Premiere: A1 – Cojoc – Frics [BHR001]

Spanish label Bohrium Records are out of the blocks quickly with their first release that’s for sure. This 4 track VA features a great selection of minimal and tech-house and with the A1 cut they lead out the release with a bomb release from rising Romanian producer Cojoc.

‘Frics’ is a straight up monster of a track and has already been doing the business for the likes of Sepp who dropped it during his Club Guesthouse stream as well as Priku who has been dropping it all over the place especially Mioritmic. It is easy to see why. Sleazy synths and some smart reverb effects run the groove from the early part of the track before some neat block percussive elements keep insert a bit of a tribal feel. The thickening bassline that underpins the whole track will undoubtedly mean a change of mood whenever it begins to drop into the mix.

The use of the futuristically styled gated synths is a nice addition as is the rising swipes and downward pitching hi-hats before the main synth unfolds into the track. It’s a simple motif but extremely effective and as you will have seen from the crowd reaction found on the label’s promo videos it looks like they have a bit of a hit on their hands.

Moving in a slightly different direction with the rest of the ‘EMPIRICAL TEST Vol. 1’ with A2 track Marques Sigi’s shimmering ‘Mal So Mal So‘ features a more spacey proggy take on the minimal sound. Flipping over Akela delivers a more melodic break-beat effort on B1 via the synth-heavy ‘Space Runner’ and has also been supported by Gescu at Mioritmic. Completing the VA on B2 is upbeat arpeggiated ‘The Muggles’ from Avidel, played by Nu Zau and Sepp during their b2b at Sunwaves 25. Bohrium looks set to be a Spanish label to keep an ear and eye on with local artists being given a great platform for minimal music of all shapes and sizes.

This VA comes out on Friday, May 15th and you can pre-order it at

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