The GOAT Set To Release Expansive “The Details Are Vague” EP Via Groundwerk Recordings

One of Vancouver’s finest electronic music exports, trending DJ and producer The GOAT has prepared his most expansive creative statement yet with new album “The Details Are Vague”, due June 10, 2022 via Groundwerk RecordingsThe GOAT is the musical alias of Chris Marcinikiewicz, whose uniquely potent signature sound is best described as ‘peak-time, after-hours techno steeped in minimalism and dark, abstract textures’. Undeniably hard-hitting and steeped with shadowy fire, Marcinikiewicz masterfully fuses Techno, Industrial and Ambient sounds to create a commanding wall of sound.

The GOAT is no stranger to the music scene. He has been performing electronic music throughout Western Canada since the early 2000’s, and shared the stage with artists like Chris Liebing, Layton Giordani, D-Unity, Ramon Tapia, Kevin Saunderson, Dave Angel, and Claude Young.

His first release as The GOAT (2016’s “Flout” EP) entered Beatport’Top 100 Techno Releases chart, and climbed to the top 10 on the Top 100 Minimal Releases. He followed this release with 8 singles, 3 EP’s, and now the new full-length album “The Details Are Vague”.

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“This music on The Details Are Vague didn’t come from an easy place. These last few years were very emotionally taxing and there was a lot of uncertainty with it.  As we all went through it, I felt like I wanted to tap into that. I wanted the unease of this past year to live inside the music. So you’ll hear a lot of depth to the design.

A lot of techno draws from dystopian imagery and art concepts and things. I just wanted it to sound human.  Nothing about it is pretty. And a lot of it will have frailty to it. It reflects how delicate we are as humans in life. But also how fickle people can be towards each other. ” – Chris Marcinikiewicz

As if the expansive new album wasn’t enough, The GOAT has two follow up EP’s completed, each featuring international remixers reworking tracks from the album. JFK of MSTRKRFT, Risa Taniguchi, Joel West, ANNA V, MÆDON, & Alex Bau will all be contributing mixes for the EP’s, due on July 8th and August 12th.


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