Eastern Europe has always churned out incredible techno. Today’s Track of the Day artist Tibiza hails from Prague, and represents his home country, the Czeck Republic, well. Tibiza has had releases on both Tronic and Reload. In addition to those two labels, Tibiza has also released on OneWay, a label that he co-owns. Today’s release comes via Tronic, Christian Smith’s iconic techno label. Tronic has featured releases from ANNA, Julian Jeweil, Jay Lumen to name a few. Tibiza’s release Shadows features four absolute bangers that take no prisoners. Each song is hypnotic, driving, and entrancing. Today’s Track of the Day Fiction is the last track from the release, but definitely won’t be forgotten.
Fiction wastes no time getting started. A heavy and crunchy kick meets listeners from the first beat, no drawn out intro here. Tibiza slowly adds some drones in the background accompanied by some percussive highs. Around the 30 second mark, listeners begin to hear the additions of some tension noises. It’s very easy to get lost in the overlapping drones, each working together to create harmony and hypnotize the listener. If you’ve been at Christian Smith’s sets lately you’ll have heard this track. Driving and entrancing, it’s easy to get lost in Fiction’s ominous sounds. This style of techno will draw you in and before you know it it’s 6am and you still haven’t gone home yet. The progression and development of the song keeps listeners engaged, but Tibiza does so in way that sneaks up on you: it progresses in a hypnotic manner. For this one, put your head down and get lost in the music, that’s what this song was made for.
The rest of the release will not disappoint you, find it below: