All things considered, it’s been a pretty incredible year for Simina Grigoriu. Following an incredible run of critically acclaimed releases on the likes of ELEVATE, Tronic, Set About, FORM Music and her very own Kuukou Records over the past six months, the ever-prolific Berlin-based talent continues her fine run of 2020 form with the announcement of her eagerly awaited debut on Complexed Records, with her huge Battleaxe EP.
Out tomorrow via Drumcomplex’s revered Complexed Records imprint, Simina’s two-part Battleaxe EP is another masterclass in immersive, forward-thinking techno from an artist who has quickly made a name for herself as one of the most promising talents on the European techno circuit.
Igniting the double-sided cut with the title track ‘Battleaxe’, which we’re premiering here at Change Underground today, Simina goes all-in from the off, delivering an uncompromising blend of driving kicks, techy synths and exquisitely layered drum samples to masterful effect.
On the flip, the Kuukou label boss demonstrates her distinctive production versatility with the equally tough ‘Auspicious’, building a trippy array of thunderous basslines and glitchy, industrial samples, to close out the EP in emphatic fashion.
Talking about Simina’s long-awaited debut on Complexed, Drumcomplex commented:
“I am very happy to welcome Simina Grigoriu on Complexed Records. She is an outstanding artist born in Hungary and now living in Berlin. Simina is known for her releases on FORM, Tronic, ELEVATE and her own label Kuukou Records. A super warm welcome on my label!”
Simina Grigoriu – Battleaxe EP will be released on June 12, via Complexed Records. Pre-order here.