RB Deep in the Mix: Octopus Recordings Podcast – Sian Live from Tokyo
April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018
After releasing top-shelf music with powerhouse record labels like Boysnoize Records and Origami Sound, collaborating with Rezz, and receiving support on his tracks from legends like Carl Cox and Nicole Moudaber, the talented techno producer Raito has once again released breath-taking music that is challenging the idea that techno is only for the “underground.” The French producer has found his voice in the techno arena with signature sounds like breakbeat percussion, a main stage mystique, and unexpected twists and turns throughout his productions that keep his fans listening attentively. His newest release remixes “Ghost Voices” by Virtual Self, Porter Robinson’s alter ego.
Featuring the psychedelic vocals and dancing arpeggiated synths from the original track, the Raito remix is a unique yet comfortably familiar rendition of what is sure to become a classic record. The new release cleverly teases the original sounds of Virtual Self’s track for what feels like a lifetime, a staple of the techno genre, while keeping things alive with vibrant percussion and massive metallic-sounding hits. Approximately three quarters into the track, the vocal, synths, and other important elements that originate from “Ghost Voices” slowly crescendo into a blissful soundscape reminiscent to those found in trance music before returning to the assertive, confident nature of Raito’s refreshingly prototypical techno style. Thanks to support from artists like Armin van Buuren, NIGHTMRE, and Slander at Ultra Music Festival, techno is starting to appear in more than just the underground.