a year after floyd lavine & david mayer served up the afro house bomb ‘sondela’ from the ep of the same name, it now gets remixed by a carefully selected list of names including jimpster, auntie flo, tunnelvisions and kususa.
fresh from classic releases on connected with ‘lust’ remix and ‘drained’ ep from david mayer and the sublime l.d.o.e. (aaaron &deckert) remix from floyd lavine, this time they team up for their own release, and its special!
this is the first release of rise music by the south african born floyd lavine. he invited pablo fierro and david mayer to contribute their remixes. rise music is a platform to showcase and define new african house music. if you want to go fast, travel alone. if you want to go far, travel together. that’s the spirit of rise. it is building musical bridges between africa and the rest of the world. rise is about unity in diversity.
WATERGATE XV (15 YEARS WATERGATE ) (LTD BOX SET 5X12 INCH,2 CD, BOOK, 2FREE ENTRY)
box set D03.11.17
the box set contains: 5x12 inch, 2xcd, book * sound travels* by linus deckesser, illustration by frank höhne, 2 tickets for watergate club, high quality linen packaging. all tracks are new, unreleased and exclusively produced for watergate xv. the box set is limited and numbered to 1000 units.
aaaron joins forces with newcomers deckert and singer valentine to unveil the new title track for connected. the three combine all the talents of each individual to create something really special. while aaaron provides a sub heavy african inspired groove pattern and combines it with deckert’s intense harmonies, valentine finishes off the track with her touching voice performance and lyrics that are both melancholic and deep. wether you listen to it on your odyssey through the night or while watching the sun rise again: if you had to choose a hymn for your last night on this planet, ‘l.d.o.e.’ might be your future pick. floyd soaks up everything that was happy, bright and ancestral and pushes it straight into the void twisting it into a hypnotic techno chant where leftovers leave nothing but ashes behind. perfect for a rough peaktime approach or the early morning hours when the storm is hitting the coast. this track is a predator and will haunt you in your dreams through an endless jungle of insanity.
the enigmatic label from berlin, schakal recordings is back with its fifth release and young dj lorenz lepus is next in line. the lepus project has gone through many guises, finally lorenz settled on making music as a solo artist under the lorenz lepus alias in 2014. while still studying at school lorenz became a resident at chalet’s tuesday sound department parties, cutting his teeth in the cities clubs he has played in venues including hoppetosse, sisyphos, arena and many more. this dedication to his music was not without some confusion, being aware of the melan- cholic minimal tendencies of his productions he has always been loathe to pin himself to a particular genre.what with the success of his career so far.. perhaps this isn t a bad thing. ‘feral child’ is made up of two original tracks and two remixes.the title track s melody swells until it breaks down into a pulsing and rolling rhythm. ‘lost’ is more immediate in its dance-floor compatibly, maintaining the rolling style lorenz imbues his take on deep house with an emotional poignancy rarely heard. floyd lavine steps up for the first remix on the ep, floyd is a resident at the legendary rise par- ties at watergate, with one foot in berlin and the other in his native cape town floyd delivers a beauti- fully loopy and oddball twist on ‘feral child’ adding crunching static sounds. providing a harder take on ‘feral child’, italies vii circle change the rolling melody into a slow techno heater.
three years after the much-loved second volume, wankelmut is back with the third edition of his wankelmoods compilation series. it is a fine window into his unique musical mind which packs lots of moods and grooves into its standout 24 tracks.