mixes from matthus raman & petar dundov! elektronik by mark strain is a track that draws from the english idm tradition. a dreamy and dynamic electronic track. defined by an analog drum machine and a captivating and smooth bassline. matthus raman remixes elektronik by mark strain. keeping the same dreamy and magic atmosphere of the original track. but putting the track into orbit. in the gravitational free space. destination mars and beyond. the refined remix of elektronik by techno master petar dundov is an ecstatic hymn for life. a perfect track for the most sophisticated dance-floors shining at the crack of dawn.
following on from his debut ep on drumcode earlier this year. ilario alicante returns. for the past few years ilario alicante has enjoyed something of an unintentional ibiza kinship with adam beyer. when the swede played his special annual sets on the amnesia terrace for cocoon. for three years out of four. the italian has been right there playing alongside him. ensuring his talents were on the radar of the drumcode chief. ilario made his first appearance on the label in 2016 with the stirring temporary featuring on a-sides vol.4. before securing his first full-length release with the awakened ep that dropped earlier this year. figures & echoes deepens his contribution to the label with half a dozen powerful cuts. figure of ra opens the ep. combining a rousing vocal loop. pulsating beats and effective melodic interlude to fantastic effect. the acid runner follows and is true to its name. characterised by echoing vocal effects that lead to a piercing 303-line that hits with peak-time power. virgos echoes features a persistent synth line that combining effectively with lush layers of melody to create an atmospheric impact. third eye delivers an exhilarating dose of rave thanks to the hypnotizing riff that runs throughout.
fresh from his lets roll ep on radio slaves rekids. hopeworks curator lo shea further cements his status as a true innovator of the uk underground with the iterations ep on duskys 17 steps. leading the charge. iterations is 8 dark twisted minutes of tripped-out melodic techno that will sweat the walls of warehouses from london to tokyo drawing a lineage from the omen. atomic jam and the orbit through to berghain. de school and hopeworks itself. on the remix. stockholm’s peder mannerfelt takes it down an industrial rabbit hole of terror-core synths. rave sirens and sonic paranoia. across rest of ep. lo shea flexes his sonic diversity with ornithurae offering an intruiging mix of bruising bass. twitchy layer loaded percussion and sinister soundscapes - somewhere between d&b don dillinja circa 96. early claude von stroke. radioactive man and fellow sheffield legend oris jay. dark. soulful and ravey. higher closes things off with a uniquely uk hybrid that traces lines through militant tresor-heyday techno. vintage strictly rhythm diva house and hardcore vibes.
THE REMIXES PART 1 (RHADOW / PEREL / KRIS WADSWORTH / CARLOS NILMMNS RMXS)
12" Vinyl () D12.03.18
stug music was born in april 2007 organize events in the netherlands. club venues like paard van troje the hague. doornroosje nijmegen & studio 80 amsterdam were homebase of 55 events where (inter)national artists were invited. focus on programming (inter)national heroes of the past. the present & the future it was always a big wish to start a music label. january 2018 was the digital premiere of stug music. label & events runned by bart van rijn. two original tracks from the founder remixed by specialists in their genre perel & rhadow. with the second release in prospect a special vinyl >remix edition< will be pressed also remixes from kris wadsworth & carlos nilmmns. from dance floor orientated house & techno to indie electronic music.
heres a big reason to celebrate. as we face the 150th release on cocoon recordings! thats right. 150 prime cuts with a number of milestones. its hard to single out any one for particular praise but even so. we still have something very special planned for the anniversary.
its the big 5! berlin. frankfurt based label house is ok is celebrating its five-year long presence and has decided to mark that period with something special labels story started with a sticker homeboy printed in his former hometown. zagreb. saying house is ok. catchy. right? it became an underground slogan of the local scene. it didnt take long for people to embrace the idea stating that its ok to be into melodic. fresh. groovy yet. at times. a bit awkward dance music.
born in poland and now operating out of the ever-effervescent london. the adoptive city where she’s learnt the ropes of music production and djing. anii – real name ania iwinska – has lived many lives in one. yet if one thing’s remained a constant over the years. no matter the harshness of the obstacles life threw at her. it’s indeed a deep and inextinguishable love for music. be it behind the mixing desk at wired studios or in her own shoreditch workroom. the key place where she’s kept honing her skills with unfazed diligence. up to the point of making it her actual second home. ań......ii lands her debut transmission on kompakt and surely not the last. named after the polish word for ‘roots’. ‘korzenie’ finds ania threading her way in between subtle deep-house and techno folds. delving into the essential strength of her past and present to carve out an hypnotic maelstrom of traditional polish music strings. tribal percussions and elegiac melodies. coupling eerie ostinatos with stealthy bass moves. it’s an ode to the magnitude of memory and power of resilience that reels out. blurring the line between late night club environment and further spacious. moony soundscapes.
waggons marks the third motip white release on dorfjungs. after the two previous eps »lywer bent« and »the white ep« this one feels drunken yet still more defined. motip white delivers four thrilling tracks composed of colourful and warm techno. house and electronic hybrids. his ep contains bass driven dance songs as well as cautious and charming anthems. while every song has got its special elements with the typical motip white sound. they all work equally well on the dance floor and at home. the smooth and calm fourth track ends the vinyl but is actually caught up by the euphoric digital bonus »simia«. which brings the ep to a surprising though satisfying (digital) end.
nyc native eric maltz has been a professional producer and pianist for more than 20 years. after landing on the techno scene in 2017 with the double vinyl “ns-17” ep on levon vincent’s novel sound. eric maltz releases his first single on his own label flower myth. opening on the title track . a bruising slice of machine techno. the live touch of the new-york producer stands out throughout “pathway”. on “ah-shu-de-ohu”. paranoid chimes swirl out of focus while chopped up vocals command attention. free floating chords glide through a meditative soundscape on closer “line through”. flower myth will release 4 more singles from eric maltz throughout 2018. one of them a collaboration with cristina valentina. the powerful voice from “we have power” (ns17). having recently signed with uzuri booking and artist management. eric will soon be bringing his singular live techno to his home-base city of berlin and other major cities across europe and the world.
ltd handstamped vinyl . after a four year break iww is back with the >diversity ep< by upcoming artist marco wachs. the record. as the name says. is a showcase of marcos wide musical range. the a side features dark hypnotic techno tunes acompanied by rumbling breakbeats. the flip instead is packed with 2 cuts of cheerful housegroovers.