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Terrence Parker – ‘Life On the Back 9′ album [Planet E]

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Terrence Parker - Life On The Back 9 [Planet E]

Terrence Parker ‘Life On The Back 9′ 
Planet E
Released: January 28th
 

Terrence Parker, a native of Detroit and a man who lives and breathes Detroit House Music, releases his third artist album on Planet E – ‘Life On The Back 9′.

“This album is about moving forward through hard times in life to see something beautiful on the other side of difficulties.” – Terrence Parker

Detroit has been credited as one of the Soul Music capitals of the world, spawning legendary artists like The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross. In the mid 1980s, Detroit’s Underground Music Movement brought rise to artists such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Blake Baxter, Eddie ‘Flashin’ Fowlkes, UR, Jeff Mills, and a host of others. But unlike the aforementioned, Terrence Parker has established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House Music, and is known as the pioneer of the music genre known as ‘Inspirational House Music’.

As a DJ, Terrence Parker (known to many as ‘TP’) has become legendary for his quite uncommon yet skillful turntablism style of playing House Music. TP has also become widely admired because he uses an actual telephone handset as headphones; causing some to give him the nick-name, “Telephone Man”.

Since 1988, Parker has released more than 100 recordings on labels including Studio!K7 and Systematic and has had top 20 hits with his songs ‘Love’s Got Me High’, ‘The Question’ and albums like ‘Detroit After Dark’. A well-respected remixer, his remixes include releases on underground imprints Saved, D-Edge and artists including Kenny Dixon Jr., Wyclef feat Akon, Beyonce & Shakira, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Shaun Escoffery and more.

Direct from Detroit, ‘Life On The Back 9′ is inspirational house music down to its soul. From the energetic yet soulful opening track ‘Finally’ (Baby Be Mine), released on Planet-E in 2013, to the melodious, groovy basslines, piano riffs and high synths of ‘Night Light’, to the forward pushing, make you dance ‘Saved Forever’, to the bumpin’ ‘God He Is’, to the funky tech instrumental ‘Spiritual Warfare’, to the grooved out melodic ‘The Friend I Lost’ to ‘Hiding In Your Love’ – all about getting lost in dancing to the music (dancing is a form of worship), to the pause and reflect ‘Selah Interlude’ to ‘My Virtuous Woman’ – inspired by a very special lady in Terrence’s life, to the pumping ‘Open Up Your Spirit’ to the intensity of ‘Pentecost’ and finally the uplifting ‘The Back 9′ a song dedicated to Parker’s father, who gave him inspiration when he needed it the most.

“The title of the album “Life On The Back 9″ was inspired by something my father said to encourage me while I was down going through an extremely difficult period in my life. my father told about one of his golf games where the first 9 holes (also known as the “front 9″) seemed to be the worst he had ever played. It was so bad he felt like packing his clubs and leaving the course. However my father paused, prayed, and decided to finish the game. As he began playing the last 9 holes of the course (also known as the “back 9″), he could see gradual improvement in his game as he advanced each hole. By the end of the game my father had done so well he won the entire match. My father then said to me, “Terrence if you think of your life as a game of golf, perhaps the front 9 did not go as you had liked. But don’t give up because you still have the back 9.” - Terrence Parker

Tracklist:

1. “Finally (Baby Be Mine)”
2. “Night Light”
3. “Saved Forever”
4. “GOD HE Is”
5. “Spiritual Warfare”
6. “The Friend I Lost”
7. “Hiding In Your Love”
8. “Selah Interlude”
9. “My Virtuous Woman”
10. “Open Up Your Spirit”
11. “Pentecost”
12. “The Back 9″

www.planet-e.net
www.terrenceparkermusic.com

Guy Gerber BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix(Stream)

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Guy GerberThis summer Guy Gerber was at the very heart of Pacha’s reinvention with his Wisdom of the Glove Night. The Supplement Facts boss also had time to release a brand new and free full length, as well as recently recording an Essential Mix for Radio 1.

Across the two hour mix he threaded together many different moods and grooves from his own studio, as well as stuff from labels like secretdundaze, Tsuba, Defected, Watergate and producers including Kassem Mosse, Carl Craig, Dixon, TiNi and Dinky. It’s a classy mix as you would expect from someone of his standing.

FACT BCN Pool Party Series – June 13th – June 16th 2013

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fact-music-pool-series[1] FINAL FACT NAMES, EASTENDER FESTIVAL PARTNERSHIP AND MORE…

 La Carpa, Barcelona

New Names added include - Steve Lawler, Carl Craig, Benoit & Sergio, Premiesku, Hector, tINI, Martin Buttrich, Ryan Elliot, Bill Patrick, Geddes, Ryan Crosson b2b Shaun Reeves, Timo Mass, Mark Fanculli, Kabele und Liebe

13th June – Mobilee Showcase – Anja Schneider, Sebo K, Ray Okpara, Pan-Pot, And.Id (live), Re.You, Safewood, Rodriguez Jr, Ralk Kollmann

14th June – Guy Gerber & Friends – Guy Gerber, Ellen Alien, tINI, Martin Buttrich, Ryan Elliot, Bill Patrick
15th –A Day In the Pool with FACT & Friends – Joris Voorn, Steve Lawler, Ryan Crosson b2b Shaun Reeves, Timo Mass, Mark Fanculli, Kabele und Liebe + special guest

 16th – Flying Circus Barcelona – M.A.N.F.L.Y aka M.A.N.D.Y and Audiofly, Heidi, Carl Craig, Benoit & Sergio, Premiesku, Hector, Geddes

 Some huge names have been added to FACT’s Off Week pool party series taking place from June 13th – 16th.

Before we give you the lowdown you should also know there are plenty of other treats in store for anyone who attends. These include things like on site restaurants and snack bars, massages and sun beds plus much more.

News just in also confirms FACT have now teamed up with Eastender to host a stage of their at the two day, open air mini festival and are offering a combined ticket to both events for their website and other outlets. Playing Eastender are the likes of Reboot, Dufire, Cassy, Solomun, Marcel Dettmann, Laura Jones, Dinky, Subb-An, Chirs Liebing and many more, with full details at http://eastenderpark.com

And so to the FACT additions… First up is a party on June 13th with mobilee, the Berlin house and tech label run by Anja Schneider. The boss herself will play, as will label mates Sebo K, Ray Okpara, Pan-Pot, And.Id, Re.You, Safeword, Rodriguez Jnr and Ralk Kollmann. 

Now joining the Friday party with Ellen Alien and Supplemental Facts boss Guy Gerber will be Desolat’s first lady tINI, Loco Dice’s studio wingman Martin Buttrich, Detroit’s Ryan Elliot and DJ extraordinaire Bill Patrick.

Extra names to be joining the A Day By the Pool with Fact & Friends (formerly listed as/called 2gther) on Saturday June 15th, which already featured Joris Voorn, will now also be soundtracked by ViVA boss Steve Lawler, Visionquest dudes Ryan Crosson b2b Shaun Reeves, techno stalwart Timo Maas, Saved boss Mark Fanciulli and Dutch tech powerhouse Kabale und Liebe plus more special guests.

The final additions are to the Flying Circus party on June 16th. Joining MANFLY aka MANDY and Audio Fly and Radio 1’s Heidi will now be the heavyweight likes of Planet E boss Carl Craig, an inimitable live duo from labels like Visionquest and Ghostly in the form of Benoit & Sergio as well as a primer and exclusive live show from Desolat’sLivio, Roby & George G aka Premiesku as well as sets from mulletover’s Geddes, hot duo Blond: Ish and deep house man Hector.

Remember that each event is to be held in the backyard pool oasis of La Carpa, running from 1400 til 2245 each evening and costing €30 at the door.  Buy your tickets now and secure an intimate poolside spot under palm-treed oasis with the finest dance talents around!

Tickets can be purchased from here

13th June 2013 http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?473330

P.S.: No relation to FACT Magazine 

CLOSE -Getting Closer

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2013 by E.N.

getting-closer
Within the world of electronic music, Will Saul is perhaps best known for Aus Music and Simple Records, the labels he set up and has A&Red for over a decade. Between them there have been over 100 vinyl releases from the influential likes of Joy Orbison, Carl Craig, Pearson Sound, Scuba and Actress, as well as EPs that helped to break upcoming talents like Bicep, Dusky, Midland and George FitzGerald. As well as releasing a constant stream of on-point remixes and 12”s throughout his career, Will is also an experienced DJ who honed his trade as resident for 3 years at London’s legendary The End before it closed in 2009. Since then, he has continued to play across the globe at influential night spots like fabric in London, Club Eleven in Tokyo, Chinese Laundry in Australia and Berlin’s famed Berghain.

Getting Closer will be Will’s first full-length album since Space Between, released under his given name back in 2005. He has slowly and anonymously leaked CLOSE material into the public sphere over the last 12 months; including remixes of Fink, Little Dragon and Hotflush boss Scuba. The alias was initially conceived in order to release music that would be judged on merit alone, rather than on the name to which it was attached, but following great reactions was increasingly difficult to keep secret. Proceeded mid April by first single ‘Beam Me Up’ Feat. Charlene Soraia and Scuba (with remixes by George FitzGerald, Hercules and Love Affair and Scuba) the album marks a big evolution in Saul’s sound, leaning away from bass and house and more toward a world of dark yet idyllic pop.

Artist: CLOSE
Titel: Getting Closer
Label: !K7
Cat No: K7309CD
Format: CD & Digital
Release Date: 03.06.2013

01 I DIED 1000 TIMES feat. Charlene Soraia & October
02 OSCAR
03 MY WAY feat. Joe Dukie (Tanner Ross & Slow Hands Remix)
04 CUBIZM
05 BORN IN A ROLLING BARREL feat. Tikiman, October & Appleblim
06 TIME FADES
07 WALLFLOWER feat. Fink
08 FUTURE LOVE
09 BEAM ME UP feat. Charlene Soraia & Scuba
10 INSIDE

Ambient Jazz Ensemble – Jazz Face Remixes [Here And Now] (Kirk Degiorgio & Simbad remixes)

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han015Ambient Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Face Remixes
Release (digital):2013-03-25
Genre: Electronica/Dance
Label: Here And Now Recordings
Format(s):DIGI
Cat #: HAN015

 

Ambient Jazz Ensemble is the new project from Colin Baldry, a TV, film and advert-music composer for over 20 years. Colin is a gifted producer – his work seamlessly fuses traditional and electronic music, making it come to life. He has written and recorded an album of beautiful, yet edgy, orchestral electronic jazz for Here And Now Recordings featuring such greats as;Neil Cowley on piano and Finn Peters on saxophone. Neil Cowley was the keyboardist in the Brand New Heavies before forming the legendary Neil Cowley Trio. Finn Peters has worked with many greats from DJ Spinna to Bill Frisell, Sa Ra to Sam Rivers, Joyce and many more.

This four-track introduction to Ambient Jazz Ensemble includes a remix by Kirk Degiorgio, plus two from Simbad.

Legendary composer, producer, DJ and label boss Kirk Degiorgio set up his label Applied Rhythmic Technology (ART) in the early 90s, releasing music from Carl Craig, Aphex Twin, Black Dog and Stasis. He himself has released music on many labels including Planet E, R&S, Versatile and Mo Wax. Kirk Degiorgio also founded The Beauty Room, an epic production inspired by such greats as Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell and Charles Stepney. Their second long player has just been released by Far Out Recordings.

Multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer Simbad is very well respected amongst his peers in the world of good music. His incredible range as a producer spans from big band jazz to heavy Jamaican dancehall reggae, bouncy hip-hop, to sick broken-beat & techno. Having worked and played with the likes of Tony Allen, Marque Gilmore, Keziah Jones, Julien Lourau, Ron Trent, Talvin Singh, Bugz in the Attic, Jimpster, and Robert Owens, he’s releasing music as Simbad plus other projects; Heal, Twitch, Beatkeepers, Dreadpoet, Loose Ensemble, Marathon Men, Mowgly, Les Barons, Soul Fever, Izmabad (with Karizma) and Mala In Cuba.

We Love Detroit by Derrick May & Jimmy Edgar out December 3rd

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Detroit is the undisputed father of techno. Stark and powerful, the iconic sound that gave hope to an otherwise lost city spawned a global movement in music.

We Love Detroit takes a look at one of the protagonists of the story of the birth of techno “the innovator” Derrick May. Examining the journey of techno from conception, its explosion onto the international scene and back to its rediscovery by a new generation inspired by the groundbreaking journey of their hometown predecessors.

We see how almost twenty years later Jimmy Edgar and his contemporaries have taken inspiration from the City and the people who created an entire subculture and they have expanded on, making their own interpretations and once more putting Detroit on the map as one of the most important cities in the electronic music world.

Derrick May’s selection throws light on pivotal moments in techno’s formation. Tracing contemporaries that wore into the landscape to classics from masters that are still as relevant today (Carl Craig and KiNK), his Detroit is bursting with energy and desperate for change. In contrast, Edgar uncovers a new dawn for the city. His chosen tracks are still potent and raw but also majorly as yet unheard.

Label: We Love Recordings
Cat no: WLR02
Web: www.welove-music.com 
Distribution: Prime
Released: Monday December 3rd, 2012

Tracklist

  1. John Beltran – Synaptic Transmission
  2. Yotam Avni – Pentimento
  3. Petar Dundov – Distant Shores
  4. KiNK – Hand Made (Dub mix)
  5. Kai Alce – Power Thru Pt 3 (Mush’s Sax Dub)
  6. Deep’A & Biri – Hova
  7. Carl Craig – Sandstorms
  8. Federico Grazzini – Nova
  9. Benny Rodrigues – It’s A Spiritual Thing
  10. Andres – New For U
  11. Jimmy Edgar – Let Yrself Be
  12. Lando Kai – Clockin’
  13. Jimmy Edgar – Semierotic
  14. Magda – Late Night Woodward
  15. Kyle Hall & Kero- Zug Island
  16. Coyote Clean Up – Mount Babe Bricks
  17. Noel Jackson – That You Love Me
  18. Darling Farah – Body
  19. Magic Touch feat. N Dawson – Niks Groove
  20. Kris Wadsworth – Connection
  21. Axiom Crux – When Summer Doesn’t Come

HOW IT BEGAN

Detroit became known as the birthplace of techno in the 80´s, the catalyst for this futuristic music came in the unlikely form of the schoolboy friendships of Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May or The Belleville Three as they faithfully became known, adopting the namesake of the suburban high school where they met. What separated them from their contemporaries was their view of music. To them it was a serious philosophy rather than a simple form of entertainment.

Atkins made the first leaps in production, writing some seminal early electro tracks under his Cybotron collaboration with Rick Davies. Saunderson would go onto international commercial success with his Innercity outfit. But it was Derrick May´s mix of early Detroit electro and Chicago house beats that would become the blueprint for techno as many of us will recognize it today. After a short burst of production as Rhythim Is Rhythim between ´87 – ´89 tracks like “Nude Photo” and “Strings of Life” put May on the international map. And though his release schedule all but halted during the 1990s, he continued DJing around the world and honed Transmat  into one of the most respected techno labels in the world.

Detroit as a city fell into steady decline after the collapse of the auto industry, as Detroit experienced heavy economic downfall, many of the middle-class white families fled to the suburbs in what is called the “white flight” of the early 70s while middle-class black families were displaced by the de-gentrification of once securely middle-class black districts. Detroit Techno as a genre created a newfound, integrated club scene in Detroit that had not been felt in a general sense after the Motown label moved to Los Angeles.

THE NEW GENERATION

Fast-forward into the 21st century and we find a young Jimmy Edgar playing drums in various Detroit bands, like most of his teenage friends he is into rock music. Contrary to common Europe belief, techno is not omnipresent in Detroit, the scene is incredibly niche and tight knit. If the opportunity hadn´t presented itself in the form of Jimmy stealing a pair of turntables when he was 15 things could have turned out very differently.

The young Edgar ended up playing at parties a friend of his older brother was organizing in Detroit, playing alongside Atkins and May, who Jimmy thought at the time were just local cats on the scene. Although he respected and looked up to them, it wasn´t until later on he realized how pivotal these people were in the creation of a sound that was entirely Detroit inspired.

Geddes presents mulletover: The Story So Far 2004-2012

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

London is saturated with clubs so for one to keep growing takes something special. mulletover celebrate 8 years with a special CD debut release to mark their journey to date mixed by programmer, creator and resident DJ Geddes.

Visitors to London are often looking for a party. No other event has made such a dramatic mark on the UK’s capital than mulletover. Maybe not the first event to take place in a warehouse, but it was the one that led the way to stage events in rotating spaces. This led to an underground culture of secret venues and the reinvigoration of many derelict spaces in East London.

Nowadays mulletover pulls crowds of 3000 people and sell out shows in durations akin to festival fever. Regularly asked to host at internationally renowned events, this year alone they can be found at BLOC festivals in London and Hideout in Croatia. Past endeavours include Lovebox and a season residency at We Love.., Ibiza. Now globally recognized as one of the leading cutting edge brands in dance music, they are still growing every day.

As other brands would look to capitalize, mulletover are turning things on their head. From next year they will only host two events in their London home, a move to concentrate on quality rather than quantity. As every other event in London seems to be held in secret venues with poor production and facilities, mulletover want to focus on the experience. Their move to large purpose-built venues such as the O2 and Pulse has scaled this DIY grass roots project into an international event. This was all possible due to the pride and attention to detail. Geddes has the ear of an engineer and an impeccable standard for sound. His consistency ensures every artist on the bill complements each other and he has closed nearly every mulletover event to date, while Rob Star has an acute talent for event production and combined they ensure that everyone who has attended won’t forget it.

Geddes has handpicked a selection of tracks that are representative of the sound of mulletover over the past 8 years including classics from Liberty City and Nina Kravitz as well as forward thinking diverse cuts from SCB(Scuba) and Maya Jane ColesHuxley and new signings to murmurSonogama. A special 8 page booklet will accompany the release with each page a description of each year and the release will be given away as part of the ticket for the 8th Birthday event. Released on Geddes’ cult murmur label as a follow up to his solo ‘Inner City Man’ EP, this release unveils a more driving and darker side than he is known for.

Label: murmur
Cat no: MURMURCD02
Web: www.murmurrecords.com
Distribution: Above Board
Released: Monday May 7th, 2012

Tracklist

  1. Sonogama ‘Hypnotic Beat’ (exclusive track)
  2. Maya Jane Coles ‘Dubchild’
  3. Gideon Bouwens ‘ Life Stories Part 2′
  4. Toby Tobias ‘In Your Eyes’ (James Teej remix)
  5. Delusions Of Grandeur ‘Don’t Sleep’
  6. Shall Ocin ‘Movin On’
  7. Ethyl & Huxley ’3 Feet High’
  8. SCB ‘Mace’
  9. Will Saul & Tam Cooper ‘Tech Noir’ (Phonique remix)
  10. Metrika & Bastard Love ‘Europa’
  11. Okain ‘Scream’ (Nina Kraviz mix)
  12. Liberty City ‘If You Really Love Someone’ (The MURK Groove)
  13. Hugo Barritt feat. Robert Owens ‘You Are’ (Efdemin remix)

mulletover was started on a Saturday night in 2004 by Stuart Geddes and Rob Star in a now defunct and highly illegal space called R House. Geddes was born and bred in the capital and had frequented some of the best night spots since way before he should have thanks to a sister in dance music. Bored by the current predicament and overt control of super clubs, brands and DJs and ultimately wanting to experiment and bring something new to the table, he joined forces with Rob Star and the duo never looked back. Rob Star had flirted in dance music circles also, involved with the much hyped but short lived club Home and he is now involved with some of London’s most renowned dance music events such as Eastern Electrics festival, Circo Loco, A Night With… and his own ‘Star’ series of venues.

Their journey to this point has not always been easy with many a venue shut down by police and towing their own line despite London’s ever evolving tastes. But they never compromised and acts such as Andrew Weatherall, Dixon, Greg Wilson and Carl Craig make rare appearances and those that have born witness to mulletover know they are certain to leave with the best memories.

Psycatron – Memories Of The Moment (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2011 by E.N.

Those of you who remember Psycatron’s stunning remix of Mutant Clan’s ‘Persuader’ from John Digweed’s first ‘Structures’ album, or the brilliant ‘Vertigo In The Modern’ (Beddigi08) with Sian, will no doubt be chomping at the bit to get your ears around this brand new single. This is HOT!!!!!
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 Original Mix with its energetic, melodic, percussive groove backbone mounted on a deep, throbbing bassline, builds a drawn out brooding vibe towards an ecstatic mid-way climax before layering and building in pure, intense Psycatron style.
‘Memories Of The Moment’ has been the biggest track of the summer for Psycatron in their live sets, so you may have heard it already at the I Love Techno Festival, Global Gathering, Klubbers Day Madrid, Fabric, Berghain, Oxygen Ireland, Astrolopolis France, Baracca Valencia, The Loft Barcelona, or on their multiple dates on the Planet E 20th World Tour.
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 over the years and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further. As with all their studio productions their remix of ‘Memories Of The Moment’ is another mission statement to show that they are not resting on past laurels but always developing their sound in an exciting direction. It’s a spine-tingling, fizzing, spiralling, anthemic monster that will be huge worldwide.
Remixes for Spooky, Simian Mobile Disco and Vince Watson have all been Psycatron highlights already this year, and a single with Paul Woolford for HotFlush received critical acclaim. New singles are on the way alongside Sian and Detroit Grand Pubahs, whilst the boys are currently locked down in their studio, working on the first Psycatron long-player for release in 2012. In the meantime you can tune into their fortnightly Electric Avenue radio show on Proton, which already has 20k subscribers.
Psycatron
Memories Of The Moment
1. Original 08:17
2. John Digweed & Nick Muir Remix 07:46
(Bedrock Digital) Beddigi14
Release: 05/12/11

Psycatron – Memories of the Moment

Psycatron – Memories of the Moment ( John Digweed & Nick Muir remix)

Psycatron’s high profile productions have been popping up 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 Records again to end the year in style.

“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

www.bedrock.uk.net
www.johndigweed.com
www.myspace.com/psycatron

Fabric61: Visionquest

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2011 by E.N.

Visionquest are a dynamic, charismatic and unstoppable force that have quietly crept up and grasped the horns of dance music in 2011. Comprising of Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves, four Detroit refugees who each have their solo careers in their own right, together they career through barren terrain and mystical energies in the next episode of the fabric series.

“Shaun, Ryan and Seth are from the Detroit area. They finished high school at a point in time when electronic music was making a turning point. We were all deeply involved in it.” Lee Curtiss

I grew up with a lot of different music – jazz, rnb, soul, house. My parents have such good taste.  However when I got into my teen years living in the suburbs I started to listen to a lot of indie rock as well as techno. Still today when I’m home alone I tend to listen to more folk stuff rather then club music.” Seth Troxler

“Chance meetings and like-mindedness brought Visionquest together. If I could sum us up in 3 words it would be ‘never forget home’ or ‘use more fat’”. Ryan Crosson

 

Label: Fabric
Cat no: fabric121
Web: www.fabriclondon.com
Distribution:
Released: Monday December 5th, 2011

Tracklist

  1. Tin Man – Wasteland [Global A]
  2. STL – Portside Waves [Perlon]
  3. Soul Center* – Hal 2010 [Shitkatapult]
  4. Seuil – In The Moon [Supplement Facts]
  5. Konrad Black – Doodimbouttogay [Visionquest]
  6. Cassius – The Sound Of Violence (Franco Cinelli Remix) [Cassius]
  7. Terje Bakke – Ekaterinburg [Be Chosen]
  8. Kollektiv Turmstrasse & Florian Schirmacher – Uneins (Aril Brikha Remix) [Connaisseur Superieur]
  9. Catz ‘n Dogz feat. Paul Randolph – I’m Free (Carl Craig Remix) [Mothership]
  10. Phreek Plus One feat. Mr. White – Passion (DJ T. Remix) [Compost]
  11. Loosefingers – Winterflower [Alleviated]
  12. My Favorite Robot – Forest Fires [Visionquest]
  13. DVS1 – Polyphonic Love [Transmat]
  14. Green Velvet – Abduction [Relief]
  15. Aquarius Heaven feat. Dani Siciliano – Can’t Buy Love [Wolf + Lamb]
  16. Tale Of Us & Footprintz – Tale/Foot Break [Visionquest]
  17. Footprintz – Heaven Felt Like Night [Visionquest]
  18. Wildcookie – Song With No Ending [Tru Thoughts]

In Native American cultures, a Visionquest is a spiritual quest associated with new beginnings and revelatory journeys. Meeting as teenagers in the collapsed city of Detroit, these four young creatives embarked on their own voyage together that has brought them to the forefront of the electronic music community. Surrounded by the explosion of techno in their home city, they each connected deeply with its heartbeat. The youngest of the pack, Seth Troxler’s stepfather was himself a DJ and they each began playing and promoting local events. Keen to etch their own mark as DJs and producers in the wider world, they eloped to Berlin and forged successful solo careers, before coming together again to form the Visionquest production collective responsible for crossover remixes such as Tracey Thorn ‘Swimming’ and Kiki ‘Good Voodoo’. In 2011 they formed the Visionquest label that houses a rising circle of talent such as Footprintz, Laura Jones, Tale Of Us and the biggest track of the year from Benoit & Sergio ‘Walk and Talk’.

“When deciding together which tracks we wanted to go with we took into consideration the timelessness of the songs, tracks from our past and our present and presented them to tell our story. The start is very representative of the Visionquest DJ sound and the end shows the eclectic sound of our label. It goes from music for clubs to music for life.”Shaun Reeves

The meditative ‘Wasteland’ from Tin Man commences this almost supernatural journey, urging you to relax and sit back for the ride. Throughout the subsequent seventy minutes, Visionquest sweep gently from light atmospherics through into warm grooves and hypnotic basslines, embodying a spellbinding sound that seems suspended in time. The close circle from their early days such as Konrad Black and Toronto’s My Favorite Robot are represented in the mix as well as early heroes such as Green Velvet and Carl Craig. Iconic records such as the Cassius ‘The Sound Of Violence’ and this year’s anthemic Aquarius Heaven ‘Can’t Buy Love’ are sandwiched between esoteric jewels. The end spirals deeper into Visionquest’s dreams and pop infused hallucinations as the auras of the young Montreal duo Footprintz merge with Italian duo Tale Of Us. The playful close on Wildcookie’s ‘The Song With No Ending’ is an archetypal Visionquest twist as they bow out in style.

The Wurst Music Ever

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2011 by E.N.

The Wurst Music Co proudly presents its very first full-length release, the aptly titled The Wurst Music Ever. Boasting ten brand new songs from Wurst stalwarts and newcomers to the sausage party alike, the compilation is a bold step forward for the cult New York label. Wurst has always kept us guessing, from its early years trading in much-heralded (and sorely out of print) edits from the likes of Runaway and Lee Douglas to its rebirth in 2009 as a bastion for forward-thinking, original dance music courtesy of Brennan Green and Neurotic Drum Band, amongst others. Label head Roy Dank’s daring approach to A&R has enabled Wurst to garner support from a broad swath of discerning DJs, including heavyweights like Harvey, Carl Craig, James Murphy, Soul Clap, Radio Slave, Tim Sweeney, Laurent Garnier, and Optimo. So it should come as no surprise that the imprint delivers a spectacular set of music unrestricted by genre classification and tempo with its initial foray into long-player territory.

The Wurst Music Ever is that rare commodity in dance music, chock full of personality, and by no means mere dancefloor fodder. That being said, many of the album highlights are sure to fill floors the world over; indeed, more than a few already are. Brooklyn disco ensemble Midnight Magic have been closing their awe-inspiring live sets with their fantastic cover of Native Underground’s soul-drenched “Push 4 Love”, while Lisbon legend Tiago has been test-driving his contribution, “Peanuts Not Working”, to packed crowds at his Lux residency. Fresh off of appearances on Soul Clap’s Social Experiment 002 and Jamie Jones’ Fabric 59, New York upstarts soho808 deliver what is sure to be the pitched down house (or whatever you want to call it) anthem of the winter with “Reach”. Brooklyn house juggernaut Nick Chacona teams up with longtime partner and SF disco hero Anthony Mansfield on “Tase the Wizard”, a Burning Man anthem if there ever was one.

Elsewhere on the compilation, 20 Jazz Funk Greats faves Pink Stallone team up with Strictly Rhythm singer Joey Washington to bring the nasty funk on “Help Yourself”, while Portland performance artists The Miracles Club follow-up acclaimed releases for both Mexican Summer and Cut Copy’s Cutters imprint with, “I Can’t Help It”, a perfect marriage of ethereal pop and classic house sounds. Stockholm studs Name in Lights inimitably channel their rave roots on “Úr Öskunni”, while Chaka Khan’s nephew Great Weekend gets busy on the MPC for the sexy, sample-delic midtempo bomb, “That’s The Thing (To Do)”. Slowing things down for those special late-night/early morning moments are none other than mysterious Mark E protege Chicago Damn, and Wurst alum, not to mention one-half of Neurotic Drum Band, Ulysses, with “Romcom” and “Soular Power”, respectively.

Deftly showcasing an incredible array of talent and arguably amongst the artists’ finest moments to date, The Wurst Music Ever is a bold treatise on dance music’s wildly expansive movements, some of which the Wurst label has been lucky enough to commit to record. To commemorate the occasion, Wurst is hitting the road for album launch parties across the globe. Stay tuned, as they say, the Wurst has yet to come…

title:The Wurst Music Ever
artist:Various Artists
label:Wurst Music Co, USA.
format:CD/ 3×12”
date:7.11.11

Native Underground: Push 4 Love – Midnight Magic Cover
Pink Stallone: Help Yourself
soho808: Reach feat. Safiyah
Name In Lights: Ur Oskunni
Tiago: Peanuts Not Working – I Am The Automan Version
Miracles Club: I Can’t Help It
Nick Chacona & Anthony Mansfield: Tase The Wizard
Great Weekend: That’s The Thing (To Do)
Chicago Damn: Romcom
Ulysses: Soular Power

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