out now: L.B. Dub Corp – See The Light [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
L.B. Dub Corp

 

Title:
See The Light

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTE053

 

Release Date:
08th June 2018

 

Format:
12inch

 

Tracklist:
01.
See The Light

02.
We Are Going Home

03.
Calling The Spirit

 

Press Info:
Fresh off the new album we welcome the arrival of a limited L.B Dub Corp single. Opening proceedings, ‘See The Light’ unveils a soulful and vocal driven side to the L.B.Dub Corp sound, whilst ‘We Are going Home’ switches up the aesthetic and movesinto duskier, percussion driven territories. Last up, Slater punctuates the EP with the intricate, snaking sonics of ‘Calling The Spirit’, harnessing slick, skipping hats and a hypnotic, ever-evolving lead line.

 

Listen:

 

Related Release:
album “Side Effects”

 

Special:
“RA.389 L.B. Dub Corp vs P.A.S.”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Mote-Evolver

 

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Websites:
Luke Slater @ Facebook
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out now: L.B. Dub Corp – Side Effects [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
L.B.Dub Corp

 

Title:
Side Effects

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTELP04

 

Release Date:
18th May 2018

 

Format:
LP, 12inch & digital

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
01.
Reel One

02.
Night Time Hawk

03.
Edge 7

04.
IELBEE

05.
Float When You Can

06.
Bass Machine

07.
Forever In A Day

08.
LBEES Jam

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Reel One

02.
Night Time Hawk

03.
Edge 7

04.
IELBEE

05.
Float When You Can

06.
Bass Machine

07.
Forever In A Day

08.
LBEES Jam

09.
See The Light

10.
We Are Going Home

11.
Calling The Spirit

 

Tracklist 12Inch:
01.
See The Light

02.
We Are Going Home

03.
Calling The Spirit

 

Press Info:
May sees Luke Slater return to his Mote-Evolver imprint under his L.B.Dub Corp guise with an album entitled ‘Side Effects’.

Reflecting on a career spanning three decades, Luke Slater is a true dance music legend. The British producer has not only been pivotal in the rise of techno but his work continues to play a vital role in driving the genre forward, particularly under his Planetary Assault Systems name. Following its launch in 2006, Slater’s L.B.Dub Corp moniker has been responsible for refreshing house music on labels like Mote-Evolver and Ostgut Ton, with the latter hosting the pseudonym’s debut album in 2013. ‘Side Effects’ is the project’s first body of work since then.

“I wrote the tracks over the last year between being on the road as P.A.S. and playing a few L.B.Dub Corp house sets, which naturally evolved into ‘Side Effects’ almost accidentally” – Luke Slater

Crashing stabs and a rolling hook inaugurate the album in ‘Reel One’ before the meandering ‘Night Time Hawk’ demonstrates effervescent effects and bursts of white noise. Commanding kicks and a moody bassline make up the robust ‘Edge 7’ whilst ‘IELBEE’ exhibits a bouncy aesthetic complete with intricate melodies. ‘Float When You Can’ is dark and ominous from the off but an echoing note sequence adds a glimmer of light, making way for the reverberating mechanics of ‘Bass Machine’ before leading into the ghostly and twisted ‘Forever In A Day’. ‘LBEES Jam’ is the most lighthearted track on the album with its twinkling lead melody, moving into a soulful and vocal driven affair named ‘See The Light’ until things get dusky and percussive in ‘We Are Going Home’. Finally, Slater rounds off the release with the intricate snaking cut ‘Calling The Spirit’.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Reel One”

“Bass Machine”

“Night Time Hawk”

“Float When You Can”

 

Related Release:
single “See The Light”

 

Special:
“RA.389 L.B. Dub Corp vs P.A.S.”

 

Recommendations:
L.B. Dub Corp’s album “Unknown Origin” on Ostgut Ton
L.B. Dub Corp’s EP “Turner’s House” on Ostgut Ton
L.B. Dub Corp’s EP “Take It Down (In Dub)” on Ostgut Ton
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Websites:
Luke Slater @ Facebook
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out now: Oliver Deutschmann – Lost In A Loop EP [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
Oliver Deutschmann

 

Title:
Lost In A Loop EP

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTE052

 

Release Date:
02nd March 2018

 

Format:
12inch & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Seduced

A2.
Apsurt

B1.
Survive

B2.
Lost

 

Press Info:
Oliver Deutschmann, who operates the Berlin-based Vidab label along with Stephan Hill, specializes in what he calls “timeless” club music – while it’s a term that initially seems like it could apply to anything and everything, a quick survey of Deutschmann’s work makes it readily apparent what he means. His hard-edged beats, insistent tones, and occasional flash of devious humor make Deutschmann a natural addition to the Mote-Evolver roster: his natural versatility and clear-minded futurism result in compelling club tracks and DJ nights, and his Mote Evolver debut EP Lost In A Loop is no exception to this rule. With just a simple schematic to work with, Deutschmann does what the best producers do and enlivens those simple instructions until they give an illusion of greater complexity.

Deutschmann’s deft usage of split-second samples on the opening track “Seduced” turns a distant, repeated murmur of the track title into an inescapable command, while a dense undergrowth of acid bassline makes it clear there’s no turning back. The interlude “Apsurt” follows with lofty, faintly ominous synth pads providing the backing to a glass elevator ride to the top of a skyscraper utopia, all while a reassuring monologue on neurology points towards a future of human connectivity. The tension between the dark-tinted instrumentation and these utopian pronouncements is a classic techno trope that Deutschmann employs to great effect.

On the b-side, “Survive” plays out very much like the more intense and anxious twin of “Seduced,” again relying on the repeitition of a single reverberating word to set the tone, while the hammering drum patterns fill in the details. The closer “Lost” dispenses with the vocalisations completely and lets the steaming mechanical processes take center stage: the stripped-down symbiosis of body and brain that this track achieves is very rperesnetative of Deutschmann’s work overall.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“@ Lehmann Club Stuttgart December 2017”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff” on Mote-Evolver
Reject & Valerio’s EP “Crashed System” incl. Deutschmann remix on SOV

 

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Booking:
Sweat Lodge Agency

 

Websites:
Oliver Deutschmann
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out now: Psyk – Silent Witness EP [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
Psyk

 

Title:
Silent Witness EP

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTE051

 

Release Date:
24th November 2017

 

Format:
12inch & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Disorder

A2)
Silent Witness

B1)
Apart

B2)
Surrender

 

Press Info:
The working relationship between producer Psyk (a.k.a. Manuel Anós) and Mote-Evolver continues with the new Silent Witness EP, another episode showcasing Psyk’s expert balance of technical variance and affective consistency.

The EP title brings to mind the kind of frozen state of awe that accompanies intense, revelatory experiences of all kinds, and the careful build-up of each individual track here allows plenty of room for such a state to come about. Put another way, Psyk’s simple but dense constructions rise and fall with a perfect, patient arcing motion that make the music feel very much like a first contact with some uncanny new form of intelligence. “Disorder,” for example, leads in with a curiosity-provoking combo of rubbery kick drum and gated synth sounds that seem like sonic accompaniment for observing the conduction of electricity across neuronal pathways. Its gradual intensification, via shivering and cleanly spaced cymbal accents and writhing / restless synth drone, acts like a microscope onto equally colorful imagined scenarios. The title track follows on this with a similar tempo and probing mood, but this time with sharper rhythmic edges, crisp hi-hats and swells that rise like mist over a darkened body of water.

“Apart” inaugurates the B-side with a classic club sound; one reliant on chaining together micro-snippets of sound into something epic and expansive. As with the previous two cuts, a master tone glides over this assemblage of tiny machines and sees that it reaches a satisfying conclusion. “Surrender” then ends this particular voyage with a vertiginous, omnipresent sequence guiding the way through a synthetic wilderness where chromed mandibles clack together and where hallucinated alert sounds lend an air of lurking danger.

Longtime fans of Psyk will find Silent Witness to be a very worthy addition to his catalogue, and also a worhty addition to any DJ sets that desire to mix raw energy with a carefully tailored sense of sophistication.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“@ PAL 23-09-2017”

 

Recommendations:
EP “Distane” on Mote-Evolver
EP “Human” on Mote-Evolver
EP “First Contact” on Fuse Music
EP “Works” on Tresor Records

 

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Booking:
Triangle Agency

 

Websites:
Psyk
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

 

out now: Planetary Assault Systems – Deep Heet Vol. 4 [Mote-Evolver]

 

Artist:
Planetary Assault Systems

 

Title:
Deep Heet Vol. 4

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTE050

 

Release Date:
13th October 2017

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
Desert Races

A2.
Life Rhythm

B1.
Random Kingdom

B2.
Lazer Organical

 

Press Info:
Since 2006, the Deep Heet series of recordings has shown the public an especially distinctive side of the production work of Planetary Assault Systems. With a unique ‘engine room’ ambience and a focus upon maintaining a continual surge of pure energy, each volume in the Deep Heet collection has lived up to that title, subtly suggesting the kind of sustained and voluntary temperature rise that has traditionally given way to spiritual or visionary experiences. Just check out tracks such as “Flat Tire” from Volume 3, with its hard percussive edge accompanied by a pervasive hiss like boiling matter changing into gas. P.A.S. helmsman Luke Slater also thinks highly enough of this series to re-work tracks like “Whistle Viper” in recent live sets, or to offer up others (e.g. “Raid”) for remixing by Mote-Evolver allies.

It’s only appropriate, then, that the 50th overall release on Mote-Evolver should also be the fourth overall volume of Deep Heet. In keeping with Slater’s recent forward-thinking self-assessments like the “Planetary Funk” anniversary series, this is simultaneously a summary of past successes and another new evolution in style and content. This new set of four highly concentrated cuts shows how effective Planetary Assault Systems can be at fueling the imagination by fusing together rhythmic and incidental elements into a unified, animated meshwork, without even a prominent melody to help out. For example, on the compelling track “Lazer Organical,” listeners will find themselves in the midst of a testing range where thick arcs of coherent plasma ricochet off of the walls.

Deep Heet Vol. 4 also showcases Slater’s aptitude for choosing just the right moments to deviate from a steady groove: on the mesmerizing bubblebath of “Random Kingdom,” he allows listeners to sink into the rising sonic foam before interjecting with some sharp metallic hits. The leadoff track “Desert Races” proceeds in similar fashion, weaving a web of luminous sequencer patterns around the listener before and cutting in with sudden fluctuations or distortions that function like a hypnotist’s suggestions after an entranced patient has become fully responsive. “Life Rhythm,” on the other hand, is a total immersion session in which Slater’s presence seems to recede into the background and listeners themselves may begin imagining overtones and sonic ephemera that weren’t programmed into the original track.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Random Kingdom”

 

Video:
“Desert Races”

Video made by the29nov films

 

Specials:
“The Light Years Mix”

 

Recommendations:
album “Arc Angel” on Ostgut Ton
album “The Messenger” on Ostgut Ton
remix album “The Light Years Reworks” on Mote-Evolver
EP “Function 4 (Remixes Episode 2)” on Mote-Evolver

 

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Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Paramount Artists

 

Websites:
Planetary Assault Systems
Mote-Evolver

 

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