Next up on the Electronical Reeds, recently elected 3rd best label in Belgium at Redbull Awards 2013, is Pole Folder, one of the foremost artists in his native Belgium, in association with Simon Latham. They serve up two fantastic tracks that come backed with four equally excellent remixes!
Pole Folder – a tremendous DJ and live performer – runs his own Reworck label, has also released on Global Underground and Bedrock and regularly gets support from the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Sasha, Laurent Garnier and Daniel Bortz for his great releases. Simon Latham meanwhile, is a Iceland-based dance veteran whose tracks have been used on tons of compilations on Renaissance, and who has released on labels like Silent Shore Records, Armada, Proton, Olaris, Stress and others.
The first original called The Bitter Memory, is an enigmatic track with a really heart tugging male vocal floating in wide-open spaces. Rubbery drums play and drive the thing along and main room, sweeping melodies come in to sweep you off your feet. The second track, U.S.E. was previously released last autumn on the Y3ARS album. It is a spine tingling bit of magical house with great melodies and tons of atmosphere, as well as a super evocative and neo soul male vocal line that really takes flight. U.S.E. gets plenty of remix treatment.
First to appear is Kompakt’s Icelandic Superstar GusGus alongside T-World for a squelchy tech house reinterpretation that is elegant and uplifting. Next up is Brussels man and label artist, Lex Newton that gets all slick and lively on his classy house re-rub. Another Electronical Reeds artist, Superdrums, comes with his vision of U.S.E. and makes it into a cosmic bit of house funk. Finally, Simon Latham also turns in a solo remix that is even more moody and melodic.
Dancefloor driven cuts and melodic grooves is clearly the right definition for Electronical Reeds’ style and the present release backs it up. A solid package clearly stating a defined but open-minded artistic direction that appeals to a larger audience than most releases one gets to hear these days. Release date:
6 June 2014
Section Records reboots and opens 2014 with the release of Audioglider’s long-awaited debut long-player “Accidental Beauty”.
Audioglider a.k.a. Roberto Sodano has developed a strong reputation among the downtempo cognoscenti over the past 5 years, with releases on labels as respected and varied as Global Underground, Morrison Recordings, Renaissance, Exceptional Records and the German netlabel group FOEM before finding a permanent home at Section Records, who released the beautiful “Summer Rainstorm EP” in May 2013. He has garnered support from all quarters of the downtempo community in that time, notably The Big Chill, Ben Mynott of Fluidnation Radio and influential tastemaker blog and label, astrangelyisolatedplace, and the broad appeal of his musical style has attracted regular attention of such legends of the house scene as Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo and Glenn Morrison.
Developed with thought and care over a number of years, “Accidental Beauty” is a masterpiece of cross-genre downtempo that touches on many styles, each track evoking an individual response yet woven together into a lush journey that sounds balanced and cohesive as a whole. Drawing influences from the gamut of downtempo styles going right back to the 1980s, here you’ll find echoes of Cocteau Twins, 4AD, Boards of Canada, Nightmares On Wax and Ulrich Schnauss but bestowed with an intelligent contemporary edge through Roberto’s refined production techniques. From the cinematic opening with the ironically-named “End Titles”, through the subtle and intricate 21st century funk of Fluid Motion (with Florida based artist, D-Step) and My Tru Blood, via heavenly interludes like Dynamic Uno and Just Sound, before ending up in pure euphoric territory with Disappear, Polydirective (with Chicago’s Mucci) and the final track Cortexaphan, the listener is carried on a magic carpet ride through an ever-changing but always beautiful musical landscape.
Roberto’s musicianship and exquisite musical taste is evident throughout, blending guitars and electric bass with ethereal synths and high-definition beats with consummate skill that sounds effortless, never forced. The first essential album of 2013 and destined to join the ranks of the classics, you need “Accidental Beauty” in your collection.
enh – Private Ocean
AUDIOGLIDER – The Keymaster (XSPANCE remix)
Bowery Electric – Fear of Flying
David Douglas – Higher (Weval Remix)
Borealis – Love
Christ, – Ehaye (Live)
Data Rebel – Serenity
Bon Iver – Calgary (VMM remix)
Preghost – Seeker
Kevin ‘Bezel’ Dunn – Broken Sunrise
Lights Dim – Bats (A Song for Ukraine)
L-System is proud to announce it’s third release Nice View by DJ, producer and all around ladies man, Chris Gavin! Chris hails from Marseille, France and is often supported by DJs such as Laurent Garnier, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo and more. This release kicks off with Nice View; a cross genre hard to pin gem that you can drop peak time or early night with killer results. Chris follows up with a B-Side track called The Present M. We fell in love with this deep quirky house track at first listen. A truly unique journey that takes you far away while still being dance floor ready.
We’re extremely excited to have to two accomplished and amazing producers on remix duties.
To start things off we have Omid 16b who has reworked Nice View into two absolute masterpieces. Over at L-System we’re a huge fan of Omid 16b’s sound and sought him out for the unique sound he’s famous for world over. Omid’s first mix is filled with upbeat melodic synths mixed in with driving classic drum machine sounds that mix with any house genre. His remix reprise is the ultimate set starter that takes a turn to the dark side halfway through.
Next we have Martin Roth remixing Nice View into a deep house track that strongly carries his signature sound. Slow driving synths and pads drive this unique dance track that keeps the vibe up while still delivering the underground smoothness that Martin knows best.
Chris Gavin – Omid 16B – Martin Roth Nice View EP Genre: Techno,Minimal,Tech-House, Release Date: May 28 2013 Label: L-System
1 Chris Gavin – Nice View
2 Chris Gavin – The Present M
3 Chris Gavin – Nice View (Martin Roth Rmx)
4 Chris Gavin – Nice View (Omd 16B Rmx)
5 Chris Gavin – Nice View (Omid 16B Rmx Reprise)
An amazing package from beginning to end and just the start for this brand new house music label, L-System.
Few French electronic music artists combine experience, avant-gardism and guaranteed success on dance floors as Electric Rescue (aka Antoine Husson) does. Having previously released tracks on Sven Vath’s Cocoon Recordings, Boys Noize Records, Sci + Tech, AFU limited, Communiqué, Subject and Sign Industry, he first unleashed his distinctive brand of ultra dynamic techno and sensuality on John Digweed’s Bedrock label at the tail end of 2011.
“Dope” (BEDDIGI13) was a huge tune for Laurent Garnier, Sasha, Secret Cinema, Guy J, Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren and Dave Seaman, amongst a plethora of diverse DJs worldwide. Now Electric Rescue returns to Bedrock with the super-strong “Lili EP”, featuring three killer tunes.
“Lili” has all the ingredients to be a massive tune all summer long. Combining melodic techno attitude with a big room mentality, it has all the right ingredients. Already a huge tune in John Digweed’s sets, this is going to explode to anthem status worldwide over the coming months. With the equally exciting “Opened Hands” and “Science” revealing an experimental and diverse side to the Electric Rescue musical palette, this is a very exciting EP package indeed.
Electric Rescue’s reputation is already flying high in France through his residency at the Rex Club (Skryptöm parties) and organising the “Play” rave parties in Paris, Antoine Husson is most definitely a man to watch in 2012.
2 Opened Hands
Bedrock Digital (BEDDIGI19)
BEDROCK_UNDERGROUND SOUND OF MIAMI features 10 exclusive tracks from some of Bedrock’s favourite artists and some exciting new names to the Bedrock roster, in a DJ-friendly unmixed format.
“We’ve been wanting to do a Miami sampler for the last few years now, showcasing some of the great artists we work with on the label, but other projects and releases got in the way of letting us do this. However, this year we have been very fortunate to be in a position where we not only had some amazing music but also some time to get this organised, so we could do it properly. I’ve also been able to road-test all the tracks at gigs since the start of January and the reactions to the music has been amazing, so it seemed perfectly apt to put a release together that we can focus on around Miami and the Bedrock showcase parties there.” - John Digweed
BEDROCK_UNDERGROUND SOUND OF MIAMI
CD & Digital Preorder
01.Sirenize – Everybody
02.Stelios Vassiloudis – West
03.Robert Babicz – Echo From The Past
04.Sasse & Stelios Vassiloudis – Benedict
05.Guy J – Nightstalker
06.Maher Daniel & Casa (aka Mike Casa) – Music, Machines & Life
07.Wehbba – Motone
08.Pig&Dan, Mark Reeve and Dean Demanuele – Machines
09.Electric Rescue & Timid Boy – All Access
10.Dosem – How Do You Do It
Miami here we come!
Bedrock Showcase at Cameo
Thursday 22nd March
Featuring: John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, Marco Bailey, Omid 16B, Henry Saiz, Denis A and Stelios Vassiloudis.
11th Annual Sunset Cruise – invite only event
Friday 23rd March
Featuring: John Digweed.
Bedrock and Creations Party at The Vagabond
Featuring: John Digweed extended set.
Ultra Music Festival
Featuring: John Digweed headlining the Space Ibiza Arena.
Richie G is a prodigiously talented seventeen-year-old electronic music producer and DJ from Montreal, Canada, who you should already have on your music radar having released his debut, self-produced, “Baum” EP on Haçienda Records in September and his previous remixes for Traum and, not forgetting, Luis Junior’s “BG” (Bed91) when he was only fifteen!
He has received great support from within the Montreal scene and from this springboard has also pricked up the ears of major names such as John Digweed, Sasha, James Zabiela and Hernan Cattaneo (who also remixed “Vorbendach” from the “Baum” EP).
“Eterna” and “But Her Fly” display all the hallmarks of the supremely sumptuous techno-edged electronic music that Richie G produces. Euphoric, beautiful, highly individual and inventive in equal measures, his depth of musical knowledge and finely honed production skills belie his young age. Bedrock brings you two superb tracks from one of the hottest talents around in 2012.
1. Eterna 06:50
2. But Her Fly 05:24
(Bedrock Digital) Beddigi16
Aurora Borealis (Henry Saiz / Marc Marzenit Rmxs)
1. Aurora Borealis – Henry Saiz 70’s Remix
2. Aurora Borealis – Marzenit & Saiz “Atitlan Remix”
Release: 14th March 2011
John Digweed’s Bedrock label continues its inexorable rise with yet another stunning release showcasing two superb remixes of a track that caused quite a stir in clubland last summer when Ian O’Donovan (one of Ireland’s fastest rising stars) unleashed the uplifting techno of “Aurora Borealis” on Bedrock.
This set of fresh remixes from two of Spain’s finest – Henry Saiz and Marc Marzenit – are going to very big indeed. When the fizzing tic-toc intro surges into the hook-filled melodic vibes and analogue grittiness of Henry Saiz’s 70’s Remix, you know you’re onto a winner. He even introduces a stunning slowdown half-time dub extravaganza section that shows proper remix creativity at work. Teaming up with Marc Marzenit for their Atitlan Remix, Saiz and his partner create a tight, snappy tech-edged, tension-filled builder, with lashing of funk ‘n’ swing in the groove. This is one of those tracks that will take your dancefloor to the next level.
Henry Saiz was born in Madrid, and is one of his country’s fastest rising future stars through his quality productions and amazing live sets. He has created his own style, a complex and emotive form of electronic club music, which brings together melody, intensity, depth and maximum attention to detail. Here, on these two remixes, he shows exactly why he is such a highly rated producer.
Who is Ian O’Donovan? After spending much of his youth listening to various styles of music, Ian came across the world of underground electronic music. It was so refreshing and different to all the formatted songs and “cheesy” dance tracks of the time, he quickly began to immerse himself in this music and the scene itself. Influenced by artists such as Steve Rachmad, Underground Resistance, Technasia and DJs like Laurent Garnier, Jeff Mills and DJ Hell, Ian began DJing and seeking out the records that would go on to play an important part in defining his sound.
It wasn’t until he moved to Australia in 2005, that he began to create his own tracks, slowly teaching himself and developing his sound. After nearly four years living in Oz, Ian decided to return to Ireland in 2009 and focus more of his attention on making music, determined to help break the cycle of the boring, soulless “minimal” fad that had dominated house and techno in previous years.
With early support on many of his tracks from the likes of Laurent Garnier, John Digweed, Dave Clarke, Anderson Noise, Hernan Cattaneo, Psycatron and more, the future looks bright for Ian with hot releases like this on John Digweed’s Bedrock Records.
Ian O’Donovan -Aurora Borealis ( Henry Saiz 70’s Remix)
Recorded in one take with cds and vinyl.
Estroe – Quirky Detroit [Eevonext]
Richard Savani – Rippuku [Tulipa]
Bryan Zentz – Bushido (Onryo Remix) [Bitten]
Samuel L Session – The Organ Track [Material]
Psycatron – She Is Music (Monty Luke’s Detroit Edit)
Model 500 – OFI (Mad Mike Remix) [R&S]
Miles Sagnia – Reticuli [ART]
Ben Westbeech – Falling (Deetron Acid Dub) [Strictly Rhythm]
Darko Esser – Clean Slate [Curle]
Martyn – Left Hander 
Djedjotronic – Uranus [Boyz Noize]
Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You [PMR]
012, Freaks – Conscious Of My Conscience (Henrik Schwartz Dub) [Rebirth]
Namito – Marathon (Petar Dundov Remix) [Kling Klong]
Marc Romboy – The Overture [Tronic]
Hidden Rivals – Early Days [BNW]
Deep Space Orchestra – Return To Dodge City [ART]
Psycatron – People In Glass Houses (Lateral Thinker Remix) [Tresor]
Ian O’Donovan – Descent To Endor [Flying Flowers]
Sydenham & Ferrer – Sandcastles [Ibadan]
Modul – Farwalker (Francois Dubois Remix) [Highway]
Lawrence – Along The Wire (Superpitcher Remix) [Ladomat 2000]
Kirk Degiorgio & Ian O’Brien – Promenade Eleven [ART]
SIAN v PSYCATRON
Vertigo Of The Modern
1. Vertigo 1
2. Vertigo 2
3. Vertigo Elevator
(Bedrock Digital) Beddigi08
For those of you who remember Sian’s outstanding ‘Dreams Are Maps’ on Bedrock Digital last summer and Psycatron’s stunning remix of Mutant Clan’s ‘Persuader’ on John Digweed’s ‘Structures’ album, you will no doubt be chomping at the bit to get your ears around the first must-have tag-team release of 2011. This is HOT!!!!!
Sian’s feverish style and raw sound brings real voodoo to the dancefloor and his trademark aesthetics are hard to match. Regarded as one of the most promising upcoming acts in the techno scene today, Sian is already touring the world, rocking heaving crowds and bringing his trademark experimental DJing style to the masses via multiple outputs of explosive techno,fx and loops, cut up and edited live. His tracks instantly catch the ears of everyone from John Digweed, Laurent Garnier, Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Sasha, Loco Dice, Steve Bug to Carl Cox, Secret Cinema, Hernan Cattaneo, Dubfire, and have shown how a genre busting talent crosses over stylistic boundaries with ease. That is why he is so suited to the Bedrock label, with its forward-thinking music policy.
When you have interests ranging from entomology, cosmology and marine biology to psychoacoustics and the social impact of the rave generation, you tend to make unusual art. Born in Dublin, Ireland, raised gypsy style in southern Spain and constantly moving from city to city, Sian chose early to drop out of normal society, make music and DJ. Adhering more to the avant-garde way of life, he stands out as a little more bohemian than the average electronic artist, a rare, flamboyant and eccentric new talent, and one we would urge you to investigate further. Sian is a truly diverse and original talent.
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 high profile productions are released 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.
As the list of Psycatron supporters continues to grow, it starts to read like a who’s who of quality underground electronica with everyone from Ewan Pearson to Joris Voorn, DJ Hell, Dave Clarke and even Martin L Gore from Depeche Mode all getting on board.
“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
We Are Here returns with this soon-to-be classic two tracker from veteran producer Issac receiving strong support from both Sasha and John Digweed. “Pickles” focuses on strong melodies and well-structured late night grooves for something that is both danceable as well as emotionally evocative. On the flipside, “The Shield” retains the dark, late night vibe but opts for thundering tribal beats and restrained melodies that straddle the line between epic progressive house and the dirtier, physical strains of tech-house for an extremely memorable track.
01 Pickles (Original Mix)
02 The Shield (Original Mix)
Issac is a Mexican young producer that started his DJ career a the age of 17th. Right away he began sharing the decks with some of the best Mexican DJs. In 2004 he made the move to New York City and began producing and has been developing and growing his sound majestically. The positive reactions to his music began almost immediately with support from Sasha & John Digweed among others. Since then Issac has been busy in the studio and has been signed by great and prestigious labels around the world, releasing tracks on We Are Here Records, Stripped Recordings, and Loöq Records. His music has been played from the tops all around the planet.
We Are Here bio
We Are Here started as successful private parties in the largest city of the world Mexico City, created by Tini Tun. Parties that required quality sound system and an exquisite selection of electronic underground music, having Tini as the Resident Dj. Later on, it turned into a whole concept of dj roster, electronic events and a record label to complete the music circle.
Mexico’s most respected Dj whose talent crossed frontiers, being acknowledged in North America and Europe. He achieved a residency at Twilo NYC, one of the most prestigious electronic club in the world, pleasing exigent crowds with his amazing flawless djing sets. John Digweed presented him as the first mexican Dj to appear on his radio show Kiss FM, turning him in a truly Dj of international category. He has released several tracks on important labels like, Global Underground (Nick Warren Shanghai GU28), Fade, Automatic Records UK, Acute Recordings, Antahkarana, Sony-BMG (Love Parade Mexico), Tini Tun proudly presents his own record label: We Are Here as an output for both, his own productions as well as other unreleased music from talented producers around the world.
The label will focus on digital and special editions for vinyl with the creative artwork design of Quecho.
2000 and One, Luca Ortega, CP, Tini Tun, and Kabuto & Koji,
John Digweed (Bedrock)
“Thanks Issac, I will listen”
“Thanks mate – Nice tracks again”
Hernan Cattaneo (Renaissance)
“Really like Issac stuff, “The Shield” is doing great in my sets”
Orde Meikle (Slam)
“Nice trax – will try out.”
Noah Pred (Thoughtless Music)
“Serious big room business on the A-side, no messin’ around! Well done.”
“Both tracks are really good. My favourite is “Pickles” and l will play this out.
Alland Byallo (liebe*detail)
“The Shield is dope!!!”
Tyler Stadius (Proton Radio)
“…Pickles must really go down well on the big systems.”
Tedd Patterson (Cielo)
“I like it!”
“Very good as always. Thanks”
Derek Marin (SUBTRAK)
“Loving “the Shield”, it’s refreshing to hear some light in an otherwise dark world. ”
Fine Cut Bodies (CHi Recordings)
“Nice choonz here thanx!”
Vazik (Sound Of Earth)
“Really cool EP, loving the feeling and atmosphere on both tracks, great job!”
“Nice work from Issac here! my favorite is the Shield. but I will try Pickles too and I will support this WAH EP like always. Thanks”
“Thx “The Shield” for me!”
Jonra Babiracki (Designforms)
“Pickles is the one will put in my rotation”
Alex Aguilar (Bit Records)
“Great tracks Tini! Full support!”
“Issac does it again! This boy is a bomb maker, I’m sure this EP will have the same or even more possitive answers as his past ones! Full support.”
Justin Sloe (Culprit Recordings)
“I don’t often play stuff like this but these are both quality tracks that I can see wrecking a dancefloor. The Shield is a monster.”
Andrew Grant (Barraca)
“Some deep tripy music-me likes”
John Digweed & Nick Muir
A. Satellite (Christian Smith Remix) 10.16
AA. Satellite (Maetrik Heavy Mix) 08.32
12” & Beatport Exclusive – 30/08/10
Sneak previews of elements of ‘Satellite’ appeared on the new ‘Structures’ LP, where John utilized a breakdown FX version in his mix finale. The full original version was then unleashed in its own right as a single, along with counterpart ‘Meteor’, gaining big support from the like of Carl Cox, Fergie, Desyn Masiello, Hernan Cattaneo, Anderson Noise, Sasha, and many more.
Now, just when you thought you could sit down for a rest, ‘Satellite’ has received some superb heavy-duty treatment in the remix department from the highly exciting Maetrik, and a top notch big room makeover from Tronic main man, Christian Smith.
Maetrik shows exactly why he’s such an exciting prospect with a stunning low-slung seriously heavy-duty groove that can’t fail to impress. Originally from the USA and now relocated to Valencia Spain, Maetrik (aka Eric Estornel) is making incredible leaps and bounds, creating some of the most devastating and unique music right now with his unique blend of techno, house, funk, and electro. Maybe it’s down to his Cuban roots? Maybe it’s down to his desire to crush genre boundaries? Whatever the reason, John Digweed has made a smart creative call by letting him loose on ‘Satellite’!
The big room vibes are most definitely flowing with Christian Smith’s remix of ‘Satellite’, as he weaves and winds together over ten minutes of epic genre blurring wonder. Mr Smith has been championing his essentially funky mix of house and techno for more than a decade now, creating a highly individual cauldron of chunky grooves with loads of energy. With his own Tronic label releasing some fine fare right now, its no wonder that he was feeling inspired to deliver this superb version of ‘Satellite’.
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 and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further over the years. As with all their releases, ‘Satellite’ / ‘Meteor’ is a mission statement to show that they are not resting on past laurels but always developing their sound in an exciting direction. These remixes of ‘Satellite’ only add fuel to the creative fire. Check them now!
If you want to get the bigger picture, John Digweed’s current ‘Structures’ LP showcases the sound of the Bedrock label in 2010, featuring a plethora of exquisite forward-thinking house, tech-house and techno. Check out www.bedrock.uk.net/structures to preview the artists and sounds of now.
Anyone in London on 2nd October should get themselves down to Brixton Academy to join in the Bedrock 12th Birthday celebrations. It’s going to be a night to remember with John Digweed being joined on the decks by special guest Carl Cox. It doesn’t get much bigger than that!