Artist: Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink
Label: Intec Digital
Release Date: 28 November, 2016
Cat #: ID118
01. Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink – Ampex (Original Mix)
02. Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink – Eighties (Original Mix)
Intec is known to many a fan of House and Techno as a scene leading label set up by the iconic Carl Cox who has been at the forefront of DJ culture since the early 90’s.
Boasting a roster of artists including the label boss himself plus Nicole Moudaber, Jon Rundell, Marco Bailey, Carlo Lio, Cristian Varela and Dosem amongst many others of a similar calibre.
This new release is from Intec regulars Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink who with this release makes their fifth appearance on the label as well as featuring their debut collaboration album in 2014.
Having also released music on Bush Records, Bulletdodge and Marco Bailey’s label MB Elektronics, the pair are no strangers to the world’s Techno scene, and this release showcases their impressive sound in all its glory.
German born Arnd Reichow aka Drumcomplex and Dutch native Roel Salemink are both respected solo artists in their own right, but when the pair come together their complimenting styles have produced some of their most compelling work.
The first track “Ampex” is packed with tension that’s brought to life by the underlying menace of its melody. Tom drums bubble up in a fast flowing rhythm which is soon complimented by a hard hitting clap to provide some added aggression. Taking no prisoners, this is dark and dancefloor focused Techno at its most exhilarating.
Second is “Eighties” which starts with looped chords that build with suspense as the track develops. When the main breakdown hits, so does the roar of the bass synth, which then tears through the track with devastating force. Peak time and perfect, this track harnesses a raw energy and cryptic sense of excitement.