Carl Cox is an industry figurehead who’s legacy in music includes his iconic label Intec, which he runs with friend and business partner Jon Rundell, and the label’s first release of 2019 is an EP from Gero Jansen.
Gero Jansen is a German artist making his return to Intec following previously featured as a remix artist on Harvey McKay’s release on the label in 2018. Now he is back with a solo two track EP of dark and thumping techno. Having made music since the young age of seven years old, he has graduated from playing instruments in bands, to composing techno tracks in a dark and pounding style that he has made his trademark. Having been into electronic music since the ’90s, Gero Jansen has already proven himself as a DJ in his home city of Karlsruhe and its surrounding areas.
This release is testament to Carl and Jon’s devotion of discovering and championing fresh talent, many of whom in years to come will no doubt become future stars themselves. The title cut “Changing” opens the EP and uses a vocal sample hook of a phoenix changing. Its stabbing chords combined with a rumbling bassline and tense strings give it a ferocious sound hammered home by the hard hitting kick drum. Track two “Hypnotic” and as its name suggests the groove is hypnotising with a flickering lead sound and fast flowing percussive rhythms. Dark atmospherics add to the building intensity as the track’s momentum builds with an energy perfect for peak time plays. You can listen to the full premiere of ‘Changing’ exclusively on When We Dip.
Release date : January 11th, 2018.