Having kick-started 2021 in emphatic fashion with POPOF’s huge four-track Skylighter EP just a few weeks ago, France’s most revered techno imprint, FORM Music, now unveils its second huge release of the year with the announcement of Stiv Hey’s hard-hitting Flash EP.
Known for his unique blend of mind-bending techno and dark, driving soundscapes, Stiv Hey’s FORM Music debut follows a plethora of releases on some of the biggest labels in techno over the past few years, including Octopus Recordings, Sci+Tec, Tronic, Set About, Prospect Records, Respekt Recordings and Unrilis.
Inaugurating the three-part package with the juggernaut title track Flash, the hotly-tipped Milanese talent combines deep chugging basslines, industrial synths and trippy vocal hooks to devastating effect, as he takes the listener on an intense peak-time journey through the striking six-minute opener.
Up next, Stiv offers an impressive follow up to the relentless opener with Outlaws. Exploring an altogether different timbre to Flash, acidic sub-bass and tension-laden synths provide the perfect backbone to the middle order as the Italian techno titan delivers another exquisite, multi-textured cut, perfect for those early-hours warehouse moments.
Last but by no means least, and completing the release with the imposing final track Resonance, Stiv Hey continues to further demonstrate his incredibly diverse production credentials, as throbbing bass and frenetic percussion combine in perfect accord to wrap a truly impressive label debut and another remarkable EP on POPOF’s FORM Music.
Regularly lauded by artists such as Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Sven Vath and Marco Carola, Stiv Hey’s productions are characterized by an accurate mix of fixed basslines, refined dark groove and hypnotizing sounds. With critically acclaimed releases on some of the biggest and best techno labels over the course of his ten-year career, Stiv Hey’s raw passion and talent also extends to his stunning live performances, where he can be found gracing the DJ booths of countless internationally renowned venues including Fire London, TakeOff Milano, Ker Barcelona, Brancaleone Rome, Bass:ment Stockholm and Pacha Mumbai to name a few.