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youAND:THEMACHINES presents Behind LP Reshaped

Apr 16, 2014 orn029"A year after the release of his ‘Behind’ LP youAND:THEMACHINES presents ‘Behind’ LP Reshaped - an opulent collection of selected edits, interpretations and remixes courtesy of a prestigious roster of distinguished producers including Matthew Herbert, Steve Bug, XDB, Boo Williams, Sascha Dive, Legowelt, Marko Fürstenberg & Luke Hess and Basic Soul Unit amongst many more.
youAND:THEMACHINES is the solo moniker of Martin Müller - one half of the Berlin based luminaries youANDme who have enjoyed success through official works for the likes ofRead the whole story

VTGNIKE on Nicolas Jaar's very own Other People label

Feb 14, 2014

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Nicolas Jaar´s very own Other People label returns with yet another discovery from their artist roster

This time it´s a Juke by mysterious russian producer VTGNIKE,
pronounced Vintage Nike.

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Lucy's Churches Schools and Guns album on Stroboscopic Artefacts

Feb 14, 2014

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Churches Schools and Guns. A provocative name for a provocative album of techno from one of the genre’s most consistently intriguing producers, Lucy. This, his second solo album, pushes forward from his debut full-length, 2011’s Wordplay for Working Bees, and firmly establishes him in a league of his own.

Over the past few years Lucy’s label, Stroboscopic Artefacts, has became a watchword for techno’s vanguard – providing a platform for new artists pushing at the genre’s boundaries and a harbor for some of the most experimental work

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Planningtorock's new album All Love s Legal

Feb 14, 2014 hl004Disruption and interference aren’t words you ordinarily associate with pop or dance music, but Planningtorock is on a mission to unseat all norms. On her new album All Love’s Legal, she leaves you in no doubt as to the seriousness of her vision of transnational gender equality. Surprisingly, given that Western dance music is born out of black, queer music, it rarely touches upon these themes, but All Love’s Legal is a refreshingly direct statement of political intent. Read the whole story

Storming Heaven, new album by Echologist on Prologue

Dec 3, 2013
prglp005A diamond in the rough. Echologist aka Brendon Moeller is undoubtedly one of the most hardest working Techno artists around the globe and has left a prolific trademark in the electronic music world. His 10th album, Stroming Heaving“ floods us with deep emotions and a unique sound experience. Prologue is always looking for new directions of electronic music and  we feel strongly that this album fulfills the Label´s pursuit in a extremely exciting way. It will be treasured for years to come. This is music to immerse oneself in and explore sonic depths and worlds of synthetic
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Upon You Diary No. 3 compiled & mixed by The Cheapers

Dec 3, 2013
uycd004The "Diary", an Upon You Compilation, is the third of its kind and presented as a retrospective. Featured are a collective of ancestral artists like Marco Resmann, Onno, Magit Cacoon or Gunnar Stiller, as well as external ones like Chris Wood & Meat, Alland Byallo, Canson, Skinnerbox, Madmotormiquel und Ante Perry.
Compiled by The Cheapers who gave their track "Memories" for this project which is also the name giving track of the CD. The two have been collecting exclusive tracks from Upon You artist as well as friends to create an assembly that covers the colorful
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Freshly
Squeezed

June 16th
  1. EXCL2LPE Dave Aju — “Black Frames” CIRCUS COMPANY
  2. EXCL1CDA Dave Aju — “Black Frames” CIRCUS COMPANY
May 30th
  1. EXCL1CDA Niko Schwind — “Grippin' World” STIL VOR TALENT
May 26th
  1. EXCL1CDA Joakim — “Tropics Of Love” TIGERSUSHI/BECAUSE MUSIC
  2. EXCL2LPN Joakim — “Tropics Of Love” TIGERSUSHI/BECAUSE MUSIC
  3. EXCL1CDA Kabale Und Liebe — “Realitivity” SOWESO
  4. EXCL3LPD Kabale Und Liebe — “Realitivity” SOWESO
  5. EXCL2LPF El_txef_a — “We Walked Home Together” FIAKUN
  6. EXCL1CDA El_txef_a — “We Walked Home Together” FIAKUN
  7. EXCL2CDA 10 Years Of Full Pupp — “Selected, Edited, Mixed By Prins Thomas” FULL PUPP
  8. EXCL1CDA Elektro Guzzi — “Observatory” MACRO
  9. EXCL2LPF Elektro Guzzi — “Observatory” MACRO
  10. EXCL1LPC Giana Factory — “Lemon Moon (lp+ Download)” QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
  11. EXCL1CD Giana Factory — “Lemon Moon (produced By Trentemoller)” QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
  12. EXCL1CDA Watergate 16 — “La Fleur” WATERGATE RECORDS

Media and DJ comments

Kink — “Under Destruction” on MACRO

Soundwall (IT): “ Unique and gorgeous. Listening to KiNK is like entering a time-space portal between the walls of his studio. ”

Data Transmission (UK): “ The announcement that Bulgarian producer KiNK had a debut long player on the horizon was greeted with its fair share of excitement; an unfailingly distinct producer who mixes his rich, warm house sounds with the darker shades of techno. 'Under Destruction' became a much more experimental and somewhat cerebral exploration of the post-Soviet era dancefloor culture from which he’d emerged, than even KiNK might have expected. ”

XLR8R (USA): “KiNK has been wowing crowds with his gear-oriented live show for some time. ”

De:Bug (DE): “ It's not just killer tracks. This is more. The great, mythical, incredible KiNK. Rough, wild tracks. Very analog, full of inimitable killer grooves. ”

Deep House Amsterdam (NL): “ Any KiNK production is sure to demand your attention, making his sound one of Europe’s most unique and promising ones. ”

Defected.com (UK): “The ominously titled 'Under Destruction' is a product of solitary experimentation, late nights on the road and what KiNK has coined ‘Post-Socialist Techno.’ The music found in 'Under Destruction' is unexpected and daring – twelve tracks of experimental club trances enveloped in a cavern of minimalist noisescapes. The opening track, ‘Dama’, is distorted like a short-circuiting nursery rhyme while ‘Vodolaz’ is the soundtrack to a gently sleeping android's dream. This is music to disappear to. ”

Dixon (Innervisions): “ KiNK is king. Why? Amazing LP. ”

DJ Broadcast (NL): “Feature published in March 2014 issue. ”

DJ Mag (NL) F: “eature published in May 2014 issue. ”

FACT (UK): “ KiNK has been breathing new life into classic dance music forms for several years now, both in the studio and with his live set-up. ”

Groove (DE): “ This LP is more than a versatile achievement. Insanely wild, crazy and quirky sounds. Glitched quantum leaps, piano house silhouettes and dubbed-out bass moves unveil KiNK's heart. Music that's fed on the past, operates now, but most of all shines into the future. A phenomenal debut. ”

Mixmag (UK): “Multi-talented and highly-enigmatic KiNK is a producer very much at the top of his game. He's one of the most innovative producers around and his live shows always inspire serious amounts of energy within any crowd, conjuring up an element of wonder that's been long-forgotten in clubland. This is why KiNK is one of the most hyped artists at the moment. His remix of Rachel Row's 'Follow The Step' has shot him into the spotlight and his constantly evolving style combined with vast musical knowledge allow him to shock and surprise with every release. His debut album 'Under Deconstruction' is a highly unique and intelligent long player. It's mechanical, it's robotic, it sounds like a computer questioning its own existence on a human planet. Driving, menacing and super-wavy, welcome to the weird and wonderful world of KiNK. It's great. ”

RBMA (AT): “Busy, risky and pushing his tools to the limit. ”

Resident Advisor (UK): “ KiNK's performances are a middle finger to live dance music's naysayers. The Bulgarian house artist shows the broad possibilities of the form by playing his assorted setup with the skill of a seasoned musician. Strahil Velchev's style blends DJ tricks with keyboard and controller manipulation. He also likes to involve the crowd, encouraging dancers in the front row to smash out patterns on his Novation Launchpad. It's one of the reasons he's been a permanent fixture in our best live acts poll in recent years. ”

Rinse FM (UK): “The energy of KiNK's off-kilter, hard-hitting analogue sound truly shines through. ”

SPEX (DE): “Feature published in June 2014 issue. ”

Tages-Anzeiger (CH): “Feature coming up. ”

The Brag (AUS): “Under Destruction is driven by the same ethos that propels KiNK’s live sets, which have lead to being voted among RA’s top live acts in recent years. The 12-track outing packs plenty of his quirky, abstract punch throughout the album. ”

TRAX Magazine (FR): “Feature published in May 2014 issue + track on covermount CD.”

Tsugi (FR): “Proud representative of the Bulgarian electronic scene, KiNK's EPs and live sets so far have all been insane - and his first album nails it totally.”

Kink — “Under Destruction” on MACRO

Data Transmission (UK): “The announcement that Bulgarian producer KiNK had a debut long player on the horizon was greeted with its fair share of excitement; an unfailingly distinct producer who mixes his rich, warm house sounds with the darker shades of techno. 'Under Destruction' became a much more experimental and somewhat cerebral exploration of the post-Soviet era dancefloor culture from which he’d emerged, than even KiNK might have expected. ”

De:Bug (DE): “It's not just killer tracks. This is more. The great, mythical, incredible KiNK. Rough, wild tracks. Very analog, full of inimitable killer grooves. ”

Deep House Amsterdam (NL): “ Any KiNK production is sure to demand your attention, making his sound one of Europe’s most unique and promising ones. ”

Defected.com (UK): “The ominously titled 'Under Destruction' is a product of solitary experimentation, late nights on the road and what KiNK has coined ‘Post-Socialist Techno.’ The music found in 'Under Destruction' is unexpected and daring – twelve tracks of experimental club trances enveloped in a cavern of minimalist noisescapes. The opening track, ‘Dama’, is distorted like a short-circuiting nursery rhyme while ‘Vodolaz’ is the soundtrack to a gently sleeping android's dream. This is music to disappear to. ”

Dixon (Innervisions): “KiNK is king. Why? Amazing LP. ”

DJ Broadcast (NL): “Feature published in March 2014 issue. ”

DJ Mag (NL): “Feature published in May 2014 issue. ”

FACT (UK): “ KiNK has been breathing new life into classic dance music forms for several years now, both in the studio and with his live set-up. ”

Groove (DE): “This LP is more than a versatile achievement. Insanely wild, crazy and quirky sounds. Glitched quantum leaps, piano house silhouettes and dubbed-out bass moves unveil KiNK's heart. Music that's fed on the past, operates now, but most of all shines into the future. A phenomenal debut. ”

Mixmag (UK): “Multi-talented and highly-enigmatic KiNK is a producer very much at the top of his game. He's one of the most innovative producers around and his live shows always inspire serious amounts of energy within any crowd, conjuring up an element of wonder that's been long-forgotten in clubland. This is why KiNK is one of the most hyped artists at the moment. His remix of Rachel Row's 'Follow The Step' has shot him into the spotlight and his constantly evolving style combined with vast musical knowledge allow him to shock and surprise with every release. His debut album 'Under Deconstruction' is a highly unique and intelligent long player. It's mechanical, it's robotic, it sounds like a computer questioning its own existence on a human planet. Driving, menacing and super-wavy, welcome to the weird and wonderful world of KiNK. It's great. ”

RBMA (AT): “Busy, risky and pushing his tools to the limit. ”

Resident Advisor (UK): “KiNK's performances are a middle finger to live dance music's naysayers. The Bulgarian house artist shows the broad possibilities of the form by playing his assorted setup with the skill of a seasoned musician. Strahil Velchev's style blends DJ tricks with keyboard and controller manipulation. He also likes to involve the crowd, encouraging dancers in the front row to smash out patterns on his Novation Launchpad. It's one of the reasons he's been a permanent fixture in our best live acts poll in recent years. ”

Rinse FM (UK): “The energy of KiNK's off-kilter, hard-hitting analogue sound truly shines through. ”

Soundwall (IT): “ Unique and gorgeous. Listening to KiNK is like entering a time-space portal between the walls of his studio. ”

SPEX (DE): “ Feature published in June 2014 issue. ”

Tages-Anzeiger: “(CH) Feature coming up. ”

The Brag (AUS): “Under Destruction is driven by the same ethos that propels KiNK’s live sets, which have lead to being voted among RA’s top live acts in recent years. The 12-track outing packs plenty of his quirky, abstract punch throughout the album. ”

TRAX Magazine (FR): “Feature published in May 2014 issue + track on covermount CD. ”

Tsugi (FR) Proud: “representative of the Bulgarian electronic scene, KiNK's EPs and live sets so far have all been insane - and his first album nails it totally. ”

XLR8R (USA): “KiNK has been wowing crowds with his gear-oriented live show for some time. ”

Various Artists — “Heidi Pres Jackathon Jams 5” on JACKATHON

DJ: “Cesare Marchese (Cesare Vs Disorder): lovely old school jams, straight to my radio show tonight in Berlin.thanks Brett Johnson : The original of Cracks and Tension are both tied of rfirst place for me!! Great eP Robert Owens: Cool mix Alex Arnout (Dogmatik): Bank Holidayz is the one for me, great track. Christophe: Bloody Hell this is ace!!!! Hard to pick a fav. Blondish (Viv): proper! Compuphonic: Nice One ! DJ Tennis : Not bad. DJ T: thank you for the music! Maxxi Soundsystem : Cracks is dope! Simon Baker: nice! liking Cracks Erol Alkan: thanks Severino: What a great EP... Derrick Top level as always and new grrooove stuff too Will Saul : oooof love Cracks melodically right up my street M A N I K: I dig the Serge and Tyrell Cracks remix. Also feeling Bank Holidayz Marcus Worgull: great ! hit !! Betoko: niiice Kiki: Yeah! All jams are dope! Difficult to say if i prefer the original or the remix of "Cracks"... Moodymanc: Cool toons... on the d/l to have a play thanks! TEED (Orlando Higginbottom): always good Ralph Lawson: Hot ! Good job Rob Sasha: Great release! Can you please send WAV´s to sashawav@djsasha.com Ahmet Sisman: solid ep. right in my bag/folder! tension would be my favorite. Tom Trago: serge & tyrell remix is great Daniel Poli: really like Tension... will play out... thanks Nathan Barato : Love Cracks Will run the table with it at WMC thank you Halo Varga ( H Foundation ): gotta love derrick Cassius (Philippe Zdar): thanks !!!! love Heidi´s Jackathon jams !!!! loved the first love this one thanks yeahhhh ! best Kate Simko: Got this one directly from Heidi, Cracks original is my favorite.. loving the Noir: Proper jackin´ thaaaaaanks ”

Jonas Kopp — “Starbust Ep” on CLR

DJ: “Danny Tenaglia thanks!!! Dave Clarke Superb EP, tough to choose any track , all good Dvs1 drummo for me! thanks! John Selway he's doing it right Oscar Mulero Drumno works for me. Will play. thx! Peter Van Hoesen Insomniac for me. Thanks. Tommy Four Seven Massive! 2 Angel Molina as always, and as expected, full support to this Jonas release. Very into the whole ep, so, thanks very much. Benna Schneider like the both track son the bside a lot! Luke Slater full support Slam Mode Feelin' it...well done. ”

Terence Fixmer — “Psychic Part Ii Incl. Monoloc Remixes” on CLR

DJ: “Audio Injection/Truncate “Phat tracks! Thanks!” Tommy Four Seven “Sure bombs!” Ben Klock “will play psychik part 2!” Nicole Moudaber “top top !! full support from me” Norman Nodge “Heavy stuff for the right moments, thanks!” Sam Paganini “Great Release! (Monoloc rmx 0.0.1) my fav, Speedy J 22/02/2014 11:32 “Thanks! Will test.” Jerome Sydenham “A fine deep E:P . All tracks.” ”


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