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Joran Van Pol to release on Second State with ‘Derelict’


Joran Van Pol is set to release on Pan Pot’s Second State. The talented Dutchman finds himself in great company on the techno labels next SUM VA, forthcoming June 12th on digital, and 26th June on vinyl. Joining him will be the likes of Quenum, Secret Cinema, One Track Brain and many more, all providing a track with each for the 12 track release.

On SUM 8, Second State offers the best of both worlds in what is arguably their most colourful and wide-ranging compilation to date.

On ‘Trip Tales’, Watergate resident The Reason Y and relative newcomer Tømas Sinn team-up. Dutch veteran Secret Cinema picks up the pace on ‘Zürich’. There’s a lightness and delicacy to Risa Taniguchi’s ‘She’. Swiss techno don Quenum goes for understated suspense on ‘Fact Action’. Prepare to take off into another dimension with Triathlon’s ‘One Track Brain’. The tinkling synths that welcome ‘Tropical Heart’ signal a different side of Second State: Three emerging Israeli talents, Jos & Eli and Magit Cocoon team up on this kinetic, warm track with a proggy core. ‘Sleep Deprived Vibration’ paints an evocative scene: flashing strobes, t-shirts wet with sweat, faces in various states of blissful disarray. You know exactly what Glaswegian producer Frazi.er is talking about here: the best kind of sleep deprivation, fueled by the electrical charge of tracks like this one.

Argentinian Eme Kulhnek lets ‘Efforts’ simmer like a perfectly cooked stew, gradually shifting out of subtle atmospherics and shrouded voices into faster and more curious terrain. Keening, circular bleeps and chanting conjure something primitive and magnetic. The Polish producers DUSS, meanwhile, head to the race track with ‘Kevin the Second’, motoring, high octane thrill ride loaded with revving synths, snapping percussion and masterful pauses and drops. Greek duo Bleur & MB1 bring the listener on a cosmic trip anchored by thumping beats with ‘Humans’ which, contrary to its title, operates in a “parallel universe” involving time machines, robotic female voiceovers and an industrial yet melodic whirr and hum. The Italian producer Blackrachas made ‘Five O’Clock’ with the witching hour in mind. Burbling drones, tickling synths and monstrous mumblings combine in an ominous melange bound to hit the spot as the moon casts its last shadows.

Our premiere comes from a walloping kick to introduce Dutchman Joran van Pol’s ‘Derelict’. It pulls the comp back into hard, dark territory. Menacing echoes and fidgety synths create a prickling unease that, much like the kick, never lets up.

Check it out below and grab it here.

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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