One of the UK’s most respected techno acts, and their record label Respekt is also held in high regard. “Delusion of Choice” is a two-track EP in the duo’s trademark style, which is dark and driving with explosive energy.
Out via Respekt, “Delusion of Choice” combines the acid synths and eerie vocals of the title track, with the twisted euphoria of the second cut, “Harbinger.” Not only have Spektre released many times on Respekt, but their music has also been signed to other prestigious record labels ranging from Reinier Zonneveld’s Filth on Acid to Adam Beyer’s Drumcode.
Prior to teaming up to start their Spektre alias, Rich Wakley and Paul Maddox were both established solo producers. Rich Wakley aka Filthy Rich was known for his tech house tracks, and Paul Maddox was a star of the hard dance scene. They came together through a shared love of techno, and for the last decade have been taking the techno scene by storm with their Spektre alias.
Talking about their new release, Spektre said: “Delusion of Choice is the first in a series of Spektre originals on Respekt where we explore the edges of the Spektre sound and push into new sonic territory. It’s been the centrepiece of our live sets since we first played it, so we’re excited to have it out in the wider world!”
The opening track “Delusion of Choice” is a tension-building track with hard-hitting drums and a brooding atmosphere that’s not for the faint of heart. “Harbinger” is equally explosive, but its dark atmospherics contrast with an uplifting melody to create spine-tingling suspense that’s underpinned by a throbbing bassline.
Picking up support from some of techno’s biggest names such as Ramon Tapia, Tiger Stripes, Joyhauser and Space 92, this EP has also been a regular part of Spektre’s DJ sets. They have been busy in the studio of late, but you can see them play at the Artheater in Cologne, Germany on the 15th of December.
Spektre’s ‘Delusion of Choice’ EP is out on the 13th of October, and you can buy or stream the release HERE.