A couple of months ago we brought you the exceptional inaugural podcast from Bade Records, an interesting new label coming out of Leeds and London. Since then we’ve kept a close eye on the podcasts, giveaways and releases emanating from Bade. What is clear is that their commitment to emotive and melodic techno and house is unwavering. There is certainly a similarity with their sound and that of major German labels like Maeve and Life and Death. That may sound like high praise, but it’s not without due cause.
Their second free download comes from Berlin-based producer Ben Böhmer. ‘Desolate’ is a deep, atmospheric techno track, building over a fidgety drum line. It’s exactly the kind of thing that, in a short space of time, we’ve come to expect from Ben over the last year, and he really looks like someone to firmly keep your eyes on, with his brand of stripped-back, melodic techno and deep house. Very promising beginnings from both label and producer.