Techno Music Melbourne

The third release on SPFDJ’s Intrepid Skin label arrives from an artist already distinctive to the limitless rave landscape of 2019, thanks to a series of powerful releases, not least the anthemic ‘Kisloty People’. Hailing from Copenhagen, Schacke is a central figure in a relentless and often transgressive community of club experimentation. For SKIN003, he takes four tracks to expand the boundaries of his influences, while still maintaining absolute club pressure.

On the striking ‘Role Modeling’, Schacke takes a perhaps unexpected female vocal sample, echoing from within a deeper house chamber than his own ruthless sound, and delivers a tense and euphoric roller. In contrast, ‘Full Contraction’ lets a hammering rave stab lead the charge through a cybernetic valley of techno pleasure, out towards a sick kind of sonic bliss.

‘Hard Feelings’ lays down an even tougher hand, offsetting a psychedelic, bubbling acid line with Schacke’s nowtrademark piston percussion and an ear-splitting alarm effect among other industrial playthings. Finally, ‘Forever In Total Negotiation’ reaffirms the artist’s nous for melancholy, providing a surprisingly wistful if no less physical conclusion that blends trance influences with the dynamics of biggest-room techno, with potentially eye-watering effects.

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