DEAD CERT. Records is a label linked to the well known website deathtechno.com
ran by Jack! Who? in the UK. A diverse palette has seen their previous releases feature music from artists including Audio Injection / Truncate, Hans Bouffmyhre, Joachim Spieth, Miss Sunshine, DJ Spider and Eomac to name but a few.
The latest EP is from deathtechno.com
staff member Juan Trujillo, originally from Venezuela, now calls Buenos Aires, Argentina his home. The Simplecoding label boss makes his debut release for DEAD CERT. following a well received single track "The Sossial" and with EPs on Alex Bau's 43 Recordings, DJ Hi-Shock's Translucent and Re:Axis' Monocline for example, he is certainly making the right moves.
The first of two remixes here is from Newrhythmic label boss Jose Ángel Palacios Robles aka Joton. The in demand Spanish artist has worked alongside artists such as ROD, UVB, Paul Mac, Radial, Jeroen Search, Bas Mooy and many more with a back catalogue including !Organism, Juan Sanchez's FORMAT and Planet Rhythm to name but a few.
Vegim Hashimi makes a return to DEAD CERT. after his EP featuring Joachim Spieth last year, this time he supplies the second remix. The TMM Records owner based in Kosovo is known for his creative production styles with music on the likes of Rebekah's label Decoy Records, Reaktivate, The-Zone and A.Paul's Naked Lunch amongst others.
The first original track "Retrogrado" begins with a thundering kick and instant dancefloor appeal, as the rising melodic pads deliver the hook that is undeniably attractive, whilst full of tension and power.
Joton is the first remixer of Retrogrado, who brings a quality old school flair of an unrelenting yet surprisingly subtle rolling rhythm. Shuffling snares inject even more energy and take the original to new hypnotic heights.
Track three is the remix from Vegim who flips the style into a surging beast of rough textures and quirky one shots with a gated hook. Funked up and dreamy, this multi faceted piece displays soul hidden deep in the depths.
The last and second original track "Impulso" shows a somewhat South American touch of tough beats and flavour locked into the drums. Haunting atmospherics and a siren like call add more engaging elements to this serious work.