bondage music continues its home (remixes) package this march with part four, the last part comprising remixes from guido schneider & daniel dreier, kike mayor, toygun and muui. vinyl only - 180gr pressing
this june will see bondage music release part two of it’s ‘home (remixes)’ package, welcoming an array of artists to remix mihai popoviciu’s recent long player on the label. following on from part 1 of the package which has already garnered support from the likes of huxley, neverdogs, emanuel satie and mat.joe to name but a few, bondage music returns with the second offering in this four part series. tuccillo takes the lead with his interpretation of ‘focus’, and as always from the ibiza-based unblock music founder we’re treated to intricately programmed, smooth and hypnotic material laid out over seven and a half minutes with a deftly unfolding dynamic feel. el mundo’s take on ‘triumph’ follows, dropping the tempo and instilling a latin edge to things via organic percussion, emotive strings and mystical vocals. frankfurt’s sascha dive then offers up his ‘atmospheric dub’ of ‘music 999’ to open the flip side, as the name would suggest shining light on billowing dub stabs, ethereal atmospheres and robust rhythms before kevin yost closes the package with his percussive driven ‘hynposia’ remix. the mihai popoviciu ‘home (remixes) part 2’ is out on bondage-music 9th june 2017
bondage-music head honchos pornbugs prep the labels next release for early april comprising three original tracks and a remix from mihai popoviciu. since 2006, german duo pornbugs have been pushing their minimal yet ambitious dance floor orientated house music through clubs across the globe, with their label bondage-music acting as a catalyst for forward thinking music. bondage-music also works as an outlet for other talented producers including romania’s mihai popoviciu and inmotion music signee markus homm to further develop their sound. fresh from a string of early 2017 digital releases from frink and sous sol, april sees bondage-music’s first vinyl offering of the year, kick started with the subtle and melodic cut “when you are gone“, which takes a deep groove and laces it with a plethora of soft synths and atmospherics. mihai popoviciu then reworks “when you are gone“ into a different entity, rewiring a headier groove into the track with raw-defined hats, building further tension with tight synth stabs and ethereal pads. vinyl only track “innocent“ then takes tribal tinged percussion to new depths, fuelling it with booming kicks and flourishing chords, further intensified by swirling vocals. a pure dub aesthetic then shines through “maritza“, as saturated drums and a rumbling low end provide the skeleton for swelling synths to meander alongside spiritual vocals, closing out the package.
mihai popoviciu has carved out a reputation for being one of the most innovative producers of electronic music active in europe today. the man from romania has established himself both as a highly respected producer releasing on labels such as highgrade, international gigolo and dessous and as a killer dj performing all over the world. fiction is his 4th release on poker flat recordings, and delivers four distinct flavours to sink your teeth into. i should is a slinky groover, with a slippery, evolving bassline, tight, funky percussion and a sultry female vocal. working just as effectively early in a set as a peak time moment, its bound to get rinsed in the coming months. twisted is a little harder - a straighter beat signals a more heads down approach, and the bassline is sure to trigger some dancefloor scenes wherever it gets played. next up is title track fiction which perhaps makes a reference to mihai’s background, with fragments of eastern european melodies woven into the beautiful synth work, all tied together over a spacey yet driving rhythm track. last but by no means least is interconnected - a straight up deep bomb with echoes of classic chicago deep and acidic house in its warm and sensual vibe.
sender has finally reached the big milestone with its catalogue number 100. what a ride it has been through the past 16 years! on this occasion we proudly present a special selection of tracks and collaborations produced by label-head benno blome. a series of tracks, or rather a series of night shots. shots taken in the absence of daylight, capturing raw b/w-stills of spirit and drive. the first night shot (send100.1) is coming with a stunning original version of >check check< by benno blome featuring vox by konrad cadet aka baby ford on side a, and two strong remixes by mihai popoviciu and dub taylor on the flipside. mr taylor is also known as tigerskin, not only on sender’s catalogue. a lot more to come soon...
double 180 gram vinyl release.
early may will see mihai popoviciu return with his second long player in the shape of the home lp on bondage music, comprising twelve original compositions from the romanian artist. the album features 2 vinyl only tracks (d1 & d2)
double 180 gram vinyl plus album-cd.
early may will see mihai popoviciu return with his second long player in the shape of the home lp on bondage music, comprising twelve original compositions from the romanian artist. the album features 2 vinyl only tracks (d1 & d2).
a decade on from his debut release, one of romanias finest cultural exports returns to his favourite stomping ground with a transmission that showcases variety, technical skill and an intimate understanding of the dynamics of the floor.
the romanian guys ntfo are back on kiara, and this time they bring us three original tracks with a powerful driving bassline ! backed up with remixes by rhadow and mihai popoviciu . so we wont say much about the release, only that in this package you will find five great and very useful tools to shake the dancefloors.
more exquisite heat from one of the most consistent producers out there. mihai popoviciu has been racking up an enviable discography in the past few years, as releases on highgrade, hudd trax, bondage music and popcorn records testify.
three formidable names from the romanian house/techno scene combine on this sumptuous new ep for the burgeoning wrong state imprint. in various combinations, jay bliss, mihai popoviciu and pagal have previously collaborated on tracks like bis com on diynamic and eucalipt / melange on fear of flying, and count releases on 2020 vision, popcorn records, suara, highgrade records and area remote between them. their first joint effort in some time yields some superb results.
qbeck first made a splash on the international tech-house scene when seth troxler and crew released his track alice on a visionquest label compilation last year. now alessio mereu is pleased to scoop up the ukrainian producer for a full ep on amam, titled railway mood. eureka has an irresistible galloping groove, with an off-kilter tick-tock giving a countdown to eternity. soon, after the slightly unnerving melodic plucking sounds, you can hear breathy gasps punctuating the atmosphere as if a human being is trapped inside the track. and maybe youll get sucked in too!
next bondage music release is a collaboration of mihai popoviciu and toygun, with remixes coming from tuccillo and el mundo. a big release, already receiving big support from shlomi aber, sidney charles, onno, animal trainer, gel abril, dubfire, gorge, anja schneider, bart skils, dj sneak, piemont, butch, sante, luna city express, affkt, marco carola, ray okpara, okain, franco bianco, solomun, stacey pullen, benno blome and more!
mihai popoviciu joined the team for the fifth vinyl release of the popcorn records fabric. from sibiu, romania, mihai is known and respected as a major producer, being part of the highgrade family, and freshly signed on poker flat recordings.
mihai popoviciu has established him self as a producer and dj of high repute in the past few years. his releases on labels such as highgrade, fear of flying and hudd traxx have raised the bar pretty high when it comes to his own distinctive take of the tech-house sound du jour, but its this latest outing on poker flat recordings where sparks really start to fly.
the a-side of avida002 was created by the romanian producer mihai popoviciu. with his reformulation of *whispering* he succeeds in forging a keen and dynamic tech-house remix, not lacking of deepness, under the temperament of sonorous drumrolls. he artfully bridges past the original mix and hones an overall dancefloor-tailored release, which must not pass by house-lovers.
born in romania in 1981, mihai popoviciu is one of the most talked about newcomers in the house and techno scene. but to call him a newcomer is a misnomer. mihai has been releasing quality music for years, on labels such as gigolo, level non zero, brise, diynamic and, of course, highgrade. since 2007 he has sworn allegiance to the highgrade flag, either alone or with production partner markus homm. he always has the ability to surprise with his music tracks produced straight to the point with no unnecessary fluff – just the uninhibited thrill and euphoria of dancing seems to empower his work. after a busy summer season playing in the clubs of europe, he is now back to work in the studio. and so comes >trapped in brakets< with three brilliant club tracks of outstanding quality, custom made for the dance floor. if you dont believe us youll have to hear them for yourself. turn up the volume and close your eyes! for those who still want more, mihai popoviciu will be releasing his debut album in may 2011 on highgrade records. time to get excited and warm up the legs for maximum dance floor effect!
TIMELESS EP (INCL MARKUS HOMM & MIHAI POPOVICIU RMX)
12" Vinyl D22.10.10
benjas erste platte wurde im november 2009 veröffentlicht und erhielt grosszügigen support von djs wie miss jools, martin landsky, ray okpara, fabrizio maurizi oder tom clark. nun liefert der junge künstler aus zürich eine ep für das stark aufkommende schweizer label esance ab. der titel timeless ist auch gleich das programm: stampfende bassdrums treffen auf knackige percussions, sexy vocals und eine menge groove. tracks für jene momente im club, wo raum und zeit vergessen gehen und der rhythmus im mittelpunkt steht. als sahnehäubchen gibt es obendrauf noch einen remix von homm & popoviciu, welcher es, wie von den jungs gewohnt, exakt auf den punkt bringt. early support by oxia, brothers vibe, chris gruber, dubfire, ekkohaus, jay bliss, lee curtiss, martin eyerer, nick curly, re-up, someone else, andrew grant, anthony collins, axel bartsch, bloody mary, daniel.fx, d.diggler, dj wild a.m.m.
premium pack incl 12inch vinyl and maxicd ... including mihai popoviciu remix. played by julien chaptal, jade, mihalis safras, someone else, mendo, kiki, benno blome and many more... 100 percent pure groove by one of the best producer from portugal.
including mihai popoviciu remix. played by julien chaptal, jade, mihalis safras, someone else, mendo, kiki, benno blome and many more... 100 percent pure groove by one of the best producer from portugal.
3 techhouse beauties by mihai popoviciu with a feature by alex modoi plus a great 7 minutes of love remix by daniel sanchez! supported by richie hawtin, dubfire, oxia, lee van dowski, anja schneider, coyu, gregor tresher and many more…
THAT PHILOSOPHY TRACK (PROMPT, MIHAI POPOVICIU RMXS
12" Vinyl D21.06.10
a dark club, glimpsed through flashes of light, a little fog dividing the space - the ideal backdrop for a dazzling appearance on the dance floor. with the abrupt onset of pulsating beats, booming drums and rhythmic rattling, deep and sexy vocals also appear and >that philosophy< from sasse and phonogenic forms the prefect soundtrack to the scene.
quantized goes deeper and hosts another young but already well known producer from greece called kreon, one of the most talented guys around the last years. at his 25 years old markos spanoudakis is already considered as a top-notch producer! he has released music on labels such as resopal, cecille, be chosen, robsoul, ... the present ep has 3 tracks, two original works from markos and a remix from michai popoviciu (highgrade, vukohila, level non zero). this is also the first time that quantized offers a special white-coloured vinyl.
played by : gregor tresher, chris carrier, ian pooley, roberto rodriguez, h.o.s.h., tim green, markus fix, italoboyz, deadmau5, the glitz and many more..
new & supercool label from romania! played by: ricardo villalobos, raresh, rhadoo, nick curly, nima gorji , seuil, bart skils, gregor tresher, agnes, shinedoe, boris werner , ramon tapia, martinez, dj hell, 2000 and one, laurent garnier, chris carrier, dj w!ld,
big with luciano, peace division, agnes, matt tolfrey, lauhaus, martinez, geddes, anthony collins, lee burridge, mark henning, miss jools,... more supa hot tech house action from some super hot romanian producers. pagal, mihai popoviciu & jay bliss have appeared on various labels and in various combinations over the course of the year, producing eps for the likes of diynamic, immigrant and bang bang (as hermannstadt collective). so, we re mighty proud to feature a couple of their productions on our lil label. >eucalipt< brings the phattness with a deep groove, plenty of percussive elements and a twinkling melody whilst flip side track >melange< delivers more of a b-line focused stomper. we hope you like....
hudd traxx welcome romanian wizz kids mihai popoviciu, jay bliss & toygun aka hermannstadt collective to the label. between them the boys have had previous releases on immigrint, high grade, smoke city and have also had music licensed to circolocos 10 year anniversary comp on moon harbour. hottly tipped as ones to watch in 2009!! dj support: jesse rose: sounds good! laurent garnier: nice groovy house ep, works great, would love to play it pezzner: hey im totally loving it brett johnson: some quality deep house
hudd traxx sister label smoke city with a deep jackin house ep with real attitude! rolling beats & bouncy synthy hooks are the order of the day here ?fans of migs, chandler & holder should head straight for the a side, you wont be disappointed! twisted on the flip opts for more focus on the beats, again working that infectious stabby vibe but in a much more dubby fashion. the non believers new world mix completes the package with a much deeper, spoken laced mood thats destined to cut it in the darker hours of the dancefloor.
big with sian, miss kittin, dubnitzky, tom pooks, the dolphins, jussi pekka,… >ekutok< is a powerful movement forward. the brand new track from the two transylvanians markus homm and mihai popoviciu has the sort of atmosphere and propulsive force that is good to feel in the marrow of your bones and gives you that needed thrust at 2 a.m. on the dance floor or on the autobahn. attentive, concentrated and progressive without compromise, the track inspires an uninhibited desire to put the pedal to the metal. it is characteristic of the homm & popoviciu style that they always succeed in composing their sound in a light, easygoing manner yet at the same time compressing surge with flow. the result has only one name: groove. with >ekutok< homm & popoviciu have not only delivered a phenomenal track, but also a perfect example of what freunde tontraeger considers beyond techno
mihai popoviciu (romania). after his first single for international gigolo records and some smaller releases, this is mihais first ep in 2007. on the a-side >first contact< he starts the other way round. the sequence bores this time the sequence reaches the head before an undulating bassline arrives. then in the perfect teamwork, nobody could stand still. with b1 >capcana< the sequence and the bassline are running at the same time, and will be differently modulated over and over again. b2 >sharp< is based on a rhythmical grooving which develops later with a sequence on his side to a perfect hypnosis
maxicd edition ... including mihai popoviciu remix. played by julien chaptal, jade, mihalis safras, someone else, mendo, kiki, benno blome and many more... 100 percent pure groove by one of the best producer from portugal.
special 3x12 inch pack for all you quantized music lovers out there - contains 3 classic releases:
- qntm002: midnight pulse - luna park
- qntm004: thodoris triantafillou - morningrama ep (dj w!ld remix)
- qntm005: kreon - neosh ep (mihai popoviciu remix)
special triple pack for all you highway lovers out there - contains three classic releases:
- hwr011: scsi-9 - smooth sunset
- hwr015: francys - people (alex niggeman, nico lahs & ahmet sisman remixes)
- hwr019: aldo cadiz & oscar barila - satin (martin eyerer, mihai popoviciu remixes)
hamburg based hafendisko has been re- sponsible for some incredible output over the last few years, and are noted for their judici- ous selection of remixers. this vinyl only release confrms the fact - a selection of four shimmering remixes of hafendisko material including a new remix by smallville s julius steinhoff which is exclu- sive to this vinyl release
the 4th and final part of hudd traxx 10th anniversary series comes from ekkohaus, mihai popoviciu, rio padice & jt donaldson. previous parts featured tracks from the likes of chez damier, agnes, iron curtis & luna city express
four quantized music releases for one special price! contains these eps:
- qntm001: phatjak - coming back
- qntm002: midnight pulse - luna park
- qntm003: lemos - na funky kotes
- qntm005: kreon - deeploy (white vinyl)