politics of dancing records releases the third number of their famous p.o.d edits series. quite a line up on this one, with shonky, franck roger, 2vilas and john jastszebski reworking some house classics and underground gems. a weapon for your crate not to be missed.
it s time for a fresh new release from the apollonia stable, and this time around we unveil four groovy gems from shonky and tolga fidan working together for the first time, giving us a winning combination and one which is sure to satisfy fans of both artists. the first track dynamo sets the tone for the ep, the bassline has a deadly groove, while playful effects dance around at the top end creating an immersive atmosphere. intergalactic vibes. after that comes bastille , which features a similarly jaunty rhythm with a variety of bleeps, chirps and twangs layered on top on each other to give the track its depth and character, while a menacing b-line does its dirty work in the low end.on the flip we get micro-ondes , a mysterious into the undiscovered lands of planet funk. you feel as though you ve been transported to another world, where warped creatures lurk, calling out for your attention. as for the bass, its rhythm is utterly contagious. finally americana completes the collection, maintaining the unusual use of sound prevalent throughout the ep it utilises a myriad distorted instruments. support in the low end comes via a tough, punchy bass riff.
one of the core members of the apollonia family is the mastermind behind the label’s latest release. shonky steps up with his first solo ep since ‘plombiére’ which dropped in july 2016. full of funky flavours and that distinct ‘shonky style’, the new ep consists of four brand new tracks produced exclusively for apollonia. each track emanates its own unique vibe, while reppin’ shonk’s irresistible groove. on side a we have ‘tyrolien’, a jaunty number with bright tones and a tight, rolling groove. shonky injects it with a series of unusual fx and what sounds like an wizened old creature, speaking about ‘the foulest stench in the air’. it’s a superb combination and sets the ep off to a great start.next up is ‘beat street’ which has a heavier set of beats, which stomp down as a marauding b-line gets to work. tiny fizzes and cheeps in the background add depth, sounding like robotic birds at play in the wild. the track is minimal in its make up, but deep and engrossing, classic shonky material.flip the vinyl over and we have ‘torro rosso’, a bold, stomping workout with fresh percussion and a jovial analogue riff. as the bubbly low end percolates way down below, the beats pump the track along and an extra layer of analogue funk enters the fray midway through. the final track is titled ‘serpent à,, sonnette’ and swithes the vibe. it’s loose, meandering and twisted, with a hypnotic bassline and super sharp percussion. this one is going to get the dance floor locked into a groove, as it progresses a sweet, chirpy melody brightens the mood. feel the glow!once again shonky demonstrates his ability to produce groovy dance floor cuts that have their own unique fingerprint, danceable, unusual and utterly captivating. grab the new ep now!
one of the founding members of apollonia, shonky was responsible for his label’s very first release back in 2012 with ‘the minneapolis touch’. outside of working on the trio’s debut lp ‘tour a tour’, shonky has been relatively quiet on the solo tip. here on apollonia’s 25th release we’re treated to four new cuts from the berlin-based parisian, kicking off with plombiè,,re (plumber in english). shonky injects a variety of unusual sounds, which revolve around a jaunty bassline, while voices dip in and out of the background, repeating the mantra ‘house music’ together with other difficult to decipher vocal clips. the track has a catchy rhythm that bounces along with aplomb. up next ‘house me’ is a sleazy, mischievous cut with a deadly low end and a seductive vocal that urges you to ‘house me’. as the bassline rumbles, high pitched effects add a hypnotic element to the track. badboy business.on the b-side we have ‘perchee’, which is powered by cleverly layered percussion, which is almost ‘live’ sounding. another one of those ‘shonky’ basslines gets us straight into the groove, with utterly contagious beats – this is one to shake the dance floor down its core. finally, ‘cosmopolis’ has that inner city realness flowing through with the chatter of a street corner in the background, a killer b-line and one of those classic vocal samples that is oh so familiar and gets you nodding your head as soon as you hear it. and there it is, four dance floor cuts with plenty of depth and groove in true shonky style… c est formidable!
KUSHTRAXX EP (SHONKY RMX) (TRANSLUCENT GREEN VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK25.09.14
the next ep on holic trax, limited coloured vinyl, is a collaboration from running back & desolat man robert dietz and ibiza based house talent tuccillo complete with a edit from frenchman and apollonia member, shonky.
while feeling very honored and excited to have three extremely talented artists feature on his new real tone records release, shonky the french berlin-based producer who is also a part of apollonia, has asked larry heard, delano smith and the martinez brothers a couple of different questions each to give us more of an insight to them and their artistry.
early feedback and support from reboot, steve bug, jimpster, raresh, deetron, soul clap, subb-an, huxley, damian lazarus, tania vulcano, ryan crosson, ellen allien, dj deep, dyed soundorom, matthew styles, kate simko, d julz, trus me...
dan ghenacia, the force behind the inaugural label of parisian house talent freak n chic, returns alongside his closest allies dyed soundorom and shonky to launch their new imprint – apollonia. sharing the same roots, the same tastes and the same musical vision, apollonia was a natural, if not inevitable progression for the three friends.well mainly focus on releasing our own music, but of course we are also really open-minded to sign any producers we all enjoy, says dyed.the label will serve as a platform for the trio‟,,,,,s productions, representing new beginnings based on a solid family that have already done much to shape the underground house scene, in paris and beyond. if the former era was a learning curve for all three, in both the music and business sense, one has high expectations for the quality of production on apollonia to come !shonkys ep the minneapolis touch will mark the first release for the label. forthcoming in february 2012, it features three tracks of strong house grooves, hynoptic melodies and hushed vocals for his signature sultry sound.
its fitting that this summer season sees months of culprit planning and scheming come to fruition. a relationship that began almost four years ago, between culprits la crew and parisian native shonky, has finally been realized, with the mercurial frenchman stepping up for his first full culprit release, >oasis<. shonky first ventured to la when droog hosted him on the now defunct terrace space at avalon in late 2007. since then he and culprit founders droog have become close cohorts, sharing the same musical wavelength, having playied together half-a-dozen times at locations ranging from miami, barcelona and los angeles. shonky was finally introduced on the label earlier this year, when he and dyed soundorom collaborated on a remix of lee foss >your turn girl<
after a long break cécille numbers comes back with a great 4 tracker from alex celler. after huge tunes like >caedmoon loop< and >a sin< together with his friend anthea, alex goes for his first record by himself on cécille. on the a side you find >blue vaudeville< a great emotional dancefloor track with an awesome catching groove, together with shonkys perfect summer anthem interpretation of this tune you have two different strong heaters for the hot summer. on the flip you find the cool clubbing monster >dawn in the jungle< with an unforgettable hookline plus >eccosaise< which shakes every ass on your dancefloor
after ellen alliens album >dust< kicked up a lot of the same in 2010, it was only a matter of time until the right remixers for the album were found. no less than the creme de la creme of today s house scene was allowed to have their way with these tracks. and the results are more than fitting. although we have already burned a full-length cd containing all of the remixes they created, we are not planning on leaving the vinyl-loving faction (or whats left of them) out in the cold either. this 12 inch features three powerful club tracks from three outstanding remixers. each unrivalled in their own space.
real tone throw its sights today on shonky. after his amazing releases on spectral, crosstown rebels or contexterrior, freak n chics muse seduce real tone records with his velour ep and show us a new evidence these two visions merger. franck roger flavours it all with a boiling remix to which only he holds the secret, and that does the trick. if 2010 has seen the house scene reach an undeniable hegemony, 2011 will indisputably mark its zenith. support from josh wink, luciano, jamie jones, delano smith, deetron, sascha dive, reboot, jimpster, sebo k, tony lionni, djulz, mr v, culoe de song, seth troxler
rmxs by shonky, alex celler, sierra sam !! bloody mary’s black pearl made quite a splash this summer, receiving a storm of praise from djs and critics alike – especially impressive considering it was her debut album, as well as the first full-length record on contexterrior. awarded 4 out of 5 stars from dj mag and resident advisor, and getting play from a wide cast of djs (tiefschwarz, adam beyer, luciano and so on), black pearl has set itself apart as contender for techno album of the year!
supported by: mark henning (soma), anthony collins (freak n chic), james priestley, sian (karmarouge), ptoile, daniela stickrofth , luciano esse (kailash), gavin herlihy (mood music) xpansul (minus),.. the sonotheque project was created at the end of 2005 by two producers david campanini and alexi dendias.they managed to create tracks with an experimental, obscure, sexy and spiritual feeling, remaining on that hype wave which is changing the fertile ground of techno and house. their style is a blend of digital and analogue sounds, groovy rythms and carefully researched melodies , with an aftertaste of jazz and funk….
crosstown rebels meldet sich zurück und überzeugt mit einer weiteren qualitätsarbeit. eine fette high end produktion, von den wohl bekanntesten newcomern aus frankreich: jennifer cardini & shonky! weiter so!! mit freundlicher unterstützung von simon baker, shinedoe, laurent garnier, anja schneider..
for the second exclusive >eyelights< two-track sampler ep, we bring releases from two of freak n chics finest new talents – shonky and dyed soundorom. the a-side to fnc030 comes from shonky with >bushes<. >bushes< is shonkys softer side, unraveling warm and dreamy loops and beats it is filled with luminous synths and samples. >he did something more housey, something looking more towards what i play. a new side of shonky that we dont know yet, but its really good. and you can recognise shonky is still keeping his style in there of course.< dan ghenacia shonky studied mathematics before finding his passion in the formula of techno music. his recent debut artist album >time zero< for freak n chic propelled him to the forefront of a fresh generation of producers. with past releases on crosstown rebels, mobilee, substatic, resopal and of course freak n chic he plays a main role in the new current of french talent.
after their first appearance last year with the amazing remix of ranco relaxo its now time for another action on mobilee. >august in paris< is a very smooth, emotive and timeless song. the female influence on this track is massive. >lies< seems to be influenced by the shady sides of life. a deep groove with lots of dark sequences, 100 percent pure hypnosis..
as a coproducer of jennifer cardini he could already rest on some laurels, but he still has own plans. after a lonesome 12inch on freak n chic this likeable party terrorist, not goes free of charge with paris anarchos like dj:terry: co-operates, now to the attack. sub static presents two properly psychedelic minimum racketeers as they could hardly fall out more individualistically.correctly fitted with spring beats deliver the through ball for precisely placed schizo chords and who is still responsible there, has missed the takeoff. hypnotically the sounds mill themselves by the bodies and hatch behind the diaphragm, only to press ahead at the right moment like alien out of ripley. techno, how he raves and dances. to one howls, yesyes
all four tracks on this ep fit perfectly into a modern yet minimal dj set while soundlike olivier has been raiding his sähkö collection mixing it up with his own style an skills. if you like the dryness of sleeparchive (zzz) together with bouncing minimal then this is one release that wont let you down. played by ivan smagghe, madga, richie hawtin
the 75th ep on moon harbour is one that connects the past with the present: the release is made up of three remixes and re-edits of classic tracks by label boss matthias tanzmann. charged with serving up these goods are one third of apollonia, namely frenchman shonky, saved records boss nic fanciulli and his brother mark and, finally, matthias himself updates one of his own cuts.
coinciding with the cinema premier of bar25 – tage ausserhalb der zeit (bar25 –days out of time), the bar25 label is releasing the official soundtrack. together with its closest musician friends, the label began work over a year ago on exclusive tracks that would be included in the final cut. the result is a remarkable compilation of works from a number of music genres – a unique collection of musical contributions by steadfast companions of the exceptional place that was bar25. this 12inch inch is a very special present to our vinyl friends.like the film, this compilation a tiny testament for eternity to the late, great bar25 something definitely worth having on the shelf for reliving the feelings experienced there when it existed from time to time.
like two sides of the same coin, paris and los angeles share a certain savoir faire – an enthusiasm for creativity and the arts plus an innate sense of hedonistic fun. to that list you can now add another, as currently both cities are home to some of the most exciting young labels, parties and musical talent in dance music. collectives that are defining the future sound of underground music, not just in their respective cities, but across the globe
maya jane coles was one of the biggest sensation of 2010 with the ep >what they say<, released under real tones records. the 23 years old anglo-japanese dj topped legal download sites charts, and this ep put her and the label under the spotlights. now is the time for the awaited remixes, especially the track >what they say< which has appeared to the eyes of the public as highly inspired by 90s house music and particularly by marc kinchens style while in facts, maya jane coles influences encompass many different styles, ranging from hip hop and trip-hop to dub, and nights out in londons drum & bass/ jungle underground scene.
early djs supports and feedbacks by the martinez brothers, reboot, ryan crosson, dennis ferrer, delano smith, laurent garnier, lee curtis, matthew styles, michel cleis, steve bug, sascha dive, damian lazarus, shawn reeves, raresh, dj t, lee foss, robert dietz, anja schneider, jimpster, deetron, sebo k, djulz, nick curly, culoe de song, tony humphries, dj spinna ...
aaah lovely dovely, its that time of year again, the city is covered in snow, chestnuts are a roastin and wee little elves are working away busily pressing the annual home sweet home compilation for your listening and dancing pleasure. yep, its nearly that time of year again, the famed hsh new years rave at the arena/treptow in berlin is just around ye corner. yay! this year we have invited some dj and producer friends from berlin that are playing at the party to contribute to the compilation too! the lovely frenchmen shonky who has played at a few of our shindigs since moving to berlin and is known for his funky techno style has even named his track on a1 >madame moustache<, how very sweet ! snapping at his heels on b2 is our good friend from way up north (maybe he knows santa) and also a berlin resident agaric with his kicking track >after it all< which we are very pleased about. the flipside features some of our homies jens bond and tigerskin with a furious track on b1 followed by nico stojan our little bar 25 flirt with a nice melodic house track on a2 to round things off nicely.
guy gerbers supplement facts records is proud to present sundowna by till von sein. when we say sundowna we are paying homage to the idea of embracing the spring & sun with open arms. the sundowna ep will defrost your minds and hearts with its warmth and soul. with his first ep on supplement facts, we are extra pleased to welcome till von sein to our family of artists. the ep is filled with a solid remix pack of surprises - next up, after after the title track, we are equally excited to welcome >joeski< to the label family with a housey retouch to >sundowna<. and to complete the vinyl release we managed to team up with our label hero dyed soundorom, while he pairs up with yet another newcomer to the label, >shonky< - bringing more of a dance floor banging retouch of the title track to the package.
marcashken is part of the new breed of techno, the past couple of years have seen him come into his own sound within his home the leftroom imprint. ashken treats his productions as a personal journey, an expression of his influences and his environment, never conforming ashken is making his own rules. this release brings a remix package of >root rot<, one of the gems on his debut artist album >have you seen my dancing shoes< out late january on leftroom. >root rot< gets a rework from three unique and gifted producers that all add their charm to the tracks
three high-carat remixes for the album >bittersüss< of mia, three different attempts by shonky (resopal), drama society (four,fine,turbo) and falko brocksieper. supported by jennifer cardini, troy pierce, anja schneider & dj t.
pacha s el lio (ehemals el divino) hat nach fast zwei jahren sorgfaeltiger planung, restrukturierung und sanierung seine pforten wieder neu eroeffnet! das el lio ist ein grosszuegiges restaurant und cabaret club in dem sowohl visuelle wie auch kulinarische delikatessen voller extravaganz serviert werden und die romantischen fantasien eines jeden besuchers befluegelt werden. diese doppel cd beinhaltet die zusammengefasste stimmung dieses speziellen und besonderen ortes: auf cd 1 hoert man mickey the rat aus l.a. , auf cd 2 geben die spanischen brueder p brothers ihr bestes!
with exclusive venues all over the world, nikki beach is a quintessential clubbers paradise. this collection is a stunning reflection of the forward thinking music policy that has helped make nikki beach a global destination. this first instalment sees two of the worlds biggest djs, the shapeshifters, step up to deliver two mixes, themed around their miami and las vegas venues, featuring the very finest and most upfront house music including tracks from maya jane coles, shonky, tom middleton, frankie knuckles, the shapeshifters, copyright and david penn. nikki beach in the house also features bonus content compiled by nikki beach resident roman rosati, featuring cuts from crazy p, dennis ferrer, atjazz, bass kleph and james talk & ridney.