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Nicola Dal Sacco announces his ‘Calorica’


Italian artist Nicola Dal Sacco has worked under myriad aliases for many different labels. He mixes up techno, dub and trance in bold new forms and opens this essential new series with ‘Calorica,’ an old school and squelching 303 workout.

With ‘Calorica’ the sleek pads keep you on edge as the powerful drums ensure maximum impact on the dance floor. Berlin-based Elad Magdasi is the boss of Front Left Records and someone who has a fresh techno sound that combines new and old. He presents the superb ‘Robotricks’, a dark and hypnotic trip decorated with wispy acid. It has rib-rattling kick drums and plenty of subtle effects to keep you locked.

On the b-side is Canadian 747, a label regular well known for his eight-track Paleo series and widely acclaimed Aurora Centralis EP. This acid techno mainstay brings a fast and furious bassline on ‘Domain Expansion’. Above that, bright rave synths fire across the track while warmer pads bring the soul. Australian artist DJ Huntsman closes out the release with the excellent ‘Planet Psygon,’ an ultra-speedy and euphoric psytrance heater. It is the sort of track to melt minds and frazzled brains.

Emily Nicoll’s Aquaregia label is known for its roster of innovative, forward-looking artists and unique take on acid techno. This new series reasserts that across four fierce tracks.

We premiere ‘Calorica’ on our NUDE Techno channels, 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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