out soon: Substance – Rise And Shine EP [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
Substance

 

Title:
Rise And Shine EP

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
O-TON 115

 

Release Date:
25th January 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Rise And Shine

A2.
Countdown

A3.
Bird Cave

B1.
Distance

B2.
Cruising

 

Press Info (English):
Peter Kuschnereit, also known as Substance or DJ Pete, has long been known to heads as an essential figure in Berlin dance music, though he has comfortably flown under the international radar. Born and raised in the central district of Kreuzberg (where he still lives in the same high-rise he grew up in), this year marks the 30th anniversary of his DJ career – and a fitting moment to announce his first solo EP on Ostgut Ton following contributions to previous compilations Fünf and Ostgut Ton | Zehn and his longstanding relationship to Berghain.

Locally, his influence has been multifaceted: an employee at the famed Hard Wax record store for some 27 years, Kuschnereit is also one of the core DJs in the legendary Wax Treament party series, helping to unite diverse strains of global dance music – from dubstep, grime, house and techno to Senegalese polyrhythms – all pumping through the KILLASAN sound system.

Indeed, eclecticism has become a kind of trademark for Kuschnereit as evidenced on various mid- 90s and 2000s deep techno classics with Vainqueur on Chain Reaction and Scion Versions, a funky Latin techno 12” as DJ Pete on Surgeon’s Counterbalance, recent live collaborations with Sleeparchive as TR-101 and dozens of his online Wax Treatment podcasts.

Rise And Shine sees Kuschnereit fusing his deep, industrial aesthetic as Substance with the resonant bass-heavy leanings of DJ Pete, as evidenced on the title track’s off-kilter metallic riddims and multiple, interlaced SH-101 and Prophet 5 melodies. From there, potential set-closer “Countdown” blasts off with relentlessly rattling, scraping breaks, hissing German vox and big chords. The compact explorations of “Bird Cave” and “Distance” offer a more atmospheric take on bass and rhythm, while EP closer “Cruising” re-explores the uncanny, Berlin deep techno cosmos Kuschnereit has helped define, this time in denser form.

 

Press Info (German):
Peter Kuschnereit, besser bekannt als Substance und DJ Pete, gilt Szenevertrauten längst als einer der essenziellen Köpfe Berliner Clubkultur, obwohl er über die Jahre unter dem internationalen Radar flog. Geboren und aufgewachsen in Kreuzberg 61 bzw. 36 (er lebt heute noch im selben Hochhaus, in dem er groß wurde) feiert er 2018 sein 30-jähriges DJ-Jubiläum – ein passender Zeitpunkt, um seine erste Solo-EP auf Ostgut Ton anzukündigen; wobei Pete zuvor Tracks auf unseren Compilations Fünf und Ostgut Ton | Zehn hatte, von seiner langen Beziehung zum Berghain mal abgesehen.

Berlin prägte er auf unterschiedliche Weise: 27 Jahre als Mitarbeiter der Vinyl-Institution Hard Wax. Außerdem als einer der Stamm-DJs der legendären Wax Treament-Partyreihe, die verschiedenste Strömungen globaler Dance Music vereinen hilft – von Dubstep zu Grime, House und Techno als auch senegalesische Polyrhythmik, alles durch das KILLASAN Sound System pumpend.

In der Tat ist Eklektizismus eine Art Markenzeichen Kuschnereits geworden, nachzuhören auf verschiedenen Mitt-neunziger und nuller-Jahre-Deep-Techno-Klassikern mit Vainqueur auf Chain Reaction und Scion Versions, einer funky Latin Techno 12” als DJ Pete auf Surgeons Counterbalance, neuerlichen Livekollaborationen mit Sleeparchive als TR-101 und Dutzenden Wax Treatment-Podcasts.

Mit Rise And Shine verschmilzt Kuschnereit seine tiefgehende Industrial-Ästhetik als Substance mit den resonierenden, basslastigen Neigungen DJ Petes, wie zum Beispiel in den unkonventionell metallischen Rhythmen und verschiedenen, ineinander verwobenen SH-101- und Prophet 5-Melodien des Titelstücks. Das sich für Set-Closings anbietende „Countdown“ beginnt mit unnachgiebig klappernden, kratzenden Breaks, zischenden Vox und tollen Akkorden. Die kompakten Soundstudien „Bird Cave“ und „Distance“ bieten einen atmosphärischen Zugang auf Bass und Rhythmus, während das Ende dieser EP – „Cruising“ – jenen robusten Berlin-Deep-Techno-Kosmos auslotet, den Kuschnereit selbst definieren half; hier aber noch einmal etwas stärker verdichtet.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“Lost In Ether | Podcast #86”

 

Recommendations:
all Ostgut Ton stuff

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ostgut Ton Shop
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Ostgut Ton @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Substance
Ostgut Ton

 

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out now: Efdemin – Wrong Movements [Stroboscopic Artefacts]

 

Artist:
Efdemin

 

Title:
Wrong Movements

 

Label:
Stroboscopic Artefacts

 

Cat#:
SATOTEM003

 

Release Date:
07th December 2018

 

Format:
10 inch & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Wrong Movements (Circles)

B1.
Wrong Movements (Left)

B2.
Wrong Movements (Right)

 

Press Info:
Stroboscopic Artefacts returns with another strong addition to its Totem series, a unique set of releases pressed on transparent 10” vinyl, capturing the essence and effusiveness of multidimensionality of club culture. Bridging the gap between the worlds of sound and material objects, Totem is a series that aims to meld the artistic resonance of each forthcoming release into an emblematic representation of the sounds that are to be presented, clearly within the grooves seen and heard on the 10”. Stepping up for the third release in the series is Berlin legend Efdemin — bringing a three-track journey that is unequivocally enduring and flexible for journeys on-and-off the dancefloor.

While each track shares the same title, the textures and traits are different — with the A1, “Circles” setting things up with pertinent percussion and staccato synth lines; as Efdemin sways towards another side with “Left” — a heady, hedonistic thumper with exuberant melodic bursts; followed by a therapeutic sequel with “Right” — closing out the release with a melange of spacious efficacy, something the Berlinbased producer has been known for throughout his near-two-decade career. Between releasing for the likes of Ostgut Ton, Curle, Dial, and his own imprint Naïf; Efdemin takes on the challenge of Totem’s conceptual subjugation and subverts it with his emotionally honest take on a stimulating and subdural sonic experience within three parts. Narratively dense and expertly-paced, the Totem series carries on with another outer-worldly insertion to its catalog.

 

Listen:
@ Deejay

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Wrong Movements (Circles)”

“Wrong Movements (Left)”

 

Special:
“Electric Deluxe Podcast”

 

Recommendations:
SATOTEM002 by L.B. Dub Corp
SATOTEM001 by Lucy
Efdemin’s album “Decay” on Dial Records

 

Buy Vinyl:
Stroboscopic Artefacts Shop
HHV
Juno
Deejay
Decks
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Stroboscopic Artefacts Shop
more soon

 

Booking:
Ostgut Booking

 

Websites:
Efdemin
Stroboscopic Artefacts

 

© Photo by Yasmina Haddad

out for a while: Unart8 – Paradise EP [Death Bell Records]

 

Artist:
Unart8

 

Title:
Paradise EP

 

Label:
Death Bell Records

 

Cat#:
DBR016

 

Release Date:
16th July 2018

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Paradise

02.
Wave Energy

03.
Archange

04.
Bell Clock

05.
The Religious Sphere

 

Press Info:
….

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“45 Minutes Of Techno”

 

Recommendations:
Unart8’s free download “UFO One”
Unart8’s EP “DREC003” on Drec
Unart8’s EP “XCVI” on Ōtomo
Unart8’s self-released EP “Pulse”
Unart8’s “Ground Core EP” on DRVMS Ltd.
sampler “Nulleins” on Drec

 

Buy Digital:
Death Bell Records @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
more soon

 

Websites:
Unart8 @ Soundcloud
Death Bell Records

 

out soon: Inhalt Der Nacht – Deine Aura EP [Seelen Records]

 

Artist:
Inhalt der Nacht

 

Title:
Deine Aura EP

 

Label:
Seelen Records

 

Cat#:
SEELEN003

 

Release Date:
Spring 2019

 

Format:
vinly

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Deine Aura

A2.
Trieb

B1.
Lebendig

B2.
Deine Aura
(Anetha Ravy Remix)

 

Press Info:
There is always some madness in love, whatever kind it may be. The classic telling of a love- story has evolved over thousands of years, but how can we define it’s shifting form in the modern day? After it’s two introductory 12” Compilations, Seelen now lets it’s musical mob emerge from the shadows and step into the spotlight one by one.

This string of Artist EP’s takes an electrifying jump start with the Deine Aura EP by Berlin-based Inhalt Der Nacht.

The keen observer will no doubt still remember his cut “Engel” on the first Outing of the label. But while, there he could easily be found at his most nihilistic, on this record he strikes a very different tone – telling a story of burning passion and intimate love even if it also involves writhing skin, clad in leather, lace and combat boots.The title cut opens the affair, losing no time to get to peak energy levels. Inhalt Der Nacht’s trademark percussion sounds and a catchy bassline do it’s part to set the mood, but there are layers built on this. As the track progresses, almost like a slow realization of a person seen across the room, a trance-like melody builds up to a an almost unbearably crushing full- on Rave crescendo.

“Trieb” gets in close and personal afterwards, utilizing a dampened, slowly opening arpeggio and pad-swells, releasing it’s frenzied urges towards the middle mark where all bets are off and sweat begins to drop from the ceiling.

As the record’s final Original, “Lebendig” presents itself as somewhat of an oldschool EBM Hymn, feeling like the subsequent thoughts or “coming-to” after an intense endorphine rush. Closing the record out however is something incredibly special.

The first lady of Parisian Rave aka Anetha contributed to the record with her Ravy Remix of Deine Aura, ramping up the teethyness of the percussion and letting the melodies go off-kilter from romantic and delve into full on schizophrenic territories.

But really all of the above is within reason. Because while there might some madness in love, there is always some reason in madness

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
we will publish all tracks step by step later

 

Special:
“Nachtaufnahmen | Episode 1”

 

Recommendations:
“Rausch EP” by Inhalt Der Nacht on Lebendig
“Die Dritte Defension EP” by Inhalt Der Nacht & Echoes Of October on Lebendig
“Fleischleben EP” by Inhalt Der Nacht & Echoes Of October on Lebendig
compilation “SEELEN.002”
compilation “SEELEN.001”

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Websites:
Inhalt Der Nacht
Seelen Records

 

out now: Parallx – RR1 [R-Label Group]

 

Artist:
Parallx

 

Title:
RR1

 

Label:
R-Label Group

 

Cat#:
RR1

 

Release Date:
30th November 2018

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A.
Red Clouds

B.
Red Clouds
(Somewhen Falling Ashes Mix)

 

Info:
Hardwax: “Hard hitting, no prisoners taking EBM Techno banger (in handmade 10″ packaging)”

 

Listen:
@Hardwax

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video:
“Red Clouds”

Video made by the the29nov

 

Special:
“Ravage Mix Series 075”

 

Recommendations:
Parallx’ EP “RP1” on R-Label Group
Parallx’ EP “RP2” on R-Label Group
Parallx’ EP “Lost In Time EP” on ARTS
“MOD009” by Parallx on Modul
“MODX001” by Escape To Mars & Parallx on Modul
“RK1” by Kobosil on R-Label
“RK2” by Kobosil on R-Label
“RK3” by Kobosil on R-Label

 

Buy Vinyl:
Hardwax
Juno
Decks
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Hardwax
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
more soon

 

Booking:
Urbanum

 

Websites:
Parallx
R-Label Group

 

© Photo By Paul Krause