Mania by Raven

Raven returns to Rekids with the release of Mania this autumn.

Mania by Raven Photo by Rekids

Born in Canada and now based in Berlin, having spent time in Los Angeles, Chicago, Barcelona, Toronto, and Mexico City and more in between, Raven is a singular artist distilling influences ranging from Techno, Electro, R&B, and more into her own genre-spanning, vocal-driven productions. Following her debut EP "Flames" on Rekids in 2020, which picked up support from the likes of Joy Orbison, Deetron, and many more, as well as an appearance on Amelie Lens' Exhale imprint earlier this year, Berlin-based DJ/producer Raven returns to Radio Slave's imprint once again with the fierce "Mania" 12".

With "Flames" featuring five original tracks, Raven narrows her focus on "Mania", turning in two killer techno cuts backed with alternative mixes of each. Leading the A-side is "Nobody", a hypnotic late-night affair peppered with emotive vocal hooks and trippy synth leads, followed by the Sudden Urges mix, which sees the track stripped of its pulsing 4/4 and replaced with haunting atmospherics, breakbeats, and additional synth work.

On the flip, "Cold Sweat" returns to the club with a dose of speaker-rattling kicks, mind-bending leads, and siren-esque effects before the Comedown Mix brings a subtler approach, with electro-flecked drum patterns, dense ambiance, and spacious reverberations rounding out a standout second release from Raven for Matt Edwards' Rekids.

Raven - Mania
Release Date September 2021
Label Rekids

A1. Nobody
A2. Nobody (Sudden Urges Mix)
B1. Cold Sweat
B2. Cold Sweat (Comedown Mix)

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