|(10" inch clear vinyl) Firmly entrenched in techno's haziest alcoves, every new record from Denise Rabe is as punishingly hypnotic an experience as it aims to penetrate the deepest laid of your cerebral zones.
B1 Don’t Leave
Firmly entrenched in techno's haziest alcoves, every new record from Denise Rabe is as punishingly hypnotic an experience as it aims to penetrate the deepest laid of your cerebral zones. Having plied her trade on Arts' sub-division Arts Collective before moving on to establish her own dedicated label, Rabe, in 2017, the Berlin-based DJ and producer steps up with her much anticipated debut platter for Stroboscopic Artefacts, as she takes the helm for the fifth sortie of the Totem series. True to her love for all things droney and psychoactive, this time Rabe has us descending into rugged, hostile sonic terrains with just a headlamp and the thick mantle of darkness for closest companions. Ahead’s a demented safari across nightmare-prone visions and thunderstruck vistas.
Hosing off the loud, churning 909 kicks and passive-aggressive machine talk straightaway, 'Manifesto' sets the tone for the warehouse-sized hammering to come. Evil-minded swashes of hyper-delayed percs and criss-crossing chimes lash out in successive waves, further subjugating the dancers as bars fly by. A more spacious and atmospheric number, B-side opener 'Clouds' heads for quieter high-altitude spheres as the dubbed-out drums beat an off-kilter, leftfield friendly pulse and ominous synth stabs and pads envelop the listener in entrancing textural folds and interplays. Back to floor-ready dynamics, the adrenaline booster 'Don't Leave' caps it off on a truly mind-bending tip. Primed for unrelenting peak time action with its angry buzzard-like drones, pacey 4/4 swing and refined palette of eerie circuit noises and click-y minimalism, this one's a high-impact steamroller, sure to get maximum response when things start getting muscular.
Review on The Vinyl District (US): https://www.thevinyldistrict.com/the-tvd-record-store-club/2019/08/graded-on-a-curve-new-in-stores-for-august-2019-part-four/
News on NovaFuture Blog (Germany): https://novafuture.blog/2019/08/13/denise-rabe-manifesto-stroboscopic-artefacts/News on Medellin Style (Colombia): https://medellinstyle.com/denise-rabe-debuta-en-la-serie-totem-de-stroboscopic-artefacts/
'Don’t Leave’ track premiere on Orb Magazine: https://www.orbmag.com/music/premiere/denise-rabe-dont-leave/
Manifesto is also mentioned when we announced the series here:
News on Resident Advisor: https://www.residentadvisor.net/news/43833
News on Mixmag US / UK: https://mixmag.net/read/shifted-stroboscopic-artefacts-totem-series-news
News on Clubbing Spain: https://www.clubbingspain.com/noticias/2019/cuatro-nuevos-totems-en-stroboscopic-artefacts.html
News on Untitled909: http://www.untitled909.com/stroboscopic-artefacts-announces-shifted-zeitgeber-denise-rabe-and-adriana-lopez-for-totem-series/
Kwartz: Absolutely amazing, will play the first two tracks. Thank you!
Orde Meikle / Slam: Thanx
Cio D´Or: Fantastique!
Psyk: nice one! thanks.
Boddika: Downloading for a decent listen, thanks
Dave Miller / Abstract Division: Don't Leave for me, thanks!!
DJ Nobu: Love Don't Leave!!
Richie Hawtin: downloaded for r hawtin
Marcel Dettmann: thx
Dimi Angelis: Clouds is the one!
Joseph Capriati: downloading for joseph capriati, thanks !
Svreca / Semantica: Very into this. Full support.
Reka: Cool, will play for sure!
Takaaki Itoh: Don’t leave is top for me
Henning Baer: Manifesto is sick!!!
Jay Clarke: A1 & B1 work for me. Thx
Reeko: Cool ep!! thanks
Positive Centre: Great Record - Giant sound and perfect addition to the Totem Series. Will be playing for sure. Congratulations.
Ellen Allien: ohhh huuu cant wait playing these bombs
Dax J: great ep! thanks
Distant Echoes: good techno stuff, thanks
Rødhåd: downloading for listen. thanks!
Juho Kusti: awesome. thanks!
Efdemin:Phat! Love it
Trudge: awesome ep!
Amelie Lens: don't leave is insane, thx
Randomer: Love A1
Lewis Fautzi: thank you!
Philipp Strobel / a+w: Thanks!
Truncate: Go Denise! Dope cuts!
Brando Lupi: Driving and hypnotic. Fav track : B2 / 3. Clouds. Thank you.
Sam Paganini: Nice! Downloading thanks
Yotam Avni: DONT LEAVE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Terence Fixmer: Thx . really like the tracks !
Norman Nodge: Dope stuff, will play and I'm looking forward to doing it!
Killawatt: this whole release is amazing! Manifesto especially!
Tommy Four Seven: High quality deep techno!
Electric Indigo: clouds is my favourite, thank you!
Nina Kraviz: !
Isolated Lines: just excellent
Ilario Alicante: Downloading for Ilario Alicante, thanks for the music!
Arnaud Le Texier: Top EP. I will play for sure. Thx
DJ Bone: Really like Manifesto and Don't Leave. Thanks
Inigo Kennedy: Like Don't Leave here the most. Hypnotic.
Stephanie Sykes: YES LOVE!!!!! Loving these!!
Donor: Nice one. Really like the A side track on here.
B Traits: downloading for mixes. Thank you for sending!
Manu le Malin: wow!!! what a huge kickin ep here!! dark,deep,progressive,minimalist,intense,dark "again",so many words to describe it... let say : thank you for the music :)
JP Enfant: Really like Don't Leave and Clouds here! Thanks A lot!
Peter Van Hoesen: Full support.
Exos: Don't leave
Ryuji Takeuchi: Nice modern techno tracks. Will play.
Amotik: Don’t leave is really nice. thanks
Samot / NX1: Nice one... thanks
Echoplex: full support
edit select: Nice
Shifted: sick stuff. thanks