olivier kolly aka oktet is back for this 3rd techno home-made release by gravitation crew! the first track is a timeless acid bomb that resounds like the ideal soundtrack of an interplanetary space travel. with his reinterpretation, dmt and knotweed label boss philippe petit continues the space exploration, the planet toward which we’re heading seems more strange and intriguing. 2nd track is as an epic adventure to the borders of real and imaginary. newrhythmic label boss joton gives an hypnotic remix where sirens and tribal rhythms are mixed up. time to take off !
philippe petit releases his debut ep on involve records, >rhino<. the belgian artist delivers a three-‐,,,,cut weapon full of melodies and acid spirit. serious damage for the dancefloor in this exploration on the grooviest side of techno.
dmt 013 is philippe petit s first and only techno attack for 2017. the record starts with lose yourself (part i) , an atmospheric track with a groovy rhythmic pattern that builds into a menacing acid trip. it continues with one life , using some very clear dubby pads, snare and toms, its underlying baseline bringing a happy feeling to the e.p. lose yourself (part ii) is aggressive and hypnotic at the same time, its intricate structure leading the listener to a state of trance. the record ends with distant memories , a prime time techno cut with several layers of synths to cover all sound frequencies to devastating effect.
yan cook makes a stong impression with his debute ep on dynamic reflection. melter ep includes three mesmerizing originals and an outstanding philippe petit remix on top. yan cook shedding his upcoming status more and more and turning himself into an artist which is here to stay. this ep has already did some serious damage on the floors, as expected. >> repress
NSP 002 REMIXES (STEPHANIE SYKES / ORION / ANNIE HALL / PHILIPPE PETIT)
12" Vinyl NL28.04.17
annie hall, stephanie sykes, orion and philippe petit get featured in this third release on nsp music. four artist’s vision we love, remixing some fresh techno tracks of talented artists mtd & compass.
with its tenth dmt release, philippe petit drops energovill, a big room techno bomb driven by a repetitive synth pad and a dreamy distorted saxophone line that will leave nobody indifferent. philippe then strips down the track even more to deliver a dub oriented, beat-heavy version of the track. on the other side, ubx127, from the figure stable, is on remix duties: he takes the key elements from philippe s versions and turns the title track into an unforgiving minimal techno attack. philippe closes the ep and reworks energovill once again, this time into a melodic, atmospheric and dreamy beatless version.
dear friends, it s been five years already since i started this adventure. thanks to all the artists involved so far: myk derill, gonzalo md, opuswerk, myles sergé, terrence dixon, invite, hydergine, julixo, dying & barakat, bleak, benales and the fallen. most important of all, thank you for your support! here is to another 5 years.
scrape starts with a slow minimalistic acid bomb tones aimed to burn the dancefloor. side b continues with meltdown, a dub track where the chords slowly progress to their peaks, underlined by a heavy kickdrum. the e.p. finishes with flotation, keeping its core minimalistic concept, full of sub bass and high treble, reminiscing of early hood or mills.
the state of the world e.p. brings you 4 new tracks by philippe petit. appearing develops a positive tone through layers of heavy bass and a deep 808 kick that finally blooms into a warm synth line. expanding exults happiness thanks to its multiple layered bleepiness, aiming to put the listener in a state of trance. shrinking is a hard hitting percussive affair, whose relentless beats, driving hi-hats patterns and claps take you into what can be seen as a neverending downward spiral. disappearing rings the alarm with a 132 bpm fury of pads and subtle acid, but it might already be too late... support from rodhad, len faki, johannes volk, boris, samuli kemppi, i/y and many more..
up and coming belgium-born activist philippe petit, operator of the knotweed and decision making theory labels, returns to figure spc with a delightfully versatile four tracker. spanning cold-wavesynth electronics, purist club techno and up-building melodic zones, its perhaps petits strongest effort yet. capturing a neo-classical, archaic mood in >mist<, philippe works stunning cyclic synth themes along with tactile filtering drum patterns. >solaris< and >negative zone< then both work stand-out tracky, trippy elements into two killer club weapons, showing off the frenchmans studio skills. the lighter footprint of >suspended< closes the ep with a joyful, above the clouds journey, lifting up weightlessly into the ether.
long-serving french talent philippe petit is welcomed to figure spc with this dextrous and inventive four-track ep. petit is the owner of the knotweed and decision making theory labels, enjoying a busy schedule as a fine purveyor of edgy, melodic and classic techno stylings. we look forward to more to come from mr. petit!
mixing berlin and detroit influences, philippe petit comes up with three new tracks that will satisfy listeners looking for main room full-on pumping techno, detroit chords or atmospheric early/late evening dubby sounds. supported by paul hamill (psycatron), skudge, markus suckut, mattias fridell, unbalance, satoshi fumi, salvatore freda, richie hawtin, gonzalo md, paco osuna, myk derill, nicolas duvoisin, myles serge, opuswerk, eric cloutier, zadig, alan nonamaka...
this is the second episode of our various artists serie. the fallen (a collaboration between plural (james johnson) and fbk (kevin kennedy)) opens the e.p. with interference, a fast paced killer hypnotic dance floor friendly dub track: they create a sound that is unique, fluid and extremely danceable. philippe petit follows with exposed, a stripped down, bleepy bass-heavy rhythmic piece of techno. julixo brings us own structure, an aggressive jackin techno track leading to a warm synth line that will leave nobody indifferent. terrence dixon closes the e.p. with odd numbers, a track that only him can do. sub bass melodic techno reduced to the max: ace!
benales opens the e.p. with radiate, a track where you can clearly hear his influences of the american school of 90s minimal techno. long time dj but new on the production side, this is benales first effort on vinyl. after his initial masterpiece on knotweed records (kw006) and a handful of releases on demented (hiss 1992) and krill, opuswerk is back on knotweed with displacement, a trippy, hard hitting, analogic techno attack: no concession on this one! gonzalo md has already delivered the goods on both knotweed (kw004 and kw011) and decision making theory (dmt 006), as well as a fantastic ep recently on extrasolar. here, with sharp oscillation, he keeps developing his unique style, producing a highly percussive, almost samba-like, piece of techno. label owner philippe petit closes the e.p. with indian summer, a track moving along a warm bassline, bearing some recognisable krautrock influences.
with the release of this set of remixes figure head len faki reveals previously unseen shades of both the source material and his own musical identity. produced over the course of last year and originally never intended to come out, the hidden objects were to remain just that – hidden from anyone but faki himself who was privately developing a different side of his in the studio.
for their second vinyl release, the guys from initial berlin get none other than detroit techno legend claude young to open their new va compilation with a beautiful ambient mix of *no longer us*. knotweed records owner philippe petit follows with *versatile* a 707-heavy jam à la john heckle whilst on the b side, youngsters kalli, lado and viels give their personal views on the berlin techno scene with three relentless and punishing stompers! limited to 500 copies / silk-screened sleeve by artist franck itow.
the opening track on this double sided gynltd series comes from hironori takahashi. speclaz displays sharp panned cymbals and sonics, underpinned by a pulsey rhythm and modulated organesque synths. the takaaki itoh remix is a deeper and more moody affair, albeit with a similar syncopated rhythm structure and some tasty modulated acidic synth stabs with filtered atmospherics. on the flip-side, myk derill s crossroads takes a turn for a more broken industrial rhythm with looped vocal chants holding it all together before breaking down into a washed out synth breakdown, then returning to the pre-emnent fat rhythm and vocalised stabs. finally track 4 sees philippe petit remix, with the artist opting for a very stripped back 4-4 hi-hats/percussive workout underpinning minimalistic modulated synth and gentle bassy offsets. the most tooled-up track of this ep.
poker flat rec proudly presents it s fifth label compilation! the 2xlp version holds the six tracks which have been exclusively produced for this album by john tejada & bilal bashir, dan berkson & james what, steve bug & clé, philippe autuori and jamie jones. altogether >poker flat volume 5< is a huge package incl state of the art songs in the field of techy & reduced house and techno from one of the coolest labels around !!