Leo Dentler – “Mystical Rush” (Hakiri) [March 22, 2024]

Razor sharp Techno chops are on display throughout “Mystical Rush” as Leo Dentler showcases his ability to craft intricate, sonic landscapes that captivate the mind and make the body move. Each track is meticulously produced with a keen attention to detail to rhythmic patterns and on-point sound design. Familiar yet fresh, this EP offers something for both seasoned Techno enthusiasts and newcomers to the genre alike.

The title track sets the tone with its immersive blend of bongos, pummeling double-kick rumble, and detuned atmospheric synths, drawing listeners into a mesmerizing maelstrom. “Sightseeing” follows suit with stomping kick drums plodding over chaotic, clanging, and cacophonous tones. As the EP reaches its climax with “Ride of the Acids,” Dentler primes a caustic dose of sonic potion that foams and gurgles as he watches with glee. 

Hakiri Records once again proves why it is a label to be on the lookout for when it comes to the realm of groovy yet forward-thinking Techno, as evidenced by “Mystical Rush.” The label’s commitment to releasing high-quality Techno is evident in every aspect of this EP, from its pristine production to its captivating artwork. 

Overall, “Mystical Rush” is a captivating journey through the depths of Techno, guided by the skilled hand of Leo Dentler. Each track is a testament to Dentler’s unique production style, demonstrating his ability to craft immersive sonic experiences that linger long after the music fades. 

With its universal appeal and ethereal soundscapes, “Mystical Rush” is sure to leave a lasting impression on listeners and solidify Dentler’s place as a rising star in the world of Techno.

-Alex Dahm

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