For over a decade, Raíz has been one of the most important projects in West Coast techno. Spreading their unique sound throughout the world on labels like Historia y Violencia, Electric Deluxe, Construct Reform and more recently on their own imprint, VRV. Their Droid Behavior collective is responsible for some of the best events and has become renown for cultivating a stable of talent that has influenced dance music from L.A. to Amsterdam. For the seventh release on VRV, the duo enlisted some of the best local talent to leave their own impressions on Raíz material. The result is a warehouse crushing 12" that offers a vast array of underground sounds.
"Cored 3" finds us caught deep inside an industrial echo chamber with Silent Servant's unique take on EBM-infused techno and heart racing rhythms. Truncate and Drumcell's lauded Cell Injection project takes on "Cored 2" and the result is a futuristic take on pads and dark, dystopian soundscapes. Rounding out the release is Subversive's remix of "Cored 4" which finds rich, soothing melodies and metallic percussion which quickly infects your veins.
As always, all releases include artwork by Raiz / VRV family member and collage artist Vanessa Vargas who's visual interpretations capture the sentiments of the music chosen for this label. VRV continues to do an excellent job elevating the Los Angeles techno sound and we look forward to more releases from the label. If you're in the City of Angels this coming weekend, be sure to check out Raíz open for one of our favorite artists, Rrose at Blk Stk Srs on Saturday, December 10th. VRV 007 is available now on 12" and digital formats.