out now: Michel De Hey – Blackbird (incl. Pig&Dan Remix) [Circle Music]

Artist:
Michel De Hey

Title:
Blackbird

Label:
Circle Music

Cat#:
circle030

Release Date:
16th February 2011

Format:
12" and digital

Tracklist:
01. Blackbird
02. Blackbird (Pig & Dan Remix)
03. Haai Jack)

Info :
As one of the internationally most successful techno artists and probably most successful DJs and producers of the Benelux Michel De Hey is well known for his high quality techno sound worldwide. And the founder of EC Records, Hey! Records and Immaculate, where he supported artists like John Digweed, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tom Middleton, Funk’D’Void or Adam Beyer convinced on Circle Music with his linear “Sintrack EP” in 2009 already. In late 2010 he is back with the next outstanding release on Circle Music, “Blackbird” with interesting remixes of Cocoon’s Pig & Dan and Circle Music’s newcomer Daniel Bortz (for the Digital Version)

“Blackbird”:
Michel begins with small but kicking beats paired with a dark rumbling bassline. Fastly some mind grueling psycho sounds combined with sick laughs disturbs any bright mood. Michel, who moreover had a few chart hits in netherland lays the focus on conventional techno atmosphere: dark and hard driving. For this reason the classic techno high hats are a really nice bonus.

“Blackbird (Pig&Dan Remix)”:
Cocoon act and founder of the Sonic Society imprint, the duo Pig & Dan takes it serious. With their well balanced arrangement led by the strong rolling bassline they are bringing some fun back to the dancefloor. With Love Parade like synthesizer sounds and kidding organ stabs Pig & Dan who also released on Yoshitoshi or Boxer in 2010, spread some true spirit on the dancefloor.

“Haai Jack”:
With its fluffy percussions arrangement the track “Haai Jack” is definitely placed in the tech house genre. Exciting sound experiments doesn’t take it too serious with the music by building a curious and entertaining but pumping arrangement. Michel De Hey shows us the self-depreciating side of his music.

Listen:
“Blackbird”

“Blackbird (Pig & Dan Remix)”

“Haai Jack”

Buy:
Juno.co.uk (vinyl)
deejay.de (vinyl)
djshop.de (vinyl)
more links soon

Websites:
Michel De Hey
Circle Music

[Download]: Project Rotten – Remixing The Flesh

Artist:
Project Rotten

Title:
Remixing The Flesh

Label:
Twisted Flesh Recordings

Cat#:
TFR 002 D

Release Date:
2nd January 2011

Format:
free digital download

Tracklist:
01 Embraced By Flames (ES23 Remix)
02 Buried Alive (Say Just Words Remix)
03 Embraced By Flames (Ad Inferna Remix)
04 Nightmares (Say Just Words Remix)
05 Nightmares (Anamadim Remix)
06 Scream (Incubite Remix)
07 The Lust To Kill (Melancholic Version)
08 Desecrating The Dead

Info :
This is a free remix EP from both released and unreleased remixes made by some very talented artists.

Project Rotten and Twisted Flesh Recordings would like to give these remixes to fans and people who have support both the band and the label. Without you nothing we’ve accomplished would be possible. We hope that you will enjoy this release and the artists (Incubite, Ad Inferna, Say just words, ES23 and Anamadim) that were kind enough to make these remixes for us.

Listen & Download:
320 mp3s

Websites:
Project Rotten
Twisted Flesh Recordings

out now: Apparent Symmetry – Mourn (Remixed)

Artist:
Apparent Symmetry

Title:
Mourn (Remixed)

Label:
Abstrakt Reflections

Cat#:
AR_009

Release Date:
27th December 2010

Format:
free digital download

Tracklist:
01. S-Time Lapse (Ambient Re-edit by Furthest From The Cold)
02. Apart From This Life ([haven] Remix)
03. Sunset (Reconstructed by Synthetic Violence)
04. 30mg (Lithium Remix by Radio Salva)
05. Lamentation (Electro Mass Remix)
06. Taken Back (Access To Arasaka Remix)
07. Desert Sunrise (Reconstructed by c0ma)
08. Apart From This Life (Miktek Remix)
09. S-Time Lapse (Amictric Remix)
10. Lamentation (It Was The Sun Remix)
11. Skybending (Erissoma Remix)
12. 30mg (Dissected by eOnic)
13. Looking Through (Tapage Remix)
14. Sunset (Remixed by SE)
15. Taken Back (Undermathic Version)
16. Desert Sunrise (Another Day In Hell Remix by Cellar Door)

Info :
Since the release of Mourn, Apparent Symmetry has been gathering remixes from prolific artists around the globe. Now, this highly anticipated remix album is completed. Featuring remixes by Access to Arasaka, Tapage, SE, c0ma, Miktek, Erissoma, Undermathic, Furthest From The Cold, Synthetic Violence, Electro Mass, It Was The Sun, Cellar Door, eOnic, Radio Salva, [haven] & Amictric.

Photography by jay-long
Artwork by theposthuman
Mastering by Abstrakt Reflections

Listen & Download:
320 mp3s
flac

Websites:
Apparent Symmetry
Abstrakt Reflections

out now: Shifted – Drained EP [Mote-Evolver]

Artist:
Shifted

Title:
Drained EP

Label:
Mote-Evolver

Cat#:
MOTE021

Release Date:
17th January 2011

Format:
12inch & digital

Tracklist:
01 Drained
02 Polaron
03 Bound
04 Junk

Track 04 is digital-only. Digital release is exclusively available on Beatport for a few weeks before it will be sold via other digital stores.

Info :
Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver label rounds off an impressive 2010 and starts 2011 by passing into record label maturity with a 21st release. As is fitting for such a landmark release, the forever-progressive Slater has plucked a special release from the ether that will impress and intrigue followers of Mote’s approach to undergroundtechno.

Shrouded in anonymity, Shifted’s release is fuelled by a personal passion for techno, this 3-track EP for Mote-Evolver represents an earnest expression of creativity from an enigmatic artist; freed from the restrictions of expectation and reputation.

Opening up with the kind of sparsely constructed but highly incendiary deepspace-techno that has characterized much of Mote’s recent output, Drained is a thumping bass-driven ride through sinister moods and scratchy sounding effects.

Polaron brings an abrasive feel to the release, contrasting with the deeper moods found elsewhere on the EP, as heavy beats and mechanical percussion provide momentum while resounding chimes and shrill stabs add frenetic drama.

Futuristic and hypnotic, Bound combines the pacey dynamism of snappy rhythms with mesmerizing atmospheric loops which weave together to create a shifting melody; oscillating subtly against a backdrop of relentless percussion.

Listen:
“Drained”

“Polaron”

“Bound”

“Junk”

Unofficial video:
“Junk”

Video created by the29nov films.

Buy:
Juno (vinyl)
deejay.de (vinyl)
djshop.de (vinyl)
decks.de (vinyl)
Beatport (digital)
JunoDownloads (digital)
Zero Inch (digital)
7digital (digital)
iTunes (digital)
djshop.de (digital)
more soon

Websites:
Shifted
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

out now: Various – Fünf [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Fünf

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
OSTGUT07LP, OSTGUT15CD

 

Release Date:
5th November 2010

 

Format:
7x vinyl box, 2xCD & digital

 

Tracklist:
CD01-01)
Emika
Cooling Room

CD01-02)
Marcel Fengler
Shiraz

CD01-03)
Prosumer
Daybreak

CD01-04)
Substance
Gestalts

CD01-05)
Ryan Elliott
Abatis

CD01-06)
Nick Höppner
ISP

CD01-07)
Marcel Dettmann
Shelter

CD01-08)
Fiedel
Doors To Manual

CD01-09)
Shed
Boom Room

CD01-10)
Steffi
My Room

CD01-11)
Dinky
Twelve To Four

CD01-12)
Len Faki
Kraft Und Licht

CD02-01)
Barker & Baumecker
Drin

CD02-02)
Marcel Dettmann
Scourer

CD02-03)
SCB
Down Moment

CD02-04)
Tama Sumo
Iron Glance

CD02-05)
Murat Tepeli feat. Elif Biçer
Hold On

CD02-06)
Soundstream
Wenn Meine Mutti Wüsste

CD02-07)
Cassy
Never Give Up On A Mood Swing

CD02-08)
Ben Klock
Bear

CD02-09)
Norman Nodge
Start Up

CD02-10)
Luke Slater
Boom Tang Shwuck

CD02-11)
Boris
Rem

CD02-12)
Margaret Dygas
Qunitet

 

Info:
Ostgut Ton releases this unique compilation of music crafted from field recordings made inside the two Berlin clubs Berghain and Panorama Bar. The concept and original recordings were made by the Berlin based producer Emika. Over a period of two months Emika created the recordings in the clubs while they were closed to the public and edited them into a library of sounds. The library was then given to all the Ostgut Ton artists, but also to club associates like DJ Pete aka Substance, Dinky, Cassy, Margaret Dygas, Ryan Elliott and Scuba using his SCB alias, to make music with. This release marks the celebration of the label’s five year anniversary. Emika’s idea started from feeling the whole building resonating from the music being played, which lead to the question: which sounds exist here when there is no party? Intrigued by stories of how the club spaces and sound systems influence the resident DJ sets and productions, Emika was curious to explore what music could be made from the building itself. Berghain’s sound technicians Krischan Makswitat and Silvio König, helped to record the entire light rig including the strobe lights, which in itself sounds techno. Other interesting sources to record were the large cooling rooms used for storing thousands of drinks in bottles. The ventilation systems in these rooms make incredible sub frequencies mixed with the sound of the bottles vibrating against each other. The club also contains large swings made from metal which creak and moan at the slightest of movements. In total the library comprised over four gigabytes of sounds, and the artists were not given restrictions on how to make music from the library. The tracks on this compilation consist of each artists signature production aesthetics and feature debut solo productions by our residents Fiedel (one half of seminal Berlin based outfit MMM), Boris and Prosumer’s long term production partner Tama Sumo. All together this release highlights the special and inseparable relationships between the label, club space, and collective of artists.

 

Listen:

 

Buy CD:
deejay.de
Juno.co.uk

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ostgut Ton Shop
deejay.de
Juno.co.uk

 

Buy Digital:
Hardwax
Beatport Classic
JunoDownload (digital)

 

Websites:
Ostgut Ton