Sian has been busy making the most of quarantine, and he’s not slowing down any time soon. The head of Octopus Recordings has been doing livestreams with Insomniac and dropped an impressive album last year, and now he’s releasing a new EP and his label is starting a weekly Twitch show. “Mercenary“, one of the three tracks off the forthcoming EP, is a massively powerful techno song that we’re excited to premiere early for you today.
The beat is pounding and pulsating, driving the whole song and creating this big, brilliant sound. If you’re looking for in-your-face bass, there’s plenty of it, as well as some dark synth work and catchy snares. The rhythm just keeps bumping and thumping. “Mercenary” is a perfect example of the sound that they are cultivating as one of the premiere American techno labels over at Octopus.
Corporate Hive Mind comes out on February 1, but you can listen to “Mercenary” as a little sneak peek below. Enjoy!