after a short break, caduceus records returns with a weighty techno 12inch by long-time friend pascal hetzel. the berlin-based producer delivers four storming tracks that cleverly translate the 90s techno heritage into the present. on motion blur a hypnotic bleep sequence gives way for majestic pad sweeps just in time for your serotonine rush. -stutter- is more restrained, with a modulating chord sequence and sturdy drums, while -timelapse- catapults into darker territory filled with industrial shrapnel and an extra bit of high-octane paranoia. strobe is the fittingly titled closer of the ep. a pummeling piece of monochrome techno hypnosis with a massive kickdrum drenched in reverb and icy atmosphere.
berlin-based pascal hetzel returns to caduceus records with a new slice of gritty industrial-tinged techno and finely tuned sound design. “noxious stimulus”, the ep’s title track, is a heavy peak-time filler with a mesmerizing bleepy modular sequence on top of rough monochrome beats. on her remix, rising talent denise rabe cranks up the paranoia and turns “noxious stimulus” into an unrelenting pitch black grinder. “pain tolerance threshold” starts off as hefty with yet another dose of metallic atmospheres and crushing modular sequences, until a bright pad appears out of the dark. proper techno goodness for the wee hours in your favorite warehouse. pressing on smokey green marbled vinyl.
jane oak is a paris-based dj and techno producer. she grew up listening to detroit pioneers, jeff mills, robert hood and blake baxter whom greatly influenced her work. in her first ep low pressure zone with caduceus records, she unveils a dark minimalistic universe, intensified by sharp beats and hypnotic melodies. an audacious ep for this young belgian producer.
it’s 3am. the club is still open. you’re bathed in sweat, mid-set. it’s not time to go home. not just yet. now imagine the new release from germany’s oliver deutschmann kicking in on the sound system. this is the new release on swiss imprint, caduceus records. they’re back with yet another undiluted dancefloor bomb from the man himself - a release guaranteed to take you to that place and guide you further down the rabbit hole.
THE ILLUSION OF TRUTH AND DRAMA (BASIC SOUL UNIT REMIX)
12" Vinyl FR15.06.16
next up on swiss imprint, caduceus records, is a release veiled in secrecy and hidden behind a mask of obscurity. whilst the producer behind the tracks remains in the backseat, the music sits at the forefront, with only itself to speak for.
FLANGERS - INCL MARKUS SUCKUT & JEROEN SEARCH RMXS
12" Vinyl UK02.10.15
flangers opens with the dark, gravelly, brooding, and heads down techno of the title track - a lengthy, spacious workout which manages still to cut a deep groove despite it s direct driving force. similarly, beast paces itself, slowly unfolding all of its treasures as it grows, swells and shapeshifts over the course of just over five minutes of sustained tension. on the flip, two heavyweight producers step up to the remix: germany s markus suckut and dutch producer, jeroen search. suckut s interpretation of flangers keeps much of the understated groove and tension of the original whilst dipping it in a more shrouded cloak of murky techno. jeroen search on the other hand pitches up the pace with a crisp, high-hat driven dive into the deep
after several acclaimed releases on astropolis, stripped muzic and bedrock records in a short space of time, caduceus records enlist the french producer for the next 12inch slab of techno on the label.
with a lengthy discography on influential imprints like his own sub static, triebstoff, dumb unit, contexterrior, and more, falko brocksieper has been a force in the development in deep, minimal sounds for a decade and a half. working alongside label co-head m.i.a., sub static and sublabel karloff released music from prestigious producers - rené breitbarth, mathew jonson, pan/tone, dj slip, shonky, and themselves - from 2001-2010 and established the lasting reputation of falko while identifying their label as a source of quality dancefloor ideas for its decade-long run.
as a resident of berlins legendary panorama bar/berghain clubland co-operator of the vidab label alongside stephen hill, oliver deutschmann has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in contemporary dance music.
with over a dozen years in music under his belt and a lengthy discography that includes eight full-length albums and numerous eps and remixes, deepchild is a producer who needs no introduction. from australia before it was a destination of note on the electronic circuit, his early music experimented with dub, broken beat, and other ideas. after moving to berlin to be closer to the pulse, his sound has shifted towards house, but audible echoes of the earlier influences remain. caduceus records happily offers him our latest release, with two contrasting original efforts accompanied by remixes from mrsk and lad
based on a discography that stretches back to 2006, dachshund has long been one of the leading figures in switzerland’s electronic music scene. initially making his appearance in 2006 on num records, he quickly struck up a lasting relationship with co-chief quenum, the two remain collaborators to this day both as studio partners and co-curators of the clapper imprint. dachshund has since released on many storied dance labels: ilian tape, harthouse mannheim, perspectiv, contexterrior, and frequent home highgrade records. such a pedigree alone justifies his peers respect, and caduceus records is proud to present the yellowstone ep, featuring remixes from gerome sportelli, arttu, and lad.
CATHARSIS (JACOB KORN / O. DEUTSCHMANN / LAD RMXS)
12" Vinyl D17.05.13
with a background as a promoter, dj, and producer going back to 1995, sammy goossens is a veteran par excellence in todays techno scene. starting off with production work on respected techno imprints like rotation, re-load, tresor, and r&s, he has spent time co-producing for legends like the suburban knight and managing jay haze’s contexterrior and tuning spork labels. alongside friend marcus vector, they started the toys for boys imprint in 2004 and put out a prolific string of releases from top minimal house names like quenum and jona while pushing forward their own careers as producers. now based in berlin and as active as ever, sierra sam honors caduceus records for our fourth release, featuring remixes from jacob korn, oliver deutschmann, and label head lad.
here we are with 2nd release of the geneva based label caduceus records!
old friends quenum and lad are joining their forces for the 3rd time to make a beautiful trippy track called ithaca in reference to the greek poem of cavafy. this long melodic exposure is completely suitable for dance floors with strong and powerful bass groove mixed with subtle harmonies and melodic sequences. the track gives us this idea of a voyage full of adventure and full of discovery. and as the moral of the history says what is important in life is not the destination but the path. it is also true in music. think about it.
we have also the honor to have a beautiful remix of the master of the genre petar dundov. he borders with sublime with his interpretation of what ithaca should be ...