roman iv is roman flügel. surely, you dont need us to sing you the praise of his various styles. under his roman iv moniker, he always pursued his more contemplative dance floor side. la paloma is exactly that kind of perpetual and lulling marathon jam that recollects his testament tracks (check playhouse and ladomat for further listening) and needs to be followed all the way through. having said that, sa caleta looks for a more immediate hit. with a rigid punch and some greasy layers, you get romans take on the current or recurrent slow motion disco craze. straightened out and cut right to the chase. finally, lucy rolls over again, starts where la paloma ended and makes its way up to a subliminal hookline. for all you digi kids: look for the bonus beat mix tool supreme called 123 bpm. roman iv president
wer hätte 1995 gedacht, dass diese platte im jahre 2008 noch einmal so aktuell sein wird ? hypnotischer deephouse, damals so großartig wie heute. als bonbon gibt es mit >cairo< ein bisher unveröffentliches roman iv stück jener zeit obendrauf. go for it
the long musical tradition of electro-disco, italo style, foregrounds innervisions newest release. bringing together five producers for a celebration of their cosmic past and future-forward present, romantico disco ep is a resolutely italian affair.
its the big 5! berlin, frankfurt based label house is ok is celebrating its five-year long presence and has decided to mark that period with something special labels story started with a sticker homeboy printed in his former hometown, zagreb, saying house is ok. catchy, right? it became an underground slogan of the local scene. it didnt take long for people to embrace the idea stating that its ok to be into melodic, fresh, groovy yet, at times, a bit awkward dance music.
the first volume of the life is for living imprint is a double a-side of heavy disco infused house bangers. cut on 180 gram vinyl at 45 revolutions per minute for extra loudness and a special 11“ cut to protect those grooves from your dusty fingers. we hope you enjoy our first release as much as we enjoyed making it. and don’t forget life is for living.
bucharests romansoff brings post-industrial heat on sportiv002. with previous releases on creme organisation, mörk and his own raw tools, tudor cranks it to 11 and does crunchy, saturated beats under a killer analog riff on colonial past. bodylock on the flip is equally intense but chooses a more stone-cold approach. gripping, energetic material from a country at peak creativity. sportiv is a dexterous white label operation that brings you heavy-weight rhythmic performances from the world of techno athletics. related items
both roberto and his own fossil archive label continue to go from strength to strength. roberto has consistently delivered at dj bookings that have seen him return time and again to the likes of tresor and fabric, while the label has fast become a favourite in dj boxes and amongst techno heads. the label closed 2016 on a high with its first set of remixes from two techno legends, sterac and rolando. and now for the first release of 2017 roberto is thrilled to draft in the refined skills of fachwerk’s roman lindau. roberto has of course released on fachwerk in the past and been featured on the bill on more than one occasion when the berlin label have taken over berghain, so roman is a fitting and very welcome addition to his uk imprint. teaming up for ‘nerinea trinodosa’ on the a-side, roman and roberto’s production styles complement one another perfectly on this solid peak-time offering, bringing a depth and power that continues the fossil archive dedication to raw and unfaltering beats. roberto then goes it alone for ‘triage’ on the b-side, a track which was already featured on alan fitzpatrick’s recent fabric mix cd. with its tough tribal sound and deep bass, there’s some serious funk in the groove, completing another essential release from the fossil archive camp.
OUT OF HERE (ROMAN FLUGEL AND SIMON HAYDO REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL25.08.16
benedikt frey s arresting out of here was the second entry of our blanc series. originally a vinyl-only limited release, now the track gets a fresh new treatment in the hands of two mainstays of european techno: roman flugel and simon haydo. flugel s cosmic disco drama rework lives up to its name, maintaining the noir disco spirit of the original track but infusing it with tension-building sequences and strings that give it an extra mischievous twist. our favorite frankfurter also straightens the rhythmic skeleton and adds shuffling shakers to make it a relentless dancefloor weapon. haydo s remix delves into a more dismal terrain, transforming the vocals into haunted echoes, adding esoteric synths and topping it all with razor-sharp percussion in what sounds like a storm of ice asteroids falling into a lake of steel. the 12inch comes in a beautiful sleeve featuring an exclusive illustration by barcelona-based artist pau lopez and design by arnau pi.
it was five years ago that sonar kollektiv received high praise with the release of the set >romanian jazz - jazz from the electrecord archives 1966 - 1978<. and not only by jazz afficinados as a matter of course. renegotiations of the licensing contracts concluded in having the compilation now finally obtainable in digital format.
the debut solo album from visual artist james brooks. instrumental electric guitar compositions that respond to the history and geography of former roman roads.
pressing on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl, including cd-copy and 12 inch booklet.
roman flügel – third take. hot on the heels of >brian le bon< and the >desperate housemen ep<, the man like roman iv, soylent green and alter egos spectacled half supplies four tracks of heavenly proportions. ramona doesnt even know where to start with her eulogy, but at the start.
ramona loves roman. roman loves ramona. the two just cant help it. naturally, the desperate housemen ep is his second 12-inch effort for live at robert johnson and a showcase of his versatility. like a crosspollination of his efforts as solyent green, roman iv or under his original name, you get four distillates of house music, cold wave and frankfurt-style electro-funk. distinctive, sparkling, 4x4 and paying attention to detail, this is like an update of the unpredictability that once made a nu groove record so exciting, fresh and not desperate at all. truly romantic!
first on decks.deexcellent tribal techhouse madness , incl mihalis safras remix !! support by : luciano, richie hawtin, 2000 and one, brothers vibe, mark broom, m.a.n.d.y., claude vonstroke, gaetano parisio, martin eyerer, marko nastic
white label gears up for a great summer with the much-anticipated release from label owner reade whites project with russian singer natasha romanova. truth & romanova met early in 2009 and immediately noticed an undeniable synergy in their approach to music. lyrical content from romanova easily merged with truths melodic content and unique rhythmic barrage. wonderful division provides global dancefloors with a crisp electronic house groove complemented with hints of old school ny flavor. macif, on the b-side, slows the tempo for a memorably romantic downtempo jam / cosmic infected
funk me recordings is back! for this new release label owner fer br bring you fresh funk/disco material by phntm aka bryan cox, oliver kuzera, the new funk talent alejandro roman and fer br. essential if you want to bring happiness to your sets ,)
live at robert johnson is proud to present a new record by one of its most revered family members: roman flügel. a long-term companion of ramona and already offering records like on the balcony (solyent green, playhouse 041, 2000) to her praise in a very early stage, roman dedicates novel sound research findings to her young and boisterous label. and what a bass heavy beauty he created!
motorcitysoul are frankfurt veterans and deep house pioneers matthias vogt and christian rindermann (aka c-rock). vivid follows various successful releases (kazan and space katzle) on aus music, and their first debut studio album >technique< on simple. hailing from germanys own >motor city<, the pair have developed a reputation for creating soulful yet truely futuristic deep house that has a signature sound all of its own. >vivid< is trademark motorcitysoul û resonant evolving chord sequences, beautifully arranged organic percussion and >wild pitch< fx and loops combine to devastating effect. fellow frankfurter roman flugel gives the manheim house sound a damn good run for its money with a tight, loopy groove that locks you from the off. all kinds of detail and sound flourishes pop in once, never to be heard again, keeping the listener on their toesà.the package is completed with a percussion heavy dub that threatens to steal the show. roman flugel needs little introduction. one half of alter ego and one of the collective responsible for legendary labels playhouse and klang and not forgetting one of the finest clubs in the worldàrobert jonson