Archive for Deep Tech

Jimi After – Exile In Data EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2013 by E.N.

WILD017
Digital Release: 29Th of April 2013.
Via Days Of Being Wild

1. Jimi After – Exile In Data (6:50)
2. Jimi After – Prostitution Of Sound (7:14)
3. Jimi After – Rachel’s Theme (7:48)
4. Jimi After – To The Birds (5:59)

One of the best EP’s this month
at April Promo Chart soon

Buy HERE

Renato Figoli -Funkoholic

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2013 by E.N.

RENATO FIGOLI FunkoholicARTIST:RENATO FIGOLI
TITLE:FUNKOHOLIC
LABEL:AMAM
RELEASE DATE:2013-03-18
FORMATS:CD ALBUM , DIGITAL ALBUM

 

‘Ladies and gentlemen, we are going through an area of turbulence, we ask all passengers to remain seated, with your seatbelts fastened…’ Anyone who’s ever experienced the treacherous descent to Cagliari airport will totally understand Renato Figoli’s fear of flying, but in contrast to the loudspeaker announcement that introduces Funkoholic, the Sardinian producer’s album is anything but turbulent – the smoothest of takeoffs, superb in-flight entertainment and controlled touchdown make it an early contender for one of 2013’s most rewarding listens, not to mention one of AMAM’s strongest entries to date. Renato has been drifting on and off the electronic radar for the best part of eight years since a flurry of releases on LoFi Stereo, Gumption and Trapez launched him into prominence. During this timeframe, he also linked up with a teenage Alessio Mereu, who, under Renato’s guidance, learned the ins and outs of production with Logic. Now that Alessio’s label AMAM has built up an international audience over the past few years, it seemed the perfect home for Renato’s new full-length record, his first in five years.

Funkoholic closes the loop in a musical sense, allowing Renato the scope to fully realise his potential while setting out a musical doctrine that merges deep techno, funk, dub, jazz and ambience in a truly idiosyncratic manner. The album consists of nine tracks, each linked by elegantly crafted ambient transitions that leave the listener in a state of suspended animation. This constant alternation between inner space and outer space is one of the album’s defining features, balancing style and content in equal measures. It also allows Renato to patiently strip down his arrangements – something that’s not always possible on a single track or EP – to reveal the complex internal workings of ideas that have clearly evolved through endless late-night sonic excursions. His music has always sung in a language of its own: the chord progressions, fat, rolling bass lines and quirky rhythms instantly recognisable to anyone acquainted with his sound. Here, though, he takes the formula one step further, inviting jazz guitarist Carlo Ditta and trumpeter Mario Massa to add their virtuosity to the proceedings. In fact, their classy improvisations dominate the opening section of the album, adding an additional dimension to the epic soundscapes of “Underpool” and the raw, shuffling title track “Funkoholic”, while Neville Attree’s commentary on the double-edged nature of obsession lends …anymore a dark, brooding energy. Switching to autopilot, “And Again” is a fine example of how peripheral elements from one track can slowly move to the foreground to become the central focus of the next, while “Buck a Guy” returns to classic Figoli territory, turning the screw with a twisting acid loop designed to bounce on through till morning. Renato’s in no hurry to tear up the dancefloor, however, as “Call One” slows things down to a deep, throbbing groove, again utilising Ditta’s deft finger work in a spontaneous merging of minds that could only emanate from Sardinian shores. “Super Lemon Vapor” dives even deeper into the subconscious with tripped out metallic FX skipping and sliding through the hidden gateway to a smoker’s paradise. This all sets the scene for one final push as the twin forces of “Morning” and “Night Express” up the tempo in a powerful burst of cyclic energy. Turbulence or not, when Renato’s at the controls, the crowd will be out of their seats and dancing in the aisles. Thank you for flying with AMAM and we wish you a pleasant journey…

 

Various artists ‘Dovercourt EP’ 3024(Preview)

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

Dovercourt EP
Over the last year I’ve traveled to Canada frequently for gigs and got to know the small but healthy electronic music scene there. Cities like Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto have brought forth many established artists over the past few years, such as Egyptrixx, Azari & III, Basic Soul Unit, Jacques Greene, Lunice and Sixtoo, but 2012 has seen a new breed of no-nonsense house and techno producers come up via labels like Turbo Recordings and Naked Lunch.
This “Dovercourt EP” features four very talented producers: Kevin McPhee, Nautiluss, Gingy and fresh face Bruce Trail. Their tracks are a dedication to their hometown of Toronto. Being removed from the house/techno epicentres of Berlin and London, these four are much less interested in what’s fashionable or trendy, and more in bringing us straight to the point, no frails jacking house music. I’ve been playing these four extensively in my DJ sets, and I hope you will too. So out to Toronto, this one’s for you! Enjoy.
Martyn

ASC – Proton / Electron (Preview) 28th Jan 2013 on Pushing Red

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

red011_webASC graces us with his second offering on Pushing Red and one of the strongest releases yet. A fantastic follow up to his debut on the label and one that shows his versatility and strength for techno. “Proton” starts off with chest thumping kicks and a clever undulating bassline as in true ASC fashion. Blips & bleeps weave in and out of the background before the snare drops in to take the track onwards. Will do damage on any dancefloor. “Electron” is another deep techno piece. A solid 4/4 keeps the momentum strong with pulsating bass and smooth melodies. Body and mind music

ARTIST: ASC
LABEL: PUSHING RED
CAT #: RED011
FORMAT: 12” VINYL / DIGITAL
RELEASE DATE: 01.28.13

TRACKS:
A.PROTON
AA. ELECTRON

ASC

Franklin De Costa feat Anonym – Belongings

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by E.N.

After a remarkably strong debut release from The Mole and Jimmy Edgar, Vitalik’s vinyl only Gold Series shows no sign of letting up the pressure. Stepping up to the mark this time is consummate sound crafter Franklin De Costa with a little help from Detroit’s illusive and intriguing Anonym.

Every now and then a piece of music comes along that defies categorization, something so original and contrasting that it commands your attention, igniting the synapses of the listener, imprinting itself on their memory. One such track was Franklin De Costa’s “Corny”. After years of listening to and playing the track, Vitalik label boss Ryan O Gorman felt compelled to contact Franklin De Costa and tell him the impact the track had on him, he went on to suggest that if Franklin were to produce another track of similar boldness and colour that Vitalik would be welcome home for it. Some time later Franklin responded with “Belongings”.
With it’s meandering 112 bpm pace and its lush, verging on sublime synth washes, Belongings is a submergence in a sea of dreamy analogue soup. Anonym delves deeper still with his fathomless Detroit rendition, slow, spacial and subliminal music at it’s best.
Tracks
A. Belongings
B. Belongings (Anonym Remix)
The EP will be pressed to a very limited run of 300 vinyls and will be produced to the highest production standards featuring gold pressed sleeves and hand illustrated artwork from Italian illustrator Flavio Carbonara.

Metope ‘Black Beauty’

Posted in News with tags , , , , on September 21, 2012 by E.N.

“I’m a Night Rider, Don’t follow my steps. You wouldn’t make it Unless you come with me.” The sun has set, casting Deep dark pools of beautiful black across this Cutoff valley of mine. The night is my velveteen love, a Rough kind of Romance that tussles in Meadows of merry melancholy. Here, the Self has no Control: the Girl, the Bar and the Guy are just puzzled pieces of a puzzled circumstance, forming droplets of another Blood River I no longer want, or understand. I don’t ask why, I just walk. Walk deep and deeper into the shadows. Sometimes I’m alone, at others with fellow Hessians of the Night by my side. On we march – together, alone – further and further into the unknown. This country is strange – full of Riders and Sheep, but I recognise that house, that sensual, erotic, hypnotic beat. “We are Night Riders, We walk through the night. We are like shadows, We leave the lights behind.” ‘Black Beauty’ is the second album from Metope for his co-founded Areal Records label. Much like its precursor, ‘Kobol’, the album swoons between techno, minimal and house timbres and poignantly coloured melodies. Nestled amidst eerie dance moments such as “No Self-Control”, “Deep Sheep” and “Alive”, however, are these woozy, country-kissed ballads like “So Cutoff” and the riff-lead “Rough Romance” that ply ‘Black Beauty’ with blues and soul. Married with Metope’s warped and wonky electronic vision – epitomised by the album’s serene slo-mo conclusion, “Blood River” – ‘Black Beauty’ is a blissfully tender listen, whilst providing left-field DJs with plenty of weird and wonderful floor fodder to play with. The album features guest appearances from Areal artists Sid LeRock (aka Pan/Tone), Undo and Stiggsen as well as electro-blues guitarist and singer K_Chico.

ARTIST:METOPE
TITLE:BLACK BEAUTY
LABEL:AREAL RECORDS
RELEASE DATE:2012-10-12
FORMATS:12″, CD ALBUM , DIGITAL ALBUM

Hugo Barritt -Kontrol EP (VIT014)(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2012 by E.N.

Hugo Barritt makes a grand return to Vitalik following his acclaimed Merkaba EP on the imprint earlier this year.
 
Having made his debut with Vitalik on last years We Love Vitalik compilation with the majestic “Downtime” Hugo followed this release with the equally elegant Merkaba EP. The two original tracks were complimented by remixes from Ethyl and Pezzner. With the Kontrol EP Hugo delves into tougher dance floor territory. The beats are more robust and the rhythms fuller, this said the EP is quintessentially Hugo Barritt and retains all the elevation and transcendent qualities that make him stand apart as an artist.
Kontrol kicks off the EP, sublime is the adjective most befitting this track. It’s a slow ethereal builder, archetypical of Hugo’s productions to date.
Wright and Wrong taking it’s riff from an all time classic house cut, emphasizes the liquid attributes of the sample used and lays it across an expansive scape of lush synth washes. Hugo’s typical control, subtle sound placement and tight grooves make for a simple but infectious house groove.
Cycle Toward Alautun is where things start to move in a different direction, muted techno is one way to describe the vibe of both this and Check Session in Cov. While the former maintains Hugo’s characteristic restraint the latter is an altogether bigger affair. The EP as a whole shows Barritt’s range as a producer, his productions to date have established him as an accomplished sound designer, the Kontrol EP shows he is equally adept at making a dance floor move.
Hugo Barritt makes a grand return to Vitalik following his acclaimed Merkaba EP on the imprint earlier this year.
 
Having made his debut with Vitalik on last years We Love Vitalik compilation with the majestic “Downtime” Hugo followed this release with the equally elegant Merkaba EP. The two original tracks were complimented by remixes from Ethyl and Pezzner. With the Kontrol EP Hugo delves into tougher dance floor territory. The beats are more robust and the rhythms fuller, this said the EP is quintessentially Hugo Barritt and retains all the elevation and transcendent qualities that make him stand apart as an artist.
Kontrol kicks off the EP, sublime is the adjective most befitting this track. It’s a slow ethereal builder, archetypical of Hugo’s productions to date.
Wright and Wrong taking it’s riff from an all time classic house cut, emphasizes the liquid attributes of the sample used and lays it across an expansive scape of lush synth washes. Hugo’s typical control, subtle sound placement and tight grooves make for a simple but infectious house groove.
Cycle Toward Alautun is where things start to move in a different direction, muted techno is one way to describe the vibe of both this and Check Session in Cov. While the former maintains Hugo’s characteristic restraint the latter is an altogether bigger affair. The EP as a whole shows Barritt’s range as a producer, his productions to date have established him as an accomplished sound designer, the Kontrol EP shows he is equally adept at making a dance floor move.
Label: Vitalik
Released: 2012
Distribution: Word And Sound
Cat no: VIT014
 
Hugo Barritt
 
1. Kontrol
2. Right and Wrong
3. Right and Wrong (vitalbit)
4. Cycle Towards Alautun
5. Check Session In Cov.

Guy Gerber -fabric 64 out June 25th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2012 by E.N.

Guy Gerber takes an exceptional approach to the latest edition of the fabric series, producing sixteen new tracks, including collaborations with some other talented producers, to carefully craft his own story.

Guy Gerber is notorious in electronic music for being a maverick. Both within genres and musical collectives, the Israeli likes to keep his toes in many musical worlds. From his mysterious 11:11 project to his adventurous and high kudos Supplement Facts label, Gerber’s greatest fear would be to be pigeonholed. Equipped with a sound that is dreamy and layered with emotion, his productions take in his early rock influences such as Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine and his live set was voted one of Resident Advisor´s top 10 acts of the year. Since albums on Cocoonand Bedrock his own productions have become rarer as his tour schedule fills up. So this collection of new material is much anticipated and freshly made over the past two months exclusively for fabric.

“The first time I played fabric was around 10 years ago. The nature of the room make you play much deeper that you would play in any other place. For me it´s a club with one of the best sound systems and it’s run by people that really make an effort to keep the best line ups for so many years, every single week. I´m proud to be part of this legacy.”

The project features collaborations with artists that share Gerber’s poignant spirit such as Deniz Kurtel (ahead of her album on Wolf + Lambthis summer) and Clarian North from the band Footprintz (ahead of their album on Visionquest later this year). These labels and artists are weaved into Gerber’s own current story as his closest peers and co-conspirators. The mix itself is in many ways what you expect from Gerber – driving and emotive – yet in others it builds a new dimension to his style. His use of ethereal vocals in tracks like ‘The Rhythm’ and ‘The Golden Sun and The Silver Moon’ create more resonance and the subtle builds climb higher that he has gone before, soul searching in rolling melodies and echoing drums.

“I always wanted to make an album that is one long composition, kind of like what Steve Reich was doing, and this was an opportunity for me to make the effort and actually try to create it. During this time I´ve been going through some personal changes in my life and I just transferred everything that I felt into this mix. The most important thing to me was to try and create something unique, and to show that sometimes with a change of only one note in the harmony, the whole mood changes. Hopefully I achieved it.”

Label: Fabric
Cat no: fabric126
Web: www.fabriclondon.com
Distribution: PIAS
Released: Monday June 25th, 2012

Tracklist

  1. Store-House Consciousness
  2. The Golden Sun And The Silver Moon
  3. Shady Triangle
  4. The Naked Hairdresser
  5. Ribbons Turn To Chains
  6. The Rhythm
  7. A Blade Through My Piano
  8. One Day In May
  9. Howling Moon feat. Clarian North
  10. Running Through The Night feat. Clarian North
  11. Lady Falkor feat. Lady Falkor
  12. The Money Shot
  13. Moon Blur
  14. My Medicine
  15. Human Raft
  16. Just Wanna See You Happy feat. Deniz Kurtel

Guy Gerber will appear at the launch party for fabric 64 at fabric on Saturday, 21st July

www.twitter.com/guygerber

Shed “Silent Witness” (50WEAPONSCD08) OUT July 27(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by E.N.

Stelios Vassiloudis – Reaching + Samuel L Sessions Remixes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on January 27, 2012 by E.N.

From ambient soundscapes, downtempo vocal tracks and slo-mo house, through to deliciously deep house, tech-house and acid grooves, “It Is What It Is” is the supremely exciting debut artist album from Stelios Vassiloudis, out now on Bedrock. “Reaching” is house music that is deeply sophisticated, oozing spacious melodic beauty, ebbing and flowing with supreme ease. As with the whole album, it feels like a truly inspired journey to the heart, mind and soul of an extremely talented musician, producer and DJ.
These two new Stelios remixes of “Reaching” are bound to tickle your musical taste buds. The “Dub” is essentially a more club-friendly version of the album cut and stays quite true to the original’s elements and overall vibe while giving it some more momentum and dynamics. With his “Remix” Stelios has given himself more artistic licence to push the boundaries, giving “Reaching” an exciting, completely different twist.
I’ve been a huge fan of Samuel L Sessions’ productions for many years so I’m really excited to have him remix one of the tracks from my album. I had a good feeling that “Reaching” would be well suited to Samuel’s production style and I think the end result emphatically confirms it.” – Stelios Vassiloudis

Sweden’s Samuel Larsson (aka Samuel L Sessions) is a globally respected techno producer whose releases on Soma, Drumcode and Music Man (as well as his own SLS, Cycle, and Klip Klap labels) are stuff of legend for many of the world’s top DJs. Here, his superb “Deep” and “Jackin’” remixes of “Reaching” are concise, powerful and extremely hypnotic. This is music to make your dancefloor erupt with energy!
Stelios Vassiloudis
Reaching

(Bedrock) BEDSVR01
Release: 30.01.12
1. Stelios Vassiloudis Remix 11:17
2. Stelios Vassiloudis Dub 09:30
3. Samuel L Sessions Deep Remix 06:23
4. Samuel L Sessions Jackin’ Remix 06:23

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Further info:

http://www.bedrock.uk.net

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