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Cosmin TRG “New Structures For Loving – Marcel Dettmann Remix” (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on July 25, 2013 by E.N.

Cosmin TRG
Cosmin TRG “New Structures For Loving – Marcel Dettmann Remix” (50WEAPONSRMX06) Out Sep 27
part 1 in a series of remixes from Cosmin TRG´s mesmerizing “Gordian” album

Cosmin TRG will release the second artist album, Gordian on 50 Weapons

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by E.N.

gordian cosmin trgTwo years after his debut full length on the label, Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons will release the second artist album, Gordian, by Romanian Cosmin TRG on April 26th. Since that debut, the now Berlin based Cosmin has toured the globe, taking his rusted techno frequencies to places like Fabric, Berghain and Sonar, at the same time as releasing more essential EPs on Rush Hour and 50 Weapons.

The new album marks something of a new direction for Cosmin, however – it’s a much more intricate affair that deals in plenty of fuzzy texture, percussive energy and his trademark skimming bottom ends, but looks outside the techno world for its influences.

“Gordian is as much a document of my past year as it is the beginning of a conversation.The title references an ancient myth, but describes the very contemporary, impossible task of discerning between real and replicated, authentic and contrived. Coping with facts, objects and bodies, the necessity of ‘making it’, fear of failure, fear of ‘not being happy’ are today’s topics, and Gordian is my attempt at an exploration of those issues.”

Starting with the deep, alien laced ambience of ‘New Structures For Living’ its clear from the off Cosmin’s production has continued to improve and evolve since Simulat.Abstract yet heartfelt, it’s followed by the more implosive snare rattles and crossing synth lines of the title track ‘Gordian’ that sounds like a factory gone feral.

Opposing light with dark, density with space, tracks like ‘Desire is Sovereign’ manages to be both propulsive and cerebral. One thing that ties the album to Cosmin’s nuanced back catalogue is the gauziness of tracks like ‘Divided By Design’ where the distant hum of radio frequencies turn your thoughts to Cold War era transmissions lost in blizzards of snow.

Though the heads down surges of tracks like ‘Semipresent’ sure will work on the floor, there’s an underlying narrative that makes this album as suitable for listening on headphones. Non-standard melodies, otherworldly blips and a ruined intergalactic energy seem to course throughout, truly transporting you to another world entirely.

Artist Cosmin TRG
Title Gordian
Label 50 Weapons
Release Date 26-April-2013
Format CD, Download, 2xLP, Limited 2xLP (Heavy Vinyl Edition)

Tracklist
01. New Structures For Loving
02. Gordian
03. Desire is Sovereign
04. Deafeated Hearts Club
05. Divided By Design
06. Semipresent
07. Epsilon, Epsilon
08. Noise Code
09. To Touch Is to Divert
10. Vertigo
11. Terminus Abrupt

Pangaea – Release (from FABRIC LIVE 67: BEN UFO)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2012 by E.N.

FABRICLIVE 67-BEN-UFO-PACKSHOT
artist: Ben UFO
release: FABRICLIVE 67
label: Fabric Records
date: 21.1.2013 (USA: 12.2.2013)
More Info HERE

Pearson Sound – Clutch (from FABRIC LIVE 67: BEN UFO)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2012 by E.N.

FABRICLIVE 67-BEN-UFO-PACKSHOT

artist: Ben UFO
release: FABRICLIVE 67
label: Fabric Records
date: 21.1.2013 (USA: 12.2.2013)
More Info HERE

Ben UFO mixes FABRICLIVE 67

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2012 by E.N.

In a world where illegal downloads, cracked software and sync buttons are helping to create swarms of young DJs with bottomless libraries of digital music they’re vaguely familiar with, you might question the role and relevance of the specialist DJ in today’s musical landscape. Not everyone possesses the talent, care and breadth of taste required to project their personality through other people’s records, or to create narratives which transcend dancefloors; Ben UFO is someone who does. Over the years Ben has increased in confidence and proficiency, and in devoting himself to highlighting the shared characteristics between and beyond 2-step garage, dubstep, classic house and techno, he has learned to expertly navigate and bridge tempos and genres in as natural a fashion as possible, allowing tracks from disparate areas to co-exist and function comfortably alongside one another to form a unique and well-defined aesthetic.

Moving to Leeds to study in 2004, Ben applied for a show on student radio but was declined a slot – a setback which he identifies as setting him on his path towards establishing Hessle Audio as a record label and DJing in club environments. As a result he pitched for a show on SubFM alongside David Kennedy (Pearson Sound) and Kevin McAuley (Pangaea), naming the show after the club night he and Kevin had started with several of their friends (Ruffage) in order to promote dubstep in Leeds, at a time when the genre had very little representation outside of London and Bristol. The radio show ran for three years, at which point they were offered a regular slot on RinseFM, where they continue to broadcast twice a month.

In 2007, after finishing university, the three friends started Hessle Audio. The label was formed with the idea of providing a platform for the release of Pangaea and Pearson Sound’s own records, but its scope quickly expanded, resulting in the release of genre-defying records by Objekt, Untold, Cosmin TRG, James Blake, Blawan and more. In May 2009 they started their residency at Fabric, which has been ongoing ever since. The club night reflects what they do as a record label and as DJs, showcasing expansive, varied lineups and drawing connections between artists as diverse as Kassem Mosse, Kode 9, Livity Sound and Randall.

“A release like this seems like a good opportunity to contextualise music for people at a time where information is spread pretty chaotically, and this mix is hopefully a good representation of how the music we release relates to the music we play in clubs.” Ben UFO

The primary purpose of this FABRICLIVE release is to represent exactly what Ben does as a DJ, and to give him the opportunity to showcase the different aspects of the music that he stands for. Accordingly, it is not a straightforward mix of house, bass music or techno; neither is it filled with exclusives or unreleased material. It is an indicator of where we are at and where we have come from, and a statement of intent. It is a considered and highly textured mix consisting of 28 tracks and traversing multiple styles.

Emerging from the moody introversion of Mix Mup’s “Before (Dub),” the mix starts in earnest with an aggressively distorted cut from Delroy Edwards, which bleeds into the off-kilter rhythms and sub-bass intensity of an exclusive from Pev & Kowton. From there we’re thrown into the bizarre future-tribal world of DJ Sotofett remixing Tim ‘Love’ Lee’s “The Tortoise” and onwards through tracks and decades, as Chicago Skyway’s “It’s OK” combines with K-Hand, Fluxion, Jam City, Pearson Sound and Mr. Fingers. There are truly inspired transitions here: the acid tones of “Zug Island” by Kyle Hall & Kero drip languidly over Shackleton vs Kasai Allstars’ “Mukuba Special”; the shattered percussion of A Made Up Sound’s “Malfunction” is pulled into line by the loop-driven techno of Grain’s “Untitled”; the dissonant bassline drone of Pangaea’s “Release” swallows up and consumes whole the kick-drum barrage which defines Blawan’s “And Both His Sons.”

With Hessle Audio releases represented heavily alongside labels such as L.I.E.S., Hinge Finger, Night Slugs, Hemlock and Eglo, there are clear indications of a tightly-knit community working collectively to push things forward. Ben is central to this movement, and with this mix he manages to communicate not just who he is and what he does, but ultimately where we are at.

artist: Ben UFO
release: FABRICLIVE 67
label: Fabric Records
date: 21.1.2013 (USA: 12.2.2013)
order: http://bit.ly/TRf7ox

1. Mix Mup – Dub [Mikrodisko]
2. Delroy Edwards – Feelings [L.I.E.S.]
3. Pev & Kowton – Raw Code [unreleased]
4. Tim ‘Love’ Lee – The Tortoise (Sex Tags Mania NYC Mix) [Tummy Touch]
5. Elgato – Zone [Hessle Audio]
6. Gesloten Cirkel – Twisted Balloon [Murder Capital]
7. Chicago Skyway – It’s OK [Eargasmic]
8. K Hand – Project 5 (Untitled B1) [Acacia]
9. Fluxion – Pendoulous [Chain Reaction]
10. Minimal Man – Consexual [Guerilla]
11. Jam City – Club Thanz [Night Slugs]
12. Herbert – Take Me Back [Accidental]
13. Lowtec – Looser [Nonplus]
14. Pearson Sound – Clutch [Hessle Audio]
15. Mr. Fingers – I’m Strong (Instrumental) [Alleviated]
16. Shackleton vs Kasai Allstars – Mukuba Special [Crammed]
17. Kyle Hall and Kero – Zug Island [Wild Oats]
18. Circuit Breaker – Ping [Plus 8]
19. Osborne – Bout Ready to Jak (Shake Remix) [Spectral Sound]
20. Juniper – Jovian Planet [Ominira]
21. A Made Up Sound – Malfunction (Despair) [50WEAPONS]
22. Grain – Untitled [FatCat]
23. Bandshell – Perc [Liberation Technologies]
24. Blawan – And Both His Sons [Hinge Finger]
25. Pangaea – Release [Hessle Audio]
26. Joe – Studio Power On [Hemlock]
27. Floating Points – Danger (Locked Groove) [Eglo]
28. Grown Folk x Main Attrakionz – I.C.E. (Kuedo Remix) [Templar Sound]

FABRICLIVE 67 will be launched at Fabric on Friday 11th January, with Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Pangaea, Optimo, MMM (Live), Call Super and more.

Cosmin TRG announces debut album “Simulat”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2011 by E.N.


Romanian dance producer Cosmin TRG will release his debut album August 26 through Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons imprint-Titled “Simulat”, according to Fact
CD / Download Tracklist:
01 Amor Y Otros 05:30
02 Ritmat 05:08
03 Infinite Helsinki 03:06
04 Want You To Be 05:22
05 Interstellar Inflight Entertainment 01:47
06 Fizic (CD ONLY) 05:39
07 Star Motel 02:58
08 Less Of Me, More Of You 03:50
09 Osu Xen 04:11
10 Lillasyster 03:13
11 Samiska 01:25
12 Form Over Function 04:37

2xLP Tracklist:
A1 Amor Y Otros 05:30
A2 Want You To Be 05:22

B1 Ritmat 05:08
B2 Interstellar Inflight Entertainment 01:47
B3 Infinite Helsinki 03:06

C1 Less Of Me, More Of You 03:50
C2 Star Motel 02:58
C3 Osu Xen 04:11

D1 Form Over Function 04:37
D2 Lillasyster 03:13
D3 Samiska 01:25

Listen Cosmin TRG “Fizic / De Dans” (50WEAPONS013)

Various Artists: 116 & Rising (Hessle Audio)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2011 by E.N.

One of the reasons ascribed to dubstep’s continuing success has been its ability to absorb influences from across the entire electronic spectrum, and no label has been more key to its continuing evolution than Hessle Audio. Started in 2007 by David Kennedy, Ben Thomson and Kevin McAuley, the label quickly became a benchmark for quality, through releases from (the then) new artists like TRG, Untold and James Blake, as well as a vehicle for their own productions.With 18 releases over the past three years, the imprint is renowned for its impeccable quality control. Kennedy is their most prolific producer, under his Ramadanman and Pearson Sound monikers, now amalgamated into his own name. Ben UFO has always stayed true to his initial love, that of DJing almost as curation: he demonstrates this biweekly on his Rinse FM radio show and at Hessle’s Fabric residency, having been one of the first to start playing with the tempo to allow for older house and garage influences in his sets. Pangaea defined his sonic palette on a self-titled EP, a landmark of 2010, with minimal rolling basslines, vocal-driven melodies and more than a nod to the music’s old school roots.

The compilation exists as a way to unite the entire Hessle roster, as well as allowing them an avenue to put out work by friends and producers they have been unable to work with so far.The first disc is all new work plus a second has a selection of choice cuts from the back catalogue.There’s also work from producers who they feel have shaped the label’s aesthetic, like D1’s ‘Sub Zero’, whose sub bass stabs were a staple of the early DMZ sets that they initially united over back in 2005. One of their close affiliates, Addison Groove is also featured, his anthem ‘Footcrab’ having done so much to bring the tough tempo of juke to the world’s dancefloors.The subtle pitch-shifting of a looping hip hop vocal and the polyrhythmic patter of rim shots and cymbals on ‘Fuk Tha 101’ are unmistakably his. Another producer previously unreleased on Hessle is synth-mad Randomer whose ‘Brunk’ features an industrial strength kick and finishes up with ghostly pads invoking musique concrete.The disc is rounded off by Bristol’s Peverelist, whose own dub-soaked productions, as well as those released on his label Punch Drunk, owe so much to that city’s rich musical traditions. On ‘Sun Dance’ synth chords bring to mind the dystopian drum n bass of DJ Krust, the track driven forwarded by paper-like hi-hats and cymbals.There’s a single claustrophobic Hammond note held through to the close alongside the echoing sounds of water dripping in a cave.

Disc one kicks off with the spritely chimes and shuffling beat of Elgato’s ‘Music’, whose muted vocal chant was used to such beautiful effect in Kennedy’s recent FABRICLIVE mix. Untold bring’s detuned chords, jangling glass and a cheeky synth line, breaking down into mutant funky house. Blawan’s ‘Potchla Vee’ reveals some unexpected instrumentation: the skittering of what sounds like the cogs of a clock gives little breathing room to the assault of tribal drums and processed grunts.The Pearson Sound track ‘Stifle’ seems to slow things down, with an adenoidal vocal snippet acting as counterfoil to the percussive snap of the drums, delicate EQing and synth washes providing characteristic texture. Once again on ‘Twice’, Joe demonstrates the effectiveness of unexpected drum sampling, with a disconnected beat cooked up out of error bleeps and the tap of a typewriter. Pangaea’s own contribution is a rave homage; oscillating between synth stabs and a filtered ragga MC sample, the track is layered with a bouncy acid bassline, creating a phantom jump up effect. Romania’s TRG was Hessle’s first release and here builds on his mutant garage template, with a reverb-soaked drum kit jostling against some analogue pads and a seagull-sounding distorted warble. James Blake, re-edits an earlier Hessle release, bringing the processed vocals to the fore much in the style of his recent album. It’s soul music that’s undecidedly electronic, the vocals screwed and chopped into the background, a virtuoso display of arrangement ordering a lacklustre pair of cowbells, a chorus of shuffles, croaks and pads into an infectious slow burner.

artist:Various
title:116 & Rising
label:Hessle Audio, UK. (Distributed by S. T. Holdings, UK.)
formats:3×12”, double CD & digital
release:16.05.11

CD 1
01. Elgato – Music (Bodymix)
02. Untold – Cool Story Bro
03. Blawan – Potchla Vee
04. Pearson Sound – Stifle
05. Joe – Twice
06. Randomer – Brunk
07. Pangaea – Runout
08. Cosmin TRG – Bijoux
09. D1 – Sub Zero
10. Addison Groove – Fuk Tha 101
11. James Blake – Give A Man A Rod (Second Version)
12. Peverelist – Sun Dance
CD 2
01. Pangaea – You & I
02. Untold – Test Signal
03. Blawan – Fram
04. James Blake – Buzzard & Kestrel
05. Untold – I Can’t Stop This Feeling
06. Joe – Rut
07. Ramadanman – Blimey
08. TRG – Put You Down
09. Joe – Level Crossing
10. Pangaea – Why
11. TRG – Broken Heart (Martyn’s DCM Remix)
12. Ramadanman – Don’t Change For Me

Affine presents What A Fine Mess We Made(preview)

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

Affine proudly present our first and exceptionally special labelcompilation. “What A Fine Mess We Made” is an intensely luminous drive-in lining up 14 brandnew and exclusive tunes by the Affine famiglia, friends and international guests.

You get: Fu-Fu collective and all-starnot-to-be-fucked-with band JSBL …Dorian Concept and his very own irresistible, distinctive touch … Ogris Debris, proven experts for epic oscillations between techno and house music …The Clonious and his bulletproof skills to buff up and transcend jazzed orbits … Cid Rim and his eruptions through mythical formulas of staggered chord works … Affine’s latest family member Zanshin and his astounding, enigmatic world … Unpredicable and boundless vibes from Bucharest’s restless producer Cosmin TRG… our bridge to Brooklyn in form of KRTS and his fearless hugs of sonic beauty within the art of noise … Sixtus Preiss, aspiring producer from Vienna and his bone-dry drums, gangster chord chops and future funk soli.

Get sucked into a streamlined mess of colourful fibres, surf on hovering blotting papers of club music for the headphones, take a night dive into the profound musical skills of the specific characters. Beware! Your ears might be subversively trained for irresistible details, rapidly moving lazer dots and the lovely accessiblity of complexitiy. Affine’s latest output is an amazing collection of genre-blasting gems which are destined to hit streets, clubs, radio stations, trains and intimate kitchens likewise.

to be released: 11/04/2011 – strictly limited on CD and at your favourite download store
for pre-orders check: http://affinerecords.com/shop

Cosmin TRG – Liebe Suende(RH-DC 4)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2010 by E.N.


Artist: Cosmin TRG
Title: Liebe Suende
Label: Rush Hour Recordings
Cat no: RH-DC 4
Format: 12 Inch
Release date: Late September
File Under: Future house
Tracklisting
Side A
1) Liebe Suende
Side B
2) Sores Of Attraction

Cosmin TRG is back with his 2nd release in the Direct Current Series on Rush Hour. This time he loses the steppy beats and turns out two fierce house tracks, yet he keeps his signature cut up r&b samples and the
future attitude. Slowly TRG is becoming one of our favorite new house producers.

EMN:We said before expect unexpected from Cosmin Trg,another surprise from him,now he goes Deep House with r&b vocals,b side is more hypnotic very good indeed,listen at Rush Hour and preorder here

Four Tet -Return to Plastic People (September 2010) Listen/Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2010 by E.N.

Return to Plastic People (September 2010) AKA FACT mix 182
Now You can listen via Soundcloud if you like go here download+check for more!

Dont Miss
SEPTEMBER 11TH
KIEREN HEBDEN A.K.A FOUR TET
ALL NIGHT LONG
10.30 TO 3.30
£8 ALL NIGHT

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