This June marks the beginning of a series of albums and EP’s recorded at the studio in the confines of the lauded Parisian Hotel Costes, inaugurating the scheduled releases is ’12 Days A Week’, a new album from the duo behind the project, Masomenos.
‘’After more than fifteen volumes of the Hôtel Costes’ infamous compilation series, selected and mixed by Stephane Pompougnac, there remained a huge demand to deliver new releases. The hotel chose instead to grow its musical presence over streaming platforms, accepting an invitation to become a curator for Apple music, where they release monthly playlists curated by the Studio HC team in collaboration with Watch Your Music.
During this time and a planned expansion of the hotel, a music production studio was introduced, hidden in the maze of the soon to be bigger Costes. STUDIO HC is run by the Masomenos team who have a long history of collaboration with the hotel in various forms and over the past two years have invited and worked with both classical and jazz musicians at, Masomenos merged into different entities to become merely a conductor, unearthing a wide array of different bands, and creating an intriguing yet warm, acoustic and electronic, downtempo/ambient sound for STUDIO HC. As a result the label is due to present seven albums and eight EPS to be released across the next two years from those involved in this endeavor.’’
Here ’12 Days A Week’ sees Masomenos, composed of Joan Costes and Adrien De Maublanc, deliver a modern tribute to the downtempo aesthetic of the revered compilation series, delivering a wide array of ethereal moods, textured atmospherics, organic drum grooves and avant garde jazz influences.
The duo have a long history of collaboration with the Hotel, having headed up a previous series focusing on a more minimal oriented sound with releases from Glacial, Seuil and themselves with their ‘Costes presents Bon Voyage’ project.
Here though ’12 Days A Week’ definitely marks a new era in the Masomenos Sound and the beginning of an exciting few years worth of music to come…
Molly (Rex Club): Beautiful !
Varoslav (Rue De Plaisance): nice! perfect music for my monthly show on rinse france. good vibes!
Alejandro Mosso (Hivern Discs, Meander, Third Ear): beautiful music!!! Congrats
Demi (Deeper Substance): full support…thank you for these and cannot wait for the rest to follow
Ryan Crosson (Visionquest): LOOOOOOVE!
Julietta (Sushitech / Harry Klein Records): Lovely!
Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister / K7): Great sounds ! Thanks !
Reboot (Cadenza, Cocoon): Superb music! love it
Stillhead (Traum, Med School, Here & Now): Some wonderful sound design in here!
Michael Serafini (WNUR, Gramophone Records Chicago): Beautiful Album! Reminds me slightly of Aqua Bassino or Saint Germain. Great work
sunshine live vol. 68 – die heißesten und neusten electronic Dance-Tunes für eure Ohren!
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Ab dem 21. Juni ist Deutschlands Radio-Compilation Nummer 1 wieder überall im Handel und in allen Download-Shops erhältlich! Auf 3 CDs und Online mit zwei exclusiven Non-Stop Bonus Mixen…wer kann dazu schon Nein sagen!?
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Fifth horror punk manifesto The Dixie Dead is certainly not stingy when it comes to good old-fashioned ghost stories: this time the maestro used celluloid classics such as „Poltergeist“ and „Hands of the Ripper“ for inspiration. Massive metal riffs and industrial undertones deliver the eerie soundtrack for those grim tales.
Stripped Down hits a super sixth release with the hugely prolific Basti Grub at the helm. Over more than a decade this German producer has turned out an always evolving and vast amount of EPs and LPs. Using a range of different instruments and modular synths he cooks up inventive minimal tracks that are dance floor focused but packed with new ideas. First up here is solo track ‘Would Be An Angel’ which has a zoned out quality thanks to the harmonic bell sounds and stripped back rhythms. Enchanting vocals are hypnotic and the various breakdowns build the tension, only for things to roll on again and surely get huge reactions in the clubs. ‘Amelie’ is the second fantastic offering and finds Grub link with DJ Slowhand, who has been resident at Tanzhaus West FFM since 2011. Together they cook up a sparse techno track that takes you on a journey to the heavens, with lush chords, choral vocals and synth orchestration all exuding clean, crisp and classy feelings of subtle euphoria.
Scott Stapp is known as a Grammy winning songwriter and frontman for Creed (over 50 million albums sold worldwide), and for his work as a solo artist who released the platinum-certified The Great Divide (2005) and Proof of Life (2013) which featured his first solo Billboard #1, “Slow Suicide.” His next solo venture reflects a new outlook after the biggest fight of his life – five years and counting. With new single “Purpose For Pain,” one of rock’s biggest names roars back to the scene with a driving, introspective new single. It is the first song from Scott Stapp’s upcoming album, THE SPACE BETWEEN THE SHADOWS, set for July 2019 release on Napalm Records. The album documents a five-year journey to find meaning – and redemption – in a world where shadows lurk and the space between is a gauntlet towards the light.
Scott’s evolution, both personally and professionally, now reflects a powerful vocal style from an artist with a strong sense of purpose in sharing the silver lining of his survival. As such, he is an inspiration to others who struggle with the often over-lapping illnesses of addiction and depression. Scott Stapp’s With Arms Wide Open Foundation helps military vets and their families with issues of drug addiction, PTSD-triggered mental health issues and suicide prevention. In 2017, the Florida Association of Broadcasters awarded Scott Stapp with the Florida Service Award and in 2018 he was inducted into the Florida Music Hall of Fame.
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Manuel Baccano – this name stands for a versatile German DJ and highly talented producer. With many of his productions, the outstanding artist reached the top 10 positions in many Dance charts. He has already remixed acts such as Tom Novy, Jerry Ropero, Boogie Pimps, JCA, Michelle Lawson, Niels Van Gogh or Falko Niestolik. DJ giants like Chris Lake, DJ Chuckie, Tiesto or Bob Sinclar played Baccano’s tracks and love his incomparable sound. In addition, the workaholic is one of the owners of Bikini Records. He recently collaborated with Cosmo Klein and released the track “Hold On” on Run DBN. On Seveneves Records, the talented artist is now making his debut with the track “Wherever We Take“. In addition to the Radio Edit and the Extended Version exists a huge Falko Niestolik Exclusive Dub Mix.
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Ukrainian duo Orbit & Belogurov have long been responsible for crafting out some subtle and expert minimal house wares, and it’s a trick they repeat with distinction here – this time courtesy of Cesare vs Disorder’s and Quenum’s always on-point Serialism label. Backed by a remix of rising star Stephan Bazbaz (who teams up here with Asael Weiss), the Issue EP features three originals as well as the aforementioned remix, with each track on show most definitely worthy of your attention. Coming back to classic dub house on this release and also featuring some a flourish of minimal swing on the remix, ‘The Issue’ follows much-appreciated releases by The Mole and with a Cesare vs Disorder original on its way (will one will come backed with a remix by Dan Andrei) and a Quenum also (with a remix by Luciano) these are heady times indeed for the São Paulo/London based imprint.