Having kick-started 2021 in emphatic fashion with POPOF’s huge four-track Skylighter EP just a few weeks ago, France’s most revered techno imprint, FORM Music, now unveils its second huge release of the year with the announcement the hard-hitting Flash EP from Stiv Hey.
Known for his unique blend of mind-bending techno and dark, driving soundscapes, Stiv Hey’s FORM Music debut follows a plethora of releases. Some of the biggest techno labels have released Stiv Hey’s Music the past few years, including Octopus Recordings, Sci+Tec, Tronic, Set About, Prospect Records, Respekt Recordings and Unrilis.
Introducing the three-part package with the relentless title track Flash, the Italian artist combines deep basslines, industrial synths and trippy vocal hooks to brilliant effect. The listener is sure to be on an intense peak-time journey through the striking six-minute opener.
Up next, Stiv offers an impressive follow up to the juggernaut opener with Outlaws. Exploring an altogether different timbre to Flash, acidic sub-bass and tension-laden synths provide the perfect backbone to the middle. The Italian techno titan delivers another exquisite, multi-textured cut, perfect for those early-hours warehouse selections.
Last but not least, and completing the release with the imposing track Resonance, Stiv Hey continues to showcase his production chops. Throbbing bass and frenetic percussion combine in accord to wrap an impressive label debut and another remarkable EP on FORM Music.
With critically acclaimed releases on some of the biggest and best techno labels over the course of his ten-year career, Stiv Hey’s raw passion and talent also extends to his live performances. He can be found gracing the DJ booths of countless renowned international venues including Fire London, TakeOff Milano, Ker Barcelona, Brancaleone Rome, Bass:ment Stockholm, and Pacha Mumbai to name a few.
FORM Music is a label founded in 2009 by French producer POPOF to gather both new and established talented artists and to promote artistic open-mindedness by assembling various genres across the electronic music spectrum.
Stiv Hey Flash EP is out on FORM Music and available on Beaport