We are really excited to bring you a deep and dark Kittencast from duo Gradual. Hailing from Warsaw and now based in Berlin, Michal and Lee make the sort of driving, energetic techno you’d hear within the pulsating walls of Berghain. You won’t be able to resist the odd fist pump whilst listening to this mix. Turn it up loud and enjoy whilst Michal and Lee talk us through their track selection…
1. Rituals – Dino Sabatini (Shaman´s Paths) – PROLOGUE 2012
This record takes influence from ethnic music, linking techno to its roots. Connecting us with ourselves and with ghosts, mixing the past, the present and the future in one – spiritual techno.
2. Oblivion – Boston 168 – ODD EVEN 2016
This track produced by Italian duo has a nice acid techno vibe with dark nostalgic trance-like moments. It’s a very soft track considering their other works. It’s a feeling of the dawn when the sky is getting pinkish-blue in colour – yeah a kind of romantic touch.
3. SCFLS-12 (Original Mix) – Spherical Coordinates – TOKEN 2013
It’s time for 3D massive and spacey techno made by the duo Oscar Mulero & Christian Wünsch. A big lead by tweaking synth and it’s like being in some computer game flying between the moving walls.
4. Ambiguity – Sciahri – BLACK OPAL 2016
Intriguing layers of beats and synths, a suspension of emotion. Totally fresh release taken from EP ‘Behind The Line’. It’s all about good minimal techno.
5. Politics of Dying -Sigha – Our Circula Sound 2011
Nice bass makes this track rhythmic and energetic. A great balance between noises, beats and the groove. A very bright energy and a pure and happy dance track.
6. Re Televised Heiko Laux -Missle 37 – 1998
It is old school techno but does not sound like that – still good in a mix. It has very modern juicy sound. You can hear very ingenious ideas in it; it’s fun to listen to and it reminds me my first techno parties at Tresor.
7. Control -Shifted – Mote-Evolver 2011
A balanced and perfectly done techno track by one of the most interesting techno producers from Berlin. A usage of textures of sound with a strong rhythmic bass, altogether make a slow and unstoppable force. The breath of a dub techno.
8. Wir leben für die Nachts – Dax J – MONNOM BLACK 009 -2016
This track is a kind of dance-floor killer. Strong and powerful Berghain style made by British Berlin based dj/producer. Simplicity is very effective here; it’s catchy and has this atmospheric moment when the lead takes over the space.
9. Transients – Truncate – 2012
LA producer Truncate give us a deep and minimal track. Good to fly freely. It will keep you alive on the dancefloor and lead you to the next track.
10. Permanent Condition – Adriana Lopez – SEMANTICA 2014
There are not so many female techno producers who make music like this. Adrianna makes strong rhythmic techno with a good vibe. Electric dark princess and tough woman – good work. Exercises in self-control.
11. Fixed Fraction (Original Mix) – Christian Wünsch – POLE GROUP 2014
The last track from his LP ‘Internal Conversion’. Spacey and dark. An amazing producer who gives us a masterclass in building a spectrum of sound, full of warm pulsars.
12. Cavity – Rrose – EAUX 2012
A strange but addictive acid track. A psychoactive experience for the end of the set. Occult-like energy; intensive and aslant things are going on inside. A bit dangerous.
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