December, 2019 was the release of Cellmod’s latest album, The Dissident, on the label Mekanick.
The man behind this EDM/ industrial/electronic juggernaut is Juan Espinosa of Florida.
This latest album consists of new pieces but also remastered versions of the singles “Praying Mantis” and “The Machine” which were both first released in 2017.
It would be an injustice to pull this album apart but rather just give you a glimpse of this pure electronic offering.
There is always a driving beat throughout each piece of music. Each is seamlessly put together and flows in a hypnotic fashion.
A fusion of EDM, techno, industrial, wrapped up in a synthesized dream. This is technically diverse, as Espinosa mixes it up, keeping the tracks fresh with an almost agrotech taint creeping in.
Every track is very much a DJ’s dream of high paced rhythm. I suspect “Fire Storm” may be paying homage to the Prodigy’s “Fire Starter” but then maybe a nod to Studio X as well.
That is the beauty of this style of music, as it can and does borrow from others and builds on it.
For me the feature tracks are “Harder Serum“, with a special hats off to the featured Giant Monsters On The Horizon on the remixed version and “Ransacked” with its high energy.
The Dissident is a highly danceable album with a superb production. Cellmod has made a brilliant, futuristic masterpiece that deserves your attention if you like any of these genre.