Los Angeles based producer and DJ AXKAN releases two robust techno tracks on OMEN Recordings with an EP entitled Torment that includes remixes from France’s UVB and Mexico’s Luis Flores.
AXKAN is certainly no stranger to the techno world with a reputation for devastating dancefloors as a performer whilst his stirring production style can be heard on labels such as Advanced (Black), Aerotek and Format. Following releases from Vlaysin, Ayarcana, Rendered and Draag he now debuts on his own label with ‘Torment’ including remixes from UVB and Luis Flores.
‘Torment’ kicks things off with heavy, syncopated drums scattered around haunting modulations and winding distortion and continues with a dirty, Prophet-5 string pad which gives the release its unique and melancholic character before ‘The Distance’ continues with thundering kicks, growling vibrations and storming resonations. Mord and Body Theory’s UVB remixes ‘Torment’ delivering dramatic soundscapes through powerful percussion and sinister lead synths, making way for DROID and CLR artist Luis Flores whose interpretation utilizes broken grooves, fluttering oscillations and machine-like tones.
1. Torment (Original Mix)
2. The Distance (Original Mix)
3. Torment (UVB Oestrogene Remix)
4. Torment (Luis Flores Remix)
AXKAN Torment drops on OMEN Recordings on 28th February 2019 and available here
Cover photo by Dean Paul De Leon