hot on the heels of rapid eye movement’s journey of discovery and growth comes the ep “split: remixes” featuring reworks of the quartet of cuts originally signed by label founders memorial home and vii circle.
invited to apply their own reflections onto the material are rising producers nur jaber and wrong assessment as well as renowned artists on the underground experimental scene edit select and reggy van oers.
with the split ep, the fourth release of their own label rapid eye movement, memorial home and vii circle head the way with two original cuts both and sign another stunning dark and hypnotic techno odyssey with a strong emotional pattern.
for its first release, rapid eye movement gives voice to vii circle who sign with “archetype” an inaugural powerful and exquisitely crafted ep for the imprint. the ep, to be issued in october 2017 in both vinyl and digital versions, features three original tracks as well as remixes composed by no less than dutch techno wizard keith carnal and belgian arising talent farrago.
the enigmatic label from berlin, schakal recordings is back with its fifth release and young dj lorenz lepus is next in line. the lepus project has gone through many guises, finally lorenz settled on making music as a solo artist under the lorenz lepus alias in 2014. while still studying at school lorenz became a resident at chalet’s tuesday sound department parties, cutting his teeth in the cities clubs he has played in venues including hoppetosse, sisyphos, arena and many more. this dedication to his music was not without some confusion, being aware of the melan- cholic minimal tendencies of his productions he has always been loathe to pin himself to a particular genre.what with the success of his career so far.. perhaps this isn t a bad thing. ‘feral child’ is made up of two original tracks and two remixes.the title track s melody swells until it breaks down into a pulsing and rolling rhythm. ‘lost’ is more immediate in its dance-floor compatibly, maintaining the rolling style lorenz imbues his take on deep house with an emotional poignancy rarely heard. floyd lavine steps up for the first remix on the ep, floyd is a resident at the legendary rise par- ties at watergate, with one foot in berlin and the other in his native cape town floyd delivers a beauti- fully loopy and oddball twist on ‘feral child’ adding crunching static sounds. providing a harder take on ‘feral child’, italies vii circle change the rolling melody into a slow techno heater.
THE DECENT CHAPTER II REINCARNATED (COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK12.07.17
to follow the lucy remixes of the descent chapter i, we assembled a collection of our favourite artists to provide their interpretations of tracks from chapter ii. across the remixes, 4 totally unique creators have re built pact infernal parts into unexpected shapes, each one showing a new side to their talent, developed through re-molding the pact infernal sonic ingredients.
for its second release, the barcelona-based independent label venom recordings follows its pioneering path into new and forward-thinking techno soundwaves. the ep features two original tracks signed by dasein, as well as two remixes from vii circle and memorial home. in their original versions, “prometheus” and “zodiac” reflect the polish duo’s distinctive signature: a blend of obscure-minded groove with cinematic melodies. both tracks are defined by the layering of deep and immersive sounds, where the combination of restless, punctilious basslines and beats with pulsating synths reverb drops climax into a pure hypnotic and spacey atmosphere. for their interpretation, vii circle and memorial home magnify the minimal and cosmic nature of the originals, crafting an ambient-like wavy tempo that traverse a dark flavoured sonic landscape with a strong emotional aura. four pieces of electronic mastery which offer a captivating journey, to be savoured in the intimacy of its own soul or to be shared with nightclubbing fellows.
sieben jahre nach der veröffentlichung der letzten permanent vacation compilation haben sich die jungs des münchner labels daran gemacht nummer 3 zusammenzustellen. wir sammelten stücke, die quasi zu guten freunden wurden und uns nicht mehr losgelassen haben. am ende hatten wir 24 nummern, so dass wir schließlich zwei cds randvoll bepacken konnten. die bandbreite reicht von downtempo bis techno, von der wüste bis zum dschungel, alles fügt sich wunderbar zusammen.