linkan ray is back to be as one with his second release on the label in the form of universal language. backed up with 2 excellent remixes from the israeli label boss shlomi aber and the always on point rod, its another release not to be missed..
coming back for another round after his first ep for figure last summer, shlomi aber continues to explore different avenues of his multi-faceted sound, tying it all up in a nicely rounded package. setting the pace is driving opening track whistler, the producer showcasing his ability to craft something big but undoubtedly refined. he then lets old school drums cruise along gentle sways of washed out ambience, giving the deep heads something to really get into… back with more techno on the b-side, this time in true figure-style: lean, sharp, and utterly effective penetrate the system is sure to leave its mark and comes complete with an extended, separate intro, making for quite an experience. staying atmospheric to the end, aber chooses to step out in half-time, taking cues from dubstep as hollowed kicks carve out an endless tunnel that leads only ever deeper down the rabbit hole.
shlomi aber with an outstanding 5 tracker on andre kronerts odd even. born and raised in israel, shlomis personal approach, married with 15 years of production experience and over 20 years of djing, takes influence from jazz, funk, minimal, acid, and in particular the old techno movement. both his production and sets are based around techno influenced underground house music, creating a unique sound of intelligent and futuristic harmonies, and a natural mixture of strong and deep grooves. with this 5-tracker he proofs again why he is still one of the cornerstones in the techno movement. outstanding coverprint, shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
with a career spanning over 20 years worth of djing, production and label work, shlomi aber has gradually cemented his position as one of the scene’s cornerstones. his first outing for figure sees the now barcelona-based artist drawing on his many influences to deliver a tastefully rounded three- tracker. under two worlds grooves sublty aong a funky acid riff, while anthemic synths longilgy recall bygone moments of grandeur. this unique aber-ability, creating a composition that is as elegantly understated as it is undoubtedly epic, also comes through on the record’s b-side. paced only at half-time and drenched in dubby reverb, the weighing beats of ‚rumbles’ engage with delicately shapedhead sounds for some seriously spaced-out head nods. matrix is an tightly woven mesh of machinery insides, which aber nevertheless manages to channel into a fairly straight forward kinetic energy.
for its 10 years celebrations, be as one unleash a special v/a release in two parts with previously unreleased music by the imprint artists and frequent label collaborators. two 12” with unreleased material from the label head shlomi aber, truncate, skudge and jam., who are featured on this first instalment, markus suckut, savas pascalidis, eduardo de la calle and yotam avni will join the celebrations in the second part of the series.
shlomi aber is back on his be as one label with panix ep, this time joined by swedish techno master skudge. keeping the no nonsense techno attitude of his latest nonplus release, panix keeps bearing shlomis relentless, dark and raw signature sound. skudge strips down panix into 2 separate remixes, taking the original into a deeper and back to basics mood, with his known trademark grooves.
acclaimed be as one boss shlomi aber makes a big step up here by putting out a trio of his killer techno cuts on the always excellent and forward looking nonplus label run by boddika. his xy play ep continues in his no nonsense, floor facing style and impresses once more. shlomi aber is an underground titan who runs his own musical empire in the form of his be as one label. he has made it into an essential outlet for no frills house and techno and his own output has found him in fine favour with djs and dancers alike. playing all over the world and also serving as an expert at the emerging ibiza festival on the white isle, here he comes correct once more. the title ep xy play is a brain frying affair with cantering drums and stern synths bringing a dark and intone vibe to the groove. way old story is just as heads down but less ominous, here the synths are a little spooky and add intrigue to his slick rubbery drums. last but not least related sources is a hunched over house track with dub in its kick drums and a desolate industrial feel in the landscapes above. atmospheric from the first to the last moment, this is another killer ep from shlomi aber.
be as one label boss shlomi aber stepping up with a storming “back-to-basics” ep for his label’s 60th release. “paradox ep” packs together the strength of shlomis own paradox and monday paranoia originals, two cuts of proper darkroom and sweaty techno, with a remix by one of todays germanys techno ambassadors, markus suckut, whos back on be as one for his second visit after his excellent watching the sunset ep.
new ep from shlomi aber on his own be as one imprint. 3 driving cuts of pure darkroom techno: peak time a side warfare with driving drums influences, while the b side polished with the deeper, mental vibes with conexion and thrived under.
48V/SHADED IN MARS (TRUNCATE, JEROEN SEARCH REMIX)
12" Vinyl D07.11.15
following on the success of markus suckut and eduardo de la calle previous releases, shlomi abers next release is another ep of fast driven, pulsating, relentless techno, topped with remixes by two of the most sought after producers of the past years, truncate and jeroen search. on the a side, 48v and its truncate remix, while on the b shaded in mars and jeroen searchs remix of it. another one to bag.
shlomi abers new 12inch slides perfectly into the nonplus catalogue with two slabs of straight up no nonsense techno. with well over 15 years of production history and 20 years of djing across the globe he knows exactly what it takes to move a dance floor. israel born and raised but heavily influenced by the old detroit techno movement shlomi managed to balance his roots into the modern wave of the current techno peers. working from an aladdin s cave of analogue gear he crafts a raw and groove laden sound often attempted but rarely achieved by others. takeover and street works are two tracks demonstrating hes a producer whos mastered his craft and is at the top of his game right now.
repress 2015 !! guy gerbers nächster cocoon streich nach > this is balagan< !! melodiöse und gleichsame minimale techhouse puncher der extraklasse die wegen ihrer tiefe in bleibender erinnerung verweilen... must have !!! not only played by sven väth
sometimes the best things in life come slowly, building up over a prolonged amount of time to reach a perfected state of euphoria. thats the ethos at play as josh winks ever-lasting ovum imprint release the breathe ep from ben hoo. the london based producer and multi instrumentalist draws on his long list of influences and tastes, weaving in classical structure, down-tempo beats and more into his eclectically flavoured tracks.
after his latest be as one release o.d. / helter skelter, and following yotam avni and konplotts endevours on the label, shlomi aber keeps techno flowing from his imprint, releasing his new zipperwork / clones in my backroom ep. zipperwork is a relentless, fast paced techno cut, heavy bass and chunky groove, with a smartly programmed groove. flip the side, and with clones in my backroom you get a slice of straight acidic techno funk, a big room anthem with a distinctive quirky line that goes the extra mile, set to be one of the major of tune of spring 2015.
minimalistic, acid flavours and shlomis signature grooves make up the opening track o.d., while on the flip the label boss brings up the energy for the peak-time with helter skelter. strong, smartly crafted techno once again from shlomi aber on be as one.
for the last release of 2013 be as one has kept a very unique collaboration under wrap between two great friends and producers, shlomi aber and guti. the result of this encounter is blossom, a track where drums and basslines smoothly fuse together creating a funk swing on a tech roll, its deep, chunky and steady.
released on defected, no doubt is exemplary of south africas cueburs ability to construct the organic and cheerful sounds prominent within the flourishing south african house scene. throughout the track is a blend of raw sounding percussion that when combined with marrisa guzmans delicate yet captivating voice results in a warm and leisurely anthem. on remix duties is the prestigious shlomi aber whose rendition still utilises guzmans mesmerising vocals whilst making use of his signature techno elements to create a more innovative twist.
shlomi aber is known for his dark never ending grooves, and his new be as one release is once again proof of how the label boss is able to inject the right amount of funk in his beats. after the success of we dont fit on cadenza, fooling games feat. moggli on be as one and his more recent mancha on desolat, shlomi drops the doppler and limited by you. both sits on the line between house and techno, with shlomis trademark rolling tech-funk grooves driving the dance in its own exceptional way.
2012 repress !! recognized as one of the main techno pioneers and influential artists of the recent time, shlomi has the kind of impact usually reserved for inbound meteors, the reason for which is buried in a ground swell of genre-defying appreciation and support.
in the sand shlomi aber delivers on his own be as one a new special treat after his recent release on cadenza.foolish games is a classy piece of vocal techno, featuring the dreamy voice of french artist möggli, a long journey into deep techno landscapes and a true masterpiece in shlomis career.lines in the sand on the flipside is an uplifting slice of classic sounding techno, that will surely win the linkings of many djs across genres.
desolat welcomes shlomi aber on desolat x, a series for relentless dance tracks. head honcho of be as one imprint, and one of the influential artists of the recent time, debuts on desolat with rough steps, an ep brimming with great tracks, and first 4 track 12inch in shlomis career. chunky groove and hallucination, rolling hi-hats and irresistible bass lines - its all here and it hold all that shlomi is known for. enjoy!
for his first release of 2012 shlomi aber has kept aside for be as one two of his most roadtested secret weapons of the last months. after a successfull 2011 with two big releases on be as one, which include his exciting collaboration with dj sneak, and the remixes pack for his album on ovum, its now time for >in dancetrippin ep<. in dancetrippin on the a and >faced u< on the b are indeed two very special tracks. as its name says, the a side is a dance-trip indeed, trippy vox and rolling grooves dubbed into shlomis own dark and hypnotic quality trademark sound. faced u on the b is another kind of trip into sounds, this time with a more minimalistic but yet jazzy approach, making it a quality sounding peak time anthem.
huge remixes by shlomi aber and emmanuel, already supported by the likes of yousef, timo maas, pig & dan, marco bailey, samuel l session, smokin jo, carlo lio, misstress barbara, kenny larkin, layo, gregor tresher, nick curly, slam, len faki, dubfire, nick warren, deetron, tiefschwarz, christian smith, danny tenaglia and more!
2011 is going very well for shlomi aber, having started the year with his dj sneak collaboration on be as one, followed by his acclaimed double album-remixes pack on ovum which are still all over the charts and dj boxes. now shlomi is back on his own label and takes things into a summery mood with the opening track >coconuts<, which is built around an hypnotizing synth melody, and shlomis uplifting smooth drums . on the other side is >who said that<, a rare vocal cut from shlomi which is a proper groover on the floor, with its minimalistic architecture but effective elements, surely something that will be picked up by many
another modern classic from be as one is generating consensus from two of the main producers of recent times. after his latest releases on r&s and objektivity and his acclaimed artist album on ovum, shlomi aber returns on be as one with an original work after a long absence on his own label, since the times of the magnificent groundbreaking >sketches< alongsie detroit piooneer kenny larkin. now he does it again with a bang, involving in the project the legendary house stalwart dj sneak, whose been quite busy in the latest years unceedingly preaching the house gospel. abers original version of after touch bares the man own techno trademark, heavy dark funk bass and snares, all looped up with a consinstent drive and shaky groove. dj sneak does his thing on the b side, stomping his trademark sound all along the 10 minutes of the track, bringing the perfect balance to this release with a hoursier version of chunky, raw and old school groove.
fresh from the incredible success of his chicago days / detroit nights< album on josh winks ovum recordings, the be as one label boss continues to bring the heat, with a brand new double-header for objektivity.
a side >majestic<, with its stripped structure and layered vocal, has already become a staple in the sets of a few close friends. its hypnotic and relentless, jackin groove is sure to make it an instant favourite. flipside >glooming< is from classic chicago stock. filtered to perfection and already picking up support from dj sneak, it delivers a welcome blast of windy-city-inspired house.
shlomi aber on objektivity, a perfect match!
THE MAN WITH THE CASE (REBOOT, STACEY PULLEN, SHLOMI ABER REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D16.08.10
only for an artist like samuel l session and on labels like be as one, you could put together a remixes pack with some of the most genre defining producers in the dance music of the recent time and beyond. such is indeed for sls album the man with the case remixes pack. on the a side you have label boss shlomi aber, soon to release his 2nd long awaited artist album on ovum, who has reworked big bad drum in a jazzier, dubbier vein. damage is assured on the dancefloors. cadenzas main man reboot takes samuels the soloist and turns it into an hipnotic techno journey, something very different from what frank is known for. stacey pullen needs no introduction, being one of the leaders of the second wave of detroit techno hes a legend in the scene. with him, sls sections get reworked to a new high. to close the package, the soloist get remixed by sls himself, and its turned into a new dancefloor groover, bearing once again the swedish master imprint.
if we ever called it a classic…this is what we meant . after releasing one of the best artist album of the last years on carl craigs planet e label, kenny larkin joins now forces with one of the most influential artists of the recent times shlomi aber, and his acclaimed label be as one imprint. shlomi aber and legendary detroit pioneer kenny larkin are two artists that needs no introduction to the techno crowds. while the first one is recognized as one of the most forward thinking artists of the recent years, the other one is responsible for releasing some of the finest pieces of electronic music ever produced. sketches ep comes with 2 different versions of the same track, both having old school vibes reminiscent of the days when house and techno went hands in hands. kennys version is a superbly produced slice of techno, with an amazing drums progression in a typical larkin style sustaining a hypnotic lead pattern, all conjuring together to take the dancefloor into a 10 minutes long, deep and mind tripping tour. label boss shlomi aber, takes a different approach by putting out a tougher version, a loopy phat bassline and a jazzy rhythm with snare hits makes this tune a funkier techno shuffle a pure classic to come, already supported by basically everyone, from the detroit old school guys to the recent house and techno leaders
with his 4th release on his own imprint, shlomi aber this time takes a slightly housier road, mixing once again different elements from both the techno and house worlds. something that be as one has made one of its strong point when delivering the goods. with namgo on the a and black title on the b expect techno meets house on both fronts, smartly mixed with etchnic flavoured chants, tribal influenced rhythms and the usual shlomi aber productions quality and his imprint
be as one is back with an ep from the imprint owner shlomi aber (ovum). side a is home to >diosa< which is a freaky minimalish track with a hypnotic techno groove and a quirky enrollment. a peak time monster with no compromises in terms of quality as we are all used with anything coming out from shlomis studio. a real hit in the making. on the b side sits >sekur<. take one of shlomis infamous rolling and yet bouncy grooves and mix it together with the right uplifting and funky synth sound, make everything fit together as a master can and the result will be an assured asshaking on every dancefloor!
shlomi aber has delivered his debut release on ovum. coming off his successful releases on cocoon and renaissance. shlomi is one of the hottest producers of the moment and he has delivered a twelve inch that is totally ovum. the original mix is is an absolute roller. shlomi knows how to deliver the groove. he manipulates the percussion to creat a very cool rhythm that builds to a prime time climax that drops back into that infectious groove. on the b side gel abril brings in the 303 to give the track a twisted approach. the acid mix is an absolute stormer ready to devistate any main room set! gel abril tweaks the acid line into perculating climax that drops back in to devistate any dance floor. this record is big!!
>be as one recordings< is the newly born label from the israeli dj and producer shlomi aber. shlomi signed to world top labels as >sony / bmg<, >ovum<, >cocoon<, >renaissance< & >audio therapy< to name a few and has released underground milestones as, >sea of sand< and >tel aviv garden<, which found their way into the charts and playlists of many of the top djs and magazines, with support from names such as john digweed, sven vath, dave seaman, pete tong, nic fanciulli, green velvet and tiefschwarz, backed by inclusions in the tastemaker cool cuts, buzz charts, and top sellers to name but a few. shlomi is on a roll at the moment and this release will prove once again why he is the >man of the moment< and will keep his new label expectations high
15 years nordstern by shlomi aber nordstern is switzerlands most prestigious underground club and a 3 times winner for switzerlands best club at the swiss nightlife awards. this year nordstern celebrates its 15th anniversary, with a rough techno mix cd by our long time friend and club favourite shlomi aber.
be as one is proud to present shlomi aber live from sankeys ibiza, a new project coming directly from the decks of its label boss. a full length mixed cd, that comprises 14 exclusive and unreleased tracks by some of the most interesting artist of the past year, carefully selected and mixed live by shlomi.
toll so, nur so vor coolness strozend gibt es hier vollgepackt chicago & detroit infizierte tracks die eine analog wirkende roughness an den tag legen, daß einem der atem stockt... top cd !! decks tipp
4x12inch set, special 15th anniversary edition, with special deluxe 4 gatefold, shrink wrapped incl download card celebrating its 15th anniversary as well as the monolithic catalogue 100, figure releases a gem-packed compilation featuring 15 artists who are shaping the current sound of the label.