TURBO RECORDINGS = TECHNO
THE 3 RELEASES
An aging label which is still throbbing with decent releases as if it was born yesterday. Formed by Tiga and based inMontrealTurbo Recordings has been umongst the electronic scence since 1998 and always caused a stir with its superb selection of procuders. Boys Noize, Sei A, Jesper Dahlback, Prozy and Azari III are just a few which highlight the array off talent which has released on Turbo.
Like I said earlier the selection of producers is so vast that it provides a wide range of different sounds. People always perceive techno as a big pounding heavy beat like Sven Vath’s Cocoon, which may I say is still the head honcho. However Turbo Recordings jumps from acid tech house to minimal tech house or even disco tech.
For me there has been 3 tracks which sums up Turbo Recordings in a nutshell. The first was release back in 2009 by Mike Mind with a 2 part EP called “Resonate”.This EP is extremely soothing and with the odd ring of sharp sounds. Even though the layout of the track is what you may call “different” you cant ignore how well this piece of music is produced. Version 2 is saved for the second B side of the vinyl and is infused with a slight trance vibe taking away the powerful prowess of the original making it in my opinion more appetizing. The last track is called “Satellite Son” and is very loopy and sexy. Great way to end a set!
The second release is, yes you guessed it “Azari III – Hungry for the Power”. Put under the banner of Chicago House, the up and down beat really does make your feet move, a classic. However under the heroics of Jamie Jones a big remix was done in 2011 when the “Ridge Street Remix” hit the floors across the globe. A big, deep, groovey beat would lift any crowd.
Lastly and for me my best release to date on Turbo is “Sei A – Flux”. The moving tech house tune has an amazing pounding baseline and computer game like synth elements. This is then all brought together with breathtaking vocals. Recently I was at a small intimate warehouse party inEast Londonand Flux hit me full volume and took me on a journey I will never forget. The development as time ticks by is phenomenal, which makes this an all time favourite of mine.