out now: Henning Baer – Fierce Hundred EP [K209]

 

Artist:
Henning Baer

 

Title:
Fierce Hundred EP

 

Label:
K209

 

Cat#:
K209-2

 

Release Date:
8th September 2011 (vinyl)
3rd March 2012 (vinyl)

 

Format:
Vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Henning Baer
Cold Sun

A2)
Henning Baer
Fierce Hundred

B1)
Sawf
Ninio
(Henning Baer Rework)

B2)
Henning Baer
In Transit

 

Info:
Henning Baer’s first solo EP on K209 featuring four techno tracks including a rework of Sawf’s track “Ninio” taken from his album “Flaws” (Perc Trax).

 

Listen:

 

Videos:
“Fierce Hundred”

“Ninio (Henning Baer Rework)”

“In Transit”

Videos created by the29nov films.

 

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Websites:
Henning Baer
K209

 

30th September 2011 : Grounded Theory [11] @ Horst Krzbrg

Grounded Theory

 

Event:
Grounded Theory 11

Dates & Time:
30th September 2011 at 11.59pm

Line-up:
Tadeo
Forward Strategy Group live
Jonas Kopp
Milton Bradley

Location:
Horst Krzbrg, Berlin (Germany)

Entrance fee:
about 10 Euros

Info (german only):
State-of-the-Art Techno

Grounded Theory [11] am 30. September 2011 im Horst Krzbrg

Berlin – Am Freitag, den 30. September 2011, findet die elfte und erste Grounded Theory nach der kurzen Sommerpause ab 23:59 Uhr im Horst Krzbrg, Tempelhofer Ufer 1, 10961 statt. Nach der zehnten Ausgabe mit Marcel Fengler, Redshape, Tommy Four Seven und Henning Baer spielen zur nächsten Grounded Theory Tadeo (Net28, Apnea, Cyclical Tracks), Forward Strategy Group live (Perc Trax, Dynamic Reflection), Jonas Kopp (Traut Muzik, Ostgut Ton, Manzel) & Milton Bradley (Do Not Resist The Beat!, K209).

Für Tadeo ist Techno etwas Mächtiges. Düster, intensiv, massiv. Ein Ausdruck von Idealismus und Leidenschaft, die er durch Experimentieren mit Sounds und Arrangements in mehr als 10 Jahre Erfahrung so weit entwickelt hat, dass der Künstler Tadeo sein Konzept der elektronischen Musik genau definieren kann und mit seinen technisch auf den Punkt gebrachten Sets mit Sicherheit vermittelt. Immer im Zusammenspiel mit der Crowd auf dem Dancefloor. Die Verbindung zum Club ist das tragende Element seiner Performance, die sie so wohl strukturiert und organisch erscheinen lässt. Als Gründer von Cyclical Tracks, Net28 sowie als Mitgründer von CMYKmusik und Apnea beweist Tadeo neben der Arbeit im Nachtleben das Gespür für das notwendige Business, das im Hintergrund die Fäden der Techno-Szene zieht.

Die britische Forward Strategy Group besteht genau genommen aus Al Matthews (Smear), Patrick Walker (Isodyne), Adrian Ross sowie Retail & Leisure, die unter den verschieden Pseudonymen auf Labels wie Zooloft, MNX, Perc Trax, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Audio Assault, Dynamic Reflection, Yb70Z und einigen anderen mehr Musik veröffentlichen, und von Künstlern wie Surgeon, Marcel Dettmann, Luke Slater, Inigo Kennedy, Mike Parker, Rob Hall oder Donato Dozzy supportet werden. Zur elften Grounded Theory werden Smear und Patrick Walker Premiere in Berlin feiern. Und das mit einem ihrer in England viel beachteten Live-Sets.

Hypnotische Grooves, überkomprimierte Kickdrums, reduzierte Arrangements sind die Trademarks des 1981 in Buenos Aires geborenen Jonas Kopp. Neben Releases auf seinem 2008 gegründeten Label Traut Muzik veröffentlichte der Argentinier bis dato auf Imprints wie Cmyk Musik, Curle Recordings oder Stroboscopic Artefacts. Sein staubtrockener Track Michigan Lake wurde zudem von Ben Klock auf der Berghain 04 Mix Compilation gefeatured. Sein gesichtloses Projekt Manzel, mit dem er Anfang des Jahres in Erscheinung trat, trägt unverkennbar die druckvolle, modern klingende Kopp’sche Handschrift. Techno Import aus Argentinien zu Gast im Hort Krzbrg.

Als vierter Act steht nach zwei Veranstaltungen Pause Grounded Theory Resident Milton Bradley auf dem Line-Up, der mit seinem Label Do Not Resist The Beat! experimentellen, rohen und düsteren Techno präsentiert und mit “droning cinematic ambient techno“(Zitat http://www.hardwax.com) auf seinem zweiten Imprint The End Of All Existence endzeitliche Frequenzgrenzen auslotet und zudem seit Anfang April zusammen mit Henning Baer, einem der Grounded Theory Initiatoren, als K209 auf dem gleichnamigen Label ein weiteres Techno Projekt aus der Taufe gehoben hat.

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Listen:
Tadeo

Forward Strategy Group

Jonas Kopp

Milton Bradley

videos for Jonas Kopp & Milton Bradley by the29nov films.

Recommendations:
Milton Bradley’s release – on K209
Grounded Theory founder Henning Baer’s release – on K209

Websites:
Grounded Theory
Horst Krzbrg

out now: Lawrence – Timeless [Cocoon]

Artist:
Various – mixed by Lawrence

Title:
Timeless

Label:
Cocoon Recordings

Cat#:
CORMIX035

Release Date:
19th August 2011

Format:
CD & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Lawrence
Floating

02)
Melchior Productions
Zukunft in English

03)
Chez Damier & Stacy Pullen
Forever Monna

04)
Soul Capsule
Overcome

05)
Smallpeople & Rau
Life Aquatic

06)
Schatrax
Overcome

07)
RVDS
Another Track

08)
Morphosis
Silent Screamer

09)
Aril Brikha
On & On

10)
Delano Smith
My Life

11)
Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective
Ambo

12)
Isolée
Thirteen Times An Hour

13)
Pigon
Koto

14)
Mike Dehnert
Beatmatching

15)
Robert Hood
The Realm

16)
Roman Flügel
Brian Le Bon

17)
Plaid
OI

Info :
Being Germany’s Gateway to the World, the port city Hamburg always had a special affinity to America. So, it’s not surprising that Peter M. Kersten aka Lawrence has a deep musical and spiritual relation to the Detroit Techno aesthetics for more than ten years now. His label Dial Rec, which he runs together with Carsten Jost, stands more than almost any other European address for the value-conscious cultivation of high-quality melancholy Techno. After seven albums under his producer aliases Lawrence and Sten, Kersten now continues the perfection of his sound vision also as a DJ in a congenial way.

“Timeless” is far away from the dictate of the dogmatic obligation to currentness that DJs have to face nowadays, but celebrates electronic dance music as a timeless sensual component. With instinctive certainty, Kersten covers 16 years of living club history without ever losing the sight of the acoustic ‘here and now’, or even becoming the slightest bit anachronistically nostalgic. Instead, under his sensitive hands, milestones of minimalized Deep House like “Forever Monna” by Chez Damier, Ron Trent and Stacey Pullen (1995) or the 1999 club hit “Overcome” by Thomas Melchior/Baby Ford come together with contemporary and intensive hommages to Detroit Techno like Smallpeople & Rau’s “Life Aquatic”, Delano Smith’s “My Life” or Pigon’s fantastic Dub Tech romance “Beatmatching” from the 10-Years-Anniversary compilation of Dial Rec in a wonderful way. Besides that, the mix features such well-known names like Aril Brikha, Isolée, the Ifach Collective and Robert Hood, before Roman Flügel sets a wistful final chord with “Brian Le Bon”, a track based on Duran Duran’s masterpiece “Save A Prayer”, and Plaid finishes the mix with the crystalline “OI” from their classic album “Not For Threes” (Warp).

Lawrence’s mix literally breathes the serenity of a light-flooded Sunday morning somewhere between a modernist city and a wood glade, and thus gives his global artistic approach a suitable dimension.

Listen:
@ here

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Coccoon (digital)
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Amazon UK (CD)
Amazon US (CD – Import)
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Zero-Inch (digital)
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Websites:
Dial
Cocoon Recordings

out now: Phil Kieran & Jochem Paap – Workshops Vol. 1 [Electric Deluxe]

Artist:
Phil Kieran & Jochem Paap

Title:
Workshops Vol. 1

Label:
Electric Deluxe

Cat#:
EDLX018

Release Date:
8th September 2011

Format:
Vinyl & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Paint And Chemicals Dept.

02)
Paint And Chemicals Dept.
(Dub)

03)
Wood And Organics Dept.

04)
Wood And Organics Dept.
(Dub)

05)
Paint And Chemicals Dept.
(Bonus Mix)

Track 5 is digital-only bonus.

Info:
“Workshops” is a new experimental series of releases by Phil Kieran and Jochem Paap (aka Speedy J).

The idea behind this project is to explore the recording techniques used in the middle of the 20th century and dating right back to the mid 1950’s. Famous inspirational places like ‘BBC Radiophonic Workshops’ in England and ‘Philips Lab’ in Holland have seen some of the most innovative production techniques, experimenting with the first use of stereo, modular synths, found sounds and reel to reel tapes. The end result was always something space age and promisingly futuristic and still to this day fresh sounding, crisp and exciting.

Phil Kieran and Jochem Paap have decided to use this inspiration to effortlessly accomplish marrying the past, present and future in an innovative mix of old ideas with new. As Phil Kieran explains: “We want to try and create our sound source from a vintage palette, and then take it into something very high tech, we recorded some of these first ideas at Jochem’s studio in Rotterdam. I feel like we are only scratching the surface and I am so excited to really dig deep with this idea”.

The first Issue of ‘Workshops Vol.1 EP’ consist of three flowing tracks with an inimitable organic and atmospheric appeal.

A1: ‘Paint and Chemicals Dept. Dub’ is the most dance floor focused of the bunch. A dense and hypnotic bass drum blended with sublime layers of echoing soundscapes.

B1: ‘Wood and Organic Dept’ starts off with a pendular bass which melts with drippy spaced out sounds to create a blissful audiocity through vintage sounds and time.

B2: ‘Wood and Organic Dept. Dub’ the heavy cousin of B1 which leads back to the dancefloor with its raw industrial frequency build-ups and an uncompromising massive bass drum.

The digital only passengers of ‘Workshops Vol.1 EP’ completes the picture:- Paint and Chemicals dept’ adds a trippy analogue feel to the A-Side. Whereas ‘Paint and Chemicals dept digital bonus’ is the fraternal twin evoking a deeply `Kubrickesque’ atmosphere with its virtuoso sound dispersion.

A perfect start for this promising new collaboration between two wizards of music knowledge who share a vision about pushing music with technology!

Listen:

Unofficial Video:

Video created by the29nov films.

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Electric Deluxe (digital)
Juno (vinyl)
deejay.de (vinyl)
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djshop.de (vinyl)
web-records.com (vinyl)
WordAndSound (vinyl)
music-head.de (vinyl)
JunoDownload (digital)
Beatport (digital)
Zero-Inch (digital)
WhatPeoplePlay (digital)
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Websites:
Jochem Paap aka Speedy J
Phil Kieran
Electric Deluxe