German techno and house music pioneers Innervisions have reached a half-century of imprints. They’ve done it in style too, with a bumper four-part, nine-track release…
The opening exchanges – IV50.I – belong to Recondite and his release ‘PSY EP’, the title track of which is soaring tech-house, with a distinctive Innervisions feels to it. It’s one you’re sure to be hearing a lot more of in the coming months.
Frankey & Sandrino are at the helm for IV50.II – ‘Save EP’. Slower tempo than ‘PSY’, both tracks are gradually-building deep house. ‘The Edge’ was featured on Innervisions head honcho Dixon’s Essential Mix last year – it’s a bomb…(Dixon seems to have his eye in at the moment too, FYI).
IV50.III sees Diynamic Music stalwart David August release ‘Epikur’, which first came to our attention earlier in the year (it’s sensational). On the reverse, ‘Agatha’ again combines that thumping beat with shimmering synths and pads.
Finishing this epic release, is Orson Wells. IV50.IV – ‘Endless’ – features three tracks. ‘Obsidian’, is ebbing and flowing techno, an awkward sound that is seemingly relieved before the end with the introduction of a crushing bass line. ‘Nightshift’ is urgent house, up-tempo but with that strong emotive feeling that is present in Innervisions work. Finally, ‘Endless’ the EP’s title track sounds like something that you might expect to hear from Henry Saiz or Guy J.
Innervisions are one of the most revered labels operating at the moment. Dixon plays London tomorrow, at a sold out, all night takeover of Studio Space in Wapping (tickets are still available for Recondite joining Scuba for the warm-up tonight, as part of a Hydra double-header.)
If you missed out on tickets for this weekend, fear not – Innervisions will be taking their Lost in a Moment party on tour, and it will be swinging through London in October.
Get. It. In. The. Diary.
Phew. That’s probably more Teutonic techno than you’re used to from us here at HD, but we like to keep you on your toes.