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Drumsauw & Unknown Code return to Ilario Alicante’s Virgo label with ‘Unfuture’ EP


Italian artist Christian Rossi, aka Unknown Code, and UK mainstay Drumsauw last appeared on Virgo back in October with their well-crafted ‘Berliner’ EP. It took them to new heights and received plenty of support from key tastemakers such as Laurent Garnier, Rodhad, Marcel Dettmann, Radio Slave, and DJ Bone.

Before that, Rossi was already respected around Europe for his sleek techno sound on the likes of Planet Rhythm and for being a resident of the Roman crew Traumers. Meanwhile, Drumsauw has also made his mark and topped Beatport charts with tunes for On Edge Society, AnalyticTrail and more, and the pair’s return brings another quality combination of their styles on Ilario Alicante‘s techno-focused label.

Opener ‘Unfuture’ mixes physical drums with atmospheric pads and distant vocals, with a surging warmth to the fizzing pads that help move things onward. ‘Can You Hear’ gets more raw and rusty with textured hi-hats and thudding kicks, all working you into a state of mediation while hammering hits and freaky vocals elevate it above mere tool status.

Next, ‘Illusions’ brings synth pulses that convey paranoid energy over the rolling linear beats before ‘Motion’ serves up raved-up stabs and oversized hi-hats that wash over the dancefloor in waves of urgent techno that cannot fail to make a mark.

Drumsauw & Unknown Code’s Unfuture EP lands on Virgo on 10th May 2024.

We premiere ‘Unfuture’ on NUDE Techno today, check it out here and grab it on Beatport.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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