It’s not often – & by that we mean never – that we’ve had the chance to chance to call upon one of our favourite producers in the field from across the English channel, but in this case the progression in Traumer’s recent output has been so seismic it’s impossible not to predict an all-conquering 2015 from the French producer.
With a noticeable rise in demand and popularity for the all stomping, industrial style that’s become such an indomitable force in the international techno scene over recent times, Romain Reynaud whose commonly known as Traumer to most has largely taken a step outside of the mainstream framework and remained true to his sound. Favouring warm synths, cooler tones and dynamic grooves that frequently serve up more emotive offerings of such quality that the recent ‘Dedust’ EP came in for huge support from Ewan Pearson, Gerd, Fred P & Neville Watson to name a few.
It’s testament that lying at the heart of the Parisian’s appeal is his ear for deep, experimentalist techno that’s as infectious as it is hypnotic, which is exactly why he’s been selected by Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound imprint to feature on his latest EP with an unrecognisably funky, 13 minute interpretation of the otherwise pop-driven ‘Restless’.
With an equally fresh four-tracker of his own out for release, we’re elated to have Traumer in the hot seat for the latest Guest Mix. This one’s a slow-burner of the highest order that caters to a warmer landscape of futuristic sounds that lulls you in from the off. With a series of rumbling sub-tones there’s a scattered, warming ambience that keeps you engaged from the off that, as it progresses, spans beyond the Techno sound and exhibits the sort of understated composition that no one at this present time is pulling off as effectively
Traumer’s excellent ‘Trudge EP’ is out now on both Vinyl & Digital via A-Traction Records, give it a listen here.
01 – James T. Cotton – A Long Way Down – Spectral Sound
02 – Butch – Delusion – Desolat
03 – Deadbeat – Woah – Ostgut Ton
04 – Franck Roger – Nebula – Home Invasion
05 – Traumer’s Exclusive
06 – Franck Roger – Rebound – Home Invasion
07 – Butch – Tone 2.0 – Desolat
08 – Traumer’s Exclusive
09 – Dj Qu – Runwitit – Underground Quality
10 – Talaboman – Sideral (Matt Karmil Remix) – Studio Barnhus