«Hôtel Costes presents…» is a collection of exclusive music recorded at Studio HC, the hotel studio. The second maxi, STUDIO HC #02 by Midiminuit is a modern trip where classical and jazz music meet modular synths. Four tracks as a teaser of their upcoming album. MidiMinuit is a collaborative project between pianist Julien Quentin, bass player Yonatan Levi and electronic musicians Cesar Merveille & Adrien de Maublanc.
Four experts in their respective fields are harmoniously combining their music creating a new entity. From the very first recording sessions in a ephemeral studio in Berlin, a set of rules has been made, the first one being working from 12pm to 12am, which gave birth to the name ‘MidiMinuit’, meaning “midday midnight”. The result of this unique and unusual formation is an elegant and minimalistic constellation where space is given to let the music breathe. All the tracks on this first album were improvised, catching the essence and the fragility of the original jams.
Cybordelics was founded in 1993 in Stuttgart, Germany. In the same year, Mike S., Milan Zemanec and Daniel Varga aka Cybordelics released their hit Adventures of Dama on Sven Väth’s label Harthouse. The record climbed up the UK dance charts to the 2nd place. People from London to Germany, especially in the legendary Omen Club in Frankfurt, danced to their techno anthems until the late afternoon. Today’s artists like Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth, Gregor Tresher, Chris Liebing, Gerd Janson or Anthony Rother were at the Omen club when this record was played for the first time, and they still consider Adventures of Dama a milestone in techno history.
23 years later, the Harthouse label begins 2017 with a Remix EP, featuring remixes by Ricardo Villalobos, Butch, Tuff City Kids starting a new era of the Harthouse story.
Seven ambient tracks with progressive elements originating from glitch and acid quote the physical theory of a disembodied universe in the midst of an unlimited amount of parallel universes. Velve takes us into this other world by means of a poem, in which the term pointless indicates a political dimension.The confrontation with earthly reality consisting of squares and premonitions of war leads to catharsis and a looking-back on love, light and meditation.
Supported by Ben Klock, Rodhad, Efdemin, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Sims, Slam, Len Faki, Jeroen Search, Joseph Capriati, Josh Wink , Marco Bailey, Pfiter, Exium, Tommy Four Seven, Truncate, Electric Rescue, Laurent Garnier, Etapp Kyle, Keith Carnal, Mattias Fridell, Antonio De Angelis, Abstract Division, The Plant Worker, Invite, Submerge, Maceo Plex / Maetrik, Jay Clarke, Savas Pascalidis, Gotshel, Synthek, Mental Resonance, Luciano Esse, Scan Mode, Thomas Hessler, Darko Esser, Philippe Petit, DJ Krenzlin, Paul Mac etc…
TOTEM & TABOU is a multidisciplinary project. It is rooted in music, architecture, graphic arts and computer programming. The album is progressive and organic, but also serves as the vessel, the engine and the messenger for the artistic discourse. This miscellany represents the culmination of more than two years of composing, designing and building, thinking, illustrating, researching and experimenting.