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

 

Artist:
Morganistic

 

Title:
Fluids Amniotic (Remastered)

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTELP06

 

Release Date:
27th November 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

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

 

Special:
Luke Slater – “Berghain Fünfzehn”

 

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

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Octopus Agents

 

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

 

out now: L.B. Dub Corp – This One’s For Elijah [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
L.B. Dub Corp

 

Title:
This One’s For Elijah

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTE057D

 

Release Date:
19th June 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Rain Coming

02.
Body Groove

03.
You Got To

04.
Walk To The Mountain And See

 

Press Info:
Luke Slater adopts his L.B. Dub Corp moniker for a four-track release on Mote-Evolver with all proceeds being donated to the Elijah McClain Foundation.

You never know what’s going to hit you hardest on a personal level. The whole world has been shaken in recent weeks by visions of racism, authoritarianism and oppression – but among the names chanted by protestors, it was Elijah McClain’s story in particular made Luke Slater sit up and take notice. The 23 year old from Aurora, Colorado, died in August last year after being subdued and sedated after being reported by a 911 caller as looking “sketchy” while simply walking home from a convenience store.

There was something about McClain that sparked a pang of recognition in Slater. Partly it was just fellow-feeling for a keen musician and misfit – McClain had taught himself to play guitar and violin in childhood, which is no small feat, and his mother Sheneen called him “a child-like spirit, not conditioned to the norms of America… He lived in his own little world. He was never into, like, fitting in. He just was who he was.” Partly too it’s that his case had gone unrecognised at the time, just another senseless snuffing out of life for being the wrong colour in the wrong place at the wrong time. Slater wanted to help if he could, but also to shine a light on the case.

Thus This One’s for Elijah. It’s a fundraiser for Sheneen McClain’s Foundation, but also an emotional response. The jacking house of “You Got To” and the slow electro funk of “Body Groove” both have a heads-down sense of determination to them, while the flowing techno of “Walk to the Mountain and See” and the 11-minute “Rain Coming” are elegiac, perhaps even with a sense of spiritual freedom. A lot of difficult questions have been asked about music and its place in troubled times recently, but for Slater this has brought something home: music was vital to Elijah McClain, and so, while it is a highlighting of injustice, and an attempt to help a grieving mother, this release is above all else a celebration of a creative soul.

*Text by Joe Muggs

All proceeds of the ‘This One’s For Elijah’ release will be donated to the Elijah McClain Foundation.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
Luke Slater – “Berghain Fünfzehn”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Mote-Evolver

 

Buy Digital:
Mote-Evolver @ Bandcamp

 

Booking:
Octopus Agents

 

Websites:
L.B. Dub aka Luke Slater @ Facebook
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

 

out now: Luke Slater – Berghain Fünfzehn [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
Luke Slater

 

Title:
Berghain Fünfzehn

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
O-TON 127

 

Release Date:
17th April 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
O-Ton Reassembled 1

A2.
O-Ton Reassembled 2

B1.
O-Ton Reassembled 3

B2.
O-Ton Reassembled 4

C1.
O-Ton Reassembled 5

C2.
O-Ton Reassembled 6

D.
O-Ton Reassembled 7

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
O-Ton Reassembled 1

02.
O-Ton Reassembled 2

03.
O-Ton Reassembled 3
(Extended Mix)

04.
O-Ton Reassembled 4

05.
O-Ton Reassembled 5

06.
O-Ton Reassembled 6

07.
O-Ton Reassembled 7

 

Press Info (German):
Mit Berghain Fünfzehn schafft Luke Slater neue Kompositionen aus dem Ostgut Ton- Backkatalog, indem er bestehende Sounds zerhackt, loopt, neu justiert und in einen Mix einbettet. Das Ergebnis ist eine spielerische Retrospektive auf das Label und gleichzeitig eine zukunftsweisende Vision für Mixing und Dance Music als solche.

Am 17. April erscheinen sieben exklusive Tracks aus dem Berghain Fünfzehn-DJ-Mix auf zwei 12″es und als digitaler Download / Stream. Mittels einer De- und Rekonstruktion der Ostgut Ton-Diskografie umreißt Slaters Vision nicht nur Sampling, sondern auch Live Electronics und Improvisation, was sich im breiten Spektrum berauschender und liminaler Dance Music artikuliert: von radikal abgespecktem Mindfuck-Techno über Vocals und Verzerrungen bis hin zu Breakbeat-Exkursionen, minimalistischem Acid und Rave-Polyrhythmik. In anderen Worten: der Bogen des Ostgut Ton-Labels, gebrochen in Slaters einzigartigen, halluzinatorischen Prisma.

 

Press Info (English):
Berghain Fünfzehn sees Luke Slater creating new compositions from the Ostgut Ton back catalogue, chopping, looping tweaking and deploying sounds into a mix that is both a playful retrospective of the label and future-facing vision for mixing and dance music.

On April 17, seven exclusive tracks from the Berghain Fünfzehn DJ mix will be released on two 12”s and for streaming/digital download. De- and reconstructing the Ostgut Ton discography, Slater’s vision encompasses not only sampling but live electronics and improvisation, resulting in a broad spectrum of heady and liminal dance music: from ultra stripped-back mindfuck techno, vocals and blasts of distortion to breakbeat excursions, minimalistic acid, and rave polyrhythms. In other words: the arc of the label through Slater’s singular hallucinatory prism.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“O-Ton Reassembled 3”

 

Video:
“O-Ton Reassembled 7”

Video by the29nov films

 

Related Release:
Mix “Berghain Fünfzehn | Luke Slater”

 

Special:
“at Awakenings 1997-2001 Special 27-12-2013”

 

Recommendations:
Luke Slater’s “Love (Remixes)” on Mote-Evolver
all stuff on Ostgut Ton

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ostgut Ton @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Juno
Decks
Red Eye Records
Boomkat
Hardwax
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Ostgut Ton @ Bandcamp
Boomkat
JunoDownload
Hardwax
Beatport Classic
TraxSource
more soon

 

Booking:
Octopus Agents

 

Websites:
Luke Slater @ Facebook
Ostgut Ton

 

© Photo By Alex Kurunis

out now: LSD – Third Process [LSD]

 

Artist:
LSD

 

Title:
Third Process

 

Label:
LSD

 

Cat#:
LSD002

 

Release Date:
17th February 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Process 10

B1.
Process 11

B2.
Process 12

 

Press Info:
The techno supergroup of Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell and David Sumner aka LSD is back again with the third installment of their Process series. Third Process comes after last years double pack released on their self-titled LSD imprint and an earlier project launch released via Ostgut Ton back in 2017.

Now the trio returns with a fierce three track techno pack. Futuristic drum programming and mind melting melodies for maximum dancefloor impact spread out over three tracks, touching all assets of an hypnotic high-energy techno trip.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Process 11”

“Process 12”

 

Special:
“Live at Movement Detroit, USA 2019.05.25”

 

Recommendations:
LSD’s “Second Process” on LSD
LSD’s “Process” on Ostgut Ton

 

Buy Vinyl:
LSD @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Decks
Juno
Red Eye Records
HHV
Hardwax
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
LSD @ Bandcamp
Hardwax
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
TraxSource
more soon

 

Booking:
Octopus Agents for LSD

 

Websites:
Luke Slater
Steve Bicknell
LSD @ Soundcloud

 

out now: Planetary Assault Systems – Plantae [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
Planetary Assault Systems

 

Title:
Plantae

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
O-TON 124

 

Release Date:
01st November 2019

 

Format:
2×12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Red

A2.
Whip It Good

B.
Spell A

C1.
Kamani

C2.
Mugwort

D.
Peru Drift

 

Press Info (German):
Luke Slaters Pseudonym Planetary Assault Systems steht für stete Erneuerung psychedelischen Mindfuck-Technos. Verteilt über einen tiefen, bis in die 90er reichenden Katalog, sind die Bleeps- lastigen, polyrhythmischen Loops seiner Musik so wiedererkennbar wie genredefinierend. Plantae ist Slaters erstes Release auf Ostgut Ton seit dem PAS-Album Arc Angel (2016). Dabei deckt diese 6-Track Doppel-EP das gesamte Spektrum des PAS-Klangs ab und bleibt verwurzelt in Slaters verblüffendem Funk und Kniff, über die Langstrecke verdeckt Melodien und Rhythmen zu entwickeln. Tiefgründigkeit und Hypnose gründen ebenso auf Spielzeit wie auf Sound Design.

Für Slater ist Plantae gemacht für’s Berghain, wo er seit langem Resident ist. In Slaters eigenen Worten: „Es überrascht kaum, dass, wenn ich eine Platte auf Ostgut Ton mache, PAS ganz natürlich seine eher bewusstseinsverändernden, außerweltlichen Qualitäten annimmt, dabei auch die dunklen, schwitzigen Nächte und Tage im Klub reflektiert. Gemeinsames neuronales Koppeln, wir alle zusammen, genau dort. PAS ist seit langer Zeit Teil des Berghain und Berghain Teil von PAS. Alle Stücke hier mussten also zunächst einmal den Berghain-Test in meinen Sets bestehen.“

 

Press Info (English):
As Planetary Assault Systems, Luke Slater is an innovator of psychedelic mindfuck techno. Across a lengthy catalogue that stretches back into the 90s, the music’s bleepy, polyrhythmic loops are as recognizable as they are genre-defining. Plantae is Slater’s first release as PAS on Ostgut Ton since Arc Angel (2016) and covers the spectrum of PAS’s different strains while remaining grounded in Slater’s uncanny funk and knack for developing oblique melodies and rhythms over longer stretches. Deepness and hypnosis come as much through duration as sound design.

For Slater, Plantae is made for Berghain, where he is a long-standing resident. In his own words: “I’m sure it’s no surprise that when it comes to putting together a release on Ostgut Ton, PAS takes on its more mind-altering, otherworldly quality by natural cause, quietly reflecting the dark sweaty nights and days at the club; at the point, the common neural coupling, of us all together. PAS has been part of Berghain and Berghain part of PAS for a long time. All of these tracks needed to pass the Berghain test in my sets first stop.”

 

Listen:

 

Video:
“Whip It Good”

Video made by the29nov films

 

Special:
“Boiler Room & Ballantine’s Stay True Scotland Live Set”

 

Recommendations:
PAS album “Arc Angel” on Ostgut Ton
PAS album “The Messenger” on Ostgut Ton
PAS EP “Planetary Funk 22 Light Years Part 1” on Mote-Evolver
PAS EP “The Eyes Themselves” on Mote-Evolver
The 7th Plain album “Chronicles I” on A-Ton
The 7th Plain album “Chronicles II” on A-Ton
The 7th Plain album “Chronicles III” on A-Ton

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ostgut Ton Shop
Deejay
Juno
Decks
Boomkat
Bleep
HHV
Rush Hour
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Ostgut Ton @ Bandcamp
Beatport Classic
Boomkat
Bleep
WhatPeoplePlay
TraxSource
JunoDownload
more soon

 

Booking:
Octopus Agents

 

Websites:
Luke Slater / Planetary Assault Systems
Ostgut Ton

 

© Photo By Alex Kurunis