After some superb releases with us in 2012, Withakay returns to the label with yet another great release. His previous releases gained some feedback from DJs such as Nick Warren, Tilt, Cid Inc and Luke Porter. We hope this continues with his first release of 2013.
Filled with elements of deep melodic techno, ‘Voices In My Head’ has a wonderfully melancholic feel to it. Making great use of his modular synth, the track features Withakay’s unique analogue sound. He was also kind enough to provide us with the alt.mix, for those who like a glitchy alternative sound.
Backing up the original mixes are two superb remixes from LoQuai and Onkakmir. Each providing a different take on the orignal mix, the guys have done amazing jobs here, reworking the track in to their own style. The remixes complete the package perfectly, but definitely make it hard to pick a favourite!
To kick-off 2013, label boss Che Armstrong has teamed up DarXoul for the next relase on Axon. Collectively, support of their previous releases has come from the likes of Cid Inc, Jaytech, Dubfire and Chris Lake! We hope this support continues, and it’s great to welcome the guys back for the new year.
Named and inspired by Che’s favourite TV show, ‘Dexter’ is a great progressive house track. The track has a nice and dark underground feel, with some tasty tech influences thrown in for good measure. The track should work well for a lot of DJs, and is ready to be played on a big system.
Returning to the label is Chris Johnson, with his superb remix of ‘Dexter’. Chris gives the track a smooth and laidback feel. Keeping it deep and progressive, Chris has added some amazing melodic elements, on top of a grooving bass line. Top work here!
Winter Picks 2012 is a retrospective look at Axon’s first 10 releases. We’ve hand-picked our favourite tracks from each release, so be sure to grab this bundle if you missed them the first time!
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USA based Italian, Eliogold, returns to Axon for his 2nd release on the label. His first EP received great comments from likes of Sander Kleinenberg, Nick Stoynoff, D-Phrag and Scotty.A, so it’s great to see him back with another tasty release.
‘Never Again’ has some a great chunky tech house vibes, that will easily cross overin to deep house and progressive territories. Eliogold proves he has some great production skills, and delivers a slick track, with plenty of class!
Remixes on ‘Never Again’ come from Chris Johnson (Neuroscience Deep) and Anthony Yarranton (Baroque / Lowbit). Both guys have done a great job, adding something different to the original. Top work!
With a follow up to his ‘Kanada’ release, Withakay makes a welcomed return to Axon with his ‘Cartesian EP’. His last release received some nice feedback from DJs such as Nick Warren, Tilt, Armin van Buuren, Cid Inc, Luke Porter and Max Graham. We hope you enjoy this new EP, where we’re treated to more of Withakay’s trademark techy-prog sound!
This EP features the tracks ‘Cartesian’, ‘Borgia’, and ‘Expect Delays’. Each track is a fusion of styles, taking elements of techno, tech house and progressive. Overall, we think this is a massive EP, and we hope you enjoy it as much as us!
For the 6th release on Axon, we’d like to introduce a relitively new producer by the name of Eliogold. The US based Italian has some superb production skills, and fuses together some great techno, deep house and tech hosue sounds… We think he’ll fit right in, here at Axon!
His debut EP features ‘Meltemi’, which has solid feel and deep groove. The track has elements of techno and tech house, with some elements of progressive. Also on the EP is ‘Eat That Piano’, which shows Eliogold’s versatility. This one has more of a deep house sound. and again, has some tech house influences.
Overall, a great EP that should crossover well and appeal to many DJs.
The next release on Axon comes from Argentinian producer, David Calo. Although this is his debut release, he’s already off to a promising start in his career. He’s recently been supported by the legendary Nick Warren, as well as having a track signed to Nick’s Hope label. Remember where you heard him first, and remember the name David Calo.
This EP certainly shows the talent and vesatility of David. It features the techno track ‘Slowly’, which has a great groove and also dips it’s toe in to melodic territory. On the flip-side you have ‘Reser’, which is a slick deep house track. Both tracks compliment eachother well on the EP, and have a progressive undertone, making them vertile enough for most DJs sets.
The next release on Axon comes from label manager/A&R, Ché Armstrong. Having previously released on labels such as Full Tilt and Neuroscience, his releases have seen the support of DJs including Dubfire, Paul Oakenfold and Chris Lake.
Ché has a great sound with techno and tech-house influences, built on a solid progressive house foundation. ‘Onda Fuerza’ has an almost Pryda-esque sound, and features a tasty bassline, alongside some great tech-influenced percussion. The subtle use of melody also works well, taking the track to the next level.
‘Assassin’ has a solid kick and big groovin’ bass line. Ché uses a great pitch-bend effect throughout the track, which adds some great movement and keeps the track interesting. Just watch out for the drop and the horn sound… Watch out for the ‘Assassin’.
AXON002 comes from the very talented up-and-coming producer, Scotty.A. His tracks, an amalgamation of house, techno and electronica, have been supported by the likes of Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren. Scotty.A’s extraordinary passion for music, coupled a dedication to his craft, is certain to see his career soar in the coming months… We’re very pleased to welcome him to the Axon family.
Both ‘Those Who Wait’ and ‘Drifiting’ are perfect examples of Scotty.A’s sound, fusing together melodic techno, tech house and deep progressive. The results are breathtaking, and it’s clear that Scotty.A has a great understanding of music. These tracks will cross over well with many DJs, and we hope you enjoy them as much as us!
For AXON001, Tobias Lofthaus has teamed up with Adam Sheridan to create the massive techno track Bi Polar.
Many will know the name Adam Sheridan, who’s certainly no stranger to the scene. He’s released on big labels such as Intec, Black Hole and Vandit. He also has a successful DJ career, with gigs including Creamfields and Space Ibiza.
Joining Adam on this release is Tobias Lofhaus, which is a name you probably won’t recognise. However, we can tell you that this is an alias of producer who’s previously worked with some big labels and names… But that’s all we can tell you for now!