Les Tronchiennes are a techno duo out of Belgium. Given how often I seem to post about Belgium you’d think I was on their tourism department’s payroll. Well I’m not. I just think they happen to make most of the techno I like posting about. By the way if you think state sponsored techno is a crazy idea you better check out Umek/Slovenia’s nod to their old soviet days. Don’t listen to that old man lie about PLUR. He wants a dystopian totalitarian techno future as much as we all do.
Back to Les Tronchiennes. Their new EP off Silver Records features two banging originals and six remixes ranging from awesome-fucking-possum to noteworthy. The first track of the EP, the original mix of “Cartridges”, is the star of the EP. The vocal sample is like a slightly less zef Yo-Landi Vi$$er. Out of all the remixes of “Cartridges”, the Artronik remix stands out as deep and groovy dubstep. ”Riot Shield”, the second Les Tronchiennes original on the EP, is a fairly heavy track, but doesn’t really compare to the massive sound they achieved in “Cartridges”. Another star of the EP is Dey Dey’s funky industrial re-imagining of “Riot Shield.” Overall, Les Tronchiennes have put out a solid release well worth snatching up. Check them out on SoundCloud and pick up the EP on Beatport.
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