American-Cuban techno genius Maceo Plex – real name Eric Estornel – has just launched the second part of his ‘Mutant’ EP series. At the same time, ‘Mutant 2’ kicks off Plex’s new sublabel Ellum Black, a new imprint focusing on the darker, more intense side of techno music. The news of the EP’s release and the new sub-label comes just one week after the 39-year old DJ/producer delivered an amazing performance at the legendary Awakenings Festival in The Netherlands, where he premiered one of the two tracks that are featured on the ‘Mutant 2’ EP.
‘Mutant 1’ was released back in May on Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant label and now Estornel continues his journey into darkness, but this time on his own label. The first new track on ‘Mutant 2’ is called ‘Mutant Pulse’ and is a collaboration with Dallas-based duo Paradigm Shift. It certainly isn’t too dark to start off the Ellum Black releases, as ‘Mutant Pulse’ has a very pleasant rhythmic flow and contains some soothing, echoing female vocals. The track is an absolute masterpiece at its very first listen, which is guaranteed to excite all Maceo Plex fans around the globe.
The full two-track EP is set for release on July 27th and will also feature a solo-track by Maceo Plex himself titled ‘Mutant Radio’. Even though the Ellum Black sub-label is brand new, its second release is also scheduled already, as Ellum friend and Spanish DJ/producer Architectural is set to drop his new three-track EP titled ‘A Girl With No Friends’ on August 17th. The future of Ellum Black looks extremely exciting, and is set to offer up a new dimension to the well established sound that its releases utilise.
For now, check out Maceo Plex’s spectacular new track ‘Mutant Pulse’ ft. Paradigm Shift via SoundCloud down below.