berlin based producer synthek is a renowned name within contemporary techno. besides succesfully running his label natch records, he has been also a resident at the infamous tresor.
for the seventeenth installment in the string of attic music releases, synthek (luca landolfi) comes up with a staggering ep that contains a lot of adventurous drum patterns, bold arrangements and swells of daring fx.
on the a side we find “loser”, which is a brave cut of spherical yet moody techno that uses a buldging percussion line and otherwordly fx to create an ominous vibe. “uneven mind” is an exotic cut with tough drum sounds that uses a hypnotic synth swell that cuts throughout to create an alarming atmosphere. french producer and concrete resident antigone comes up with an uplifting (eight minutes long) remix for “uneven mind” on the b side which is beautifully orchastrated throughout. “faithless” is a percussive cut with intense fx blips.
after the three-track time enough at last, antigone returns with ostinato for token75. as a project, the record is thematically accurate, adhering to its titles suggestion on both sides. the tracks play with layering techniques, gradually building a spectrum of sound around their respective persistent motifs. antigone shifts these insistent base elements, allowing them the foreground before masking within a blend of carefully processed and organic-sounding details.
2017 repress arriving soon!
sensible techno with refined layers of sounds and powerful percussion on a foundation of solid subbass on this all paris affair. made in paris is the key word of this second release on taapion records. all these young artists are part of a new french techno movement. antigone or roman poncet already crossed borders (indigo area, concrete, figure). other just emerging from the dark basements of paris. shlomo, pvnv and awb deliver some solid work on the taapion label.
antigone joined token in 2015 with his grand double ep cantor dust. he returned again earlier this year with the saudade ep for token59 an overall heavier offering that still manages to retain some of the delicacy of the first. now hes backwith a 3 tracker for token68 where employs an advancement on his usual sonic vocabulary
the parisian scene has grown from a sparkle to an organised community of like-minded people, so has the relationship between those two bad boys, and we are proud to crystallise this wild energy on wax.
right here brown delivers an ep thats variously fulsome and funky, skipping yet seriously weighty and tripped out and intergalactic, whilst the antigone remix is full of nerve jangling texture and drum driven brut force.
(180gr) token welcomes new blood. antigone debutes with the cantor dust ep, a 2x12 that showcases his musical versitality,from spacial electronica over detroit-inspired grooves to rasping mechanical techno with booming low-end and grinding drones.
official re-edition of intelligent techno classic from 1993 by stasis aka soul 223 or otherworld with great remix by antigone like b12/blackdog or as one released. essential release with special sleeve
antigone is an artists coming from the depth paris producing and digging for several years now. the three tracks are a travel in to different style of techno with the intention to reach a certain emotion that is close from nostalgia and really deep feeling. the challenge of this work was to find a good balance between sound and colour, focusing on an old sci-‐,,,fi landscape. with a really mature perception this young artist is developing his own sound, a detroit atmospheres, openly characterize this ep, but it remains antigone work at the end with all his sense of details and perception.
a friend of ours wrote a magazine article a couple of years ago saying that the one good thing about the credit crunch was that it would give the warehouse party scene a boost. for some reason that hasnt quite happened yet - but we refuse to give up hope.
subdivision of construct re-form, the purpose of ars mechanica is to explore a more mysterious side of the electronic music, an oniric and spatial travel, an endless dive into the sound. for this first opus, antigone offers us 4 music parts, 4 travels in the confin of the universe, through stars and nebulas. on arrival: the unknown... black pressing
remixes by antigone, rod, agents of time & kris wadsworth) following the release of amandras acclaimed dame de bahia album last year, obscura now presents 4 interpretations provide varying takes on amandras originals.
from playing acid house at the legendary haçienda to residencies at a number of the world’s super clubs and a grammy nomination, sasha s career trajectory is pretty much unparalleled. his contribution to electronic music in the 90s is synonymous with the rise of progressive house. as a producer, his vast discography includes a number of studio albums, remixes for madonna and the chemical brothers and soundtracks for computer games, whilst a long list of acclaimed mixes are heralded by many as some of the greatest of all time. as well as his work as a highly visible public figure, he has an extensive history of mentoring other artists behind the scenes, running his own management agency and a studio in new york whilst introducing a wealth of acclaimed artists via his last night on earth imprint. here, across 4 plates of vinyl, all but 4 of the 20 tracks on sasha s fabric 99 mix are available in their full-length glory. featuring his own exclusive track smoke monk (fabric mix), his moog-apella edit of george fitzgerald s echo forgets, and his fabric1999 remix of baile - amae feat. felicia douglass.
* 20.03.2018 back in stock * excellent remix package , incl remixes from kiasmos, sebastian mullaert , scb, kettenkarusell, rødhåd, monolg,woo york, antigone, alva noto...
180gr + download card including
following our first release with opal, which aimed at the dance and the bodies, we wanted with this second ep to reach to people’s mind. as a geneva-based techno label, it was fundamental to work with our local hero: opuswerk. he’s already been working outside of the country with artists like francois x and labels such as arts, semantica or dement3d. it was time we involved him in our project. through this ep, opuswerk clearly shows what he knows and does best. much like his dj sets, he connects dots and layers in unexpected ways, like a rhizome connecting different multiplicities. inspiration for the original tracks came from designing systems of independent yet connected sounds, where events are triggered, un-triggered and alter other events, each behaving on their own. as one of those elements, the artist acts as a guide, directing them from one place to the next acting as and with the machines. the -mot d’ordre- is about becoming one of the machines, blending techniques with vibes and catching them like ever escaping dreams. the result is two uniquely sounding spaces, either filled with raw energy like on extensum or with subtle and serene ever-evolving bleeps on spatium. those two extremes are fitting to how we want present the multiple dimensions of our artists works to the world. the same logic went into choosing the remixers, with whom opuswerk had a human connection with. inland and antigone need no introductions, having both established their sound on labels like countercharge or token. each brought their own re-interpretations of the original tracks bringing them closer to the dancefloors.
(3lp with embossed sleeve incl cd) token celebrates its 10 years anniversary with momentum, a celebration of the close-knit family of artists amassed throughout the labels running. the record is a fitting collaborative project with every track on the album produced by two longstanding and well-respected artists from the labels roster: rødhåd, sigha, antigone, Ø phase, oscar mulero, inigo kennedy, tadeo, ctrls & labelhead kr!z himself
2017 repress in regular sleeve.
it is time for the third owner of taapion records to make it on the spaceship. for the fifth release but mainly his first ep, awb presents two original tracks both remixed by his brothers in arms.
following on from anethas ophiuchus ep last year, work them records founder spencer parker has compiled a remix package featuring himself and french techno stalwart antigone. a key component in the thriving parisian techno scene, anetha is a resident at monthly party series blocaus. spencer reworks drive with a dead girl, incorporating punchy kicks and shuffling hats before the originals mesmerising arpeggios come into effect. on the other hand antigone distorts black widow beyond recognition by blending fuzzy atmospherics with a cavernous 808 and glitchy hook. concluding the release is a bonus track from anetha herself titled traces to nowhere with its gloomy pads and squelchy melodies.
vincent vidal is back on our catalog with style, this is a remix work of two key artists of our generation, 0phase deliver a total wild work full of intricate sonic domination, while antigone presents a total immersion into his mind, the wax is completed with a stunning original track from vicent himself, i/zer 3000 is a futuristic way of perceiving things.
every week end im going to concrete to listen the artists who are playing there. i m talking about music with them , and do the same with people sharing the dancefloor with me. i collect all these inputs and ideas, all this energy, to define what concrete music dna is. because of this variety of people, tastes, and point of views, the label can t be reduced to one and only genre. to make the music more easy to apprehend, we are splitting the label in 3 parts, 3 differents moods, or more precisely, 3 times of the day... concrete music 7am contains the kind of music you could easily listen in our club at dawn, when the light is blue and the sun starts to filter through the mi-closed shutters. minimalistic, freaky or mellow, but always deep. concrete 3pm is definetly turned to house music. 3pm is the time when smiles are on every face, when the same vibe, the same energy, is going through every stomach in the room, and the crowd becomes one same entity. concrete music 4am aims for the more techno and black side of the music we love. at 4am, fists are pumping the air, or heads are down and eyes closed. it s not about how hard or fast the kickdrum beats, but how thick the atmosphere is.
originally a weekly broadcast radio show on the dutch-based xt3 radio, reclaim your city (ryc) gained its reputation as a highly acclaimed podcast series with its headquarters in berlin. since 2012, eighty-eight podcasts have been published from some of the biggest names in contemporary techno, jeroen search, adriana lopez, fabrizio lapiana, exium and jonas kopp to name a few. with such success through its podcast series, ryc has decided to take matters to the next level and establish a label using its powerful concept as a platform.
for its first release ryc has decided to showcase berlin and paris, two cities historically known for placing great significance and expertise on the genre. berlin, consistently home to a resonating techno culture, competes here with paris who has been on the rise from beneath its bourgeois history. for this special first release zadig and antigone have been chosen to represent parisian techno, as blind observatory and subjected will in full support of berlin.
of course, there is a story behind every release, and this ligovskoi debut on dement3d goes back to one of their first live performances in paris, back in 2011, organized by our cousin label silicate : a group of artists - including dscrd - were invited to recompose an ambient soundtrack on the movie outland by peter hyams. ligovskois live performance was absolute magic, and their intense and powerful sound signature - with moving infra-thin melodies, ethereal noises, and deep bass foundations - was already sounding perfect.
after a short journey outta space, the militia strikes back on earth with its sixth reference! inspired by the 90s detroit scene, uk-based producer binny delivers here two fantastic weapons, full of millsian reminiscences, but still away from the hiss and swooshes. both destroyer & a function of time stay to the essential elements, combinating hardness and soul masterfully. on the b side, fundamental interactions remix as well as antigones reconstruction surprises with an unexpected u-turn. in fact, any techno addict will find his dose on this release.
nach bescheidenen, ersten acid-house-sets in der legendären hacienda bis zu dj-residenzen in weltberühmten superclubs, nach einer umfangreichen diskografie mit studioalben, mixsamplern und remixes (darunter für madonna und the chemical brothers), nach grammy-nominierung, eigenem studio in new york und eigenem label (last night on earth), krönt der britische dj/produzent sasha seine karriere nun (vorläufig) mit einer fabric-ausgabe. mit klassikern von carl craig, mathew johnson und exercise one und jüngeren juwelen von dj koze, dj hell und objekt beweist sasha einmal mehr seine fähigkeiten, broken beats und ambient-trips komfortabel neben dub-techno und euphorischem house zu platzieren.
token celebrates its 10 years anniversary with momentum, a celebration of the close-knit family of artists amassed throughout the labels running. the record is a fitting collaborative project with every track on the album produced by two longstanding and well-respected artists from the labels roster: rødhåd, sigha, antigone, Ø phase, oscar mulero, inigo kennedy, tadeo, ctrls & labelhead kr!z himself
der düsseldorfer dj und produzent alex niggemann schaut auf eine 10-jährige karriere mit releases auf poker flat (mit seinem debütalbum -paranoid funk-), watergate und sashas last night on earth zurück und legt nun für die balance-serie seine erste mix-cd vor, auf der ihm mit einer emotionalen selektion an grooves ein hypnotischer trip aus deepen atmosphären und mysteriösen melodien gelingt. das tracklisting reicht dabei von gui boratto über dark sky bis aril brikha & sebastian mullaert und wird von dem exklusiven niggemann-track -hurricane (club mix)- komplettiert.