Premiere: Parisian Artist AIROD Returns to Amelie Lens’ Lenske Records with “Venom” EP

AIROD "Venom" EP on Lenske Records
Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
December 11, 2020

Premiere: Parisian Artist AIROD Returns to Amelie Lens’ Lenske Records with “Venom” EP

AIROD returns to Amelie Lens’ Lenske imprint with Venom EP, featuring four entrancing techno cuts.

Parisian DJ, Producer and Elixyr Records label boss AIROD returns to Amelie Lens’ Lenske for his third EP on the label. Following 2019’s Rave Cycle and Voltage EPs, this year’s LP on Molekül and appearances at some of Europe’s most revered clubs and showcases including the EXHALE event series, the Frenchman has proven himself as a dominant force in today’s techno scene.

“Assassin’s Walk” welcomes us with rolling kicks and looping sirens accompanied by foreboding synths that orchestrate a deep sense of tension. As these fade, explosive drums perturb the peace again with the addition of a wavering acid line and incessant hi-hats that conjure urgency and pure exhilaration. Returning to the familiar AIROD sound we’ve been acquainted with is “Topaz”, employing pounding kick drums, jolting sirens and an indiscernible cut up vocal sample to engage listeners into an ambient delirium. Sharp white noise slices through the resounding beat in a rhythmic assault after the first drop and characterize the remainder of the track.

Listen to the exclusive premiere of the title track from AIROD Venom EP on Lenske Records:


Title track “Venom” is imitative of its name with a malicious crescendo and striking electro-esque keys. Though this cut has an electro-feel, AIROD manages to retain the booming kicks and ominous atmosphere created in earlier tracks. We’re rewarded with a swift change of pace with “Enchantment”, a delicate mantra that steps away from the usual toughness of AIROD’s sound, but does so without compromising on intensity. Major chords ring out, constituting overwhelming feelings of lightness and joy, with heavy drums sitting comfortably under euphoric pads. Echoing hi-hats and a fleeting vocal gradually submerge into the drawn-out keys to close on a feeling of elation.

Track Listing:

A1. Assassin’s walk
A2. Topaz
B1. Venom
B2. Light Enchantment

AIROD Venom EP drops on Lenske Records on Dec 18th and is available on Bandcamp

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