There are very few labels out there that manage to release so much content and keep the high quality of their output for so long and Nein Records is one of them. Curated with iron fists by Neil Parnell aka Tronik Youth, the extensive and intensive catalogue of the British imprint is monumental, massive, and influential. The history of the so-called Indie Dance/Dark Disco scene blends itself seamlessly with the history of Neil’s mighty project.
One of the freshest additions to Nein’s archive features Stockholm Youth, simply the coming together of Stockholm Syndrome (SXDNS165) & Tronik Youth (SXDNS050). The idea started in 2019 when the lads finally met on the same continent – a rendezvous probably filled with funny stories and cold ales. A shared love of EBM and 80s movies gelled and formed the basis of the new EP that delivers two explosive originals and two fantastic remixes courtesy of Turkish rising star Günce Acı (SXDNS129) and Russian wonder producer Disco Morato (SXDNS147).
We were solicited to premiere/review Disco Morato’s contribution, and our spy in Moscow never disappoints when it comes to providing powerful collaborations and insightful information to help in our plan of world domination. This time, he brought a “Terrible Secret”. If the original is a bouncing and percussive but dark theme, Morato handed over an EBM flecked and twisted interpretation. He kept the groove, of course, but his heavy and gloomy signature sonority is there. The secret may be terrible, but the remix is wonderful.
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.