Archive for June 20, 2012
Dutch maverick Dave Huismans may be best known for his heartfelt and boundary pushing bass as 2562, but his longest-going project A Made Up Sound has been gaining just as much momentum lately with its oddball yet funk-fueled take on techno.
The Malfunctions EP presents two wildly different sides to the same story, evoking yearning, nearly broken machines struggling to keep time. It’s yet another incredibly unique and equally functional demonstration of how developed techno should sound in 2012!
A1 / 01 : “Malfunction (Adjust)” 06:11 min
B1 / 02 : “Malfunction (Despair)” 07:00 min
All benefits of this compilation will be donated to Kinderhospiz Sternenbrücke, an organization that accompanies terminally ill children in the last time of their lifes. The Kinderhospiz is Hamburg-based and currently collecting for a room for music-therapy.
Five years of Diynamic – it´s time to celebrate:
- founding the sister-label 2DIY4
- opening a club – EGO in Hamburg
- sending its artists all around the globe
- more than 50 releases
- a highly successful existence
This charity compilation is Diynamic´s gift for all of you.
Spread across two CDs, one to show Diynamic´s current sound and one to cross the rugged borders of house-music and to refresh Diynamic´s past releases.
During these five years Diynamic has become a big family and each member plays a part in their fifth birthday compilation. Solomun, Stimming, David August, H.O.S.H., UNER, Ost & Kjex, DJ Phono, Adriatique, Thyladomid, Hunter/Game and Liem have all produced EXCLUSIVETRACKS for the first CD of the compilation that clearly define Diynamic´s current sound.
On the second CD artists from fresh and diverse genres of music put their touch to the catalogue of Diynamic, making remixes, reworks or straight cover songs from the catalogue. Hot Chip, Digitalism, Cassius, WhoMadeWho and many more have taken part on this charity-project to increase the donation for Kinderhospiz Sternenbrücke charity.
This compilation is a keepsake for both those that have followed Diynamic’s vision over the past years and new introductions. It´s a milestone in the labels history and offers back a reward to those that need it.
Solomon said of the release, “We always had the idea to do something special for our 5 years compilation and that it had to be a charity cd to give something back. We are very thankful about how everything is running and when we heard about the kinderhospiz in hamburg we know immediately that is the right one we are looking for and we decided to spend the money we earned with the project.”
Label: Diynamic music
Cat no: DIYnamicCD08
Distribution: Word and Sound
Released: Monday July 16th, 2012
- UNER pres. Fools – Positive
- DJ Phono – New Year Eve
- Hunter/Game – Call My Name
- Adriatique – Roads
- Thyladomid – The Way I Feel
- David August – To All The Ladies
- H.O.S.H. – Return Of The Air
- Solomun – Living On
- Liem – Tales To Astonish
- Ost & Kjex – JagaJazzist Toccata
- Stimming – Trombone
- Solomun & Stimming – Feuervogel (Icke & Er Remix)
- Stimming – Silversurfer (Casio Kids Remix)
- Ost & Kjex – Mosambique Travelplan (FM Belfast Remix)
- Stimming & David August – Sexy Biest (Gui Boratto Remix)
- Solomun – Forever (The Teenagers Remix)
- Stimming – Funkworm (Gramatik Remix)
- David August – Music Is The Place To Be (Pool Remix)
- Solomun – Cloud Dancer (Kraak & Smaak Remix)
- Stimming – Funkworm (Digitalism Remix)
- H.O.S.H. – The Valve (WhoMadeWho Remix)
- Solomun & DJ Phono – Ice Cream & Bonus Miles (Cassius Remix)
- Stimming – Time To Leave (Felix from Hot Chip Remix)
- Solomun & Stimming – Feuervogel (GusGus Remix)
Packing more history than most of the top current producers put together, Mr G has been fine-tuning his breed of music for two decades. Described by the man himself as “it’s all about a bassline”, his music takes the formula of a ballad and the movement of reggae.
As with his debut ‘State Of Flux’ packs a punch in its eleven-track journey that takes in an unexpected array of styles, reinventing itself for the final climax.
Mr G says of it, “This album means a lot to me as it came from the pain of losing my spar Lev Van Delden jnr. It’s me looking at every thing through different grown up eyes and really going deep into the groove! I think this is a really great body of work and unveils new shades of the G sound. I am finally understanding it!”
Taking techno to new levels of power ‘G’s Riddem’ opens the battlefield for an epic onslaught. Mr G’s colourful past working together with the greats such as Jeff Mills can be heard in the echoing high hats of ‘One Year Later’ and ‘Remember This!’ whose vocal is reminiscent of classic Mr Fingers or Frankie Knuckles material. His busy mind reflective in the music, always in full throttle making subtle gear changes to hypnotise. This is mind control in full effect.
Synths and sequences begin to become more haunting and alive as the album reaches its centre. ‘Dark Thoughts? (The Afterworld)’ strange and captivating energies and ‘Absurd Beatz No 4’ dextrously cut beats demonstrate how a master moves.
But then Mr G takes a breathe for ‘Pause For Thought ‘With You”’ featuring Garfield King talking of our time and age of consciousness and the dubby textures of ‘Bill’s January Blues’ and psychedelic ‘New Life’lead us to the close of this inspiring body of work.
A legend that continues to re-emerge, Mr G’s early experiences being part of KCC and the infamous Confusion/Melange parties in London where the likes of Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May they would play on a reggae soundsystem for 80 quid every Sunday night shaped the landscape of music as we know it. “You can´t really imagine that early techno stuff played on a system like that. I remember one party where we nearly took out the power of an entire city block!”
His fusion together with Cisco Ferreira as the ground-breaking techno outfit Advent led him to evolve from being solely a DJ to a top producer, although he did still breakdance on the stage for the performances.
Nowadays he doesn’t DJ but prefers to throw in down live and only produce, but takes inspiration from the old as much as the new with Motor City Drum Ensemble, Kyle Hall, 6th Borough Project and Rekids’ own Radio Slave being current muses. This led Rekids to be the home for his last two albums, his greatest works to date and long awaited introduction to the album market after numerous releases with the likes of Skint / Loaded, Defected, Duty Free, Moods and Grooves USA and his own Phoenix G.
Cat no: REKIDS011CD
Distribution: Above Board
Released: Monday July 23rd, 2012
- G’s Riddem
- One Year Later
- Clearing Space
- Pumped Up
- Dark Thoughts (The Afterworld)
- Remember This!
- Absurd Beatz No.4
- Pause 4 Thought With You feat. Garfield King
- Mango Came Round…..
- Bill’s January Blues
- New Life (E_S_P)
23 june Balans Beach party, Scheveningen, NL
30 june fabric, London
7 july rotte sonne, munich
20 july robert johnson, frankfurt
9 august Gipsy bar moscow
11 august panorama bar