Stephan Laubner aka STL is a myth. A legend. Releasing music on Perlon, Smallville and his own label Something, he became a secret star to the worlwide scene of contemporary Techno and House Music. But still he seems to be an unknown person. On his new album release on Smallville Records, STL is back with a deep excursion into dubbed out science of sound.
It all started in 2000, when he occured on the very early Perlon # 13. Dandy Jack and Ricardo Villalobos aka Ric’y'Martin on the A-side, that b-sided Stephan Laubner track was the early night out soundtrack, that would stay forever in all the Dj cases collecting the minimal sound in an interesting way. While founding his own label Something, everybody knew about Laubners very own musically language. Some northern interpretations of Theo Parrish influenced grooves and textures and his very unique dub works. “Silent State” on Smallville 12 became a hit, appearing on several compilations and podcasts. Cassy, Tama Sumo, Lawrence and many more featured the track, which still hypnotizes dancers every weekend. What makes the sound of STL so special? What is behind those deep 4/4 tracks that make you feel like not staying on this planet anymore? There is a secret behind all those tracks. The depth of certain sounds, some almost hidden samples, the structure- Stephan Laubner is a scientist who creates a mystic microcosm around every tune. On the eighth Smallville longplayer, STL dives deep into echospaces. Whether you call the facade Dub or House Music, purist’s will find this realness - the authentic bandechoes, the perfect mixing. But Laubner breaks through the wall with a deeply touching rhodes melody or some alienated sounds reaching your mind like messages from the beyond (added: 2013-12-02 13:25:42 )