- Through The Darkness EP
Drumcode | 10.04.2017
Much may have changed over a two-decade period, but Drumcode’s commitment to releasing the scene’ s most cutting-edge and refined techno remains resolute. 2016 saw releases from heavy hitters such as Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Dense & Pika, Sam Paganini, Joseph Capriati and wAFF, as well as a much coveted Moby remix package. The label pushes forwards again in 2017; bringing fail-safe, club-ready music to the techno community.
DC172 comes on behalf of Brazilian born Vinicius Honorio, a now London based producer and DJ who is making some serious in-roads amongst a new breed of techno artists. Having already released on labels such as Pig&Dan’ s Elevate and dubspeeka’ s Skeleton, the next natural step in his progression comes in the form of a release on Drumcode. ‘ Through The Darkness’ is a masterclass in darkened techno grooves, with each one of the four tracks managing to show off Honorio’s skill as a producer and just why he is firing on all cylinders.
The release kicks off with ‘ Walking Shadows’ , a track that has been a key part of Adam Beyer’s sets at the tail end of 2016 and in to the new year. This tense, brooding affair has certainly garnered a lot of attention of late and it’s clear to see why. The title track ‘ Through The Darkness’ is a much more of a stripped back cut, jam-packed with a haunting vocal hook, driving basslines and slick drums. This is one for the late night mischief makers. ‘ Desolate’ is another hard-hitter, managing to perfectly balance that signature Honorio groove and pounding drums that adds depth to his productions. The release closes with the atmospheric ‘ Out For Blood’, which is loaded with vintage rave stabs and weighty basslines – This one is meant to played in dark and sweaty rooms.
- Vinicius Honorio - Desolate
- Vinicius Honorio - Through The Darkness
- Vinicius Honorio - Walking Shadow
- Vinicius Honorio - Out For Blood