Friday, 24 May 2019

NHOAH Releases New Single ‘I Can’t Satisfy You’

German electronic producer and drummer, NHOAH released his new single ‘I Can’t Satisfy You’ on 17 May via R.O.T following his last single ‘Mountain Calls’ which released with a stunning video by Mickael La Goff was premiered by TRAX Magazine.

For this track, NHOAH built it around the sound of a preaching sermon. The goal is to take the approach as if aimed at a congregation and with an intent to inspire unity and a motivation for makind to have a greater love for one another. 

NHOAH himself explains it, “... I love to work on this kind of music, to pass on to people parts of my experiences, and see how it waves over the dancefloor. When I play my music on stage, I am a listener and dancer in the audience as well. To evoke emotions and share a subconscious level with the listener is a wonderful thing. ‘I Can`t Satisfy You’ is directed to the inner self, the one with a twinkle in its eye. The track is my attempt to intensify the music by using certain words. I hope it will give you something new, or at least something you want to experience once more.”

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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Stroboscopic Artefacts announces Shifted, Zeitgeber (Lucy/Speedy J), Denise Rabe & Adriana Lopez for Totem Series

Caustic, dense and centred around complex but exquisitely executed percussive motifs and driven, rising sequences – many would argue an alliance between Shifted’s heady, monochrome recordings and Lucy’s beloved Stroboscopic Artefacts label is long overdue. The music draws on much of the British producer’s previous work, assembled carefully using a characteristic sonic palette – but as ever, Brewer finds fresh space between sounds – showing off a tentatively more extroverted side to his work.

Title track 'The Light Touch' is perhaps one of Shifted’s more idiosyncratic pieces. Instantly recognisable with it’s heavily granular finish and subtle shifts in delay and reverb composition, the track is rich with groove and moves relentlessly across it’s five minute run time.

Seel showcases the artist’s talent for building tension with minimal elements – built around a single warping lead, noise racks drift in and out of the mix to generate effective builds and subtle releases. EP closer, Mixen, riffs on it’s predecessor’s approach but strips back the percussive elements further and ups the ante with searing drone signals rising up above the lead sequence driving the track.
As ever, Brewer’s musical output looks to the heart of the genre – remaining true to purist sensibilities that favour economy of sonic components and studio prowess over unnecessary fanfare, but all the while forging new ground & refining a genuinely personal aesthetic. 

A powerful debut on a label in fine form that represents some of the best of the British artist’s work.

SATOTEM004 Shifted // June 21st

SATOTEM005 Denise Rabe // July 12th

SATOTEM006 Zeitgeber // September 6th

SATOTEM007 Adriana Lopez // October 4th
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Thursday, 16 May 2019

PTU present their debut album 'Am I Who I Am' on трип.

Alina Izolenta and Kamil Ea, the duo more formally known as PTU, present their debut album Am I Who I Am on трип.

The origins of PTU can be traced back to the early 00s, which found the duo spending their formative years experimenting with analog synths and sharing music onto each other’s hard drives. The physicality of this approach went on to have an immeasurable effect on their aesthetic, which bears an unmistakable live feel - rich with improvisation and surprises.

A relatively sparse discography might mislead you from the fact that they have over a decade of experience delving into the strangest depths of analog hardware and jamming on obscure synths. A brief 2016 appearance on the трип concept album When I was 14 was followed by the emergence of ‘A Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day’ - a stand out track on Nina Kraviz’ fabric 91 mix - which went on to become the title track for their highly acclaimed 2017 debut EP. Now, the duo present their singular, uncategorisable take on electronic music across a full length album.

Assimilating references to techno and IDM, but placing them in far less familiar structures, PTU’s productions breathe life into precise rhythmic patterns with equal doses of energy, experimentation and humour. Their music (just about) files under techno, but their approach to composition rejects genre boundaries of any kind, opting instead for a free-form exploration of the weird and wonderful.

Across twelve tracks, they cut and chop their way through frenetic marching drums and spiralling acid leads, awakening an army of malfunctioning robots as they go. Whilst Am I Who I Am boasts a vast spectrum of bizarre ideas - often introduced at high velocity - each one is executed with a skillful dose of restraint, summoning energy from microscopically detailed arrangements. From the angular maximalism of ‘Castor & Pollux’ to the eerie polyrhythms of ‘After Cities’ and the relentless hammer drills of ‘Sirocco’, PTU find life in the most extraordinary of places.

Following on from a series of stand-out appearances on трип, Am I Who I Am is a thrilling voyage into techno’s strangest sector.

artist: PTU
title: Am I Who I Am
label: трип
date: 17th June 2019
cat. #: TRP024
format: vinyl | digital
vinyl pre-order: clone

 a1. doc 22
a2. pursuit of a shadow
a3. castor and pollux
b1. after cities
b2. former me
b3. how does it feel
c1. over
c2. copper mines, new machines and the future conspiracy
c3. which word is the coldest
d1. sirocco
d2. skyscript
d3. i heard you breathe

PTU perform live at Hyperreality Festival in Vienna this Friday 17th May, alongside label head Nina Kraviz.
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Friday, 29 March 2019

NHOAH Releases His Gripping 'Mountain Calls' Video

Berlin-based techno producer, NHOAH has released quite the music video on 29 March. The track entitled ‘Mountain Calls’ comes to the world as an offering from R.O.T (resoectortolerate records) and the music video premiered on the Reveral Music Youtube channel on 22 March as well as serving as a taste teaser for an album set to drop sometime in 2019.

The music video itself is just a visual burst of both organic landscapes and spacey graphics. While the camera pans over rocky ridges as individual spheres float atop the peaks and canyons. These spheres look to represent planets within our beautiful planet Earth. A meeting of a few worlds perhaps. 

When explaining the message behind the music video for ‘Mountain Calls’ NHOAH describes the idea of elements that seemingly contradict each other and his desire to fuse those elements, “Vienna has become my second hometown. As a Berliner, who has seen a lot, I feel inspired by the people here and the incredible nature. A wave of music has burst out of me. I tried to bring together events which appear to exist in distinctly different worlds. The fusion of a traditional call with techno music, the power of the mountain with melting glaciers, the vision of a saving from above (depicted in video) with the kicking of my nanoparticles. All of this makes “Mountain Calls".

Watch 'Mountain Calls' here.

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Thursday, 7 February 2019

OFFSónar Reveal Lineups for Detroit Love x Rush Hour, Bonobo Presents Outlier and Amelie Lens Presents Exhale

Bringing Europe's biggest party weekend of the summer into sharper focus, OFFSónar announce lineups for Detroit Love x Rush Hour, Bonobo Presents Outlier and Amelie Lens Presents Exhale adding to those  previously announced for Innervisions Barcelona and OFFSónar Closing Party.

Detroit Love - Friday 19th July 2019
Offering an homage to house and techno music, Detroit Love join forces with Rush Hour to bring electrifying party vibes to Poble Espanyol's beautiful El Monasterio and Capra & Picnic arenas on Friday 19th July. With label head Carl Craig leading the charge for Detroit Love, he's enlisted a roster of the city's finest to join him. 

Legendary DJ and producer Moodymann returns after delivering a stand-out set for last year's showcase, whilst J Dilla collaborator and genre-bending producer Wajeed will perform a hotly anticipated live set.  The unbound energy of DJ Stingray, promises a high-octane session with flavours of electro and techno, and one-woman funk machine, Holographic completes the roster.

Rush Hour - Friday 19th July 2019
Topping the bill for Rush Hour, Hunee goes back-to-back with label founder Antal. A now revered pairing, the duo are renowned for seamless sets that bounce beats like light off a mirror ball. Veteran DJ I-F joins the ranks, delivering a set that's sure to have plenty of surprises. Taking the Poble Espanyol crowd on a journey through futurist grooves, Interstellar Funk will bring his distinctive style and expansive record collection to the Carpa stage, while Young Marco is also set to appear, known for his impeccable track selection and playful performances, as well as open minded Swiss selector Sassy J and a live set from rising stars of improvised folk techno Insanlar rounding things off, having just announced a new LP - Demedim Mi - with Rush Hour.

Bonobo Presents Outlier - Sunday 21st July 2019
Reaching a sublime finale on Sunday 21st July, Bonobo's Outlier touches down in Barcelona. Having garnered worldwide acclaim for the long-running series, Bonobo enlists an array of DJs that refuse to be constrained by genre. Following on from sending his music into space last year with the Sónar Calling project, , Agoria promises to take party-goers to another planet with his famed 'drift' style, a method that melds techniques and crosses musical boundaries in unique fashion, while Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs showcases glimpses of his eagerly-anticipated new material. In what is a highly anticipated return to the international stage. The immersive sonics of Mathew Jonson (Live) and the strutting off-kilter house that rRoxymore excels at will provide further highlights throughout the day.

Amelie Lens Presents Exhale - Sunday 21st July 2019
Amelie Lens' Exhale series has been making waves for some time and for good reason. Now established as one of dance music's main players, Lens brings a swath of euphoric floor fillers to Poble Espanyol alongside fellow compatriot and techno master Farrago, with Elixyr boss Airod and exciting rising talent Milo Spykers completing the bill. 

The new events add considerable weight to the series which previously announced Innervisions Barcelona, a programme that features the likes of Âme b2b Dixon, KiNK (Live) b2b Frank Wiedmann (Âme Live), Avalon Emerson, Courtesy, Gerd Janson, Haai, John Talabot, Marcel Dettmann, Marcus Worgull, Or:La and SRDV (Live) - Radio Slave and Patrick Mason, and the epic OFFSónar Closing Party with Carl Cox, Dubfire, Lil Louis, Nastia and Brina Knauss.

From start to finish, OFFSónar 2019 offers something truly special, fusing cutting-edge sounds and unparalleled party vibes within Poble Espanyol's complex of stunning and unique, open-air arenas. 

Lineups for Circoloco, Adam Beyer Presents Drumcode and WooMooN to be revealed soon.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Warsaw analog producer, Epi Centrum, shares brand new techno track; 'Abstract Concept Called Impact'

Warsaw’s Jurek Przeździecki, better known by his stage moniker, Epi Centrum, will be releasing a brand new EP, ‘Excrescence’ on the 6th of December via Synewave Records.
In anticipation to this release, he has shared the first track on the EP via The Playground for us all to enjoy.

Bred throughout the 90s on a varied diet of first wave techno, new beat and post-industrial mutants like SPK or Psychic TV, he developed his own vision of highly intricate and detailed yet definitely danceable, funked-up techno for connoisseurs of the genre. Actively involved in producing music for 2 decades plus, he started his career in world-touring Bigwigs, later to release his solo and collaborative stuff on such labels as Cocoon, Whirlpoolsex, Synewave, RecognitionNachtstrom Schallplatten or Affin Records soon. He devotes most of his time to studying arcanes of deep composition and researching the possibilities of various legendary studio gears, such as Buchla's modular Morton Subotnick-designed System 200e.

Listen to Epi Centrum’s 'Abstract Concept Called Impact' below:

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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

[PREMIERE] Sunday Noise & Mathias D. share brand new tech-house EP, 'Dalesser' with 2 new singles

Peruvian teenage producer Sunday Noise teamed up with French producer Mathias D. to deliver a banging new tech-house EP Dalesser, containing two instant club hits ‘The Question’ and ‘Dallesser’. The EP drops this coming Friday (7 Sep) via Marcus Schossow's Code Red Music, but you can listen to them below.

Sunday Noise is a young teenage producer from Peru that has quickly made name for himself in the electronic music industry. Having received supports from industry heavyweights like Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Showtek, Unmet Ozcan, Will Sparks, Jay Hardway, Junkie Kid, Borgeus just to name a few. In his short career, he has already shared stages with the likes of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kryder, Atmozfears, Mike Candys and Zoofunktion.

Mathias D. grew up in France inspired by artists like Daft Punk and Axwell and have been creating his own music since 2013. Having released music on numerous labels like Art & Music Recordings, Groove Cartel Records, and Spectrum Recordings to name a few, he has since seen support for his music from notable artist like Nicky Romero, Fedde Le Grand, Kryder, R3hab, Miami Rockets and more.

Together, they released Dalesser, a 2-track EP containing the tracks ‘The Questions’ as well as the title track ‘Dalesser’. Tip-toeing between house and techno, the Dalesser EP supplies you with an injection of proper tech-house which fans of both house and techno will be able to appreciate. Sunday Noise and Mathias D. came together to bring forth something truly remarkable as both of these tracks hits hard, neither one letting the other steal the thunder. We’re uncertain which one is our favourite, so guess you will have to decide for yourself?

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