hello?repeat 022 brings flash and anavi. both tracks in essence bring a linear and continuous flow. to many. a daze maxim signature in the sense that each element does not scream for attention alone. it is the combination of them which creates the overall impact. a dose of what we need when we need it. it is to do with structure. it is about the way in which elements are thrown in adding that bit of surprise effect which is able to stunt and amuse us all in a very good way. flash starts with a solid bass line. the vocal flash. a hypnotic cosmic/trippy element and a hoovering noise on the background making up the intro. the locomotive sounding high-hats then slam in. which together with the bass line complete a dance floor bliss of a track with all that groove.
we are very happy to welcome a new outstanding artist on hello?repeat records. kate simko is a woman of many talents. and she works them well. this chicago native continues to be one of the standout dance music artists in the united states. earning the respect of her peers and catapulting her career to international sucsess. with >mind on you<. kate delivers a little teaser to her forthcoming and highly anticipated solo album on h?r. inclusive tevo howard & daze maxim remixes
daze maxim returns with the next eruption on hello?repeat. with >organ message< daze send us two delicious tracks that bubble over like a vulcan. the title track attacks us with his typical crispy beats. an ultra funky bassline and a quirky synth line all over the track. which shows you once again the way to maxims cosmos. once you arrived there. >strange things< is waiting for you with a voluminous flow of lawa. a hard hitting. percussion driven track from outer space. so. ladys and gentlemen fasten your seat belts and get ready for another crazy ride to maxim land.
limited to 500 copies worldwide!!! after the overwhelming success of last years singles >wade in the water children< and >theres galaxies better<. the irrepressible bruno pronsato presents >at home im a tourist< as a taster in anticipation of his new album >why can’t we be like us<. out in january 2008 on hello?repeat
here it is. the follow up to daze maxim s fabulous 12inch entitled >simply driving gold< (hello004) which is without a doubt one of the most stunning releases of 2006. on this ep daze hits you again with a funky. bleepy flow to make you bounce. >pull absurde< - the opening and title cut - is a dry. hard hitting. n driven track. accented with daze s typical vocals and breakdowns from outer space. a real bumper. the flipside holds a rough percussive and hypnotic trip - take me home. with this piece mr. maxim proves again his highly individual taste and takes us into a deep journey through the endless world of his musical spectrum …. listen carefully. welcome to planet pull absurde
dope me / does caroline know? is a slightly clubbier affair-less sun ra and more soul capsule-but still possesses the air of strangeness that makes the duo so unique. each artist leaves his mark within the first few measure of dope me. the steady high-hats and flawless kick drum are straight out of dazes playbook. while the nervous piano and 3 chairs-style claps are unmistakably bruno. as for the slurred vocal pleading >dope me..dope me<. thats anyones guess. the track carries on for a solid nine minutes as half-melodies and quasi-hooks slide in and out of the mix. the b-side. does caroline know?. takes us deeper and darker. the drums are plodding. the mood is ominous. and a series of dreamlike flourishes add to an already eerie groove. like the a-side. its a surrealistic style of house that only these two could deliver. the artwork. as usual. is done by daze maxim.
the next ep on germany s hello? repeat imprint comes from seuil. one of paris s most inspired underground producers. in terms of style. it is a match that could hardly be more perfect. hello? repeat has spent the past six years carving a niche for itself with eps from cabanne. audio werner and label co-founder daze maxim. plus acclaimed albums by bruno pronsato and kate simko. seuil. meanwhile. has put out a steady stream of ultra-deep 12-inches on labels like freak n chic and sammy dees ultrastretch. both specialize in a sound that is modern. understated and hypnotic. late call is exactly what its name suggests: a record made for the deepest. most tender portion of the night. the drums are slick and punchy. but the rest is woozy and romantic–this is one to put on when the crowd has stopped chatting and everyone s dancing with their eyes closed. topping it off is a vocal line made famous by diana ross but recited here by an androgynous diva: if you need me. call me. no matter where you are. no matter how far… dark. trippy and weirdly moving. this is one of seuil s finest tracks yet. >slow motion< strikes a similar chord but with a more subtle approach. here you notice seuil s rare touch for subtlety: in the absence of any real >hook<. he keeps the track moving with expertly sculpted drums. a warm half-melody and a gently propulsive beat. soft chords sustain in the background to create a balmy summer night feel. both tracks show seuil and hello? repeat doing what they do best: delivering something deep. functional and full of character.
its always good to grow slowly and lasting. a sagacity that patrick specke. our very good friend from düsseldorf. internalized. in three years he only released three mesmerizing and breathtaking eps on labels like kahlwild and desolat. now he enters the floor with some smiling excursions of deepness on hello?repeat. we are very happy to have you on board mister specke!!!
vinyl only release !! no digitally download !! played by 2000 and one. efdemin. jamie jones. loco dice. laurent garnier.-... following bruno pronsatos latest fantastic album >why cant we be like us<. we are more than happy to get with >nobody calls< another timeless pearl on hello?repeat. on the title track bruno worked this time with his very good friend caro (aka randy jones). and together they delivered a truely magical vocal track. on the flip side youll find a fairly dirty track called >where’d you learn to kiss that way<. again bruno manages to create a record with his very unique atmosphere. deep. reduced. glorious. pronsato
hello repeat welcomes the new year with a long awaited 12 inch by cabanne. it’s a while ago since he released the last release on his own imprint minibar music in 2006. so we’re more than happy to present his follow up on hello repeat. with >keep going< and >trés chold<. the french confirmed jazzmann delivers two funky. bleepy. tracks and goes a little deeper again. further support comes from adultnapper. dj misk and raresh
for her debut solo album. >lights out< . kate simko packed her bags travelled 6000 miles from chicago to buenos aires - 2 years in a row - taking her time to compose and deliver one of the most creative and timeless electronic music albums of recent times. a musical expedition of twists and turns. >lights out< branches out into vast avenues of diversity with a ten-track offering that takes us on a body-moving journey of countless colours and shapes
>if archetypal rock music claims -satisfaction- then the rhythmachine requieres emotion< wrote kodwo eshun in his 1998 book >more brilliant than the sun: adventures in sonic fiction.< today. almost ten years later. his theory is still correct. and it shows that his idea is explosive when the rhythmachine is programmed against the common sense. steven ford aka bruno pronsato knows all of this. because he knows rock music and its creative dead end street. he knows because he played in several rock bands in his hometown of seattle. trying time and again to play the same songs. and the same rhythms in new ways. but thats a long time ago. now. more than five years later. he generates music via synthezisers and computers - emotional rhythms far beyond any kind of cliché. his new longplayer >why cant we be like us< embodies his old passion for playing the drums as well as his addiction to ones and zeros. instead of creating streamlined minimal. he has more of an abstract sound on his mind - one that lives on a dark. organic and percussive note. nothing really new. he has always been unpredictable and funky with an organic twist between the beats. his tracks often rely on devious turns. flickering sounds. warm basslines and some free riding vocals. they still do. but more importantly now. they are more musical. more space filling and above all. much more percussive. his intention here is to provide you with a long player- not a compilation of danceable clubtracks. he wants to tell a story and he does it with nine long. grooving compositions that are full of rhythms that twist around bubbling sounds that seem to launch out of his very own inner space: sometimes a piano melody is dancing in space. then an undefinable vibrancy chirps out of the background. and in the next moment some unheared buzzing sighs in time and space. the only real red threat you can feel deeply is a soulful climax towards the last track >why cant we be like us<.