Year 3033 sounds like the KOMPONENTI release number 15.
Shaping the future might be a hard task for the majority of the human material out there but when it comes to Techno – we have already established our name for it.
What better way to begin the new year with the introduction of our next artist – J-Lost.
Cutting her teeth & collecting noise for the last 10 years with a strong background in Drum & Bass, Industrial & Hard-Techno – she has become one of the respected Techno ambassadors on our local scene.
The time has finally come to embrace her own input on the matter.
The release opens up with “Worship Your Goddess” – a properly titled piece of industrial galore here that comes with an important twist for the third act of the show. Rolling kicks, lots of distorted defying everything noises all brought together by one of the few vocal lines we have on our label at all.
Introducing someone as important as J-Lost has provoked our leader – Stephan Panev both on an emotional level as well as a challenge in Techno. A challenge to never disappoint his biggest supporter since day one to sculpture another one of those 10 minute long dancefloor slashers he has always been well known (check out SPK008 & SPK006 for further reference). One thing is for sure – the DJ inside you already wants to play this number to the unsuspecting but well warmed up raver.
The release concludes with “Wanker” – the first production that J-Lost decides to export in order to be able to play it in a mix. We ended up playing it in our headquarters and we instantly knew – here’s one of those unapologetic life wrecking records that we would always look to release as a closing piece in every other KOMPONENTI release (DJ tip: shall go well with something by Advschche or Death Membrane). J-Lost takes her time to unravel the plot here in such a “take it or leave it” way that brings us back to the years she spent in sound before even considering Ableton Live as a communication device. If you want to keep faith in humanity – don’t listen to this.
Written & Produced by J-Lost / Julie Milkova
Track 2 remixed by: Stephan Panev
Cover photo: Zlatimir Arakliev
Cover model: Trayana Koleva
01 :: J-Lost – Worship Your Goddess
02 :: J-Lost – Wanker (Stephan Panev Remix)
03 :: J-Lost – Wanker
Release Date: 03-02-20. Get your copy here.
We are more than proud to welcome the debut release by Hunnley.
Stephan Panev has taken part of numerous collaborations for the last 15 years with this one being the most special of them all. Conceived together with his long time friend Denislav Velev (better known as Garo).
After more than 5 years of sharing the space behind the decks while performing some of the most memorable back 2 back sessions on our local scene, the duo took a step further in 2013 by launching the Hunnley project – an outlet that will bring together their different views on club music not just by performing together but also recording music as one.
Today, another 5 years are behind them and finally we have something to add to our selections. “Soul Hunting” is a rather diverse combination of three tracks from three completely different backgrounds.
“Three Days After” is your dancefloor weapon here. Appropriately named on the time of reaction Stephan usually takes after a long weekend. A low down & shifty DJ tool that will satisfy even the most dedicated KOMPONENTI followers. Recorded right in the middle of the empty dancefloor of Studio EW on a Monday night and played at the packed club the following Friday.
“Soul Hunting” is one of those tracks with history that will never be well known. Back in 2012 This Ain’t Music (Label / Find it on Bandcamp) was about to release a remix album based on Stephan Panev’s lowest selling LP to date – “Self” (released under his Define One project). What better way to introduce the Hunnley project but with a remix part of a whole album. Now years later that remix album is still not released but this cut has managed to get from “that” hard drive to our selections as DJs. Hence why the time has come to share it with you.
“M-Day 1-2” is still the working title of the project containing the track. We feel a great responsibility when it comes to the power of naming techno records but still this one has managed to slip in for a reason. It encapsulates the space Stephan & Denislav used to share back in 2016 – a small room / studio / afterparty spot with a flatmate legend called Rocky Pondev on the other side of the wall . Exported as a demo on the second day – released today – three years later as it was – as it will forever be.
What’s not to like?
01 :: Hunnley – Three Days After
02 :: Hunnley – Soul Hunting
03 :: Hunnley – M-Day 1-2
Release Date: 18-02-19. Get your copy here.
The time has come for the thirteenth KOMPONENTI release. “Aberrant Rancour” is a relentless pack of three electro daggers coming from our homeboy Qaseo.
The title track comes in heavy and keeps the attitude until further notice. It might confuse the club a bit but with a beat like this you can go through anything in life really.
As you already know – we like to develop our sound while always paying respect to the Tool Techno we started with back in 2013. This time around the track is called “Steakhead” and it will never disappoint you in the booth.
“The Night” finishes off the release in a subtle mood until the hi-hats have a word with the dancefloor. This one has already managed to surprise a few afterhour sessions around here.
01 :: Qaseo – Aberrant Rancour
02 :: Qaseo – Steakhead
03 :: Qaseo – The Night
Release Date: 18-02-19. Get your copy here.
We are celebrating five years of noise with a selection of five audio emissions. Our main goal has always been to reach the DJs out there that will form the future of sound. In order to achieve that we challenge our artists to push themselves out of the box & to collaborate with each other.
This is the result of their work.
01 :: Prone – Third Contact
02 :: Kyo & Pan – bbT3454
03 :: Nelegat – Treatment (Live)
04 :: Qaseo – Contrivance
05 :: Advschche – No Guestlist Tonight
Release Date: 26-04-18. Get your copy here.
SPK011 welcomes Miranda K to the fold. “Sinstylae” represents a trip inside the artist’s rabbit hole of sound. “Laika Falling Apart” is an uneasy record that feels like its about to fall apart.
“It Will Take You Six Minutes” gives you six minutes of Techno before it goes further. The title track is a dirty & neverending groove monster to finish off the release.
As always – Stephan Panev has delivered a tool version that digs even deeper in the now established KOMPONENTI sound.
01 :: Miranda K – Laika Falling Apart
02 :: Miranda K – It Will Take You Six Minutes
03 :: Miranda K – It Will Take You Six Minutes (Stephan Panev Dub Tool)
04 :: Miranda K – Sinstylae
Release Date: 01-18. Get your copy here.
Our next commercial suicide comes in the form of “Kurzabruhu” by Death Membrane.
We’ve already had the chance to experience the artist’s vision on Techno thanks to the devastating remix for SPKLP01R and it was simply a matter of time for more of the plague.
The two defying the human existence slices of audio here might save your soul once we reach the inevitable apocalypse of the mankind.
In order to deliver the full potential here we’ve also provided the expertise of Stephan Panev once it was time for the mix & master of both tracks.
Release Date: 10-17. Get your copy here.
A pack of four new parts from the KOMPONENTI jigsaw that keeps on transforming while being put together by everyone involved.
Martu gives us a rich selection of tools for our DJ sets by simply combining three different moods supported by a kick drum, some hi-hats & plenty of low frequencies or as we like to call it – Techno.
The title track is a groovy but dark piece with a message.
Followed by a clear indication of the darkness hidden inside Miranda K – she has our full support to enslave the world.
“Contact” reminds us that we take Tool Techno seriously here. The closing number eases the pressure while constantly evolving the rather dreamy leading synth line.
Release Date: 11-16. Get your copy here.
We are proud to present you our eight release. Brought to you by Qaseo, “Conveyor” is a swift selection of driving techno essentials.
The title track opens up the release with some experimental sound scapes supported by a rolling bassline and drum section. Followed straight away by “QS113” – a minimalistic and bass heavy tool already proving as a DJ favourite.
The last piece “Dissimulate” is a stripped down disturbing excursion that never stops to develop.
Another Stephan Panev powerhouse remix also on the menu – we can already feel the pattern adopted by the label owner with devastating results.
Release Date: 05-16. Get your copy here.
Embrace our seventh EP release – “Retreat”. Crafted in the cold hollow spaces of the Nothing Left Studio by The Restless Orchestra.
Relentless noise excursions based on short sound slices taken from field recorded noise from the outerspace.
You will also find dancefloor revisions of the originals by the label regular Prone who brings back the tool techno sound we should alway be known for.
The second remix comes from Miranda K – a melodic groovy number to wrap up SPK007.
Release Date: 05-16. Get your copy here.
SPK006 welcomes a new artist joining our team of sound providers – KANZ – artist obscured in mystery mostly because of his sporadic release practice.
Thanks to him though we get the chance to step outside the warm womb of sound we have built so far.
The two original works share nothing in common proving even further the cornerstone mentality of this release. But you will never really notice the huge distance between them.
The reason is simple – a long & face twisting remix which delivers the already established “no prisoners techno” attitude of Stephan Panev’s heavier productions.
Release Date: 03-15. Get your copy here.