out now: Shifted – Drained EP [Mote-Evolver]

Artist:
Shifted

Title:
Drained EP

Label:
Mote-Evolver

Cat#:
MOTE021

Release Date:
17th January 2011

Format:
12inch & digital

Tracklist:
01 Drained
02 Polaron
03 Bound
04 Junk

Track 04 is digital-only. Digital release is exclusively available on Beatport for a few weeks before it will be sold via other digital stores.

Info :
Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver label rounds off an impressive 2010 and starts 2011 by passing into record label maturity with a 21st release. As is fitting for such a landmark release, the forever-progressive Slater has plucked a special release from the ether that will impress and intrigue followers of Mote’s approach to undergroundtechno.

Shrouded in anonymity, Shifted’s release is fuelled by a personal passion for techno, this 3-track EP for Mote-Evolver represents an earnest expression of creativity from an enigmatic artist; freed from the restrictions of expectation and reputation.

Opening up with the kind of sparsely constructed but highly incendiary deepspace-techno that has characterized much of Mote’s recent output, Drained is a thumping bass-driven ride through sinister moods and scratchy sounding effects.

Polaron brings an abrasive feel to the release, contrasting with the deeper moods found elsewhere on the EP, as heavy beats and mechanical percussion provide momentum while resounding chimes and shrill stabs add frenetic drama.

Futuristic and hypnotic, Bound combines the pacey dynamism of snappy rhythms with mesmerizing atmospheric loops which weave together to create a shifting melody; oscillating subtly against a backdrop of relentless percussion.

Listen:
“Drained”

“Polaron”

“Bound”

“Junk”

Unofficial video:
“Junk”

Video created by the29nov films.

Buy:
Juno (vinyl)
deejay.de (vinyl)
djshop.de (vinyl)
decks.de (vinyl)
Beatport (digital)
JunoDownloads (digital)
Zero Inch (digital)
7digital (digital)
iTunes (digital)
djshop.de (digital)
more soon

Websites:
Shifted
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

out now: Various – Fünf [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Fünf

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
OSTGUT07LP, OSTGUT15CD

 

Release Date:
5th November 2010

 

Format:
7x vinyl box, 2xCD & digital

 

Tracklist:
CD01-01)
Emika
Cooling Room

CD01-02)
Marcel Fengler
Shiraz

CD01-03)
Prosumer
Daybreak

CD01-04)
Substance
Gestalts

CD01-05)
Ryan Elliott
Abatis

CD01-06)
Nick Höppner
ISP

CD01-07)
Marcel Dettmann
Shelter

CD01-08)
Fiedel
Doors To Manual

CD01-09)
Shed
Boom Room

CD01-10)
Steffi
My Room

CD01-11)
Dinky
Twelve To Four

CD01-12)
Len Faki
Kraft Und Licht

CD02-01)
Barker & Baumecker
Drin

CD02-02)
Marcel Dettmann
Scourer

CD02-03)
SCB
Down Moment

CD02-04)
Tama Sumo
Iron Glance

CD02-05)
Murat Tepeli feat. Elif Biçer
Hold On

CD02-06)
Soundstream
Wenn Meine Mutti Wüsste

CD02-07)
Cassy
Never Give Up On A Mood Swing

CD02-08)
Ben Klock
Bear

CD02-09)
Norman Nodge
Start Up

CD02-10)
Luke Slater
Boom Tang Shwuck

CD02-11)
Boris
Rem

CD02-12)
Margaret Dygas
Qunitet

 

Info:
Ostgut Ton releases this unique compilation of music crafted from field recordings made inside the two Berlin clubs Berghain and Panorama Bar. The concept and original recordings were made by the Berlin based producer Emika. Over a period of two months Emika created the recordings in the clubs while they were closed to the public and edited them into a library of sounds. The library was then given to all the Ostgut Ton artists, but also to club associates like DJ Pete aka Substance, Dinky, Cassy, Margaret Dygas, Ryan Elliott and Scuba using his SCB alias, to make music with. This release marks the celebration of the label’s five year anniversary. Emika’s idea started from feeling the whole building resonating from the music being played, which lead to the question: which sounds exist here when there is no party? Intrigued by stories of how the club spaces and sound systems influence the resident DJ sets and productions, Emika was curious to explore what music could be made from the building itself. Berghain’s sound technicians Krischan Makswitat and Silvio König, helped to record the entire light rig including the strobe lights, which in itself sounds techno. Other interesting sources to record were the large cooling rooms used for storing thousands of drinks in bottles. The ventilation systems in these rooms make incredible sub frequencies mixed with the sound of the bottles vibrating against each other. The club also contains large swings made from metal which creak and moan at the slightest of movements. In total the library comprised over four gigabytes of sounds, and the artists were not given restrictions on how to make music from the library. The tracks on this compilation consist of each artists signature production aesthetics and feature debut solo productions by our residents Fiedel (one half of seminal Berlin based outfit MMM), Boris and Prosumer’s long term production partner Tama Sumo. All together this release highlights the special and inseparable relationships between the label, club space, and collective of artists.

 

Listen:

 

Buy CD:
deejay.de
Juno.co.uk

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ostgut Ton Shop
deejay.de
Juno.co.uk

 

Buy Digital:
Hardwax
Beatport Classic
JunoDownload (digital)

 

Websites:
Ostgut Ton

 

out now: Samuli Kemppi – Quantum Mechanics EP [Mote-Evolver]

Artist:
Samuli Kemppi

Title:
Quantum Mechanics EP

Label:
Mote-Evolver

Cat#:
MOTE020

Release Date:
15. November 2010

Format:
12? Vinyl & digital

Tracks:
01. Quantum Mechanics (Quantum Physics)
02. Complex Numbers
03. Quantum Mechanics (P.A.S. Dub Edit)
04. Linear Function

Info:
Having made a debut on Mote-Evolver back in March, Finland’s Samuli Kemppi returns with another stunning EP of ultramodern techno on Luke Slater’s imprint. One of the key players in Finland’s techno scene, Samuli Kamppi reputation for making forward-thinking, boundary blurring electronic music that blends the best of the past with cutting edge sounds has seen Samuli appear on labels as diverse as Ovum, Siesta, Komisch, Prologue, Perc Trax and Octopus; illustrating perfectly why Samuli’s style has consistently drawn attention from all corners.

Quantum Mechanic’s leads off this four-track EP. Inspired by the abstract ambience of the late night / early morning club experience, this is a deeply hypnotic voyage through bubbling acid patterns and swaying string melodies.

Complex Numbers retains this feeling of meditative otherworldliness but ups the ante with a challenging arrangement of animated, complex percussive rhythms that run energetically over a solid foundation of throbbing low-frequency bass.

Luke Slater makes an appearance via his Planetary Assault Systems moniker; drawing out a tense and incendiary Dub Edit of Quantum Mechanics that evolves the original into a sparse, futuristic-sounding, acid-soaked mechanical haze.

Linear Function closes out the EP with a poignant yet impactful piece. Playing with the contrast between light and dark, the track transitions from iridescent melodies and ebbing strings to disorientating off-key harmonics and back again.

Listen:
“Quantum Mechanics (Quantum Physics)”

“Complex Numbers”

“Quantum Mechanics (P.A.S. Dub Edit)”

“Linear Function”

Video:
Linear Function

Video created by the29nov films.

Buy:
Juno (vinyl)
Deejay.de (vinyl)
DjShop.de (vinyl)
decks.de (vinyl)
Beatport (digital)
Zero-Inch (digital)
JunoDownload (digital)
7Digital (digital)

Special:
Mote-Evolver is presenting a full label night at Berlin’s famous techno club Berghain on the 20th November 2010. Samuli will play there live.
Check out the full line-up including label boss Luke Slater here.

Websites:
Samuli Kemppi
Mote-Evolver

out now: A.Mochi album on Len Faki’s label Figure

Artist:
A.Mochi

Title:
Primordial Soup

Label:
Figure / Music Mine

Cat#:
FIGURE31

Release Date:
October 2010

Format:
3× 12″ Vinyl, digital & CD (Japan Only)

Tracks:
01. Restore
02. Visible
03. Alpha
04. Bamboo
05. Sandman
06. Scream Of Silence
07. Fastball
08. Forced Run
09. Dark Matter

Note: Album is released in parts over a few weeks.

Info:
soon

Listen:
@Deejay.de (Part 1 – vinyl)
@Deejay.de (Part 2 – vinyl)
@Deejay.de (Part 3 – vinyl)

Buy:
Deejay.de (Part 1 – vinyl)
Deejay.de (Part 2 – vinyl)
Deejay.de (Part 3 – vinyl)
Juno (Part 1 – vinyl)
Juno (Part 2 – vinyl)
Juno (Part 3 – vinyl)
Beatport (Part 1 – digital)
Beatport (Part 2 – digital)
Beatport (Part 3 – digital)
Amazon GER (CD)
Amazon Japan (CD)

Websites:
A.Mochi
Figure
Music Mine