Adam Beyer loves techno. Adam Beyer loves techno so much that after he and his beloved Ida Engberg exchanged vows they headed straight to Berghain for an afterparty. His self founded Drumcode has served as an outlet where Beyer can showcase his love of doof to the world, and it has well and truly established itself as one of the biggest and best techno labels around in the years that have passed since its birth in 1996.
The Swedish label has played witness to some of the best in the techno scene. Len Faki, Planetary Assault Systems, Alan Fitzpatrick and Perc are just a few of the names that you will find on an ever growing back catalogue that symbolises the soundtrack to those hot and sweaty moments that can only be found within techno euphoria.
The Drumcode crew make their way to Shine on Easter Monday with Alan Fitzpatrick, Ilario Alicante, Marco Faraone, Phil Kieran, Psycatron and Reset Robot all locked in for sets. We feel it’s as good a time as ever to revisit some of the essentials from the long and impressive list of Drumcode releases.
09 / 09
Hardcell – Ground Effect
“When techno had balls”, bluntly states one nostalgic techno fan in the YouTube comments. To be fair, he’s not wrong. Ground Effect from Hardcell is an absolute monster.
Pummelling hypnotisation, high velocity intensity and an onslaught of relentless energy makes Ground Effect a deadly weapon in the record bag of any artist. A complete frenzy that will leave you sweaty and breathless in the best possible way.