FIGURE SPC Y
turning into the home stretch, figure hands the penultimate release of its spc-series to an anonymous yet auspicious talent.on his first output under the ubx127 guise, the producer reveals his wares, combining classic bleep techno with just the right dose of acid. the four driving tracks thrive on their distinct synth-modulations, each scurrying atop a firm groundwork of brooding basses. apparent analogue sequencing pervades the whole ep, infusing it with a feeling of constant motion and liveliness.
FIGURE SPC X
12" full cover
rod, aka respected long-term dutch activist benny rodrigues, hands in another burning 4 track ep for figure spc. as the series approaches the zenith of its 26 chapter a-z journey, the quality shows no sign of dropping, with rods crisp and characterful techno trips inspired by classic minimalist traditions. over four, bleep infused, tracky and positively charged cuts, rod opens the doors for us into his latest hardware-driven studio sessions. each track is a carefully carved snapshot, a different specific moment for the floor, the producers talent for creating elegant moments of tense and playful techno is clear to hear.
FIGURE SPC W
12" full cover
up and coming belgium-born activist philippe petit, operator of the knotweed and decision making theory labels, returns to figure spc with a delightfully versatile four tracker. spanning cold-wavesynth electronics, purist club techno and up-building melodic zones, its perhaps petits strongest effort yet. capturing a neo-classical, archaic mood in >mist<, philippe works stunning cyclic synth themes along with tactile filtering drum patterns. >solaris< and >negative zone< then both work stand-out tracky, trippy elements into two killer club weapons, showing off the frenchmans studio skills. the lighter footprint of >suspended< closes the ep with a joyful, above the clouds journey, lifting up weightlessly into the ether.
FIGURE SPC V (LEN FAKI MIX)
12" full cover
rod needs no introduction as the prolific alter ego of a certain dutch producer already well associated with figure. here we are treated to 3 new rod cuts, precisely aimed at the dancefloor, plus a special len faki remix to crown the package. label curator len faki offers up his take on >truck one< in a storming, action-packed ride, building on rods sparse palette of sound-design rumbles, and creates a straight up modern techno roller that refuses to be shy!
FIGURE SPC U
12" full cover
long-serving french talent philippe petit is welcomed to figure spc with this dextrous and inventive four-track ep. petit is the owner of the knotweed and decision making theory labels, enjoying a busy schedule as a fine purveyor of edgy, melodic and classic techno stylings. we look forward to more to come from mr. petit!
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one of the true masters of modern minimalism, and one of the central artists on figure spc, dutch artist jeroen search is back!
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truly one of the most prolific producers of the techno new breed, markus suckut always delivers with his trademark reduced style, designed for heavyweight soundsystems and heavyweight djs.
FIGURE SPC R
ulraphat dark underground techno, incl. lodbrok , markus suckut , regal, z.i.p.p.o
FIGURE SPC Q
without need to mention his years of experience, classic german techno producer johannes heil arrives on figure spc with two classy dub techno movements, each shimmering and snaking over 20 minutes.
FIGURE SPC P
excellent prime time berghain techno, incl Ø phase remix (token rec)
FIGURE SPC O
berlin based producer ed davenport unveils new material under his inland alias with the nightfall ep on figure spc.
FIGURE SPC N
one of figures most prolific artists, a.mochi offers up his first ever ep for figure spc, with 2 especially subterranean and highly charged tracks. mochi, who last year released his outstanding >primordial soup< lp on figure, continues to tread the line between functional club techno, and post-apocalyptic mechanical soundtracks. the well-defined a side burner, >riff< charges along with textured, woody percussion at its heart, and mochis trademark white noise ensemble pushing the high frequencies. a reduced, classically minimalist work, the track relies on just a handful of elements to induce a real fever on the dancefloor. following closely in its footsteps is >sunset<, a deeper cut with hi-tech atmospheres and intricate percussion at its core. metallic synths surge under mochis wall of bass, and the straight-ahead ebb of the sharp hats and claps edge this monster into even darker zones.
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bangin berlin berghain techno
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after two smoldering releases on figure & spc, roberto bosco is back for his third offering for len fakis spc imprint. a future-classic 4 track techno ep, with more than enough to keep the peak time floors happy, this is big room music at its most intelligent and sensitive. easing us into the thick of it, charming noise takes humming, rumbling bass tones and a metallic clang as its themes. slow burning and readily effective, its a brooding monster for the late hours. i just cant breathe pushes the adrenalin up a few notches in a screaming, white noise attack on the senses. boscos trademark heavy bass rumble and crisp percussion layers hold their own in this reduced killer. were then ready to embark on an emotional voyage as the masterful see the light emerges from the depths with its pushing acid bass and beautiful atmospheric melody. classic strings and synths swirl and build in a tender and heartfelt piece of timeless techno. closing the ep, i was lonely takes the vibe into more reduced, after-hours zones with robertos cool and low-slung take on the smoother sound of futuredeep house.
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a chance meeting of minds and talents, this surprising new ep comes from a seasoned producer who kicked off the spc series with his stunning 3 part series, alongside a promising new talent whose name is spreading fast in the techno world. jeroen search & markus suckut are the craftsmen in question and this is their first creative output ?working together. >jsms 1.0< introduces us into their world. tough, straight beats pump under a discordant bed of synth tones that build in crescendo that emerges and then carefully dies down. the occasional crack of a lone clap or teasing washes of tape delay add to the tension, as this paranoid moment takes control. a classically warm and minimalist affair, >jsms 4.3< plants a super deep synth theme in our heads before introducing quite a mysterious spoken word, locking us into the vibe without doubt. crisp hats cut through the mix as a perfect tool is born. dub techno excursion >jsms 2.0< is a rough and raw stab track done their way.
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markus suckut is an emerging talent in the world of deep, purist techno. having already released on labels like stroboscopic artifacts and lineal, suckut is quickly honing his skills and turning out some seriously impressive club tools. shine opens the ep as an understated track stretching over 10 minutes, however to experience this on a full club system, perhaps when suckut plays at the figure label night in berghain in april, youll quickly.. >symbiosis< is a paranoid jack track - 2011 style. rigid, reduced and yet alive with endless automation and a very unique sound design. on a more dubbed tip, >you< shows suckuts deeper edge in a controlled and well rounded atmospheric tool for the early hours
FIGURE SPC I
ed davenport is the next artist to have his say on len fakis figure spc imprint, taking his distinctive slant on late night body music into a new personal dimension. stretching out over 10 minutes, >take heart< throbs like a first love, dizzy on pheromones and the promise of kneetrembling basement action. fellow uk-import-to-berlin mama provides the telling vocal message. on the flip, eds >weird organ< is a straight up floor-troubling weapon - dark, taut and bristling with malevolent energy. perhaps his heaviest moment to date!?
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knallfetter old skool angehauchte detroit techno tracks... killer on booth sides
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figure mainstays dimi angélis & jeroen search return with their next deep flowing 4 track ep for figure spc. the sub-label of len fakis impressive imprint, spc stands for quality, wide-ranging productions from some of the worlds most creative electronic musicians. launching headfirst into the classic-flavoured drum patterns of >generator<, we remember just what a magic touch this pair has. characteristic, impeccable production, rich, gorgeous analog subtleties and unstoppable machine funk. this is a mind-twisting passage for creative djs during urgent moments!
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mutant clan is the mysterious alter-ego of long serving electronic music veterans timo maas and santos. after a small handful of heavyweight eps on labels like connaisseur and sci + tec, its time for this undoubtedly talented duo to unleash their next batch of weapons on figure spc. the considerably epic we are fuses classic elements of tweaking acid, bright jacking drums and an extended, open-ended arrangement that floats atop a choir of celestial rave angels…! built for cavernous techno meccas, or up-close and personal basement sweat-boxes alike. in comparison the deephouse tones of i feel the sense retain the excellent production values that we ve come to expect from this pair, and take a trip down a dubbed and shuffling melodious path. uplifting, summery and full of clever, climbing effects its a lighter , yet by no means lesser, trip!
SKYS THE LIMIT / MY SHADOW
one of 2009s most talked about newcomers, tony lionni steps up to bat as we drop figure spc e. having alreadysupplied the huge >found a place< for len fakis ostgut ton >berghain 03< mix, fakis figure imprint now keeps thefire burning with two more exclusive lionni recordings.
with its epic, up-building vibe and classically influenced detroitian synth hooks, >skys the limit< treads the linewonderfully between intense peak time action and hypnotic early morning wonderment. immense, room filling, expertly produced and dripping with class, its indeed worthy of the title and continues to elevate tonys status asone of todays most promising producers.
big with: anja schneider, samuel l session, slam, mauro picotto, brendon moeller, deetron, joel mull, timo maas, adam beyer, pär grindvik …
FIGURE SPC D
big with: ben klock, brendon moeller, alan fitzpatrick, pär grindvik, chris liebing, anja schneider, orde meikle, deetron, a. mochi, adam beyer, samuel l session, joris voorn,.. the respected italian producer roberto bosco pushes the blurry boundaries of club techno with this edgy, agile and highly functional 4-tracker on figure spc. letting the games begin straight away with one, a bass-loaded pumping groove leads the action as we step into a cavernous hall resonating with classic techno hypnotism. careful arrangement tweaks, jacking, sharp percussion and knee-trembling sub-frequencies are all present in this well-defined peak time treat for the floor. the twisting, freaking opening bars of circle dub quickly evolve into a strange but beautiful beast, utilising boscos trademark solid drum array, but also a drifting, dubbed out scattering of synth lines, taking the focus from our heads to our hearts. super-pumped and primed for warehous sessions everywhere, the title of the b1 track club sums it up perfectly
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played by adam beyer, dave clarke, josh wink, dj hell, dubfire, renato cohen, paer grindvik ...
a true home for playful experimentation and a place for real fun to be had, figure spc proudly raises its hat to the latest dose of musical mindplay on offer. after the sensational trip that was his >vapors< 12 inch on len fakis figure label last year, the inimitable savas pascalidis returns with four unique club burners that are guaranteedhotter than the sun! >positive force< throws us right into the party, introducing the bold, gutsy vibe of the ep with this sinister synthethiser jam. using only a handful of elements to tell the tale, an addictive bassline and a psycho-disco groove throw energy all over the place in this recklessmonster.
FIGURE SPC B
played by: dubfire, slam, joel mull, deetron, timo maas, a.mochi, anja schneider, nic fanciulli, dave clarke, savas pascalidis, darko esser,
FIGURE SPC A 3 (OF III)
limited to 800 copies!, deep quality techno trax !! big with: josh wink, brendon moeller, dimi angÚlis, efdemin, philip sherburne (the wire), ben klock, deetron, joris voorn, jerome sydenham, loco dice, 2000 and one.
FIGURE SPC A 2 (OF III)
ltd to 800 copies ww!! .,..super special release with deep quality techno trax !! unique packaging ! big with: josh wink, brendon moeller, dimi angelis, efdemin, ben klock, deetron, joris voorn, jerome sydenham, loco dice, 2000andone,
FIGURE SPC A I (OF III)
limited to 800 copies! super special release with deep quality techno trax !! unique packaging ! big with: josh wink, brendon moeller, dimi angelis, efdemin, ben klock, deetron, joris voorn, jerome sydenham, loco dice, 2000 and one,