two powerful dub-techno tracks perfect for the dancefloor and smoky rooms. grad_u is a musician and dj based in vilnius, lithuania. since 2005 he is focusing on the deeper side of techno. during the years he released tracks and remixes for various labels like knowone, grounded in humanity, echocord. he also runs two of his own imprints: redscale and greyscale records. “balance” only on vinyl only and ltd threehoundred. 180-gram wax.
pro-tez delivers proper moody, dubby acid vapored house jams from sapurra out of moscow. sincerely lush and intimately narrated detroit house music with a timelessly modern deep touch. really well rounded debut ep from veteran dj sapunov and a personal tribute to cheese. vinyl only!
superb deep house massives out of berlin from joe le bon hailing from finland. continental atmospherics with subtle chicago crunch sounds! >life is a bird< is a lush and beautiful deep house track, while >spring 64< with its repetitious percussion and a touch of dramatic strings develops into a 10 minutes long epic. as a bonus there is >drumbum< - a dub-vapored composition which recently appeared on pro-tezs >knights of the sad pattern< compilation and was previously unreleased on vinyl. limited to 300!
koett & wellbeck are back with their second release for pro-tez records. “untitled 9” is a proper skilled brilliant low-slung house composition. with remixes from anton kubikov and xdb, two veterans lay down a lush house groove that s just begging to be played on the dance floor. xdb’s version with sweetly offset dub chords takes us into a club mist of fizzing electronics for a full submerged dub house experience. it is a vinyl only, heavyweight 180 grams pressing, limited to 300 copies.
corda ep is anton kubikov’s second solo release on pro-tez records. its a sultry, padded ep that makes use of a slowed-down template before covering it in swathes of dub pads and a pulsating square bass lines - reminding of an imaginary midnight sound jam between maurizio and larry heard. it is a robust and propulsive release for all dub techno heads. anton is emerging once again with his own utterly individual dub emissions with a touch of proper minimalism to it. available as 180 gram vinyl only release.
straight forward and multi-layered, analogue machine funk with a motor city flare out of moscow. -northern route- ep is an intriguing piece of music that sounds futuristic and vintage at the same time. heavyweight 180 gramm vinyl only release
mujuice comes back to pro-tez records after almost 10 years since his first output for the label. it is a 180 grams heavyweight, vinyl only release limited to 300 copies with stunning full color artwork by roman litvinov himself. two original pieces from mujuice are acid vapored tender compositions with breathing luscious voice samples, which are unique in mujuices own way. on the flip youll find two stripped down remixes from german house veteran lawrence and our own anton kubikov.
another debut on pro-tez records in the limited 300 copies pressing series. the koett & wellbeck three track ep is effortlessly smooth and grooving cuts ranging from emotional square bass and pads move in 5, a detroit-dedicated beatdown filtered piano business in queensboro bridge, and a really classy late night shake down entitled selected time.
warm, hazy and driving deep house from pro-tez features a bright young hope, harry light. it is a vital bit of modern house magic with a blend of detroit-influenced chords and neatly padded kicks arranged with that cool grooving finish. the vibe is deep and punchy, also taking in classic chicago house elements from mr. fingers, disco from loose joints, dub from rhythm & sound, modern but vintage sounding house from harry light. limited t0 300 vinyl copies.
THE KNIGHTS OF THE SAD PATTERN - PART TWO (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp D08.04.13
pro-tez records compiled *the knights of the sad pattern - part 2*! a graceful sequel to the ravingly reviewed first part, this is a double vinyl limited edition of 300 presses, which presents the labels extended family to include fellow house contemporaries like john tejada, anton kubikov and alex danilov alongside with central members korablove, b-voice & anrilov, polar lights, joe le bon, doyeq, among others and also newcomers tornike & nini and harry light. it is one of the those must have releases showcasing an individual, beautifully composed sound, combining feathery piano keys, now and then soulful vocals and minimalist sax parts, with deeply padded, classically-informed house music, and a touch of acid elegance and a refined subtlety.
anton kubikov, for more than a decade well known as half of scsi-9, delivers with his solo debut a killer twelve inch for pro-tez records. limited to 300 copies, it is a reduced 4/4 dub vapored ep that unfolds into a blissed out session and sounds like a cross between chain reaction s fluxion and rhythm and sounds more bass-heavy emissions. dub techno heads listen up!
doyeq has charmed us in the past with their work on the >knights of the sad pattern< compilation released by pro-tez records late 2011. >without music< is a killer 12 inch from pro-tez camp with remixes from satoshi fumi, tom clark and yate. all mixes work for the dance floor, ranging from spindly-tech/house through to lolloping great hunks of beaty chunky goodness with an estranged herbert/swayzak feel.
producer, dj and post-production engineer stepan chernov (aka kammerton) can safely be named a musical multitalent. stepan has pianist and kapellmeister degrees and already collaborated with numerous live bands and projects. his serpentine ep is a fresh breath of detroit influenced house with spacious dub synthlines and mesmerizing groove. the title tune >serpentine< is a slow burner and sets the tone for the record with dreamy synth progressions, discreetly jazzy keys, squelched chords and solid 4/4 rhythm. while >mistress < is an intuitively constructed dub-house killer, the kind of ever-morphing detroit stabs makes this ep irresistible. >winergy< concludes the serpentine journey from moscow to detroit and traps you in the subtly intricate and hypnotic groove of that new wave of russian deep
information ghetto, also known as clapan, has had numerous releases on labels like broque, manual, dars records and multi vitamins. sometimes compared to dominik eulberg, he lives literally in the woods, where he has set up his music lab full of strange self-built sound devices. his first 12 inch on pro-tez sports a dense atmospheric deep house tune (apartment 808) together with the swinging >forest dreams< built around a marky flute solo on the a side. backed up by a fine remix of >forest dreams< from jonas bering on the flip! three hits for the coming spring.
gorje hewek & izhevski present modern house par excellence on pro-tez records. >aureol< evolves around gorgeous, arpeggiated padded piano keys and perpetual house percussion layered with elegantly uplifting stings and moody vocal snippets. >inspire< is more bass driven, with daintier, mesmerizing keys and slow-burning atmospheres. not to be missed.
a phonographic delicatesse!john tejada, souki, scsi-9, polar lights and other international heroes from the pro-tez crew unite as the knights of the sad pattern and invite you to a deep journey through 8 swirling house grooves. spiced with vocal parts by dasha pushkina, stylish murphn, uhanoff and timothy leary they bewitch you with a touchy and soulful probe of groovy yet still deep house sound.
this 12 inch with remixes from popnoname, korablove, gorje hewek and khz is a tribute to moscows synth pop and new wave shooting star pompeya. the bands music sounds so fresh and well produced that we couldnt not notice and thus we had our pro-tez artists remix it for your listening pleasure. as a result we are proud to present a remix single which offers a house, a disco, a dub and a synth pop version of the original hit >90<. pompeyas music might be compared to musical styles of death cab for cutie and postal service but it has their exhilarating original sound to it. we present a killer remix single from the forthcoming album >tropical<. listen!
after a furious appearance on cocoon komaton now joins the pro-tez family. >sweet princess< is a bass-bin filling, dance-floor destroying track from the hottest austrian export since arnold schwarzenegger. the a-side has the original version that deeply pulsates through some lonely piano with noise fractals and druggy vocals. it creates subtle sounds building throughout with percussion to excite. a2 follows with a sublime aural dub version by bvoice & khz. on the flip side scsi-9s remix has the power to fill the room with sound in a way that only pro-tez releases do. a must-have!
we present superb deep house treat from alex danilov - framing the ear worming lead refrain around a robust ny house bass line and crisp, punchy percussion with his seal of vintage touches. it kicks off with the track >pool< in which alex builds a chunky chicago/ny styled house cut with silky smooth synth pad and hypnotic vocal loops that carry on to theme of the b side chicago tribute >get old house<. this ep rounds up with the deep and playful >sequence smoke< poem track that will keep you going through the late night. we bring the funk !
this 12inch debut by suokas is designed to charge the techno floors. >battery< features two anthems of 9 minutes each which are stripped down to their evolving fat grooves and will keep your audience jumping. probably the purest techno record to date on this label, sporting true power instead of superfluous adornings.
after so much waiting nooncat is back with his new 12 inch on pro-tez! >chase< on the a-side is a state-of-the-art deep techno piece with a powerful and straight drive. >watch your step< on the flip is a deep style tune with a sophisticated groove and a fat analog sound - russian deep per excellence in a modern shape.
modul is a new debut from the pro-tez stables. after some co-ops and spots on compilations moduls third 12 inch (after huge releases on subotnik & level records) is a house stomper! the title track explains with a funky but epic touch why red square has got its name, featuring strings and guitars. citade is a deeper experience with smooth vibe and a playful bass line that will keep you on your feet dancing into the sunrise. >hot shots< kicks off with a funky sampledelic house groove, perfect for the packed floor.
pro-tez 10 contains tracks from scsi-9, korablove and mujuice, but also yuka as a promising newcomer. a soulful and warm compilation rather than a tool. the word >sputnik< originally means >companion< - and with solid techhouse, magnificent deep and touching tunes this >sputnik 1< compilation will be exactly that: a musical companion