Synthetik Sounds returns for its fourth outing following the label’s early-2023 Saudade EP from Los Angeles-area stalwart Annika Wolfe. For the occasion, they welcome the UK-based Portuguese techno and electro legend The Advent, who delivers a 4-track techno groove titled The Plug Formation with a special remix by DJ Dextro.
The EP opens things up with “Two Zero One,” which sees The Advent delivering a hard-hypnotic drive that will leave the dance floor swooning from left to right, and back. This is classic underground Techno at its finest: timeless, driving, and heavy-hypnosis which is what every DJ needs in their rotation to keep the crowd under control and locked in throughout their sets.
Next, we move to “Two Zero Three,” which starts off with a punchy kick and hypnotic bells that eventually builds up to heavy snares and claps giving this track the energy it needs to slap the dancefloor up while never losing its original intention of keeping the floor swaying deep into the morning light.
The Advent shifts the energy in “Two Zero Four” with a stomping rhythm and a heavy stab that is meant to shake you out of the hypnosis, adding The Advent’s signature claps, slaps, and snares, giving it tension throughout the ride while dosing us with a boost of energy that is needed during a marathon set. DJ Dextro provides his take on this track, giving it a chuggy remix with fat rolling hypnotic-bassline that maintain the subtle dancefloor drive while keeping the groove on lock as the synth pulls you back in and sends you right in the moment with each punchy kick. A dance floor destroyer is what most will call this remix!
The EP closes with “Three Zero Six,” perhaps the biggest track of the release, as the build up signals a full send-off to Techno dance floors around the world. From large warehouses to major festival stages, this is The Advent at his absolute best, setting dance floors off in proper fashion when the moment and time calls for it.
The Advent ‘Plug Formation ‘ EP
Release Date: July 6, 2023
1. The Advent – “Two Zero One”
2. The Advent – “Two Zero Three”
3. The Advent – “Two Zero Four”
4. The Advent – “Two Zero Three (DJ Dextro Remix)”
5. The Advent – “Three Zero Six”