The X Vinyl Series continues with label head Florian Meindl at the helm with the upcoming release Metaphysics. Synonymous with deep, dark techno, Florian does not disappoint with this 4 track EP, enlisting in demand producer and Rabe label boss Denise Rabe on remixing duties. Playing live with his Modular Synth set up, Florian began working on the concept for what would become these three original tracks while playing shows over the last month. The live jam character can clearly be felt in the first two tracks Metaphysics and Holomorphic Function. Florians original Bell’s Theorem has a deep melodic structure. With Denise Rabes interpretation, the track is contorted through some serious distortion pedals and broken beat to match her dark take on the synth line. The outcome is an impressive piece for one of those never ending nights in concrete walled rooms with oversized loudspeakers.
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.
NØICE Records continue to establish themselves with another excellent new EP. This one comes from Moscow’s psypad, who never uses samples and records every aspect of his own music. This EP mixes up his house and techno styles into two fresh new tracks. Both were made during one-take live sessions with analogue synths and without a DAW, so are filled with an authentic and impromptu energy. “Neon Dusk” is first and is an uplifting and cosmic house tune with magical lead synth lines that dance about in the night sky. Driving drums power the track along and it oozes real atmosphere and warmth, as well as musical skill. “Daybreak” is a slower track with elastic bass and icy percussion. It’s still deep and grand in scale, and takes you on a real trip through the galaxies. This is expressive and emotive music that pairs a real sense of groove with meaningful melodies and chords.
Welcome to Panicroom! Christian Hornbostel is the first artist who enters the Label Panicroom! With an energetic three-track EP named Ohmic we are honoured to have such an incredible and successful artist in the Label. With „Ohmic“ the listener drops into a energetic and pulsing beat, combined with a deep hypnotic bassline, dark overflowing soundscapes and bells that lead you into a dancing hypnose. This track just catches you. „Ohmic (Reprise)“ sends you rolling tech house grooves with a full bodied bass and stimmulating synthesizers that opens up and touches a bright atmosphere. „Channeling“ sends some peak hour vibes. Rubbing between percussive synths and pumping grooves. Always in a rotating motion of deep that floating vibes that lead into a impulsive atmosphere that push forward. Panicroom is delighted to collaborate with Christian and his Ohmic EP!
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.
confidns founded their own label ‘diamond black metallic’ in 2017, as a platform for releases and remixes by friends and admired producers of the techno scence’s old and new generation. The 12” debut on diamond black metallic will be released in summer 2017 with the confidns tracks EXTASE and PROMISK, as well as a dark, powerful and refined remix of EXTASE, produced by nobody less than Chris Liebing.
25 years Der Dritte Raum. 25 years of Techno history. On this album, pioneering producer Andreas Krüger has assembled numerous classics and hits which have been – with one exception (“Plasmatica”, 1992) – entirely RECONSTRUCTED. “25 EINS” is the first in a series of releases in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Der Dritte Raum, which will be continued with “ZWEI” and is released on the legendary Harthouse imprint, originally founded by Techno icon Sven Väth back in 1992. Although Der Dritte Raum has stylistically changed over the past 25 years, both the timeless tracks on “25 EINS” as well as current productions from the likes of “Polarized Echoes” are always clearly recognizable as Krüger tracks. For many years now, his perfect blend of Techno, Trance, Electro and House is delighting generations of ravers, and with “25 EINS” the journey into Der Dritte Raum‘s universe of sound begins, displaying all the characteristic and unique sounds and effects of Krüger’s music.
Florian Meindl‘s third artist album “Time Illusion” marked another big milestone in his career. After several live act shows, where he showcased his flair for live performance with some heavy equipment including his Eurorack ModularSystem, he has picked 3 artists who he admires for their own unique take on techno music to remix the album. His choice fell on LUCY, who is responsible for the curation of the highly respected Stroboscopic Artefacts imprint, on SIGHA who is known and respected for his modular system performances and production techniques on labels like Token or Blueprint. The third choice fell on up and coming Netherlands based producer and DJ duo TWR72 who continually put out fresh and game-changing releases on their label FLOAT Rec.
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!