Colombian artist based in Berlin, Brayan Valenzuela does not mess around.Every track he drops goes straight for the kill, with screeching feedback, white noise breaks, machine gun patterns, and relentless steamhammer kickdrums. In recent years Brayan has managed to make a name for himself on the scene with a number of quality releases and accolades. His devotion to modular synths makes his sound special, intense and full of distortions during his live sets and productions has led Brayan to share stage with many well-known international artists. The first release on the freshly launched label Anomalies came last summer from one of its co-founders Ramon Babot aka La Màquina Corrupta. The lead track “Dilluns Blau” – which stands for Blue Monday in Catalan – is a techno track not specifically built for the dancefloor but that can also work on it. A rather moody pad appearing at mid-length of the track reminds us that our serotonin will not last forever and that Monday might come soon. Second track “Gent de Poble”, which means “Village People”, features a relentless bassline that can be as intense as some of those people who live in a small town. On the B side, “Concepte Innecessari” provides the perfect soundtrack for self-introspection in the form of a not so conventional groove. The last track on La Màquina Corrupta’s EP is “Consells de Mare”, a beautiful electronic lullaby that your mother would sing for you if she were a synthesizer. After spending his youth in Gran Canaria, southern Spain, Tresor New Faces host Artik sank himself into the cold industrial atmosphere of Berlin. Unsettling ambience and hammering percussion break up the rhythms that define Artik as an artist. Sound engineer and lover of the most purist electronic music, he has been a frequent guest in our home, with his uncompromising sound, and his music was also recently released on Monolith Records in Berlin.