after releasing their debut full length album on kompakt last year, hunter/game return to just this with another immersive offering. on the dead soul ep the duo continue to refine their expressive yet subtly arranged sound. the title track unfolds slowly, sculpting the melody, texture and suspense. joey andersons take on dead soul is airy and atmospheric without losing it’s pulsing flow. isolation covers a broad spectrum and is filled with contrasts in which an intense bass interacts with a delicate and breathy melody. balance is key to hunter/game’s music and this ep is no exception
milan based collective just this are proud to present the ‘absolute infinity ep’, a joint release from netherlands-based producers sinfol and octual. featured in this package are two remixes from gerd janson prescribing a heavy dose of acid. title track is a stripped back groove with a looping synth lead that wanders through ricocheting drums. for his first remix gerd muffles the framework of the original, making room for a floating melody and warm lead, whilst the ‘acid only’ version takes the components of the original and throws them into a bath full of acid. closing off the ep is ‘wire’, a moody dancefloor cut for the after-hours.
milan based collective just this return with two va releases to continue their broken promises series. with the aim of documenting the progression of cultural movements, the label have pursued underground material since 2010. broken promises part 3 and part 4 are due for release on 1st december and 8th december respectively, and each feature four new tracks channelling refined techno with minimalist, ambient sentiments. hunter/game open part 3 with distance, a meditative journey through ambient textures using expansive synths and vast acoustics. next, architectural brandishes 808 drums for a tense workout on electric soul. on the b-side, label co-owner pisetzky explores the darker side of minimal on anterial, whilst altman plays with moody bass and ricocheting percussion on shapes. part 4 opens with a shuffling rhythmic framework on inlands aechmea, followed by zona, a pointillist groove by ben gibson, aka one half of the collaborative project dyad. on my flowers kundal, a cyclical melody wanders through eerie acoustics whilst hiver navigates a broken beat framework with glitchy distortions and dub echoes on stellar parallax landing
just this broken promises various artists serie aims to the research of a mix of sounds by producers from different countries, to a journey into a variegated world. melancolic vibes, deep ambient athmospheres. the ep is composed by four tracks, starting with an hunter/game intro instrumental track distance is a crescendo introducing the club scenario. the second track digging into a vibrant groove from architectural. his first appearence on the label.electric soul is a chimical mix between powerful percussions and a stunning synthesizer sequence. running thru a just this classic anterial from pisetzky, clear sound identity from the milan crew, ending with a melodic flow from town new talent altman
somne debuts on just this. the italian producer, whose real name is federico maccherone, presents his first release of 2017 – a solo ep marrying the same ethereal, wide-angle synthesis and intricate drum programming that appears on standout work for boddika’s nonplus imprint and the afterlife label. more than ever, maccherone shows his range – rolling, meditative recordings sit comfortably alongside some more overtly dance floor material, with both approaches bound by the same high-end production values listeners and dj’s alike have come to expect from the somne project. in various ways, the ep offers a certain degree of insight into maccherone’s dual identity as a producer of both clinical, dance-floor fare as well as a cerebral, leftfield work – and in turn, how the artist draws together these two strands of creative endeavour to craft unique and profoundly emotive electronic music. nods to classic idm and ambient sit at the periphery of the recordings, although the main focus is on the propulsive, contemporary techno derivatives – from warping, half-time opener divided love, with its crisp, white noise washes and clinical use of distortion – through to endgame’s exacting, peak-time drive. and whilst the form shifts across the ep from half-time, polyrhythmic work to more direct 4x4 compositions – everything remains bound by the same exquisite, otherworldly atmosphere that touches on the grandiose whilst maintaining a gloriously introspective bent.
the next ep on just this comes from octual, an established figure on the dutch underground techno circuit. his 3rd release to date is an exploration into melody and beat composition – a journey through uncharted territory. “jupiter’s moon” presents a fleeting view of different landscapes - claps and hi-hats depict the lights and shadows of a sublunary word. “untold places” reaches an otherworldly place where rhythm and metre counteract each other and obscure sounds sway us in and out of reality. amsterdam based electronic pioneer sterac provides two remixes, analysing and repurposing the molecular details of octual’s productions. his first rework of ‘jupiter’s moon’ provides a stunning and heartfelt view, exploring the intersection of each artist’s approach. for the dub version he reveals a darker sentiment, creating a dancefloor oriented secret weapon.
pisetzky s full debut album on just this includes adventures into contemporary techno music, fines ambient works, and unique broken pieces. an intense mixture of incredible warmth, weird fluffiness, mystic trumpets and high uplifts, the album is interspersed with short ambient and fragmentated interludes, each just a few minutes long: ‘state of consciousness’ and ‘tears of a rough machine’ are serene and reflective tracks that give the listener time to breathe and bringing him/her back to more dancefloor focused tracks of the lp like viridis, bakwas and wand. the result is a magic story, a history in eleven chapters that the listener is guided through, like the landscapes of a mystic journey, with a twist on the melodies and hidden effects behind every deep bass sound.
with 4 releases under their belt and more to follow, it clearly shows the alliance between hunter/game and the icelandic band kura, can do no wrong. their band, landside, is now primed to get an accompanying remix ep following up from signs of change and desert lake. drawing their inspiration from a cumulation of music that inspires them, they call up a diverse selection of artists to the task, which present an astonishingly coherent vision. from the stormy modulated chords of robert hood and trickling pads crafted by etapp kyle, to the dystopian narratives expressed by bambounou and edanticonf, the re-visionings provide additional star-power to what is already a fine, shimmering series.
landside is the collaboration between italian producers hunter/game and the icelandic band kura. the sound draws as much from the deep vibe and melancholy ambience of kuras reflective, dubby moods, as it does from the more insistent groove of hunter/game s dancefloor roots landside – signs of change ep signs of change is the fourth chapter of landsides journey through diverse sound researches that cross over to industrial ambients, basslines and a whirling melody accompained by a crescendo of sonorities that won’t release you from the flow. distance is a throw back voyage in a melodic orchestra of ethnic sonorities that elevate you to an esquisite and new dimension. luke hess remix, is a night bounce into into dub techno that will hypnotize you with its hazy yet enthralling use of vocals. kelpe remix is a deep and intense dreamlike hazy trip, accopanied by trippy melodies that melt with the voices of the original track.
just this s first various artists aims to the research of a mix of sounds by producers from different countries, to a journey into a variegated world. melancholic vibes, deep ambient atmospheres. the second part of the various artists, gets straight to the point, reaching the dancefloor in a more hard and deep insistent way. the first track inside world is composed by hunter/game, as a playful banger with a solid kick, brushed percussions and surging, subtly atmospheric synth pads that make the track dreamy while fierce. the second one by pisetzky comes with a strong, continuous 4/4 bassline and organic percussion from start to end, further on dominated by a hypnotic melody followed by a more romantic and dreamy motif full of longing melancholy and eternity. the third one comes from just this new artist altman, with a breaking mellow downbeat theme, it lets all squeaky sounds mesh nicely like a dream landscape opening up into a widescreen chord progression, with an epic build up.
just this is a milan based label collective. just this is the expression of a social, metropolitan and underground movement we are living and going through all together. our mission is to give room and importance to art and music which are still evolving day by day. expressing his own unique unclassified genre, it grabs you into an unspringy flow bringing the listener to a vintage ambient atmospheres
chains ep, is a meltin pot of dub vibes, breaking leads, and melancholic vocals. an obscure path through secret prophecies, sewing new worlds, combining ash and bones. a born spell, takes you into uncharted lands, a journey up to a mirage of a desert lake. axel boman remix is fresh breath into e melancholic landscape, as a shaman hypnotizes you , and takes possession of your most magical vibration. beacon remix is a velvety story into a melody that cradles you in a soft dream without break away from a wild energy.
just this is the expression of a social, metropolitan and underground movement we are living and going through all together. our mission is to give room and importance to art and music which are still evolving day by day. just this is aimed to frame these changes, which are going to be the picture of today and the future memory of the cultural movement of this age, throughout a series of messages, images and sensation drawn inside the audience.
as the music is research, pisetzky loves to get deep into bass lines of different sound dimension. his style is always powerful and melancholic, moving hearts and minds into multi layered soundscapes. he started producing in 2010 with the name fabiano valli as sound designer for fashion brands. since late 2013 he turned his profile into pisetzky, inspired by a growing milans techno scene, he started to realise his attitude into being active part of the project just - this. he already proved his musical research for the biggest europe festivals stages ( off sonar week, ade, amore, barrakud ), as in the finest clubs and parties. in the darkness of his studio or even on the hottest dancefloors, pisetzky shakes deeply souls and bodies with his dogged rhythms.