out now: Sawlin & Subjected – Foreign Awake Part 2 [Electric Deluxe]

 

Artist:
Sawlin & Subjected

 

Title:
Foreign Awake Part 2

 

Label:
Electric Deluxe

 

Cat#:
EDLX035

 

Release Date:
27th February 2014

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Texture 1.1

02)
Texture 1.2

03)
Texture 5

 

Info:
‘Foreign Awake Pt.1’ set the tone with a series of strung out, spacy vistas. Three chillingly subtle and pensive pieces, far removed from the pair’s usual brew of anxious, distortion-heavy techno productions that can be found on their co-run Vault Series outlet. Using EDLX to step away from the dancefloor a little, ‘Foreign Awake Pt.1’ saw the Berlin-based duo tap into headier climes using loops and tingling atmospheres with the faintest of heartbeats. ‘Foreign Awake Pt.2’ picks up the pace, however, with three more “Textures” halfway between ‘Pt.1’’s ethereal wanderings and the pair’s deeper Vault Series offerings.

On the A-side “Texture 1.1” and “Texture 1.2” wraps typical Vault tropes with acid-washed melodies and grainy distorted pads, turning two rusty, hydraulic workouts into weirder and warmer dancefloor reliefs. “Texture 5” then, on the B-side, concludes with more yin and yang experiments, pooling ‘Foreign Awake’’s gentler, dream-like sentiments together with punishing bass, splices of hats and mechanical modulations that keep the reverie in check; a must for Sawlin & Subjected fans, and anyone who likes their techno a little on the stranger side.

Sawlin & Subjected – Textures – by EDLX’s in-house designer Jan Willem van den Ban
Consistent with their music and profile, the artwork for the Sawlin & Subjected releases had to be similarly dark and enigmatic. Revealing little of what’s inside, the cover gives only the slightest hint, but just enough to trigger curiosity. Dark and underground aren’t necessarily synonymous with black, so the insides reveal a world rich of sound and colour, step by step.

 

Listen:

 

Related Release:
“Foreign Awake Part 1”

 

Special:
Sawlin & Subjected – Inverted Audio Mix 119

 

Recommendations:
“Valut Series 10.0”
Subjected’s album “Zero” on Valut Series

 

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Websites:
Subjected
Sawlin
Electric Deluxe

 

out now: Sawlin & Subjected – Foreign Awake Part 1 [Electric Deluxe]

 

Artist:
Sawlin & Subjected

 

Title:
Foreign Awake Part 1

 

Label:
Electric Deluxe

 

Cat#:
EDLX033

 

Release Date:
28th October 2013

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Texture 3

02)
Texture 4

03)
Texture 2

 

Info:
Forged in the pitch black recesses of underground Berlin, long-time conspirators Sawlin & Subjected have been making bold, distinct and largely faceless techno from the cloisters of their Vault Series home. Now comes the first in a two-part EP for Electric Deluxe, titled ‘Foreign Awake’, a much broodier spacy homage than we’ve yet heard from the pair.

Shying away from usual PR and biographies, Sawlin, Subjected and their third Vault Series member Mørbeck have been making names for themselves on the weight of their music alone. Raw, industrial hues, distortion and chest-caving basslines are some of the tropes that have coloured their anonymous ascension to date. While Sawlin has strayed a little from the Vault camp, Subjected has yet to release elsewhere. Until now. In April Subjected released his debut LP, ‘Zero’, which channeled his and the label’s respected tough and concept-free aesthetic into a fully functioning full length. But for Electric Deluxe they’ve served up something all together different.

Swapping their usual gung-ho floor artillery for swirling atmospheric vistas, subtle tones and cavernous empty spaces, ‘Foreign Awake pt.1’ sees Sawlin & Subjected paint chilling, post-apocalypse landscapes in three parts. Deep, dark and dangerously hypnotic, this is Sawlin & Subjected at their most compelling.

Sawlin & Subjected – Textures – by EDLX’s in-house designer Jan Willem van den Ban
Consistent with their music and profile, the artwork for the Sawlin & Subjected releases had to be similarly dark and enigmatic. Revealing little of what’s inside, the cover gives only the slightest hint, but just enough to trigger curiosity. Dark and underground aren’t necessarily synonymous with black, so the insides reveal a world rich of sound and colour, step by step.

 

Listen:

 

Related Release:
“Foreign Awake Part 2”

 

Special:
Subjected in the mix for Brood Audio

 

Recommendations:
“Valut Series 10.0”
Subjected’s album “Zero” on Valut Series

 

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Websites:
Subjected
Sawlin
Electric Deluxe

 

09th February 2014: Staub 006 @ ://about blank, Berlin (Germany)

 

STAUB

 
 

Event:
[Staub 006] by Dust

 

Date & Time:
09th February 2014 at 10am

 

Line-up:
a secret that will be a secret until … the party ends

 

Location:
://about blank, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
5 EUR

 

Info (German):
Liebe Stäublinge! STAUB formiert sich auch in diesem Monat aus kleinsten aufgewirbelten Partikelchen aus organischen und anorganischen Elementen in unendlichen Texturen und Farbspektren. STAUB macht keinen Halt vor privaten wie öffentlichen Gebäuden, unternimmt keine Trennung zwischen Gesellschaftsschichten oder Geschlechtern. Eigentlich gilt er als Rand- und Abfallprodukt unserer desinfizierten Gesellschaft, doch wer genau beobachtet, erkennt: Jeder Staub ist anders! Aber immer auf der Suche nach etwas Besonderem, intimer Anhäufung und intensiver Bewegung. Und ist somit uns Menschen gar nicht so unähnlich.

Veranstaltung @ Facebook
Veranstaltung @ Resident Advisor

 

Info (English):
Staub is back.

Line-up? Dust from yesterday.

It remains exciting: Sunday, Techno, Dancing.

A party where lineups are a thing of the past and techno is left to its devices narrating a musical journey.

A party where the audience gives in to the surprise of uncertainty, carried by carefully selected artists and newcomers.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Trailer:

Video created by Kevin Paschold.

 

Websites:
Dust

 

out now: Marcel Fengler – Remixes [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
Marcel Fengler

 

Title:
Remixes

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
O-TON 74

 

Release Date:
January 2014

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Sky Pushing
(Dave Clarke Remix)

02)
Mayria
(The Exaltics Remix)

03)
Trespass
(Aubrey Remix)

04)
Jaz
(The Traveller Remix)

 

Info (English):
Marcel Fengler can look back upon a very productive year as an artist. There was the ”Frantic EP” on Ostgut Ton, followed by DIN (a joint project with Efdemin) whose compositions formed one third of the ”MASSE” CD and ballet and then arguably his most creative and intense project to date: the release of his debut solo album ”Fokus”. For the remix EP accompanying this release Dave Clarke, Aubrey, The Exaltics and The Traveller were invited to place their focus on some chosen tracks.

Dave Clarke opens the 12” with his remix of ”Sky Pushing”, the forceful but tender character of the original track is overturned into deep distortion and systematically lead towards gentle chaos, the steady drive of this rework leaves no room for pause as it propels the energies set free.

The break techno of The Exaltics, whipped up with nervous bass and smoky drums, serves as one of the groovier additions to this EP. The massive beats that follow the break lift the track to another level and when the mellow vocals of ”Mayria” set in, things fall into place in perfect combination.

On the other side Aubrey redefines ”Trespass”. The absorbing arrangement combines unpredictable use of hi-hats and synths from the original with a dark and classic pumping beat and inspired flanger effects to diffuse the tension and create a balanced mix.

The final remix by The Traveller is also the greatest surprise, the track lures you in with a soft intro but soon develops into an old school techno stomper, the heavy kick and percussion is complemented by the reoccurring melody from ”Jaz” inviting you to immerse yourself in the sound.

 

Info (German):
Marcel Fengler darf als Künstler auf ein erfolgreiches Jahr zurückblicken. Angefangen bei seiner „Frantic EP“ auf Ostgut Ton, fortgesetzt durch DIN, ein Projekt mit Efdemin, welches auf der MASSE CD wohl eines der ausdrucksstärkeren Stücke repräsentiert und zum Ende das wohl kreativste und intensivste Projekt von Marcel Fengler, „Fokus“, sein Debüt LP Format und nicht weniger. Für seine Remix EP durften Dave Clarke, Aubrey, The Exaltics und The Traveller den Fokus selbst setzen.

Dave Clarke eröffnet die 12“ mit seinem Remix für „Sky Pushing“. Die einst kraftvolle Originalversion von Fengler, besitzt nicht mehr den sanften Charakter, sie wird jetzt hingegen in Verzerrungen gestürzt. Es scheint, als wenn alles sorgfältig und mit System ins Chaos geführt wurde. Der stetige Antrieb lässt keine Pause zum Luft holen.

Die Break Techno Version von The Exaltics wird mit nervösem Bass gepeitscht, der mit den rauchigen Drums den groovigsten Track der Remix EP darstellt. Nach dem Break schlagen betont wuchtige Drums ein, die einen wahrlich abheben lassen. Die zarten stimmen von „Mayria“ vollenden dann alles, wie man es sich nicht besser hätte vorstellen können.

Die andere Seite des Vinyls wird von Aubrey neu definiert. „Trespass“ ist durch die unvorhersehbar eingesetzten Hi Hats und Synth Sounds des Originals über die gesamte Spielzeit interessant arrangiert. Der klassisch und düster pumpende Beat wird durch den geschickt eingesetzten Flanger entschärft und arbeitet in der finalen Kombination perfekt zusammen.

The Traveller bildet das Schlusslicht der EP und damit auch die größte Überraschung. Das vermeintlich sanfte Intro entpuppt sich zu einer Techno Ansage der alten Schule. Harte Kickdrums und schlichte Hi Hats, die zusammen mit der immer wiederkehrenden Melodie von „Jaz“ verknüpft eingebettet sind.

 

Listen:

 

Video:
“Sky Pushing (Dave Clarke Remix)”

Video by Ra-Beat

 

Related Release:
album “Fokus”

 

Special:
Awakenings Eindhoven 08.02.2014

 

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Booking:
Paramount Artists

 

Websites:
Marcel Fengler
Ostgut Ton