Black Sand is a new collaboration combining techno sounds old and new. The duo consists of Max Durante (who produced the first Kynant record) and fellow-Italian, DJ Datch. Their 'Desert Island EP' is heavy on drum machines and classic styling but produced with modern design. 'Abyss' and 'Black Sea' begin the record with restraint, building a groove out of tense layers of underwater atmosphere and a tough low-end. The B-Side pushes the sound harder; the creeping drone of 'Dead Sea' is tailored for DJs to gradually build a room's energy, whilst 'High Tide' is peak-time material noticeably inspired by the 90s. Mastered by Neel @ EnissLab Studios, Rome 180g vinyl + digital Artwork by Christopher Honeywell Distributed by N.E.W.S.