Mantis Radio 164 + Drvg Cvltvre
On Mantis Radio this week we welcome Drvg Cvltvre (Vincent Koreman).
Eraserhead – The Lethargic Grime Lining My Veins [ERASERHEAD]
Mind.Divided – As They Dance In The Mist [Mind.Divided]
PEACE HEIL Fraunhofer Diffaction – SM33LS LXKE T33N SPXRXT [dub]
The Bug – Ascension [Ninja Tune]
Irradiation – Wave Function (Mstep remix) [Temp Records]
anodyne – Echoes of Silence – Fold 2 [Offshoot]
Iced Out – Death Riders
The Future Sound of London – Dying While Being Held [FSOLdigital]
SHXCXCHCXSH – Drain This Lord [Avian]
SSSS – Hegemonie Negative [Haunter]
Peter Van Hoesen – Rift [Time to Express]
Reeko + Exium – Circuit 1 [Mental Disorder Records]
Matt TDK – ‘electro’ [unreleased]
Voidloss – To Drown You All Out [unreleased]
Voidloss – Raw electronic collisions 2 [unreleased]
Stranger – Warehouse Memories (UK Rave mix) [Self Reflektion]
C Mantle – Con-fusion [Acre Recordings]
Graze – Coax [New Kanada]
Malicious Dubz – Reprise [Project All-Out Records]
Lorenzo Senni – Elegant, And Never Tiring
Sawlin – Spectrafuck
Basic Channel – Qloop (extended)
Zemi17 – Rangda
Ike Yard – Half a God
Sinden – Got me movin (Moire remix)
Arnaud Le Texier – Baphomet (Lee Holman remix)
Pearl – Ordeal III
Kill Ref – Kill Jack Came Back
xArchesx – Bleeding Piles
Svaag – Sade
Ntgogn – Chikkhai (death)
F-McdotG – 9,81 m-s-2
Eraserhead – The Seventh Circuit [ERASERHEAD]
Since 2009, Koreman has been unleashing his own blend of dystopian acid, no wave and experimental house tech. Long respected in the underground for his groundbreaking experimental techno as RA-X, material that saw release back in the 90s on seminal labels Bunker and KK Records. His DIY punk background is such that he ops for hard work rather than hollow pose.
Recent Drvg Cvltvre releases include the Creme Organisation’s R-zone#1, an untitled 10″ on Porn Wax that received instant DJ and club support from John Talabot, Trevor Jackson and Cottam; and the recent American Psychosis 12″. A collaboration with Chris Moss Acid on Shipwrec that The Guardian made track of the week.
This half-speed monster turns acid’s cute, tweaking 303s into a force of brutal, transcendent techno malevolence
Coming up, he’s a 12″ on Permanent Vacation, a 12″ for Signals, and American Psychosis part 2 for Shipwrec; with new EPs lined up for Flight Recorder, Danny Daze’s Cyber Rhythm imprint and Radio Kobayashi Records. Combined with material on legendary New York house label Nervous Records, that has gathered support from Svengalisghost, Danny Daze and Todd Terry, Koreman is someone to keep an eye on. Offering up his own take on tech, to his own rhythm.
Drvg Cvltvre’s tracks take the speed down a notch to emphasis on the heavy-ness of sound and using the space left between the pounding kicks to build melancholic melodies that seem to grow out of or evaporate into thin air. A blend of dark techno and deep house with lots of experiment, influenced in equal parts by Suicide, Sun Ra and Terrence Dixon.
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