German-based, Italian-born brotherly duo Mind Against (pictured) was my pick for Top Artists To Watch In 2015, and for good reason–their particular brand of techno is unlike anything else currently on the scene. Following the success of their three-track Strange Days EP, Alex and Federico join forces with Belgium’s Locked Groove to unleash the two-track Elysium / Pulsar EP.
The A-side, Elysium, is a throbbing, pulsing techno journey with more layers than an onion. Deep, dynamic, and definitely dancefloor-ready, it features emotionally evocative melodies, spacey synths, and a punchy groove. I hesitate to even call Pulsar the B-side, because it too sets a new standard for techno with it’s soaring atmosphere and hypnotizing breaks and builds.
Grab the EP on Beatport here via Scuba’s Hotflush label. If you happen to be in Los Angeles March 19, come join me when Mind Against performs at Nofilter.