Alex Markey has made quite a name for himself in the burgeoning Pacific NW techno scene. He performs under the auspicious name of Archivist, a suitable moniker for his particularly bookish techno. Not to say this shit is too intelligent for the dancefloor—anyone who has seen Markey at various Secondnature parties across Seattle can testify to that. But it does seem like the music comes from a quiet, diligent place—it’s well researched, thoroughly practiced stuff, attributes that only enhance the pure enjoyment of his music.
Thankfully, fans of Markey’s sets can now look forward to an EP of originals courtesy of Portland’s Blankstairs label. The Migration EP is set for a January 27 release. We’ve only got one song to hear so far, a workhorse of a track titled “Trophic.” Enjoy below and preorder from Blankstairs here.