after moving from london to berlin cromby is back on tenderpark with his second ep for the vinyl label. the young man recreates our love for deep house with two sample-based tracks which showcase his ever advancing skills with the old school akai sampler mpc 2000 xl as well as his cool understanding of mixing haunting melodies with gripping groove patterns. the remix on the flip side comes from hip-hop super producer gone house lover hodini who has collaborated with the talented bass player chez kerim for this funky workout. the cover image shot by achim valbracht is the start of a new artwork series developed by tenderpark art director till sperrle which revolves around critique of investor-driven architechture that has been dominating berlin for several decades now. the speciously precious and glittering image displays a normalised and globally standardised kind of beauty but at the same time reveals a strong sense of loneliness. as always both the mastering and as well as the lacquer cut of this record have been carefully executed by vinyl sound mastermind helmut erler at dubplates & mastering.
2lp + mp3 dl code . for all of his life berlin based musician drei farben house has been thrilled by the artistic concepts of repetition and modifying resemblances. small but precise and perceptible variations of (musical) themes have been fascinating him throughout his life as a lover of dance-infused pop.
drei farben house from berlin and roman rauch from vienna first met at a gig in the ustrian capital last spring. the two guys discovered that they share a common interest in soul and funk music as well as digging for old vinyls on flea markets.when it comes to this joint record,its all about the magic of soulful vocals,deep house chords and a relaxed disco vibe. romans powerful beats and low frequency basses on hell below are contrasted by soft and funky accoustic drums and a warm bass guitar which drei farben house chose for fluid finish. nother classy tenderpark trip to realms of deep musicality.
supported by: alex agore, skipson, roman rauch, marquese, drei farbenhouse,ynks second ep for tenderpark approaches the subject tenderness with a lot of feel for musicality: on dana limes the young man from frankfurt combines gentle piano melodies with multi-faceted, powerful rhythms and a feld recording the musician has recorded in helsinki.park theme relies on an even more subtle feld recording from a small park in vienna, slows down the tempo and delights us with a deep black bass groove.and with the piano piece etude ynk not only proves his love for this instrument once more, but also shows compositional skills which reach way beyond the standards in the electronic music scene.
ynks third ep for tenderpark sends us straight to dub house heaven with the lush and chord driven deepness of paradigms lost. just as dreamy as its thrilling, the track perfectly illustrates ynks highly musical approach to house which he further underlines with colorit on the flip side: this fresh and funky piece of music is overflowing with philly soul rhodes pianos and vocals. so philly lover no. 1 drei farben house obviously just had to contribute a remix in which he carves out the classic harmonies of the original and adds an ultra funky disco groove. also,with this release our third artwork series draws to a close
cromby is an exciting addition to the london house music scene: originally hailing from belfast he has made camp in the british capital and brought his mpc 2000 xl with him. the young man who has grown up listening to chez damier and moodymann makes use of the japanese sampler from akai in a highly fresh and creative way combining raw drums with sweet and melancholic pads and chords. on his * planets and parks ep* cromby displays a very nice balance between a traditional deep house understanding and a forward thinking attitude and is thus just perfect for tenderparks’s idea of musicality. as far as the artwork of the record is concerned the beautiful black and white image is the last part of tenderparks current series concieved by art director till sperrle and photographer magdalena bichler. and as you ve come to expect from tenderpark all tracks have been mastered and cut by helmut erler at dubplates & mastering once more.
ROUGH QUARTERS EP (ROMAN RAUCH, DREI FARBEN HOUSE REMIX)
12" Vinyl D01.09.15
embezzlement society takes us back to the early days of 80s hip-hop with his ‘rough quarters ep. on his record the man from belfast heavily relies on funk-based drum loops as were popular in the glorious days of old school hip-hop. the results are two super casual tracks with a cool hip-house attitude just perfect for hip-house lover drei farben house who took the chance to contribute a remix in his slick and smooth style, merging the raw drums with some tender rhodes. tenderpark regular roman rauch finishes off the ep and slows down the tempo in his remix concentrating on the originals of the samples and displaying his mastery with the mpc once more. as always all tracks have been mastered and cut by helmut erler at dubplates & mastering.
there is quite a charming story of mutual love between borrowed identity and tenderpark behind this record. the two have been exchanging letters of enthusiasm for each other for quite some time. and so the idea of this joint record has grown very naturally.
wow - black dynamites second strike for tenderpark ventures even more into hip-hop territory than his successful first ep back in 2012. ivano tetelepta, the man behind black dynamite has created three casual and well-hung tracks which form a fascinating hybrid between leftfield house and instrumental hip-hop.
vinyl only, limited 2013 repress !
played by sascha dive, vera, sebo k, einzelkind on his first ep for tenderpark marquese proves to be a master of using his means. with only a few, but purposefully used elements with interesting modulations marquese creates two lean house tracks which nonetheless feel very round and harmonious. beautiful chords, subtle vocals and a powerful beat and bass fundament turn mindshake and twool into two deep house affairs which skilfully combine modernity and classicism.
after the zohar comes black dynamite aka ivano tetelepta – another well kept secret in the house music scene. on his city to city ep the man delights us with three raw and extremely funky tracks which display a deep love for oldschool hip-hop beats. in fact, these three tracks oscillate heavily between stripped down, soulinfluenced house and instrumental hip-hop. and everyone who knows tenderpark will immediately understand that this is just the perfect synthesis of some of our main interests.
the mysterious zohar – nobody knows who he is, but what we do know is that his music is truly remarkable. we first took notice of him for his great records on the equally fantastic label quintessentials. his love for philly soul samples is one of the reasons why he is such a perfect match for tenderpark since we are big philly lovers ourselves. brooklyn 9.30 am and dog day are full of wonderful soul references and so is the drei farben house edit of brooklyn. another deep quality outing from tenderpark. supported by alex agore, roman rauch, ivano tetelepta, skipson, borrowed identity, adryiano, ynk
140 gramm vinyl. alex agore and tenderpark - it just had to happen. although alex is not all soft and tender, above his tuff and powerful garage beats it’s all sweetness. with his sugary chords and piano hooks as well as heavenly soul vocals alex demonstrates his deep love for harmonic richness and melodic sensitivity. a passion for the soulful side of house and a soft spot for pop - that’s what alex and tenderpark share and what makes them a perfect team. and a little bit of relaxed instrumental hip hop is the icing on the cake of this record and another joint love between the two.
support by: hans nieswandt, baaz, alex agore, marquese, skipson, ynk, big in d_bug...
with his bellefonic ep, drei farben house from berlin creates a remarkable house-disco-hybrid.soul vocals, funky drums, warm basses – it is all there. wide range of accoustic sounds meets specifically selected electronic elements. with his rather classic idea of musicality drei farben house bridges rich soulfulness and slim, reduced funk. beauty and elegance, understatement and indulgence, meoldiousness and pop appeal – thats what this concept is about.tenderpark remains a prime address for softly gleaming pearls which light up in small side streets. about tenderpark: tenderpark is a vinyl label from berlin in quest of warmth and elegance in contemporary house music. lightness and pproachability are the main focus. tenderpark sounds the commonalities and connections between music and fashion. after the first series of record artworks had incorporated a fashion photo, tenderpark has staged a fashion shot for the new records again. this time the label has drawn on the sophisticated clothes of berlin menswear label a.d.deertz to play the main role in the new artwork.
played at panorama bar !! already played by hans nieswandt, vera, serafin, matthias kaden... drei farben house bringt den soul in geschmeidigen oberflaechen und sanft leuchtenden toenen zu uns. crew neck ist in der tat eine wunderbar runde house-affaere, die mit dezenten discound soul-referenzen glaenzt und ruhig, aber kraftvoll ihre kreise zieht. und auch sartorial realism schneidert ein herrlich funky beat-kostuem und schmueckt es mit klassischen house- chords und traumhaften frauen-vocals aus. zwei deepe house-bomben und eine gelungene fortsetzung des tenderpark musikverständnisses.
mit ynk hat tenderpark einen spannenden newcomer gesignt, der mit live eingespielten grooves ein wahres feuerwerk an drum-variationen abbrennt, die ein sehr abwechslungsreiches, warmes live-feeling erzeugen. auf sunday sermon herrscht so eine konstant brodelnde, unterschwellige spannung, die immer kurz vor dem ausbruch zu stehen scheint. mit dem saenger eddy pirax hat ynk den herrlich souligen track takin u back aufgenommen, der sehr viel klassisches house-feeling verströmt. und twistin erinnert uns in seiner knochentrockenen konsequenz fast schon an eine runtergepitchte dancemania-platte. naja, nicht ganz natuerlich, aber wenn ihr den track hoert, wisst ihr, was wir meinen.
vinyl only! first at decks.de! ben anders, bekannt von off und percusa, arbeitet auf inside out mit der stimme einer glühend verehrten sängerin aus dem britischen house-trifft-pop-kosmos von anfang der neunziger jahre. eine großartige idee und ein großartiger track, den wir unbedingt signen mussten. unschlagbar auch der fimo remix, eine perle subtiler deepness und gleichzeitig doch so kickend. drei farben house kommt in seinem remix mit oldschool-funk um die ecke und zeigt mal wieder, wie man soulful und straight unter einen hut kriegt. tenderpark bleibt am ball.
vinyl only! drei farben house macht den aufschlag für tenderpark 001. wer bei den strings auf off white an mark kinchen denkt, liegt sicher nicht ganz falsch. ansonsten regiert eine formale strenge mit dezidiert angeschlagenen chords, die ihre wurzeln im house dennoch jederzeit fühlbar machen. petit standard ist wunderbar fuffiger, aber dennoch knackiger house, für den unser mastering engineer helmut erler den begriff soul-house angebracht fand. wir würden ihm da keinesfalls widersprechen. ein gelungener auftakt für tenderpark