out now: SHDW & Obscure Shape – Poetic Justice EP [Mutual Rytm]

 

Artist:
SHDW & Obscure Shape

 

Title:
Poetic Justice EP

 

Label:
Mutual Rytm

 

Cat#:
MR003

 

Release Date:
24th June 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
01.
Turbulence

02.
Pulse

03.
Poetic Justice

04.
Set If Off

05.
Killing Me Softly

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Turbulence

02.
Pulse

03.
Poetic Justice

04.
Set If Off

05.
Killing Me Softly

06.
Before Sunset

 

Press Info:
SHDW & Obscure Shape offer up their first EP on new imprint Mutual Rytm as they drop five fresh and expansive techno cuts across their ‘Poetic Justice’ EP.

A duo that has ascended to become leading names within today’s techno landscape, SHDW & Obscure Shape continue to grow and evolve while shaping their own unique sound fusing classic influences with a modern touch. Their latest project saw the birth of Mutual Rytm – a new imprint launched in early 2022 set to showcase a deep dive into the duo’s musical roots via their own productions alongside material from the label’s close family of likeminded artists. Following the label’s opening multi-artist VA and the first solo EP from Berlin’s Lars Huismann, June welcomes the first solo installment from the label founders themselves as they ready a killer five-tracker set to make an impact.

A1’ Turbulence’ sets the pace as the duo delve into nimble rhythms which ebb and flow effortlessly to reveal a hypnotic slice of modern techno permeated with classic, old school cues, while ‘Pulse’ takes up a darker aesthetic, keeping the energy high as metallic drum licks guide driving sub-bass and resonant stabs. On the B- side, title cut ‘Poetic Justice’ balances warping vocals with swinging percs amongst a layered, drum-laden kinetic workout, exemplifying the duo’s drive for combining and contrasting various shades of techno. Next up, ‘Set It Off’ welcomes the introduction of expansive melodies to offer an entrancing late-night cut, before turning to the unhurried grooves, salient hats and sweeping atmospherics of ‘Killing Me Softly’.

Digital bonus ‘Before Sunset’ once again delves into lighter, breezy territories while keeping the classic rolling techno touches throughout, shaping up the package with a powerful yet agile closing production.

 

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Special:
“Awakenings Easter Festival 2022”

 

Recommendations:
“Oblique Strategies” by Slam vs. Obscure Shape & SHDW on Soma Records
EP “Der Sturm” by SHDW & Obscure Shape on Rekids
EP “Himmel Und Erde” by SHDW & Obscure Shape on Rekids
releases on From Another Mind & Mutual Rytm

 

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out for a while: Lars Huismann – Sounds From The Past I [Mutual Rytm]

 

Artist:
Lars Huismann

 

Title:
Sounds From The Past I

 

Label:
Mutual Rytm

 

Cat#:
MR002

 

Release Date:
08th April 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Surge

02.
Collision

03.
Echo

04.
Funk Shed

05.
Sounds From The Past I

06.
Jackin

 

Press Info:
Lars Huismann makes a quick return to SHDW & Obscure Shape’s newly minted Mutual Rytm imprint as he delivers a medley of classic, groove-driven techno productions via his ‘Sounds From The Past I’ EP.

With recent releases via labels such as Slam’s iconic Soma, Berlin-based DJ and producer Lars Huismann is quickly growing to become a familiar name of note within today’s modern techno landscape. Having featured as one of the artists on the label’s debut V/A release in February, with the German set to feature as a regular across the imprint in coming months, he unveils fresh shades to his sound palette on his return to Mutual Rytm with a combination of six slick techno cuts across his ‘Sounds From The Past I’ EP.

The powerful, rolling dynamics of ‘Surge’ open proceedings as Huismann quickly sets his stall, while ‘Collison’ veers into slick, looping territories as the energy and tension are kept tight and high. Next, ‘Echo’ ups the pace as tough kicks meet zipping melodies, filtered chords, and looping vocal interjections amongst a medley of flurrying percussion licks, before ‘Funk Shed’ takes cues from its title and showcases a classy blend of classic Detroit-influenced sonics guided by sweeping synths. Title cut ‘Sounds From The Past I’ brings with it flashes of serenity and peace, before erupting and spiraling effortlessly into infectious and captivating drum grooves, before closing the show via the rich yet muscular tones of final offering and digital bonus track ‘Jackin’.

 

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Recommendations:
Lars Huismann’s “Take The Step EP” on Voxnox Records
Lars Huismann’s “Embraced By Shadows EP” on Soma Records
Lars Huismann’s “Cyclops EP” on Animal Farm Records
Lars Huismann’s “Compromised System” on Pls.Uk
Lars Huismann’s “Infinite Dimension EP” on Soma Records
Lars Huismann’s “Distortion” on Echoes DTE
Lars Huismann’s “Uneven Structure” on Bipolar Disorder
Lars Huismann’s “Exoplanet EP [Animal Farm Records
Lars Huismann’s “2600” on Binary Cells
Lars Huismann’s “Reflections EP” on SK Black
releases on From Another Mind & Mutual Rytm

 

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out now: Various – Federation Of Rytm I [Mutual Rytm]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Federation Of Rytm I

 

Label:
Mutual Rytm

 

Cat#:
MR001

 

Release Date:
11th February 2022 (vinyl)
25th February 2022 (digital)

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
SHDW & Obscure Shape
Conquest Of Paradise

A2.
Invexis
Elektronenwind

B1.
VIL & Cravo
Apolonia Loop

B2.
Alarico
I’m Into You

C1.
Lars Huismann
Hyper Dub

C2.
Nicolas Vogler
Sauva Bite

D1.
Grindvik
Your Dry Lips

D2.
Stigmata
Gestas

 

Press Info:
SHDW & Obscure Shape launch new label Mutual Rytm with powerful eight-track V/A “Federation Of Rytm I”, featuring VIL & Cravo, Lars Huismann, Grindvik and more.

Favourites for many within today’s modern techno landscape, Stuttgart-based pairing Marco Blasi and Luigi Urban, aka SHDW & Obscure Shape, continue to grow their profile and position as artists leading the current new wave of techno. Having launched their first label From Another Mind in 2014, releasing material from themselves alongside remixes from the likes of Rodhad, James Ruskin and Dax J, early December welcomes the arrival of a new project and a second imprint to the fold, Mutual Rytm.

Showcasing a new dimension of techno and electronic music, celebrating originality and innovation by combining timeless cuts from the past with cutting edge sounds of the present and the future, the label will serve as a breeding ground for new artists alongside established talent and legends from the scene. Opening the imprint in style, the label bosses head up the first-ever release and the first V/A “Federation Of Rytm I” as they welcome a selection of new and established talent.

“Since the beginning of the global pandemic, we have been diving deep into the roots of our music and working on the aesthetics of our sound. That’s when we realized that now is the right time to start a new project which differs from FAM, in both musical and artistic direction. The project will showcase a new dimension that aims to channel the authentic perspectives of both established and up-and-coming talents. With our new label, we want to give all artists the opportunity of musical freedom and expression of their versatility as producers. It is an honour to accompany the young artists on their careers, to see them grow and to help them in their development as musicians.” – SHDW & Obscure Shape

The duos rolling opener “Conquest Of Paradise” quickly sets the tone and builds to reveal a classy and slick offering, combining rich stabs with tough drums and sharp hats, while Invexis keeps the tempo high as he weaves escalating synths and pacy kicks across “Elektronenwind”. VIL & Cravo combine on the jacking and lively “Apolonia Loop”, as eerie synths work amongst warped vocals across a tweaked out peak-time effort, before Alarico keeps the energy levels up throughout the relentless funk of “I’m Into You”.

The second half of the package sees Lars Huismann enter the fray with the no-nonsense, snaking grooves of “Hyper Dub”, with Nicolas Vogler’s “Sauva Bite” fusing hypnotic tones with straight regimented claps for an intense yet playful ride through sounds and sonics. “Your Dry Lips” switches up the aesthetic as Grindvik journeys down a wormhole of metallic percussion and warping low-ends, before closing the show with authority via Stigmata’s grinding and menacing offering “Gestas”.

 

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out now: SHDW & Obscure Shape – Versionen 008 [From Another Mind]

 

Artist:
SHDW & Obscure Shape

 

Title:
Versionen 008

 

Label:
From Another Mind

 

Cat#:
FAM008

 

Release Date:
23rd April 2021 (vinyl)
21st May 2021 (digital)

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Die Prophezeiung
(Hadone Version)

02.
Der Weg Des Kriegers
(MRD Version)

03.
Die Augen Des Teufels
(Stigmata Version 1)

04.
Blick Des Bösen
(Exium Version)

05.
Kein Entkommen
(Héctor Oaks A K A DJKAOS11 Version)

06.
Bisswunden
(Introversion Version)

07.
Verlorene Seelen
(Ø [Phase] Version)

08.
Feuersturm
(DJ Boss Version)

09.
Die Augen Des Teufels
(Stigmata Version 2)

 

Press Info:
From Another Mind celebrates its fifth anniversary with ‘Versionen 008’, a mammoth remix package of SHDW & Obscure Shape tracks from Héctor Oaks, Ø [Phase], Exium, and more.

Comprising nine remixes of the German producer/DJ outfit, ‘Versionen 008’ covers four sides of vinyl and features adaptations from a wealth of modern techno talent, rising stars, and scene veterans alike, with Hadone, MRD, Stigmata, Exium, Héctor Oaks AKA DJKAOS11, Introversion, Ø [Phase], and DJ Boss making contributions.

With the influences across the release darting between acid, techno, and rave, ‘Versionen 008’ is a no holds barred journey into the sounds of dark, cavernous rooms and sweaty basements alike, providing a keen insight into who SHDW & Obscure Shape are passionate about as artists.

From the fast-paced, dub techno infused MRD version of ‘Der Weg Des Kriegers’, the explosive energy in Exium’s remix of ‘Blick Des Bösen’, to the two versions of ‘Die Augen Des Teufels’ by Stigmata, who effortlessly provides a dose of early 2000’s nostalgia, all aspects of the pair’s musical tastes are covered. Héctor Oaks takes ‘Kein Entkommen’ in an otherworldly direction, painting the track with his signature voice, while Ø [Phase] brings his powerful and hypnotic sound to the duos ‘Verlorene Seelen’.

Elsewhere on the release, ‘Die Prophezeiung’ receives a shot of trancey energy from France’s Hadone and Introversion breathes new life into ‘Blisswunden’, developing the track into a melodic dream amongst metallic percussion. The penultimate ‘Feuersturm’ gets the DJ Boss treatment, as the Slovakian DJ/producer transforms the track into a dynamic late-night roller.

Taking in these variety of moods across the remixes, the compilation sways between different strains of techno, from anthems to DJ tools, covering both modern and vintage to provide a diverse compilation that will no doubt be warmly welcomed by DJs and listeners alike.

Favouring fiercely high-energy and gritty productions, the duo has used the label as an outlet for their dark, intense sound to the rapturous responses from DJs and dancefloors and ‘Versionen 008’ sees them celebrate five years of the imprint in typically uncompromising fashion.

 

Snippets:
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Full Track Streaming:
“Bisswunden (Introversion Version)”

“Der Weg Des Kriegers (MRD Version)”

“Verlorene Seelen (Ø [Phase] Version)”

“Blick Des Bösen (Exium Version)”

“Kein Entkommen (Héctor Oaks A.K.A. DJKAOS11 Version)”

“Die Augen Des Teufels (Stigmata Version 1)”

“Die Prophezeiung (Hadone Version)”

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Video:
“Kein Entkommen (Héctor Oaks A.K.A. DJKAOS11 Version)”

Video made by the29nov films

 

Specials:
“Boiler Room”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on From Another Mind

 

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out now: SHDW & Obscure Shape – Charity Version 001 [From Another Mind]

 

Artist:
SHDW & Obscure Shape

 

Title:
Charity Version 001

 

Label:
From Another Mind

 

Cat#:
FAMCV001

 

Release Date:
03rd July 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Die Weisse Rose
(Anterist Version)

02.
Die Weisse Rose
(Jay Clarke Version)

03.
Die Weisse Rose
(Leksom Version)

04.
Gesang Der Toten Dinge
(STXRK Version)

05.
Die Weisse Rose
(Underher & Eleonora Version)

 

Press Info:
From Another Mind founders SHDW & Obscure Shape announce charity remix package featuring an array of rising talents with all proceeds doubled by the German duo and donated to Ärzte Ohne Grenzen (Médecins Sans Frontières aka Doctors Without Borders).

Opening the package, Anterist’s remix of SHDW & Obscure Shape’s ‘Die Weiße Rose’ rolls forward with cantering kicks, off-beat hats and murky synths, leading into Jay Clarke’s contrasting version with its chuggy bassline, piercing stabs and murky atmospherics – broken up by celestial breakdown at the midway point. Next, Leksom’s take on the same track is built upon gloomy sound design and features syncopated drums and oscillating effects.

STXRK then remixes ‘Gesang Der Toten Dinge’ to create a relentless groove courtesy of precision kicks, delayed notes and tantalising arps. Finally, the package concludes with a curveball remix of ‘Die Weiße Rose’ from Underher who creates an epic number opening with a suspenseful and atmospheric intro, incorporating a brand new and original serene vocal from Eleonora, before shifting into a meandering rhythm – the result is a twisted and esoteric aesthetic.

 

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Recommendations:
all stuff on From Another Mind

 

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