Techno MUSIC, ARTISTS INTERVIEWS, TECH REVIEWS & BURNING MAN STORIES

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18. August 2017 • BLOG, MUSIK

Weekend warriors, macht euch bereit: Mon Groove in the mix!

Podcast 003 unseres Technolabels FHLR Musik ist online.
Viel Spaß damit.

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15. August 2017 • BLOG, MUSIK

Mad or Nah! – Gaston Zani (Prospect Records, PSR072)

Auswahl der Woche:
Gaston Zani mit Mad or Nah! auf Prospect Records, PSR072.

Pressetext (nur in Englisch):
In this oversaturated market it’s really hard to find an artist who can provide a package of tracks wisely linked between them for a single release. Hailing from the beautiful Argentina, Gaston Zani is an experienced artist that already showed his talent on Toolroom, Transmit , Agile, Loose and his very own Addeepted, just to name a few.
His debut on Prospect Records „Mad Or Nah EP“ is a statement of Zani ’s own musical taste: „Atmospheric“ and „Mad Or Nah“ remind us that Techno should be dark, aggressive and capable to move our wildest side. Fortified by a dope rework from the italian Tech-House maestro Tony Dee, this is another precious gem for the ravers.

Tracklist: Gaston Zani – Mad or Nah! (Prospect Records, PSR072)

01. Mad Or Nah! 
02. Mad Or Nah! (Tony Dee Remix)
03. Atmospheric

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8. August 2017 • BLOG, MUSIK

Fabio Neural – Shy EP (Intec, ID133)

Auswahl der Woche.
Fabio Neural mit Shy EP auf Intec Digital, ID133.

Pressetext (nur in Englisch):
Carl Cox is an iconic figurehead of the electronic music industry, whose influential legacy includes his much famed label Intec, which he runs with friend and business partner Jon Rundell.

The new Intec release is from Fabio Neural who is an Intec regular and has also featured music on imprints such as Dubfire’s SCI+TEC, Kaiserdisco’s KD Music, Josh Wink’s Ovum and Adam Beyer’s label Truesoul.

Hotly tipped, Fabio Neural is a producer based in Italy but he also spent some years in Spain which led to him hosting a techno focused radio show for Ibiza Global Radio. He also travels the world as a popular DJ and regularly appears on the same club line-up’s as scene leaders such as Richie Hawtin, Chris Liebing and Sven Väth.

An exciting talent, this four track solo EP is a fine example of why Italian born Fabio has earned international respect and a fan base that spans continents. Track one ‘Shy’ is spacious techno with an understated sound led by a bubbling acid-line that steers the track with purposeful momentum tailored for the dancefloor. Vocal stabs washed in delay flutter across the mix to create a spacious atmosphere, and clap rhythms add a sense of dramatic tension.

Second is ‘Whatever’ that has looped vocals, both uplifting and intense with a held tension ready to erupt. Propelled by the pulsating bassline, this track follows the philosophy of less is more to deliver a compelling slice of Techno gold. Without breaking boundaries, this track refines what many others struggle to achieve, and is a must have DJ tool perfect for peak time plays.

Tracklist: Fabio Neural – Shy EP (Intec, ID133)

01. Shy
02. Whatever

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4. August 2017 • BLOG, MUSIK

LAUTER FREUNDE 3 [PART I] (Lauter Unfug, LUMC03P1)

Auswahl der Woche:
LAUTER FREUNDE 3 [PART I] auf Lauter Unfug Music, LUMC03P1.

Pressetext (nur in Englisch):
Lauter Unfug releases a brand new compilation that includes tracks by residents and friends that helped shape the label over time. This release merges the musical influences of the label and reaches out from deep and soulful house to Tech House and Techno. Every track has its own individual character and the well-composed remixes underline that every artist has been guided by his unification to the label which has engaged in promoting them around Europe and the world.

The label has also given the artists the opportunity to experiment and therefore release some tunes that sound different to what you might expect given their past releases, so be ready to anticipate some surprises along the way.

Tracklist: LAUTER FREUNDE 3, PART 1 (Lauter Unfug, LUMC03P1)

01. Darknet (Phat Eric, Alex Heide)
02. Hypnosense (Andrew Martin)
03. Mischievous (Chook)
04. Date Night (Chris Hartwig)
05. Trap The Cap (Chris Hartwig)
06. Turn Ya Loose (dotSTRIPE)
07. Program 39 (Early Mornin)
08. Beacons & Dark Riffs (Fonclair)
09. Society Reloaded (Hartojo)
10. Ex Robot Friend (Heartbroken Boys)
11. Goodbye Luv (David Hasert, Patrick Petzold)

Release kaufen: Digital

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1. August 2017 • BLOG, MUSIK

Radio Slave (Floorplan Remixes) – Feel the Same (Rekids, REKIDS107)

Auswahl der Woche:
Radio Slave (Floorplan Remixes) mit Feel the Same auf Rekids, REKIDS107.

Pressetext (nur in Englisch):
Floorplan delivers two excellent reinterpretations of Radio Slave ‘Feel The Same’, the title track from the Rekids founder’s forthcoming album. Made up of former Underground Resistance member Robert Hood and his daughter Lyric, the Detroit duo needs little introduction and last year saw the release of their illustrious album ‘Victorious’ on Hood’s M-Plant.
The first remix of ‘Feel The Same’ extends to eight minutes long and is a journey; incorporating echoing chords, intricate percussion and a medley of esoteric effects whilst cackling laughter ebbs in and out of the mix. Meanwhile, the flip sees a more up front interpretation with its heady hook, rolling drums and energetic claps

Tracklist: Radio Slave – Feel the Same (Rekids, REKIDS107)

A Feel The Same (Floorplan Remix 1)
B Feel The Same (Floorplan Remix 2)

Buy release: Vinyl // Digital

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28. Juli 2017 • BLOG

Estroe – Querulantism EP (Rosedale Records, ROSE019)

Auswahl der Woche:
Estroe with Querulantism EP on Rosedale Records, ROSE019.

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Rotterdam-based producer and DJ Estroe makes a return to her own Rosedale Records this June with the ‘Querulantism’ EP, accompanied by a remixes from Justin Berkovi and Brendon Moeller.

Esther Roozendaal, better known as Estroe has been an integral part of the Dutch underground House and Techno scene and further afield across the globe for quite some time now having played some of the most respected clubs across the globe such as Berlin’s Berghain and Tresor, Rex Paris, Womb Tokyo and Sub Club Glasgow amongst many more. Amongst being a highly in demand DJ, Estroe’s back catalogue of compositions have seen her release via the likes of Rush Hour, Manual Music, Connaisseur Recordings and of course her own Rosedale Records where she returns to here.

Up first on the package is the original mix of ‘Querulant’, laid out over six minutes with intricately programmed shuffled rhythms, an amalgamation of glitched out chord and string samples and pulsating sub bass to create a hypnotic, unfolding opening cut. Following is a remix from Justin Berkovi who reworks the original into an evolving, melodious number with growling bass leads, popping percussion and tension building strings.

‘Murk’ opens the latter half of the package and sees Estroe offer up off-kilter percussion, menacing bass drones and a shadowy, ethereal aesthetic before Brendon Moeller offers up his interpretation of ‘Murk’ to close the package, taking a more hook-driven approach with swinging 808 drums, spiralling bass hits and heady vocal murmurs.

Estroe’s ‘Querulantism’ EP is out on Rosedale Records 26th June 2017.

Tracklist: Estroe – Querulantism EP (Rosedale Records, ROSE019)

01. Querulant
02. Querulant (Justin Berkovi Remix)
03. Murk
04. Murk (Bredon Moeller Remix)

Release kaufen: Digital

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27. Juli 2017 • BLOG, NEWS

SUPERBOOTH17 Workshop Videos

Mehr Modular Synthesizer Termine für den Sommer! Berlin, 27. Juli 2017
Zusammenfassung: Das erste Workshop Video von SUPERBOOTH17 geht Ende der Woche online. Gammon plant Modular Synthesizer Ensemble Workshop auf dem DEFINE Festival. SchneidersLaden wird bei KRAKE und Atonal Festivals in Berlin präsent sein.

1. Am Samstag gibt es die nächste der regelmäßig unregelmäßigen Veröffentlichungen von
SUPERBOOTH17 und SchneidersLaden Videos. HerrSchneider hat Gammon zu einem Gespräch in sein
neues Videostudio in Berlin Kreuzberg eingeladen um über die Ideen hinter Gammons Modular
Synthesizer Ensemble Workshops auf dem SUPERBOOTH17 zu sprechen.
Die Workshops richteten sich speziell an Schulkinder, die teilnehmenden Schüler kamen von Schulen
in Berlin Mitte und Neukölln. Den Schülern standen zehn modulare Synthesizer zur Verfügung, die
durch ihre individuelle Konfiguration verschiedene musikalisch interagierende Stimmen erzeugen
konnten. Daraus wurde eine individuelle Komposition erschaffen, die in einem späteren Video noch
ausführlicher gezeigt werden wird.

2. Für den November plant Gammon einen weiteren dieser Workshops, diesmal auf dem DEFINE
Festival in Sønderborg, Dänemark. Die Teilnehmer sollen dort, in einem dreitägigen Workshop,
gemeinsam eine Komposition für das Modular Synthesizer Ensemble entwickeln. Auch hier wird es
am Ende des Workshops ein Konzert der Teilnehmer geben.

3. An diesem Freitag wird SchneidersLaden, zusammen mit Doepfer und anderen Herstellern von
modularen Synthesizern, beim Label Boutique Market des KRAKE Festivals in Berlin zugegen sein. Das
Festival hat zudem viele sehr interessante und unabhängige Label eingeladen um einen entspannten
Tag für Berlins elektronische Musikszene zu gestalten.

4. Im August steht das Atonal Festival in Berlin an. Als Veranstaltungsort wurde wieder einmal das
Kraftwerk Berlin, mit seiner unglaublichen Größe und Präsenz, gewählt. Einer der interessantesten
Räume im Kraftwerk ist die ehemalige Schaltzentrale, hier wird SchneidersLaden für die Dauer des
Festivals einige modulare Synthesizer installieren, welche sich perfekt in die Komplexität einfügen,
die in früheren Zeiten von diesem Raum aus gesteuert wurde.
Chronologische Zusammenfassung:

28. Juli
Label Boutique Market – KRAKE Festival, Berlin: SchneidersLaden, Doepfer und andere.

29. Juli
Veröffentlichung des ersten SUPERBOOTH17 Workshop Videos: Modular Synthesizer Ensemble für
Schulkinder, von und mit Gammon. (Zu finden unter: vimeo.com/schneidersbuero)

16. – 20. August
Berlin Atonal: Installation modularer Synthesizer im Kontrollraum des Kraftwerks, von und mit
SchneidersLaden.

10. – 12. November
DEFINE Festival, Sønderborg, Denmark: Modular Synthesizer Ensemble, von und mit Gammon.
Die neuesten Termine für modulare Veranstaltungen gibt es im Event Calender auf stromkult.de.

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25. Juli 2017 • BLOG

Rhyw – Cave Walls [Part One](Avian, AVN030)

Auswahl der Woche:
Rhyw mit Cave Walls [Part One] auf Avian, AVN030.

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Alex Tsiridis of Cassegrain debuts on Avian as Rhyw.
The extended EP, which represents the second outing for Tsiridis under this moniker, sees the British producer pit a handful of elastic dance-floor workouts alongside a pair of more experimental, ambient reductions.
Despite careful processing rendering them decidedly monochrome, the dance-floor recordings maintain a curious colour and musicality. Lead synth sequences drive much of the work, ducking in and out of the sonic backwater with considerable dynamism – almost hook-like in their execution, sharpened with ample distortion and melding with intricate drum work to create subtle shifts in tone and energy that propel the work forward. Whilst reduced in it’s elements, like much of the best of the genre – the music sees those elements hard at work. Tsiridis places atypical focus on groove, eschewing a more linear approach in favour of a kind of greyscale funk that finds its potency in the contrast between components. ‘Iroquois’ and ‘Aversion Two’, the beatless compositions that appear on the EP isolate the ambient constituents of the work – with tonal nods to Drone and Noise musics whilst managing to hold on to the clandestine tunefulness that runs through the whole body of work.

Tracklist: Rhyw – Cave Walls [Part One](Avian, AVN030)

01. Aversion to Memory
02. Vixen for Society
03. Iroquois
04. Sylvan
05. Aversion Two

Release kaufen: Vinyl  // Digital

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21. Juli 2017 • BLOG, MUSIK

Blackbill – 05 (BLCKBLL, BB05)

Auswahl des Wochenendes:
Blackbill with 05 on BLCKBLL, BB05.

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After sensational dj reactions on the first 4 Blackbill release the new artist loses no time and put all his energy in 2 new tracks. Great straight forward techno from a new label and artist. Probably even better than Vol. 01 – 04?

Tracklist: Blackbill – 05 (BLCKBLL, BB05)

01. 05-01
02. 05-02

Release kaufen: Digital

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18. Juli 2017 • BLOG, MUSIK

Mooz – Victim EP (Hidden Suite, HDDNST001)

Auswahl der Woche:
Mooz mit Victim EP auf Hidden Suite, HDDNST001.
ISFs Favoriten-EP der  letzten Wochen. Empfehlung!

Pressetext (nur in Englisch):
Techno Producer Mooz Opens New Digital Record Label In Alicante

Seasoned Producer Mooz Launches Underground Techno Record Label: Hidden Suite

Alicante, Spain: Luis Mestanza, known on the techno circuit as ‚Mooz‘, announces the launch of his very own Hidden Suite Records on September 11th, 2017. For over 20 years he’s worked with some great DJs and producers and feels that starting his own label is a natural progression, but still a big leap to be making. The mission for launching the label is to leave the producer‘s mark on the history of techno.

Mooz plans to produce and release the music he loves, to his own standards and under his control. This provides a

Tracklist: Mooz – Victim EP (Hidden Suite, HDDNST001)

01. Victim
02. Probeta
03. Victim (Hertz Remix)

Release kaufen: bald (Link wird hier eingefügt)

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