for those that knoe delves deeper into the archives once more to repackage a bundle of hard to find cuts on vinyl that have been staple supplies in ben s record bag over the years. the early to mid 2000s was a period of minimal techno overload, finding quality house music then was a challenge compared to today. rather than follow the herd, some european producers took influence from the original minimal pioneers and fused those approaches with house music themes in order to push a unique sound of the era. they turned minimal on its head and gave took it in a different direction. canson from switzerland released a handful of records between 2002 and 2005 that were a prime example of this aesthetic. stripped back beats with syncopated melodies - perfect cuts for those early sets or hazy morning sessions. the three tracks featured on this compilation were originally released on two solo eps for canson: itsudemo and holiday plug in, both of which have claimed squatter s rights in my record bag for almost 15 years. i don t think i ve played one early slot or house set without one of them. this record is quite a personal one for me as it s a representation of my deeper sound as a dj. now the original records are a little hard to find so im so glad to share my choice picks of cansons material on a my label.
2015 repress! grueezi mitenand, de canson machts, oder!? ja immer, egal oeb am tag oder ide nacht, sini tracks traeffed is schwarze, sind pitchbar i alli richtige und drum absoluti allzwaeck-tools. ae ep us guetem huus mit viel drive und warrmi, brings very good kuma i dini stube.
lets have fun! - thats the mantra of big zis and the crew of nation music. the swiss black music label has been broadening its musical spectrum over the past years. just like the artist big zis, whose music could most likely be labeled electro pop alternative punk rap, they dont care about common conventions. while rap becomes more and more pimped out, house loopier and minimal narrow-minded, big zis hooks up with a top-class troupe to get it her own way. for her most recent album und jetz (and now ) she worked with marton di katz and valentino tomasi (both members of kalabreses famous rumpelorchester), who laid the musical foundations for most of the songs. for the impulsive electro on the track suure räge (acid rain) however, big zis collaborated with the techno producer michal ho (tuningspork) at the studio. suure räge got remixed by several well-known producers: robag wruhme (freude am tanzen) and canson (gs zürich) are to be found on volume 1 and the soul brothers lexx (aka kawabata / drumpoet) and kalabrese (stattmusik) successfully combat boredom on volume 2. the sound scapes of the remixes couldnt be any more diverse and cover a broad variety of styles. and be sure: volume 3 - work in progress - will delight you as well
finest dubby deep techno trax !! for two years the doors were open monthly at grubenstrasse 28 in zurich. and what a two years it was! musicians from afar were joining a frolicsome party crowd of 300, all done in an intimate maze-like setting where the largest value was put on atmosphere and hospitality - just perfect. problems with the neighbourhood forced us to close down this last jewel of zurichs alternative nightlife
land in sicht vol. 1 ist das letzte release der arche-reihe: eine wiederkehrende serie, bei welcher die musik eine geschichte in verschiedenen kapiteln erzählt: aufbruch, sintflut & land in sicht. auf der arche003 übernehmen canson, feathered sun, bernstein & rearte das steuer des treibenden boots und untermalen dies mit melancholischen und doch hoffnungsvollen klängen, die einen neuanfang im fremden unbekannten einleiten.
lucky you! the universe must love you dearly because you are about to experience the various artists series from the fantastic ursl records. this record is jam packed with only the best tracks from all-time - past, present and future! original hits from original stars! play this record at any party anytime and you will be the undisputed hero of the night, a true master of ceremony. simply place the needle to the record and watch as the boys and girls instantly transform into crazy party monsters, smiling from ear to ear, exploding with love and and funk on your dance floor. each one of these body-rocking ursl superhits have been played by super famous superstars on dance floors across the galaxy and throughout the entire dimension of time to devastating effect. so grab this red hot compilation of solid-gold chart-topping ursl superhits today. it s guaranteed fresh to infinity and beyond, yeah! enjoy.
this is another proof, that when djs from the heart evolving their own productions perfect club tracks come to life. the knowledge which elements and arrangement a great track needs, is running through their veins. david dorad is a phenomenon like this! living dj culture from the very beginning, he is a founding member of the bachstelzen crew from berlin, who are running their own famous floor at fusion festival and he is resident dj at kater blau and its predecessor the legendary bar25. he celebrates his debut on ursl records with streets of mexico. his friend canson from zurich and also a member of the ursl network contributes a stunning remix for pianinos. also watch out fort he mexican alien bonus tracks. an absolute faboulus ep with early support from soukie & windish, madmotormiquel, schlepp geist, nico stojan, seidensticker & salour..
im mai 2013 erschien -independent dancer-, das langersehnte zweite album des zürcher ausnahmeproduzenten kalabrese und begeisterte aufs neue die dance-community. eine ganz eigene musik für unabhängige sensible tänzer und zuhörer. nun erscheint eine remix-ep mit bearbeitungen vom album und die ausgewählten produzenten sind genauso respektvoll und musikalisch ans werke gegangen. sie haben den rumpel-zauber verstanden und etwas ganz neues gemacht. mit dabei sind matthew indemnity herbert, martin gretschmann aka acid pauli, frank wiedemann von âme!
every moment in life has its own and special soundtrack. eclectic and in its usual frieda attitude the >moments like this ep< captures these snap-shots, transforming them perfectly into sound. the three original tracks, composed by ordinary subject, sweeten the party horizon with the right groove. >moments like this< develops an unbelievable drive and with the piano play from sacha ketterlin reaches an incredible deepness. one gets totally into the unrestrained celebration mood with >a jimmy<, which rocks with guitar riffs from 50-51. on the other hand, the >cansons charmed mix< on the >moments like this< invites you to dream. while most dreams take place in black and white, canson in his typical style, draws in the richest of colors, sending our souls into a foreign world. before he smoothly sets us back into our world, he manages to make us glide on a slow trip in which the pictures start to reveal that our aspirations seem almost tangible. last but not least, the >a jimi< is remixed by the label chiefs don ramon and san marco. their >spaghetti house mix< transforms the irrepressible rocker into a bluesy ride into the sunrise.
manuel mind & valentino tomasis dadaesque electro underground hit strange sounds, released on a touch of class,lately has been remixed by numerous gifted techno and house producers.strange sounds remixes vol. 1 includes the distinguished sound of established minimal acts andri
for some time now the bar25 label has wanted to put out a release with all of our swiss musician friends the many folks who came to the swiss weekends at the bar and generally made a habit of visiting us in berlin. the bar always had a deep swiss connection, manifested not least in the legendary swiss cabin, home away from home to larger groups of visiting friends and monday evening after-hour hotspot. alpenglühen feines aus der schweiz (alp glow swiss bliss) is a swanky double vinyl of high-quality production art made in switzerland. on vinyl 1, animal trainer from hive audio share a side with andri, the zurich native. techno gladiator wandler and live artist canson play the other side, while vinyl 2 lets two matadors from the new zurich club friedas büxe don ramon and san marco steer for a while. and the two music geniuses from galoppierende zuversicht are also here, fittingly, using sounds recorded live at friedas büxe for their track. the sampler concludes with the exceptionally talented mastra, who contributed a special song to this swiss musical collage. the digital release also comes with a bonus live track by sublime stage band rizzoknor. even the cover was designed in switzerland, during a bar25 night at the legendary cabaret in zurich. were all excited about this release since its a special one for the 25 label. marked both by good old times and new horizons, this record is a musical compilation representing the very special kind of artist that will always be welcome in wild berlin!
dismission is the debut album of the lucerne based label neustadtmusik. the original versions of dismission and the dark side of the moon were produced by brothers till and milo grüter aka. dietrich & strolch. these two tracks come along with two remixes by canson (bar 25, cityfox) and dread j (neustadtmusik, dimmer). dismission already covers a wide range of the genres neustadtmusik wishes to represent in their portfolio.
the follow up >rmxd vol.2< comes with a lady-melting canson remix that is just perfect for summernights, with a slammin jazzy techno mix by dandy jack and the metronome allstars, a criminaltango a la markese and a beautiful workout by rizzoknors knor. they all turned the original tango crash songs into a quite unique & refreshing style of tango (crash) flavoured house & technosound.
support / plays by m.a.n.d.y, dubfire, jeff samuel, jorge savoretti, sonja moonaer, alland byallo, jimpster, anthony collins, ly sander, mathias mesteno, mikael stavostrand, rainer tr³by, sebbo, willie graff and many others.
first on decks.de !! redjowak is a minimalistic masterpiece which comes with a floor-friendly bassline, accompanied by discreetly placed sound effects. the berlin based duo savours their musical ability by being rich in contrast, classy and with authentic understatement. a superb track for spring-fever nights! incl. canson remix. melodie in e-moll appears warm and hearty due to its mystical groove and the rich use of bell- and piano sound-effects. intelligent shifting of rhythmic patterns keep the tension flowing while maintaining this tracks dreaminess. incl. diffus remix
cityfox ltd is a sublabel of cityfox, based in zurich. the concept is to have no concept, just to release high quality music and to make you feel good. the orientation ep features 4 real different but well fitting tracks. they symbolize the various styles and directions the limited label could go in the future.
the young producers from zuerich present their first 12 inch ep.
the original track, a smooth deephouse tune, is perfect for each warm up set.
bungalows remix by canson (gs zuerich / bar 25) shows how music can take you to an afterhour scenario.
the diary, an upon you compilation, is the third of its kind and presented as a retrospective. featured are a collective of ancestral artists like marco resmann, onno, magit cacoon or gunnar stiller, as well as external ones like chris wood & meat, alland byallo, canson, skinnerbox, madmotormiquel und ante perry. compiled by the cheapers who gave their track memories for this project which is also the name giving track of the cd.
im gegensatz zu seiner podcast-serie lazpod, in der er die entlegensten musikalischen winkel zwischen obskurer library music, soundtracks, rock und natuerlich house und techno ins rampenlicht rückt, zeigt crosstown rebels chef-hustler für die compilation-serie des londoner clubs seine peaktime-muskeln.