PREMIERE: Madben – The Drone Dance

Ellum Audio serves up a two part selection of dance floor weapons on a bumper new sampler ‘Ellum Audio Summer Sampler’ handpicked by label head Maceo Plex.

Italian Laherte trained at Studio 76 Music and has since built on that early promise with tunes on top labels. He opens up with ‘My Mind’, a driving techno cut with slapping hits and filtered alien sounds bringing the menace. Ellum Audio artist Waltervelt then keeps it dark and cosmic with the skewed synth energy and prickly beats of his eerie ‘Back Room’

Argentina’s David Bau has made big moves in the underground with this potent take on techno. Here he offers up ‘Deconstruct’, a tense and turbulent stomper with flashy synth designs and intense, grinding bass. French mainstay Madben follows up his excellent recent album with ‘The Drone Dance’, another standout track with strobe-lit synth lasers firing over the face of an ice-cold rhythm.

Part 2 opens with Ibiza-based producer and DJ John Monkman, the founder of Beesemyer Music and a familiar face on this label. He impresses again with ‘Talking Heads’, another sublime mix of futuristic synth designs carefully layered up over compelling, steel-edged drums. 8-Bit Culprit is the house and techno alter ego of Faraz Ehsan from India. His ‘Refurbished Robots’ is an electrifying peak time cut that takes you to the heart of a dance floor in outer space, with nebulous pads and squealing cosmic sounds all wrapping around the urgent grooves.

Next up is the collaborative Headwaters duo from Turkey. They draw on their mix of electronic sounds and instrumental skills on ‘Eternal Madness’, a slick tech track that locks you into crisp loops then mesmerises with the glowing synth harmonies which shine brightly up top. Danish DJ and producer Christian Nielsen is back on the label to round out this collection with ‘Liberate,’ a dark dance floor punisher with neck-snapping snares and ghoulish voices over a slithering and hypotonic beat. This has already been receiving plays from Maceo Plex at the likes of Timewarp, Brunch Madrid and the Ushuaia opening and is set to be a summer highlight.

This is another high-class voyage to the edges of the techno galaxy courtesy of Ellum Audio.

We are presenting Madben’s ‘The Drone Dance’ from ‘Ellum Audio Summer Sampler Part 1’.

‘Ellum Audio Summer Sampler Part 1’ will be available after the 7th of July HERE.