following some now cult releases on mutli culti, turbo recordings (with the much-acclaimed “mz”) and his recent lp “lotos land” on japanese imprint endless flight, our favourite east-berlin born child sascha funke is finally coming up with an ep on hippie dance’s sister label your and your hippie friends. “i guess more than one of you have noticed my obsession with sascha funke’s music over the past years since it is an essential part in my dj sets. after the pause he gave his solo work to put his attention into his amazing band project saschienne together with julienne dessagne (aka fantastic twins, also his partner in life), he came back with a really cool ep on kompakt records which i played over and over and left me wanting for more. being close friends gave me the luxury of having access to his material before other people and when i would visit the coolest couple in berlin, sascha would always play me his new tunes in the car while rolling through the city. every time i would ask for those tracks to play them and in the club, people that i would play with would often ask who was behind them, as it happened with tiga one night in cologne, and eventually led to sascha’s music being released on turbo recordings and multi culti the following months. now i finally got the chance and honour to release a sascha funke ep on our own humble label... acatenango. like every time, it all started with me visiting berlin, sascha playing his new material while cruising around on board of his german car, me getting in trance while listening to it, asking for it and playing it right away in my next sets. three super cool tracks, all very different from each other but somehow connected with the inimitable funke touch. powerful yet elegant, hypnotic yet fun, brutal yet sophisticated. sascha funke... he’s a hippie and he’s a friend.” rebolledo
after the world applauded sascha funke for his latest album lotos land, he gave away some tunes to friends for remix duties. düsseldorf based tolouse low trax formed twirl into a foggy dark mpc-seducer for romantic nighthawks that love dancing. also australian boy dreems prepared a remix that grooves odd and uncommon. his percussive version of im feiern und feuer is a slow whirlwind, perfect to start and end a great dj night. with tuff city kids a duo formed a remix that is good for big room love affairs. their version of purple hill is a heartfelt melange between trance and house deepness that works on any dance floor. the final edit comes from glasgows junto club, who transformed comola, a tune that they already produced originally with sascha funke, into a longing dark melodic synth stepper. four versions, four hits, four atmospheric dimensions beyond words. tune it loud!
did he ever really leave berlin? yes: sascha funke was regularly in cologne. but then nowhere else. sure, as a dj and live artist he travelled around the world. but as a producer he always remained true to his peer labels bpitch control and kompakt with some minor exceptions. so far, so good. but now, just after the german that started his early attempts as a producer to-gether with paul kalkbrenner dropped some new feverish spaced out solo eps on imprints like multi culti and tiga’s turbo recordings label, the berlin born producer, dj and football fever victim re-leases his new, third solo album “lotos land” on tokyo’s finest platform for diverse musical adven-tures endless flight.
after a few years spent in quiet reflection during his introduction to the wonders of fatherhood, in relationen emerges as both a refined and mature comeback, as well as a distinct new beginning for the long-time berlin producer. the pensive character, delicate emotional undertones, and careful lines drawn with precise tension across restrained arrangements may sound familiar to fans of his earlier work, but there is now a greater sense of calm, an openness that rewards listeners both on and off the dance-floor. as contemplative as it may be, in relationen still rocks, particularly on the title track, where a frontal psychedelic guitar line gently weeps across a haunting, hypnotic field of rhythm. the krautrock influence runs deep, not in a superficial way but in the depths of the music: atop the rolling, pastoral grooves, the vibe of a bright german mind reorganizing itself to a new framework, re-aligning to a fresh phase of life, finding deeper communion with the world through the discovered balance of inner peace
FACING THE SUN (SASCHA FUNKE & PAUL KALKBRENNER REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D30.09.10
not many words are needed to describe the roll fritz kalkbrenner is on right now, his vocal performance and songwriting skills are out in the open.. simply amazing!!! that s why we are very happy to present his debut single facing the sun of his very first artist album here today gone tomorrow , which will come out on october 15th. we are also very happy to have his brother paul kalkbrenner and his long time friend sascha funke on board for remixes!! exspect nothing less than phat dope shit! facing the sun in fritz kalkbrenner s own words: one more time, here is track that a few of you guys might be familar with. facing the sun was released as a non-vocal version on my first suol ep last year named wingman . i just couldn t resist recording some vocals on top. if you liked wingman , you will love facing the sun
some things seem to have a symbiotic relationship. prime example: a low-key electronic soundscape that leaves room for roaming thoughts, inhabited by an ethereal voice that colours in the musical silhouettes conjured in the minds eye. for his first ep since the >mango remixes< in 2008, sascha funke calls upon russian nina kraviz to make a feature appearance. with her releases on rekids, b77 and underground quality, this young woman has brought a rare combination of talents to bear: she sings, plays and produces with an equally astounding level of expertise. so what we have here is an encounter between of germanys most incisive techno producers and a singer of considerable charisma.
ein mann mit verflucht viel gesichtern: haito, der doktor mabuse des deutschen dancefloors. angefixt durch das eklektizistische dj-frühwerk von hans nieswandt und eric d. clark, trainiert auf den diversen wagen der loveparade, ins vinyl gepresst von so grundlegend unterschiedlichen labels wie kickboxer, spagat, malatoid, low spirit und acker records, ist unser held ein mit allen kondenswassern gewaschener dj, versierter produzent . dementsprechend offen hält sich haito seine kanäle, sammelt input wie andere briefmarken, vermählt gerne mal scheinbar zusammenhangloses und landet dennoch als begnadeter akustikkuppler von katzengleicher anmut stets auf allen vieren. fallhöhen fürchtet der mann definitiv nicht, denn er hat das beste polster von allen: skills. jene kamen ihm gut zupass bei der produktion von >fiat lux!<, dem multiplex unter den debut-alben, so bunt, so spannend, so bildhaft erzählt haito seine geschichten aus dem club, erweist sich als veritabler meister filmischer dramaturgie. >es werde licht!< licht auch auf der ersten vinylauskopplung die hell strahlend am firmament von einem sanft schimmernden sascha funke mix komplementär komplimentiert wird.
after the successful album debut of stimming, we are proud to release the first remix-single the kiss by two very special artists, first sascha funke, one of the most important stands of bpitch control, who provides us since years lots of joy with his unique mix of techno an funk. and second ripperton alias mr perspectiv, who brings as lazy fat people marvelous music to all dancefloors around the world.
lange überfällig aber dafür umso besser im ergebnis. superpitcher & tobias thomas gehen das mango thema deep & groovig an während koze uns mit seiner besten remixarbeit seit >1000 tränen tief< verzaubert. punchy, elegant, brilliant
incl great remixes by sascha funke and dj koze !! danse avec moi is the first single to be taken from noze s new album, songs on the rocks, the french duo s most surreal and scintillating vision of dance music yet, to be released on get physical music on april 25th. the 12 is equipped with remixes from sascha funke and the inimitable dj koze.>danse avec moi< is a proper love song. it is also noze s first ever song in french, and so with typical perversity, they thought it might be amusing to call upon an american to do the singing - the wonderful dani siciliano, best known for her albums for! k7 and litany of collaborations with matthew herbert. dani duets elegantly with david lafore (who also penned the song s lyrics) over a propulsive, swinging 4x4 drum tattoo, bouncy bassline, rippling harp and lavish string arrangements. as is so often the case with noze, the piano is at the forefront of the arrangement, providing not just straightforward melody and harmony but eminently danceable rhythm. it is an anthem in the making. you should know better than to expect a straightforward remix from kompakt s resident mad scientist, dj koze.
for sasha funkes new tracks he used several kind of gear – from a korg arp odyssey to a dave smith prophet 8, moog voyager, solina string keyboard or a yamaha pacifica guitar. stylistically his new orchestra lead him to a mesmerizing meltdown of trance, techno, synth-wave, post-punk and ambient parti-cles.
sascha funke hat sein zweites album fertig gestellt. jeder track Überrascht. das erste stück >mango< gewöhnt an die emotionen, die die weiteren titel hervorrufen werden. noch trinken alle entspannt ihr bier, um dann spätestens beim zweiten track fünfe gerade sein zu lassen
after kiki helped us bear the hard and long winter with his boogy bytes vol.1-mix, its now sascha funkes turn to bring the spring to everyone. the concept of the boogy bytes series is carried on consequently - a coherent mix of finely selected tracks with a perfect built-up of eager anticipation, its release and slow-down. sascha funke, who is dj-ing since the late 90ies and who is mainly influenced by the berlin based clubs e-werk, panoramabar and wmf, interlaces in his mix deep minimal with rather pop orientated tracks
velvet desert music vol. 1 introduces a new compilation series on kompakt, curated by one of cologne’s leading figures in electronic music, jörg burger (aka the modernist, the bionaut, burger/ink and many more).
its done. the final, last and endmost volume of remixes for tuff city kids (aka philipp lauer and gerd janson) unique debut album adoldesscent are here. featuring kink, prins thomas, sascha funke, shan, justin strauss whatever/whatever project and brussels bohemian mugwump, tck originals are treated with acid, balearic rhythms, lean berlin grooves, new york city dubs, uk breaks and belgian new beats. there is something for every taste and one for each situation. the vinyl edition carries kink, prins thomas, sascha funke and the previously unreleased proto-rave rocket icebot. for the rest, hit the download button, please. thats all folks.
berlin duo local suicide and mexican producer mijo join forces to deliver two stunning original works for the latest installment of roam recordings. edo kai tora is a uptempo main time jam with a nice vocal weaved through driving electronic stylings. ganz falsch has an electro boogie feel with cosmic synths and a fun vocal rhythmically tying it all together.
supporting the ep are two excellent remixes from renowned artists sascha funke and simple symmetry. sascha funke s elegantly dark version creeps in with a hypnotic and captivating energy while simple symmetry moves into party mode with pop sensible guitars and heavy wonkiness perfect for picking up the vibe at any party.
all four tracks are standouts on their own and together form an outstanding versatile ep and excellent addition to the roam recordings catalogue.
incl. the 12 inch vinylreleases : &nd013 (daniel bortz - katorka ep), &nd012 (audision - forty one spalding) und &nd010 (sascha funke / ivf - vanish / celine) plus bonus cd audision - surface to surface .. full pack of music for less money
whilst the bpitch control >werkschau< cd showcases the label and its 12-year history in its entire stylistic breadth, the first single from this exceptional album is predominantly about one thing: dancing! thats why we are not settling for album track lengths her, the single release is packed full of extended versions - made by ellen allien, sascha funke and moderat.
REINCARNATIONS - THE REMIX CHAPTER 2001 - 2009 (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl D17.03.09
get physicals neuester geniestreich heißt reincarnations - the remix chapter 2001 - 2009. hinter diesem namen verbirgt sich nichts weniger als die besten remixe von der meisterhand des one and only dj koze. es ist nur logisch, wenn stefan kozalla, auch bekannt als teil der gruppe international pony und einer der weltbesten djs und produzenten, einer der gefragtesten und begehrtesten remixer der szene ist. seine besten mixe aus seiner bis dato produktivsten schaffensphase alle vereint auf einer platte - das verspricht hochqualitative tanz- und hörmusik, die nicht nur in die beine, sondern auch direkt in bauch und herz geht. die platte hält, was sie verspricht: sein legendärer remix von heiko voss >think about you< ist genauso vertreten wie matthew dears >elementary lover<, sascha funkes >mango cookie<, der crossovererfolg >atlas< von battles, aus der eigenen physical-schmiede >danse avec moi< von nôze sowie der wunderbare hit-mix von matias aguayos >minimal<. als besonderes sahnehäubchen wird die platte abgerundet durch das extravagante >ich liebe euch< von hildegard knef im koze-mix! ein gesamtkunstwerk von der ersten bis zur letzten sekunde, zu dem man nur ein wort muss: enjoy!