simo cell returns to livity sound for the labels final release of 2016. following up his debut 12 for the label in 2015, the parisian brings his varied tastes to this diverse four tracker. from the hazy bumping rhythms of gliding to the pulsating strobed snare assault of away from keyboard, these razor edge productions demonstrate exactly why hes been tipped by so many as one to watch.
fragil musique reaches the 20th release mark, and offers us a very special debut ep from a newcomer to watch. vidock lands on the label with an unusual three tracker, oscillating between intense breakbeat excursions and moody techno hybrids. -dub attack- is the main club weapon here. cycling around the drum loop, pads and samples build up to heavy tension moments, then fade away to fully unleash the force of the stripped down broken kick-bass groove. the pressure is strong and never stops rising, gradually bringing the dancer to a manic arms-shaking state, while sporadic laser synth shots and percussion hints sprinkle the track, smartly shaping its three-dimensional aspect. on the b side, dance music ufo - metamorph - is an epic journey through what feels like unexplored fringes of sample driven emotional dance music. movie-esque haunting voices and disturbing sirens set the vibe, inviting one to drift along this dark and coloured ride. fellow nantes native simo cell goes trippy on the remix, taking apart the most heady bits of the original and extending them into a deep and breaky piece.
shortly after his first ep on dnuos ytivil, sub-division of bristol imprint livity sound, simo cell, neo-parisian and nantes native, puts his second release out on fragil musique. on this one, the young producer asserts his bass-tainted electro influences. highly skilled and very technical dj, but above all open to bridges between genres and eras, the record feels like he conceived it for his own club usage. on the a side, two subtle twin tracks, -reading rashid- and -soko ban-. cycling melodies and hypnotic pads sketch two bass outlines, as simple as effective, that seem perfectly fit for switching from a stripped down techno track to an old jungle weapon. on the flip, hit track -meteor racer- is surprising. a rawer and more stripped down electro piece that lifts the veil a bit more on the young producers talent. those four brilliantly crafted track definitely place simo cell among the french newcomers to watch closely.
having previously used their dnuos ytivil offshoot to release material from their nearest and dearest (think batu, bruce, hodge and alex coulton), bristols livity sound crew turns to unknown french producer simo cell. the two tracks showcased here are a rather fine introduction to this newcomer, with opener *piste jaune* offering a clandestine blend of stuttering electro bass, discordant analogue percussion hits and spooky electronics. the mystery man goes for the jugular on *cellar door*, with pitched-down, bleep style melodies and liquid electronics riding an off-kilter, broken techno groove. another fine livity release.
PHERENIKE EP (SIMONCINO / MARCELLO NAPOLETANO MIXES)
12" Vinyl NL09.10.14
wonderful, deep, journeys remixed by simoncino and marcello napoletano - check! written and produced by g. luceri for deepartsounds during 2013-2014 at 6d22 studio, italy. a2 produced by simone vescovo, b2 produced by marcello napoletano. 200 copies distributed
the cellar boyz *pay me* is taken from ben cenacs timeless cozmic house ep on thug records. pay me which was recorded in 1986 is the only track from the cozmic house e.p that had available parts. the stems for deeper & deeper, seems to me & who loves you were never recorded. this was due to the fact that all of bens projects through out the 90s were tracked midi only at mix down, with only the vocals being recorded to tape! thug would never have had the opportunity to release ben cenacs cozmic house 12 inch if it had not been for simoncino. simoncino did all the a&r for the record. a gift not only for thug but any fans of ben cenacs amazing productions. with that in mind, simoncino has provided 2 remixed versions of pay me, alongside a remix from close friend nicholas!
having been a fan of reelow for, well, as long as we care to remember, we are really proud to present you his new outstanding ep on cellaa music. now residing on ibiza, reelow has enjoyed yet another successful year. with the talent taking a back seat, its the music hogging the spotlight and rightly
the latest outing on will & ink is a remix ep that finds parisian producers bambounou and simo cell team up for four reworked versions of yaleesa halls woodall lp. both artists are known for their releases on 50 weapons, livity sound and wisdom teeth. right here, on will & ink, two solo outings with another two collaborated remixes on the b-side showcase their dubbed out, stripped back and paranoid dark parisian trademark sound. their very specific sound sounds like little else and is a solid match with yaleesa hall and the amsterdam imprint as this ep proves.
for the fourth release shaw cuts lines up five shaolin commanders who created their own interpretations of farrons death duel ep: marco zenker, russian duo poima, roger 23 and simo cell. these heavies form the shelter clan whose mission is to cover ah chis back wherever he goes. marco zenker gives we dont make no sense his signature machine funk that decimates challengers in one swing. ah chi can always count on marcos sword. poima from moscow rival with sabers, severing those who dare to cross their path. their version of tangency is lead by a dirty break-beat drum combo blazoned by cosmic synth melodies and warm machine derangement. centro on the b-side gets heavily grimed by veteran roger 23 whose axe is as heavy as his remix style in general. beware of roger! armed with tonfas, simo cell layers par 2 with a complex and fresh-sounding groove, causing lethal devastation to enemy combatants. ah chi is well-shielded by his companions and still unbeaten to this day. trust in the shelter clan!
peter makto & gregory s, nadia popoff, marko nastic, simone m, cristiano cellu feat. gabriel blue, delivered the first various artists of be apart music, a 4 tracks vinyl only release that goes from a minimal approach to a musical groovy beats.
after more than 15 years of playing in some of the most prestigious clubs worldwide, charles schillings is one of the most sought after french djs around, playing his eclectic and melodic, powerful house fusing rock, electro-funk, soul, groove and jazz.
as a warm up to the anniversary year, highgrade organized two amazing parties with the labels freak n chic and wagon repair in the berghain and panorama bar. for the 10 year anniversary, old and new highgrade artists are joining up to celebrate the best sound, the unforgettable parties and good times also on this 2 cd compilation
2007 sees the launch of cr2 s global touring and dj compilation brand: >cr2 live & direct< ! cr2 will be hitting the road and you can expect to see djs and artists from the label in locations all aound the world,including the residency at ministry of sound in london.in conjunction with this we have launched a brand new dj mix series that will bring together cr2 artists and showcase some of the finest electronic music being produced within the dance scene.this series kicks of with the mighty dirty south alongside kurd maverick! enjoy it!