It’s been a minute since the last time we threw it down with an episode of The Technodrome, LessThan3’s weekly trek into the dark and dirty sounds of the underground. Apologies for the two-week absence–blame Black Rock City–but this week’s episode, featuring new techno music from Locked Groove, Enrico Sangiuliano, Steve Rachmad, and more, should make up for it.
Locked Groove – Namibia (Original Mix) [Something Happening Somewhere]
Belgian producer Tim Van de Meutter, aka Locked Groove, first caught my attention when he teamed up with Mind Against for February’s Elysium / Pulsar EP. Now, he returns with Namibia, off Something Happening Somewhere’s (SoHaSo) dual compilation release Somewhere Compilations I & II. Gloomy, melancholic, and minimal, Namibia is a yearning trek through industrial grooves and hypnotizing melodies. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Boris – Can You Hear Me (Enrico Sangiuliano Remix) [Alleanza]
Can you hear me? This track is massive! I’ll never shy away from my love of deep, ethereal techno, but sometimes you just want it hard, you want it fast, and you want it nasty. Enrico Sangiuliano’s booming big room techno remix covers all three. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Steve Rachmad – Out In The Open (Edit) [Life and Death]
Dutch techno veteran Steve Rachmad, who has been wowing audiences since the mid-’90s, makes his Life and Death debut with the two-track Parallel Shopping EP. The opening track, Out In The Open (Edit), has seen love from artists like Tale Of Us and Adriatique, and for good reason– it’s a deep, dreamy cut that merges a raw, punchy spirit with magical melodies, trapping the listening and steadily increasing energy. Pick it up on Beatport here.
David Mayer – Helios Original Mix) [Gruuv]
Berlin-based producer David Mayer, one of the founders of the German label Keinemusik, hops on Leeds label Gruuv for the three-track Burn EP. Like its name suggests, Helios is a fiery burst of dark, atmospheric synths, powerful percussion, and unrelenting heat. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Andre Crom & Chi Thanh feat. Jinadu – Freedom Call (Musumeci ReEdit Vocal Mix) [Free Download]
The track name might be a mouthful, but the song itself is pure bliss. Italy’s Musumeci continues to impress with a deep, driving rework that until now has been an unreleased live gem. The vocals during the bridge are orgasmic. Grab the free download here.