two separate eps from stadt merged together. one part made in their homey ghent studio, the other recorded - and filmed! - live at amerikaans theater in brussels. the vinyl lp comes with a download code.
almost a decade after debuting the event series, audiotheque releases its first ep, including three tracks by various local artists. the first one, mikes jam, comes by berns new power duo frank spirit. it is a puristic, full analogue house jam, finalized on mike huckabys personal request. rbma graduate cclinic joins for a2. talk silver is a groovy house track which stands out for its prominent baseline and the inclusion of balearic and nordic elements. long-time audiotheque resident dj robel rounds out the record. fasiga is straight and clear, yet impulsive and fun.
1954 is the fifth vinyl release on the modern cathedrals label by recent detroit export altstadt echo. staying true to the themes of the the “year series” that began with the 1913 ep and was followed by the 1905 ep, the artist continues to explore somber, broken beat techno with an eroded, highly-textured percussive focus. in the previous two eps from this series, altstadt echo was joined by varg, abdulla rashim, stave, and evigt morker on remix duty. for the 1954 ep, he’s commissioned uk artist szare, who delivers a highly danceable revision that combines the ghostly vocals of the original with highly frenetic percussive injections. the artwork of the ep is aligned with the label’s greyscale documentation of detroit, this time featuring the stunning architecture of the new center district of the city. the photos were taken by the artist prior to his move to berlin in fall 2017.
exhumed tapes i is the first in a multi-artist series of cassette releases on the modern cathedrals label. with label art featuring small details of “important graves,” the series will dig into eery, broken beat techno with gritty textures. the first cassette begins in a natural place: with altstadt echo crafting four works presented with an image depicting the grave-side rubble of his often-referenced inspiration albert camus. it will be limited to 50 hand-numbered physical copies. copyright: modern cathedrals 2018 mastered by tim xavier @ manmade mastering, berlin
the second outing on his midnight themes imprint, marlon hoffstadt touches on featherlight acid, proto trance and jacking house across three tracks, also brimming with sub and dub. fresh from recent releases on hot haus, ransom note records and his own retrograde, marlon hoffstadt is reemerging as a defiant staple of dancefloors far and wide. with his newest release, the berlin producer encourages listeners to engage with the music without the parasitic interferences of 21st century life. so for the next 20 or so minutes - screens off and blinds down to enjoy some pure awareness.
hadtodoit kicks off their white-label series with a healthy dose of soft bangers courtesy of copenhagen’s slim hustla. with thumping basslines and skipping hihats across 4 tracks, the hand-stamped 12” is a welcome addition to any record bag. limited to 300 so get ’em while they’re hot.
marlon hoffstadt is a rising star as both a dj and producer, effortlessly joining the dots between classic rave and the future of techno. taking a break from running his retrograde label, marlon has cooked up observing the known for ransom note records. over three tracks of warm synths, bubbly acid and emotional chord progressions, the ep sees marlon reimagining house music for todays dancefloor, taking the passion and energy of ‘80s chicago and giving it the production heft of 2017 berlin. opener ‘floating’ is a piano house classic, shot through with chimes and 303 gurgles, nostalgic for a golden age whilst optimistically looking forward. this is peak time house for dancefloors with heart. it’s followed by the computerised funk of ‘arp+’, an acid house roller that teams jacking 303 bass with mournful strings, as sorrowful as it is uplifting. b-side opener ‘batavus’ is a driving tribute to detroit, kevin saunderson-esque keys stabbing over soaring washes of synth, the sound of late nights and starry eyes. london-based scott fraser has added a remix of arp+ that takes marlons classic techno to darker lands, with snapping electro drums and deliberately seasick bass pressure ramping up the claustrophobia. this mix has already been causing huge damage when dropped on dubplate at fraser’s feted body hammer night.
madteo continues his assault on banal club music on the second issue for his own imprint, m.a.d.t.e.o records. hacking rhythms chug across side a like a ghost train creeping through the toxic haze in search of its next passenger. flip over the wax for a descent into the sub atomic - harsh ambient frequencies orbit gut-wrenching bass. seek shelter!
rap in reinform. richtig geil spitten. richtig was wegflowen, alle an die wand stylen. dass konnte olli banjo bekanntlich schon immer wie kaum ein anderer. das neue album bietet wieder straighten rap, aber mit subtext. brandaktuelle interpretation des zeitgeistes. gesellschaftskritische und politische songs von einem typen, der das maul aufmacht und trotz der thematiken nie die technik aus den augen verliert. wenn alles im chaos zu versinken droht, dann braucht es haltung. dann muss man etwas sagen, ja, sogar politisch werden. rapskills und inhalt schließen sich hier nicht aus, sondern werden in bester olli-banjo-tradition miteinander verbunden.
the berlin-based techno and house producer and dj oliver koletzki has fully committed himself to his roots for this album. they can be traced back to pop music of the 80ies and 90ies, while his productions still manage to transport the fresh energy of today’s electronic music productions. großstadtmärchen is a perfect example for a producers album: oliver koletzki has created a musically compact long player while working together with many different singers. both established artists like mieze katz from the german electro-pop outfit mia., the hot german pop-rock-singer axel bosse, critically acclaimed indie band kate mosh as well as newcomers such as fran, pyur and juli holz have contributed to the album. the result are ten songs that easily fluctuate between catchy pop tracks, modern house grooves and 80ies synthesizer pop yet still maintaining a very own koletzkieske sound dynamic. großstadtmärchen, which translates as the tale of the big city starts off with this is leisure. famous pop singer mieze katz has put down her sexy voice on a guitar-based song pattern that functions as an ideal introduction into the craziness of the big city tales. after hearing this, the listener is directly fully drawn into this world when hearing juli holzs softly whispering voice singing about the dilemmas of love in the big city on zuckerwatte (single release date: 7.9.09). this is a very fine electro-pop tune. coming up next oliver koletzki and axel bosse board an underground train that takes them around the berlin u-bahn system and back.
this is the fifth release on eye teeth, the techno sublabel of interdimensional transmissions, by it compatriot alstadt echo. alstadt echo effortlessly blends the avant garde with industrial techno influences into his own deeply austere sound, with grainy textures contrasting perfectly against his broken beat structures. the influences are clear, he has even been honored by one - with multiple tunes included on regis the boys are here mix tape. alstadt echo also runs his own detroit imprint known as modern cathedrals, an ode to the concept of cathedrals of sound, the place where this music belongs.
nice price deal !!! croon inc. presents his debut release stadtrauschen on resopal. both tracks from the ep are concisely crafted peaktime tracks. full of croon inc s trademark: hypnotic - reduced - deep - modern techno. this definitely is excessive and maximal berlin sound 2010. croon s sheer precision and power will leave dancefloors breathless. with a duration of more than 17 minutes, it is not the longest release ever released by resopal so far, but it is after paul ritch the one with the strongest narrative techno concept beyond the usual tales of the dancefloor. croon inc has worked with labels such as force inc as well as remixing minus and sender duo misc and portugese duo re:axis. this release has been getting amazing feedback from djs including loco dice, laurent garnier, luciano and dj t.
hand stamped, numbered, 180gr white label 12 inch (300copies).<
early support from xlr8r, mixmag and resident advisor such as midland, jennifer cardini, young male, honey soundsystem, galcher lustwerk, marvin & guy, mystic bill, luce solomon and many more
the fifth modern cathedrals release by altstadt echo seeks to exhume genuine, complex, and often contradictory human emotion from dead samples and broken beat structures. throughout the 1905 ep, the artist crafts melodies that embody a tension between nostalgia and frustration, supported by carefully textured and relatively functional percussion. the remix of dry despair by abdulla rashim (ar) strips the original of its lofty chords, instead pursuing a focused and bone-dry experimental techno approach. in contrast, the remix by stave combines elements of the original’s drifting atmosphere with violent industrial percussion.
identitatem ep is a perfect falling point in marco bruno s dimension, old-school shades meets a powerful wave of basses and 909 drums for an outstanding work composed by three original tracks and a remix by roberto clementi. let introduce you this guy who already detains brilliant releases on decoy, flash rec, sk black, and many more. we re waiting for his debut on dynamic reflection.
hot haus is coming into 2017 all guns blazing!! straight off the back of mall grabs pool party ep comes a collab from paranoids london’s paris brightledge & germany’s marlon hoffstadt - forgive you - a lush soulful chicago house anthem to put it mildly. plus for the djs we had to include a techno rub from san fransiscos powerhouse vin sol. additional acapella included!
in the fourth modern cathedrals release, altstadt echo crafts three original works with a focus on experimentation with broken beat structures and grainy percussive texture, against a backdrop of austere atmospheres. varg contributes a remix that emphasizes the despairing tones of the descent, contrasted with glistening treble percussion and and stumbling bass. to end the release, evigt mörker offers an extended hypnotic version of the track that slowly develops from a functional framework into an atmospheric drift. the thematic aspects of the release follow the development of modern cathedrals as a label, expressing existentialist themes centered around the search for meaning in a life that forbids it. the label art features photographs of the beautiful remains of one of detroits many unused churches
CONFESSIONS OF A PERMANENT ALIEN OPIUM BEATER (TAPE / CASSETTE)
cassette / tape UK17.02.17
somewhere between a dadaistic mixtape, a surreal audio collage sourced from his record collection, and sporadic interjections from his own storehouse of outlandish and intriguing productions, this 79-minute journey reveals madteo’s freewheeling rigor in the studio.
confessions of a permanent alien opium beater is another crucial piece of a discography from one of music’s most fascinating enigmas, a celestial lysergic jukebox that conjures new pleasures and deeper mysteries with each listen.
mid november will see retrograde co-founder marlon hoffstadt pair up with paris brightledge for shattered. following a run of releases for his retrograde label and a track featured on the 100 dirt crew compilation berlin based dj and producer marlon hoffstadt continues his upwards trajectory, once again enlisting the services of legendary chicago vocalist paris brightledge who recently collaborated with paranoid london on their paris dub 1 & 2 records. stepping up first is the original mix of shattered with hoffstadt and brightledge delivered a raw, experimental house feel via broken drums breaks, sweeping synth chords and acidic bass chops, whilst paris vocal stylings add a soulful edge to the record.
madteo travels through hip-hop, disco, house, new york city, psychedelia, sound exploration & exploitation – an exeptional contemporary and his symbiotic collaboration with sensational has resulted in a milestone album – special offer. dj sotofett compiled and edited material from 2005-2011, all from the outgoing-but-idiosyncratic world in jackson hts (queens nyc) – a world blissed by sensationals chronic heavy weight rap & madteo s psyched out disco, free-jazzed sonic stompers, smirky hip-hop bangers & out-of-the-ordinary leftfield. a sparse edition of quality white labels of this lp has circulated since 2013 – with cut-up introductories by dj sotofett, additional guitar by tapes, emminent vocals by sensational and high-level sonic attitude by madteo this history has already been written – it’s just up to you to listen.
retrograde returns late september with * in reverse pt.1*, a various artist package featuring matteo luis, natureboy gold, terron and marlon hoffstadt. berlin based imprint retrograde marks its fith release here and once again welcomes back a selection of the collective recording artists already featured on the label such as label head-honcho natureboy gold, ffrr/play it down artist marlon hoffstatd, also co-founder of the label and tipped as a future star by pete tong on radio 1.
deko deko are lena seik and tristan schulze, based in leipzig, germany. the duo creates their music by computer, synthesizer and vocals. conventional song structures are fractured and deconstructed to be reconstructed and defragmented in the end. that might sound experimental but deko deko write hymns with orchestral parts and mad choirs, but always electronical too. neustadt is the first album of the band, to be released on o*rs in september 2016
the neustadtmusik brother-duo dietrich & strolch present their new release nipl & tipl” - a fresh, bold and dreamy package straight for the dance floor. nipl” starts with a thick bassline and mutates into a real peak time gem. its slowly screwing acid elements drive it to the maximum with pure excitement until the last kick. -tipl” builds a mystical, musical landscape, where rolling bass, driving drums and a melancholic piano meet with delicate percussion resulting in a quality afterhour vibed track. dutch artist lilith (art of dark, memoria recordings) unites both tracks elegantly creating a fresh remix -nipltipltriple- and adds the subtle essence of a shot breakbeat making it a killer tune.
adroit recordings is pleased to present the first ep from the famous nordstern club resident artist, gomorra. already appeared a while ago on be as one imprint from shlomi aber, and other labels. he offer four original tracks with a defined and underground sound.
berlin-based marlon hoffstadt drops coach mike, the fourth ep on his own retrograde imprint, featuring remixes from massimiliano pagliara and the friend and following a hat trick of successful releases. the four-track ep is the sophomore release from hoffstadt on his burgeoning label, which he co-founded with natureboy gold and matteo luis in august 2015. previously featuring the likes of kris wadsworth and tuff city kids, retrograde provides a platform for the artists to explore music alongside other forms of expression such as art, particularly surrealism.
jonas saalbach & samuel fach present their -vital signs- as the third vinyl release by auditive. this track literally drags you into a beautiful outstanding soundscape. driving on one hand and deep on the other hand, -vital signs- definitely invites to swing a leg. a so called -banger- comes from the british producer and dj third son, with a top-notch hypnotic and straight remix. to round up this wonderful ep, mira & chris schwarzwalder enchant you with their very individual interpretation of the original and put some extra magic on top.
madteo backfires standardized club music with his first issue on own imprint m.a.d.t.e.o. records. with friction, tension and release - a teasing disco stomper cuts through the whole a-side. flip it and the club aspect is juxtaposed with two deep atmospheric and sonically heavy pieces, all with madteo’s generously spac(e)ious unique texturized quality and rare production integrity. both sides selected and edited for 12inch by dj sotofett.
was wäre die welt ohne singende pop-pianisten? man denke nur an billy joel. oder an stevie wonder. ja, und was wäre die welt ohne jazz?! man denke etwa an lady day oder john coltrane. oder die nächste steuererklärung. na, und was wäre die popmusik ohne krokodile?! man denke an prince. oder an donald fagen. na, und was wäre dieser text ohne albrecht schrader, den wundervollen pop-pianisten aus der hansestadt hamburg, der aber schon seit einigen jahren in der domstadt köln wohnt. leben in der großstadt, so der titel seiner kommenden ep spannt mühelos den bogen von steely dan über prefab sprout bis erobique und palmingers „songs for joy-. die stimme sitzt, die finger fließen und die seele tanzt. das oben drauf auch noch große pop-poesie geschrieben steht, kann man nur noch als absoluten glücksfall deuten: -das problem am kalenderspruch ist der kalender und nicht der spruch-, singt schrader in „pathos im alltag-. bevor man sich in diesem text in solchen sprüchen verirrt, bloß um die luxuriöse Ästhetik dieser musik zubeschrieben, bleibt am ende nur die dringende empfehlung diesen künstler doch einmal aus zu checken, wie man szene-deutsch zu sagen pflegt. up + coming dieser typ! keine frage...
here we are with the first release on adroit recordings. zurich based label, founded by different guys, born to give space to the underground music. herewith we present our first ep produced from one of the label owners sam angelo aka saime. he presents three original tracks with a underground and aggressive sound plus one remixes from isolated lines.
WONT CRY (TUFF CITY KIDS, JOHNJON, MARLON HOFFSTADT RMX)
12" Vinyl D30.11.15
as the first output of our new label we present you rtgd001: the wont cry ep by matteo luis & lo, both part of the fam & currently finishing the last touches of their upcoming debut album. the young cologne natives offer a warming and moony/dreamy/atmospheric work from their archives to start the labels catalogue as smooth as possible.
das *stadtrandlichter live* album ist eine reise durch den musikalischen clueso-kosmos, von hip hop bis singer/songwriter, von reggae bis rock, von behutsam-leisen momenten bis zu energiegeladen-druckvollen songs und emotionalen hymnen zum mitsingen. Über 15.000 menschen waren in die erfurter messehalle gekommen. gemeinsam mit ihnen feierten clueso und band songs aus ihren sechs alben.
das doppel-vinyl erscheint im klappcover, inklusive downloadcode.