Weekend kickoff: Two techno tracks that should lift the roof

Two seriously rolling techno tracks that should get you going on a Friday night. Or any other night. In fact: If this doesn’t get you going, you’re dead. Dead, I say.

On Fleek & AMES – Rekka


The slicing of the vocal samples in the latter half of the track is what forced me up from the chair when I listened through the submissions. Ah man. I love sliced loops like that. It just never gets old on me.

To be honest I think this track should have a shorter introduction until this segment kicks in around two minutes into the track, and push that part further instead. Cause once it do kick in, it just lifts the entire track up to a new level. If I were playing this track live I’d cue it at around 1.5 minutes and loop the shit out of the latter half.

Either way, a really cool track it is.

Henri Bergmann – Interference

The second track of today might be slightly less accessible (although still easily digestible by the avid Beatradar reader), but once it gets under your skin…

I am tempted at calling this “dark tribal” due to the tribalistic percussion that so totally makes this track into what it is. And man, how it rolls. Oh dear me. If you didn’t take any drugs prior to this one being spun on the floor, you sure feel like you did so by the end of the track. This is aural drugs. The best there is.

It’s not like it lifts you up, though. This is dark matter. Push you down into a gritty sea of smelly goo. But perfectly tempered goo. And good for your skin.

More. I want more of this, Henri. You know where to find me.

Both of these tracks are added to our pretty splendid Spotify techno playlist, “The Techno Club“. A list you should just as well hit “follow” on right away. It’s already awesome and will only get better.

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LudoWic & Moneõ – “Memory Loss”: The cyberpunked neighbourhood

Oh hello there, darkness. Please, allow me to introduce you to sir Pompous. You two will go well together.

As proven by today’s pick. A raw, dramatic and industrial atmosphere dominated by chaos and despair fills our speakers as we enter “Memory Loss” – one of the most cinematic tracks I’ve heard in a very long time:

LudoWic& Moneõ – “Memory Loss”

We need to head to the Netherlands to find LudoWic, and Moneõ is based in the UK. From what I understand this is LudoWic’s first single after the album Elka Village in 2017. And what a return!

This track is thunder and lightning. Artificially created to keep the masses at bay. This track places us straight into a cyberpunk urban affair. Gritty faces, cybernetic implants, a dark past and even darker future. Despite the grim outlook: I want to be part of it. Now.

This track is added to our Spotify playlist “After The Apocalypse” – a list that is currently very much under construction. But why not follow it already and join us as we discover more of these dark gems from the electronica outskirts?

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Phlox, “Farewell”: A formula that works

Heavenly synth strings. Windy pads. Quiet beat. Lazy, deep bass. Windbell sounds. El-piano. Yeah, the cliches are stacked in this track.

Still, there’s something about this track that made me stop. Maybe it simply is that it’s just so very well made. Well mixed, well arranged, it does what it does very well. But what it does… We’ve heard it before, haven’t we?

Yes, yes we have. And Phlox floats on all that. He follows the formula, but he does it well.

That’s really the only difference between a mediocre and a good producer. It’s not really about being so damn creative or so damn unique. Not really. You need to be good at what you do. Uniqueness will only take you so far. It’s a bonus, it’s what takes you from good to spectacular, but without doing that unique stuff really really good, you’re destined to stay in the studio honing your skills.

And this track here, well, I’d totally play it at any credible lounge or beach club. Because it’s good at what it does.

We need to head to the Netherlands to find mr Phlox, a fellow who claims he “loves down-tempo, future garage and ambient music”. And that’s it from him. In other words, not much to feed hungry bloggers craving for info.

And I’d like to use this opportunity to call out to all you producers out there, who are operating without labels to handle the promotional work for you: Spend some time on your bios, being it on Spotify, Itunes, in your submissions to media, et cetera. When the moment comes where a media person wants to cover your stuff, be prepared. Have it easily available where they seek.

Read other bios by established artists. You find them for example on Spotify artist pages. Notice the focus, their informational value. Give stuff that people can quote. They love that. Give them something to write about!

This track proudly sits in our Spotify playlist “The Calm Lounge” along with other great chillout and lounge music.

May we suggest that you too follow it for an ever expanding, elegant collecction of downtempo electronica!