Review: The Clash Lion label may be based in the sunny climes of Barcelona, but there is nothing happy about this release. On the title track, Brazilian DJ Anna delivers a killer big room techno roller, supported by soaring, building acid lines, industrial riffs and firing, relentless hi-hats. It's a stunning peak-time track that is sure to slay dance floors with its Hardfloor-style break down. By contrast "Impression" starts off in far deeper and reflective mode, with a drawn out intro that is reminiscent of Vapourspace's classic "Gravitational Arch 0f 10", before it kicks into a searing acid-soaked rhythm. Rounding off this killer dance floor release are the tight break beats and industrial riffs of "Into the Void."
Review: With a slew of inter-threaded releases to her name since 2012 Brazlian DJ and producer Anna has slowly ascended through the ranks of techno by the way of releases for Novamute and Kompakt Extra. This has come by the way of labels like Twin Turbo and Terminal M with her arrival at Drumcode coming with three deep and driving techno tracks designed for warehouse play. Full throttle Detroit acid rears its head at large in "Dimension" while "Phase Two" sends in a deeper sail of luminous scandic trance and linear Italian techno. The title track merges both previous styles substituting acid lines for percussive bass stabs, with the added touch of rave atmospheres and arpeggios. Missiles.
Review: Emerging artist Anna rounds off a remarkable year of releases - including an EP on NovaMute - with this second EP for Kompakt's sub-label. Like her fellow Brazilian artist Gui Boratto, "Remembrance" sees Anna fuse euphoric neo-trance hooks with a searing, epic bass and a stepping rhythm. The "Alt" mix is even more effective than the main mix thanks to its euphoric break down and wild, psychedelic build. The Barcelona-based producer shows a different side to her musical canon on "When I Am Only a Dream". Tougher and more stripped back than "Remembrance", it sees drop the kind of searing, acid-soaked minimal track that will slay big rooms and smoky basements alike.
Review: It was always going to be a hard act to follow the heavyweight line-up of label founders and main artists that featured on Speicher 100, but Anna has not been outdone. The Brazilian-Spanish producer's sound is at the harder end of what the storied Kompakt sub-label usually releases, but it's still of the highest quality. "Hidden Beauties" is a big room, acid-heavy workout powered by a grungy bass and massive break downs and builds. On "The Dansant", the mood is even bleaker; Anna drops an evil, belching sub that provides the back drop for rolling snares and a visceral, filtered riff.
Review: Recent Kompakt signing Anna Miranda teams up with Miss Kittin for this frenetic, visceral ode to raving. In its original format, "Forever Ravers" resounds to a grinding bass, peak-time rhythm and Kittin's own unmistakable vocals about being eternal ravers. On the flip side, there's a fine reshape from Anna; the 'Raving In Space' remix sees her deliver a peak time arrangement, this time with wave upon wave of cold bleeps building up to an unforgettable climax. It's great to see Miss Kittin back releasing music, and Speicher 112 also provides the platform to showcase the production skills of her Brazilian collaborator.
Review: Has it really been fifteen years already for Monika Kruse's Terminal M imprint? Gosh time flies but oh well; let's celebrate and commemorate in style. There's various moods and grooves on offer here. Anna's ?Where Are You Now?? is a dark and tunnelling techno number with enough funk for summertime dancefloors. Pig & Dan are still around and showing off their ever evolving style; this time teaming up with Mark Reeve for some sweet progressive house on ?Daydreamer?. Staying on the euphoric proggy tip also is Henri Matisse with the surefire ?Gear?. The power trio of Luca M, Just2 and Alex Rise gives us the sexy rolling tech house of ?No Obstacles? that you could imagine Richie Hawtin or Carlo Lio smashing out at peak time on the island.