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Dosem- Parallel album (2xCD) (Sino)

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

Artist: DOSEM
Title: PARALLEL(Album)
Label: SINO
Formats: 2xCD, 2×12″ and Digital
Release: Worldwide June 6th 2011



01- Look What You Did (Intro)
02- Silent Drop (Album Mix)
03- Dabasics
04- Diagonal
05- Analog (Interlude)
06- True Elements (Feat. Louder Bays)
07- Esnite
08- Tannhauser Gate
09- Same Process
10- Origins (Interlude)
11- 146
12- Beyond you
13- Beach Kisses (Album Mix)
14- Secret Place (Interlude)
15- Not afraid to jump
16- Costa Brava
17- Eclipse (Interlude)
18- Parallel Fate
19- Too much Cyberpunk
20- Broken Cities (Interlude)
21- Together
22- All that wasted love (Outro)


01- 146
02- From Girona
03- Six Hours
04- After The Drop
05- Distant Playgrounds
06- Children Of Yesterday
07- Your Skin
08- Changes
09- I Will Let
10- Questions
11- Maulenia
12- Vertex
13- My Secret
14- Early Reflections
15- Hero

Parallel is the bold debut album from rising star Dosem. The Catalan producer behind such hits as ‘Silent Drop’ and the sexy smash ‘Beach Kisses’ unveils his futuristic vision on a double album comprised of ‘Dosem’ and ‘Sendo’, that take listeners from Girona’s sultry shores to the throbbing heart of the world’s best dancefloors.

Officially four years in the making, Parallel is the product of a fascination with sound that stretches back to Dosem’s childhood, when he tried to capture in music the images of his favourite sci-fi films. Though his methods have matured there is a boyish sense of wonder that echoes through the album. A sense of joy and discovery underpins the glistening melodies of Parallel, taking listeners on a trip through wondrous realms of time, space and emotion.

Part one, ‘Dosem’, draws on past and present to project the listener into the future: a future where delicate yet propulsive techno tunes like ‘Tannhauser Gate’ and ‘Silent Drop’ sidle up and stir the dancefloor with a synth-plated swizzle stick. Like much of the finest electronic music of recent times, Parallel moves beyond the stereotype of machine music and boldly reclaims the heart and soul of techno. Standout track ‘True Elements’ is a textbook example, marrying a glorious female vocal to a sharp, clean almost stark skeleton of purist electronica. Elsewhere, Dosem delves into memory to recreate moments such as ‘Diagonal’ – a tuneful snapshot of a late-night walk along Barcelona’s famous Avinguda Diagonal with a girlfriend.

‘Sendo’ projects different elements of Dosem’s musical identity. It delivers a modern twist on classic-sounding ambient electronica with tracks such as the Balearic-tinged ‘Distant Playgrounds’ and fuzzily sensual offering ‘Your Skin’. Other highlights include the euphoric optimism of ‘I Will Let’ and the slinky eastern atmospherics of ‘Children of Yesterday’.

Despite the panoply of moods and sounds there is a consistent thread of emotion that runs through Parallel, drawing its listeners into a world of vision and memories. “Every track talks about a moment, a memory, or a special person,” Dosem explains. “If you go deep into each track, you suddenly find little love stories inside.”

In addition to touring this summer, Dosem will draw fans further into a Parallel world with a series of cinematic shorts to accompany the album tracks. “I want people to experience the music through art,” he says, “Each video will be a representation of the track – a mirror image, if you will.”

(Written by Cila Warncke)

Madeira – Original Sun (DAR Digital)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2011 by E.N.

Madeira – Original Sun
01. Madeira – Original Sun (Original Mix) – 6:44min
02. Madeira – Original Sun (Tenderheart Remix) – 4:12min
03. Madeira – Radar (Original Mix) – 6:28min
Release: 21/03/11
Made in Russia

This release features three tracks edging towards minimal techno and exotic electronica. Original Sun is brimful of electronic mysticism with mysterious chords, tight grooves and a progressive attitude. The remix from Ukranian producer Oleg Tovkach (Tenderheart), eases back the throttle and takes a more atmospheric route, bringing even more melodic elements to the track. Radar moves towards atmospheric melodic techno with a clear vision of the future. German Shahnov (Madeira) says of his inspiration… “I associate this track with military radar, which operates continuously, without stopping once, periodically picking up unknown objects.” Bold and beautiful, Madeira is another strong addition to the DARDIGITAL roster.

German Shakhnov, DJ and sound producer, is another rising star of the new Russian electronic music scene. He is the presenter of his own radio show, “Mady Mady”, which is broadcast every Thursday at 00:00 on Garage FM ( ) based in Moscow. German became interested DJing in the late 90’s. Aged 14, he began playing in nightclubs, which belonged to friends of his father. For several years, tried his hand and experimented with many styles: progressive house, electro, breakbeat, drum & bass and even hip-hop.

As a producer, he made his debut in 2010 on the Californian label Red Session Records with the track “Holla!” Then in August of that year, he released the tracks “Riqueless” on the French label High Seven Record, which belongs to the famous French producer, Stephane Deschezeaux (Gino). That same summer, the Italian label B79 Music released Madeira’s “Glass Ball”, which also included a remix from Russian musician – Sinistro. In autumn 2010, German released “Aylo” on the Russian label ITech, which became a bestseller, and “Dogs in Space” on GSS Records.

In late 2010, Madeira started his collaboration with Denis A and his DAR label, which is rapidly gaining respect as one of the best Russian labels.
The first fruits of this new relationship are “Original Sun” and “Radar”.

The beautiful remix of “Original Sun” from the Ukrainian sound producer Tenderheart, aka Oleg Tovkach, another rising star to watch out for in 2011 as the new Eastern European electronic music scene develops apace.

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Denis A – Never(DAR020)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2011 by E.N.

Denis A
1. Never (Original Mix)
2. Never (Boris The Spyder Old School For Ever Mix)
(DAR) DAR020
Made in Russia
Mastered by Robert Babicz
Release: 12” Vinyl 04.04.11 / Beatport Exclusive 18.04.11 / Worldwide 16.05.11

There’s no stopping Moscow’s Denis A and his DAR label in 2011. Following on from the rather large “Remixes Vol.4” EP they mark their 20th release with another stunning production from the label boss and rising global star.

Denis A is one of Russia’s most exciting DJ/Producer prospects for 2011. Already a regular at the best clubs in the world, resident at NEO (Dubai – Moscow), presenter of the very popular radio show “Diamonds Of Dance Music” aired on MGPS 89.5 FM (Moscow), he launched his own DAR label in 2008 (and recently the offshoot DAR DIGITAL). He is very much a man on the rise, with forthcoming gigs in Miami and London as well as his beloved Moscow.

“Never” is a deeply delicious slice of brooding, uplifting progressive house, complete with a remix from Spy.der. A true wizard of vinyl, DJ Spy.der has been a legend on the Russian clubbing scene for over two decades. Here, he demonstrates why he is such a force in driving the scene forward.

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AGORIA – Heart Beating feat. Kid A (Remixes)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2011 by E.N.

(Infine, France) iF2031R
Single Release: 12″ Vinyl 14/03/11 – Digital 24/03/11
(The original appears on Agoria’s new album – Impermanence)

1. Original
2. Sylvain Chauveau Orchestral Remix
3. Argy Tension Remix
4. John Roberts Remix
5. Fraction Remix

Critically acclaimed as the vocal revelation of Agoria’s new Impermanence album, Kid A’s breathtaking voice is taking the world by storm. Hailing from Virginia USA, Anni T made her first contribution for Infine last year, collaborating on “Lonely”, which was a highlight on Agoria’s Balance 016 mix compilation. She also featured on Spritzer’s debut EP “Too Hard To Breathe”. Kid A is an artist-to-watch in 2011, having already been hailed as artist of the week on MTV and highlighted on the Sunday Times for her debut single and collaboration with Dan le Sac.

It is no surprise, that when Agoria was looking for talented producers to remix his forthcoming “Heart Beating” single, he received highly enthusiastic responses from John Roberts, Sylvain Chauveau, Argy and his label-mate, Fraction.

With album releases on Fat Cat and Type, Sylvain Chauveau is among the best forward-thinking producers with a classical background who are re-inventing Chamber Music with modern technology. Wrapping up Kid A’s voice with string arrangements, his beatless remix stirs up the emotional elements of the original and reminds the listener that it is wise to handle the heart with care.

Originally from Greece, Argy Theofillis has made a reputation for himself with highly percussive productions for Poker Flat and Cocoon. Universally crafted for the clubbers, his “Argy Tension Mix” instinctively raises your blood pressure, pumps your heart up and condemns your legs too unstoppable dance moves. This is one for the floors!

John Roberts “Glass Eight” on Dial, was one of our favourite albums of 2010. Extracting a loop of violins and the vocal whispers of Kid A from the original, he delivers a gem of a modern house interpretation with his remix, particularly tailored for those after-party moments.

Mostly recognized up until now for his experimental excursions for Infine and Shitkatapult, Fraction proves with his remix, that he also has the muscle to turn a pop anthem into a dance machine. He steamrolls the original elements and releases an incredibly powerful wave of furious handclaps and phasers. Simple bombastic!

AGORIA @ Fashion Week in NYC…
Heart Beating @ Oscar De La Renta Fall 2011 Show

AGORIA – IMPERMANENCE LP (Infine, France) – out now

Omid 16B -Rain (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by E.N.

John Digweed @ Moonpark XXI, Costa Salguero 07.12.2010
Omid 16B -Rain

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Omid 16B – Rain/Passi​on Of Zorro (Bedrock Digital)

Omid 16B & Demi presents Sounds Like Alola – Volume 1 & 2

Omid 16B & Demi presents Sounds Like Alola – Volume 1 & 2

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by E.N.

Alola Records celebrates 17 years of deepness by making their entire re-mastered catalogue available for the first time at all digital stores through 2011.
The first two instalments of Alola’s past, present and future have been carefully handpicked and mixed to perfection by Omid 16B and Demi. They include tracks by artists such a Trevor Loveys, House of 909, Vince Watson, Mr. C, NAV, Nacho Marco, Idjut Boys, Pete Moss, Omid 16B and many more…
“Alola was one of the finest house music labels coming from the United Kingdom in the past decade. High quality underground music on every release; Vince Watson -Mystical Rhythm is one of my favourites from many, many, great records.”
“Alola was one of THE labels for me… such a consistently high quality of music and a great roster of artists. I still have them all on vinyl – nice to see you back again!!”
“Alola was sometimes deep, sometimes melodic, but always cool. It was never one specific genre, crossing the musical boundaries, yet retaining its core underground sound was always its speciality.”
“The list of dj’s carrying Alola vinyl around the world encompassed everyone and anyone who ever professed to having a decent taste in music. Long live Alola!”
“Alola was a seminal deep house label that broke down the divisions between house & techno with a depth that was & still is extremely hard to parallel.”
“16B Productions – Secrets: one of the best deep house tracks of the 90s. When Omid created this, Trail of Dreams, and Voices all in ‘95 & ‘96 he put the house music world on notice.”

Sounds Like Alola – Volume 1 & 2
Released worldwide 29th March 2011 (Beatport exclusive 1st March 2011)

OMID 16B presents SOUNDS LIKE ALOLA – Volume 1 – ALOD001
01. Omid 16B – The Boy That Never Sleeps (new and unreleased 2011)
02. Pete Moss – Give You Love (back cat. 2003)
03. Eli Nissan – Uplifting Blues (back cat. 2001)
04. Omid 16B – Sky As A (new and unreleased 2011)
05. Omid 16B – Evo Lustation (new and unreleased 2011)
06. Anthony Teasdale – Santa Monica (back cat. 1999)
07. Omid 16B – It Doesn’t Have To End (new unreleased mix)
08. Omid 16B – Re-Arranged (new and unreleased 2011)
09. Omid 16B – Jungle Home (new and unreleased 2011)
10. Omid 16B – 3am (new and unreleased 2011)
11. SexOnSubstance – Leads To Love (new and unreleased 2011)
12. Omid 16B – Who Are You? (new and unreleased 2011)
13. Omid 16B – At Night (new and unreleased 2011)

DEMI presents SOUNDS LIKE ALOLA – Volume 2 – ALOD002
01. House of 909 – Blandford Superfly (back cat. 2002)
02. Pete Moss – Strive to Live (Omid 16B Mix) (back cat. 2003)
03. 16B – Secrets (Late Night Mix) (back cat. 1999)
04. Remote Control – Tranquility Base (back cat. 2003)
05. The Novak Project – Testament (back cat. 1997)
06. Marco Da Mata & Matthew – Dancing With Elephants (new and unreleased 2011)
07. Vince Watson – Beneath The Sound (Powder Beats) (back cat. 2001)
08. Remote Control – 4pm In Frisco (back cat. 2003)
09. Remote Control – Reflexions (back cat. 2003)
10. 16B – 2 Cold (back cat. 2003)
11. NAV – Space Chase (Demi’s Back To The Future Edit) (back cat. 1996)
12. Trevor Loveys – The Live Track (unreleased 2011)
13. YMC – Jazzamatic (back cat. 2000)
14. Eli Nissan – Uplifting Blues (back cat. 2001)
15. Vince Watson – Mystical Rhythm (Omid 16B Rmx vs Original Mix) (back cat. 1999)
16. SexOnSubstance – Cactus (new and unreleased 2011)

“When I started ALOLA back in 1993 with £500 I’d borrowed from my dad, it was an outlet to release my own music and slowly, music by like-minded artists whom I admired… After 17 years it’s time for the past, present and future to fall in sync.” Omid 16B Nourizadeh
The idea is that the ALOLA back catalogue will be slowly introduced to the digital world through 2011, along with new material. It would be pointless to just throw it all out at once; this is music to be savoured; in a disposable world this is music to be treasured for a long, long time.
Omid’s desire to present so much music in a coherent way has led to the decision to release a series of mix compilations, combining forgotten back catalogue classics with unreleased material by ALOLA artists to add something fresh to the whole concept.
“I’ve approached some of my favourite DJs who have had some affiliation with the label and some who were part of the label to mix a variety of comps with me through 2011. Who better could I want to do the first one with than Demi? He did his mix unintentionally when I gave him all the old ALOLA vinyl a while back, which made me realise again how much music had gone through my ALOLA heart! He’s put a mix together what showcases some of the moments in the label’s history when things couldn’t go unnoticed, even if you tried; the pure elements of house music through to jazz and electronic bliss.” Omid 16B
“As the late, great Jimi Hendrix once said, ‘our music is like a jar of candy, everything’s all mixed up!’ And to substantiate that wonderful anecdote with one of my own that I adhere to, ‘expect to be given what you want, not necessarily what you expect’, founded on two words that encapsulate this school of thought: Relevance and Significance. The past is the future of the present and the relevance and significance of the re-launch of ALOLA quite simply ticks all the boxes that need be. This is my debut solo mix for an official release and I would happily leave it to be my last, because if ever I wanted to encompass all that I represent as a DJ, then what I present to you here is my blueprint. From the bottom of my heart, I thank Omid, whose labour of love is a continued source of inspiration to myself and to many who choose to follow their dreams. And a special mention to all the artists whose music was selected to represent and reflect my perspective on a label that continues to represent music in its highest and purest form. This really was a labour of love and a joy to put together. Long live ALOLA!” Demi
Omid admits that being totally blown away by Demi’s mix meant he had reservations about doing one himself, so decided to do one that showcases mostly his own material that’s set for release in the future on ALOLA, allowing the past, present and future to fall in sync.
“I did use a few tracks by other artists like Anthony Teasdale, Eli Nissan and Pete Moss, which accidentally added another idea to the concept: you can do whatever the f**k you want, as long as it sounds like ALOLA!” Omid 16B
Check for further information about all Alola releases.

Classic Alola albums available digitally for the first time…
Trevor Loveys presents 2nd Nature – Era
Pete Moss – In Your Dreams
Omid 16B – Everything All Of Them Every Year
Omid 16B – How To Live 100 Years
Omid 16B – Sounds From Another Room
Various Artists – More Space To Dance
New EP coming…
Omid 16B – At Night EP (Alola)

Marco Bailey ‘Dragon Man’ LP will be released on Bedrock Feb 2011

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

“Marco is one of those rare breed of producers whose sound crosses over from techno to house and everything in between. The reactions to his tracks from the dancefloor speak for themselves and his energetic techno infused sound always provides the best peak time club tracks. I jumped at the chance to release an album from Marco on Bedrock because I wanted to showcase not only these exclusive club tracks, but also his more experimental sounds that features on Dragon Man.” – John Digweed

Formats: 2xCD / Digital / 4-Track 12” EP Sampler
Release: 07/02/11

01. Dragon Man
02. Bill The Trumpet Player
03. Rubber Band*
04. Run Through
05. Bom Bang!*
06. Holding The Moment
07. Zephyr
08. Break The Rules*
09. Beaming*
10. Red Cell

* Included on 4-Track EP Sampler

CD2: Mixed by Marco Bailey
01. Red Cell
02. Beaming
03. Rubber Band
04. Zephyr
05. Jungle Laps*
06. Run Through
07. Watergate**
08. Break the Rules
09. Bom Bang!
10. Bill the Trumpet Player
11. Dragon Man
12. Holding the Moment

** Featured on John Digweed’s ‘Bedrock 11’ album
*** Featured on ‘Watergate EP’ Bed85

Following on from his immensely popular ‘Jungle Laps’ track on John Digweed’s Bedrock 11 album in late 2009, the storming ‘Watergate EP’ released on Bedrock earlier this year (both tracks are included here in his mix for CD2), Marco Bailey kicks off 2011 in style and passion with his highly anticipated ‘Dragon Man’ artist album.

The album format gives Marco the freedom to express himself fully and include experimental down-tempo electronica, alongside his firebrand pumped up tech-house and percussive techno bombs. The opening track, ‘Dragon Man’, with its inspired melodic beauty, shows him as an artist with broad tastes and intricate creative ability. This is followed by the confusingly titled ‘Bill The Trumpet Player’, where Marco furthers his creative experiment with the introduction of a joyous uplifting live saxophone that will see plenty of action at beach parties around the globe for years to come with its housed-up percussive backbone.

With ‘Rubber Band’, things get gritty as the tech-vibes flow and swirling energy builds incessantly upwards into ‘Run Through’, a no-nonsense heads-down ball of emotion. By the time ‘Bom Bang!’ erupts with its funked-up stroboscopic intensity, Marco Bailey is firing on all cylinders. This is a man who understands dance-floor dynamics to the max and its time to witness a master at work.

The ambient electronic interlude of ‘Holding The Moment’ allows for a brief moment of relaxation and contemplation, before the percussive fire is fuelled once more by the groovy tech-funk of ‘Zephyr’, as Marco turns up the pressure with subtle grace, lifting the energy levels with stylistic ease through ‘Break The Rules’ to the heady climax of ‘Beaming’, before bringing everything to an understated relaxed finale with more experimental electronica in the shape of ‘Red Cell’.

The immaculately mixed CD2 gives Marco Bailey the opportunity to demonstrate his dynamic DJ skills, as he weaves dextrous magic over his musical creations from CD1, with the addition of those two immensely popular previous Bedrock releases – ‘Jungle Laps’ and ‘Watergate’.

With moments to dream and time of dance, ‘Dragon Man’ is a consummate snapshot of Belgium’s finest techno DJ/Producer. Marco Bailey likes to think outside the box and explore his fascination with a diverse musical palette. His refusal to conform to a particular genre of music is both refreshing and unique. Marco Bailey is a man with a mission to entertain people with the love of techno music in all its modern guises through his unique blend of underground sounds.

As the man says…

“I have a burning, all consuming drive that can only be calmed down by getting into the music. It’s an urge that luckily gets a positive outcome in the studio when I’m working on a track just as long as it takes to get it to sound as it does in my head, or when I’m puzzling on my DJ set until it releases the exact energy that makes the crowd lose it. I can best describe this burning, consuming urge as a positive disorder. Plainly positive because it gives a meaning to my life.”

Marco Bailey’s ‘Dragon Man’ is released in February 2011.


17 Dec – Impuls Budapest Hungary
18 Dec – LUXEXPO Luxembourg Luxembourg
30 Dec – Progrecinema Zombathely Hungary
31 Dec – NYE Bang Dizengoff Center Tel Aviv Israel
01 Jan – U60311 Frankfurt/Main Germany
05 Jan – Burgos Spain
07 Jan – Casino Paris France
14 Jan – Pornographic ! Liege Belgium
22 Jan – Sounds of life Mannheim Germany
23 Jan – Afterburner, Frankfurt Germany
29 Jan – Fusion Munster Germany
05 Feb – Paris 15, Malaga Spain
11 Feb – BEDROCK, Dragon Man Launch Party, Leuven Belgium
13 Feb – U60311 Frankfurt/Main Germany
18 Feb – M87 Sarant Hungary
04 Mar- Point Luxembourg Luxembourg
05 Mar – Warehouse Stockholm Sweden
06 Mar – U60311 Frankfurt/Main Germany

Robert Babicz – Pink Trees (Bed96)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2010 by E.N.

Robert Babicz – Pink Trees
1. Pink Trees
2. Percofonik
(Bedrock) Bed 96
12” & Digital Release: 06/12/10

With a music career already spanning nearly two decades, comprising five albums and multiple singles, some could think that Robert Babicz would be ready to settle down for a quiet life, however, nothing could be further from the truth. He continues to reveal his talent and skill as one of Europe’s most essential techno producers with every release.
Having released his first single on a UK label since November 1990 when his ‘Welcome To The 90’s’ track featured as part of the recent Bedrock 12 album project, he now returns with a brand-new totally essential double-header to round off what has been a year of superb releases for John Digweed’s Bedrock label.
From his techno output as Rob Acid in the early ‘90s to his stunning productions of today, Robert Babicz has always been a much revered and highly talented figure in the German electronic scene. As the trend for cool, melodic tech exploded in recent years with Booka Shade and the like, Babicz has found himself an increasingly sought-after force. Thanks to Joris Voorn’s stunning remix of his track Dark Flower in 2008, and his own attention to detail, love of strong melody and skill with a sexy groove, it’s hardly surprising that he is at the top of his game. Tie all this together with unrivalled skill and production techniques, an astonishingly well-trained mastering ear, and an ability to bridge the gaps between funk, groove, audio experimentation and atmosphere, and you have a master at work.
Straight out of Cologne in 1993, under the pseudonym Rob Acid, Babicz released his first single ‘Happy Answer’ on London Records, which unexpectedly became a huge club hit. With the rise of acid house influenced records dominating the charts, Babicz was able to ride high on this new wave of club culture. In addition to becoming an in demand live performer using one of his other name, Acid Warrior, Babicz started to release singles on high profile imprints like Kompakt, Treibstoff and Steve Bug’s Audiomatique, as well as his own label, Junkfood.
In what he appropriately dubs “the rave years” in the mid-nineties, Babicz was already playing all over the world. During this time he teamed up with Mate Galic and psychedelic sonic experiences of every kind followed, which Babicz says came as a result of “excessive sound-research and absurd parties… transistor radio and porn films on big screen”. His affiliation with Force Inc a few years later brought a series of more experimental, less dancefloor-orientated works, which suggested his theoretical musique concrete roots.
By the turn of the new millennium, Babicz was striving for a different sound and thus began a new label, Shortcut. At the same time, he received multiple requests for sound design from hard and software producers, most notably resulting in the presets he produced for Native Instruments. In 2007 Robert released his landmark record, ‘A Cheerful Temper’, on Systematic Recordings, which expertly moved between electronica, techno, minimal and classic house.
Playing ‘live’ has always been a key feature of Babicz’s authentic musicianship; improvising instead of reeling off pre-determined sets has made his celebrated shows unquestionably unique events. He consistently delivers astonishing performances of his own productions built around warm melodies, blissed-out atmospherics & analogue bass – sometimes jacking, but mostly tripping and always around the foundations of his first love: techno. Consequently, Babicz has more than proven his worth in the world of dance music and his right to the title of pioneer and innovator, whether producing tech house, minimal or acid techno.

John Digweed Playing – Robert Babicz – Pink Trees – Malta

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Agoria – Impermanence (Infine) – New Artist Album Feb 2011

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2010 by E.N.

AGORIA – IMPERMANENCE – LP – Infine (France)

Release Feb 2011

My Soul 02- Souless Dreamer 03- Panta Rei 04- Simon 05- Speechless 06- Grande Torino 07- Heart Beating 08- Little Shaman 09- Under the river 10- Libellules

Sébastien Devaud, aka Agoria, entered the world of electronic dance music at a peculiar moment in time. Unlike the first generation of techno producers, he’s too young to have been actively listening to early 80’s electronic pop by groups such as Depeche Mode or New Order. But unlike younger DJs and musicians, he’s been exposed to house and techno more or less since the start of these genres.

Living in rural France, Agoria first got hooked to electronic music through listening to Kevin Saunderson’s classic “Good Life” on the local radio as a twelve-year-old kid in 1988. He was so impressed by the Inner City hit that he spent the following afternoons washing his neighbours’ cars to earn enough money to buy his first 12´. His next revelation came a few years later when one of the first DJ sets he experienced happened to be from Jeff Mills in nearby Lyon. « It was the first time that I saw a DJ using three turntables and a drum machine. He really created something completely new rather that just playing records. And the way he moved, his precision and speed, impressed me. » Agoria started out as a DJ himself, quickly followed by organizing his own parties together with a group of friends (who also gave Séb Devaud his artist moniker loosely named after Agora – the title of their party series, meaning “meeting place” in ancient Greek). He started producing and releasing his own tracks in 1999 and first gained international recognition with a series of 12´s on Pias Recordings in 2002, which were followed by the acclaimed album Blossom a year later. Since then, Agoria has released two more long-players The Green Armchair (2006) and soundtrack Go Fast (2008), all showcasing Agoria’s talent for creating deep, stripped-back, melodic, techno tracks. In addition Agoria has compiled three mix-cds that present his unique ability in pairing tracks of very different origins and layering them in creative, sometimes even awe-inspiring ways. Deservedly so, Resident Advisor named his contribution to the At The Controls series from 2007 as one of the best mix-cds of the past decade.

Apart from his own work as a DJ and producer, Sébastien Devaud has also helped to establish Nuits Sonores, an ambitious electronic and indie event that takes place all over the city of Lyon every Spring and has, over the last ten years, become one of the best European festivals.

Another important contribution has been the start of InFiné in 2006, a label that Devaud founded together with his friends Alexandre Cazac and Yannick Matray. InFiné is a label that follows no rules, shies away from trends and features young, new talents, from various parts of the world. Its releases – from Francesco Tristano’s piano treatments to Danton Eeprom’s sensual productions or Bachar Mar-Khalifé’s dramatic arrangements – continue to surprise and have made InFiné a platform for new music that always challenges and excites it’s listeners.

Agoria’s own debut on the label only came in 2009 with his 12” “Magnolia / Libellules”. However, with his new third album Impermanence one can clearly hear that InFiné has also had an influence on Agoria’s own music. « For the first time, I have complete freedom in creating my music, » says Séb Devaud. « I don’t have the feeling any longer of having to work within certain boundaries and the result sounds more like me. » Like most releases on InFiné, Impermanence is the product of extensive collaboration and doesn’t share the solipsistic tendencies of so many electronic musicians. As its title implies the music exists in a constant state of flux and flows easily from contemplative sound pieces to intimate acoustic songs and forward moving club tracks.

The album opens with the repetition of three notes played on a piano, with only the addition of violin, bell and the voice of the album’s biggest discovery, 20 year old female singer, Kid A, from Virginia, USA. The beatless “Kiss My Soul” establishes the intimate tone of the album, which continues with the dubby house of “Souless Dreamer”, on which Berlin based DJ, Seth Troxler, guests on the track with his trademark whisper, inviting the listener to « allow yourself to drift

Strings and piano resurface on a number of the album tracks, sometimes used in surprising guises, such as the Stradivarius that serves as a rave signal on the infectious “Panta Rei”. “Under The River”, on the other hand, is a lush ambient piece dominated by the late-night sounds of a horn. Carl Craig makes an appearance as a vocalist on the sleazy “Speechless”. « I asked for something romantic, something sounding like the spoken words of “Angel” », laughs Agoria about Craig’s aural sex fantasy. Another standout track on Impermanence is “Heart Beating”, again featuring Kid A’s strong and engaging voice. The song is Agoria’s most direct pop-piece yet and an unexpected proof of his strength as both a songwriter and arranger. Once again instrumentation is kept sparse with Kid A’s singing added to only by changing percussion and soaring strings. It’s a special piece of music that surely will get a life of its own.

Agoria has created an album that is at the same time constantly changing while also having a unique flow and mood of its own. « Before, my music often felt dark and maybe a bit forced. This time I just let things happen and everything just fell in its right place », he says. And despite using more guests and exploring more styles than on his previous recordings, Agoria has managed to create his most intimate and alluring music yet on Impermanence.

Nick Warren – In Search Of Silver (Original + Martin Buttrich Rmx)(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2010 by E.N.

Nick Warren
1. In Search Of Silver (Original Mix)
2. In Search Of Silver (Martin Buttrich Remix)
(Bedrock) BED94
Release: 25th Oct 2010
Ltd Edition 12” Vinyl & Beatport Exclusive


Martin Buttrich Remix

Nick Warren is a man who needs no introduction to any self-respecting music fan. Over the past few months Bedrock have been teasing fans and music lovers with versions of In Search Of Silver. First it appeared in the mix as a special edit on CD2 of John Digweed’s Structures mix, then the lush beauty of Nick’s glorious Ambient Mix was a fitting finale to CD1 on the just released stellar Bedrock 12 compilation.
Now, at last, it’s time for the Original Mix and Martin Buttrich Remix to be unleashed. From the teasing deep bass and keys intro, the Original Mix oozes style and class that is trademark Nick Warren. Heaven sent beauty ebbs and flows towards the dubbed-out break all underpinned with a low-slung grinding bass-heavy groove. This is a perfect lesson in sophistication. Germany’s groove craetor Martin Buttrich raises the energy levels with a swirling tech-edged interpretation that keeps the sophisticated attitude of the original intact and adds layers of energy and excitement. Utter perfection.
In Search Of Silver is a superb example of why Nick Warren is such a respected DJ. When he plays out you will always hear that perfect club mix of driving percussion and soaring musicality, bursting out of the speakers, soaking everyone in melody, drenching them in sound. On the floor, where it really matters, the crowd experiences all the peaks and troughs that make Nick’s sensibility so unique. He might start with his deeper take on house, gradually morph into harder territory; then, once Warren has the throng fully in his grip, sweating and losing themselves in the music, moving on instinct, he takes them to points unknown they never expected to go. That is the sound of In Search Of Silver.
Martin Buttrich is something of a mystery. Quiet and unassuming in real life, Buttrich is the quintessential silent studio partner. Or at least he used to be. In collaboration, he’s produced pop (The Sugarbabes), Italo house (Sounds of Life) and progressive (over one hundred collaborations with Timo Maas). But it wasn’t until 2006 that Buttrich came to prominence under his own name, releasing 12”s on Four:Twenty, Poker Flat and Carl Craig‘s Planet-E (‘Full Clip’). Buttrich still collaborates, chiefly working behind the studio desk for Loco Dice, but it is now in his own right that he is a shining star as his remix here shows perfectly.

EMN:Nick Warren Is Back, we like more original!

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