this is the first 12inch in a series of releases for legendary midwest techno label analog records which has featured some of the biggest names in techno history starting off with new material from label honcho freddy fresh under his modulator moniker with 2 techno bangers also features a relaunch of the sought after gates release by freddy and paul mix which was originally released on analog uk division in 1996 and goes for loads of money if you are lucky enough to locate an original copy stay tuned for more action.
REMIXED AGAIN (OLIVER DEUTSCHMANN, FREDDY FRESH & ASOK REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D11.07.17
the second volume of the bld remixed series is here. once again, original tracks previously released have been revisited by artists that support the label since the beginning. in such good shape nowadays, oliver deutschmann delivers an outstanding remix of acid on mars pushing the limits of warehouse techno & jackin house faded with warm & hypnotic detroit chords and space-pads. as the name indicates, minneapolis legend freddy fresh delivers an ethereal mix of before deep full of nostalgic dreamy synths reminding us of his 1995 return to phantazia vibes. last one is coming from prolific asok bringing a raw and banging rework of be apart based on 808 electro beats & breaks combined with a crunchy bassline.
often overlooked in american techno history are the weird and wonderful flavours to have emanated from the mid-west over the years. no two finer exponents have there been than minnesotas paul birken and freddy fresh. their contributions date back to the early nineties when freddy was exploring the possibilities of extreme techno (via labels like labworks, experimental and his own analog) - an activity that paul took up a while later after debuting on woody mcbrides renegade communique label in 1996. teaming up for the first of two collaborations on this 12 inch, paul and freddy open with >the fate of thirty eight< - a belting slab of analogue techno, where machines shriek and squawk like possessed animals on the loose.
this is the very first 12 single on freddy freshs howlin collectors label imprint. featuring an exclusive remix by electro man of the moment german legend malente doing a serious killer remix of freddys track rugged ways, also featured on this is a filtered disco thumper by freddy called filter queen and el maestro and an electro kicker called rubbed out (to be featured on the surrounded by funk cd scheduled for october 8th) stay tuned for some great funky house numbers planned for howlin 12 label
rory hoy delivers a well rounded ep to the funk weapons label. starting off with >la lyrica 2011< which takes on freddy freshs classic tune and updates with a few surprise twists and turns.
next up we have >non-stop< which is a solid ghetto-funk tune, complete with wonky bass and really hard hitting drums. on the flip we start out with >bad ass<, which is another ghetto-funk tune this time using a more solid sine wave bass and some up-front funky horn blasts and that awesome refrain >bad ass is as bad ass does<.
next up rockmaster rus b takes >bad ass< up a few rave levels and adds in some serious wobble to make the whole thing jump. finally we rory drops >breakdown in paris< which is a bit of a house meets breaks type tune, with a killer breakdown which will have you top rockin deep into the night.
rory hoy is back on bigm productions. with his own single >tonite ep< he provides the right mixture between funk power and rocking breaks. and on top a collaboration with grandmaster freddy fresh with good time big beat breaks on trumpet power. have it!
fusing latin american sounds with european electronic beats can often produce a bland and rudderless dross destined for derivative lounge compilations and deliriously dull playlists at pretentious after work cocktail bars. not so with the aptly named 1st trip, the superb sophomore effort from the equally aptly named los transatlanticos.