Drumcomplex announces his ‘Techno?!’ EP
There’s nothing clearer and straightforward than the message of Drumcomplex’ new release, ‘Techno?!’
Drumcomplex aka Arnd Reichow is a techno DJ, producer and label head of Complexed Records. Active since the late 90’s, he is one of Germany’s most dedicated techno purveyors with a body of work reaching crowds in his home country as well as beyond. Hoarding two and a half decades-worth of music experience under his belt, Arnd Reichow has been crafting his space within the techno industry, as artist and producer and adding label owner to his accolades since 2014.
Arnd’s choice of monikers, both in his and his label’s, defines his vision of music: techno is a quintessentially complex matter, amounting to diverse layers that rack up all aspects of the topic. On the one hand, there is the craftsmanship that comes with applying and enhancing your skills over hours upon hours of studio work, polishing details and refining directions. This is evident when looking at Drumcomplex’s discography, with releases throughout the years on seminal labels such as Carl Cox’s Intec Digital, Monika Kruse’s Terminal M or Andre Crom’s OFF Recordings.
For his next release on Complexed Records, he releases three original productions on the EP titled ‘Techno?!;’ Kicking things off with a tense, slow-burning bassline accented with glitchy bleeps, the title track centres around an eponymous vocal loop as it unfolds in a dance-inducing frenzy. Raw is an upbeat take on rolling techno, made to keep the energy flowing with its onwards rhythm and scintillating synths.
Rounding off the release is our premiere today over on NUDE. ‘More Groove’ unveils a stripped-back approach, where ominous pads intertwine with acid-tinged elements into a stirring and memorable track.