[IFM022] The Universe Room EP

by Ctrl_Alt_Dlt

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Innerflight Music is pleased to present The Universe Room EP, the latest offering from Seattle-based, Detroit-bred DJ/producer Chris Aldrich aka Ctrl_Alt_Dlt. Originally influenced by the Detroit rave scene of the late '90s, Aldrich started DJ'ing in 2001 and naturally gravitated towards the midwest's dark, stark style of techno. As he moved into production, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt was launched, introducing a house music influence to his techno background which reveals cerebral, psychedelic tracks wringing maximal power from minimal elements. Labels such as From 0-1, Peloton Muisque, and Mindshift Records have released past works, and Ctrl_Alt_Dlt was a founding member of Sweatbox, a strictly techno based productions crew who have spearheaded events featuring the likes of Mark Henning, Derek Plaslaiko, and Dan Bell.

The Universe Room EP merges the midwest's dark and driving take on techno with the dubbed-out and heady influence of the northwest US scene. The title track thumps and pulsates with a low growl as its rhythmic vibrations and building synth textures help soundtrack sinister after hours endeavors. "Alone In Olympus" is a more melodic counterpoint, again featuring some distant, dark atmospherics, mixing them with a bendy synth line and lush layers of pads for a dreamy, deep affair. There are also a pair of remixes of "The Universe Room," with the first coming from acclaimed Swedish producer Mikael Stavostrand (Force Inc, Clink, Dumb Unit) who offers a tight, deep tech-house rendition that is both spacious and driving. The second remix is care of Seattle's Cyanwave, who are no strangers to followers of Innerflight Music. The duo rework "The Universe Room" into an eleven minute techno opus, that grinds and grooves with a brainy confidence that will be welcome on the more discerning late night dance floors.

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released March 11, 2013

Written and produced by: Chris Aldrich
Copyright: Innerflight Music

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Innerflight Music Seattle, Washington

Seattle’s Innerflight Music has a reputation as a forward thinking music label and production crew responsible for countless events in and around the Seattle area. With a diverse label roster of talented artists, 2013 has seen the label rapidly gaining attention with a steady stream of unique releases touching on various flavors of techno, house and a touch of future bass music for good measure. ... more

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