Earlier this month, Christian Varela released his Discipline EP via London-based label Emphatic—run by Ian Axide.

The label’s mission statement is to focus on “an analog, hypnotic sound that encompasses rich textures and esoteric flows,” and on Discipline, Varela delivers this in spades with three experimental techno cuts. The EP also signaled a change in direction for Varela, who has veered into darker more hypnotic territory, a style shift that is also linked to the relaunch of his Black Codes Experiments events and label—releases from Bas Mooy, Pfirter, Tensal, and Inigo Kennedy are on the way. Musically, Discipline flows through warm acid lines (“Discipline”), stripped-back tool-like techno (“Ambitious”), and haunting ambient (“D3XTRO”), which connects to his composer background—Varela has composed soundtracks for film, theater and television, and even recorded a symphonic album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London—with his current techno sound.

Discipline is out now and can be grabbed here, with “D3XTRO” available as a download via WeTransfer below.

Due to temporary issues regarding the GDPR, EU readers can download the track here.