UMEK’s record label 1605 is back with the latest instalment in its Desiderati 4 mixed artist series, which features peak time techno tracks from Sam WOLFE, Kos:mo, Phoenix Movement, plus a collaboration between Førehand and Rooney Nasr.
American artist, Sam WOLFE is a 1605 regular whose last appearance on the label was a collaboration with UMEK, but has also featured his explosive style on other labels such as Senso Sounds, Tronic and Phobiq.
This time he is back with a solo track titled “Running From Yourself” which features spoken word vocals from Amye. It’s a hard-hitting track with an ethereal breakdown that adds eerie contrast to the dark and thundering groove.
Kos:mo is a German artist from Cologne who is making his 1605 debut following the success of his releases on other influential record labels such as Spektre’s Respekt and Space 92’s Perfekt Groove.
His track “Voices From Above” has a pulsating bassline and hammering kick drum that form the foundation for the modulating tones of a menacing arpeggio, pitched vocals, and the tension of a spiralling synth sound.
Phoenix Movement is a well-known Bulgarian techno artist who is making his 1605 debut following music released via scene-leading record labels such as Metodi Hristov’s Set About and Cosmic Boys’ Scander.
His track “With You” has ominous bass stabs and captivating vocals that are propelled by a pulsating bassline. Its intense atmosphere unleashes a relentless energy that pauses only for the spine-tingling suspense of the breakdown before the drums slam back in.
Førehand and Rooney Nasr are a pair of up-and-coming producers who are working together for the first time. Rooney Nasr is a Lebanese artist who has previously featured on The YellowHeads Reload Black and Spartaque’s IAMT Red, while Førehand is a Turkish has worked with record labels such as Revealed Recordings and Dharma (WMG) which is an offshoot of Spinnin’ Records.
Their track “Never Know” is built around a framework of chunky percussion with a thickset kick drum, which is overlaid with the twisted euphoria of an uplifting melody. Industrial sounds burst forth from the dark atmosphere as it unfolds with a ferocious intensity.
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