elision imprint kicks things off for their first release with heavyweight nima gorji. hypnotic atmospheres are underpinned by a foundation that keeps on rolling, while distant celestial resonances and intriguing vocal reflections consolidate the tight, percussive groove. varhat’s remix builds on some primary motifs from gorji’s track and deeply integrates with an up-front bassline that’s here to take names, not prisoners. east end dubs brings a mesmerising contrast with his complimentary and immersive approach that precisely rounds off elision 1.
consistency and a diverse but functional aesthetic have kept berlin based record label vakant ahead of most imprints operating in the same space. having released records since 2004 they have focused on working with only a select number of artists as they believe this is the only way to endure in a scene which is susceptible to trends, with premiesku being part of the family as well as the likes of dewalta and avatism. having already released a highly successful ep on the label in 2014, and more recently being a part of the labels latest anniversary compilation, 10 years vakant, the romanian trio return with a driving four track ep. this ep features catchy melodies, vivid emotion and driving, floor-focussed percussion, which consists of three original tracks as well as the ever-dependable varhat stepping up on remix duties. one of frances most exciting exports, varhat has already released a string of impressive records on labels such as mulen and howl. his interpretation of cu balans brings a signature sound which portrays a lighter more bouncy feel to the track. premiesku which consists of livio & roby and george g are a romanian joint alias that have been releasing and performing together for over nine years. their widespread influence on the flourishing underground scene is no secret, their innovative live performances, and constant flow of cutting edge productions remain one of their nation s leading lights in the field.
it is our pleasure to welcome triptil to aku001 with the official release of his micro, minimal, techno ep. triptil embodies romania’s emerging talent, and he enraptured us with innovative track production and top-tier dj’ing. we are now excited to embark on this adventure with triptil, and the record’s associated artwork is an additional sensory indulgence for hungry ears and eager eyes. gloved in a sleeve screen-printed by hand, the center of the vinyl is made of copper. information related to the release has been engraved in the copper. that said, there are only 300 copies, limited to one copy per customer. a scarce treasure for a rare talent.