wiggle celebrate 25 years and relaunch their iconic label with a releases including co-founders terry francis, nathan coles and eddie richards, as well as artists like d’julz, silverlining, mihai popoviciu, and more.
purism welcomes romanian minimal house upstart mihai popescu to the table, following the promising producer s run of hotly tipped singles on his own soulsity label. the groove is crisp and infectious on opening cut -do watcha feeel,- which makes great use of a looped up melodic phrase and choice vocal snippets for a quintessential house throwdown. -mixed moods- is no less floor-ready, but its delicate, shimmering keys add a seductive quality that s impossible to resist. -midnight insp- takes a heads-down, tracky approach on its run in, but by the latter half opens up to reveal a gorgeous, swirling bath of chords. -aritmethixx- provides contrast for the ep s closer, keeping the beat stripped back and using haunting flecks of sonic decoration that wouldn t sound out of place on a horror inc track
romanian producer mihai pol presents his “edge of echoes” lp for lokomotiv’s third release, with lkmv003 featuring 5 tracks on a double-disc 180 grams vinyl record. the release has received early support from raresh, petre insperescu, priku and many more, circulating prominent dancefloors and continuing the wave of hype in romania and around the world.
amazing release! new soulsity! vinyl only! handpainted label! amazing release! new soulsity! vinyl only! handpainted label! homemade ep is signed by mihai popescu , labels twelve release . already releasing some of his older tracks at soulsity, here comes 4 of mihais latest works. on a side the ep starts with untitled 3, a powefull but smooth inner trip fusioned with the nostalgic feeling of the 90s and is a tribute to the past, present and future generations of house-heads enthusiasts. it also introduces the second track of this side, >once upon..< a minimal-house journey to the realms of dreamy stories and infinite possibilities on the >hills of nowhere<. flip the side and you will find a more minimal orientated expressive part of mihai popescu , also a shift in the mood of the entire ep. b1 >prea serios< and >untitled 1< might seem the dark side of the moon but are rather infused with the same energy and afinity for dreamful scenarios.
mihai popescu kicks off a new label, steppin motion records, with two of his own brilliant tracks. the romanian artist has been a key part of the scene since 2012, releasing on labels like soulsity, rora and bass culture. he has a slick electronic sound that is here for all to here on these two new cuts.
steppin motion is a record label based in paris and managed by swoop. it aims to promote music as an art, as something beautiful that gets your body and soul in motion. this first ep is in two parts, showcasing both sides of the label: the first part is the most dance oriented, whereas the second part will be more soul / beauty oriented. the amazing artwork comes from vesod, who is an italian street-artist painter from turin.
selfsuficient is first and is ten minutes of slippery house music with lovely chords and melodies all making for a warm and infectious groove. it is colourful, loose and rhythmic stuff that oozes a futuristic sense of soul. neasteptat is deeper, with rubbery drums and woodpecker like sounds all weaving round each other to cast a spell on those who hear it.
these are two terrific tracks that connoisseurs of minimal house are going to lap up.
bondage music continues its home (remixes) package this march with part four, the last part comprising remixes from guido schneider & daniel dreier, kike mayor, toygun and muui. vinyl only - 180gr pressing
this june will see bondage music release part two of it’s ‘home (remixes)’ package, welcoming an array of artists to remix mihai popoviciu’s recent long player on the label. following on from part 1 of the package which has already garnered support from the likes of huxley, neverdogs, emanuel satie and mat.joe to name but a few, bondage music returns with the second offering in this four part series. tuccillo takes the lead with his interpretation of ‘focus’, and as always from the ibiza-based unblock music founder we’re treated to intricately programmed, smooth and hypnotic material laid out over seven and a half minutes with a deftly unfolding dynamic feel. el mundo’s take on ‘triumph’ follows, dropping the tempo and instilling a latin edge to things via organic percussion, emotive strings and mystical vocals. frankfurt’s sascha dive then offers up his ‘atmospheric dub’ of ‘music 999’ to open the flip side, as the name would suggest shining light on billowing dub stabs, ethereal atmospheres and robust rhythms before kevin yost closes the package with his percussive driven ‘hynposia’ remix. the mihai popoviciu ‘home (remixes) part 2’ is out on bondage-music 9th june 2017
bondage-music head honchos pornbugs prep the labels next release for early april comprising three original tracks and a remix from mihai popoviciu. since 2006, german duo pornbugs have been pushing their minimal yet ambitious dance floor orientated house music through clubs across the globe, with their label bondage-music acting as a catalyst for forward thinking music. bondage-music also works as an outlet for other talented producers including romania’s mihai popoviciu and inmotion music signee markus homm to further develop their sound. fresh from a string of early 2017 digital releases from frink and sous sol, april sees bondage-music’s first vinyl offering of the year, kick started with the subtle and melodic cut “when you are gone“, which takes a deep groove and laces it with a plethora of soft synths and atmospherics. mihai popoviciu then reworks “when you are gone“ into a different entity, rewiring a headier groove into the track with raw-defined hats, building further tension with tight synth stabs and ethereal pads. vinyl only track “innocent“ then takes tribal tinged percussion to new depths, fuelling it with booming kicks and flourishing chords, further intensified by swirling vocals. a pure dub aesthetic then shines through “maritza“, as saturated drums and a rumbling low end provide the skeleton for swelling synths to meander alongside spiritual vocals, closing out the package.
mihai popoviciu has carved out a reputation for being one of the most innovative producers of electronic music active in europe today. the man from romania has established himself both as a highly respected producer releasing on labels such as highgrade, international gigolo and dessous and as a killer dj performing all over the world. fiction is his 4th release on poker flat recordings, and delivers four distinct flavours to sink your teeth into. i should is a slinky groover, with a slippery, evolving bassline, tight, funky percussion and a sultry female vocal. working just as effectively early in a set as a peak time moment, its bound to get rinsed in the coming months. twisted is a little harder - a straighter beat signals a more heads down approach, and the bassline is sure to trigger some dancefloor scenes wherever it gets played. next up is title track fiction which perhaps makes a reference to mihai’s background, with fragments of eastern european melodies woven into the beautiful synth work, all tied together over a spacey yet driving rhythm track. last but by no means least is interconnected - a straight up deep bomb with echoes of classic chicago deep and acidic house in its warm and sensual vibe.
FLOR DE LUNA (FEAT MIHAI POL & SUBLEE MIXES) (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK07.03.17
both camelia and the sports label step into the light for the first time with an ambitious double-pack release that promises much for the future. praxis is a stunning ambient piece that opens the record with glacial drones and subtle ripples of percussive sound before syntax locks things down to a crisp minimal house groove laced with eerie atmospherics. mihai poi meanwhile goes to town on a long form remix on the b side, turning syntax into a warm and playful thing. camelia does her own lengthy turn with the title track on side c, and then sublee drops a snappy electro version as the finishing move on side d.
vlad dinu opens mihai bravu s 1st release starting the audio journey with deep in my house, a track that occupies the entire a side, just like a proper tool should. as the name of the track hints, we find ourselves submerged in deep territory: a tight and groovy bass line, laced with a steady percussion, sprinkled with some 16bit arcade reminiscent accents and soothing intermingled vocal cuts. the deep vibe is crafty perpetuated by several synths at play, which together combine in such a way to add a wide atmospheric feel to the composition. definitely deep in my house sounds and feels more like of a 90’s tune, and while listening to it, one could easily find himself drift into the nostalgia of the good old days.
side b goes even deeper with two tracks defined by the notion of head tracks. gun zah continues the storyline with twisty percussive rhythms and a groovy atmosphere, tailored into a bangin floor choon while questions answered submerges the listener into layers of groovy basslines, swifty percs and milky synths, all put together into the form of a most alive track.
we proudly present to you the second blissful vinyl only release on capodopere records headed by mihai pol. side a will throw you inside a finger-snapping track with a satisfying beat that will be shadowing the composition for all the ten minutes of your experience. going to the b side - dreamy keys and ambient sounds are the ones that guide this piece of art, leaving a hypnotic state - followed by an atmospheric and dubby finale. taste it yourself.
sender has finally reached the big milestone with its catalogue number 100. what a ride it has been through the past 16 years! on this occasion we proudly present a special selection of tracks and collaborations produced by label-head benno blome. a series of tracks, or rather a series of night shots. shots taken in the absence of daylight, capturing raw b/w-stills of spirit and drive. the first night shot (send100.1) is coming with a stunning original version of >check check< by benno blome featuring vox by konrad cadet aka baby ford on side a, and two strong remixes by mihai popoviciu and dub taylor on the flipside. mr taylor is also known as tigerskin, not only on sender’s catalogue. a lot more to come soon...
double 180 gram vinyl release.
early may will see mihai popoviciu return with his second long player in the shape of the home lp on bondage music, comprising twelve original compositions from the romanian artist. the album features 2 vinyl only tracks (d1 & d2)
double 180 gram vinyl plus album-cd.
early may will see mihai popoviciu return with his second long player in the shape of the home lp on bondage music, comprising twelve original compositions from the romanian artist. the album features 2 vinyl only tracks (d1 & d2).
a decade on from his debut release, one of romanias finest cultural exports returns to his favourite stomping ground with a transmission that showcases variety, technical skill and an intimate understanding of the dynamics of the floor.
the romanian guys ntfo are back on kiara, and this time they bring us three original tracks with a powerful driving bassline ! backed up with remixes by rhadow and mihai popoviciu . so we wont say much about the release, only that in this package you will find five great and very useful tools to shake the dancefloors.
more exquisite heat from one of the most consistent producers out there. mihai popoviciu has been racking up an enviable discography in the past few years, as releases on highgrade, hudd trax, bondage music and popcorn records testify.
three formidable names from the romanian house/techno scene combine on this sumptuous new ep for the burgeoning wrong state imprint. in various combinations, jay bliss, mihai popoviciu and pagal have previously collaborated on tracks like bis com on diynamic and eucalipt / melange on fear of flying, and count releases on 2020 vision, popcorn records, suara, highgrade records and area remote between them. their first joint effort in some time yields some superb results.
qbeck first made a splash on the international tech-house scene when seth troxler and crew released his track alice on a visionquest label compilation last year. now alessio mereu is pleased to scoop up the ukrainian producer for a full ep on amam, titled railway mood. eureka has an irresistible galloping groove, with an off-kilter tick-tock giving a countdown to eternity. soon, after the slightly unnerving melodic plucking sounds, you can hear breathy gasps punctuating the atmosphere as if a human being is trapped inside the track. and maybe youll get sucked in too!
next bondage music release is a collaboration of mihai popoviciu and toygun, with remixes coming from tuccillo and el mundo. a big release, already receiving big support from shlomi aber, sidney charles, onno, animal trainer, gel abril, dubfire, gorge, anja schneider, bart skils, dj sneak, piemont, butch, sante, luna city express, affkt, marco carola, ray okpara, okain, franco bianco, solomun, stacey pullen, benno blome and more!
mihai popoviciu joined the team for the fifth vinyl release of the popcorn records fabric. from sibiu, romania, mihai is known and respected as a major producer, being part of the highgrade family, and freshly signed on poker flat recordings.
mihai popoviciu has established him self as a producer and dj of high repute in the past few years. his releases on labels such as highgrade, fear of flying and hudd traxx have raised the bar pretty high when it comes to his own distinctive take of the tech-house sound du jour, but its this latest outing on poker flat recordings where sparks really start to fly.
the a-side of avida002 was created by the romanian producer mihai popoviciu. with his reformulation of *whispering* he succeeds in forging a keen and dynamic tech-house remix, not lacking of deepness, under the temperament of sonorous drumrolls. he artfully bridges past the original mix and hones an overall dancefloor-tailored release, which must not pass by house-lovers.
born in romania in 1981, mihai popoviciu is one of the most talked about newcomers in the house and techno scene. but to call him a newcomer is a misnomer. mihai has been releasing quality music for years, on labels such as gigolo, level non zero, brise, diynamic and, of course, highgrade. since 2007 he has sworn allegiance to the highgrade flag, either alone or with production partner markus homm. he always has the ability to surprise with his music tracks produced straight to the point with no unnecessary fluff – just the uninhibited thrill and euphoria of dancing seems to empower his work. after a busy summer season playing in the clubs of europe, he is now back to work in the studio. and so comes >trapped in brakets< with three brilliant club tracks of outstanding quality, custom made for the dance floor. if you dont believe us youll have to hear them for yourself. turn up the volume and close your eyes! for those who still want more, mihai popoviciu will be releasing his debut album in may 2011 on highgrade records. time to get excited and warm up the legs for maximum dance floor effect!
TIMELESS EP (INCL MARKUS HOMM & MIHAI POPOVICIU RMX)
12" Vinyl D22.10.10
benjas erste platte wurde im november 2009 veröffentlicht und erhielt grosszügigen support von djs wie miss jools, martin landsky, ray okpara, fabrizio maurizi oder tom clark. nun liefert der junge künstler aus zürich eine ep für das stark aufkommende schweizer label esance ab. der titel timeless ist auch gleich das programm: stampfende bassdrums treffen auf knackige percussions, sexy vocals und eine menge groove. tracks für jene momente im club, wo raum und zeit vergessen gehen und der rhythmus im mittelpunkt steht. als sahnehäubchen gibt es obendrauf noch einen remix von homm & popoviciu, welcher es, wie von den jungs gewohnt, exakt auf den punkt bringt. early support by oxia, brothers vibe, chris gruber, dubfire, ekkohaus, jay bliss, lee curtiss, martin eyerer, nick curly, re-up, someone else, andrew grant, anthony collins, axel bartsch, bloody mary, daniel.fx, d.diggler, dj wild a.m.m.
premium pack incl 12inch vinyl and maxicd ... including mihai popoviciu remix. played by julien chaptal, jade, mihalis safras, someone else, mendo, kiki, benno blome and many more... 100 percent pure groove by one of the best producer from portugal.
including mihai popoviciu remix. played by julien chaptal, jade, mihalis safras, someone else, mendo, kiki, benno blome and many more... 100 percent pure groove by one of the best producer from portugal.
3 techhouse beauties by mihai popoviciu with a feature by alex modoi plus a great 7 minutes of love remix by daniel sanchez! supported by richie hawtin, dubfire, oxia, lee van dowski, anja schneider, coyu, gregor tresher and many more…
THAT PHILOSOPHY TRACK (PROMPT, MIHAI POPOVICIU RMXS
12" Vinyl D21.06.10
a dark club, glimpsed through flashes of light, a little fog dividing the space - the ideal backdrop for a dazzling appearance on the dance floor. with the abrupt onset of pulsating beats, booming drums and rhythmic rattling, deep and sexy vocals also appear and >that philosophy< from sasse and phonogenic forms the prefect soundtrack to the scene.
quantized goes deeper and hosts another young but already well known producer from greece called kreon, one of the most talented guys around the last years. at his 25 years old markos spanoudakis is already considered as a top-notch producer! he has released music on labels such as resopal, cecille, be chosen, robsoul, ... the present ep has 3 tracks, two original works from markos and a remix from michai popoviciu (highgrade, vukohila, level non zero). this is also the first time that quantized offers a special white-coloured vinyl.
played by : gregor tresher, chris carrier, ian pooley, roberto rodriguez, h.o.s.h., tim green, markus fix, italoboyz, deadmau5, the glitz and many more..
new & supercool label from romania! played by: ricardo villalobos, raresh, rhadoo, nick curly, nima gorji , seuil, bart skils, gregor tresher, agnes, shinedoe, boris werner , ramon tapia, martinez, dj hell, 2000 and one, laurent garnier, chris carrier, dj w!ld,
big with luciano, peace division, agnes, matt tolfrey, lauhaus, martinez, geddes, anthony collins, lee burridge, mark henning, miss jools,... more supa hot tech house action from some super hot romanian producers. pagal, mihai popoviciu & jay bliss have appeared on various labels and in various combinations over the course of the year, producing eps for the likes of diynamic, immigrant and bang bang (as hermannstadt collective). so, we re mighty proud to feature a couple of their productions on our lil label. >eucalipt< brings the phattness with a deep groove, plenty of percussive elements and a twinkling melody whilst flip side track >melange< delivers more of a b-line focused stomper. we hope you like....