out now: Voiski – Spotlight Diktat EP [Sheik’N’Beik]

 

Artist:
Voiski

 

Title:
Spotlight Diktat EP

 

Label:
Sheik’N’Beik

 

Cat#:
SNBV002

 

Release Date:
September 2014

 

Formats:
vinyl

 

Tracklist:
A)
Ode To A Model

B)
A Sad Party

 

Press Info:
The EP is called Spotlight Diktat in reference to the feeling some DJs have when they are on tour. A kind of DJ melancholia generated by airplanes, dehumanized hotels, waiting hours in boring terminals, basically traveling alone.

I made these tracks out of this mood. At first they sounds like the typical groovy dance tracks, but when the melody comes out, you immediately feel there is something wrong… now the track is on and you still dance (of course it‘s made for that) but you could almost cry to it too.

So this is what happens when a DJ or a producer has to do their job, but they aren‘t really in the mood for it. When the party comes, they just forget everything and make the show happen regardless. They have to bear the spotlight diktat and keep on entertaining people regardless of what they have in mind.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Special:
“Boiler Room Paris”

 

Recommendations:
EP “Moments” with tracks by I/Y, Blind Observatory, etc. incl. Voiski

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno
more soon

 

Booking:
Amplitude Booking

 

Websites:
Voiski
Sheik‘N‘Beik

 

out now: Peter Van Hoesen – Call And Response EP [Time To Express]

 

Artist:
Peter Van Hoesen

 

Title:
Call And Response EP

 

Label:
Time To Express

 

Cat#:
T2x24

 

Release Date:
1st September 2014

 

Formats:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Rifte

02)
Situation Two

03)
Hollow Eye

04)
Chroma 3
(Dark Dub)

05)
Call & Response

 

Press Info:
Time To Express label owner Peter Van Hoesen returns to his own imprint after his acclaimed Perceiver album in 2012. The ‘Call & Response’ EP features no less than five brand new tracks forged in Van Hoesen’s Berlin studio during June and July 2014. It marks a further development of the Belgian producer’s sound, combining solid dancefloor material with highly personal leftfield techno.

The EP kicks off with two trademark PVH tracks. In both Rift and Situation Two Controlled bass meets expertly crafted sound design. The former references Van Hoesen’s first releases on Time To Express whereas the latter receives a solid dose of modulated percussion to capture the dancefloor.

Hollow Eye is the centre piece of the EP. It provides a turning point, leading the way into a more experimental abstract domain. Its swirling melody slowly moves to surface, working its way up from deep underneath. Chroma 3 (Dark Dub) is an intense live take during which PVH catapults a one-bar groove through an intense variation of psychedelic effects. The EP ends with Call & Response, morphing a minimal, crystal-clear percussive groove into a dreamy, unexpected ending.

 

Listen:
streaming on THUMP

 

Special:
“Boiler Room Berlin”

 

Recommendations:
album “Perceiver”
album “Life Performance” on Tresor Records

 

Buy Digital:
Time To Express @ Bandcamp
Beatport
JunoDownload
iTunes
WhatPeoplePlay
more soon

 

Websites:
Peter Van Hoesen
Time To Express

 

© Photo by Camille Blake

out now: Various – Co-Ops Vol.1 [Counterchange Recordings]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Co-Ops Vol.1

 

Label:
Counterchange Recordings

 

Cat#:
COUNTER004

 

Release Date:
17th March 2014

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Roman Lindau
Beast

A2)
Cassegrain
Nam-Shub

B1)
Savas Pascalidis
NitroGen

B2)
Nubian Mindz
Automaton

 

Press Info:
Introducing Co-Ops Volume 1… COUNTER004 brings together three new artists to the label, Berliners Roman Lindau, Cassegrain and Savas Pascalidis, alongside Counterchange family member Nubian Mindz for this 4 track Various Artists 12”.

The result offers four distinct, expertly crafted techno jams in the classic tradition. Real DJ tools to come back to, that mature with repeat listening. Versatile moments to work into non-linear sets, from four artists who each possess a unique blueprint for club music today.

Counterchange, 2014

 

Listen:

 

Specials:
Roman Lindau – “@ Fachwerk Label Night 01 August 2009, Berghain”

Savas Pascalidis – “NovaFuture Blog Mix”

Cassegrain – “Invite’s Choice Podcast 80”

Nubian Mindz – “Counterchange Artist’s Log 002”

 

Buy Vinyl:
Phonica Records
Red Eye Records
HHV
deejay.de
decks.de
djshop.de
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Counterchange @ Bandcamp
Beatport
Goggle Play
iTunes
JunoDownload
more soon

 

Websites:
Roman Lindau
Savas Pascalidis
Cassegrain
Nubian Mindz
Counterchange Recordings

 

out now: Marcel Dettmann – Planetary Assault Systems Remixes [MDR]

 

Artist:
Marcel Dettmann

 

Title:
Planetary Assault Systems Remixes

 

Label:
MDR

 

Cat#:
MDR13

 

Release Date:
July 2014

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Apron
(PAS Tubed Mix 2)

A2)
Apron
(PAS The Rhythm Remix)

B1)
Rush
(PAS Deep Release Remix)

 

Info:
Dettmann’s tracks “Apron” and “Rush” remixed by Luke Slater aka Planetary Assault Systems…. Great stuff

 

Listen:

 

Fan Video:
“Rush (PAS Deep Release Remix)”

“Apron (PAS Tubed Mix 2)”

Videos created by TechnoArea 51.

 

Recommendations:
Dettmann’s “Seduction” feat. Emika on Ostgut Ton
Dettmann together with Wiedemann “Masse Remixes II” on Ostgut Ton
Dettmann’s mix CD for Fabric London

 

Special:
“BBC Essential Mix April 2014”

 

Buy Vinyl:
Hardwax
Juno
decks.de
djshop.de
deejay.de
Red Eye Records
Techno Import FR
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Hardwax
more soon

 

Websites:
Marcel Dettmann
Planetary Assault Systems
MDR

 

© Photo by Sven Marquardt

out now: Claro Intelecto – Peace Of Mind [Delsin Records]

 

Artist:
Claro Intelecto

 

Title:
Peace Of Mind

 

Label:
Delsin Records

 

Cat#:
x-dsr5

 

Release Date:
17th February 2014

 

Format:
blue vinyl, black vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Peace Of Mind (Electrosoul)

02)
Tone

03)
Contact

04)
Signifier

 

Press Info:
Back in March 2003 Claro Intelecto announced his arrival in the electronic world with his Peace Of Mind EP on Ai Records. Now, a decade later, Delsin, the label on which he released his latest LP, is re-releasing it in all its glory. Across four perfectly formed tracks the EP proved Manchester’s Mark Stewart to have a fine grasp on techno, electro and dub, and that he was able to do his own unique things with each.

Arguably the most well known cut from the EP is ‘Peace of Mind (Electrosoul)’, a busy bit of chattery house-come-electro that is wired up with many zithering melody lines and Claro’s trademark lush strings. ‘Tone’ is then a much more frazzled and aggressive bit of techno with raw, slapping percussion, gurgling synth lines and plenty of dystopian electro vibes. ‘Contact’ then settles into a deep, dubby, spacious groove with airy hi hats and a delightful bassline and carries you along effortlessly, and final track ‘Signifier’ closes things out in beautifully serene style with ambient swirling pads, organic synths and a curious bassline that rises and falls like the tide. Seminal stuff that still fetches a high price on Discogs, it was the start of a remarkable career for Claro Intelecto.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“ENTER.Week 8, Mind (Space Ibiza, August 23rd 2013)”

 

Buy Limited Vinyl:
Delsin Shop
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Delsin Shop
decks.de
deejay.de
Hardwax
HHV
Phonica Records
Clone
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Delsin Shop
Beatport
JunoDownload
iTunes
Google Play
Hardwax
Boomkat
more soon

 

Websites:
Claro Intelecto
Delsin Records