ltd edition color vinyl, auch auf seinem dritten album nutzt sebastian kramer aka redshape den für ihn prägenden sound von 90er-jahre-techno allgemein und speziell aus detroit nicht als zitat, sondern erzeugt mit seinen neuen tracks ein sehr spezielles, eigenes narrativ: düster, gespenstisch, und doch entschieden romantisch. in gewisser hinsicht ist -a sole game- sogar die erste echte redshape-lp überhaupt, die nun nichts mehr imitieren will, sondern sich durch selbstbewusstsein, selbstreflexion und souveränität ausweist. im klassischer redshape-manier begeben sich die acht tracks von -a sole game- auf eine reise durch nächtliche welten und düstere industrielandschaften, durchzogen von seltsamen stimmen und geräuschen. eines der wichtigsten ziele lag unüberhörbar darin, ein nahtlos perfektes, ganzheitliches elektronisches album zu produzieren, das ohne interludes oder typisches füllmaterial funktioniert. entsprechend warm und analog klingt die platte. letztendlich setzt redshape damit klassisches songwriting mit den codes von techno um und macht in seiner musikalischen entwicklung einen großen schritt nach vorne.
auch auf seinem dritten album nutzt sebastian kramer aka redshape den für ihn prägenden sound von 90er-jahre-techno allgemein und speziell aus detroit nicht als zitat, sondern erzeugt mit seinen neuen tracks ein sehr spezielles, eigenes narrativ: düster, gespenstisch, und doch entschieden romantisch. in gewisser hinsicht ist -a sole game- sogar die erste echte redshape-lp überhaupt, die nun nichts mehr imitieren will, sondern sich durch selbstbewusstsein, selbstreflexion und souveränität ausweist. im klassischer redshape-manier begeben sich die acht tracks von -a sole game- auf eine reise durch nächtliche welten und düstere industrielandschaften, durchzogen von seltsamen stimmen und geräuschen. eines der wichtigsten ziele lag unüberhörbar darin, ein nahtlos perfektes, ganzheitliches elektronisches album zu produzieren, das ohne interludes oder typisches füllmaterial funktioniert. entsprechend warm und analog klingt die platte. letztendlich setzt redshape damit klassisches songwriting mit den codes von techno um und macht in seiner musikalischen entwicklung einen großen schritt nach vorne.
redshape stars in another deep tripping, sci-fi odyssey on his imprint for present 16. opening the gate reveals a slow but surely building burner that is classic redshape, ripping the space-time continuum fabric apart at it s spoken word climax narrating of solar winds, cosmic ray particles and the speed of light. heed the track s unmistakable call and take flight on an interplanetary elevator with parched, bone-dry percussion, twisting lines with propulsive bass and growls that rumble underneath, enveloping you in an air cabin of jedi-level sound design prowess. the ride truly begins next with voyager. it s all aboard a throbbing deep low end countered by floating, melancholic sustained chords with twinkling bleeps and fading bloops that light up like the star-studded milky way. frantic hi hats and modulated percussion work keep riders on the edge of their seat through this fantasy space-age joyride at warp speed.
the blink single is a labour of love spanning over 2 years evolving from reshapes live series. the ‘tunnel mix takes its title from being road tested at the now closed tunnel club in paris and both tracks are a homage to early uk and detroit techno which redshape holds fond memories of from his youth.
turbo recordings is proud to present the kind of remix pack we’ve heard you talk about in your sleep, featuring a banging techno remix from masked man/presumed german redshape, an electro-funk jam from veteran clone machinist dexter, and two mixes (one vinyl, one digital) from rising turbo star anna that will enrich the lives of completists everywhere. label boss tiga has declared this to be his favourite release of recent times, with each track instantly plunging him deep into a persona he calls mr. goin crazy, which he describes thusly: your best friend if youre feeling the highs and your worst nightmare if you aint deep in the groove can rap his way out of any cypher naturally good at math makes his own ceramic dinnerware with insane designs and patterns
redshape returns to his own label with a retrovisionist release that looks back in time as much as it looks forward to the future. revving up on the a side is shift, a propulsive hurtle to the final frontiers. starting off ominously with just drums, bass and a pollock splatter of toms, the track is soon overrun by an army of relentlessly running basslines, let loose to steer in and out like searching headlights on a dark and endless highway. with a heavier kick, the track shifts into top gear with pensive pads soaring overhead, mesmerising squeaks and his signature attention to percussive detail. on the flip is drive, which switches gears down a notch as an astrospace cruise along intergalactic coastlines - from summery california to shiny coruscant. a rounded pounding beat with heavy sub bass bounces along to a breezy tropical melody and spacious percussive work, before riding off into a cinematic sunset that is as nostalgic as it is hopeful of the c oming dawn. once again on the edge of spatial sound but grounded in analog warmth, redshape has presented a revision of classic record productions that truly punches as it is meant to be felt and heard - on wax. recommended!
august 2016 saw running back release a first volume of live tracks from redshape, but january 2017 sees the much loved artist return to delsin, his most regard label, for a second offering of the same. this time the ep has one track made in paris, and one in london, and both are filled with the sort of beautifully bleak and lo-fi sounds that have made this man such a standout artist over the years. up first is london, a chugging track that builds in pressurised layers of coarse hi hats, gurgling bass and pinging kick drums. it is a hypnotic groove that teases you as elements drop in and out and hisses of static and broken little guitar riffs add some cheeky funk. on the flip-side, paris is much more playful, with colourful pixelated melodies dancing about the mix, industrial drums working down low and steppy synths fleshing things out. overall it sounds like a future disco for inebriated robots and is one of redshape s more party starting tracks.
10 years redshape live is a special thank you to the labels i mainly worked with in the past ten years and also to all the people on worlds dance floors, which gave me so many stellar moments. starting on running back, the best of live series will contain tracks which were only part of my live set: previously unavailable and not even arranged as full tracks. as i always record my shows, i searched for the moment, in which each of those tracks had their biggest and also earliest impact. i took that recording and rebuild them part by part to make them proper dj versions without loosing their live roots. named after the cities where they were performed. av aviv and rome.
bleep repeat makes for a potent first track. here, a thumping step gives way to synth lines that sting and swell across solar systems. things get headier, grittier, reaching a furious and frightening rush with spectral soundbites to match. a homage to uk rave sounds, this track perfectly captures the uncanny pairing of aggression and rapture at the heart of 90s bleep. paper blades follows, a celestial soundscape punctuated with hissing breakbeats and a sinewy bassline. rippling acid lines beam along the astral plane, and a hallucinatory, near-liturgical melody meanders all the while. spaced-out yet inexplicably driving, this track is elevating, enveloping
PURPOSELY UNCERTAIN FIELD REMIXES (REDSHAPE, LAWRENCE, MAP.ACHE)
12" Vinyl D17.11.15
here comes the heavy remix package to lake peoples much praised debut album purposely uncertain field. with redshape, lawrence and map.ache three remixes were carefully chosen who would be able to bring their own distinctive sound to the table, but also treat the original tracks respectfully. redshape catapults -illuminated- into the orbit of the red planet, where it rotates in a trippy and hypnotic way. lawrence is drifting red but stays closer to the sun. the dial boss keeps things lighter and brings some bells and a steady bass drum to dinner and knows how to mesmerise. leipzig buddy and kann records co-founder map.ache shifts up a gear with his remix for cooping. twisted vocals and a bouncy bassline make his remix a darling on the club floor and rounds things consistently up.
die cut sleeve, shrink wrapped, stickered. berlins redshape has been releasing records for nearly a decade and in that time has amassed an accomplished discography on labels such as styrax, delsin, leaves, r&s, running back and his own imprint present which have cemented his name the amongst the greats of underground techno. nonplus are proud to release feel like riot and the rift, staying in the vein of his sci fi laden detroit techno style that continues to evolve but stay true to his unmistakable redshape sound.
great follow up on basic soul units you knew ep, continuing the remarkable high standard of the current round of new dolly releases. the somewhat mysterious compassion crew brings us two absolute wicked floorburners with this slightly tribal hypnotic feel... sneaky! redshape on remix duties takes things to the techy side of life with a smooth & extended techno rework of v.h.s.s... winner package!
running backs 50th anniversary comes courtesy of redshape. after his utilitarian bonuz beatz effort earlier this year, the masked man is back on the monolithic techno tip. graced with a sense of tradition and a modern stlye of execution, leaves is the sort of warehouse rave signal that exceeds the sole purpose of a tool. speaking of which, it comes in two different mixes to choose from accompanied by two unclothed versions for the creative dj mind.
running back proudly presents: redshape’s bonuz beatz vol. 1. revisited, reduced and refined beat down versions of some of the masked mans greatest hitz. breakbeats, toms and open hi hats a plenty with more bounce to the ounce. not only for dj use
dont let these carefree techniques fool you, as big on the dancefloor as your headphones everyone from ben sims to deetron to ben pearce has championed his introverted 12inches. providing the sauce on top, redshape remixes the original twice over, with his disco scope and not so serious mix. with a similar attention to drums and raw sounds, the two remixes arm up what is an already strong release.
redhsapes is on a roll!here a massive track on present his own label. one-sided vinyl that at some point simply will not be available anymore (even tho its not limited, or pressed on 180grams vinyl or any hyped sales stuff.... just a massive techno tune for the vinyl heads out there!).
redshape returns to his own label with a new two tracker! always a bit special to have a new present release... and this is no exception. playful detroit inspired techno from the man with the red face thats slowly building and gently seducing the floor.
pressing on transparent yellow vinyl.
almost exactly three years after the first, redshape has readied his second red pack, due for co release by his own present imprint alongside his frequent dutch home, delsin. whilst the world is still enjoying the germans latest album square, the man himself has typically moved on once more. on red pack ii he offers up six tracks new of hugely atmospheric and romantically industrial techno across two pieces of vinyl.
the green series is the continuing art and music project from bleep.com, giveupart, and photographer shaun bloodworth. this will be the third limited edition 12 inch in the series. each record comes with a die-cut sleeve, embossed outer and hand-stamped detail. the double a-side single features the pairing of redshape and steffi and once again brings you raw techno. the mysterious red-masked producer redshape provides a track titled focus whilst berlin techno royalty steffi delivers the aptly named attacke.
>square< is the follow up to redshapes album debut >the dance paradox< (delsin, 2009) - that is if you dont want to count the double impact 12-inch >red pack< as a long player. and indeed, it is a long player in the truest sense of the term.
as obvious as techno and houses heavy influence is on 3024, one of the most consistent reference points has been the machine soul emanating from the city of detroit for the last 30 odd years. we will spare you yet another euro-centric pseudo-sociology lecture but the combination of geography, economics and community has produced music with an influence has consistently reached far beyond michigan state. for our 17th release 3024 is honoured to continue our trek into the analogue wilderness with another artist heavily inspired by the city, berlins near legendary redshape.
the man with the mask shouldnt need an introduction: delsin, styrax leaves and his own present outfit have shown the mans ability to maneuver between true school techno, malicious house, break beat bombs and motor city romanticism - all ornamented with redshapes very own mark. for running back, he delivers something like a cross sum of his work. >on da floor< (>da< reads >the<) is subterranean haunted house with a broken heart, while >goom< features a take-your-shirt-off reese-bass-line. if you like it dry, the >bonus beatz< >z< reads >s<) of >goom< will satisfy your needs. bass drum jungle music
hot on the heels of the brilliant in trust we space ep, redshape delivers two more top quality techno tracks on his own label present. son of a... brings back the freestyle craziness of the masked one, which we know of tracks like dog day. going wobbly acid bassline in the redshape-way! kracken s game is more of a synthy slow builder - setting a densed atmosphere. great timeless release and as all present releases only available in limited quantities!
part iii ? manipulation musik. manipulation musik is the darkest and most cinematic piece on this collection of eps. delicate manipulated melodies and melancholic strings moves in and out of a crackling and distorted soundscape, telling an experimental sound tale with a sad ending. on b-side redshape (present, delsin) makes a remix solely using sounds from the original. redshape described his tape dub version like this: ?think disco dub, plonk & pain?. not much to add to that ? it kind of says it all. enjoy!
out of the blue we have a new redshape! after a year of silence he is back and delivering one of his best works so far. cutting edge dancefloor material that will keep them moving like theres no tomorrow... limited as always, so dont sleep on this one...
ON THE BRIGHTER SIDE 1 / REDSHAPE & JORI HULKKONEN REMIXES
12" Vinyl US11.11.10
as part of the 2010 rebirth of vladislav delay-as-sistol, he has recorded a bold, poppy record, more like luomo than vladislav delay, & club friendly, too-boot. 2 original tracks paired w/ reworkings by redshape & jori hulkkonen. 180 gr. + pic sleeve.
new double pack with a sweet 6 new tracks with redshapes trademark sounds! hot on the heels of his last years album that created quiet a stir among journalists, we think this one tops that one just because it contains more of the freshness and playfulness which made redshape one of the most popular techno artists of the last years! this release will boost your energy level and makes you want to hit the early morning hours in a club!
ending the brief hiatus that followed the >great lengths< lp and accompanying world tour martyn and 3024 usher in the new decade with a brace of remixes from the deepest recesses of the quasi-house community. first out the gates is 3024-006, helmed by a pair of artists as unique as they are elusive, zomby and redshape.
hot new album by one of berlins finest techno producer... after numerous highly acclaimed ep releases, amsterdam based label delsin is proud to present the debut album of the mysterious masked producer redshape. one of technos most enigmatic figures, berlin based redshape produces timeless analogue techno with a detroit edge. rarely interviewed and with his identity kept a well guarded secret, redshapes reclusive persona contributes heavily to the aura of romance and drama that surrounds his recorded output.
ALPHA ON THE ROCKS (ORANGE / MARBLED COLOURED VINLY)
coloured 12" Vinyl D22.05.09
after a short hiatus redshape returns to his own present imprint with two strong more dancefloor spaced-out techno burners. while >alpha on the rocks< seems to float through time & space, >the box< slamms to the floor like there s no tomorrow...
DELSIN 2.0 REMIX EP 1 (RMXS BY REDSHAPE & QUINCE) / MARBLED COLOURED
coloured 12" Vinyl NL29.04.09
remix ep #1 to accompany the forthcoming delsin compilation >delsin 2.0<. just before working on his debut album, redshape did his rockin version of newworldaquariums classic trespassers! quince does a smooth dubby house mover remix of tahos energy fields.
after the amazing 2084/ultra ep on music man last year, we are very proud to present a new redshape record to you guys! both robot and neon are two amazing gems in his own original style. not to miss!!! feedback: adam beyer: love robot, sounds exellent! really current in an old fashioned way!
number 1 steve bug charts !!! redshape is len fakis musical partner of podium #05. with releases on delsin, styrax leaves and present he is regarded as on of the most exciting newcomers on the dance music circuit. few producers have achieved to delevop such an individual approach to detroit techno, few musicans managed to rough it up so relentlessly. redshapes track is an interminable battle against stagnation, each bar of the track bursts with musical creativity. on >whats on a moogs mind?<, this genre building synthesizer turns into a brain. the moog overrules all conventions of musical form, the machine becomes an unpredictable furious beast. the 808 cowbell develops an uncanny, emotional quality. a techno track as gripping as a cliffhanger. len fakis >odyssee ii< relates perfectly the dramatic tension of redshapes track. the absorbing sounds just soaks you in. through the whole accoustic journey of the track, you feel his sense for the special athmosphere of the berghain which reminds clubbers of a medieval cathedral
well, ive known markus for a while and hes a damn good producer. hes been here for a while now and has been releasing on labels like maw, raw fusion, sonar kollektiv or deeply rooted to name a few. his music is always elegant and his production has an edge. lately he lets his early rave and techno influences shine through. for remixing, we got lucky to have >redshape<. hes definitely one of the most interesting producers at the moment and has understood detroit techno and house much better than anyone right now. both mixes are lo-fi and dirty, with a proper sexy groove. needless to talk too much about it: if you like real house and techno just.. .