Amelie Lens' EXHALE imprint launches with a myriad of uncompromising techno tracks from the underground's finest established and aspiring artists.
EXHALE's much anticipated first release continues the legacy of the EXHALE event series with a fifteen original track compilation featuring old and new friends from each avenue of the underground. With a shared love of rave culture, the label is a platform for the forward-thinking while simultaneously paying homage to foundations of techno. With this in mind, Amelie gathers familiar faces and upcoming artists to deliver the future sounds of techno.
Purveyor of modular techno MRD combines layered atmospherics and euphoric pads in 'Reach My Hand', kicking of the last vinyl of the newborn label, followed by Mehen (aka Hadone) who maintains pace with his rendering 'Broken Whisper', with a disorentiating and melody driven expedition from Francois X next to switch up momentum. Promising upcoming Dutch producer Grace Dahl ensues with the merciless 'Vermilion Empire', while production virtuoso DYEN nods to EXHALE's roots in rave culture with 'Fantasy', a medley of spiked vocals and ethereal synths that maintain the energy until the final kick.
A1. MRD - Reach My Hand
A2. Mehen - Broken Whisper
B1. Francois X - Clarity Bell
B2. Grace Dahl - Vermilion Empire
B3. DYEN - Fantasy