“Carla Agulló alias Xols may not yet be a household name on the international club stage, though she is clearly on her way to get there sooner rather than later. Already running her second label Red Panda Music (after the now discontinued Omicron Records) and having played widely in her home town Barcelona but also across Europe, she is now focusing on her own musical vision by releasing her sixth EP and preparing to bring this into the club scene in the form of a kickin’ liveset. On Illuminati Confirmed, Carla is developing her own vision of a techno sound which seems both ready for the future but also well-grounded in the past. Whereas all five tracks are pushing straight for the floor, their influences seem to come from different eras and regions, including references to the more tracky sound of Chicago house but also not shying away from more string-driven and atmospherically dark stompers and peaktime acid tracks which invite you to collectively freak out. What binds all tracks together is the highly functional use of vocals which drive the tracks in very different ways and contribute to the old school appeal Xols manages to evoke here.”
“Monofónicos Netlabel presenta por primera vez la participación de Archaic Revival con su excelente lanzamiento llamado Order & Devotion.
Mateo Henao es un productor local que viene trabajando con un sonido a muy alto nivel, es un sonido muy personal y complejo que se mueve por atmósferas densas entre el Techno más dinámico, el House más espacial, hasta el Dub y el Ambient experimental. Esto es pura música que activa nuestros mecanismos más intrínsecos de la mente repleto de calidad de principio a fin.
Order & Devotion es un disco de 4 canciones que pone su talento al servicio de muchos sonidos personales y más horizontales hacia el techno ambiental, con un repaso a sonidos de diferente índole que denota que ha sido cocinada a fuego lento para dar un trabajo que merece mucho la pena ser disfrutado.
Techno para cuerpo y mente en este debut en Monofónicos Netlabel, de un artista que ya lleva años dejando su impronta en la escena, para gozo de los que buscamos conocer más talento local dentro de la escena techno.”
“Mehta is a producer and DJ from Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He has recently released music with Skylab and Techno.Black, both out of Calgary. He is also active as a promoter with his group Plan B.
With Stay Like That EP Mehta returns to Yarn Audio for a second release. This time, he brings three hybrid software / hardware tracks – atmospheric yet still punchy, each track is meant for a different time of night in the club.”
“Valya Kan is a Russian DJ & Producer currently living in Moscow. Before she was based in Berlin where she played in venues like Griessmühle, Normal Bar and Brunnen70.
On December / Memories – her first release after having an appearance on the compilation «Remiss Music Greatest Hits» – she delivers two dreamy techno tracks dipped in nostalgia with some sprinkles of euphoria.
Valya is expected to be back in Berlin in 2018 to please the dancefloor with her excellent selections.”