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Deetron mixes Fabric 76 ft Atoms for Peace, Seven Davis Jnr, Four Tet, Moderat and Nils Frahm

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2014 by E.N.

deetron fabric 76Deetron – fabric 76
Out 16th June, fabric Records
Deetron will launch fabric 76 at fabric on Saturday 28th June, alongside
Craig Richards, Redshape (Live), Will Saul, Terry Francis & Slam.

Swiss DJ and producer Sam Geiser aka Deetron has mixed the latest instalment of fabric’s long running series, due for release on June 16th.  It comes at a time when the house and techno specialist is riding high off the success of recent full-length album, Music Over Matter.

Deetron was born, raised and is still based in the city of Bern in Switzerland, and from there he has made an international name for himself as a producer of sleek, well honed house and techno with a classicist bent. Releasing most often on Music Man, the Belgian label with which he has a close relationship, his first release came as far back as 1997 as part of a compilation on Axodya records.
Growing up with a jazz loving, professional classical musician father and a piano teaching mother, it’s no wonder Deetron’s productions have a certain artistry and musicality that evades most others. As an equally dexterous DJ known for his expressive three deck sets, much of his musical knowledge came from running a record shop in the 1990s. A debut fabric gig came in 2006 and Deetron now reports, many gigs later, that he feels very much at home playing room one of the club.
Says Deetron on fabric 76, which was mixed using both vinyl and digital sources… “I basically followed the pleasure principle when approaching the mix. I started to pick my favourite pieces of dance music regardless of age or sub-genre and didn’t really begin to structure the mix until all the tracks had been cleared, except for one. So as I began to throw the tracks together as spontaneously as possible, the structure of the mix began to take shape. I did a single take before I recorded the final version of the mix as it is now in order to keep it as lively and representative of a live DJ set as possible. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed myself as much working on a mix in the studio before!”
The mix itself is a captivating ride through Deetron’s most personal selections, with disparate sounds, scenes and styles all connected up with perfect sequencing and tight mixing.  There’s everything from classic Chicago material by DJ Sneak and Gemini to material from Detroit stalwart Carl Craig via leftfield inclusions from Atoms For Peace. As well as some old classics there are modern gems from the fast rising likes of Marquis Hawkes and Seven Davis Jr, plus no nonsense techno inclusions from pioneers like Function and Marcel Dettmann. A truly kaleidoscopic mix, fabric 76 is the sound of a DJ digging deep, having fun, and playing those tracks in Deetron’s distinctive style.

Tracklist – fabric 76

01 Johnny Blas – Picadillo (Carl Craig’s Breakdown Version) [Ubiquity]
02 Jaime Read – Timewave [Fragmented]
03 Baba Stiltz – Palats [Studio Barnhus]
04 SoulPhiction – Mind & Body [Philpot]
05 DJ Sneak – Who’s Knocking [Magnetic]
06 Juxta Position – Mercy [Misstress]
07 Redshape – Finizh [Running Back]
08 Ripperton – Searchin 4 You [Tamed Musiq]
09 Greg Beato – Who’s The Licho In Charge Ovaa Here [Apron]
10 Tom Trago – Elite [Rush Hour]
11 Seven Davis Jr. – One [Must Have Records]
12 Galaxy 2 Galaxy – Timeline [Underground Resistance]
13 Afefe Iku feat. Osunlade – Bodydrummin [Yoruba]
14 Marquis Hawkes – Honey Kisses [Dixon Avenue Basement Jams]
15 Gemini – New Style Of [Peacefrog]
16 Presk – Rais [Ten Thousand Yen]
17 Ondo Fudd – There Will Be A Time [The Trilogy Tapes]
18 Four Tet & Terror Danjah – Nasty [Text]
19 Seiji – More Of You [Seijimusic]
20 E-Dancer – The Move [KMS]
21 Moderat – Bad Kingdom (Marcel Dettmann Remix) [50WEAPONS]
22 Caribou – Irene [City Slang]
23 Joe – Slope [Hessle Audio]
24 Atoms For Peace – Before Your Very Eyes… [XL]
25 Function – Falling The Same Way (Dommune Version) [Sandwell District]
26 Design A Wave – Weird F [No ‘Label’]
27 Juxta Position – Mercy (Loop) [Misstress]
28 Nils Frahm – Says [Erased Tapes]
Pre-Order: http://bit.ly/fabric76

Lee Guthrie-Meltdown EP(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2012 by E.N.

Click Therapy boss Lee Guthrie is back once again under his own name for the label’s twelfth installment.  His ‘Meltdown EP’ showcases four tracks rich in dark tech-house moods and underground attitude.

One year on from Click Therapy’s launch Lee’s productions have reached DJs around the globe. With releases under his own name and his Digital Dirt moniker Lee is rapidly establishing his name with discerning tech house followers, receiving support from some of house and techno’s elite including Richie Hawtin, Layo & Bushwacka, Paco Osuna, Slam, Stacey Pullen, Luciano, M.A.N.D.Y, X-Press 2, Terry Francis, Nathan Coles, Inland Knights, Silicone Soul and many more. His dark, moody and percussive sound, which has drawn comparisons to the US West Coast movement in the early 00’s, will also grace underground house labels including 3am Recordings, Midnight Social Recordings and Dizzy Funk Music in the next few months.

Artist: Lee Guthrie
Title: Meltdown EP
Label: Click Therapy Recordings
Release date: 11-05-12

1: Meltdown (Original Mix)
2: Dizzy Heights (Original Mix)
3: Room With A View (Original Mix)
4: Into The Light (Original Mix)

Daft Punk – Drive Unreleased 1994 (Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2011 by E.N.


Soma are proud to announce a very special previously unreleased track from two of their brightest alumni – Daft Punk’s ‘Drive unreleased 1994…find out more HERE

Soma Records announces exclusive Daft Punk track on their 20th anniversar​y CD compilatio​n+Exclusive Previews(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2011 by E.N.

Soma are proud to announce a very special previously unreleased track from two of their brightest alumni – Daft Punk’s ‘Drive unreleased 1994′

“At the tail end of 2010 we combed through boxes of DATs, pictures and god knows what else to find artefacts of Soma’s early days. Imagine our surprise when we discovered a tape simply titled ‘Daft Drive’. We hooked up the DAT machine and inserted the tape with the utmost care, pressing play and praying that for one, the tape contained what we hoped, and two, that it didn’t savage it like a dog chewing on a bone. In amongst the hiss and crackle, a monstrous 909 kick drum began to thud – Daft Punk’s Drive track had been rediscovered. Playing through was live Daft Punk: the freaky vocals, pounding Roland drums & synths and that distinctive DP compression. After standing in awed silence, witnessing this moment, the track faded off and we heard the sounds of French words that the recording had been made over; the remnants of their parents audio collection. The tape had originally been sent with Rollin’ and Scratchin’ to be released as Soma25 but Soma asked these two bright-eyed and techno-bound Frenchmen, to finish and send Da Funk instead and DRIVE was shelved for a later date. Until now.” – Chris Lamb
Check out some exclusive previews of Maetrik, Deepchord, Mark Henning, D’Julz and Klartraum remixes tracks

More on SOMA 20 HERE

Artist: Various Artists
Title: Soma Records – 20 Years
Label: Soma Records
Format: CD & Digital
Release: 19.09.11

TRACKLIST
DISC 1 – SOMA CLASSICS
01. Daft Punk – Drive unreleased 1994
02. Scott Grooves (feat. Parliament/Funkadelic) – Mothership Reconnection (Daft Punk Remix)

03. Silicone Soul – Right On, Right On
04. Slam – Azure (Part 1)
05. Funk D’Void – Diabla (Heavenly Mix)
06. Slam – Positive Education
07. The Black Dog – Cost II
08. Samuel L Session – Can You Relate (Joris Voorn Flooding The Market with Remixes)
09. Percy X – X-Trak 1
10. Desert Storm – Desert Storm
11. Slam – Eterna

DISC 2 – SLAM DJ MIX
01. Slam – Groovelock (Deepchord Atmospheric Rebuild)
02. Eastmen – U Dig (Loco Dice Remix)
03. H-Foundation – Slayin’ the Dragon (Klartraum Remix)
04. Hatikvah – In the Spirit (Rod Modell | Deepchord Vector and Velocity Mix)
05. Slam – Human (Oxia Remix)
06. Silicone Soul – Right On, Right On (Nick Curly Remix)
07. Pablo – Turn the Page (Alex Under Remix)
08. Vector Lovers – Computrfnk (Sebrok’s Funk You Remix)
09. Itamar Sagi – One Million Oaks (Mark Broom Remix)
10. H-Foundation – Passage of Time (D1Julz Remix)
11. Master H – Magic K (Paul Ritch 31 Trudaine Mix)
12. Silicone Soul – 3am (Maetrik Jazzersize Mix)
13. Slam – Lifetimes (Pan-Pot Bass Times Mix)
14. Slam – Stepback (Mark Henning Remix)
15. Slam – Positive Education (Zero T Remix)
16. Slam – Stepback (Adam Beyer & Jesper Dahlback Remix
17. Tony Thomas – Beginnings (Gary Beck Remix)
18. Funk D’Void – Diabla (Christian Smith and Wehbba Remix)
19. Funk D’Void – Diabla (Joash Remix)

DISC 3 – SILICONE SOUL DJ MIX
01. [Intro] Percy X Vs Bloodsugar – -3 (Emissons 2) / Scott Grooves feat. Roy Ayers – Expansions (Vocal)
02. Counterplan – 90 Degrees (DJ Q Mix) / Scott Grooves (feat. Parliament / Funkadelic) – Mothership Reconnection (Vocal)
03. Otaku – Percussion Obsession
04. Chaser – Destination Unknown
05. Mark Henning – Last Night
06. Alex Smoke – Chica Wappa
07. Desert Storm – Scoraig ‘93
08. Schatrax – Mispent years (Silicone Soul’s Darkroom Dub) / Hatikvah – In The Spirit (Vocal)
09. Rejuvination – Requiem
10. Slam – Positive Education
11. Universal Principles – Inspiration & Light (Vocal)
12. Slam – This world (Wighnomy Bros. & Robag Wruhme Dub) / Silicone Soul – The Snake Charmer Edit (Vocal)
13. Funk D’ Void – Diabla (Heavenly Edit)
14. Silicone Soul – Chic-O-Laa (H-Foundation Remix)
15. Eastmen – U Dig (Vocal)
16. Silicone Soul – Right On, Right On (Original Mix)
17. [Outro] Hatikvah – Daedalus / H-Foundation feat. Aion – Tonight (Vocal) [Until The Sun Edit]

preorder NOW HERE

Soma Records – 20 Years

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2011 by E.N.

When Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle decided to name their fledgling imprint Soma Quality Recordings, they were being more uncannily prescient than anyone could have imagined during the heady, post-acid electronic eruption, whose volcanic ash continues to disrupt services and belch up astonishing new talent on a regular basis through to the present day. Through sheer natural instinct and passion, the word ’Quality’ has remained Soma‘s essential mantra, resulting in many of these names gravitating to the label over the last 20 years.

Soma was born out of the insanely euphoric celebrations taking place at the DJ duo’s club held in Glasgow since a track by Phuture named them and their night Slam. Along with manager Dave Clarke and fellow founder Glenn Gibbons (both still at the helm), they had little idea that, out of the countless clubs and labels flourishing during that magical period, they would be the one still holding strong two decades later, Soma now acknowledged as the UK’s longest-running dance label and one of the most consistently-dazzling electronic imprints in the world.

Relentlessly DJing at the world’s foremost cutting edge dance venues, Orde and Stuart have kept their fingers on electronic music’s rapidly-evolving pulse, experiencing on the front line what makes crowds scream, dance or cry, constantly pushing the boat out with their work as Slam, while carefully planning and introducing fresh new names to the mothership label.

Above all, they have never forgotten that intoxicating magic, which spawns the strongest memories while changing outlooks, careers and even lives forever. So many of those cavorting on their Glasgow dance floors over the past two decades have gone off to start making their own music; a direct lineage from the punk movement which gripped the Slam boys earlier in life (and which they readily acknowledge with the occasional post-club Clash session), along with other key historic elements, from acid house to New York boogie to Detroit’s symphonies to Berlin minimal stalkers and beyond.

There have been epoch-making discoveries and landmarks, such as wide-eyed greenhorns Daft Punk, who released their first three EPs with the label before leaving to take over the world, intoxicating one-offs like Scott Grooves’ ‘Mothership Reconnection’ and fabled roster mainstays, which saw Lars Sandberg, aka Funk D’Void, score major success with ‘Diabla’ along with the ever- astonishing Silicone Soul scoring with ‘Right On‘. As an unashamed trainspotter, I have and have listed every vinyl release from SOMA001 (a shared 12-inch between Slam and Rejuvination) up until around SOMA250 and the digital revolution; too many to mention but many which will be represented, often re-upholstered, in the anniversary celebrations culminating in this marvellous collection. Of course it helps also having memories of Slam bringing the Arches to its delirious knees in the mid-90s with ‘Positive Education’, or the day I heard The Black Dog had started cocking its leg against the label’s fence, but Soma now stands as both electronic institution and unquenchable spirit, well-entitled to enjoy the biggest party yet as it hits its 20th year. That Slam and their mighty label now stand tall in the same hall of fame as their original inspirations speaks for itself. That they are still firing on all cylinders is even better. As I said recently while reviewing volume five of the highly successful Soma Coma series (I’ve written about Soma more than any other label in the last 35 years); even when trawling the past, this towering label can’t help thinking about the future.
(Kris Needs, May 2011)

DISC 1 – SOMA CLASSICS

Compiling a Classics CD that covers 20 years of releases (310 singles and 90+ albums) is not an easy task. There are the obvious tracks that had to be included in such a compilation, like Slam’s Positive Education, Silicone Soul’s Right On, Right On and Funk D’Void’s Diabla. There are others like Daft Punk’s remix of Scott Grooves and Slam’s first ever track on Soma Records, Eterna, which quite literally took the dance music world by storm. Eterna was ultimately the track that started Soma Quality Recordings. This was in 1991; the year after remixing the Edinburgh band Botany 5 on Virgin Records, and the year before collaborating with The Orb on the Close Encounters track (taken from their debut album, U.F. Orb). These are quite simply the foundations of both Slam and Soma.

Then there are tracks like Sharkimaxx’s (aka Felix Da Housecat) Clashback and Percy X’s X-Traks, which still fuel dancefloors around the world in exactly the same manner as when they were first released (both, some 16 years ago). Joris Voorn’s Mix of Samuel L Session is (quite rightly) one of the biggest tracks on Soma Records in the last 10 years, so it would have been foolish not to include on our classics compilation. We also had to include the flip of that. The tracks that were never about selling by the million; they were about a time, a place and a state of mind. The Black Dog’s Cost II (originally on the GPR imprint in ‘93, but signed to Soma in the late ‘00s) was the sound of a time, just like the Desert Storm release, which was first heard in a railway tunnel in Glasgow at one of their many Desert Storm Sound System parties of the early ‘90s.

DISC 2 – SLAM DJ MIX

Slam are, of course, the corner stone of Soma Records. Here since day one and until day zero. Their countless releases over the years not only include their Slam productions, but also their work as Pressure Funk, G7, Freelance Science and Counter Plan, plus many collaborations and co-productions. It can be said they are not just corner stones of Soma Recordings, but also of UK Techno in all its glory. Today in this collection of CDs though, Slam look forward to the future, as they have persisted in doing throughout their 20+ year career. Orde and Stuart have gone through all the remixes, revisions and reconstructions of past Soma gems that we have worked on throughout the last 12 months, and moulded a DJ mix of where Slam stand in this current climate. One that shows depth, groove, jack and grind in a 65-minute show down. Having run their various club nights for these 20 years, they have played at all points of the night; from doors opening to doors closing; warm-up to peak time. This mix encapsulates this perfectly.

DISC 3 – SILICONE SOUL DJ MIX

The legendary production and DJ duo of Graeme Reedie and Craig Morrison (aka Silicone Soul) have been at home on Soma since their first release 13 years ago. Before the guys signed to Soma, being native Glaswegians, they religiously attended the legendary Slam nights at both the Arches and the Sub Club in the early ‘90s. When this all started Graeme and Craig did the PR for the club events, getting to know Dave Clarke, the event promoter. Becoming closer over time, Dave offered them their first ever Arches DJ on their respective birthdays. Quite a present had you ever attend these nights. They soon started their own label, Depth Charge, where they released their first two singles, pressing and distributing their own vinyl. Quickly they were signed to Soma with heir The Strip EP. The rest as they say, is history. Their DJ mix is a representation of the tracks they saw from the dancefloor, be it the first record they bought; Otaku’s (Ralph Lawson, Fraser Brydson & Carl Finlow) Percussion Obsession, or DJ Q’s masterful mix of Counter Plan’s 90 Degrees. Peppered through their mix are snippets and a capellas like the beautiful keys of Daedalus or the vocals from Inspiration and Light, Tonight, and U Dig. You’ll also see Mark Henning’s Last Night, a personal favourite of the boys from the last few years of Soma stock.

Tracklisting:

DISC 1 – SOMA CLASSICS

01. Scott Grooves (feat. Parliament / Funkadelic) – Mothership Reconnection (Daft Punk Remix) 02. Silicone Soul – Right On, Right On 03. Slam – Azure (Part 1) 04. Funk D’Void – Diabla (Heavenly Mix)
05. Slam – Positive Education 06. The Black Dog – Cost II 07. Samuel L Session – Can You Relate (Joris Voorn Flooding The Market with Remixes) 08. Percy X – X-Trak 1 09. Sharkimaxx – Clashback (Demented Aphrohead Mix) 10. Desert Storm – Desert Storm 11. Slam – Eterna

DISC 2 – SLAM DJ MIX

01. Slam – Groovelock (Deepchord Atmospheric Rebuild) 02. Eastmen – U Dig (Loco Dice Remix) 03. H-Foundation – Slayin’ the Dragon (Klartraum Remix) 04. Hatikvah – In the Spirit (Rod Modell | Deepchord Vector and Velocity Mix) 05. Slam – Human (Oxia Remix)
06. Silicone Soul – Right On, Right On (Nick Curly Remix) 07. Pablo – Turn the Page (Alex Under Remix) 08. Vector Lovers – Computrfnk (Sebrok’s Funk You Remix) 09. Itamar Sagi – One Million Oaks (Mark Broom Remix)
10. H-Foundation – Passage of Time (D1Julz Remix) 11. Master H – Magic K (Paul Ritch 31 Trudaine Mix) 12. Silicone Soul – 3am (Maetrik Jazzersize Mix) 13. Slam – Lifetimes (Pan-Pot Bass Times Mix)
14. Slam – Stepback (Mark Henning Remix) 15. Slam – Positive Education (Zero T Remix) 16. Slam – Stepback (Adam Beyer & Jesper Dahlback Remix 17. Tony Thomas – Beginnings (Gary Beck Remix) 18. Funk D’Void – Diabla (Christian Smith and Wehbba Remix) 19. Funk D’Void – Diabla (Joash Remix)

DISC 3 – SILICONE SOUL DJ MIX

01. [Intro] Percy X Vs Bloodsugar – -3 (Emissons 2) / Scott Grooves feat. Roy Ayers – Expansions (Vocal) 02. Counterplan – 90 Degrees (DJ Q Mix) / Scott Grooves (feat. Parliament / Funkadelic) – Mothership Reconnection (Vocal) 03. Otaku – Percussion Obsession 04. Chaser – Destination Unknown 05. Mark Henning – Last Night 06. Alex Smoke – Chica Wappa 07. Desert Storm – Scoraig ‘93 08. Schatrax – Mispent years (Silicone Soul’s Darkroom Dub) / Hatikvah – In The Spirit (Vocal) 09. Rejuvination – Requiem 10. Slam – Positive Education 11. Universal Principles – Inspiration & Light (Vocal) 12. Slam – This world (Wighnomy Bros. & Robag Wruhme Dub) / Silicone Soul – The Snake Charmer Edit (Vocal) 13. Funk D’ Void – Diabla (Heavenly Edit) 14. Silicone Soul – Chic-O-Laa (H-Foundation Remix) 15. Eastmen – U Dig (Vocal) 16. Silicone Soul – Right On, Right On (Original Mix) 17. [Outro] Hatikvah – Daedalus / H-Foundation feat. Aion – Tonight (Vocal) [Until The Sun Edit]

Filterwolf new album ‘Night Patterns’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2011 by E.N.

Filterwolf is an acclaimed producer, DJ and live act from Munich, whose infectious production talents, electric live shows and groundbreaking debut album on London based Process Recordings released in 2010 have all led to the creation of his stunning new masterpiece: ‘Night Patterns‘. His work was remixed by some of the finest artists around the globe such as Portable, Tigerskin, Niederflur and Hrdvsion. The consistency of the quality of his musical output was compared by journalists with no less a figure than Carl Craig.
His productions have constantly earned praise and gained many fans for their driving beats, elegant, warm and cheerful synths and blossoming, journey-like arrangements. Filterwolf received strong support from Zombie Nation, John Acquaviva, Spektre, Ivan Smagghe, Groove Armada, Slam, Dirt Crew and Coldcut. He was featured on Tsugi Compilation Volume 18 along with Gui Boratto, Tiga and Juan Mclean and on Huw Stephens’ ‘Best New Music’ evening show on BBC Radio 1.
Across his new album, he explores the exciting, timeless space between house, techno, electro and beyond. Throughout, he constantly maintains a melodic and emotive core, creating a mesmerizing body of work structured and presented in a highly creative way. The album was mastered by Eelke Kleijn, prolific producer (Manual Music, Global Underground) and mastering engineer from Rotterdam, who among others has mastered the works of Dubfire and Applescal.
Deep, swinging, handclapping grooves and furious saxophone lines of the opening track ‘Color Of Spring‘, with their subtle, uplifting, intelligent beauty, signal that this is a master artist at work. As the mood moves towards the deep, pounding intensity of ‘Deep Data‘, it’s easy to become lost in the swirling music as Filterwolf plays with emotion buttons, exploring the depths and whole spectrum of the dance and electronica, researching possibilities, forging ahead into the future. Album’s first single, ‘Klezmer’s Revenge‘, is destined to be an instant hit with its catchy clarinet melody and overwhelming choir corresponding with the pumping tech house rhythm and swinging percussions. This is a guaranteed dance floor burner, which is already being played on the finest electronic music radio shows around the world. ‘Never Ever‘ is a hyper audio trip: Sort of the most housey Depeche Mode track that they never wrote. ‘Parlami D’Amore‘ is an Italo disco tech adventure of the high class, while the next track, ‘Oxygen‘, with its string section, gorgeus female voice, furious beats and percussions has a marvellous emotional impact. ‘Ghost Ghetto‘ is the only track on the record which touches post-dubstep and soundtrack music architecture, a dreamlike, late night composition. ‘What Time Is Love‘ is a pure revelation: Infectious synth lead line crowns a hypnotic Robert Owen-like vocalist in the ecstasy of a tight house beat. ‘Voyageur‘ is an incredible, frenetic electro-techno throwdown, working its magic on purely listening terms without any lessening of its potential as a body-mover. One of the most powerful club bangers is presented with the ‘Babel‘, a work which sounds like an hybrid jam of Mannheim new school of house and futuristic melody fragments of Detroit. If Jean Michel Jarre had ever tried to make techno, he would have surely made a track similar to the next album’s brilliant offering: ‘Glass Bead Game‘, with its magic synth arpeggios and ingenious arrangement. And finally, ‘Burana Channel‘ possesses a jacking pulse that is nicely enhanced by a mighty bass line and vocal touches, making it a perfect bombastic tech house conclusion of the record.

http://www.filigranrecords.de/

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