When it comes to tech house and techno, not many record labels have the pedigree of Saved. Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, Subb-an, Loco Dice, and now you can add Germany’s Robert Dietz to the mix after releases on Cadenza, Cecille, and Deep Vibes. Dietz is a rising star in the techno world with a prestigious spot in Luciano’s Vagabundos crew, and his new Heavy Mental EP cements his spot as one of the most promising electronic music producers.
Well known for his percussive grooves, Robert Dietz has upped the ante on Heavy Mental. The title track builds slowly, continuously adding elements to keep the energy sky-high. Just as the track reaches a crescendo, the layers get dissected in a spacey buildup only to break together with perfect dancefloor harmony. Dietz doesn’t skimp on energy with the aptly-titled Stamina, either. Like Heavy Mental, chopped up vocals are the focus here, but some extra tinges of electro are added to keep things extra funky. Dietz’ worldwide sets are already legendary, and it looks as if his production prowess is reaching those heights as well.