out soon: Hioll – Pagan Tools EP [Abstraction]

 

Artist:
Hioll

 

Title:
Pagan Tools EP

 

Label:
Abstraction

 

Cat#:
ABS022

 

Release Date:
02nd December 2019

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Seems To Be Casual

02.
Picking Up Leftovers

03.
Playing Nice

04.
Make Them Listen

05.
Sometimes I Tend To

06.
Model 500

 

Press Info:
Hioll is back on the label and he does it with a blunt EP of six original cuts. “Pagan Tools” is a very functional release in which we can find tracks that are well suited to different scenarios and moments of the night. Perfect rapport and singular coherence denoted by restless percussions, dynamic hi hats, repetitive modular sequences, big kick drums and organic arrangements characterize this delivery. On the other hand the artist in question shows us once again his passion for getting out of the comfort zone and his versatility when producing Techno for the dance floor.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
soon

 

Special:
“Bipolar Disorder Rec. Podcast 005”

 

Recommendations:
Hioll’s “Essays EP” on TMM Records
Hioll’s “Phobia EP” on Flash Recordings
Hioll’s “Signals EP” on Suara
Hioll’s “Fisura EP” on DRVMS Ltd.
Hioll’s “Convulso EP” on Bipolar Disorder
Hioll’s “Hioll 004” on his own imprint
Hioll’s “Hioll 003” on his own imprint
Hioll’s “Hioll 002” on his own imprint
Hioll’s “Hioll 001” on his own imprint
all stuff on Abstraction

 

Buy Digital:
Abstraction @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
more soon

 

Websites:
Hioll
Abstraction

 

out soon: Foreign Material – The Quest [Norite]

 

Artist:
Foreign Material

 

Title:
The Quest

 

Label:
Norite

 

Cat#:
NORLTD003

 

Release Date:
29th November 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
Of Faith And Glory

A2.
Of Faith And Glory
(Eric Cloutier’s Far Side Mix)

B1.
Of Flesh And Duty

B2.
Of Flesh And Duty
(A Sacred Geometry Remix)

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Of Faith And Glory

02.
Of Faith And Glory
(Eric Cloutier’s Far Side Mix)

03.
Of Flesh And Duty

04.
Of Flesh And Duty
(A Sacred Geometry Remix)

05.
Of Fire And Fate

 

Press Info:
Navigating between time and space, label head Foreign Material continues his historical journey with The Quest, a piece inspired by medieval legends.

Of Faith and Glory leads the way, an epic track which carries the knights’ fervor and devotion through strong rhythmics and mystical eerie pads.

American maestro Eric Cloutier provides a deep reverberating rework which brings us far underwater.

Of Flesh and Duty dives deeper into medieval madness with fierce rolling toms and hypnotic acid line. The track takes us along knights venturing deep into mysterious woods, accompanied by devastating celestial choirs into a glorious and deadly final.

Deep techno craftsman A Sacred Geometry shares his vision with a strong remix that goes into battle frenzy with a powerful and mesmerizing reinterpretation.

At last, Of Fire and Fate releases the rising tension and gives a relief after the storm with broken beats and shamanic vibes. This heroic conclusion underlines the impossibility of a far yet necessary goal leading only to death.

A bloody never-ending Quest…

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Of Faith And Glory”

more soon

 

Special:
“The Forgotten Awareness XXX”

 

Recommendations:
Foreign Material’s “Theophaneia” on Circular Limited
all releases on Norite

 

Buy Vinyl:
Deejay
Decks
Deejay
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Foreign Material
Norite

 

out now: Black Line – Layers EP [self-released]

 

Artist:
Black Line

 

Title:
Layers EP

 

Label:
self-released

 

Cat#:
none

 

Release Date:
15th November 2019

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Layers

02.
Layers
(Silent Servant Remix)

03.
Layers
(Annie Hall Remix)

04.
Layers
(Bon Harris & Ken ‘hiwatt’ Marshall Remix)

 

Press Info:
BLACK LINE, the Los Angeles-based collective featuring Nitzer Ebb members Douglas McCarthy and Bon Harris along with musician, producer and engineer Cyrusrex and Ken ‘hiwatt’ Marshall, are set to release the “Layers” EP. Taken from Black Line’s critically acclaimed album “Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Activities,” “Layers,” one of Black Line’s most intensely performed live songs, offers brand new remixes that showcase a second side to this evocative and expressive song. Along with the original studio version, this EP includes a remix by the combined talents of Bon Harris and Skinny Puppy producer Ken ‘hiwatt’ Marshall, a riveting remix by the pioneering talents of Silent Servant as well as a remix by the Barcelona-based Annie Hall.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Related Release:
album “Treason, Sedition And Subversive Activities”

 

Recommendations:
Nitzer Ebb’s “Big Hit (Expanded Collectors Edition)” on Pylon
Nitzer Ebb’s “Ebbhead (Expanded Collectors Edition)” on Pylon
Nitzer Ebb’s “Showtime (Expanded Collectors Edition)” on Pylon
Nitzer Ebb’s “Belief (Expanded Collectors Edition)” on Pylon
Nitzer Ebb’s “That Total Age (Expanded Collectors Edition)” on Pylon
Nitzer Ebb’s “Body Of Work” on Mute
Nitzer Ebb’s “Basic Pain Procedure” on Pylon
Douglas J. McCarthy’s “Kill Your Friends” on Pylon Records

 

Buy Digital:
Black Line @ Bandcamp
iTunes
Google Play
7Digital

 

Websites:
Black Line

 

out now: HAAi – Systems Up, Windows Down EP [Mute]

 

Artist:
HAAi

 

Title:
Systems Up, Windows Down EP

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE608

 

Release Date:
14th November 2019 (digital)
14th February 2020 (vinyl)

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Don’t Flatter Yourself Love

A2.
Stop Looking At Me Swan

A3.
6666

B1.
CHONKIBOI

B1.
It’s Something We Can All Learn From

B1.
Systems Up, Windows Down

 

Press Info:
A need for experimentation, exploring new sounds and new ways of making music – the inspiration driving Mute’s newest signing HAAi, the Australian-born London-based DJ who continues an incredible couple of years by announcing her first EP on the prestigious label.

Inspired by a chance trip to Berghain, HAAi started DJing by digging into a wealth of music on the psychedelic spectrum from around the globe. Her Coconut Beats parties in Dalston led to shows on Rinse FM and Worldwide FM, and eventually to a prestigious residency at the London club Phonox where Throssell played Saturday nights for two years. As her residency came to end, BBC Radio 1 broadcast her Essential Mix which went on to win the accolade of the Best Essential Mix of the year, alumni of which include Helena Hauff, Caribou, Nicolas Jaar and Ben Klock. HAAi was then granted a monthly Radio 1 slot, which continues into 2020.

Over the last year, HAAi has won over crowds at renowned events such as Sonar Festival and Glastonbury, been responsible for an incredibly memorable Boiler Room and found an ever-increasing fanbase internationally who have bought into her eclectic selections.

The new EP, Systems Up, Windows Down feels like an evolution from the previous releases on her own label. With a more mature, dancefloor focused sound, full of heavy basslines, breaks and crisp percussive electronics, she has experiment more and pushed the boundaries of her production.

The opening track includes the revving of her step dad’s sixties Mustang engine, on ‘It’s Something We Can All Learn From’ she uses an almost forgotten artefact from a trip to Marrakech and ‘CHONKIBOI’ is grounded in an earwormy ritualistic vocal. ‘6666’, was initially composed for the Genesis stage at Glastonbury and has since grown to be a monster of a tune, adding a tougher element to the EP. The closing track (which names the EP) is a ten-minute burner which has been garnering love over the summer festivals.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix”

 

Recommendations:
Alessandro Cortini’s album “Volume Massimo” on Mute
Apparat’s “LP5” on Mute
Nitzer Ebb’s “Body Of Work” on Mute
Chris Carter’s “Chemistry Lessons Volume 1” on Mute
Chris Liebing’s “Burn Slow” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “On The Grid EP” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “The Swarm” on NovaMute
Fidelity Kastrow’s “Daughter Of Darkness EP” on NovaMute

 

Buy Vinyl:
MuteBank
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
7Digital
iTunes
Amazon
Beatport Classic
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Spotify
Youtube Music
Deezer
Apple Music
Tidal

 

Booking:
Earth Agency

 

Websites:
HAAi
Mute

 

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out soon: Narciss – Action Speaks Louder Than Words EP [Seelen Records]

 

Artist:
Narciss

 

Title:
Action Speaks Louder Than Words EP

 

Label:
Seelen Records

 

Cat#:
SEELEN006

 

Release Date:
14th January 2020

 

Format:
vinyl

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words

A2.
Brennpunkt

B1.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
(Henning Baer Remix)

B2.
Brennpunkt
(Shaleen Remix)

 

Press Info:
Resonance is one of the most powerful forces this world has, simply because there is no way to stop it.

A drop of condensed water separates itself from the concrete ceiling. Propelled only by its own weight, it plummets down towards a cacophony of naked bodies and flailing arms to shatter on a the forehead of an ecstatic dancer. And while all this is happening, a voice resonates through the entire room, making the walls shake and the crowd lose themselves even further : “Move Your Body, Move Your Soul”.

Narciss emerges from a grimey basement in Berlin to bring us two heavy utility dancefloor cuts on Actions Speak Louder Than Words, his first Solo EP on Seelen.

The title track is truly something to behold. With a breakneck tempo, hard hitting percussions and a legendary house vocal, it wields an absolutely hypnotizing power that, before you know it, will make everyone in attendance grind and juke till the early morning hours. There is a palpapable vibe of mid 90s Detroit-Techno but still it manages to cut out an identity for its own, with razor sharp sound-design and a very uplifting attitude for its genre.

And while the tracks arrangement and sound-design is very minimal, it is on Brennpunkt that Narciss really flexes his trademark way of building tension with remarkably few elements. Everything here is stripped down to its most functional core. The synth-lead is simple yet menacing, the kick-drum hits like a boxer, and you can be pretty sure that the hihats will leave burns if you get too close to the record.

As is custom on this label, the B-side is dedicated to the reconstructive efforts of friends or family. This time the mastermind of Manhigh and Grounded Theory, Mr. Henning Baer, and Seelen’s very own Shaleen have both let their actions speak.

Henning Baer has taken on the title track in his Remix and has transformed it into a true vintage electro cut. A distorted synth and pad add heavy grit to the original’s vocal, and the warehouse sized kickdrum will knock anyone unprepared off their feet.

Meanwhile Shaleen’s re-interpretation of Brennpunkt strips it down even further, swirling the original’s elements into a groovy maelstrom. This version rumbles, clicks and sneers, with sampled voices from a Shakespeare play giving the whole ordeal a truly macabre feeling. This is a tool for only the most darkest of warehouses when the night is at its peak.

So now, to summarize this record : it is a call to action.

And because of this, it continues to resonate, even when the last track has been played.

And a resonance can never be stopped.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
soon

 

Special:
“SEELEN.podcast.002”

 

Recommendations:
Narciss’ “Stadt Ohne Namen” on DRVMS Ltd
all stuff on Seelen Records

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Booking:
Seelen Booking

 

Websites:
Narciss
Seelen Records