reissue des legendären debütalbums -the silicon dawn- des us-produzenten und heutigen wahlberliners dan curtin, das 1994 auf peacefrog erschien. in bester detroit-manier schaffte es curtin, melodien und harmonische ebenen über komplexe percussion zu legen, was damals auf innovative art und weise die gängige techno-norm sprengte. für das fact magazin grund genug, das album heute in der rubrik -the greatest techno albums you ve never heard- zu führen.
dating back to the fledgling early days of the label tales from the second moon by apogee was the first of many peacefrog releases by dan curtin. as with dan’s other early releases tales from the second moon ‘s angular dancefloor groove borrowed from the original motor city blueprint with a melodic sensibility that was drenched in the kind of yearning melancholy that suggested either pain of a heartbroken lover or the brittle dislocation of someone who longed to be transported to a distant galaxy. the acid, strings and complex rhythms contained on this ep originally released in 1993 were soon to become dan’s trademark sound. limited stock available. so be quick!
dan curtin s name has long been associated with future looking techno, machine music oozing with soul and emotion. he has released on many seminal labels throughout his career and left an indelible mark on contemporary electronic music. alive / cascade is perhaps a lesser known entry into curtin s catalogue, released on strictly in 1994 and is almost the perfect synthesis of nyc deep house and detroit techno, a true slept on gem of a record. the music contained within the grooves of this record defy any sort of time frame, it s almost hard to believe it s over 20+ years old. a truly beautiful record, alive / cascade is a must for all electronic music lovers and will undoubtedly continue to be played and enjoyed for the next 20+ years ahead. astounding stuff and yet another example of the wide reaching ears and minds operating strictly rhythm during this golden period.
a key artist in the shaping of electronic music, dan curtin has explored many styles in his career and now he has come full circle. the hardware repopulates the studio, bringing with it the inventive, organic techno sound he is most fondly known for, this time with a modern twist. these tracks take you to the heart of the man and are some of his best work.
supported by ben klock, luke slater, ben sims, laurent garnier. following dan curtins superb remix of d-knox out there in the summer of 2015, epm music welcomes the return of this metamorphic recordings legend for his own full-length ep.
after the success of last years various artists backpack ep, french house label d3 elements is back with another fine four track affair that pulls together some key producers. detroit soulful house star terrence parker is back once again, and he is joined by d-knox, dan curtin and techelectro.
with dan curtin on the 4th release, melodymathics has undoubtedly one of the key players in the development of electronic music as we know it today. with *deserted station dan curtin is as innovative and vital as he has ever been. this funky production, with the typical dan curtin edge, covers the sound of the past, the present and the future.
*i want you*, the result of a collaboration between 3 belgian talents, discovered by melodymathics. amtek&e-freak ft. mike ekim are bringing the contemporary club sound, though remaining funky and soulful, with catchy vocals. a real dancefloor killer!
melodymathics holds the tradition alive to indulge the vinyl djs. this time the funky loops are provided by the mysterious melodymann and sjef wanders.
following our robert hood / floorplan coup in april, epm music now turns to two other legendary figures of electronic music sonic minds d-knox delivers two new tracks while metamorphics dan curtin is on remix duties
W15 (PART 2 FT. ANDRES / HONEY DIJON / DAN CURTIN)
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after jus ed and chris carrier appeared on the first ep, now comes classic aligned producer miss honey dijon, peacefrog regular dan curtain and the one and only detroit talent that is andrés, who serve up one remix each, with an original by dj w!ld also being included.
initial support comes in from pig & dan, paco osuna, tim xavier, richie hawtin, m.a.n.d.y, nic fanciulli, mauro picotto, slam, john digweed, chris fortier and omid/16b! the title to this ep >reminisce< gives us some idea as to feeling of these three tracks, as j alexander pays tribute to some of the late 80s and early 90s sounds that influenced him in his early days. however that said, his talents at blending the old and new together make this much more than a retro sounding ep!
played by ellen allien, koljah, bryan zentz! amam records is pleased to announce its seventh release, a joint effort between avatism of london and the selph of milan – including a remix by veteran producer dan curtin – for a well rounded tech-house vinyl ep
limited edition sampler 12 inch to his album >we are the ones we ve been waiting for< (hs-019). tracklisting here is >axion< (exclusive to this 12), no time for gravity waves, buzz 101 and glow (these will be on the cd full length, not the vinyl album). >axion< is a modern club banger with hypnotic loops, chopped vox and stripped drum action. >no time for gravity waves< is a laid-back, textured house jam, >buzz101< is an energetic jazz-tinged workout, while >glow< is a classic slice of soulful techno. check!
dan curtin, now releasing records for 11 years, returns back to classic form with a 4 track ep of smooth, deep, calculated beats. dan takes us through a time warp with elements of jazz, funk, and r&b, with his own inimitable touch that puts his music in a unique category all its own. autonomic groove reminds of the better purveyors of fine funk material, while other songs such as bygone epigone and chained present new takes on dans familiar jazzy sound. another cool down low item!! tip!
this time metamorphic recordings is in full on boundary pushing mode with a new sound from dan curtin. techno always has been and always will be about taking risks and going where no one has gone before and this ep, facts is right there. modern techno that will work for djs playing the gamut of techno, tech house, house, minimal and more. vocalist jason byers from cleveland based rock band disengage worked side by side with curtin to add a powerful vocal touch to the intense musical journey presented here. to all you djs working hard to keep it real, to move forward, to advance our scene, and to have a voice of your own, this one is made for you!
autoreply music is a new london label. expect to find the scenes leaders showcasing their alpha productions alongside raw, well-sourced underground talent. we welcome dan curtin with this first huge release
prepare for some bonus beats from john spring, following his last year’s fabulously striking >ready to broadcast< (sus_66). from the start >skychef< is bleeping and clonking along with a bold carelessness, until the sprouting bass growth spreads a still dry, but irresistible drive, whose modulated bursts are there to cause joyfully puzzled faces on the dancefloor - john spring in grand condition! the remix of veteran whizz-kid dan curtin adds a full ladle of truthful techno on top. the bustling american celebrates the foundations of the genre with the aid of classic hypnosis and a solidly rolling bass footing, and proves to be the perfect add-on to the lightfooted original.
dan curtin give his debut on klang. all 4 tracks have there classic speed at 125bpm. then, of course, its the fluffiness and this loosely groove sustained by an enormous bassline that makes these tracks really swinging !!
pnuma continues with its third release from techno pioneer dan curtin. this exciting new label is building a first class reputation for releasing quality electronic music regardless of genre. >the first release was the bubbling, dub soaked techno of >oce oce / ice ice< by lee van dowski & quenum. next was scape one s >shockwave rider ep< - a jacking four tracker of purist electro from one of the uk s masters. for the third instalment the legendary dan curtin has delivered the floor-shaking >your little fantasy ep< which contains two tracks of wonky technoid grooves to freak the dancefloor
following january s sampler 12inch, headspace releases we are the ones we ve been waiting for, a 12-track album of the finest modern techno music. from powerful floor-burners to mellow, laid-back grooves, this is an album at home on the headphones as pumping through a big system. deeply rooted but never backward-looking, dan s sound is as relevant today as it has ever been - and it displays a confidence and maturity few contemporary techno producers can match
funky , sexy and crazy !! freaky minimal detroit inspired tech tracks !! for sure a big dance ep. with support from the likes of ricardo villalobos , daniel bell , zip , tiga and many others. be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the long awaited falko brocksieper ep !!
4 pumpin tricky , minimal gems - for any dj . the bass hits hard , and the hooks just catch you . this is dan's first release on tuningspork and there will be a follow up in the coming months as well. this records is a bomb and is supported an a big way by djs such as ricardo villalobos and luciano . look out for our next release tuninngspork 16 with guido schneider due in a lil while . as always tuningspork provides the bling for all yall beeyotches
apologies to de la soul, but today, five is the magic number. dan curtins >lifeblood< marks the fifth artist album in mobileeÆs ever-growing catalogue. it also happens to be his ninth album, and his first fulllength in three years, which we think is ample cause for celebration.
it s been a long time coming but now is the time for metamrophic to present out first various artist compilation. this one features 3 up and coming artists, goiz, jem, and jacksonville, as well as one track from label head dan curtin. of course the first compilation from metamorphic had to be called interstellar groove addictions, the unofficial slogan of the label since the beginning. these tracks are modern trips into the unknown, representing the mood of the label perfectly - fierce individuality, evolution in sound, and deeply felt emotional content.
special triple pack for all you friends electric lovers out ther - contains 3 classic releases:
- fer008: j. alexander - constant dynamics (sweet n candy remix)
- fer011: j. alexander - reminisce (dan curtin remix)
- fer014: j. alexander - phased)
ts004 compiles out of press and sought after gems by the likes of legends such as dan curtin, the rurals and merrick brown, plus one exclusive never released track by ewan jansen. ranging from deep and contemplative house to more jackin’ moods.
after the success of the leitzeiten ep from turbo turbo last year, we release now for the very first time this digital bonus track inner walls in combination with a fresh new remix from dan curtin. dan curtin better known with releases on strictly rhythm, peacefrog, sinewave, sublime, mobilee, paper, epm and his own label metamorphic and of course with his side project purveryors of fine funk (peacefrog records) delivered us a typical dc acid bomb. this mix is a pure bomb on the dance floor. together with the amazing original version is this record a sure player for every house and techno lover. we are proud to release this both great track son one 12inc. this record will be available on vinyl only, not as digital release.
• exclusive track by marcel dettmann and levon vincent
• includes 6 unreleased edits and remixes
• full tour schedule to support release
• cover art short by infamous berghain doorman sven marquardt
• download card included with lp format