I Hate Models: I love techno

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I Hate Models: I love techno

I Hate Models is the alias of the French producer Guillaume Labadie, who has been publishing his productions focused on techno since 2016. Since then there have been three I Hate Models studio albums and a multitude of singles that have accumulated million-dollar listens.

This is the case of the colossal 'Two Steps from Heaven', nine minutes of hard techno that could last twice as long. This is also the case with the atmospheric 'Daydream'. Published on I Hate Models' first EP, 'Warehouse Memories', it sounds like that, industrial and dreamlike at the same time.

I Hate Models' productions, dark and fierce, have sought to draw on different styles over the years, such as EBM, trance or coldwave. Labadie claims a primitive, industrial, non-commercialized techno, a sound present in 'Werewolf Disco Club', which includes a recitation – whispered – in French a la Vincent Price, or in the overwhelming 'Sorrows of the Moon'.

The sound of I Hate Models is so exciting that El Columpio Asesino has counted on him for one of the official remixes of 'Toro': not the one that went viral, but the one that -in reality- has the most listens on Spotify, up to 15 million . He doesn't get as many listens to the original 'Toro' version.

I Hate Models is one of the next guests at Razzmatazz's Human party. On Tuesday, April 30, she will be offering a set together with Drazzit, starting at midnight. Tickets are still available on the venue's website, at a price of 28 euros for the fourth section, and 30 euros for the final section.

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