Techno titan Barbuto joins forces with heavy hitting producer & DJ Mittens on new Freak EP on Berlin based OFF Recordings
Barbuto, Mittens – Freak (Original Mix)
Barbuto, Mittens – Freak (Black Asteroid Remix)
Barbuto, Mittens – Beartrap (Original Mix)
Barbuto, Mittens – Beartrap (Solaxid Remix)
Barbuto & Mittens join the OFF Recordings ranks.The 4-tracker is kicked off by ‘Freak’, a functional main room bomb built around a galloping groove, a hypnotic synth loop and the eponymous vocal.
Black Asteroid, one half of acclaimed duo MOTOR, offers a remix of Freak in his trademark electro-techno style. Beartrap is another relentlessly functional piece of uplifting techno. Completing the EP, Solaxid present a space tripped out remix for Beartrap.
Austin, Texas-based DJ & Producer Barbuto has partnered with Freshin Records label boss Da Fresh to produce a slick two-track techno EP that harnesses the combined power of the duo’s formidable talents.
The Freak EP will be released on Off Recordings, a techno focused label from Berlin ran by Andre Crom.
BIOGRAPHY | BARBUTO
Born in Sydney, Australia, Christian Barbuto has become a leading figure on Austin’s club circuit. After relocating many years back to Austin – the Texas city known as the Live Music Capital of the world – things really took off for Barbuto in 2015 after his first release on Octopus Recordings, which attracted the likes of Enrico Sangiuliano who went on to remix Barbuto’s follow-up EP Vanta Black.
This edge is exactly what has landed Barbuto on many of the industry’s prestigious imprints including Octopus, Transmit, Funk n’ Deep, Phobiq and Natura Viva. He’s hypnotized the dance floors of WMC, The BPM Festival, CODA (Toronto), Avalon (Los Angeles), Space Miami, Tree House (Miami), The End Up (San Francisco), Spin (San Diego), Jet Lounge (Houston), Quality Control (Salt Lake City) and dozens of underground parties across North America. Last year he toured his home country of Australia, and he has also built his name as a long-time resident of Kingdom Night Club, a venue that’s been touted by world-class techno talent as one of the best clubs to play in the USA.
BIOGRAPHY | MITTENS
Mittens is the stage name for, Miers Kanini-Parsons, a music producer and DJ originally hailing from South London, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Miers first practiced as a heavy metal drummer before beginning his journey in electronic music production in 2014. This affinity for darker sounds has carried through to his current techno production, integrating urban and industrial sounds with heavy kicks to explore the darker elements of the human experience.
Mittens has released original tracks and remixes on numerous international labels including Voltage, Reload, Bubblejam, Deep Therapy, Oscuro Music and IQ140.
As a part of the Pelican Villa crew, Mittens also delivers high energy techno sets that explore deep, industrial themes while also maintaining positive vibrations on the dancefloor. He has played premier underground clubs around Melbourne, such as My Aeon and Revolver, and has also at Maitreya Festival, Burning Seed and Babylon Festival.