German techno mainstay Patrik Berg’s productions are powerful, energetic and euphoric and in 2017 Christian Smith spotted this, signing Patrik for his first international release on his Tronic imprint. Following this he’s landed releases on other prominent labels including Reiner Zonneveld’s Filth On Acid, Carl Cox’s Intec, Adam Beyer’s Drumcode and Monika Kruse’ Terminal M which has been his main home for the last 3 years.
For his next output he returns to Kruse’s esteemed imprint for a huge, full-bodied and powerful techno EP entitled Techno Poem
“Techno Poem” opens up the EP. It comes with a bubbling driving baseline and circulated hi-hat elements which create a full body shake within the track. The beat structure startswith hypnotic pads which leads you into the crispy arpeggio sawtooth lead. Deep male vocals in a poetic art moves the track physically but also into mental experience.
“Dance With Demons” starts with stomping heavy drums and a rolling low end. The whole track is supported by distorted percussion and ruthless mini-breaks. Dark self-recorded female low pitch vocals with different style of programming give the listener the clear order to obey the dance floor. In contrast to the rough environment the epic pads and a beautiful sensitive melodu give the track an ambivalent feeling.
“Pushing On” combines classic house with new school techno while adding also an extra portion sexiness. The catchy vocal deeply reflects its housy origin. The DNA of the track besides the vocal its groove programmed claps and the dark house chords. Within the track the listener will be surprised by breaks with guitar distortion pitch effects followed by an explosive energy.