Berlin's Julien Bracht has released his latest single, 'Counting Days'.
A pummelling techno cut, its explosive warehouse rave energy is interlaced with ecstacy-driven moments for a euphoric dancefloor experience, introducing listeners to Bracht's evolving sound as the new year begins.
The eerie synths and nostalgic vocal samples that are first introduced swiftly make way for heavier, upbeat kick drums, bringing a high BPM and raw energetic techno signature to Berlin.
“I produced 'Counting Days' four days after I finished my next single, ‘Do You Love Me'," explains Bracht. "I had that energy of this new sound and knew exactly what I wanted. I looked up some catchy vocal lines and brought them into this new world - it was really easy to finish this one.
"I think both tracks really fit together and introduce my listeners well into my new sound. I really see this as the starting point of something new for me, whilst the stuff I released until now, was the progress and path I needed to get here."
Bracht has been busy with releases lately: since focusing on his own productions having been one half of post-rock duo Lea Porcelain, he has released an official remix for Grimes and driving album 'Now Forever One'.
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