Snork #85 – Neil Landstrumm – Rock Steady
His sound is a trademark. No other techno artist manages to combine influences from various genres such as hip hop, dubstep, or ragga in such an inspiring way as the Edinburgh-based “hardware master” Mr. Neil Landstrumm. And here he comes with four new stunning tracks on Snork #85.
Again, “Take It Up”, “Earth Life”, “The Place”, and “Star Life” are a striking interaction of a multitude of different acoustic elements, full of intoxicating new sound patterns assembled by Neil’s very distinctive signature style – dynamic, rough and thrilling. It’s clearly nothing less than four forceful techno anthems infused by influences from dubstep and grime, which make you rock steady all night long.
“A pioneer of new electronic styles with a strong signature techno sound often copied and imitated, he has always been, and continues to be, a unique electronic artist”. Neil Landstrumm clearly has been coining electronic music for the last twenty years. His multiple influences move from New York hip hop to bassy dub step or ragga sounds and melt into his unique techno style.
Often referred to as one of the innovators in techno, he has been working with significant labels such as Peacefrog, Tresor and Planet Mu. On top, he has been engaging in various projects with other significant techno artist such as Cristian Vogel, Si Begg, Bill Youngman and Tobias Schmidt. Having been a hardware-based live act since the beginning of his career in 1994, he still is one of the most sought-after live artists and actively touring all over Europe as well as partly also in the U.S.
It's a distinct sound diving deep down into the spheres of genuine underground techno where bass-lines surround your mind and the fascination of a gloomy yet groovy world of sounds inevitably enters your head.
Founded in 2004 by techno DJ and producer Christian Schachta, known as Syntax Error, Snork Enterprises is a base for modern underground electronic techno music. It's not at all about being pretentious or arty for the sake of it. It's about real depth on the dance floor. Short and sweet: very snorky! It's a journey with friends such as Cristian Vogel, Phil Kieran, Jens Zimmerman, Daze Maxim, DJ W!ld and other big names from the techno scene having dedicated themselves to an uncompromising, stunning beat to go even further on a trip to the instantly exceptional, experimental sounds, ranging back to various roots of electronic underground.