David Guetta‘s tech-house alter ego Jack Back teams up with Citizen Kain & Kiko for a majestic new single to end the year on a high note. ‘Supercycle‘ begins with spacious chords and dark, ominous beats, building to a techno-driven climax with a distinct melancholic yet cinematic mood. It’s an exciting journey into space, highlighting Jack Back’s ever-evolving character – out on AFTR:HRS.
EDM superstar David Guetta has been able to return to his progressive house roots thanks to Jack Back, who has infused his music with a series of techno and tech house-inspired club tracks. Defected’s ‘It Happens (Sometimes)‘ and ‘Survivor,’ as well as the deep techno outburst ‘Grenade,’ and most recently, ‘Alive,’ have all been landmark records.
‘Alive‘ was a significant step forward in his alias’ evolution. Fancy Inc and Roland Clark collaborated on this recent release, which featured enthralling tech-house beats accompanied by fiery vocals and classic house chords.
Now, the world-famous maestro goes even deeper, collaborating with fellow French producers Citizen Kain & Kiko on a raw and psychedelic techno exercise. Both acts are known for their releases from the decade of the zeros when electro and minimal techno ruled the dance floors. In the years since, they’ve developed a musical range and perfected their sound, resulting in perfectly a riveting and dark club endeavor.
Citizen Kain & Kiko’s moody productions appear to be a perfect match for Jack Back’s upwinding tech-house adventures. ‘Supercycle‘ jumps right into a tense beat, complete with reverberating bass chords and driving percussion. As these various rhythmic elements play catch with each other, the record boils into a black hole of sonic effects, slowly climbing out of it with searing synths, ominous claps, and a relentless beat.
It’s easy to imagine a dark rave with only stroboscope lights, a lit audience, and this outer space techno gem as the only source of energy. Jack Back clearly returns to his early techno roots, aided by his French collaborators, to create something mesmerizing and extraordinary that can only be fully absorbed if you’re willing to go the whole way. Better catch this ‘Supercycle’ ride.