This December the ever-impressive Klangkultur Schallplatten marks its seventh release with HRRSN ‘Sam Freakin’ Day’ along with a remix from Marlon Hoffstadt.
Following on from releases on the likes of Noir, Suol and Stil vor Talent Harrison aka HRRSN drops his debut EP for the small and perfectly formed Cologne-based imprint Klangkultur Schallplatten. Utilising his background in Folk, Soul & R&B his original cut is brimming with warm vitality while long-time friend and musical partner-in-crime Marlon Hoffstadt delivers a remix reminiscent of old school Chicago cuts.
For ‘Same Freakin’ Day’ Harrison keeps things cool, calm and collected working soft chords over shifting percussion, the gentle pads and busy atmospherics wash around the stripped back harmonies of the resonating female vox with soothing impact and all in all the Berlin-based producer dishes up smooth slow grooving opener to get things underway.
As the gentleman responsible for HRRSN’s entrance into music of the electronic persuasion back in 2012 Marlon Hoffstadt is invited up for remix duty. Marlon ramps up the pace and manipulates the vox into a somewhat livelier affair that he sublimely works over punchy percussion, slamming piano lines and rippling infectious bass to dish up a raw and robust house cut cultivated for those dynamic dance floors.
HRRSN releases ‘Same Freakin’ Day’ on Klangkultur Schallplatten on December 19th 2014.
Following the great success of the Beatport no. 1 single ‘Angel’, Noir recently unveiled another standout and remarkably forward thinking listen in the form of ‘My Fault’, which now features a 3 track remix package from John Tejada, Manuel Tur and Alberto Ruiz.
John Tejada and Manuel Tur both add a darker edge for their reworks, with John Tejada going for a more purist approach to provide a commanding piece of minimal techno, whilst Manuel Tur injects intense rhythm and delicate melody to his edit. Alberto Ruiz then turns ‘My Fault’ into a techno dub by only using essential parts of the track and delivering a super floor functional piece.
‘My Fault’ is a sneak peak into the forthcoming debut album that’s set for a release in the spring of 2015. Perfectly setting up an album that will explore the darker edges of electronic music, ‘My Fault’ entices the listener for what’s to come, for the album will be a distillation of Noir’s career that has spanned over 10 years. Renowned for his diverse podcast series and eclectic DJ sets, fans can expect a beautifully balanced combination of vocal heavy songs and tracks that range from electronica through to techno and delve into a deeper, more melancholy realm of production; presenting Noir as very much the artist and musician as producer and DJ.
With a lauded discography that counts prominent labels such as UK’s Defected Records and Berlin-based imprint Get Physical as supporters, the Danish producer and label owner is massively respected for both his visionary A&R and production skills.
With Noir Music entering its eighth year, Noir’s expertise as a house music tastemaker have resulted in success’ with rising stars such as Hot Since 82 and Finnebassen both breaking through on the label. With further support coming from some of the industry’s most highly regarded visionaries such as Carl Cox & Pete Tong, Noir continues his ascent into the upper echelons of global dance music with what is set to be a definitive year of releases.