following releases by label boss paul ritch and portuguese producer cardao, quartz rec welcomes a new addition to its roster, dj sodeyama, with >i wanna dance< ep. dj, producer, label owner & founder of arpa records, yoshifumi sodeyama started djing in the early 90s in his native tokyo. his well crafted productions have been released on japanese and international labels, including a recent appearance on nina kravitzs trip compilation >i have a question<. on this ep, from the building tension of the opening track, to the beautiful acid sounds of the last, dj sodeyama manages to create great atmospheres using repetitive patterns with drifting sounds that will surely make the dancers mind wander.
CANDYLAND, CHRISTIAN BURKHARDT RMX / DJ SODEYAMA REMIX
12" Vinyl D11.04.12
candy land is dj pi-ges first solo release from arpa records. it follows on from his previous collaboration with mathias kaden as unit mathi midori& pi-ge who released the konomama ep on raummusik the ep gained critical acclaim, especially for the inspiring remixes by reboot and maayan nidam. candy land( original mix) - track one is a minimal track structured with profound bass, crunchy guitar samples and simple rhythm, peppered with minimalistic voice samples, it features a high impact breakdown. on the track 2 is a remix by christian burkhardt, one of the most remarkable producers at the moment and his tracks have been released various leading labels such as raum musik, oslo, and cocoon to name a few. his remix fuses the characters of the original track with a unique new school rhythm and groove. on the 3rd track is deep and dark remix by dj sodeyama, label honcho of arpa records. this remix form an extended journey of over 10mins with a deep and dark introduction thats combined with experimental sounds as the track builds. all in all a great package for djs of deep house, tech house and techno.
from 0-1 is very proud to issue its 12th overall release- >catharsis: the remixes< a 12 inch vinyl mini-comp due out fall of 2011. this record is a follow up to 2010s >catharsis: an outpouring from the pacific side of earth<.
FKTB 01, DJ SODEYAMA, TIM XAVIER RMXS / A. MOCHI REMIX
12" Vinyl D23.08.11
a new gem arpa004 has arrived from arpa records. the rising producer duo under the alias >fktb< has been rocking the dance floors with their uplifting cutting edge dance tracks that feature sample elements from the chicago scene. includes playful remixed versions by >tim xavier<, label master of clink, ltd400, and >a mochi<, who is one of the busiest heavy hitters released under several labels, and also label owner of arpa records >dj sodeyama< himself
this time around we will be celebrating the third release on arpa records from label owner dj sodeyama entitled >life<. this release sees the ever enterprising dj return to his roots with an uplifting house track with a deep rooted acid bass and a booty shaking groove that can explode on any dance floor. for the remixes arpa records have been lucky enough to invite the talents of the one and only radioslave who has provided the lucky listeners with over 12 minutes of pure unadulterated minimal bash
not long after his >miles (inc. nick curly remix)< release, dj sodeyamas follow up on arpa records is about to hit the shelves. on a deeper tip, dj sodeyama will exhibit his range as one for tokyos premier electronic music artists by releasing the >abyss< also on arpa records. to showcase the talent from both home and abroad dj sodeyama has picked out some of the most exciting artists within the electronic music scene today in glimpse (coccon / cadenza / crosstown rebels) and tokyos very own ryo murakami (poker flat). dropping some real bottom heavy beats alongside some rhythmic percussion the >abyss< release will prove to be a future classic.
early support from locodice, matthias tanzmann, gregor tresher, dubfire, nic fanciulli! new japanese dance music label, arpa records is launching as its first release very own label boss dj sodeyamas techno track >miles<. previously having released on respected labels zenit, ante zenit and more recently on labels archipel, kumo, we are, dj sodeyamas tracks feature a wide range of musical dimensions and have gained much credibility and interest from djs worldwide. the original mix features ontop of some heavy minimal beats and an expanding rhythm, a poetry reading by richard spitzer and a deep but solid synth groove. 8bit and cecille label boss nick curly takes the other side into a trade mark remix featuring some long breaks but kept together by some solid groovy rhythms throughout.
CATHARSIS, AN OUTPOURING FROM THE PACIFIC SIDE OF EARTH
12" Vinyl US09.09.10
seattle/san francisco based techno label, from 0-1, drops a smashing mini-compilation for their debut vinyl release just in time for the dog days of summer. headlining this effort is >hethradia<, the very first collaboration between techno veteran bryan zentz and somas golden boy, lets go outside. >hethradia< is a sparse, heady effort set atop a sine wave-engorged bassline rivaling californias biggest swells. acid drenched bells and synths chime in from another dimension to round off an effort that stands to be emblematic of both producers more adventurous workings.
highly succesful imprimt kumo is about to enlarge its scale of high quality music, this time with japanese long time and inside japan well known dj sodeyama together with a remix from mr. glimpse whos name is surely not unkown. this release is a perfect mixture of superb minimal techno (original) and slightly moody relaxed housy tunes (remix).
incl nice rollin & pushing alex bau remix !! dj sodeyama´s new release is a great techno three tracker. >butterflynoise< convices with straight and massive beats, pumping rhythm with an extreme tough bassline. his second masterpiece >metalscale< is a real indulgence for all stanny franssen and marco carola fans. and as usual it is flavoured with the typical personal sodeyama touch
lpz, hailing from paraguay and well-known in berlin thanks to several live-sets at panorama bar, present voight 2. name-giving to the 4 originals, ranging from dry-functional to deep-spacy techno, are the parts of a certain machine which interested readers/listeners might want to investigate. dj sodeyama, one of japan s premier techno artists, delivers two interpretations.
limited box set 3 x vinyl - 2 x dvd - 2 x cd - floppy disk (!!) - usb - biography - photos - postcards - stickers special remarks: never before seen for an electronic artist. complete discography of the past 25 years on usb, 3 x vinyl with all new remixes, cd greatest hits, cd live sets, dvd documentary, dvd animation film, bio, floppy disk w. samples from first track 1991 and much more ! tracklist: complete discography + new rmxs & unreleased material shortinfo: secret cinema has been making music for 25 years!
trp005, i have a question , explores subtler and slower tempo variants on trips sonic signature than the tougher-sounding 004. in addition to another modular cut from nina kraviz, lets do it, and tracks by bjarki and population one (terrence dixon), trp004s k-hand (kelli hand), roma zuckerman and vladimir dubyshkin all return, while fred p and dommune s dj sodeyama both make their label debuts. kravizs edit of fred ps higher mentalism gets its official release following its appearance on her dj-kicks mix in early 2015. another highly anticipated stellar package to round off a seminal first year for nina kraviz trip label.
jeroen secret cinema verheij launched gem records in december of 2009. the label represents the versatile array of sounds that verheij himself plays in his dj sets. the first two releases came from dutch super talents and secret cinema protégés egbert and peter horrevorts. welcome to my club mixed by secret cinema explores the realms of verheijs club sound and his flavors for the coming season. the package includes the latest release on gem secret cinema glad chord (gem003) and an exclusive preview of two tracks from the forthcoming ep haasten by egbert (gem004). the cd kicks off with vintage synth chords from jamie lloyd but soon twists in another direction with the sexy g-funk electro beats of big bully. after that, the cd picks up pace and reveals the energy that drives secret cinemas sets. with 20 tracks on the cd, this is one of the most action packed compilations out at the moment and takes the listener on an audible trip beyond stylistic barriers in electronic music.