MarcelDune - Preternatural (PRE-ORDER)
Greek producer MarcelDune arrives on Repitch for "Preternatural," a collection of euphoric hard dance bangers engineered with precision to engage the mind and the body at once. Now based in London after relocating from her home of Athens, MarcelDune fuses her arsenal of field recordings and samplers with modular synthesizer patterns, resulting in a hybrid sound that's both effortlessly experimental and dancefloor-focused at once. Following the "Trnc" EP that was released in Spring on DJ Plead's Sumac imprint, and the "The Happy Death" Tape on Low Income Squad, "Preternatural" builds on the wave with more fast-techno hard dance kicks and trance-adjacent supersaw synths. Opener' Flattening My Nerves' immediately shocks the brain into a peak-time flutter with vintage rave elements folded into pneumatic kicks that would rattle any dancefloor, big or small. Elsewhere, 'It's Ok To Have No Fun' pieces together a banger from rubbery trance synthesizer sounds and receives a stuttery broken-beat rework from Italian techno don (and Repitch co-owner) Pasquale Ascione aka Ascion. Title track 'Preternatural' rounds the EP off in fine style, reminding of vintage UK hard dance with bouncing kicks and the kind of analog wobbles that remind of now-distant mid-morning excess.
EXPECTED MID - LATE OCTOBER.