The Waveform Transmitter’s Rob Draper is back with seven more tracks to set your week off to a flying start, in his latest edition of Heavy Rotators.
The opening track this week comes courtesy of Solomun‘s Dynamic label and collides two immensely talented German artists. Dynamic mainstay Johannes Brecht and classically trained Christian Prommer come together to bring us Voix Grave. The track is a deeply emotive affair with an immersive atmosphere and a beautiful string arrangement all intertwined with subdued basslines and arpeggios synthesizers.
Next up is the legendary Chemical Brothers and their track, Sometimes I Feel So Deserted. Given the once over by everyone’s favourite DJ, the enigmatic, Skream. Released back in 2015 on Universal Records, the track was a massive hit on the terraces of Ibiza, with its simmering bassline, demonic horns and with that hypnotic vocal hitting you at the midway point, the song just boils over and with goose bumps all round the track became the ultimate techno fist pumping anthem.
Moving swiftly on into Austria’s Chris Nord and his latest release on the Gibbon Records imprint. With Drew Miller on remix duties the track is given a real minimal acidic feel to it without losing the original driving prog house vibe. Progressively building with a heaving bass, rolling snares and perfectly time claps make this an absolutely stunning track.
Into our next track from Italian techno goliaths, Tales of Us . There latest offering, Monument, is released on their own Afterlife imprint and again a magnificent collaboration with Vaal on vocal duties. Building on the success of the previous collaboration with Concor, Vaal delivers a stunning vocal performance throughout ,thus creating an alluring soundscape. Peppered with piano stabs, rolling snares ,whispered claps and with a deep pulsating bass echoing eerily the piece is completed perfectly.
Up next is upcoming Norwegian artist Finnebassen with his track entitled Sanquire, recently released on Third Son‘s Polymath label. A stunning track unfolds with this energetic slab of electronica, an ensemble of percussion punctuates the background while a retro 80s Atari-esque synth constantly builds to a celestial crescendo.
Moving smoothly into a beautifully arranged track, Claire is a collaboration between Canadian artist Clarian and Tel Aviv‘s Guy Gerber. A very special track for us at Waveform HQ indeed. Released on the Visionquest label some 3 years ago. Undoubtedly a truly deep downtempo number but hugely upliftling, intertwined with a stunning melody and Clarian‘s whispered vocal spliced perfectly into the background creating a immersive and melodic track.
Finishing off our playlist this week is UK techno pioneer Alan Fitzpatrick with his latest track, Wait A Second. Rave music is firmly entrenched in the track’s DNA and MC R1bbz takes us on a nostalgic look back to times gone by with this huge big room anthem. Recently released on Adam Bayers‘ Drumcode records.