Rls Date: 01.12.2008
Rls Date: 01.12.2008
There’s two digital onyl tracks, the first is my favorite of the all release - “Pampero” - build step by step, it presents a classic Carola bassline. It’s surely a perfect Dj Tool, a easy-going track to rise the moods among the dancefloor. Finally Carola takes a “Long Jump” into a resilient growing groove with some pretty good tools. Beats & more beats… a great work where Carola confirms his position in the scene. Now, let the dancefloor dance… pure medicine!
a1 - Bloody Cash
b1 - Serin
Pampero - Digital only
Long Jump - Digital only
Rls Date: 26.11.2008
Brilliant, seductive minimal project with all the inputs to be one of the best in the scene! We expect a great future to this Starbug releases. Not to loose out of sight!
Rls Date: 17.11.2008
Rls Date: 16.11.2008
In this release he teamed up with Cio D’or, a young talent that has already had some references in our blog due to some nice productions. Her first steps in music were playing congas in a jazz band at 17, from there she started to develop a refined taste in music and soon she appeared among the German techno scene. From there on she became one of Germany finest Djs and now she has been showing some production skills.
Aroma Ep - released on Broque - shows all their skills. This release presents some of the finest music i listened for a while. It starts with “Safran”, a pure underground track with that kind of rhythm that can’t make you stop, the bassline is up to level and the neurotic synths in the back makes it perfect. Also a reference to the construction, the sounds keep entering in the right place, just adding more and more to it. Amazing performance! Next “Ginger” appears showing up another kind of flow. This one turns up to deep roots chilling out the moods. Its a nice tune, turns well on sunny morning flavours. Ending up there’s sort of an experimental track - “kurkuma”- with three minutes, a spooky one perfect to a soundtrack.
Rls Date: 03.11.2008
The Ep starts with Jauce, a very funky track with a stunning shaking beat and some vocals that will turn the dancefloor crazy! It’s definitely a track turned up to sexy deep house flavors but somehow, it would adapt just fine to a morning minimal party! In the b side we have “Clorpe”, this time with the kind of rhythm that we support here in minimaland! A deep track build up step by step, with the different elements appearing one by one in the proper time. This is the kind of groove that we are in to, so it’s easily our favorite track of the Ep. To end this sweet release we have “Just Jack” with some sassy soul vocals and a great bassline beat, a house tune, once again, turned to morning party’s. It’s a nice shake but it doesn’t properly fit in minimaland patterns!
Despite the house convergence, we can’t say that this is a bad release… the level of production is well above the average and the kind of productions is somehow different and tasty! “Clorpe” is the most shiniest track of the Ep, full support!
a1 - Jauce
b1 - Clorpe
b2 - Just Jack
Rls Date: 10.11.2008
Rievaulx makes me remind producers like Gabriel Ananda and Dominik Eulberg, he bets a lot in deep melodies and some twisted neuro environments around them. “Animo” is the perfect example of it, it has great chords, a tremendous deep housy beat and a neurotic melody able to make you mad while you listen it! Sweet sweet theme! In the b side appears “Boxing Shadows”, the greatest track of the Ep. The melody is very groove, the minimal techno 4×4 high pace beat that begins around 1:14 minutes it’s devastating. It makes the junction of the different pieces seem perfect. I hadn’t listened a track like this for a while now, it’s a beautiful track made to touch our souls but also to make us dance.
Easily the best release i listened this month! Don’t miss this one, for your own mind health!
a1 - Animo
b1 - Boxing Shadows
Rls Date: 27.10.2008
Square Roots Ep starts with “Besides B-sides”, a track that we can connect to what Digitaline normaly does. The beat, drums and the fabulous Chords are very Cadenza like! It’s a fantastic minimal installment track that will acid you up in the dancefloor. Next So Inagawa shows up to deliver a trippy tech-house remix… it’s also a great groovy track with an insistent percussion and some great bassline getting along with a neurotic organ that will make your mind fly into another state of consciousness. This guy is one of Minimood’s permanent artists, he is making top productions, and this remix is the greatest example of that fact! Lastly, b2 track, the original “So Low in Oslo” is the shiniest piece of this Ep. It’s also another deep minimal turn-on, reminding me a lot Villalobo’s epic productions! ” dripping with sleazy laziness this track is a shuffling monster of maxed-out understatement. as bewildering as it is brilliant, this is another fine example of MINIMOOD’s ability to push, produce and bend the boundaries of today’s scene.”
A must have to all-minimal supporters, to be release in the first days of December.
a1. besides b-sides
b1. so slow in oslo (so inagawa’s too fast in tokyo remix)
b2. so slow in oslo
Rls Date: 1.12.2008
Opening up there’s Slab City, a genuine peace of good minimal techno, with an excellent rhythm and a awesome pack of tribal drums that will make you feel an enjoyable vibe! Next there’s “Parole”, another perfectly executed minimal production, this time with some electro sounds to come along… In the B side the owner of Upon You, formerly part of Pan-Pot, Marco Resmann aka Phage shows up to build a different view for “Parole”. He inputs another vibe to the track, giving it a schizophrenic dimension and a very dark feeling. If i had to rate this remix I would give it an “A”, the production is excelent, the way the different pieces enter in the track is brilliant and the global feeling of the track is so hypnotic that probably will make you insane!
Rls Date: 27.10.2008
a1 - Moron
b1 - Shetani
Rls Date: 03.11.2008
a1 - Or Wha (Original)
a2 - Or Wha (Nils Nilson rmx)
b1 - Or Wha (Monoroom rmx)
Rls Date: 03.12.2008
Exercise One is known also by their live performances, that have been acclaimed in liveset’s like Mobilee pre-sonar showcase in 2006. Their live performances are focused on spontaneity and improvisation which leads them to hypnotic basslines and twisted sequences.
All out is a great track, filled of senses and progressive chains interconnected trough all the frequencies of the track spectrum. A little bit progressive, goes from a start to an end adding and quitting samples and feelings with determination, what looking at track’s name makes some sense. They seem to put all out till the end of the track. It’s not really hard electronic, but its undoubtly one of the hardest tracks I’ve heard from Exercise One and still having their own fingerprint.
Parasol it’s a LP (Long-Play). The cadence and the real simple sound connections are the rule here. It’s thirteen minutes of good mood, sound exploration and musical tricks, upgraded at minute three with sounds and a new body. Everything at this point seems a little bit lost for some few moments, searching a new identity. Everything fits? So, lets go, continue the good mood! A relaxed one, to face different states of mind with simplicity. Cadence, exploration, groove and a good vibe are the keywords in this production.
Release Date: 06 October 2008 | #Catalog: LAN017
a1 - Comptine D’Un Autre Ette, L’Apres Midi
Tuning Spork Ultra Edition
Rls Date: 26.10.2008
a1 - What is this?
b1 - On Fait La Java
b2 - Love
Label:Welcome to Masomenos
Rls Date: 10.10.2008
Catalog#: AM 33
In this release Miss Kate present’s us three genuine pieces of good-taste with a strong charge of deep, minimal lines and perfect step by step constructions. The Ep starts with “Bric a Brac” characterizing all that I’ve said about her music… deep minimal music, low synths and funky groove, perfect to night dancefloor rhythms. Next follows up “What’s The Point”, a track that explores darker environments,able to get you frightened with a couple of spooky voices presented in it; A word also to the bassline, leveled to perfection. In the flipside you’ll have a remix of “What’s The Point” by Lazy Mouth. More stripped down techno, acid synths in loops and a nice 4×4 groove! To listen in the club or at home, you won’t get disappointed. Grab this as soon as you can, get to know one of the best American projects in the minimal techno scene..
a1 - Bric A Brac
a2 - What’s The Point
b1 - What’s The Point (Lazy Mouth mix)
Rls Date: 24.09.2008
After some releases on Oslo Label and a mixed cd for cocoon (disco invaders - cocoon ibiza summer mix), Johnny D (Johannes Debese), strokes now on 8 bit records, label run by Nick Curly and Gorge (Nick Curly also runs Cécille together with Marc S), based in Mannheim, Germany.
This Ep, "Requiem of a Dream", appears as a delight to our ears. The first track, "Requiem of a Dream", starts very gentle with a background violin sound almost unperceptible. As the medium harmony make their intrincated games, a new bass appears and the music keeps growing in a progressive way till the moment the violin sound appears with a new evolution, as the registry maintains the same, this is minimalism!... Keeps going in a beautiful way, new sounds added, but the main record mantains the same. This, gentleman's, is 8 minutes of pure delight...
The second track, "Scope of mind", starts a little more bassed, but the formula is the same. Great under construction, every bpm space very filled without a lot of samples. It seems simple and easy, but it's not. Nowadays some artists add a lot of things to a track, and that's not minimalism, it's more confusionism,lol. Johnny D haves a word to say on that, appears to be the message underneath this Ep.
Great harmony powered by great bass chains in a very progressive well structured final result appears to me as the best description for this Ep. Not heavy, but heaven :)
Supported already by names like Nick Curly, Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice among others...
a1 - Requiem of a Dream 08:11
b2 - Scope of Mind 06:42
Available on: www.beatport.com
In the flipside the duo presents us the strongest piece of this Ep. Fukuoaka Underground is a stunning track, build step by step with great snares and some hypnotic moments that were brightly turned into a wonderful dancefloor piece. It's a peaceful track but will let your mind float away during a couple of minutes. This is your chance to know better this duo's work. Three deep minimal anthems perfectly build to raise up your soul and spirit, a collector's release, i bought mine! While a dreamy atmosphere remains in your head your body is locked in an inescapable groove.
To start the Ep you have the pumping “Trump It”, a massive production with a very nice rhythm and awesome breaks followed by groovy euphoric moments. I guarantee that this one will be tarring apart the crowds, it’s the kind of track that is able to raise up the moods and expectations of any dancefloor ambience. On the flipside we have a different kind of track, the oriental flavoured “1 Nacht In Duizenden” it’s not as groovy as the first one, betting more on a dark underground environment with a rude dry beat and a subtle growing construction, just as we like it here in Minimaland. “Unsere Liebe” ends up the Ep in the perfect way. I’d say that the first two tracks were some of the best productions I listened this year… this third is goes even further, this is a non-stopping, high pace, tech house bomb that promises to raise up the temperature and cause a massive stroke in all of you - not advisable to people with a heart condition!
This promising duo have done three very different tracks, all of them top quality, already showing a know how and passion for music above the average. It’s definitely one of the best releases I listened this year. We will be waiting for their next work that will be released on Kompass Music - KOMPA014 - “The Green Jacket EP”.
a1 - Trump It
b1 - 1 Nacht In Duizenden
b2 - Unsere Liebe
Rls Date: 08.09.2008
Label: Kompass Musik
Burning Train has got two original musics and a remix performed by the famous Ruede Hagelstein. In the a side you pass by a “Lost Train”, a pure underground techno track with a hard bassy beat and a step by step construction, just as we like it! It’s a track perfectly suitable to the night pumpy rhythms that you’ll surely appreciate. In the second track a “Hot Candy” is given to all of us… a typical minimaland lovers track, pretty well constructed with all things appearing in the right time! Amazing nigh track with a wicked dry beat, amazing hit-hats and a hot pace setting it up, rhythm non stop so you can dance till you can say no more! Finally in the b side Ruede Hagelstein appears giving “Hot Candy” a completely new feeling… he turns it into a deep groove with a soft melody gently enhancing the track to after hours sessions. It’s also a nice track giving the tender touch that this Ep seemed to beg for. This turns this release into a must have one, with a different mixture of textures and flavours.
Burning Train is Upon You.
a1 - Old Train
a2 - Hot Candy
b1 - Hot Candy (Ruede Hagelstein remix)
Rls Date: 01.09.2008
The a side presents the so talked track, “Trompeta”, filled with a huge pumpy 4×4 beat and a melody perfectly suitable to all the summer feelings. The fantastic sample taken from “Balkan Beat box” by Bulgarian Chicks will be remembered for a long time and will make a big blast to the forthcoming months! The flipside “Clarinete” is more adequate to minimaland’s taste with a refined dry beat and a pleasant Clarinet melody. This one floats to minimalistic patterns, it’s not as housy as the a side, therefore is the one that we really support in this release!
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a1 - Cappadoras
b1 - Motion Sickness (Tim Xavier remix)
b2 - Motion Sickness
Rls Date: 25.08.2008
label: Diynamic Music
a - una pena
b - una pena(Argy remix)
Release date: 09/07/2008
a1 - Cloud
b1 - Cloud (Butane remix)
b2 - Cloud (Danilo Carboni Cleptomania remix)
Rls Date: 30.06.2008
Elphine is one of the tracks that were most talked about concerning to Ellen Allien's last Album - Sool (Bpitch175) released last May. To celebrate all it's success the Bpitch Control guys decided to launch a 12" of it inviting Zander Vt, Troy Pierce and Louderbach to remix it.
So, in the A side you have the original track released last may and the remix of Zander Vt. For those who don't know the original I strongly recommend it! It's one of those tracks that can't get out of your head, very smooth, with pretty good vocals and an incredible deep soul. In Zander Vt's remix you get a higher rhythm, a stronger bass and the same feeling of the first. Fritz Zander and Sven Von Thülen are the duo behind the name and they didn't messed it up. The remix is quite enjoyable and perfect to the dancefloors. Pumpy! Next we have the American Troy Pierce! I don't need to introduce him to you, you all know his work... i hope! In this remix he doesn't let his reputation fail. When the track begins you immediately understand that this one is going trough another roads. The beat is huge, with a gigantic bass line and an acid rhythm that makes you wonder... how does he do it!? When you start to listen the Ellien's vocal in the back with all those trippy effects and strong neurotic lines you realise: this is what music should always be! Finally you have Louderbach's release, he takes Elphine to darker and calmer lines always with quality above the average...
After the remixes of "Mango", Bpitch presents us another great pack of remixes, this time of "Elphine".A Must Have!
a1 - Elphine
a2 - Elphine (Zander Vt remix)
b1 - Elphine (Troy's One Eyed JAK remix)
Rls Date: 18.08.2008
Tim Green is the featured artist on their 90th edition and I can say to you that he managed to do a very good work on this one! We were already missing this kind of work that Trapez normally brings us so this release gave us all that we hoped for! This producer, based in London, has released most of his work on Four:Twenty Records and now he presents us two groovy tracks, made to make everyone dance! In The A side we have "Mr Dry" that starts very gently only with a small beat but once the elements start entering into the music it doesn't stop any more! It's a track with a great bassline, a perfect flow and some neurotic dark elements to drive your head into the other side! I normally don't like voices in the songs but this one has a spooky acapella that fits very well in it so it's another turn on for this great track! In the B side don't expect less... "Glow Worm" brings even more power and enthusiasm! I confess that this one is my favorite... it has an explosive beat and such an incredible rhythm, and in the middle of the track the feelings turn even more aggressive and than you will feel in techy heaven !For you that used to like Trapez releases, i really advice you to listen this one. It has all that we normally require in music and you will surely like it. Great British production.
Rls Date: 07.08.2008
Rls Date: 03.08.2008
Catalog#: KD 017
In the first side we get to listen a re-work from Stefan Kozalla aka Dj Koze's. His Pink Moon remix is one of a kind getting you through different waves along the music... it starts very smoothly and in the middle of the music it has a break and than the rude dry beats starts doing it's effect! This is a brilliant dark remix, able to make you fly through different coloured moons. If the a-side is good don't expect different in the other... Superpitcher and Tobias Thomas throw in a spectacular old school mix, very intense and catchy, full of positive energies. In fact, it couldn't go wrong with this two guys, they have been in the scene for a couple of years and their skills are recognised by everyone.
Don't expect pumpy music in this release, this is the truest German style, directly made to hit he mind, to fly away and hopefully never get back! Release nr 180 on Bpitch Control, remembering one of their best launches of the year: Sascha Funke - Mango.
a1 - Mango (Dj Koze's Pink Moon remix)
b1 - Mango (Tobia Thomas & Superpitcher's Como Mango Version)
Rls Date: 04.08.2008