next up in this ongoing split-ep series are two equally talented producers from different ends of the spectrum, both sharing their unique viewpoints on that special dreamspace of self-awareness and how the way there actually sounds like! following his explosive figure-ep just this recent summer, juxta position now reveals his more sublime side on these two technoid journeys. keeping it raw and beautiful, the analogue lover lets his synths engage in dialogue, floating through murky realms and simply getting lost in the groove. a new face for figure and definitely one to watch is pablo mateo. taking a likewise subtle yet distinctly more grounded approach, his tunes unfold slowly and each tell their entirely own storyline. tomo is an extraordinary specimen of how a track grows past its confines, into something genuinely touching and can eventually open up that space inside and what lies beyond!
fracture has always tried to support upcoming and interesting newcomers, people they believe in. chevel is one of them, and in 2014 came his first ep for fracture under his alias signalweiss. he returns now for round two. in 4 years, he has managed to establish himself as a prolific and talented artist with a steady stream of records on labels such as stroboscopic artefacts. chevel is an artist who likes to mix things up, always striking an interesting balance between experimentation and more dance floor oriented tunes. with -feelings- and -forbona-, he creates quite abstract but still effective dance music. it is for the club, but it is not mindless bangers. in the hands of pablo mateo, -forbona- turns into a more mental piece of techno. all in all, this new fracture release provides great tools for the smarter selectors out there.
causa steps up to lead up the way for boogie box’s third release, delivering two house cuts, calo and cantales, in dedication to his friend and colleague marcus intalex aka trevino who sadly passed away last year. calo gets a rework on side b by aus music regular komon and berlin’s rising techno star pablo mateo.
berlin based producer pablo mateo delivers the 5th release of certain music records with a 4 track ep that balances between proper techno a-la-berlinese , with solid rhythyms & atmospheric analogue textures, and a couple of direct weapons ready for floor devastation, in the most techno oriented release of the north-spain label so far. check it!
pablo mateo makes his debut with dred records and the hype is real. pablo delivers two cuts of machine man house & techno. fazing trees is an emotional ride transposrting spirits beyond physical worlds and deploys house music’s most formidable instrument, the piano. free drama arives with urgency with melodies that glide the dance floor on an internal journey of light. john osborn remixes the title track with swirling effect chains, huge kicks and cascading pads. this release is a timeless club hit, limited units only, no repress, ever. oversized stamped artwork
includes beautiful full colour coverart.“artful rifle is a new record label dedicated to “non-serious techno music” founded by berlin based producer pablo mateo. the first release “tentlover” ep comes up with 4 atmospherical, psychedelic techno trips - paying an homage to octavia e. butlers “xenogenesis” trilogy.
the ballroom basement of a hotel. the place for jack nicholsons mean encounter with a ghost or possibly the place for a cocaine laden sexual encounter with part of the media agency elite. the label worked there. and so did pablo. buying talent, slinging drinks, just a couple sneering punk kids looking towards a completely different berlin future. there was a time when rough and tumble crossed paths with diamonds. maybe it created diamonds in the rough? pablo always sent the label demos before the label was a label and could do something with them. pablo has had a string of successes since then (too numerous to point out) and the label became a label. became uncaged. time to let this relationship out of the cage. it is a long way from that ballroom basement, now time to do some thrusting, propelled, grinding, noisy, sonic shit together. house music? is it really? just in case you forgot that no one is all grim guts and clenched teeth, that wild abandon sometimes comes in the form of an ecstatic beach dance, nick höppner comes around and forces you to go out to hasenheide park for a picnic and to pick up a bag of dirt weed. >so fucking buy it<
4x12inch set, special 15th anniversary edition, with special deluxe 4 gatefold, shrink wrapped incl download card celebrating its 15th anniversary as well as the monolithic catalogue 100, figure releases a gem-packed compilation featuring 15 artists who are shaping the current sound of the label.
in a time when everybody gets a virtual stage to speak out about anybody at anytime, sharing moments in dark places together with people known and unknown while completely immersing into the music seems to be a valuable anchor. a (hopefully) phone-free and algorithm-free space with no need for judgments and justifications builds the realm for a respectful togetherness. night defined recordings provides a soundtrack for those precious hours by putting together two thoughtful dub tracks by fred kreeger, each of them reinterpreted in a very different approach by fellow berliners pablo mateo and ron wilson. enjoy this beautiful piece of limited hand-stamped wax!
„closed sessions“ is a little comeback for our small family business rivulet records, so we re very happy to get help from some good friends on this one. pablo mateo from lack, perseus traxx who has released on bunker and mos, mod.civil from ortloff in leipzig, profile from esthland and our very own stanley schmidt are artists who have been inspiring and exciting us for quite a while and who seem to share the same love for serious dancemusic. although the tracks are very different, the whole compilation is driven by a dark and moody vibe which doesn t let go the utopian and hopeful core of housemusic which has been the light we re been running for since one of these mornings… we hope you like what you hear, thanks for the support! yours sincerely, rivulet.
kann selected another proper * family horror* 8 track compilation with both renowned and new faces, after the first edition saw the day of light in 2011. check out the range that represents their own vision of spacey house & deeper techno nowadays. for this reissued family celebration the following relatives joined the stock: pablo mateo from hot burning lack rec., knutsson / berg - a sweet swedish collaboration of hans berg and johanna knutsson, llewellyn aka lake people, hiver from curle recordings fame and more of the label’s local connections such as perm the analog prince, falke, qy and alkohole.