2018 repress !! minimalism and monotony but always fascinating, the basic channel sound moves every fan of futuristic music. no understanding of berlin techno can forgo this revelatory music. this treatment from scion draws out these beloved sounds, laying down an extended mix that strikes from the core of tresor s unmistakeable identity.
berlin ist die clubhauptstadt europas und steht für partynächte von freitagabend bis montagfrüh. keine andere europaeische stadt verbindet man so eng mit techno-, minimal- und electro-sounds. von den keller- und fabrikpartys der 90er jahre, über den legendären tresor bis hin zum berghain oder, in keiner anderen stadt hat sich über die letzten jahrzehnte so eine dichte von guten techno- und electroclubs etabliert.
while the record can be enjoyed in one long listen, there are going to be different tracks that speak to individual listeners. clouded is one of the stronger arrangements, taking the sonic sweeps often heard from marcel dettmann or function and filling the surrounding space with dreamy samples and warm bass. stems is playful and fluid, and the records opener, rise is an eerie and melodic tinkering intro. as a whole, the release of hinterland on ghostly international is a perfect marriage the label has always had an affinity for music with depth and frequencies that can magnetize a wide variety of listeners
deluxe 2 cd digipack! silver hotfoil outer and embossed print! to this day, sven väth represents the electronic music scene like no other dj. in the nineties he was mentor and shaman, operating from frankfurt/ germany introducing us to the world of electronic music. after this crazy, extroverted years väth created the cocoon family as a global platform for his and his colleagues activities. väth has always been for the scene baba, which means dad in hessian dialect. today he is the baba for a new generation of djs: music is not about strategizing new release information your niche potential. it does not matter if a tune is approved by the opinion makers. it’s about what you feel personally and what you can create with the music in your work as a dj. to this day, väth manages to play tracks that you wouldnt expect and puts them in a context you would not expect either. like no one else he succeeds in arranging the entire electronic music cosmos
supported by laurent garnier, severino panzetta (horse meat disco), chris fortier, andrew weatherall, sébastien chenut (scratch massive), marvin & guy, juan soto, justin robertson, yan wagner, peo watson, tici taci, guido le saint (2cv), neil scott (el diablo s social club), pin up club, jorkes (freeride millenium), mufti, sean johnston, andrew claristidge, pulp disco and the outcasts, flemming dalum, billy scurry
infotext hamburg citys adana twins have made short work between their time joining the watergate camp to jumping into the spotlight helming the latest watergate mix compilation. the duo step up to deliver a thrilling and complex trek into the dramatic, emotionally-charged fields with their distinct brand of techno making it abundantly clear the two have a voice that needs to be heard. over the course of sixteen tracks adana twins weave a vivid musical tale having acquired an assortment of exclusive unreleased material from their crew of likeminded and extremely talented friends like acid pauli, sbth, upercent, lehar, daniel bortz & sascha sibler, aaaron, andré hommen, and musumeci among others. besides their friends, adana twins contribute three originals to the mix including an absolute monster remix of patrice bäumels decade old track ‘roar which has already received huge praise and tons of plays from heavyweights like tale of us and solomun receiving massive reactions every time its played. not only is the mix a stellar display of the duos mixing and storytelling prowess, but all tracks from the mix, minus adana twins ‘pavan which will see its release on their own imprint tau, are exclusive to watergate and will be released as separate eps following the mix release.
cd extrawelt are arne schaffhausen and wayan raabe. both have been around for about 40 years, and making music together for half that time. they enjoy normal things and are ashamed of their carbon footprints due to the large number of flights they take to bring them to their gigs. unknown, is the tenth studio album from the producer team, and the fourth under the name extrawelt. its largely devoted to another side of their creations.
kink - live improvised outro as we reach the 19th year of cocoons residence on ibiza, the location may have changed from amnesia to pacha, but the enthusiasm for perhaps the most enduring party on the mediterranean island is guaranteed to continue. actually, only the sun, sea and wind are more reliable! the celebrated live sets of bulgarias life wire strahil velchev aka kink have been a vital ingredient for the ecstatic nights over the years. with unprecedented regularity, the man from sofia has been voted best live act by readers of groove magazine for the last three years, and in 2017 he was also crowned best electronic music producer. as kink, together with sven väth, celebrate one of the most popular evenings of this years season as well, what could be more logical than to repurpose the famed cocoon ibiza mix cd series into another live document of the event? no sooner said than done, and so here the bulgarian offers a 70-minute cross-section of his skills. well-known tracks, especially from last years playground lp (running back) meet exclusive, unreleased material in a spontaneous tour de force through the history of electronic dance music. there are distinctive nods to chicago and detroit, jazzy organs spiralling into string-drenched skies
terence fixmer’s path through the changing techno landscape of the past 20 years has been anything but direct. indeed, the french born producer, musician and planete rouge label founder has long been influenced by the periphery of continental european dance music subgenres from electronic body music, new beat and acid, before combining them into his own pioneering hybrid of futuristic, ebm-inflected techno with classic releases such as 2001’s muscle machine or the collaborative between the devil lp with nitzer ebb’s douglas mccarthy as fixmer/mccarthy. while the sound in recent years has been rediscovered and recast in diverse contexts by a new generation of producers, through the cortex sees fixmer gravitating toward a different kind of industrial-tinged electronics, led as much (or more) by analogue sequencers, melodies and ultra-saturated sounds of synthesizers than drums and percussion. across eight tracks at a compact but varied 40 minutes, the lp touches on an aesthetic hinted at in recent ostgut ton releases (2016’s beneath the skin ep and 2017’s force ep), revealing a sonic narrative through noisy, screaming synth/vocal riffs with a jagged, guitar- like post-punk sensibility.
solipsism is an archival release of music from mike simonetti’s tenure as owner of italians do it better records, spanning from 2006-2013. during that time mike wrote a lot of music. some of it was used for films, some for tv commercials, some for fashion shows and he even released a record or two.
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8 tracks originally recorded between 2002-2010 these works consist of music taken from the same sessions that became his highly ambitious vinyl factory music and installation project ‘format’ in 2015. edited and complied from a series of lengthy nocturnal synthesiser, drum machine & 8 bit sampler improvisations they range from melodic idm, driving electro, motor city techno & tripped out house excursions.
bruce aka larry mccarthy is set to release his debut album sonder somatic this october on uk imprint hessle audio. the album packs 11 singular uk club tracks that evoke a distinctly emotive and dense energy, channelling detailed sound designs, tangled textures and club anthems for 2018 and beyond
lucy and rrose, now coming together as the lotus eaters, have established themselves separately as techno artists who are just as comfortable operating in the uncharted area of experimental music. running their own labels (stroboscopic artefacts and eaux, respectively), they have gained a cult following, both influencing and challenging the direction of techno.
gaika, inspiriert von hochschule, britischen reggae-soundsystems, philosophie, politischer theorie und vielen künstlerkollegen, liefert seine bislang ausgereifteste arbeit ab: eine düstere, süchtig machende mixtur aus gothic-dancehall und industrial-electronics, das von persönlichen geschichten von liebe, verlust und rebellion handelt. -basic volume- erweitert die horizonte elektronischer musik als auch das erbe britischer soundsystem-kultur und lädt den hörer in eine einzigartige klangwelt ein. produziert wurde das 15-track-werk von gaika und weiteren, ähnlich progressiv denkenden zeitgenossen wie sophie, dutch e germ, dre skull, dadras, aart, jam city und nick leon. es erscheint physisch als 6-seitiges cd-digipak und doppelvinyl in bedruckten innentaschen im vinylschuber mit download-code und obi-strip
standard cd im softpack mit artwork von lee marshall. having recently made his inaugural outing on brainfeeder with aphelion ep, british producer ross from friends aka felix clary weatherall returns with his debut album on flying lotus label. family portrait is characterised by a perpetual desire to experiment and felixs obsessive attention to detail, somehow marrying an intricately layered production style with warm, heavily saturated sonics that elevate, rather than stifle, his melodious funk. with a handful of revered 12inches under his belt via breaker breaker, lobster theremin, distant hawaii, magicwire and a 10inch on molten jets. family portrait showcases his ability to shift and evolve, moving from the world of lo-fi to the world of flylo
spezifikation: 8 cds in jeweils bedruckten stecktaschen (weiß mit schwarzer heißfolienprägung) im hardcover-schuber (weiß mit schwarzer heißfolienprägung). autechre have announced a residency on nts radio this april. the duo will present a weekly show each thursday for four weeks. they will air on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of the month at 4-6pm uk time. listen and sign up for reminders at nts.live/autechre.
after a bunch of succesful, module blasting releases by german-based label struktur, it is time for another physical one. for our first compact disc, we aim at giving you a fine selection of predominantly analogue techno in all its varieties by artists from all around the globe. for this special treat, called -black circle-, we compiled 12 tracks by exciting producers for you to discover. the sounds range from more industrial, spherical and hypnotic compositions, like taken out of one of william gibson s dystopian tales, to completely overcharged, circuit-melting monstrosities, that might just leave you speechless. if you are a connoisseur of analogue sounds and well structured pieces, this is for you!
der wiener produzent & synthie-zauberer dorian concept veröffentlicht sein brainfeeder-lonplayer-debüt! seit der veöffentlichung seines albums joined ends im jahr 2014 trat dorian concept überall auf, von glastonbury über sónar bis hin zu moma ps1 s warm up, und bewegte sich fortan bewusst unterhalb des radars. seither hat er die zeit damit verbracht, sich von seinem eigentlich wunderbaren produktionsprozess zu verabschieden und stattdessen einen brandneuen sound zu entwickeln, mit dem so niemand rechnen kann. inspiriert vom eklektizismus zahlreicher musikgenerationen (60er-jazz, 70er-fusion, 80er-neo-prog-rock, 90er-electronica), versuchte dorian concept, moderne musikelemente mit altmodischen methoden zu replizieren, live zu spielen und täuschend digitale klänge im dienste einer ironischen parodie der nostalgie aufzunehmen. erwartungsgemäß ist das ergebnis aller kalkulierten und konzeptuellen Überlegung zum trotz erfrischend unprätentiös: schwindelerregende crescendi, kakophone brüche und formidable rhythmen sind sowohl fachkundig produziert als auch kindlich, hyperaktiv und hyperfokussier
after establishing himself with rough but emotive house as rimbaudian and jungle as birds of sweden, he unveiled his dj seinfeld alias to the world, first with underground hit single u, then with his time spent away from u album on lobster fury in november 2017. it was a post break-up love letter to the dance floor with heart-on-sleeve emotions colouring the dusty and analogue house grooves. acclaim came in from far and wide, with everyone from rolling stone to pitchfork fawning over its heart swelling nostalgia and melancholic immediacy. jakobsson approached his dj-kicks with the intention of representing all the things that made him fall in love with dance music more than a decade ago, as well as showing some of the progression that has occurred in that time and reflecting the simultaneous fear of leaving something safe behind as well as the excitement of venturing into unknown territories, musically and emotionally.
nach bescheidenen, ersten acid-house-sets in der legendären hacienda bis zu dj-residenzen in weltberühmten superclubs, nach einer umfangreichen diskografie mit studioalben, mixsamplern und remixes (darunter für madonna und the chemical brothers), nach grammy-nominierung, eigenem studio in new york und eigenem label (last night on earth), krönt der britische dj/produzent sasha seine karriere nun (vorläufig) mit einer fabric-ausgabe. mit klassikern von carl craig, mathew johnson und exercise one und jüngeren juwelen von dj koze, dj hell und objekt beweist sasha einmal mehr seine fähigkeiten, broken beats und ambient-trips komfortabel neben dub-techno und euphorischem house zu platzieren.
martyn releases new album voids, his first for ostgut ton over the past year, dutch-born, washington d.c.-based producer martyn has undergone a metamorphosis – one that began with a medical emergency and has dovetailed into personal musical transformation. having narrowly avoided death after suffering a heart attack, martyn reentered his studio and began a process of reassessing the elements that drive him to make music: sampling, unpredictability, melancholy, sci-fi, polyrhythms, texture, ecstatic moments, detroit, interlocking percussion and bass. however, the initial spark to start producing again came through his experience listening to max roach’s 1979 ensemble percussion album m’boom.
undisputed rulers of the new pop empire, kadebostany announce the release of their genre-defining new album monumental, coming march 2018. the quest to design this ultimate pop album has taken kadebostany through hills and plains the world over in search of unconventional contributors and outlandish ideas. all manner of peculiar artists were assembled to weave the intricate tapestry that is monumental, the banner for a pop empire which everyone can stand under. monumental features both newcomer and confirmed singers: delhia de france, rhita nattah, anna kova, sissi rada, kate wallace, and kadebostanys front live singer kristina.
efficient space is honoured to share the little-heard recordings of three yolngu songmen from northeast arnhem land - bobby bunnungurr, jimmy djamunba and peter milaynga (d. 2007) - working in collaboration with victorian musician peter mumme. yolngu are the indigenous peoples of arnhem land in northern territory, australia, their clans are the marangu and malabirr, the languages djinang and gannalbingu. their songs are of instruction, story and ceremony.
in the world of electronic dance music, Âme stand apart. since 2003, the duo of frank wiedemann and kristian beyer have cut a singular path through techno, house, minimal, ambient and more with their anthemic singles and mixes. but 2018 reveals their finest achievement yet, their debut full-length album dream house. it both sounds unmistakably like Âme and unlike anything youve ever heard from the duo, an evocative home listening journey enacted after 15 years spent crafting dancefloor weapons.
surgeon’s new full-length, luminosity device, takes bardo thoedol - the tibetan book of the dead - as a starting point for a rhythmic journey into those interstitial spaces where body, mind, and soul no longer seem like distinct categories. it has the potential to turn anything from a club visit to a train commute into a collision with the otherworldly.
die vierte ausgabe der modeselektion war längst überfällig und fällt deshalb extra energisch aus, dafür sorgen viele große namen der internationalen clubszene und eine ganze reihe aufstrebender künstler: actress, rødhâd, peder mannerfelt, rroxymore, sarah farina und all die anderen setzen zwischen roughem und clever gebautem techno, kosmischen breakbeats und dub- und-bass-eskapaden die unterschiedlichsten akzente und erzeugen trotzdem einen starken, stringenten vibe. die als doppel-cd und vierteilige 12--serie erhältliche compilation enthält 17 tracks von künstlern, die zur aktuellen speerspitze in sachen anspruchsvoller dance music zählen – so sehen es zumindest modeselektor, aber wann hat uns ihr gespür je enttäuscht? wie jede modeselektion ist die vierte ausgabe kein schnödes mixtape: alle künstler wurden eigens um passende, unveröffentlichte musik gebeten, und das ergebnis kann sich sehen lassen. -wir sind stolz und fühlen uns geehrt, dass wir die compilation genau so zusammenstellen konnten-, schwärmen die selektoren. -volume 04 ist wahrscheinlich die funktionalste und eingängigste modeselektion, die wir bis dato gemacht haben
extraordinary pieces of music have long stood in direct correlation to the physical surroundings that inspire them. when oliver koletzki and niko schwind packed up their berlin studios last april to spend a month locked away in a cottage nestled in the stunning nature of cape towns noordhoek area before heading to afrikaburn, little did they know that its long beaches, dramatic mountain views and the heritage of its indigenous people would have such a profound effect on the club-ready sound they had championed with a string of eps and live-performances since 2015. the result of four weeks of geo-cultural stimuli and creative experimentation culminated in the album noordhoek, released in may 2018 on stil vor talent. while the productions on noordhoek display the same on-point sound design of previous oliver koletzki and niko schwind releases, the impressive emotional depth and electronic floor-focus of its twelve tracks effortlessly merge with complex rhythmic textures to form a contemporary narrative on ancient dance rituals. after a roller coaster ride through twelve versatile yet coherent productions, one thing is certain as the ultimate crack of thunder crashes down on noordhoek: south africa fuelled the creative energy of two remarkable musicians, who where able to translate the abundance of their impressions into a truly original world of sound.
tim green returns to cocoon with his atmospheric and emotive album titled her future ghost. surprisingly, after all this time, this is his first ever album in his career. an 11-track production following the producers recent vinyl eptitled echo / they want us to fall down.
shorelights is a collaborative ambient techno project feat. rod modell (deepchord, echospace, waveform transmission, transformations), and walter wasacz and christopher mcnamara of the detroit-based audio visual collective nospectacle. ancient lights expands the vision and the range of the shorelights aesthetic, heading into deeper territories of inner and outer space. its ambient for body and spirit, sound designed to make the human heart dance.
full-length cd compiling d arcangelo s 1996 rephlex debut ep, together with unreleased archival 90s tracks. an even division of harsh, industrial electronix tracks, and warm, melodic electro/synthpop tracks. tracks 2-7 taken from darcangelo ep (1996 rephlex / 2017 suction records), tracks 8-13 taken from darcangelo ii ep (our new imaginary sequel to the duos classic 1996 debut), 1+14 cd/digital exclusives, previously unreleased)
with »redsuperstructure«, robert lippok created a new foundation for his musical endeavors. now – 7 years later – this system properly comes to life on »applied autonomy«. the title of the new album is a clear indicator as to what the berlin-based producer has been up to during the last couple of years, both on a conceptual level as well as how he molds his ideas into tracks. »applied autonomy« orchestrates a certain state of frantic standstill, which occurs once a structure is set. has this state been reached, the artist is free to focus on other equally important aspects, balancing the various shades, pushing ideas even further to really make them shine and blossom in their self-declared autonomy. the more light one lets in, the more layers become visible. layers are key when it comes to understanding »applied autonomy«. big chunks of the material with which the album has been produced derive from sketches specifically made for a club performance. rather than meticulously devising each and every detail, lippok focussed instead on recording as many fragments as possible in a short period of time, elements which he could later combine and layer on stage. based on this material and his experience experimenting with it in a live environment, the album slowly began to shape. an album culminating in a collaboration with klara lewis, with whom lippok spent 2 days at the ems studios in stockholm, approaching the idea of autonomy from yet another angle. during the session, both musicians played and performed simultaneously, yet not explicitly together, lost in their own thoughts and ideas, only subconsciously taking in what the other one was coming up with. the result is »samtal«, 14 minutes of a constantly evolving state of poise, magically connecting all the dots lippok had already defined as »applied autonomy«. the artwork for »applied autonomy« has been created by the berlin-based argentinian artist luca gutierrez. over the last couple of years, he has made a name for himself with his spectacular av performances.
der renommierte us-techno/electro-dj/produzent und wahlspanier maceo plex beginnt sein fabric-mixset mit deepem electro, um dann 20 minuten lang eine 4/4 kick-drum einzuführen, die den hörer auf einen begnadeten trip aus new wave und techno mitnimmt, der sich in voiskis unveröffentlichtem megatrance 2 entlädt, um am ende in reflektion und stille zu verharren. dabei bedient sich maceo einer vielzahl an weiteren unveroeffentlichten tracks von jensen interceptor, jon hester, iron curtain, perestroika, north lake, orbe und seinem eigenen alias mariel ito.
hunee presents a collection of his favorite dance floor cuts from the 70ties till modern times. biggest tip! going from afro to disco to techno, hunchin all night holds a wide spectrum of songs, tracks by the wonderful boncana maïga, pat thomas, black beat niks, kenny larkin, larry heard, mappa mundi and many more. hunee, aka hun choi, is a korean berliner who has been drawn in music since a very young age. after working in record stores and studying musicology he resided in amsterdam, where he released his debut album hunch music. as a dj he has always followed a hunch, which gave him wings to communicate the music he loves with crowds all over the world. with hunchin all night, hunee expresses his relationship with the dance floor.
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salvation is found by identifying thesis and antithesis of a logically conceived duality as a receptive polarity which is then synthesized and expressed on a higher level. thereby practicing what is preached is the all-embracing love in the presence of the creator. the purest original state pre-dating the judgmental so called >fall of man< in unity with life itself is the principle of holiness and the root of inner peace. glory to g-d!
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after more than three years of silence as a producer, efdemin a.k.a phillip sollmann returns with a striking hybrid concept that merges the album format with the -continuous dj mix- format, presenting completely new material in a seamless manner. this cd-mix, named naïf, officially reinstates his label of the same name and is a sprawling tour of inner space featuring 19 distinct tracks from fellow producers (e.g. margaret dygas, steve bicknell, jeroen search, pom pom, marco shuttle or gunnar haslam) along with an additional ten that feature efdemin himself (either as soloist or collaborator). the release condenses his decade-long dj-ing journey and evolution as a producer into a single potent elixir of contemporary techno. owing to his additional projects, such as collaborating with pan artist konrad sprenger on a modular organ system to be installed in museums, or scoring for a neue musik ensemble, the berlin-based efdemin is known as hiker between the worlds . his regular stints at berghain or panoramabar, his partnership with established labels (e.g. ostgut ton, dial, sushitech) and the leadership of his own naïf imprint all demonstrate that since more than a decade.
fünf jahre nach dem hochgelobten debütalbum -drone logic- wird der in london ansässige produzent daniel avery sein zweites album -song for alpha- via phantasy veröffentlichen. der neue longplayer ist die weiterentwicklung des klanglichen vokabulars von daniel avery. die ideen zu den tracks sind meist unterwegs entstanden: zwischen clubnächten und endlosen flügen, zwischen stundenlanger autofahrten und unzähligen nächten im hotel. die 14 tracks auf -song for alpha- sind ein bravouröser handschlag zwischen dröhnenden klängen, die ganze tanzflächen füllen können und leisen tönen für ruhigere augenblicke, ambient-momente stehen gekonnt den hypnotisch-schweren technobeats gegenüber
inside out is a brand new series that invites djs and producers to blur the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations. coming from aus music label head and dj-kicks curator will saul, the concept encourages artists to showcase their own music and or the music of those in their own individual circles. the mix will be release digitally and on cd, while a selection of the tracks will also be available on double gatefold vinyl. each instalment will feature 100% new and unreleased music.
digipack, 4c print w/ solid color. cover artwork expands over all pages, liner notes inside. 5 1 1 5 9 3 is the first full-length album release of vienna based artist electric indigo, who started djing in the late 1980s, worked at the legendary hard wax record store in the early 1990s, and effortlessly manages to entertain the dancing crowd at berghain as much as the contemporary music avant-garde at wien modern.
with situational awareness, post-punk legends crash course in science deliver an album consisting entirely of brand new material. the songs on situational awareness sound crisp and ultra-fresh, while the band from philadelphia, usa, maintains their distinctive diy sound created by toys, kitchen appliances and self-built synths. far beyond new wave, the music is experimental and danceable at the same time - science and art, together hand in hand. the cd edition contains a remix of im here to tease as a bonus track, not available on the vinyl album.
a decade has passed since tobias freund and max loderbauer aka non standard institute (nsi) released their enigmatic collection of non-standards. playing with mystery is the name of the game here as well. the new cd, entitled with the code 5863, is the result of collecting creative moments over years and stringing together twenty short pieces that jointly amount to almost an hour of playtime.
with his new album trail of intuition danish singer and songwriter jacob bellens once again is shimmering somewhere in-between electronically influenced songwriting and synthpop music, using his characteristic voice to reflect on his lifes journey. since the age of five, making music means creating a parallel universe to jacob bellens
dj-kicks start 2018 in fine style with another vital entry into their long running series. the latest comes from swiss dj and producer deetron on march 3rd 2018, and features an exclusive solo track as well as exclusive collaborations with steve spacek, jinadu and jamie lidell. as one of the other most famous musical exports from his swiss homeland, he has pretty much done it all from fabric and balance mix cds to running his own label, from essential albums like twisted and music over matter on music man records to club focussed 12”s on will saul’s aus music and french label circus company. after 20 years in the game, he is still in demand at key clubs around the world, and is sufficiently respected as to be able to call on big names like seth troxler, cooly g and ben westbeech for collaborations.
das in berlin lebende, italienische dj/produzenten-duo tale of us hat in den letzten jahren eine rasante karriere hingelegt, die 2017 mit ihrem debütalbum -endless- bei der deutschen grammophon ihren vorläufigen höhepunkt erreichte. ihr -fabric 97- mix ist eine eklektische tour de force mit vielen unveröffentlichten und exklusiven tracks, frischem material ihres labels afterlife, sowie profilierten kollegen von adriatique über efdemin vs. dj koze bis recondite und patrick bäumel, plus natürlich dem eigenen exklusivbeitrag -error error-.
answer code request’s 2014 debut lp code was an exciting moment for electronic music in berlin – one that offered a break from the eternal hall and monolithic 4/4 kicks that ruled the city’s club landscape. as a hybrid gesture, the album’s spirit recalled an especially fruitful era in the german capital from the mid-90s to early 2000s, when dub and pad- driven detroit techno cross-pollinated with berlin’s industrial aesthetic to create one of the city’s most exciting musical chapters.
skream initiierte vor 10 jahren zusammen mit benga und hatcha das dubstep-genre, ist heute einflussreicher rinse fm-dj und profilierter produzent mit releases auf unzähligen labels von tempa über soul jazz bis greco-roman. für fabric legt er jetzt ein verspieltes set aus house, techno und disco auf, aus peaktime-burnern und reduzierten tracks bestehend, mit einer reichen vielfalt, die von floorplan und radio slave über sascha funke und alexkid bis zum 1990er klassiker von la synthesis reicht. nicht zu vergessen: eigene, teils unveröffentlichte skream exclusives!
it seems somehow surprising that its only now that james zabiela enters the fold of balances compilation selectors. a perfect fit for the series, his unfeasibly intricate approach to djing shinesthrough on this sprawling two-parter, created through a back-and-forth process between his pioneer ddj-rz and ableton and featuring two exclusive new productions from the man himself.
all clear cd jewel case with 8 pages booklet, no inlay, the cd is put upside down on the tray so its label is visible from the back of the packaging. molecule returns with a new odyssey both physical and musical. following the success of 60°43 nord, his concept debut played, recorded and mixed on a fishing boat during a 34-day journey in the atlantic ocean, the french producer decided this time to take the process further up north and embarked on a voyage to greenland. isolated for five weeks in the small inuit village of tiniteqilaaq, romain delahaye used his survival electrokit to find new sounds in the fjords, the icefields and the hostile yet dazzling landscapes surrounding him. entirely recorded and mixed in this remoted place, the tracks of -22.7°c range from contemplative ambient atmospheres to more upbeat techno blizzards and accurately translate this epic self-reflective adventure across a land of contrast, its abyssal silences, its immaculate glaciers and its blinding whiteness. with ten previously unheard tracks and very enthusiastic early feedbacks from medias internationally, -22.7°c is set to confirm molecules status as a one-of-a-kind producer in todays electro scene.
kuf create emotion-laden dialogues across layers of time and dimensions of sound. voices recorded in private are chopped up and brought out center-stage to sing with beats hammered out right here and now. glowing synths push forward. basslines rise to grab the melodic role of a track while a vowel is truncated and locked into a grid, driving the rhythm. voices move within the frame of a sample, performed by hands pushing keys, guided by the ear, immersed in a trio sessions deep flow… a vortex of quirky hands, responsive ears and glowing circuits. since thomas a. edison first recorded the human voice in 1877, the recording arts have changed music forever. musicians have explored the endless possibilities of bouncing their input onto layers of tape, off the walls of an echo chamber or the circuitry of electronic helpers - technology that modulates, spatializes, shifts, divides or multiplies the work of human hands and mouths. an era of sampling offered a cubistic analysis of the recorded past and djs took dancers onto intricately fractured time travels. this is the historic foundation that kuf keep probing. just like the sampler and the dj before them, they found new ways to re-allocate where machine and man stand when making music together. most importantly, they turn the resulting friction into sparkling bursts of energy. ‘universe digs deeper into the android vocal chords. the album offers sweeping melodies, different beats and persistent bass. immerse in the intimacy of the voices, probably recorded in trains, backstage areas and at late night private parties during berlin lichtenberg warehouse rehearsals. by striking the keys, kuf squeeze out and serve up all the soul accumulated in those savory phonetic shreds.
(digipak / 4 page booklet) poignant, aggressive, but yet serene sound track created by jeff mills for and then there was light - a japanese film directed by tatsushi omori based on the novel hikari by shion miura.
how much do you really know about nina kraviz? shes a russian techno dj, an accomplished producer, one of dance music’s breakthrough names of the last five years. true enough, but theres so much more to her story than that. shes one of electronic musics most interesting characters, someone who has stuck to her musical guns since day one, someone who has wide-ranging roots that run deep in the past, yet shes also the embodiment of the future. her signature sound is a raw blend of house and techno with a very acidic feel. if that feels very now, kraviz has a lot to do with it, which is why she was asked to mix the latest instalment of !k7’s landmark ‘dj kicks’ series.
dj-mixes often do little more but keeping up a certain mood. to establish a mood like this, masterful sven väth only needs a couple of moments. but this is it not enough for the inimitable dj from frankfurt am main. väth wants to introduce us to an entire world of electronic sounds. the music is an end to itself, yet at the same time, it is more: vaeth employs it to express his passion for the whole scene, to tell about the adventures he has experienced traveling, about his love for his friends, his children, his girlfriend and particularly to his fans all around the world.
highly anticipated full length album by australian producer dylab. heavy duty analogue acid and techno with a distorted and sometimes industrial edge. some lengthy tracks that are made to play in your car and drive 140..
dvs1 aka zak khutoresky, us dj/produzent/labelbetreiber russischer herkunft, ist mit releases auf labels wie klockworks (ben klock), transmat (derrick may) und seinen eigenen imprints sowie regelmässigen dj-gigs im berghain und fabric ein aushängeschild des zeitgenössichen techno. auf fabric 96 mit 29 tracks in 80 minuten besticht er mit seinen technischen skills und einem tracklisting mit hohem exklusivem anteil in form von u.a. neuen produktionen von steffi, oscar mulero, mark broom, rod, lando und kirill main auf den dvs1-eigenen label hush und mistress.
trevor jackson präsentiert den ersten release auf seinem neu gegründeten label pre-, für bislang unveröffentlichtes archivmaterial: eine zeitlose techno/ebm/electro-kollektion von pinklunch, eines playgroup-seitenprojekts aus 2003, das nur auf compilations in erscheinung trat (u.a. auf dj hells gigolo records, des pariser trendladens colette, sowie des berliner clubs f.u.n.). neun tracks, darunter ein cd-bonus, featuring vocals von douglas mcarthy (nitzer ebb) und chloe (c.a.r).
damon wild and david sumner (aka functions) relationship dates back to 1991 at lord michaels future shock, limelight, new york city when damon was running experimental records via northcott productions. at the time, he first saw something in dave and added him to brand x, a record pool run by moneypenny. but their bond is based around a period 5 years later when dave had an apartment above rogue music at 251 west 30th street in midtown, manhattan. it was during this time damon developed him as a synewave artist and released his first ep as function in the fall of 1996 catalog number sw-24. falling in and out of touch over the years, across continents, the two have somehow remained on the same cosmic path. so it’s not a coincidence that now damon has turned to dave to release his first album in 13 years, during the time he is reissuing that first synewave ep on recompiled i/ii & ii/ii (a-ton lp02/03). this is where those paths cross again. 21 years later, this fall, dave will release cosmic path on infrastructure. the cosmic connection.
winter, or a time which represents that season, in a metropole that appears to be moscow. the visitor is taking metro no. 6 at leninsky prospect as he is on his way to the ballroom close to gorky park. the air is icy, the sky is grey. a cat, previously hidden among the dirty snow, is crossing his way. the closer he gets to his destination, the clearer he can hear music, music that reminds him of future days
4 cd compilation, incl. zombie nation, netsky, crookers, tiga, duke dumont, green velvet, avicii, oxia, superfunk, ninetoes, modjo, camelphat, dennis ferrer, tensnake, oliver s.,m.an.d.y. vs. booka shade, osunlade
ausnahmeproduzent bibio präsentiert mit phantom brickworks ein limitiertes minialbum, bestehend aus neun ambient/drone improvisationen, inspiriert von orten mit einer industriellen historie. parallel zur albumveröffentlichung wird ein 20 bis 30 minütiger film, unterteilt in die einzelnen tracks, erscheinen
2017 repress - nearly an hour of dense ambient fog & early morning techno from former resident at panorama bar (aquaplano, mule electronic) known for 5+ hr sets of deep, hypnotic, techno & epic daybreak sets at labyrinth festival.
the desecration of desire is the first album in 14 years from techno heavyweight dave clarke. the follow up to his acclaimed 2013 album devils advocate the new album is a dark, ruthless journey including features by mark lanegan, mt. sims, gazelle twin, anika and louisahhh and reinforces his title as the baron of techno, a moniker given him by the late, great bbc radio dj john peel
say what you wanna say, but you have to give strahil velchev this: the man’s a powerhouse. recording and playing live under the kink alias, he went on to become one of finest purveyor’s of funk in techno and house. what it is, by definition, ain’t exactly clear. and that is the beauty of it. kink’s music is unifying in the best possible way. channeling the spirit and feeling of a time where it didn’t really matter who the faces behind the music were, kink plays with the elements of genres and sub-genres as if the future of it all is still wide-open. at the same time it could be accused of retro-fetishism, as much as the pope himself is infallible. the pure need to recreate moments, feelings and experience - rather than carbon copies of existing designs - was what started kink’s production work. hailing from bulgaria, it was nearly impossible to get your hands on all the records and music that fed into a system of raves, clubs and record shops that seemed far away from sofia, and financially it might as well have meant another galaxy. wanting to dj without having access to the tracks that spun the carousel meant that you had to create them yourselves. so, here we go with a private bootlegger gone public mastermind and one of the loudest voices in house, techno and beyond. from kink’s early productions with neville watson to his smash-hit for ovum, a cerebral album for macro, tons of remixes & tracks and his mind-bending live act, playground seems to take all that into a blender. simultaneously a sound-summary, the harvest of a field of ideas, and the exhibition of an artist in his prime, it also works as a sort of kink dictionary: avant-garde soundscapes stand next to boisterous bangers, classic club tracks and peak time emotions
2cd digipack + booklet - includes 21 classic tracks + 2 previously unreleased titles. review on acid jesus, the first of many collaborations between roman flügel and jörn elling wuttke. including 2 unreleased tracks! situated in germany’s then blistering techno scene and especially a mirror of frankfurt at the time (and it s holy label trinity of playhouse, klang and ongaku), flashbacks are also a feedback loop to what was happening in the uk and the usa. flügel and wuttke succeeded with their own and unique take on it, that owned as much to underground resistance and the belleville three as it did to sven väth and andrew weatherall.
extrawelt are back! although in fairness, they were never gone. on the contrary, since their first release on james holdens border community label dropped in 2005, arne schaffhausen and wayan raabe have been responsible for a plethora of classics including schöne neue extrawelt and in aufruhr, their two seminal albums on cocoon recordings. the duo are one of the most booked live acts worldwide, commanding a huge fan base. their performances are the stuff of legend, making them the absolute highlight at every club and festival they play
on limited edition compact disc. generated instinctively in the moment from resampled chunks of previous output sandwiched between unheard waveforms from a distant future whilst underwritten by voltage controlled rumblings from actual synthesisers than can be seen and touched and wrecked by roadies. traversing known knowns and unknown knowns from drone to drone. harvesting new and slightly less new artefacts of the digitaux variety and crash landing in the ghetto of the lysergic jungles visited by g@ng5tas of yesteryear, all for your personal enjoyment. performed live at the red rattler in sydney, australia on the 16th of april 2017 for the strange signals / house of mince crews, the performance is slightly more than just the insane ejaculations of an unhinged mind, but a true insight into one of the internets least popular twitter accounts.
dutch producer and live act conforce is back with autonomous , a fifth artist album and the latest in his long relationship with delsin records. conforce is boris bunnik, a producer who explores the deepest realms of dub, house, techno and electro under many different names. his conforce alias is where his most club orientated material comes from and this new nine track album finds the transcendent label boss producing dark syntheses inspired by his hometown and harbour city, rotterdam, and its automated industries. a masterfully conceptual album that really paints a vivid picture of a harbour as heard from deep down in the depths.
fünftes studioalbum des belgischen techno dj/produzenten marco bailey, der in seiner über 20-jährigen laufbahn auf labels wie bonzai, bedrock oder primate veröffentlichte und mit namhaften techno-kollegen wie luke slater, markus suckut, alex bau, speedy j und steve rachmad in einem atemzug genannt wird. materia ist neben mb electronics sein eigenes label und gleichnamige partyreihe, dessen direkte und rohe energie die neuen tracks auf temper hervorragend einfangen.
cd - slipcase, download code for 3 bonus tracks. now with over 20 years of releases behind him, oliver huntemann finds himself on the cusp of yet a new era in his career. propaganda is the fifth proper artist album from the hamburg-based dj/producer, and like each of its predecessors, it shows a different side to one of the most consistently rewarding names in techno. released on his own senso sounds label, the album exudes the level of assurance that perhaps only comes with being so active in curating and developing a label that has stood out from the masses since its inception in 2014.