Our first premiere of the week comes from one of the most exciting names in techno right now, Chontane. The German native debut’s on SHDW & Obscure Shape’s Mutual Rytm imprint and we have the please of premiering ‘After Images’ which show’s Chontane flexing a soulful and emotive side to his production, while still holding onto his banging and shuffling repertoire.
Chontane has been immersing himself in techno for many years, experimenting with various styles and niches, and evolving his eclectic palette for high energy electronic music. Growing up in Berlin Chontane found himself obsessed with techno’s underground subculture, the young DJ started playing regularly at the early age of nineteen kicking things off with a residency at the Krach nights in Humboldthain and then playing some of the cities most revered clubs, including: Tresor, :// About Blank and OHM.
With his first record release in 2018 still receiving praise and support, Chontane has wasted no time in reaffirming his capabilities. With another successful collaborative release on Magic Power with WERK co-founder J.Manuel and a 4 track EP on the Special Projects sub-label of Radio Slave’s Rekids imprint. The young producer is constantly blurring the lines between techno, breaks and electro in the capital; breaking down some of the perceived barriers that were once there.
Today we premiere a track from Chontane’s debut on the coveted imprint Mutual Rytm which is at the helm of SHDW & Obscure Shape. We premiere the track After Images which show’s Chontane at his particularly familiar blistering pace, and an assortment of driving mutated synth lines. The track show’s an emotional side to Chontane’s work, yet it still offers a slice of peak-time warehouse raving to an otherwise euphoric tool. Chontane balances pounding and smouldering grooves with hazy melodies and soulful vocals to great effect.