Next to come from the esteemed Sync Forward label is the third instalment of our signature release – Sequence Three – a superb VA with four cuts of understated techno featuring 4 different music producers.
The first track is brought to you by label co-owners Remotion, and it’s an epic hypnotic, brilliantly produced track. The unmistakable bass is immediately recognized by it’s grinding lfo, but the definite highlight is the almost psychedelic synth that drives the track forward in a well accomplished piece of musicianship.
Next is ‘Boa Constrictor’ by Monotronik. Superbly executed, it’s a fantastically low-end oriented track, inspired by the junglist sounds of the 90’s. Dark and melodic, the breakdown really is special with it’s evolving dreamy synths and provocative percussion.
The third original hails from the mediterranean coastal city of Valencia, brought to you by a Sync Forward favourite – Hen Greca. Titled ‘Switch’, it’s a seductive minimal banger, with its driving fluttering stab and hypnotic vox, that sends the track into new heights as it keeps evolving with brilliantly executed details.
Making his debut at the label and closing this VA is Amsterdam based – R/Tistique. From the moment you hear ‘Prophecy’ you know you’re on your way to a treat. Melodic, spacial, it really takes you by surprise with its pad’s and synths working so well, each listen disclosing a litte more, closing this beautiful modern EP.
Following the highly acclaimed Mandala EP, Sync Forward returns with a brand new release from label co-owners and widely praised techno producers Remotion. Presenting us with three original masterpieces, it imposes itself as a versatile body of work, defined by the creative quality of the Portuguese duo.
Laidback Luke: “This is a serious bouncer!” Waze & Odyssey: “Yes! Will slam this!” Tyron Dixon: “Great vibe!” Beltek: “I like Free Fall!” Rudimental: “Bangs!” Klingande: “Cool!” Animal Trainer: “Free Fall and Sorroundings are great tunes!” Andreas Henneberg: “Bad Shape Original & Remix are cool!” Markee Ledge: “Nice Dark Roller! Good EP” Mahalo: “Dope EP!” Das Kapital: “Massive fan!” Jerome Price: “Nice dark vibes, will try some of these!” ONYVAA: “Nice groove!” Endor: “Wicked vibes!”
Taken from the EP, the track ‘Free Fall’ premiered with TWO IN A ROW and you can check the full article about it here.
Catch the full EP streaming on Spotify and add it to your playlist!
The Sync Forward Podcasts are back this week with the Spanish artist Hen Greca, showcasing his DJ skills and promoting his forthcoming release on Sync Forward ‘Inside Girl‘.
How did it all start?
It all started around 10 years ago in the nightclubs of my native city of Valencia, Spain, where I learned to understand and appreciate underground culture as a clubber. It wasn’t long after that I started DJing.
What’s your gear in the studio?
At the moment I’m working with a Mac Mini and a MOTU UltraLite mk3 soundcard. I’ve also been using the PO 12 – Rhythm a lot lately.
What’s behind your creative process?
Well, I don’t think I currently have a single defined process, and if I’m honest I think the best option is just to practice as much as you can so you may have all the weapons available when faced with adversity.
What’s your hometown music scene like?
I would say here in Essen it’s very Techno orientated but you can also find very good parties house music or minimal.
Which labels are you currently working with?
What are your future plans?
Tomorrow I will get up early, will open Ableton and start making music. Those are my only immediate and future goals!