The 2014 edition of Futur[e]cho has arrived. 12 artists, 12 unique snapshots of today’s Dubby and Ambient Techno scene. Kicking off the Compilation this year with his signature wall-of-noise take on the genre is The Downgrade Complex, one of this year’s new faces alongside Heisa, Oliver Dombi, SkiFi and Liquid Level. The journey is punctuated by a handful of seasoned F[e] veterans, and it all comes together to bring you one blissed-out deep journey. While this year’s compilation doesn’t have the length of 2013’s offering, it packs an equally great punch, and now is available for you to listen to.
Genre: Dub Techno
Hyperreality brings us our second release in the EX series. A big change in his sound from his first release on the label. He gives us Harsh Dubby Techno on this 2 track release. Melodies are still present, but paired with harsher tones and sounds on this release.
Liquid Level graces the label with 5 Deep Dub Techno tracks to chill with. Static chords and slick basslines are the mainstay of this release along with a very polished production quality. Dub Techno fans alike will love this release and those who haven’t heard of him will be in for a pleasant surprise.
DJ DeepWarmth shows up on the label with our first release of anything close to House music. You might know DJ DeepWarmth better as DeepWarmth and this is a way to show that House music has a place in his style of music. Two Minimal House tracks are featured, and then 3 artists take over remixing duties from the likes of D’Bug’D, Substak and Zwei Kreise.
SecondFace returns to the label with a 4 track release of Deep Ambient and Dub Ambient with minimal beatwork. It is quite a change in sound from his first release on the label, but is also a very good release. Emotional Changes and Visions highlight this stellar release with minimal beatwork over Deep Dubby sounds.
Cly/Suva puts out his first release on Cold Fiction Music Label with a 4 track EP filed with a hidden talent for smooth Ambient Techno and Dub Techno. The release starts off with the lush and expansive pads of the title track and moves right along into Until The Road with they Dub Techno chords and deep drums. The other 2 tracks also highlight the lush pads and deep dubby chords that Cly/Suva isn’t really known for until now. For fans of our Dub Techno and Ambient Techno releases, this is an EP that you shouldn’t miss.
Pobedia returns to the label expanding on the sounds and atmospheres on his first release, Reflection. This time he takes the chill nature of Reflection and turns it into an even deeper sound. Subtle changes in a chill atmosphere of chords create for a deeper sound than on Reflection. The release is book-ended with 2 Ambient Dub tunes as Grey Cloud and highlight his style even further. Tracks like Whisper invoke an almost Ambient Techno vibe with a subtle pad in the background. If you are a fan of his first release on CFM, or Dub Techno in general, this is a release that shouldn’t be missed. This is also our first wav file only release.
After two years of releases in the Futur[e]cho series, the series returns once again with its longest release yet. Getting somewhat away from the goal of the series, pairing lesser known artists with bigger names in the scene, last years release got away from that. This years release has a bunch of artists you’ve probably not heard of that need to be heard along with some bigger talent you’ve already heard of. This years release also instills more Ambient Techno than Dub Techno, but there is a good mix of both styles on the release. This year’s release features several of the artists that have appeared on both releases, returning artists from the very first release in the series along with new faces. The series strives to get people who might be interested in either Dub Techno or Ambient Techno into both. Enjoy the sonic soundscapes that encompass what is Futur[e]cho 2013.
Our first release of 2013 is one sure to please the Dub Techno and Deep Techno crowd. Gblanco brings his own brand of Dubby Deep Techno to the label. Stiff drum sounds with delayed deep techno chords bring a style all his own. With tracks like Kinkley, he brings a dubby sound that melds with stiff drum sounds to create a deep sound like nothing else. The release ends with a Deep Ambient tune and then aspect. brings his own take on the track Yukonder to finish up the release. Smooth dubby sounds with stiff drums. A release sure to please.
Satoi joins the label with a 3 track EP full of Deep Techno and a single ambient tune. His style of Deep Techno is quite different than what you’d expect, with vibrant melodies at times like on the track Hate Us. His atmospheres are very lush and static at times as well like in the first track Hinder. An artist to watch in the coming years is Satoi and with his first release, he really shows off what he can do.
Pobedia joins the label with a release that brings stylings of Quantec and Ohrwert with his own touch. 8 tracks of lush chords and subtle basses for a great Dub Techno and Deep Techno release. His subtle chords and basses make for a deep and chill Dub Techno release that is perfect for night time listening or for a weekend doing things around your place.
DeepWarmth returns to the label for the second time with another release. This time around he’s diving into the slower side of Dub Techno while still keeping his same style as heard on DW/TB: Split EP. The Delayed snares are still around, but less present and the smoothness is more apparent in this release. Though he ends out the release with a slight change in style with Released Air. More Ambient Techno than anything, its slow build is not one to be missed. He’s also joined by 2 label mates, Coppice Halifax and Textural Being, who give their interpretations of 2 tracks on the release. If you’re a fan of Dub Techno, this is sure to please.
Following the success of the first installment of CFM’s Futur[e]cho series, a plan for a sequel was soon put into motion. The rules remain the same, produce a track of dub or deep techno for listeners to enjoy, and the artists this time around have not let us down. Along with Coppice Halifax and Anton Mayer… Soap, Textural Being, ISA and DeepWarmth make second appearances, but are joined in 2012 by the likes of Zzzzra, Ocralab, Martin Nonstatic, Kogyo, Seth B and AXS, making the second installment of this ongoing series a very strong compilation both in talent and in substance. Futur[e]cho 2 expands on the sonic equations of the first by introducing tech-house and more ambient elements to the show, but largely the compilation remains true to its original purpose of showcasing current and upcoming forces in the worlds of underground techno and electronic music.
With the first release in the EX series comes a release to compliment the 14th release on our label, DW/TB: Split EP. 4 remixes from artists such as Blue Neptune, Cristiano Campos, Louigi Verona and the other man on the original release, Textural Being, turn Dub Techno tracks into smooth House Music and Ambient Dub. If you liked the 3 tracks from DeepWarmth on the original release, you will love the remixes.