so gerd and philipp were due to play xoyo one saturday night and the club is 6 minutes from my studio so i suggested we go there first to make tunes for a few hours. we made 2 songs that night and one of them is ‘reach out’. gerd did the drums on my 808, philipp wrote the beautiful lead part on my obxa and i did the bass in my cs80. i added the words a couple of weeks later, they are inspired by leonard cohen’s letter to his muse marianne ihlen on her deathbed. (joe goddard) including fantastic remixes by erol alkan and osborne.
its done. the final, last and endmost volume of remixes for tuff city kids (aka philipp lauer and gerd janson) unique debut album adoldesscent are here. featuring kink, prins thomas, sascha funke, shan, justin strauss whatever/whatever project and brussels bohemian mugwump, tck originals are treated with acid, balearic rhythms, lean berlin grooves, new york city dubs, uk breaks and belgian new beats. there is something for every taste and one for each situation. the vinyl edition carries kink, prins thomas, sascha funke and the previously unreleased proto-rave rocket icebot. for the rest, hit the download button, please. thats all folks.
calling in the favors: marcel dettmann, roman flügel and scuba under his scb inversion disguise, take apart songs and tracks from tuff city kids debut album adoldesscent. dettmann, submisses to his new wave and em callings, keeps the song that is scared intact, but mangles it into a fast-paced pogo piece, while flügel uses his second take of rmancer (see the happy gerdy remix for reference) to push it into the k-lauer abyss, before scb inversion tones down the rockism of nordo and makes it inherently his own. to complete the picture, you get thorarium by tck themselves. a previously unreleased track that is basically a remix of a previously unreleased track
remixers getting remixed! the first batch of interpretations for tc’s 2016 debut album adoldesscent arrives with a trio of artists above the ordinary. while tensnake and joe goddard take care of tell me (the former delivers one of his peaking trademark tearjerkers, while the later one is basically meditating on himself), gifted &blessed roman flügel turns the proto-rave of r-mancer into a joyful ride through post-house that not only will make gerdy happy. one record for every turntable.
Ähnlich wie bei tuff city kids selbst, geht es bei -adoldesscent- nicht um eine bestimmte stilrichtung oder einen sound. vielmehr ist es der ansatz der verschmelzung. und damit ist endlich der nachweis erbracht, dass die verschiedenen ecken des elektronischen musikspektrums wesentlich mehr gemeinsam haben, als man gemeinhin vermuten würde. aber was noch viel wichtiger ist und am ende mehr zählt als all das: es zaubert ein lächeln aufs gesicht!
the unstoppable tag team gerd janson and phillip lauer aka tuff city kids have another surprise up their sleeves with their first full on vocal track labyrinth, which is also a precursor of the soon to be released first tck album. who else but norwegian wonder woman annie could be better suited for the job on the microphone? the result is a timeless disco mutant for all centuries. and who else but new york don morgan geist could do the remix job? he delivers a notorious disco dub version that lets all of you disco vampires burst into flames. if this wasn’t enough tuff city kids give themselves a taste of their own sweet medicine and lift labyrinth onto the thougher club floors. for all creative djs, there is also a heavy percussion workout by mysterious dj oyster. here we go again!
this is potion number three. the tuff city kids have spent some time in the lab and created four fine potions to ease our ailments. like memories of a nexus 6, these tracks are machine made but feel organic, familiar and timeless. programmed to make us dance, they reach straight for our brain s motion centre. -carden eden- has been included in prosumer s fabric mix and we are proud to finally present it on vinyl, together with three brand new companions as -underground house research vol. 2-. philipp lauer and gerd janson have built an excellent reputation for the tuff city kids moniker in the three years they are releasing together. and if you got this far into reading this, you surely know already what absolute legends they are.
die beiden frankfurter phillip lauer und gerd janson haben sich für diese 12inch mit ihrem kumpel shan zusammengetan, dessen club hits how you want it und chord memories noch in aller ohren sind, um zwei roughe power house cuts zu fabrizieren. zusätzlich gibts noch einen alternativ mix und die cole rabies beats, für all die kreativen auflegemeister. a tuff city kids delight.
tck are gerd janson , who otherwise runs the spledid running back label and philipp lauer, who produces grand music under his own name and is half of the fantastic arto mwambe. they just remixed sven väth among many other fab projects, atop that are both irresistable deejays and have a pedigree of being some of the nicest blokes that we know! but that all said, you havent eventually heard the best. its called pf01.02.03.04 and are their tracks made for this record.
thomas saap sabrowsky is a man of many trades. and youre now about to witness the ex marine soldier (bundeswehr), seasoned cook (yummie!), barkeeper (waldohreule), labeldude (brontosaurus) bandmember (extraproduktionen), music biz veteran
running back boss gerd janson and fellow german phillip lauer are tuff city kids and are the next pairing to contribute to delsins house leaning series. their only previous ep came on ostgut sub label unterton and the tracks they offer up here continue in a similarly raw and analogue house vein.
gerd janson (head of running back) and phillip lauer (dj, producer and 50% arto mwambe) step out of remix mode and release their first 12 inch of original tracks as tuff city kids. the ep is released as a hand stamped yellow label in a green generic paper sleeve and is the second release on ostgut tons new sublabel unterton.
first release on the new founded imprint turnland. two pieces of house-music by turnlands own duo bad news and one interpretation by gerd janson and phillip lauers remix-tag-team tuff city kids. punchy beats with an mpc-swing, gnarly chords, sweet pads and arpeggios.
the first lady of underground music hannah holland makes her debut on crosstown rebels with fade to me featuring her long standing collaborator, friend and fellow londoner, josh caffe. cult favourites tuff city kids aka gerd janson & philip lauer step up with a remix and dub to complete this stellar collection.
after the world applauded sascha funke for his latest album lotos land, he gave away some tunes to friends for remix duties. düsseldorf based tolouse low trax formed twirl into a foggy dark mpc-seducer for romantic nighthawks that love dancing. also australian boy dreems prepared a remix that grooves odd and uncommon. his percussive version of im feiern und feuer is a slow whirlwind, perfect to start and end a great dj night. with tuff city kids a duo formed a remix that is good for big room love affairs. their version of purple hill is a heartfelt melange between trance and house deepness that works on any dance floor. the final edit comes from glasgows junto club, who transformed comola, a tune that they already produced originally with sascha funke, into a longing dark melodic synth stepper. four versions, four hits, four atmospheric dimensions beyond words. tune it loud!
following dusky’s ubiquitous ‘cold heart’ ep 17 steps presents kiwi’s ‘marmora’s theme’ ep - the london producer’s debut on the label.
having recently released on tastemaker labels such as futureboogie, correspondent and optimo music, kiwi’s distinctive sound is a physical mix of italo disco, techno and electro influences.
carried by a pulsating italo bassline, lead track ‘marmora’s theme’ is a cosmic epic that rides crisp piano melodies and sci-fi synths - and is already garnering support from gerd janson, dj tennis and annie mac.
transporting the original’s piano euphoria into darker, rave referencing territory, the tuff city kids remix calls on growling reese bass and ’92 hardcore style pianos.
offering some alternative vibes are the deeper, dirgy warehouse grind of ‘oth’ and the beautiful, reflective electronica of ‘reservoir’.
THEME FROM S-EXPRESS (TUFF CITY KIDS & DETLEF REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK17.10.17
following the monumental 100th release on the label from jamie jones, hot creations are set to deliver a heavyweight remix package of the no.1, chart topping theme from s’express from s’express. originally released in 1989, the acid house classic is remixed by tuff city kids aka gerd janson and phillip lauer and hot creations artist detlef.
PERMANENT VACATION X (10 YEARS LABEL ANNIVERSARY) (4LP+MP3)
4x12" Vinyl lp D01.09.17
celebrating its 10 years label anniversary permanent vacation releases a top-notch package of 16 brand-new tracks by their main artists including john talabot, tuff city kids, mano le tough, tensnake, red axes, pional and many more. plus special guest joakim, who contributed the track camino de la luna, paying homage to his classic remix for antena s camino del sol, the first big hit on the label 10 years ago.
tuff city kids provide three scintillating remixes of iconic radio slave tracks this may. since launching the project in the late 00s, frankfurts gerd janson and phillip lauer’s tuff city kids moniker has become synonymous with quality that’s seen them cement a reputation as specialist remixers. the duo now reinterprets two radio slave productions released a decade ago. their take on bell clap dance captures the essence of the original by factoring in its various elements, such as its intricate hook and gloomy melody, whilst morphing it into an animated and echoing contemporary cut. radio slaves screaming hands then receives two new versions the dreamscape uk mix is suitably titled thanks to soaring pads, subtle breaks and a mesmerising bassline, whereas the krautdrums mix meanders forward with distorted kicks, stuttering effects and raucous acid
hercules & love affair return to the fray with “controller”, a pulsing, propulsive new song that signals the first salvo from their long-awaited new album. featuring the horrors’ faris badwan on vocals, it takes the hercules’ disco-house heritage and fuses it with starker post-punk stylings. a taster both sonically and aesthetically of the new album, controller connects new wave, post-punk and 80s electro within the clubland realm of hercules & love affair. also featured is tuff city kids italo-disco inspired remix, and mike simonetto homage to early 90’s west coast break-beat house, and then there is the superb dub of the original….what a package! hearing the the horrors’ live version of frankie knuckles & jamie principle’s ‘your love’, andy realised he’d found a rock artist willing to engage with dance culture s history. with its underbelly of seamy ‘80s electro-pop yet recalling early house records by the likes of lil louis and bam bam, “controller”’s sub-dom, master-and-servant roleplay in the lyrics work perfectly with faris vocals delivery creating something truly quiet special
ADVENTURES OF DAMA REMIXES BY RICARDO VILLALOBOS, BUTCH, TUFF CITY KIDS
12" Vinyl D15.02.17
2017 repress , remixes by ricardo villalobos, butch, tuff city kids
cybordelics was founded in 1993 in stuttgart, germany. in the same year, mike s., milan zemanec and daniel varga aka cybordelics released their hit adventures of dama on sven väth’s label harthouse. the record climbed up the uk dance charts to the 2nd place. people from london to germany, especially in the legendary omen club in frankfurt, danced to their techno anthems until the late afternoon. today’s artists like ricardo villalobos, sven väth, gregor tresher, chris liebing, gerd janson or anthony rother were at the omen club when this record was played for the first time, and they still consider adventures of dama a milestone in techno history. 23 years later, the new harthouse label begins 2016 with a remix ep, featuring remixes by ricardo villalobos, butch, tuff city kids, starting a new era of the harthouse story.
jimi jules is working like a product line. this time with a congenial partner kalabrese aka kalaspatz. two swiss guys penned up in a studio with a lot of red wine… homeless & tuff city kids on remix duties. this is what you get. dope vibes!
long awaited repress! after their highly acclaimed new moon kerberos which was the legendary number 100 of the systematic catalogue stephan bodzin and marc romboy return with one of their biggest track ever: atlas! the package of remixers couldnt be more massive: diynamics wonder boys adriatique, innervisions andre lodemann and running back/permanent vacation future disco super duo tuff city kids!
album produce by joern elling wuttke (acid jesus, sensorama), remixes by tck! moscow domodedovo remix e.p. moscow domodedovo is the largest of the three moscow airports and the first single released from the current woog riots album alan rusbridger. next to the original version of the song the single includes two remixed versions by the appraised producer duo tuff city kids. tuff city kids aka gerd janson and philipp lauer, who are deeply rooted in the techno and house music scene, stripped down the woog riots song moscow domodedovo to a club worthy electro beat by adding a dark and creaky bassline and a classic 808 drum sound.
WONT CRY (TUFF CITY KIDS, JOHNJON, MARLON HOFFSTADT RMX)
12" Vinyl D30.11.15
as the first output of our new label we present you rtgd001: the wont cry ep by matteo luis & lo, both part of the fam & currently finishing the last touches of their upcoming debut album. the young cologne natives offer a warming and moony/dreamy/atmospheric work from their archives to start the labels catalogue as smooth as possible.
mugwump & circlesquare get the remix treatment from tuff city kids, runaway & the eskimo twins on the new after they fall single. early support by andrew weatherall, sean johnston, d’julz, erol alkan & jamie jones.
LETS DO IT AGAIN PART 1(VILLALOBOS REMIX)(140 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl D25.08.15
initial release for the relaunch of mff (music for freaks). the label was previously responsible for releases such as turning orange, washing machine, where were you when the lights went out, the creeps and worked with artists recloose / kenny hawkes / doc l junior / mark farina to name a few. for lets do it again… ricardo villalobos delivers in an innovative reworking. sent a variety of parts from tracks released on freaks - the man who lived underground album, ricardo took his inspiration from all of them and mixes them into a distinctively villalobos track - it was originally 14 minutes long
repress 2015 - following an impressive string of productions on labels like leftroom, murmur, and vitalik, london based, new zealand bred hugo barritt is set to present arguably his most accomplished work to date in the form of the penumbra ep this october. the release will be the second for young uk label construct, which has already worked with the likes of swayzak and the mole, and garnered the support of craig richards, heidi, tensnake, and midland. taking a step back from things over the last 12 months hugo was able to focus genuinely on what he loves: making dance music. and his patience and unadulterated passion shows. >penumbra< is impressive and understated. with a solid a side comprised of barritts driving yet subtle house cuts, and classic remixes from tuff city kids (aka lauer & running back label boss and panorama bars secret weapon, gerd janson) on the flip, the penumbra ep will looks set to be a mainstay of dj sets for many months to come.
the tireless nibc returns to the spotlight for the next instalment of his trunkfunk records imprint. with each of the labels releases revealing his on-point a&r instincts, and all of his productions and remixes confirming a command of the studio, love lesson is a future classic that adds yet another shade to nibcs rich palette. remixes come from tuff city kids, ian pooley and hans berg. pressing on pink vinyl.
nice price deal !!! mit dem nachfolger von *how it is*, seiner 2013er-single auf dem label hypercolour, wagt der englische deep-house-produzent j. wiltshire einen ganz schönen sprung: vom verführerischen deep-house-sound zum reifen, grüblerischen electro body popping bizzness. naben dem originalmix von *false awakening*, der mit einem schönen synthesizer-pizzicato zu einem elektrogefärbten beat eröffnet, finden sich hier ein clubby tool mix sowie zwei remixe von tuff city kids alias gerd janson und phillip lauer (remixten bereits numbers, crème organisation und visionquest): einen remix und eine dub copy.
SUNRISE HIGHWAY (TIGER & WOODS / TUFF CITY KIDS RMXS)
12" Vinyl D21.04.15
its mildly comical, that tim wagner and amy douglas, two former long islanders would choose sunrise hwy (former sunrise highway) as the name for their venture, but one listen to the music, and its clear as to why they chose such a lofty and expansive name. sunrise hwy is atmospheric, sophisticated, broad, and most importantly a return to the song as king.
why stop when youve got a good thing going? that was our reasoning, at least, behind gp286v, a special vinyl release inspired by the crazy goodness that was roach motels, the night ep. released alongside a handful of great remixes by the likes of tuff city kids, fred everything and felix da housecat, this vinyl edition of the night has put their old-school-leaning 7 minutes of popping rhythm heaven on wax for all the black gold enthusiasts to enjoy.
after rockin floors with his debut ep feel that beat in april 2014 pascal hetzel now returns to our roughnraw underground sidekick uyx-series with his new 12 inch divisions, serving two variations on the main track plus a massive rework by the infamous pairing tuff city kids, a well-rounded package that will be a vital contribution to loads and loads of fully loaded club nights throughout the the next months.
ein weiterer fantastischer, retro-futuristischer release von dj yellow & flowers and sea creatures! tuff city kids (phillip lauer & gerd janson) liefern einen glänzenden space-boogie-artigen floorfiller-remix. auf der b-seite hört man erneut einen meister-remix von konstantin sibold, dessen letzter remix von -no one gets left behind- (black label #105) die top 50 most charted tracks 2013 auf resident advisor und platz 1 der groove charts erreichte!
L ESPERANZA / BEAUTY & THE BEAST (AME / TUFF CITY KIDS RMXS)
12" Vinyl D21.10.14
sven is back at the track, in high form and in full effect! the master of all things techno and the international techno-shamen number one presents a pristine remix package just in time to celebrate his 50th birthday! when you look at the dancefloor at one of svens gigs these days youd probably realize that a vast majority of his crowd wasnt even born when the originals of l esperanza and >beauty & the beast< were releleased.
recorded at johns last night at the vagabond nightclub in downtown miami during this years miami music week, live in miami features 37 tracks and nearly 4 hours of the very best underground electronic music, spanning across more than two decades. showcasing a wide selection of new and classic records ranging from (nicole - a small entrance to a large spectrum and laurent garnier - acid eiffel)digweeds latest opus effortlessly takes us through a vast array of sounds, eras and genres from what was an incredibly special night back in march of this year
following on from the release of innershades no stopping ep on creme organization last summer, the dutch label revisits the a side cut nina with two remixers in tow. those remixers are bristols bass pioneer kowton and the inimitable production duo of tuff city kids. unterton and delsin duo gerd janson & phillip lauer aka tuff city kids turn in a bulky, piano laced and acid riddled remix of nina that is a pure party starter. idle hands and hessle audio man kowton reworks nina into something run through with plenty of sirens, raw, crunchy drum loops and rolling percussive lines. its stormy and tumultuous and is full of frosty textures. these are two abrasive tracks designed for maximum impact on the dancefloor.