in a short space of time prodigious dutch producer pascal benjamin has built up a catalogue of ear-snagging minimal house confections for labels like welt, norse projekt, algorhythmic and botanic minds. now hes hitting the big time with this 12inch on the mighty slapfunk, and hes packing just the kind of chunky, swinging but ultimately lean jams they love. out of line keeps things focused on the drums, with just some sub bass and microscopic threads of sonic matter in between. to goodto be who? is equally stripped down, but decidedly more wriggly in its make up, and then finest hour kicks off the b-side with some fatter beats and a more prominent bass line. lagrange point finishes the ep off with some subliminal bleeps and tones pinging in between the wafer thin percussive pulses.
berlin-based pascal hetzel returns to caduceus records with a new slice of gritty industrial-tinged techno and finely tuned sound design. “noxious stimulus”, the ep’s title track, is a heavy peak-time filler with a mesmerizing bleepy modular sequence on top of rough monochrome beats. on her remix, rising talent denise rabe cranks up the paranoia and turns “noxious stimulus” into an unrelenting pitch black grinder. “pain tolerance threshold” starts off as hefty with yet another dose of metallic atmospheres and crushing modular sequences, until a bright pad appears out of the dark. proper techno goodness for the wee hours in your favorite warehouse. pressing on smokey green marbled vinyl.
hailing from france but now based in tokyo, jazzy couscous is a label that explores all kinds of sounds pivoting around the axis of jazz and deep house, but keeping things wide open for variety and experimentation. following releases from brawther, klodio and more besides, it s time for a hefty various artists release that shows off a whole heap of talent. matthieu faubourg keeps thing pumping and detroit-flavoured on a long way, while drezb smooths things out to a chez damier-influenced deep house groove. pascal viscardi gets things properly jacking on the deep-diving digital illusion, and then the record closes out with the blissful ambient excursion of midori featuring victor santonis distance.
after a short break, caduceus records returns with a weighty techno 12inch by long-time friend pascal hetzel. the berlin-based producer delivers four storming tracks that cleverly translate the 90s techno heritage into the present. on motion blur a hypnotic bleep sequence gives way for majestic pad sweeps just in time for your serotonine rush. -stutter- is more restrained, with a modulating chord sequence and sturdy drums, while -timelapse- catapults into darker territory filled with industrial shrapnel and an extra bit of high-octane paranoia. strobe is the fittingly titled closer of the ep. a pummeling piece of monochrome techno hypnosis with a massive kickdrum drenched in reverb and icy atmosphere.
LE ROCANROLORAMA ABREGE (2X12 INCH GATEFOLD LP+CD)
2x12" Vinyl D05.05.17
2lp vinyl printed gatefold, includes cd! cd edition and cd included in the 2xlp feature the same tracks in the same order. this is a clear perspective on comelade’s musical universe and can be considered as an ultimate “best of” and a radical introduction tothis chaotic and uncompromising instrumental music. rocanrolorama abrégé (-abbreviated rockandrolorama-, in english) is the short version of the complete works and reworks of pascal comelade published at the end of 2016 as a 6-cd box set in a sold-out limited edition of 1000 numbered and signed copies. pascal comelade made this album as if it was a new and separate album, with tracks that he considers best represent his work, from 1993 to 2016, according to the principle applied with the rocanrolorama box set: songs in their original form, alternative versions, reworks, additions… this short version was conceived especially for a double vinyl lp format: four sides with six tracks each, which you can listen to in the right order, from start to finish, according to a logical, thought-out progression for each side (slow tempo, medium tempo, orchestrations, electricity, etc.)
geneva based producer pascal viscardi steps up for the twelfth release on vinyl only imprint shall not fade with this mesmerising and dreamy ‘last day in harajuku’ ep.
pascal viscardi first emerged onto the scene with a string of releases on traxx underground, followed by an acclaimed release on love notes from brooklyn. the swiss producer has a trademark sound, club friendly cuts with layers of depth and warmth. the four track ep features moody, intricate sequences with a notable jazz influence throughout. housed in full sleeve artwork with inner disco bag.
after a bit of a hiatus, expansion unit is finally back with another slice of moody and brooding electro trickery. courtesy of berlin-based pascal hetzel, the two tracks * extra terra* and * fermi paradox* showcase raw and rugged machine funk with a strong wide-eyed escapist undercurrent. the future is now.
constant variables is the new techno offshoot of the enigmatic electro label expansion unit. cv’s inaugural release comes courtesy of berlin’s pascal hetzel, who is one of the driving forces behind the label. the ep features two expertly layered exercises in techno hypnosis as well as a slamming white-knuckle remix by luis flores and a murky excursion into drone-y ambient territory. watch this space!
the first place the world heard the lead track from this new love notes from brooklyn release, where pathways meet, was on deep house legend mike huckaby s my life with the wave show volume 2. pascal viscardi was one of many great artists to take huckaby s warm tones and turn them into a work of art. pathways. wriggles with deep funk and soul, and is paired with 3 other likeminded tracks for this very well-rounded ep. oshakusan is the dancefloor track, juxtaposing warm chords and an insistent sax sample over the a tough bassline and rhythm combination that s aimed staight at the floor. free at dawn is the fathoms deep effort, going miles below the surface in a emotional expression of soul, and and i showed the clouds (how to cover up a clear blue sky) provides a perfect outtro, and end to the statement made, making this ep feel truly complete.
world excluding france 2016 reedition with new updated artwork (done by pascal himself) lp+cd! the first reedition (ever) of pascal comelades 1998 cult classic largot du bruit, personally overseen by pascal himself, this very unique edition comes with new updated artwork (done by pascal) and the 3 legendary duets with p.j. harvey and robert wyatt on september song.
press release: 124recordings are back with release number eleven the twin suns ep,representing the new generation of producers.first up is an exciting collaboration between pascal viscardi and hugo lx.both names are well known and respected individually from releases on courtesy of balance,mliu,frole and traxx underground,and this is the first time they have released a track together.twin suns is a homage to when house tracks were made straight to tape,with a killer juno bassline and raw beats.next are two young producers from germany.das carmas vitual reality doesnt hold back with a thunderous kick,rumbling bass and gritty stab.philladelphia s matpat closes the first side with work dis.with its clever use of a dj deeon sample,its a raw stripped down 808 groove.the second side opens with parisian duo dub striker,which glides along with warm embracing chords,soft pads underpinned by a bumping bassline,before fonso closes the release with the hypnotic 28 days
coming from geneva (switzerland) but napoletano by heart, pascal viscardi is a new face in the deep-house panorama. the 31 years old fellow started his career (as a producer) a few years ago with 2 twelve inches on *the exquisite pain*, including remixes from some heavy weights: mark e, session victim and agnes.
for his debut on frole records, pascal kicks in with a single track. *the warmest color* is the kind of cut you might play when the sun shows up and the bodies are ready for the slower and sexiest loops. in a totaly modern swiss vibe (did you say agnes...?) this double kicked tune offers you a straight, extra-shuffled, moodygritty and dubby moment. is this love at first sight?! yes, it is...
our new friend didnt come alone, chosing carefully his remixers to complete your wax in a most accurate way.
PASCAL HETZEL & SIERRA SAM PRESENT CYRK (INCL. ROLANDO RMX)
12" Vinyl D25.01.16
cyrk is a live show and studio duo that now starts life as an exciting new label in the hands of two berlin based producers sierra sam and pascal hetzel. they have both been playing all around the planet as a live act and dj pair for some time, and now mark their first collaborations in the studio with an excellent inaugural release on their own new label. bolstering the brilliant ep is a remix from the legendary rolando.
born 31 years ago in geneva (ch), pascal brings his gritty mellow tones and extra shuffled patterns to the traxx underground familly. strongly routed into jazzy vinyl samples, black speaches and spatial atmosphere, the 3 tracks composing « wise man s decision ep » take inspiration from the past to showcase a true vision of what slow-deep-house should be in 2015. at last but not least, the great fred p came to make his hands dirty, delivering a true reshape of -wise man s decision-, offering us a tunnel from where it ain t easy to escape. vinyl only release!
geneve based pascal viscardi bring his rich and sweltering textures to saft with his first ep for the spanish label. the swiss producers paradiso ep is already the 9th installment and by no means an odd addition to the family. strongly rooted in soulful sounds with firm aesthetics and blissful melodies, this release is exactly what saft is all about. from the moment the pad in the title track starts riding, paradiso immediately hints to a deserted paradise.
tales from the emax (a2) is a groove laden anthem that will soothe those that are into soulful but firm sounds. on the b side, we find remix work of both originals. swiss house stalwart agnes stirs things up with his thriving rework of paradiso called la charme chambertin mixx. on the b2 cut we find saft familiar jefferson belmondo with a cracking rework of the title track *paradiso* called beach mix. 4 strong, groove-laden cuts that celebrate the saft sound like never before.
february 2015, !organism celebrates by pressing up a standout ep by simone tavazzi. the italian’s originals get remixed by bodyscrub & pascal nuzzo and complete what are four tracks of excellently direct techno.
after releasing three eps in 2014 to great feedbacks such as standing up house music label, this january 2015 sound of vast is about to hit its 4th release with an even greater selection and range of house music. this new ep has a very unique sound, which is the result of sierra sam and pascal hetzel - two of berlins most talented music producers - collaborating to make something a bit different from their usual style. they wanted to make something dirty but organic.
after rockin floors with his debut ep feel that beat in april 2014 pascal hetzel now returns to our roughnraw underground sidekick uyx-series with his new 12 inch divisions, serving two variations on the main track plus a massive rework by the infamous pairing tuff city kids, a well-rounded package that will be a vital contribution to loads and loads of fully loaded club nights throughout the the next months.
extremely limited run of don pascals cali experiment ep, only 300 to be pressed! each 12inch will include a download code. as a salsa lover and aficionado, don pascal wants his new material to fill the space between house & broken beat rhythms and salsa music, with a focus on bringing authentic salsa piano to the forefront, it was quantic who hooked him up with some of the musicians to fulfil his ideas, resulting in these two new tracks, tributo and tumbao. this release is sure to be popular with fans of quantic, the souljazz orchestra, buena vista social club and sofrito.
techno alert!! pascal roeder back on nb records with his lightning track lucia, with booooombastic remixes by dema, ortin cam and miss sunshine. one of frances finest techno producers pascal roeder back on nb records with his lightning track lucia. unbeatable strong remix business by shootingstar dema, ortin cam - the master of hard beats from belgium and miss sunshine, croatias techno queen.
with the second serving in our underground sidekick uyx-series were sending a warm welcome to a fresh young talent and the latest member of the upon.you family - mr. pascal hetzel. pascal already proved his production skills with his widely acknowledged remix for my space feat hollis p monroe & overnite by kink & sierra sam in 2013 and now fully debuts with his three track ep feel that beat which is his first solo release ever and a forecast of whats to expect from the young and aspiring producer / dj regularly appearing at the decks of berlins famous panorama bar.
two techno heavyweights in the form of swiss producer pascal nuzzo and uk duo nhb come together for three fierce tracks on the !organism label. nhb can be considered one the of best recent revelations in minimal techno, where they found a place thanks to their experiences of the late 90s rave underground. nhbs philosophy has always been linked with the use of real synthesizers and drum machines and that shows here, whilst nuzzo has had plenty of big hits in various sonic realms over the last few years, from french filter house to edm to full on techno.
WHO KNOWS / MY ADDICTION (CESARE VS DISORDER EDIT) (WHITE COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl BE23.10.13
every deejay or clubber who ever been to brussels heard of the wood club. for 4 years, the house in the middle of the bois de la cambre is resonating with electronic beats and is full of party people and music lovers from thursday to saturday. 1-st release to new label wood records (12inch white vinyl)
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
dj legend, producer icon, avant-gardist, pioneer. only few influenced the music scene of the past 28 years as deeply as pascal feos. he is responsible for 4 solo albums, over 200 releases and hundreds of remixes. still his hunger for sound experiments is satisfied by no means. although it has been a bit quiet around him in the past few months, you might rather call this the quiet before the storm. feos wouldnt be feos, if it wouldnt have been for him to have his fingers on controllers and knobs on a daily basis, creating and tweaking new sounds. finally the time has come. pascal is back, and he gentlemanly wrapped up a present for you, marked departed 2 return. what is in it? not only feos fifth album, but also a musical answer to the question what he has experienced and what he had to go through in these three creative and self-reflecting years of his musical hiatus.
comelades world is atypical and his inspirations come from many different sources, from contemporary music to the cramps, and make him one of the most creative and original artists of our times. at the crossroads of many different arts, never where hes expected, he never ceases to surprise his audience, taking the listener on poetic paths of primitive perception. el pianista del antifaz is the latest album in comelades galaxy.
the first part of the brandnew double album! dj legend, producer icon, avant-gardist, pioneer. only few influenced the music scene of the past 28 years as deeply as pascal feos. he is responsible for 4 solo albums, over 200 releases and hundreds of remixes.
straight from his high-flying releases with pan-pot on german label touched, the frankfurt based producer makes a comeback on aussie label android muziq to follow up on last years successful hey ep.
this time around pascal mollin delivers two techno cuts aimed straight at the peak-hour floors, with a killer remix from belgian techno guru and the man behind rhythm converted, tom hades!
LOCEAN DAMOUR (PASCAL FEOS & FRANK LEICHER / REMERC RMXS)
12" Vinyl D21.11.11
why another new label? arent there enough on the market? approximately this some people may think while reading about the new music label from wigbert called sono vivo ...
but its not just another label! for wigbert its an impersonation of his emotions, feelings and the love to music. letting the thoughts run and the belief that dreams become true. sono vivo means >live your dream< and thats exactly what this new project is!
its needless to add many words to the big success of >the elephants< original release. we however could not resist to have it remixed by some of the worlds hottest producers. and here they are: great names, great music!! go for it