The Hermetics project has been on R&S’ radar for some time. The Columbian producer is a self-made Bogota-based grinder known for making it happen on barebones gear. Letting his artistry do the work, Santiago Niño takes a gritty approach to techno made for the tastemaker label.
Making his label debut on the RV Trax imprint, from the beginning Hermetics was hand picked by label boss Renaat himself. A true inspiration in the world of A&R, he then tapped Hermetics to take his place with a full release on the main label.
‘I love the audiovisual arts, the abstract, experimental and poetic side of it, and that’s why I always want to give that cinematic feel to my music.’
Back with a toned down version of his techno debut, Hermetics’ 4-track Techgnosis EP is ready for pressing with the iconic R&S stamp. Packing on a stack of unique and percussive layers, the first preview in ‘Non-Physical Friend’ is a telling tale of what’s to come.