Quite often you would associate techno music with pounding kick drums, high tempos and sweat adorned nightclub walls. However, this latest release from Marten Sundberg on Luis Junior's label, Mooseekaa, is rather refreshing.
Hailing from Germany, there is no doubt a deeply rooted appreciation for all things techno embedded somewhere in Marten Sundberg's genetic code. However, the aptly titled Fear of War may well be a peaceful protest against the more aggressive sounds that can often swarm the genre. Title track "Fear of War" charms you in an ever-so-slightly sinister way. Its rich percussion layers the track throughout while deep growls reminiscent of household names such as Ten Walls and Jonas Rathsman create a dark, brooding and club-friendly atmosphere. Second track of the release "Fata Morgana" is all about the beautiful vocal. When you bare in mind that Fata Morgana, in its literal sense, is a type of mirage, every element of production slots into place. The pulsing body of the track is the beating sun while the vocal shimmers in the distance.
With crisp production from start to finish and creativity in abundance, Marten Sundberg is an artist to keep both eyes and ears on. You can purchase the exclusive release right now from Beatport."
***OUT NOW*** Pilofre - Moment (Marten Sundberg Remix)
***OUT NOW*** Luis Junior - You Inspire Me (Marten Sundberg Remix) [mooseekaa], Germany
You like it Deep? Cologne (Germany) based Producer and DJ Marten Sundberg [Kompakt] create that modern, funky and deep Sound including a lot of romantic and soul. Being brought up on a wide influence of different genre sounds and a talent for playing the guitar, musicality is no stranger to Marten and this shows not just in his productions, but also in his DJ sets too. His first release on Bullfinch Records, 'Deep Forest', is exactly what it says on the tin - deep. Alluring chords and an industrial soundscape lead you further and further into the darkest corners of techno, until you're lost in the warm, rolling sub bass and driving percussion.
Marten Sundberg has his debut with Gibbon Records in the form of an EP which leaves undertones of 90's progressive house in your mind whilst leading us down a journey of sonic sensitivity.
Deep Memory is a driving techno house crossover that is strung with lush guitar riffs and an eyes closed feeling of leading us into intensity. Light and Shadow truly delivers what the title says, easing in with happy playful and hopeful feeling guitars into something more dark and hidden, with a stripped back dub version lurking just a bit more in the shadows than in the light.
Martens first real big strike was an amazing Release on Kompakt in December of 2014. His reanimation of GusGus AIRWAVES is an elegant roller that will appease any romantic into techno. This soulful and deep tune entered Beatport Tech House Charts and the whole Airwaves Release climbs up to Beatport Top 100.
A lot of new hot Remixes and Original Mixes will be released in 2015, so stay tuned!!
Marten Sundberg biggest supporters are:
Dixon, Maceo Plex, Anderson Noise, D-Formation, Luis Junior, Marc Poppcke, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, EINMUSIK, Ricky Ryan, Odd Parents, Adam Freeland, Tanzamt, Katrin Ka, PHCK, Plastic Lounge (Erwin Kelemen), Gai Barone, LRCN, Bootleg Ben, Benwaa, Sergio Matina, Steve'Butch' Jones (SomethingGlobal), Air Snare, BU DJ Soc, Khristian K, Luke Warren, Jay-x, kusto and many more