supported by james holden, kiki, kiko, chloe, glimpse, sian, funk d void, jesse somfay, angel molina the youngsters. after a series of remixes with great acceptance for labels such as glimpse, property of the british man of the moment, for audio invaders, the swiss >boutique label< and factor city, undo presents his first solo 12 since despacio, his album. in >paracaidas<, undo shows that he has learned from legends such as underworld in the precise art of creating outstanding melodies. the track that opens the maxi is a seven minute state of the art piece which will fit all sets at small hours. the darkness that was present in his previous production is still imbued here. an electro-techno tune that refers directly to the past decade
third solo ep for vicknoise in factor city. this time, two tracks plus two remixes by undo and mouseup, his teammates. in the a-side we find the track that gives name to the 12 inch, which title (one thousand and one nights) makes us think vicknoise now wears beard and turban, and has converted to islam. this is one of many irrefutable truths that techno has suffered the influence of arabic music since its beginning. in the 80s we had psychic tv or chris&cosey. later on, cylob. and most recently guy gerber and mathew jonson, as number one exponent of modern arabic techno
in the a side, undo & vicknoise, the masterminds of the label deliver their most tense and baroque track ever. to the simple kick-snare of the beginning they add progressively a distorted and powerful bassline, and omnipresent xylophone and some sub-aquatic melodies factor city school that will give you the creeps. sistema and his other self in full-moon nights, show in >te tazas< its best-known face: dark and epic tunes with a slight taste of 90s sound. hands up for mister coromina with >dancing and confused< he delivers what will be a sure hit forgetting the sound we were used to listen in his productions alongside undo. as you hear the track and its persistent jaw-dropping bassline, the best productions of carl craig and Âme will pop up to your mind showing clear influences of the new generation house music. youll dance more than c3po in a gargantuan spin-dry machine !! supported by: laurent garnier, funk d void, kiki, the youngsters, stefan goldmann, donato dozzy, mathias kaden, sian, glimpse, jesse somfay, karotte and angel molina
after a two year absence, factor citys fave space cadets return with a new intergalactic mission. lontano combines synthetic robotic grooves with a lot of atmospherics. this is music to drive your spaceship
dreamy and epic at the same time, phoskitos is a >state-of-the-art< trancer, taking its cues both from the trademark factor city sound (the lethal combination of fat bass and spiralling synths best witnessed in undo & vicknoise 12s) and the new wave of uk producers (holden & the border community crew). >el tren asesino< is a tigh minimal groover, based around a couple of simple, mind piercing, synth bleeps, a tension builder track that has already been packing dancefloors while playtested by the factor city djs. >dismonster< nicely complements the package, with its dizzy, bubbling bassline and nostalgic melody, it developes nicely with unexpected turns, stops and twists
gabriel berlanga, der mann aus barcelona zeigt auf seinem debut album wie man pop, alternativrock, elektro und digitale beats zusammen schraubt und dabei nicht die qualität verliert.. kölsche prägung..
sistema s new installment for factor city is a three-phased bomb that perfectly showcases the versatility of this underrated barcelona producer, a wide-ranging affair which should cover your dancefloor and armchair listening needs. opening with circus parade samples, >tio vivo< quickly developes as an archetypical factor city groove with its irressistible fat bass and piercing synth lines, a track that rises and falls like a phoenix before hitting you hard with some devastating chord changes. dancefloor monster music...
dancefloor-friendly material where he combines his trademark points: the rephlexy electronica sound so dear to his heart & the european ebm influence > always present in his dj sets. pipe all this thru manels unique production skills and you are next to factor citys latest bomb
a double-sided dancefloor depth-charge with and indie flavour (dig those loud snares!) which further defines the aesthetic of barcelonas finest electronic export. a trancey affair with a percussive edge and a very shoegazer-inspired synth-cum-guitar. music to dive by. forget the underground, here comes the underwater! played by sven vaeth !!