OWSLA’s Alesia unleash dark, menacing techno on ‘The New Order Pt. 1’
When it comes to French dance music duos, a couple pairs come to mind. Typically Daft Punk‘s robotically funky, enigmatic charm or Justice‘s Moog-rock inspired electro house sum up the thought, but that is all about to change. Here to represent a much darker end of dance music’s colorful spectrum, OWSLA-championed tag-team Alesia are making a statement with their clanging, piercing brand of convoluted techno.
The New Order Pt. 1 is a two-track offering that pushes the genre past some major boundaries into a realm of exploratory, deep grooves that are both refreshing and rough around the edges. “Hyacinthus” stomps and bangs with powerful drum hits and beating clinks to make for a gritty, futuristic lead off track. Closely following is Alesia’s collaboration with Anna Lunoe, “Ivo:” a pumping, abrasive deep bass cut that works in heavy vocal distortions across tightly knit synth layers.