mojuba sub label a.r.t.less welcomes another addition to the label roster, but dutch techno boss darko esser is no stranger to the game. in more recent time he showcased his talents under the acclaimed tripeo moniker, but now its time to unleash a powerful and very emotional ep under his original name. the wolfskuil & balans cofounder turns in two tracks for his label debut that will catch your attention right away, being capable to maintain any crowd from sunny festival ravers to lost in a moment underground clubbers!
ben long from uk techno mainstays, space djz, with a new solo ep entitled *toltec* featuring remixs from the detroit grand pubahs & darko esser (aka tripeo). *toltec* sees ben stepping away from the blistering techno of space djz, to a more minimal approach that is thoughtful and melodic, as it builds from its soaring intro into a raw and grinding groove.
its dub- and detroit-techno, esser style. after 4 years label boss returns with a new ep on his own wltd ltd. ambiguity and introspection have always been a big part of his work, this ep just takes it to the next level.
2013 repress !!darko esser is back on curle with the deep and dubby builder >clean slate<. on remix duties this time are two fast rising techno talents, dvs1 (klockworks, transmat) and lucy (stroboscopic artefacts, curle).
THE SLIGHTLY DISTURBED EP (PVH / SANDWELL DISTRICT RMXS)
12" Vinyl BE08.02.12
balans head honcho darko esser is on duty for his very first ep on balans records. remixes comes from peter van hoesen and regis & function a.k.a. sandwell district. the new year couldnt have started better.
supported by richie hawtin, dave clarke, laurent garnier, deetron, joseph capriati, magda, karotte, secret cinema, ivan smagghe, stephan bodzin, par grindvik, agoria, kenny larkin, cassius, hernan cattaneo, funk d void, paul woolford, alexander kowalski, marco bailey, pig & dan, misstress barbara, joel mull, martin eyerer and many many more!
whats in a name? well, a lot in tim wolffs case. he returns to the imprint that has a striking resemblance with his last name. and mr wolffs pure, stripped down and uptempo techno productions fit wolfskuil records all to well.
get ready for uncompromising big room techno. the genres popularity is ever growing this day and age. not surprising as its a perfect soundtrack in todays uncertain and detached society.
julian neumanns second release on one of hollands most well-respected imprints will feature three absolutely gorgeous tracks including a remix by darko esser. with >memories & photographs< julian neumann delivers another not be to missed ep, which surely will show up on playlists of worlds most innovative djs. be sure you get your hands on this release!
4th out in 4 including remixes from gene le fosse, warren fellow, giorgos gatzigristos, piet van dongen! played out and top stuff for guy j, gregor tresher, joris voorn, technasia, orde meikle - (slam), hernan cattaneo, john digweed and many more!
we have scheduled a series of 4 remix singles to accompany the album release. for part 1 we are happy to announce nicolas masseyeff, andre lodemann and nuno dos santos on the remix duties!
seth troxler: >nuno dos santos mix is killer.<
nice price deal !!! (incl gregor tresher / lemon popsicle rmxs) our next release relieve ep comes from darko esser, owner of wolfskuil records and with releases on josh winks ovum and dj yellows pousezz! records.
stricly limited pressing. 300 cool transparant blue vinyl! big with laurent garnier and ame. spring is defenitely in the air !..)the limited series reaches its fith installment with æthinking about you. and darko esser is going very deep on this one. the title track was originally due for release on the poussez music imprint from dj yellow, before the label got discontinued. the track is dedicated to the important women in darkos life and was originally picked up by laurent garnier and ame amongst others. now finally it gets released on sparkling blue transparant vinyl! the vocal hook and bassline grab instant attention building gradually up and down throughout the track accompanied by a constant unresistable groove. ænostalgie on the flip follows the same musical guidelines, but with classically arranged strings and vibraphone melodies on top of the ongoing rhythmic excersize. the atmosphere is optimistic, spring is in the air!
tommy four seven remix) limited to 300 copies green transparant vinyl ! exploring more deeper and abstract paths with cold feet, a moody wintersong revolving around desolate ambient soundscapes, glitchy rythms and a catchy hook ..
the new french label signaletik-records is proud to present for his launching, headstrong ep. to start the party, our structure is pleased to welcomed darko esser, dutch artist you may have crossed the road on various labels as audiomatique, veto, flux recordings and wolfskuil.
long and sleepless nights were the inspiration for slaapgebrek wich means sleep deprivation in dutch. the results of these sessions are two moody & hallucinogenic tracks, wich represent a state of mind only to be experienced after many restless nights. the original mix with its freaked out shuffled drumpatterns, rave stabs and maximal modulated bassline is peaktime dancefloor fudder for any crazed techno night. frustrated bleeps and fx give it a nervous twilight zone like feel, climaxing and clashing throughout the track. the flipside takes things on a lighter, more emotion ridden tip. the rhythm is stripped down of all nastiness and the bassline friendlier and melodic. halfway through the break the violins kick in, resembling the break of dawn after another night of turning and twisting without getting any much deserved rest. perfect afterhour material.
further support comes from dave sven väthat time warp 2008,clarke, efdemin, fabrice lig, chris fortier, josh wink, benno blome, mark august, dub kult and many more.. two incredibly strong techno tracks from two established names in the scene.
super smooth release on nny records full of lush and sensual tracks. on the a side we can listen to nicson (flumo recordings) who delivers an excellent straight to heaven in a deep-house 90s mood, full of energy and class, after him f. vinuesa (solid tapes) approaches lo-fi and acid paths with highlands, a tune that is is capable of transporting you to another dimension. on the b side mateis e. aqir (jungle gym records) presents natural sense, a track that also takes you to a different dimension, this time more oriented to open spaces, in a balearic and new age mood fused with a leftfield touch which is a delight, and to close the compilation we have the great work of i see you in the plants, the new aka by pablo diskko for productions in an ambient techno-dub wave that absorbs you and catches you. a superb and an essential work.
after establishing their indigo aera label over the last seven years, amsterdam figures jasper wolff & maarten mittendorff now step up onto delsin with a four track debut ep which includes a remix from the legendary sterac. jasper wolff & maarten mittendorff are long time players on the amsterdam scene as residents at de school, esteemed label bosses who have put out music by the likes of kirk degiorgio, stephen brown and louis haiman, and as producers with a richly atmospheric dub techno sound. steve rachmad aka sterac joined the studio for the mix down of all tracks, and also provided a dub version of tesseract. it completes a package of deep and artful techno that is laced with beautiful ambience.
bt21lesser mysteries brings together 5 up and coming acts to present a widescreen view on electro. ben cohen opens the ep with the atmospheric, hazy entrance, monotoxine uneases the ride with the squelchy, demented positive thinking! on the flip tharsis shelter units start transmission unfolds the b side with a sharp blow, before stratowerx steps up with the impassioned zero hour dispatch. furious frank closes the ep with the resonant night rider.
various creatures of the native flora and fauna are interpreted musically on dominik eulbergs label apus apus. the music pieces are thoughtfully presented with 2 tracks per ep. his first ep features the track bienenfresser (eng. bee-eater) on the a side and blauracke (engl. blue roller) on the flip side. the bee-eater is the most colorful bird of our native lands a quality which is echoed through the piece of the same name. the composition oscillates from one color into another without losing its significant habitus. it is a musical journey through the color scheme of the bee-eater, through which dominik eulberg takes us by way of his iconic style. he succeeds at a striking balancing act between sensitive subtlety and steady pressure, in order to offer us a satisfying share of hedonism. it is a piece of music that provides an intimate listening experience, while simultaneously supplying listeners with a collective, mobilizing anthem. the long introduction of the track emulates the agile flight for prey of the dazzling bird, but then it fervently taps out the stinger of the captured bee, and finally nothing can stand in the way of the massiveness of the celebratory bass drum. intrepid, yet with a high degree of ataraxia, dominik leads us through the skies on an expedition into the colorful land of the bee-eater. the magnificent turquoise blue plumage of the blue roller glimmers green or blue, depending on the quality of light. these colors, translated into worlds of sound, are reflected in this piece of the same name. sparkling melodies intertwine gracefully along musical chains, and create a constant redefinition of the theme. the piece is inviting and catchy in the typical eulbergian manner submerging into the auditory tract and manifesting itself with much elegy in the deepest cortex. the blue roller is a sit-and-wait hunter at first occupied with idleness, until finally capturing its anticipated prey. this imperturbable serenity is felt in this piece of music and illustrates eulberg s many years of knowledge and experience. he steers his audiences through the true essence of music, while always keeping both hands firmly on the wheel.
lost desert and lee burridge return to get weird with an ep aimed squarely at the dance floor. k bug’ is a steam train slowly gathering pace as it moves forward. the chugging groove and fat bassline has been whipping the crowd in to a frenzy everywhere it s dropped. hinduma’ is a tracks that causes the mouth to contort while mouthing out the wonky synth line. and ‚reply to sender’ is a slow burner with a trippy ethnic melody and a drop that goes all mystical. three tracks for the clubs
though quality techno is regularly associated with the colder climates of berlin and detroit, the recent developments happening on the iberian peninsula have been hard to ignore. one of the region’s more interesting and consistent producers in this decade has been maceo plex, owner of the ellum audio label. armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of signature club sounds, and with an ability to investigate ‘darker’ side of modern life (a tendency that can be heard especially well on past plex-produced tracks like “conjure balearia”), plex has located the “goldilocks zone” between funk liberation and mechanical control. mastering this balancing act is a skill that separates the best producers from the legions of also-rans: it shines through in his back catalog and is back in full force for his new “tesseract” ep on ellum.
MACHS BESSER: 25 JAHRE DIE STERNE (2X12 INCH LP+CD)
2x12" Vinyl lp+cd D06.03.17
neben der cd und der 2lp+cd mit coverversionen erscheint eine streng limitierte prachtbox, die nicht nur diese, sondern auch bisher unveröffentlichten originalaufnahmen aus den frühen neunziger jahren, sowie einer verspäteten extended version, die die band selbst noch einmal eingespielt hat enthält. neben den coverversionen, die ja eigentlich alle die zeitlosigkeit der sterne zelebrieren, findet sich in dem in jeglicher hinsicht hochwertigen lp-boxset (gestaltet von yannick riemer von isolation berlin) dann noch etwas, das wohl doch als relikt bezeichnet werden kann. zwei demos der sterne, kleine schritte stolpern und sturm über der hallig, zeigen auf 7-inch-vinyl eine frühe version der band, ganz im charme ihrer hanseatischen jugendlichkeit (1991). die sterne selbst und erobique, sowie pollyester auf der flip, markieren auf einer ebenfalls beiliegenden disco-12-inch das andere ende des zeitstrahls (2016). so werden die beigaben plötzlich zur klammer eines kleinen universums, in dem sich aufzeigt, dass musik am schönsten ist, wenn sie nach 25 jahren bandgeschichte noch immer zwischen lustvoller virtuosität und dem charme des dilettantismus zu pendeln vermag, bringt es hendrik otremba, sänger der band messer im info zum album auf den punkt.
the first track is the new version of das ding s classic h.s.t.a. , a jewel that has not been pressed on vinyl to date. follows extraterrestrial biological entity , a killer track made by master of horror antoni maiovvi, and finish the side hyboid with his well known synthwave telepath or psycopath . on the other side the debut of part of aspecto humano founders, anbau, with their kraftwerkian disco z . ends the reference synth alien, one of the most reputated spanish artists at the moment, focused to burn the dancefloor with his bailarina automatica .
dessert island disc s 10th release features a brilliant disco gem from the mighty rahaan on the a side while the b throws up another aussie local with his own label but going under the pseudonym of ted empleton. both tracks laid out for a friendly tour of any dance floor with a disco bent.
the long awaited ms 08 is a split e.p between techno-rave unit minimum syndicat and the kosmik kommando, aka mike dred (rephlex, r&s, machine codes), one of the true creators of acid techno, once called the jimi hendrix of the tb-303, and partner of richard d. james within the legendary universal indicator project. no beardy hipster techno, no bullshits, just pure analog strobe-jams from the vault of rave.
for the latest edition of the intriguing dessert islands discs re-edit series, the label has called upon the well-renowned scalpel talents of german-in-amsterdam marcel vogel, aka em vee. the double denim-sporting eccentric drops another gem in the shape of *white heat shake it out (edit)*, a bouncy and seductive disco chop-job that makes great use of the source materials bustling groove and steamy, spoken word vocals. on the flip, lesser-known re-edit heads papi del pancake and claude von reefer take up the challenge. their *gimme what you got* has a little more deep house shuffle, but retains the key instrumentation and feel of a sumptuous disco-soul jam.
with two years of solid output behind them, sheffield label cpu has established itself as a binary science lab that delivers precision electro time after time. this continues with the welcome return of cygnus - tesseractar is the electro world killer he has always threatened to make. following on from his 2012 album newmark phase (the inaugural release on cpu), cygnus presents a collection of sci-fi / video game influenced soundscapes and melodies with a healthy dose of the roland tr-808.heads up drexciyan researchers.
passend zur weihnachtszeit gibt es hier das 3x12inch anuse gueule dessert pack direkt fuer eure hueften! mit tracks & remixes von mollono.bass, marc depulse feat. boe van berg, alex q, indie jules (adah kaleh), yuuki hori, cajuu, jules und jazper, sandru sowie marius drescher & iorie
various artist from the earth mothern family. rks, austerity, js and zero gravity saga for the first volume of the tape fresser series. rks open the ep with b3rln2 a deep, techno track, based on a solid groove and a stellar pad. the new secret project austerity closes the a side with a raw-tech-funk-balearic jam, highly recommended for every floor. b side starts with seven words, sharp drums and a soft female voice, exclusive js style. the last track of the ep is pink flamingo of zero gravity saga a new anonymous project based in berlin, pure acid destruction mixed with heart
der junge hamburger produzent & analog-synthesizer fanatiker hannes rasmus wurde von gold panda bei einem gemeinsamen gig in hamburg entdeckt und veröffentlicht nun sein 12 inch debüt wir sind hier nich in detroit, dirk auf notown. alle vier tracks bestechen durch tolle melodien und warme chords, die nicht nur im club sondern auch auf der heimischen hi-fi anlage überzeugen. detroiter melancholie trifft auf hamburger bodenständigkeit. für fans von matthew dear, dj koze, rick wade!
rsd exclusive double a sided 7 inch single with unreleased tracks by the legendary belgian synth wave bands arbeid adelt! and bene gesserit. bene gesserit is a project from trazegniet, belgium. essential minimal wave, limited to 300 numbered copies!