Umwelt, Talker up next on VOITAX – out Jan 15th

Contributing to the Directors Cut series are core label members, friends, and artists who have supported VOITAX over the years. Each contributor is selected for their unique sound and bold vision. This series is not bound to any genre. The label encourages contributors to step outside the ordinary – anything goes!

The first edition will feature tracks from VOITAX veterans Swarm Intelligence and Rory St. John alongside new contributors, who need little introduction, Rave Or Die boss, Umwelt and Downwards affiliate, Talker.

Umwelt opens up proceedings on the A-side with Time Crystal. An epic arpeggiated journey that climaxes into an apocalyptic electro cut – a style that the producer is celebrated for in both his productions and DJ sets. Rory St. John’s track Rotoscopus bears all the nuances of contemporary electro, its chassis rife with swing and melody pausing only for moments, to brandish a tough, techno skeleton beneath.

Talker’s Inchoate lays down a piercing, percussive skirmish which serves as ode to techno minimalism. This stripped-back piece is a testament to the virility of a strong, dynamic groove. Swarm Intelligence brings the Various Artist to a close with Cumulus, a jungle-indebted slab of cinematic electronica. Densely textured, its grainy synths provide occasional flickers of light in an otherwise bleak dystopia.

Release will be on 12” vinyl, hand-stamped and limited to 300 copies.

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