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Ken Ishii ‘Bionic Jellyfish’

Artist: Ken Ishii
Title: Bionic Jellyfish
Label: Electropical Records
Cat. #: ER034
Format: vinyl, digital
Release Date: 21st December 2020

  1. Ken Ishii – Bionic Jellyfish (Original mix)
  2. Ken Ishii – Bionic Jellyfish – (Drunken Kong remix)
  3. Ken Ishii – Bionic Jellyfish – (Luca Morris & Mozzy Rekorder remix)

Electropical Records welcomes a legend to the label for this forward looking new single from Ken Ishii which comes with remixes by Drunken Kong and Luca Morris & Mozzy Rekorder.

Ken Ishii is a legendary artist who debuted on R&S in the nineties and has remained an ever present musical force. He can do seminal and artful albums like Jelly Tones as well as visceral club 12″s and also produces music for films, runs his own label, 70 Drums and in normal times is a frequent headliner at all of Europe’s finest clubs.

Here he serves up ‘Bionic Jellyfish’, seven intense minutes of deeply involving techno. The booming kicks bring the powerful groove while the synths are wispy, neon and fluid as they dart around the mix. This is all consuming, warm and welcoming techno with plenty of hi fidelity details that submerge you in sound.

Remixers Drunken Kong is a project from prominent Tokyo pair D. Singh and DJ Kyoto who have been together since 2010. The mighty likes of Terminal M, Tronic and Unity have put out their hard hitting techno and here they take no prisoners. Their excellent remix gurgles and bubbles with acid menace as the hulking great kick drums rumble along and rattle your ribs.

Last but not least, another techno mainstay, Beatport chart topper and Electropical regular Luca Morris hooks up with fellow Italian Mozzy Rekorder, who has achieved similar heights with his straight up techno goodness on labels like 100%. Together they flip ‘Bionic Jellyfish’ into an urgent techno banger with pulsing sonar melodies and bigs walls of synth that arrest your every sense.

This is no frills but characterful techno from this evergreen label.