reworking a big tune is never a simple task, especially if after 7 years the tune in question is still one of the highlights in shows of one of the worlds most beloved live act performers, kink. that s only half of the story though, as the tune got a lot of love from so many dj s all over the globe. however, for the 17th burek release, we wanted to do something really special and what could be better than giving new life to a piece of music which literally gave life to our label. and we gathered some very interesting people for the job.
kink - live improvised outro as we reach the 19th year of cocoons residence on ibiza, the location may have changed from amnesia to pacha, but the enthusiasm for perhaps the most enduring party on the mediterranean island is guaranteed to continue. actually, only the sun, sea and wind are more reliable! the celebrated live sets of bulgarias life wire strahil velchev aka kink have been a vital ingredient for the ecstatic nights over the years. with unprecedented regularity, the man from sofia has been voted best live act by readers of groove magazine for the last three years, and in 2017 he was also crowned best electronic music producer. as kink, together with sven väth, celebrate one of the most popular evenings of this years season as well, what could be more logical than to repurpose the famed cocoon ibiza mix cd series into another live document of the event? no sooner said than done, and so here the bulgarian offers a 70-minute cross-section of his skills. well-known tracks, especially from last years playground lp (running back) meet exclusive, unreleased material in a spontaneous tour de force through the history of electronic dance music. there are distinctive nods to chicago and detroit, jazzy organs spiralling into string-drenched skies
lords of acid returns with pretty in kink. the new album features all the best of lords of acid, the raw techno-carnality of the debut lust, to the experiments & electro-thrash later albums like voodoo-u & farstucker. on pretty in kink, stunning new singer marieke bresseleers, the legendary lords mastermind praga khan & longtime collaborator erhan kurkun create an electro-industrial-techno classic!
ACCIDENT IN PARADISE (KINK REMIX) / ROBOT (KOELSCH REMIX)
12" Vinyl D17.04.18
2018 repress with black sleeve!
sven väth returns with two of his greatest classics. just in time for the 20th anniversary of the cocoon idea the club-culture pioneer presents two milestones of his first two solo albums accident in paradise (1992) and the harlequin, the robot and the ballet dancer (1994). kink is in charge for remix 1 and we all know how much the bulgarian fancys classic styled house and techno music which makes him the perfect person for the job.
black friday secret studio ft. kink recorded in san francisco, the impromptu incarnation of analog sounds and human voices with kink and friends in studio. alarm call secret studio building at pace, a fury of crashing hats and sirens sound out against the empty backdrop of space.
celebrating three decades of kms-flavored techno, kms30 demonstrates both the genres evolution and enduring relevance in today’s musical landscape. comprising three cuts from kevin saunderson & kink, dubfire and marc houle, this array of club-stomping sounds paves the way for more phenomenal years to come.
the 7 year anniversary of dame-music continues! following the well-acclaimed various artists ep earlier this year, which included tracks from boo williams, the analogue cops and milton bradley vs bloody mary, dame-music is back and proud to present its 36th release, this time inviting two very special guests to share the record with label boss bloody mary. the melting point ep marks the fusion of three renowned producers including kink, thomas p. heckmann and bloody mary. it s no secret that these three are acid lovers, and their combination on this release shows three different takes on the acid sound. both kink and thomas p. heckmann need no introduction. bloody mary has followed their music for many years and the melting point ep marks the coming together of mary with two of her most respected acid producers, all on the one record. dame-music promises all three tracks will damage the dancefloor each in their own way, just be sure to play them loud. over the past 7 years, dame-music has shaped its identity by continuously releasing a distinct blend of techno and house music. 2018 shows no signs of slowing down, stay tuned!
we hope you like this ep as much as we do, resolute label resolute label s tenth release, the nest ep , features the head honcho himself, elon. written and produced entirely in nest s brooklyn based studio, this ep is a collaborative project that showcases vintage gear such as the tr-808, 909, prophet 6, tb-303 and sh-101 to name a few. the ep kicks off with the title track, a stripped back number featuring arpeggiated synths, warm pads and 303 stabs, co-produced by bulgarian live maestro, kink, an industry vet who needs no introduction. on a2, elon teams up with the machine obsessed italian, mass_prod, for fractious , a techno number with swirling synths and reverberated vocal stabs that echo throughout. on the flipside, elon collaborates with techno don alexi delano aka adny to produce flirtface , a groovy 303 bassline track with resonant synth licks that keeps the mood rolling. the b2 vinyl exclusive track, meander , features a second collaboration with kink. offered as a digital exclusive and co-produced by david scuba, last call features a modulated bassline and intricate drum programming that effortlessly rolls along.
2017 repress !! bulgarian up and coming producer kink, brings us his debut release on ovum. on the a side, kink brings us >rachel<. give you a deep percussive journey that gives a nod to all the things that you love about early chicago house. this deep raw track takes you on many twists and turns. what starts as a lush beauty builds into a raw energetic monster. as the synth mid bass kick in the tracks takes on entirely new energy. it continues to build as the strings come in and we reach full climax ...
say what you wanna say, but you have to give strahil velchev this: the manÆs a powerhouse. recording and playing live under the kink alias, he went on to become one of finest purveyorÆs of funk in techno and house. what it is, by definition, ainÆt exactly clear. and that is the beauty of it. kinkÆs music is unifying in the best possible way. channeling the spirit and feeling of a time where it didnÆt really matter who the faces behind the music were, kink plays with the elements of genres and sub-genres as if the future of it all is still wide-open. at the same time it could be accused of retro-fetishism, as much as the pope himself is infallible. the pure need to recreate moments, feelings and experience - rather than carbon copies of existing designs - was what started kinkÆs production work. hailing from bulgaria, it was nearly impossible to get your hands on all the records and music that fed into a system of raves, clubs and record shops that seemed far away from sofia, and financially it might as well have meant another galaxy. wanting to dj without having access to the tracks that spun the carousel meant that you had to create them yourselves. so, here we go with a private bootlegger gone public mastermind and one of the loudest voices in house, techno and beyond. from kinkÆs early productions with neville watson to his smash-hit for ovum, a cerebral album for macro, tons of remixes & tracks and his mind-bending live act, playground seems to take all that into a blender. simultaneously a sound-summary, the harvest of a field of ideas, and the exhibition of an artist in his prime, it also works as a sort of kink dictionary: avant-garde soundscapes stand next to boisterous bangers, classic club tracks and peak time emotions
toot toot, beep beep, out of the way! kinks taster for his up-and coming album on running back is here. perth is a prime-example of the bulgarian producer s unstoppable good times ware. taken from playground, the three versions here are dripping with grease. split between the original, a chord mix and a beat version, it s all you ever wanted from a single. perfect house music for techno djs and techno music for disco djs. we strongly recommend the use of two copies back and forth...fun, fun, fun!
repress of this sought after tribute of richard james by the bulgarian genius. including 12 additional locked grooves. expect some nervous beats, sci-fi textures, acid basslines and raw energy from kink.
what? unit 2, the classic mad mike production for the seminal detroit house label happy records (a subdivision to underground resistance, distributed by submerge) remixed some decades later? blasphemy, you might cry, a sacrilege, others might say, discogs police sirens everywhere. whatever the verdict, approved and sanctioned by the copyright holder himself, here it comes again and again. begotten during a kink live set, successfully identified by the running back ceo, extracted and road tested as a phantasmal endorphin-producing staple in his dj sets, later released as a limited, stamped white label and now properly issued by popular demand. people whose life is not a big room or a rave in a car park, will find a tamer, but nonetheless heartfelt remix by rome’s dynamic duo tiger & woods on the flip. deep doesn’t always rhyme with sleep.
in its five years dgtl has carved its style and sound worldwide as one of amsterdams staple dance music institutions. this year the organisation is deepening its focus and vision. therefore dgtl is launching its own imprint dgtl records. the label builds on the festivals musical theme of an evocative cross section of the sounds and styles showcasing forward thinking, cutting edge artists. the one to kick off the new imprint will be the bulgarian hardware wizard kink. best known for his live performances, teemed with explosive energy, which for a consecutive year puts him to the no.1 spot of live acts on ra poll, he is also one of houses most in demand producers. kink has worked with dgtl for quite some time, including last years audiovisual installation transmission tower, where the first track neutrino was born. the melodic neutrino , kicks off with syncopating bassline. its interconnecting layers organically jump over and under each other, reflecting the organic character of kinks live performances, where every knob touch and turn matters. on the latter, he built the b-sider dynamo: i loaded my favourite element from neutrino in my computer and i tweaked the sound through various weird devices in my studio, till it sounded like a completely new track. as usual, he added a few endless loops on the record, for the adventurous djs, exclusively for the 12inch. the idea for the dgtl records artwork is to feature a different visual/graphic artist from the dgtl art program every year starting with the cover from tim buiting and his graphical visual of the liege train station, designed by calatrava for this years releases.
WONKY BASSLINE DISCO BANGER (KINK & LEOPARD EATS LUKE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK14.12.16
strong contender for dance record of the year- red rack’em’s incredibly wonderful and fantastically wonky, disco banger, was rereleased on classic this year. after a few months of slowly embedding itself in people subconscious, it returns with new mixes. first up in the marvellously talented kink - strahil is no stranger to classic, having made a stamp on the label many years ago with his remix 3rd face. he s gone from strength to strength with his productions which have been accompanied by his glorious live performances. kink goes in, heads down with some proper techno wonk. this is indeed a beast. on the flip luke solomon joins forces with bristol’s very own eats everything and lord leopard, creating a bristol “circle of three.” the luke eats leopard edit adds a slight bit of conformity to the drums and the arrangement, without taking out too much of the wonk but taking it ever so slightly into “house “ territory. overall this is a monstrously wonky package - and just in time for xmas too.
melodymathics hits the spot with the charleroi dc ep. a rare name for a very rare record. when you put fabrice lig & kink, 2 of the greatest liveperformers and analog lovers, together in a studio this is what you get! a track that easily stands out in any club, night & day. the ep is topped with some outstanding, quirky remixes by no one less than ian o’brien, detroit swindle and label boss melodymann. it s hard to find words to describe the charleroi dc ep that’s why you have to listen and let the music speak for itself!
a -small- follow up from kink for his valentine s groove / strings from earlier this year. anyone who has heard his liveset the last couple of months knows this one. serge & tyrell take care of the remix on the b-side.
180g cyan blue 12inch vinyl with laser-etched tracklist in double sleeves and a deluxe pvc wallet with flap. the outer sleeve is embossed with die cut over-sized centres, 2 spot uv stickers and a cyan metallic foiled stamp. dimitri fergadiss l.a based label halocyan follow up a slew of high-profile releases from the likes of paul woolford, arkist, raudive and gravious with the next coming courtesy of the ever-evolving hackman backed up with remixes from timo maas and kink.
ra s number 1 voted live act of 2015 kink provides time out of his ridiculously busy tour schedule to provide the opening track roads. kinks remix of moderat is just about to drop on monkeytown as well as his valentine s groove 12inch for clone royal oak. kink has had huge releases on labels such as rush hour, running back (last year s cloud generator ep) and has remixed the likes of sven vath, herbert, nina kraviz and deetron.
its a bold and brave producer who takes on the task of remixing a stone-cold classic cut from the annuals of house history, but thats just what joris voorn, kink, phil weeks and ambivalent have done with their fresh versions of dj dozias ovum debut ‘pop culture
macro has released albums by two of technos greatest live acts, kink and elektro guzzi. it would have been a shame if the two didnt exchange their special skills on each others killer material. and thats just what they did: kink remixed atlas into a tranced-out, peaktime world-domination slammer of pure euphoria. elektro guzzi let the snares smack and the pads build up on vodolaz into nirvana. dream team double pack: nothing better to let the sun shine through the summer of 2015. even at night.
the music strahil velchev alias kink creates for the 12-inch format is as playful and fanciful as it is functional and precise. his first outing for running back is no exception. inspired by the hardware of the same name, his cloud generator ep makes the most use of that. computer nerd symphonies and cyberpunk melodies for clubs, roofless raves and virtual racing games. wilhelm reich and william gibson would enjoy this. oh, and there is a breakbeat mix on here as well.
KNOWING WELL BE HERE (KINK & BEYOND THE WIZARDS SLEEVE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK13.06.14
phantasy release the next in a series of remix 12s for daniel averys hugely acclaimed drone logic album. first up, kink applies his ever-masterful touch to knowing well be here for a wholly euphoric house embrace whilst, on the flip, label boss erol alkan resurrects beyond the wizards sleeve, his neu-pysche collaboration with richard norris, to push new energy fully into the realm of the third mynd with a very special re-animation.
kink spent years of backwards-engineering the sounds of detroit, chicago and early warp. tweaking whatever software was available, he learned all the sideways possibilities of hacking into the sonics of analog classics with the beauty of digital degradation: alias noise, bit crush, noisy fft grains - his one-of-a-kind results electrified dance floors all over the world ever since. now, all the elements of kinks live sets have been bundled like a laser beam in his debut album
our favourite furry friends have delivered something very special right here! rachel row returns to pets with a kink-produced sonic star-gazer thats turbo-charged with high levels of spine-melting emotion. purring alluring vocals, ice-cold blasts of concentrated synth euphoria, devious acid bubbles and drums so wholesome they could feed a family of four for an entire year
were very proud to present you a selection of three reinterpretations by the mighty kink! these tracks are available now for the first time on vinyl and have been specially remastered. strictly limited edition of only 500 vinyl copies
MY SPACE - PASCAL HETZEL REMIX (ONE SIDED, VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D20.08.13
one wants to collect beautiful things. this is also the case with the pascal hetzel remix of kink & sierra sam my space feat. hollis p monroe & overnite. you wont get that one digitally, not on tape, dvd or on blue ray. up for grabs till the stock is gone... 200 times on vinylcatalogue number uy70x on upon you
with what looks like a summer heatwave on the horizon, it seems right to call on dirtybirds european extension to deliver a sundrenched dance floor stormer to see in the new season. the two track love ep sees catz n dogz join forces with the everinnovative kink, a pairing that has proved striking in the past year after kinks beautiful follow the step release on the polish duos label, pets recordings.
catz n dogzs pets recordings returns with a collaborative single project as refreshing and breathtaking as the back catalogue releases before it. >follow the step< is the first original track from sofia-based german musician, rachel row, and fellow bulgarian house/techno stalwart, kink. born of a rare connection where words are unnecessary, rachel row and kink have created a dreamy, love-longing, magically soulful record that defies genre and space.
vinyl only! full of magic and rough energy!! bulgarian victors mob who has been dealing with vinyl, dj-ing and producing electronic music for many years, has put some serious ideas and analog technology together to create this ep. additionally there is a great remix from our well-known fellow bulgarian kink.
after his first stomp in 2012 its time for the true first single astral projection out of his upcoming debut album micro mega (out in june)! for the new single strip steve is teaming up with the lucid and wild eyed dream-pop band puro instinct, young protégées of living legend ariel pink, straight outta sunny southern california. unlike his more dancefloor tunes stomp/mother circuit (bnr078), strip steve is taking us here on a trip painting lingering psychedelic-noir disco pop. astral projection goes more to the root and encapsulates musical influences from the beach boys, chic, and modern disco like amplified orchestra, highlighting the fact how versatile and multi faceted strip steves musical approaching can be. its the flirtyness with fragile lucency and the infantile embracement of the simple and still undiscovered popformula which leaves the song grow and breathe on its own. this cocktail is best served by the beauty of your own imagination. so relax & leave your soul wonder, cause astral projection will take you to a new dimension until youll have the pleasure to discover >micro mega< - strip steves debut album.
ltd 2012 repress !!! big l.garnier, steve bug, rolando support!!! what we re gonna do here is go back... back into time! this unlikely bulgarian/uk duo churns out an old skool chicago monster that reminds us of the rawest mr. fingers productions from the late 80s. we have been jacking our body ever since we first heard it. comes as vocal and instrumental. the b side sees a solo outing by kink and again it sounds like we go back 20 years... raw and dirty house music. when music is this good, let there be renaissance! our house is your rush!
ltd 2012 repress !! back to jack - this killer production combo come with more chicago trax.... fingers-tip! after their debut success >inside out<, which was charted and licensed world wide, earlier this year, kink & neville watson are back big time! they rock our world with their vintage chicago sound, like its summer of love all over again. although they have the old skool sound going, they easily keep up with todays productions standards. it will rock any system. raw and dirty house music. when music is this good, let there be renaissance!
fanatico is a new project of mathias schaffhäuser and vocalist jorge socarras (macro music / compost rec.) from new york. >tessio< is the first single of a collection of tracks which will be released as an album later this year. composed and released by luomo (a.k.a. vladislav delay) in 2000 on force tracks, this song was always one of schaffhäusers favourite minimal house tunes. the track comes with fabulous remixes by kink (ovum rec., rush hour, modelisme) and m.in featuring chriss vogt (yellow tail, desolat, get physical, mothership).
this must be one of the heaviest remix packages in a long time. a year after the release of tom tragos irisalbum we now have versions from no less than kink, linkwood and larry heard. all three hit the deep spots...err... tip!