Cratan - Boulder (PRE-ORDER)

Fixed Rhythms


12" EP

Gautham Garg, a young and upcoming producer in North Texas, brings some serious minimal 90s high energy Midwestern techno heat with his first vinyl release under his CRATAN alias.

Gautham already has many loop techno releases under his DECODER alias that have earned him accolades from MATRIXXMAN, LUKE SLATER, and the like. He's part of the new wave of young DJs and producers taking techno to its next no-bullshit crest. He runs ESP COLLECTIVE alongside MAX WATTS, throwing curated events that no one else in the southern US are throwing and tastefully curating their, hard, anxiously hypnotic.

On "Boulder" you'll find two sides of minimal techno at its most delightful. On the A side you have "Secondary" and the title track "Boulder". These two cuts of up-tempo, minimal hyphy techno a la 90s JEFF MILLS, JOEY BELTRAM, and ROBERT HOOD will really bring the stomp out. Switch to the B side, and "Paragon" brings the techno 4/4 speed with a cranked up reggaeton undercurrent. Then "Memo" closes out the EP with a hypnotic techno banger that would definitely fit snug in a BEN KLOCK Berghain set.

This is techno, and it's moving fast. Keep up!

Written, produced, and mixed by Gautham Garg. Mastered by Dietrich Schoenemann. Design by Nick Owen.

EXPECTED October 2021