It’s time once again to break out your all-black everything–t-shirts, pants, hoodies, shades, etc.–because The Technodrome, LessThan3’s weekly dose of the underground, is back. This week’s edition covers new techno music from DJ Tennis, Moonwalk, Patrice Baumel, and more. Get guddy, y’all.
Moonwalk – Domino (Original Mix) [Definition:Music]
This is my first introduction to Italian-born, London-based duo Moonwalk, but what an intro! This entire EP is absolutely bananas–I’d have included all three tracks in this week’s list if I could. The title track is a late-night groover featuring a funk-injected bassline, epic vibes, and the perfect dubbed-out breakdown to build up the energy for one more dancefloor explosion. Grab the EP on Beatport here.
HVOB – Tender Skin (DJ Tennis Remix) [Stil Vor Talent]
One of the masters of deep, driving, melodic techno returns with a stellar remix from duo HVOB’s new EP, Tender Skin / The Anxiety to Please. Moody, poignant, and pleasurable all at once, this has sunrise written all over it. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Someone Outside – Parallel Worlds (Patrice Baumel Remix) [Ardor]
The first-ever release on new label Ardor is a big one. Like its name suggests, Parallel Worlds is a trip into another dimension. Hop into a spaceship, and take an aural odyssey to an alien world full of weird, atmospheric twists and hypnotizing sounds. Pick up the full EP on Beatport here.
Luigi Madonna – Le Ly Land (Original Mix) [Drumcode]
Italy’s Luigi Madonna returns to Drumcode to close out the summer in style with the new four-track Magic Land EP. The opener, Le Ly Land, is a raw, simplistic, no-holds-barred romp through raucous drums, brooding themes, and unbridled energy. If looking for some pounding techno to get you through the colder months, this is a great place to start. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Ambivalent – Azurito (Original Mix) [Last Night On Earth]
US-born Ambivalent joins an all-star cast of rising talents like Alex Niggemann and Hunter/Game on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth imprint with the Portrait In Three Colors EP. The closing track, Azurito, definitely sits on the more progressive and mellow side of the genre with its soft synth stabs and uplifting, airy atmosphere, making it the perfect addition to those deep, progressive sets. Pick up the whole EP on Beatport here.