Out now on Tarvisium Electronique, available as vinyl and digital release. The new “Tresor 5AM” by Mr. Steve Lorenz including a snorky Syntax Error remix…
Welcome to the dark side. Where chaos is the constant, distortion forms the standard and frontiers are built out of opaque shadows. Mumbling voices are hunting you through a maze of creepy synthesizer sounds. Welcome to Antifuse.
With their latest release, the Berlin-based duo NERKKIRN are following their path of experimental techno sounds, this time leading into dark shades of whirring electronic sounds. By creating a gloomy, yet groovy tune, Antifuse builds up a perfectly conductive path within the unique sound system of Snork Enterprises.
Like a mysterious rollercoaster, four versatile tracks are pulling you into a vague ride through various spheres of electronic sounds. Starting off with high speed into the deep and gloomy mines of underground techno, Dipode unfolds its dark side in full blast. Moving forward, Antifuse chases you upside down on a roaring bass line merging into Electronichangover. There, in a reduced atmosphere of sound, subtle tunes still forcefully keep pushing you through an odd darkness until everything, then, flows into a slight glow at the end of the tunnel – Reversebias.
„NERKKIRN is what happens when you pair two very different electronic musicians with a shared passion for warping sonic technology – and set them loose.“ Yet, speaking of paths, it has always been the new and experimental approaches that kept Nerk aka Benjamin Weiss and Peter Kirn moving and finally formed their intersection.
Having founded the legendary Berlin rave act Tok Tok, Benjamin Weiss has been an innovative artist within the techno scene for many years now, including releases on Kompakt, Klang, and V-Records, often in collaboration with Dirk Leyers, as well as the co-creation of a new iPad step sequencer.
As a classically trained experimental musician the Kentucky-born Peter Kirn has been working in a wide range of fields such as modern dance, ambient audiovisual shows, as well as piano and underground experimental techno. Yet he might be best known as co-creator of the MeeBlip synthesizer and as the editor of CDM (createdigitalmusic.com). Again a common space he shares with Nerk, founding editor of De:bug.
Some heavy oldschool with Syntax Error…Recorded in Giessen at the Antifuse release party!
Vinyl only and mixed with real hands!
Humpty Times, out now on Beatport!
You gotta jump on this tune. There’s no denying the driving bass line that drags your body into the sound. Being the moving power, this solid “bass-plate” gets built up and down by bright highlights and jumping tunes. A little fatalistic roaring, some swirl here and there, yet every sound feels right where it should be. It is a playful but not at all naïve conglomerate of home made, easy going techno sounds, reminding you a little of back then, but first and foremost letting you groove right now! Easily, yet resolutely, you get carried away by the catchy beat that is pushing forward both tracks “Stata” and “Ticket” on the first RELAX 2000 release in 2015. A perfect restart to just relax and enjoy some fresh, real good techno tune!
A new school techno kid with roots back in old school. Having made his first moves in techno music with crappy cd players at home and a radio-taped set by Sven Väth in the early 2000s, Leif Müller stepped up to his first residency in his hometown club Rocker 33 in 2009. Together with his buddy Konstantin Sibold he continued his activities with the event series Common Sense People hosting club nights including artists such as DJ Koze, Roman Flügel and Efdemin. Subsequently in 2013 he started to release his own productions with a track on the Get Physical sub-label Poesie Musik and a joint track with Konstantin Sibold on the Cocoon Compilation N.
Being a young kid back in the late 90s, his early influences of 90s hip hop and some classic 80s pop from his dad still remain, as well as his passion for old school equipment with its rough sound and workflow. With these favorites, he creates a reduced yet tight and driving sound honoring the good old analog times.
No stereotypes. No sound restrictions. No name dropping. Just relax!
The techno label RELAX 2000 is a conglomerate of passionate techno music that does not want to define itself. Every track justifies itself by its stunning sound that catches you no matter what. It’s all about real, good techno tunes. And this is what it is. That’s all we need. Just Relax 2000.
Out now on vinyl and digital!
Rollin´ List e.p.
Right in your face! With the first release after its renewal in 2015, the underground techno label FEINWERK has definitely nailed it. Four massive tracks by four warriors of pure hard underground real shit fucking music – that is what kicks ass your new year! Norman, Berk Offset, Dave Tarrida and Syntax Error aka label founder Christian Schachta once more set a bench on what dirty dark techno tunes are all about! So lift up your ass and keep your head straight, there’s a bass approaching! FEINWERK reloaded 2015.
He’s breaking off the barriers and smashes through. The Stammheim kid is still standing tight on his rough 90s techno roots and keeps the freak in his fingers. So nobody is surprised anymore if he’s squeezing in some hip hop scratches or Elvis parades between bombing bass lines and explosive techno beats. It’s all about the right drive on the dance floor. So is his mantra “if you’re stuck, you suck!”
He is the man of wonderful mistakes. At least that is how he himself describes his sound. Fehlerfunk, a blending of the German word for mistake and “funk”, stands for an experimental sound, strange medias, some mumbling and rumbling and everything in between, which makes his sound unique. It is a modern sound aesthetic being transmitted in an old school straightforward way and leaving no mercy but hand clustered harsh techno tunes.
Grown up as a techno artist within the 90s UK scenery, Dave Tarrida sounds just like one of those loud, sweaty, really dark underground clubs with too many strobes to see but just enough to keep your heart rate at a max. Most well known as one of the founding members of the legendary Sativa club in Edinburgh, he still retains this ravy, industrial feeling in his tracks and remains an ambassador of never ending electronic roughness.
The obscure world of the deep and groovy techno music is his well-known territory. Deep wobbly bass lines, harsh snares, FM tones and drones, deep bass drums and tricky percussions are his companions. Yet, like a syntax error, he breaks with commonplace regularities and creates his own, wholly new sound experience that is highly recognized within the techno scene.
FEINWERK is the hardcore porno everybody hides deep down in his closet. Not everybody has the guts to confess to it, but everybody owns the desire for it. It’s the urge to resent all conventions and solely listen to what your body is longing for – pure hard underground real shit fucking music!
Reminding the techno scene of the mind blowing beats of unique electronic sounds, such as the Brighton techno, FEINWERK is coming back with its new badass interpretation of experimental underground techno with a mixture of industrial and minimal influences involving an apocalyptic touch.
Check out this free downloadable THEMOSTWORSTWASTED remix of NERKKIRN´s Finality track, featured on the XLR8R Soundcloud page…
The new Obervolt EP (V021) from NERKKIRN aka Nerk & Peter Kirn is released on V-Records with remixes from Tallmen.785, Syntax Error and TheMostWorstWasted. More from NERKKIRN on Snork Enterprises also soon in the beginning of 2015 with their Antifuse e.p. on Snork73!
Baaam! And here we go, out now on vinyl, two heavy bass loaded smashers by Mr. Neil Landstrumm. Check out the new UNDERtheGROUND 4 at your local vinyl dealer!!!
Out in the first week of February, the new smasher from REMUTE on Snork Enterprises, the Snork72 as vinyl and digital release.
Entirely off the safe path, nonconformity and badass sounds are merging for Snork #72 to send the ultimate SOS for genuine techno. Snork Enterprises meets Remute out in left field with three tracks not only to Save Our Souls, also to save our sound of raw, underground techno.
In a distorted space of sound, eclectic Morse-codes come floating while persistent base lines keep the machines running. Sirens sound and tortured steel is building up a sphere of vibrating noise spreading all over the hull and sustainedly screaming for SOS.
Soaring beats forecast the last burst of strength. A freak wave of forceful sounds is rearing up. Scared minds are facing the darkness of endless depth, still longing for the last beam of moonlight. Yet, the all-embracing wall of infinity is merciless closing the entire surface. In an ambience of distortion, finally everlasting silence is drawing through the dark deepness devouring every vivid glance. From the distance down below there remains one inward echo – the ultimate SOS.
Out of the box – any box you may wanna place, Remute in all likelihood will break through. The Belgrad-born and Hamburg-based artist and producer has been well known for many years now as enfant terrible of techno. “Raw unfiltered techno” that’s he says you get from him, but there’s a lot more to it.
Browsing through his chronic, you can feel this certain portion of fascinating madness in each an every step he takes. Take his world record of the longest remix in dance-music-history, the ultimate cowbell massacre “Cowbell Mania” or his limited album “The Orgy” including a sample of his own blood.
However this kind of madness is not distracting but adding to his stunning techno tunes inspired a lot by the genuine sounds from old school days. Since his breakthrough in 2008 with his own label “Remute”, his own tracks got remixed by renowned artists like Paul Kalkbrenner, DJ Rush, Aka Aka, Snuff Crew or Legowelt. As well as he has been remixing for popular artists such as Kid Alex aka Boys Noize, GusGus, Justin Robertson, Daniel Avery or Solomun.
It’s loud. It’s dirty. It’s harsh. Yet what stands behind roaring bass lines and smashing beats is a deeply rooted passion for the art of techno. In a few words Neil Landstrumm and Syntax Error, two techno artist who have been on the decks for decades now, try to capture what could be continued hours and hours. Words on techno.