mike witcombe joins the kindisch family, bringing along a delicate sound for a fantastic journey with his delomi ep. the title track charms both the body and the soul, with an elegantly simple track unleashing a sea of warmth with beautiful chord-work and a steady stream of organic percussion. taking the torch further, almond dives a bit deeper, and travels a bit further, hypnotizing us into the night. acid meets house meets after-hour meets pure and warm intentions to create an intricate and almost spiritual experience. next, mike witcombe and felix warmuth balance chaos and control with islagrande, representing the symbiosis between artist and machine, opening doors to realms rarely seen and inviting all to join the experience.
kindisch is absolutely thrilled to introduce the newest family member to the roster, french mastermind yokoo with his sensual and moving ep, atya. the title track brings us warm percussion topped off with long, drawn out pads and elegant notes jumping around the track. the track holds its energy back for the most part, creating a beautiful ambience and amazing warm up or after-hour vibe.
one of kindischs first releases of the year has come to us via the duo known as bedouin. after their ‘mirage ep that dropped last summer causing some serious waves in electronic music … tamer malki, along with partner rami abousabe have served up their new ep called ‘whispering words of wisdom, as their first joint venture for kindisch
a shuffling mix of acoustic guitar riffs, licks, natural percussion and of course razs well known melancholic vocal lines all come together to generate a country folk feeling of the 60s. a dampened kick drives the energy deep and harmonicas seep into our minds and set our soul on fire. a fresh track for a hot summer day on the lake. acid pauli takes the track and acidizes it by adding, yep, acid lines and a very direct kick. the track gains more of a main time vibe, heightened energy and deeper bass allow this track to hold its own in a variety of set styles. the final mix is an open air anthem delivered from the sorry entertainers m. rux and lotti. using percussion of the same natural flavor and incorporating dirty synth lines, the two produce a heavier mix worthy of both dancefloors and home listening.
raz ohara brings his unique style to kindisch, in the form of the >see it coming< ep. raz holds true to his style of layering ghostly vocals with haunting melodies coupled with ambient percussive elements. we begin the ep with its title track >see it coming<, a colorful blend of melancholic tones on a chilled canvas of percussion. as a perpetual melody drives, delicately laid vocals narrate the journey to the subconscious. next up we get >deeper<, as raz brings out the bass on this one. dissonance and vocal chops harmonize over a heavy kick
patrick rasmussens musical worldview goes beyond the adjectives that are continuously used to describe his music - eclectic, accomplished, experimental. he is a restless journeyman who, as raz ohara, has sojourned in collaborations with electronica luminaries such as apparat and luomo, and has penned solo work of electronic downtempo, acoustic, folktronica, and various points between. most recently, under the guise of the odd orchestra, he changed course again and crafted two albums, raz ohara & the odd orchestra and ii, both explorations of hazy, pastoral, avant-garde pop, grounded by rasmussens soulful and heartfelt vocals.
just across the main, lies offenbach, a place where many of the kids of frankfurts inspirational house and techno scene call home. two promising producers - florian and marc - who hail from this hood, have within one year caught the attention of labels such as levelnonzero, off, below and cécille.
who is noa siano: a face in the crowd, or a ghost in the shadows? we dont know ourselves, but this intriguing newcomer has an affinity for deep soulful house that has the spirit of what house music is all about leaking from every orifice.
it is no secret that the 1980s was probably one of the best decades. 1986 was in particular a very memorable and historic year across the world. it also happens to be the year delete was born and the name of the groove laden a-side. >1986< does not boast any sci-fi effects or other worldly sounds, it does however have one of the catchiest bass lines out there. >our generation< pours a real telltale chicago house vibe, complete with derrick carter style vocals and a bone-chillingly infectious four-note pad melody. this is eyes closed, hands in the air euphoric house. the 12 inch rounds out with delete still showcasing his knack for creating funky bass lines with, >lunchbox<. this number runs a bit deeper than the first two tracks, as it is rolled along by little percussion edits and snippets that evoke a more subtle laid-back vibe.
david keno is going for the trifecta with feast, his 3rd kindisch release of the year. following on from his excellent label debut discoteca, and his storming tout le temps collaboration with jaxson, keno is back with the 3-track smorgasbord that is feast. starting off his career with a number of releases for on corrado izos 1220 label, david keno has since cut his teeth with morris audio citysport edition and frankie rec, and has honed his sound into a fresh combination of masterfully constructed beats, perfectly pitched percussive elements and infectious melodies… all the right elements for dancefloor devestation! feast shows david keno taking a leaf out of the book of us westcoast house pioneers, and giving the sound a new perspective. >bonito< opens with a hint of cheeky latin swing and demi-percussion, before breaking into a tough jacking beat and boompty house bassline. a lone, melancholy string sample in the second half define the track by injecting a touch of unexpected quirkiness into the mix. keeping the momentum going is >808<, a slightly deeper affair based on a throbbing, undulating bassline and conga-led percussion
our favorite frankfurters miguel and arno are back with more frolicking, funky and fired up house. the boys have kept busy since their last release on kindisch, out with a bang, (which for a period was heard every weekend in clubs across europe) remixing for labels such as arearemote, below and murmur. oh, and we almost forgot to mention nurturing their label la peña, whose success can be contributed to their no nonsense attitude to releasing only merit worthy house. welcome back kindischs native sons, as they take you an inebriated four-track voyage of the utmost magnitude of rump-jiggling beats. >caña moral< contains all the things that we have grown to love einzelkind for: warm and crunchy beats and a perfected groove all following the chants of tribal vocals. this one might be a tad more pristine than what they have been known to release on their own label, but it does give proof of their ability to construct tightly woven modern beats
christopher spero a.k.a glimpse has really made a name for himself the way that producers and djs in this day and age should: by making tasteful music of the highest caliber, and putting substance over style. these two tracks co-produced with frequent collaborator and head of the hypercolour label, alex jones, put that said taste on display in a refined and elegant form of house music.true friends pumps right from the beginning with a chunky rolling kick drum only made denser by the thick brushing percussion that surrounds it. before the beats become to overwhelming a soothing male vocals drifts in reminding how hard it is these days to find a true friend. a stark tune of epic proportions. returning with a similar pressure from drum programming aesthetic, which basically means hefty percussion layered over warm and tumbling drums. æcambria sets itself apart from the a-side with a more open-air vibe. light piano notes float along side softly played wind instruments, creating a surreal dreamlike audio experience that still has the tools to do damage on the dance floor. glimpse and alex jones have really put some true style, grace and class into their music. masters at creating a distinctive sound that exist in the space where warm and lush tones meet musicality and stimulation. a summer record with good vibes scrawled all over it.
although jaxson and keno both have successful solo projects and have previously worked together before, this collaboration is bound to be their most notable release yet. a fusion of house, funk, latin and techno, all meet at the crossroads of their studios for a 4 track ep of sundry beats and fresh flavors. clearly the a-side, >tout le temps< is comprised of a clever hook and a hazy latino vocal sample, which carries the initial groove right into an originally played synth section. a good example of a refreshing approach to adding effects and using sounds. >tarantella< as the title might suggest, one might expect a track that would scare the living day lights out of you, but it has more of a >creeping up from behind you< sort of vibe. a subtlety creeping groove subliminally enters your unconscious mind carrying a secret message. what is that message you ask? dance! the congas on, >red baron< sound so live you can almost here the players licking their fingers. congas might be the groove in the heart of this tune, but the melody of the slick synth stabs and rising strings are what ultimately breath energy and spunk into this roller. >karate kid< initially has a minimal feel, but once the hacked up guitar and vocals come in, you can put those dirty thoughts to rest. abundant with an overwhelming amount of unique and interesting sounds, secure this tunes ability to prick up the ears of finicky djs and clubbers alike. it is rare to find such a wide variation of sound design on your run of the mill ep, but kindisch has proved they are not an ordinary label. they are consistently releasing quality tunes and always providing pleasant surprises. some might say it is a clichÚ, but this ep really does have a bit of something that will drive one club or another nuts
fine arranged melodies from multiple sound sources, as stated in his biography, are the building blocks of which daniel mehlhart considers to be the essence of good music. putting what he preaches into practice has affirmed the 22-year-old swiss born, frankfurt am main resident, as one of the most exciting new talents in the underground tech-house movement. his most acclaimed release was the harp-tinged origami, released last summer on kindisch, which catapulted him into the record bags and charts of a slew of seasoned djs during the end of last summer. >scharade< is an example of young daniel sticking to what he does best, mixing and blending techno. atmospheres and sonic images while still animating an organic and natural vibe over the tracks. liberal amounts of percussion and a middle eastern or asian vocal dramatically pitched this tune beyond recognition watermark with a style and a vibe that he has helped to advance. the house roots of >distracted conscience< are present right from the onset. using a double pump kick to inject a pinch more of energy into the already flourishing habitat of off-kilter and spooky sound effects. so many in fact it is easy to see how he came up with the name, >distracted conscience<, as there are more effects floating around in this track than thoughts in the head of an 8-year-old who forgot his daily dose of ritalin. he turns to an ethnic vocal on >alura< again, but keeping the overall mood of this outing a bit deeper. he pulls out even more percussion instruments including extra shakers, toms and bongos all marching along harmoniously. this is a head down, hands-up, side-to-side bopper that just keeps quietly elevating as subtle elements are added and subtracted throughout the duration of the tune. a coherent composition and dj tool all in one. although this is his second release there are no signs of a sophomore slump anywhere in site, as daniel mehlharts talent lies in his unique, but subtle ability to gel different eleme
played by loco dice, tom clark... a booty call. the title says it all, a call for all booties - big or small - to migrate to the dance floor. an orgy of percussion and low end rumble lift you from your head bobbing slump up against the wall and firmly plants you right in the sweet spot of the dance floor, where the rising energy hits a climax. there is a pause and then the most noticeable sound of the track hits: the booty call. one artist credited with invigorating the kindisch label, is the young frankfurt based producer daniel mehlhart, whose first (and hopefully not last) release, origami was a highlight of last summer. in his booty call remix, one can immediately hear his style thrust into the main groove of the track, injecting it with a heavier feel and bringing forth a whole slew of new effects and sounds including a hypnotizing african vocal. this marks a small milestone as the 20th release of the label.
kindisch is now eighteen releases old, and its mission - to uncover new talent, and to provide a platform for producers to evolve and experiment - is more passionate than ever. this time, the reins are handed to sascha braemer, aka hirtenfellner, and philip bader, who build on the promise of their releases on sup dub and get physical. >mamba drums< is, as its name suggests, a percussive, latin-tinged affair, with sweeping builds and heavy drops, layer upon layer of locomotive percussion and a skeletal four-note vamp designed to whip the listener into a state of frenzy (and sure to be successful in this aim!). a male vocal sample pervades on >thrill<, this time more gruff, more laconic, and edited so that the words become another percussive element rather than carriers of meaning. deep whirlpools of delay open up below a surface drift of jazz-tinged chords, from a minimalist sound palette bader and braemer paint a vastly evocative, effusive picture that will transport the listener, or dancefloor, to a strange and addictive place. >put your arms around me<, implores the soul-infused vocal sample on b >around<, over a yawning vista of synth chords bridged with sibiliant snares and subtle but earth-moving edits that leave no doubt as to braemer and baders mastery of dancefloor dynamics.
daniel mehlhart steps up to the plate for kindischs seventeenth release, origami - an exquisitely deep, languid house jam laced with strung-out, processed spanish guitar and gently euphoric xylophone arpeggios. >origami< is languid, yes, but not exactly laid-back: its held up and propelled forward by a gently vibrating lattice of kickdrum and snare hits, through which a dubby, molten bassline and taut, time-keeping chords dreamily but determinedly flow. the perfect soundtrack to the mixed pace of summers long days and even longer nights. mehlhart harks back to his acclaimed past releases on karmarouge and neutonmusic for >alles klar alles easy<, which sees brushed drum and shaker sounds edited into a quietly explosive techno work-out with serious swing. >fata morgana< begins in a more linear, four-to-the-floor style, but those percussive flourishes quickly accrue into something more strange, and then out of the ether comes an entrancing, south american-style chorus line. the voices mingle imperceptibly with woodblock strikes and caustic snares, injecting the techno dna >fata morgana< with a sick and psychedelic voodoo funk. with this 12inch kindisch once again proves itself to be a preeminent stable for experimental, expressive dancefloor music, and daniel mehlhart affirms his status as one of our most daring and capable producers
in less than one year riva starr has become one of the most talked about house artists thanks to a string of blinding releases that started with the >thizzle</>china gum< 12 for jesse rose’s frontroom recordings. he followed this up with the >bubble< and >la conga< ep’s for claude vonstroke’s dirtybird label. now he strikes back on kindisch with an amazing tribal affair. supported by tom clark, anthony collins, jimpster, radio one, president bongo, james huxley and many more..
the skull returns to kindisch with four impeccably sultry and leftfield dancefloor cuts. >must have back< is silky, chicaning mix of ice-cool male vocals and slick, vacuum-packed percussion that will prove devastating to discerning dancefloors, while >lalalala< is a raw, spaced-out house jam that serves up spry, bouncy congas, wobbly bass and clipped hi-hat patterns with no small amount of dubby echo and delay. >forever ever< is a wonderfully trippy slice of minimal techno, a heady bass and percussion workout haunted by the blue, smoky ghosts of jazz keys. be careful - you may well find yourself hypnotized forever ever.the mood is less abstract but no less intense or inviting for deep, reverb-laden closing track >lovesong<. an insistent kick-drum and mind-bending fx make this prime dancefloor material, but the mood of the track is more complex - wistful, pining, mindful of the past, expectant of the future - a lovesong through and through.
pure hypnotic dope ! the 12inch opens with a blast of superlative dancefloor funk, >u can get sonar<. its immediately obvious that this track is the creation of someone who knows - as a fan, dj, record-seller and musician - what works on the dancefloor, what sounds good, and has endeavoured to make his record satisfy us on all counts. carried along by an unbelievably buoyant bassline, purring, deep house-style chords and crystalline percussion, the track climaxes in waves of synthesized strings. >upad aah< is a vivacious, skippy dancefloor track, its constituent bass and drum elements rounded and smoothed for maximum bounce, sharp, pressurized snares provide a glorious counterpoint, as quasi-tribal percussion, and airy african female vocals are layered over the top. the result is fresh, powerful and eminently danceable. >persuasion< is a deep, swinging club track. once again that warm bass is at the forefront, with clipped yet languid chords building melody around it as
for their latest effort, einzelkind aka arno völker and miguel ayala teamed up with douglas greed for ice 1656 ep. in a1 >la belle<, a rolling, woodblock rhythm sets the scene for the abstracted keyboard tones which cluster around the track’s middle, cranking up the drama and throwing the bottom-line bass throb sharp relief, ahead of the dirty, flanged synth line that’ll gleefully force any dancefloor into submission. >la belle<’s beauty lies in its simplicity - einzelkind and douglas greed use a small, well-chosen assortment of percussive and melodic elements to create a wonderfully tense, propulsive club track with not even a hint of flab about it. for b1 >ed the optician<, the trio inject a bit of funk into proceedings. it’s a slinky little number, characterised by an expanding and contracting, analogue-sounding synth-line, woodwind samples and a bouncy, morse-code bassline, together making for a warm, groving track that will work well in warm-up and peak-time sets alike, not to mention at home. b2 >squirls in a bathtub< is a similarly supple, funk-fuelled cut, driven by haunting, almost animal-like noises and which mutate into wiry acid lines while the aquatic bass drum, hissing shaker and press
gavin herlihy has long been one of dance musics most respected journalists and djs, and with two acclaimed releases on mood music last year and more recently a brace of top-drawer remixes for unkle and alexkid, hes fast becoming one of its hottest producers. freshly relocated to berlin, his debut 12inch for kindisch, >opium haze<, confirms his status as a skilled and innovative player on the house and techno scene. >opium haze< is as heady and intoxicating as its title implies, an effortlessly psychedelic piece of music thats nonetheless firmly rooted on the dancefloor. it begins with a clicky, funked-up conga tattoo cloaked in disorienting effects which partly obscure the jazzy melody rising up from the mixs depths. out of that sticky, dubby fug emerges an insistent, upward-tripping piano line and synthesized string stabs - together forming the kind of rave-ready hook that will cause immediate damage in the club. herlihy is superbly heavy on the edit, using an eastern woodwind sample, disembodied voices and various percussive elements to deliver build after build, drop after explosive drop. >opium haze< is a hugely satisfying piece of music, and a club anthem-in-waiting. >professional exit< is a more stripped-down but no less accomplished affair, driven by a warm, rippling bassline and phased electronics. before the percussion intesifies and interlocks, offsetting a sparse one-note synth line which hangs in the air, thickening it with understated drama. at once seductive and unsettling, experimental and club-oriented, >professional exit< is indeed a professional end to a highly professional 12inch
hailing from the frozen north of norway, diskjokke aka joachim dyrdahl makes his debut on get physical sublabel kindisch. he comes from one of the coldest parts of europe, but he makes warm, quirky, perkussive grooves with nice heart feelings. supported by chloe, chris duckenfield, ivan smagghe and m.a.n.d.y., of course
played by dinky, karotte, trevor jackson!! these new tracks venture to the deeper, often evocative ends of techno and house. the title track fuses an percussive old school house groove with deep techno chords. so when the organ line kicks in, it gives you this very orginal emotion of timeless house. in keeping with einzelkind s unpredictable tendencies – he used to make drum n bass before he switched onto house and techno – you still can hear something of his former musical alter ego in the second track, >bonnieland<.based on a low-slung, growling bassline, the track gradually evolves to reveal a trippy sequence and lush chords, which sounds like the fusion of a detroity atmossphere with the dynamic of a drum n bass-track. a strong release, that consolidates the unique fingerprint of the two einzelkind-boys from frankfurt
new get physical sublabel !! these tracks are powerful and somewhat sinister affairs that make most sense when experienced as a blinding strobe light cuts through the back drop of dry ice in a darkened club.marsha sets a completely different tone. its still based on the same blend of windy city funk and intricate electronic rhythms, but the way that the seductive, chiming chords and dreamy break down unfold over the steely drums suggest that einzelkind has fallen in love. certainly, itll be hard not to be seduced by this layered, evocative track, especially if you hear it after a long night spent listening to intense techno.so there you have it: get physical has dragged a new label, kindisch. kicking and screaming into this world: let it be the place where you go to get all your teenage kicks!