hypnotischer mini-frickel-wahnsinn mit ordentlich groove ganz weit unten, alexi delano eben !! adny spring monster! clink support from magda, konrad black, camea, troy pierce, par grindvik, massi dl, tim xavier, bloody mary, someone else, jor-el, mark broom, ryan crosson
mikael stavöstrand and cesare vs disorder are not new names to techno or house, and between them they have an impressive discography of over 40 releases that have consistently maintained their underground integrity, winning over the hearts of the electronic music elite. there is no doubt why the bulk of their supporters seem to be the most esteemed listeners, and when we see their names together we have no choice but to be compelled to listen. after making their collaborative debut with part 1 on dumb unit in january 2011, the pair comes clean with a follow up ep on clink that is earthy, sexy and elegant.
support by: anja schneider, laurent guarnier, loco dice, tiga, peter kruger, nick warren, luca bachetti, dave mothersole and many more
clink closes out the year with a powerful double pack from tony rohr, titled >oddmatik<. this is his first solo release on clink since 2008, proving that the best come to those who wait. refining what is most popularly known has his >voodoo techno< sound, rohr has accomplished a mature collection of six diverse tracks via his virus b, nord modular, lead 2, an elektron monomachine and machinedrum. each piece has a different charisma, ranging from melancholy house to peak techno, achieving an absorbing variation of ideas that only a few are able to do so fluently. rohr is one of new yorks most prolific and interesting techno artists and has an impressive discography dating back to 1999. he has achieved popular releases on iconic imprints like cocoon, plus 8, drumcode, weave and podium, and works closely on production with american heavy-weights tim xavier, alexi delano and john selway. his charismatic and futuristic production style is ever-present throughout his music, and he maintains an unparalleled and dynamic sound while staying in tune with the ever-evolving techno and house genres. >oddmatik< summarizes tonys eleven-year journey in the studio and on the stage, and is some of his most compelling work to date.
support by: magda, adam beyer, troy pierce, konrad black, ellen allien, damien lazarus, camea, alexi delano, tim xavier, joell mull, someone else, dilo, ambivalent, dustin zahn,.. british tech-house master mark henning is back on clink with an exciting collection of deep and funky tracks, perfect for spring and summer. this new series of artful techhouse encompasses our love for immersive and psychedelic music, and stays true to the fast developing sound of our imprint. the ep kicks off with the title track >supersonic< and presents all of the right elements that we love in trippy tunes: aquatic bass, transparent atmospherics, and an orbiting vocal to boot
support from: magda, adam beyer, troy pierce, konrad black, ellen allien, damien lazarus, camea, alexi delano, tim xavier, joell mull, someone else, dilo, ambivalent , dustin zahn - british tech-house master mark henning is back on clink with an exciting collection of deep and funky tracks, perfect for spring and summer. this new series of artful tech-house encompasses our love for immersive and psychedelic music, and stays true to the fast developing sound of our imprint. the ep kicks off with the title track -supersonic- and presents all of the right elements that we love in trippy tunes: aquatic bass, transparent atmospherics, and an orbiting vocal to boot. the next two pieces, titled -cracker- and -baby chow-, feed us groovy tech-house on a spoon, immersing listeners with cadences layered perfectly between funk and melody. mark then rounds things up with a dance floor hit titled >sweet atom<, eloquently focusing on an energetic bass line that echoes amidst hypnotic percussion and waves of shakers. it doesnt get much funkier than this
supported by: troy pierce, camea, par grindvik, ambivalent, alexi delano, someone else, dustin zahn, paco osuna, dubfire, paco osuna, ellen allien, chris liebing, butane… lurking far below the surface of the ocean, the mysterious viperfish swims in solitude from any signs of human life. dwelling in the dark, cold waters, he waits patiently and lures his prey in with a light producing organ, attacking at an astonishing speed. this fish is considered to be one of the most unusuallooking and fascinating predators of the deep blue sea. he is a born hunter, a misfit, and yet his intricate design is beautiful and intriguing. this is the beginning of the story. tim xaviers first full-length work, titled viperfish, is a meticulous assortment of live studio recordings, deep ethereal techno cadences, and fun, driving dj tools.
big with: dubfire, loco dice, sammy dee, paco osuna, steve bug, ellen allien, alexi delano, ambivalent, konrad black, nekes, pan-pot, butane, someone else, martin eyrer, dustin zahn, dana ruh, alland byallo, bill patrick ...
tim xavier and camea have composed a passionate collection of tracks in their anticipated collaboration on clink, titled velvet on canvas. this astonishing ep achieves a fine balance between peak time grooves and underground euphoria, delicately detailed for surfing minds and moving bodies.
the a side kicks off with a festive tech house version of you control myself, a track inspired from a dear diary recording session by camea in the studio.
the vocal, manipulated with psychedelic delay automation, is layered under xaviers seasoned percussion techniques and romantic atmospherics, achieving an outer space vibe in which the lines become blurred between reality and fantasy …
support by marco carola, troy pierce, paco osuna, ambivalent ...
alexi delano, with his second solo contribution to clink, the chilean-swedish-american eloquently brings back what keeps us addicted to minimal: simple, groovy percussive concepts layered under eerie, sexy melodies. gracing this ep are two ravishing, high profile remixes from paco osuna minus, plus 8 and pär grindvik drumcode, spectral. enjoy!
loved by loco dice, david squillace, camea, butane, tim xavier, alexi delano, andrew grant,… clink captures the summer vibe with an installation by british tech-house talent, mark henning! this rising star is on fire after a successful album project last year on soma, as well as recent releases on frankie, trapez and tic tac toe. mark is undeniably >hot< right now, and gaining a lot of attention for his hip, bouncy and melodic tunes that are becoming essential late night/open-air hits. with his packed release schedule there is no doubt that henning is putting a permanent imprint on quality dance music
clinks next installation brings a new artist to its catalogue, featuring the work of new yorks acclaimed brooklynite, adultnapper. these tunes are loaded with buoyant percussion and peak-time concepts via synthesizer sampling and manipulation, hence the title, >borrowed keys<. adultnapper is most recently noted for his highly publicized mix compilation and release on steve bugs label, audiomatique, and in addition to clink he has work coming up on pokerflat and crosstown rebels. he is also the owner of the ransom note imprint, and through many years of dedication to the nyc tech-house/minimal scene, he has become a new york underground icon. he first captured our eyes nearly 7 years ago for his insanely popular sunday boat parties in manhattan, titled matter:/form, which later became a tech-house imprint featuring many of the uk icons such as terry francis and eddie richards
cameas latest clink release has arrived, featuring an alexi delano rework. this eloquently produced ep resonates between minimal, techno and tech-house, and hits the spot for both peak-time and after-hour moods. camea has been hot on the dj circuit this year, and this release is a great tribute to the growing following for her performances. titled >happy ending<, it hits the spot with heady melodies, dark vocals, a touch of soul and irresistible percussion for the dance floor. alexi delanos remix on the b-side delivers an artistic and trackie techno burner that compliments this ep with a flattering perspective. it is a fantastic addition to his long list of heavily rotated masterpieces, including high profile contributions to labels such as plus 8, items and things, spectral, drumcode and frankie records. this combined release is a hot item for djs and collectors.
played by adam beyer (plus 8, madeye), paco osuna (plus 8) miss kittin, speedy j, laurent garnier, troy pierce (minus) , tim xavier... !! mr. rohr is back with another wicked release on clink! despite his heavy touring schedule, tony has taken the time to make us another eloquently composed ep, titled >little noises for big rooms<. this superbly crafted deliverance gives us yet another glimpse into the magic behind his captivating live pa, which has been keeping tony busier than ever this year
elons latest release on clink is another peak minimal groover, properly set to kick off their 2008 catalogue! these tunes are a great addition to the label, following the compelling tripped out burners from the afternoon coffee boys and camea at the end of last year. noose is a fantastic extension of these releases and will appeal to the techno, minimal and techhouse folk. elons unique sound and courageous combination of these three sub genres make him one of new yorks most interesting new producers, and he has become an established and valued contributor to this imprint.
tim xavier and tony rohr are back with another genre-pushing release on clink. acclaimed for its original sound, this label has brought us unique imprints for the last two years and is still heading at full-force. goodbye fort greene is another afternoon coffee boys massive, and my drunk foot is a quirky, rousing minimal twister to >freak they minds<. these tunes have been hammered by the clink team all summer and are finally making their way to the shelves this fall
tony rohr is at it again with his signature rhythms and glitchy, driving minimal sound that has been steadily gaining him recognition worldwide. as expected from mr. rohr, this ep is a two track burner with spacey cadences, mind bending peaks and groovey drops in all of the right places. as a master of his craft we expect nothing less from him. this is tony s first solo ep on clink, previously releasing with tim xavier as the afternoon coffee boys on 001 and 004. the kreuzberg krunk ep firmly establishes tony as a driving force in the unique and increasingly popular sound of this minimal imprint
this anticipated clink release is produced by new yorks long time minimal techno connoisseur, ambivalent aka kevin mchugh. this ep, titled >roomies<, shows the diversity of this fast rising minimal label by adding stripped down, dynamically percussive yet funky tracks to their archive of releases. this ep is a crate essential for minimal techno lovers this fall
busted speaker brew is the second installation by the afternoon coffee boys on clink recordings. this new minimal rocker walks the fine line between minimal and techno with acb’s signature drum programming and short decay instrumentation. the afternoon coffee boys, aka tim xavier and tony rohr, released their debut collaborative release on clink001 last year with one of the bigger eps of 2005: dark blend. their follow-up ep on cocoon, >glitches brew<, was released at the beginning of this year and was a huge success. their music has been praised by top artists such as adam beyer, richie hawtin, sven väth and marco carola, and they show promise as one of the new leading duos of 2006. this ep is an excellent release as acb continues to push the minimal edge with their techno influences by keeping the tracks rhythmic and driving while maintaining the slow, deep and funky pace that djs are currently pursuing in their sets
clink003 is the long awaited solo production debut by camea. this hard working female dj and producer brings her musical perspective to the digital audio massive with three strong, artistic and variant tunes on this e.p. the titled track, wire tap, can be described as nothing less than 8 minutes of peak hour minimal techno, influenced by star producers like audion and sleeparchive. from the suspenseful and clicky start of this tune it is obvious that camea s focus is to tap into the wires on the dance floor and give attentive audiences a run for their money