Katia educates us on the darker side of techno
You may not be familiar with KATIA yet, but from the way she’s going, that’s all set to change soon. An exciting up-and-comer in the ever-evolving Sydney dance scene, Katia has an affinity for all things techno – and the darker and deeper, the better.
Having locked in a few exciting gigs recently, she’s set to support none other than our own PURPLE SNEAKERS DJs, as well as PILOT CO DJs and COMFORT CLUB DJs, tomorrow night. With a focus on “Berghain appropriate” records, we asked Katia to educate us a little on the darker side of techno, to which she happily obliged!
You can catch her tomorrow night at Peoples Club, at Goodbar. For more details, head HERE.
Asmar – Trinity
A beautiful, melodic, slow paced track by a French producer, Asmar. The way the melody progresses is entrancing and has to power to take you elsewhere.
Shako – Indunk (Ryan James Ford Remix)
A remix by one of my favourite producers at the moment, Ryan James Ford. Like most of his songs, it is minimalistic, atmospheric yet heavy at the same time.
Archivist – Ganymede In Transit
A slower paced techno track that encompasses beautiful dark atmospheric elements and successfully layers them together to create something that sounds a little creepy.
Gëinst – Self Sufficient
Fast paced, heavy hitting, tune which contains a tiny bit of acid. Perfect for the dance floor.
See Mask – Junt
Created by a German producer Skee Mask, ‘Junt’ is a breakbeat techno tune which has a nice slow pace and sad melody.
Ryan James Ford – Skrtal Tirkett
Another one by Ryan James Ford and by far my favourite song of his. The simple, piano melody completes this already amazing song and takes it to the next level.
Fixon – Selfish (Keith Carnal Remix)
Faster and heavier than its predecessor, ‘Selfish’ is from my favourite German label, Nachtstrom Schallplatten which focuses on very dark, very heavy and sometimes industrial style techno.
PLAGGONA – Nocturnal Surprise
Perfectly titled, this song is the epitome of ominous. Not for the faint hearted.
öspiel – Onyx
A perfect balance of something more uplifting, yet dark and minimal.
Dax J – The Invisible Man
It is a big call but this is one of my favourite techno songs of all time. I love how it contains both dark elements and driving acid at the same time. All that put together with the beautifully crafted, heavy, crisp kicks make it A+.
Words by Emma Jones.