Parisian imprint Mama Told Ya line up ‘Popularity Is Overrated‘ – a double vinyl pack of fast techno futurism from UFO95. Today, we’re excited to premiere ‘On/Offline‘ from the release, a collaboration between UFO95 and label boss Anetha.
‘On/Offline‘ radiates an indelible old-school trance energy, hearkening back to heavy-duty-rave music that nonetheless is crammed with positivity. Don’t be put off-guard, though: the pair have built a formidable weapon for high-energy dance floors with this track.
Despite seeming to sprint off the start line, the track builds almost tentatively until the first burst of hyper-real synths shoot the track into full-speed assault under pressure of the pummeling drums and dizzying crescendoes. Trance-flecked, for sure, but evading tactless nostalgia, this track — and indeed the full release — is a high-water mark in recent trance/techno fusion.
‘Popularity is Overrated’ is scheduled for release 25 September via Mama Told Ya. Order a copy from Bandcamp.
1. Sun s4lutation
3. On/Offline (w/ Anetha)
4. Should I Go
5. Enchanted Forest