'Sturdy' is out next Monday (4 June) as part of the label's 'Nocturne' collection
Our first exclusive track premiere this week comes courtesy of Miami techno label Black Kat Records, as iDJ brings you the first chance to hear Sturdy by Chris Azure. The track will be officially released on the label's new V/A compilation Nocturne next Monday (4 June).
Based in the United States, Chris Azure (real name Chris Bennettson) is a relative newcomer, his debut release Lightning having come out on Subwoofer Records just last year. But his 90s-inspired style of techno has already found favour with a number of other labels, including Reload, Forge, Todd Terry's Terminator and now, of course, Black Kat. As you'll hear below, his first offering for them is a hard-pounding affair built for peaktime dancefloor action, while looped vocal fragments and a stuttering synth riff lend it a sense of musicality and groove that other such tackle can so often lack.
See what you think...