Debut release from Berlin-based imprint Viktoria Records with VR 001 V.A.

Techno

Debut release from Berlin-based imprint Viktoria Records with VR 001 V.A.

This debut release from the newborn Berlin-based imprint Viktoria Records takes the form of a various-artists three-tracker. The Berlin-based label is represented by the famous monument and icon of the Love Parade movement, is a new source of refreshing and elegant techno.

A-side is Benedikt’s “Kraft Sein,” a straightforward powerfunk stomper, generous with syncopated clap trickery and pounding kicks. Through the industrial-tinted vibe, a game of filtered stabs and delayed resonances draws an enigmatic landscape.

On the flip, Jean Pierre’s “Once Bitten” combines an ever-evolving and introspective synth line with the physicality of a classic bass/909 workout. A detailed architecture of hiss and white noise brings a finish to its mysterious mood.

Viktoria’s “Universal” closes the EP with its enveloping pads, creating soul-soothing harmonies on top of a fluid, rattling groove. Subtle wavy breakdowns and breathing textures craft a climate of peaceful exaltation.

Tracklist;

1. Benedikt - Kraft Sein
2. Jean Pierre - Once Bitten
3. Viktoria - Universal