Born in the city of madness Berlin, the multimedia artist and DJ Black Lotus steps up from being a secret hint for extatic and rough DJ sets in the local scene and enters the world of recorded music. After playing many Berlin underground clubs like Griessmuhle, KitKat or Suicide Circus she finally makes her debut release on FLASH Recordings with three tripping, parahypnotic and clearly floor oriented Techno tracks as well as a hard hitting remix by the label-head Florian Meindl.
The X Vinyl Series continues with label head Florian Meindl at the helm with the upcoming release Metaphysics. Synonymous with deep, dark techno, Florian does not disappoint with this 4 track EP, enlisting in demand producer and Rabe label boss Denise Rabe on remixing duties. Playing live with his Modular Synth set up, Florian began working on the concept for what would become these three original tracks while playing shows over the last month. The live jam character can clearly be felt in the first two tracks Metaphysics and Holomorphic Function. Florians original Bell’s Theorem has a deep melodic structure. With Denise Rabes interpretation, the track is contorted through some serious distortion pedals and broken beat to match her dark take on the synth line. The outcome is an impressive piece for one of those never ending nights in concrete walled rooms with oversized loudspeakers.
Florian Meindl‘s third artist album “Time Illusion” marked another big milestone in his career. After several live act shows, where he showcased his flair for live performance with some heavy equipment including his Eurorack ModularSystem, he has picked 3 artists who he admires for their own unique take on techno music to remix the album. His choice fell on LUCY, who is responsible for the curation of the highly respected Stroboscopic Artefacts imprint, on SIGHA who is known and respected for his modular system performances and production techniques on labels like Token or Blueprint. The third choice fell on up and coming Netherlands based producer and DJ duo TWR72 who continually put out fresh and game-changing releases on their label FLOAT Rec.
Florian Meindl surges ahead in 2017 as he returns once more to his home base FLASH Recordings. He has been locked away in his studio and is now ready to unleash his new album ‘Time Illusion’. With these album sessions Florian has created a special collection of analogue focused tracks which will be released on a double vinyl album and digitally. Amalgamating his array of impressive hardware, he has refined his sound and crafted a selection of tracks that demonstrate intricate knowledge and mastery of his analogue equipment. His aim was to find the right balance between musical depth and sound design while interacting with the hardware.
Florian Meindl – Isometric EP (Flash)
Florian Meindl delivers a new 4 track EP with the title track “Isometric” the first to be taken from his upcoming album *Time Illusion*.
Ewan Jansen – Return to Hyperbola (Inner Shift Music)
The first Inner Shift encounter with Ewan Jansen was several years ago on a pair of test pressings, from Mike Grant of Moods and Grooves. The label hadn’t even begun yet, but Ewan created a huge impression and wasn’t to be forgotten by them later. Ffwd to 2016/17, Enter: “Return to Hyperbola”. The first track in, you get a good tech house / deep house vibe called ‘Docking Lane’, fully equipped with lovely atmospheres, a driving kick and intelligent chords. Next is Bulkhead, mainly defined by a full-sounding, broken beat rhythm and expressive keyboards. B1 is ‘Deceleration’, another 4-4 deep house number, but with a subtle quirkiness and over all moody feel. On the B2 is ‘Perspex’, featuring a funky bass, nice pads and elevating keyboard part. Don’t miss out, Ewan never fails to impress.
Massimo Santucci – Since 1971 (Atari Lovers)
Some were been born to be a juggler or maybe a bank robber, Massimo was been born to be a “bloody” musician. In the early years (8 to 22) as a drummer in several bands from Punk to Jazz and from the 90’s to date as an electronic music producer. With a dozen own projects, client remixes and order productions he provides about 250 records and may 80 to 100 own releases. Massimo’s productions has been played in heavy rotation in radios and clubs and has been support from many pioneers of the electronic music movement like Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclar, Sander van Doorn, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Dave Seaman, Moguai, Paul Oakenfold, Erick Morillo, Mark Knight, Hernan Cattaneo, Tube & Berger just to name a few. On this Album he finally collected some of his favorite tunes of the last few years along with some very fresh and brand new productions. Hopefully you’ll feel the warm, emotional and full range spectrum of his music and will make this album to one of your favorites.
In celestial mechanics, an orbital resonance occurs when two orbiting bodies exert a regular, periodic gravitational influence on each other, usually due to their orbital periods being related by a ratio of two small integers. Producing for over fourteen years, Florian Meindl has become known for his deep, grooving powerful techno. His productions are characterized by his love of analog, which represent his true signature sound. As a DJ, live performer, studio producer and sound designer, Florian has over the years established an impressive producing base for himself in his Berlin based Riverside Studio complex with an exciting hardware set up including Modular Systems, an analog mixing desk as well as classic machines like Roland 909. Orbital Resonance was produced on his hardware and modular equipment, which he has also been using to produce his upcoming album, which we can expect to hear early 2017.