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Spektre - It Is What It Is (+ Tom Laws, MAAE Remixes)

by Spektre, Tom Laws, MAAE

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Next up on Swiss techno label !Organism is well established UK techno pair Spektre aka Richard Wakley and Paul Maddox. They serve up two firing originals and the label enlists the fine remix talents of Tom Laws and MAAE to flip the cuts into two more equally brilliant forms.

Spektre are known for their dark fusions of sinister sounds and twisted synths which come from a bleak techno future. Their music comes on labels like Definition Records and 1605 as well as this one, and is right at the vanguard of the global techno scene.

The brilliant ‘It Is What It Is’ is a deep and barreling cut with moody synth rumbles and physical, punchy beats creating a slick and infectious groove. Airy hi hats add scale and things build to a serene and soulful peak that really stands out.

‘Someone Else's Problem’ is the other great original and is a quicker, darker cut with inhuman voices, frazzled synth stabs and a real sense of dystopian rave that is sure to consume even the biggest warehouse.

First to remix is Tom Laws, a UK talent who has appeared on this label before. He has won the acclaim of global tastemakers like Slam and Carl Cox and is sure to win many more fans with the two tracks he offers here. The remix imbues ‘It Is What It Is’ with oodles of liquid techno funk and rich, rounded synth lines that are elastic, loose and groovy.

Spain’s MAAE—who has been producing and DJ for more than a decade and runs his own Metodiq label—then flips ‘Someone Else's Problem’ into a seriously heady and streamlined bit of late night back room techno that is soulful and warm and expertly reduced.

!Organism knows techno like no other label and here they serve up yet more compelling dance floor goods.


released October 5, 2015


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!Organism Recordings Lausanne, Switzerland

The brainchild of Yan Stricker, !Organism was established in the winter of 2008 as a platform for showcasing artists that share a likeminded affinity for a distinctly rhythmic and uncompromising form of techno. Since then the Swiss imprint has played host to a slew of the genres most prized producers, including the likes of Perc, Cari Lekebusch, Hans Bouffmyhre, Jerome Sydenham, Audio Injection. ... more

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