Lars Bartkuhn - MASSAI

Lars Bartkuhn


12" Vinyl UK

Utopia Records / UTA005

Front View : Lars Bartkuhn - MASSAI - Utopia Records / UTA005
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Multi instrumentalist and deep house master Lars Bartkuhn returns to Utopia Records following his Nomad EP in April with a 10 minute masterpiece, an ode to the Massai . An epic journey of such depth and positive spirit it perhaps deserves to render a genre all to itself. With its musicality, complex arrangement and phrasing Massai is a timeless and personal statement from Bartkuhn as he seeks the essence in what dance music can and possibly should be. As a young child growing up in Frankfurt, Bartkuhn penned his first pieces of music with a synthesizer and sequencer, bought for him by his parents upon realising their son s obsession with music. Mastering the guitar as a teenager Bartkuhn fell deeply in love with the music of Pat Metheny, Keith Jarrett and John Coltrane and styles such as Soul, Funk, Brasilian Sounds, Minimal, Dance, and others which is heard in his music today. By the mid 90 s Bartkuhn began to explore the deep and soulful side of House music and formed Lamaya Productions and the now legendary record label NEEDS (not wants) together with his older brother Marek Bartkuhn and DJ Yannick. NEEDS rapidly became a synonym for soulful, high quality music and while labeled a House music imprint it was Lars input that lead the trio to explore alternative, and at the time unorthodox, musical influences that allowed for original textures and arrangements to be included in their productions. Countless remix commissions followed and their sound travelled worldwide with works for Francois Kevorkian, Jazztronik, Ennio Morricone, Atjazz to name a few. To date Bartkuhn has produced five solo albums all of which demonstrate a never ending creative flow of ideas and artistic diversity, complexity and passion. After some years away from the Dance music scene, residing in Brasil, Lars decided to continue this journey on Volcov s Neroli Records, followed by a 12- for Alex Bradley s Phonica affiliated Utopia Records. The latter release, Nomad has found its way into the sets of the likes of Jeremy Underground Paris, Hunee, Antal, Ron Trent, Rainer Truby, Bicep and MCDE to name just a few. It s at this point that Bartkuhn gives us Massai...His self proclaimed finest work

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