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Spektre – ‘Cyclic Operations'(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2013 by E.N.

Spektre - 'Cyclic Operations'Spektre
Cyclic Operations
(Toolroom) TOOL237/01Z
Release Date: 04/11/13

Welcomed back onto the label with their Toolroom debut album ‘Cyclic Operations’, Spektre look set to smash the Techno charts as Filthy Rich and Paul Maddox deliver one of the most anticipated artist albums of 2013.

This dynamic duo are widely considered to be one of the best new, up and coming acts of the year gaining support from some of the world’s best Techno DJs and producers including Carl Cox, Dubfire, Richie Hawtin & Sven Vath, alongside collaborations with UMEK, Christian Cambas, Miniminds, Subfractal and remixes by artists including Uto Karem, Jon Rundell, Gorge, Nicole Moudaber, Christian Smith and Wehbba.

Returning to Toolroom after their debut Techno banger ‘Turbine’ featured on the hugely successful Rhythm Distrikt compilation, this prestigious production duo are back with a release which showcases their killer hooks and distinctive sounds alongside haunting vocals and deep, atmospheric tones. ‘Cyclic Operations’ captures the best of Spektre’s unique sound, starting off, delving into the darker side of Techno and finishing leaving the listener with those classic slick, smooth, Techno vibes.

Including 14 tracks and a full-length DJ mix, the album is cleverly divided up by a series of short musical interludes; ‘Introduction’ with its dark vocals, ‘Intersection’ with its futuristic, apocalyptic feel and ‘Intervention’ which is more uplifting and upbeat. Album highlights include ‘Let Me Tell You’ which features the strong vocals of Montserrat, ‘Sense In Madness’ with its spooky synths and powerful basslines, the mystical ‘Ghosts In The Machine’ with its futuristic sounds, the feel good summer tune ‘Opus’ and the beautiful ‘Steel City Sunrise’ which ends the album with smooth echoing vocals and a chilled melodic atmosphere.

Beautifully atmospheric, ‘Cyclic Operations’ is an album that will connect with DJ’s and producers across the dance spectrum; a glorious culmination of all things dark and wonderful. This is one Toolroom release that you cannot afford to miss! EXSPEKT THE UNEXSPEKTED…

Tracklist:
01 – Introduction
02 – Reverion
03 – Let Me Tell You
04 – We Are One
05 – Turbine
06 – Sense in Madness
07 – Forerunner
08 – Intersection
09 – Skuz
10 – Ghosts in the Machine
11 – Parabolica
12 – Intervention
13 – Opus
14 – Steel City Sunrise

Spektre – ‘Cyclic Operations’ is out on 4th November

www.spektre.co.uk

Bedrock 14 (2xCD) compiled by John Digweed + Bedrock 14th Anniversary

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2012 by E.N.


BEDROCK 14 compiled by John Digweed features 21 exclusive tracks from some of Bedrock’s favourite artists and some exciting new names on the Bedrock roster, in a DJ-friendly unmixed format.
I’m really happy with the 21 tracks I have selected for this latest Bedrock compilation. With a mixture of Bedrock favourites and fresh new producers this album shows that Bedrock is always committed to finding the best electronic music out there.” – John Digweed

The wealth of artists involved for Bedrock 14 is truly amazing. This 2012 label compilation captures the essence of why electronic dance music is such an exciting prospect right now by showcasing amazing underground talent, both established and new.

What a dream start to what should be a highly successful career for Eagles & Butterflies. The album opens with the beautifully mellow “Kollekt”, the first of two debut tracks (the other being the equally adventurous “Stimmer”) from this new artist. Likewise, Kurtz & Bomber, an exciting collaboration between Troy Kurtz & Panic Bomber (Richard Haig) from Miami, USA debut here with the incredibly infectious vocalized “Never Sleeping”.

John Digweed’s ability to draw together an exciting array of international talent into one cohesive whole is pretty much unparalleled. “Resistance”” by Stuttgart’s Solee, shows exactly why he crosses divides and spans genres with his distinctive take on evocative melodic techno. Spain’s Paneoh (who also appeared on “Structures 2” and “Live In Cordoba”) displays all his hyper-energetic twisted brilliance on “Vetabom”, while one of Australia’s most talented and sought after music producers, Infusion’s Jamie Stevens, makes a welcome return to Bedrock (after his exceptional remix of John Digweed’s “Warung Beach”) with “Indigo”.

Rising UK star, Liverpool’s Jemmy, is given the lush remix treatment on his hypnotic “Quarry Bank” track by Greece’s Stelios Vassiloudis, whose critically acclaimed debut album, “It Is What It Is”, showed the world that variety is indeed the spice of life. So, it’s no wonder that Stelios makes three appearances on Bedrock 14, adding his wild acidic grooved “What’s That?” to the proceedings and teaming up with Florian Kruse and Nils Nurnberg as Wiretappeur for “Iridescent”, another example of this trio’s highly original and deep understanding of the power of melody.

Bedrock’s new talent is in exceptional form throughout. Canada’s Maher Daniel teams up NYC’s Nikko Gibler for the low-slung, spiralling beauty of “I’ll Wait For You”. Maxime Dangles has grown to be a key new artist in the French avant-garde electronic music community and is creating waves around the globe with his unabashed approach to proper club techno music, so its not surprise that “Unsteady Curve” is yet another example of his amazing music. Fellow rising French star, Antoine Husson (aka Electric Rescue), brings his distinctive brand of ultra-dynamic techno and sensuality to the party with an exceptional remix of John Digweed & Nick Muir’s “Raise” and his own monster creation, “Stucked Ship”.

Israeli producer Guy J has become one of the most sophisticated and emotive producers in electronic music over the last decade, with a body of work and a sphere of influence that belies relatively short time in the spotlight. With the melody-rich and emotionally charged “Mish Mash”, he shows exactly why he is one of the most inspirational artists in the world. As are Spain’s Marc Marzenit and Henry Saiz, whose “Sirens Land” explains why their complex and emotive form of electronic club music is exciting so many people right now.

So much exceptional talent is on display on Bedrock 14 and we haven’t even mentioned Germany’s Robert Babicz, whose music career already spans two decades. The mark of a true musical innovator, he continues to reveal his talent and skill as one of Europe’s most essential techno producers here with another stunning creation, “Eastside”. Then there’s another Bedrock favourite, the techno tastemaker Christian Smith with “The Judgement”, showing exactly why he has operated at the top of his game for over a decade now. The chiming keys of Marco Bailey’s “Whispering Leaves” effortlessly lift the proceedings to anthem level and Quivver (aka world-renowned DJ/producer/songwriter John Graham) never fails to impress, “Fakes and Bullshit” sending out a clear message.

If you’re talking about exciting underground producers, two of the first names out of anyone’s hat should always be Igor Tchkotoua and Dan Duncan (aka Pig & Dan) and their intense “Crazy” is surely a highlight here too. Finally, it’s fitting that John Digweed and Nick Muir, producers of the finest electronic dance music, bring the show to a close with their “Trezz Intro” interlude, since between them they have been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music over the years and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further. With Bedrock 14, the label also shows that it is not resting on past laurels but always moving forward, developing in an exciting direction.

Various Artists
Bedrock 14 compiled by John Digweed
(Bedrock) BED14CD
2xCD unmixed DJ-friendly format & Digital
Release 08.10.12

CD1
01. Eagles & Butterflies – Kolleckt
02. Wiretappeur – Iridescent
03. Maher Daniel & Nikko Gibler – I’ll Wait For You
04. Pig&Dan – Crazy
05. Paneoh – Vetabom
06. Christian Smith – The Judgement
07. Marc Marzenit & Henry Saiz – Sirens Land
08. Quivver – Fakes and Bullshit
09. Guy J – Mish Mash
10. Marco Bailey – Whispering Leaves
CD2
11. Kurtz & Bomber – Never Sleeping
12. Jemmy – Quarry Bank – Stelios Vassiloudis Remix
13. Eagles & Butterflies – Stimmer
14. Stelios Vassiloudis – What’s That?
15. Jamie Stevens – Indigo
16. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Raise – Electric Rescue Remix
17. Solee – Resistance
18. Maxime Dangles – Unsteady Curve
19. Robert Babicz – Eastside
20. Electric Rescue – Stucked Ship
21. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Trezzz Intro

So, once again, it’s hats off to Bedrock for raising the bar even higher with this exceptional compilation featuring 21 exclusive tracks from some of the world’s finest artists. In this day and age to not only survive as an independent label, but also to flourish and constantly evolve, bringing forward new and exciting talent, is something that should be applauded. Anyone with even just a passing interest in quality electronic music needs to think very seriously before leaving this collection on the shelf.
Pre-order now for a special signed limited edition slipcase version exclusively at http://www.bedrockmusic.bigcartel.com/

Don’t miss the BEDROCK 14 album launch at the Bedrock Anniversary
(06.10.12 @ Fire & Lightbox Complex, Vauxhall, London) with John Digweed (Extended set), Apparat (DJ set), Amirali (Live), Edu Imbernon, Maxime Dangles and Electric Rescue, in an all night session!
Bedrock Anniversary Info:

Christian Smith – Carambola EP (Bedrock)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on May 9, 2012 by E.N.

The genre-blurring techno master Christian Smith returns to John Digweed’s Bedrock label with another set of his trademark spellbinding productions.
“It’s a pleasure to deliver another EP for Bedrock. This time I made a peak time musical techno track, that has been tested many times and I’m really happy with the reactions on the floor ” – Christian Smith
“Carambola” is a track that has all the funk you could want, as it spirals ever upwards, powered by gorgeous uplifting keys and strings to create a glorious hands-in-the-air anthem in true show-stopping style. This will be a highlight in many big-room DJ sets all summer long, without a doubt.
“Carambola Green” is equally huge, keeping the funk-factor high and working a stunning techno vibe as it winds up the intensity before unleashing yet another superb hands-in-the-air climax. This is another absolutely masterful creation from Christian Smith, making this is an EP you don’t want to miss out on!
Christian Smith has been at the top of his game as a DJ and producer for over a decade, but despite enjoying a global reputation as one of the most evergreen performers in his field, times have never been quite as good as they are right now. While his roots lie in techno, Christian has never been a purist, favouring instead to flavour the melodic, rhythmical music he loves with doses of funk or interspersing the raw energy of his sets with inspired moments of pure euphoria. His big-room, genre-blurring sound is very much suited to the Bedrock ethos of releasing the best quality electronic dance music that goes beyond fads and fashion as this brand new EP demonstrates.
With the momentum of his recent successful releases firmly behind him and with the strength of fresh inspiration driving his ambition forward, the “Carambola EP” shows once again exactly why Christian Smith remains at the top of his game, maintaining his relevance and position at the very pinnacle of electronic music in 2012.
Christian Smith
Carambola EP

1. Carambola
2. Carambola Green
(Bedrock) BEDDIGI21
Release: 14.05.12



Further info:
http://www.bedrock.uk.net

Psycatron – Memories Of The Moment (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2011 by E.N.

Those of you who remember Psycatron’s stunning remix of Mutant Clan’s ‘Persuader’ from John Digweed’s first ‘Structures’ album, or the brilliant ‘Vertigo In The Modern’ (Beddigi08) with Sian, will no doubt be chomping at the bit to get your ears around this brand new single. This is HOT!!!!!
Psycatron, aka Northern Irish duo Paul Hamill & Dave Oost Lievense, produce 21st century techno with tracks that combine relentless energy and groove with bundles of emotion and tension, to make for an all-encompassing sound that is perfect for those big arenas and club rooms. Their Original Mix with its energetic, melodic, percussive groove backbone mounted on a deep, throbbing bassline, builds a drawn out brooding vibe towards an ecstatic mid-way climax before layering and building in pure, intense Psycatron style.
‘Memories Of The Moment’ has been the biggest track of the summer for Psycatron in their live sets, so you may have heard it already at the I Love Techno Festival, Global Gathering, Klubbers Day Madrid, Fabric, Berghain, Oxygen Ireland, Astrolopolis France, Baracca Valencia, The Loft Barcelona, or on their multiple dates on the Planet E 20th World Tour.
Between them, John Digweed and Nick Muir, producers of the finest electronic dance music, have been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music over the years and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further. As with all their studio productions their remix of ‘Memories Of The Moment’ is another mission statement to show that they are not resting on past laurels but always developing their sound in an exciting direction. It’s a spine-tingling, fizzing, spiralling, anthemic monster that will be huge worldwide.
Remixes for Spooky, Simian Mobile Disco and Vince Watson have all been Psycatron highlights already this year, and a single with Paul Woolford for HotFlush received critical acclaim. New singles are on the way alongside Sian and Detroit Grand Pubahs, whilst the boys are currently locked down in their studio, working on the first Psycatron long-player for release in 2012. In the meantime you can tune into their fortnightly Electric Avenue radio show on Proton, which already has 20k subscribers.
Psycatron
Memories Of The Moment
1. Original 08:17
2. John Digweed & Nick Muir Remix 07:46
(Bedrock Digital) Beddigi14
Release: 05/12/11

Psycatron – Memories of the Moment

Psycatron – Memories of the Moment ( John Digweed & Nick Muir remix)

Psycatron’s high profile productions have been popping up on some of the world’s most respected labels, receiving props from some of the biggest names in the business and record sales flying high in the Beatport charts. Fergie (Rekluse), Carl Craig (Planet E), Christian Smith (Tronic), Will Saul (Simple), legendary Belgian label R&S Records, have all featured stunning Psycatron tracks, so it seems fitting that they have now linked up with Bedrock Records again to end the year in style.

“These guys are fantastic, definitely a name to look out for” – John Digweed
“I LOVE Psycatron” – Laurent Garnier
“Psycatron is one of the acts of the year” – Agoria

www.bedrock.uk.net
www.johndigweed.com
www.myspace.com/psycatron

Christian Smith – Cabecudas EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2011 by E.N.

Christian Smith – Cabecudas EP
A1. Cabecudas
A2. Cabecudas Vox
B. Fugitive
(Bedrock) Bed98
Ltd Edition 12” Vinyl & Digital
Release: 04/07/11

Swedish genre-blurring techno master Christian Smith returns to John Digweed’s Bedrock label with another set of his trademark spellbinding productions. The big room vibes are most definitely flowing through these 3 choice cuts. “Cabecudas” (located in Santa Catarina, Brazil, for all you fact fans) is a track that has all the percussion-fuelled funk you could want as it builds through layers of nagging synths to a glorious hands-in-the-air crescendo in true show-stopping style. This will be a highlight in many big-room DJ sets all summer long, without a doubt. For the Vox version Smith gives the track an old-school jackin’ Chicago twist, bringing the percussion to the forefront and adding a memorable vocal loop hook to the proceedings. Meanwhile, “Fugitive” keeps the funk-factor high and focuses on a Latin percussive vibe that cannot fail to move even the most stubborn hips as it winds up the intensity with subtle ease before unleashing yet another superb hands-in-the-air moment. This is an EP you don’t want to miss out on. Christian Smith has been at the top of his game as a DJ and producer for over a decade, but despite enjoying a global reputation as one of the most evergreen performers in his field, times have never been quite as good as they are right now. While his roots lie in techno, Christian has never been a purist, favouring instead to flavour the melodic, rhythmical music he loves with doses of funk or interspersing the raw energy of his sets with inspired moments of pure euphoria. His big-room, genre-blurring sound is very much suited to the Bedrock ethos of releasing the best quality electronic dance music that goes beyond fads and fashion as this brand new EP demonstrates. With the momentum of his recent successful releases firmly behind him and with the strength of fresh inspiration driving his ambition forward, the “Cabecudas EP” from Christian Smith shows once again why he remains at the top of his game, maintaining his relevance and position at the very pinnacle of electronic music in 2011.

More Info: www.bedrock.org.uk / www.johndigweed.com

Bedrock 12-Collectors Edition CD’s

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2010 by E.N.


Various Artists
Bedrock 12 compiled by John Digweed
(Bedrock) Bed12CD
Collectors Edition CD’s signed by John Digweed, along with signed posters, T Shirts
and Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl are now available direct from the Bedrock store at:
http://www.bedrockmusic.bigcartel.com/products

More on Bedrock 12 check HERE

*Contest* Bedrock 12- Win Tickets for Party +CD Album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2010 by E.N.

To celebrate Bedrock’s 12th anniversary we have a special contest for all Bedrock lovers,there are a lot,since all bedrock releases are top posts:

1st Prize – A pair of tickets to the Bedrock 12 Party – 2nd Oct  (check below for more info or here)
2 x 1 a CD copy of the Bedrock 12 album (Check for full details here)

If you want to get the chance to win ,please drop us a mail to
(extramusicnew[at]gmail[dot]com)
with the subject Bedrock 12 -Party or Album

Deadline  29.09.2010

Winners will be notified by mail!
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BEDROCK 12
SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2010
02 ACADEMY BRIXTON, LONDON
211 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SL
10pm – 6am

JOHN DIGWEED
& VERY SPECIAL GUEST
CARL COX

Early Bird tickets : SOLD OUT
Limited Saver tickets: £15 + Booking Fee
Fully Licensed Bar Until Close

FULL Details for Bedrock 12 here

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