hailing from buenos aires, sebastian galante a.k.a. seph is one of argentina’s main electronic music artists. with nearly 10 years of activity in the techno scene, he has established himself as a multi-fac- eted artist, dividing his time between roles such as an energetic, prolific producer, heavily requested remixer, aula magna records label manager, and a live act which has driven him to perform all across the globe. a sound experimentalist at heart, he devotes himself into expanding the sonic experience on the dance-floor and in the mind.
longtime friends, label partners and now collaborators seph and jeremy p caulfield team up to once again demonstrate their synergistic telepathic working methods. virtues & vices is a 4 track ep featuring solo work form argentinian wunderkind seph as well as two more tracks written & produced together with jeremy p caulfield. across oceans and continents the ideas of two studio wizards take shape. virtue & vices is a raw yet rocking dubby expedition into peak-time tripped magic.
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dumb unit returns to the race with a powerful new ep by italian heavyweights clockwork & avatism. revealing their skill at collaboration the four tracks on the archetype ep are a compelling take on the increasingly musical side of techno. both slow and brooding, yet with the direct propulsion needed to move bodies, the archetypes ep is a moody thriller perfect for the warm nights approaching
stylistically different from their previous releases, the dynasty ii ep is a catchy, propulsive and perhaps at times even romantic release. providing four energetic songs of varying mood, the ep proves that the boys can always deliver. the ep included cesares road tested >what do u want<, a straightforward old school banger with deep distorted synths and a monster vocal hooks. the track is then also remixed by both jeremy & cesare adding both depth and character to the already powerful original.
with our ten year anniversary firmly behind us, dumb unit continues unabated into the future! the family has grown larger but our vision remains the same, to bring the world stimulating music for the dance-floor and beyond. this season, we present dumb unit dynasty, a special year- long focus on our tight-knit du family. in addition to our regular output, a number of special releases are planned. the first, dynasty ep 1 showcases 3 superb tracks by the dumb unit crew
this fall dumb unit returns with what is sure to become a household name in electronica: thomas feriero aka avatism. known recently for his moody releases on labels such as mike shannon s haunt and tiefschwarz s souvenir, his dark yet hopeful productions are already receiving plaudits by some of the scenes top artists. opening the doors to new musical members has not been a common occurrence at du which therefore means that this release must be something special indeed. and it is. dark, brooding yet full of energy and substance. all tracks hit with a welcome hint of catchiness and hooks embracing what is current in dance music today, without losing sight of the label or the artists individuality. 4 quality tracks of equal stature command full attention on this ep. one of the the labels most exciting releases to date and one which signifies a strong 2012 ahead!
and once gain we are back. after a welcome pause dumb unit returns with an energetic four tracker from our man in nyc : elon. a long time label mate elon strips it all back to create a bumping and infectious groove that while resolutely dumb unit is uncharacteristic in its nakedness! no decor here, only pure syncopated and pushing rhythms to notch it up a tad. perfect for leading the lions back to the warehouse and off the beach into the cooler months. >put those shades away son we going inside<. the energetic pacers of elon are complemented by a deeper excursion, a superb exercise one remix that takes the original and works it into a pulsing main floor late night jam.
your horoscope : dumb-unit merges with 2011 preparing a new outlook and attitude of strong singles for global consumption. the first: a winning combination from walker and agaric. your moods will be exaggerated as long time friends short time studio partners win hearts and minds. stay positive! previous sonic excursions were only a test. the duo now present their new works. listeners world-wide should expect strong hi hats, low rumbles mixed with smart moving percussion. although fantasy themes abound, the narrative is firmly rooted on the dance floor. check attitudes at the door: the uncertain age of irony will be fixed with the proven track record. ... happy lucky golden dragon double 8 good time!
every so often a new artist on the dumb unit roster steps up and bats one out of the park. case in point, our man from essen : tim querengaesser: aka pherox. the panthers walk ep is an expressive and bombastic ode to a night that goes boom! sultry lyrics voiced by tim himself and guest lee curtiss sit firmly over top of tims excellant and chugging under groove. the panthers walk is an exciting slab of music for any dj and one that will certainly bring pherox and his brand of funk into a more deserving light.
after a blazing 2010 dumb unit begins the new year with its full flame burning. do your math, created and calculated by dumb unit mad man cesare vs disorder is a return to force for both the label and the artist. written as a schizophrenic ode to his two monikers: queen atom and cesare vs disorder. do you math exemplifies everything that we have come to love from dumb unit and its artists. solid forward moving bass lines, tight syncopated percussion and a general darkness that gives everything its characteristic du shine !
dumb unit is proud to present the debut album from acclaimed argentinian producer seph entitled : alquimia. a core artist on dumb unit since 2006, sephs intricate, intelligent style of techno has consistently impressed fans of forward thinking electronic music. with alquimia, seph delves into worlds unexplored and expands his sublime universe of murky textures and ethereal sounds. containing a healthy dose of both dance floor and living room experiments. alquimia will quietly seep into the dark corners of your subconscious and deliver you to new and unexpected postulations.
to cap off the year anniversary celebrations dumb-unit has created a special limited edition clear vinyl with a smorgasbord of good music deep down in the grooves. enjoy jeremy p. caulfield return to an early dumb-unit sound with exercise one and elon adding their touches for some modern magic as we celebrate a decade of existence in style!
who is maetrik and just how does he get his beats and bleeps to sound so good? we cant be the only ones asking this question as recently eric comes on a string of big hits for audiomatique and mothership. erics been banging out stormers of late, but with dumb-unit its different. here we do our typical du magic and present something a little bit slankier, a wee bit dirtier, and a tad more tripped out. something that dancers and freaks can equally get their head around, something that will blast through the sound systems straight through the summer! and so without further ado we suggest you dig in ... and get ready ...
theres something brewing down at dumb-unit and this time its in the venomous form of a cobra sun. legend has it that the cobra sun is a sun so fierce that a man can only face it at the crack of dawn. only at this point can one survive its monstrous wrath. whatever the truth may be, what is certain is that a new legend arises with pheroxs moving interpretation. a massive journey full of dynamism and extremes the cobra sun is yet another notch to be carved into dumb-units sonic bed post.
things are really moving at dumb-unit, the new year is about to hit and we are ready to bring on another superb artist to the roster. this time in the form of ahmet sisman, the turkish / german sensation who is already makinginternational waves with his strong batch of recent releases. flagged by sven väth and mathias kaden as one to watch in 2010 ahmet has been on the radar of jeremy p caulfield for sometime. his slash, lessizmore and stock 5 eps were in high rotation through the summer and were a perfect fit to jeremys high energy sets. with a dense impact of heady efx and speaker rattling low-end ahmet is the perfect match for dumb-unit as the label bumps and thumps deep into the unwritten future ... stay tuned …
elon returns to dumb-unit with 2 sublime summer works. treading lightly on current trends but with full individual strength he jacks the notion of what a modern techno djs should deliver in this day and age. fxck cuba is a layered and playful excursion into what the post minimal freestyle years have allowed us to achieve. freedom from constraints & styles. he then continues the mood on >right on babe< an ode to slinky summer sex, here elon pushes a dark and nasty feel that will grind hips this summer.next up is a man we have been eyeing for some time and his first foray onto dumb-unit is a stormer. ahmet sisman, the upstart from essen who has already made major waves (including being featured being on sven väths sound of the 9th season), takes the remix to another dimension (so pay close attention). not for the light hearted, this remix a a powerful calling to festival and main room dance floors of the summer, direct, unabashed and loads of fun ahmet is clearly a man with a lot to say and delivers a powerful modern take on dumb units renown sound.
cesare vs disorder has become a name synonymous with dark tribal mystique of the whole ever-ness. now he returns to dumb-unit under his queen atom alias with 2 powerful moody exponent of summer fueled target mayhem. refuse greed is the monster of the 2 and is set to create precise dust storms of engraved monuments throughout the continents. beaten down circuit trek. forward, functional and expertly designed, it is the swiss knife of the hard motion. minsk is the trickster of the 2, the wild coyote data dash it goes deep and dark and slides through stacks like no other tin tit. hollow, resonant and compelling it s some fireside buzz log. it s out there ... now go find it ...
sweet n candy catapults himself back into the arena and the timing could not be better. his intriguing 3-tracker presents the facettes of his contemporary work and he shows once again that he can pack a bag of treats
>smut< ist eine mit hooklines gespickte hymne an die heissen detroiter sommernächte und sorgt für ein frisches lüftchen in den stickigen clubs. mit dicken support von shinedoe, tim paris, 3 channels, butane, luca bacchetti und anderen...!
du magst es düster, minimal & abgefahren ? dann bist du hier richtig. trippig, gruselig & funktional gehts zur sache, egal ob im sarah goldfarb mix oder in den original tracks. aber bangemachen gilt bekanntlich ja nicht - oder doch ?
um es mit lees eigenen worten zu sagen: >fuck trends, fuck dance music, and fuck me<. wir erstarren in erfurcht ob solcher wortgewalt und klatschen dann hoffentlich morgen wieder frenetisch applaus. tight, deep, dark und sexy. ein vielversprechendes debut auf dumb unit !!
da tut sich was in rom. nachdem es bei den letzten weltmeisterschaften nicht so richtig geklappt hat spielt man wenigstens im minimal-zirkus wieder oben mit. sehr empfehlenswertes stück musik aus dem elettronica romana umfeld mit lee van dowski mix
ein bewegender track der sich in einem hypnotischen groove aufbaut und f?rs mixen und den floor gemacht zu sein scheint...aber auch f?r die gelegenheiten wo man einfach mal runterkommen m¸chte. smoothe chords & tighte beats die wie rotwein flie?en gepaart mit dreckigen funk der lauter nach-hallt als die schnuckelige pariser metro in der rush hour