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
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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.
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!