100% exclusive (bar one rediscovered nineties obscurity) and 100% hypnotic, this mix by the Delft / Valence label boss is all about strobelit, smoky techno timelessness.
About this mix
Delft and Valence are siblings with distinct personalities. Like siblings do, they sometimes argue over who gets what, and occasionally compete for attention but they have their own paths.
Delft is a techno label with acid tendencies, while Valence is a warehouse techno junkie with wandering eyes and a taste for equal parts weirdness and crunch.
Delft is represented here by squad members JPLS, whose EP will arrive in the fall, and Vin Sol whose 4-track EP will be on record shelves in the coming weeks. Valence leaves its mark through coming EPs from goldFFinch and Ambivalent, as well as a remix from Truncate and a special extra deep dive with a major influence.
The Ambivalent material here is destined for both Valence and Josh Wink’s Ovum, as well as a remix for my buddy Truncate’s label. There are also some collaborations with Matrixxman, their destination is as yet undetermined.
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