25 years Der Dritte Raum. 25 years of Techno history. After assembling numerous reconstructed classics and hits on D3R-25 EINS the 25th anniversary of Der Dritte Raum continuous with a bunch of 2 Remix EP’s on Harthouse. The 1st part contains remixes of Hale Bopp, Trommelmaschine and Doppel by such great names as Maceo Plex, Martin Landsky and Guido Schneider.
DJ Lion – Mightery (Harthouse)
If it comes to an unique sound signature, then you can definitely tell without reading but listening to this massive 3 tracker, it’s a DJ Lion style. Stomping beats, wobbling basslines, catchy lead sounds. Yes! This is what makes a club track so catchy and markable. Mightery, Minimum Maximum and 1234554321 are tracks which will join a lot of dj cases during this hot summer and we are very happy to welcome again our new family member back on Harthouse. Welcome DJ Lion.
Theydream – Rocket Man (Fckng Serious)
The two brothers from beaituful Switzerland have formed an unbreakable bond based on both brother’s love of electronic music which they emphasize with their new “Rocket Man” EP yet again. With the title giving A-side track ”Rocket Man” the guys stay true to their name by inviting you, into their world of deep, melancholic and gloomy sound spheres which absorb you completely and leave you behind stunned and thrilled. The B-Side “Pi Persei” connects seamlessly and keeps your journey running through the next level of zero gravity and hypnosis. Integrated into a perfectly aligned beat structure, all three tracks are bursting with self-confidence and sophistication, certainly nothing you would be taking for granted when being confronted with these two humble and withdrawn young gentlemen. Theydream suceed in surprising us, also with their third track “Inertia”: an elaborate and gloriously, puristic piece of music which rounds of this impressive 3-track EP. Well-deserved.
Max Essa – Han Zon Roc EP (Hell Yeah)
A year after his debut outing on the label, Max Essa makes a welcome return to Hell Yeah with the Han Zon Roc EP, which is another of his impossibly laidback offerings. Essa is of course the long time UK talent who has become a part of the Balearic mafia thanks to releases on labels like Aficionado, Music for Dreams, and his own Jansen Jardin. This is the second coming together of artist and label and is another timeless excursion far out to sea.
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.
Everything was better in the old days” has always been questionable. Music-wise we have seen major developments across the genres from the eighties until today. One track that defnitely ruled the clubs in the early years was Transform’s “Transformation“. Justifably considered an absolute cult hit, it seemed reasonable to see if a contemporary remix of such a classic could turn today’s dancefoors upside down just as well as original did in the past. And hear for yourselves, it can! The original with its raw, puristic and light-footed vibe, spiced up with a hypnotic acid line and topped off with its famous vocal snippet that burned itself into the minds of millions of ravers in the glorious 90s, can certainly be labeled “timeless”. Andreas Krüger aka “Der Dritte Raum” takes “Transformation” into the 21st century in the tried and tested way that we’ve always known and respected this gentleman for: hypnotic, driving and incredibly sophisticated. This remix honors the original and promises to become a hit itself!
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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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!
Frankfurt based House and Techno imprint levelNONzero gears up for its next release spearheaded by none other than label boss Pascal FEOS. The two track “Redline Limited 01” features an authoritive techno approach to both tracks where each one lifts and maintains their respective energies flawlessly with carefully interwoven synth melodies married perfectly to a gorgeous barrage of groove filled drums and transitions which hold the songs together ensuring a climatic experience for the dancefloor. The first instalment of the Redline release series it has a strong focus on curating & adding quality artists to its ranks promising to consistently deliver the world’s most sought after forward thinking music to the electronic community. Due for release digitally on June 14th 2018, it`s already building up massive momentum as one of the labels most highly anticipated releases to date. Get to know more about Pascal here: ☛ www.facebook.com/pascalfeos
The Lushlife Project – Budepest Eskimos (New Line Edition) (Mole Listening Pearls)
Dubphone – Fiul Risipitor EP (Serialism)
Alex Dolby – 5 Years Affekt Recordings
Debut single of the Techno Project of young producer Contantino Santucci aka Abrami. The project has been started back in 2015 with a few Free Downloads on Soundcloud. Since them he plays some gigs around Germany and Europe in Clubs like Privileg / Opium Essen, Studio Essen, Loft Club Ludwigshafen or in one of the biggest Club in Zrce Croatia “Calypso”. Molecular Technology is an simple Track with a monstrous beautiful line that brings positive feelings to the Dancefloor with a few goosebumps breaks with “scream” guarentee. Beside the Original Mix you’ll find a cleaned mix of his father Massimo Santucci.
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.