SHDW & Obscure Shape return to their label From Another Mind with their six-track ‘Vergessene Welt’ EP, signalling the first material on the imprint for 18 months. Today we premiere ‘Der Urknall’ a gnarly piece of hardware heaven as the duo showcase a rough edged side to their production style.
Founded in 2015, the launch of SHDW and Obscure Shape’s label From Another Mind saw the Stuttgart-based DJ/producers establish themselves via a wealth of self-released material while welcoming a long list of high-profile remixers, including Rødhåd, James Ruskin and Dax J. However, the pair’s evolution saw new ventures explored and attention focused wider afield with the launch of their second label Mutual Rytm in 2022.
Utilising their A&R skills, the label has seen the duo curate and invite a selection of up-and-coming and established names while also delivering their first EP on the label in Summer, ‘Poetic Justice’. Exploring the techno sounds of tomorrow while drawing on influences of the past, the label quickly turned heads and has become a go-to for many. Following a brief hiatus, the attention is now turned back towards From Another Mind as the pair explore their origins and the signature FAM sound once again, opening the New Year with six fresh productions across their ‘Vergessene Welt’ EP.
‘Der Urknall’ see’s the Stuttgart duo flaunt their rugged style of techno that is straight forward, nasty and simply does not fuck around. Growling dub shaped stabs take front seat while pounding low end power pummels through in a rather cut throat and relentless manner. Top it off with punishing ride symbols, drunkenly delayed claps and sci-fi styled zaps to make a minimalistic groove that is filthy in the most satisfactory way.