The Bunker New York is proud to announce the second EP from Mehmet Irdel, also known as Løt.te (pronounced Loat-tey), following his debut release on our label in 2014. Løt.te‘s History of Discipline features two distinct moods and detailed, industrial-inspired sound design with a firm focus on the dancefloor.
“When I discovered the heavy, dark techno coming out of the U.K. and Japan in the ’90s and ’00s, like Regis, Surgeon, Female, and Takaaki Itoh, it was a revelation,” Irdel says. “Until then, I hadn’t realized that techno could reference the grittiness and physicality of industrial music and make it work so well, and feel natural on the dancefloor.” These muscular, upbeat techno artists are the perfect reference point for Løt.te‘s music, but Irdel takes his work one step further, featuring an emotional complexity that many other producers lack. “I’m interested in techno that feels both masculine and feminine at the same time,” says Irdel. “These days, most techno feels either very intricate and clean, or very noisy and macho. What interests me is finding an in-between.“
Løt.te‘s latest EP embodies the spirit of techno while simultaneously pushing its sound forward. “Techno, for me, is an experiment in human perception. A way to find the fringes of perception in rhythm, melody, and emotion, to push all the way to the edge, to find the breaking point. I’m trying to push techno’s boundaries without ever losing sight of ‘what makes techno techno': its restraint and groove.“