Research the label kicked off its debut release back in July 2020, featuring two of Irelands long time techno mainstays Doug Cooney and Rustal. Fast forward 6 months and the label is set to release their second EP. While we might still be in a global pandemic, this has not stopped the Research team.
Today, the label announces a track from Irish heavy-hitter and longtime friend of the label, and pretty much everyone, Myler, plus a remix from a familiar face within the techno scene, the legendary, Under Black helmet.
A1. Myler – Different Youth
If a record has Myler stamped on it then, nine times out of 10, you know exactly what you’re in for: unrelenting, savage and bone-crushing electronic music.
This release is no different. A battering ram of stabs punctuate each kick, shifting between moments of briefly subdued mania and pure, undistilled malevolence. Myler has exceeded his reputation on this release, encapsulating the grit and euphoria of the dance floors we yearn for so dearly into a contemporary blanket of polished production.
B1. Myler – Different Youth (Under Black Helmet Remix)
The master of meticulously hypnotic techno, Under Black Helmet, steps up to the plate for the remix: taming the ferocity of Myler’s original to operate at the more emotive, tempered end of the techno spectrum.
Subdued yet powerful at the same time, UBH adds a sense of serenity to Myler’s harsh soundscape. An eerie pad weaving through isolated percussions, instilling a sense of wistful serenity which coaxes you away from life’s ups and downs, interrupted by a menacing kick that drives the track home. The rise and fall of sounds, the intricate interplay and the careful balance that honours the original while pertaining the tracks own character are what makes the Lithuanian the master of his craft. A perfect example of the intrepid nature of music. Emotion, energy, nostalgia and euphoria are all on offer.
You can listen to the Different Youth EP below, plus support the Research 002 release and purchase it here.