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Incubate Festival Presents Johannes Heil – The Main(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on November 26, 2013 by dk

Johannes Heil - The MainDeutsch festival Incubate have got together with Cocoon stalwart Johannes Heil, to bring us the new single ‘The Main’. Johannes Heil’s track ‘Die Eigene Achse (‘Your Own Axis’)’, was famous for blowing the roof off at the closing party of Sven Vath’s legendary club The Omen, as Sven dropped it as the night’s closing track. Heil has been releasing Techno ever since, regularly releasing on Sven’s Cocoon imprint, as well as Klang, Tronic and more recently Gregor Tresher’s Break New Soil label.

Incubate Festival launched in 2005, when they set out to provide a display of cutting edge culture and music. Since then they have featured artists on their stages, like; A Guy Called Gerald, Kyle Hall, Emika, DJ Pierre and many other names. The music and culture has ranged widely from Free Jazz to Contemporary Dance, to Underground Electronic Music.

‘The Main’ is a perky uplifting Techno groover. Complemented by smoothened soft synths and high frequency synth fills, the main melody is a cheerful ascending bassline, sure to put a smile on any revellers face. Perfect for the early morning hours, this track has ‘Sunrise’ written all over it. Heil has put his years of experience in the Techno game to good use!

On video production is up and coming video artist Michelle Van Mill, who provides a beautifully shot video, with footage of last year’s Incubate Festival, thoughtfully blended in with scenic footage, that her and Suzanne Van Dongen have put together.

Emika – ‘Hit Me’ feat. Jimmy Edgar (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2012 by dk

Official video for Emika’s ‘Hit Me’ feat. Jimmy Edgar, taken from the single ‘3 Hours’ released 13 Feb 2012 on Ninja Tune.

Download:The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble f/ Emika- Pretend (Soul Clap Remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2011 by dk

Germany’s Brandt Brauer Frick just wrapped up a North American tour in support of their new album, Mr. Machine, and now the band is sharing a free remix of their track “Pretend,” from the Boston production duo Soul Clap.

Grab the track via !K7’s Soundcloud page.

The ensemble’s genre-defying sound fuses minimal techno with classical music, and Mr. Machine is taking that concept and sound to the next level. We recently sent out an MP3 for their track “Pretend” which features Ninja Tune’s Emika on vocals (you can download the MP3 here). Expanding on last year’s debut album You Make Me Real, Mr. Machine adds a full 10-piece ensemble and fuses electronic dance music with classical instrumentation.

Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble Premieres New Video, Kicks Off US Tour Next Week!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by dk

Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble Premieres
New Video, Kicks Off US Tour Next Week!

Mr. Machine Comes Out October 25th via !K7 Records

Download the Free MP3 HERE

Germany’s Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble is releasing their debut album, Mr. Machine, next Tuesday via !K7 Records, and the band will also be heading over for a rare North American tour in support of the album. To coincide, the band has premiered their decadent new video for “Pretend,” a reinterpretation of one of Emika’s (Ninja Tune) songs from her debut album. The video was gorgeously produced by Park Bennett Filmsand directed by Julian Schleef & Daniel Brandt; it’s something you truly need to watch to fully wrap your head around. Head over to Consequence of Sound to check out the premiere, and be sure to download the free MP3 of “Pretend” while you’re at it!

Don’t Miss BBFE On Their Rare US Tour!

10/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
10/25 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/26 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
10/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
10/28 – Washington, DC – The Red Palace
10/29 – Asheville, NC – MoogFest
10/30 – Atlanta, GA – 529
10/31 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
11/01 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Down Under/FSU
11/03 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
11/05 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/09 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
11/11 – San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw Stop
11/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Expanding on last year’s Brandt Brauer Frick debut You Make Me Real, Mr. Machine takes the German trio’s sound and concept to the next level, adding a full 10-piece ensemble and fusing minimal techno with classical instrumentation. This is an album which rewards repeat listens, as the sounds and arrangements are dense with intricate nuance.

The new album was recorded using a handmade approach, utilizing opulent and unconventional instrumentation: violin, cello, harp, piano, trombone, tuba, timpani, marimba, vibraphone, drum set, various percussion and a Moog synthesizer, the results of which yield an utterly unique sound palate. They’re coming over to the US (in their core three-person incarnation) for a full tour in October/November (find the full routinghere).

This is a tour that you don’t want to miss. Don’t hesitate to reach out for any guest list requests, we’d love for you to catch them if they’re heading your way!

Download:The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble feat. Ninja Tune’s Emika!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by dk

Mr. Machine Sees a US Release
On October 25th via !K7

Germany’s genre-defying Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble premiered their epic new track today . On “Pretend,” Brant Brauer Frick and their 10-piece ensemble are joined by Ninja Tune’s Emika for a re-interpretation of a song from her debut album. The ensemble will be releasing their album Mr. Machine in the US on October 25th via !K7, and will be heading over for a full US tour in support of the release.
 
Expanding on last year’s Brandt Brauer Frick debut You Make Me Real, Mr. Machine takes the German trio’s sound and concept to the next level, adding a full 10-piece ensemble and fusing minimal techno with classical instrumentation. This is an album which rewards repeat listens, as the sounds and arrangements are dense with intricate nuance.
 
The new album was recorded using a handmade approach, utilizing opulent and unconventional instrumentation: violin, cello, harp, piano, trombone, tuba, timpani, marimba, vibraphone, drum set, various percussion and a Moog synthesizer, the results of which yield an utterly unique sound palate.
 

Download:The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble feat. Emika – Pretend

With major festivals Coachella, Glastonbury, Eurosonic and others under their belt, Brandt Brauer Frick has earned a reputation of one of the most exciting new live electronic acts.  This Fall they’ll be coming over to the US (in their core three-person incarnation) for a full tour in October/November (find the full routing here). This is a tour that you don’t want to miss!
 
 

Upcoming Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble Tour Dates
 
10/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
10/25 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/26 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
10/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
10/28 – Washington, DC – The Red Palace
10/29 – Asheville, NC – MoogFest
10/30 – Atlanta, GA – 529
10/31 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
11/01 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Down Under/FSU
11/03 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
11/05 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/09 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
11/11 – San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw Stop
11/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Marcel Dettmann mixes timeless techno on ‘Conducted’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2011 by dk

Music Man Records is proud to present the long awaited second mix-cd from Marcel Dettmann, resident at the notorious Berghain club in Berlin since it’s oldest incarnation as Ostgut and a key artist on their label Ostgut Ton.

Marcel Dettmann’s previous mix-cd was named best mix-cd of 2008 by Resident Advisor and last year he released his debut album ‘Dettmann’ to high critical acclaim. In the meantime he’s also built the profile of his own label MDR, and is a hugely in demand remixer for the likes of Emika, Ellen Allien, Radioslave, Scuba and O/V/R.

The tracklist of ‘Conducted’ includes a mixture of new to be discovered talents, alongside older ready to be re-discovered gems, and those you may expect such as Sandwell District, Redshape or Shed. ‘Conducted’ is simply a timeless mix from one of the most important DJs and producers of the current techno scene.

artist: Marcel Dettmann
title: Conducted
label: Music Man, BE. (Distributed by N.E.W.S., BE.)
date: 14.11.11

1. Sandwell District – Immolare (First)
2. Signal – Wismut
3. Roman Lindau – Sub Suggestion
4. Mono Junk – Channel B
5. Reel By Real – Sundog
6. Bluemoon Productions – Night
7. The Analogue Cops – Why You Love Me
8. Vril – V3
9. Milton Bradley – Don’t Phonk
10. Silent Servant – El Mar
11. Morphosis – Too Far
12. Redshape – The Lesson
13. Shed – Hello Bleep!
14. Cheeba Starks presents The Toupe Committee – GoGo Bop (A Trip To The Bodega)
15. O/V/R – Post-Traumatic Son (Ben Klock Wave Mix)
16. FBK – Nanomal
17. Answer Code Request – Escape Myself
18. Shed – 44A (Hard Wax Forever!)

Tracklist 12’’ sampler

12” sampler 1:
A1. Bluemoon Productions – Night
A2. Morphosis – Too Far
B1. Signal – Wismut
B2. FBK – Nanomal

12” sampler 2:
A1. Cheeba Starks presents The Toupe Committee – GoGo Bop (A Trip To The Bodega)
A2. Answer Code Request – Escape Myself
B1. Vril – V3
B2. The Analogue Cops – Why You Love Me

Marcel Fengler -Berghain 05

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2011 by dk

Berghain’s Marcel Fengler presents the fifth installment in the club’s expanding mix series. A central resident at the club since its early days, Fengler continually and consistently fires up the Berghain floor with his vast and exemplary collection of techno, house and electronica.

Opening with the eerie echoes of Emika’s ‘Count Backwards’ – treated by Marcel Dettmann – we quickly discover the first exclusive gem of the mix as Peter Van Hoesen’s incredible ‘Axis Mundi’ sets the tone from here on in: full, lively and not short on drama.Pushing into darker zones, Regis’ typically haunting mix of Tommy Four Seven’s ‘G’, or Luke Slater’s L.B Dub Corp mix of Fengler’s own ‘Thwack’ segue with more classic cuts from Secret Cinema’s ‘Timeless Altitude (Minneapolis Mix)’ and Ratio’s ‘Doublefeature’. Fengler keeps the surprise element alive while maintaining tension and pressure throughout. Gerd’s tripping ‘Time and Space (Duplex Southside Mix)’ mixes wonderfully with UK bass veteran Seiji’s ‘More of You’ in a glorious mid point throw- down. The mighty Claude Young teams up with production partner Takasi Nakajima on ‘Think Twice’, which then swells to pick up the tension in a beautiful piano-led hypnotising moment.

With the focus on more current developments in more edgy techno and house, combined with a hearty nod to the past, the mix continues with newcomers like Puresque showing promise, alongside a weighty new Ben Sims track, and the pounding filtered glory of Vril’s ‘UV’ – another exclusive for the mix. Marcel includes a new track that heads straight for the floor with ‘Sphinx’, while men of the moment Skudge put forward ‘Man On Wire’. The slow burning house of Reagenz’ ‘The Labyrinth’ leads us into a psychedelic game of funk, dub and abstraction as the mix winds down.Before drawing to a close with Convextion aka E.R.P’s stunning ‘Vapor Pressure’, we’re treated to a UK house classic by 20:20 Vision’s ‘Future Remembrance (Livestyle Mix)’, in all its analog glory.

In Berghain 05, Marcel Fengler has proved filling floors doesn’t have to be about ticking boxes. This mix is a perfect example of the type of dexterity, sensitivity and scope he possesses as a DJ.

The O-Ton 51 12″ with tracks from Peter van Hoesen/Reahenz/Vril will be released 15.08.11
Artist: Marcel Fengler
Title: Berghain 05
Label: Ostgut Ton, DE.
Release: 29.08.11

TRACKLIST

01. Emika – Count Backwards (Marcel Dettmann Vocal Edit)
02. Peter van Hoesen – Axis Mundi (Exclusive, previously unreleased)
03. Terrence Dixon – Tranquility (Octagen Remix)
04. Byetone – Plastic Star (Dr. Walker Remix)
05. Tommy Four Seven – G (Regis Remix)
06. Marcel Fengler – Thwack (L.B. Dub Corp Remix) (previously unreleased)
07. Secret Cinema – Timeless Altitude (Minneapolis Mix)
08. Ratio – Double Feature 09. Gerd – Time and Space (Duplex Southside Mix)
10. Seiji – More Of You 11. Claude Young & Takasi Nakajima – Think Twice
12. Puresque – 001A (previously unreleased) 13. Ben Sims – Slow Motion (previously unreleased)
14. Vril – UV (Exclusive, previously unreleased)
15. Marcel Fengler – Sphinx (previously unreleased)
16. Skudge – Man On Wire (previously unreleased)
17. Reagenz – The Labyrinth (Exclusive, previously unreleased)
18. 20:20 Vision – Future Remembrance (20:20 Livestyle Mix)
19. Convextion aka E.R.P. – Vapor Pressure (previously unreleased)

Line up for the Berghain 05 release party:

Saturday 3 September
BERGHAIN
G-Man LIVE
Ratio LIVE
Marcel Fengler
Norman Nodge
Sandrien

PANORAMA BAR Vril LIVE
Prosumer
Dinky
Steffi
Alex Dallas & Soultourist