Welcome back, ladies and germs, to another rousing edition of The Technodrome, LessThan3’s weekly expedition into the exciting, ear-worming sounds of underground dance music. This week’s episode features a massive new collaboration between Tale Of Us and Mind Against, a free download from Eekkoo, and so much more new techno music. Dive in and get dirty.
Tale Of Us & Mind Against – Astral (Original Mix) [Life And Death]
It’s not every day I get to wake up and find out that two of my favorite producers in the world collaborated on a song together. As you’d expect from this quartet of melodic techno titans, the aptly named Astral is a peak-time cerebral monster that fully shows off their signature synth play, emotive builds, and crepuscular style. Pick it up Oct. 5 via Life And Death.
Agoria – Independence (Original mix) [Ellum]
Keeping things dark and mysterious is this new mind-melter from Paris’ Sebastien Devaud, aka Agoria. His hypnotizing style of emotive techno makes him a perfect fit for Maceo Plex’ Ellum–I just wish I didn’t have to wait until Oct. 30 to hear the rest of the new EP…
Eekoo – The Killing (Original Mix) [Free Download]
This was a great song even before I heard the vocal sample from Slim Charles off The Wire, one of my all-time favorite TV shows. Raw and unapologetic, this thundering banger will grab your attention on the dancefloor and refuse to let go. Grab the free download here.
Terranova feat. Mandel Turner – Underverse (Adam Port Remix) [Kompakt]
Adam Port injects his own flavor into Terranova’s deep house gem off the latter’s recent LP, Restless. Featuring standout vocals from Mandel Turner that are sure to be reused time and time again, the tantalizing tech house tune is a foot-stomping groove that pulses and pops with an impossible-to-resist energy. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Madame – Overheat (Original Mix) [Boysnoize]
Woohoohoo, talk about a barn-burner. French produce Louis Roche aka Madame turns down the lights and turns up the heat with his latest three-track release, Perc99, set to drop on Boysnoize Records Oct. 2. Middle track Overheat is a revving race car speeding through chugging percussion, blistering bass, and a dark atmosphere that would even have Gesaffelstein looking up in shock. The rising build at the mid-way point is relentless.