swedish producer tiger stripes, the alias of mikael nordgren, brings his techno touch to hot creations for his debut ep on the label this summer. jack my yum is a heavyweight three-parter that sees the swede invite hot creations stable mate, matt tolfrey, to provide a stellar remix. opening track jack my yum is a warped and heavy roller with a smattering of dark vocals. haunted brings with it a bass that you can feel reverberating off the concrete walls of a darkened club, interspersed with an eerie melody. following his recent release americas on the label, leftroom records boss matt tolfrey brings his groove and a bouncier bassline to proceedings with his version of the title track. dunjacka completes the ep, with nordgren sewing together a techno beat with broken vocal stabs, underpinned by a throbbing groove throughout. tiger stripes has collaborated with legendary names such as kerri chandler, adeva, leroy burgess, riva starr and jerome sydenham, with his brand of deep and futuristic techno seeing releases on some of the underground’s biggest imprints including desolat, drumcode and cajual.
tiger stripes latest truesoul release comes in the shape of body shake ep. the tropically tinged, sometimes heavy, futuristic 3 track ep really showcases stripes eclectic approach to dance music. the dominant kick drums and soulful vocals make this energy driven ep the perfect tech house dance-bomb. the uplifting crescendos and funk laden percussion bring together body shake, all night and ego express to make an essential 3 tracker.
tiger stripes has delivered some heavy hitting tracks with his new ep on truesoul. each track has chunky drums that are laced with insanely catchy vocal hooks that keep the tracks and give them each a distinguishable character. the energy throughout the single is always kept up with the sweeping pads and stabs adding a dynamic flavour and showing us why tiger stripes is at the top of his game
PLEASUREKRAFT PRESENTS: KRAFTEK VINYL SERIES VOL.1
12" Vinyl UK09.11.15
pleasurekraft s labor of love imprint kraftek have announced the first instalment of their vinyl series due out on october 9th. for this inaugural release kraftek has nabbed 2 of its favorite producers- re.you taking on pleasurekraft & tiger stripes primed while fellow berliner david mayer of keinemusik revamps matrixxmans the sigil.
swedish house hero tiger stripes steps to the barnhus with twilight – a high-octane destroyer of clubs loaded with thunderous drums and shadowy yet sweet organ melodies. the dub version strips the track right down while adding some extra crash ‘n boom before studio barnhus comrade hnny closes things out with a slow-swingin spook story recorded straight to cassette. vinyl only until further notice.
very rare early arthur russell & nicky siano co-produced single from 1984. re released in conjunction with arthur russells co-founded sleeping bag records. re mastered for 2014 and in original sleeping bag artwork. contains both the original and extended mixes.
off046 - tiger stripes:known since years due to countless hits on labels like get physical, noir or toolroom, tiger stripes presents his debut on off recordings.the original of bright lights is a dark underground pop affair, perfect to spice up your set
with support from the likes of mihalis safras, osunlade, davide squillace, joris voorn, dubfire, matthias meyer, richie hawtin, rocco, mario aureo and Özgür can the young italian hot shot riccardo rizza is kicking off the fall on the swedish imprint colourful recording. the track, >i m liebe< has been a firm favourite with the colourful crew over the summer. now backed by a solid remix pack from tiger stripes, boghosian & torquato and label honcho orange muse, the release radiates a healthy dose of funk infused grooves.
cult swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist tiger stripes arrives on audiomatique with this incredible new three track ep. a monstrous lesson in modern minimalism, ah-64 pumps with a dark yet funky inner power thats felt even stronger after the sinister string laden break. slow building and totally infectious this trippy late-nighter is built for the big rooms and will have you reaching for the lasers in no time. on a slightly lighter tip, how we feel warms us with funky, energetic percussion in a modern and positive tech-house jam. with smooth future house keys and plenty of details its a straight forward floor burner. back to detroit city takes us right there, deep, dubbed and melodic this retrospective workout features delicate melodies laden above yet more warm, powerful and driving beats. continuing, elongating and drifting, its a perfect conclusion to the ep.
jumping afro-beat instrumental scorcher by tiger stripes on the a-side. oldschool-house instrumental with trancy chords and rich string orchestration on the flip very much like recent kerri chandler output.
big with harry avers, dj t, mandy, deepchild, zoo brazil, jerome sydenham, martin eyerer ...
continuing along with our uplifting vibes from our last get digital release, ‘amourette’, courtesy of pierce & jerl, the next installment comes from the talented swedish producer and dj, tiger stripes. since his first productions mikael nordgren has been embraced by the whose who ofthe continental house and techno music scene. prominent producers such as carl craig, king britt and jerome sydenham have all heavily supported his music.the latter with whom he has a collaborative project called go bang. since his last ep, blackroom entertainment, appeared on get physical last summer he has stayed busy through an onslaught of remix requests for manyrespected labels.
we present to you four new tracks from tiger stripes, two of which can be found on the upcoming full-length album, safari. each track sounds like it comes from four different corners of house music, but all strike in unison to create a patchwork sound that could only be tiger stripes. his tracks are so universally rhythmic it can work on almost any dancefloor. each song embarks the listener in a voyage, telling a tale with its varied subliminal messages, with severe synth sounds and incredibly effective drum loops, clearly shining through on this masterpiece collection of danceable works....special rerelease
incl solomun remix !! as we venture into the future of house music, we find certain styles taking definitive direction. one of europe’s hottest producers, tiger stripes, has been at the helm and leader of tech & electronic dance music. he lays a new foundation over >voyage<, a recent release found on his safari lp released in 2007. two new re-interpretations, solomun main and lost version of this single will be released with more of his signature sound, pumping drums, jabbing synths, rolling over a bouncing bassline with string flows atop breathing new life into an already vibrant track. tune in and hear what we mean.
i get deep, i get deep, i get deeper. that should actually read he gets deep. dj roland clark, that is one of the rulers of the sermonizing vocal, roland steps up to the pulpit once again with his latest release, black in my soul, on king street. this man not only has black in his soul but also an excellent sense of humor, including the ability to work it into his productions, and thats something we all have time to appreciate. swedish producer extraordinaire tiger stripes pumps us full of his dark fuel creating an intricate, nicely rhythmic and dancefloor dramatic track. his dub vox retains its deep and dark stature but twist synths rolands voice into a fiendish narrator. west coast producer david hernandez funkifies this tune on his deep west mix but keeps the deepness well intact. say it loud and dance proud!
is there more to life than house music? for the swedish dj/producer mikael nordgren: probably not. since 2004, he has been steadily churning out some of the best future house tunes from his studio located in stockholm. his productions have been released under many aliases including dmalicious, 12th floor and for get physical under the mighty moniker of tiger stripes. the blacker the music, the sweater the sound. a potential anecdote that fittingly could have inspired mikael when he composed the warm and supple portion of detroit fueled funk that is, blackroom entertainment. yet another presentation of his programming prowess and ability to mold and mend melodies into a sophisticated groove. especially utilizing his signature catchy drums to get the vibe going, then introducing a melodic synth stab before the track takes you away with complex variations of rhythmic lead sounds. abacus may remind listeners of his stellar mad at me ep released last fall on get physical - albeit reformed with a more analog approach. springing tones get the groove rolling before it is taken over by a cabal of sci-fi sounds, at which point a thick, modulated analog bass sound ups the overall energy. the lack of audio imagery is little if none, as the sounds invoke so many moods, feelings and sensations that only a seasoned dj and knowledgeable producer could fabricate such a convincing theme. blackroom entertainment ep again showcases mikaels ability as a formidable contributor to house music
swedish maestro tiger stripes delivers an arpeggio house masterpiece, backed by heavy and sublime remixes from frankfurts kings of the deep, motorcitysoul. a producer of eclectic taste demonstrated by output on labels as diverse as defected, southern fried and sonar kollektiv, tiger stripes has turned his hand to cosmic mellifluous house for urbantorque. beach buggy is a track that deserved big remixes, and motorcitysoul show their more than up to the task with three inspired rubs for different moods.
aria is a striped back but purring with refined detail and melody. lees classic delicate and distinctive groove rich with percussive fills is present and correct. beautiful strings combine with an embellished swirling pad to create a lush palette of melody that will remain firmly lodged in your brain. with the tiger stripes remix, its as if lees original has been injected with growth hormones. the melody is intact and the vibe remains, albeit bigger, tougher and firmly peak time.
ibadan records releases yet another double-pack of killer remixes. this time of >f12< and >elevation<. jerome sydenham and tiger stripes started their collective creative journey with the now classic >stockholm go bang!< they followed up with two installations. >f12< and >elevation<, on the successful ibadan 10inch beats series which leads us to this searing new double-pack. featuring delectable remixes from radio slave, argy, ink & needle, and hideo kobayashi. f12 in true argy style he delivers two exemplary and innovative remixes giving us fresh insight into his state of mind for the next musical season. hideo serves up a punchy jacked tech mix with progressive overtones. a winner for those so inclined. elevation radio slave yet again shows his musical prowess with two remixes from both ends of the tech spectrum that will more than satisfy his ever expanding fan base. ink & needle waste no time proving why everyone will be paying them serious attention in the new year. what else is there to say – tech-house at its freshest!
tiger stripes is mikael nordgren, one of the most respected names in modern house music. he produced the much-loved >dark tradition< 12 inch as d malicious for francois ks wave imprint, winning such fans as jerome sydenham, dennis ferrer and carl craig along the way. he s released records, solo and in collaboration, on labels like ibadan, king street/nitegrooves, slip n slide and gossip, and was invited to remix faze actions >in the trees< for the recent juno re-issue. somehow he s also found time to run the hugely esteemed go! bang clubnight in stockholm... recently, however, mikaels been concentrating on his tiger stripes alter ego, releasing extraordinary 12s for liebe detail, urban torque and now get physical.….
these swedish producers never cease to amaze with their disco-fantastical production skills. this new tune is no exception. song fot edit is a lovely club journey instrumental with drawn-out strings, plucks, and jabs. almost moroder-esque, itll be quite difficult to decide which of the two mixes, original or club, to play. well then you may just have to play both.
lässiger hypnotischer detroit string techno der garantiert für ein freudiges lächeln und gute stimmung auf dem floor sorgt. nicht nur was für jaguar fans. diese schweden sind einfach klasse !! na dann bon voyage auf der party
THE SWEDISH REMIXES (BY ENOCHSON, HIRD AND TIGER STRIPES)
12" Vinyl D30.11.06
it has been over four years since koops last album waltz for koop was released. today the record is still considered their breakthrough record because it sold over 160.000 units worldwide. the critics and fans were raving about the band and even the legendary director woody allen fell for the stockholm based duo and featured their hit single waltz for koop in his film match point. on their new album called koop islands they take us back in time on a enchanting journey into the era of swing orchestras and jazz crooners spiced with some exotic mento, calypso and chanson elements.the first 12 features three nice reworks done by some of swedens finest producers in club sound. markus enochsons transforms i see a different you into one of his trademark deep house tunes while hird puts the vibraphone scented ballad koop island blues into a completly new context by creating a slow rolling dub mix. tiger stripes picks up the pop appeal of the album and delivers a sunny house version of lets elope a perfect radio tune!watch out for a second 12“ coming up on compost records with more fresh remixes by beanfield, alif tree and the innocent sorcerers
huge collaboration here between sweden s top duo tiger strips and the red-hot kerri chandler. >rain song< is an absolutely stirring vocal cut with some heavy duty afro-latin percussion and powerful brass moving things along. top peak hour track right here. on the flip you ve got two tiger stripes mixes - a hot dub and an instrumental - that take a more techier approach. very similar vibe on these to kerri s massive >bar a thym<
over the course of its 15-year lifespan, truesoul has excelled at giving a platform to the groovier end of the techno spectrum, showcasing releases with everyone from maetrik and cirez d, to hot since 82, reset robot and of course label founder and a&r adam beyer. with his new techno orientated project hyperloop, riva starr becomes the latest esteemed artist to join the label. the lead track resilience is crisp and punchy, and made immediately memorable by the 90s influenced house strings that run throughout. when beyer dropped it during his recent daytime set at sonus festival, it was a stirring highlight. ‘fallen angel is centered around a sublime piano melody and is the kind of composition that was tailored made for a blissful morning set. the vinyl version also comes with an exclusive remix of resilience from terrence parker that is only available on vinyl. offering an effective contrast to the original, man-of-the-moment tiger stripes follows up his excellent body trip ep with a powerful percussive rework of fallen angel , injecting his version with an arabic-flavoured vocal.
drumcode returns with its 6th installment of the internationally celebrated a-sides series. renowned for fostering a shared space between industry tastemakers and rising talent alike, the careful curation that goes into each volume is a fine example of why beyer s brand continues to go from strength to strength. techno titan adam beyer has grown drumcode into a force to be reckoned with, the label has become synonymous with forward-thinking, functional techno and even after 20 years, drumcode continues to find new boundaries to push, and ways to solidify its legacy as the worlds number one techno label. 2017 is no exception, with beyers imprint hosting it s first stage at tomorrowland, not to mention the expansion of the critically acclaimed junction 2 where the drumcode stage is the centrepiece and adam plays the key role of festival director. the drumcode phenomenon continues to grow each week, chiefly fuelled by drumcode radio, adam s radio show that s broadcast in 57 countries via 86 stations and to a global audience of 16 million techno fans per week. the a-sides series acts as a perfect vignette of drumcode s cutting-edge sound, functional yet inspired techno, all tracks tried and tested by beyer himself. vol. 6 continues this tradition with a collection of 16 multi-faceted cuts from a mixture of both emerging artists and experienced label friends. the heart-throbbing bass in amelie lens electrifying piece in silence sets the tone for the dark and dance-floor-ready energy that vol.6 carries the whole way through. other standouts include mars bill s rough n ready mohave. pulsating and precise, mohave has highlighted many of beyer s sets recently as has wehbba s monster track fake, which fans have been anticipating the release of all year. label-favourites dense & pika also feature on a-sides vol. 6 with their hard-hitting just a beat and a huge track from beyer himself who has joined forces with enrico sangiuliano to bring us their undeniably infectious preset heaven . with many more notable selections from the likes of julian jewell, timmo, tiger stripes and pig&dan, a-sides vol. 6 is another impressive addition to the label s prolific release roster and a testament to why drumcode remains at the forefront of the electronic world.
null+void finally step up with their second release after impressing with the opening salvo from shinra, and this time electro fans will be in a tizz to discover that radioactive man, monoak and london modular s simon lynch have teamed up for four utterly essential workouts that tickle the synapses just as much as wiggling your booty. -tiger stripes- is a tightly wound snake charmer with intricate rhythmic patterns offset by chilling pad sweeps, while -fruitcake- gets even more frantic with its growling distortion and unrelenting tempo. -land- cools things down to a minimalist techno mindstate on the b-side, and then -aesop- teases out a more melodic kind of electro for the braindance crew.
london-based producer cera alba pairs up with vocalist zahra for a pair of tough tracks on jamie jones’ hottrax this june featuring a remix from stockholms tiger stripes. since his humble beginnings several years ago the newcastle-born artist has cemented a reputation for consistency, with releases appearing on the likes of hot creations, moon harbour, viva music, avotre, madtech and gruuv. as a dj he’s been making regular appearances across europe, including venues such as watergate berlin, sankeys ibiza, brixton academy london, not to mention festivals such as hideout. taking over me is a dark and moody roller from the get-go. robust drums and mesmerizing atmospherics form its basis whilst zahras soulful vocals and a cavernous low-end rumbles throughout to its rhythm as a piercing vocal and metallic elements ebb in and out of the mix. tiger stripes then provides a crunchy remix of taking over me, distorting zahras vocals whilst incorporating tantalizing synths into his own stomping rendition.