Blog Archives

NICK WARREN’S The Soundgarden – ADE Special

NICK WARREN’S THE SOUNDGARDEN ANNOUNCE THEIR ADE SPECIAL & TWO ADE SHOWCASES.

Giving a platform to emerging artists has long been a goal of Nick Warren’s. The legendary DJ and producer has been championing new music for decades, and now he’s brought together eight of the planet’s finest emerging producers for The Soundgarden’sinaugural eight-trackADE Special.

In the words of the man himself, “these are some of the secret weapons that have been rocking my sets over the past few months, squarely aimed at the dancefloor and for your dancing pleasure”, and here among the more established artists are some of the finest of the new school of producers who are bringing new life and vitality to the Progressive House and Melodic Techno scenes.

First up is Argentinian EmiGalvan, who applies the knowledge he’s attained through years of studio craft to create a richly musical summery soundscape – and one that’s full of hope and low-end thrust – in the form of the groovy ‘Synchronicity’. Next up is the stark and distilled imaginings of Verlk, using a vocal sample in ‘Alias’ to great effect to create a mesmerising theme tune to a film that was never made.

Frankie Mburst onto the scene in 2015 and now finds himself signed to the likes of Superordinate, Massive Harmony and Balkan Connection SA; and, if ‘Otro Mundo’ is anything to go by, he has the potential to become one of the greats. Julian Natesis another emerging talent making his debut on The Soundgarden. ‘Seven Ways’ is a smooth, well imagined, and wild ride into the peak time hours – this is a guy on the up.

Argentinian supremo Manu Fadds to his already impressive back catalogue with the dreamy ‘Digital Kiss’, while fellow countryman Memory(ARG) (hot from his Sudbeat appearance) reminds us why he’s currently such an in-demand producer with the bumpy Eastern promise of ‘Borderline’.

Next up, JJSalinastakes us on a jazzy ride, and one that’s filled with bubbling synths and catchy hooks, with his brand-new track ‘X23’. To complete this ADE Special, the Polish DJ and producer otherwise known as Tuxedounleashes his alter ego, Fluente. ‘Lasting Generation’is emotive, utterly hypnotic and perfect for any time of night.

It’s an impressively varied package, and one that’s been carefully curated to highlight the very best of the Progressive House and Melodic Techno scenes from every corner of the globe. No matter what your tastes may be, there’s guaranteed to be something for you on The Soundgarden’s ADE Special.

THE SOUNDGARDEN ADE SHOWCASES:

If the sound of their ADE Special is getting you excited, then you’re in luck: The Soundgarden is hosting two special showcases at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. The first, a collaboration with Flying Circus and Sudbeat – and featuring the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Audiofly, Nicolas Rada, Tripswitchand Interaxxis – takes place at Thuishaven on Thursday 18 October, and is set to serve as the perfect start to what promises to be a jam-packed weekend of quality electronic music.

Then, as soon as the curtain has fallen on their epic Thuishaven show, Nick Warren and Hernan Cattaneo’s attention will turn to Friday 19 October and The Soundgarden x Sudbeat Boat Party, which will be an all-day affair featuring a special back-to-back set from the two electronic music titans themselves.

For more on The Soundgarden’s two Amsterdam Dance Event showcases: https://www.facebook.com/SoundgardenSessions/

Beatport / Spotify Exclusive: 12 October 2018
All Stores Release: 26 October 2018

The Soundgarden ADE Special
1. Emi Galvan – Synchronicity
2. Verlk – Alias
3. Frankie M – Otro Mundo
4. Julian Nates- Seven Ways
5. Manu F – Digital Kiss
6. Memory (ARG) – Borderline
7. JJ Salinas – X23
8. Fluente – Lasting Generation

Balance presents Uone

One of the most hotly-tipped leaders of the new school, Uone follows in the footsteps of Kölsch, Patrice Baumel, and Darius Syrossian to deliver a stunning two-part mix for the Balance Series that was two-and-a-half years in the making, and is composed entirely of his own material.

Not limited by boundaries, nor borders, Uone truly is a global citizen. Having spent more than a decade living a nomadic existence, he has soaked up an array of influences and cultures whilst searching the globe for the best parties and most inspiring, like-minded folk along the way.

His career has naturally ascended in this period, highlighted by appearances at Burning Man’s Robot Heart Stage, Fusion Festival, Oregon Eclipse, Secret Garden Party and Boom, all being an integral part of his journey. His production profile continues to rise as well, with releases on labels like Stil Vor Talent, Sol Selectas, Katermukke and his own imprint Beat & Path consistently showing his ability for creating classy, hypnotic slices of deep house and techno.

For his superb debut for Balance, he’s distilled these globe-trotting experiences into a two-part mix, that bears his distinctive sonic fingerprint throughout the 21-track work. Indeed, every track comes from Uone’s production studio, whether it be an original, remix, or collaboration, this sees him going above and beyond the usual mix CD remit to create something truly special. The Balance compilation series also provided an important formative touchstone in his musical education, with his inclusion in the cannon making for a pleasing full circle. His twin mixes feature reworks of progressive house and trance classics (PQM, Jam & Spoon) and references to his home country’s thriving scene from his nascent years via his re-work of the highly-revered, once-mighty electronic band, Infusion.

Collaboration is a defining factor here with the majority of the tracks created in partnership with other esteemed producers. “I love the diversified outcome of these deeper explorations with more hands and minds involved” he explains. Uone sees the collaborative process as being equivalent to that of working as part of a band.

“Collaboration is something that I feel has been lost in production with the electronic age. Back in the day the best magic was produced in bands with people coming together and weaving the collective vibe into one sound.”

With this ethos, Uone has mastermind collaborations with the likes of Jay Haze (aka Fuckpony), Adam Freeland, Mihai Popoviciu, Mojo Filter, Jamie Stevens, Jonas Saalbach and Flow & Zeo along the way, making for an acutely diverse melting pot of ideas.

The first disc slowly builds from mystical vocal excursions using organic instrumentation, which eases us in before the metallic bass tones of Animal Kingdom alongside DJ Schwa raises the intensity. The rhythms switch from techno to house as the pumping groove of his and Andreas Henneberg’s remix of Infusion’s Spike A Drink sends the mix into the next gear. Tribal undertones and Junior Vasquez ‘90s flavour creep in on his rework of PQM’s You Are Sleeping with Out of Sorts, with the duo’s second collaboration with Jay Haze on vocals, Bongo Porn, continuing the frenzied theme. The first of two Jam & Spoon reworks, which came about after Uone met the former duo’s Rolf El Mar on an artist transfer at a festival, throbs pleasingly before an excellent remix of Schlepp Geist’s Those Days by Flow & Zeo brings us to an ethereal crescendo.

The second disc aims directly at the dance floor, opening with the brooding power of Uone & Danny Bonnici’s remix of Luke Chable’s classic The Shepherd. The Jonas Saalbach collaboration Long Sunny Dazze follows, the hazy synth chords add an understated touch of mystery and euphoria. Majestic vocal turns from Philosophia and Sleeping Genie then breeze in to breathe in evolving emotion to the mix. Bold strings continue to cut through on Good Morning Sunshine with Thankyou City, before the mix drives us towards the epic chants of Uone & Jamie Stevens’ rework of Jam & Spoon’s Odyssey to Anyoona, one of the jewels in the crown of this mix. A wonderful remix of Monolink’s Sirens completes the journey, with its mesmerising indie-dance energy a fitting closer.

With such a lofty bar set by his Balance predecessors, Uone’s challenge of delivering something memorable required a deep creative undertaking and his trademark alchemical touch in the studio. He’s delivered in spades with a deeply personal mix packed with exclusive cuts that transports your mind to another plane entirely.

Disc 1
Uone, Adam Freeland, Mojo Filter & Jamie Stevens — After the Blood Moon
Uone & Soda Klop — Space Between Love feat. Briony Taylor—Brooks
Uone & Mojo Filter — Mr Mystik
Uone & DJ Schwa — Animal Kingdom
Uone — Silver Magic
Infusion — Spike (Uone & Andreas Henneberg Mix)
Uone & Out of Sorts — You Are Not Sleeping feat. DJ PQM
Uone & Out of Sorts — Bongo Porn feat. Jay Haze
Uone & Out of Sorts — Whole New Way
Jam & Spoon — Be.Angeled feat. Rea (Uone & Out of Sorts Mix)
Schlepp Geist — Those Days (Uone, Flow & Zeo Mix)

Disc 2
Luke Chable presents Quest — The Shepherd (Uone & Danny Bonnici Mix)
Uone — Karnival Dreams
Uone & Jonas Saalbach — Long Sunny Dazze
Uone & Western — Some Kinda Voodoo feat. Philosophia (Balance Rework)
Uone — Sands of Time feat Sleeping Genie
Uone & Thankyou City — Good Morning Sunshine
Uone & Mihai Popoviciu — Escaping the Winter
Uone — The Hawtin Experiment
Jam & Spoon — Odyssey to Anyoona (Uone & Jamie Stevens Mix)
Monolink — Sirens (Uone Mix)

FABRICLIVE 100: Kode9 & Burial

Pre-order the mix here.

Body Language Vol. 20 by Emanuel Satie

GPMCD190_3000x3000

As the iconic Body Language mix series hits a 20th essential edition, Get Physical enlist the ever-talented Emanuel Satie as the man to curate and mix it.

Berlin based DJ and producer Satie, has been a vital artist over recent years, with an impressive output of releases on marquee labels such as Moon Harbour, Knee Deep In Sound, DFTD and of course Get Physical. He is currently riding high following a recent BBC Radio 1 Essential New Tune with his stunning track ‘Don’t Forget To Go Home featuring Billy Cobham’. He has included this in his Body Language mix, alongside another self-penned track ‘Paris featuring Mama’, as well as a fine remix of Jay Haze’s feat. Big Bully & Sven VT’s ‘Soul In A Bottle’ which is sure to be finding favour in discerning record boxes, and will be released as a stand-alone release later this summer.

The mix kicks off in absorbing fashion with thoughtful deep house that has tender vocals and broken beats from Self Egg. Pezzner keeps things cosy with his ‘Heartline’ before the perfectly roughshod and whimsical classic ‘Silent State’ from STL lulls you into a day dream. Things then begin to get more upright with the quirky melodics of Kiani & His Legion’s ‘Eindelozer’ and The/Das’s enchanting ‘Drug Dilling’.

This perfectly coherent mix remains expertly paced, smoothly moving through the gears with tracks from Fred P, Doza, dubspeeka and Tuff City Kids that all add something new and dynamic. Satie’s own ‘Paris’ is a haunting bit of stripped back house and his remix of “Soul In A Bottle’ sinks you into mellifluous house grooves rich in gorgeous piano keys. Satie expertly concludes the mix with his other original ‘Don’t Forget To Go Home’ a glowing house cut with real musical warmth after more twisted, tech tinged tracks from Detroit great Kevin Sanderson & KiNK, and German master Roman Flu?gel.

This latest Body Language mix is another fresh instalment that champions the Get Physical sound as well as being a tasteful snapshot of the best deep and tech house has to offer.

Tracklist:
01 Self Egg – Cold
02 Pezzner – Heartline
03 STL – Silent State
04 Kiani & His Legion – Eindelozer
05 The/Das – Drug Dilling
06 Fred P – 6AM
07 Doza – Ixchel
08 Emanuel Satie feat. MAMA – Paris
09 Radio Slave – Bell Clap Dance (Tuff City Kids Mix)
10 dubspeeka – Reflection1
11 Jay Haze feat. Big Bully & Sven VT – Soul In A Bottle (Emanuel Satie Remix)
12 Kevin Saunderson & KiNK – Idyllic (Extended Mix)
13 Tuff City Kids – R-Mancer (Roman Flu?gel Happy Gerdy Remix)
14 Emanuel Satie Feat. Billy Cobham – Don’t Forget To Go Home (Radio Edit)
15 Body Language Vol. 20 by Emanuel Satie (Continuous Mix)

Cocoon Compilation R

Cocoon’s much anticipated alphabet series hits the letter R in 2018, and as well as a CD release, there is a special vinyl version features 6 x 12” fluorescent records which glow in the dark and create a magical effect in the club.

Of course, label boss Sven Vath and his Cocoon label are synonymous with techno. But under his charge, strict style guidelines and exaggerated pigeonholing do not apply. It’s especially true for the compilation series, which having now reached the letter R, impressively shows the arc the Frankfurt label’s output continues to span. From soft and melodic with a lot of depth to highly functional and extremely crisp – there’s a creative range on offer that very few labels can boast.

Says Sven, “I listen to and play everything that I like and that touches me. I always pack a genre-spanning record bag. I’m particularly interested in those special tracks – that’s exactly what my vision of Cocoon Recordings is about.”

The current compilation continues this idea and is a prime example of the label’s philosophy. The artists on the latest edition include prominent names like Isolee, Lusine, Pig&Dan, Inigo Kennedy, Ambivalent & Alden Tyrell, ROD and Mano Le Tough. Label representative and Frankfurt original Ingo Boss offers up a track and with contributions from International Anything, John Heckle, Cristi Cons and Eduardo De La Calle, promising new faces from further afield are also represented.

Things open in melancholic fashion with the thoughtful and rolling house of Lusine’s ‘Parallel,’ then Isolee serves up a modern classic that is minimal and melodic with ‘Yes Let’. The always deep Mano Le Tough offers typically organic grooves, Spaniard Eduardo De La Calle melts your mind with his trance inducing techno, and veterans Ambivalent and Alden Tyrell get raw and angsty with their twisted techno number. There is then big room fair from Pig&Dan, celestial synth techno from John Heckle and expertly reduced minimal from the master of detail that is Christi Cons.

All in all, this makes for one of the most diverse compilations yet and is a perfect snapshot of what to expect from one of ringleader Sven’s celebrated sets somewhere round the world.

Tracklist:

1. Lusine – Parallel
2. Isolee – Yes let
3. Mano Le Tough – Vanishing Landscapes
4. International Anything – The Future is Here
5. Eduardo De La Calle – Caravaca’s Distortion Theory
6. Inigo Kennedy – Black Light
7. Ambivalent & Alden Tyrell – War Island
8. Pig&Dan – Shattered Minds
9. ROD – Abel
10. Ingo Boss – Junghof Love Star
11. John Heckle – Fantasy
12. Cristi Cons – Bird in Space

NUBREED #11: THEO KOTTIS

IMG_1263-web

NUBREED #11: THEO KOTTIS – GLOBAL UNDERGROUND
RELEASED 29 JUNE – PRE-ORDER: http://www.globalunderground.co.uk/product-category/nubreed/

UK’s Theo Kottis to helm the new edition of Global Underground’s ‘Nubreed’ album series with ‘Nubreed #11: Theo Kottis’.

Released on Friday 29th June as a double CD, and in digital and streaming formats, ‘Nubreed #11: Theo Kottis will see one of the UK’s hottest new stars become part of a benchmark album series that’s counted Steve Lawler, Sander Kleinenberg, Lee Burridge, and Satoshi Tomiie, amongst its ranks. #11 follows instalments from Habischman (#9), and Oliver Schories (#10).

In keeping with GU’s reputation for delivering timeless DJ mix albums, ‘Nubreed #11: Theo Kottis’ explores the deeper, more expansive side of Kottis’ sound, and features a 30-strong tracklist including cuts and remixes from Henrik Schwarz, Agoria, Mathew Jonson, KiNK, Kiasmos, Ian Pooley, Mr G, Kornel Kovacs, Space Dimension Controller and The Horn. In a world where everyone and their dog is dropping livestreams, this mix is the antithesis of disposable DJ sets – expertly selected, beautifully mixed, and mastered to perfection, it’s an entirely different listening experience.

With his own artist album, ‘Beautiful Strangers’, due out soon, Kottis is one of the UK’s most promising next generation artists and DJs for good reason. Since first gaining recognition as a resident of Edinburgh’s Fly Club and Glasgow’s Sub Club, he can count the likes of Joris Voorn and Kerri Chandler as fans. And, with tracks signed to a myriad of high-quality imprints such as Get Physical, Moda Black, and Sasha’s Last Night on Earth, he’s built up an impeccable discography, charting at the top end of Beatport’s charts and enjoying regular from the likes of Pete Tong, B-Traits, Monki, and Danny Howard on Radio 1.

Theo Kottis said:
“All the tracks chosen have played a part in my journey as a DJ in the last 2 years. With each track I can recall a specific memory where I’ve played or danced to the track. I could have approached the mix by trying to select the newest music but I felt the best representation of myself is to look back into my music collection.”

THEO KOTTIS NUBREED 11 COVER

Nubreed #11: Theo Kottis – Tracklist

CD1
1. Gigi Masin – Maja
2. Supreems – Us Together
3. The Mountain People – La Onda
4. Afriqua – Aleph
5. Henrik Schwarz – Take Words In Return (Jimi Jules Remix)
6. Habischman – Hoodoo (Theo Kottis Remix)
7. Denis Ferrer – The Red Room (Obj Vocal Mix)
8. Agoria – Scala
9. 2000 and One – Spanish Fly
10. Sascha Funke – MZ
11. KiNK – Perth (Chord Mix)
12. DJ Assasin – Face In The Crowd (Intellidread Mix)
13. Mathew Jonson – Thieves In Digital Land
14. Mateo Murphy – Apex
15. Skatebård – Sgnelkab (Mental Overdrive Remix)
16. Theo Kottis – Ciro
17. Nitin – Dubbed Out (Steve Rachmad Remix)

CD2
1. Mr. G – Stolen Moments
2. Jordan GCZ – Crybaby J
3. Kasper Bjørke – Heaven (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
4. Christopher Ledger – Lost With K
5. Kiasmos – Blurred
6. Ian Pooley – I Got You (Matthias Vogt Remix)
7. Space Dimension Controller – Exostack (Kornel Kovacs Remix)
8. Justus Köhncke – Timecode (Maxi Version)
9. Beacon – Fault Lines (Dauwd Remix)
10. Efdemin – Parallaxis (Traumprinz’ Over 2 The End Version)
11. Telefon Tel Aviv – Sound In A Dark Room
12. Theo Kottis – Moonlight
13. The Horn – Villager

fabric 99: Sasha

Online rumours among the faithful have been growing for months, building to a fever point of anticipation. Now it can be revealed at last, these two outstanding names of the electronic music scene are to finally combine forces with Sasha’s fabric 99 mix. The producer, DJ, live artist and label head has had a long and close relationship with the iconic club, and his mix compilation, including two unreleased Sasha cuts, marks the penultimate issue of the fabric hundred.

‘Getting the chance to do this fabric CD was an honour’ Sasha says. ‘Some of my fondest moments playing in London have been at that club. I really wanted to capture what I do there as I feel it’s somewhere I play differently to anywhere else in the world.’

‘Playing differently’ is Sasha’s trademark approach to his craft. He always seeks new challenges and worlds to conquer, from his seminal ‘Scene Delete’ album to his darkly melodic DJ sets,alone or with John Digweed, at worldwide gigs and residencies, to his recent triumphant, swiftly sold-out ‘REFRACTED:LIVE’ shows at prestigious music venues in major UK cities.

With his customary inimitable mixing, Sasha transforms 20 tracks into a seamlessly crafted whole. His transitions are legendary among devotees, who will find what they’re looking for in fabric 99. Broken beats and ambient note progressions combine with melodic techno and uplifting house, stealthily building an expansive soundscape that blends futurism and nostalgia. Disparate aesthetics and varying percussive structures grow together into a cohesive and haunting experience. Ranging from timeless tracks by Carl Craig, Exercise One & Mathew Jonson to recent gems from Objekt, Kora, Jus-ed and DJ Hell, and two unreleased works from Sasha himself, one a rework of BAILE.

The mix was recorded in fabric’s Room 1 booth, using a combination of hardware and software from Eventide, Model 1, Allen & Heath and MOOG, as well as a variety of other equipment incorporated into the overall production of the release.

22 June 2018 / fabric Records

Vinyl Tracklist:

Vinyl #1
A1 Agnes Obel – Stretch Your Eyes (Quiet Village Remix)
A2 Marbert Rocel – I Wanna (Heitzberg Theorem Club Edit)
B1 Kora (CA) – Ovo
B2 Tom Flynn – Cup Of Joe
B3 Indigo – Sunrise

Vinyl #2
C1 DJ Hell – Guede (Joyce Muniz Terror + Natur Remix)
C2 Ghosts On Tape – Nature’s Law (Jus-Ed Remix)
D1 Whitesquare – Abraxas
D2 Crowdpleaser – After Rhône 2013

Vinyl #3
E1 Exercise One & Mathew Jonson – Lost Forever In A Happy Crowd
E2 Sasha – Smoke Monk (fabric Mix)
F1 Jono Ma & Dreems – A Love Trance Mission From Nk To 7s

Vinyl #4
G1 Javier Logares & Kaarel – La Cuarta Galaxia (Tiefschwarz Remix)
G2 George Fitzgerald – Echo Forgets (Sasha’s Moog-apella)
H1 Carl Craig – At Les (Feat. Francesco Tristano, Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth) (Antigone Remix)
H2 BAILE – Amae feat. Felicia Douglass (Sasha fabric1999 Mix)

Amsterdam Gets Physical 2017 – compiled & mixed by Paris Green

GPMCD181_3000x3000

Trendsetting German label Get Physical is back with another essential compilation. Entitled Amsterdam Gets Physical, it is mixed by Paris Green and features plenty of tunes that are likely to soundtrack the annual ADE in October.

Paris Green are a duo who have released and remixed on this label before now, as well as being Rebellion associates. They have a fresh sound in the studio and the DJ booth, as this compilation proves. It also features an exclusive new tune from the pair which will be out one week ahead of the compilation release on its own EP.

Eagles & Butterflies kick things off with a remix of Aero Manyelo’s ‘Mooki’ which is a deep and moody number with quirky organic percussion and bird calls. From there the dance floor comes into focus with shapeshifting house from MCDE, moody grooves from Tale of Us and a tripped out offering from DJ T. who flips the classic ‘I Get Deep’ into something late night and freaky.

Paris Green then mix in their own remix of Hot Since 82, which is a gently percolating deep house tune that sucks you into the groove before Kollektiv Turmstrasse get melancholic and minimal master Ricardo Villalobos serves up a freaky and hi fidelity remix of Reboot that is intricate and impossibly groovy.
Paris Green’s own exclusive ’Aero’ is a pulsating number with majestic melodies and elastic drums that picks things up before a brace of Eagles & Butterflies tunes and a second remix from Ricardo Villalobos closes things down in high tempo, brain frying fashion.

Paris Green do a fine job here of summing up the current state of underground dance music and, as ever, it has Get Physical right at its core.

Tracklist:
01. Aero Manyelo – Mooki (Eagles & Butterflies Remix)
02. DJ T. – Shine on (Motor City Drum Ensemble Warehouse Dub)
03. DJ T. feat. James Teej – Sense (Tale of Us Remix)
04. DJ Le Roi feat. Roland Clark – I Get Deep (DJ T. Remix)
05. Hot Since 82 – Like You (Paris Green Remix)
06. M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade – Home (Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Interstellar Mix)
07. Reboot- Are You Loosing My Mind (Ricardo Villalobos Hauswiedermischung)
08. DJ T. – Dis
09. Paris Green – Aero
10. Eagles & Butterflies feat. Richard Judge – We Get High
11. Eagles & Butterflies feat. Richard Judge – We Get High (Eagles & Butterflies Remix)
12. DJ Pierre – What Is House Muzik (Ricardo Villalobos What Is Remix)

Clams Casino – Instrumentals 4

Instrumentals 4 by Clams Casino. Out Monday June 26. Featuring remixes of Sia and DJ Shadow, along with instrumental versions of tracks by Danny Brown, Vince Staples and A$AP Ferg. Download for free here: WeTransfer

Bogus Order – Zen Brakes Vol. 2

In 1990, Bogus Order released Zen Brakes Vol. 1, the first ever Ninja Tune release. Last year saw the reemergence of Bogus Order with The Bullnose Step EP, released via Ahead Of Our Time, and this year they unveil Zen Brakes Vol. 2, the sequel to a historic debut some 27 years ago.

The artwork for Zen Brakes Vol. 2 was made using ‘Pixi’. A collaboration between Coldcut and Paul Miller,Pixi is a type of visual synthesiser using a new process we term ‘granular visual synthesis’.

The Bogus Order (Pixi version) app is a Pixi Player which uses music from this Zen Brakes Vol. 2 album, each track having a Pixi preset so the user can play tracks and generate visuals to go with them. Pictures can be saved and shared. The source pictures are from Coldcut’s travels e.g. Burning Man, and public domain images. The app also allows the user to take a photo and use this as the source image, so users can remix their own photos.