Review: Next up on Alex Niggemann's Aeon Audio is London-based DJ and producer Anii with her mystical Magic EP. Since arriving in London from her native Poland, she's earned a solid reputation for playing high quality melodic techno and has appeared on revered imprints including Kompakt and Polymath. She explains that she had been working on "Magic" for the last couple of years and that it's a project she stopped and started again many times. The hard work certainly paid off as this track is a spellbinding expression in dancefloor drama that's builds in suspense and tension, enrapturing you with its hypnotic qualities. MeMeMe boss Man Power's tripped-out remix up next ventures into wacky cosmic territory and ascendant producer Kiwi's rendition of "Trojan Horse" goes for a psychedleic nu-disco terrioty as Red Axes or Moscoman.
Review: Danish up and coming producer Denis Horvat is back again on Berlin tech house hero Alex Niggemann's Aeon Audio. First track "Exit" is a tunnelling dark techno journey with rusty and syncopated rhythms while "Transparent" and "Moerna" are dark journey tracks with wonky and catchy synth leads plus haunting atmospheres that'll appeal to Life & Death fans. The remix of "Exit" by rising Italian duo Marvin & Guy is super infectious and has a groove that sits somewhere between nu-disco and progressive house and is equally surefire on the dancefloor.
Review: Danish rising star Denis Horvat has sure made leaps and strides in the last year, with releases on labels such as Innervisions, Exit Strategy and of course Aeon; the imprint run by Berlin's Alex Niggemann that he's fast become a staple of. For his new Lodi EP, the title track is yet more of his unmistakeable brand of deep futurism, with its slow burning arpeggios, minimal beats and emotive synth solos. "Severina" is more straight ahead and adrenalised with a shrieking melody soaring above a tunnelling, hi-octane groove. Finally the dark journey track "The Task" explores his penchant for yet more captivating synth solos, plus a gripping sense of atmosphere on this epic slice of dancefloor drama.
Review: The latest release on Alex Niggeman's label comes from Italian pair Speaking Minds and Amarcord, a new producer. By navigating a path that runs between techno, minimal and the more atmospheric end of trance, the collaborators deliver the pumping but still esoteric "Odissea". On "Hit Me", there is a somewhat darker tone. The tribal drums and percussion seethe with an understated menace, an ominous bass soars up through the arrangement and even the trance hooks inhabit a darker dimension. Bawrut, who has released on Ransom Note and Hard Fist, is tasked with reworking "Hit Me". In his hands, it turns into a stripped back percussive affair, with the bass oozing its way through a wiry rhythm.