out for a while: Planetary Assault Systems – Deep Heet Vol. 1 [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
Planetary Assault Systems

 

Title:
Deep Heet Vol​.​ 1

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTE001

 

Release Date:
01st March 2006

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
GT

B1.
Whistle Viper

B2.
MQ

 

Press Info:
Planetary Assault Systems after voyaging to some of the most remote parts of the galaxy return in 2006 with Deep Heet Vol.1, after an 8 year hibernation while transportation operations completed. Operating from Spacestationzero uk as always, they ask you to join them in the outer reaches of the groove.

One of Britain’s true electronic music and techno pioneers, with a career that has spanned 20 years and counting, Luke Slater is a national treasure.

Planetary Assault Systems,warriors from the outerscopic threshold. Orignating in our universe in 1994, the warriors went on to colaborate with peacefrog records in the initial stages, many messages were bought to this world before the galactic souls were needed elsewhere. Returning to our world in 2006 Mote-Evolver is proud to be the mouthpeice for their new sonic entities.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“ROOF.FM Nr. 11”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Mote-Evolver

 

Buy Vinyl:
Clone
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Mote-Evolver @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Octopus Agents

 

Websites:
Luke Slater @ Facebook
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

 

out soon: Morganistic – Fluids Amniotic (Remastered) [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
Morganistic

 

Title:
Fluids Amniotic (Remastered)

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTELP06

 

Release Date:
27th November 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Bellows

A2.
Soup

B1.
It Makes It

B2.
Crimes & Misdemeanours

C1.
Leaf

C2.
Marbles

D1.
Let It Go

D2.
Wonder

 

Press Info:
As Morganistic, Luke Slater only released a handful of cuts-but among those was the album Fluids Amniotic, still widely praised today as a benchmark techno long-player. Regularly featuring in the sets of Hood and Mills, Morganistic’s dark, rumbling minimalism was, as the album title suggests, the sonic equivalent of being trapped in the murky, viscous fluids of some sinister alien womb.

Slater unearthed the original DAT and reel-to-reel tapes and got them remastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis. Fluids Amniotic will get re-issued both on vinyl and digitally for the first time in 25 years.

 

Snippets:
open playlist

 

Special:
“MOTELP06 Mini Mix”

 

Recommendations:
all featured Luke Slater stuff (all aliase)
all stuff on Mote-Evolver

 

Buy Vinyl:
Deejay
Decks
HHV
Rush Hour
Red Eye Records
Bleep
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Mote-Evolver @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Octopus Agents

 

Websites:
Luke Slater @ Facebook
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

 

out now: L.B. Dub Corp – This One’s For Elijah [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
L.B. Dub Corp

 

Title:
This One’s For Elijah

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTE057D

 

Release Date:
19th June 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Rain Coming

02.
Body Groove

03.
You Got To

04.
Walk To The Mountain And See

 

Press Info:
Luke Slater adopts his L.B. Dub Corp moniker for a four-track release on Mote-Evolver with all proceeds being donated to the Elijah McClain Foundation.

You never know what’s going to hit you hardest on a personal level. The whole world has been shaken in recent weeks by visions of racism, authoritarianism and oppression – but among the names chanted by protestors, it was Elijah McClain’s story in particular made Luke Slater sit up and take notice. The 23 year old from Aurora, Colorado, died in August last year after being subdued and sedated after being reported by a 911 caller as looking “sketchy” while simply walking home from a convenience store.

There was something about McClain that sparked a pang of recognition in Slater. Partly it was just fellow-feeling for a keen musician and misfit – McClain had taught himself to play guitar and violin in childhood, which is no small feat, and his mother Sheneen called him “a child-like spirit, not conditioned to the norms of America… He lived in his own little world. He was never into, like, fitting in. He just was who he was.” Partly too it’s that his case had gone unrecognised at the time, just another senseless snuffing out of life for being the wrong colour in the wrong place at the wrong time. Slater wanted to help if he could, but also to shine a light on the case.

Thus This One’s for Elijah. It’s a fundraiser for Sheneen McClain’s Foundation, but also an emotional response. The jacking house of “You Got To” and the slow electro funk of “Body Groove” both have a heads-down sense of determination to them, while the flowing techno of “Walk to the Mountain and See” and the 11-minute “Rain Coming” are elegiac, perhaps even with a sense of spiritual freedom. A lot of difficult questions have been asked about music and its place in troubled times recently, but for Slater this has brought something home: music was vital to Elijah McClain, and so, while it is a highlighting of injustice, and an attempt to help a grieving mother, this release is above all else a celebration of a creative soul.

*Text by Joe Muggs

All proceeds of the ‘This One’s For Elijah’ release will be donated to the Elijah McClain Foundation.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
Luke Slater – “Berghain Fünfzehn”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Mote-Evolver

 

Buy Digital:
Mote-Evolver @ Bandcamp

 

Booking:
Octopus Agents

 

Websites:
L.B. Dub aka Luke Slater @ Facebook
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

 

out now: Luke Slater – Love (Remixes) [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
Luke Slater

 

Title:
Love (Remixes)

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTELP05

 

Release Date:
17th May 2019

 

Format:
LP & digital

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
Love
(Burial Remix)

A2.
Love
(Lucy Remix)

B1.
Love
(The 7th Plain Collage Remix)

C1.
Love
(Planetary Assault Systems Low Blow Remix)

D1.
Love
(Marcel Dettmann City Remix)

D2.
Love
(Silent Servant Remix)

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Love
(Burial Remix)

02.
Love
(Lucy Remix)

03.
Love
(The 7th Plain Collage Remix)

04.
Love
(Planetary Assault Systems Low Blow Remix)

05.
Love
(Marcel Dettmann City Remix

06.
Love
(Silent Servant Remix)

07.
Love
(Marcel Dettmann Black Glove Remix)

08.
Love
(Scuba Bagleys Remix)

 

Press Info:
Luke Slater’s timeless ‘Love’ gets remixed by Burial, Marcel Dettmann, Lucy, Scuba, Silent Servant, and more on Mote-Evolver this May.

Released on Slater’s iconic ‘Freek Funk’ album on NovaMute – one of the most seminal techno albums of the 90s – ‘Love’ finally gets the remix treatment it deserves more than two decades after its initial release.

Leading the charge, Burial makes one of his rare appearances on remix duties and doesn’t disappoint with an atmospheric and mesmerising reimagining with an aesthetic reminiscent of ‘Untrue’. Lucy then reels out a deep-diving techno roller with precision kicks and tantalising melodies. Luke Slater then adopts his The 7th Plain moniker for a collage of sound extending past the 15-minute mark, before upping the energy with a moody reverberating number as Planetary Assault Systems.

Marcel Dettmann provides two takes on ‘Love’; his ‘City’ remix features a cacophony of metallic rhythm, ebbing pads and plenty of swing whilst mantra-like vocals operate throughout, followed by the thudding ‘Black Glove’ remix with its murky tones and rattling effects. Cascading drums and lively trumpets is next in Silent Servant’s upbeat and infectious take, until Scuba concludes the release under his SCB alias with a high-tempo cut fuelled by funk complete with an idyllic breakdown.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Love (Marcel Dettmann Black Gloves Remix)”

“Love (Scuba’s Bagleys Remix)”

“Love (Lucy Remix)”

“Love (Burial Remix)” [Mary Anne Hobbs Show / BBC6 w/ small interview]

 

Specials:
“Love Remixes Mix”

“at Awakenings 1997-2001 Special 27-12-2013”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Mote-Evolver

 

Buy Vinyl:
Deejay
Decks
Juno
Red Eye Records
Bleep
HHV
Hardwax
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Mote-Evolver @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
TraxSource
more soon

 

Booking:
Octopus Agents

 

Websites:
Luke Slater @ Facebook
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

 

out now: Rene Wise | Billy Turner – Parallel Series 6 [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
Rene Wise | Billy Turner

 

Title:
Parallel Series 6

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTE056

 

Release Date:
04th April 2019

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Rene Wise
Wind Runner

A2.
Rene Wise
Sling Jockey


AA1.
Billy Turner
Charged Totem

AA2.
Billy Turner
Magma

 

Press Info:
Rising UK artists Rene Wise and Billy Turner each deliver two deep techno cuts for the sixth chapter of Mote-Evolver’s ‘Parallel Series’, curated by label founder Luke Slater.

Inaugurated by Luke Slater (as L.B.Dub Corp) and ASC in 2011, ‘Parallel Series’ has continued to host split releases from the likes of Shifted, Samuli Kemppi, Bas Mooy, Chris Finke, Developer, Truncate, Sev Dah, Jeff Rushin, and more.

For its next instalment, Brighton based producer Rene Wise returns to Mote-Evolver having debuted on the label last year. ‘Wind Runner’ features a relentless bassline and substantial kick, married to swooping industrial textures generating abstract rhythms, before an arpeggiated bass melody joins ghostly vocals in ‘Sling Jockey’. Both tracks are choice cuts picked by Luke Slater who’s been hammering Wise’s demos in his sets throughout the last year.

Making his Mote-Evolver debut, Billy Turner distributes sharp oscillating frequencies with syncopated drum hits in ‘Charging Totem’, then ‘Magma’ erupts dangerous modulating stabs whilst ethereal reverb evolves into a cacophony of intense energy.

 

Listen:
@ Deejay

 

Full Track Streaming:
Rene Wise – “Sling Jockey”

Billy Turner – “Magma”

 

Specials:
Rene Wise – “Abyss presents …”

Billy Turner – “We Are The Brave Radio 032”

 

Recommendations:
all Mote-Evolver stuff

 

Buy Vinyl:
Deejay
Decks
Juno
Hardwax
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
Boomkat
Google Play
TraxSource
more soon

 

Booking:
Point Collective for Rene Wise

 

Websites:
Rene Wise
Billy Turner
Mote-Evolver