kontakt records returns with two slamming chord driven tunes and a bass heavy urban cut by berlin artist van bonn who produced these tracks while living in copenhagen. ctrls remix answers the question how a trippy and dubbed out version sounds like. limited clear and crisp blue vinyl.
van bonn presents with control his debut album on his label van bonn records. control is the strong and logical consequence of his earlier releases. the album presents 13 tracks at the edge of techno and dub. van bonn takes the opportunity to present an album full of drive, groove and power without losing the sight for his elegant musical vibes. he also opens his musical spectrum for new influences towards vocals, ambient sound scapes and dub step.
van bonn presents on his new ep pluto dedicated techno music with a dubby edge. every tune of the ep points and reflects a different situation of the night. the eponymous opener pluto delivers a powerful groove full of drive, massive chords and sirens to thrill the air. twisted elements spice the dubby elements that melt into a massive break. 2650 pleases with a forward driving groove and modulated chord stabs. the massive bass goes hand in hand with the overall positive vibe created by subtle shifts of the harmony to round off an evolving tune that points on the dancefloor. the two heroes brendon moeller and eric cloutier remixed van bonn s original mixes. it needs to be said that it is amazing to welcome these two artists on this ep with their fantastic reshapes. brendon moeller remixed pluto and presents a stripped down, groovy and dubby affair that fathoms the wideness and depths of the original mix. brendon moeller s remix proves again that less is sometimes more. techno dub at its best. eric cloutier s remix of 2650 rounds off the ep with a gentle and deep driving dub house vibe. it is presented in the stripped down eric cloutier sound . full of details and little changes does eric cloutier s remix tickle your eardrum that makes you long for the next neverending open air session. but don t forget to go home.
van bonn returns to his label van bonn records after releases on labels like traum, trapez and telrae. van bonn s travel to the magic rain forests and lonely beaches of the island borneo inspired him to compose music that takes you by the hand and leads you into the inner beauty of borneo. his new ep delivers two epic tunes with a total playtime of 24 minutes. the original mix is dominated by massive grooves, carefully layered sounds & field recordings from borneo. van bonn takes his time to let the tension rise slowly to finally erupt in a momentum that may remind the listener of krautrock and post-rock. the borneo dub adds a whole new level of deepness to the original track and formulates an atmosphere that can simply be described as fernweh. wether you listen to borneo in a club, on your stereo or with headphones it is always pure and true techno music for your heart, body and soul.
this 10 inch contains 2 unreleased vinyl versions in extended mixes that can make your day. the merits of van bonns releases on telrae, trapez and on van bonn records you can find in his new release -unbound-. the attractiveness of repetition has made its way into this ep... and it was a good choice. we kick off with -king-, a track which is a cross breed of a stubborn beat and a dub techno feeling showcasing a melodic intermezzi that flies in and out with a mind of its own. more minimalistic than most of the tracks you know from him, it includes unexpected half baked sounds you would not expect from van bonn. on the other hand the epic 10 minute monster -distinct- is a real dub techno giant and a soundtrack at the same time... with beats that take you by the hand.
telrae tracks is a sub label of telrae. the first record comes by van bonn who has recorded two tracks.
the a-side *on land* has the continuous mode character of early monolake music and conveys a powerful and intense feeling coming in waves.
*wave* on the flip side is a ghost track without any redundant sounds. no stunts just sounds that unite at certain outskirts to create a slight psychedelic experience. when the track stops you fall deep, because it is also a soundtrack.
BAUMGARTNER (INCL MARKO FUERSTENBERG RMX) (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl D04.10.13
the >baumgartner< release marks the third solo ep by van bonn after his >maserung/schwerpunkt< and >onwards< on telrae in 2012. so it was high time for another solo release with him. his new track is again a timeless classic, gracefully flowing without much of an interruption, it is his most melodic release up until now. the track is nevertheless very much detached in style from what van bonn has released solo and together with stefan gubatz on telrae. the track is at ease and at the same time connects to a feeling of melancholy. marko fürstenberg wrote the remix on the flip side transforming the original into a tight and bass heavy dub track. marko breaks with the flow of the original and creates a much more rigorous dance flloor rocker that introduces one element after the other. this is not for the weak and for bass lovers only!
first pressing in dark red vinyl! in remarkably short time, van bonn has developed a well-deserved reputation as a forward-thinking dub music producer. he is tying up electronic listening music with dance music structures for the german label telrae and trapez since 2011, but his newest invention van bonn01 is another step forward. van bonn records now for the first time provides him with a platform, that is his own. it is a sound laboratory pushing his ideas as well as giving him the possibility to feature like minded people. the first edition on vinyl, comes in dark red with a nice artwork. gradient (cph dub) shows a new side with van bonn, expressing a certain form of industrial & romantic privacy in a very radical way. his epic 12 minute track explores the time and space continuum in ways of symmetry. this is a perfect extension of what we know from various dub techno productions of the past. rich filtered delays balanced with a monotony of a mighty & distant beat, makes it an hypnotic piece of music. gradient in its original version is the more hardish and forceful..companion of the a-side, being more raw an direct. van bonn uses here a lot of fx sounds to build a bubble which perfectly embeds the stomping machine liked beat. the >do not resist the beat< owner milton bradley and artist on prologue (and more) has delivered a remix of >gradient< in his genuine style avoiding commercialism and creating his own atmospheric, claustrophobic, cinematic style of techno. listen here to his remix for van bonn.
for telrae 010 stefan gubatz teamed up with van bonn. the a side track marathon reflects on the more up-tempo beat tracks on telrae. it starts where stefans transistor ended, keeps a tight beat but its crunchy chords erupt like lava in a bowl of milk. the flipside track burnout works with a heavy pounding bassline but is defined by a rather airy, ambient like soundscape with many modulations and a broken tricky beat..
van bonn returns after his release maserung on telrae in april 2011. van bonn has been in the studio a lot since then and has worked on a number of tracks that are highlighted here. onwards i is an excursion into sound. it starts with sounds that interact in a subtle way but then as if by magic, suddenly it rises to a much higher energy level, almost pulling you by the hair. chords now kick in with the full force of brutality, like the strikes of london’s big ben and then you’d think the track will just burst. van bonn makes another turn before he lets the drums break loose. it seems as if van bonn is taming the brutality and direction of his electronic machines. abstract now meets the concrete and whoever wins the fight is up to the listener to decide. the first remix comes by raffaele attanasio who has had considerable success with der pianist and i m a jazzman and has collaborated with trapez ltd artist mihalis safras, a. trebor (trapez), as well as claude young, nic fanciulli and has shown his versatility throughout the last 3 years. juan atkins recently featured raffaele attanasio remix of no mans land by a. trebor in his charts.his remix for van bonn keeps up a strong beat programming right from the beginning. a beat monster so to speak is alive from the beginning and kicking. the track is written in a style that shows expansion and contraction and through that shows an organic breathing quality.
MASERUNG / SCHWERPUNKT (10 INCH LTD TO 200 COPIES)
10" Vinyl D18.03.11
ltd handmade cover ... telrae welcomes soundseeker, noise controller,full time musician, van bonn. he has written two tracks for telrae. both of them are constructed like a theatre play.. each tone is intentionally-on purpose- generated and set in its propper place to create a symbiotic effect... which you realise once you give them time to interact… and create something which might be just one element in a chainreaction. van bonns definition of techno dub. you could say van bonns has written the most abstract release so far for telrae and you could be right. the two tracks are not written for functional reasons, but are very functionel for the ones that seeks for similar feelings such as, deepness,landscapes of sound or just snapshots in which time stands still. these tracks come from far away to be discovered by likeminded people. dive into the world of van bonn.
paris, 1954. henri-françois rey wrote the thema of the piece la bande à bonnot and asked boris vian to write the songs in order it to become a musical comedy. la bande a bonnot was the name of a french illegal anarchist group. as soon as the piece was played at théâtre du quartier latin, french authorities made it being stopped. musical parts have been lost. 1971, jacques canetti has been told the original handwritten lyrics of the boris vian songs have been found again. jacques canetti asked louis bessières to re create music parts. 1975, jacques canetti released this record with songs being performed by judith magre, yves robert, lucienne vernay, pierre jamet, kim ibarra, maurice barrier & cécile vassort + 2 bonus tracks whose lyrics were suppsoed to be too for the original spectacle.
the 70s pop annual 2 is the latest exclusive to vinyl release on demon records. 4 sides of vinyl containing 30 tracks of essential classic pop of the seventies. the 180 gram double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with original artwork.
dana ruh and anthea have defied the merciless winter in their studio and the track like a river is the result. clean beats, bathing synths, vocals with telepathic powers driving onward, onward, onward, unexpectedly changing direction.
ltd telrae collection! incl telrae001 to telrae010 on black white marbled vinyl, a bonus blue splatter vinyl from salz incl martin schulte remix, every release and the whole collection will be shrinked ... timeless dub techno archive to listen on and on
WE ARE PLANET PERFECTO VOL.4 - FULL ON FLUORO (2XCD)
18 monate nach seinem legendären - goa mix- folgte 1996 die - perfecto fluoro-compilation, die ein weiterer meilenstein des genres goa/trance/progressive werden sollte. nach diesem erfolg etablierte oakenfold das gleichnamige sublabel, das sich bis heute ausschließlich mit diesem härteren, psychedelischen trancesound beschäftigt. die vierte -we are planet perfecto- ausgabe ist heute, 18 jahre später, eine widmung an diesen sound und dieses label. 42 top-tracks, darunter sieben unveröffentlicht und exklusiv, beweisen einmal mehr, dass goa-trance nichts von seiner energie und intensität verloren hat und bis heute trance-fans begeistern kann
french label astro lab recordings has been around for 6 years, releasing vinyls, and now introduces its first compilation on cd. as a turning point in its history, the label had to put together a special and exclusive selection, putting forward all its beloved inspirations and influences. this is how the treasure hunting compilation was crafted. the eighteen tracks on the record are mostly unreleased and composed by fellow artist friends, all part of the astro lab adventure since the beginning: andrew weatherall, kaos or timothy j fairplay - to name a few.
this is the first major compilation to comprehensively showcase the contemporary afro-cuban style of salsa, known as timba. timba was born in havana in the early 1990s when a newgeneration of innovative young cuban musicians blended traditional afro-cuban dance rhythms, such as rumba and son, with the swing of new york salsa and jazz, reggae, funk, rock and hip hop, for a fresh, uniquely cuban sound - aimed squarely at a young audience. 3cds covering the early 1990s right thru to 2011.
this special limited edition double cd makes available for the first time some of leos highly sought after under the counter re-edits and dj-only mixes from recent years. before now, these tracks have only been circulated to a select few top djs: greg wilson, disco bloodbath, ashley beedle, trevor jackson, groove armada etc - now us non-cleb plebs can get our dj mitts on them too! all have been exclusively re-mastered for this cd. incl. edits and mash-ups of the police, empire of the sun, stevie wonder and vangelis amongst others all put in the special leo zero blender.