After the success of Part 1, Stripped Down serves up a second EP of fantastic remixes of ‘Kunuaka’ from Makossa & Megablast’s seminal album of the same name. This time Booka Shade, Stereo MC’s, DJ T., Jenia Tarsol, Chaim, Sado V all come correct. First up are Get Physical label founders and melodic dance-pop icons Booka Shade. They flip the track into something warm and rubbery, with rich and classy melodies dancing over the woody beats. Then come Stereo MCs, whose Connected label is one of the best for lovers of afro tinged and organic house. DJ T. is a giant of the scene offers two versions. Jenia Tarsol made a name with an Ibiza residency alongside Guy Gerber‘s RUMORS and has gone on from his Israeli roots to be a real international presence. For his remix he was joined in the studio by Chaim and Sado V from Red Axes and the result is something special.
Establishing himself as a renowned artist in the legendary 1990s Tom Weyer aka Commander Tom is back with a 2019 remix package of his classic ‘Are Am Eye’. Speaking of nostalgia, the first remix comes from no less than Binary Finary who became superstars themselves with their ‘1998’ anthem. John Asked, renowned for his tough edged Tech-Trance sound is also part of the roster. With him and his unparalleled instinct for the right knack it was obvious that the result would be nothing but an amazing piece of trance music.Deep, tech and progressive house experts Paul Hamilton & Carl MWA look back on over twenty years in the music business. What came out is a subtle and highly sophisticated transformation into the 21st century. Last but not least we won Pablo Bolivar to set hands on the title. Organic sounds, embedded in an atmospheric soundscape, seasoned with a massive dose of groove, that’s what you get when you ask Pablo to take over and boy did he deliver. We couldn’t be happier with the result!
Cybordelics was founded in 1993 in Stuttgart, Germany. In the same year, Mike S., Milan Zemanec and Daniel Varga aka Cybordelics released their hit Adventures of Dama on Sven Väth’s label Harthouse. The record climbed up the UK dance charts to the 2nd place. People from London to Germany, especially in the legendary Omen Club in Frankfurt, danced to their techno anthems until the late afternoon. Today’s artists like Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth, Gregor Tresher, Chris Liebing, Gerd Janson or Anthony Rother were at the Omen club when this record was played for the first time, and they still consider Adventures of Dama a milestone in techno history.
25 years later, the Harthouse label begins 2017 with a Remix EP, featuring remixes by Ingo Boss, Tuff City Kids, Mario Hammer And The Lonely Robot 3bug starting a new era of the Harthouse story!
First to go is Reboot, a long-time advocate of stripped down grooves on labels like Cadenza and Get Physical. His eight-minute masterpiece is a warm, underlapping house cut with sub bass and loose synths getting under your skin.
Moblack and Monaberry artist Sobek goes for something superbly slow burning,
layering up the poignant synths and drums into something that is poised and grandiose.
Next up, Ibizan based label boss Claudio Ricci is in fine form as he reworks ‘Galaxy 82’
into an upbeat bit of classy techno with serene Detroit pad work and thoughtful keys
taking you into the future.
25 years Der Dritte Raum. 25 years of Techno history. After assembling numerous reconstructed classics and hits on D3R-25 EINS the 25th anniversary of Der Dritte Raum continuous with a bunch of 2 Remix EP’s on Harthouse. The 1st part contains remixes of Hale Bopp, Trommelmaschine and Doppel by such great names as Maceo Plex, Martin Landsky and Guido Schneider.
Stripped Down Records continues with munimuni & Seelenwald and featuring stellar remixes from label founder Claudio Ricci as well as Sasse, Tiefschwarz and Kollektiv Turmstrasse. The excellent original is ‘Missing Link’, a strikingly emotional track with slow, lurching drums and a menacing bassline. These are five fantastically expressive and emotive tracks that bring a whole new world of feelings to the dance floor.