Waffensupermarkt's 2015 track Freifahrt gets reissued as part of a deluxe edition of the album Technik. It is a wonderful abstract patchwork of muted bell tones and fizzy vintage string pads – which granted, sounds like it shouldn't work but it does.

Waffensupermarkt - Freifahrt is out now on Pink Dolphin Music [BUY]

Check out this industrial tech crossover track from Björn Ohler that balances an industrial drone atmosphere with kicks and square bass stabs.

Björn Ohler - Atmosphere is out now on Sound Kleckse [BUY]

Dirty as hell and with a little bit of bounce, Berlin's Auxzelot drops Right now. Warped toy synths swirling over a rolling bass line makes this an instant grab for me.

Auxzelot - Right Now is out, well, right now on Dead Groovy Music [BUY]

Acid synths abound in this latest cut from UK producer FNP and the surprising addition of some minor key string pads gives things a melancholic twist.

FNP - Breathe is out now on 116 Records [BUY]

Here's a collection of my favorite slow and dirty techno from July 2019.


Die Jungle - Mambo [BUY]
Dim Key - Broken Piano [BUY]
Oblomov - Wonky Peace [BUY]
Joseeph - Xone (From Beyond Remix) [BUY]
Danja Uosh - Nothing & Everything (Waffensupermarkt Remix) [BUY]
Dohen (Gr) & St.M. - Breath By Mortals [BUY]
C.S.P.N. - ecnereveS [BUY]
Roe Deers - Arpa [BUY]
Azur - Pluie Acide [BUY]
A-Sim - Wonder Walk [BUY]
K.A.T.A - My House [BUY]
Keepsakes - Clobber [BUY]
Adam X - Tales of Mystery [BUY]

Here is an EBM-tinged cut of techno from Fertarium. The synth modulates over the relative minor chord pattern which is an smart way to vary the intensity of the track and keep things fresh without getting too repetitive.

Fertarium - Good Morning is out now on E-Kosareva Records [BUY]

Russian producer K.A.T.A. drops a dark slab of techno My House on his new EP. It has a subtle triplet feel without being too 'bouncy' and the timbre of that single note synth pattern varies enough to keep things interesting.

K.A.T.A. - My House is out now on Raversar Records [BUY]

Die Jungle - Trouble EP

I first heard of Die Jungle last year when I came across his Capricho EP and in particular the track Negro that has  low key swagger in spades.

He returns with a new 4 track EP Trouble. While Capricho was dark and synth driven, Trouble takes those ideas but uses more organic sounds. Instead of filtered square waves, we have saturated guitar plucks. Instead of stuttering chords, we have patchworks of tuned percussion.

All four tracks  progress gracefully over the EP and balance the experimental with the traditional but the opening track Mambo is probably my favorite.  Die Jungle skillfully creates a mosaic from a disparate sonic palette (and I love that sly opening sample!). Listen out to that song's structure; I don't think any section of the track is ever repeated but each one works with the section before and the bass line keeps everything connected.

Die Jungle is a rising talent to watch.

Die Jungle - Trouble is out on Phisica on August 23 but it is available exclusively on Beatport now [BUY]

2018's Wonky Peace resurfaced this week after being re-released on Moveton. Russian producer Oblomov keep things dark and minimal - I love the groove and the ring-modded percussive main theme.

Oblomov - Wonky Peace is out now on  Moveton [BUY]

Reverb tails and garbage can percussion swirl around each other in this low key house track from Danny Ocean. Each element is carefully placed creating a rolling groove that carries everything forward.

Originally released in 2018 on the Everything Happens 4 a Reason EP, El Olvido resurfaces on the Abound of Minimal compilation album.

Danny Ocean - El Olvido is out now on Abound [BUY]