Lukas Greenberg – Down The Drain (Plastic City. Play)

After his successful debut on Plastic City in 2007 with his first two EPs “What A day” and “Behind Doors” and the following album “Rhode´Stories”, Nikolas Jakoby a.k.a. Lukas Greenberg definitely is one of the most liked “new habitant” in the city. He started his career in the early 90ies as a hip hop dj and played at famous venues like the tresor, 90Grad and KitCat. Quite a lot residencies and years of dance floor experience brought him to own productions which he started on an Atari Mega 2. He founded his label “Synphon Records” and received remix requests from Peter Schilling and Budai & Vic amongst others. With his albums “Rhode´Stories” and “Prisoner With A Key”, Lukas Greenberg verify his sense for high quality listening stuff. He rolls out his musical range while connecting all tracks like writing a book and rides on a wave of downbeat, electro, house, easy listening and some more ingredients which make you feel comfortable about listening to the albums again and again. On the new EP “Down The Drain” you can find 3 new tracks and one Greenster Remix.

Available Format: mp3.

In 1995, our artist AWeX released the Loveparade hymne “It’s Our Future”. Since than, we deeply feel connected with the spirit of the Loveparade. Now, fifteen years later, 21 people lost their lives due to the consequences of overcrowding in a tunnel at Love Parade 2010. These people came to celebrate, instead there were deaths and injuries. We`re appalled and distressed at the suffering and pain. Our thoughts are with the victims of the tragedy and with all their family and friends.
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Sound-design from a far-away galaxy, functional and intelligent arrangements, tricky elements somewhere between “handmade” and “cinema-scope” and continuously surprising ideas – this is the music of an extraordinary talent: Boris Brejcha. He’s one of the most productive creative minds of this time segment and while constantly releasing a great amount of tracks, his music does not sound like the work of a mechanic following a certain formula. Boris’ force roots from a unique style that has a focus on diversity and still you recognize his hand-writing while listening to his tricky arrangements and breaks that are different as they can be. Some years ago Brejcha suddenly entered the international club-league and announced his goals by tracks as “Ich zeige es euch” – no exaggeration at all when looking at the development of his career, he quickly messed up the establishment and his extraordinary live performances and costumes caused more and more public interest. Harthouse signs responsible for several of Brejcha’s releases – two albums and many maxi singles stand for a successful cooperation between artist and label. They grew together and Boris got one of the central artists on Harthouse. It’s clear that Brejcha’s third strike is presented by Harthouse and will spread the word of a better tomorrow concerning quality dance music. His third long player “MY NAME IS” might set up the question whether he continues emphasizing his definition of Science Fiction Techno. You can answer YES and NO: his fans will immediately recognize his unique style in the opener “Express myself” and they will be thankful for that! “MY NAME IS” carries on the spirit of the preceding long players but at the same time announces a new definition of his stylistic varying, state of the art produced and well thought work. You find every single element exactly at the right spot – these tracks frightening precisely aim at the huge summer events – crisp, fresh and always wearing a tiny smile – this would be a satisfying conclusion of his album, but there’s several tracks spreading a wider stylistic landscape – harmonic and dreamful “Flockentanz” for example provides listening comfort in the suburbs of the dancefloor, too. The compilation of Brejchas compositions develops into different styles and atmospheres. “Ich zeige es euch” declares the borders between functional, minimalistic club-sound and neo trancy melodies to be torn down. Endless reverberated spheres are cut into pieces, reversed they rush into emptiness or break into a thousand pieces by crashing into the suddenly appearing grooves. The name-giving track “My name is” raises the bar for straightforward club music: Brejcha is more than capable of driving the masses to insanity. The unforeseeable changes are pure pleasure and draw a clear picture in front of your inner eye: Crowded dance floor, peaktime, raging masses go nuts! Bravo – somebody knows how to carry something to extremes! “You will rise” is a 10-minutes-hypnotic device that combines hard and direct elements and gentleman-like sound design. Never ever it gets boring – alternating effects and tiny tricky sounds create the style Boris Brejcha is famous for – “My name is” underlines and steels his position! The music of “MEIN NAME IS” is more grownup and this album presents stylistic deeper and wider stuff than many of contemporary music’s productions – thus with great cause we announce a real highlight for this summer! Sound-design from a far-away galaxy, functional and intelligent arrangements, tricky elements somewhere between “handmade” and “cinema-scope” and continuously surprising ideas – this is the music of an extraordinary talent: Boris Brejcha. He’s one of the most productive creative minds of this time segment and while constantly releasing a great amount of tracks, his music does not sound like the work of a mechanic following a certain formula. Boris’ force roots from a unique style that has a focus on diversity and still you recognize his hand-writing while listening to his tricky arrangements and breaks that are different as they can be. Some years ago Brejcha suddenly entered the international club-league and announced his goals by tracks as “Ich zeige es euch” – no exaggeration at all when looking at the development of his career, he quickly messed up the establishment and his extraordinary live performances and costumes caused more and more public interest. Harthouse signs responsible for several of Brejcha’s releases – two albums and many maxi singles stand for a successful cooperation between artist and label. They grew together and Boris got one of the central artists on Harthouse. It’s clear that Brejcha’s third strike is presented by Harthouse and will spread the word of a better tomorrow concerning quality dance music. His third long player “MY NAME IS” might set up the question whether he continues emphasizing his definition of Science Fiction Techno. You can answer YES and NO: his fans will immediately recognize his unique style in the opener “Express myself” and they will be thankful for that! “MY NAME IS” carries on the spirit of the preceding long players but at the same time announces a new definition of his stylistic varying, state of the art produced and well thought work. You find every single element exactly at the right spot – these tracks frightening precisely aim at the huge summer events – crisp, fresh and always wearing a tiny smile – this would be a satisfying conclusion of his album, but there’s several tracks spreading a wider stylistic landscape – harmonic and dreamful “Flockentanz” for example provides listening comfort in the suburbs of the dancefloor, too. The compilation of Brejchas compositions develops into different styles and atmospheres. “Ich zeige es euch” declares the borders between functional, minimalistic club-sound and neo trancy melodies to be torn down. Endless reverberated spheres are cut into pieces, reversed they rush into emptiness or break into a thousand pieces by crashing into the suddenly appearing grooves. The name-giving track “My name is” raises the bar for straightforward club music: Brejcha is more than capable of driving the masses to insanity. The unforeseeable changes are pure pleasure and draw a clear picture in front of your inner eye: Crowded dance floor, peaktime, raging masses go nuts! Bravo – somebody knows how to carry something to extremes! “You will rise” is a 10-minutes-hypnotic device that combines hard and direct elements and gentleman-like sound design. Never ever it gets boring – alternating effects and tiny tricky sounds create the style Boris Brejcha is famous for – “My name is” underlines and steels his position! The music of “MEIN NAME IS” is more grownup and this album presents stylistic deeper and wider stuff than many of contemporary music’s productions – thus with great cause we announce a real highlight for this summer!

Wollion – Daddy’s Cadillac (Plastic City. Play)

Wollion himself describes his unique style of mixing as deepdirtyhousemusic, shaping the sound of modern deeper vibes and house music. In 2005 Wollion had his start-up with the label BluFin Records. He made his first experience in producing a single named “Inside of you” followed by his blockbuster track “Monster” including a massive Tigerskin Remix, released on BluFin. The track has been played by DJs such as Funk d’ Void, Karotte or Monika Kruse and showed up on numerous DJ top-playlists. He was invited to play sessions at John Acquaviva’s “Acquaholic Partys” at Privilege Club in Ibiza many times in a row. In 2008, his production collaboration with Sandrino & Adrian, aka Lemon Popsicle have witnessed amazing international success, with remixes and productions on the world’s finest Deep House and Tech labels like Moodmusic, Yellow Tail, Dieb Audio, Rebirth, Brown Eyed Boyz, BluFin, ALiVE, Sprout, Night Drive Music or Two Faces. Recent projects have included remixes for YELLO, Darko Esser, D-Nox & Beckers, Sharam Jay and Sebastian Davidson.

Available Format: mp3.

Naomi talks about “The Big Shapes”
A glorious chorus, which, once heard, you’ll never get out of your ears again. A not less striking, powerful beat that sounds like a reminiscence of Phil Collins’ most energetic moments. And the heart-rending story of a great love that cannot be. In short: a favorite song. “Morning Belle” is the new single by the Berlin electropop duo Naomi, as typically original as it is compellingly destined for the charts, a roaring harbringer of the new album “The Big Shapes”. Naomi have been known for their flair for soft melodies, but this time songwriter and sound hacker Bernd Lechler and Nico Tobias seem to have thrown all noble reservations overboard: like “The Big Shapes“, the whole new album sounds wilder, flashier, tighter, it oscillates between being spartanic and opulent, black-and-white and color, fun and profundity, pop and prog – a goody bag and a great accomplishment.

For more info about the album and the new songs, please listen to: Naomi talks about “The Big Shapes”.