Triplefire Music resident Helmut J and founder Ryan Sullivan come together to display their love for dub techno on The Black Series. The two artists regularly showcase this sound when they dj back to back and Helmut J’s personally curated Thrum Room podcast series is a highly respected brand, upholding the genre in Southern Africa.
Distant Communication is a studio project taken on without meeting in person but rather developing ideas separately via the internet. It’s a strange approach for two artists and close friends living in the same city which is the point according to Ryan Sullivan who says “we wanted to see what we could come up with while collaborating but working apart. It allowed us to experiment and play with sounds we otherwise may not have due to the fact that in person we would have influenced each others decisions in a different way. This allowed us to basically remix each others ideas throughout the entire project and we’re real excited about the outcome.”
DCOM comes in two parts along with an additional remix from Helmut J.
“One of our experimental favourites, Helmut J brings another of his techno trips to Triplefire Music. Delivering solid groove layered with wonderful soundscapes, Helmut J has managed to maintain emotion within his dancefloor drive.Thaumaturge has recieved some much welcome full support from one of the worlds dub techno greats, Brendon Moeller”
“Back in our home of Cape Town, Helmut J has spent the Winter buried deep in the dark techno he’s become known for. His previous releases on Triplefire Music include the progressive Flexion and a more experimental techno track, Thaumaturge, which both received great support from the world’s dance music community.
Now, after spending some alone time in the Red Bull Studios in Cape Town, Helmut J has emerged with two driving slabs of dub infused techno.Gone Wrong displays Helmut’s prog house and dub techno influences and Kollapse takes things a step further with it’s dark and twisted techno edge.Tried and tested on the South African underground with only positive results, Helmut J’s Gone Wrong EP is another slice of Triplefire Music we’re proud to present.” – Triplefire Music