Dea Magna Unleashes Hard Techno Masterpiece On Filth On Acid With EP ‘OKANO’

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Signed by the Reinier Zonneveld’s mighty Filth On Acid label, Dea Magna’s “OKANO” EP stands out as a powerful addition to the Hard Techno genre.

The EP masterfully blends elements of Schranz, Hardstyle, and Hard Dance, encapsulating the core of Dea Magna’s artistic expression.

Returning to her roots in Industrial Techno and PsyTrance, Dea Magna’s ‘OKANO’ EP is a fast-paced, sub-rich journey that resonates deeply with her musical origins.

The title track, “OKANO,” perfectly captures her unique creative vision. This collaboration with highly-acclaimed artist Reblok features a vocal performance by Dea herself, consisting of 20 harmonious layers inspired by the traditional folk sounds of the Balkans. The lyrics, a vibrant celebration of life, transport listeners through time—from the era of horse-drawn carriages to the modern rave culture. They poetically translate to: “My honey, when you get down from your darling horse, take me out, let’s rave all night.”

Instrumentally, “OKANO” is driven by an epic, arpeggiated trance lead, brimming with euphoric and dynamic emotions. The track is a sonic adventure, unlike anything heard in recent times. Multiple high-frequency layers reveal clear Schranz influences, pulsating over heavy bass and powerful kicks. Overarching distortions of many sonic elements highlight the Hardstyle influences, making it a true amalgamation of diverse styles and genres.

Complementing the lead track, other pieces on the EP such as “Hardcore Love”, “Hardstyle Jungle”, and “Rave Parade”, further showcase Dea Magna’s versatility and prowess as a producer, lyricist, vocalist, and vibe master.

The “OKANO” EP has quickly gained significant acclaim and support within the Hard Techno scene. Reinier Zonneveld has personally edited two tracks from the EP, showcasing them at major events such as Free Your Mind Festival and De Reactie in the Netherlands.

Dea Magna, who has previously released music on Virgin Records/Universal Music, has received support from industry giants such as Tiësto and EDX. She has performed at some of the world’s leading venues, including Academy LA and Exchange LA, as well as prominent festivals like Splash House and Sunrise Festival.

Reflecting on “OKANO,” Dea Magna shares: “For me, ‘OKANO’ represents a homecoming, going back to my roots. I am singing in my native language and produced it with influences from music genres I fell in love with when I first discovered electronic music. The whole EP carries such powerful, electrifying, uplifting emotion that truly represents who I am as an artist and what I bring to the table as a producer and DJ. Also, Reinier Zonneveld is one of my favorite artists and a true role model, and I couldn’t be happier than to have this EP come out on his Filth On Acid label.”

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