Bardo & Salazar’s latest EP reaches you at exactly the right time in the right place: warmth and summer dreams as far as you can hear. The first hike takes you fare above the valleys, high into the Swiss Alps, where legends and myths reside and magical Murgsee reflects the image of the gods as they listen to the two Zurich lads. Here, smitten by the magic, even the „Honey“ starts to „Hula“. Is it „Le Piff“ rising from the pipe and dancing in smoke arabesques across the mountain ridges? It doesn’t matter. And luckily the two have brought along their dear friend M.A., our newest family member… refining „Le Piff“ in his „Piff Paff Puff“ remix and transforming it, with „Spliff“, into a hypnotic after slam…
DJ Lion – Mightery (Harthouse)
If it comes to an unique sound signature, then you can definitely tell without reading but listening to this massive 3 tracker, it’s a DJ Lion style. Stomping beats, wobbling basslines, catchy lead sounds. Yes! This is what makes a club track so catchy and markable. Mightery, Minimum Maximum and 1234554321 are tracks which will join a lot of dj cases during this hot summer and we are very happy to welcome again our new family member back on Harthouse. Welcome DJ Lion.
Theydream – Rocket Man (Fckng Serious)
The two brothers from beaituful Switzerland have formed an unbreakable bond based on both brother’s love of electronic music which they emphasize with their new “Rocket Man” EP yet again. With the title giving A-side track ”Rocket Man” the guys stay true to their name by inviting you, into their world of deep, melancholic and gloomy sound spheres which absorb you completely and leave you behind stunned and thrilled. The B-Side “Pi Persei” connects seamlessly and keeps your journey running through the next level of zero gravity and hypnosis. Integrated into a perfectly aligned beat structure, all three tracks are bursting with self-confidence and sophistication, certainly nothing you would be taking for granted when being confronted with these two humble and withdrawn young gentlemen. Theydream suceed in surprising us, also with their third track “Inertia”: an elaborate and gloriously, puristic piece of music which rounds of this impressive 3-track EP. Well-deserved.
Max Essa – Han Zon Roc EP (Hell Yeah)
A year after his debut outing on the label, Max Essa makes a welcome return to Hell Yeah with the Han Zon Roc EP, which is another of his impossibly laidback offerings. Essa is of course the long time UK talent who has become a part of the Balearic mafia thanks to releases on labels like Aficionado, Music for Dreams, and his own Jansen Jardin. This is the second coming together of artist and label and is another timeless excursion far out to sea.
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.
Calling an EP “Devil” although it will most certainly conjure a smile on the face of any electronic music enthusiast might come as a surprise, or even cause confusion. But let’s be fucking serious, when Boris Brejcha picked this title, he had probably no evil thoughts in mind but was rather daydreaming of one of his many shows that are known to turn any club into a diabolically hot sweat lodge due to the energetic atmosphere and ecstatic crows. So in the end you could arque that the title of his new EP seems long overdue. Meet the “Devil” and the humble man behind the EP: meet Boris Brejcha.
ALREADY #1 BEATPORT ALBUMS ALLOVER!
With new track ‘Warschauer Strasse’, Claudio Ricci has created an expansive seven minute workout of twisted synths and deep house drums. The first remix comes from long time techno heavyweight Timo Maas and the prolific and inventive Basti Grub. Their singular remix speeds up the original and layers in fluttering toms and percussive sounds as well as broad, groaning synths and the distant sound of a bustling city at rush hour. Sudam label boss and Ibiza based artist Kintar flips the track into something spacious and haunting. Eerie keys and sweeping synths keep you on edge as the rubbery techno groove rolls on into the night. Bulgarian based Metodi Hristov loves to experiment and has a distinctive techno style that gains support from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox and Adam Beyer. In his hands the track becomes a peak time tech banger!
The Lushlife Project – Budepest Eskimos (New Line Edition) (Mole Listening Pearls)
Dubphone – Fiul Risipitor EP (Serialism)
Alex Dolby – 5 Years Affekt Recordings
You Record are proud to present their eleventh release, the ‘Kant Straße’ EP by S Katz aka Katsuhiko. From 2016 – 2017 he was granted the opportunity to produce multiple tracks at a studio on KantStraße in Berlin using hardware supplied by Dandy Jack, with whom the space is shared, and his dear friend Mathew Jonson. Opening track is a groove-driven roller with robotic glitches talking a language of their own. ‘Hats and Steps’ is a versatile dancefloor cut replete with subtle details and layered rhythms. ‘Forest In Me’ takes a trippy journey to the afterhours with immersive field recordings and entrancing blips. Closing the EP is ‘You Are In The Display’, a truly weird vocoder-led track with swung percussion and a shuffling bass melody. This EP serves as a prologue to S Katz’s forthcoming album.
Leading from Italy It’s Vanni Bacco aka Reclame presenting his debut ep “Profumo Pungente“ on Serialism. Little is known from this talented artist but the just few releases under his belt and his discerning personality have attracted Cesare’s attention after a tip from a Russian family member and A&R Anushka. The entire record is a splendid, very unique minimal play. The 5 tunes of the EP are produced diligently mixing intricate click-clacking grooves that makes a solid base to deep and soulful under melodies. The result is a completely harmonic general feeling, a healthy mix of micro emotions drawn to bring our mind to a trip but to keep the will to dance all the way… our favourite.
Klezmer is a song from the Italian duo PIZETA, which originally came out in 2009. It became a global hit played in every kind of set. His dreamy clarinet melody takes you all over the song becoming a memorable catchphrase. It has been remixed from ACID Pauli, DOP, Aka Aka & Thalstroem, Jon Rundell, Ron Flatter. Now the original producers has made a new release with the evergreen original one plus 2 original vocal mix (very similar to the no vocal original one) and 2 remixed version: INGRID BORDERLINE: techno dark,twisted sounds,dark voices; a completely different version from previous remix pocket that will help who wants keep an hard set but never lose the opportunity to play this one MATA JONES :a big techouse remix with dreamy voices and big grooves never let you until the end. The breaks will kill you!
In true anniversary spirit, Frieda Musik presents its No. 10 issue. The newest offering from the House of Frieda is called Shizzle Dizzle – a name that lives up to its promise: perfect bum shaking entertainment, happy hormones included. On top of that, we welcome three new artists into the Frieda Musik family: nephew Pasci, Mastra and Pablo. And furthermore, and fantastic as usual, a remix by Ordinary Subject.