kevin de vries delivers big room drama on his ‘aratak’ ep for afterlife recordings.
spirited synth lines, drum rolls, gripping moments of silence and weighty kick drums make the title track of de vries’ afterlife debut formidable club gear. ‘sciamachy’ is more subtle, centred around a euphoric arpeggio which spirals to its apex. konstantin sibold contributes a fine remix, toning down certain elements of ‘sciamachy’ to let others shine. it completes an ep that brims with energy and dancefloor dynamism, a hugely exciting first full record for de vries on afterlife.
berlin producer kevin de vries has emerged as one of the capitals most hotly tipped newcomers since his track eternity appeared on adam beyer’s drumcode label in 2016. besides such luminaries as beyer, sven väth and richie hawtin, tale of us have also recognised his talent, paying de vries the compliment of featuring his track path to immortality on their fabric 97 cd this year. if thats not enough theyve also given kevin a place of honour on their very own afterlife label compilation in the form of magoa. which brings us to the matter in hand. de vries debut for cocoon is characterised by significantly higher levels of impulsive energy without ever losing sight of his instinctive feel for harmony.
etruria beats prodigy dast is back with a four tracker ep named haradon the main title starts with an energic modular sound arpeggiated joined by a magic groove. the remix of kevin de vries, confirms his sound, stated with eternity released on drumcode. the second original track ixor is a maximum expression of the roland 909 and power house melody. pig & dan remix is characterized by a voice that makes the track super hypnotic and explosive
adam beyers drumcode juggernaut attracts more fans and critical plaudits with each passing year. holding firm on its future facing ethos, techno s number one label presents a new volume in its acclaimed a-sides series with 20 prime tracks to signify its 20th anniversary.
REALM OF CONSCIOUSNESS PT. III (4X12 COLOURED GOLD VINYL)
coloured 4x12" Vinyl D04.07.18
the third realm of consciousness compilation on tale of us afterlife recordings is the label s most complete statement so far. the full spectrum of the label is on display here, as they continue to push the envelope with a high-quality and diverse selection of artists.
das in berlin lebende, italienische dj/produzenten-duo tale of us hat in den letzten jahren eine rasante karriere hingelegt, die 2017 mit ihrem debütalbum -endless- bei der deutschen grammophon ihren vorläufigen höhepunkt erreichte. ihr -fabric 97- mix ist eine eklektische tour de force mit vielen unveröffentlichten und exklusiven tracks, frischem material ihres labels afterlife, sowie profilierten kollegen von adriatique über efdemin vs. dj koze bis recondite und patrick bäumel, plus natürlich dem eigenen exklusivbeitrag -error error-.