We’ve got some more 90’s inspired techno to kick off our first premiere of the day. Young techno spearheads Darzack & Oposition team up to bring the funk back to French techno with their collaboration ‘3 Things’, which is jam packed with rolling basslines, tribal percussion and blasting brass samples.
Théo Rocca, better known as Darzack, is a pioneer in a new generation of techno producers in France. He has previously has released on Take Hit Records, VOLPHONIE, and his Maison Beryl imprint. The young artist’s debut full-length record sees the DJ/producer consolidate his musical vision across a double LP after making appearances at festivals Panoramas and Les Transmusicales and enjoying a residency at Rex Club in Paris.
Across ‘Rhizom’, Darzack delivers ten tracks, each created with a different collaborator, with Electric Rescue, 14Anger, ZPKF, Öspiel, Mmork and more contributing to the release. Each track displays a common theme of irresistible rhythmic grooves and intricate, detailed textures underpinned by firm industrial atmospherics.
The album is a precise and direct vision of hard-hitting techno from one of the genre’s finest upstarts. Positioning himself on the darkest side of techno without making the slightest concession, Darzack’s thrilling musical identity is as rebellious as it is meticulous.
“People on the techno circuit are often a bit too insular during the creative process, which is one aspect that I don’t much enjoy… That’s why I wanted to invite other artists I really like to contribute to my album. Some of them I’ve been dancing to since I was a teenager, like Electric Rescue; while others, who are younger, I want to support.” – Darzack
‘3 Things’ showcases Darzack’s ability to lean away from industrious atmospheres as he collaborates with Oposition on a funk fuelled peak time hit. Swinging tribal percussion is met with an amalgamation of vocal samples, and brass sections which are delicately layered for ultimate party vibes. This is for the 90’s techno crew.