‘you can’ stares directly into the haze and the strobes of the transformative night-out documented throughout gabe gurnsey’s debut lp, ‘physical’. undoubtedly one of the record’s most outright hedonistic moments, ‘you can’ finds gabe cheekily intoning an invitation to dance, get high, or both, assisted by a deeply trippy sonic atmosphere and a seductive, twilight bassline.
in the spirit of classic extended edits, the ‘extended dub’ version unpicks and expands on each of these elements, retaining the solid groove of the original while transforming it into a heady dancefloor tool. a staple of electro for the past two decades, the hacker meanwhile continues his recent hot streak with his remix of ‘you can’. firmly executed with his usual cyber-militancy, his simple but effective reimagining is littered with elasticated synth stabs, urgent oscillations and an audible desire to transform gurnsey himself into a man-machine.
australian producers jensen interceptor and assembler code team up with the hacker to deliver another powerful electro release on mechatronica.
vapour waves is blasted open by the effective, bumping sunray anthem random pain, followed by the darker soundscapes and wonky bassline of hrl6.
on the flip, the hacker’s stingy, metallic rework of drive shift plunges straight into the deep, following the cold groove and hypnotic design of the original version.
dalmata daniel continue their work with the 7th release in the main flow, and this time they assigned the new experiment to the teslasonic lab. in this research, teslasonic examined the case of “quantum paradox” with the help of another well-known scientist: the hacker.
“lost tracks vol. 2” contains 4 previously unreleased demos recorded between 1997 and 1999. the duo fused 80’s european new wave/italo disco with 90’s detroit electro acts like le car and dopplereffekt. by utilizing verse-chorus structures, they playfully shook up the loop based hard techno and electro that was popular at the time. their studio set up at the time was a korg ms-20, roland sh-101, tr-606, tr-808, siel dk80, and boss dr-660 drum machine. the songs are direct, spontaneous, seemingly improvised in places. miss kittin sings about falling in love in the new millennium, snuff movies and controlling the unknown trip to death, all in her cheekily derisive french accent. all songs have been transferred from the original dat tapes by the band and remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios. the vinyl comes housed in a glossy jacket featuring a black and white photo of the duo taken in 1996. each lp includes a postcard with liner notes from miss kittin and the hacker designed by eloise leigh. as miss kittin says of these demos, “we were naive, innocent, adventurous and we didn’t expect anything in return”
over his twenty year the hacker has traversed a spread of styles, from frosted electro to raging techno slammers. -midnight bliss- shows another side of this multitalented artist. warmth flows from the title piece. clean rhythm patterns are spiked by synthlines as liquid melodies are swirled into a carefree cocktail that simply radiates. -heavy duty disco- takes over the flip and runs headlong into speakers. the hacker builds a track of generous proportions. textured keys weave through columns of toms and snapping beats before bruising basslines descend for a late night encounter of formidable intent. without doubt, a future classic from a classic creator.
finally we can announce that the hacker is onboard at the stilleben ship with some amazing electro that lurks in the shades of kraftwerk and other fine electronic acts, but with his own significant style and signature. 3 electro songs and one more italo/electro disco that was hidden on a old hard disk. we are very happy to continue the electro journey on eargoggles stilleben with this strong and beautiful release... let the hacker guide you on a path..
limited 200 lp 12” units world wide, best italian quality, withe vinyl with double sleeve - very cool look (contains texts), excellent sound master, very good sound. this release contains 4 original n.o.i.a.’s tracks but reworked, and 4 exlusive remixs by: the hacker, hard ton, l.a.s.’s crime and potochkine.
after the release of part 1 back in part 2 of the hackers latest album, love/kraft. alongside the digital release of this second chapter of the lp, a selection of tracks from both halves will be pressed to a special, limited edition double vinyl 12inch for release on the same day.
the meant label returns with a brand new ep from monoblok & pslktr featuring remixes from the hacker & la dame noir. more quality from the meant label, nothing less than you would expect, enjoy!
support from agoria, laurent garnier, maetrik, mr. g, justin robertson, james kumo, rub n tug, swag, mock & toof, my favorite robot
michel amato aka the hacker is without a doubt one of the most successful and accomplished french djs and producers. since 1992 he is part of the international techno szene, widely acclaimed as a solo artist as well as persuing thriving projects with miss kittin. he is a rare gem ... an artists who always stayed true to his style and his early musical influences of bands such as cabaret voltaire, throbbing gristle, einstürzende neubauten, depeche mode or joy division. for his new satori ep on correspondant he makes no exception! originally hailing from mexico, daniel proclaimed disco caveman and rising comeme (matias aguayos label), transforms michels white funk into a psychedelic disco track. the remix unmistakably bears his signature: it is a maloso. offsets remix is a crawling monster. he digged deep and the result is a dark and hypnotic remix of white funk.
a legend of techno music on tigersushi. we are really proud!
an electro hacktivist since the 90s, french techno pionneer, inventor of what became electro clash with miss kittin, true italo disco lover, legitimate son of dopplereffekt and kraftwerk and godfather of the new french sensation gesaffelstein with whom he runs the label zone. when michel amato (his real name) contacted us with a few tracks we felt so honored. he really got back to his roots here with deep italo and electro, warm analog synths against cold robotic drum machines, great melodies. it would have been a hit on the now defunct cbs radio.
first on decks.de !! remixed by the hacker, aka aka, andrea roma. already a massive support by dave clarke, len faki, mihalis safras, ahmet sendil, erick morillo, kiko, misjah, joseph capriati, marcus lange, dyno, gayle san, da fresh, electric rescue, alex di stefano
the new minimalrome series for clubbers in sick-leave! the hacker known for his classic releases with miss kittin comes with a new track called -haunted- which is a kraftwerk, dopplereffekt inspired electro track, with an 808 punching pattern counterpointing a deep analogue bassline enveloped in rich, harmonic pads. on the b side, a remix by feedback remix who delivers a solid acid electro techno work out as we know of some lory d and early passarani works. the second remix is the banda banetti remix (a new minimalrome project) with pulsating acid lines and fast paced hautning techno electro beats. get those strobe lights flashin!! mrx records are sadly limited to 250 copies
miss kittin & the hacker are right back in action with the first commercially available single from their long awaited (and excellent) second album entitled, suitably enough, >two<. this 12inch comes with a remix by french newcomer maxime dangles. 1000 dreams reflects just one style on an album crammed full of ideas, songs, sounds, influences, hues and textures.first up is >1000 dreams (maxime dangles remix)<. maxime is a (comparatively) fresh-faced newcomer from valence in france, who previously has had some remarkable releases on labels such as colognes kompakt extra (speicher) and scandium records. he strips down the original and imbues it with a thumping melodic club vibe, utilising kittins vocal to devastating effect. nice stuff. very. 1000 dreams<. miss kittin and the hacker sprinkle space dust on a song that sounds like it has been germinated in a mid 70s discotheque, tended with loving care during the 80s and revealed to the world in 2009. a dreamy collision of influences, classic and new. 1000 dreams (instrumental). pretty much self-explanatory, this one. enjoy