NOVA 118 EP (SAMUEL L SESSION, JUSTIN BERKOVI REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D30.10.17
to make it true and organic was the main purpose when german producer filou started his work for nova 118 ep. both original tracks, radon and scandium represent the path of techno with house influences. the tracks are rich in details and short fills which makes this a truly outstanding record. as this isn’t enough filou presents two versions of -radon- and -scandium- demonstrating where techno and house can take you. as the original concentrates on a percussive rhythm, samuel l. session’s version is arranged more classically -- a deep chord, a clear beat, accentuated hi-hats and claps. the -justin berkovi remix- carefully-placed sounds building the track into a dynamic and hypnotic whole. the percussiveness here is more profound, shaping the track in a completely different way. already massive plays by a bunch of dj-s incl. villalobos.
this release marks a new beginning for berkovi, better known for his tougher music man, force inc, djax and harthouse releases over recent years. after haunting the bside of one release too many, a reboot into a more beloved and emotional techno template is obviously reaping dividends. according to the man himself, this is no trend following phenomenon: i ve always produced deeper music, more often than not even years ago was always pushed to b sides of eps or remixes but now it s the main thing i want to do, techno with soul. after releasing a lot of more melodic material on labels such as eevonext and an album for trapez a few years ago i want to return to solely concentrating on this style for my music and live sets
justin berkovi normally should not need an introduction, being involved in multiple techno-projects in the past, and still standing strong nowadays. his track ‘old timer’ reflects his musical personality and history and is being reinterpreted by another techno-historian, aubrey. on the b-side newcomers jack dixon and henning baer make their introduction on other heights with two total different interpretations which are to become oldtimers themselves.
if it would not be so cold outside, the latest shot of insistmusic would become an instant party classic. what ping! from thuringia have delivered this time at least definitely feels that way. the third edition of the frankfurt based vinyl label presents an intelligent, groovy techno: predictable enough to entrain, diversified enough to pleasantly surprise. the opening track depature marches across the dance floor, picking up the playful dancers with its funky offbeat elements in the beginning and taking them on an,ecstatic journey with its cleverly placed breaks. in the remix by label mate sascha sonido depature catches a touch of tribal techno moving the track with its vocals like rolling sound figures a good bit further into the house cosmos.
justin berkovi delivers 2 heads down mid-tempo techno dance tracks for his art debut. clean, crisp production with thunderous low end characterise both tracks. the title track drive delivers its power via modulating synth stabs, whilst when i throw down commands the dancefloor with its demonic vocal. a classic label debut from one of technos most loved producers.
a new hottie from germany is the guy for some dark sounds. he starts of with >flora< which is undoubtly the sure shot in the sets of all the liebings, speedy js and other more dark heroes of underground techno. on the flipside mr. berkovi layed his hands on the talent of michael and he prooved why he achieved his very own outstanding reputation when it comes to spooky sounds and eclectic sounddesign.
it has been a long time without one of the really style-defining artists when it comes to electronic music, but waiting has an end! we are proud to present new music from no one less than mr. justin berkovi from the uk. his new release on incase recordings is a perfectly timed fresh breeze of melodic techno, full of atmospheres and sounddesign in a way only justin is able to do. be prepared to hear this record on many festivals and open air events and make yourself ready for more to come from mr. berkovi, this is just the start!
so when elektrax got together with bergens label if? to create a new vinyl release of remixes of the sublime little nobody track >metropolis how?< - as the debut showing for our brand new side-label gynoid - we couldnt think of two better practitioners to suit the moment... along with, of course, another canny remixer in the guise of elektraxs main-man, dj hi-shock.
after two years of amazing releases, spark musik is celebrating its second anniversary with this very special release by frankyeffe - smell the countryside. the italian born producer had quite a respectable year, with huge releases on labels such as, adam beyers truesoul and sasha carassis phobiq imprints. this time around, frankyeffe has done it again on spark, with two original dancefloor friendly tracks that will fit into any set. in addition to these amazing originals, justin berkovi & roberto capuano have taken on remix duties to make this release a complete not to be missed package.
for over a year the label released continuously and brought not only rocco caine and ping! to light. the tracks found in many charts, record boxes and laptops of the world a home. the remixes are quality goods, the remix of estroe rocco caines fatand50 will forever remain a catchy tune, but also heiko laux, alexander kowalski, turmspringer, matt star and patrick kunkel provided excellent remixes.
and now along comes the 10th catalog number and leutral recordings celebrates the first anniversary small with the leuten ep by justin berkovi, ping!, andreas brunner & martin brunner and mario zar.
again the dutch ancient techno imprint comes with a special 3 disq package, including three previous released killer ep of various artists. justin berkovi - blisterpack 1 - >djax356<, dj rush - club freaks remixes - >djax364<, sebastian prelar - headbanger - >djax369<