As the name suggests, the Destructive EP by Static Plate is not for the faint-hearted. Firestarted from the very first track, Destructive sets the pace for this hard-hitting and relentless ep. Although staying true to his signature high-hat, Static Plate re-specifies his personal style with a distinctively different drive than found in his Count Zero project. Intense, fast and at times loud, Destructive finds Static Plate at his best in his comfort zone.
February 2015 (vinyl)
March 2015 (digital)
12″ & digital
Tracklist: 01) Under The City
02) Under The City (Rolando Remix)
03) Under The City (Reggy van Oers Remix)
A distinctive feature of Joachim Spieth’s music is the way how he’s using filters. After “Sensualized” and “Dark Matter” 12”s, “Under The City” witnesses this again. With just a few sounds he’s shaping an environment that is triggering the listeners perception. The remixes from Rolando (Underground Resistance, Roland Rocha Records, Ostgut Ton) and Reggy van Oers (Affin, Green Records) are completing this timeless release on Affin.
The first track on Side A, ‘Under The City’ is an original produced by Joachim that steadily builds into a driving melody. The rhythm is catchy and infectious and made for the dancefloor. Waning deliberately, ‘Under The City’ delicately tapers off to only find itself strengthen again into something even more fierce.
On Side B we find remixes by Rolando and Reggy Van Oers. Rolando gives ‘Under The City’ a minimal feel at first and then unwaveringly creates anticipation for the next chord. Well-known for his Ostgut Ton sound, Rolando keeps ‘Under The City’ groovy and melodious and adds more of an underground touch straight out of Germany. Reggy van Oers finishes off this 12” with a remix that gradually accelerates mixing in various elements to bring the EP to a climax.
‘Under The City’ has all the right fluctuation to be played in a variety of situations and circumstances. Whether to be played at peak hours to a large crowd or to close out or open the night, ‘Under The City’ is a very diverse and eclectic EP that can satisfy a wide range of Techno connoisseurs.
“Under The City”
“”Reflections” – AFFIN Label’s 7 Years Anniversary Mix”
Sigrid Elliott live
MENTASM is the brand new alternative mensual party dedicated to the clubbers having a fetish for Techno anthems Newbeat and Acid-House. Hosted by Romain Frequency, which prime motivation is his passion for music, a passion he is sharing with open-minded friends and strangers in a carefree atmosphere, MENTASM will take place once a month at Horns & Hooves ( Danziger Strasse 1). Mentasm is the title of the 1991 rave anthem by Joey Beltram’s Second Phase.
The line up for the opening edition on January 24, includes Electrosexual (DJset), Mauro Feola (Beitola) (Djset), Deepneue (DJset), Sigrid Elliott (Live).
Not to be missed are the ‘magic room’ and private salons of the club.
Local Suicide presents: GO BANG! 6 – 5th Anniversary of LSD
Dates & Time:
31st January 2015 at 10 p.m.
Cosmic Kaspar, Berlin (Germany)
We are more than proud to invite you to our FIFTH anniversary event which is going to take place at our beloved COSMIC KASPAR on Jan 31st, 2015! Besides Go Bang! residents FRANZ UNDERWEAR & LOCAL SUICIDE we are more than happy to present you HERETIC from London who’s not only one of our most favorite producers in 2014 with releases on labels such as Relish Recordings, Days Of Being Wild or Clouded Visions but also 1/2 of the infamous ESKIMO TWINS! For the first time we’re also going to host the floor upstairs in MEIN HAUS AM SEE for which we invited CARL ALIVE, who’s well known for his eclectic mixing, and his legendary parties in Munich! Tell your friends!
19th January 2015 (selected download shops)
26th January 2015 digital
End March 2015 vinyl
vinyl & digital
Tracklist: 01) EXhale (Dixon’s Just A Different Mixdown Version)
02) EXplore (Recondite Remix)
03) EXpand (Tale Of Us Remix)
04) EXposed (Dubfire Remix)
PLASTIKMAN has announced details of a new EP, EX Club Mixes, out digitally on 26 January, with a 12” release following on 30 March 2015.
EX Club EP follows the release of EX, Plastikman’s first album since 2003’s Closer, and sees tracks from EX remixed by some of the most distinguished producers out there. ‘EXhale’ is reworked by Berlin based producer and Resident Advisor’s Top DJ of 2014 Dixon, while German producer and DJ Recondite – voted Resident Advisor’s Top Live Act of 2014 – takes on ‘EXplore’, Tale Of Us aka Karm & Matteo Milleri, who were recently awarded #2 in Resident Advisor’s Top DJs of 2014, remix ‘EXpand’ and Grammy-winning Dubfire remixes ‘EXposed’.
Both Dixon and Recondite’s remixes premiered at Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. in Ibiza to a huge response. Listen for yourself to Dixon’s remix of EXposed below.
Richie Hawtin is many things – an extraordinary DJ, creator of the ENTER. experience, mastermind behind the M_NUS label, technological innovator, art aficionado – in 2011 he collaborated with British sculptor Anish Kapoor for an installation in Paris. Before this, though, and perhaps most famously of all, he was and is Plastikman, an electronic music phenomenon whose followers are legion and fanatic.
Between 1993 and 2003, Plastikman created an astonishing body of work, one that didn’t so much define a time and place as explode them, expanding the dimensions of Detroit techno and redefining the possibilities of electronic dance music. Across six albums (Sheet One, Musik, Recycled Plastik, Consumed, Artifakts (B.C.), and Closer) and numerous singles such as ‘Spastik’, ‘Plastique’, and ‘Sickness’, Plastikman evolved into one of contemporary electronic music’s most distinctive voices: minimalist, psychedelic, seriously groove-laden, and ever mindful of the transcendent properties of electronica.
Since the initial performance of latest album EX at the Guggenheim Museum, NY, in 2013 at the invitation of Raf Simons of Dior, Plastikman then went on to present the show at Sónar festival in Barcelona in the summer of 2014 and releases EX Club Mixes on 26 January (digital) / 30 March 2015 (vinyl).
The debut album by Synthek & Audiolouis can be seen like a precious gathering of different approaches to Techno, made in order to create a meaningful and elaborate piece of work. The opening tracks Miasma and Intro:spection are just a glimpse into the atmospheres which costantly surround the whole album. Strong rhythmics and overwhelming soundscapes never abandon the ears, modulating intensity and brightness along the journey through a sea full of dark acid waves. Unwise is a bold sequence of powerful tracks devotedly written for the dancefloor, but still keeps a certain emotional aspect made of few melodic Detroit-rooted cuts, standing as a tribute to the author’s primary inspirations.
Full Track Streaming:
“Thread Between Us”
“Lie To God”
Synthek – “BTE Podcast … Live Schwuz Berlin”