cascades is the music collaboration between two montreal-based musicians, neo-classical pianist jean-michel blais, and genre-defying grammy award-nominated electronic producer mike silver (pka cfcf). building off their sold out performance during the globally-celebrated 2016 red bull music academy, cascades is a stunning 5-song, 30-minute meeting-of-minds that navigates the spaces between the artists’ respective crafts and tendencies toward playful minimalism. featuring new versions from the duo’s catalogues, a reworking of john cage’s “in a landscape”, and a brand new, classical-meets-trance original composition, “hypocrite”, cascades is a celebration of the traditional and experimental, dissolving the old into the new.
the vinyl release is limited to 1000 numbered copies and includes a downloadcode.
american label beyond the speaker made an impression with their first release angels against dust two years ago, a tasty 12inch split between legowelt & willie burns. for the latest outing, canadian mastermind michael silver aka cfcf (rvng, ghostly, 1080p) celebrates the soul and grooves of house, electro, and techno. three tracks that balance dancefloor hustle, intricate detail and flourishing melodies. lead track head up is a poignant call to the dancefloor, a peak hour house cut with an emergent vocal sample that rallies all for a blissful groove excursion. the b-side is a moodier affair, with mossy wall submerging the listener with potent rhythms as ominous bass intersects with a waking metropolis of melody. and the classic techno sound of sea of love deftly lulls us with gentle vocals and a looping guitar phrase.
BERLIN BY OVERNIGHT (CFCF / EFDEMIN / LORNA DUNE / TOM ADAMS RMXS)
12" Vinyl, 180gr D07.10.14
berlin by overnight by max richter is taken from daniel hopes latest album spheres (2013) and will now be released on 180 gram vinyl (plus download code) together with 4 remixes by internationally acclaimed remixers, who were carefully selected and picked up on the nocturnal, minimal and repetitive atmosphere.
re-release des 2009er debütalbums des kanadischen produzenten michael silver aka cfcf, der seitdem teils prämierte remixes für crystal castles, sally shapiro, the presets, health und heart revolution fertigte. electronic-listening zwischen cosmic, balearic, italo, disco und piano-house. limitierte auflage auf grünem vinyl (unterschiedliche töne pro scheibe), plus cd-beilage.
recovery measures ep includes the title track and remixes of equally enticing selections from the full album, including a remix of >nightfall< by nu-disco superstar aeroplane, a remix of >young italians< by cfcf (acephale), and >recovery measures< by hannulelauri (kitsune, gomma).
there are certain songs that are so very good, the only singular word that accurately describes them is satisfying. >wait & see< is one of those: an aural pleasure that scratches an itch and hits the spot so precisely, it almost feels like self-denial not to listen on repeat. on holy ghost!s latest ep, the absurdly catchy single from their self-titled 2011 debut gets a makeover from three of dance musics titans: cfcf, kris menace and richard x. and while this batch of remixes finds the artists behind each track steering in new directions, each finds a way to capitalize on the irresistible danceability of the original.
future collectors item - fabulous packaging (like no. 1) - limited to 300 - jackpot / ufo ft kool keith, allez allez and cfcf on remix duties. comes with free download code for digital version of this release.
incl. rmxs by hercules & love affair , who made who and cfcf ... jori hulkkonen (turbo, modular, fcomm) has been hailed as >the most underrated producer in the world<, >living legend of electronic composition< and >musics best kept secret<. i am dead is a stunning pop inspired single with vocalist jerry valuri. drifting and cascading analog synths throughout give i am dead both uplifting and dark undertones. timeless and imaginative. one of jori hulkkonens most memorable works.
ny/la boy/girl icecream/rockstar force, heartsrevolution are back with new remixes of a very very favorite from 07. this tune is still infectious, with a lot of life left. its dancey and just a little punk rock. this includes the original mix alongside commissioned work from french electro-craftsman brodinski, miami-based party rocker lazaro casanova, montreal remixer cfcf, chicago duo flosstradamus and lauren flax, one of nys busiest dj/producer
top-compilation aus dem hause needwant (siehe future disco) mit einer exzellenten auswahl an zeitgenössischer listening-electronica (idm), die von apparat und luke abbott über alt-j und lanterns on the lake bis zu nils frahm reicht. cd1 mit 16 tunes in the mix. cd2 mit zwölf ausgespielten vollversionen.