out now: L.B. Dub Corp – Take It Down (In Dub) [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
L.B. Dub Corp

 

Title:
Take It Down (In Dub)

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
O-TON 39

 

Release Date:
2nd August 2010

 

Format:
12inch & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Take It Down (In Dub)

02.
It’s What You Feel

 

Press Info:
After only a handful of productions and remixes under the illusive moniker, British techno pioneer Luke Slater’s ‘L.B. Dub Corp’ arrives on Ostgut Ton in its latest electronic mutation. ‘Take It Down (In Dub)’ is a fiery, extended experiment in dub textures. With powerfully reduced club energy at its core, Slater takes his time in heating up his tight and dynamic onset of sound, slowly unleashing a heavy twisted funnel of steam and metal that resounds throughout. Seemingly lighter in its approach, ‘It’s What You Feel’ strikes a melodic note early on and sustains it with artful presence and classic house vibes. This rare L.B. Dub Corp appearance allows us the chance to enjoy the gracious, esoteric and entrancing end of Luke Slater’s creative spectrum.

 

Listen:

 

Video:

 

Buy Vinyl:
Hardwax
deejay.de
more links soon

 

Buy Digital:
Ostgut Ton Shop
Hardwax
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
TraxSource
more links soon

 

Booking:
Octopus Agents

 

Websites:
Luke Slater
Ostgut Ton

 

Luke Slater aka L.B. Dub Corp continues on Ostgut Ton

After releasing two 12 inches and a full-length album on Ostgut Ton using his moniker Planetary Assault Systems, Luke Slater now continues his Ostgut story with a new 12 L.B. Dub Corp inch. It is called “Take It Down” (O-TON 39) and includes the main title and the track “It’s What You Feel”.
You can already listen to some snippets at deejay.de. Details about the release can be found soon on the label website www.ostgut.de/label.

for details click here

Tony Lionni will release his debut album in October

Artist:
Tony Lionni

Title:
As One

Label:
Freerange Records

Cat#:
tba

Release Date:
11th October 2010

Format:
CD, LP & digital

Tracklist:
01. Distant Memories
02. Precious feat. Marvin Belton
03. Out of Sight
04. Found Another Place
05. The More You Give
06. Deep Field
07. As One
08. Tees Theme
09. Waiting for You
10. Serenity
11. Everlasting
12. Harmony’s Song

Info :
soon

Listen:
soon

Buy:
soon

Websites:
Tony Lionni
Freerange Records

out now: Shed – The Traveller [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
Shed

 

Title:
The Traveller

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
OSTGUTCD13 | OSTGUTLP06

 

Release Date:
30th August 2010

 

Format:
CD, 2×12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
STP 2

02.
Keep Time

03.
The Bot

04.
Atmo – Action

05.
44A (Hard Wax forever!)

06.
…Can’t Feel It

07.
Mayday

08.
No Way!

09.
HDRTM

10.
My R-Class

11.
Final Experiment

12.
The Traveller

13.
Hello Bleep!

14.
Leave Things

 

Press Info :
Does techno music really need the album format? Let‘s put it differently: can techno work outside the established boundaries of the 12“? A look back into history shows little convincing examples. Dancefloor tracks, made for DJ‘s, follow a structure which require a damn perfect dancefloor in your living room in order to adequately absorb that very energy. A good album must offer more than a couple of dancefloor anthems, mixed with some ambient interludes and the obligatory downbeat experiment, has to be more substantial than a paint-box for your euphoric memories of perfect nights long gone.

With „The Traveller“, Shed‘s second album for Ostgut Ton, the Berlin-based producer is proving everybody wrong who gave up on the idea of the techno album. „The Traveller“ is not the perfectly planned out escape into the safe haven where even more perfect tools worship the primetime DJ, but an ode to the heart of electronic dance music, still pumping loud and vigorous. For Shed, that very heartbeat was never clearer, more concise and genre-defining than in the UK in the early 90s. Detroit, Chicago, Berlin: get in line, you‘ve had your time. Needless to say that Shed is not in this to become the copycat of some of rave music‘s perfect key moments. Shed translates this clearly defined time frame into an attitude, which up to this day opens both our hearts and ears in the blinking of an eye. „The Traveller“ is not another chapter in the ongoing history of the „anything goes“ cult, not an overcooked stew praising the power of eclecticism, but simply an example of untaimed fascination for sound. And possibilities. Frankly, Shed masters this almost naive approach perfectly and slaps the guards of the status quo straight in the face.

Again and again, Shed pulls little melodies from the depths of his studio and lets us discover our enthusiasm for the moment anew. Welcome back, we missed you dearly. He applies breakbeats bearing more history than the 909 bassdrum where the 4/4 attack would have been the obvious choice, grants grandpa acid only a brief yet overwhelming guest appearance and deals with minimal dancemusic‘s heritage in a completely new, unexplored way. Always present: euphoria. With „The Traveller“, Shed manages the intangible and translates techno tracks into a shorter, yet crisper format, plays with tempi and moods. And yet each and every beat is right where it belongs, helping to merge every ingredient into an adventurous trip through a night one always dreams of and yet hardly ever gets.

At the same time, „The Traveller“ is all but frumpy, quite the opposite. Those who expect the album to be the soundtrack for an all-inclusive weekender for techno pensioners, will be very disappointed. The album resonates from start to finish, is full of ideas, speaks dubstep and choses radical approaches where other producers opt for the emergency exit of the lowest common denominators. „The Traveller“ is the perfect base for everybody still willing to take a chance.

There is more to Shed, though. With „Wax“ and „Equalized“, he created two labels solely dedicated to his still strong admiration for the classic „track culture“. After the release of his debut album „Shedding The Past“ in 2008, this was a spot-on playground to experiment and play around with new ideas. On an album though these tracks would not have worked. An album deserves something different. „The Traveller“ is a shining example of this approach.

 

Listen:
@ Beatport

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno.co.uk
Deejay.de
djshop.de
Amazon GER
more soon

 

Buy CD:
Kompakt
Amazon GER
Deejay.de
djshop.de
Juno.co.uk
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
see re-release on The Final Experiment

 

Websites:
Shed
Ostgut Ton

 

© Photo By Birgit Kaulfuss

new SWEATSHOP release: Savas Pascalidis & Joel Alter – Sirenes

Artist:
Savas Pascalidis & Joel Alter

Title:
Sirenes

Label:
Sweatshop Records

Cat#:
SWSH005

Release Date:
out now

Format:
12″ & digital

Tracklist:
01. Sirenes
02. Moirae
03. Moirae (Joel Alter Edit)

Info:
The solid tumbling tones found on this EP are all thats needed as an introduction to these two accomplished producer’s latest creation. Both strong forces in their own right, the pair come together once again on Sweatshop to present their vision of dancefloor harmony, and mystery!

‘Sirens’ is the aptly titled track whose crazy vibe is encapsulated by jacking, swinging percussion, wild pitching synth stabs and a haunting soprano soloist letting loose! This needs to be experienced to be believed, but the proof will be in the dancefloor, hands in the air and minds expanded!

‘Moirae’ works the tension with dense filtered stabs and crisp solid state percussion, driving this deep slab of dark dance into blissful moments of release. Mellow yet urgent, its a raw, purist electronic statement!

Joel Alter also offers up a special edit which focuses the groove in a slightly more kinetic direction, with reduced, aquatic synth work and a classic club energy that makes it an ideal addition to the package.

Listen:
“Sirens”

“Moirae”

“Moirae (Joel Alter Edit)”

Buy:

Juno (vinyl)
Beatport (digital)
Juno (digital)
Amazon GER (digital)
more soon

Websites:
Savas Pascalidis
Joel Alter
Sweatshop Records