SPR) Hello guys, welcome to Spectral Rebel. Kill Traxx is a project born in the 2009, but we know you both, individually known as Kill Ref and Gigi Galli, started your careers in the early 90s. Hearing your sets and productions is simply to find a link to these golden years, but would you tell us how you begin and what are your main inspiration points?
KT) Even if we’d met later, we both began to play right in the early magic 90s at some local radios first and then in those meaningful clubs of our area such as Movida, Zulu, Dinamik Area, and above all the infamous Giona Club in Fondi and the illegals based outside Rome: these last were the places where happened to absorb the biggest musical influences for our today’s sound: Dany Masterpiece, Lory D, Leo Anibaldi, Frankie Bones, Mike Dred, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Underground Resistance, Industrial Strength music and so on.
So what really inspires our playing mood is that old-school dj feeling, choice and technique: we have got no limits in music and still looks for so sweating tricks in console.
SPR) You are resident djs at one of the most important italian club project, the Ribbon Club Culture, which, moreover, has also given birth to Ribbon Recordings thanks to you. What is Ribbon??
KT) Ribbon is a pure energy wave that calls music from all around the world and brings it so close to the people. The dj plays among all the clubers. The party is all around. It’s like a thither where any voice is linked to another. This human chorus effect makes Ribbon Club unique. After the big bang of 90s, In our land we missed a club like this in Terracina’s area. Ribbon today is a brand that walks outside its doors, even in the summer. In this one we took part as djs in the Armonie Season with new perspectives and challenges. About our homonym label Ribbon Recordings we’re aiming at snapping, together with our label manager Stefano Lotti, the club sounds in some tracks from the artists can glaringly represent the hyped ribbon wave. Now we’re at work for refreshing the music and graphic concept. Looking forward for that next.
SPR) What are your future project??
KT) We’re currently working on new ep for Anthony Parasole’s The Corner called “Mammouth EP”, we adore this label sound, we trust in it as the real universal moniker for the sound of the future. Then a new work will be coming out on Ketra Records “Kil Jack Came Back EP” with remixes from Future 16. A very raw one. And during this summer we’ve presented a new live band project simply named Alive: a perfect intersection between human beings and machines. Cello, bass. guitar and synthesizer played live together with our new unreleased electronic stuff. Alive wants to eclectically explore the ocean paradigm of the electronic music in a never heard way. It seems we can do it properly and above all we’re already thinking about a record with containing the tracks just inspired by this live experiment. Then we’d like to release something on Spectral Rebel, who knows…. (we smile)
Boards Of Canada – Sundown [Warp]
Elohim – Transpersonal [Planet Rhythm]
Error Etica – Monochromo [Psychoskunk]
Mutate – Circle 1 [Blank Code]
Ctrls – Charge [Token]
X-Crashed – Where Were You in ’92 ? [The Corner]
Aiken – Restless [Semantica]
Juzer – Couch Mover [The Corner]
Logotech – To Sma Angribere [Spectral Rebel]
Mickey Nox – Gehenna [Power Vacuum]
Kill Ref – Nitzer Hunts Disco-Milf [forthcoming]
Raffaele Attanasio – ??????? [White]
Dj Surgeles – 28.000 Light Years (Jeroen Search Remix 2)
Regis – Careless Pedestrian [Downwards]
Timothy Alexander – Sentence I [Sonic Groove]
Adam Beyer – Drumcode 09 A1 [Drumcode]
Antone Pieete – Deep Sea [Palicavonzreca]
Separate Minds – Scattered Thoughts (Traversable Wormhole Re-visit) [Sonic Groove]
Underground Resistance – Seawolf [UR]
Drexciya – Water Walker [Clone]
Transition (Acappella) by Mad Mike [UR]
Brian Eno – Lux (Nicholas Jaar Remix) [Warp]
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The first Spectral Rebel Release is signed by Logotech, a Neapolitan talented dj/producer almost became established from many years in the Techno scene for his ability to create unions between the old school soul side of the genre and an ever-renewed way to conceive each production.
A-side opens the release with “To Sma Angribere” a powerful track marked by aggressives and firmed kicks like pistons at full capacity, surrounded by acid scribbles in the deepest space, trait of the fittest Logotech. Mattias Fridell signs the A side with his precious remix, a track which gives rise to a simple but psicolabile groove that makes you fall into a trance, escorted by an infinite droned trail scanned by snatchy tolls like ancient gongs. The back side is dedicated to “Sub Lunar Phase II”, an ancestral and quasi-sacred plot of acid stabs and trippy pads, almost an ode which consacrate the long journey that is going to take Spectral Rebel’s concept. Takatsugu Wada remix of B side places the track under other spothlights rivisiting it with a shiny and accelerate mood.
After the great debut of some month ago, Spectral Rebel is ready to return with another massive release, this time signed by a further coming up artist in the techno scene: Manuel Di Martino. Known for his leaning for an old school rugged way of interpret productions and sets, Manuel shows us his acidest side in a one-sided 12″ vinyl, accompanied by the new young revelation of our times, the composer, arranger and pianist Raffaele Attanasio, making this second release, an absolute masterpiece.
“Raw Intentions” isn’t only the release title, but the perfect concise description of the entire incision. The original one starts with a simply running nocturnal rhythm hard and chary at the same time but, after a while, give off, almost as a surprise, its real soul, an incessant flooding river of acid stabs, angry bites which rain in a fluctuating progress inducing any individual on the dance floor to deal with an huge sharp wall of sound waves.
Raffaele Attanasio put his sign on with an unique and nonpareil version, combining both his distinctive mark of piano artist and his “raw” soul represented by his alias X501. Almost heard several times in his live sets, this work is recognizable for the mathematically combination of overdrived harsh kicks crossed by acid stabs, all broked suddenly by a melodically solo piano touch which puts you in a short deep dream.
Finally “V3″ closes the EP as a digital bonus original track that confirms the acid taste of the release with an hammering pulsing drum kit worthy of the oldest techno tunes.
Spectral Rebel 003: Miriam Macri – Manifesto Blanco EP
Miriam Macri – Manifesto Blanco (Original)
Miriam Macri – Manifesto Blanco (Hertz Collision remix)
Miriam Macri – Essenza (Original)
Miriam Macri – Essenza (Future 16 remix)
Spectral Rebel hits again, finally with the 3rd release signed by Miriam Macrì one of the main italian female promises in the techno scene thanks to her brilliant career that ranges from the rawest techno to the deepest and introspective experiments.
Manifesto Blanco wants to disconnect from the main influences and trends, wanting to represent the possibility to connect different representations of the essence of each of us, placing on the table a value that makes the work an unique piece of complete freedom of expression, without being tied “directly” to each other.
The first track, homonymous of the release, is an introspective dubbing deep trip going through an intimate soft and pure mood, wrapping the listener in an hypnotic sensuality. The remix of the florentine duo, “Hertz Collision”, is a distorted vision of the original, a complex crescendo resembling an unpredictability sea in full, becoming aggressive even before you can realize it, catapulting suddenly everything in a dangerous temper.
The other Miriam’s original “Essenza” recovers the sneaky mood of the first one. Here the groove is more wired, embroidered in a murky pad that transmits a sort of warm narrow state of mind meanwhile a series of acid spin stabs are about to announce something that is going to happen and while it seems everything is going to fall, the true “essence” of freedom comes out with an emotional calm explosion. As also the other remix, the Future 16 one to “Essenza” shows completely another dimension, here of the acid use, of course the most aggressive. This tune is violent, is raw, is uncaring of everything and everyone, raw and rough maybe the “rebel” piece of the release.
SPR004: Mike Storm – From Planet To Planet EP
Alien planets come in all shapes and dimensions. We know these planets as exoplanets or extrasolar planets orbiting stars outside our solar system, but there are few unknown planets out there. “From Planet To Planet” is our handbook signed by Mike Storm, a guide to the outside space, an unknown territory related and transposed in pure sound, a trip among the astronomical objects deed to discover the identity of the observable universe.
A1: Planet SilBI
A2: Planet Sub-072
B1: Planet Excel
B2: Planet Metroskim
Early support from: Jeff Mills, Ben Sims, Drumcell, Audio Injection/Truncate, Pfirter, Jonas Kopp, Marcel Dettmann, Raffaele Attanasio, Jeroen Search, Samuli Kemppi, Arnaud Le Texier, Brendon Moeller/Echologist, Dimi Angelis, Quail, Kwartz, Submerge, Juho Kusti, Milton Bradley, The Advent, Industryalizer, A.Trebor/The Plant Worker, Kaelan, Synthek, Logotech, Wirrwarr, Deepbass, Leghau, Par Grindvik and more.
Spectral Rebel 005: Joton – Prisoner Of Time EP
Joton lands on Spectral Rebel for the 5th release. “Prisoner of Time” EP expresses the artist’s flair and his perception of being catched by the time flow, thanks to three hypnotic tracks which remark his unmistakeble imprint. The release shows us different styles to approach the dancefloor but basically all with the same mental and dark philosophy.
Release date: 28/03/2016
Early support from: DJ Emerson, Pfirter, Perc, Raffaele Attanasio, Jonas Kopp, Audio Injection/Truncate, DJ Hyperactive, Klaudia Gawlas, Hertz Collision, Jeroen Search, Kaelan, Arnaud Le Texier, Manuel Di Martino, Jeff Rushin, Future 16, Dimi Angelis, Coefficient, AnGy KoRe, Mike Humphires, Roberto Capuano, Kill Ref, Kyle Geiger, Mistake Made, Logotech, Claudio Coccoluto, Roberto Clementi, Wirrwarr, Beat Movement, Raphael Dincsoy, D-Leria, Stefano Infusino, DJ Datch and many more..
Spectral Rebel 006: B R 1 0 0 2 – Sinister Assault EP
Spectral Rebel welcomes to B R 1 0 0 2 for the sixth release, the two young producers who, beyond a gentle visage, hide an extreme techno side. The title, “Sinister Assault”, is the proof of that!
“Mr & Miss Esin” is not a love affair, as the title could suggest, but it’s a rhythmic and growing intensity piece with some acidic repetitive patterns. The distortions are the icing on the cake.
“1100010001″ can be defined as the manifesto of the raw-est sounds. The metallic vocal opens to a powerful track, with no place for sentimentalism.
The echo of the industrial noise is remarkable also in “Rechted”, the third track of this EP, and it’s an intense recall to the acid grooves too.
The breaking point of “Sinister Assault” is “Sferiche Opzioni”. It’s the perfect trip for the mind, leaving the imagination in idyllic soundscapes.
A musthave for your library.
B R 1 0 0 2 – MR & MISS ESIN
B R 1 0 0 2 – 1100010001
B R 1 0 0 2 – RECHTED
B R 1 0 0 2 – Sferiche Opzioni
Release date: 01/08/2016
Support from: Joseph Capriati, Paco Osuna, Marcel Dettmann, Raffaele Attanasio, Perc, Abstract Division, RVDE, WirrWarr, Audiomatiques, Markantonio, Astrea, Andrea Frisina, Lee Holman, Marco Bruno, Dj Hildegard, Beat Movement, Oliver Fandino, Boston 168, Dj Datch, Concept of Thrill, D-Leria, Joaquin Ruiz, Bodyscrub, Stefano Infusino, Electrorities, Gery Otis and others.
Spectral Rebel 007: Abstract Division – Divergent EP (incl. remix by Mike Storm, Re:Axis)
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- Vinyl: www.deejay.de/Abstract_Division-…vergent_Ep__257055
- DGT: out on 24/04/2017
Back to the vinyl rules, Spectral Rebel is proud to present its collaboration with the Dutch duo Abstract Division, featuring two originals and two remixes by Mike Storm and Re:Axis.
The good architecture of “Convergent” opens the EP with a slow but strong climax; hypnotic rhythms and ambient sounds create an elegant atmosphere, surrounded by a resonant voice.
“Divergent” shows a deeper concept of techno: the emotional melody keeps the track into a new landscape, merging with a heavy basslines.
Mike Storm is a familiar name to the label. His remix reshapes the original track “Convergent” and takes us into an interstellar trip through the cosmos. The atmosphere is intense.
Re:Axis version of “Divergent” is a high-energy piece and it’s definitely the powerful techno punch of this EP. Classic drum sounds combine with vibrating kicks and some loopy cuts.
SPR007 is an ecstasy for ears and a proper bang for dancefloors.
A1: Abstract Division – Convergent
A2: Abstract Division – Divergent
B1: Abstract Division – Convergent (Mike Storm remix)
B2: Abstract Division – Divergent (Re:Axis remix)
Release Date: 30/03/2017
Support from: Luke Slater, Slam, Dustin Zahn, Chris Liebing, Sigha, Shifted, Drumcell, Richie Hawtin, Joseph Capriati, Pfirter, Ben Sims, Markantonio, Manuel Di Martino, Luigi Madonna, DJ Emerson, Remco Beekwilder, Marcel Dettman, Ryogo Yamamori, Angy Kore, Par Grindvik, Arnaud Le Texier. DVS1, Ben Klock, Jonas Kopp, Flug and others.