Remixers Hans Bouffmyhre, Chris Koegler
Title. Last Train EP
Format. Vinyl & Digital
Release Date. January 13th, 2017 (Vinyl), February 6th, 2017 (Digital)
Distribution. Straight Distrobution (Vinyl), Dig Dis (Digital)
- Last Train
- Last Train (Hans Bouffmyhre Remix)
- Faded (Chris Koegler Remix) (Digital Bonus)
In a constantly evolving world, there’s always room for fresh power and new players in already richly filled landscape. However, there’s always room for more – especially with a scene that is constantly caring for innovation – and that’s where Blackrod comes in.
This label is founded by Hungarian producer Depthon (a contraction of the words “depth” and “on”) with a nonsensical approach to music. As said in the label’s statement, the music released hereon, is also a reflection of the mindset of this techno artist. He came a long way, crawling through different genres but ending up in his favorite and most versatile style. And in January, his very first physical release of music will happen on his own imprint. An EP on black gold loaded with 4 weapons that are ready to add up to every quality techno mix and also will destroy the dance floor.
3 of Depthon’s own works and in addition a remix by Glaswegian techno prodigy and Sleaze Records labelhead Hans Bouffmhyre. “Last Train” is the first pulsating and powerful track that works as the opening window of this EP, followed by the remix by Bouffmyhre, which could could be described as an immaculate upgrade to the original.
On the flipside, it’s “Faded” that is exemplary to the saying “less is more”: dark and simple pads on a compelling background that surely will keep one’s attention throughout the course. Last but not least is “Timelapse” that contrary to the other tracks uses high pitched synths as a lead, in combination with hissing hi-hats and a constantly changing scenery.
As a bonus for the people that purchase the digital version, we have the remix of “Faded” by Chris Koegler. While not losing any drive, he implemented more melody in order to create a more emotionally charged techno track. Altogether, these tracks form a solid collection of forceful tracks and a perfect debut of an artist and his new label.