Off the back of the success of Auden’s first Hotflush EP, the enigmatic alias returns to Scuba’s label with another hard hitting four-tracker, ‘Wall To Wall’.
‘Lock In’ throws you in headfirst - fast-paced drum loops layered with slices of jarring techno and a driving bassline that would be welcomed on the darkest dancefloors. ‘Utopian’, initially a more languid cut, juxtaposes an almost cerebral landscape with hard hitting percussion, only allowing the listener a short breather before hurtling back in with ‘Perished’’s swirling synths and trippy electronic jabs. Ending on Xirox, Auden crafts a slightly more down-tempo cut, boasting a catchy groove that only gets better with each listen.
Whoever Auden may or may not be, one thing is for certain – he’s carving his place deep in techno’s panorama.
Published: 6th January 2015