After a brief absence, 314Techno Recordings re-materializes with its 17th release. Indulge yourself in six impious party tunes, abundantly diverse and richly dark throughout.
Featuring three new St Louis regional artists. Two top tracks from new-comer Brian Durante, funeral director by day, a DJs DJ by night, producing a pair of service bangaz spanning sparse and quite banging minimal dance floor techno on "P_nus" to a full on acid expedition on "XVI O FIVE."
Shen drives a range of moodscapes on "Tantra" by draping bare raw beats between panicked alarms, securing the ideal vision of drifting isolated techno. Choice.
Devil Girl is a former St. Louisian of note, and her 'anti-business techno' track "Otherworldly Fallout" is an homage to the golden era of the St Louis scene, of which she was a fixture behind the decks.
Returning with fresh output are label veterans Ron S and Zvezda. Ron's "Steel Plate' is a monster stomper, absolutely relentless and heavy, devoid of the bs gloss or glam.
Zvezda's dystopic "She" is a viciously suave yet brilliantly sultry industrial techno paragon, a masterfully tweaked darkroom floor-filler.