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Positive EP

by ER

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Positive 07:28
2G 06:22


Elmo Sarpaniemi (El Mono) and Roope Karhunen (Kaltstam) met at a local Helsinki radio station in 2005, and linked up soon again at an afterparty in 2018. Fueled by their mutual passion towards only the best genres ever they squeezed out a blend of goa trance, techno, electro, breakbeats, and IDM. This steamy and humid session gave birth to the title track, “Positive”.

The other ER original - 2G - sounds more like traditional goa trance, but still… it hardly is. Clocking the rhythm around 140 bpm like the opening track, it kicks in the club doors with a robust bassline, enchanting the cultured dancer with its peculiar melodies, leaving the purists absolutely cold evicting them for a cigarette. Because who gives an oink about purists, right?

This record is also fortunate enough to be blessed with two spectacular remixes. Neri J’s approach is a more club friendly, yet aetheric version of “Positive”, but don’t get it twisted. It still possesses something very psychedelic and raw. Ilev Luna wraps up the release nicely with his touch, that sounds like an interpretation of modern techno, but in fact could be a journey into your psyche. BOOM! This slaps.


released April 2, 2021

Originals by ER (El Mono, Roope)
Remixes by Neri J & Ilev Luna
Mastered by Gabriel Markus / Marble house studios
Cover art by Wezardo


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Friendship & Decadence Helsinki, Finland

Record label, radio show and a podcast series from the north, which operates by their own terms, showcasing contemporary electronic music for the adventurous mind.

Established 2015.

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