reference are back on 200 records! after their stellar 12 ghetto nebula on our sub-label 200 black they return with isolated rhythm. the a-side is an excellent piece detroit techno that has chart potential this time around. on the b-side we have unified movement, a perfectly produced dub-techno track in a beautiful atmosphere
limited edition of 300 copies on blue vinyl. 200 black is a new vinyl series focusing on organic and analogue techno. our second release comes from detroits reference (brian kage and luke hess). reference released on planet e and beretta music before – and now we are glad to bring two superb tracks on 200 black to you.
the detroit duo known as reference focuses on the soul of electronic music, not the hype, staying true while working to promote the expression of underground music and dance culture. luke hess is a name synonymous with a new wave of detroit techno producers, but his roots go deeper than that. his continued dedication to musicianship and his natural talent as a dj have allowed him to release music on some of the most respected labels in the genre, and play some of the most prestigious clubs in the world. brian kage is the founder of the record label beretta music. along with a countless number of successful releases, brian s experience as a producer, dj, and label head has helped catapult the careers of some of today s brightest and best artists in the dance music community.
reference (planet e / echospace / beretta) consists of the detroit-based artists luke hess & brian kage. in the first reference vs project we squeezed some of the party out of seth troxler and some of the percussion expertise from ryan crosson to create the still sought after tracks >the fade< and >the bumps<. in the second installment of our reference vs series we wanted to get a bit more soulful, & deep with the music, and highlight two of the worlds finest dub techno artists - stephen hitchell (cv313) and marko furstenburg (surphase). stephen hitchell aka cv313 is first a sound engineer. his experiments with synthesis create a warm, ethereal, and organic analog sound all his own. in the reference vs projects we seek to extract the natural strengths of the artist. when we received the files from stephen we knew we were packing heat! we structured our zone around the life-like chord structure that cv313 so effortlessly creates and gave it some more dance floor flavor. we believe the track titled >the wake< will fill dance-floors over the summer months on the beach as well as in the clubs. what can we say. markos shuffled dub stab style has been in demand since the artist started releasing on thinner back in 2002. mr. fürstenbergs deep and emotional music is an extension of his character. we were happy to receive what we expected from marko, super percussive, cavernous, and soulful soundscapes. again we referenced the package out with some drones, new analog rhythms, and eureka. the zone continues relentlessly in >the swell< to carry the dancer through the night into another summer day in the sun
REFERENCE VS. EP 1 (VS SETH TROXLER & RYAN CROSSON)
12" Vinyl US14.11.08
beretta grey presents the second record by detroit duo >reference< a.k.a. luke hess & brian kage.. >reference vs. vol 1<, consists of collaboration with other key beretta grey artists ryan crosson and seth troxler. each song was carefully developed by all artists simultaneously. sessions were held at interstellar studios in detroit with all artists present. the initial musical concepts were recorded and written. next, the songs were sent back and forth until the finished product was agreed upon by all parties. in this fashion, the music created provides the character and soul of each artist, but fused together in a way that creates a more detailed account. one perspective alone does not capture the whole story. in this release, a feeling is captured by four artists, giving the listener a bigger picture, which helps to better capture the concepts of sound as it relates to a moment in time
after more than 15 years the legendary dj producer returns with a full length album. eight tracks all about the future that is hiding right under our nose. luke mcmillan provides his familiar signature sounds in a futuristic collection of hardcore beats. he lived the future incognito, and is ready to show us what’s to come.
introducing charles green on the second release of tafkamp’s revenge techniques imprint. hailing from brighton (uk) charles has been consistently dishing out club bangers with no remorse. highly essential club tracks!
repress 2017 ! uk-born producer luke standing aka blue hour has made a considerable impact since his emergence in 2013. a move from bristol to berlin precipitated a run of stellar self-released eps that immediately won him an ardent following among techno s most revered djs for a sound that offered a fresh take on classic techno and electronica, while always maintaining a supreme dancefloor functionality. among those fans was function, who included an exclusive track from standing in his berghain 07 mix and part i of its accompanying 12-inches. now standing s self-titled outlet launches a new remix series, calling on some of those aforementioned fans to offer their own takes on a trio of the standout tracks from his label s first five releases. ostgut resident answer code request applies the driving hybrid techno-bass approach that has made him one of berghain s brightest stars to blue hour 002 title cut axis motive, paris-based tresor resident marcelus offers an ethereal take that focuses on blue hour 003 s reference 97 s more hypnotic elements, and ostgut ton s steffi is perfectly matched to the third ep s moments, employing her signature sound that similarly offers a timeless anthemic quality to the original...
hot off the heals of open 001 frazer campbell delves even deeper for his new .elliot.project. imprint. beautiful, contemplative 12- - dubby, trippy, oceanic excursions... strictly limited to 200 copies!
TURNSTYLE EP (LUKE HESS & BRIAN KAGE / RYAN SADORUS RMXS)
12" Vinyl US24.06.15
dink & tk: young guns looking to make a name for themselves in detroit and beyond. for their debut they present 4 finely tuned club gems. from refined curves to warehouse edges, the sonic outline of detroit looms large in the newest offering from beretta grey. this is techno that evokes passion, on and off the dance floor.
nice price deal !!! expanding on the success of forward strategy group, label boss smear has fashioned the new minimalist outfit, retail & leisure, with a new addition of the fsg corporate family. retail & leisure is in many ways the polar opposite of fsg, ditching their trademark dense, heavy techno in favour of simplicity, space and a more systematic approach to composition. side a strips right down to the bare essentials, leaving little more than an ice-cold rhythm, bleep and hiss, creating a deep mix-tool for fans of artists such as mika vainio and sleeparchive. the b side features a remix by fsgs latest recruit adrian ross. mechanical scrapes and clangs mesh with deep, pressing kicks to create a sound which is dense and impenetrable. ross is a unique entity in techno: with a genuine outsiders take on the genre, he is an exciting prospect and a great asset to the group. the final track is r&ls take on dubstep, with dry, chalky percussion, discordant siren and churning bass. snares spin, shuffle and shatter against the tracks main, oppressive rhythms. the record ends with some valuable advice on where one should position ones feet