roland appel is the well loved and respected producer and dj, based in southern germany. quickly recognised for his work for sonar kollektiv or compost, we are proud to announce his debut for poker flat recordings. the beautifully original and stand-out >fleurs du mal< is a classically themed masterpiece in the making. warm, phasing synth energies build before introducing cosmic choirs and bell melodies that blurs the boundaries between mysterious cult soundtrack and club bomb! the deep searchin >black leather< shows yet more techno promise with a brooding, textural synth at the centre of a full-on exploration into dark, tactile and satisfyingly underground territories. a true slow-burner, and a post tech-house killer in its own right, this detailed and accomplished cut forms the ideal futuristic backdrop to take us into 2011
roland appel of trueby trio, fauna flash and voom:voom fame is following up his huge hit dark soldier and the album talk to your angel (both released on sonar kollektiv) with an eerie tech house 12inch which is destined to be massive.
roland appel started producing music and spinning records in the early nineties. he was a member of fauna flash (together with christian prommer) and the trüby trio (with rainer trüby + christian prommer). in 2002 he released an album with peter kruder and christian prommer as voom:voom . with every project he toured the world and played clubs and festivals from montreal jazz festival, sonar festival to fabric london, new york, berlin and tokyo. from 2004 to 2006 roland lived in paris. during this time he started to write music for his solo career which quickly gained an international following. in 2006 returning to his home town of munich he teamed up with engineer jan krause to start recording once again. whether roland incorporates an accomplice or is working solo, thereÆs hardly a dull moment in the studio or on stage, captivating his audience by combining the integral influences of detroit techno, folk, disco all the way to soul and house. one of the most in demand tracks from the all night long album, snow gets a full single release as a result of the huge response from disco heavyweights horse meat disco, who took the time to contact us to tell us how much they love it. old school disco in every way, certainly not space and nothing nu about ita.. dfa darlings runaway turn it in a slow burning house direction that builds the tension until every last drop is wrung out in a sweaty pool on the dancefloor. nice.
this the 3rd installment of the 12inch series based on misunderstandings selected by jazzanovas alex barck and named after his monthly night at weekend club in berlin, is surely the hottest yet. arto mwambe has worked his remix magic on roland appel and lars bartkuhn making this a must have maxi single.
with inner soul (sk178/elektrish) on sonar kollektiv roland appel will tear the clubs down with some new and irresistible deep-house drama. after one year and 2 great eps that have taken dance floors down all over the world munich-born roland appel needs hardly introduction anymore! just 2 words will suffice: dark soldier. this stunning track was a secret hit at the 2007 miami winter music conference, and found its way into the bags and the charts of the biggest djs in the world.
unforgiven is an emotive and intense house track with an irresistible dancefloor flavour. straight 4/4 rhythms, beautiful layer of strings and cheerful keyboard stabs associated with the sublime voice of singer araba walton gives an impression of tranquillity to the track. on the flipside berlin dj star dixon is at the controls for an edit of roland appels dark soldier. dixons version is a pure dancefloor tear-jacker that will make your heart beat faster and that will fit perfectly in any house set.
check !! this stunning track was already a secret hit at miami winter music conference and sonar festival and was played by the bbc radio one shows of pete tong, annie mac and gilles peterson. other supporter are dj hell, miss kittin, tiefschwarz, michale mayer, laurent garnier, ame, rainer trueby, agoria and many many more
christian prommer veroffentlicht mit dieser ep einen großartigen vorboten auf sein im märz 2014 erscheinendes, erstes solo-album >Übermood< auf compost black label! gespickt mit tollen kollaborationen und remixen. zum einen gibt es - unglaublich aber wahr - mit duckwalk die erste gemeinschaftsproduktion mit dem langjährigen münchener weggefährten und compost-labelkollegen jan krause von beanfield. 70s synths, futuristische beats in kombination mit klassik-vocals und eine äußerst crispe produktion bilden das fundament für diesen erhaben anmutenden midtempo-tune.
inside out records returns with stevie r and ian mckenzie at hand to register another ﬁ,ne jewel within its growing catalogue of releases. the london based label, still within its early stages, has maintained its philosophy of delivering high quality underground music and *lost little girl* is no exception. remixes come from aki bergen, roland appel and alex zed.
subfossils music can be defined as being both deep and musical trying to give his tracks twists and turns from beginning to end. daniel ramm is a real teutonian perfectionist, each sound has been clearly defined in every nuance.munich native roland appel delivers the cant get no sleep remix - a solid floor filler with emotional outbursts typical of his production style!
supported by gilles peterson, dj yellow, brendon moeller, show b, matt caseli, dj pope, the jinks, timo garcia, nacho marco, samir maslo, andre hommen, russell pollit !! ferry ultra is back with a new gem for the lovers of funk and soul. after the huge success of his house classic ædangerous vibeÆ featuring the voice of legendary roy ayers, heÆs continuing this soulful vibe on let me do my thang with the great gwen mc crae on the vocals. while the original version is already a timeless classic with a lot of motown attitude, dop & roland appel take it to the clubs. dop did a proper job on their remix with a lot of brass instrumentation and great vocal arrangements. roland appel just took the main element from the vox and built a completely new track around, which works magic on the floor
nach längerer abstinenz ist audision mit zwei deepen house schubsern zurück im musikzirkus angelangt. elegant, souverän & stilvoll widmet man sich der aufgabe bevor roland appel auf der flipseite einen ganz dicken treffer landet und ordentlich punkte macht
limited nice price action !!! a mere 9 years old, watergate has steadfastly become one of the worlds most prominent electronic music institutions. this is due in no small part to its heady combination of picturesque location - its dancefloors face directly out onto the river spree - a wall-to-wall led light installation and its impeccable music policy, with the cream of the electronic crop passing through its doors every week. the mix cd series, now in its tenth incarnation,is a further means for the club to stamp its seal onto the scene, with many of the clubs residents and regular talents having been invited to contribute.
GUNSLINGERS AND GREENHORNS - POKERFLAT VOL.9 (2CD)
2x cd D28.02.12
2cds for the price of 1cd! includes bonus-mix-cd by steve bug. tracks on cd1 appear unmixed. includes no less than 10 new, exclusive and unreleased tracks from ribn, ian pooley, dj f.e.x. & ron costa, nick harris, aeromaschine, stuart geddes, nico lahs, alland byallo, tom taylor & gareth whitehead, sebastien san! its the ninth installment of the poker flat label-compilation reflects the current season of very strong & club chart provensingle releases by james what, daniel dexter, adultnapper, alex flatner & lopazz, show-b, roland appel, alex niggemann and steve bug & clé
compiled by jazzanova / feat. soulphiction, christian prommers drum lesson, paul bryan, the black seeds, thief, roland appel, quasimode, two banks of four, lars bartkuhn (needs), benny sings, recloose, and others
martyn needs no introduction and his p-funk inspired melody and bassline provide another entirely fresh take on the deliciously broken rhythms we have come to love from him. we thought it only fitting that we should try and get a different take on lee joness aria for the project, as it has been the most in demand single from the first 20 releases on aus.