out soon: SHDW & Obscure Shape – Vergessene Welt EP [From Another Mind]

 

Artist:
SHDW & Obscure Shape

 

Title:
Vergessene Welt EP

 

Label:
From Another Mind

 

Cat#:
FAM009

 

Release Date:
20th January 2023

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
Planet Der Stürme

A2.
Der Urknall

A3.
Das Gefallene Königreich

B1.
Geburt Der Erde

B2.
Vergessene Welt

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Planet Der Stürme

02.
Der Urknall

03.
Das Gefallene Königreich

04.
Geburt Der Erde

05.
Vergessene Welt

06.
Die Zeitmaschine

 

Press Info:
SHDW & Obscure Shape return to their mothership label From Another Mind with their six-track ‘Vergessene Welt’ EP, signalling the first material on the imprint for 18 months.

Founded in 2015, the launch of SHDW and Obscure Shape’s label From Another Mind saw the Stuttgart-based DJ/producers establish themselves via a wealth of self-released material while welcoming a long list of high-profile remixers, including Rodhad, James Ruskin and Dax J. However, the pair’s evolution saw new ventures explored and attention focused wider afield with the launch of their second label Mutual Rytm in 2022. Utilising their A&R skills, the label has seen the duo curate and invite a selection of up-and-coming and established names while also delivering their first EP on the label in Summer, ‘Poetic Justice’. Exploring the techno sounds of tomorrow while drawing on influences of the past, the label quickly turned heads and has become a go-to for many. Following a brief hiatus, the attention is now turned back towards From Another Mind as the pair explore their origins and the signature FAM sound once again, opening the New Year with six fresh productions across their ‘Vergessene Welt’ EP.

Opener ‘Planet Der Sturme’ is an exhilarating ride through driving basslines, menacing synth lines and hard-hitting percussion to march towards the peak hours and set the tone for what’s to come. ‘Der Urknall’ is a trippy and murky dive through off-kilter textures and regimented percussion, while ‘Das Gefallene Konigreich’ ups the energy levels further with sharp metallic tones, skittering hats and subtle haunting melodies launching deep into the late night hours.

On the flip, ‘Geburt Der Erde’ brings a slice of paired-back, groove-led techno as a slick acid line takes control and ebbs and flows throughout the track’s six-minute duration, before closing the physical record via the delicate yet compelling sonics of title cut ‘Vergessene Welt’ – showcasing a deep dive into far-reaching corners of the genre.

 

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Recommendations:
EP “Der Sturm” on Rekids
EP “Himmel Und Erde” on Rekids
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out now: Lars Huismann – Sounds From The Past II [Mutual Rytm]

 

Artist:
Lars Huismann

 

Title:
Sounds From The Past II

 

Label:
Mutual Rytm

 

Cat#:
MR007

 

Release Date:
18th November 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Sounds From The Past II

02.
Propulsion

03.
Loucura

04.
Stroke

05.
Nudge

06.
Dub Division

 

Press Info:
Lars Huismann returns to Mutual Rytm as he delivers the second instalment of his ‘Sounds From The Past’ trilogy on the label.

As SHDW & Obscure Shape’s Mutual Rytm imprint continues to grow, it’s clear that the DJ and producer pairing have a strong vision for the label and are building an equally impressive roster of artists to form the imprint’s core family members. One of the early standouts is Lars Huismann, who arrived to deliver a selection of impactful offerings influenced by the ‘golden years’ of techno in his own unique style crafted by various production techniques. Having featured on the label’s opening VA and delivered the first EP for MR002, racking up a wealth of global support in the process, mid-November welcomes a return for the Berlin-based talent as he serves up six fresh cuts in his signature sound for ‘Sounds From The Past II’.

Opener ‘Sounds From The Past II’ is an action-packed title cut fusing typically slick rolling grooves with hazy melodies and atmospheric releases of tension, while ‘Propulsion’ takes cues from its title and sees precise drum shots, echoed background vocals and a tunnelling groove taking the track right into the thick of the action. On the flip, B1 ‘Loucura’ brings a percussive workout as frantic organic drums and resonant brass melodies bring a party to proceedings, with ‘Stroke’ and ‘Nudge’ both armed with tough kicks, zipping synths and more subtle vocal work.

Digital buyers get an extra exclusive in the form of ‘Dub Division’, welcoming a slightly more subdued but equally as impactful track guided by dubby chords and peppy hi-hats to close the show.

 

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Recommendations:
Lars Huismann’s “Sounds From The Past I” on Mutual Rytm
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: Chontane – Sycamore EP [Mutual Rytm]

 

Artist:
Chontane

 

Title:
Sycamore EP

 

Label:
Mutual Rytm

 

Cat#:
MR006

 

Release Date:
14th October 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, streaming & download

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
Preserved

A2.
Arakis

B1.
Sitka

B2.
Laboe

B3.
After Images

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Preserved

02.
Arakis

03.
Sitka

04.
Laboe

05.
After Images

06.
In Roots

 

Press Info:
Chontane delivers six dynamic techno cuts via his ‘Sycamore’ EP on Mutual Rytm.

A firm fixture of the VOLTAGE roster and a rising name originating from Ukraine making an impact, Berlin-based DJ and producer Chontane is quickly finding his feet following a string of EPs via ARTS, Lobster Theremin and Rekids Special Projects. Already playing key clubs at the age of just 18, blurring the lines between techno, breaks and
electro with his growing trademark sound, his performances across Berlin and beyond have captured the attention of many as he showcases his up-front and powerful sound. Next, he heads to SHDW & Obscure Shape’s Mutual Rytm imprint for the first time as he reveals his six-track ‘Sycamore’ EP.
Lead cut ‘Preserved’ is a rugged yet soulful opener, settling into a rolling groove guided by crisp hats and sharp stabs, while ‘Arakis’ propels into more eerie and menacing spheres as waling vocals emerge and disappear into the track’s relentless dynamic. Opening the B-side, ‘Sitka’ fuses jacking drums with playful flute interludes for a
production set to get dancefloors moving, while ‘Laboe’ keeps things fiery as a peppy track which launches into fiesta mode. Closing the flip side, B3 ‘After Images’ reveals the most emotive production on the package, balancing the hard-hitting kicks with soulful vocals and hazy melodies for a classy slice of techno.

Once again, digital purchasers are treated to an exclusive bonus with ‘In Roots’ raising the temperature and jumping right back into the action to serve up another energising anthem from a label and artist on the rise.

 

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Recommendations:
Chontane’s “Matter Of Time” on Lobster Theremin
Chontane’s “Perseverance” on ARTS Records
Chontane’s “Woodlands” on ARTS Records
Chontane’s “Healing EP” on Rekids
Chontane’s “Red Island EP” on THEM
“MP02” by J.Manuel & Chontane on Magic Power
Vermeer’s “Tokyo In EP” w/ Chontane remix on [selected]
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out now: Chlär – Optimized Grooves EP [Mutual Rytm]

 

Artist:
Chlär

 

Title:
Optimized Grooves EP

 

Label:
Mutual Rytm

 

Cat#:
MR005

 

Release Date:
09th September 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
Early Morning Acceleration

A2.
Maximum Performance

A3.
Love Blaster

B1.
Night Genesis

B2.
Spirit Enhancer

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Early Morning Acceleration

02.
Maximum Performance

03.
Love Blaster

04.
Night Genesis

05.
Spirit Enhancer

06.
Synaptic Discussion

 

Press Info:
Chlär delivers his debut record for SHDW & Obscure Shapes’ Mutual Rytm imprint.

Emerging as artist of note for both now and the future, Chlär continues to craft and shape his sound as he curates his own high-octane approach to techno. Combining dynamic performances taking in three and four deck mixes with his own up front productions and his talents as a former mastering engineer, the Swiss talent has become a respected name amongst his peers. After releases on Lobster Theremin and his own Bipolar Disorder imprint, the Berlin-based DJ, producer and label boss heads to SHDW & Obscure Shape’s blooming label Mutual Rytm to deliver six precise and powerful cuts across his ‘Optimized Groove’ EP.

“As the names states, ‘Optimized grooves’ is a collection of tracks designed to match specific parts of the event/night. From ‘Night Genesis’ at the origin of the night through to tracks like ‘Maximum Performance’, a peak time bomb, and ‘Spirit Enhancer’ – an uplifting and warm production elevating individuals to higher labels after hours of spiritual connection'” – Chlär

Opener ‘Early Morning Acceleration’ sets the tone early and dives into a looping ride through slinking hats and bustling arrangements – combining classic influences with forward thinking touches to reveal a dynamic slice of techno. Next, ‘Maximum Performance’ fuses swelling low-ends, sharp percussion and vibrant leads, while ‘Love Blaster’ delivers an all out fiesta armed with rolling drums, sharp whistles and rich chords. On the flip, B1 ‘Night Genesis’ sees hypnotic loopy vocals balanced by tough kicks and luminous synths, before ‘Spirit Enhancer’ showcases a soulful trip as resonant electronics work around the track’s tunnelling groove. The digital EP comes with a bonus exclusive production in ‘Synaptic Discussion’, a euphoric and impactful closer which brings things to a close firmly in the peak time hours.

 

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Recommendations:
Chlär’s “Staying True EP” on Welcome To The Loop World
Chlär’s “Wiring Our Emotions EP” on Moments In Time
Chlär’s “Sacrificed Generation EP” on Lobster Theremin
Chlär’s “Don’t Give Yourselves EP” on C O U P
Chlär’s “Only The Past EP” on [selected]
Chlär’s “Power To The Soul EP” on RAW
Chlär’s “Artificial Supremacy EP” on Bipolar Disorder
sampler “Surge” w/ Chlär track on Voltage
compilation “Fever Various Artists” w/ Chlär track on Fever Recordings
compilation “Serpent Series III (Drop 3)” w/ Chlär track on Voxnox Records
compilation “Various Artist 001” w/ Chlär track on Bipolar Disorder
compilation “Across The Universe” w/ Chlär track on Space Trax
compilation “Various Artists I” w/ Chlär track on selected
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out now: Alarico – Boya EP [Mutual Rytm]

 

Artist:
Alarico

 

Title:
Boya EP

 

Label:
Mutual Rytm

 

Cat#:
MR004

 

Release Date:
05th August 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
AE86

A2.
Boya

B1.
Killa Cut

B2.
Lost In Time

B3.
The Ballad Of Lisa

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
AE86

02.
Boya

03.
Killa Cut

04.
Lost In Time

05.
The Ballad Of Lisa

06.
God Bless Hip Hop

07.
Cigarettes After Sex

08.
The Rush Hour

 

Press Info:
SHDW & Obscure Shape welcome Alarico back to Mutual Rytm as the Italian delivers a medley of diverse techno cuts across his latest EP, ‘Boya’.

Arriving fresh from an impressive twelve months with releases via the likes of Token Records alongside his notable self-production only mixes, Italian DJ and producer Alarico continues to grow as a talent on the rise within techno. Combining nuances from across the genre to shape his own fast-paced and raw yet soulful sound, the Milanbased talent hasn’t slowed down since launching the alias in 2019. Having featured on the label’s VA ‘Federation Of Rythm I’ earlier this year, he now returns to SHDW and Obscure Shape’s blossoming Mutual Rytm imprint for his first EP on the label – delivering eight cuts across both digital and vinyl for ‘Boya’.

Kicking things off with the rugged and loopy ‘AE86’, Alarico quickly gets to work fusing driving grooves with slick vocal interjections, while title cut ‘Boya’ veers into slightly more raw and metallic territories guided by snappy claps and resounding kicks. ‘Killa Cut’ brings the funk on the B-side as soulful vocals ebb and glow amongst the mix, with ‘Lost In Time’ offering up pulsing bass beneath ethereal vocals, sweeping melodies and lively hats. The vinyl package is wrapped up by ‘The Ballad of Lisa’, with the infectious bleeping topline leading off-kilter clangs, slightly offsetting the track’s tight core groove.

With three bonus tracks on the digital package, the Italian continues to bring the heat with ‘God Bless Hip Hop’ providing yet more punchy, skipping rhythms accented by rich chords. ‘Cigarettes After Sex’ carries a more manic and chaotic arrangement yet still manages to hold the track together amongst murky flutters, before closing the show via ‘The Rush Hour’ to deliver warping, arpeggiated basslines and a constant battle of tension and release.

 

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Recommendations:
compilation “Fundraiser #StandWithUkraine” w/ Alarico track on Krill
compilation “Grooves For Ukraine” w/ Alarico track on Grooves For Ukraine
compilation “Selected Cells Vol. 03” w/ Alarico track on Binary Cells
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