cosmin trg is back on his white label operation, sportiv. brixtonstrasse explores an imaginary buffer zone between the urban angst of londons pirate transmissions and the warehouse logic of berlins post-iron curtain freedom and energy explosion. in line with the labels semiotics, gloria is named after the rather unsuccessful 3rd league football club from cosmins home town. its a high octane tribal workout with fuzzy chords, in the vein of 90s luminaries like sterac, bringing back hints of the eras unbridled
backed with strong remixes from dustin zahn, cosmin trg, & doubt, one step ahead is the massive vinyl debut from gabriella vergilov. her refreshing take on techno is a perfect match for enemy. gabriella is an upcoming bulgarian artist based in belgium who rides the fine line between house and techno. her music was recently included on dvs1s fabric 96 mix along with the soundtrack for a film entitled >le fidele.< reach out to me and one step ahead break away from the dark techno norm in favor of a more delicate and emotive approach. emerald drops the percussion altogether, but locks the listener in even deeper with its highly hypnotic groove. on big room duty for this release, dustin zahn delivers an acid-drenched rendition featuring his trademark groove while maintaining the originals feminine undertones. meanwhile, cosmin trg turns in a unique remix that can only be described as heavy and arcane. mistress records and dont be afraids doubt finishes off the package with a very deep and dubby remix which stays true to the originals vibe.
im going to try not to gush too much about the fact that me me me has raj pannus first ever record, but you have to understand that he’s dj royalty to someone from where i come from. from his residencies in newcastle in the early 90s, touring all over europe, playing with the likes of gilles peterson, jazzanova and james lavelle to his move into turntablism in the late 90s playing one on one with dj craze, a-trak and q-bert.
one year later the italian duo toms due come back to etruria , this time with magma , groovy techno ep composed by two banging original tracks and mr. ambivalent and mr cosmin trg remixes. the first is the original magma a powerful track with a big room kick and a old school melody that grows together with a simple one-note chord to create a destroying tool. the second original is stratum characterized by a power melodic chord and an energetic groove. then comes ambivalent remix, a name who doesnt need presentations, dark synth in his full style, raw drum with sharp / pungent 909 rhythms. last but not the least cosmin trg remix is a powerful techno tool, composed by a hypnotic chord wrapped by powerful techno drum groove.and space.
cosmin trg is back on sportiv with two tracks of stark, angular beauty. afterburn harks back to 90s era techno of the hyperkinetic variety, in the vein of regis s seminal gymnastics . the obssessive vocal mantra adds to its hypnotic, frantic rhythm. electra on the flip is on a trance-inducing mission, with it s cavernous 808 kick driving a tribal groove, carried by a pulsating bassline and eerie percussion. sportiv is a dexterous white label operation that brings you heavy-weight rhythmic performances from the world of techno athletics.
the aula magna team presents the label s tenth release, rom by seph, featuring cosmin trg as remixer. a modern and energetic ep that showcases the artist’s unique techno sound: deep, robust & daring.
lead track rom kicks off the record in breakbeat manner, an epic cut that twists its sounds progressively through distorted percussive and melodic riffs. this is followed by cosmin trg’s tribal take on the title track, a mind-dazzling and hypnotic reinterpretation.
two techno highlights from seph’s latest live sets thrust the b side even further into the dance floor. inner warps its solid rhythmic core through swirling dub noise mayhem and p+1 ends the record with a steady synth chord that evolves throughout the track on top of a powerful, stripped down beat.
relax your eyelids focus on the darkness this is your time to relax you dont need to think about anything except being right here, right in this moment with me. dont think about tomorrow, or yesterday, just be here in your body. sportiv is a dexterous white label operation that brings you heavy-weight rhythmic performances from the world of techno athletics.
the fifth installment of cosmin trgs fizic comes in the shape of two lethal remixes from some of the most innovative artists in the field, lucy and minor science. lucy takes serpentis mystical energies and blends them into a digital ritual of tectonic plate-shifting drums, sizzling textures and hypnotic patterns. highly seductive and authoritative transmission from the stroboscopic artefacts school of thought. oblic sees its exuberant shimmer and ricochet rhythms reinterpreted with scientific precision by minor science (trilogy tapes, whities). the result is a hyper-modern, high-octane excursion with deep fluid bass drums, expert percussion and soaring synths. oblic/ serpenti remixes arrive on fizic in september 2016 in digital and vinyl formats. lucys remix mastered by giovanni conti at artefacts mastering minor sciences remix mastered by. matt colton at alchemy mastering, original cover artwork by cosmin nicolae.
there is significantly more than a scintilla of exuberance on cosmin trg’s first 2016 venture on his own fizic imprint. number four in the series further explores the dense textures present on last year siiiep, but largely dispenses with the ennui in favour of a different discourse. oblic offers a brisk groove that ebbs and flows among graphite-thin layers of percussion and sonic debris. the recurring dust sample amplifies the vigorous rhythmic attributes of the track, rendering it withprime dance floor capabilities. serpenti takes distant sparkles of mutant chimes, wraps them around the relentless pulse of thudding kick drum and soaks everything in static. granules and grit are extracted from circuitry with a focus on razor sharp sound system efficiency. produced by cosmin trg, transformed by matt colton at alchemy mastering, with original artwork from cosmin himself.
late october will find cosmin trgs fizic label release its third ep, and a second missive for 2015. once again it comes from the romanian label owner and ever evolving producer, and this time features four more fierce cuts that take abstract inspiration from musique concrete or ballards high rise novel. opener sever is an expertly stripped back bit of concrete basement funk with scurrying alien sounds, frosted lo-fi textures and firmly rooted, propulsive kick drums driving the whole thing along.
endlich! wir lassen die nummer 40 aus dem sack und geben einen kleinen ausblick auf das grand finale von 50weapons. ihr könnt euch sicher sein, es wird dick und deswegen geben wir euch 19.94 als ouvertüre. -narr day- ist der erste (sic!) track eines der wichtigsten berliner elektronik acts und gehört damit schon in den schrank für die very, very special editions. musikalisch vereint er gekonnt minimal die wichtigsten zutaten von rave: eine bassdrone und eine kickdrum. das klingt nach early ambient techno und kitzelt ganz frühe jugenderinnerungen wach. der rave kommt endgültig zurück mit cosmin trg s version -narr day remodulated- auf der rückseite. hier entfacht die bass drone des originals gepaart mit den unwiderstehbar dringlichen sounds eines modularen synths eine gewaltige gravitationsmacht. das ist techno pur mit einer sogkraft, die es schwer macht jemals den club zu verlassen. rewind!
fizic is the next natural step for accomplished techno producer cosmin trg. having released on an influential array of labels in the last few years, the romanian is now branching out on his own with an imprint that will serve as a further extension of himself, his sonic preferences and his interest in artistic imagery.
simian mobile disco are back with the second in a series of collaborations, following on from sacrifice, their joint effort with bicep. this time theyve joined forces with cosmin trg fresh from his highly acclaimed album gordian on 50 weapons. the fruits of this hard graft in the electronic kitchen of smds studio (to push the food metaphor to its limits) kick off with surstro¨mming. this northern swedish delicacy of tinned, fermented sour herring has the dubious claim to fame of being the most putrid smelling food substance in the world. the burbling, queasy synth tones reflect the effects of this scent on all but the true connoisseurs
zweite remix-maxi zum grandiosen cosmin trg album gordian . die holländische legende legowelt erschafft ein zeitloses techno-monster der superlative in post-detroit-manier, während miles whittaker, aka miles aka mlz sowie mitglied bei pendle coven und demdike stare, eine superbe demonstration deep-bassiger techno-dub-epik erzeugt.
stamped sleeve , stamped label
three cuts for the techno dance floor and all the other ones. made by cosmin trg. signed in helsinki. mastered and cuty by lupo at calyx. distributed by word and sound. stamped by r.a.n.d. muzik.
eine serie von remixen wird die clubtauglichkeit des jüngsten cosmin trg meisterwerks *gordian* unter beweis stellen. den anfang machen berghain resident-dj marcel dettmann und der derzeit vieldiskutierte engländer lee gamble mit einem techno-leckerbissen zwischen post-detroit und oszillierenden klangillusionen.
the green series is the continuing art and music project from bleep.com, giveupart, and photographer shaun bloodworth. the project will be a series of tracks exploring techno music released on limited 12 inch with deluxe art prints as well as on digital formats. the double a-side single features the pairing of objekt and cosmin trg and brings you raw techno. both tracks were mastered by rashad at dubplates and mastering, berlin.
following up his well-received 12inch >deep deep down< on aus in late 2011, cottam re-emerges with another striking two-tracker for the label. originally breaking onto the scene in 2009 via a series of anonymous 12inches — three of which were named in phonicas top 50 singles — he eventually unveiled himself as the humble newcomer paul cottam.
ALLIGATOR SNAPS (COSMIN TRG REMIX) (PINK MARBLED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl D29.09.11
elan, mitglied des hochgelobten und sehr exklusiven wedidit collectives, teil der indigo pyramid crew sowie resident des critical beatdown in san diego, ist momentan dabei eine triologie von eps auf monkeytown records zu veröffentlichen. seine zweite ep >alligator snaps< ist als limitiertes colour-vinyl mit 4 brandneuen tracks und einem remix von cosmin trg erhältlich.
affectionate house grooves ranging from deep to high energy upbeat on this double 12 inch from cosmic trg!
a year after cosmin trgs debut release for rush hour, he drops his third release for the label, this time a 4-track ep, >a universal crush<. crushing it indeed is, as cosmin really delivers the goods here! as much as we like all of his previous productions, this easily is his best material to date.
first record pressed on black vinyl, second on white.
so far all 50 weapons releases have been either remixes of or by modeselektor and moderat, or split 10inches like the ones by humanleft & benjamin damage and earlier this year the fantastic elan vs falty dl record. 50weapons008 marks the first ever 50 weapons solo release by an artist. ladies and gentleman, cosmin trg, the man who never fails, presents two mighty techno weapons, striking, classic and modern at the same time.
cosmin trg is back with his 2nd release in the direct current series on rush hour. this time he loses the steppy beats and turns out two fierce house tracks, yet he keeps his signature cut up r&b samples and the future attitude. trg is fast becoming one of our favorite new house producers
the dc series continues with cosmin trg, known for his releases on hotflush and tempa a.o. >see other people< is an infectious garage stepper, announcing the future of r&b. big tune! >groove control< continues on a techno tip. it starts off deep and mysterious, evolving in a pulsating, acidic bassline driven killer. we like trg!
der stil seines neuen albums bewegt sich zwischen komplizierten, verschachtelten strukturen und perkussiver energie, laesst aber viel raum fuer cosmins markenzeichen - treibende technosongs, die ins ohr und bein gehen. obwohl es auch richtige dancefloor-tracks beinhaltet, die so manchen club zum kochen bringen werden, hat gordian einen narrativen charakter, der es zu einem wundervollen listening album macht. ungewöhnliche melodien und eine intergalaktische energie lassen den hoerer in eine andere welt abtauchen.
coyu is working on his highly anticipated debut album it will explain a story, my story attests the big cat. it s the first chapter of this story and the debut single of the album is 1+1, a track made in collaborating with thomas gandey a perfect summer track, powerful but addictive and catchy. in coyu s own words 1+1 it s me and my girlfriend, me and my mother, me and my team, suara and me, my music and me, the world and me. because without the people you love and all that you love you are nothing. 1 + 1 is a claim to love and be loved, to embrace sensibilities, to create synergies and teamwork. but also, it is the communion of my two great passions: techno and house music. nine minutes of linear and heavy groove that melts with the notes of an emotional piano. it s a track that i m deeply proud of, i am pretty sure that in 10 years from now i will continue to enjoy it like i did the first day it was finished and after a year and a half i can now say that it is just as much mine as it is yours. because you and me are also 1+1. for the remixes probably we have the greatest pack ever on the label: gerd janson delivered an amazing interpretation of the track: truncate takes the track down to raw techno, less is more. last but not least we have the introspective trip of cosmin trg which completes one of the releases of the year on the kitties labe
‘temporary insanity remixes’ is a 12” featuring the redefinitions of the two original productions of detroit veteran terrence dixon, turned upside down by three of the most groundbreaking electronic music artists as voiski, pangaea and cosmin trg, appearing alongside label head simone gatto. out022 operates as a modern take of old school sounds, an hybrid union of all melodic techno sub forms – these remixes keep the mental locked groove material of dixon’s tracks, adding emotionally irradiating patterns and each producer’s typical paths.
there is a common thread that runs through all of brandt brauer fricks music. it is this: interesting things happen at the interface of machine and hand-made music. the berlin trios 2010 album, *you make me real*, fused techno and classical. the 2011 follow-up, *mr machine*, saw them go the whole classical-meets-club hog with a ten-piece ensemble playing dance music live. then, earlier this year, came *miami*, a darker, more song-based collection exploring the same man-machine ideas. the berlin trios instalment of the dj-kicks series does the same thing with a mix.
the double vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve and includes the dj kicks mix-cd.
top-compilation mit allen neun 50 weapons remix-maxis, die fast komplett alle erstmals auf cd erscheinen, in chronologischer reihenfolge. das tracklisting enthält einige der besten produzenten elektronischer musik: von moderat ueber robert hood bis marcel dettmann, von chris liebing ueber legowelt bis modeselektor. als weiterer bonus erscheinen vier bislang unveroeffentlichte, exklusive top-remixes auf beiden formaten.
2012 war das bislang erfolgreichste jahre für 50weapons. von xlr8r (usa) zum besten label des jahres erkoren, bei den de:bug-lesern (ger) die nr. 2 der besten label des jahres und in den top 10 der top-labels 2012 bei resident advisor (uk) -neben vielen anderen best of the year-listen und -kategorien in medien in der ganzen welt. so viel aufmerksamkeit wie jetzt hat das label noch nie erlangt. hier kommt nun die 4. fortsetzung der label-compilation mit den jüngsten höhepunkten. label-stammkünstler wie cosmin trg, phon.o, anstam, bambounou, dark sky, addison groove, benjamin damage, marcel dettmann stehen neben a made up sound und der von thom yorke angeführten band atoms for peace. außerdem steuern diesmal zwei gäste exklusive bonus-tracks bei: us-techno-veteran truncate und das mysteriöse, in berlin ansässige youngster-duo datei42.
black sands came out in 2010 to almost universal critical acclaim and worldwide commercial success. si green aka bonobo moved from being an underground producer of impeccable credentials to a poster boy for a new take on electronic music – contemporary and edgy but also soulful, song-based, sometimes lush but always emotional. black sands remixed gathers together a group of like-minded musicians and producers to interpret this classic album.
triple 12 inch vinyl release, including code for free download of this album.
erste singleauskopplung aus dem klasse >black sands remix< album von simon greene aka bonobo. neben der originalversion gibt es neue interpretationen von cosmin trg, machinedrum und funkineven auf transparentem, orangenem vinyl!
the final of four in the inertia series with four new exclusive techno tracks. the final hurrah for ann aimees inertia compilation sees four modern techno heavyweights add their exclusive sounds to the fold. recent album stars skudge are as economical yet efficient as youd expect with their booming >pollution<, before conforce designs yet more lush sounds with his deep technoid cut >when it appeared<. restless romainian cosmin trg confounds expectationst again with his rusty, rolling cut >plaisir interdit< before fachwerk co-founder sascha rydell gets a little spaced out on his kinetic and melancholic effort, >rainy days<. stand out on its own, but peerless when paired with the other three parts, inertia 4 ends a special project indeed.
this format is 3x12 inch vinyl & 2 x cd packaged together in a gatefold sleeve shrink wrapped. one of the reasons ascribed to dubsteps continuing success has been its ability to absorb influences from across the entire electronic spectrum, and no label has been more key to its continuing evolution than hessle audio. started in 2007 by david kennedy, ben thomson and kevin mcauley, the label quickly became a benchmark for quality, through releases from (the then) new artists like trg, untold and james blake, as well as a vehicle for their own productions. with 18 releases over the past three years, the imprint is renowned for its impeccable quality control.