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Minimal techno mainstay Terrence Dixon has released his latest, a space-inspired album titled Galactic Halo on Axis Records. The effort marks his first extensive release since 2019’s Vertical Hold EP. Despite Dixon’s purported departure from the world of producing 2014, he’s continued to release at a heavy clip.
The eight-track work travels an expanse of modulated soundscapes and deep, pumping beats. At times it escapes into the avant-garde yet remains strongly rooted in the minimal techno sound that has become his calling card. Dixon continues his dedication to the art form. He has long been a steadfast proponent of Detroit’s legacy in techno, and he remains one of the few artists that continues to find new ways to pay homage to the genre’s roots.
The somewhat reclusive Terrence Dixon has been a pillar in Detroit’s scene since the early ’90s. Describing his music as deeply personal and inspired by his environment, he helped shape the more minimal techno sound with his first release in 1994 on Utensil Records.
While many of his contemporaries have been vocal about their contributions to dance music culture, Dixon prefers to let his music speak for itself. He rarely interacts the press, and his social media presence is scant at best. When you consider the fact that he’s regularly released music for nearly 25 years, it’s clear that he does in fact have much to say.
You can purchase Galactic Halo via the Axis Records website. It is available as a digital download in both the full album and as singles.