out now: Johannes Motschmann – Lifestream (Luke Slater’s 7th Plain Remix) [Neue Meister]

 

Artist:
Johannes Motschmann

 

Title:
Lifestream (Luke Slater’s 7th Plain Remix)

 

Label:
Neue Meister

 

Cat#:
0302046NM

 

Release Date:
04th May 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Lifestream
(Luke Slater’s 7th Plain Remix)

 

Press Info:
“How do things come to life? How does meaning appear?” These are questions that have informed Lifestream, the 2019 release by German composer, electronic producer, and classically trained pianist Johannes Motschmann. Conceived as a narrative arc, the album reflected the natural cycle of all things – from birth to death. Meticulously composed and gloriously realised, it succeeded in bringing such overarching concepts to life in rich, vivid ways. A year on, the German musician has invited friends and collaborators to breathe even more life into Lifestream for a new remix EP.

English techno pioneer, Luke Slater and German Berghain veteran, Chris Liebing both chose to remix the title track of Motschmann’s album taking the original tune into their own clubby spheres. Slater, who is a household name in the Brit-techno since the early 90s gave his version of Lifestream an insistent beat under which echoes of piano and other fragments of Motschmann’s track can be heard nostalgically. Liebing, who is a driving force in the German electronic music world with his ever- innovative approach, took the track into a deep and dark world of his own.

“What fascinated me most about Luke and Chris’ remixes was that they both developed the music and its underlying traces in very different ways, so what are actually secondary voices in my track suddenly came to the fore, and the main voices recede,” observes Motschmann of the two reworks. “It’s like a development into worlds of sound in which my music might otherwise never appear – As DJs, Luke and Chris take a different outlook on music making than I do, with my often very theoretical approach. The remixes have given me the opportunity of a new perspective: the composer becomes an astonished listener of his own melodies because they unexpectedly appear in a different context.”

Luke Slater has been responsible for some of the most lauded, richly-textured techno of the ’90s, not to mention numerous left field excursions under various monikers. From his beginnings as a resident at Heaven in London in 1989 and his involvement in the early outdoor rave scene, Luke has quickly become one of Britain’s emerging talents with several seminal releases. Over the past three decades, Slater’s sound has been honed across the globe several times over. He also boasts residencies at the likes of Berghain alongside appearances at about every major club or festival you could think of – from the Dutch forest settings of Dekmantel to the incredible setting of Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.

Chris Liebing is DJ, producer, radio host and the driving force behind the labels CLR and Spinclub Recordings. His sound has continuously evolved during his DJ career, always true to his techno roots. Although his contributions to the field have already firmly established him as one of the field’s great names, Liebing continues to innovate in the DJ booth with a setup more befitting a teenage computer game obsessive as well as releasing new material time and again. He’s known for playing hard, bouncy techno that is inspired by philosophy; always-deep tracks that range from looming apocalyptic landscapes filled with a sense of dread, to more optimistic emotional meditations. 

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Lifestream (Luke Slater’s 7th Plain Remix)”

 

Special:
“Monday Is Okay”

 

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Websites:
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Neue Meister

 

out soon: Planetary Assault Systems – Say It Loud EP [Token Records]

 

Artist:
Planetary Assault Systems

 

Title:
Say It Loud EP

 

Label:
Token Records

 

Cat#:
TOKEN100

 

Release Date:
14th May 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Bang Wap

A2.
Bolt

B1.
Say It Loud

B2.
Shine

 

Press Info:
Token celebrates its 100th release with Luke Slater, a legend of the genre, releasing under one of his most iconic aliases: Planetary Assault Systems. For over 25 years, Slater has delivered unparalleled quality in his music – a formative figure in Techno and instrumental in defining the sound globally, few can touch the Brit for depth, urgency and hit rate.

Exhibiting near enough perfect renditions of classic dance-floor moods, the four track EP is a wrought iron rollercoaster through some of the artist’s most exacting work. Booming opener Bang Wap chugs unrelentingly while a lithe FX line does the bulk of the movement in the high mid range – building tension before a satisfying release in the last quarter. A2 Bolt is classic Planetary Assault Systems – hypnotic and driving with a single sequence dipping in and out of view. On the flip, Say It Loud could be an idiosyncratic hit waiting to happen – dry and tight in the drum department for maximum effect, and featuring a recurring vocal sample chopped and skewed for tension. Closer Shine takes a deeper, more psychedelic route with shades of the classic, jacking Detroit sound in the pitch bent lead line, but maintains the energy throughout with stylish delay sends upping the ante where required, all in all delivering a neat finish to the EP.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
soon

 

Video:
“Say It Loud”

Video made by the29nov films

 

Special:
“Tailored Communication Radio Mix”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff Luke Slater stuff we featured
PTTRN’s “To Disappear Completely” on Token Records
compilation “Fuga II” on Token Records
Truncate’s “DTW 2 LAX” on Token Records
Border One’s “Radon EP” on Token Records
compilation “Aphelion” on Token Records
“Eschaton EP” by Ancient Methods & Orphx on Token Records
Phase’ “Binary Opposition Reprocessed” on Token Records

 

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Planetary Assault Systems @ Bandcamp
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Planetary Assault Systems @ Bandcamp
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soon

 

Booking:
Octopus Agents

 

Websites:
Planetary Assault Systems / Luke Slater @ Facebook
Token Records

 

out now: RoogUnit – Nu Rebels Club EP [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
RoogUnit

 

Title:
Nu Rebels Club EP

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTE058

 

Release Date:
06th April 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Edge 1

A2.
Edge 2

B.
Edge 3

 

Press Info:
Luke Slater and O [Phase] combine for the second release under their RoogUnit guise on Mote-Evolver this April with the ‘Nu Rebels Club’ EP.

Following 2017s ‘Mesh’ EP release, the second outing from two of techno’s most revered talents in Mote-Evolver boss Slater and Ashley Burchett (O [Phase]), sees the duo indulge in a vast sonic exploration into the world of hypnotic techno shot through with intricately interwoven soundscapes and glacial atmospheres.

The release follows a live streamed set via Mote-Evolver’s Bandcamp page on March 5th featuring a 4.5hr live B2B DJ set from RoogUnit.

 

Snippets:
@ deejay.de

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Edge 3”

 

Video:
“Edge 3”

Video made by the29nov films

 

Specials:
Luke Slater – “Guest Mix @ Mary Anne Hobbs BBC 6 Music”

Ø [Phase] – “R-Imprint Invite…”

 

Recommendations:
all Mote-Evolver releases

 

Buy Vinyl:
Mote-Evolver @ Bandcamp
deejay.de
Juno
Decks
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Clone
OYE Records
Hardwax
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Mote-Evolver @ Bandcamp
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Booking:
Octopus Agents for Luke Slater
Hemisphere Agency for Ø [Phase]

 

Websites:
RoogUnit
Ø [Phase]
Luke Slater
Mote-Evolver

 

out for a while: Planetary Assault Systems – Deep Heet Vol. 1 [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
Planetary Assault Systems

 

Title:
Deep Heet Vol​.​ 1

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTE001

 

Release Date:
01st March 2006

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
GT

B1.
Whistle Viper

B2.
MQ

 

Press Info:
Planetary Assault Systems after voyaging to some of the most remote parts of the galaxy return in 2006 with Deep Heet Vol.1, after an 8 year hibernation while transportation operations completed. Operating from Spacestationzero uk as always, they ask you to join them in the outer reaches of the groove.

One of Britain’s true electronic music and techno pioneers, with a career that has spanned 20 years and counting, Luke Slater is a national treasure.

Planetary Assault Systems,warriors from the outerscopic threshold. Orignating in our universe in 1994, the warriors went on to colaborate with peacefrog records in the initial stages, many messages were bought to this world before the galactic souls were needed elsewhere. Returning to our world in 2006 Mote-Evolver is proud to be the mouthpeice for their new sonic entities.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“ROOF.FM Nr. 11”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Mote-Evolver

 

Buy Vinyl:
Clone
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Buy Digital:
Mote-Evolver @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Octopus Agents

 

Websites:
Luke Slater @ Facebook
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

 

out now: Morganistic – Fluids Amniotic (Remastered) [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
Morganistic

 

Title:
Fluids Amniotic (Remastered)

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTELP06

 

Release Date:
27th November 2020

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Bellows

A2.
Soup

B1.
It Makes It

B2.
Crimes & Misdemeanours

C1.
Leaf

C2.
Marbles

D1.
Let It Go

D2.
Wonder

 

Press Info:
As Morganistic, Luke Slater only released a handful of cuts-but among those was the album Fluids Amniotic, still widely praised today as a benchmark techno long-player. Regularly featuring in the sets of Hood and Mills, Morganistic’s dark, rumbling minimalism was, as the album title suggests, the sonic equivalent of being trapped in the murky, viscous fluids of some sinister alien womb.

Slater unearthed the original DAT and reel-to-reel tapes and got them remastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis. Fluids Amniotic will get re-issued both on vinyl and digitally for the first time in 25 years.

 

Snippets:
open playlist

 

Videos:
“Bellows”

“Crimes & Misdemeanours”

Videos made by the29nov films

 

Special:
“MOTELP06 Mini Mix”

 

Recommendations:
all featured Luke Slater stuff (all aliase)
all stuff on Mote-Evolver

 

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Decks
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Rush Hour
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Mote-Evolver @ Bandcamp
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Booking:
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Websites:
Luke Slater @ Facebook
Mote-Evolver
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