Techno legend Reinier Zonneveld will release his newest full-length artist album this year, with new single ‘Music Is The Answer’ — to be released on June 9 on Filth On Acid — the first taste of the top-selling techno royalty’s hotly – anticipated album.
The fourth in a constant stream of genre-defining full-length releases, Reinier Zonneveld looks to once again hit new heights and push the boundaries of his ever-evolving sound with his latest productions. Having been a mainstay in Reinier’s live sets for two years now, ‘Music is the Answer’ has rattled the walls at Reinier Zonneveld’s sold-out show at the Ziggo Dome, as well as at Awakenings, Tomorrowland, Amnesia Ibiza, EDC Las Vegas, BAUM Colombia, Timewarp, and elrow, to name a few.
‘Music Is The Answer’ is a thunderous slice of vocal techno channeling timeless ‘90s – leaning sounds but with a fresh new perspective. Throbbing off-beat bass underpins the thumping drums, while distorted acid grunts contrast sharply with the sweet vocal delivery. A slow-building breakdown channels classic trance as the vocal teases towards the chorus, exploding in thumping but understated fashion. Haunting pads float above the 303s, with a sparse arrangement allowing the vocal to really shine.
Fans will be delighted to hear news of the new album — Reinier Zonneveld’s first since 2019. Reinier Zonneveld comments:
“In this new album, I feel like there’s more consistency to the music – it’s all techno, but I’m exploring techno in a broader sense. There is diversity to the tracks, but they are all within the techno spectrum. I’d say this album is my biggest development as an artist, as the selection of music feels really cohesive.”
The album was designed to be suitable for home or club play, with a lot of attention to detail to ensure that it fits in any environment. It’s all high-impact stuff but “there’s enough musical content to keep you entertained when you listen at home. It’s like a blend of melodic music but then in a very high energetic form. So it’s really techno, but still with a lot of energy. I think the themes, production and the sound design are a big step up from my previous work and I am really happy with how my exploration of conveying emotional communication through the means of dancefloor-suitable techno worked out.”
From composing his first classical musical piece at a young age to building a cult following for his intricate live performances, Reinier Zonneveld is one of the most exalted talents in today’s techno scene. He is widely praised for his outstanding technical ability with samplers and analog synths, conducting technical live sets. 2023 is due to be a landmark year for Reinier Zonneveld, on top of the new album this summer, he has an eventful festival season ahead playing at the world’s most prestigious stages, such as Tomorrowland, Awakenings, and Parookaville, in addition to throwing the first edition of his own festival, Karren Maar in the Netherlands on August 5, where he will be attempting to break a world record for the longest live electronic music performance.