Future Sounds Vol.2

Music made for post-industrial spaces, pushing against the grain and societal boundaries imposed on us by those following globally destructive ideals. Music for allowing the consciousness an escape from daily monotony and the struggle to coexist alongside the monsters of wealth accumulation. Twelve tracks hand picked for their intensity, intelligence, and production skill, developed for a post industrial setting, and brimming with energy. Future Sounds Vol. 2 skims the surface of the techno scene, and manages to pick a dozen of it ́s best results from seasoned Gobsmacked artists, and newcomers finally joining the label.

Check out the release premiere and interview on Different Grooves

  

P=MV – Momentum EP

The Eindhoven based P=MV drop their first release, and it ́s scorching. The P=M*V formula is synomous to their sound meaning MOMENTUM. Coming from the live act duo of Sceptical C and Tachini, both regulars on Gobsmacked over the past decade, Momentum is a heavy and energetic release bursting with hypnotic melodies and industrial influences.

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Diarmaid O Meara – Haven

Taking influences, samples and soundscapes from underground spaces and empty clubs, Diarmaid O Meara returns to Gobsmacked for his third solo release in 2018. Haven is the result of painstakingly recording industrial sounding noises in post-industrial locations and feeding them through hardware sequencers, undercut with eurorack synths.

Dkult – White Dove

The DKult project from César Silva is known for its other dimension
dark ambiences and pounding hypnotic beats. Having already
graced the Gobsmacked imprint more than once, he now drops his
first solo release on the label. Featuring 4 original tracks, each one
incrementally stepping up in intensity and energy to the point of
crescendo, while Millhouse joins for remix duties, creating a filthy
droney banger.

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Gobsmacked 10 Years Underground & Future Sounds Compilations

Irish label Gobsmacked has recently celebrated it ́s 10th birthday, and to mark this milestone, will release three VA compilations. With humble beginnings as a club-night in the South East Waterford city techno scene in 2007, the transformation to a label began with a blanket ban on electronic music events in the city, and the lust to create a platform for releasing music from local artists. Early releases received rave reviews and support across the spectrum of the international techno scene, which increased the confidence of the label and with this, the catalog grew with more and more increasingly eclectic sounds from international artists. The label made the move to Berlin in 2010, seeing no real progress in the Waterford/Irish scene, the draconian closing times, and police harassment of promoters/artists involved in organising techno events. This move developed into countless organised events, underground shows, podcast series, secret collaborations, and releases from hundreds of international artists. The first two celebratory VA compilations “10 Years Underground” consists of 60 tracks in two volumes, released over the label ́s first decade, which became the defining sounds of the label and the artists it promoted. The final VA compilation consists of the sounds Gobsmacked will be promoting in the immediate future, from artists considered to produce timeless dance-able electronic music in the underground sound of the label.

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Gobsmacked 146 – 160 mixed by Millhouse

Millhouse compiles this edition of the Gobsmacked series, and with it, chooses 16 of the most fitting tracks from releases 141 – 160. Included in the compilation, you can find music from Ortin Cam & Boriqua Tribez, Ethan Fawkes, Diarmaid O Meara, A.P.T.A, Dario Dep, alongside an hour long mix from Millhouse. The intense mixing style that has become a bulwark of Millhouse’s live performances is as prominent here as the tracks themselves.

Eftek – Infiltra EP

Eftek joins Gobsmacked with an EP bursting with metallic sounds and technotic energy. Fresh from releases on Advanced and Techburst, the French producer brings his eclectic style with three original tracks

Ethan Fawkes & Diarmaid O Meara – Professional Tourist

No strangers to the Gobsmacked sound, Ethan Fawkes and Diarmaid O Meara joined forces and have produced a heavy synth based, analog sounding EP. The namesake ‘Professional Tourist’ pushes raw and eerie sounding bass lines in contrast with the pumping intensity of ‘Afterlife Strategy’, which receives quality remixes from both C-System, and Patrick DSP.

Tawa Girl – Roue Libre

Tawa Girl brings the bass pressure by dropping two pumping originals onto Gobsmacked. Diarmaid O Meara and Skot round out the EP with two energy-intensive remixes.

 

Vulture Culture – Delirium Tremors EP

Secret weapon production duo, Vulture Culture, drop a red hot EP onto the Gobsmacked catalog. Delirium Tremors features three raw and pounding original tracks, brimming with analog energy and intensity, ready to heat up that warehouse dance floor.