Our Monday selection:
_asstnt – Heartless EP (Opera 2000, OPR002)
Madrid based artist _asstnt returns to his newly formed Opera 2000 label with four pounding techno cuts entitled ‘Heartless’ EP.
_asstnt’s sound comes from the heart of a passionate artist conveying romanticism, truth and dedication within his music and philosophy. The DJ and producer from Madrid breaks into the underground scene with an industrial, dirty and melancholic sound that stems from his love for hardstyle or hardcore that was instilled in him from an early age. In 2017 his first track was released on an Involve Records compilation together with the artist Roll Dann before starting the Opera 2000 label together in 2020 whose inaugural release saw the light of day in February 2020 and picked up support from the likes of Charlotte de Witte, Matrixxman, Truncate, Fernanda Martins and many more.
‘Heartless’ begins proceedings with intense, piercing modulations, industrial kicks and robust sonics in this haunting opening cut before ‘Teenage Romance’ offers up entrancing leads underneath blistering soundscapes and acid-soaked, rave inspired synth flutters.
On the flip, shrieking oscillations, industrial atmospheres, frightening samples and soul-stirring moods take the focus in ‘Smells Like Darkroom’ whilst Broken Ties’ rounds things off with a 90s trance feel featuring psychedelic, revolving bass notes and fast paced grooves that continue to pulsate throughout the effervescent finisher.
Tracklist: _asstnt – Heartless EP (Opera 2000, OPR002)
02. Teenage Romance
03. Smells Like Darkroom
04. Broken Ties
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