after the first release >girasole<, the next output is >tulipano<, a brillant ep composed by krakatoa and sten, the new young talent artist from turin! two different tracks created at border between house and detroit techno, with deep bass and pumping kicks, both characterized by saxophone and trumpet live recorded sounds
>the essence< ist eine hommage an 20 jahre dieser reduzierten tanzmusik, die uns immer wieder verzaubert, die nacht zum tag werden lässt und den tag zur nacht. >the essence< perfektioniert den stenschen stil, dabei entstehen minimalistische tracks, die sich nicht vor ihren inspirationen verstecken.
sten s ode an detroit techno, schwelgerische streicher, 808 beats und deepe basslines der alten schule ist nur der beginn einer reise. zwei tracks und ein tool übertragen die essenzen einer unerschöpflichen school of detroit auf die ausserirdische welt von sten. toll!
full support from 2000 and one, karotte, sebo k, tobi neumann, adultnapper, jamie jones and more.. beautiful deep detroit tech music !!have you ever experienced the empty spaces of ghost city detroit? they inspired sten aka lawrence to this hypnotic 12inch- three versions of >squares<. the deep techtunes can be regarded as an hommage to early derrick may tracks, heath brunner and all detroit techno bunch from back to now. functional grooves from the roland machines on a melodic soundcarpet plus the mighty detroit string section- this one is made to dance, eyes closed, the heart open. peter m. kersten aka lawrence / sten launched the dial label in 2000 together with his flat mate and dj friend carsten jost
>undercover< zeichnet sich durch eine pumpende bassline aus, die ihresgleichen sucht, produziert für den stenesken höhepunkt einer nacht im grossen raum. zum glück ist da noch die lawrence version! this is the real shit- ein zurückgelehnt flirrender tune for all you house music lovers
big fun has got special treatment from danish wonderboy morten 'soulmagic' trust of swing city, morehouse & soulfuric records fame. also includes classic soulful mix from finnish duo minimen and close to the original dub-tool by ceremony's own dave storm
the essence ist eine hommage an 20 jahre dieser reduzierten tanzmusik, die uns immer wieder verzaubert, die nacht zum tag werden lässt und den tag zur nacht. >the essence< perfektioniert den sten schen stil, es entstehen minimalistische tracks, die sich nicht vor ihren inspirationen verstecken
limitiertes doppel-vinyl im klappcover, downloadcode inklusive.
als alex christensen im oktober 2017 sein ambitioniertes projekt »classical 90s dance« veröffentlichte, war ihm die neugierde von kollegen, fans und medien gewiss. als wichtigster deutscher impulsgeber der techno-, dance- und eurodance-bewegung, erarbeitete er sich zunächst als dj und komponist, schnell aber auch als producer weltruhm. plötzlich sollte der mann, der seit anfang der 90er-jahre vorzugsweise im hintergrund die musikalischen strippen für über 40 millionen verkaufter tonträger zog, erklären, was es mit »classical 90s dance« auf sich hatte. »classical 90s dance 2« ist nun die konsequente fortsetzung und der vorläufige höhepunkt seiner bald vier jahrzehnte andauernden musikreise.
oufoufof represents the beginning of a new turn for shxcxchcxsh, one born out of a fresh conceptual approach to rhythm. having concentrated in recent years on music for more experimental scenes, shxcxchcxsh wanted to create music for the club, but not with the usual 4/4 approach. ...the main focus being our relationship with the dancers minds and how we do our best to fuck with them . stylistically, the project began with a discussion about rhythm, about what is interesting and what is not. the result is a conceptualized approach, one in which multiple sounds in each track are based around a single rhythmic pattern. this concept has been extended holistically, to track names and artwork. ultimately, what began life as a series of records has evolved into an eight-track lp of twisted, polyrhythmic studies in pattern and texture. fresh off the back of shulululu ep for avian, oufoufof, is the fourth studio long-player from the swedish duo and will be released on their own label rosten
betrachtet man die bewegte biografie des can-bassisten holger czukay, könnte man zu dem schluss kommen, der experimentierfreudige musiker sei ein exzentrischer und unbändiger freigeist. doch czukay betonte in interviews immer wieder, dass er in seinem schaffen stets auf einen musikalischen partner angewiesen sei, egal ob in form eines konkreten gegenübers oder durch radiowellen und später das internet. doch die meisten seiner partner waren aus fleisch und blut. sein dem kino verwandtes gesamtwerk schmückt sich mit einer besetzung, die der eines scorcese-films gleichkommt: brian eno, phew, rolf dammers, david sylvian, annie lennox, jah wobble, die kollegen von can die aufzählung ließe sich noch weit fortsetzen. viele dieser meisterwerke sind heute vergriffen, und so hat es sich das label grönland, das anfang des jahres zu holgers 80. geburtstag bereits die vielbeachtete retrospektive cinema veröffentlichte, zur aufgabe gemacht, holgers musik in remasterten neuauflagen wieder zugänglich zu machen.
making his return to the label after last year s springtime favorite, everlast, is dorsi plantar. better listen s twelfth entry in the main run marks their first repeat of an artist, and the copenhagen man does not disappoint. tack farsan is a balanced sample-driven ep intended to milk the last of summer s flavors for the dancefloors enjoyment. the top side hosts sunny disco affairs in the release s title track, and a polished collab with label mate sune. the logo side, on the other hand, explodes into deep latin affairs.
supported by apollonia, subb-an, praslea and many others. andy catana & daniel kovac deliver their first ep on do easy records remixed by none else than robert dietz under his alias r10. he returns as a remixer after remixing the first do easy records 10 years ago. so take your time and listen!
9 months of gestation that ignites in 7 titles of contemplative pop, hovering funk, cosmic soul built all this: the jazz fusion of soft machine, the krautrock of the wizards of can, the irresistible languor of italian crooners (toto cutugno and lucio battisti in the lead) as the soundtracks, so sensual, composed by pino donnagio for brian de palma... but if antoine kogut makes this references his own, it is because he considers each of the titles of sphere of existence as «songs, not tracks». with his deep voice he has the ambition to tell us a story through them: his own, and that of the world in which we live with as a guiding idea that all phillip k. dicks predictions have come true today. which ones? youll have to look in the multiple circles assembled by antoine kogut to compose sphere of existence.
back with another pair of his heavy-hitting hardspace mixes, len faki hands two mighty club-weapons. aimed at no less than unleashing havoc on the floor is the edit of frantic drum-roll-fest lazer beam. already quite a force to be reckoned with, faki manages to beef-up the mix even more, adding rumbling bass-weight and injecting some extra steam to make it roll out until the end. on the flip side there‘s the hypnotic groove of space taxi. captivating and enveloping, this mix alters the original signature bass in order to shift gears into what feals like full forward there‘s no escaping this one! as with all releases of lf rmx, the proceeds of this record will be forwarded to the berlin organization straßenkinder e.v. to be used in actions against child poverty.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (NINA KRAVIZ / ANASTASIA KRISTENSEN REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK01.08.18
special request joins forces with nina kraviz and anastasia kristensen, shattering the doors of perception over a four-track ep. through the looking glass drops july 20th on houndstooth. on the a side, nina kraviz provides two interpretations of curtain twitcher. alice was here remix takes the intensity of the original and boils it into a 4/4 spin of frenzied basslines and distorted acoustics, punctuated by her languid reading of the mad hatter. for the samba version, syncopated polyrhythms take charge of a fragmented melody. opening the aa side, looking glass lures you down the rabbit hole with mysterious bleeps, only to reveal a whirlwind of stormy breaks and junglist percussion. closing off the trip, anastasia kristensens remix of tiresias marches its way through a field of swollen bass and glitchy percussion.
tatu metsätähti and tatu peltonen formed their electro duo mr velcro fastener in the small town of turku, finland back in 1995. in 1999, after a couple of twelve inches, they released their first full length album ‘lucky bastards living up north’ on i220, which was well noted (not only for its hyper colourful cover art by the designers republic). the album took the duo touring in europe and overseas, and led to further releases on labels like stars-music, ali b’s air recordings, solina records, cyber dance and of course billy nasty’s electrix, as well as remixes for the likes of hardfloor, marco carola, dk8, transparent sound and aux88. returning to electrix with their third full ep for the label (and a gap of 13 years!) they have delivered their own unique and recognizable electro sound with two new cuts. ‘a monster in two worlds’ with its electro-funk sound, classic vocoded vocals and grinding groove is a perfect opener, while ‘bakteriofag’ (bacteriophage in english) like its name, creeps up like a virus, infecting the senses with its crisp and shining melody. additionally, there’s remixes of ‘a monster in two worlds’ from silicon scally (carl finlow in his electro guise) and m-twelve (the new moniker recently launched by billy nasty and surface’s nick dunton) to complete the line-up.
benjamin vigneron, also known as vronsky, was born in 1991 in aix-en-provence, france. as a teenager, drawn simultaneously to visual arts, cinema and music production, he made his first contact with techno by working for a local club as a graphic designer. during his 20s, while living between montreal, canada and marseille, france, it was revealed to benjamin he suffered from a heavy bipolar disorder. as a reaction, he started losing himself in free parties and increasingly dangerous habits. gradually learning to love himself despite his flaws, he kicked his risk-taking after he realized the love of music prevailed over anything else. equipped with a strong desire to share his vision despite not being able to perform as a dj, benjamin started a youtube channel and a collective named listening blue.
tokyo japan based label fasten musique is now reaching its 12th release.the first release of 2018 sees stanning dublin based producer laughing man drops two original cuts of timeless house music ep compete with remixes from our resident artist yoshitaca is back to fasten musique since his debut ep and a talented canadian female artist alicia hush. ltd copies / only vinly
the tenth release on miles sagnia s aer, marking the tenth year since the labels inception. this time round, a more hypnotic dancefloor sound encapsulates the artists mindset. with previous releases on applied rhythmic technology (art), aesthetic audio, ornate music, common dreams, amongst others.together we glide into the pacier textures, where moments of intensity meet serenity.
the saver flex ep offers up no less than four seriously catchy house jams. blue shoe kicks off the proceedings with some funked up percussion, which immediately shows that kolja s background as a drummer has taught him a thing or two about groove. a looping organ lick, some little shouts in the background, big stabs and a massive kick drum push the track forward. cleverly arranged breakdowns allow for a couple of breathers to keep the party action going throughout. moving on to lax wax , we ease up a little with a lighter beat on top of which filtered piano chords, a live bass and just a touch of guitar set the perfect mood for an organ solo that simply oozes summer vibes. buggel runter rutschen keeps the mood nice and sunny while adding more punch with snappy kicks and snares – a hugely danceable foundation for these guys to show us what is so great about 70s and 80s disco and funk that these styles are amongst their biggest influences. you had better ask a german what kagghaufen means, we don t want to put you off your dinner. we hope it will be just as tasty as this track is with its pounding, straight beat, which is counterpointed by bouncy congas, funky vocal cuts, beautiful pads and healthy dose of squelchy acid for good measure. all of this is effortlessly combined to round off the ep in style.
lyon beatsmith saint paul made an impressive full debut in 2017 with his introspection ep on moonrise hill material (which he co-runs with his boys folamour, ethyène and kaffe crème). after tasty contributions to v/as on the likes of apparel wax and fhuo, the frenchman is back with another solo record on dc s better listen records. the naturist behavior ep is a tastefully balanced, warm-weather oriented four tracker. the title track and the a2, a hawaiian trip, explore playful and jazzy territories. meanwhile, the flip hosts moodier ventures via the bittersweet boogie of tell me- and the ice cold late night jam, feels good.
after an excellent 12inch on rosten label sstrom drops his first full length otider, which is by far the most diverse offering of the project encompassing elements of different genres and putting them in woolen and dense sonic textures. otider could be loosely translated as un-times or non-times. it positions the tracks out of specific context and rather represents them as some rediscovered artifacts relating to personal experiences of the artist. otider slightly distances sstrom from techno label as the compositions elegantly drift between lush transparency and thick grooves of outsider/lo-fi house as in kronofobi or svvaren or sensitive, yet subtly monolith and mellow techno on damm and i huvudet. in modernisten we can even trace echoes of coldwave/synth aesthetics with melancholic guitars sweeping over hypnotic rhythmic patterns, while closer sov nu introduces something which reminds a darker form of garage music with light synthpads constantly surfacing among raw mechanical beats. all the tracks were created over a relatively long period between 2010 and 2017 by employing the process where he let his hands work automatically without interference from his head. this freedom could be felt across the release, which juggles with different musical forms so lightly and organically, but at the same time maintains a coherent vision, which illustrates the vast scope and diversity of the artist.