Hailing from Zaragoza in north eastern Spain David Meiser brings to Darkfloor Sound a dark style of techno, verging on the paranoid. ‘Those Who Still Remain‘ is some of the best material Meiser has created.
The EPs opener ‘Addiction To Darkness‘ is huge. It’s the club slayer. Nothing sounds quite like this – with those acid lines and the dread atmospherics. Early support from Dave Clarke, Blackasteroid, and Inigo Kennedy. Hooking you in with its militaristic build and drive ‘Soviet Rules‘ thunders on. That bell is haunting.
On the label side of the record we have Meiser’s take on tribal techno with ‘Know Your Roots‘ and its hypnotic percussion. That’s followed by the eerie, stripped cut that is ‘Transcending Your Fears‘. The bleakest cut on the release.
Release Date: 04.11.2013
Mastering: Black Monolith Studios
Bleep.com"Scottish production duo Savagen mark their debut with a truly abrasive EP. The rotten fox that makes up the artwork sets the tone for Savagen's abusive and ruthless structures of rhythm. Overdriven synths spread darkness and distortion on the EP’s title track. 'RT2' follows the broken rhythms of its predecessor and 'Indoor Puncture' ties in with its sawing aesthetic and robotically punching beat. This is resumed in 'Roughten Pounder' which flaunts the EP's sheer levels of brutality."Surgeon (Downwards, Rinse FM, Tresor)
"I really like the weird Wound Up Tight track on there." Rinse FM radio ripAnD (Inner Surface Music, Electric Deluxe, Ann Aimee)
"new Savagen release is dope. Great EP… we like it a lot! All tracks are strong but RT2 and Practical Education (Practically Educated Mix 2) really stand out for us. We like the broken rhythms and textures."Truss (Avian, Perc Trax, R&S Records)
"Whole EP is wicked, Indoor Puncture and Practical Education are my favs"Tomohiko Sagae (Rodz Konez, HueHelix)
"very cool EP."Sunil Sharpe (Earwiggle, Works The Long Nights)
"sounds great – proper clanging broken techno with a healthy injection of anger!"Swarm Intelligence (Acre Recordings, Ad Noiseam, Krake)
"Banging EP – 'Indoor Puncture' is prob the pick for me."Warlock (Rag n Bone, Kool London)
"these are proper twisted and heavy. 'Indoor Puncture' and 'Roughten Pounder' particularly."Stormfield (Combat Recordings, Electronic Explorations)
"Solid collaboration from Ingen and Savier. Like 'Roughten Pounder' the most."Israel Vines (Borrowed Language, Semantica)
"Savage mate!"Vacated (futuremusic FM, Power Vacuum)
"the whole EP is brutal man, seriously loving it!"Domagoj Šavor (Dots LED)
"This is the sound we all love, nice effort from Savagen boys."