Review: Coyu has commissioned remixes of tracks from last year's Post Raw Era series, and while the results are varied, they are also impressive across the board. First up is Suara regular Flug, who turns "Always Wanting More" into a lean, rolling rhythm that resounds to ponderous vocals and searing acid lines. Temudo, who graced Soma last year, follows a similar path as Flug with his take on "Newoldgen",dropping a dense tribal affair that's populated by wild drops and builds. Jay Clarke changes tact on his version of "Flangerism", as churning chords flow over a more stepping rhythm. Meanwhile, the Chemtrailz Freestyle remix of "Descontrol" rounds off the release with frazzled, pulsating bass tones.
Review: Coyu opens his account for 2021 with the fourth instalment of the Technostalgia series, which sees him take influence from a myriad of influences to create new strains of contemporary techno. "Technostalgia 2.0" sees the Suara boss drop a peak-time, percussive rhythm that drops and builds with laser-like precision. On "Contraindication", he deploys looped vocal samples and and rave stabs over pounding kicks, while the intense, Speedy J-like "The Loop" resounds to bursts of white noise and propulsive, metallic snares. Rounding off the release is "Hagale", where he combines a ghetto-style rhythm with a cacophony of tribal chants to create a distinctive new fusion.
Review: For the latest release on Suara, label owner Coyu wears his influences clearly, naming tracks after inspirational performances from key DJs. First up is Laurent Garnier, with Coyu dedicating the dreamy Detroit techno of "Garnier at (any) Sonar" after the legendary DJ's annual appearance at the Barcelona festival. "Carola At Monegros, 2004" was clearly a key event for the Suara boss, and he delivers a pummelling tribal techno workout in honour of the Italian legend, while on "Clarke at the Loft, 2005", he drops nightmarish chord stabs against the backdrop of tough, doubled up drums - a worthy homage to the Baron of Techno.
The Three Chimneys (feat The Black 80s) - (4:57) 80 BPM
Out Of The Pain - (3:37) 108 BPM
We All Try (feat Mike Leary) - (5:25) 126 BPM
Fear Is Gonna Be A Player In Your Life - (5:20) 129 BPM
1+1 (feat Thomas Gandey - album mix) - (3:50) 129 BPM
Wanna Do Right, Wanna Do Wrong - (6:48) 130 BPM
I May Be Dead, But One Day The World Will Be Beautiful Again - (3:20) 128 BPM
Waking Up From Anxious Dreams (Metamorphosis) - (4:08) 166 BPM
Dia Uno (The Beginning Of A New Era) - (3:08) 140 BPM
La Coherencia De No Ser Coherente - (3:47) 129 BPM
Happiness? Go Ahead - (2:07) 130 BPM
Volare - (6:12) 132 BPM
My First Pill (feat The Horrorist) - (6:08) 133 BPM
Unite (feat Gabriella Vergilov) - (7:02) 132 BPM
Insania - (2:54) 190 BPM
Review: While Suara is one of the most prolific techno labels out there, its owner, Coyu has taken a back seat recently with his own productions. This is changing with the release of his debut album, You Don't Know, which also coincides with him broadening out his sound. Tracks like "Out of the Pain" and the melancholic "1&1", featuring Thomas Gandey, sees him explore mournful, down tempo sounds, while on "Insania", the Suara boss veers into abstract mode, with rattling percussion. While there is no shortage of dance floor material - most notably the throbbing, acid-soaked "Volare" - the most impressive material tends towards the downtempo melodic vein, audible on his excellent broken beat collaboration with Moby, "'I May Be Dead, But One Day The World Will Be Beautiful Again".
Review: Marc Romboy's Systematic Recordings is given an anti-up with Barcelona-based Coyu for this latest instalment of the legendary tech series. "Flus Flus" introduces the EP in industrial style, bringing forth elaborative drone injections and bizarre machine infusions, but it's "Heatwaves" featuring Cevin Fisher which opens the beats and sees Coyu produce one hell of a floor monster, complete with some of the craziest percussion we've heard in a while from Systematic. "Fabula Fabulei" is more sinister, making use of twisted chord delays to paint the picture, but "Flus Flus" is a real stand-out, where deep tribal beats meet grainy FX-influxes and minimalistic bleeps.
Review: Spain's Coyu and Bastian Bux's studio sessions are showing great results. This one is for local powerhouse Suara, who have presented some killer releases recently by the likes of Jeremy Olander, Camelphat and the Sao Paulo legend Victor Ruiz. The duo present us with two original tracks that are ripe for the summer season and proper indications to understand the new musical path Suara is taking this 2017. "Satara" features a fierce warehouse techno arrangement; banging about in reverb and aggression with a mesmerising harpsichord melody for good measure."Umbral" goes for cruise control on this moody and atmospheric chugger, that mixes some ethereal and hypnotic qualities in with more immaculately programmed drums and sublime melodies.
Review: With the likes of Dave Angel on it's books, John Digweed's Bedrock label is known more for the tech side of tech-house, so new additions Coyu and Ramiro Lopez fit right at home. Having said that, they do touch on a variety of styles over the course of the four tracks here including the hissy thump of the title track, the eerie, Popof-esque "Requiem For The Crazyness" and the sparse and raw voodoo-tech of EP winner "Tolio".