copenhagen’s echocord colour returns this august with stephen brown’s ‘power factor’ ep, featuring three originals from the uk techno stalwart. scottish producer stephen brown is a name synonymous with techno across the globe having been releasing material since the mid nineties on imprints such as derrick may’s transmat, subject detroit, skudge records, ben sims’ theory and holland’s djax up beats amongst many more. here we see brown join the roster of echocord’s sub-label colour, slotting him in alongside the likes of mike dehnert, nick hö,,,ppner, luke hess and deadbeat in the back- catalogue. up first on the release is ‘sandtext’, a stripped-back dubbed out opening cut fuelled by a robust kick and minute percussive hits running alongside a sturdy sub bass drive and spiralling dub stabs before ‘wet’ takes things even deeper via muted kicks, shuffling shakers and delayed synth chords. ‘back stroke’ then rounds out the release with an amalgamation of airy reverberated stab hits, rumbling low end pulsations and a thunderous kick drum to once again create an understated, hypnotic composition.
lf rmx is a new series, exclusively featuring edits and remixes originally made by len faki for use in his own dj sets. now releasing them to a wider audience, the second edition presents two complementary contrasting versions of deep in by stephen brown. sticking to the strengths of the source material, faki s sleek polish makes the centerpiece acid bassline and playful cut-up vocal stand out from the mix even more. already quite a force to begin with, the momentum only keeps growing as oldschool drum breaks and additional percussion roll in. the original s linear progression is traded for murky, modulating analog squelches on the deepspace mix, turning the tune into a dubby late-night groover, which still holds some surpises in store. as with all releases of the non-profit platform that is lf rmx, the proceeds of this record will be forwarded to the berlin organization straßenkinder e.v. to be used in actions against child poverty.
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stephen brown presents his next new mirage ep for mojuba sub label a.r.t.less. the scotish techno mainstay who just released an ep for the magnificent indigo aera returns after his huge debut illuminance ep with a killer techno tune called 2fm in finest robert hood / m-plant tradition on the a-side! the b-side is a very emotional synth laden track that will work perfectly for those opening or closing set moments when everyone is in the zone, eyes closed floating on the dance floor following the funk created by rhythmic melodies!
burnski and jon woodall s constant sound label continues to reach skywards following the formers essential dna album, welcoming the ever-reliable laura jones and stephen brown into the mix with a collaborative effort that matches club precision with machine soul in equal measure. -crystalline- works around detroit motifs to great effect, while -concave- ramps up the swing factor for a spacey number that gets fancy with the fx. -pv- too does a fine job of making the synths ping around the mix with a jammed-out feel, while endian delivers a remix of -nothing lost- that leans on berlin techno dynamics while injecting some colour into the situation.
technorama records is honoured to bring to you another superb release by stephen brown. edinburgh’s techno master stephen brown is an artist with a distinct sound, a sound that he has crafted over 20 years from his works on legendary labels such as djax-up-beats, transmat, subject detroit, theory, skudge and of course on his own realtime imprint. his massive release ‘medusa’ on technorama in 2014 has received massive support from major players & has been also licenced to fabric - eats everything cd project. he makes a come back here and delivers another fantastic track called ‘deep in’ which is a structured house track with built in funky vocals. you can find here also a bold & energetic club bomb by literon, also known under the gerd alias. summer vibes, enjoy !
right here brown delivers an ep thats variously fulsome and funky, skipping yet seriously weighty and tripped out and intergalactic, whilst the antigone remix is full of nerve jangling texture and drum driven brut force.
technorama records is honoured to bring to you this superb new release by stephen brown. edinburghs techno master stephen brown is an artist with a distinct sound, a sound that he has crafted over 20 years from his works on legendary labels such as djax-up-beats, transmat, subject detroit, theory, skudge and of course on his own realtime imprint. here he delivers one just sublime track called medusa which is a structured deep techno track with a built in funky vocals. you can find here also a wicked techno remix by mojuba & a.r.t.less records boss don williams, known also under the oracy alias. 300 copies limited!
hypnotic and driving masterpiece! after the success of their first release with bleak, animal farm welcome stephen brown to the label with his >tangent< ep. stephen brown is an artist with a distinct sound, a sound he has crafted over 20 years across labels like djax-up-beats, transmat, subject detroit, theory, skudge presents and of course his own realtime imprint. german producer markus suckut takes up the controls, remixing tangent.
son: a highly percussive track that builds up from a simple hollow kick to something special that those on the dance floor will appreciate. on top is a dollop of filtered chords that move back and forth.
gate 5: razor sharp chords combined with a compressed drum beat and percussion.
on indigos second release, scottish techno hero stephen brown (transmat / subject detroit) delivers 4 amazing detroit flavoured tracks. supported and played by ben sims, rolando, dvs1, vince watson.. nice packaging too! handstamped to 250 copies.
two killer detroit-tracks by stephen brown on his first appearance on heliocentric music. releasing outstanding techno for the last 16 years and appearing on labels such as transmat, djax-up and music man, stephen rarely needs any introduction. the record starts with >hmi<, a very deep dancefloor-experience with lots of spheric sounds, which make the track perfect for the crowd as well as for home-listerners. >my harmony< is of such a beauty, that one simply has to listen. ambient-soundscapes and electro-drummings are the key here and take the listener on a truly fantastic journey!
second part of the much talked-about universal consciousness series. on one side, stephen brown, the artist responsible for some of the best releases on derrick mays transmat label, makes his 2010 comeback with an uncompromising and stunningly beautiful piece of detroit techno. on the flipside, club lonely, a these days in-house production moniker for jam sessions that happened in the labels studio between friends, presents a tribute to n.y club shelter. the track focuses on a bassline driven groove in timmy regisford fashion while on the b2 the vocals are muted for those who would like to use the track as a tool. space techno meets n.y dancers. universal consciousness
stephen brown is a true techno legend after his releases on labels like transmat, djax up beats, soma and subject detroit. his classic my drums record on the legendary belgian diki label is now finally available again!
it s yeark trax from gunma japan. parvati with an impressive female voice sample. parvati remix is by stephen brown (transmat,djax-up-beats,indigo aera,skudge records). chocolope is emotional track. sour diesel is acid sound.
2017 repress soon available!
some quality techno on this new label from paris including a beauty of a remix by conforce! for this first vinyl ep, shlomo, one of the label’s owner arrives with two original tracks with a deep atmosphere crossing classic techno drums. the other side presents two remixes, one from the edinburgh’s techno master stephen brown with a fine old school reshaping. next comes the conforce’s remodel which will talk to all ambient and minimalistic techno, 100% as we love his sound. beautiful contracts between the liquid beauty and massive force of techno.
second release on rennie fosters vinyl label, rf trax, is a monster of a dj cut, with homage to the robert hoods floorplan releases, but with rfs unique style.
made from jacking drums, an unusual live soul sample, and a relentless, minimal arrangement make this a very hot dj tool. adding to that is three high quality remixes from techno don, stephen brown, detroits antwon faulkner, and a deeper house vibe by cloudmaster weed.
artwork for rf trax is created by vancouver based artist vasho pekar. the unusual method of creation involves photographing projected images and text onto objects, there is no photoshop involved in these images, they are each an unaltered photograph.
three tracks on the third part of the remix series. another three versions of various tracks by shed. a-side brings a mix of substance. well known for his work together with vainquer for the new started label scion versions. first track on b-side is made by the one and only scotish mate stephen brown and second track by a new face from the hague/netherlands a made up sound.