Those alluring, shadowy melodies combined with dark, heart shattering lyrics have made the Basildon boy one of the most successful songwriters of his generation – but three years on from his acclaimed VCMG Techno record, Martin Gore has extended the gagging order on those angelic pipes of his for another, albeit very different, instrumental project.
MG is a bewitching collection of ambient extremes – the perfect electronic accompaniment to the spectrum of human mood and emotions. Some might consider it a little miserly to be denying fans those big vocal hooks again, but this is not an album by Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore. MG is the essence of an entirely different musician.
Stripping his name to its bare initials is certainly symbolic of the new music’s simplicity, but does it also help deflect some expectations hardened Depeche Mode fans might otherwise have?
Watch MG’s newest videoclip “Europa Hymn”.
Martin Gore says:
“People might be expecting me to do more cover songs or a techno album maybe as a solo artist, but that’s too predictable now. So doing a more filmic instrumental album is a bit more unexpected.”
Buuk’s Adrenaline-Fuelled EP Is Making People Move Their Feet
Echtraí is a new Techno label from electronic music collective B-Haus that is fostering an admirable presence with its first release. I’m referring in particular to Buuk‘s EP, ‘Vector’ which is already bringing all people to their feet to dance.
Besides, this adrenaline-fuelled material includes three heavy-hitting bangers, “Vector,” “Contemplate,” and “2000,” all of them unleashing driving energy.
Likewise, you can distinguish pounding rhythms designed to destroy any club’s sound system.
Just be ready to get transported into deep dark grooves and trippy tones from another realm.
Broadly speaking, its use of punchy sounds and repetition normally runs at 137 BPM. Plus, everything has been processed in a minimalistic style without the use of prominent vocal samples.
Certainly, Buuk shares his devotion to the four-to-the-floor beat on “Vector,” while delivering some peak-time Techno bomb to the masses. Also, it should be mentioned that “Contemplate” will leave you in a trance-like state, immersing yourself in a hypnotizing experience.
Perhaps, the biggest highlight is the third track which encompasses an old-school ravey approach inspired by the early 2000s.
But don’t worry too much about the differences between tracks because in an integral fashion it feels like an ecstatic journey.
What are you waiting for?… Hit the play button and enjoy.
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FOVOS Releases New 90s-Inspired Modern Techno Banger, “Pure”
New Zealanders FOVOS have made hard-hitting Techno and House tracks their namesake, and their newest release “Pure” certainly doesn’t disappoint. Upon first listen, it’s clear that the title is meant to represent pure underground sound, with driving and minimal bass lines that are meant for dark clubs and certainly aren’t for the faint of heart. As heard in their recent singles “Platia” and “Under Pressure,” FOVOS draws on inspiration from the old school raves of the 90s, bringing a dose of nostalgia with a modern twist. Whether you’re looking for your next festival anthem or after-hours banger, look no further than “Pure.”
“We’re so keen to get this dirty underground track out there. Pure takes heavy inspiration from old-school 90s raves and tries to bring that vibe into a modern techno banger. The track features a 90s-inspired vocal sample, tearing synths, and grooving bassline that’s sure to get any dancefloor moving.” — FOVOS
FOVOS began their artist adventure back in 2020 and throughout the midst of a global pandemic, have been hard at work producing music that speaks to the heart of the underground. Even early in their career, they’ve already been supported by Alok, AC Slater, Cloverdale, Dr. Fresch, Eli & Fur, Joel Corry, Kryder, Martin Ikin, and MASTERIA, to name a few. The duo has already been off to a strong start in 2022, while “Platia” continues their momentum. FOVOS have more music lined up for 2022 on the likes of Lee Foss’ Repopulate Mars, Insomniac, Barong Family, and more. Stay tuned for many more dancefloor-worthy tracks from these two.
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Techno & Electronica Producer NHOAH Shares “The Whistle”
In many cultures, whistling or making whistling noises in the morning is thought to attract good luck, good things, or good spirits. Rave sounds mixed with melodic Techno elements are the main ingredients of this banger called “The Whistle.”
Tracks by NHOAH are supported by renowned DJs such as: Who Made Who, Digitalism, Rebūke, Mark Broom, Sister Bliss / Faithless, Paco Osuna, NANCY Live, TSHA, Roger Sanchez, Nicole Moudaber, Freejak, Little Fritter, Ramiro Lopez, Paco Osuna, Auntie Flo, Olderic, John Digweed, Kryder, Danny Rampling, Roger Sanchez, Tocadisco, Dan Hayes, Motez, Generik, Franco De Mulero, VONDA7, Sugarstarr, and Henry Saiz.
NHOAH has made his name as a producer, composer, DJ, mixing engineer, and record label owner. To his core, NHOAH is devoted to creative culture and its inhabitants. He was the cover feature at MIXMAG BR and also drew recognition from leading music publications such as Resident Advisor, Quietus, TRAX Mag, Clash Magazine, PopMatters, Magnetic Magazine, Data Transmission, The Arts Desk, MTV London and Electronic Groove as well as airplay on BBC 6 Nemone’s Electric Ladyland. He performed a live video on a suspended glass stairway on the Dachstein Glacier called ‘ Stairway To Nothingness – Glacier Concert’ as well as a ‘ Live Set In A Storm In A Wall-less Skyscraper’, both of
which premiered via BE-AT TV and has racked up over a million views across streaming platforms to date.
NHOAH has worked alongside the producers of The Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, and Bronski Beat’s Larry Steinbachek, and his album Tangowerk was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.