Our Wednesday selection: Swarm Intelligence – NEW YORK TRAX Imports 04 (NEW YORK TRAX Imports, NYTI04)
Berlin’s Swarm Intelligence joins NEW YORK TRAX Imports to release four fierce, off-beat techno cuts entitled ‘NEW YORK TRAX Imports 04’.
Tense atmospherics, uncompromising levels of distortion and stark, astute beats constitute a distinctive sound that Swarm Intelligence has been honing for more than a decade seeing him release on labels such as VOITAX, Ad Noiseam, Earwiggle and many more. The Dublin-born, Berlin-based producer is certainly no stranger to the techno world and his reputation of performing menacing live sets and deploying emphatic productions will leave an enduring impression on any listener. ‘NEW YORK TRAX Imports 04’ sees Swarm Intelligence join the New York Trax sub-label following the likes of Drvg Cvltvre, Endlec, Dawid Dahl and Another Alias.
‘Bury’ begins proceedings with powerful, syncopated drums fused with growling oscillations and haunting leads before intense vibrations scattered around resilient percussion and machine-like synth swirls take the focus in ‘Extraction’.
On the flip, ‘Verloren’ maintains the sinister atmospherics through distorted kicks, eerie modulations and alarming feels until ‘Reach’ which recorded live, rounds things off with shooting, laser zaps, dramatic soundscapes and broken rhythms emphatically closing this fiery four track EP.
Swarm Intelligence ‘NEW YORK TRAX Imports 04’ drops on NEW YORK TRAX Imports in 10th July 2019.
Tracklist: Swarm Intelligence – NEW YORK TRAX Imports 04 (NEW YORK TRAX Imports, NYTI04)
04. Reach (Live)