Techno from Melbourne and beyond.

Melbourne/Lepzig based label Controlled Violence has returned with a new VA EP, titled CVR XVI, featuring Melbourne artists Sweetland and Vohkinne, as well as Lepzig’s Kontinum and I C S.

Kicking off the A-side, Sweetland’s euphoric and minimal-esque bleeps dance around punchy and driving percussion. A style that Sweetland has embraced over his last few productions, the groove is unmissable in this one. Slightly introspective but highly danceable – a real winner.

Vohkinne leads the A2 with a Northern Electronics styled, low-heavy growler. Groaning drones and a viscous atmosphere, excellent sound design is the defining feature across the whole effort. 

On the flip, Kontinum steps into the world of late-night raves with In the Tiles. A pulsing bassline reminiscent of trance, delayed synth stabs create an eerie soundscape, perfect for those early-morning sessions.

Closing out the record is I C S’s Beneath the Surface. A sidechained and high-energy club weapon, the jacking drums, live-sounding percussion and breaks keep this track moving through the ethereal synth loops and growling bassline. 

CVR XVI is out now and is available in 12″ format. Listen to snippets from the EP below. 

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