Minimalism has dominated things for so long now it’s hard to remember that mainstream techno used to be seriously banging, reaching a peak of full-on industrial abstraction some time around Hawtin’s classic Decks, EFX & 909 mix. But as recent times have seen the minimal sound slowly ebb away into deep house, there’s been a banging techno renaissance, and we love it.
This week’s exclusive WEPLAYMUSIC mix sees Israel’s Yariv Bernstein rinsing this new school techno in fine style. Taking in WEPLAYMUSIC favourites like Roland M Dill and Joseph Capriati, it maps the territory between skittish Neopolitan rhythms and tight Chris Liebing grooves, with ominous noises washing over muscular percussion, as the whole mix propels itself from peak to peak.
A producer as well as a DJ, Yariv’s first impeccably produced release is out now on Tel Aviv’s Punch Music. Currently known more for its psy-trance than anything else, could Israel be a new hub for cutting edge techno?
JAZZ IT (Dirty Channels Remix) – Sehou [Joyfull Family Records]
ICE CREAM (Adam Port &Me remix) – Butch [Snatch!] Buy at Juno Records (Vinyl)
BUBBA (Till Von Sein and Aera Remix) – Martin Augustin [Pets Recordings]
TAPED AND GORGEOUS (Nic And Mark Fanciulli Remix) – Shlomi Aber [Ovum]
PURPLE BANG (Sian Become Something Else Mix) – Sian [Octopus Records] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
MACHINES MUST DIE (Nir Shoshani Remix) – Anderson Noise [Noise Music] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
TELESNAKE (Roland M. Dill Remix) – Gianni Pellecchia [Bauns] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
IRON MAN (Alex Bau Remix) – Sam Waller & Ido Ophir [Punch Music] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
ADDICTION (Jerome Sydenham) – Pig & Dan [Ground Factory Records] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
COMOSOLO – Taebro [Minimo Records]
DOUBLE STANDARDS (Joseph Capriati Remix) – Wehbba [Tronic]
FIBERBOARD (Slam Remix) – Sasha Carassi [Phobiq]
GHOSTS OF THE EAST PART 2 JERUSALEM (Alessio Mereu) – Muzarco [Punch Music]
SKIPPER – Matthias Meyer & Patlac [liebe*detail spezial] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
NO UNDER BUT YOU – Guy J & Miriam Vaga [Bedr] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)