- Exhale Records
Amelie Lens' EXHALE Records continues to deliver fiercely dynamic techno from the underground's most promising, rising and established artists with its second VA compilation.
Following EXHALE's first VA release in 2020, the party series turned label once again welcomes existing members, flourishing producers and blossoming new artists to the EXHALE family for its second various artists compilation.
Opening the record are hardware aficionados 999999999 with 'Alarm 303' - a powerful techno floor destroyer armed with a reverberating kick, rushy rave stabs and a barrage of alarms. Promising newcomer Jastice presents an energetic ravey cut that weaves between faded synths and a softened vocal, accompanied by an entrancing interlude with 'Hey You'. Mancunian producer Kontain dishes out 'Neck Crank', a hybrid of gritty rumbling bass chords, strident synths and an unwavering kick. Istanbul's Gräfin continues by deftly combining electronic stabs, flurried hi hats and gravitating synths layered above the melody in 'Chatty Echoes'.