Techno was created and developed far away from the mainstream. The underground sound got its deserved popularity in the past few years but there is a lot of movement in sound with sub-genres and a lot of talent you may not hear about.
We believe underground producers and labels deserve special recognition, so we will be dedicating our new feature series to this cause.
This week we will have a look into a rising name on the underground scene, a mysterious Neon Graveyard.
Neon Graveyard is an anonymous Electronic Music Producer, DJ and Label Co- Founder.
He has gained a lot of international recognition thriving from Cologne with his latest releases, which include a contribution to the tenth anniversary compilation by the infamous Techno Germany Records, his ,,This mind is a warzone EP’’ (incl. remixes by Wallis & Rezystor) on his own imprint WAHN and his debut ,,Sex & Suicide EP’’ on the french imprint Måinmise.
The yellow-masked maniac established his sound as a blend of heavily distorted, rumbling basslines and a raw, percussive drum foundation, creating an atmosphere of restless agony and euphoric misery. Fusing early Hardcore and Breakbeat influences with contemporary Techno advancements, his style develops both a full range of sizzling tops and a dominant low end supported by detuned synth stabs and FX shots.
His DJ sets are influenced by early 2000s Techno, Industrial Music, heavy Breakbeats and trancy vibes. The glue holding all these tonal differences together is his earnest wish to create an energetic fast paced atmosphere spanning from a apocalyptic mood to an ecstatic relief.