deluxe 2 cd digipack! silver hotfoil outer and embossed print! to this day, sven väth represents the electronic music scene like no other dj. in the nineties he was mentor and shaman, operating from frankfurt/ germany introducing us to the world of electronic music. after this crazy, extroverted years väth created the cocoon family as a global platform for his and his colleagues activities. väth has always been for the scene baba, which means dad in hessian dialect. today he is the baba for a new generation of djs: music is not about strategizing new release information your niche potential. it does not matter if a tune is approved by the opinion makers. it’s about what you feel personally and what you can create with the music in your work as a dj. to this day, väth manages to play tracks that you wouldnt expect and puts them in a context you would not expect either. like no one else he succeeds in arranging the entire electronic music cosmos
polegroup presents the 6th opus of his cd mix series unknown landscapes vol 6. a compilation of unreleased tracks, mixed and compiled by a member of the polegroup platform. to make up the 6th volume, lewis fautzi, has selected 22 previously unreleased tracks. besides tracks by reeko, exium and oscar mulero, the tracklist includes works from pris, svreca, shifted, adriana lopez, bas mooy, alien rain, eric fetcher, norbak and lewis himself. with this sixt volume, polegroup invites you to discover a powerful selection of unreleased tracks from high-quality techno producers, all mixed by lewis fautzi in a 76 minutes long compilation. the cd is limited to 250 copies.
remixed with love volume 3 is the latest edition of what has become the industry-leading disco remix series. no one knows this era of music better than dave lee, who under his joey negro alias once again turns his impeccable hand to some of the best-loved records ever committed to wax.
almost 2 years after the success of the album the tony allen experiments and a few months after the release of the 7inch amore, nu guinea return to the scene with a new lp published by their newborn label ng records. after touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations, nu guinea decided to go back to square one, napoli, where massimo di lena and lucio aquilina were born and raised. they watched their city from a distance reconstructing its energy from their studio in berlin, calibrating the synths on the meridian of vesuvius, the volcano that has always protected and threatened napoli. nuova napoli is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped napoli during the 70s and 80s, starting from the contamination of genres (disco, jazz-funk, african rhythms) which ended up in nu guineas dna. in this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future, tightening in a single body acoustic instruments, electronics and voices in neapolitan dialect
sraunus definitely been in the zone lately. he is back with “equal melodies”, his second album for greyscale. this is also his second album this year and his tenth album ever released. one note can be a melody, it is only important that the wind blows when you’re listening to it. nine equal melodies with more than 75 minutes playtime and with sraunus signature organic sound will take you to the magic forest for a serious lush trip. highly recommended! album comes in a very special, 3rd gen, greyscale hardback book type package. hand-assembled, glued and cellophane wrapped with love. released on pressed cd for the best possible quality and extended longevity. limited to 200 copies worldwide. no repress!!
detroit producer norm talley shares his debut album, “norm-a-lise” on fxhe records. from a prolific dance floor career comes this debut full length album.
featuring 14 original tracks with influences of disco, house, and beyond taking his signature infectious style deeper. the album includes a track written by fxhe label boss omar s aka alex smith featuring l ‘renee.
dear human survivors, while the story of grounded in humanity is coming closer to its glorious end - there will be 3 more releases before the final showdown of humanity vs. human clones - the birth of our spin-off label human insurgents is taking shape. the first chapter, a 11-track album, is written and told by phat lord - who is also known as leader of the human resistance, trying to put an end to the brutal regency of the clones. phat lord is a true legend of the underground and his origin and location are totally unknown, even for the largest part of the resistance. some say he may even be a clone himself…. the album is a sonic trip through various mental states and dystopic landscapes. it is a result of 8 years moving below the surface and often in the dark, to avoid discovery. he worked with simple, analog methods, focusing on the true essence of sound. we recommend a setting that allows for deep listening and proper bass support.
2015 werden wir erleben, wie techno-großmeister stephan bodzin seine neue, musikalische vision auf die welt loslassen wird. -powers of ten- besteht aus zehn tracks und bietet einen umfassenden einblick in den vor wunderschönen melodien übersprudelnden geist dieses großen produzenten. stephan bodzins produktionen sind treibend und hypnotisch und besitzen ein reales und tiefes gefühl für melodien, die einem lange in erinnerung bleiben. so ist powers of ten zweifellos eine sehr persönliche angelegenheit. das album ist von geistesblitzen und durchdachten ideen und konzepten durchzogen, was es zu einer äußerst ansprechenden erfahrung macht, es von anfang bis ende durchzuhören.
infotext hamburg citys adana twins have made short work between their time joining the watergate camp to jumping into the spotlight helming the latest watergate mix compilation. the duo step up to deliver a thrilling and complex trek into the dramatic, emotionally-charged fields with their distinct brand of techno making it abundantly clear the two have a voice that needs to be heard. over the course of sixteen tracks adana twins weave a vivid musical tale having acquired an assortment of exclusive unreleased material from their crew of likeminded and extremely talented friends like acid pauli, sbth, upercent, lehar, daniel bortz & sascha sibler, aaaron, andré hommen, and musumeci among others. besides their friends, adana twins contribute three originals to the mix including an absolute monster remix of patrice bäumels decade old track ‘roar which has already received huge praise and tons of plays from heavyweights like tale of us and solomun receiving massive reactions every time its played. not only is the mix a stellar display of the duos mixing and storytelling prowess, but all tracks from the mix, minus adana twins ‘pavan which will see its release on their own imprint tau, are exclusive to watergate and will be released as separate eps following the mix release.
marco bailey should by now need little introduction. already one of belgium’sbiggest techno exports with over 15 years of dj experience and a multitude ofkiller techno cuts on esteemed labels such as primate, intec and his own mbelektronics and mb selektions, his mixing style and productions are known theworld over and he has become one of the biggest headliner names in techno.
>one< ist das debütalbum von ben klock. ein album, das in seiner visionären strahlkraft nahtlos an das shed-album auf ostgut ton anschließt. >one< ist ein extrem starkes techno-album, das in seiner eigenständigkeit zu einem frühen höhepunkt des jahres 2009 zählen dürfte. zumindest sitzt die messlatte - auch für ostgut ton - jetzt erst einmal erfreulich hoch
GUTE LUFT (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FROM THE 24H BERLIN TV DOCUMENTARY) (CD)
fehlmann clearly succeeds in synergizing the best of the past 20 years of berlins expansive history of electronic and dance music with gute luft. a recreational album in every way in which he hopes will make you >feel at peace with you and your environment, inspire you to lush, imaginative dinners, make babies, or just walk your own way with open eyes<. well put thomas!
2018 repress !! minimalism and monotony but always fascinating, the basic channel sound moves every fan of futuristic music. no understanding of berlin techno can forgo this revelatory music. this treatment from scion draws out these beloved sounds, laying down an extended mix that strikes from the core of tresor s unmistakeable identity.
THE SOUND OF THE 11TH SEASON (2XCD) - CLEAR TRAY EDITION
sven vaeth and his comrade-in-arms rambled into the night like wild animals scouting out their trail, impelled by an insatiable desire for life. only a quick glance into the wild animals eyes is necessary to make us want to join this adventure.
long awaited album from the russian duo of getz & nuage – -anywhere here-. both producers have been actively involved on drum & bass scene for some time and become known as not only prolific and versatile, but most of all, musically sensitive which gained them quite an acclaim among the deeper and softer dnb listeners.
digitally remastered of this 1994 album from electronica pioneer richard d. james aka aphex twin. the album consists of the digeridoo and xylem tube eps combined onto one cd with a handful of other tracks. the album is housed in a colored, cardboard digipak, with a white foil r&s logo block printed on the front, and contains the original booklet artwork inside with new liner notes and a quote from label owner renaat vandepapeliere.
this is the first part (of four) of the much anticipated reissue series of drexciya s early catalogue, marking 20 years since the release of their first ep deep sea dweller , and 10 years since their final album grava 4 . one of the most influential techno acts ever, and part of the heritage of detroits underground resistance, drexciya explored techno like no-one else before: raw and uncompromising music that reflected the harsh environment of the city where drexciya was conceived, with a mythical approach that only added to their cult appeal. drexciya arguably stands for the darker side of techno and electro, made not only for the club scene, but a further development of the music as an expression and extension of the mind. journey of the deep sea dweller is a near-complete collection of their early works, released in four parts, with all audio remastered from the original master tapes. since the original releases have such a strong character and stand on their own, these reissue can never recreate the magic of those originals. instead, clone have stirred up the catalogue, taking tracks out of their original context, giving the committed fan a fresh experience and the new listener a document that is the best possible introduction to the aquatic world of drexciya.
mohn is likely producing the best music that vangelis never wrote, the lost soundtrack to a kölsch version of blade runner, a space opera in slow motion conducted by a hypnotized caspar david friedrich in orbital transit. as music it gets extremely close, obscuring the sun, whispering loudly, slowly, and furiously, both a fascinating trip into the interior of an inverted electron- scanning microscope and the meticulous recreation of a mandelbrot fractal, all in album format. whether synthesizers dream of electric sheep, wolfgang voigt and jörg burger may not be able to say for certain, but as mohn, they seem to have a fairly accurate idea how it might sound.
clone classic cuts continues their re-issues series for one of the most influential techno acts ever: drexciya. the second selection of tracks includes favorites such as bang-bang, positron island,anti vapour waves and journey home complimented with some lesser or unknown tracks. raw, uncompromising music made with soul and creativity have always has been the trademark of drexciya (and also from their original label underground resistance) and this album is another showcase of their talents. btw there is not much further background info we can give. all that can be revealed is already out there.
daniel stefanik is one of the techno and house newcomers of the last years. his carefreeness as a dj behind the decks and his likeable appearance are literally distinctive for a new generation of young, down-to-earth producers from germany, which are the result of the influence of vaeth, villalobos and hawtin on the one side, and solid but hedonistic house on the other
zip ist nicht nur eine der umtriebigsten persönlichkeiten der hiesigen house/techno-szene, sondern auch eines ihrer größten rätsel. er scheut das rampenlicht, ist aber in allen bereichen elektronischer clubmusik allgegenwärtig: als dj (mit residenzen in der berliner panorama bar und im offenbacher robert johnson), als erfolgreicher labelbetreiber (perlon, mit dem hauptact ricardo villalobos) und als produzent (dimbiman). zip hat es sich nicht nehmen lassen, der einladung der legendären fabric-serie folgend, eine eigene ausgabe abzuliefern, bei der er auf nonkonformistische art und weise techno-takte aufbricht und sie in warme deep-house-grooves überführt. das ergebnis ist so einzigartig wie schillernd und mit sicherheit eine weiterer meilenstein dieser kultigen ausnahmeserie.
desolat celebrate their 5th anniversary with a very special edition of their annual sampler this edition not only sees artists from the desolat family turn in exclusive tracks, but also sees loco dice supply a first mix on desolat.
everything comes in its own time: a wordly wisdom that marcus henriksson and sebastian mullaert aka minilogue take for granted. since their foundation in the year 1997 they emerged to one of the most respected and hard to pigeonhole electronic music acts world-wide.
pointillist serial loops morph into abrasive rave anthems, broken club rhythms are refitted into uneven patterns, like deconstructivist sound architectures. industrial techno stompers dissolve into granular sound waves and filtered space pads, before being overtaken by cinematic drums and rising arpeggios.
a touch of classical music, left field electronics, ambient love affairs, and discreet dubby house emotions without a kick drum: the third instalment of mule musiqs famed enjoy the silence sampler serial swings gentle, tricky, and multidimensional.
das belgische techno-label token präsentiert mit aphelion eine brandneue compilation mit neuen, unveröffentlichten, exklusiven tracks derzeitiger techno-protagonisten wie surgeon, james ruskin, luke slater (planetary assault systems), rodhad oder lucy.
mannequin records is proud to present a cd compilation of one of the most important industrial bands active during the 80s in the uk. bourbonese qualk were an experimental music group from england who where active from 1979 until2003. throughout this period they had a number of different line-ups but this album concentrates on the period from 1983 until 1987 with the trio of simon crab, julian gilbert and steven tanza. during this time the group released five albums: laughing afternoon, hope, the spike, preparing for power and the self-titled bourbonese qualk on their own recloose organisation and new international records labels.
COMPUTER CONTROLLED ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS PT2 EP (CD)
2014 markierte die rückkehr des aphex twin nach dreizehn jahren kreativer abstinenz. sein album -syro- überraschte mit glasklarem sound und einer ausgeglichenen balance aus eingängikeit und komplexität alle generationen von liebhabern abstrakter elektronischer musik und gilt als eine der definitiven release-Überraschungen des jahres, die ihm zahlreiche jahrespoll-platzierungen und sogar eine grammy-nominierung einbrachte. dermaßen von den reaktionen entzückt, verwirklicht aphex twin seine ankündigung weiterer releases und legt nur wenige monate später diese neue ep nach, die seinen ausnahmestatus als einen der innovativsten und kreativsten elektronikproduzenten fernab gängiger strukturen unterstreicht.
the forward-thinking nature of the music in this collection sums up the ethos of chronicle as a whole. each artist has a distinct identity but they all strive to push techno into unexplored realms, placing the emphasis on atmosphere and psychological impact. in such an approach can the most affecting sounds be found, and there will surely be few listeners left unmarked by this record. you have been warned.
as both a producer and the helmsman of the outis music label, dino sabatini has carved out a distinctive musical style that shows a great reverence for both ancient archetypes and future possibilities for change (see, for example, his mnemosyne co-release with edit select, in which each track is dedicated to a separate greek goddess). with one foot planted in a mysterious past and the other foot planted in a world yet to arrive, sabatini’s works are carefully realized emotional journeys that intertwine shimmers of optimism with undercurrents of poignancy or nostalgia.
intimate silence - a label with the philosophy to bring out music for the lonesome hours, the intimate moments and the wish for silence, healing the pain that other music is inflicting. the label s first release, filling the scars with light, comes from glos who is usually known for his techno outputs. in this 35 minutes piece he highlights his melancholic side in which he merely looses himself in long drafts about silence and intimacy.
nachdem seiten wie resident advisor, crack, thump und the wire sie schon mit lobpreisungen überhäuft haben, kündigen max graef & glenn astro nun endlich ihr gemeinsames debütalbum an. -the yard work simulator- erscheint ende mai via ninja tune. das ergebnis ist ein zehn tracks langer trip durch die köstlich verschlungene psyche der beiden, kanalisiert mit hilfe jeder menge hardware. max graef und glenn astro stehen für dreckige, disco-infizierte house-banger und staubige downtempo-exkursionen - bisher veröffentlicht auf labels wie das exzellente dänische tartelet, dem oye-recordstore-anhänglichen box aus holz, brand brauer fricks the gym und space hardware sowie wotnot music. außerdem gründeten sie money $ex records als outlet für die releases ihrer großen künstlerfamilie. im dezember letzten jahres feierten die beiden mit ihrer 12- -magic johnson- ihre allererste veröffentlichung bei ninja tune.
free fall galaxy ist der neunte teil von jeff mills science-fiction-story sleeper wakes- und nachfolger von emerging crystal universe aus 2014. die serie begann 2004 und läuft unendlich. das neue album erscheint physisch auf cd und zwei einzelnen 12inch vinyl-schallplatten.
our total compilation series hardly needs an introduction: we rummage through the kompakt releases to select our favorites from the past year that reflect our best and unsaid tracks, compiled and packaged as a cohesive whole. for total 16, the 2xcd and digital track listing features 25 prominent cuts from artists such as the field, weval, rex the dog, terranova, hunter/game, frankey & sandrino, john tejada, blond:ish or patrice bÄumel. on top, total 16 includes eight exclusive tracks which happen to make up the 2xlp vinyl track listing. what you have is a dynamic assortment and comprehensive profile of kompakt’s current label portfolio, including both newcomers and veteran producers in peak form.
der londoner dubstep-pionier und hotflush-labelbetreiber scuba aka paul rose beweist seine einzigartigkeit mit einem 75-minütigen fabric-set aus 42(!) über- und nacheinander gelegten tracks. unterschiedliche künstler wie pearson sound und patrick cowley, donato dozzy und midland treffen in einer düster-verführerischen atmosphäre aufeinander, so dass man sich zwischen pumpendem lo-fi techno und subsonischen bässen im rave-kosmos verliert.
wrwtfww & palto flats records are ecstatic to announce the highly-anticipated reissue of japanese percussionist midori takadas sought after and timeless ambient / minimal album through the looking glass, originally released in 1983 by rca japan. considered a holy grail of japanese music by many, through the looking glass is midori takadas first solo endeavor, a captivating four-song suite capturing her deep quests into traditional african and asian percussive language and exploring contemplative ambient sounds with an admirably precise use of marimba. the result is alternatively ethereal and vibrant, always precise and mesmerizing, and makes for an atmospheric masterpiece and an unparalleled sonic and spiritual experience. the fully licensed reissue is available as a single 33rpm lp and a limited 45rpm dlp, both cut directly from the original studio reels (aaa), at emil berliner (formerly the in-house recording department of renowned classical record label deutsche grammophon) for the 45rpm dlp, and at the equally famous frankfurter sst studio for the lp.
ten walls debut album “queen” the long awaited debut album from the highly talented dance music producer and artist ten walls called “queen” will be available from the mid of march in a double cd package. “queen” is an organic album consisting out of two parts. first part unravels into a story told through the fusion of strong classical influences, nu jazz, down-tempo electronica, indie & house. it’s destined to captivate attention with the emphasis on feeling through listening. second part on the other hand is oriented towards feeling through movement and better reflects the side of ten walls known to the dancefloors. this album as one piece, just divided into two physical cd’s. the package of the album looks like a book - a piece of art. the book includes photos, reflecting each track. “i have pictured these musical pieces in my mind, as it’s natural for the artist to exceed the professional competence and search for additional forms that would supplement your work, making it single piece of art.” - adds marijus (ten walls). the combination of arts is a very important thing to be noticed, each of them has it’s space, place and role in the album. poetry and lyrics, photography / visual arts and music, altogether they make “queen” more than just a music album. ten walls also made collaborations with very wide and different spectrum of musicians during the creation of his debut album “queen”. renowned maestro petras geniušas, good old friend vytautas sondeckis who contributed with a cello masterpiece, bass guitar domas aleksa, drummer marijus aleksa, singers jonatan bäckelie, alx , monika liu, marijus’ spiritual friend and teacher andrew, conductor ri?ardas Šumila and nonet performers
monkey safari betreiben in ihrer heimatstadt halle mit dem -charles bronson- einen über die stadtgrenzen hinaus bekannten club sowie ihr eigenes label hommage, das regelmässig vordere plätze der beatport-tech-house-charts belegt. mit dj-gigs auf festivals wie time warp oder awakenings und mit releases auf label wie kompakt, minus oder bedrock, darunter remixes für marc houle, kölsch, wolf+lamb, guy gerber, josh wink und moby(!), haben sich monkey safari im laufe der zeit ein internationales renommé erarbeitet. -odyssey-, der titel ihres neuen albums, beschreibt treffend den prozess seiner entstehung, das, anfänglich als listening-werk geplant, sich im verlauf zu authentischer clubmusik für eine vielzahl von unterschiedlichen dancefloors entwickelte und das unverkennbare genie der beiden versierten dj/produzenten belegt.
fünftes studioalbum des belgischen techno dj/produzenten marco bailey, der in seiner über 20-jährigen laufbahn auf labels wie bonzai, bedrock oder primate veröffentlichte und mit namhaften techno-kollegen wie luke slater, markus suckut, alex bau, speedy j und steve rachmad in einem atemzug genannt wird. materia ist neben mb electronics sein eigenes label und gleichnamige partyreihe, dessen direkte und rohe energie die neuen tracks auf temper hervorragend einfangen.
the cd version includes a poster inspired by the aesthetic of the label, which sums up the journey of involve since it first started in 2012. after the resounding success of ‘trave generation’ ep, regal and involve are back with a brand new release, this time is all about a compilation cd featuring some of the strongest names in the worldwide techno scene. the label commemorates with this release its fifth anniversary. five years full of music, acid, experiences and learning. five years representing its own values and following a path that has led to making involve one if the greatest acid techno labels. family, rave, solidity, aesthetic… the pillars in which the brand leans are the ones that pop up now stronger than ever. ideas that have shaped the becoming of something that is much more than a record label, a way of understanding electronic music and society in general. involve is not just a music platform, it’s a spirit, a representation of the personalities of the artists that are part of it.
oscar mulero presents: perfect peace . don t expect dancefloor burners here, this time the spanish techno master goes deep and low, exploring sonic textures, low bpm grooves and the intelligent side of electronic music. melodies, pads, drones and grooves collide in this soulful collection, conceived to be listened as a soundtrack. oscar is not new to this sounds, in his grey fades to green or muscle and mind albums he showcased his abilities in this field as well as with his av projects biolive and monochrome. a new step in oscar mulero s ever growing career, showing his studio skills and music taste, far beyond his role as a fundamental techno dj.
das in berlin lebende, italienische dj/produzenten-duo tale of us hat in den letzten jahren eine rasante karriere hingelegt, die 2017 mit ihrem debütalbum -endless- bei der deutschen grammophon ihren vorläufigen höhepunkt erreichte. ihr -fabric 97- mix ist eine eklektische tour de force mit vielen unveröffentlichten und exklusiven tracks, frischem material ihres labels afterlife, sowie profilierten kollegen von adriatique über efdemin vs. dj koze bis recondite und patrick bäumel, plus natürlich dem eigenen exklusivbeitrag -error error-.
after more than three years of silence as a producer, efdemin a.k.a phillip sollmann returns with a striking hybrid concept that merges the album format with the -continuous dj mix- format, presenting completely new material in a seamless manner. this cd-mix, named naïf, officially reinstates his label of the same name and is a sprawling tour of inner space featuring 19 distinct tracks from fellow producers (e.g. margaret dygas, steve bicknell, jeroen search, pom pom, marco shuttle or gunnar haslam) along with an additional ten that feature efdemin himself (either as soloist or collaborator). the release condenses his decade-long dj-ing journey and evolution as a producer into a single potent elixir of contemporary techno. owing to his additional projects, such as collaborating with pan artist konrad sprenger on a modular organ system to be installed in museums, or scoring for a neue musik ensemble, the berlin-based efdemin is known as hiker between the worlds . his regular stints at berghain or panoramabar, his partnership with established labels (e.g. ostgut ton, dial, sushitech) and the leadership of his own naïf imprint all demonstrate that since more than a decade.
under one of his most notable guises, larry heard is pleased to present a new album for 2018. cerebral hemispheres is his first full length album as mr. fingers in almost 25 years. famous as one of the most important heads in the dance music around the world, larry has enjoyed a successful career as a producer, remixer, collaborator, vocalist and dj spanning 35 years. due for release on his own imprint alleviated records, cerebral hemispheres features 14 new pieces of music that allows the listener to fully immerse themselves and dig deep into larry s musical world.
-sos - save our souls!- this was the idea behind something that started in 1997 and that goes on until today: the sos party series! a party made by friends for friends - back then, just like today.the strong emotions of these long-year friendships set the keynote for the sound of this compilation, which celebrates the 20th anniversary. it s remixes made by friends for friends. their sound has been influenced by the sos parties, and at the same time their sound has inspired us - just like this collection of music will do in the future. the sound of a party that has been going on for 20 years. thanks to all of our companions, sympathizers and supporters!
2 cd in a beautiful gatefold cover.
salvation is found by identifying thesis and antithesis of a logically conceived duality as a receptive polarity which is then synthesized and expressed on a higher level. thereby practicing what is preached is the all-embracing love in the presence of the creator. the purest original state pre-dating the judgmental so called >fall of man< in unity with life itself is the principle of holiness and the root of inner peace. glory to g-d!
this album contains:
gatefold cd-cover with 8mm spine and a handpainted picture.
mastering by cgb at dubplates and mastering.
manufactured by matter of fact.
artwork by markus suckut.
cover paint by rebecca reja.
spezifikation: 8 cds in jeweils bedruckten stecktaschen (weiß mit schwarzer heißfolienprägung) im hardcover-schuber (weiß mit schwarzer heißfolienprägung). autechre have announced a residency on nts radio this april. the duo will present a weekly show each thursday for four weeks. they will air on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of the month at 4-6pm uk time. listen and sign up for reminders at nts.live/autechre.
after a bunch of succesful, module blasting releases by german-based label struktur, it is time for another physical one. for our first compact disc, we aim at giving you a fine selection of predominantly analogue techno in all its varieties by artists from all around the globe. for this special treat, called -black circle-, we compiled 12 tracks by exciting producers for you to discover. the sounds range from more industrial, spherical and hypnotic compositions, like taken out of one of william gibson s dystopian tales, to completely overcharged, circuit-melting monstrosities, that might just leave you speechless. if you are a connoisseur of analogue sounds and well structured pieces, this is for you!
initial an idea of húbert nói, inspired by icelandic/canadian astronaut bjarni tryggvason describings of time in space, nói and howie b. created between 1998-2002 a real time soundtrack for take off, roundtrip in earths orbit and landing with a space viechle. excellent post millenuim cd release, a definitive ambient quality mark.
kink - live improvised outro as we reach the 19th year of cocoons residence on ibiza, the location may have changed from amnesia to pacha, but the enthusiasm for perhaps the most enduring party on the mediterranean island is guaranteed to continue. actually, only the sun, sea and wind are more reliable! the celebrated live sets of bulgarias life wire strahil velchev aka kink have been a vital ingredient for the ecstatic nights over the years. with unprecedented regularity, the man from sofia has been voted best live act by readers of groove magazine for the last three years, and in 2017 he was also crowned best electronic music producer. as kink, together with sven väth, celebrate one of the most popular evenings of this years season as well, what could be more logical than to repurpose the famed cocoon ibiza mix cd series into another live document of the event? no sooner said than done, and so here the bulgarian offers a 70-minute cross-section of his skills. well-known tracks, especially from last years playground lp (running back) meet exclusive, unreleased material in a spontaneous tour de force through the history of electronic dance music. there are distinctive nods to chicago and detroit, jazzy organs spiralling into string-drenched skies
the air texture series asks two producers/ performers to select a double cd worth of unreleased music. the only guidance is the music should not be main floor bangers, other than that we get out of the way, allowing them autonomy over their selection. this time steffi and martyn were asked to step up. exciting, since as residents at berghain/panorama bar - two of the most important dancefloors in the world… how would two such respected artists approach our experimental ethos. bringing together contributions from veteran producers such as total science, as one (kirk degiorgio) and stingray, as well as contemporaries actress, vivek and shed, the artists explain in a press release that the selected tracks are all unique interpretations of a leftfield, non linear aesthetic. 26 total tracks including the above mentioned, answer code request, shed, dbridge, appleblim, faltydl, mosca, kink, and steffi and martyn as well.
lucy and rrose, now coming together as the lotus eaters, have established themselves separately as techno artists who are just as comfortable operating in the uncharted area of experimental music. running their own labels (stroboscopic artefacts and eaux, respectively), they have gained a cult following, both influencing and challenging the direction of techno.