Premiere: Extase Urbaine – System Karma

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The His Dark Elements founder contributes a track to Athenian label FERMA’s first ever vinyl release.

The cars whizzed past at lightning speed, kicking up the puddles of water in the gutter and drenching her from head to toe. She’d never considered herself a lucky person, generally bad things seemed to follow her around – an unwarranted parking ticket; a lost purse; countless trips and falls over uneven paving slabs… It must have been something she’d done in a past life, some kind of systemic karma that was, and would continue, to always be part of her. Or maybe there was no explanation at all, she’d simply drawn a proverbial short straw…


Athens-based label FERMA is starting the year with their first ever vinyl release, a Various Artists EP that compiles dark, heady sounds for the dance floor. Rites of Passage is packed with the styles that are at the core of the DIY imprint’s output, from electro grooves and EBM flavours to metallic synth cuts and heavy, industrial sounds. Tasked with each bringing one of these dishes to the table are Jack Roland, Serge Geyzel, 5ZYL and Amsterdam-based producer Extase Urbaine (AKA Pablo Diskko) who’s behind today’s premiere.