Maceo Plex Launches Dark Techno Label With 'Mutant 2' EP: Listen


So you love techno music, but you're looking to go a shade darker. Maceo Plex is with you. His Mutant EP series explores what he sees as a deeper, more intellectual side the understated genre. He kicked f the sonic exploration with Mutant 1, released on his friend Jennifer Cardini's label Correspondant in May. Now, he continues the journey with a two-track EP called Mutant 2, but this time, he's releasing on his own new label.

Ellum Black is a subset the American DJ and producer's Ellum label. It will be a home for all things dark in the techno world. Mutant 2 features an A-Side collaboration with Dallas-based duo Paradigm Shift called “Mutant Pulse.” It's delicate and rhythmic, haunting and sensual. It's certainly shrouded in an inviting kind darkness. “Mutant Pulse” serves as a lead single for the full release, scheduled for July 27, labeled Ellum Black Friday. It will be paired with solo B-side “Mutant Radio.”

Plex won't be sitting on his laurels, either. Ellum Black scheduled a second release from Ellum friend Architectural with a three-track EP titled A Girl With No Friends EP. That will see full release Friday, Aug. 17. For now, you can get ready for the darkness with “Mutant Pulse” below.