Since its birth in 2016 Berg Audio have built a reputation around meticulously chosen releases with their inspirations at the heartbeat of their outlet. A dub techno label inspired by lost monuments of the soviet era. Last year saw incredible releases from a wide of umbrella of artists such as Janeret, Diego Krause and Traumer. However, something that goes by the name of ‘Directions’ is on the horizon and it will be available to you this March.
The eight release from the label is nothing short of amazing, a 2×12” gatefold various artist compilation featuring legendary innovators of sound, and modern day spearheads of the scene. A combination of forces through the ages. Two tracks on each side of the vinyl.
Taking up the first 180g side is the opening track from Ukrainian maestro iO (Mulen) – Report, and familiar face Traumer with ‘Burning’ sure to be an untypical exploration of raw sounds as always. Stepping up on the flip side is Barac – Glossary, a touch of Romanian class added to the equation. A rare release from the artist. He is joined by one of the most consistent producers right now, East End Dubs, a man whose productions seem to go from strength to strength.
Icelandic techno icon Exos delivers C1 with ‘Ahonui’, highly respected amongst his peers for delivering atmospheric deep grooves with a forward thinking attitude. Ledgend is the flavour of the C side as Mosaic Records boss Steve O’Sullivan delivers, ‘Take it There’, undoubtedly his unique grasp of techno will sit well amongst the release. Next up is Detroit pioneer Delano Smith and for his second appearance Traumer, a combination of artists from two leases of life that is sure to end well. Taking us through to the end of the release is Idealist – Mountain Sky, if that does not sound like a perfect ending to the VA we do not know what does.
A one of a kind release like this wouldn’t become a masterpiece without the help of artwork to back up the solidarity of the sound, luckily Berlin based Juli Jah has worked her magic again with her interpretation of Poland’s ‘Hotel Forum’ located in Krakow.
So you have been warned, it is on its way. A handful of carefully selected artists from around the globe delivering their interpretations of Berg Audio.
Various Artists – « DIRECTIONS »
Label: BERG AUDIO
Format: Vinyl – 2X12’, Gatefold – 180G
Released: March 2018
Style: Dub Techno / Deep Techno
A1 : iO (Mulen) – Report (Original Mix)
A2 : Traumer – Burning (Original Mix)
B1 : Barac – Glossary (Original Mix)
B2 : East End Dubs – Jade (Original Mix)
C1 : Exos – Ahonui (Original Mix)
C2 : Steve O’Sullivan – Take It There (Original Mix)
D1 : Delano Smith & Traumer – Essence (Original Mix)
D2 : Idealist – Mountain Sky (Original Mix)
Words by Zac Bidwell