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Music is colorful, diverse and vibrant as the butterflies. Almost 180,000 different species live in 127 families. The music by Boris Brejcha is like a “Feuerfalter” (copper). On one side the butterfly is relaxing and floating on the wind, but on the other hand he also sets with steam and fire to a fall into a low altitude. This is how it feels when Brejcha makes music. The fourth album is exactly the description of this “Feuerfalter”, a kind of backflash into the impressive career of Boris Brejcha. An album in two parts, that deliberately shows how the artist works versatile. Times slightly floating, sometimes wild hitting the wing, always full of passion. The influences of his travelings and performances characterize his art again. This creates a music that may be accompanied on Brejchas audience the whole day: at home, in a relaxed atmosphere or just at night, when the trip through the clubs starts. On the 2nd part of the album “Feuerfalter” this individuality is turned on. Brejcha even picks up the desire of his ans to weave a few quieter tracks into his cosmos.

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!

DKMA presents Andrastea – The Ascent (Special Vinyl Edition) – Plastic City

After releasing the new and breathless DKMA pres. Andrastea album “The Ascent” on CD, it’s time for a special vinyl edition. The 4-track LP features the album-track “Herdsman” and three additional tracks which you can`t find on CD and the download version of the album. The second track “She’s Devine” with the beautiful poetic voice of Stacey Jethro was originally released 2002 on the label FFR (The Devine EP). Dana Kelley re-edited a new version for this release. The sound of the LP ranges between classical house rhythms and arrangements over breathless clear minimalism and chunky tech-house to very soulful downbeat and ambient titles, always with this rooted and honest sound. Acid-lines take place as well as jazzy organ-improvisations, powerful basslines as well as subtile backround-elements, soulful vocals as well as tricky architectural sample-constructions and sometimes the arrangements leave their glossy surfaces to sproud into the borders of the compactness and homogeneity and create needful edges inside a very designed elctronic music world.

Available Format: LP.

Co-Fusion – Final Resolution (Remixed By DJ Wada) (album) – Harthouse

Tokyo-based duo feat. DJ WADA (has over 30-years of DJ career) and Heigo Tani (a.k.a. WALL FIVE). Performing live one step closer to the deep & funky vibes styling of improvisation (with turntables & some equipments). Their debut album “Co-Fu” and follow up albums “Co-Fu2″ on the label “Sublime Records”, they already have proved what their position is in Today’s techno scene in Japan. Also, they have had numerous releases for a host of quality labels, including “Reel Musiq”, “Pro-Jex (UK)”. and under their another alias as “Atom”, released on “Plastic city (Germany)”, “Tribal (US)”, and “As Two Men (Oxygen Music Works)”. Their releases to date have gained them fans and props from across the globe led them to the world-tour including Sonar ’98, main cities in Europe, Asia. Their title “HOT ! HOT !!(Love to Heart)” was licensed releasing on “Southern Fried Records” (Fatboy Slim “Norman Cook”‘s label) in 2005, even promotional copies has been flying around the world, got on the DJ / radio chart in UK, compiled to Ministry of Sound ‘s MIX CD by Judge Jules, and new MIX CD by Francois K. They are supported from top DJs as Luke Slater, Andrew Wetherall, DJ Hell, Dave Clarke, Monika Kruse, Josh Wink, Ken Ishii, Takkyu Ishino and more. Stay watched their another excellent dance floor offering…

Available format: mp3

Boris Brejcha – Joystick (mp3 EP) – Harthouse

Actually you find the name Boris Brejcha in the famous DJs’ playlists worldwide as well as on compilation tracklists and of course on “Mein Wahres Ich” – his second 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. “Joystick” is his new EP on Harthouse. Again surprise follows surprise by taking some well known condiments of electronic dance music, adding some delightful secret ingredients out of Brejcha’s soundmachines 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.

Available format: mp3

Christopher Manik – Muddy Brain (mp3 EP) – Harthouse

Currently residing in New York City, Christopher Manik is a Producer/DJ that breathes Electronic Dance Music. Recently graduating with a Music Business degree, his background is a lot deeper than just producing. Inspired by a diverse and comprehensive musical background, he produces/composes in many different genres ranging from Techno and Minimal, to various forms of House including: Tech House and Progressive House. Producing non-stop since 2007, with much acclaim for his original productions and remixes, he is one of the most dedicated and hardworking young producers around. At only 23 years old, he has garnered the attention of both the Techno-Minimal and Progressive House world with his music supported by DJ’s on a broad and diverse spectrum including: John Acquaviva, Sultan, Oblivion, Topher Jones, DJ Pena, Mark Ramsey, Kyle Geiger, Blake Jarell, and Matt Rowan. Christopher Manik also has a passion for Video Game and Film scoring, something which he takes as serious as making club music. The year 2009 has seen quite a pick up, and there are no plans of slowing down.

Available format: mp3

Sascha Barth – Kolonien Der Liebe (mp3 EP) – Harthouse

Together with young new producers and DJs like for example 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 with “Be Different Or Die” on Harthouse in 2007, followed up by “Whitsands” and “Das Dritte Auge”, here is his second 4th EP titled ‘Kolonien der Liebe’ 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 to not only follow existing trends, but redefine them as well.

Available format: mp3

Boris Brejcha – Mouse On Weed (Version 2.0) – Harthouse

Born in 1981, Boris Brejcha started his musical education in his childhood. He was educate playing drums and keyboard which had been a perfect schooling for the follwing chapter – producing and performing electronic dance music. Boris Brejcha began producing and dj-ing in november 2006 and with his first online MP3 debut “Monster EP” and the following EP named “Yellow Kitchen”, Boris Brejcha reached on many download platforms place 1 and became the new techno shooting star playing gigs not only in his home country germany. And so, Boris Brejcha was called “special talent of the year 2007” in the magazine raveline.de. He inaugurates a new era in “high tech minimalism”. After the successful story on Autist Records, Boris Brejcha reached Harthouse Mannheim at the beginning of 2007 with the digital releases “Outer Space”, “White Snake”, “Die Maschinen sind gestrandet” and “Die Milchstraße”. Short time later the first longplayer named “Die Maschinen kontrollieren uns” reached the stores and became a big success for this fresh artist. The future was focused on this album. A chain of surprises, known elements of electronic dance music and some attractive ingredients from the laboratory of Boris Brejcha. After this Debut CD on Harthouse, Boris Brejcha was getting more and more popular, as well as a remixer, and short time later his first Vinyl Maxi “Who Is Your Man” was published on Harthouse. From now on Brejcha did Remixes for Alex Flatner, Maskio, Zoo Brazil or Stanny Franssen (just to name a few), he licensed tracks for a couple of compilations and you will find his tracks in a lot of famous DJ-playlists. His sense of humor resonates in his resonates as well as his predilection for unconventional parts. Continuously avoiding conventional sounds, guitars and conventional instruments he always concerned with research into elements which one had never heard before. So keep an eye for this surprising and upcoming artist!

Free Download: Mouse On Weed (Version 2.0)

Boris Brejcha – Lost Memory (mp3 EP)

Actually you find the name Boris Brejcha in the famous DJs’ playlists worldwide as well as on compilation tracklists and of course on “Die Maschinen sind gestrandet” – his first album wihich was released in autumn 2007. 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. “Lost Memory” is his fifth EP on Harthouse. Again surprise follows surprise by taking some well known condiments of electronic dance music, adding some delightful secret ingredients out of Brejcha’s soundmachines 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.

Available format: mp3

L.exx Aurel – Silent Noise (mp3 EP) – Harthouse

L.exx Aurel has been and still is an ambitious and keen in experimenting DJ but first of all he’s a determined DJ and producer from whom we’ll definitely still hear about.Those who have once seen him and listened to him know that his music lives on the dance floor. His manifold play between groovy Minimal through Tech-House up to melodious Techno in conjunction hypnotically passages sends the crowd on a long journey. Based on his different electronic influences which strongly shaped him in the past and still influences him up to now his tracks aren’t easy to range and classify. So he describes his sound simply as “finelectronic music” with the intention to combine the finest tunes of the electronic, danceable music. Due to his first release in April 2007 “Architec EP” including the tracks “Endorphin” and “Nebenwelt” on Analyzed Rec. He called for the first time the world wide attention on himself being a producer and a few months later his next release followed on LuckySounds Rec. The “Klang[t]räume EP” which contains a remix from Groovemagnet besides the tracks “Hypno” and “Sphere” was placed just as his precursor very fast on the upper ranges of the Webrecords Customer as well as Minimal Techno Charts and has been sold worldwide. At the end of 2007, the Harthouse compilation “The Darkside” included the production “Crank”, which was supported by the global players like Dubfire, Stephan Bodzin, Robert Babicz, George Morel, Kosheen DJs, Andrea Doria, Joy Kitikonti and Mark Mendes just to name a few.

Available format: mp3