out soon: Alexander Kowalski – Reference EP [made of CONCRETE]

 

Artist:
Alexander Kowalski

 

Title:
Reference EP

 

Label:
made of CONCRETE

 

Cat#:
MOC033

 

Release Date:
27th May 2022

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Reference

02.
Trawl JD

03.
Deep Dive 990

04.
Drifting Waves

 

Press Info:
Alexander Kowalski is back on ‘made of Concrete’! On his new EP, he refers the ambiance and smoked-out sounds of Dub techno on all four tracks, revealing his deep and quieter producer-self.

The ‘Reference’ EP doesn’t try to reinvent something good. Instead, it evolves and expands on its theme and chosen genre. It carries Kowalski’s musical energy like water: from the introductory ‘Reference’ with its classic dub delays and ambient sounds, to the unhurried ‘Trawl JD’. The blows and strings of technoid ‘Deep Dive 990’ add drama and dancefloor tension – until it all washes ashore with sound on the beatless finale ‘Drifting Waves’. With this release, Kowalski once again shows his solid skills and the needlessness of proving anything to anyone.

 

Snippets:
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Full Track Streaming:
“Reference”

“Deep Dive 990”

“Trawl”

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Special:
“XLR8 Session #63”

 

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out now: Rebar – Inverted Balance EP [made of CONCRETE]

 

Artist:
Rebar

 

Title:
Inverted Balance EP

 

Label:
made of CONCRETE

 

Cat#:
MOC032

 

Release Date:
29th April 2022

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Inverted Balance

02.
Subcutane

03.
Inverted Balance
(Vincent Desmont Remix)

 

Press Info:
The infamous techno duo Rebar delivers another EP for their label ‘made of Concrete’: ‘Inverted Balance’ dives deep into the billions of neurons that connect our thoughts and identities into a vast network based – like electronic music – on electrical circuits. In the first track ‘Inverted Balance’, the beat hovers like a drone over a dark landscape. Accompanying this flying object is a bass-heavy remix by Vincent Desmont from Paris, France. Track number two ‘Subcutane’ reveals: a gentle headbang.

Although this movement is not enough to satisfy the phat dancefloor energy of the EP’s second track With the ‘Inverted Balance’ EP, the duo adds another release to their label’s concrete-mixing truck load of Techno, Dub, Ambient and Experimental music out of Berlin/Dresden and the world. Let Rebar reboot your system.

 

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Special:
“Distillery (Leipzig)”

 

Recommendations:
Rebar’s “Lost In Hanoi” on their own imprint
Rebar’s “Lost In New York City” on their own imprint
Rebar’s “Lost In Tokyo” on their own imprint
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out now: Toni Dextor – The Focus EP [made of CONCRETE]

 

Artist:
Toni Dextor

 

Title:
The Focus EP

 

Label:
made of CONCRETE

 

Cat#:
MOC031

 

Release Date:
25th February 2022

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
The Focus

02.
R14

03.
The Focus
(Jelena Remix)

 

Press Info:
‘Next up on Made Of Concrete is an EP from a true label mainstay – part of the lifeblood of the label; Toni Dextor.

Currently based in Berlin – Dextor has also released a slew of releases on labels such as Planet Rhythm, Adroit and Sektor Evolution. Toni Dextor’s productions have always reflected the true ethos and sound of the label and this latest offering is no different.

Also included in the package is a remix from Zürich based Jelena – the branch between the two being her involvement with Adroit.

‘The Focus’ kicks things off with an urgent, wrought iron loop that hacks it’s way through intensifying drums which build towards a mangled and mind-bending breakdown. The pressure doesn’t let up as the tracks charges to it’s conclusion, propelled by a kick as hefty as a mallet that keeps you trapped in a bit-crushed cage.

‘R14’ then follows up with a highly effective, capacious Techno track. With drums as thick as they come – panned, reverberated textures and a consistent stab are suffused with a metallic texture that provides a chilly but highly kinetic energy before Jelena’s remix brings the record to a close.

Her interpretation sets shimmering subs create a buoyant bed for the track – the kick bounces off from it as another pupil-widening sequence wades in. An elongated breakdown reaches it’s zenith before letting go in a manner guaranteed to send the floor into rapture.

 

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Special:
“Kymatik Podcast 016”

 

Recommendatons:
Toni Dextor’s “Korten 003” on Sektor Evolution
Toni Dextor’s “Complex EP” on Adroit Recordings
Toni Dextor’s “Petrifaction EP” on made of CONCRETE
Toni Dextor’s “Retrospect EP” on Off Recordings
Toni Dextor’s “Substanz EP” on Planet Rhythm
Toni Dextor’s “Control EP” on Off Recordings
Toni Dextor’s “Fracture EP” on made Of CONCRETE
Toni Dextor’s “Definition EP” on made of CONCRETE
Toni Dextor’s “Decompose EP” on Off Recordings
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out now: FS Bart – Reverence EP [made of CONCRETE]

 

Artist:
FS Bart

 

Title:
Reverence EP

 

Label:
made of CONCRETE

 

Cat#:
MOC029

 

Release Date:
28th January 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Pulse

02.
Reverence

03.
Solved

04.
Solved
(Alek S Remix)

 

Press Info:
Swiss “brothers” FS Bart are famed for their genre-hopping sets which spread the gamut of raw, even brutal sonics. Spinning everything from Industrial to tripped out Acid – the duo run 12 o’Clock; a multi-disciplinary outlet for records and podcasts from friends both Swiss-based and from further afield.

After a slew of galvanised club tracks on labels such as Adroit, Konnektivmusik and – of course – 12 o’Clock – the duo make a welcome return to their second home; ‘made of Concrete’. This makes for their 2nd full EP on the label and comes backed up with a mesmerisingly ghostly remix of ‘Solved’ from Alek S.

‘Pulse’ kicks the record off as it would a DJ set, distant throbs and flickers stay ducked under washing, metallic synth tones that provide both a pensive sense of tension and the perfect platform for a subsequent journey.

‘Reverence’ then gallops straight in with razor sharp drums and an urgent atmosphere. Nifty fills and sequencing push a similar metallic sound palette throughout before ‘Solved’ then follows up with a dimly lit but compelling Techno track. Suffused with a certain fog, progress chugs forwards in a manner set to keep eyes pinned to the floor and in a manner which rounds of a diverse release perfect for a wide range of dance floor moments.

 

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Special:
“DJ-Set at B A S I S Klub Kegelbahn Luzern 27.08.2021”

 

Recommendations:
FS Bart’s “Simulation And Imagination EP” on made of CONCRETE
FS Bart’s “Behind the Mask EP” on 12 o’Clock
FS Bart’s “District 29 EP” on Øbskure.
FS Bart’s “Mountain Circle EP” on 12 o’Clock
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out now: Rebar – Phenomena EP [made of CONCRETE]

 

Artist:
Rebar

 

Title:
Phenomena EP

 

Label:
made of CONCRETE

 

Cat#:
MOCD024

 

Release Date:
20th August 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Continental Drift

02.
Solar Storm

03.
Solar Storm
(Markus Suckut Remix)

04.
Coriolis Effect

 

Press Info:
‘Phenomena’ is the frst ofering from the label heads since last year, back in full force. Three spaced-out, dubby techno rollers feature on the EP, from the lead track ‘Continental Drift’ with its subdued atmosphere and looming ambiance, the dark yet pensive ‘Solar Storm’ and ending with the zig-zaggy ‘Coriolis Efect’. Label afcionado Markus Suckut chooses Solar Storm for his remix, turning it into an even spacier, deep dub journey.

 

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Special:
“Loggia In The Mix #012”

 

Recommendations:
Rebar’s “Lost In Hanoi” on their own imprint
Rebar’s “Lost In New York City” on their own imprint
Rebar’s “Lost In Tokyo” on their own imprint
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