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Krill Music

 

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Krill Music is an electronic music label established in 2010 and based on Buenos Aires, Argentina that releases Techno music from worldwide artists.

Judging by its first release (AND & Jonas Kopp – Transparent), Krill Music looks set to slot in alongside Jonas Kopp's own Traut and represent the city's default sound: Dark, basement-ready techno. The A-side comes from Manchester-based duo AnD, who've been incredibly prolific this year. Titled "Transparent," it's a chilly dub-influenced piece. The first half is sparse, utilising just a kick and hat to keep time. With nothing to interrupt their passage, cold, roiling pads flow unhindered through this section. It's not until the halfway point that things really pick up pace; a dull, resonant donging and feathery cymbal moving in to add intensity. Jonas Kopp's track is just a little more complex, but maintains the icy mood. Of course, it's conveyed by a gargantuan kick.

On this, he lays flickering cymbals, hats and a penetrating three-note mantra. The aforementioned mood again comes from pads, but Kopp's are far more pared down. Essentially, both sides of the record hold big room stompers. Which one you pick will simply depend on whether you're after something more atmospheric ("Transparent") or just Kopp's heavier punch.

From industrial cool to smoky skip and swing and back to the basement again—via a token dip in the acid bath on its last record, Krill Music has been snaking steadily through the dance floor’s many canons, plotting fresh axes between the fertile contemporary techno scenes of Manchester, Argentina, Italy, Sweden and Berlin along the way.

Over four well received releases featuring original and remixed material from the likes of AnD, Jonas Kopp, Szare, Henning Baer, Pfirter, Ascion, X501 and Bleak the fledging label has quickly established itself as a trustworthy tastemaker, particularly when it comes to scouting young talent. And so, in acknowledgement of their first anniversary, Krill Music have curated a deluxe double vinyl package of new works from an array of budding to one-to-watch producers.

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