5 Essential Tunes with… One Track Brain

Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
October 14, 2016

5 Essential Tunes with… One Track Brain

Photo by Aylin Hazel

Photo by Aylin Hazel

“”5 Essential Tunes with…” is a feature on 6AM that explores underground dance music artist’s current favorite tracks, in an effort to showcase the best productions currently making the rounds in the world of techno, house, tech house and deep house.”

We did not choose One Track Brain to be interviewed for our first installment of this feature by chance. We found irony in asking an artist whose name in and of itself focuses on “one track” to select his current five favorite tunes, and were more than curious to see what the results would be.

Head of his own OTB Records imprint, One Track Brain has spearheaded several well-received releases including work by Lockyear and Aggborough, constantly pushing the boundaries of techno as both a label-head and producer himself. Naturally, his five selections below mirror the very same experimental sound that he strives to achieve in his own productions.

“Sonar Falls” – Planetary Assault System

“Hypnotic high energy groove, yet subtle with amazing retro sounds that somehow remind me of Telex’s Moscow Disco. It’s a modern techno production with an excellent structure.”

“Wave 1” – Truncate

“Big fan of Truncate in general. Here he ventures out into deeper territory without loosing energy. Perfect at the beginning of a set, because the mood is optimistic and full of expectation.”

“Ai” – Struction

A real blessing R&S started releasing again a while back. Very diverse output but this release fits perfectly into a cutting edge techno set. The groove is pretty insane, the mood is brooding.

“Trace To Nowhere” – Terence Fixmer

Exciting sounds, cool spoken word. The right amount of analogue sounding chaos. Love it!

“Birds” – Levon Vincent

I am not a fan of a resonant TB-303 sound because it is over used — after “Higher State Of Consciousness” what else is there to do with that sound one might argue — but once in a while an acidic track comes along that totally kills it and then all of a sudden i love it and can’t wait to play it.

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