Recently signed to OWSLA, Hamburg-based 21 year-old Etnik has released his debut EP Neon Daze and it has quickly shown why some are calling him the “Wunderkind of the German techno scene.” The eight track EP includes five originals and three remixes by the likes of Mumbai Science, TWR72, and Modek.
Neon Daze is without a doubt one of the darkest and most interesting releases I’ve heard in a while, conjuring up images of abandoned warehouses and late night basement parties. I have yet to listen to any part of the EP during the daylight, and I believe that’s for the better.
A few highlights on the EP include the title track with its eerie synths and vocals, and Nixon‘s mechanical techno beats. Etnik’s sound reminds me of one of my favorite producers at the moment who also happens to make slick, no-nonsense electronic music: the prince of dark techno Mr. Gesaffelstein.
With his superb production and clearly defined sound, Etnik is on track to make some big waves in the electronic music scene. Make sure to grab a copy of the Neon Daze EP on Beatport here.