Forteba – Private Sound (mp3 EP)

Forteba, a Hungarian artist, produced some successful singles in his home country as “The Garage” together with Gábor Pasztoriális and got released at Hungary-based underground labels before. Within this important period he built up his own studio and consequently founded a lounge-band with a friendly musician. He spent much time on touring with that band and pushing his production skills to the limits the following two years. The next person who got involved in the productions of Forteba was Zoltán Nagy of “From P60″. He got responsible for mixing the tracks. That caused another rise of the high class standard Forteba already had set. The listeners and critics have been convinced about the state-of-the-art sound by his debut album “Space Between Us” on Plastic City. His first album where he reinterpretes and develops house in all possible facets. Forteba is more than scratching at the surface – he’s instantly diving into the emotional world of the listener and captivates his audience with always warm, diversified and excellent tracks. With his new EP “Private Sound” (including a remix from El Farouki) he demonstrates once again his talent.

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Boris Brejcha – Die Maschinen sind gestrandet (mp3 album) – Harthouse

This is the forthcoming hero of high tech minimalism. His name is Boris Brejcha, and while being a pretty successful newcomer he nevertheless can look upon a long musical history. He was educate playing drums and keyboard at his childhood which had been a perfect schooling for the following chapter – producing and performing electronic dance music. His sense of humour resonates in his productions as well as his predilection for unconventional parts. Continuously avoiding conventional sounds, guitars and classical instruments he is always concerned with research into elements which one had never heard before. He started showing his talent at several stages and online labels. His first digital releases unthinkable swiftly reached the top of several online charts and after getting connected to Harthouse Mannheim he released two digital singles with great impact on the European electronic scene. Actually you find the name Boris Brejcha in most famous DJs’ playlists, compilation tracklists – e.g. Active Agent (compilation) and on “Die Maschinen sind gestrandet” – his first album!! Harthouse acts as a platform for his extreme forward-looking output. The future is now and the main message is to be unpredictable and still sweeping like no other. Surprise follows surprise by taking some well known condiments of electronic dance music, adding some delightful secret ingredients out of Brejcha’s research – box and messing all up with effects like heaven and hell! Deep, clear, clicky, effected, dirty, various, surprising avant-garde, a close-fitting sporty and elegant wear for everywhere.

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Smilla – Exotic Pulse (mp3 EP) – Harthouse

1996 Sascha Müller discovered his desire for electronic music. Encouraged by the very jung and fresh Techno-scene of the local area Smilla acquired the neccesary DJ-skills in quite a short time to challenge his first grand entrances in 1998. Soon his name was readable in the LineUps of the hippest clubs and events of the region regularly. After he played also in farther regions like Switzerland, France, Hannover, Stuttgart etc. Smilla recognised, that electronic music actually has got much more for him to give than just playing records. So he decided to start producing his own tracks. Marco Zaffarano took notice of Smilla and released the track “Thunder” on Anima Records from Stuttgart with the catalog number 009. That time another successful project “Virtual Dialog” was originated. Together with his good fellow Benjamin Piltz, who did the powerful end-mixes of every Smilla production so far, Sascha Müller let lash down firm fireworks of impulsive beats and spherical pad sounds on every audience that gets in his way. Thats how he proves again his High Noon Capability for every kind of event. Since the end of 2006 Smilla is resident in the well known club “Universal D.O.G”. 2007 the record labels “Harthouse” and “New League” where found as ideal platform to bring the manifold facets of the DJ and producer Smilla to their final destination where they belong to: in the record case of everybody.

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We are proud to annouce that from now on dtunes.de will be responsible for the digital distribution of Cari Lekebusch’s wellknow imprints Kaun Trax, Lekebuschmusik and H-Productions!Cari Leckebusch is one of the top International DJs, producer, gothic b-boy and praying mantis. Born capricorn 1972, homebase Stockholm, Sweden. A sound architect with many pseudonyms; Mystic Letter K, Mr Barth, Fred, Shape Changer, Vector, The Mantis and Braincell to name a few. Music attracted Cari with great impact allready at an early age. Which made him start to collect records and edit music in the late 70´s. With his main inspiration deriving from Funk, Hip-Hop, Electro, House, and Techno he started to assemble his own production studio (Hybrid productions) during the 80´s. As well as studying Kung-Fu, Breakdancing and Graffiti. During the 90´s and 00´s Cari´s music productions resulted in hundreds of record releases, DJ and live performances plus non-stop worldwide tours with countless appearances on Television and Radio. And alongside Adam Beyer, Robert Leiner, Joel Mull and Jesper Dahlback, to name a few, played an important role in putting the swedish electronic music scene on the international map. No matter where the record store is; Tokyo to London to Los Angeles, if it is a respected one it will surely carry some “swedish sounds”. Future plans and dreams for Cari include music and sound effects for video-games, film and television as well as producing more artists and solo projects. Some of Cari´s early musical influences are coming from Sweden, USA & Germany; James Brown, Ralph Lundsten, Herbie Hancock, African Bambaata, Egyptian Lover, Chris “The Glove” Taylor, Kraftwerk and Mantronix. His various productions and remixes can be found on; Drumcode, Truesoul Records, Code Red, Railyard recordings, Heroes, Corb, Harthouse, Loop/Plumphouse Records, Missile, Jericho, Tortured, Electrix, Primevil, Telephatic, Svek, Planet Rhythm, Tronic music, MB Electronics, Subvoice, Superstition and more.

lekebusch labels His own label projects include; H-Productions, KaunTrax, Djupt, Grundtakt, Trainspotters Nightmare, AudioMekanixc, Audio Pollution, KGB, Direkt and Spirit Fuel. Most releases have appeared on H-Productions which was formally known as Hybrid productions due to a legal twist back in 1998, with Awex Inc´s group called Hybrid. The first Hybrid releases were Electro/Hip-Hop inspired beats, sadly sparse due to lack of currency. But around 1992 the label started a proper vinyl 12″ inch output with the help of Glenn Wilson and Planet Rhythm Records. A few years later the label was accepted on the international electronic underground scene with its uncompromising cutting edge dance-music sounds.For more information please check www.lekebuschmusik.se.

Plastic City. Play (mp3 album)

Plastic City is reinventing itself by playfully dreaming up alternative realities – again and again, one after the other. Time for a resumee: The makers of the capital of quality techouse that is constantly changing, expanding, relocating and restructuring itself, are entering futuristic territories, recalling some of the finest moments of the present before setting off into the future. Like the first album “Play. Plastic City” you can find on this compilation a lot of new exclusive tracks – specifically produced for this project. This time the tracks are from by Budai & Vic, Da Funk, El Farouki, Terry Lee Brown Junior, Gorge, Lukas Greenberg, Nikola Gala, Stryke, Lincoln Six Echo, Jeff Bennett, From P 60, The Timewriter, Greg Parker, The Mulder, Forteba, Pete Moss, Babak Shayan, Dirty Cover und The Messenger. “Plastic City. Play ” is again an artistic statement that documents progress and innovation, or a document that reflects artistic renewal. No one knows. After all exactly what one would expect coming out of a city that possibly does not even exist.

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Club Bangahs teach you black music history while incorporating moods and topics of HipHop, Jazz, Soul, Earth Wind and Fire, Funk… an incredibly entertaining mixture of good grooves and atmospheres! Representing compository structures of “Modal Jazz” the composers – namely Marc Steinmeier and Michael “!BAZZ” Jackson – make a tribute to Miles Davis and you also experience the flute sound of Eric Dolphy – supposed to be the first “chill sound” composer. Another inspiration for the kind of experimental way of dealing with many different roots is the sound of the Stacks and Motown Flavour. Contrary to the basic sources the Club Bangahs bring together what you never heard in this context: Black Music with experimental electronics and mad ideas.

For more information please listen to the Club Bangahs Audio Interview.

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It’s the 10th anniversary of Terry´s´Café and the master himself presents a high dose of his genius. The series of Terry Lee Brown Junior´s Mixes has been existing for 8 years and chooses from the latest productions of his colleagues while being a well balanced mix between the stars of the scene and newcomers and their talent. All these combined with Terry’s accurate and delicate mixing abilities sum up to an extraordinary listening pleasure which is more than adulating the listeners’ ears – also compatible with crowded dance floors and moving legs! The 10th is a delicious musical double package: A single mix was not enough for Terry and Plastic City. Therefore the first part contains swinging and shiny house grooves as an essence of the current development in house music. The second part is best-suited for collectors and fans of lessons in the house history. Eleven tracks which all are milestones and greatly influenced development of house music.

For more information please listen to the terry´s café 10 podcast.

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It’s the 10th anniversary of Terry´s´Café and the master himself presents a high dose of his genius. The series of Terry Lee Brown Junior´s Mixes has been existing for 8 years and chooses from the latest productions of his colleagues while being a well balanced mix between the stars of the scene and newcomers and their talent. All these combined with Terry’s accurate and delicate mixing abilities sum up to an extraordinary listening pleasure which is more than adulating the listeners’ ears – also compatible with crowded dance floors and moving legs! The 10th is a delicious musical double package: A single mix was not enough for Terry and Plastic City. Therefore the first part contains swinging and shiny house grooves as an essence of the current development in house music. The second part is best-suited for collectors and fans of lessons in the house history. Eleven tracks which all are milestones and greatly influenced development of house music.

For more information please listen to the terry´s café 10 podcast.

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Sascha Barth – Whitesands (mp3 EP) – Harthouse

Together with Smilla, Christian Gimbel, Mihalis Safras and Boris Brechja, Sascha Barth is one of the new promising artists on “Harthouse”. After one release on Monika Kruse’s ‘Terminal M’ Imprint and his debut EP on Harthouse a view month ago, there will be now his second 4 track EP titled ‘Whitesands’ on Harthouse. His Sound is minimalistic yet forward pushing with a pintch of Funk. His productions show a high musical expertise and are proof of his talent to not only follow existing trends, but redefine them as well.

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Lukas Greenberg – Behind Doors (mp3 EP)

Lukas Greenberg developped his sound since the early 90ies. Initially as a hip hop dj he played at legendary Berlin clubs like Tresor, 90Grad, and KitCat, before he produced his first tracks on a Atari Mega 2. In 1999 he founded the label “Synphon Records” und received his first remix requests (Peter Schilling, among others). The Highlight of his musical career has now come with his releases on Plastic City. Following his first track “Ain”t Nobody” on the compilation “Play. Plastic City” from 2006 and his debut EP “What A Day” in the beginning of 2007, here is his second EP called “Behind Doors”. Listeners will be surprised this time again because of his musical range. This release is a good example for our philosophy: “The future of the label is the past and present. Or the present is the future. It depends how you look at it. Plastic City has always meant development”.

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