credo turns ten. this is the soundtrack. since the very beginning credo as a label stands for an uncompromising dedication and passion for true, authentic techno, just as the mastermind behind the label, alex bau. over the past ten years an impressive list of contributed their art to create a mosaique of modern, contemporary technosound that meanwhile is received as the -credo sound-, both musically and productionwise. credonow continues its sold reputation with credo.ten, a compilation including lvrz, mikael jonasson, leghau, dirty basscore, vloyd and of course alex bau with a stunning cooperation with no one else than the horrorist.
who said that there is no techno in bavaria? not only the bavarian based label itself as a kind of lighthouse for the more energetic sounds deep in the bavarian heart is a proof, also the young and crazy dirty basscore is emerging from there with his very own, unique, freaked out, crazy, uncomprimising style. compared to his outlets so far this one might not be the craziest and freaked out stuff he did, but for sure this is a massive debut and introduction of his trademark and unlimited talent here on credo. perfectly timed and playable tunes with only one goal: working on the dancefloor! and as this wouldnt be enough we even top it with an excellent repaint by another bavarian techno-stallion. klaudia gawlas, who probably doesn t need any introduction, delivered a superb interpretation of the titletrack.
2015 ist das jahr des neuen albums von alex bau, das ende april seine definition von modernem, intelligentem techno mit einem düsteren und zugleich auch organischem touch präzise definiert. ein klares bekenntnis zum sound. frei von hochglanz-bildern und ablenkenden elementen kommt dies album mit techno in seiner unverfälschten, puren form mit einem einzigen fokus: die musik selbst! nach 5 jahren quasi überfällig ist es definitiv an der zeit, daß einer der am meisten für ihren sound respektierten technoproduzenten nach mehr als 100 produktionen und remixes auf szenerelevanten labels wie chris liebing s -clr-, techniasia s -sino-, dem englischen technoaushängeschild -sleaze records-, dem legendären harthouse oder auch kürzlich auf sven väth s -cocoon recordings- nun erneut ein techno-statement in form eines full-length-albums zu setzen. und genau hierfür kam nur eine plattform in frage: alex eigenes label -credo-, das vor allem in den letzten beiden jahren mit seinen eindrucksvollen releasaes mehr als durchgestartet ist.
the first full ep on credo by folker zwart from amsterdam, and here we go with some modern techno amusement like a fresh breeze and showcasing the talent in here. while all the shades are undoubtly focussed on the dancefloor shade 1 is probably the most peaktime-like approach while shade 2 creates an amazing atmosphere with its pure and clean pads and sounddesign. shade 3 even crosses some slightly jazzy path and alltogether a perfect definition of the credo idea to present colors and not only shades.
handstamped and limited vinyl sampler from the various artists compilation being the first release on credo including original recordings from other artists as alex bau himself. the tracks picked for this vinyl reflect the more darker side of the credo-definition of techno. highly functional weapons with a vibe for the energetic moments on the dancefloor-life.
20 years ago the track unfuture, released on sven väths imprint eye q, marked a milestone in technoproductions with its uncompromising style and sound, delivering a view on techno which was revolutionary at that time: stripped down to only a couple of sounds in general, the track had an impact on dancefloors as not often seen before in those trance-dominated times - and still has!
20 years ago the track *unfuture*, release on sven väths imprint eye q, marked a milestone in techno productions with its uncompromising style and sound, delivering a view on techno which was revolutionary at that time: stripped down to only a couple of sounds in general, the track had an impact on dancefloors as not often seen before in those trance-dominated times - and still has! alex grabbed the vinyl out of his vinyl-collection after years, did an edit for his own, sent it to pascal feos who produced the original back then and who really liked this edit and the idea in general, and so alex decided to start a remixproject on this pure classic track with young, but also established artists who were not afraid of taking the adventure to remix a track that actually consists of nothing more than a distorted kickdrum, a really monotone off-beat organ sound and an oldschool acidline. here we are with the first part of the repaints of this alltime-classic, coming from uk techno-heavywight and legend mark broom with two interpretation as well as berlins uprising and promising vault-series mastermind subjected. true and high class recycling again on credo to save our planet from bad music
one more heavy hitter on credo, and this time we could even say two tracks that form an ep as strond as the so far most sold credo-release from 2007 - bullet in your heart. the name tells already some connection to australia and indeed the basic idea came up during alex tour down under in fall 2012 where he played three cities within three days and a total of 9h playtime for which he travelled 64h in total. sydney acid is the main track of the ep, no doubt and hard to describe. it is a pure, driven technotrack with a fierce, no blubby, but very powerful acid bassline aiming at riots on the dancefloor. melbourne dub tells exactly what the track is all about and by the way featuring the sound of the local traffic lights that made alex thinking about creating some tracks related to it.
second part of recycling a la bau, heavy food this time with heavy percussion and rassling rides throughout the whole track. trikeracing is far beyond control, this track is a soundexplosion, nothing less. shuffleracing is a bit more reduced featuring a different groove and focussing on the sawtooth theme of the basic version. two more killers, no fillers, again on credo! nice feedback and support by faki, liebing, bodzin and many more, but the most defining feedback by mr. gary beck, no other words could describe it in a better way: by goodness me the trikeracing is wicked!! thats some heavy shit there. at the right moment i cant wait to play this! ... word!
it has been a while since alex showed up with a follow up on credo, but as you know, good things do not only last for a while, they also require some time to be finished and this result is more than worth to wait for! hollywood bullet might remind you on some classic trackss essence and it kicks of impressively however, the real >go< follows after huuuge breaks and now its your turn to free the animals on the dancefloor with this weapon that contains not only plenty of energetic basslinesounds, but also load of colors which could be missed these days on often very monotonous technoproductions. alex is not afraid of bringing colors, and not only shades on credo, and so does heartattack: a really weird and unexpected groove on 120 bpm only, even kind of housy, but the upbuilding rythmic noises bring the track back to where it comes from, and this is nothing else as pure bassic energy. very very big release in our eyes!
after some silence on credo due to the fact that alex was pretty busy with productions and numerous remixes for other labels, he kills it totally now with this outstanding twotracker. >theory of noise< delivers two unique technotracks and especially >noise b< shakes it down in sets all over with its remarkable groovepattern und heavy as well as warm bass structure. this is the adequate follow up on the black series of the label after the outstanding and regurarly repressed >dark summer nights< that came out two years go. alex in top-shape, grab it!
its almost one year (!!!) since we had the last regular 12 inch release on credo by alex himself due to the remixes during beginning of 2010 and the album in may, but now its overdue to get some really fresh bau-like techno back on the track. hey bronco is kind of different to the releases before soundwise, even juggling around with a acid-hookline, but one thing in common of course: pure techno for the dancefloor. bronco comes in two versions, while the original mix is just as bassheavy as used to alex the teenacidmix appears a little bit more subtile but you will soon recognize that it has a similar massive impact on the dancers as the a-side. super powerful release from alex once again and a sure shot on numerous playlists. early dj-mailout to chris liebing, adam beyer, monika kruse, len faki, stephan bodzin, oliver huntemann, gregor tresher and technasia, regular promo done only around the release-date to keep it as exclusive as it is.
support from: richie hawtin, 2000 and one, xpansul, pfirter, nihad thule, kai kinkel, etc...
this is the final part of the credo repaints, this time featuring the best out of 100 sent remixes by contestants taking part in the remix-contest which ended in february. the results are amazing and it was a really tough job for alex to make a choice, but here we go with most versatile credo release ever. citizen kain rolls onwards while starbug created some shaky techouse. michel lauriola from buenos aires with a techmonster and finally speed progress from serbia with some funky approach on lofi micro. thanks to all you guys for an excellent piece of work!
this is the third part of the big series of repaints from tracks bymr. bau, this time from nobody less than technolegend cisco ferreira akathe advent and his partner industrializer as well as hamburgs electronic jerk remute.
CREDO REPAINTS 2/5 (CHRIS LIEBING & JONAS KOPP RMX)
12" Vinyl D04.02.10
round no. 2 for the alex baus credo repaints, this time featuring the long term techno-heavyweight chris liebing and the uprising jonas kopp from argentina. chris keeps close to the original of >full method jacket<, a track he has been playing frequently, adding his own flavour in a very impressive way. jonas turns >lofi micro< into a stripped down and arrangement-wise more relaxed version, but his precise drumming and sound-design makes this remix becoming something completely new. full points again and already massive dj-support from a like abba to z like zz top :-)
juan pablo pfirter and gary beck, two of the most uptodate technojerks these days, are the openers for the remixseries on alex baus credo imprint. delivering 10 high class techno releases over the last 3 years alex felt it was time to see how other professionals deal with his soundmaterial, and the first remix 12 inch could not be better. pfirter with a remix that couldnt be more fat while gary beck chooses the more dark approach with an enormous drive on the bass. this is a statement, and the following remixes from people like chris liebing, secret cinema, perc, jonas kopp, remute and drumcell will have to perform well to keep the level! top techno productions, just as you are used to on credo!
alex comes to an end with the first series of releases on his imprint credo. ten outstanding records have been highly recognized as a contribution to the modern defintion of techno, contanst plays from the big names and there is no doubt that end of the bleepwill perform as well. again one track which is nothing else than techno for the real peaktimes, driving basslines and a modulating signal-tone to cook the floor up and down. the flipside with blablableepis kind of deep, very useful for the early or late hours on your set. take a deep breath, this is techno 2009 with clear roots to the golden times of the style. watch out for the remix-series on credo to come up in fall featuring remixes of selected artists...
alex finishes some dark experiements in the lab with this first outing the black series from credo. from time to time you can expect some really dark approaches to the technoside of life. the kick off now with the dark summer nights, pt1 flows constantly and pushed forward through some low chords which finally return to a super low bass-driven drumming pattern. the second part is kind of fragmented, alsways evolving and finally finding the way to an rolling end, somehow even more dark than part one. this is gets huge support already from the likes of len faki, speedy j, chris liebing, gary beck and the other usualy credo-suspects. the bacl series will be strictly limited to 500 copies onlyfor each release!!!
played already by the usual famous suspects from adam beyer to chris liebing, felix kröcher, oliver huntemann or technasia who always grab out the tracks from alex the method tracks will again work on the floor for sure. alex trademark, his fat basslines, combined with clear and precise drumming gain the next level of colorful techno-entertainment these days. full method jacket is the one for the peaktime with atmo-changing breaks as triple chain method will delight all the fans of slower, groovy minimal techno
alex bau with the long awaited follow up after his credo album in 2007. this time alex delivers a technoid release on only 123 bpm, but still featuring his energyful, bassdriven and floormoving style..check it
alex bau with the long awaited follow up after his credo album in 2007. finally credo turns to be not only the album, but now alex own labelplatform to perform his musical diversity. this time alex delivers a technoid release on only 123 bpm, but still featuring his energyful, bassdriven and floormoving style. high quality, premium techno for the hot times during the night.
alex bau has simply blown us away with the quality of the releases on his credo label. the first 4 were extremely wel received and played by many top techno djs across the globe. this 5th and final part in the series yet again demonstrates his talent as he lays down 2 fat bombs
alex bau has succeeded in creating a truly awesome brand with the credo imprint. the first 3 relases have all been extremely highly acclaimed and have been working extremely well on the techno floors across the world. this release again is truly cutting edge with the a side being a distorted bass heavy techno monster with its heavy rumbling bass and very cool 3/4 drum rhythm. on the flip we are treated to another blistering cut as this time the influence is old school elctro with its rolling break groove and heavyweight bass and synth sounds.
track 6 and 7 in alex baus credo series.. the 2 tracks have a perfect blanace with the a side being a barnstorming piece that builds around a simple nagging synth line and driving groove. on the flip there is a blissed out minimal masterpiece with dubbed out maurizio like chords and deep bass.
its quite refreshing when a new label imprint comes along and the first release absolutely blows us away. this is a new sub label of zenit being organised by none other than alex bau. the sound is a refreshing take on techno with the tracks leaning heavily more towards a modern minimal sound but with still enough in to pack a serious punch on the dancefloor. the first release is a breathtaking 2 tracker from alex bau himself. the first thing that strikes you is the level of production with the a side, a deeper minimal tune with outstanding soundscapes and dubbed out basslines for the after hours set. the flip being a driving pulsey techno floor burner with acidic riffs and a seriously groovy bassline and percussion pattern
time will tell. true words reflecting the artistic and mainly personal metamorphosis klaudia gawlas has gone through in recent years. the result is her second album “vision” in which she approaches a place she calls home in a musical context. the energetic but at the same time deeper and more sophisticated sound of „vision“ is proof the she has taken a big step towards reaching the artistic level her true inner self has been striving for. as so often in life a strong vision leads to a very pure form of motivation, which finally turns wishful thinking into action. vision is a straight statement and commitment to the roots of techno. something that matches pretty well what klaudia gawlas is known to stand for. vision. 11 tracks, released on cd