the saver flex ep offers up no less than four seriously catchy house jams. blue shoe kicks off the proceedings with some funked up percussion, which immediately shows that kolja s background as a drummer has taught him a thing or two about groove. a looping organ lick, some little shouts in the background, big stabs and a massive kick drum push the track forward. cleverly arranged breakdowns allow for a couple of breathers to keep the party action going throughout. moving on to lax wax , we ease up a little with a lighter beat on top of which filtered piano chords, a live bass and just a touch of guitar set the perfect mood for an organ solo that simply oozes summer vibes. buggel runter rutschen keeps the mood nice and sunny while adding more punch with snappy kicks and snares – a hugely danceable foundation for these guys to show us what is so great about 70s and 80s disco and funk that these styles are amongst their biggest influences. you had better ask a german what kagghaufen means, we don t want to put you off your dinner. we hope it will be just as tasty as this track is with its pounding, straight beat, which is counterpointed by bouncy congas, funky vocal cuts, beautiful pads and healthy dose of squelchy acid for good measure. all of this is effortlessly combined to round off the ep in style.
formerly remixed by move d and a former remixer of cassius, young german talent kolja gerstenberg has been building up some serious pedigree. his ep for monologues showcases his wonderfully wonky sound, full of chunky, bugged-out grooves, killer samples and a generally off-kilter vibe, with a chunky acid / breaks infused remix courtesy of monologues mainstay, g. markus
this is the birth of b00m jack s new baby my dear friends n freaks... being asked to describe the 22 year old german musician kolja gerstenberg - one possible answer could sound like that he might be the lost twin brother of jamie jones (but it s just one among many other suitable answers) the youngster and music student (he s studying drums at university) kolja is a total opposite of the typical modern-music-scene-kind-of-guy as he sticks to his passion, which is house music in it s classic disguise like 20 years ago. kolja is not interested in following hypes or trends. what he loves are raw & dirty us house like trax or disco house flavoured tunes with loads of jazzy smell and glitter all over. kolja is and will stay real & authentic by keeping this behaviour. he is not aiming at superfi just for the higher potential of success or money or fame . . .
the brother s leeb are releasing their first limited, vinyl only e.p. on smile for a while. now, who are those guys? one of the bros - dj eb-clectic - helped building germany s hip hop scene during the late 1980s and 1990s in frankfurt / main, but also did some chicago house tunes with deskee and gene farris on force inc. in the 1990s, as well. this brother is a real keeper! the other bro - leander janik - is in his mid 20s and quite an avid home composer on his little roland synthie. he s a long term member of the s4aw crew, and has shared a studio with all the other guys. needless to say the brothers are hell of a dj duo, too...
time for some gentlemen cuts - again! quintessentials spotted some hot european talents and welcomes kian-t, replica, giovanni damico and kolja gerstenberg to the family. expect some freakyness, some funkyness, some deep basslines and some dope beats. and a lot of coolness. 4 cuts not to be missed! thank you.
having paved the way for bass-ridden, garage-garnered old school-ish house, coming crisp and mighty through the vinyl dust, kakudo records offers you a pressurized pressing of various artists here. another timeless drop of our beloved vintage style!
groove armada haben während ihrer 20-jährigen karriere nichts von ihrer qualität, integrität und reputation verloren. sie spielen weiterhin lieber kleine, intime clubs als große stadionbühnen und genau so hört und fühlt sich auch ihr neues mixset für fabric an. das gerüst der -fabric live 87- ist der moderne, stark groovige house-sound von heute - von the revenge und move d über reset robot und nicole moudaber bis zu hexxy, dem neuen projekt von andy butler (hercules & love affair). ferner treffen die besten britischen house-labels wie freerange oder saved auf klassische us-pendants wie strictly rhythm oder kms. dazu gibt es sprengsel an electro von den chicken lips, brassfoot, bicep und rick (poppa) howard. und damit einen knapp 70-minütigen energieflash an kinetischen beats, rhythmen und grooves.