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We keep up the international vibe on Balans Records by introducing Irish dubtechno wizard The Parallel to our growing roster. Colin McKeown a.k.a. The Parallel has build up quite a name for himself the past 2 years with deep, dubbed and spaced out techno releases on prolific Imprints such as Komisch, Nice & Nasty and Science. This 3 track EP showcases Colins talent in all its glory. Love for pure Detroit techno and Berlin inspired dub has merged into a sound completely his own and with a broad soundscope. From brutal and fierce dubtechno (Symmetrica) with its a piercing stabs to beautiful downtempo melancholy (Odyssey) and everything thats acidic in between (Universal).Timeless music from The Emerald Isle.


Danny Howells - "All three tracks work for me, killer release!"

Raphael - (Partysan / Stuttgart) - "Universal is def the one for me on this release! Good job!"

Dave Seaman - "Symmetrical is very good!! Definite support coming from me!"

Samuel L Session - "Universal hit the spot for me, the rest is all good too!"

Jim Rivers - "Symmetrical is amazing!! Love it!"

Hernan Cattaneo - "Symmetrical is sounding really good. Will play it! Thank you for sending."

Rolando - "Universal, i'm likin this!!! Full support from me!"

Alan Fitzpatrick - "LOVING Symmetrical!!! Will play for sure!"

Agoria - "Old school techno, YES! Symmetrical my fav."

Tedd Patterson - (Cielo/ NYC) - "Great tracks! Very deep very sexy very Detroit."

Yousef - "Odyssey is sublime. Love it!!!"

Magda Thank you for sending. Will test it out.

Dosem - "Universal = ABSOLUTELLY PERFECT!!"

Eelke Kleijn - "Universal is my pick, great track!! Will play!"

Edwin Oosterwal - "Great release! Universal is the one for me. Beautiful!"

Funk D'Void - "Lovely vibes on this release Universal my pick...."

Norman Nodge - "Nice techno stuff, will use it for sure."

Pablo D - ( - "Nice work!!! Love mental sounds with a good techno. Full support for this release!"

Chris Ç - (Dinamo.FM / Acik Radio Istanbul) - "Worth charting a very good and smooth ep love all tracks and will play all too!"

Stefano Fontana - (Computer Musik Radio Italy) - "Great techno ep! Universal is my fave tune!"

De:Bug Magazine France - "Considering for review."

Pete Adkins ( - "Odyssey is a beautiful piece of work - feels very organic and calming. I can imagine James Holden dropping it mid-set."

D'Julz - "Quality deep tech throughout on the this Ep. Like it. Support!"

Nuno dos Santos - "Balans on a roll! Great third release! All 3 tracks for different moments. Love this!" J

D Twitch (Optimo) - "Symmetrical is the one for me. Excellent production. Will play."

Mihalis Safras - "Reminds me the good old 00ies! Will play Universal."

Gabriel Ananda - "Symmetrical is a really nice power dub techno track, or however you wanna call it. thanks."

Raresh - "This is a cool ep. Will support. Symmetrical the best."

John Selway - "Good deep classic sounds, I've always got time for stuff like this, old school guy that I am... Symmetrical for me."

Wehbba - "Universal gives me goose bumps, but Symmetrical will be the one for the clubs, love the release!"

Angel Molina (Sonar) - "Fantastic Detroit-inspired ep. Full support to Mr Colin, Universal my fave track on here."

Len Faki - "Well done! Always sayin', chords can never grow old Symmetrical for me!"

Guy J - "Great sounds throughout this Ep. Really loving it!"

Dubfire - "Lovely tracks.. i like Universal for the floor and Odyssey has a great deep mood."

Pig - (Pig & Dan) - "Wow love these!! Cant wait to play them out. Symmetrical the fav."

Laurent Garnier - "Another brilliant Ep from PARRALLEL. Full club support from me!"

Matthias Vogt (Motorcitysoul) - "Beautiful ep! Detroit in a nutshell. Love all three tracks, but Universal is the one for me!"

2000 and One - "Nice stabby dub tec. Symmetrical the best here for me."

Gregor Tresher - "Universal sounds great, big tracks overall here! Will be playing!"

Wally Lopez - "Cool sounds all around on this Ep, will test Universal."

Stephan Bodzin - "Symmetrical is just a hypnotizing monster of a fat tune."

Mauro Picotto - "WOW, Symmetrical is a BOMB for me!!"

Shadow Dancer - "Three different styles, from dub techno to deep house, all carried out so well....the Detroit leanings of 'Universal' grab us most here. Beautiful."

Secret Cinema - "Great release! Will play them for sure! Symmetrical is my fav!"

Club Madnezz Radio Holland - "Fantastic EP!"

Ceoltronic Radio - (RTE Pulse, Dublin) - "Well done Colin. Great label to be working with. Nice EP too. Will give it a run out on Ceoltronic Radio at some stage. Thanks."

Kiko Martínez - (DocePulgadas RadioShow) - "Symmetrical is REALLY GOOOOOD!"

Jose Maria Ramon - (Ibiza Global Radio) - "Sounds really cool!!! Perfect music for my radio shows on Ibiza Global Radio."

Barry Redsetta - (Spin1038/Dublin) - "Nice tracks, will play on radio this week. Good spread of sounds across all three. Great middle section in symmetrical."

Colin Perkins - (Play FM - Dublin) - "Symmetrical is deep!!"

Diversions - (CHRY 105.5FM Toronto, Canada) - "Awesome release!!! All 3 cutz are heat."

Scan Mode - (DJ Magazine Spain) - "Lovin' this kind of techno stuff,full support!"

Marco (DJ Magazine Italia) - "Universal is very good!"

Tsugi Magazine France - "Nice ep."

Raphael - (Partysan / Stuttgart) - "Universal is the one for me."
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