Seems to me that, much how like modern trance grew stale because it was hijacked and turned corporate by a group of twats, techno currently appears to be in danger of becoming similarly homogenised. That noir-ish style masquerading as deep, dark or brooding techno was wonderful when it was fresh, but, dare I say it, is starting to become a tad too popular; the very antithesis of what techno is about and what my contrarian nature feels compelled to rebel against. Its a trend that tech-house and progressive house has felt the need to dip into as well.
That, and I’ve been listening to a bit of millennial Dave Clarke recently.
You’d think then that the void created by such dark leanings would have been filled by a return to the rolling, 3AM, off-your-tits techno style of the nineties and noughties, punctuated by minimal, synthetically immature melodies and the raw bite of sawtoothed bass and razored hi-hat.
Apparently not. So here’s Density Volume 004.
Hertz – Phonk
Hertz – Granit
Industrialyser – Kosmos
Industrialyser – Maximal
C-System – Central (James Hammer Remix)
Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp (Der Dritte Raum Ison 38)
C-System – Just Hating
Brad Lee – Struggle Between
Max Walder and Manu Kenton – Adrenaline
Christian Fischer & DJ Murphy – Fucking Hard (A.Paul & Industrialyser Remix)
Dima E – Slow Fucking
Pratap & Petter B – Tribe Canini
Mr Rog – Fever (Esteban Arroyo Remix)
Jamal DJs – Danse Macabre
David Moleon – Monotension
Spiros Kaloumenos – Aftertouch
Deckmonsters – Girls Girls
Ian Void – Destroy The Boss
Raul Mezcolanza & Bob D – Monchu
Hertz & Elton D – Linus (Ignition Technition Remix
Paul Mac – From Below