Let’s bet honest: unfortunately many artists and labels have thrown so many best of albums on the market over the years that the original idea behing it suffered a lot. We, the FCKNG SERIOUS family have had an incredible year with countless shows and countless memories hat cannot be put into accurate words. But since it all starts with the music anyways we consider this selection of favorite tracks a chance to recall this FCKNG amazing year.
We’re FCKNG SERIOUS and so not done yet. Let’s take off for the next round.
Calling an EP “Devil” although it will most certainly conjure a smile on the face of any electronic music enthusiast might come as a surprise, or even cause confusion. But let’s be fucking serious, when Boris Brejcha picked this title, he had probably no evil thoughts in mind but was rather daydreaming of one of his many shows that are known to turn any club into a diabolically hot sweat lodge due to the energetic atmosphere and ecstatic crows. So in the end you could arque that the title of his new EP seems long overdue. Meet the “Devil” and the humble man behind the EP: meet Boris Brejcha.
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For our first release of 2018 and our 11th year in the game, we kick off proceedings with Jicheal Mackson. The highly in demand producer and live artist drops another forward thinking offering on our imprint SERIALISM.
You Record are proud to present their eleventh release, the ‘Kant Straße’ EP by S Katz aka Katsuhiko. From 2016 – 2017 he was granted the opportunity to produce multiple tracks at a studio on KantStraße in Berlin using hardware supplied by Dandy Jack, with whom the space is shared, and his dear friend Mathew Jonson. Opening track is a groove-driven roller with robotic glitches talking a language of their own. ‘Hats and Steps’ is a versatile dancefloor cut replete with subtle details and layered rhythms. ‘Forest In Me’ takes a trippy journey to the afterhours with immersive field recordings and entrancing blips. Closing the EP is ‘You Are In The Display’, a truly weird vocoder-led track with swung percussion and a shuffling bass melody. This EP serves as a prologue to S Katz’s forthcoming album.
Leading from Italy It’s Vanni Bacco aka Reclame presenting his debut ep “Profumo Pungente“ on Serialism. Little is known from this talented artist but the just few releases under his belt and his discerning personality have attracted Cesare’s attention after a tip from a Russian family member and A&R Anushka. The entire record is a splendid, very unique minimal play. The 5 tunes of the EP are produced diligently mixing intricate click-clacking grooves that makes a solid base to deep and soulful under melodies. The result is a completely harmonic general feeling, a healthy mix of micro emotions drawn to bring our mind to a trip but to keep the will to dance all the way… our favourite.
In true anniversary spirit, Frieda Musik presents its No. 10 issue. The newest offering from the House of Frieda is called Shizzle Dizzle – a name that lives up to its promise: perfect bum shaking entertainment, happy hormones included. On top of that, we welcome three new artists into the Frieda Musik family: nephew Pasci, Mastra and Pablo. And furthermore, and fantastic as usual, a remix by Ordinary Subject.
Serialism Records tenth anniversary continues with momentum and another essential package, Cesare vs Disorder & Quenums Azimute project returns to the imprint. The boys have been touring the world and putting the final touches on their fourth coming album. “We Are The Sound” feat Rocky Washington came out on Serialism in 2015 with massive support. the long awaited part 2 remixes are finally here! First up we have Romanian duo Livio & Roby deliver punchy drum machine programming and underlying percussion, which propels this number effortlessly, with an infectious no urgency mood. Azimute‘s Trippy Remix is just that, its stripped back and minimalistic, with a low droning sub and eerie pads, this one is deep! Alex Smoke takes a turn and presents an almost 80’s electro drum groove with rave lead stabs that surge through the arrangement To finish off this killer remix package, Russian starlet Anushka.
Our second release from the established Mexican duo UV. With the original and its remixes it will be suitable for your peaktime club mission or a late festival morning. Big shouts to the Circle Of Life Remix. After starting the year 2017 with his debut EP on Suara, the Serbian producer will continue to spread his own brand of techno. He impressed right from his first release on D-Nox’s imprint Sprout and will go on to work with established labels & producers in 2017. Labelhead Maxon couldn’t resist a distorted badass bass-line again. So here we go…three floorfillers on the way. Rave on!
After two years the Valioso & Friends compilation returns with their second edition. This release will include ten tracks of various artists with a closer focus on the Mannheim region and offers a variety of different styles, which represents the „Mannheim Sound“ best.
Incl. Tracks from Fabe, Mioh, Tolga Top, Sithòu, Jan Golly, Durrrred, Anushka, Andre Lemont and many more!
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.