new MOTE: Samuli Kemppi – Dark Matter EP

Artist:
Samuli Kemppi

Title:
Dark Matter EP

Label:
Mote-Evolver

Cat#:
MOTE015

Release Date:
01. March 2010

Format:
12″ & digital downloads

Tracklist:
01 Dark Matter
02 Wormhole
03 Structure Formation

Track 03 is digital-only!

Info :
Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver label is enjoying an impressive run of form. Having chalked up one of the standout cuts of the autumn in the shape of Cari Lekebusch’s “Spindizzy” and dropped two floor-shaking futuristic techno megabombs from Ortin Cam (“Carnage” & “Felt”) either side of the new year there can be little doubt that the long-standing label is as relevant now as it ever has been.

One of the key players in Finland’s techno scene, Samuli Kamppi has a reputation for making forward-thinking, boundary blurring electronic music. Coming up to his tenth year as a producer, his knack for blending the best of the past with cutting edge sounds has seen Samuli appear on labels as diverse as Ovum, Siesta, Komisch and Prologue; providing all the credentials necessary to understand why Samuli?s style has consistently drawn attention from all corners.

Dark Matter kicks of this EP of ultramodern techno. A futuristic and intense soundscape constructed from straightforward driving beats, low-down humming bass, wobbly stabs and haunting echo-laden effects. A deeply hypnotic record.

Wormhole continues the futuristic theme with a mesmerizing concoction of minimized techno ambience that builds slowly through steady pulsing layers of whispered melodies, droning bass and waves of thick, distorted squelchy sounds.

Listen:
“Dark Matter”

“Wormhole”

“Structure Formation”

Buy:
Juno.co.uk (physical)
Deejay.de (physical)
DjShop.de (physical)
Beatport (digital)
JunoDownload (digital)

Websites:
Samuli Kemppi
Mote-Evolver

Soon: Ortin Cam – Felt / Inner City (Mote-Evolver)

Artist:
Ortin Cam

Title:
Felt / Inner City

Label:
Mote-Evolver

Cat#:
MOTE014

Release Date:
25. January 2010

Format:
12″ & digital downloads

Tracklist:
01 Felt (Part 1)
02 Inner City
03 Felt (Part 2)

Track 03 is digital-only!

Info :
Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver label pushes on to its fourteenth release with the momentum firmly behind them. With Cari Lekebusch’s “Spindizzy” release riding high in the sales charts and attracting wide praise and excitement.

Having taken care of business in spectacular fashion with his “Carnage” track on Mote-Evolver back in September, Ortin Cam is back with more of his trademark floor-shaking futuristic techno. An significant force within Belgium’s ever-reliable techno scene, Ortin Cam’s rousing music has led him to be a regular contributor for leading labels such as Drumcode and Invasion. This EP on Mote-Evolver is further evidence why Ortin Cam’s distinctive style is on the rise.

“Felt (Part 1)” is the sort of full-force techno which fans of previous Mote-Evolver release, Carnage will jump at. Heavily industrial with a knock-out kick drum the track progresses through a series of intensifying phases before bringing it all back together for a crescendo of disorientating madness.

“Inner City” rounds off the EP in fierce style with an almightily electro-techno
hybrid. Intense and insane, the combination of the unique rubbery-sounding main hook, scratchy white noise effects and epic production make this a standout track

“Felt (Part 2)” (digital only) retains the raw, industrial vibe evident in Part 1 but opts to channel the energy via a killer acid bassline. Pitched to a groovier tempo, the tracks more subtle approach, funky drum loops and arrangement still pack a massive punch.

Listen:
“Felt (Part 1)”

“Inner City”

Buy:
juno.co.uk (physical)
deejay.de (physical)
decks.de (physical)
Beatport (digital)
JunoDownload (digital)

Websites:
Ortin Cam
Mote-Evolver

out now: Planetary Assault Systems – Remixes

Artist:
Planetary Assault Systems

Title:
Remixes

Label:
Ostgut Ton

Cat#:
O-TON 31

Release Date:
23. November 2009

Format:
12″ & digital downloads

Tracklist:
01 X Speaks To X (Al Tourettes & Appleblim Remix)
02 Hold It (Deuce Remix)

Info :
Following the Planetary Assault Systems long player (Oton CD09 ), the most recent ouput from veteran electronic music figurehead Luke Slater’s most prominent alias, we continue the exploration into the outer limits with remixes by Al Tourettes & Appleblim, and Deuce.
Perveyors of the UK Dubstep / Techno hybrid, Bristol’s Al Tourettes and Appleblim contort and re-form “X Speaks To X” into a devious, hot-footed celebration of dark and intense broken-beat electronics. Tight, tensile and direct, the pair intwine suggestions of melody, thick synth patterns and shuddering sub-sonic bass lines around the heavy, morphing groove. 
Deuce (or Bergahin residents Shed and Marcel Dettmann for those in the know) turn in their relentless yet smoothly rounded version of “Hold It” by building upon the same foundations that shaped their bass-heavy, purist debut on the label. Droning and phasing to the point of hypnosis, this reduced and pumping tool sums up the energy that drives both Shed and Dettmann during their appearances at Berghain. Honouring the original for its insight and clout, Deuce let the bass energy flow in abundace as their instictive arrangement unfolds.

Listen:
deejay.de (physical)

Full Track Streaming:
“X Speaks To X (Al Tourettes & Appleblim Remix)”

Buy:
Juno (physical)
deejay.de (physical)
Beatport (digital)
Zeo-Inch (digital)

Websites:
Planetary Assault Systems
Ostgut Ton

out now: Cari Lekebusch – Spindizzy [Mote-Evolver]

Artist:
Cari Lekebusch

Title:
Spindizzy

Label:
Mote-Evolver

Cat#:
MOTE013

Release Date:
23. November 2009

Format:
12″ & digital downloads

Tracklist:
01 Spindizzy
02 Spindizzy (L.B. Dub Corp Remix)

Info :
Luke Slater’s Mote Evolver label is not pulling any punches. Having shaken the techno scene to its boots last month with the release of Ortin Cam’s no-holes-barred “Carnage”, the label moves on to their funky 13th release.

The name Cari Lekebusch is synonymous with what has made techno the musical powerhouse that it has become. Globally recognized as a founding force behind the Swedish techno movement alongside the triumvirate of Adam Beyer, Jesper Dahlbäck and Joel Mull, Lekebusch’s distinctive musical style and creative integrity has graced leading label from Drumcode to Soma to Harthouse and Turbo and spawned a career that has maintained over nearly two decades.

Spindizzy is a deftly crafted funked-up tech house track. Constructed from a palette of harmonically aligned keys, bass and horns; its intensity comes from the measured way in which each element is given the space to breath its own energy into the mix. Pacey but musical, subtle yet memorable; this is a standout record.

Luke Slater adding his bass sodden L.B Dub Corp twist to the track completes the package. Deeply dubbed-out tribal rhythms take the mix on a more left-of centre path that winds through a busy soundscape of atmospheric acoustics that seem to breathe in deeply before being exhaled in a release of firing percussion.

Listen:
“Spindizzy”

“Spindizzy (L.B. Dub Corp Remix)”

Buy:
Juno (physical)
deejay.de (physical)
Beatport (digital)
iTunes (digital)
more links soon

Websites:
Cari Lekebusch
Mote-Evolver

out now: Sebastien San – Figure SPC B

Artist:
Sebastien San

Title:
Figure SPC B

Label:
Figure SPC

Cat#:
FIGURESPCB

Release Date:
July 2009

Format:
12″ & digital downloads

Tracklist:
01 Chief Inspector
02 Midnight Motion

Info :

Listen:
Beatport

Buy:
juno.co.uk (physical)
deejay.de (physical)
Triplevision (physical)
Beatport (digital)

Websites:
Sebastien San
Figure SPC