Love the Machines, Vol. 3 is a 17 track journey through various studio moments by Christian Quast. Some titles have been produced in recent years, and some have been produced in the last few weeks prior to release. Experimental sequences with large reverberations, hypnotic and demanding tracks alternate. A varied journey through the different genres of electronic music.
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.
The waiting has finally come to an end. We’re proud to present DJ Lion‘s long-awaited album ‘Le Temps De L’Amour’. The Balkan-born and now Berlin-based exceptional artist spoils us with twelve versatile and nifty tracks. After a short intro DJ Lion sets the tone with the opening track ‘Only High’ that leads the way into the album, followed by ‘Light Shooter’ which has already caused quite some noise as the second teaser for the album after ‘Reticulation’. In the following DJ Lion raises the bar. Always Techno, but by using tons of different ingredients from acid (‘Chunky Space’) to a splash of steroids (‘Jewroll’) to a pinch of love (‘Le Temps De L’Amour’) he manages to keep the album diverse and always gripping. With ‘Epiphonema’ and its kinky synth lines DJ Lion shows us a more freaky side of him before he perfectly finishes off the journey. DJ Lion demonstrates the capability of a techno album to tell a story from start to finish without ever losing its primary focus: to inspire and thrill the listeners
Ken Hayakawa & T Raum – Spanish Fly EP (Stripped Down Records)
Incl. Gorge Remix
Opener ‘Spanish Fly’ is characterized by a stringed instrumental lead that is exotic and intoxicating. The beats below are deep and rubbery, and the whole thing makes for a unique cut that leaves a real mark. Then it’s the excellent ‘Spirit Base’, which is a spine-tingling vocal affair with smooth, bouncy drums and airy vocal whispers that cast a majestic spell. The remix comes from Gorge, a long time tech titan from Germany who established the renowned Mannheim sound and co-runs the 8bit Records label. His version is built on silky hi hats and underlapping drums that sweep you up and keep you in the smooth grooves for the duration. Last of all is ‘Follow Me’, a perfectly atmospheric and cinematic track that feels like a deep space exploration, with cosmic winds, journeying drums and deft alien lifeforms in the synths.
M.A. – The Cannonball Run EP (Frieda Musik)
Incl. Remixes by Guido Schneider & Jakob Seidensticker
Our brother M.A., family member for many years, found the way to the studio and he is very talented. He just did an EP on Microdrive and another one on Enough!. After doing 2 remixes for ‘Bardo & Salazar’ on our label he is finally back on Frieda Musik with his own EP. ‘Camaro’, ‘Pontiac’ and ‘Jericho’, 3 groovy tracks with a nice drive. 2 additional remixes come from Jakob Seidensticker and Guido Schneider.
Claudio Ricci – Enkiyama (Stripped Down Records)
Afro House EP inc. Remixes from Tiefschwarz, Florian Busse and West & Hill
Responder – 303 Overdrive EP (Flash)
Hannes Croell – Hands together EP (Bergliebe)
incl. remixes from Gaty Lopez and Stephen Wild
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.
25 years later, the Harthouse label begins 2017 with a Remix EP, featuring remixes by Ingo Boss, Tuff City Kids, Mario Hammer And The Lonely Robot 3bug starting a new era of the Harthouse story!
Out Now (Beatport Exclusive since April 26):
Forteba – Pictograms
Download from iTunes
Out Now – incl. all classic releases from Carl Cox, Thomas Schumacher, Blake Baxter, Tube & Berger, Lützenkirchen, DJ Madskillz, Alex Flatner & more
Tom Wax presents AWeX – The Ultimate Future
Out Now – incl. Tracks fro Florian Meindl, Black Lotus, Porteix, Quentin Ravn, AVGUSTO & many more
Various Artists – FLASH Back 10
First to go is Reboot, a long-time advocate of stripped down grooves on labels like Cadenza and Get Physical. His eight-minute masterpiece is a warm, underlapping house cut with sub bass and loose synths getting under your skin.
Moblack and Monaberry artist Sobek goes for something superbly slow burning,
layering up the poignant synths and drums into something that is poised and grandiose.
Next up, Ibizan based label boss Claudio Ricci is in fine form as he reworks ‘Galaxy 82’
into an upbeat bit of classy techno with serene Detroit pad work and thoughtful keys
taking you into the future.