various artist ep collaborations 2 from unlock recordings, featuring tracks from label head solimano, bruno de vincenti, christian burkhardt, barem and federico molinari. gonzalo solimano first created the unlock recordings imprint back in 2004 as a platform to support latin american productions, and ever since then the buenos aires label has played host to the likes of guti, jorge savoretti and franco cinelli. the second instalment in the labels collaborations series, solimano now invites german producer christian burkhardt to join argentinian talents bruno de vincenti, oslo records artist federico molinari and fun records founder barem for a split release. first up is solimano & bruno de vincentis cut love nebulae which layers infectious percussion with gentle chord sequences and filtered effects. christian burkhardts doog then cuts in on a deeper and darker tip, with a low-slung bass groove and hypnotic pad sequences. up next is barems funk duck with its rolling percussion, staggered synths and a pulsating low end, before federico molinari rounds off the package with 2.014.2, blending dubby bass patterns, chopped samples and frantic synth spirals.
fun records third reference is bound to fly well over the rushes of those trying to find the sounds that should stay fresh until the seasons end. and beyond. barems new ep emerges from a kompass aiming to its perfect and dainty studio timeless beats and to christian burkhardts bombshell, the first remix hosted by fun since its launch in august 2015. the argentinian artist has pushed his studios equipment to reach and outline the sound hues that define his labels personality joining the vibes of its two first releases. the first reference was produced by the two founders: barem and alexis cabrera. alexis cabrera produced the second release and now, as a way of giving this first years cercle a complete sense, barem launches this unique third ep
globally recognised and respected dj, live act and producer barem is pairing up with friend, live specialist and musical partner alexis cabrera to start the next chapter of their careers. this comes in the form of a brand new label, fun records, which the argentinian pair are launching as a way to inject some much needed character and humility back into the global dance scene.
foremost minimal techno producer barem is next to serve up a compelling three track ep for the ever more essential rhythm cult label and comes hot on the heels of eps from deadbeat and greenville massive amongst others.
there. is. nothing. better. than. a. clear. blue. sky. after the storm. taken literally, the track listing for barems debut lp represents that fleeting moment when nature puts its house in order, when calm and clarity triumph over chaos. of course it also works perfectly as a metaphor for those fuzzy moments of self-reflection while sprawled on a hotel bed after another mind-blowing night at the controls, or while taking stock of a musical journey thats about to culminate in a debut album for the internationally renowned label that motivated you to start making music in the first place. this is the vinyl version of barems debut album, with five specially edited tracks for all vinyl-lovers
argentinas barem issues a summer storm warning with >blue<, his first ep since 2008s >kolimar< and a preview of what is forthcoming on his debut lp for release on minus, after the storm, which follows in june. with the album running order based around the full sentence >there is nothing better than a clear blue sky after the storm<, the lead track of this new ep >blue< - appearing here as an alternate vocal version - is positioned at around the eye of the storm, conjuring images of rain-soaked, squall-battered beaches with clouds breaking just enough to reveal the daylight thats promised after the storm.
its not hard to tell that barems been kicking back and enjoying the summer, soaking up the sunshine vibes and pouring new found inspiration into these three new tracks. the result is a breath-taking departure from his previous releases that demonstrates an unexpected mastery of the classic house sound. the first surprise is that each track stretches out to around the nine-minute mark with barem adopting a more patient, relaxed approach to his arrangements. the resulting laidback grooves - loopy, organic and sexy in turn - effortlessly seduce the crowd, marking a definite evolution in his sound and adding a welcome new string to his bow
you may already know barem (aka mauricio barembuem) from his releases on (un)foundsound, pariter and phonocult or from his remixes on resopal, mos ferry and einmaleins. if so you, wont be surprised in the slightest to find him surfacing on minus with never better than late to round off what has been another groundbreaking year for this ubiquitous label. the electro flavoured broken beats of so serial (digital only) make it the perfect tool for opening a set or for shifting the mood. the melancholy tones, the massive snare reverbs and the low, stuttering acid bassline gradually turn up the pressure before eventually triggering the 4/4 section, establishing the perfect platform to propel the eve! ning onto the next level. the fantastically titled ears conclu! des the release,offering more subsonic trickery in a similar vein. the percussive licks shift up and down amid a wash of reverbs and delays, while the bubbling bassline motors forward, keeping the scuttling efx in check
the title track, vizard, starts the listener on a dark journey dripping with eerie rhythms and synthetic noises. a kick emerges from the moody ambience to lead the way for syncopated percussion and brooding bass.argentinas whiz kid barem pulls vizard in a funkier direction with his rework, while maintaining the moody atmosphere of the original. with shuffling percussion and a bassline designed to invigorate, the haunting beeps add the slightest oomph while keeping the listener shrouded in mystery as to where the track will travel next.i gotta move on is a melting pot of dark, groovy and quirky ingredients, a recipe perfected simply for enjoyment. the vocal samples are chopped so fine youd think they were cut with a chefs knife
with a distinctive wonky hookline and fat dubby bassline, >unde< by italy s duoteque rolls along lazily as the third track of the sampler. differing from a lot of their earlier productions, this ep shows how versatile this outfit can be as this track really shows off their summer feel. second on the second sampler is another new hot producer from south america, seph. label support from luciano, craig richards, magda, troy pierce, kiki, matthew dear, lee burridge, ralph lawson, paul woolford and many more...
mit dem aus buenos aires stammenden produzenten und dj barem schickt sich ein weiterer act aus dem minus-stall an, den sprung in die erste liga zu schaffen. seitdem 2007 die erste ep des argentiniers auf richie hawtins label minus erschien, ist sein sound von eher strengen minimal-strukturen hin zu einem sehr organischen und perkussiven house-sound gereift, der sich des vokabulars von dub meisterhaft zu bedienen weiß. barem ist ein produzent, der sich nicht leicht in eine schublade packen lässt. in seiner jugend spielte er in diversen blues- und rock-bands seiner heimatstadt buenos aires - bis er tief in die welt der elektronischen musik eintauchte. und so taucht auf seinem ersten album >after the storm< auch mal ganz unvermutet ein 6/8-blues-takt auf.
they say time flies when you’re having fun, and if you ask dubfire whether the last ten years of his career feels that long, it’s clear that he’s been having too much of a ball to notice. it’s only fitting, though, to celebrate this milestone with a comprehensive retrospective of his work: a decade of dubfire.
the triple vinyl release comes in a gatefold sleeve for the entire discography 2006-2016.
the triple vinyl comes with a download code (beneath sticker on the wrap).
solimano returns to his unlock recordings imprint with two mellow house cuts, featuring a pair of imaginative reinterpretations from fellow argentinean’s barem and deep mariano. originally established to promote latin american productions in 2004, unlock recordings has since hosted the likes of jorge savoretti and guti. its founder, gonzalo solimano, has proven himself time again as a label owner, dj and producer, working as a ‘mr. x’ at red bull academy for almost ten years when not performing at the likes of creamfields buenos aires, south american music conference and space world tour. ‘learjet’ is a low-slung groover complete with organic samples, bass guitar licks and a hypnotically looped vocal sample. up first on remix duties, minus regular barem subdues the raw textures of the original to generate an understated rendition, whereas get slow founder deep mariano takes it down a percussive route where an infectious rhythm is accompanied by dub inspired synths. finally, ‘calling again’ is a sensual deep house cut featuring the vocals of sophie taylor, known for her collaboration with mathias kaden, among many others.
onur Özer remixed audion, barem darf bei kate simko ran und lucio aquilina verpasst daso ein update. von orientalischen minimal über entschlackten techno bis zur housigen variante ist für jeden was dabei