central to the israeli club scene, deepa & biri have long been defying expectations even within a community they helped construct. serving as resident djs, activists and bookers for tel avivs legendary barzilay club, the pair helped build a transcendent club scene. hugely influential artists such as robert hood, derrick may, rødhad, ben klock and moritz von oswald passed through the club, enjoying legendary crowds and what they could surely sense was a genuine air of anarchy, rebellion and unadulterated rave pleasure. as the duo held down dozens of parties with dozens of djs, there was no ‘eureka moment for their emerging sound, just a steady stream of brilliant, inspiring electronic music, much of which left an indelible imprint on the pair. now based in berlin, for deepa & biri, things are much the same, even if the landscape and the city is different. always rooted in the fertile ground between machines and emotion, on their second full-length lp, ‘dominance, the duo demonstrate their unique grasp of the sensitive, unfolding relationship between man and machine. steadfast in their insistence never to remain in one lane in terms of their sound, ‘dominance flawlessly segues between forcefulness and weightlessness. from beginning to end, this is not a record afraid to show its teeth with an uncompromising, instantly recognisable techno palette that kicks the foundations of any sound system with menace, anger and determination, particularly on tracks such as the dense ‘voltage and pulsing throughout the more industrial flourishes of ‘ecole de nancy and ‘seeking solace.
(yotam avni remix) darko essers balans imprint returns this fall with one the most promising projects emerging from the electronic scene of tel aviv, deepa & biri. having previously released on derrick mays transmat, dj hells international dj gigolos and their own label black crow, the duo now presents their ælinear regression ep on the dutch label.
the sixth release on deepa & biris black crow label welcomes another new name into the fold: nico campanella has been quietly building a stellar reputations for himself over the past few years, working under a variety of aliases to explore a sound that much like deepa & biri draws deeply from technos detroit heritage as well as the propulsive dub techno of basic channel.
following the release on the legendary transmat records, deep a & biri are back to their home label with lightsdown. new deep techno work with two versions, reflecting the emotional versus darker side of their production scale.
r002 sees a long-time jaunt favourite deepa & biri, take centre stage. the israeli duo have long been considered expert producers by those in the know, with releases on the likes of gigilo, transmat and their own black crow imprint very much indicative of the fact. the basement cuts ep, meanwhile, goes some way to solidifying this fledgling reputation. full of psychoactive tendencies and brimming with otherworldly sounds, the title track sees the pair delve deep, as they summon up a cut thats notable for its obsessive eye for detail and an unfurling array of captivating sounds.
tel avivs deep a & biri and iran-born producer aril brikha will unite on a forthcoming 12inch on deeps & biris black crow label, from which proceeds will be donated to a israel/palestine peace projects organization.
its only early july, but 2013 has already proven to be a landmark year for production/dj duo deepa & biri. with a couple of their tracks being released on transmat records and appearing on derrick mays mix compilations on the one hand, while on the other, getting signed to dj hells international dj gigolo records, where they released a single in april and have a full album forthcoming mid-september it seems that all corners of the techno diaspora are ready to catch up on their sound.
neo detroit techno from deep a & biri (kammer musik / tel aviv) - inclusive an edit by youandme (platzhirsch / dekadent schallplatten).
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following two staggering contributions from the analogue roland orchestra and 2030 that illustrated to boundless sonic possibilities for the label, deep’a & biri return to their tel aviv-based black crow label with a pair of powerful, emotive techno cuts in the style for which the duo long since become admired. for a long time one of those admirers has been detroit techno founding father derrick may, who has been on a mission to push the new 12inches a-side, basic cycle, into instant classic territory through his unwavering commitment to making the track a highlight of his sets. may has been far from alone, with the track being one that d&b have been asked about, if not outright begged for, over the past year or so. it finally becomes available to techno fans worldwide in january 2017, backed by the pummelling rhythms of overdrum, which itself has the potential to turn heads and drop jaws all by itself.
after releasing his sophomore long player we walked home together through fiakun, el_txef_a returns with a series of remix packs, the first bringing us to the darkest side of the album. not only is this the first remix ep part of a triptych, its also the start of a new label, forbidden colours. the forbidden colours label will provide a space for the basque producer to explore and share his musical vision. the ep starts off with eduardo de la calles take on claim of planet earth, pulling us through an impressive analogue journey. while the black madonna displays her particular vision of italo with some serious bassline action. permanent vacations lake people turn every day is blue monday into a mystical acid trip. the tel aviv based duo deepa & biri reinterpretate claim of planet earth into a deep yet gentle track. finally andres aguirre gives the love we lost brings the reworks home with a true dancefloor club mix. the vinyl release will be limited to 200 copies
brutkho strikes back on goldmin music with his very first vinyl release incl. remixes from deepa & biri, jan hendez. a very personal and deeply touching deep-techno record that plays with the unexpected without losing sight of the essential simplicity this kind of music needs.
in just a few years time, berlins upon you has established itself as a leading figure in european club culture, not just as a label for its 35+ well received 12inch eps, but also for its curated nights at world-renowned spots like berghain, watergate and arena club.