Flatland Frequencies is proud to support this fundraising compilation against police brutality in the USA. Featuring legendary names such as K Alexi, Robert Hood and 4 Hero amongst many others. Press release reproduced in full below;
‘Break The Silence’ stands in solidarity with Campaign Zero and the Black Lives Matter movement and all marginalized communities that have for too long faced injustice and inequity. Featuring 14 unreleased tracks kindly donated by some of the finest voices in contemporary electronic music, this collection’s purpose is to raise as much money for and awareness of Campaign Zero’s mission to end police violence in America.
A friend asked me the other day “hasn’t all the techno been made yet?”.
Jeran Portis in the mix, showcasing the latest releases from June 2020.
Huey Mnemonic rolling the ruff and ready drum patterns over some classic Detroit progressions. Channeling the original techno sound and futurist concepts, this EP brings a modern sheen to the style and keeps the tempo as it should! Extra nice to hear some unabashed toms leading the march in both tunes, with the Moma remix taking things on a more tried and tested club route. TIP!
Will update the post when there’s some previews online…
Dark arpeggiations and occasional splutters of analogue drums, in this conceptual 4-track offering from Soviet Space Research Institute.
The paradox of techno music is that it exists in some kind of timeless zone of existence where past, present and future merge into one. A music that was about exploring the future is now entering its fourth decade. Like all explorations of worlds-to-be they often reveal more about the times that they were composed in then a future yet to be.
Amidst the bleak lockdowns, the echoing mantras of “stay indoors” and other rituals that present themselves in our newly enforced climate, art and creativity take on new meaning and importance.
Cookie-cutter dance music and bandwagon-hopping DJs have been ruthlessly sucked out the airlock, floating in limbo and directionless. Luckily for us, it appears the realness is surviving, like mutated roots waiting to bust through the veneer and grow back harder and more twisted than before.
Utopian future or dystopian state. Whatever happens post-virus, you can be sure Ben Pest will be providing the gritty, fucked-up soundtrack.
Jeran Portis presents a selection of the finest forthcoming and recent electro, techno and acid tracks to find their way to us through the Flatland Frequencies inbox. Expect experimental but floor-friendly electro from Second Storey, deep and driving techno from the Anti Patriot and an amazingly epic builder of a track by Architectural.