Parisian techno talent AIROD is next up on Charlotte de Witte’s unstoppable KNTXT label with four blistering and innovative new tracks.





AIROD is known for his muscular and explosive take on techno. The French DJ-producer stands out as one of the few who elevates the international techno scene to new heights. Starting his career in Paris, for years he never stopped showing his ability to unleash crowds and ignite warehouses throughout continents, and he has built his own label Elixyr with that same quality flowing through. He once again pushes forward with his own potent brand of techno with this superb new EP.

Blackout‘ opens up with turbo-charged drums and twisted, laser-like synths that shoot across the dance floor. A female vocal adds some human soul to this most monstrous cut. ‘It’s Just A Dream‘ layers up urgent, high speed drum funk with more flashing synth loops that add light to the darkness of the grooves. ‘Wind Breaker‘ has a haunting lead that drifts way up above the drums as subtle trance energy feeds into the mix and reflected vocals keep things futuristic. ‘Balaclava‘ is the hardest cut of the lot with slamming, steely drums detailed with more ghostly vocal apparitions.

“I wanted to share with you the memories that I’ve gathered from each continent I discovered the past few months”, AIROD explains. “This EP will take you on a melodious yet ultra-punchy journey and transcribe all my travels & feelings from these recent times. Each track brings a different flavour to the listening experience, a path between hard-hitting bangers, heavy melodies and breathless energy. A surprising twist is hidden in each tune that I hope will not leave you indifferent. Just like the EP’s cover, which embodies the sensation of before and after listening.”

Charlotte de Witte on AIROD’s Blackout EP: “I’ve been following AIROD on his musical path for a while now. I was very pleased to get more connected to him and to start working on this absolute masterpiece of an EP.”

AIROD on KNTXT is a perfect coming together of two of techno’s most creative contemporary forces.