after a steady stream of successful underground dance-floor stables via his viscera ep series and last year climbing charts with his remixes, fango returns with his second album titled gea. set for release this forth-coming may 11th via degustibus music, gea is a 10-track trip of eclectic electronica panning across various moods and tempos. flexings his matured production credits, fango fuses rock, disco and psychedelic influences, meticulously put together on his machines resulting in a spectrum of sounds to satisfy most palettes. it’s a serenade from gea to ouranos, the greek gods of earth and sky.
a solid dome of brass and stars stretched as far as earth’s edges, home to the greek god of sky ouranos and back-drop for his mystical relation with gea and his prophesying of the titans. single-sided pressing.
the new album of dj hell zukunftsmusik keeps bringing us good news. the latest single to drop from the album, car car car, arrives with remixes from some of the scenes most enigmatic producers. after the first vinyl with remixes from roman fluegel and phil, now is the turn of fango, metropolis and bentonkunst. fango turns the track into a proper techno banger. powerful instrumental with noises from outer space. dark and raw techno remix comes from the german producer metropolis. the third and rarest remix from betonkust, keeps the esence of the original track but adding his touch with those melancholic and powerful melodies characteristics of his sound.
while producing the viscera trilogy, fango has tried to understand something about himself. in order to do this, he had to enter into his own body, just like dante entered hell, studying and analysing himself from the inside, diving through organs, guts and grey matter. did it work? yes and no, depending how you look at it. for sure, it helped him in the creation of 3 devastating and introspective eps, but a lot of questions are still unsolved. viscera part 3 is the last leg of a journey that disrupted your 2016 and marks the beginning of a new absurd phase for fango, but this is another story. for the time being we leave you with amnios, metacarpo and metulla. this is viscera 3/3.
fangos non-traditional journey through the human body continues. after the first essay on interior organs viscera 1/3, its now the turn of the central nervous system to be analyzed. and here comes cerebellum, nervum and cortex, three delicate operations of surgery on the inner workings of fangos head. part 2 of a trilogy that fango conceived on the physicality of music, tracks that are going straight to your heart, to your stomach and so on. in this case its your brain and we hope to give you a nervous breakdown. enjoy.
the ancient haruspex used to read chicken liver in a bid to predict the future and foresee natural disasters. taking influence from this technic, fango embarked on a long insular trip, reflecting down till the depths of his own soul. the outcome of this arcane ritual is viscera, a series of 3 ep s focused on the pure essence of fangos artistic delirium.
its not a simple thing to write about your own tunes. your concept is innate, the music itself is in your mind and comes out as a natural flow, talking about it is a different thing. this time i wanted to come up with something different for my new ep on vakant. something unexpected for the ones who know cesare vs disorders sound.
fango didnt sleep for six months, him and his studio became one thing to conceive his forthcoming album. the double vinyl version comes with 4 tracks full of drama, directly from his cinematic world built on colossal drums and wild clanks. enter the creaking door if you dare.
the protagonists of our next release literally fit to the mediums color: we are happy to announce tiefschwarzs first appearance on our label which is carved in black rills, three years after they mixed the watergate 09 compilation for us.
fango is a virtuous perfectionist, obsessed with mixing bassdrums, recording percussions and sampling drummers. it doesnt matter if its a drum machine or a gong from an orchestra, he will make it sound right. his first release n1 on degusitbus music was an instant success among the clubbing scene, turning dancefloors into ritual sessions. the same goes for his remix for aguirre by batongo, an ode to the wilderness of the amazon jungle. test his recordings on a proper system and judge for yourself.
the story of smuggler brothers starts in palermo, the principal town of sicily, in late 2011. founded by three friends, musicians active in the fertile underground music scene of the city, the band aims to experiment new artistic directions, combining a diverse set of influences ranging from italian soundtracks and library music from the 60s and 70s to african-american music, with groove as the core essence of the band. from the initial nucleus, the band evolved soon into a 8-pieces combo
preceding the release of his debut album, curses presents gold & silber, a five track ep led by a hypnotic, post-punk leaning roller, as well as four additional remixes from antoni maiovvi, chinaski and fango. for the title track, berlin based artist perel provides cathartic vocals on top of a drowsy rhythmic framework drawing influence from early ebm, synth music and new wave. fango provides a more angular, computerised take on the original, whilst antoni maiovvi raises the heat to a peak time flow. across two interpretations, chinaski provides maximal 80s synth work on the painkiller bonus vmix and trippy dancefloor energy on the tech noir remix.
seven years into its celebrated journey, life and death assembles its third and most adventurous compilation to date - displaced soundtracks. for the first instalment in a new series, dj tennis has given free rein to some of his most trusted contemporaries, enabling many of todays most respected dance music producers to display their hidden talents as composers. gathering music from a long-aborted film, the collection stands as another bastion of life and deaths perpetual evolution. duncan gray embraces dissonance, black merlin, appleblim and artefakt go interstellar and fango channels post-punk squat music. hades rocket showcases the expertly-sequenced synth work that has graced simian mobile discos illustrious career, while redshape revisits all the right sides of 80s wave and library music. danny daze and synth-savant kink embrace non-standard tempi with great success, while axel boman delivers sitar-laced gospelhouse without a bass drum. elsewhere, your favourite producers favourite producer, stimming, teams up with pianist lambert and the pair learn to fly. inspired and challenging, life and death ventures into their eighth year confidently, constantly evolving without compromise.
while red axes s ode to the sun is still running strong one and a half years after its release (it even made it into last year s top 50 at resident advisor), here comes the heavyweight remix package: german wunderkind konstantin sibold is hitchhiking the original into afro rave territories with vodoo percussions and a hauting bassline that will be hard to escape from. fango from the italian degustibis family continues his string of strong remixes as he turns the original into a rough beat version just to drop the melody in the break for maximum dancefloor mayhem. and last but not least the axes themselves come up with a tropical house version that works any time any place. and thus the sun continues to shine.
following last year’s much-acclaimed solo album “mondo alterado” (hippie dance 08), original pachanga boy and hippie dance mentor rebolledo returns to the limelight with the jam-packed mondo re-alterado (hippie dance 10), tapping into his vast and varied network of friends and fellow soundsmiths. artists such as superpitcher, dj tennis, maceo plex, red axes, fango or fantastic twins deliver stunning takes on rebolledos’ unique signature sound, creating a full suite of exclusive remixes, cover versions and reinterpretations.
from the super-energetic club rumblings of maceo plex’s discotico plexico to dj tennis’ dreamy pimiento drive version of a numb gas to the future or fantastic twins’ party bomb fantastic pow pow, the journey through mondo re-alterado is full of twists and turns – a world where an epic, cinematic soundscape such as superpicher’s rainboy super space sits comfortably alongside the claustrophobic, punishing banger that fango sculpted from stand-out cut “pow pow”.
meanwhile, red axes turn the casual narrative of “life is strange, life is hard, life is great” into a bouncing workout – a great companion piece to want, danny daze and shokh’s propulsive, jagged dub version of “fears come true”. other highlights include jörg burger aka the black frame with the lush black rainbow woman, paulor’s country rock extravaganza discotico desertico and not one, but two excellent contributions from former italians do it better honcho mike simonetti. it’s a magical, surprising ride that finds beauty in contrasts – while staying tuned to rebolledo’s spirit of adventure and powerful sense of style.
pikaya take to the a-side with a flourish of robes and flashing beams of light. >jedi< is not the track youre looking for… wait, no—it absolutely is the track youre looking for, all mind tricks aside. kicking off with a sparse drum pattern, it quickly shifts from a measured andante to an easy jog, as resonant synths and sweeping filters whip up desert winds and high drama. high, lonesome counterpoints and a moody chord progression carry the faintest whiff of ennio morricones outlaw music, and playful trills—you could almost swear they were birdcalls—suggest a secret oasis hidden just behind the next hill.if you find >jedi< cinematic, then >fango< will really blow your wide-screen mind. starting with a rhythmic underpinning thats everything youve come to expect from a cadenza track - tight, ultra-kinetic, just a little bit jittery - pikaya build up layer upon layer of hazy pads and cool arpeggios that shimmer like the aurora borealis. bullfrog-throated horns occasionally burst in with a fat, amicable fanfare, announcing the arrival of the peak hour. great, unison handclaps play off against heel-kicking syncopations: madness ensues. and then everything slowly, imperceptibly smears together and loses focus, and the tune fades flickeringly away. talk about a double feature! now playing on a turntable near you
jackmaster brings the summer heat on the next edition of dj-kicks. the next episode of dj kicks comes from jackmaster. the numbers cofounder and charismatic glaswegian delivers an honest journey, unearthing a serious passion for the obscure boundaries of house and techno. the mix is influenced heavily by how i used to dj at the first party i ever promoted, named seismic, and another named monox which was a straight up techno night where i was a resident from the age of 17. and although it wasnt my plan, it turned into a kind of tribute to the cities that really formulated me as a dj: detroit, chicago and glasgow.