ARTIST // Allied
RELEASE // Heliox - Universe - Ataraxia (Digital)
LABEL // Mindtech Recordings
RELEASE DATE // BUY NOW - Vinyl
Forward-thinking Tech stepper Allied comes in slickly with this 3 track EP (with the 3rd track Ataraxia available exclusively as a digital download) for Belgium's prime Future DnB label, Mindtech Recordings. Once again showing his prowess in the field of slowly evolving Dub-Techno influenced tidal DnB, this EP comprises an essential instalment in the development of one of the most underrated artists in the DnB scene.
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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Following the quality of the MINDTECH005, the innovative label is ready to release Allied’s stunning Heliox / Universe. Already one of Mindtech’s most celebrated producers, Allied returns to the frame, adding to a label discography that features the likes of Billain, Rregula, Optiv and Nickbee. Featuring three tracks of cutting edge Neurofunk, complete with a collaboration from Bad Taste Recordings and Teddy Killerz approved Nphonix, Heliox / Universe sees Mindtech push the boundaries once again.
A collaboration with N-Phonix, Heliox begins with a desolate, dark introduction. Atmospheric pads and otherworldly sounds set the scene, while Allied racks up the tension with subtle, rumbling sub bass. Transforming into the definition of a tech roller, Heliox rattles along, with intricate, detailed percussion and a tribal yet futuristic bassline sure to get the dancefloor moving.
The second track, on the EP, Universe sees Allied journey further into the depths of Neurofunk. Exploring the underside of DnB with booming kick drums and vintage tinged synths as a guide, Universe charges up, before dropping into another hard edged roller. Dominated by a bold, buzzing bassline flanked by hard drum work and intricate atmospheric details, Universe is another banger from Allied.
Allied rounds off the release with Ataraxia, one of the most innovative tracks you’ll hear in 2015. After yet another textured, cinematic intro, Ataraxia lurches into life. A hybrid of vintage synths and new age production, Ataraxia is a drumstep monster. Featuring an unstoppable synth bassline underpinned by a half time beat and relentless sub bass, Ataraxia is another example of the forward thinking music Mindtech is known for.
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