The second quarter of 2020 has already been finished a while back, and many of us had some sort of a summer holiday. Due to COVID-19 however, we’ve sadly had a summer without any festivals… but to ease the pain bit, we have released a couple of brand-new tracks in all kinds of different styles for you to listen to. From techno to deep house, there is something for everyone. Keep reading to find out!
This is Where We Started
On May 11th Kuba Bednarz released the track Where We Started on our label. Kuba is a 19-year-old DJ and minimal techno producer from Belfast, Ireland. He had a passion for music since as far back as he can remember, and he was always either listening to his favorite artists or playing the drums from a very young age. The main genres he grew up with were the likes of hard rock and metal, up until the age of around 12. Then he discovered electronic music.
‘Where We Started’ actually began by complete accident. He created a random single synth line in his bedroom and it immediately inspired him to start working with it. He went to the studio later that day, and had the foundation and structure laid down within a couple of hours. Luckily, he has access to a great studio in the Sonic Arts Research Centre, owned by Queen University, where he is currently studying Music and Audio production. He was able to spend the next 3-4 days working on the song and by the end of the week, the song was finished. He was really happy with the end result because he felt like it reflected his artistic profile in are very good way. He personally feels it is his best body of work so far, so definitely one to look out for!
You can buy or stream ‘Where We Started’ on one of the platforms below:
- Where We Started on Beatport
- Where We Started on Traxsource
- Where We Started on Spotify
- Where We Started on Youtube
Turn on the Sirens
The second interesting release to check out is the track Sirens, produced by BLAÜW. BLAÜW, in day-to-day live known as Lorenz Vandevoorde, is 29 years old and lives in a small town called Jabbeke in Belgium. In his day-to-day life he is an accounting assistant for TUI Airlines from the Netherlands.
When he is making a new track, ideas usually come from movies or games, or the have some connection with history in general. For the track Sirens this all started when he was heavily into Greek mythology, because he was playing ‘Assassins Creed Odyssey’ a lot. He usually wrestles a lot with his tracks. He constantly changes the melodies or the sounds for the leads, pads or basses. Then he makes a basic structure of how the track is going to progress, and then he starts laying out the track, making slight changes here and there until he is 99% satisfied. He’s never 100% satisfied because he always feels like he can somehow make it even better, but at some point, you have to stop otherwise it will never get finished.
If you got curious and want to know more about ‘Sirens’, you can buy or stream the track right now by using one of the links below:
Time for Poetic Malfunktion
Bipashna & Dozzer are a DJ/producer duo from the Netherlands mainly focusing on producing and mixing hard techno. On May 18th they have released their first track on our techno record label: Poetic Malfunktion.
Bipashna was born in India, but she moved to Nepal in her early teen days. Currently she is an international student at the HAN University, Arnhem, The Netherlands. Dozzer was born in Nepal and is now residing in Arnhem too. There is not really one thing he is doing on a regular basis. Every day he has something else to do, but mostly, he is just chilling!
There was no particular source of inspiration for Poetic Malfunktion, it was just a feeling that found its expression in this track. The production process was a bit lengthy, since the elements needed a lot of balancing, especially with the kick and vocals. Experimentation and exploration were key in producing this track, but Bipashna & Dozzer were really satisfied once the hard work was done. A really awesome driving dark techno track was born.
If you are in for some hard techno, then you can buy or stream Poetic Malfunktion via one of the links below:
- Poetic Malfunktion on Beatport
- Poetic Malfunktion on Traxsource
- Poetic Malfunktion on Spotify
- Poetic Malfunktion on Youtube