the still fresh label foul & sunk is about to release their fifth ep, and still not an year old! this time ist is the debut single from oldschool-house affictionado borrowed identity. though still young, you could easily believe that he was there since the beginning, producing a fusion of detroit- and chicago- style house with his own up-to-date flavour. and he got the fantastic mark e to finish the aside of this 4-track record with a remix
LESSIZMORE 10 YEARS - FOREVER NEVER MORE (180G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g UK02.09.16
when trends in music can come and go in the blink of an eye, ten years is a long time to stay relevant, passionate and real on the frontline. from its roots in the parisian club scene by way of its spiritual home at fuse in brussels and so on to the globe-trotting, multi-faceted entity that it is today, lessizmore is living proof of how to do a decade right.
borrowed identity, the man who makes music non stop, when not travelling the world! borrowed identity, the man who lives in the geman black forest, maybe thats why his music sounds so black! borrowed identity, the man who already released two superb eps on quintessentials and wont stop! borrowed identity, the man who enjoys nature as much as playing techno, house or disco!
we’re finishing 2015 with what is pretty much a mini lp by borrowed identity, an inspired producer based in freiburg. there’s a lot here and we think you should just listen to and enjoy the record, draw your own conclusions, but what we will say here is the a is ballsy house and the b is tough techno that touches on trance occasionally. get why it’s called the contrast?
the next pastamusik release is from borrowed identity. his musical upbringing was a melange of ethnic music from friends, weird stuff from local libraries and whatever else he could find in record stores and on the internet, this explaining the fact he makes anything from classical to ambient, house to techno, experimental to electro, hiphop to pop music. never content with one musical genre, but always focused on making music with heart and soul, his releases demonstrate a broad musical range and a wide taste. his new release on pastamusik goes from classic house, dynamic techno to acid-jack. styles and applying them to dynamic arrangements that showcase a confident set of studio skills and a deep understanding of what excites the expectant dancer.
repress !!! since launching in early 2014, the hong kong-based homesick series an offshoot of cliche records has provided disco djs with some of the strongest edits of recent times reverential but floor-friendly reworks that get the right balance between re-mastered original parts and house-friendly additional beats. this third volume comes from borrowed identity, a house producer whose edits and productions have appeared on an impressive list of labels. these four reworks are predictably tidy, soulful and groovy, with familiar disco and soul staples being given loose but heavy rearrangements. picking highlights is tough given the high quality threshold, but we re particularly taken with the vibraphone-laden party shuffle of run run run- and lowslung afro-disco strut of you cant change a man-
supported by mr. g , julius steinhoff, mike huckaby, lawrence, ian pooley, art department, eli verveine, oliver hafenbauer...
the huge dancefloor shaker * faith* from oldschool-house affictionado borrowed identity is back with two massive remixes from monkey maffia and thomas stieler both from the freude am tanzen crew. * faith*, starts laidback, but on the dancefloor it is huge monster! smooth keys and soothing vocals paired with a straight kick, thriving drums and a perfect snair to top it off .
all in all a true gem that will not go out ouf style as long as there is house
after carlos nilmmns enthralled us with his expressive true chemistry ep, circus company is delighted to welcome a new character into the fold in the form of fast-rising german artist borrowed identity. based in the southern town of freiburg im breisgau, in just a few years he has already released scores of singles for labels as respected as quintessentials, fina, home taping is killing music and mistress. the borrowed identity sound is direct and uncomplicated, using classic house and techno styles and applying them to dynamic arrangements that showcase a confident set of studio skills and a deep understanding of what excites the expectant dancer.
there is quite a charming story of mutual love between borrowed identity and tenderpark behind this record. the two have been exchanging letters of enthusiasm for each other for quite some time. and so the idea of this joint record has grown very naturally.
born in romania but now living as a political refugee in germany, borrowed identitys name says a lot about his life and his music. never content with one sound or musical genre, but focused always on making music with real heart and soul, his releases demonstrate a broad musical palette and wide ranging tastes. a long time fan of home taping, he delivers a stunning debut for the label criss-crossing the boundaries between various sub-genres of house music, while denying any of them total dominance. in doing so he announces that borrowed identity has found his spiritual home on the imprint and that there is hope for those who still believe...
borrowed identity lives and breathes music. hes unstoppable. hes smooth. his new sexo bonito release is again as fat as his last quintessentials release, that famous love for sale (qe 35).borrowed identity fuses techno, house, funk and more. hes freestyle. and yeah, hes a world champion. we love him truly! enjoy sexo bonito!
fina records marks its fifteenth release with borrowed indentitys *bang bang boogie*, a four-track single of rugged house and disco grooves. romanian born now germany based borrowed identity has been releasing gradually creeping out his electronic compositions since late 2011, releasing through reputable imprints such as supplement facts, pets recordings and quintessentials to name a few. picking up support along the way from leading names such as mike huckaby, move d, brawther and delano smith.
time flies as the saying goes and indeed it has as quintessentials celebrates its 10 year anniversary. for a decade this mighty label has been getting some true love and support from all quarters. listening to the back catalogue now, most of the tunes still sound fresh and keep the label s famous deep, raw and real- motto alive. quintessentials has always been a platform for new talents as well as established artists, and with he likes of anton zap, vakula, baaz, the zohar, mcde, nicolas, ugly drums, toby tobias, borrowed identity, mat chiavaroli, 4004, soul of hex, s3a, los goddard, felipe gordon, javonntte……to name but a few, it s an enviable back catalogue. this -ten years quintessentials- compilation offers a wide range of styles: detroit inspired techno and house, a ruff chicago stomper, some proper deep house, a discoish tool, and crafty beats and basslines all over! we hope you enjoy this compilation as much as we do. we are ready for the next decade! are you?
x-coast helps to launch brand new label underthesea. the new york-based artist delivers three fresh original cuts complemented with a remix by berlin’s versatile talent borrowed identity. the ep presents equal parts of groove and energy characterised by x-coast s 90’s rave inspirations with a pulsating swell combined with seductive female vocals just like a mermaid’s allure. on the flip-side, borrowed identity illustrates his stripped down rhythms for a well-rounded 12-inch.
2 raw beauties from tv.out and smallpeople, produced in the owls room, hamburg. plus hypnotic-stripped back borrowed identity rework- don t sleep!
full cover, printed discosleeve drawing & typography by stefan marx
a bit over a year after lehults inaugural relase, eddie nesss solo debut is - if not the ending of a full circle - a release with one foot firmly in the short history of our label and the other, already, two steps ahead in the future.
marcel vogel has decided to celebrate the first five years of his edit-heavy lumberjacks in hell imprint in the only way he knows how: by putting together a sumptuous double pack stuffed with fresh new material. in keeping with the way the label has developed in recent times, the eight tracks blend the boundaries between original productions, illicit remixes and straight re edits. there s a celebratory, life affirming feel throughout, from the rubbery bass, d-train synths and rolling house grooves of giovanni damicos the break down, to the bluesy deep house brilliance of borrowed identitys queens bridge. highlights are plentiful elsewhere, too, from the hustlin electrofunk meets disco of vogel s own come on, to the killer synth solos and fuzzy bits of tim jules thrilling slap beat.
with litote ep, torrebros (numoment recordings / komplex de deep) signs here 2 tracks techno oriented. while part i integrates an organ hypnotic groove, part ii approaches an acid feeling by a heady bassline. borrowed identity (mistress recordings / quintessentials) proposes a catchy remix of part ii with the adding of a subtle vocal loop.