The Waveform Transmitter’s Rob Draper returns this week with a selection of tracks including Herzblut mastermind, Stephan Bodzin, and Leeds techno duo, Spektre.
Hello and welcome to the 29th instalment of the Heavy Rotators playlist. As usual, we have seven killer cuts we’ve been giving a hammering to, over the last week.
Starting us of this week is illustrious German producer Stephan Bodzin and his track Pappillion. This is a fine example of Stephan‘s early work, originally released on his own imprint, Herzblut Recordings. Driving, hypnotic, and utterly enthralling, the track is an absolute juggernaut of melodic expression.
Moving into our next track is Reset Robot with Paradise Lost. Released back in May this year on Adam Beyer’s TrueSoul label. Portsmouth native, David Robertson, lays down an uncompromising functional techno track. Jam-packed with oscillating synths, rolling snares and with a huge banging bass drum entrancingly rolling throughout, the track surely will be laying waste to Function Ones globally.
Joining us next is UK based techno powerhouse Spektre, and their take on the anthemic 90’s rave classic, Sourmash; Pilgrimage to Paradise. Released on Respekt Recordings recently, a totally stripped back version is presented. Dark and raw, driven by a huge kick drum and with that anthemic reverberated stab ever-present, the Leeds boys have certainly unleashed a techno behemoth upon us.
Continuing on in the same warehouse techno grain is Dutch prodigy, Reinier Zonneveld, with his latest track Dominance. Released on Coyu‘s Suara imprint, the track is instantly recognisable. With its deep melody and a deadly oscillating chorus, this number pushes on with serious intent whilst building dramatic tension right to the end.
Moving into UK techno stalwarts Dense & Pika with their hard hitting but very wonky track. Just a Beat, recently released on Drumcode as part of the A sides series.
Up next is Greek maestro, Kostas Maskalides with Furnace, his latest track on the Phobia imprint. A sublime track pulsating and precise, and full of raw fierce energy.
Finishing off this week playlist is UKs very own Randomer with Bring. Released back in 2013 on Hemlock Recordings, the track has Randomer’s signature low end growl all over it, and with mind altering aesthetics, it certainly is a futuristic cut indeed.