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Following on from his standout debut EP with Steel City Dance Discs back in 2021, Galway’s gold-toothed prince is now set to be crowned with the arrival of “Fallen Angel”, KETTAMA’s second EP via Steel City Dance Discs. Having gained colossal momentum during the Irishman’s unrelenting touring schedule, the anticipation surrounding this release is palpable, and is now finally imminent.

KETTAMA has reached a perfect crescendo with “Fallen Angel”; a potent six-track serving of intricately engineered sounds, as the producer bleeds notes of 90s trance and soul into pulsating, percussion ladened grooves and grueling bass, resulting in a deeply contagious melting pot of sound.

“1997” sets the wheels in motion for this project, as KETTAMA blends a soulful vocal sample with rising chords and an implacable drum pattern: a masterfully coordinated balance that remains consistent throughout the duration of this EP. Initially released as a single, title track “Fallen Angel” plays testimony to this remedy, with its delicate vocals and piano accompaniment, which are carefully woven into the fabric alongside a sonorous bassline.

“Fly Away XTC” is the diamond-plated lead-track from the EP, with anticipation for its release reaching new heights after a successful series of tests on the tour. The track blatantly showcases KETTAMA’s defining characteristics, as the producer bleeds ethereal vocals and masterful percussion into the fold, while the featured G-TOWN remix is driven by a series of piercing rave stabs and gut-hurdling bass. The otherworldly nature of Fly Away XTC is set to be further echoed on screen too, with a music video directed by Hugh Mulhern, who has previously worked for the likes of Fontaines DC and Hak Baker, set to explore themes of extraterrestrial beings and pagan practices within a rural setting in KETTAMA’s native Ireland.

Having been released as a single two months prior to the full EP, “Feeling Emotions” ignited the flame for "Fallen Angel", ultimately laying the foundations for the eagerly-anticipated project that would follow. The track again reinforces the unfailing relationship between entrancing vocal samples and a boundless drum pattern, something that is then echoed and mastered in the colossal closing track, “Found My Angel”.

“Fallen Angel” is a body of work that not only epitomizes the ever-evolving nature of KETTAMA’s sound, but also provides us with an insight into the potential trajectory and direction of one of Ireland’s most promising exports. It is an omnipotent powerhouse of sound, a perhaps generation-defining project that is fueled by nostalgia, and charged by a wildly forward-thinking personality, unveiling something undeniably timeless.


Matt says: Techno's current poster boy continues to fire on all cylinders for what has become his spiritual home - Steel City Dance Discs. The Newcastle (Australia) label has also rightfully become somewhat of a flag bearer for the modern scene. With records like this it's easy to get the hype...


A1. Fly Away XTC 
A2. Fly Away XTC (G-Town Mix) 
A3. 1997 
B1. Feeling Emotions 
B2. Found My Angel 
B3. Fallen Angel 

Special Request X Novelist

Sliver - KETTAMA / Tim Reaper Remixes

Gudu Records present remixes of Special Request and Novelist’s grime-meets-techno summer anthem ‘Sliver’ - by two of club music’s modern-day heavyweights in KETTAMA and Tim Reaper.

In Special Request’s words: “I chose Tim Reaper and KETTAMA because they are both 100% top-table practitioners of machine funk. They both delivered the goods in completely different ways and illuminate new paths with this song. Both mixes have been causing havoc in our sets and I can’t wait for people to hear them.”


Matt says: Sure to set even the most ardent raver's pants on fire. Two high octane cannonballs from two of the hottest players on the current landscape. Wrecking ball techno from Kettama and maximum rukus amen explosions from Tim Reaper. Change of gruds required!


A. Sliver (KETTAMA Remix)
AA. Sliver (Tim Reaper Remix) 

More rhythmic wrecking balls courtesy of Steel City Dance Discs who must surely be DJ Rush's go-to label of the moment when it comes to sourcing high speed technoid cannonballs. The primal and drum-orientated focus of the label, and this release in particular; harks back to that turn-of-the-millennium era when pounding beats and humming subs dictated the course of action in the aircraft hangers and warehouse of the techno scene.

Newcastle born, London based CRTB has unveiled a monster of sound with his latest venture, where the producer flexes an ungodly blend of four-to-the-floor basslines, contagious melodies and synths to create a visceral soundscape, infectious enough to cause dancefloor destruction wherever these sounds land.

From the pulsating percussion of "It Never Ends", to the rattling rapture of "Nothing Moves You"; a track that erupted in Mall Grab’s Melbourne Boiler Room set, this EP has energy coursing through its veins. This energy fuels the hypnotic sounds of "Temper", and the radioactive rhythm of "Nature Boy", where CRTB brings fellow heavy-hitter KETTAMA into the fold, resulting in an unforgiving, atomic anthem.

"Life In Exile" is an EP that sees its creator, CRTB, conduct wild, electronic experiments of sound to devastating effect.


Matt says: Another perfectly executed wreckin' ball of tribal techno power from the Steel City Dance Disc label - market leaders with an ever-expanding roster of white hot talent. I can't think of a better label releasing new techno at the moment.


A1. It Never Ends 
A2. Nature Boy (ft. Kettama) 
B1. Nothing Moves You 
B2. Temper 

Fresh off his explosive Boiler Room performance in Liverpool, the dust is yet to settle from the electronic eruptions caused by GTOWN head-honcho and energy inducer, KETTAMA. Namely, the damage caused by his latest armoured artillery; ‘GTOWN004’, a radioactive EP with devastatingly euphoric consequences.

‘Samba Soccer 2001’ is the track that opens the door to ‘GTOWN004’, as we’re welcomed by an anonymous voice that insults the listener; a perfect introduction to a project that is wildly unapologetic in its character, and utterly ruthless in its delivery. Released as the first single from the ‘GTOWN004’ EP, ‘Samba Soccer 2001’ has already been greatly received by the GTOWN faithful, and sets the tone for what is arguably KETTAMA’s most complete, and anticipated project yet.

The EP starts as it means to go on, as KETTAMA drops another bombshell with ‘Blitz Zuruck.’ With a euphoric soundscape which the producer partners with a punishing bassline, this track is deeply nostalgic, embodying a time-capsule in the thick of a modern rave-renaissance. Further elements of revamped rave-nostalgia are seen in ‘Slaap Lekker’, before we’re taken deep into the belly of the Galway beast with the atomic ‘GTOWN IN EFFEKT’, and finally killed off with the ‘Rock Da Cliffe Mix’ of ‘Blitz Zuruck.’

‘GTOWN004’ features an ungodly blend of sounds, and in the process, creates an atmosphere that is both ecstatic enough for heaven, and sinister enough for hell. Purpose built for dance-floor destruction, KETTAMA’s infusion of stomach-churning bass, hypnagogic synthesisers, soulful vocals and contagious drum patterns result in an utterly pure, addictive sound.

From Galway to Vienna, Liverpool to New York, the track will be road tested amongst an armoured artillery of records, with dance-floor devastation an inevitable outcome. With his name boldly imprinted on the lineups for the likes of AVA Festival in Belfast, CRSSD in Miami, 121 Festival in New Zealand and Terminal V Festival in Edinburgh, KETTAMA’s worldwide domination of sound-systems continues.


Matt says: Granite-faced new rave blasts from this now staple of the harder techno / bass scene. Kettama mixes up soundsystem pressure from across the ages to create a demolition ball of sound all of his own. Head for the bunkers!


A1. Samba Soccer 2001
A2. Blitz Zuruck
B1. Slaap Lekker
B3. Blitz Zuruck (Rock Da Cliffe Mix) 

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