From New York, NY comes the impressively action packed various album Teknofonic Essentials Vol. 1. Adam Reifsteck (also known as Sonic Fear) has meticulously hand-picked twenty high energy tracks from the Teknofonic Recording archives. For many electronic listeners, this will be a welcome addition to their daily musical playlist. Not one to stay limited to a single genre or style, Adam Reifsteck has made sure that there is something here for everyone.
"I'll Be Your World," featuring Veela, is the current album single -- and a worthy one at that. Written and produced by Adam Reifsteck himself, “I’ll Be Your World” is a slick down tempo track with beautiful vocals and an inspirational theme. It is a great choice for a single, but, as expected with any type of various album, the song itself does not have the ability to speak for the rest of the album.
A personal favorite of mine, “Limits” by 3logit is an epic journey of dubstep sound meets harmonious vocals reminiscent of bands in the hard rock genre. The track opens like the soundtrack to a video game but soon chooses the gothic approach. What starts out as a slower but large sounding song soon lifts off and hits the ground running. Catchy, well produced, and very intense, “Limits” feels very much like it has no limits.
Perry Engineering brings us their own brand of house music in the sleek sounding “House Music In London” track. With a devious beat, a gritty synth line, and the steady house music beat we all enjoy, Perry Engineering wastes no time creating a very catchy soundscape.
Not every song off of Teknofonic Essentials Vol.1 is my cup of tea, but that is the point really. This album offers both diversity and multiple different levels of electronica intensity from chill to house to dubstep and more. To see an album with twenty songs on it is a show of respect for the audience that it is trying to reach, and it makes it a worthwhile purchase. If you are fan of any of the electronic genres, then you must give this album a listen.