REFUSE EP (ROLANDO / LUKE HESS RMXS / MARBLED VINYL)
12" Vinyl (colored) D09.07.18
very limited marbled vinyl. kontakt records presents two highly sought-after tracks by danish artist christian bloch. both tracks have been officially remastered after careful restoration from the original master tapes. after releasing on his own funque droppings imprint in the late 90ties christian had several successful releases on simple muzik, ll records and tresor and soon after he relocated to detroit to pursue his musical dream. luke hess and rolando contributed with two outstanding remixes of the original tracks.
the jaunt records 10 years series shores up with the land installment featuring another four adventurous souls that have the spirit of deepest techno in their bones. stojche lets lush motor city synths lead the way on the energetic the exchange before awol gets into an intricate broken beat groove on the stunning 54.973379, 1.614705. luke hess brings some unabashed acid gurgles to the front of the mix on tdy and then deep a & biri plot a course for dubby waters with the growling tones of pilgrim.
POLYPHONIC MINDS MIXES (DELANO SMITH, STEVE O SULLIVAN, TOBIAS.) (2X12 INCH / VINYL ONLY)
2x12" Vinyl D27.09.17
** ltd vinyl only **, underground electronic music label minimood celebrates ten years of existence with a special double 12 inch vinyl only release, presenting finest dub infusions by luke hess & sascha dive, delano smith, steve o sullivan, and tobias.
our favorite detroit producer and friend luke hess is back on echocord colour with a 3-track bomb. all tracks are super powerfull dubby spaced out techno with the typical luke hess feeling, deep and melodic. luke hess is a dj & producer from detroit. he has celebrated eps out on omar s fxhe, carl craigs planet-e, echocord, echocord colour, finale sessions, kontra- musik, & modelisme. his label deeplabs is the center for his own deeply personal projects.
finale sessions is pleased to celebrate it s 5 year aniversery with three of my closest friends luke hess, patrice scott. basic soul unit and michael zucker. i am not even going to give you a review i will let the music do the talking. i want to thank you for supporting finale sessions for the 5 years it has been around. i love you with all my heart
this september will see visionquest release selector from luke hess, coming accompanied with remixes from delsin artist d5, label co-founder lee curtiss and maher daniel. detroit artist luke hess has been one of the most celebrated acts coming out of the motor city over the past decade with an impressive back catalogue boasting material on omar s fxhe, carl craigs planet e, echochord and kontra-musik to name but a few. here though we see hess join the roster of visionquest following recent output from wareika, vlad caia, tuccillo and mirko loko.
the sixth release on deepa & biris black crow label welcomes another new name into the fold: nico campanella has been quietly building a stellar reputations for himself over the past few years, working under a variety of aliases to explore a sound that much like deepa & biri draws deeply from technos detroit heritage as well as the propulsive dub techno of basic channel.
adventures in deep space is a reflection of the wonder and complexity of recognizing that we as humans are creatures with a limited capacity stranded on a planet somewhere in the universe searching for meaning and purpose while also recognizing that what we do every moment can shape the outcome of our future on earth and might ultimately become small and meaningful stitching s that could shape the fabric of our future in space.
TURNSTYLE EP (LUKE HESS & BRIAN KAGE / RYAN SADORUS RMXS)
12" Vinyl US24.06.15
dink & tk: young guns looking to make a name for themselves in detroit and beyond. for their debut they present 4 finely tuned club gems. from refined curves to warehouse edges, the sonic outline of detroit looms large in the newest offering from beretta grey. this is techno that evokes passion, on and off the dance floor.
luke hess dimension.d ep is the 5th release on his own deeplabs detroit imprint. the title track dimension.d is a perfect balance between house and techno, and it contains all the right signals for becoming a future detroit classic.
MAY THE LORD HAVE (LUKE HESS / BASIC SOUL UNIT RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK17.03.15
with jozef k & winter sons may the lord have mercy on us all, lets play house dives deeper into the world of techno. the record includes two dubby originals--like falling angels” in addition to the titular track-as well as a pair of remixes from some of n. america’s finest: luke hess of detroit and basic soul unit of toronto. that is really all you need to know! the 30-minute-long journey is all at once calming and energizing, hypnotizing and exhilarating, accessible and heady. it is also spooky and chilling, thanks to the slow boil build of each cut on its own and the 12 inch as a whole. a truly rewarding listening experience suitable for at-home and club play alike by two of manchesters top-shelf talents.
for those turned on by the far-sighted, sci-fi inspired sounds of detroit deep house and techno, this ep from michael zucker s finale underground imprint (an offshoot of his finale sessions label) should be an essential purchase. with the likes of patrice scott, keith worthy and luke hess involved, you d expect the quality threshold to be high. it is, of course, resulting in a quartet of killer tracks. hess hypnotic techno jam -tolox- is a definite highlight, though it pales in comparison to the analogue futurism of keith worthy s brilliant -cyclops-. best of all, though, is scott s -journey into the unknown-, which bobs, weaves, bubbles and spits to the rush-inducing deep house sound of undulating synthesizer melodies and classic, transmat-style motor city rhythm
prime numbers are back with the next in their compiled ep series, once again selecting new tracks from producers who inspire & represent the sound of the label. this time it is a diverse outing, dwelling on the dubbier, more subtle side of things.
coming from the deeplabs / finale sessions release we bring you a very sought after repress of the luke hess masterpieces -become- and -unity two of his most sought after tracks and we also offering limited edition artwork to go along with this fantastic release . we hope you enjoy the music as much as we enjoy presenting it to you ....god bless you
the deeplabs imprint releases its fourth record with a killer collaboration between label ceo luke hess & fxhe label boss omar s. made specifically for the dance-floor! automatic night brings you a classic analog excursion - a perfect blend of detroit techno & detroit house. outerspace drive reaches for space sure to be played by all future space travelers who wish to boldly go where no man has gone before. lets ride!
luke hess shows his detroit roots with his dub tech pasted synths & flowing pads. chicago mastermind steven tang puts it together with beautiful drum programming & freeform synths. xdb takes a turn to the deeper side of things with bass line & prototype drums.
TERMINATOR RESERVE EP (LUKE HESS REMIX) (CLEAR VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK01.03.13
another clever techno release with emphasis on quality and structure and not forgetting the input from detroit dub merchant luke hess. *terminator reserve* is dominated by a thick bass line, razor sharp percussion, devastating juno stabs and with tonnes of analogue warmth coming from its abyssal depths. the luke hess remix provides the deep qualities of the original however its much more repetitive in its nature making it truly hypnotic and one you cannot help but get completely lost in. on the b side *mediator* is rough and ready ... booming kicks, dynamic bass shifts accompanied by the right amount of snare and filter inputs make this one of the toughest on the release not forgetting that its split down the middle with a heavy 303 bleed. highly recommended! *stilled* runs off in the opposite direction to the other track it shares the b with as its laden with detroit influenced floating chords and percussion.
LUNAR SHADOWS (LUKE HESS RMX) (180 GRAMM BLACK VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl D24.01.13
vinyl only, 180 gramm black repress. >primary colours< life begins with the echo inspectors creation, lunar shadows. exploring the depths of space, lunar shadowÊs form begins humble, discreet, with its stealth like kick forming structure around dark matter, playful hats, deep sub and intertwining textures and layered frequencies.over the ages the moon has helped us describe everything from rarity, love and lunacy. this release is another interpretation by of the over-standing sphere in the sky.
LUNAR SHADOWS (LUKE HESS RMX) (180 GRAMM BLUE VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl colored D20.12.12
vinyl only, 180 gramm pressing, blue vinyl and strong limited. >primary colours< life begins with the echo inspectors creation, lunar shadows. exploring the depths of space, lunar shadowÊs form begins humble, discreet, with its stealth like kick forming structure around dark matter, playful hats, deep sub and intertwining textures and layered frequencies.over the ages the moon has helped us describe everything from rarity, love and lunacy. this release is another interpretation by of the over-standing sphere in the sky.
continuing motechs 10 year celebrations and a kick-ass party at londos fabric last month, dj 3000 now presents 10 years of motech (the remixes) part 2 ep ahead of the full length remix cd due this summer. part 1 already saw both dj 3000 and sascha sonido take on gerald mitchells belly dancer from mt-008. now uk techno legend, mark broom takes a brief break from his beardman imprint to add this killer interpretation for an impressive opener. next up we turn to goodlifes kiko who doesnt disappoint with his driving new rendition of dj 3000s defiant (mt-015), toughening up the original but still maintaining its funk-fuelled roots. the rest of the ep features a remix a track taken from franki juncas 2011 album invisible moods. firstly,ill be around gets the remix treatment from detroits luke hess, whose releases have appeared on the likes of echocord, kontra-musik and the mighty planet-e delivers a moodier take on things, with deep pads and a grooving beat.
beretta grey is proud to present the newest ep from toronto native arthur oskan. keeping with the same quality music crowds and djs have come to expect from beretta grey, arthur presents a strong and hypnotic release in which the true essence of his home town and love for detroit can be heard and felt in his music. arthur takes us on a dark and mysterious journey, channeling the emotions of deep dance floors across the globe and back. appropriately titled: >wants & needs<, this ep is a slice of classic techno constructed with a modern touch. rounding out this marvelous package on remix duty is the beretta fox himself, luke hess (deeplabs/fxhe/beretta). bringing that old school detroit warehouse vibe, luke hess serves up a deeper shade of arthurs original. perfect for a gig a in a dingy warehouse basement or your headphones, these sublime melodies are crying out for only the darkest dance floors.
the labeldebute from be that as it may is served by ricardo esposito and michael nadje, with friendly support from luke hess.
the a-side of the record is the epic title track >nieves<, that in a straight way controls the nightly events on the basement floors. nieves is without a doubt taking each and every clubber on a mind trip. thanks to the drums in various arrangements, in combination with the heavy bass, nieves generates a forcing groove that even makes the floor dance.
luke hess reshapes nieves in a consisting and open way. with the given resources the remix is coming to an unsurpassed dynamic, which through percussion and dubby chord patterns is impressively direct. with this interpretation hess respectfully completes the release with sovereignty. vivantes is a classic tool which builds on the foundations of dub and rhythm. through the strongly repetitive pattern vivantes developes to something meditative, grounding the listener at the end of a journey of this extended play.
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luke hess and motorcitysoul on the same ep different labels! priceless! finale sessions is excited to be apart of this alliance with luke hess and deeplabs. we are proud to present to you cocoon club masters motorcitysoul this is part one to a series of releases finale sessions and deeplabs have planned for the 2011 season. this release is a calling to all labels to unite and bring back that love we once had. motorcitysoul is a mainstay on finale sessions and we are happy to have them back with two new releases.
french producer and dj kane roth has released her seductive techno sounds on labels such as canadas archipel, londons multi vitamins, belgiums lessizmore and germanys smallroom music. as the featured artist on klectiks eighth vinyl release, she has taken her stunning productions and the labels catalogue to a new level of sophistication. her emotive new e.p., >my floating garden<, features three hypnotic originals. the release also features a fantastic grooving remix from one of detroits finest, dub techno mastermind luke hess.
michigan central station built in 1913 for the michigan central railroad, was detroit, michigans passenger rail depot from its opening in 1913 until the discontinuance of amtrak service on january 6, 1988. at the time of its construction, it was the tallest rail station in the world. the building, located in the corktown district of detroit still stands today, though it remains unoccupied. restoration projects and plans have gone as far as the negotiation process, but none have come to fruition. spread throughout the city of detroit and its surrounding metropolitan area, the decay of once magnificent buildings during the industrial revolution and automobile era now cast a shadow of despair on a once flourishing city. these monuments of achievement now lay barren and forsaken by city government. infrastructural restoration and city development are fundamental elements in detroits recovery, and the recovery of cities worldwide. it is time for revival in our cities, but first, in our souls. the michigan central station ep is a platform for this change.
the second release on red sonja is a remix by the american luke hess, with detroit techno beats and dub touches that are characteristic for this artist, this all leads to an atmospherical track that breaks in a hysterical musicality above everything else. vasco ispirian makes a remix with a touch of house, techno and dub, an interpretation rich in sounds that culminate in crescendo. this track has a dynamic pace, without doubt, to dance.
deeplabs is a new record label out of detroit created and managed by detroit producer and dj luke hess. after several highly successful releases on labels such as fxhe, echocord, beretta grey, & kontra-musik and celebrated remixes on ornaments, pong musiq, and modelisme, luke has decided to take his style of deep detroit techno and root it firmly in the city that inspires his sound. deeplabs is a label created for the deeper, soulful, and experimental side of electronic music, with a clear vision of the dj and the dance-floor.
luke hess creates deep detroit techno with a focus on soul and experimentation over prevalence and trends. his album, >light in the dark< on echocord further explores deep detroit dance music through field recordings, live percussion sessions, analog experimentation, and dark cavernous melodies
OUR MUSIC IS A SECRET ORDER (ANTON ZAP & LUKE HESS RMXS)
12" Vinyl D18.03.09
upcoming talent from detroit and moscow meet on this first remix ep, based on the jason fine album, our music is a secret order. first out is the grandson of moscow - anton zap, with a remix of the track half. in the hands of anton, the original is present but with a major zap stamp on it. bent and quirky sounds, warm harmonies and baseline are edited into great house music. it is not often a remix out stands the original, but this time it might be the case. on the b-side luke hess gives his blessing to the dub track midwest_n. as the name implies we are going for a deep techno ride to detroit. with scientific perfectionism, hess approaches the dance floor, mixing warm sound-scapes and dub-cords with driving melodies, cymbals and claps. the result is once again elegantly produced mind transforming dance music. anton zap made his entrance to the house music arena through jus-ed and his underground quality label
REFERENCE VS. EP 1 (VS SETH TROXLER & RYAN CROSSON)
12" Vinyl US14.11.08
beretta grey presents the second record by detroit duo >reference< a.k.a. luke hess & brian kage.. >reference vs. vol 1<, consists of collaboration with other key beretta grey artists ryan crosson and seth troxler. each song was carefully developed by all artists simultaneously. sessions were held at interstellar studios in detroit with all artists present. the initial musical concepts were recorded and written. next, the songs were sent back and forth until the finished product was agreed upon by all parties. in this fashion, the music created provides the character and soul of each artist, but fused together in a way that creates a more detailed account. one perspective alone does not capture the whole story. in this release, a feeling is captured by four artists, giving the listener a bigger picture, which helps to better capture the concepts of sound as it relates to a moment in time
zwei köpfe, eine meinung. die erste kooperation von hess & fürstenberg ist das ergebnis eines langen prozesses, wirkt dabei aber sehr spontan. moderner dub-techno trifft eine ziemlich deftige bassdrum und empfiehlt sich damit nachhaltig für die primetime
+ rmx by shed (soloaction / hardwax) kontra-musik 007 gives you beautiful and deep techno from omar-s protégé luke hess with an even deeper remake from kontra-musik long time favorite, shed. luke hess represents the new generation of detroit producers. su
very talented minimal artists, and already receiving support from richie hawtin, grey comes storming out of the gates with this minimal gem! keith kemp (grey/ferrispark/frik-n-frak) is featured on a1 with a steady, groovy jam that slowly builds the tension with an oscillating synth stab that morphs into a full on experience of a tune. luke hess is up next with >dwell< a deep and moody track that has attitude as well as emotion, taking the listener on a real ride. on the flip, ryan crosson (m_nus/trapez/grey) flexes his minimal muscle on this bouncy and energetic late night workout using great percussive elements as well as a big analogue bass stabs that carry the tune into the depths
limited to 333 - only 200 for sale! mixed by luke hess incl. tracks by marko fuerstenberg, moodymann, luke hess, youandme, mod.civil, tim toh, manuel tur, thabo, foster, carlos nilmmns, the analog roland orchestra, rhauder feat. paul st.hilaire and many more. this cd contains all songs of ornaments 012 - ornaments 020 for those who havent had the chance to listen to our vinyl only stuff.
new big strike from luke. atari nightshifts is an incredible strong and pure 6 track electro record with the sounds of the past and tomorrow. with strong influences like kraftwerk and dopplereffekt, it takes us to a different level and exploats the unique worlds of puzzle kid and bronx warrior