we are proud to present our second release by beat pharmacy aka brendon moeller aka echologist, a singular voice in contemporary electronic, techno, and sound system musics in his various guises. beat pharmacy tunes begin life as live hardware jams where reverb, echo and delay rule the day, and rugged textures rub against digital processing. in “density,” bass, kick and heavily reverbed piano skanks anchor an instantly enveloping soundworld of deepest dubwise ambience. from around hidden corners emerge the hiss of distant pistons and valves, sentient machinery working in complex relationships. wobbles, wubs and sweeps communicate across cavernous spaces, as strange rhythmic elements sputter and spatter, tangling and massing in double-time to the point of rupture, only to resolve into crystalline moments of suspension into gorgeous, neck-snapping drops. simply mesmerizing, and heavy in the dance. “everything to gain” is spun from the same heavy metals, with a sparser feel, processed voice, and a buzzing, repeating alarm figure that sounds like a submarine warning that the dive is getting too deep, too dangerous… music that is moving, powerful, evocative and kinetic, slotting beautifully into 140 sets while defying easy categorization or description, always following vision over fashion. this is why we love beat pharmacy.
south african born, new york living brendon moeller, man of a thousand guises - including beat pharmacy, echologist and mono blanco - is a prolific producer known especially for his hard yet dubwise brand of techno. founder of the prolific steadfast label, moeller has releases on a number of excellent imprints including echocord and soul people. for zamzam, beat pharmacy indulged his deep love of heady dubwise, crafting two totally unique and uncompromisingly experimental tracks that provide a window into a singular creative soul.
san fransisco meets nyc for the third release on fifth interval. rose bay from federsen sets the tone for the record: drenched in tape hiss, the warm pads and delays create a richly textured environment for deeper club sets or for 2am sessions on headphones. dub techno luminary brendon moller offers up two versions of the title track to complete the ep - one in his own name and the second under his ecologist guise. fans of the label will no doubt be well aware of moller s formidable discography, which includes 10 albums under a variety of aliases, exploring the outer reaches of dub music. coaxing two captivating versions from his studio in upstate new york, moller focusses on the chord stabs from the original for the echologist dub, pushing the stabs and percussion through the desk, twisting the tails through tape delay and creating new vistas through crafty use of panning and bona fide dub production techniques. closing with the outstanding tidal dub, moller dons his beat pharmacy cap and pushes the mammoth bassline to near speaker-crushing levels to create a deeply hypnotic groove that is accentuated by waves of ferric pads and fractured percussion.
we welcome back one of our favorite artists, brendon moeller. this time as beat pharmacy. brenson has been releasing several records for us before, on echocord and echocord colour. on all these tracks, one thing becomes apparent, with a few simple elements and a dub approach to mixing, one can create space, movement and groove without the need to change keys. magic maybe. thank you dub manipulators of the past and present for the music and lessons. brendon has been releasing music in many years on many labels, also running his own famous steadfast label.
beat pharmacy is one among several identities employed by brendon moeller. originally from south africa and based in new york, moeller is known primarily for his extensive explorations of dub techno a la basic channel. with eight full length albums and countless tracks released on labels including smilee communications, astralwerks, wave music, deep space, mule electronique, steadfast, connaiseur, apnea, third ear, echochord, eskimo, rekids and more, moeller is returning to throne of blood for his second ep length outing in as many years
for the inside job ep, beat pharmacy leaves dub in the background, taking things in a more straight ahead house and techno direction. percussive without being oppressively banging, melodic without excessive nooding, tracks like >inside job< and >comet< nevertheless retain the intense attention to subtle detail that define moellers more dubwise productions. >in a trance in france< takes things into a deeper more hypnotic realm, and >hootin & tootin< toughens things up with an ominous analog bassline and thunderous kick drums sure to ignite a mainroom dancefloor. yet even here, echoes and melodic elements sweep through the mix, lest you forget who was working the boards.
with five beat pharmacy albums and almost a dozen vinyl releases on francois ks deep space imprint, this dubby and eclectic project of brendon moeller needs no introduction.
chugging along at 120bpm, underpinned by a thick sub-dub bassline and a modulating maurizio-style synth cord arpeggio, pump is a hypnotic slap of deep smoky house with some memorable hooks to boot. swirling rhodes keyboards and a slick piano riff serve as a lovely counterpoint to the swinging funk of the hi-hat groove. forever morphing and evolving, the stready and unrelenting groove are guaranteed to keep heads bobbing and toes tapping!
the first remix here is by echospace head honcho, stephen hitchell under his intrusion guise. stripping away and re-contextualizing the key elements in the track, hitchell crafts a warehouse-style dj-tool that subtlely weaves its way into ones subconscious via a delightful psychedelic keyboard hook.
londons bearweasel takes a similar approach, except with a much more pronounced beat track superbly trippy atmosphere. a top notch dj tool thats likely to be spun worldwide.
all round a quality release with enough sensibility and character to be played for years to come.
drop brendons version mix of rooftops strips away the majority of the vocals and and adds a melodic arpeggio to the original that adds further to the hypnotic feel of the track. swedens men of the moment provide 3 mixes that sizzle. the taqsim mix is a 10-minute journey that bubbles and percolates with atmosphere and groove. the moscow mix is reminiscent of deep chords ambient dub at its finest. the floating mud mix (on the digital release only) is pure atmospheric bliss that is suitable for serious astral voyages. support from dj deep, franck roger, satoshi tomiie, shigeru tanabu, nacho marco, fish go deep, chris fortierà
hailing as one of the top producers to work under francois k s label group, beat pharmacy returns to surpass all expectations with this brilliant musical offering. this single offers many options of state of drifting
after the success of apple pips 1st release from martyn, we are back with another treat for music heads.. our 2nd release comes from brendon moeller aka beat pharmacy brendon. on the a-side under his real name, brendon has created an 127bpm big room classic, submerging the original elements under layers of delay and echo, deep but grooving…on the flip he dons his beat pharmacy guise, slows things down to 120bpm & spaces things out in fine style, utilising the originals abstract riff and resetting it in a really exciting new house tempo context.. with releases coming on rekids, third ear, & deep space and remixes for echospace and others coming up it looks like a great year for brendon and pips is proud to present this exciting clash of styles…
fifth interval gather together some of the most forward thinking minds in the dub techno sphere for this various artists ep. those already acquainted with the label will be familiar with the likes of federsen and tomas rubeck, who headed up the first and second releases respectively. they are joined by dub techno luminary brendon moller, aka beat pharmacy and alessandro crimi, for this four tracker of perfectly contrasting arrangements. federsen opens the proceedings with the sunset sequence of bay blues, cascading keys rolling through the gaps in a subtly broken drum arrangement, making for effortless and captivating listening. beat pharmacy contributes his first original material to the label after a brace of remixes last year. showing true mastery of the board, chromed chord stabs are pushed and pulled around the mix in true dubwise style, drifting over a malleable bassline that packs a serious punch. on the flip side, tomas rubeck crafts a tightly woven backdrop of constantly evolving, organic atmospherics and powerful drum work for io, and this muscular workout is perfectly contrasted by the swung grooves and kaleidoscopic synthesis of alessandro crimis fractal clouds, which closes the ep.
it is something of tradition for tosca to get their albums remixed. indeed, they once released a record comprised entirely of 13 mixes ofone song, 2002s *different tastes of honey*, variations on *honey* from 1999s *suzuki*. it is a way of keeping things fresh, injecting someuncertainty into proceedings, knocking things out of balance in order to check how they should be re-aligned. after releasing *odeon* earlier this year, tosca comes back with *tlapa - the odeon remixes*. *tlapa* meaning, this life arouses pure adventure. the remixes come from bredon moeller, joyce muniz, siler city, ltj experience, beat pharmacy, marlow & truby, sephane lefrancois, afg aka antye greie and rodney hunter. the double vinyl comes with a cd-copy included.
a special collection of all the limited records released over the years on sushitech inside a solid carton box designed by kerry roper. the box include 5 x 10inch clear marbled records with some new and exclusive mixes! limited to 400 copies vinyl only!!
here it is: the long awaited 2nd release of >sound is coming< by kolortown (hieronymus, xoki, nana jakobi). incl. the best >dub< – sounds as usual, the beautiful voice of >female – tikiman< nana jacobi (>music wall magazine<) and an awesome remix by >beat pharmacy<
vivace is a project of stephen hitchell (cv313, echospace, intrusion) and is a unique hybrid of deep house, dub, jazz, & soul, a sort of new school/old school fusion which pays homage to chicago house heroes like chez damier & ron trent in their prescription era but with a modern twist. this project is the continuation of his previous soultek material initially featured on germanys force tracks & force inc family of labels back at the start of the century. the title track in its original form is a sub-aquatic journey through space and bass, as deep as you would come to expect from an echospace production but the sound palette has changed, shifting into a world filled with ambience and free form jazz. the use of live instrumentation & vocals are a driving force behind this project and add a depth and soul oceans deep, its like melting in sonic butter. the soultek mix is a frenzy of edits, funked up and sounds like it could be a schizophrenics take on house music, brendon moeller dives deep into soul, shifting and morphing the original into a proper late night house jam you could only imagine derrick carter or theo parrish dropping at the wee hours of the morning. the closing intrusion mix gives the original a frosty lime green haze best absorbed while inhaling, real trippy stuff. this first release has already earned countless play from francois k and in its inception (as soultek) was hailed as >jacks echo -- the future sound of chicago< by de-bug magazine, germany
big with: richie hawtin!! matthew dear says: you rock!!after 6 bla bla releases, bla bla frontman daniel sanchez decided to make bla bla 007 himself.this release is a real bigroom track that contains a concentrated bassline, with an uplifting synth that takes your mind to another level. with two amazing remixes done by karotte and brendon moeller (beat pharmacy). two totally different remixes that are done by great artist gives this ep a sound that suits many preferences.
pressed on a limited amount of copies, >day two< is the second release from these days records. featuring tracks from argy & the martinez brothers and dj duke, this ep is a tribute to the new york disco movement of the 70s and 80s. this bold and soulful package rounds up with a trademark dubbed out remix from the widely respected beat pharmacy. when placed together the records of the trilogy series will complete a puzzle revealing a connective artwork across the three sleeves
gothenburgs goeran dahlström follows up his rather excellent remix of maelstroms enter the cosmos with his first solo production since 2007s back2back / angel babe the tin man on bear funk. encapsulating a real sense of summer, this sun soaked epic should soundtrack everywhere from california to croatia this year. remix duties fall to the prolific deep space resident brendon moeller who, under his beat pharmacy guise, turns out a more dance floor friendly re rub of the original while full pupps man of the moment blackbelt andersen delivers a fantastic slice of scandobalearic to complete the package. also features on the pizzico records compilation for an old dope, new aesthetics
now is the time for brendom moeller aka beat pharmacy (deep space) to join the remixers roster of this very promising but underground label co-run by tony blunt and ivan murias. blunt and beat pharmacy, a firm joint venture ready to manufacture high tone detroit and dub techno music
after the >jamaica< reworks by dubfire and the mole, minilogue havent splashed out for the second remix ep of last years smash hit album >animals< either. the three versions of the homonymous lp title represent, at the same time, the whole bandwidth of contemporary electronic dance music. starting with multi-national vakant artist tolga fidan and his highly percussive prime time techno approach, whose oriental imprinting is not cagey about the turkish roots of the paris-based producer and – with the spoken voice reminding discreetly of minilogues 2008 club hit >doiicie<. a completely different direction is chosen by brendan moeller aka beat pharmacy. the south african-born protégé of ny house legend françois kevorkian on his deep space media label is interpreting >animals< within a mythical hypnosis of slagged deep house and deep dub techno, somewhere in between nu groove and basic channel, being one of the most visionary tracks in the beginning of 2009.
tedd pattersons debut release for wave find the ny stalwart bringing out some seriously chunky techno funk that snarls and phases its way through 7 minutes of pure dancefloor mayhem. check the groovy and dubby beat pharmacy remix !
limited to 500 copies on coloured vinyl !!! the mysterious intrusion project (feat. on echospace 007) emerges once again and delivers another epic release. throughout the original mix of >tswana dub< you find smooth textured pads and a bassline even the mighty king tubby would surrender to. the melodies evolve in slow motion over time as the synth hits open and close into a fierce midnight skanking session so lo-fi you would think this was recorded at studio 1 in the 1960s. on the flip side brendon moeller serves up heavy bass reductions, live melodicas, brass sections and spatially aware dub fx. the phase90 mix dissects intrusions original into a full spectrum spatial affair as deep as the sea, epic and beautiful...