Airlines Records, a record label affiliated with Techno Airlines, produced the anticipated AIR002 with Rodez.
“Klanghelm”, consisting of 2 singles, makes us feel techno in depth.
Let’s get to know a little about Rodez.
While he was interested in house music in his amateur music career, which he started in 2016 with the name “Habib Gül”, he has now evolved into techno with a completely different pseudonym. Rodez started doing techno in 2019. In short, we can say that it is a great transfer from house music to techno.In 2019, he released his first techno EP (Syncopate EP) under the name Habib Gül via Eclipse Recordings. After releasing 3 more EPs from the same record company in 2020, he started his professional music career under the name “Rodez” in 2021. Soon after, The Yellowheads’ record label signed with Reload records and released the “Buzzsaw EP”. It was his debut as a Debut and received huge support across multiple platforms, peaking at #28 on the hype chart on Beatport and #41 on the top 100 releases chart.
In August 2021, Deborah De Luca’s record label Solamente records released his third EP (The Cult EP) and received great support from many artists, especially Deborah De Luca.
So what is Klanghelm telling us? Let us tell you while you listen.
Rodez makes his Airlines Records debut with a two-track EP entitled ‘Klanghelm’. The title track reveals an innovative sonic architecture in which chugging bass sounds, menacing synth lines, binary stab licks and cadenced vocal textures gently roll into each other. Soaring melodic phrases and sprinkled saw shots also help build this architecture all of which result in a unique listening experience.
The accompanying track, ‘Behaviour’, blends sounds from different sources of the artist’s inner world that offer a brilliant aural saturation. Detuned synth chords, wobbling elements, deep and resonant bassline and enveloping motifs rise out of neatly organized sonic palette epitomizing a fresh novel sound.
Quick questions with Rodez
Where is your best environment as a dj? A small dark club or a huge outdoor festival stage? Late at night for the weirdos or early so you can play slow and eclectic etc etc?
It’s definitely a dark club, but not small, but as huge as possible… Just like Berghain, Printworks and Gashouder. I think it would make more sense if it was until late at night like weirdos. I don’t think open-air festivals reflect Techno culture. I think it’s more suitable for genres like edm and trance.
Tell us about your Klanghelm EP on Airlines Records – what inspired or influenced it, where and when and who was it written for?
When I was doing the Klanghelm EP, I imagined “Printworks” the nightclub that I was a fan of. I created a melody and drums, and then imagined the reaction people might have had when this thing played in “Printworks”. And it was incredible. I immediately got to work and tried to show my skills in the arrangement kitchen by finding some materials.
What inspired your new one on Airlines Records?
As in many of my projects, the arrangement ability of Drumcode producers made the most contribution to the production of my new album. And besides that, some cosmic touches that are unique to my style…