DEAD CERT. Records is a label linked to the deathtechno.com website ran by Jack! Who? in the UK.
The Black Mail series showcases individual tracks from a selection of handpicked artists. Featuring known and established artists, but also those breaking into the industry.
The last issue gained heavy support and rotations from Richie Hawtin and Charlotte de Witte amongst others.
This EP contains quality cuts from Marco Effe in Germany, Confluence from Russia and both Pyramidal Decode and Ketch are based in Italy.
01. Marco Effe - Atomic Clocks
Berlin based Marco Paoletti has a vast history, diversity and pedigree of productions on the likes of Sven Väth's Cocoon, Dubfire's SCI+TEC, Luca Agnelli's Etruria Beat and Planet Rhythm to name only a few. 'Atomic Clocks' is a snapshot of his current form, utilising a raw, hypnotic sound to full effect, creating tension and sound progression with a smooth, hands-on feel.
02. Pyramidal Decode - Ptomaine
Italian Pyramidal Decode makes his debut appearance with an abslolute missile! This high octane blazer is ready to wipe out all in its way, completely relentless and indestructible. His recent releases have appeared on Subsist, Mephyst and SK Black, also soon to follow with an EP on DEAD CERT. Records, as he continues to make a serious impact.
03. Confluence - Warp
Russia based Confluence once again turns up with the goods for his third instalment and trusted member of the label roster, with his music also landing recently on SUB tl, trau-ma, ATT Series and TMM Records. Warp is a wild, driving analogue monster, stripped back but full of power, it's a stand out club weapon for anyone wanting to destroy the dancefloor, complete with a psychedelic vocal and tripped out atmosphere.
04. Ketch - Om
Ketch from Italy finishes off this jam packed VA with the dubby and poignant Om that makes his return since his stunning DEAD CERT. EP with Eomac remix back in 2014. Having now provided music for trau-ma, Decoy, Translucent and Wall Music, this quality track is spaced out and full of emotional sentiment.