out soon: Giorgio Gigli & Bichord – In the Meantime [Informa Records]

 

Artist:
Giorgio Gigli & Bichord

 

Title:
In the Meantime

 

Label:
Informa Records

 

Cat#:
IINTRO001

 

Release Date:
07th September 2018

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Looking For A Dream

02.
Talk To Me
[feat. Katy Blue]

03.
Human Satellites

04.
Just Inside Of You
[feat. Katy Blue]

05.
Dive Behind Stars

06.
Make Sure To Never Miss A Thing

 

Press Info:
“In the Meantime” is the result of the partnership between Giorgio Gigli and Bichord.

After the release of his album “The Right Place Where Not To Be” in 2015, the Roman producer finds a magical conjunction with the duo Bichord that leads to six wonderful tracks riding through a long ambient-techno hallway.

They dive into the darkness, creating music with a strong melodic impact, using a small number of selected elements to make a trip in perfect balance between abstraction and rhythm.

In “Just Inside Of You” Gigli experiments for the very first time the use of a voice in one of his tracks, with lyrics written by himself and played in a sublime way by Federica Farinelli, that together with Manuel Bozza forms the duo Bichord.

The rhythms move forward the journey started with the first album, transforming the pads in intense, glacial atmospheres put into orbit by deep and emotional chords.

“Looking For A Dream” is the prefect example of this symbiosis. With “Talk To Me” the album excites once again with the soothing voice of Federica Farinelli, riding a muffled rhythmic pulpit that holds the listener in a mystic journey.

Corrosive basslines background to “Make Sure To Never Miss a Thing”, a slow-techno track that shows the long work of refinement and attention to detail that characterises the whole album.

 

Listen:
@ Deejay

 

Specials:
Giorgio Gigli – “Curated by DSH #020”

Bichord – “ERA Podcast series #02”

 

Buy Vinyl:
Deejay
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Giorgio Gigli
Bichord
Informa Records

 

out for a while: Various – Lizzy EP [Subdwarf]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Lizzy EP

 

Label:
Subdwarf

 

Cat#:
SBDFVA1

 

Release Date:
15th June 2018

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Sote
Demagogue

A2.
Ontal
Culture of ingnorance

B1.
Monya
SOS

B2.
Dualit
Cajal

 

Press Info:
A sonic exploration between the contours of club culture and contemporary sound arts, Subdwarf unveils his first various artists compilation with a four tracker EP, hosting none others than Sote, Monya, Ontal and Dualit.

 

Listen:

 

Videos:
Sote – “Demagogue”

Ontal – “Culture Of Ignorance”

Videos by the29nov

 

Specials:
Sote – “#UP033”

Ontal – “Or Room present… ”

Monya – “New Brvtalism No. 152”

Dualit – “45 Minutes of Techno”

 

Recommendations:
Monya’s “Political Revolution EP” on RND. Records
Savage Cult’s EP “Burn The Altar” on RND. Records
Gewalt’s single “Die Hände Der Hexe” on RND. Records
split EP “Bitter Teardrops” by RND. Records
Nathaniel’ “Monad Television” by RND. Records
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Subdwarf @ Bandcamp
Lobster Records
Deejay
Juno
more soon

 

Websites:
Subdwarf

 

out soon: Hioll – Hioll 002 [Hioll]

 

Artist:
Hioll

 

Title:
Hioll 002

 

Label:
Hioll

 

Cat#:
HIOLL002

 

Release Date:
27th August 2018

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Impedancia

02.
No Track ID On This One

03.
System 33

04.
Telepathy

 

Info:
Hioll is a young talented producer from Cuba – this is the second release on his own label …

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Impedancia”

 

Special:
“React Podcast 023”

 

Recommendations:
Hioll’s “Substances” (free download)
Hioll’s “Paranormal Activity EP” on Knowledge Recordings
Hioll’s “Lights EP” on Abstraction

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Hioll

 

out now: Tom Hades – Energy Raiz EP [Sleaze Records]

 

Artist:
Tom Hades

 

Title:
Energy Raiz EP

 

Label:
Sleaze Records

 

Cat#:
SLEAZE146

 

Release Date:
30th July 2018

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Energy Raiz

02.
LTT

03.
Polar

 

Press Info:
2018 marks ten years of major productions for Belgium based producer Tom Hades. He started out very strongly, making his mark on Drumcode with long-term friend Marco Bailey and hasn’t yet let up. So far this year he has had blistering solo releases on labels such as SUBFIGURE and OFF Recordings as well as a slew of highly regarded remixes. His techno sound has been championed by the likes of Resident Advisor as the producer goes from strength to strength.

Tom will release his seventh output of the year on super cool underground Glasgow imprint, Sleaze Records, run by Hans Bouffmyhre. The label has received some amazing support from veteran DJs Carl Cox and Ritchie Hawtin amongst many others, and they like to shake things up by releasing music from esteemed, big name producers alongside fresh and upcoming artists. Earlier this year, the girl of the hour Charlotte de Whitte let loose a hot record on the label. Tom feels more than at home here!

‘Energy Raiz’ EP does exactly what it says on the tin, promotes serious energy. It’s a fizzy 3 tracker in keeping with the producer’s emphasis on dancing and groovy basslines. The title track kicks off with driving force; shuddering bass is saturated with clever synths as the track rolls forward for seven minutes, littered smartly with crisp hi-hats.

LTT is sandwiched in the middle and takes a softer approach to its predecessor, steadily building from the offset with a tentative pause before the drop which is impeccably designed to bring it to prominence. The track has a fluid texture with a cushioned kick drum that could be placed as a peak time banger or equally, a 10pm warm up track. Polar rounds things off hailing big room velocity. Gifted by a mixture of intelligent but furious static bass, the journey digs deeper than the other tracks on the EP and switches up on two occasions with elegant drops that seem to change the meaning of the track completely. The EP illustrates Hades status as a technical and capable producer as he delivers yet another leading record.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“Sleaze Podcast 094”

 

Recommendations:
sampler “Proper Bits Vol. 1” on Proper Techno Tunes
A.Mochi’s “Hammer EP” on Sleaze Records

 

Buy Digital:
Beatport Classic
more soon

 

Booking:
Main Frame Artists

 

Websites:
Tom Hades
Sleaze Records

 

out soon: Marcel Dettmann – Test-File [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
Marcel Dettmann

 

Title:
Test-File

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
O-TON 114

 

Release Date:
14th September 2018

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Test-File

A2.
Ascending

B.
Autumn77

C1.
Torch

C2.
Error (1st Take)

D.
Metalloid

 

Press Info (English):
Marcel Dettmann releases Test-File, his first full Ostgut Ton release since 2013’s Dettmann II LP. The 2×12” sees the renowned selector and longtime Berghain resident in explorative form, combining compact experimental techno vignettes with writhing, dubby and distorted long- form dancefloor portals – as well as a stoned and unexpected turn into house territory. At 22 minutes over 6 tracks, Test-File is a series of sonic contrasts united by Dettmann’s uncanny intuition for patiently shifting, improvisational dance music.

3-minute opener “Test-File” bangs in with rapid fire kicks and tape-delayed electric zaps, reversing midway into a kind of electronic palindrome. The momentum is sustained on standout single “Ascending”, where an overdriven basswave surges through a tunnel of industrial noise. The EP then emerges into the arch, squishy house of “Autumn77”, filled with sirens, pads and sampled vox/laughter.

The second vinyl returns initially to rhythmic experimentation with the 3-minute “Torch” lurching forward rattling and machine-like, interspersed by passages of groan and hiss. “Error (1st Take)” bubbles along dub-wise, tripping atmospherically though a haze of out-of-synch synth bursts. Closer “Metalloid” wraps it all up with a hypnotic, rubber band acid line and smudged 808s clavs.

 

Press Info (German):
Marcel Dettmann veröffentlicht mit Test-File seine erste Solo-EP auf Ostgut Ton seit dem 2013er-Album Dettmann II. Für sich genommen weisen die sechs neuen Stücke klaren Sessioncharakter auf und folgen einer intuitiven Herangehensweise, für möglichst freien Einsatz zwischen Club und Kopfhörer.

„Test-File“, „Torch“ und „Error (1st Take)“ sind auf Linie mit dem für Dettmann markanten Minimalismus, eher Beat-Experimente – hier mit pulsierenden Synths, dort mit stärkeren Effekten, breakiger und röhrender Anmutung und bei Letzterem mit Betonung des Sessioncharakters im Titel, Blubbern und Gluckern bei 132 BpM.

Die zweite Einheit stellen „Ascending“ und „Metalloid“ dar: eine gewisse Kälte, Härte, Geräuschhaftig- und Grobkörnigkeit, dennoch Songcharakter wahrend. Am markantesten ist das eingängige “Autumn77”, das neben groovendem, funky House-Beat und warmen Harmonien schon über Titel und Vocal Dettmanns ganzes Referenzsystem absteckt.

 

Listen:
@ Deejay

 

Recommendations:
“Phantom Studies EP” by Dettmann / Klock on Ostgut Ton
Dettmann’s album “II” on Ostgut Ton
Dettmann’s album “Dettmann” on Ostgut Ton
Dettmann’s EP “MDR19” on his own label
album “Marcel Dettmann presents Rauch” on A-Ton

 

Special:
“ENTER.Buenos Aires, Argentina (November 14th, 2015)”

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ostgut Ton Shop
Deejay
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Marcel Dettmann @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Ostgut Booking for Dettmann

 

Websites:
Marcel Dettmann
Ostgut Ton