mitte der neunziger setzte sich terry lee brown jr. alias norman feller an eine symbiose aus techno und house, zwei damals sich eher gegeneinander ausspielende genres. heute ist tech-house dank deutscher labels wie pokerflat, perlon oder plastic city allgegenwärtig und hat selbst dem minimal-hype der letzten jahre standgehalten. mit letzterem label ist terry lee brown jr. eng verbunden. ein großer teil seiner langen diskografie wurde dort veröffentlicht. drei alben, unzählige dj-gigs, unzählige remixe, eine eigene dj-mix-cd-serie und immer wieder auch ausflüge in trance-, downbeat- oder breakbeat-gefilde – es ist eine erfolggeschichte. sein viertes album „karambolage“ ist das erste seit sechs jahren. gewohnt sicher und feingliedrig geht mr. brown ans werk. da sitzt jeder beat, da werden saubere melodien eingewoben und die balance zwischen musikalität und funktionalität ausgelotet. zum album erschien ebenfalls eine limitierte 7“ mit einem „karambolage-edit“, einem stück, das die fixpunkte des albums in einem ganzen verschmilzt. doch keine bange, es handelt sich nicht um einen liebloses medley. die edit-version ist ein ganzer track, der den status quo von terry lee brown jr. beleuchtet.
nice price deal !!! when fortebas first album >space between us< was released on plastic city in 2007, the listeners and critics were convinced by the clear sound and the clear intention krisztißn dobrocsi followed with this debut.
supported by: nic fanciulli , mirco violi, mihalis safras, gruber & nuernberg, gavin herlihy, sebastian lutz, richie hawtin, d.diggler,..
one of the hottest greek commendations to the electronic music scene is mark spanoudakis aka kreon. someone may know him because of his releases on cecille, robsoul, below, resopal, be_chosen or freerange. but also with his companion lemos he has some stuff out there like on labels resopal red or be chosen. with his very versatile sound he achieved high rotation and made it into the playlists of international top acts & compilations. for his debut on plastic city he predicts a revolution...
now we could present both together on one release. hector vs mikel - mabing is the first colaboration single release on the mannheim based label plastic city. the aside starts with the original of hectors tres equis. a tribalish baseline with with some minimal and deep house influences! also there is the more funky remix from mikel on this side. a cool piano stab and a uplifting break in the middel of the track. b1 is mikels original mix of mabing. an and ends with hectors more groovy remix of this pice of fine audio work! nice ep from the two upcoming nice guys!
BOHEMIAN LIFE (JACOB & SIINUS, MILTON JACKSON RMXS)
12" Vinyl D19.04.12
after the first single release >baltimore< of the latest terry lee brown junior album >labyrinth< at the end of 2011 plastic city and terry lee brown junior present the new remix package of the album track >bohemian life<. beside a deep pulsating dub version of the track by terry himself we have remixes by jacob phono & siinus on the a and furthermore a milton jackson remix on the b side.
mannheim based plastic city has been around for the best part of two decades now, working with some of the most exciting artists in house and techno and maintaining an output of electronic music that is unrivaled. now the label behind artists such as terry lee brown junior and the timewriter is looking towards the release of the debut album from the awesome nikola gala. gala is part of the exciting wave of greek talent that has risen through the ranks of the house and techno scene over the last decade. he is a prolific producer who has released music on some of the hottest label around including rekids, ibadan, his own escada music and of course plastic city.
terry lee brown junior is back on plastic city with his new 3 track single >baltimore<. here we have two great remixes and one original dub version. on the a-side is the pumping bas amro remix. its a little bit techy and would rock every dancefloor at the maintime! the b1-track is the aki bergen remix and it sounds more minimal than the other ones. also we have here more elements from the original included! for the last is the b2-track. its the dub mix of the original with less vocals and a straighter beat programming. the productions are very accurate, the interplay of moods, sounds and emotions is functional and sexy, very concidered and perfectly restaged. terry lee brown junior make the next step right back into the clubs. perfect!
big support from stephan bodzin, bart skils, wally lopez, uglh, chris fortier, claude vonstroke, andreas henneberg, richie hawtin ...
basti pieper was born in hessen / germany and open his first chapter in its electronic existence in 1999. 2003 he became resident at the u60311 in frankfurt and the room106 in darmstadt. soon he wanted to be active not only as a dj but also as an organizer in the nightlife. meanwhile, he has organized over 200 events s and with its relevant and sound great guest artists brought the clubs to the boil. 2007 he founded his label herz ist trumpf . under the same flag he creates the sublabel herz ist trumpf subtil and released his first production loop the day - pieper & dalinger in 2008. 2011 he became a new artist on plastic city and his latest release “heart of the sun” will be release now on plastic city.
the pioneer of tech house, terry lee brown junior is back on plastic city with his new album. he steps out his labyrinth with eyes wide open. searching for new ways to achieve his aims. the result is a very sensitive new album with all the love for music you can expect from terry lee brown junior.
with his latest and 8th artist album >tiefenschön< the timerwriter aka jean f. cochois convinced the critics once more after his latest mix compilation out of his compilation series >deeptrain< became compilation of the month in mixmag uk. here we have the new single >superschall< which is the final track of the album plus one non album track and a remix by m.in.
plastic city asked 4 of the best german producers and remixers to give their interpretation of timewriters album beauty >pasodoble<. and here they are: and.id, kruse & nuernberg, pol_on and junior gee!
nikola gala has been producing for the past 10 years and received big attention during the years 2004-2005 by the music industry for the release of the track >swing 2 harmony< along with the perasma band. at the same time he produced some well respected tracks which found home on labels like deep records, intrinsic, fokused, sprout music, precinct, renaissance, lost language audio therapy and now also on plastic city again.
tiefenschoen as an lp is a complete whirlwind having a raw and dirty feel to it, albeit without losing focus on the original and well-known jean f. cochois sound. this is an extremely strong club album with a powerful recognition value – not only musically, but also visually thanks to its album cover. it stands out as it has an overall concept and, throughout it, a sense of continuity from beginning to end.
next strike of plastic city in early 2010 is the new 12 inchsingle of bucher & kessidis. after their remix workfor the timewriter of his >night over sundyberg<(appeared on the resensed part 2 compilation) theirtrack appeareance >la onda< on the plastic cityradio show 2 and digital releases >time< and >thedark night ep< they are no more strangers to plasitccity. now we have the first vinyl release on plasticcity with two strong remixes from sis and danielsinco.
support by : karotte, varoslav, mike monday, gel abril, anthony collins, laurent garnier, anja schneider, atjazz ...
alain ho aka dj yellow is one of the electronic music artists who established himself as one of the forward thinking artists in general. in the eighties dj yellow pushed forward french hip hop and he also had big influence on what french house music is today. with his label yellow productions (founded 1993 with his mate bob sinclar) he released artists like salome de bahia, dimitri from paris, joe clausell, bang bang and kid loco. with his second imprint poussez music (founded in 2003) he created an outlet for his own sounds.
the co-founder of 8bit records (founded together with nick curly in 2005) is producing electronic music since the middle of the nineties and convinced on plastic city last year with his great >bambossa< release. afterwards the >kassiande< ep and the >garuna< ep followed on freerange and 8bit. his newest mix compilation >8 bit reason part 2< which is in stores november 09. furthermore he presents the >plastic city radio show< on sonica radio ibiza, we lovehouse & proton radio. this ep comes with remixes from: ray okpara, nicole moudaber & kenqou!!
sascha ries aka sasch bbc is not a moderator at the british news channel, the more an entertainer of electronic finest music from the rhein-main-area where everthing began. there are the roots of today s loft resident sasch bbc. even in early adolescence by the time sascha was a electrified by the early electronic scene and by such front 242 and nitzer ebb, which had be completed by sven väth s magical sets at the hr3 night club.the variety of sascha bbc are also shown by his activities outside the electronic environment during 1997 to 2000 in the hip-hop band noname product, where he co-produced and published 2 cd s. as a logical result they got appearances as opening act of freundeskreis, blumentopf , massive töne and specialists. despite all his succes, his heart beats always in 4/4-time - just for house and techno. it took a long time for his first vinyl but 2008 was the year for his first vinyl “sunprooft” after that he signed by alex flatner on plastic city with his catfoot track. now 2009 he comes with his release setuper with remixes from markus fix and suedmilch
big with: 2000 and one, jimpster, chopstick, anderson noise ...
since the middle of the 90ies andry nalin counts to the most successful djs and producers for underground house worldwide. beside numerous successful releases and remixes on labels like saw, stealth, bedrock, subliminal or his own label superfly he made with nalin & kane and the track >beachball< a so called crossover hit in 1997 that mutated from an underground to a worldwide hit within one year. in the last time he has big influence on the tech- and deephouse scene and releases also on plastic city since 2008.
highly addictive grooves and elements of house, techno, jazz, downtempo and even breakbeat melt together and thus you can never expect a certain category of sound û but theres an important ingredient for all of his works: emotion! from early beginnings until the present the musical ideas from terry lee brown junior had great impact on what we now call >tech-house<. as a pioneer and central player of the tech-house scene he succeeded in getting and remaining one of the most requested producers and djs worldwide. especially in the u.s.a. and great britain he established himself as archetype for nearly every following production or name in this division.
spanish producer and dj nacho marco comes with the next big thing >estefania<. the man behind loudeast records released on labels like freerange, pacha recordings, ryrallo, so sound, odori, aloia, future groove/mute, shinichi, exun or hypnotic music and remixed tracks for shakira, fangoria, vince watson or satoshi tomie. now he is back with the great >estefania< maxi to spread some romantic house flavour. a1_>estefania< (original mix): simple but powerful this soft and gentle track goes its way through musical sexyness. this track touches the listener very soft and comes up from behind.
since 1996 when he started working for >dms< distribution and at the >imports recordstore< in darmstadt greg parker is a part of the elctronic music scene. at the end of the 90ies he became member of the house scene in the area around darmstadt through djing. in 2002 he took over the recordstore, renamed it to >smoove records< and became resident dj at the house club >room 106< where he met terry lee brown junior. afterwards a close friendship developed that inspired parker since 2006 releasing records. support by terry lee brown junior, the timewriter, alex flatner, nacho marco, stryke
jamaican born and miami based producer stryke mashes up the electronic dance music scene for a long time with numerous releases on labels like ovum, hooj choons , monoid, circle, guidance, platform or twisted. he collaborated with artists like murk, christian smith, john beltran, santos and alex flatner just to name a few. he started playing classical piano at the age of four and explored synthesizer, techno and djing in his youth at the age of 12 and 14.
actually we dont have to introduce terry lee brown junior because norman feller is one of the very early plastic city artists and part of the international elite house scene for years. he had a lot of success with his three international well respected
with the new release plastic city brings you some really modern stuff, but also some classic house style infected tunes. dkma presents andrastea is back on plastic city and shows us the meaning of soulful house tunes and while its reduced we would never call it minimal, no, it is simply intense. dana kelly smashes the house scene for 13 years on labels like strictly rhythm, contrast, 4th floor, chug, subliminal or guidance created a classic with this is krimp on the next generation ep released on strictly rhythm in 1997 what was probably the best of the krimp series and the last one at the same time
support by : nick warren, funk d void, djinxx, laurent garnier, john selway, shur-i-khan, estroe, the timewriter, nacho marco,.. beautiful deep diving techhouse tracks by one half of future beat investigators, roberto rodriguez...
played by: jimpster, nick curly, martin eyerer, eddie richards, stryke, rulers of the deep, tom novy, c-rock, leandro gamez, timewriter.... hearing the new single from gorge seems like he slices this three tracks into big pieces of love and everybody gets one of it.the clear and simple arrangements create beautiful appearances of soft and light energy in mind, body and soul. this three tracks will take you on a ride through your inside and you ll skim over the waves we promise!!!
rmxs by peter horrevorts and budai & vic , plastic city brings you two absolutely hot remixes of >flicking pages<, the track from the timewriter album >soulstickers<, and one new track that doesnt appear on the album. the man who had his first plastic city release in 1996, and his very first record >soul freak music< out on the plastic city sub-label suburbia in 1995, gave his track into very good hands. now its your turn to decide whether they got it or not, but were sure youll rock the place with these tracks. so put the needle on the record…
adam jace joins the ranks of the timewriter, gui boratto, terry lee brown jr. with his first releases. he starts among environments which others achieve at the height of their careers. his music can be described as unique and forward thinking, breaking down genre boundaries effortlessly and representing club-focused sound at its very best. hes one of the hottest entertainers in sydney and around. this is fresh new stuff from a very sympathetic guy – shining brightly over the landscapes of techhouse music!
terry lee brown jr. – one of the most frequent names in plastic city labels history has convinced his audience and critics by always being different while remaining a unique character of the housy upper class. he succeeded changing topics and following the rule of never producing just one kind of music. the latest release at plastic city comes with a special announcement: terrys next album is in the pipe and this is an exclusive preview on the next chapter of delightful entertainment. the 12inch proves again terrys status as one of the few who are able to reinvent themselves everyday!
incl. rmxs by nacho marco & playmotion his latest album >soulstickers< has immediately rushed to the top of international house-charts. now the gentleman presents >vintage circuits< – the track taken from the album, an awesome club-track and an atmospheric environment for letting all go. jean f.cochois aka the timewriter is opening another tasteful chapter of his producing art
budai and vic are amongst the most successful producers and djs from hungary. they met in 2000 and decided to produce and promote their music by their own. the results are two fine respected labels, international productions and support from the likes of cox, the timewriter, terry lee brown jr. ,or valentino kanzyani. after getting signed at plastic city they are on their way to the top of the hungarian dance scene. they present techhouse at a new stage and follow their own path of pleasure!
big with: shinedoe, loco dice, eddie richards, audiofly, nacho marco, afrilounge. dave mothersole, funk d void,… nick curly just moved in his plastic city domicile. his career as dj, producer and label head began more than a decade ago. he started spinning at the legendary vibration club at the age of fifteen and more than ten years later one cannot remember all names he worked with and venues he played at. he regularly plays at the loft club and holds resiedencies at cocoon clubs >envy-my music events< and >the soho club< in mannheim. his work gains international interest and the intervals get shorter while he also makes more and more effort at his own labels >8bit< and >cécille records<
forteba stands for amazing production standard, top rhythms and arrangements that combine house with dubby elements and vibes. this 12inch offers a delicate extract of his style variety. wide, deep breathtaking beautiful but still to the point and clubb. a must have
imagination of the shape draws a new skyline while not abandoning the roots of the city. the tracks this time obviously point towards the future of course a bright one! the mixture of established artists and newcomers declares that plastic city has many great names and artists inside the city limits and nevertheless searches for new flavours, techniques, sounds and people but this time something is really different. all artists mentioned on the double 12inch compilation come up with neverseen creations which all have a new flavour and perfectly fit together. imagination of the shape sounds like science fiction house music something you never heard before. high quality tech house touches new spheres and instantly grabs the listeners attention. approved artists as terry lee brown junior, the timewriter, greg parker, rob pearson, colin dale or eddie richards prepared a row of pleasant surprises as they left the old centre of their city. slightly more minimal but still housy and groovy the tracks are connected to each other as it has always been greatly compiled at plastic city. theres much consideration behind the artists works as well as behind this chapter. imagine the shape imagine the future
played by mike monday, shinedoe, nick warren, francois dubois… his latest album >soulstickers< has immediately rushed to the top of international house-charts. now the gentleman presents >handsome machine< - the first e.p. taken from the album, an awesome club-track and an atmospheric environment for letting all go. jean cochois aka the timewriter is opening another tasteful chapter of his producing art
jean f. cochois is the timewriter and arrived at the top ten years ago. since then he has developed and fine grinding his productions so that press, media and audiences agree on the fact that he is a master at his arts: spinning at the most famous venues all over the globe, holding a residency at sven väths cocoon club, remixes for mike oldfield, faithless, yello, boy george, rammstein and many more…everything done? he doesnt think so and presents his 5th album >soulstickers< which will be attached close to the listeners souls for sure because thats the place where they came into existence! straight from the introduction which is >resetting the clocks< the timewriter is creating intensive and emotional songs and takes you on a trip through his sonic world of pleasure
forteba was born and raised in hungary where he chooses the occupation of an electronic music producer at the age of eighteen. his early compositions were settled near breakbeat and chill-out area but he soon found his passion in straight rhythms and arrangements inspired by german deep-house stuff. he likes to embed various elements of dub and ambient into straight clear rhythms, so his borders of style are hard to define. he produced some successful singles in his home country as >the garage< together with gábor pasztoriális and got released at hungary-based underground labels……
the irish is the only artist from cork who can claim to be part of the infamous stockholm electronic music scene known as the swedish invasion. long before making up one half of the successful techno house outfit dk7 - founded with partner jesper dahlbäck in 2003 -, mark, also known as the mighty quark or as mark and john when he produces with jespers cousin john dahlbäck, who moved to sweden in 1994, started to make music with various swedish artists perfecting his skills as an acoustically versed soundscape sculptor. with the prayer ep, marks first release on plastic city, o sullivan is returning to his dubby roots that made up an intrinsic part of him as a producer in the past as well - something that already shone through on his first two longplayers released on his own imprint king syndrome sounds. o sullivan, who is known for his world famous remixes and collaborations for and with leftfield, olaf hund, susuma yokota and digi dub
to give his work a new context and to recall some of the timewriter’s finest moments, plastic city label gave his thumbs up for resensed part one, asking acclaimed musicians and newcomer producers alike to give the already complete masterpieces the midas re touch. the result, a first sequel of remixes that are now published on timewriter haven plastic city are at least as fascinating as thee eight original tracks and will equally appeal to those die hard the timewriter fans as well as those who discover him for the very first time
the makers of the capital of quality techouse that is constantly changing, expanding, relocating and restructuring itself, are entering futuristic territories, recalling some of the finest moments of the present before setting off into the future...
if you are listening to his new album, you can feel every single heartbeat, every single thought, he has invested in his work. terry lee brown junior is not one of thoose artists, who are adding one simple beat to another, he is that type of producer, who opens his heart to his audience, adding all his passion and love to his compositions..
if there is one overall trend to spot in the wide fields of electronic music over the last years, it is the reversion to emotion. in a time where tracks are becoming more and more anonymous tools, melodies, references to pop music and recognition are seen as a design element and not as a blemish. to be honest, this recurrence was desperately needed, because music was always at best when feelings and not the mathematic of clicks were at the centre of attention. soda inc. reached this point of intersection already with their debut album >full moon< one and a half years ago. with intense anthems such as flight su 118 babak shayan and jon silva have created the deepest and most pictorial vision dub related techhouse had to offer to our hearts and souls. a solid basis to build up for the early summer of 2006....
the new release on plastic city will be from jeff bennett, the tech-house master himself. his about 50 releases on several labels like poker flat, treibstoff, morris audio, phunctional, kung fu dub, episode are showing, that jeff bennett really lives tech-house !!
the music by soda inc. dives deeply into the body and flushes the most intensive feelings without indirection right to the surface. soda inc. purveys with <inner vision> a 10 minute soundtrack for your emotional self-awareness..
terry lee brown junior has developed the loveley subgenre techhouse like no other.. now he comes with the next ep in best terry manner.. people who arent dancing to this hot tune will dance to anything else (sb)