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Aki Bergen & Richter Bring the Mood with Diaries EP

Monday, June 22, 2015

Neurotraxx Recordings might be at release number 28, but that won’t stop them from trying something new and heading in a new direction. This switch up comes in the form of a new EP from label bosses Aki Bergen and his new partner and fellow Italian, Richter.They hook up on a trio of tracks that are all sure to become essential anthems this summer. Opener 'My Love Won’t Fade' is a nicely mid tempo track with house groove in its bones but bleak future pop vocals raining down from up top. Think Depeche Mode or other synth band greats and you’ll be in the right area. 'Mirage' is then a warm, moody and organic track with some cool and subtle sound design. The drums are rich and plump, the pads are evocative and the overall vibe is serene and colourful, charming and cerebral. Lastly, 'The Fog' is a more twitchy and energetic track with lots of layered up synths and moody atmospheres percolating over forceful drums. This is a lush, expertly designed package that offers some techno with real feeling.