In Clouds’ latest release “DJ Ultra Greatsword “, the Scottish techno duo have crafted a lively, hard-hitting and fun 4 track. Check out Resident Advisor’s take on the EP, and have a listen to the preview on Black Opal’s Soundcloud.
The grimy techno on “DJ Ultra Greatsword ” is broken up by rave flourishes – sometimes cartoonish, other times euphoric – that splash the EP with colour.
Recent curated compilation released on Turbo , ‘…I Care Because You Don’t’ is out now, and has been labelled “hardcore Scottish hooligan techno.” in Clouds’ own words.
Heir apparent to the UK techno throne, Clouds have been gaining credibility with each release. With their LP Ghost Systems Rave, 12″s on Fifth Wall and Soma, and their latest Tannhauser Acid Works EP, they’ve reached beyond the warehouse and into the wild apocalyptic rubble of po-mo UK hardcore.
Their lead track Blood Skating is an industrial blitz of terror-beats, laced with a haunting, Aphex-grade vocal pad. It sets the tone for this incredible release, which they’ve A&R’d out of thin air, apparently from their mates in Dundee, Perth, and the surrounding mud-lands. (Turbo)
Awakenings, one of Hollands premier techno festivals, recently invited Truss to DJ B2B with long standing affiliate, Perc, as part of their fully sold-out UK special. The evening was closed by Scottish duo Clouds. Both sets were recorded in HD by be-at.tv and are available to watch in full, on demand, below.
Clouds show off their new live set at Boiler Room London, splicing together industrial, hardcore, techno, acid and IDM across 40 minutes, laden with tracks from their debut album on Turbo records, ‘Ghost Systems Rave’.
Be sure to check out the previews of their next release for Scotland’s Soma Records below and contact Marcus for availability in 2014.
Littlebig (in cooperation with THESE GUYS) contribute to the 2013 edition of ADE Festival with an imposing line-up that will take place at Rhone Warehouse on October 19th running from 10pm-8am.
The showcase features a headline DJ slot from rising star Jimmy Edgar alongside blistering sets from Truss & Tessla aka TR\\ER live , Objekt b2b Call Super (6 hour set), Clouds & locals.
Following a series of well received releases on Fifth Wall, Turbo and Overlee Assembly, Clouds return to the Montreal based dance establishment to present their debut album ‘Ghost Systems Rave’
Click the picture above to listen to the album via Resident Advisors exclusive stream, before it lands on July 1st
Following a string of appeareances on Tiga’s ‘Turbo Recordings’ over the past two years, Clouds have finally announced their debut album for the label on June 10.
A 14 track affair will see the due go through their signature brand of rough edged dancefloor techno in the similar vein to their well received releases for Fifth Wall, Overlee Assembly, Hot Chip and Blue Hawaii.
Read the details via Resident Advisor
Montreal’s ‘Blue Hawaii’ have been causing a stir both sides of the Atlantic with their releases on Arbutus records. The official remix comes from Turbo Recordings’ ‘Clouds’, who contort the track into their own style of clunky jack-techno. Take a listen below.