out for a while: Various – Mental Health Compilation [Synergy Records]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Mental Health Compilation

 

Label:
Synergy Records

 

Cat#:
SYNDIG001

 

Release Date:
28th March 2021

 

Format:
CD & download

 

Tracklist:
01.
Matrheim & Jodar
Serenity

02.
Romain Vincent
Solid Edges

03.
Lacchesi
26790

04.
Amstra
Special Needs

05.
Konstrukt Alliance
Seen the Light

06.
Nanø Rinnegatø
I’m your Alpha

07.
Spastik
Chained To The Mirror And The Razor Blade

08.
WAST
N24

 

Press Info:
The past year has been an absolute disaster for nearly everyone on this planet. We’ve seen our local pubs, restaurants, businesses, culture initiatives and events struggling from the measurements that were taken by our governments due to the coronavirus. It’s undeniable that the virus has already been responsible for many deaths around the world. Experts and scientists are working around the clock to find a solution to stop the virus and cure the illness that it brings, but unfortunately this alone is not enough.

In the media there is way too little attention devoted to the “side effects” this virus can cause, one side effect being “mental health problems”. Many people in our direct and indirect environment are struggling from it, sometimes visibly, sometimes invisibly. Statistics show that the global suicide rate in 2020 has drastically risen compared to previous years, this is something that cannot be ignored.

After many encounters with people that are suffering from mental health problems, we became extra aware about this issue and we wanted to contribute in some way. Unfortunately we are not experts ourselves in this matter, but luckily there are other people/organizations who are. These people/organizations are often underfunded and that’s where we can contribute.

We are launching a various artist release (digital + CD) to fund “De Zelfmoordlijn”, a Belgium-based organization that is committed to helping anyone that is in need. People that are looking for a chat, people with suicidal thoughts or even people who know someone that is in need for help, can chat or call with volunteers from the organization 24/7, every day of the year. For a duration of 12 months we will be donating 50% of the total revenue of this release directly to them at the end of each month, starting in April. The other 50% will be used to cover the expenses of the release and will help us to keep providing you with banging releases and hopefully events in the future!

Special thanks to all the artists, our designer Worthmann and everyone else that was involved in this project.

We can push through this together!

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Specials:
Romain Vincent – “MASS Sessions #115”

Lacchesi – “SCENECAST 011”

Amstra – “Märked Podcast 032”

Konstrukt Alliance – “Techno Wereld Podcast ‘001”

Nanø Rinnegatø – “MASS Sessions #078”

WAST – “RAWCAST057”

 

Recommendations:
Amstra’s “Acid Theory EP” on Märked
WAST’s “Emersion EP” on Jaelos
WAST’s “Black Demon EP” on selected
compilation “MCVA002” /w Lacchesi track on Maison Close Records
compilation “Various Artists A” /w Amstra track on Kriptika Records
compilation “Yin-Yang (Part 2)” /w Nanø Rinnegatø track on C O U P

 

Buy CD:
Synergy Records @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Synergy Records @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Synergy Records

 

out for a while: Cristian Vogel – Rebirth Of Wonky [Endless Process]

 

Artist:
Cristian Vogel

 

Title:
Rebirth Of Wonky

 

Label:
Endless Process

 

Cat#:
ENDPROC006

 

Release Date:
05th February 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
When You Can’t Go Clubbing Anymore And Have To Dance With Oaks

02.
What Goes Around Comes Around
(2020)

03.
The All Clear

04.
Pendula

05.
Acido Amigo

06.
Peace La Roche

07.
Thuja

08.
Ici Le Fantôme C’est Moi

09.
New Born Wise

 

Tracklist Bandcamp:
01.
When You Can’t Go Clubbing Anymore And Have To Dance With Oaks

02.
What Goes Around Comes Around
(2020)

03.
The All Clear

04.
Pendula

05.
Acido Amigo

06.
Peace La Roche

07.
Thuja

08.
Ici Le Fantôme C’est Moi

09.
New Born Wise

10.
Intro

 

Press Info:
So, here it is again. Cristian Vogel’s usual mind-blowing brand of high end, highly sophisticated and nuanced self-production. His songwriting and technical abilities build on over 25 years playing out and inventing sounds. When a producer like him gets to a position of defining their own sounds and styles, then it’s going to be hit after hit. Thats what ‘Rebirth Of Wonky’ represents. An exemplary power to re-define ourselves through music, through creative pursuits, through love, through imagination and through the politics of musical progress.

Cristian Vogel’s 25th album started off as a blueprint for a new style. Research and recording began in March 2020 and was completed in October. Musical styles used to emerge from complex synergies unfolding within people and spaces as a certain music embraces them and shapes them. What happens to an audience, and what happens in the studio are linked through style and identity. This album, like so many in 2020, has been crafted through solitude, anxiety and hope. Audiences are distant, yet still yearn for music in their lives. On the other hand, many creators are virtually erupting as a need to be heard. It remains to see what dancing synergies and styles will bloom in 2021 and beyond. We are sure that the ‘Rebirth of Wonky’ will be one of the defining post-clubbing albums of the year.

 

Snippets:
@ Beatport

 

Special:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix October 2020”

 

Recommendations:
Cristian Vogel’s “The Misty Quay EP” on EPM Music
Cristian Vogel’s “The Assistenz” on Shitkatapult
Cristian Vogel’s “Polyphonic Beings” on Shitkatapult
Cristian Vogel’s “Enter The Tub” on Shitkatapult
Cristian Vogel’s “The Inertials” on Shitkatapult

 

Buy Download:
Cristian Vogel @ Bandcamp
Beatport
JunoDownload
TraxSource
Clone Digital
iTunes
7Digital
Amazon
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Deezer
Spotify
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Cristian Vogel
Endless Process

 

out now: Ross Harper – Feel EP [City Wall Records]

 

Artist:
Ross Harper

 

Title:
Feel EP

 

Label:
City Wall Records

 

Cat#:
CW134X

 

Release Date:
30th April 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Feel I

02.
Feel II

03.
Feel III

04.
Feel IV

05.
Feel V

 

Press Info:
Ross Harper’s FEEL EP was inspired by his time at club Kultura Zvuka in Kharkiv, Ukraine while on tour with Nastia and Daria Kosolova.

Ross found himself on the dancefloor next to a local girl. He felt a nudging sensation against his foot. But when he looked down, there was nothing to see. So he kept dancing but then there it was again, a feeling of someone gently pushing against the side of his foot.

Again, he looked down and nothing was there, but the same girl was still standing next to him. So he took a breath and said “hello”. She said she speaks only Russian and very little English. Ross then noticed a tattoo of something written in Russian on her wrist and asked her what it meant, she replied, “FEEL”. “Ah, yes”, Ross thought, that makes perfect sense, “FEEL”.

Starting with deep intensity, a stranger, in a strange place, yet surrounded by love, surrounded by soul, surrounded by feeling. “FEEL I” presents deeply touching bass and finally a beat, a broken beat.

As the music unfolds, the intensity within grows. In “FEEL II”, the broken beat transforms to a low throbbing kick and bass. And all along there is the sense of lingering darkness, like a mystery speaking from the deep.

By the time we reach “FEEL III”, the kick is being felt and new peaks of emotion and definition are emerging.

“FEEL IV” takes this sound palette a step further into something altogether sublime with climatic voices, iridescent stabs and majestic strings, a whole symphony of sound un- folds. The perfection of “FEEL IV” is cemented by an off key bass drag that simply does not fit.

Finally “FEEL V” is when the “release valve” comes unstuck, the tempo is up, the machine gun kicks unleashed, and the whole thing goes totally cosmic.

 

Snippets:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Feel II”

“Feel III”

“Feel I”

more soon

 

Special:
“Aaja Music – 28 03 21”

 

Buy Download:
City Wall Records @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Beatport
iTunes
TraxSource
Clone Digital
7Digital
Amazon
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidalport
Spotify
Deezer
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Ross Harper
City Wall Records

 

out for a while: Various – Le Beirut [Al Gharib]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Le Beirut

 

Label:
Al Gharib

 

Cat#:
AG01

 

Release Date:
11th December 2020

 

Format:
CD & download

 

Tracklist:
01.
Adam Rajab
Ya Beirut

02.
Rune Bagge
Ajura

03.
Kidä
Comet

04.
ANTM
Arrows For Spirit

05.
Oldyungmayn
Leh

06.
MIRRORship
Ezra
[feat Soho Rezanejad]

07.
Alobhe
BB

08.
Judas Mordache & Rise 1969
Voodoo Breaks

09.
DJ Plead
Busy Signal

10.
Reptant
Tunnel Runner

11.
Paàl
Paradise O

12.
River Yarra
The Dream Takes Over

13.
emkay
6AM

14.
Jaclyn Kendall
Ordered State

15.
Whistleblower
A Glory of Ashes

16.
119.286
Billionaires Turned to Kobe Meat

17.
Kev Koko
HQ 76/77
[feat Cressida & Instant Distant]

18.
DINA
Only Me

19.
OMRANN
Triple Homicide

20.
u.r.trax
U R THE FUTURE

21.
Sentimental Rave
Unreleased Love

22.
DJ Ali
Don’t Stop Dancing

23.
Partiboi69
Face Grind

24.
Clair Bai
Moonlight Fantasy

25.
Abu Zeinah
Maze of Reflected Images

26.
Onleash
Creatine

27.
Gabber Eleganza
Junonica

28.
Slam Ross 1000
Limbic System

29.
Peachlyfe
1000 Eyes

30.
DJ Ibon
Prepping for Hope

31.
Rune Bagge
Tafil

 

Press Info:
Al Gharib is proud to announce its first release, ‘Le Beirut’, an art fund supporting selected organisations advancing support towards individuals and minority groups in Lebanon, including those impacted by the horrifying explosion in Beirut during the month of August.

The compilation will feature 32 tracks produced by friends/talented artists from all around the world, showcasing a diverse selection of electronic music, expressing a unified act of solidarity with the people of Beirut.

Al Gharib will be donating all profits from the ‘LE BEIRUT’ Art Fund to the following organisations:

– Proud Lebanon
http://www.proudlebanon.org
Proud Lebanon is a non-profit, non-religious, non-political, non-partisan civil society organization that aims to promote sustainable social & economic development in Lebanon and the region and is working to achieve protection, empowerment and equality of marginalized groups through community service activities.

Proud Lebanon is dedicated to building a healthy empowered community in Lebanon and the region, where people are effectively empowered and participate in democratic processes that affect their lives and their communities.

– Anera Organisation
http://www.anera.org
Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), Lebanon and Jordan. We mobilize resources for immediate emergency relief and for sustainable, long-term health, education, and economic development. Our staff serve in their communities, navigating the politics that constrict progress to get help where it’s needed most.

That’s how Anera delivered more than $100.4 million in programs in 2020 alone, and it’s how we will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.

– Embrace Lebanon
http://www.embracelebanon.org
Embrace is a non-profit organization (NGO) which works to raise awareness around mental health in Lebanon. Embrace launched as an affiliation with the Department of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) back in 2013. As of 2017, Embrace branched out as an independent Lebanese non-governmental organisation (NGO), not affiliated with any institution. Embrace seeks to better inform the community about mental illness, break the stigma, provide support to those affected, and help foster a resilient and emotionally healthy community which cares for the mental wellbeing of its young and old.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Specials:
Rune Bagge – “Closercast #029”

Paál – “Lost In Ether | Podcast #178”

u.r.trax – “Voxnox Podcast 091”

Kev Koko – “Promo Mix 2019”

Abu Zeinah – “dB Podcast 017”

Peachlyfe – “CRYSTAL SERIES 08”

 

Recommendations:
Rune Bagge’s “1312 EP” on The Slave Records
Rune Bagge’s “No Tomorrow” on Ownlife
Paàl’s “Fitz Roy EP” on Voitax
sampler “Rave Series I” /w u.r.trax track on Diligences Records
compilation “VA003” /w u.r.trax track on Matière
compilation “LAP Issue II” /w Partiboi69 track on LAP Records
compilation “The Book Of Electronic Music Explorations. Tape 2” /w Abu Zeinah tracks on Delayed Arrivals
compilation “Fast Forward Fundraiser Compilation 2” /w Peachlyfe track on DFast Forward Productions

 

Buy CD:
Al Gharib @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Al Gharib @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Al Gharib

 

out soon: Function – Awakening From The Illusory Self [Tresor Records]

 

Artist:
Function

 

Title:
Awakening From The Illusory Self

 

Label:
Tresor Records

 

Cat#:
TRESOR.320

 

Release Date:
14th May 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Misinterpretations Of Reality

A2.
An Optical Illusion Of Consciousness

B1.
Spiritually Unconscious
(Dissolve)

B2.
Compulsive Thinking: Repetitive and Pointless

 

Press Info:
Dave Sumner returns with a new Function record, entitled Awakening From The Illusory Self. Released as a 12″ EP on Tresor Records, it follows on from Existenz, his last full-length album released in November 2019.

Packed in a beautiful sleeve printed with 3 x special Neon colors, Tresor.320 kicks off with the fast techno of ‘Misinterpretations Of Reality’, it features a minimal acid-infected crescendo and throbbing pulse. As ever with Function, this idiosyncratic rhythmic work finds a place out on a limb from contemporaries, shapeshifting impulses that infer and guide this raw drum sound.

The second track ‘An Optical Illusion Of Consciousness’, Function moves towards a different direction, bringing more elements to the mix. It recalls the Dutch 90s techno sound with its melodic blurred synth leanings stretching and morphing across saturated, playful drums and hefty low-end movement. Its bind is perfectly weighted, a phenomenal track that nurtures its inner dancefloor soul as melodies fade away and tighter patterns take precedence.

‘Spiritually Unconscious’ points to all the trademarks of Function’s celebrated sound. A smooth 909 groove underpins bubbling atmospheres and hallucinatory effects, and a nod to the Motor City vision with its fleeting synth strings. At the core is potent, repetitive simplicity, its beat playing with weight and dynamics but never at risk of being lost. Closing track ‘Compulsive Thinking – Repetitive and Pointless’ kicks a juddering swagger, finding public addressed system emissions drenched in reverb resonating above bleak analogic synth drones. It haunts and creeps towards a thunderous apex, finding its depth in sparse drum movements.

An enduring fixture in the techno and electronic music landscape, Sumner continues to step through new terrains, reinforcing his spike and vision. Awakening From The Illusory Self finds him as ever delivering the goods in elating moments of pure club heft.

 

Snippets:
@ Deejay

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Misinterpretations Of Reality”

“Compulsive Thinking: Repetitive and Pointless”

“An Optical Illusion Of Consciousness”

more soon

 

Specials:
“Berghain 07”

 

Recommendations:
Function’s “Existenz” on Tresor Records
Function’s “Recompiled II/II” on A-Ton
Function’s “Recompiled I/II” on A-Ton
“Games Have Rules” by Function + Vatican Shadow on Hospital Productions
Function’s “Remixes” on Ostgut Ton
Function’s album “Incubation” on Ostgut Ton
Peter Van Hoesen’s “Life Performance” on Tresor Records
Psyk’s “A Moment Before” on Tresor Records
Psyk’s “Works” on Tresor Records
James Ruskin’s “Point 2” on Tresor Records
James Ruskin’s “Siklikal” on Tresor Records

 

Buy Vinyl:
Tresor Records @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Juno
Boomkat
Clone
Red Eye Records
OYE Records
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Tresor Records @ Bandcamp
Beatport
iTunes
7Digital
Boomkat
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Deezer
Youtube Music
more soon

 

Websites:
Function @ Resident Advisor
Tresor Records