German trio “Diode Eins” are making a name for themselves exploring the more subversive side of their music, it’s this adventurous bent that sees them stepping up for Deep State Recordings’ next release. Their new EP is all about reinventing genre tropes with music that’s most at home in dark abandoned buildings, sliced to pieces by bright strobe lights.
Here is what Eins diode had to say about their music:
“We grew up in the same place and have been friends since our school days. The friendship intensified after he graduated from high school in 2016 due to our similar musical interests… but we weren’t into techno at all.
As a child, we listened to artists like Skrillex, Netsky or Koan Sound and since Neuss is not far from Cologne, we quickly fell on the Dubstep and Drum&Bass scene. It wasn’t until we experienced an Anna Reusch Techno set at a local club that we all fell in love with the genre..”
That warehouse mindset makes for a compelling record with “The light“. A two-track that offers original music firmly rooted in their energetic ethic of live set and rave scene.
“With every song we produce, the most important thing is to convey a feeling. They are the product of various musical influences. And because of that, our sound is constantly changing over time. specific genre, because it limits our possibilities. Yes, we can produce many different styles, but we don’t think that’s a negative thing” added the trio.
The file opens on “The light” – a breakbeat-infused Italian-progressive monster. Opposite B »Fractal dance” takes things in a darker techno-inspired direction that opens after the break with a melodic flourish.
What are your inspirations?
“There are so many because we are inspired by all kinds of music. We’ve always loved complex bass music from artists like Koan Sound or Noisia. Some of the more recent artists we have come across are IMANU and Ekcle. In Techno and House forms, we admire the Keinemusik, Maceo Plex, Enrico Sangiuliano or Colyn crew. And on top of that we also have to mention the remarkable Max Cooper, Nils Frahm and Lorn.”
How is the scene in your city?
“The scene is very open and friendly to all kinds of people and music. Everyone will find their place and their musical tastes. There is a big community for bass music (D&B, Dubstep, Psytrance and Basshouse) but also for techno. A few years ago techno in Cologne was very dreamy, melodic and deep. The trend these days is harder techno.”
Tell us a bit about your live set?
“Our performances are difficult to describe because they are quite different each time. But whether we’re playing a catchy techno set in a warehouse or a soaring, melodic set at the Kunstbar in Cologne, we always try to bring something new to the dance floor. This sometimes leads to surprised faces in the crowd, but also creates memorable moments.
After the release of our Deep State Recordings, a few titles in different styles will follow. Melodic and dreamy tracks as well as heavier tracks. We would be happy to see some of these again on the Deep State recordings.
Currently we are working on a big album which will take some time. With this project we want to bring together dance music and more artistic pieces made only for listening. Ultimately, we are working on a new type of live performance in the form of an audiovisual experience.”
Having gained the support of people like UMEK, Anna Reush, and others, it’s the perfect time to welcome them to the label.
Listen to the track below and enjoy!
Buy the EP HERE!