30D Records is an electronic music label created by 30drop in autumn 2014. Fundamentally it strives to innovate and experiment within Techno.
Taking Science Fiction and Future as its inspiration, 30D Records seeks to delve into syncopated rhythms and the deepest textures and atmospheres hidden inside the mathematics of the universe to channel them through Techno. A particular sound that resonates through the bond between Detroit Techno and the darkest European Techno, yet always with the goal of going one step beyond in evolving the style, creating timeless music that is a far cry from fashions and trends.
Our premises are clear: the Universe, Science Fiction, minimalism and sacred geometry. Melded with an interdisciplinary approach, they become greater than their parts to create a distinctive visionary sound.
30D Records is made up of four thematic series. Each series is developed under a concept or format, whether by 30drop or other guest producers brought in to collaborate artistically:
Where the music of the 30drop project itself is produced. The influences defining 30drop are blended in this series into an experimental Techno sound. In addition to the 30drop project, other guest artists express their vision of the enigmatic producer’s work as remixes.
An Exoplanet is a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun, so it belongs to another solar system. This is how the ExoPlanets Series was born: several renowned guest producers offer their vision of the Universe and the Future, reflecting on the existential doubts that define the human condition.
Humans fear yet simultaneously desire a hypothetical encounter with alien species. Close Encounters brings various producers together under a single musical concept. This release, compiling one track per artist, aims to recreate the feelings and interactions of a probable encounter between beings from different planets.
The tunes in this series are DJ mixes and Livesets by artists from around the world, in a limited edition cassette format. Pieces for collectors and music-lovers that can also be listened to, and some of them downloaded for free in digital format from this website.