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Galactic EP

by Joaquin Ruiz

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Galactic 06:46
Equilatero 06:35
Spiralism 06:51


Argentinian DJ / producer Joaquin Ruiz releases on Norwegian label Ploink this December, featuring four intense techno productions.
Ploink - a longstanding nightclub in Bergen, Norway - branched out with a record label in 2014, and now boasts a discography spanning Prins Thomas, +plattform, Skatebård, Mental Overdrive and label cofounder Thomas Urv.
The label’s twentieth release comes from Joaquin Ruiz, a twenty-six-year-old from Buenos Aires, who has previously released on labels like Ascetic Limited and Children of Tomorrow whilst continuing to establish himself in the underground techno scene.

Ruiz opens with the title track "Galactic", where haunting melodies sit upon tight, rolling percussion and progress under complex polyrhythms whilst reverb soaked transitions seamlessly tie the track together to set a dark and bewildering tone for the release.
"Transmissions" use of hypnotic arpeggios which float amongst ethereal pads cleverly offset the uncompromising synthetic drums whilst "Equilatero" uses a range of interlocking synthesized movements, underpinned by percussion in keeping with the dark aesthetic of the release.
Joaquin Ruiz closes with "Spiralism" where a melodic low end sets the foundation for synthesizers to creep in and out of different spaces with inspired use of reverb automation during layered hi hat patterns that create real depth in the mix making "Spiralism" a stylish close to the release.


released November 3, 2017

All tracks written, produced, and mixed by Joaquin Ruiz

©PLOINK 2017, PL020NK
All rights reserved, planned outside EU, executed within.


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Mastering and lacquer cut by Mike Grinser @ Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin

This release production is generously supported by the Municipality of Bergen (NO)


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PLOINK Bergen, Norway

PLOINK is a techno label from Norway launched in 2014. By January 2021 we have 27 releases in store! Artists we've signed so far include CementO, Chiraya, Christian Tilt, Dortmund, Espen Lauritzen, Fraunhofer, Henrik S, Hutmacher, Joaquin Ruiz, Kahuun, KSMISK, Mental Overdrive, Mind over MIDI, Nordenstam, Priq, Roeglin, Saftronic, Skatebård, Thomas Urv, Urhaug, Vakum and + plattform. ... more

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