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Erinias EP

by Augusto Taito

Argentinian techno producer Augusto Taito releases four tracks on "Erinias EP" for Combine Audio's 20th reference.

In the past, Augusto Taito has released music on prestigious techno labels like Credo or Affekt. A versatile producer that gets inspiration from electronic music's darkest genres and transforms it into new techno tracks.

"Erinias EP" is a firm entry point to the realm of Argentinian techno music. Including both dance-floor oriented and narcotic sounds, his music could easily become a regular staple of the South American electronic music scene.

The producer's latest release brings a heavy sound to the proceedings as Augusto and his synths explore a number of hypnotic soundscapes, keeping his tracks moving along with very interesting compositions.

There is plenty of energy to each track, highlighted by a catchy, hypnotic sound carried through an array of pounding grooves.

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THe Handmaid's Tale EP

by Persohna

Persohna signs the nineteenth release of Combine Audio with three techno tracks in "The Handmaids Tale EP".

Persohna is a DJ and Producer from Vilnius, Lithuania who permanently resides in London since 2004. His techno journey began in 2002 influenced by many artists of that era. Nowadays he's the founder and manager of Aesir Records.

The whole EP features a theme akin to a pursuit movie scene occurring in a densely populated Chinese downtown. The groove on "The Handmaid's Tale", "Things Fall Apart" and "Unbound World" flows like a parkour stunt sequence perfectly executed over a filthy concrete jungle.

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The Jungle EP

by H. Paul

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H. Paul debuts on Combine Audio with a techno three-tracker titled "The Jungle EP".

Owner of Induxtriall Records, the Spanish producer has released over 150 tracks since 2015 in renowned labels around the world. The ideas behind H. Paul's music are based on industrial and dark distinctions, always achieving a techno style suitable even to the most purist listeners.

Infectious, clean, deep, dark and hypnotic are a few qualities that define "Tropical Rain" and "Wild Animals". Nevertheless, "The Jungle" is an ambient tool showcasing dense pads and deep textures.

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Defending My Roots EP

by Israel Toledo

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Israel Toledo releases his newest "Defending My Roots EP" with three original techno tracks inspired by the mighty, old-school techno sound.

Owner of ASR Records and residing in Berlin, Israel Toledo is one of the nowadays most sought-after techno producers from Mexico. 

His latest release starts with "Artists", a frantic and energetic techno track set in a huge atmosphere filled by an off-beat synth line nested on a heavy drum performance that floats on a solid, low-end foundation.

A tumultuous groove is the main trait of "Utopic", an original piece which pays homage to the acid techno era by including heavy TB-303 action installed on a fat groove.

"Rem Journey" is like a full session of hypnosis squeezed in under six minutes. Complex synth sequences blended with abundant open hi-hats and stomping cadences provide a desperate mood composed for the most critical moments of the night.

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Diode EP

by Ken Ishii & Paula Cazenave

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New on Paula Cazenave's label Combine Audio is an EP from Ken Ishii, who amongst his many achievements is famed for pioneering techno in Japan and the southern hemisphere. 
Ken Ishii started his career in the early '90s and was a regular feature on the iconic label R&S Records. His back catalogue also includes many other great imprints ranging from Tronic to Harthouse. 
Along with many solo tracks Ken Ishii has also collaborated with many artists often with backgrounds in other electronic genres, and one such example of this is the collaborative album he did with Marc Romboy for Systematic Recordings. One of the best known DJ's and most respected electronic music producers to have broken out of Japan, this two track EP showcases the talents of a true techno innovator. 
Also on the EP is a remix from label boss Paula Cazenave who is a regular DJ at many clubs around Spain plus other parts of Europe, and her productions have also been turning heads following releases on labels ranging from Different is Different to Rotterdam based Patterns. 
The original mix of "Diode" has a bleeping synth line and mechanical percussion at the heart of its stripped back analogue sound. With an intense sense of urgency, the track builds tension using modulating tones set to whip a dance floor into a frenzy. 
Paula Cazenave remixes "Diode" using a tougher kick drum sample that solidifies a platform for her punchy version. Focusing on the groove of the original's synth line, she also adds a heavy clap and rhythmical atmospherics into her hypnotic rework full of brooding menace.

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Atomic EP

by Hertzqvake & Kxel

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Madrid-based producers Hertzqvake & Kxel unleash their latest techno output "Atomic EP" on Combine Audio packed with three dance floor oriented productions.

The release begins with "Pacific", a rather relentless showcase of offbeat percussive synth action coupled with a massive kick drum and sharp hi-hat sequences. 

A rather dissonant synth line holds as the central quality of the track that titles the release. "Atomic" features a long breakdown reminiscent of the old school techno days, starring a string pad that serves as the anchor point for raising tension towards the drop.

"Japan" is the closing track of the release. A brief but mysterious intro sequence predicts a thumping rhythm supplemented by a subtle but firm percussion pattern. Distorted vocals evocative of apocalyptic a robot mayhem overthrow a skilful hand clap action, specifically devised to maximize the pressure on each of the track's breakdowns.

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Critical State EP

by Dykkon

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Combine Audio's newest release comes by the hands of Dykkon, an up and coming producer from Spain's capital.

An industrial eerie atmosphere circled by hypnotic shakers and narcotic bell percussion sequences, held in an immense space. This is "Critical State EP", a release boasting two cuts with an exciting amalgamation of sounds laid over a 4/4 rhythm. Expect deep, dark, linear and heavy vibrations amidst powerful grooves.

Madrid home-based DJ and producer Dykkon has been active in the music scene since 2014. His first release landed on Adam Beyer's Drumcode, and since then, the producer has signed a string of releases on high profile techno record labels, like Gynoid Audio, Sleaze Records, Drowne Records, Rhythm Converted and his own DKN Selections.

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Collision EP

by Sandro Galli

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The thirteen instalment of Barcelona's Combine Audio is delivered by Italian techno producer Sandro Galli. 

BARCELONA-. The Roman producer debuts on the label with "Collision EP", a three tracker designed for the most exigent dance floors. 

Sandro Galli is a producer and sound designer from Rome. His DJ style makes it decidedly original, diversifies between the techno/acid, old-school techno. Has consistently maintained over the years always the same style of music never made compromises with anyone of any kind of trade. In the 90's he was known as "uomo bassline" (bassline man) for his unique style and original music with cutting-edge techno acid original in all its forms. He worked for various radio stations, always proposing art and music certainly beyond the usual diagrams. He edited vinyl with one of the most important Italian techno labels: ACV Records in 1995/2000. Now he produces for Elektrax Recordings, Darknet, Focus Records, Acromatiq, Luminar Records and many more. With LPs and Albums Including Stormy Zone - Cerebral waves - Spectrum - Welcome in my Acid - and Remix versions of artists: Dave Clarke, Steve Pointdexter, Paul Johnson, and the mixing of numerous compilations including "The Sound Rome" Vol. 2. He is a founder of Luminar Records.

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Crazy Trip EP

by Paula Cazenave + Ben Sims Remixes

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Crazy Trip EP' is the newest instalment of the Barcelona-based record label.

BARCELONA-. Acclaimed techno DJ and producer Ben Sims joins Combine Audio with a pair of remixes for the label's head honcho, Paula Cazenave.

After 'Wildlife EP', the latest appearance on her own record label, Paula Cazenave produces two new cuts: a stripped version of her famous 'Picky Pigeons' plus an entirely new track dubbed 'Crazy Trip'.

With utmost prestige, UK techno legend Ben Sims joins Combine Audio supplying reworks for each of Paula's tracks, bringing the release to full circle.

'Crazy Trip' a track reminiscent of the early 2000's rave scene. The heavy low end is driven by a distorted bass-drum that pounds the path to abrasive pad action and filtered atonal synth leads. The beat transports the dance-floor into an unexpected breakdown, featuring an old-school breakbeat that ensures maximum dance-floor expectation. The loop serves as a grounding element for an ever-evolving trippy lead synth, coupled with spacey atmospheric elements especially thought out for the big floors. The thick textures achieved by the producer impregnates the track with Paula Cazenave's distinctive sound imprint.

In 'Picky Pigeons Tool Edit', Paula furthers the essence of the original mix previously released in 'Wildlife EP' (Combine 03) , stripping it down to the essentials, and intensifying the drive into an advanced, hypnotic techno stomper.

The re-interpretation executed by Sims on 'Picky Pigeons' features heavy bass-drum action coupled with infinitely intricate percussion parts, intertwined with sharp and thick hi-hats. The masterful combination of elements achieves an immense drive by the techno genius on this remix.

Ben Sims attaches more dirt to the 'Crazy Trip' remix, expanding the hypnotic bass sequence with a staccato of heavy flanged percussion, transforming the original into a genuine, low-ceiling, tight-packed room banger.

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Crystals EP

by Patrik Skoog

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Patrik Skoog releases "Crystals EP" on Barcelona's Combine Audio

"Crystals EP" is the freshest output by the Berlin-based Swede, including two fast-paced techno tracks intended for massive dancefloor devastation.

BERLIN-. After his performance at Combine Audio's OFF SONAR 2018 event, celebrated techno DJ and producer Patrik Skoog joins Combine Audio with a combo of original tracks for the label's eleventh release.

Huge tom movement, biting high-pitched and dark, spacey pads. Implacable percussion cadences and exquisitely synthesized sound effects build a massive atmosphere echoing a walk in the woods on a dark night. This is "Crystal Key", the first cut of the reference.

A deeper and highly anaesthetic feeling is conveyed on "Dominion" the closing track of the EP. Razor-sharp hi-hat action is multiplied by cutting-edge synthetic percussion elements gliding on a soporific array of low-pitched drone pads. The track develops by incorporating elements that provoke shock and excitement with each new addition. This track was mixed and recorded live.

Skoog has signed over 160 releases in the last twenty years, with alternate aliases such as Agaric, Headroom, Render, FAR Electronics, South Operations, Sons Of Piru, FAR, San Lebowski and more. In 2005 he founded "We Are", a techno record label nowadays holding cult-status, and in 2016 "Sample + Hold" came into existence as his newest imprint.

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Prisma EP

by Oliver-K, K.Martin

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Spanish producers Oliver-K and K.Martin unite forces to write the tenth episode of Combine Audio: "Prisma EP". Presenting a pair of cuts intended to ignite the dance floors, the first unit to initiate the release is "Pyramid", emphasizing remorseless percussion rhythms, synchronically beside solid drums skillfully arranged. Quite hypnotic, spacey and energetic atmosphere for smaller dance-floors. The next track "Iris" favours the big-room faction of techno, featuring massive drum action linked with spacious synths and highly anticipated drops after astutely fashioned breaks. Born in Soria, Oliver-K is a prolific Spanish music producer specialized in techno. To date, he has signed over 100 productions on top record labels like Deeperfect, or Unity Records, and his music is often backed by high-profile DJs such as Cristian Varela, Stefano Norferini and many more. K.Martin is a DJ got his first club residency at the tender age of 15. Now based in Seville, he hosts a radio show together with Oliver-K since January 2017. His agenda entails continually DJing in Spain's most influential cities. Now is your deed to enjoy their freshest collaboration "Prisma EP".

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FAP EP

by [ Wex 10 ]

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If you're down for that "wall of sound" techno, then this is your EP. Hailing from France [ Wex 10 ] is a relatively new producer whose tracks have gained support from big players such as Chris Liebing. Hard hitting hypnotic techno is his signature sound and 'FAP EP' is no exception. Delivering two cuts, the EP starts with the track that titles the release, 'FAP' boasts a heavy bottom coupled with sparse snare action glued together with a thin layer of string pads. The second track, 'F6', is even harder warehouse techno. Cleverly placed claps help convey the rich atmosphere created by a hypnotic synth line. Two definite techno bombs definitively not for the faint-hearted.

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Black Belt EP

by Paula Cazenave & Elias the Prophet

Next up on Combine Audio comes two distinct tracks from Spanish DJ/producer Elias the Prophet: Black Belt and Paula Cazenave - Freak Frog (Elias the Prophet Remix). Based in Madrid, Elias' sound is dark, industrial and dance floor focused.
This is the first release where the artist shares the billing with Paula Cazenave, the owner of Combine Audio.

His original production, Black Belt is polyrhythmic and utterly hypnotising. Clattering synths intertwine atop a solid percussive foundation, grooving naturally with the undulating rhythms. Elias's Freak Frog remix is a techno behemoth. Building in stature with every nuanced percussive layer, this is dance floor devastation in pure form.

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Tenshi EP

by Kuroi

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Spanish producer Kuroi, born and raised in Madrid offers a new EP titled Tenshi. She delivers a two tracker of heavy, atmospheric, analog underground techno.

The release opens with 'Terasa Reta', a deep and thick hazy cut portraying a blizzard-like ambiance comprised of heavily modulated white noise that accommodates a hypnotic, offbeat stab action. Lush hi-hats sequences assure to keep the dancefloor completely magnetized in this first track.

A second tune titled 'Heiwa' serves as an extension to the opening track, but this time expanding the encounter for bigger rooms. This closing track packs an absolute monster drive while keeping the numbing feeling to it.

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Space Invaders EP

by J-Dam

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After detonating a mystery ship and loading the laser cannon with synthesized techno ammunition, the producer from Granada is dropping two new tracks to defeat hostile aliens.

The freshest release from Combine Audio is a two tracker by the Spanish producer. Following over a decade of experience as a disc jockey, J-Dam has been acquiring the attention of relevant record labels. Yin Yang, Amigos, and Different Is Different Records are only an example. In Space Invaders, he summons compositions starring remarkably tough and dark sounds.

'Space Invaders' is the track that names the release. Broken beats work as the rhythmic foundation to support a broad array of percussive sounds in the stereo field. Listening to the track within an immersive environment evokes battling aliens inside a vessel of the original 1980s video game.

'Sinister' features the usual four on the floor rhythm, this time topped with a heavy composition of hypnotically immersive synth-lines and percussion elements. Guaranteed to make you forget this is the last cut of the release.

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Phoenix EP

by Sergy Casttle

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Sergy Casttle offers a renewed techno vision in Phoenix EP

Two tracks packing spanish fire make up the fifth release of Combine Audio.

MADRID -. A veteran in the spanish nightclub circuit, Sergy Casttle presents a pair of heavy techno groovers in Phoenix EP.

The foundation of 'Phoenix' is a thumping kick drum coupled with a massive sub-bass, that serves as support for a subtle but hypnotic percussion. Storm is another banger designed for highly euphoric moments, to push the limits with an ever-raising energy. In other words, here you are getting a pair of high quality peak-time bangers.

Another 100% spanish release: Sergy Casttle is a DJ and producer from Madrid, also known as Sergio Castilla. His career spans for over eighteen years, appearing on notable techno record labels like Pornographic or Naked Lunch.

It's a common belief between connoisseurs that quality techno tracks are difficult to find, just like the Phoenix

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Acid Mind EP

by Quantum Computer Code & Illegal Circuit

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Quantum Computer Code and Illegal Circuit are Controlling Your Mind through Acid Methods

Combine Audio's fourth release is a techno collaboration rooted in Spain.

MADRID -. 'Acid Mind' is the new EP sprung from a joint effort between Quantum Computer Code and Illegal Circuit. Two tracks featuring hypnotic grooves deployed as foundation for lush and spacey sounds. Both tracks lean towards a deeper and darker side of techno.

A 100% spanish release: Quantum Computer code is a techno duo from Madrid formed by Emilio Kiesel and Joaquin Garcia. Both musicians with a common vision of underground techno. Illegal Circuit prefers to work behind the scenes, refusing to reveal his identity.

Now the only certainty remains on your will to dance.

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Impulses EP

by Chinanski

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Chinanski explores his most industrial facet on Combine Audio's third release. 

The two tracker offers an opposing but balancing view of techno. 


Hailing from South Wales, Dave Nelson is an underground techno producer better known for a string of releases on his home-base label Different Is Different Records. Since 1996 Chinanski has been contributing to his local scene, organising rave parties in and around his home-town. Today he resides in Birmingham, living a quieter life that fosters his endeavour as a techno producer.

LONDON -. The Welsh debuts on Combine Audio with a new EP called 'Impulses'. A two tracker featuring a broken techno cut and a counter track that leans towards the classic four on the floor rhythm. Both tracks share an industrial edge in their sound design. Sharp and hollow. 

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Wildlife EP

by Paula Cazenave

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Paula Cazenave, frogs and pigeons on 'Wildlife' EP

The two tracker is the producer's first solo EP on her own imprint. 

BARCELONA. Combine Audio's second release features two original tracks from the label-boss. In 'Wildlife' Paula Cazenave explores the proverbial techno forest. The excursion already started on Fuse ON EP, where she introduced the 'Crickets On Crack'. This is the story of a 'Freak Frog' and the 'Picky Pigeons'. 

'Freak Frog is a dark techno material. Produced in an exquisite way, it's main synth resembles a frog that got intoxicated in it's own psychedelic poison. Stubbornly-hard beat foundation with hypnotic synth lines. Effected vocals twisted into an inductive speech, designed for maximum dance-floor frenzy. 

On the flip, Paula's definition of a true techno driver: 'Picky Pigeons'. A cut featuring clever stab placement combined with a crystal-clear percussion. A trance-inducing synth element floating on a bubbly low-end, and insane vocals infused.

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Fuse ON EP

by Gayle San & Paula Cazenave

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The result of the fusion of two great and veteran artists: Paula Cazenave and Gayle San.

For the first release of Combine we have Gayle San as a guest artist .

The Singaporean dj kicked off her career in the nineties and her reputation includes her impeccable three deck mixing skills that lead her to play in the world's most renowned clubs, e.g. Final Frontier (London), the legendary Omen Club in Frankfurt (the so-called 'Mecca of Techno'), the Lehmann Club (Stuttgart) as well as on the renowned techno festivals Nature One and Awakenings.

For this release she made the track "Deploy" an stunning Techno tune with an old school beat and sound that is perfect to break the mix.

Paula Cazenave presents "Crickets on crack" her first track on the label and a dance floor bomb with paranoid synths and fat bass line.