Irish techno maven Gary Curran, aka Confute, has a new EP out! And to celebrate, he’s engaged us with an 2-hour DJ mix. Using 27 tracks in all, Curran (formerly of the Japanese Popstars), masterfully weaves in originals from his brand-new Aperture EP.
Confute comes showcasing his mastery of balancing dark against light on his second release, Aperture, for Four One Records.
Opening track “Aperture” is tense, teasing techno, pieced together perfectly to pound any soundsystem. Once the bass opens, you are undoubtedly hooked in for the ride.
The heartbeat like hypnotism of “Hummer” is almost an anxious affair, laced with twisting arpeggiators that wander effortlessly in and through the haunting atmospherics and whispers.
“Frugal” is filled with little layers of bells dancing along to the summer warmth. Simple and yet beautiful.
Closing off the EP is “Syzygy”, a dark pursuit into the unknown, creating a memorable spacious feel.
There is more than enough variation in the Aperture EP for everyone to enjoy.
Having previously released 3 Albums, with Gung Ho, EMI and Bedrock, and an ever increasing remix catalogue for artists such as Beyonce, Groove Armada, Pete Tong, Daft Punk, 30 Seconds To Mars, Depeche Mode, Gorillaz, Benny Benassi and Kylie Minogue and more, Gary has decided to bring his individual flare for writing electronic music to the forefront as Confute.
Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400” is one of the biggest dance music songs of all time, a mainstay at clubs and stadiums across the globe. But the version you know—with a driving, four-to-the-floor beat and a chanting crowd in the background—wasn’t even made by the [artist] who wrote it.
With a partner-in-crime (and Mmmmaven grad!) Manv: “VISCERAL is a dance night that takes the audience on a journey through the sensuous and daring sounds of techno and beyond, to release inner impulses and desires into the void.”
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