it s been a while since rampa aimed for collective affection, providing -the touch-. his current -sunday- ep, counting as the keinemusik catalogue number km045, somehow continues this sort of sonic caress.
it’s been a while since we put out the last keinemusik solo ep. but here we are. after -you are safe-, the longplay joint venture of all the keinemusik fellas and a whole lot of people remixing that very material, here’s a new two-tracker showcasing what’s going on these days in adam port’s sphere of interest.
debut album by the keinemusik crue! double vinyl album format including 10 brand new tracks by rampa, adam port, &me. including download coupon of the digital album. the front side of the cover is hidden beneath a black varnish that can be removed by rubbing it with your fingers.
for the first time in label history, keinemusik is putting out an ep with just remixes. the moniker for this: doppelgänger. the reason for this: well, we like remixes and were curious to find out how other artists, artists that we appreciate a lot, would approach our material.
thanks to &me s latest and quite attention getting contributions to the keinemusik catalogue, there might be certain speculation in the air about what contentual path his upcoming material might chose. well, speculate no more, the new tracks are in.
kraut house vs ethane house without touching any cliché is probably the tuffest job to do. keinemusik head honcho adam port flexes his muscles and shows his skills. superb new record, keinemusik keeps on going strong!
as &me’s last two eps on keinemusik have been hitting the bulls eye of public perception immediately, his km034 for sure will meet high expectations from djs and crowd alike. what should one do within this sort of spotlight? boil up the same old formula? milk the cow? play it safe? well, &me is rather going for the ‘don’t overthink it and just do whatever you like’-option. which in case of this “one on one”-ep is a collaborative effort with english singer/songwriter-enigma fink, that’s letting musicality rule over functionality.
quite a few months have passed since adam port released his last original material on keinemusik. it’s been almost too long. but then again, every expert will confirm, you won’t see a “sonnenfinsternis” every other week. port’s new ep is going under the name of that very astronomical curiosity and accordingly, the like-titled cut on a can only be the result of a rare cosmic constellation. it starts with a spoken word field recording. could it be, someone secretly recorded parts of the internal pre-release labelmeeting? we’ll leave that to your imagination. but then, all solid facts. a forceful beat, decorated with hihat-hiss, stoically pounding synthbass, rattling snare-staccato and space-opening synth-layers. finally, some siren’s wailing, just in case someone didn’t get the immediacy of this material. classy floor substance, that is, with the scarcity value of an eclipse. “working for it”, as the first track on the flipside, is rather going for the deeper realms. this coproduction with jennifer touch, a singer/producer that just moved from leipzig to berlin, is built up on a cosy, warm synth-priming, that touch congenially contrasts with her undercooled wavy vocals. an emotional rollercoaster, if you will.
taking the release-portfolio into account, rampa built over the last years on keinemusik, him adding a new ep to the label s catalogue is worth every credit of trust. and this very “trust” ep is living up to that not only by its name. it certainly offers value for money, considering km-releases have mostly been two-trackers. there are four cuts on this one, each one following a different approach, making it also a hella versatile record.
almost exactly three years after nr&, a project uniting &me’s and rampa’s production with the voice of new york disco-house-siren nomi, dropped their debut ep, we finally can announce a new chapter in this ongoing transatlantic menage. this very “spoken for” ep is comprised of two new tracks, that again fuse songwriting with floor-demands and showcase the same crackling and pulse quickening passion that instantly has become nr&’s trademark. so here’s the evidence – a long distance relationship is not necessarily doomed to get boring after a while. “taste like” on a might be conceived as the club-affair of those two new joints. a tune indulging in self-control, extending the pre- eruptive moment of excitement to track length. there is nomi’s unmistakeable sexed up oration, flanked by an affirmative thunderstorm of claps, then a bass heavy bridge, overflowing into a noise brushed finale. altogether a tasty flavour carrier for an effective floor heating. “spoken for” is not only the title track, but also the hymn coming out of the flipside ambush. there is no kick necessary to underpin what nomi’s charismatic croon is laying down. therefore a wise choice to let the arrangement of interspersed field recordings, percussive details and piano- and synth-decoration exercise in unobtrusiveness. safe to say, this tune will refine many future peaktimes anyway.
long time overdue: a new david mayer ep that s added to the keinemusik release roster. but the time mayer invested into his current body of work seems more than worthwhile. there’s no other way around it than declaring: with this “jaded ep”, david mayer is back with a bang!
it’s been just a few months ago, rampa carved his last ep-notch into the keinemusik-release-tally. but here he goes again, delivering his second km-offering this year, an almost prophetically headlining track called “newborn soul”. this tune virtually is the score to the current situation of its creator. a lurking, tension building piece that’s coping without a kickdrum for more than 50 % of it’s running time, just to place it in floor-shaking boost in the exact perfect moment. a percussion and synthflavoured build-up somewhere between tool-characteristics and stylish peaktime-emphasis, that’s rising like phoenix from the ashes. “mascha” on the flip can be appreciated as a classic rampa. analogue sounding, washed out intro, irresistible tribal-grooves including analogue filter and delay-rides, percussive cushioning and folkloristic chants that will invoke nothing else but rowdy floor-ecstasy in this context.
with his last ep offering on keinemusik, &me displayed himself once again as supplier of anthems that easily reconcile style with general floor purpose. you would think, such an universal and inexhaustible tune as this very “after dark” can only be a lucky hit. but no, he’s knocking out the classic material just like that. another example? catalog number km028, his brandnew “trilogy” ep. the titletrack on a initially places a synth arpeggio behind a kick that in dryness is hardly to excel. the beat of -trilogy- is then seasoned with rimshot patterns until the saturated bassdrum comes in and paves the way to the dancefloor. &me even refines his knack for stoic grooves on this jam and once again shows his sure feeling for suitable vocal features. sabotas croon comes devoid of big gestures and still knows the ropes to appeal to the collective mentality of a clubcrowd. on the flipside, “woods” is living up to its name from the very beginning. woody percussions are thumping within an almost subtropical scenario that’s frequently pervaded by mighty synth clouds. and once again, there’s an arpeggio sneaking in that at some point is taking the lead in this strictly instrumental affair. add a break building that will educe a floor’s complete euphoric potential without going for the rather mindless escalation and there you have it: a b-side that’s actually more of an a-competitor.
with an ever increasing back catalogue under his belt, would anyone still assume, adam port’s next creative steps are easy to predict? au contraire! here’s his new keinemusik release you hadn’t reckoned with. this very “i never wear black” ep shows him changing tune drastically and that in the true sense of the word.
we dont know what good old louis jordan would’ve thought of a house-gambler like rampa, translating his >let the good times roll.<- credo into the clubagenda. quite possibly he might’ve forked out some sax samples for rampas next cuts, after revising this upcoming km026, the >good times / roll< ep.
keinemusik is back with its 25th release, the fifth edition of its annual labelcrew-sampler >workparty<, this time logically named >workparty five<. as alyways featuring one track by every keinemusik producer, youll find cuts by rampa, david mayer, &me and adam port. and there are some special guests as well. adam port teamed up with the english house legends stereo mcs to lay down the closing track * place*
remember adam ports last contribution to the keinemusik-discography? its been the absorption of a pop-tune by an almighty techno-roller. compared to that, it seems, port has equipped himself with velvet gloves to shape this km024
catalognumber 23 – what else is to say? while we are feeling the spirit of william s. burroughs blessing this very vinyl-enigma, &me went particularly mysterious ways to transcend the category - dance track - for this one. the meditation through bass had been the major discipline of some of his latest cuts, but what you will find on this a-side, one could certainly call the perfection of somnambulistic peaktime-fever. the way he is kneading the lower frequencies, how he is channeling the expansion and decay of bass must inevitably lead to some aroused moaning. good vocal-selection, for that matter! then there are those tension building synths and a staccato-frenzy in the break that might be the ultimate ecstasy-trigger of the season. * locust* on b comes in with some smoothly looped e-guitar-coolness, adding whispering hi-hats and a comparatively rich percussive architecture. but then again: rolling bass barrels like a signature and a defence breaking build up thats ensued by liberating pressure compensation in mighty breaks. two demonstrations of understated and sophisticated peaktime-emphasis, so to say. or differently put: a flawless double-a-side.
we dont know, whether this guy is sleeping at all. he just released a new ep under his rar moniker. he seems to be nonstop assembling and fiddling on some delay pedals and what not. let alone all the touring. and then he comes up with a km022, that setsdirectives and also lives up to them, as if it was nothing.
with david mayers share of keinemusiks current workparty edition still providing solid fuel for heated clubfloors, he already shovelstwo fresh loads into the furnace. km021 has just surfaced in a moment when electrified techno-music seems to drown in an ocean of preset-dullness. well, mayer has come to provide a rescue tool with his sunhole on side a. youll recognize this somewhat trademark-becoming percussive fetish of mayer as this tracks modus operandi. yet, it has rarely been as detailed and surgically implemented as in this banger. whats that – a second hand ticking? and over there – is it a woodpecker in the field? sunhole supplies all the answers in a thumping, yet no friskiness avoiding manner. youll get a stoically rolling beat, asphalting the floor, to build a cannonproof foundation for thisarrangements main attraction – a filtered and delay-heavy synth-affair.flip around and find a competitive jamboree of subtle background-brainwaves other would straightaway use as lead-ideas for their tracks. well, this matchingly titled lead comes in with a hard hitting kick and gets into the groove via filter-rides to peak into clanking noisy industrial-thunder that immediately will electrify every steel-toe in hearing range. generally - only roughness in this cut, crispy bounce and ghostly whispers all over. most definitely for the win, this double broadside.
there it is, keinemusik number seventeen. we know what you are thinking. you think you know how it works. you think, those keinemusik fellas will again be doing their little rotation thing, one producer getting a record out after the other, then a workparty-joint venture at some point and then it starts all over again. au contraire! this seventeenth edition is breaking the known beautiful, perfectly curled cycle. just like that, so that no one gets bored. this record here is an appetizer for a collaboration-effort between rampa, &me and nomi, the new york based singer that provided the recent movement of flamboyant disco-queerness with its sexiest and catchiest hooks, teaming up with hercules & love affair and doing her own project jessica 6. side b will take care of everyone who is expecting a safe playing house-rehash of the afore mentioned acts and tenderly let a lashing snare slap every preconception out of sceptic faces.
repress 2012 !! big support from: reboot, davide squillace, maya jane coles, steve bug, carlo lio, sebo k, gregor tresher, timo maas, karotte, guy j, brothers vibe, martinez brothers, anja schneider, monika kruse, tiefschwarz, sis...
2012 repress --- slamming double a side with fantastic groovin techhouse cuts with nesrib factor.. extremly limited edition great dj reaktions tiefschwarz - hhaaa great! love all mixes gel abril - liking the +++ &me sounds cool thx jesse rose - really into the original mix on the long side... audiofly - love iiiiiiiiiiiit.....great ep! anthony rother - +++ killer ! i love it ! dj hell - the vocal side is big - play both sides ! thomas schumacher - charted
co-producer of the lastest tiefschwarzs bomb >trust< and full-time member of souvenir, philipp >sante< maier spent the summer with ali and basti on the road, every time warmly praised by the crowds of fabric in london, watergate and weekend in berlin or sonar festival in barcelona for his highly physical live-set. santé, together with adam port, rampa or &me is also part of a new school of producers from berlin, all fully dedicated to the delights of foot-stomping, straight- and four-to-the-dancefloors and already gathered under the standard of souvenir booking. so for this 22nd release on vinyl, ali and basti clinked for the third time glasses with sante, but this time, they chopped the magnum, and offered their round to rampa, re.you and david mayer
we are back in the hauptstadt (berlin capital) with the fifth installment of the * stil vor talent berlin* compilation series, which brings forth a group of old and new faces, who exclusively contributed unreleased tracks, gathered under the umbrella of one of berlins most iconic spots. frankfurter tor is the gateway to one of our favourite districts: good old friedrichshain. loud, left and a little dirty, it houses some of the city’s best clubs, markets and musicians, oliver koletzki included. its two towers stand as metaphorical guards to an area that has plenty to offer and asks for little in return, instantly making it feel like home. as always, music is the common denominator and oliver koletzki delivers the perfect soundtrack with this new release, while chrisse kunst renders the visuals.