the mood that you gonna need.
Like last year we are not charging an entry fee, meaning….FREE ENTRY all night long! BAMMM!!
Ozan Kanik (Official)
Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink
Dutch DJing and production duo Analog Effect aka Jan Boom and Branko Van Hilten team up with fellow country man Jay Junior for their full debut release on SRUR with “Diffuser EP”. Jan and Branko have done remixes for SRUR and Bonzai Basiks in the past for Oz Romita and Oliver Moldan. These guys started out creating bleeps on Atari computers and have since worked with and played with top DJ’s and artists from across the world. Jay Junior has music coursing through his veins, he started his music career as a percussionist and he has performed at many festivals across Europe. Now when Jay takes to the decks he throws out an energetic and rhythmic experience for the listener.
The title track “Diffuser” intros with a thumping kick and light percussion, the rhythm builds steadily and bursts into a full on tech stomper with a deep, reverberating bass. The break offers up some interesting FX which works very well in contrast with this deep groove, one for the darker rooms!
“I Like It” is up next and we get another round of truly floor thumping kicks backed up with quality percussion and FX. The bassline has a smooth deep grooving effect and this blends so well with the overall vibe. Vocal samples peek through before the break and the track winds down, superb synths build tension on the break and before you know it we are back into full on party rockin mode with this top tune.
M.R.T.N take on remix duties on “Diffuser” and they ramp up the techno grooves in style. Much harder edged with tough gritty kicks and in your face bass. A multitude of percussive instruments provide a solid groove with flowing rhythms while on the break we get treated to some quirky bleeps and an intense riser to get us back into full swing, a must have for those dedicated techno arenas.
SRUR regular Ozan Kanik joins forces with Mariano Santos and CLN83 for his “Family Love EP”. Ozan continues to pump out quality vibes and has a few releases on SRUR with two appearances on the Muzika series. DJ and Producer Mariano Santos hails from Argentina and he has a wealth of releases under his belt across many different labels including his own Santos Recordings. He also continues to DJ worldwide in the most exotic locations from Egypt to Brazil. Dutch DJ and producer CLN83 has provided remixes for SRUR in the past and also has a raft of top quality releases on various labels.
First up is Ozan & Mariano’s track “Broke Bad”, the intro sends out a tough kick with a low sub adding weight, percussions slowly build into a full on techno monster. A synth line rises up from the depths to dominate while sinister sounding FX create an intense vibe. On the break sweet ripples come through add very stark contrast to the proceedings, these soon dissipate and we’re back to pumping techno grooves, excellent stuff.
Next is Ozan & CLN83’s track “Neat & Clean”, cool sharp hats fill the intro alongside a thumping kick. The bass takes over as it reverberates through the sound while a pitched tone rises and falls creating a surreal, spacey type theme. Vocal samples tease in and out and the break builds up to a huge climax, after the break the track takes a twist with a superb, hypnotic riff dominating for the duration, quality stuff and a must on any playlist!
The SRUR series Muzika is now on its third volume with three fresh new tracks to get the juices flowing.
First up is Spanish producer Dany Cohiba with “Amsterdam Streets”. Dany is a veteran on the scene having began his music career in the eighties. He currently has a vast amount of releases under his belt across multiple labels (way too many to mention). Here he applies his skills in style with a powerfully energetic groover. The kicks and hats on the intro provide a bouncy rhythm with the bass rolling effortlessly through the sound. Short vocal samples come through as the track progresses and on the break some nifty synth work creeps in, top class stuff.
Italian producer Giorgio Quaranta aka Gforty is up next with his energising track “Quito”. From the get go you get thrown in a torrent of tribal percussion and a thumping kick which builds up a wonderfully rhythmic groove. Classic whistle effects are the perfect fit and beefs up the sound making those tribal rhythms stand out even more. Huge tune here and certain to be picked up by many jocks.
Onofrio Conte steps up with his track “Gets Dirty”. Onofrio has had a couple of quality releases on Bonzai Basiks, “What Da Hell” and “Red Lights” with support coming from all angles. Here he applies his talents with ease delivering a gritty techno groove. The track gets right into it from the start, dishing out a strong kick and deep bass combo with the percussions etching out a hypnotic, tribal rhythm. Great FX work add textures and make this a true techno stomper that will perform well in any set.
SRUR label boss Oz Romita is back with a superb three tracker, “Get Us Funky EP”. As usual Oz remains very busy with gigging, producing and running the label.
“Get Us Funky” starts us off, a real cool laidback funky little number. The intro gives off a nice fresh vibe with bright hats and a proper thud on the kick with percussions building a smooth rhythm, a tight arrangement. The bass lifts the track off, such a simple and very effective riff with a lush groove. The funkness comes into this track through the guitars, again a very simple riff that has a big impact, top notch stuff.
“Burning” is up next and the tempo rises along with it. Nice bouncy vibe on the intro with the synth in the offset, cool and sharp hats alongside the kicks provide a steady rhythm here as we build up to an awesome techno groove. Lots of percussion makes its way into the sound throughout, overall a very fun track that would sit well in any set.
“Foreign Drums” is a masterclass in arrangement, a myriad of sounds and in particular percussions, all come together beautifully inside a strong tech fuelled groove. As this track progresses it becomes hypnotising and later on some surreal synths add a new layer to the sound, superb stuff.