Affekt Recordings has its base in Frosinone, Italy and has been ran by Alex Dolby since 2012 culminating a passion for raw, hypnotic techno. The label’s back catalogue of music has seen artists such as Pär Grindvik, Alex Bau, Mental Resonance, VSK and MTD make contributions.
The latest release compiles fresh works from label head Alex Dolby himself for his fourth artist album entitled “Fault System” having released music on labels outside of his own like Emmanuel’s ARTS, DJ Emerson’s Micro.fon as well as Shinedoe and 2000 and One’s Intacto imprint, his educated sound is much loved around the world.
A love for analogue sounds, rough textures, and tough rhythms play a huge part in the album’s dystopian aesthetic that is as functional for club weaponry as it is a collection of abstract cuts for electronic music lovers.
Easing in gently with “Intro Signal” Alex experiments with a sparse sound design element before moving into the up-tempo Detroit influenced drones of “The Day After”. Following this things heat up with “Standard Process” being a manic monster, and “Modern Pascal” introduces a style switch up to a two step beat. Title track “Fault System” is a throbbing sonic trip and “The Afghan Express” is a blistering techno ride.
“Wild Yard (Reprise Mix)” sees a special release of a new edit that was originally supported by Ben Klock. The eighth track “Lunatic Boost” pushes a raw and broken beat, whilst “Chord Memories” injects vibrant energy once again, then closes proceedings is the jazzy style break of “Outro Signal”.
This album is a powerful statement of intent from a veteran producer that wishes to make a mark with another accomplished selection after being active in the scene for over 15 years.
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Energic and innovative, Booz‘s debut on is a sequence of goosebumps. Distorted and industrial sounds lies on dark and violent atmospheres to creates rough tracks, excellent for every dancefloor but not strictly away from a different kind of listening. From the deep synths of Elysium to the distortion game of K229, Affekt 032 represents a strong change for the label, wich brings it’s catalogue to a new level of completeness, breaking up with precedent releases in style but not in quality.
No doubt, Alex Dolby is not an unknown artist anymore and definitely the man with an awesome bunch of great releases in 2016, which had been played by all global headplayers in the techno business. Multiple Faces EP is more than a 2017 warmup, we are looking forward to great year full with collaborations and great releases are already planned. This 4-tracker delivers just real and quality techno music.