Serialism Records founder and curator Cesare vs Disorder together with partner in crime and co-owner Quenum are shining at this episode of the “Before Everything Else” mixtape series. The Vol4 is again an elegant selection of 16 exclusive tracks that sit somewhere between Deep and Minimal House and Techno with an hint of Jazz and Funk with an avant-garde soul. Feat tunes by Javier Carballo, Franco y Gael, Red Pig Flower, Wilian Celuppi, YSC, Denis Bonotto, Weg & Carone, Valian, Andre Buljat, Rods Novaes & Nik Ros, Jack Cheler, Nazt, Cali Lanauze and Guilherme VAC + Cesare and Quenum themselves..all tunes presented first as a mixtape/podcast and CD, then sold separately as single tunes in this complete compilation piece. All those gems have been played all over by our honchos and partners and now finally see their release here.
digedo welcomes Offline, IMPVLSE, Konnekkt Records and Schallinterferenz Records to the family!
OFFLINE was created by Brad Wilder, Christopher Groove and Benjamin Sagan in the recent past. A simple meeting in a bar had produced an exchange of previously unspoken musical urges and desires that would prove you need some chalk with your cheese sometimes.
It unravelled in the Groove Vienna HQ, a flickering thankfully fully soundproofed studio that was so smoke filled it made the Beijing smog look like a pleasant morning in the Maldives. Apparently the expensive acoustic treatment had factored this in and so it proved over these next fun filled weeks and months.
Offline was conceived. Events, gigs, a record label and other stuff. It would look beautiful and breathe quality. Direction and design that would be utterly distinctive. An abandoned puppy was rescued from the wintry streets and named Walter– it was the one occasion they had to walk to the takeaway as the phones had gone offline. Offline would be rather red with neon notes and look gorgeous whatever it put on display. An umbrella that would allow not only the partnership but the individuals to express and flourish – and loads of other stuff. A record label. Home cooked music to distract and to dance to. Freedom for and collaboration with fellow travellers. Music for sharing and evolving and stir frying with as little oil as possible.Events that would also be quite red and look devastatingly good because of a cutting edge approach to design linked to a sound that went and was Offline. Smaller gigs and collaborations that stretch out somewhere else and unselfconsciously explore locations and opportunities.
Upcoming releases from Felix da Housecat & Jamie Principle
IMPVLSE is a German newcomer label founded by Alex Martin. Releasing pumping House and Pop Tracks, IMPVLSE is also presenting the UltraViolet Clubshow in the number one club for EDM in Germany; Bootshaus.
Hard Techno label from Germany run by Dolica.
Dolica was born on 3 May 1986 in Schweinfurt/Germany. Inspired by life and listening techno he began to produce Techno music. Soon the Label “Konnekkt” was born under his hand. The tracks arise by impressions environment and feeling. Also to transfer the energy of the music into the soul of the people is a very big honor and assignment.
Schallinterferenz Records is a young techno label from Berlin. “We mostly produce tracks with a dark atmosphere, but we don’t just commit ourselves to it. We also want to distribute Trance, Deephouse, House, Techhouse and generally relaxed music. Some of our artists have meanwhile made a name for themselves in the German but also foreign techno scene and have also successfully marketed their music on renowned other labels such as Oxytech Rec, Hardwandler Rec, Nachtwandler Rec, Schwarze Frequenz Records, Finder Records and other labels”.
With new track ‘Warschauer Strasse’, Claudio Ricci has created an expansive seven minute workout of twisted synths and deep house drums. The first remix comes from long time techno heavyweight Timo Maas and the prolific and inventive Basti Grub. Their singular remix speeds up the original and layers in fluttering toms and percussive sounds as well as broad, groaning synths and the distant sound of a bustling city at rush hour. Sudam label boss and Ibiza based artist Kintar flips the track into something spacious and haunting. Eerie keys and sweeping synths keep you on edge as the rubbery techno groove rolls on into the night. Bulgarian based Metodi Hristov loves to experiment and has a distinctive techno style that gains support from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox and Adam Beyer. In his hands the track becomes a peak time tech banger!
founded and owned by Boris Brejcha, Fckng Serious was established in 2015. The label and booking agency has its focus in the field of techno and minimal. But these are only the basic directions. Digressions into other genres such as the “High-Tech Minimal” show, how diverse our artists are and always try to rediscover.
Their small family is working closely with each artist and give him / her a good platform for all their creativity.
At first we started our party series, now the music label “EINFACH NUR TECHNO Digital” follows
Our core business is dedicated to Techno, Dark Techno and Hard Techno. The label was founded by Benjamin Grimm alias Benijo and Thorsten Hesse.
First release on belgian label Atrakt Recordings: Chris Tietjen – Smoke Stack EP
Known from his Cocoon and Cocoonclub history, Chris Tietjen is stepping more and more into the production field. His fourtracker for Atrakt is based on solid Detroit flavoured 909 beats. Tietjen gives us deepness (Smoke Stack / A1) at the same as he delivers pure mental techno heaven (Channel / B1). Randall M is on remix duty for “Smoke Stack“ (A2) and supplies us with that beloved Berlin afterhour flavour – this one beams us straight back to those mad summer mornings dancing with mirrorshades and feeling the heat. Tietjen’s „Deep Swift“ (B2) follows the current sound of Frankfurt, full of deepness, dub-effects and minimal house vibes in the likes of Sasha Dive or Markus Fix. A cool fourtracker that will take us through the grey and cold winter – we can’t wait to hear these gems on the first open airs in spring again!
The second EP on SIS’s label Pour Vous is provided by some outstanding talents from Darmstadt/Germany: We are happy to welcome back Dalson for their first quality release on Pour Vous Records after there successful ‘Womack‘ Remix on the ‘Deuxième Partie‘ EP from SIS. ‘Tingleman‘ is heavily played by SIS after the last few month and earned great feedback on the dance floors. So there was no question that he pick this track for his new label. ‘Tingleman‘ opens the release with a groovy bass melody supported by a catchy piano hook to take over the floor. Up next is ‘Greenlane‘ which has a deeper and darker atmosphere. The bassline and melody are switched to a trippier vibe, perfect for after hours!
Matteo Spedicati is back on Amam with his brand new ‘Smoking Mirrors’ EP to end the summer in beauty, including his two original tracks and three lovely remixes. From Cagliari, Sardinia, Matteo Spedicati has always been embedded in music through playing guitar from a very young age. After checking out studios with his friends here and there, he managed to release some bombs that were supported by artists such as Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin and Marco Carola. He then collaborated with many different producers and is now still evolving in the deep electronic music scene.
Incl. Remixes by Alexi Delano, Alex Under and Javier Orduña
Kris Menace´s prodigious influence on contemporary electronic music is well documented, with Kris becoming one highly respected producer, known for a string of acclaimed releases including four LPs, remix and production works for LCD Soundsystem, Depeche Mode, Metronomy, Royksopp, Air, Underworld, Moby, Robin Schulz, Paul Weller, Kylie Minoue or Lana Del Rey…, his projects such as Lifelike & Kris Menace, Black Van (DFA), Cut Glass, Jaunt, WeAreAreWe (worldwide Davidoff Cool Water TV Campagn), Love On Laserdisc or Stars on 33 (Eskimo), as well as for his collaborations with Julian Hamilton (The Presets), Miss Kittin, Robert Owens, the late and great Romanthony (Daft Punk´s One More Time), Xavier Naidoo, Chelonis R Jones, Alan Braxe, Fred Falke, Felix Da Housecat, DJ Pierre, Rex the Dog and MTV award winner Simon Lord, with who Kris has recorded an incredible new Indie Project named
Menace & Lord to come on WePlay/Warner in 2015.
Kris’ works have been signed to some of the most influential labels in the world and have in turn become treasures of the world‘s electronic dance community for both fans and pioneers alike.
Electronic Label founded by Kris Menace.
Artists incl. Robert Owens, Miss Kittin, Romanthony, Felix Da Housecat,
Fred Falke, DJ Pierre…
Indie Label founded by Christoph Hoeffel & Simon Lord.
Artists: Menace & Lord, Unai, We Are Are We, Cut Glass…
Work It Baby
Parisian based French House Label.
Artists incl. Fred Falke, Lifelike, Savage, Jaunt…
The eight-member band from Cologne, are headed by Florence Joy with her husband Thomas and his brother Jonathan Enns. Their debut album is under the same name and the songs come to the major themes Faith, love and hope. The band was born out of the interdenominational youth service B.A.S.E.: ’’Oneness so that a young generation gets to know Jesus ” is the Vision Statement. The first single, ‘Because it is love’ aims with tremendous suction force to the brain and heart. The hook is immediately catchy, and in the next moment the song turns out to be most emotional love declaration of all: ‘You are the love’. If you listen to the songs, you can feel that it’s not about theoretical, philosophical, or even theological knowledge here. The pop songs reflect the beauty, the simplicity and the wonder of the small and big miracles in life. Songs that awaken the desire to live.