Next to introducing new artists on the label, we also like to create a laboratory for our existing veterans. One of our most experienced elders, Roebin de Freitas, always maintained a limited but essential connection to the label & has been around every inch of the way.
After his first EP, that was deeply rooted into stripped down electronics, de Freitas evolved along with the label seemingly in perfect symbiosis. Finally he’s back for some action... With Manthra EP, Roebin de Freitas takes you on a journey through his brain.
Opening the score is the title track ‘Manthra’, a loopy techno monster that combines metallic stabs and an in-your-face bass-kick for maximum effectiveness. A great track that is a perfect tool for any DJ that wants to build momentum with great techno that doesn't need to go into a mindless bid to be the hardest.
So, enter ‘Stuck Midway', a journey through RdF’s stubborn, typically distorted techno universe, infused with loads of detail, hooks, stabs and sounds. An unexpected masterpiece, sometimes subtle, sometimes frantically and brutal, but always spot on.
Speaking of masterpieces, our remixer for this EP is ‘Sematics’, one of our all time favorite newcomers. Remember Axon? Maybe it doesn't ring a bell but if you are a diehard fan of the deeper side of Techno, you will surely adore this. If you don't know him yet, let this be an introduction and go and check his work out everywhere you can. He is just. That. Good.
He briefly vanished from our scopes to pursue a life in solitary confinement, however quantum entanglement always kept his work connected with us this entire time. His music is unique, powerful, experimental but workable in the club. Essentially this is everything techno should be.
released December 14, 2019
written and produced by Roebin de Freitas
remix written and produced by Sematics