do you know what time it is? its debut oclock. emitting his first material for pampa, its &me - craftsman of all things deep and sturdy, at the same time connoisseur of emotive touch and virtuoso of sure instincts, one of the scenes central characters for a good amount of years now and one of the main figures of berlins keinemusik-crew. the man has been hitting the bulls eye of public perception several times in the past, meeting everything it takes to get a crowd going with an intent on the detail when it comes to his arrangements and sound. these new two cuts seem nothing less than the essence of his abilities.
debut album by the keinemusik crue! double vinyl album format including 10 brand new tracks by rampa, adam port, &me. including download coupon of the digital album. the front side of the cover is hidden beneath a black varnish that can be removed by rubbing it with your fingers.
for the first time in label history, keinemusik is putting out an ep with just remixes. the moniker for this: doppelgänger. the reason for this: well, we like remixes and were curious to find out how other artists, artists that we appreciate a lot, would approach our material.
thanks to &me s latest and quite attention getting contributions to the keinemusik catalogue, there might be certain speculation in the air about what contentual path his upcoming material might chose. well, speculate no more, the new tracks are in.
as &me’s last two eps on keinemusik have been hitting the bulls eye of public perception immediately, his km034 for sure will meet high expectations from djs and crowd alike. what should one do within this sort of spotlight? boil up the same old formula? milk the cow? play it safe? well, &me is rather going for the ‘don’t overthink it and just do whatever you like’-option. which in case of this “one on one”-ep is a collaborative effort with english singer/songwriter-enigma fink, that’s letting musicality rule over functionality.
&me has established himself as one of the most exciting artists in the scene and returns to saved with his unique offering called shadows. the german artist demonstrates just why he is in such demand, with the record possessing an organic element with has become a signature part of his output. the vocals from dwayzo lawrence combined with the piano and arping synths create a masterpiece which will be rocking dance floors for months to come.
with his last ep offering on keinemusik, &me displayed himself once again as supplier of anthems that easily reconcile style with general floor purpose. you would think, such an universal and inexhaustible tune as this very “after dark” can only be a lucky hit. but no, he’s knocking out the classic material just like that. another example? catalog number km028, his brandnew “trilogy” ep. the titletrack on a initially places a synth arpeggio behind a kick that in dryness is hardly to excel. the beat of -trilogy- is then seasoned with rimshot patterns until the saturated bassdrum comes in and paves the way to the dancefloor. &me even refines his knack for stoic grooves on this jam and once again shows his sure feeling for suitable vocal features. sabotas croon comes devoid of big gestures and still knows the ropes to appeal to the collective mentality of a clubcrowd. on the flipside, “woods” is living up to its name from the very beginning. woody percussions are thumping within an almost subtropical scenario that’s frequently pervaded by mighty synth clouds. and once again, there’s an arpeggio sneaking in that at some point is taking the lead in this strictly instrumental affair. add a break building that will educe a floor’s complete euphoric potential without going for the rather mindless escalation and there you have it: a b-side that’s actually more of an a-competitor.
catalognumber 23 – what else is to say? while we are feeling the spirit of william s. burroughs blessing this very vinyl-enigma, &me went particularly mysterious ways to transcend the category - dance track - for this one. the meditation through bass had been the major discipline of some of his latest cuts, but what you will find on this a-side, one could certainly call the perfection of somnambulistic peaktime-fever. the way he is kneading the lower frequencies, how he is channeling the expansion and decay of bass must inevitably lead to some aroused moaning. good vocal-selection, for that matter! then there are those tension building synths and a staccato-frenzy in the break that might be the ultimate ecstasy-trigger of the season. * locust* on b comes in with some smoothly looped e-guitar-coolness, adding whispering hi-hats and a comparatively rich percussive architecture. but then again: rolling bass barrels like a signature and a defence breaking build up thats ensued by liberating pressure compensation in mighty breaks. two demonstrations of understated and sophisticated peaktime-emphasis, so to say. or differently put: a flawless double-a-side.
there it is, keinemusik number seventeen. we know what you are thinking. you think you know how it works. you think, those keinemusik fellas will again be doing their little rotation thing, one producer getting a record out after the other, then a workparty-joint venture at some point and then it starts all over again. au contraire! this seventeenth edition is breaking the known beautiful, perfectly curled cycle. just like that, so that no one gets bored. this record here is an appetizer for a collaboration-effort between rampa, &me and nomi, the new york based singer that provided the recent movement of flamboyant disco-queerness with its sexiest and catchiest hooks, teaming up with hercules & love affair and doing her own project jessica 6. side b will take care of everyone who is expecting a safe playing house-rehash of the afore mentioned acts and tenderly let a lashing snare slap every preconception out of sceptic faces.
slowly but surely, a constellation of young artists have expanded around ali, basti, philipp santé. in the night, they share the same decks thanks to the newly created souvenir booking entity. during the day, they swap beats and samples in the studio of tiefschwarz located in prenzlauer berg, building up a new creative energy, which is giving birth to the 23rd release of souvenir on vinyl.adam port, re.you and rampa, already had their own shines this year on souvenir. now, its the turn of &me (front room, keinmusik) and fischer & kleber to release a new must-have record permeated with the best groove coming from the german capital city. on the a-side, &me brilliantly hurts with bleed. he punches on the left with an unstoppable drum, weaves on the right with an hypnotic loop, that stirs mental alertness up, barks his anger with a digital whouah going fast and forward and compelling any dancer to incredible footwork. knocked out! robert fischer & niklas kleber had in common an electronic liveact discokonzentrat (high nrising records) and a band spurv laerke before bringing in their new project, fischer & kleber. they set with berki on the flipside the singular but no less enjoyable soundscape of a cathedral under construction. lightening up with deeply felt and almost religious whispers, the shrilling noises of computer-generated machine-tool, the mechanical and cold precision of a pitched down digital rock-drill, the duo turns >berki< into a canticle of the new millennium
you may not have heard so much from andre (aka &me) so far. instead of the flash and glitter associated with most of his producer colleagues, hes preferred to stay in the shadows, co-producing and ghost writing for artists like dj hell and terranova. now after putting out his first solo single on keinemusik, which was supported by all the key players (front room label boss jesse rose, luke solomon, gabriel ananda, danny tenaglia and dubfire plus many more) &me is finally ready to go public as they say. he may have taken some time to figure out his own style of blending techno and house music but now hes out theres really no escape. with a name like an attention deficit childs mantra its a wonder he stayed in so long. the on ep is an excursion into the type of techno dusted pulsating minimal house that has been so big for artists like luciano esse and arnaud le texier and which is heard on heavy rotation in berlin meccas like bar25. with a side on ever present digital squelches (reminiscent of a rolf harrris style wobble board) are laid over shakers, stripped-back beat and the familiar on vocal. its not hard to understand why tiefschwarz have been rinsing it for quite some time now as a huge afterhours groover. b side talking days, swimming in lush deep techno elements, weaves through more melodic territory but is no less infectious
2012 repress --- slamming double a side with fantastic groovin techhouse cuts with nesrib factor.. extremly limited edition great dj reaktions tiefschwarz - hhaaa great! love all mixes gel abril - liking the +++ &me sounds cool thx jesse rose - really into the original mix on the long side... audiofly - love iiiiiiiiiiiit.....great ep! anthony rother - +++ killer ! i love it ! dj hell - the vocal side is big - play both sides ! thomas schumacher - charted
cream ibiza needs little introduction as one of ibiza s biggest nights for over 17 years, bringing the world s biggest djs to millions of clubbers. this year is no exception with heaps of talent lined up, not least laidback luke with his high adrenalin super you&me, super hero themed, fancy dress parties, sure to create a massive new buzz for ibiza. cream ibiza laidback luke super you&me perfectly captures the new sound of cream ibiza and if you can’t visit the white isle this summer then this album is a must-have for your cd player...
keinemusik is back with its 25th release, the fifth edition of its annual labelcrew-sampler >workparty<, this time logically named >workparty five<. as alyways featuring one track by every keinemusik producer, youll find cuts by rampa, david mayer, &me and adam port. and there are some special guests as well. adam port teamed up with the english house legends stereo mcs to lay down the closing track * place*
9 years on from their inaugural release from back in december 2004, saved records have now reached their landmark 100th release. ever since saved001, skylark presents buick project-chancer/drop the beat saved have stood as a benchmark for quality whilst nurturing new talent and pushing the envelope for electronic music as a whole. celebrating the achievement in style, the maidstone based imprint will be bringing together a mind blowing collection of the label s favourite producers and djs, covering all aspects of the musical spectrum from deep house to peak-time techno and will be available on limited vinyl samplers.
we are back in the hauptstadt (berlin capital) with the fifth installment of the * stil vor talent berlin* compilation series, which brings forth a group of old and new faces, who exclusively contributed unreleased tracks, gathered under the umbrella of one of berlins most iconic spots. frankfurter tor is the gateway to one of our favourite districts: good old friedrichshain. loud, left and a little dirty, it houses some of the city’s best clubs, markets and musicians, oliver koletzki included. its two towers stand as metaphorical guards to an area that has plenty to offer and asks for little in return, instantly making it feel like home. as always, music is the common denominator and oliver koletzki delivers the perfect soundtrack with this new release, while chrisse kunst renders the visuals.