jamie jones, reboot, jc fousdelamer remixes + original ...
the latest instalment on christian burkhardt s retrospective/future-focussed c&b sessions projects sees him returning to one of the pivotal tracks of his career: doubledub released in 2009 but still slapping with finesse almost ten years later with its low-swung bassline, latent funk and evocative vocal, its elements resonate perfectly with everything going on in house and techno right now. these remixes couldn t have landed at a better time... jamie jones rolls in with a timeless rolling gem that gradually builds into an impeccable late night jack-out laced with surprise acid tendrils. jc fousdelamer brings the feels with a much slower, cosmic trip that lingers softly with spellbinding dubbed-out magic while reboot unearths the techno beast that was always lurking beneath christian s funk. stripped back machine funk at its finest, reboot never disappoints. naturally christian has also provided the original source material for those who want to kick it 2000s-style and for those who weren t old enough to catch it the last time around. join in if you know the chorus, doobie doobie...
bla bla music is coming up with something new, something special the upcoming 3 releases will be colored vinyl they will be released one after another in a later stage they will come out as a box this special set will be called ryb. the records will be totally in red yellow and blue with matching artwork in the exact same colour the releases will be done by swiss producer digitaline, the german christian burkhardt and slovenian valentino kanzyani all heavyweights with an impressive discography!
NONSTOP REMIX EP (INCL. BRETT JOHNSON, DJEBALI, GUTI REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D31.05.17
it s time after christian burkhardt s great album -nonstop- for the remix ep! mr. brett johnson & guti showing us their interpretations of -eector- and djebali presents his definition of -fine line-. strong remix package - woth to check!
german producer christian burkhardt teams up with fellow countrymen chris wood & meat for a three-track release on jamie jones hottrax this may. burkhardt has been flying the flag for minimalist electronic music for a decade now, releasing on labels such as cocoon, oslo and pressure traxx. likewise, freebase records founders meat + chris wood have been purveying deep and minimal cuts individually since the ‘00s, joining forces in 2009 before releasing on labels like desolat, housewax and tiefschwarz souvenir. between the three of them theyve continually garnered support from the upper echelons of house and techno, making regular appearances in the sets of names like ricardo villalobos, sven väth, seth troxler and jamie jones. intricate percussion and a compelling bassline make up the foundation of closer 2 u as an echoing vocal and tense strings operate throughout. meanwhile, plain is a more downtempo cut in comparison with its dusky atmospherics and distorted spoken word samples that subtly permeate throughout the mix. on the flip, trumpad is deep and dubby whilst integrating trippy synths and mesmerizing effects for a rhythmic conclusion.
AL PAKA (ONNO, FELIPE VENEGAS REMIXES) (CLEAR VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl NL21.04.17
another great release on the santiago-amsterdam label cachai: ltd 005 on clear vinyl! german pride christian burkhardt and daniel roth: two artists who have been rocking the game for a long time. pure groove - the way we love it at cachai. this release hits two remixes: chilean all-star felipe venegas and amsterdam based quality producer onno. a pack of four tracks that can’t disappoint.
the cocoon recordings very own inhouse compilation series dots and pearls is back once again and takes us on a tour to the expected sounds of the upcoming spring season. frankfurt based christian burkhardt starts the selection of four exclusive and previously unreleased tracks. his -karambolage- breathes spring air and creates an early summer feeling par excellence. this tune will even turn gray and rainy april weather into bright sunlight. on spot with playful and positive harmonies and a very subtle 80 s synthie-pop flavour. this one here definitely makes us want more! next in line is argy, one of our most long standing cocoon recordings artists. his -how late it was, how late- has an undeniable 80s retro charm, too however it follows a completely different direction than burkhardts -karambolage-. this one refers strongly to an early 80s acid sound and reminds us of great productions such as -on and on- by jesse saunders. we cannot tell how far argy s reminiscences goes back but for the ones who know: -how late it was, how late- will bring you back to the great times of labels like rams horn and their rational youth s -dancing on the berlin- wall. brave and surprising at the same time and above all: -übercool-! with -baroon- by markus fix follows another acid track - however, this one has a far more epic flavour full of warm analogue strings and based on a hypnotic arrangement. fix -baroon- is defintely less retro than argys and burkhardts contributions - a deep tech house gem made for the first sunrises of the upcoming allnighter open airs. with -euphrasia- jim jules accelerates slightly but goes also deeper at the same time. his production follows the cinematic mood of markus fix but paints a darker picture. this one takes us on an intensive musical journey. deep, slightly gloomy and extremely hypnotic, -euphrasia- is almost captivating and bewitching and a perfect conclusion for this highly diversified fourtracker.
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.
for the second release on cb sessions christian teamed up with his old friend tomio tremmel, who is better known as -the sushi club- the guys spent some all night long sessions to tweak the gear. influenced by modular systems, the virus ti, tanzbär and the jomox 888 this ep offers a widespread variety of club sounds and results in three different electronic tunes, which are hard to describe … so you have to listen to it! also represented on this ep is italians best markus fix. since he has first heard christians -doubledub- he secretly trained everyday to sing the -supi dubi- hook. finally, after six years, he had the chance to present his skills in christians studio. don t miss the final tune - just supi dupi!
imagine cocoon would be a big international football club chris tietjen would be definitely one of the talents coming out of the clubs very own player development program. and he has been pushed step by step to this point to stand on his own feet.
as an artist, christian burkhardt, is not content with existing within the realms of house and techno, but is determined to further stretch its limits with his signature sound originally from heidelberg, germany, he has carved out his own unique path in production, something which perfectly evident on send the money back.
its been a while since we brought you the last ep on llfo by sascha dive. we havent been lazy though. now we present you another exceptional split ep, this time including tracks from christian burkhardt and daniel roth.
the new year starts for raum with the second single by two of our key artists teaming up again, namely christian burkhardt and sascha dive. the a side is produced by sascha alone and is definately standing out from his more house related productions of the last months. halfway is a true peak time monster that already got deck sharks nervous throughout the end of last summer in a few sets of djs like ricardo villalobos or raresh for example just to name the most important ones.
burkhardts latest stroke, including the hit delight. now we are back again with a charming selection of remixes, including work by tobi neumann and julien veniel aka djulz. tobi neumanns remix reminds the attentive listener to the old days of oslo. it is so to speak on the point. its light, but still complex in a special way. tobi carefully unhinged the catchy vocals of delight, added it at some points and put his glance over it. the b-side is home to djulzs interpretation of pianissimo. a dark and powerful house track, that finds its glory in its simplicity. a subtle piano sample is the basis for a forward moving drum pattern. here and there an eerie vocal shot rises and guides the dancer through the musical mind of djulz.
like hardly any other ambassador of modern rhein main house music, christian burkhardt has experienced a true rocket-like takeoff in the last year. burkhardts cocoon debut ep stopover goa has, after one year, still a place of honour in many djs record cases. also his legendary live set in the pouring rain at last years green & blue may belong to the lasting memories of a life dedicated to electronic music. the heidelberg-born producer has already worked for la peña, raum…musik and oslo, and his collaborations with einzelkind and sascha dive became a talking point, too. with his second ep for cocoon, he again sets new standards. theres nobody around who is able to alienate vocals from the collective memory of afro-american culture into a hallucinogenic cocktail without harmful side effects in such a way than burkhardt is. nevertheless, and despite the massive, forward-pushing bass drum and hand claps, he never loses the focus of his soul. so - open your mind, we wish you lots of fun with heart and mind and the considerably acid-like waffles, while the tropical-hypnotic seagull atmosphere of twentysecondcenturydrama already whets the appetite for the upcoming club summer season of 2012.
christian burkhardt returns with his fourth solo single for raum musik. the title track of this ep which is called >bass horse< has been produced together with reuben woods from cape town better known as mey. if you listen to the tracks that are featured on this ep you will find out that all of them have a different mood but still they all got the non reversible burkhardt funk. all killer - no filler!
even the last ep >contemporary box< by christian burkhardt was an exceptional experience for every listener. now, after two years of abstinence on oslo, the gifted artist surprises us with his next album >redford.< on the a side christian burkhardt presents us with >scream< a funky track, in which mainly the vocals let shake the dance floor and draws the audience into his spell. >redford< on the b side stands out with its concise and groovy bass line and stands with its hypnotic sound. an experience for the upcoming club season!
big with: robert dietz, markus fix, federico molinari, dorian paic, meat, vera, nick curly,à over the last couple of years christian burkhardt and sascha dive have shaped and created the sound of raum...musik like almost no other artist on our label. now the two of them are teaming up for our next single and like one would expect it from them they deliver 2 very nice tracks aiming straight at the dancefloor. nightflight on the a side is a bit more electronic and represents more the sound design of christian. >combination< on the b side which is also the title of this record is more sort of a stripped down house tool and therefor stands for saschas influences. together they form a nice mix including two of the main artists from our label. enjoy this combination...!
played by magda, loco dice, luciano !! the sublabel of oslo presents the >dos< ep, a modern interpretation of classic house grooves. two extra class club tools, which develop their effect deep, funky and drifty on the dancefloor. >dos< by federico molinari remains as usual percussive, whereas >tres< of christian burkhardt comes hypnotic. a successful ep, which is focused on the dancefloor
plays by richie hawtin, sascha dive, vera, 2000 and one, magda !! another german producer appears on amsterdam imprint area remote. christian burkhardt known for is ultra sci-fi funky tec-housey tunes on labels such as raum, muzik and oslo
whats the secret of making a dance floor explode? if youd like to learn just open christian burkhardts contemporary box and look whats inside: at a first glance, it seems that it doesnt contain a lot, except for 3 dance tools. but once on the turntable you may discover the whole secret of this release. what seems to be so simple is a complex construct of percussive elements and basslines that are being arranged just in the right way. contemporary box finds it s peak without even having one, just by grooving on and on, monotonously, with jumping sticks and a pushing bassline. maison noir moves a little more to the housier side and is being carried by warm chords as well as by effective percussions. phey boom brings in a certain coolness and carries that great release home
big with magda, ricardo villalobos, vera, luciano, dorian paic !! kreiskollaps is the track which starts the new oslo label,having proofed its ability to rock dancefloors nationwide. christian burkhardt presents a slice of contemporary minimalism, adding lush atmorspheres and rounding it up with a deep pumping bassline. think thats enough? wait till you here federico molinaris remix, hes already showcased his remixing skills on raummusik and 8bit and takes the whole thing to another level. its more on the housy and hypnotic tip but still maintains the whole context of the track and is sure as hell going to move your butt. also dressless by christian burkhardt is more of a housy affair, groovy as hell complementing perfectly the ep
our new muna musik 007 sounds like if all 4 artists were sitting on a table checking together sounds and how they can create a journey together. never before we had soundwise one direction of grooves with deep and surprising synths and spinning voices around the dancefloor like on this new various artist. cinthies hurt me, hector coutos ciroco, christian burkhardts hola & luca donzellis not ordinary are made for dancefloor lovers with a smile in their faces and enough energy to dance the whole night.
after the successful solaris vinyl on this tracks we keep the rhythm grooving with our fresh innovative views on the donna summer/giorgio moroder hit from the 70s. this remixes on the tom tom club version from 2000 give a splendid atmosphere on the visionary tunes that mark the beginning of the disco house area. some funky tech house mixes flourishing in its disco beats round up this record in a minimalistic electronic approach. our fabulous artists show once again their magnetic skills and vitalize the plutonic waves with its magnificent love rhymes of the hot original hitsong. we recover this pearl with a unique approach to bring back a special tune into our time. the release with its saturated colourful sounds zooms the meaning of love into present times and generates a new vision from the past.
axpin debuts with its ep „gilgamesh“, including three deep house tracks and a first floor remix of mastermind christian burkhardt (cocoon, oslo, cbsessions). it smoothly combines multifarious arrangements and arousing melodies with a forward pushing club sound. suitable for the dance floor as well as the afterparty at home, this ep transports the listener to a faraway world of subtle grooves, pushing drums and mesmerizing sound design. „gilgamesh“ is a track based on the story about the journey of an ancient emperor, searching for enlightenment in the highlands of mesopotamia. so it comes as no surprise that a driving beat breaks through the laid back percussions and hypnotizing atmospheres. wandering through this track side by side with mysterious pads and exotic sounds, a lost but defying melody accompanies the listener on his steps. „catiba“ is a track with a multilayered arrangement, that doesn’t necessarily reveal its complexity on the first look. different rhythmic moods provide the structure for two melodic lines, competing at first but working perfectly together after a thrilling break, melting your soul. they’re supported by a pervading deep bass groove that will make your body vibrate.
,,christian burkhardt summarizes both tracks’ features and unifies them in an impulsive club remix that floats every second and climaxes in a thrilling break. dry but playful, perfectly fitting for the dance floor without losing the warmth and lightness of the original. „kryon“ is the ep’s third and most expressive track. starting with lost parts of a melody, rather an echo in the vast distance, the track continuously increases its tension, extending the rhythms until the arrangement blasts out a stunning break that, contrary to all expectations, is a calm and compassionate moment with a transient theme. the clear production provides a place in the mix to each sound, a deep moog bass rumbles in the basement while the stimulating percussion coats
REVOLT / GOLDEN BLACK (CHRISTIAN BURKHARDT, ED ED REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL29.07.16
filou brings the 9th vinyl of the romanian label escapism musique. with two original tracks, revolt and golden black, filou ascends proportions of the tech sounds in complex tracks that gets the listener into motion. cristian burkhardt transcends the tones of revolt into a symmetrical harmony that vibes up with the sheer, meanwhile ed ed enthuses through his play with cheer and rhythm, ending the release in a dancing mood.
all this work together creates a very hypnotic but strong vibe getting completed by some subtle deep synths stabs and some wicked fxs on the base elements, which rounds up the whole vibe of the remix perfectly. two greatly executed remixes that haves a subtle groove swift but also keep the soul from the original track intact, as any great remixes should.
the latest release from guy gerbers respected rumors label comes in the form of this 4-track ep from elusive producer clarian. a regular guy gerber collaborator and remixer, clarian has also recently released on the likes of anjunadeep, turbo, life and death, supplement facts and my favourite robot. despite his mysterious persona, clarian is regularly booked to play slots at some of the worlds best clubs fabric, watergate, and output to name just a few.
french kitchen a&r is proud and excited to announce its next release, a various artists ep of the label aimed to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its famous cocobeach party, outdoor crazy events on sundays during summer season in paris since 2010. this time a little bit more house music oriented, the compilation is a fine selection of 8 tracks of friends and actors of cocobeach party since already a long time such as christian burkhardt, sable sheep, chris lattner, … and residents like sucré salé, jay call. a little foretaste of what your sunday afternoon could be at this little french kitchen garden of eden. discover the preview of this compilation and let yourself go with the delights of summer electronic music recipes!
ltd 2015 repress
the final single from peace division duo justin drake & clive henry as they go their seperate ways after almost 15 years together!! big with loco dice, sascha dive, nick curly, 2000 and one, rozzo, timo maas, anja schneider and amongst others
TIPTOP AUDIO RECORDS VARIOUS ARTISTS 001 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp D28.04.15
californian modular synthesizer and audio equipment producter tiptop audio is proud to introduce a new project for 2015: tiptop audio records. in the recent years musical productions have seen a remarkable return to the use of hardware through analog synthesizers and digital control interfaces. this trend has proven so strong that it prompted a rebirth of modular synths in a new format (eurorack). tiptop audio has made a name producing sophisticated but easy to use modules, designed to form a complete system that is especially effective for dance-oriented productions and live sets. tiptop audio records selected for its first issue some of the most groundbreaking artists using such systems, to present a range of artists who, through their tracks, explore the landscape of dance music in a very fresh perspective. these are the artists who inspire the tiptop team to make more innovative devices, which in turn make new music (a nice feedback loop).
AINT MADE 4 U (BURKHARDT & BULJAT / HITCH REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D24.03.15
hot off the back of the their successful inaugural release from quenum & cesare vs disorder, the young barcelona label continues to drive forward with their mission to move people by drawing from an expansive and expressive universe of melodic and rhythmic sounds. the result of this is a carefully curated, limited edition of vinyl release, and next in line is a brand new ep from russian producer and dj, tripmastaz.
cocoon recordings presents a new mix-compilation and it is number 49!!! more than that it is the 10th edition of the label-inhouse-compilation-series mixed by chris tietjen and last but not least it will be the final chapter of this ten years lasting journey.