6AM Premiere: "Rise and Kill" by Makaton
Following his last EP for the label, Immaculata, VOITAX mainstay Makaton returns to form with his second solo EP – Crime Wave. His meticulously crafted brand of techno spans over four dance-floor cuts, covering all the bases for the mind, body and soul. “Bruise Violet” opens up shop in true Makaton fashion. A venturesome stomper buffed out with an unrelenting, neurotic bass line which is sure to turn heads. “Rise and Kill” features the Birmingham producer’s inimitable swing that is dominated by another incisive bass line and served with a big side of hypnosis...
Vinyl Of The Day News: "Mothership"
Midnight Shift and Voitax have joined forces to release a compilation titled Mothership in January 2020. Earlier this year, Midnight Shift released records from Umwelt, Intergalactic Gary, Xhin, Harmonious Thelonious and Sorcery. Following up on that, the label has now returned for their first, triple-vinyl, collaborative effort with Voitax...
The Electro Review reviews "Ultraware"
With a mission to reinvent rave culture for the twenty-first century music fan, Swarm Intelligence brings us an astounding EP. Born in Dublin and now working from Berlin, this artist is perfectly placed to make the most impact with his sounds. With recent headway made after the acclaimed Against The Dying Light which saw him played on more dance-floors than they could count, this next epoch unravels four brand new and futuristic sounding works of dance...
The Ransom Note News: "Mothership"
The labels have teamed up to release a powerhouse of material which will be available on both vinyl and digital from the 27th of January early next year. The release includes contributions from some of the most innovative in dance and electronic music of the moment with the likes of Simo Cell, Don't DJ, Umwelt, Florian Kupfer and Veronica Maximova amongst what is a renowned cast...
Mix Mag News: "Mothership"
Berlin-based imprint Voitax has linked up with Singaporean label Midnight Shift on their first collaborative compilation, 'Mothership', which is due for release January 27, 2020. The 15-tracker project assembles tracks from 30 artists who have released on both imprints, including KiNK, Hodge, Simo Cell, Jamal Moss and Florian Kupfer...
Resident Advisor News: "Mothership"
Midnight Shift and Voitax are jointly releasing a compilation called Mothership in January 2020. Mothership sees 30 techno artists collaborating on 15 different tracks. Among the combinations are Jamal Moss (AKA Hieroglyphic Being) & KiNK, Don't DJ & Harmonious Thelonious, Florian Kupfer & Innsyter, Simo Cell & ABSL and more...
T.O.P Track Premiere: "Commune" by Rory St John
Rory St John returns to Voitax with his »Excommunication« EP, a hyper-deep, futurist take on classic dub techno. Skillfully assembled, each of the four tracks hypnotically morph and evolve, forgoing the cheap tropes of today’s ‘rise and drop’ techno for a more immersive listen – one gets the feeling that each and every sound is wielded with precision, and exists exactly where and for as long as it should...
DJmag reviews "Bay Of Sampieri"
Purist thrills here from Berlin’s Cyan85. ‘Chase Your Mind’ is a rapid sidewinding sequence snapped to thumpy kicks and hats, ‘Computor Punk’ has beats like Kraftwerk’s ‘Numbers’, and the lush title track is reminiscent of DMX Krew’s disco stuff — very good, then.
Tales of Psychofonia reviews "Bay Of Sampieri"
Bay of Sampieri is a body warmer, filled of dirty breaks and groove. A freshly released EP, fruit of the magic hands of Cyan85, on the Berlin’s outstanding VOITAX.
“Chase your mind” is a harmonised chaos of elegantly twisted filters, arpegiators and 808 beats, leading us to an Acid Wonderland. Twirling synths teasing your mind empowered by the repetitive male vocals, dragging you into the basement of unexplored mental territories...
Bleep reviews "Borneo Function"
First, we’ll let you down gently - Cressida’s Borneo Function EP contains nothing that sounds remotely like the tune of the same name that Jez beatboxes in season four of Peep Show. Sorry about that. However, the producer more than makes up for the initial disappointment with what he brings to the table here. These are heavy techno malfunctions that incorporate elements of grime, breakbeat, trip-hop and dancehall...
Groove reviews "Immaculata"
Der Producer Makaton gilt als einer der prägenden Stimmen des Birmingham Techno und ist seit der Jahrtausendwende im Geschäft. Böse Zungen werden behaupten, dass man das seiner Immaculata-EP auf Voitax stellenweise definitiv anhört. Der Opener „Dreaming While The Cities Burn“ klingt beispielsweise wie verbogener Tech-House mit Samples aus dem Anthony Rother-Gedächtnis-Vocoder...
Asia Tour 2018
When Seoul based movement Constant Value contacted us at the beginning of the year to host a VOITAX showcase, we knew this was an opportunity not to be missed. After arranging a tour across both South Korea and Japan, we set off with Makaton, Paàl, Rory St John, Cressida, Christoph and Marcus to South East Asia for our first tour.
The Wire Magazine reviews "Against The Dying Light"
If industrial techno is a sewer - flowing under the infrastructure of club culture, always there, hardly changing - then this is a horrific eruption from those subterranean depths, impossible to ignore or forget once exposed to it. The Irish producer has made some nicely aggro four-to-the-floor tracks for labels like Earwiggle in the past...