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out soon: New Order – People On The High Line (Remixes) [Mute]

July 27, 2016
 

Artist:
New Order

 

Title:
People On The High Line (Remixes)

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE553

 

Release Date:
29th July 2016 (except 7″ that is coming in September)

 

Format:
12″, 7″, CD Maxi, & digital

 

Tracklist 7″ Vinyl:
soon

 

Tracklist 12″ Vinyl:
A.
People On The High Line
(Claptone 12” Remix)

B.
People On The High Line
(Extended Mix)

 

Tracklist CD & Digital:
01.
People On The High Line
(Richard X Radio Edit)


02.
People On The High Line
(Claptone Remix)


03.
People On The High Line
(LNTG Can’t Get Any Higher Remix)


04.
People On The High Line
(Planet Funk Remix)


05.
People On The High Line
(Extended Mix)


06.
People On The High Line
(Hybrid Remix)


07.
People On The High Line
(Hybrid Armchair Mix)

 

Info:
Singularity is the fourth single from New Order’s album “Music Complete”

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“People On The High Line (Claptone Remix)”

“People On The High Line (LNTG Can’t Get Any Higher – Official Remix)”

 

Related Releases:
album “Music Complete”

 

Buy CD Maxi:
Amazon
WOM
PopOnaut
Juno
more soon

 

Buy 7″ Vinyl:
HHV
Juno
more soon

 

Buy 12″ Vinyl:
Amazon
WOM
PopOnaut
HHV
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
New Order
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

© Photo by Nick Wilson
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12th August 2016: 4 Years Of Void @ Dora Brilliant, Frankfurt (Germany)

July 27, 2016
 

Void

 

Event:
4 Years of Void x Herrensauna x Bare Hands

 

Dates & Time:
12th August 2016 at 11:59pm

 

Line-up:
Sedvs
Cem & Adgår
Anselm
Cloak
Emil Seidel
Kevin
Julian

 

Location:
Dora Brilliant, Frankfurt (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
10 EUR

 

Press Info (German Only):
Vier Jahre Void. Dieses mal läuft es anders. Das DJ Duo Cem & Adgår von dem Berliner Schwulen-Techno-Keller Rave „Herrensauna“ und Sedvs von dem jungen aber sehr durschlagskräftigen Label „Bare Hands“ werden dieses mal unser Main-Booking bilden.

Als Special haben wir einen zweiten, experementiellen Floor im Garten. Gehostet wird das von Emil Seidel, Julian & Kevin. Bei schlechtem Wetter gibt es einen Plan B.

Event @ Facebook

 

Mixes:
Cloak – “LOOF26”

Anselm – “Extrasolar”

Sedvs – “Herrensauna #4”

Cem – “Sticky Fingers”

Adgår – “Erbarme Dich”

Emil & Kevin – “Obscuro Mix b2b with Kevin Kornmann”

 

Video:
Sedvs – “Protect and Serve ”

Video created by the29nov films.

 

Tracks:
Cloak – “KS48”

Anselm – “Siechtum”

Cloak – “TS23”

Anselm – “Untitled”

 

Recommendations:
Anselm’s “Gral EP” on Unequal Records
split EP of Anselm & Cloak on Unequal Records

 

Websites:
Void
Dora Brilliant

 
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out now: Various – Berlin_Paris 2.0 [Reclaim Your City]

July 26, 2016
 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Berlin_Paris 2.0

 

Label:
Reclaim Your City

 

Cat#:
RYC 005

 

Release Date:
14th June 2016

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
I/Y
Chasing Signals

A2)
Abayomi
Rebirth

B1)
Anetha
Tomorrow’s DNA

B2)
Francois X
75000

 

Press Info:
RYC continues a global showcase of Techno cities. Reunited for a second time, the finest talents of Berlin and Paris put their heavyweight tracks on vinyl. Two Parisians equally infamous in the techno scene, Anetha and François X, bring unique vigor and subtle mystery to this split EP while the accurate brutality of I/Y and furious drums of Abayomi represent Berlins offerings.

 

Listen:

 

Videos:
Abayomi – “Rebirth”

Anetha – “Tomorrow’s DNA”

Videos created by the29nov films.

 

Specials:
I/Y – “Blocaus Podcast”

Abayomi – “Recorded at RYC Berlin – Paris 2.0 @ ://aboutblank 13 May 2016 pt1”

Francois X – “Resident Advisor 413”

Anetha – “Erratic Podcast 115”

 

Recommendations:
“Berlin_Paris 1.0”
“You Sleep They Live” by Abayomi
sampler “Moments 2” w/ I/Y track
sampler “MDR 14.2 2” w/ Francois X track

 

Buy Vinyl:
deejay.de
decks.de
Juno
Red Eye Records
HHV
Clone
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
RYC @ Bandcamp

 

Websites:
Reclaim Your City

 
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out soon: Opål – Pilgrim EP [Arts Digital]

July 25, 2016
 

Artist:
Opål

 

Title:
Pilgrim EP

 

Label:
Arts Digital

 

Cat#:
AD078

 

Release Date:
August 2016

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Black Mass Messiah

02)
Isolation

03)
Revelation

04)
The Fear Within

05)
Revalation

 

Press Info:

 

Listen:

 

Personal Review:
soon

 

Specials:
“Particules Podcast #26”

 

Recommendations:
Opål’s EP “Broken Dreams” on Voxvox Records
Kevin De Vries’ EP “Platon” on Arts Digital

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Opål
Arts Digital

 
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12th August 2016: Ravage Label Night @ Basis, Utrecht (Netherlands)

July 25, 2016
 

Ravage

 

Event:
Ravage Label Night

 

Date & Time:
12th August 2016 at 11:00pm

 

Line-up:
Ekserd
Głós live
Induction

 

Location:
Basis, Utrecht (Netherlands)

 

Admission fee:
10 EUR

 

Press Info (Dutch Only):
Op 12 Augustus is het tijd voor de allereerste Ravage Label night in BASIS. Deze avond zal in het teken staan van de White Series van dit Amsterdamse label. Induction, bekend van Ravage’s eerste White Series release, zal de spits afbijten. Hij zal worden afgelost door de diepe, dansvloergerichte live act van Duitser Głós, van wie er binnenkort een nieuwe EP uitkomt op de Ravage White Series. Ekserd (ook uit Duitsland), met wie Głós het label Ressort Imprint runt, zal de nacht op gepaste wijze afsluiten.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Mixes:
Ekserd – “NovaFuture Blog Mix May 2015”

Głós – “NovaFuture Blog Mix February 2016”

Induction – “The Crave Podcast 025”

 

Videos:
Głós – “Empathy Keeps Me From Sleeping”

Ekserd – “Hidden Document I”

Induction – “Autocephalous Signs”

Głós – “Prayer”

Videos created by the29nov films.

 

Recommendations:
EP “Filling The Night With Scars” by Głós on Ravage
EP “Liturgical Hymns” by Induction on Ravage
EP “The Hunter” by S.A.F. on Ravage
“Prayers” by Głós on Escapism
“The Hidden Documents” by Ekserd on Ressort Imprint
remix sampler “Hidden Variations … EP” w/ Ekserd & Głós on Ressort Imprint

 

Booking:
Ravage for Induction
Ravage for Głós
Ravage for Ekserd

 

Websites:
Ravage
Ravage @ Facebook
Basis

 
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out now: Furfriend – Polytuna [Death By Rainbow]

July 22, 2016
 

Artist:
Furfriend

 

Title:
Polytuna

 

Label:
Death By Rainbow

 

Cat#:
DBR000

 

Release Date:
12th July 2016 (vinyl direct)
05th September 2016 (vinyl shops & digital)

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Polytuna

B1.
Polytuna
(The Fool’s Stone Remix)

 

Press Info:
You have really beautiful eyes!
Aww – you propably say that to everyone
you just stuck your dong in!

Nah – normally I just pull my pants up
and go, but I think you’re special!
Stop it – I know you have a boyfriend,
you just talked about him. Don’t play with me.
So? I fall in love sometimes, what
does that have to do with my boyfriend?
Well you said you love him!
That’s true, because he is who he is,
but that doesn’t mean I can’t love
anyone else for who they are too!
Is there a limited amount of love you
can give? I don’t think so.
So you are one of those Poly people huh?
Yeah, maybe – I guess so
I don’t get that – it seems like you just
don’t wanna make a commitment

Well I have a track for you to listen to.
It’s by this technoband called Furfriend.
There’s a remix by The Fools Stone…
pick which one you like and give it a listen.
maybe you will understand what I mean.
It’s called ‘Polytuna’ here’s my number. call me – I’d love to meet you again!

 

Listen:

 

Video:
“Polytuna”

Video created by the29nov films

 

Recommendations:
EP “Prayers For Perversion” on Killekill
compilation “Megahits II” w/ Furfriend track on Killekill
compilation “Megahits I” w/ Furfriend track on Killekill

 

Buy Vinyl:
Death By Rainbow @ Bandcamp
deejay
Juno
Red Eye Records
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Furfriend
Death By Rainbow

 
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out soon: Głós – Filling The Night With Scars EP [Ravage]

July 21, 2016
 

Artist:
Głós

 

Title:
Filling The Night With Scars EP

 

Label:
Ravage (White Series)

 

Cat#:
RWS002

 

Release Date:
September 2016

 

Format:
12″

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Through Limbs & Wires

A2)
From Below All Heavens

B1)
Filling The Night With Scars

B2)
Protector

 

Press Info:
Filling The Night With Scars, the new release by our mainstay Głós marks the second installment on the Ravage White Series label. At the core of this release, Głós seems to build bridges between his ambient side on one hand and his thumping club music side on the other hand. Especially the A-side covers the clubbier rhythmic vibe whilst the B-side conveys the more emotional vibe. Like in the title track, he builds slowly and smoothly but he stays very precise in which acidic sounds come and fade. With this release, he finds a balance between the nostalgic anthem-like euphoria and a more darker and deeper narrative.

 

Listen:

 

Specials:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix February 2016”

 

Recommendations:
Głós’ EP “Filling The Scars With Light” on Intimate Silence
EP “Liturgical Hymns” by Induction on Ravage
sampler “Hidden Variations … EP” w/ Głós track & remix on Ressort Imprint
EP “Prayers” on Escapism

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Booking:
Ravage Booking

 

Websites:
Głós
Ravage

 
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out soon: Planetary Assault Systems – Arc Angel [Ostgut Ton]

July 20, 2016
 

Artist:
Planetary Assault Systems

 

Title:
Arc Angel

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
OSTGUTCD37, OSTGUTLP23

 

Release Date:
30th September 2016

 

Format:
CD, LP & digital

 

Tracklist CD:
CD01-01.
Cassette

CD01-02.
Angel Of The East

CD01-03.
Tri Fn Trp

CD01-04.
Sonar Falls

CD01-05.
Interlude 1

CD01-06.
Message From The Drone Sector

CD01-07.
Merry Go Round

CD01-08.
Interlude 2

CD01-09.
Behind The Eyes

CD02-01.
Bawoo Bawoo

CD02-02.
Interlude 3

CD02-03.
Revolution One

CD02-04.
Interlude 4

CD02-05.
Blue Monk

CD02-06.
Groucho

CD02-07.
Interlude 5

CD02-08.
The Rider

CD02-09.
Max

CD02-10.
Interlude 6

CD02-11.
The Last Scene

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
Angel Of The East

A2.
Tri Fn Trp

A3.
Sonar Falls

B1.
Interlude 1

B2.
Message From The Drone Sector

B3.
Merry Go Round

C1.
Interlude 2

C2.
Behind The Eyes

C3.
Bawoo Bawoo

D1.
Interlude 3

D2.
Revolution One

D3.
Interlude 4

D4.
Blue Monk

E1.
Groucho

E2.
Interlude 5

E3.
The Rider

F1.
Max

F2.
Interlude 6

F3.
The Last Scene

 

Press Info (German):
Fünf Jahre nach seinem letzten Album kehrt Luke Slater als Planetary Assault Systems und dem neuen Langspieler Arc Angel zurück zu Ostgut Ton.

Auch nach 22 Lichtjahren erforscht Luke Slaters Planetary Assault Systems Raum und Zeit mit unterschiedlichen musikalischen Mitteln. Dem Leitbild des Projekts treu bleibend ergänzt Slater: „Musik muss sich für mich vorwärts bewegen. Ich würde mich selbst betrügen, würde ich auf erprobte und bewährte Formeln zurückgreifen. Für die gibt es gute Gründe, aber dieses Album folgt seiner eigenen Agenda.“ Mit Arc Angel bricht Planetary Assault Systems zu neuen musikalischen Grenzen auf, fokussiert sich auf Melodien, bleibt aber gleichzeitig in den puristischen Werten von Techno verwurzelt, die Slater selbst im Laufe seiner dekaden- und generationenübergreifenden Karriere mit definiert hat.

Während der Albumtitel wie eine Referenz an spirituelle Dinge daherkommen mag, verweist er eher auf weltliche Dinge – Religiosität ist schließlich ein Relikt der Vergangenheit. Arc Angel ist in erster Linie ein postmodernes, nonkonformistisches Technoalbum, das Clubkontexte ebenso bedient wie Zugänglichkeit mit neuen melodischen Mitteln. Langjährige Slater-Hörer werden mit Arc Angel schnell warm werden, wobei die LP gleichzeitig den Raum für neue Hörer aufmacht. In der Tradition von Slaters vorangegangenen Ostgut Ton-Alben – The Messenger (2011) und Temporary Suspension (2009) – versprühen seine musikalischen Motive polymorphe und außerweltliche Klänge, verwenden eine zeitgemäße instrumentale Sprache, legen aber eine stärkere Betonung auf zugängliche musikalische Formulierungen. “Bei diesem Album ging es sehr um Limitierung und um den Schwerpunkt auf den Begriff alternativer Melodien“, sagt Slater.

“Ich liebe Musik, die zu Neuem führt. Alle Stücke dieses Albums mussten diesen Test bestehen. Gleichzeitig wollte ich das Fundament dessen, was ich als Techno ansehe, neu verwurzeln und mich auf Melodien konzentrieren, statt einen Track nur einen Beat sein zu lassen. Ich verlagerte die Arbeit am Stück vom Beat zu den darüberliegenden Frequenzen, gab diesem Teil mehr Gewicht. Wie man einen großen, starken Beat baut, haben wir alle begriffen, meine ich. Ich möchte die Dinge aber gerne etwas voranbringen, nicht der Einfachheit halber abstrakter werden.“

Obwohl Arc Angel als weißes Blatt begann, verlängert Slater seine sonischen Erkundungen, die man auf den jüngsten Mote-Evolver-veröffentlichten 12“es zu hören bekam – die No Exit EP (2013), Future Modular (2014) und The Eyes Themselves (2015). „Arc Angel ist das folgende Album dieser Serie an Singles – Rückschritt und Fortschritt finden gleichzeitig statt.“ Während es Anspielungen auf die Vergangenheit gibt, zielt Arc Angel auf die Zukunft. Da wären wie abgefeuerte Lichtstrahlen flirrende Klänge („Tri Fn Trp“), pulsierende Signale in den Tiefen des Weltraums („Angel Of The East“, „Sonar Falls“, „Groucho“) und eher schroffe Ästhetiken („The Last Scene“). Die melodische Bandbreite beinhaltet hypnotische Arrangements („Merry Go Round“, „Blue Monk“), verzerrte Glocken („Revolution One“), regenbogenfarbener Noise und räumliche Effekte – großteils verwoben mit schweren Kickdrums („Message From The Drone Sector“, „The Rider“), manchmal reduzierten Beatmustern („Max“), zuweilen repetitive Loops, schmetternde Analog-Synthflächen und verfremdete Vocalfetzen nutzend (“Interlude 1 bis 6”).

Ungeachtet der musikalischen Vielfalt mussten alle Geräte auf einen kleinen Tisch passen. „Ich liebe Software, Hardware, Technologie; aber weil wir eine fast endlose Auswahl an klangerzeugenden Mitteln haben, trieb es mich nun dazu, mich auf jedem Stück mit begrenztem und limitierten Equipment auszudrücken. Tatsächlich war ein Einfluss die Art, wie ein Blues-Musiker ursprünglich eine alte Gitarre und eine Stompbox verwendet hätte, trotzdem aber sehr organische und beseelte Musik damit spielte. Der hat seine Gitarre, die Box und seine Stimme – Ich habe die 909 und 808, das waren seit jeher die wichtigsten Antriebe von Planetary Assault Systems.“ Das Schreiben des Albums war entkoppelt von der späteren Produktion und dem Mixing in Slaters Studio @ Spacestation Ø, UK – was ein reduzierteres und flexibleres Setup zuließ und auch noch zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt Änderungen einzelner Teile ohne übergreifende Eingriffe möglich machte.

Während die zwanzig Albumstücke in gut 96 Minuten digital als Einzelstücke erhältlich sein werden, wird es Arc Angel auch als mixed 3-fach LP und Doppel-CD und auch als continuous Mix geben – was einerseits der intendierten Wahrnehmung des Albums als auch Slaters Ethos als DJ Rechnung trägt: einen Ritt durch einen sich stetig wandelnden Moment nehmen.

Außerdem: Luke Slater debütiert Anfang August als The 7th Plain auf A-TON mit dem ersten Album der Chronicles-Serie, begleitet von einem 7th Plain-Set im Berghain’schen Elektroakustischen Salon. Kürzlich tat sich Slater mit David Sumner (aka Function) und Steve Bicknell als LSD zusammen – ihr gemeinsames DJ / Live- Hybrid-Set feierte soeben im Rahmen von Planetary Funk 22 Light Years Premiere im Berghain.

 

Press Info (English):
Five years after his last album release Luke Slater returns to Ostgut Ton with a new Planetary Assault Systems longplayer, titled Arc Angel.

After 22 light-years Luke Slater’s Planetary Assault Systems keeps exploring space and time with different musical means. Staying true to the project’s initial mission statement, Slater comments on the new yet familiar musical direction: “For me music has to go forward. I’d feel I was cheating by sticking to tried and tested formulas. There’s a valid use for these, but this album has its own agenda.” With Arc Angel, Planetary Assault Systems departs to new musical frontiers by focussing on melody, but staying rooted in the purist values of Techno that Slater shaped over his decades- and generations-spanning career.

While the album title may sound like a reference to spiritual matters, it hints to rather secular affairs – piety is a relict of the past after all. Arc Angel is a postmodernist, non-comfortist Techno album first and foremost, catering as much for club contexts as for accessibility in new melodic terms. Long-standing Slater followers will seamlessly connect to Arc Angel, whereas the LP opens space to new listeners at the same time. In the tradition of Slater’s previous albums with Ostgut Ton – The Messenger (2011) and Temporary Suspension (2009) – its musical motifs radiate around polymorphic and extraterrestrial sounds, using contemporary instrumental language, but putting stronger emphasis on compatible musical phrases. “With this album it was very much a case of limitation and focus around the idea of alternative melody,” Slater says.

“I love music that takes you somewhere new. All music for this album had to pass that test. At the same time I wanted to re-root the foundations of what I see as Techno into that and focus on melody, rather than a track just being a beat. I moved the work of the track from the beat to the upper frequencies making them more important. I think we’ve learnt how to do the big straight beats now and I like trying to push things further without becoming abstract for the sake of it.“

Although Arc Angel started as a blank page, Slater continues his sonic explorations as heard on the recent Mote-Evolver-released 12“es – No Exit EP (2013), Future Modular (2014) and The Eyes Themselves (2015). “Arc Angel is the following album from that series of singles – there’s regression and progression going on at the same time.” And while there are nods to the past, Arc Angel aims for the future. There’s shimmering sounds reminiscent of light beams being fired (“Tri Fn Trp”), pulsing signals in deep space (“Angel Of The East”, “Sonar Falls”, “Groucho”) and rather harsh aesthetics (“The Last Scene”). Its melodic range includes hypnotic arrangements (“Merry Go Round”, “Blue Monk”), distorted bells (“Revolution One”), rainbow noise and spatial effects – for the most part meshing with heavy kick drums (“Message From The Drone Sector”, “The Rider”), sometimes using reduced beat patterns (“Max”), at times turning to repetitious loops, clarion analogue synth pads and alienated vocal bits (“Interlude 1 to 6”).

Despite its musical richness, all gear had to fit onto a small table. “I love software, hardware, technology; but because we have almost endless choice of sound creating devices it now drove me to using very limited and focused equipment by choice to express each track. Actually taking influences from the way an original Blues guy might have used an old guitar and a stomp box, yet still make very organic and spiritual music. He has the guitar, the box and voice – I have the 909 and 808, which have always been the main drivers of Planetary Assault Systems.“ The writing part itself was disconnected from the production and mixing period in Slater’s studio @ Spacestation Ø, UK, allowing for a more reduced yet flexible set-up and revisiting individual parts of the album at a later point without major changes.

While the album’s 20 tracks in about 96 minutes will be available digitally as individual pieces, Arc Angel will also be available as a single, continuous mix and a mixed three LP and two CD version, all taking the album’s intended way of perception and Slater’s ethos as a DJ into account: take a ride through one evolving movement.

In other news: Luke Slater debuts as The 7th Plain on A-TON with the first album from the Chronicles series being released on 5 August, accompanied by a 7th Plain set at Berghain’s Elektroakustischer Salon. Most recently Slater partnered with David Sumner (aka Function) and Steve Bicknell as LSD – their joint DJ / live hybrid set just premiered at Berghain for Planetary Funk 22 Light Years.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“Boiler Room & Ballantine’s Stay True Scotland Live Set”

 

Recommendations:
PAS album “The Messenger” on Ostgut Ton
PAS EP “Planetary Funk 22 Light Years Part 1” on Mote-Evolver
PAS EP “The Eyes Themselves” on Mote-Evolver
The 7th Plain album “Chronicles I” on A-Ton

 

Buy CD:
soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Paramount Artists

 

Websites:
Luke Slater
Ostgut Ton
Planetary Assault Systems

 

© Photo By Paul Krause
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out soon: Terence Fixmer – Beneath The Skin EP [Ostgut Ton]

July 15, 2016
 

Artist:
Terence Fixmer

 

Title:
Beneath The Skin EP

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
O-TON 97

 

Release Date:
19th August 2016

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Beneath The Skin

A2.
Trace To Nowhere

B1.
Devil May Care

B2.
Immersion

 

Press Info (English):
Terence Fixmer goes Beneath The Skin on his first solo release on Ostgut Ton.

There’s few names that have left their mark on electronic music throughout time like Terence Fixmer did. The French producer has been releasing music since 1993 most notably under his own name, but also with his music wise wide-ranging alter egos Eisbär, Cyborg, Gemini 9, Scanner and – together with Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas McCarthy – as Fixmer / McCarthy. It’s thanks to people like him that Electronic Body Music eventually traversed towards contemporary club contexts and now remains being a defining part of dancefloors in general, or a Klubnacht in particular. By combining the aesthetics of EBM, Electro and Industrial music with the rhythmics of Techno, Fixmer coined and occupied his very own musical niche as a producer and live act.

At Ostgut Ton we’ve always been intrigued by Terence’s production style, his use of hard synth lines, guttural vocal samples, sharp-edged hi-hats, or to cut the matter short: his deep, glowering approach to sequencer Techno with EBM jabs. Therefore it’s great seeing him continue this path with four new tracks on the Beneath The Skin EP, following up on 2015’s Aktion Mekanik Theme Versions that featured remixes of the Music Man Records classic “Aktion Mekanik Theme” by Ostgut Ton’s Kobosil, Marcel Dettmann and Norman Nodge.

As aforementioned Beneath The Skin comprises the various musical facets of a Klubnacht: dark, pounding slaps and discomforting yet soaring synths (“Beneath The Skin”), Acid Techno modulations and lone voices in the dark (“Trace To Nowhere”), hypnotic synth progressions and ambient textures (“Devil May Care”) and finally some rest and soothing (“Immersion”).

 

Press Info (German):
Terence Fixmer debütiert mit der Beneath The Skin EP auf Ostgut Ton.

Es gibt wenige Namen, die elektronische Musik im Laufe der Zeit derart geprägt haben, wie Terence Fixmer. Der französische Produzent veröffentlicht seit 1993 Musik unter seinem bürgerlichen Namen, aber auch unter seinen musikalisch weitgefächerten Alter Egos Eisbär, Cyborg, Gemini 9, Scanner und – zusammen mit Nitzer Ebbs Douglas McCarthy – als Fixmer / McCarthy. Es ist Leuten wie ihm zu verdanken, dass Electronic Body Music in zeitgenössische Clubkontexte einzog und heute definierender Teil von Dancefloors im Allgemeinen und einer Klubnacht im Besonderen ist. Durch die Kombination von Ästhetiken aus EBM, Electro und Industrial-Musik mit der Rhythmik von Techno hat Fixmer als Produzent und Live-Act seine eigene Nische geprägt und besetzt.

Wir von Ostgut Ton waren stets fasziniert von Fixmers Produktionsstil, seinem Einsatz harter Synthlines, gutturaler Stimmsamples, scharfkantiger Hi-Hats, oder um es abzukürzen: seinem deepen, grollenden Sequencer-Techno-Ansatz mit EBM-Stichen. Deshalb sind wir hocherfreut, dass er diesen Weg mit vier neuen Stücken auf der Beneath The Skin EP geht und damit auf die Single Aktion Mekanik Theme Versions (Ostgut Ton, 2015) anknüpft – auf der man Remixes seitens der Ostgut Ton-Künstler Kobosil, Marcel Dettmann und Norman Nodge von Fixmers Music Man Records- Klassiker „Aktion Mekanik Theme“ hörte.

Wie gesagt vereint Beneath The Skin die unterschiedlichen musikalischen Facetten einer Klubnacht: Düstere, hämmernde Schläge und unbehagliche aber erhebende Synths („Beneath The Skin“), Acid Techno-Modulationen und verlorene Stimmen im Dunkel des Raums („Trace To Nowhere“), hypnotische Synth-Progressionen und Ambientflächen („Devil May Care“) und schließlich: Ruhe und Linderung („Immersion“).

 

Listen:

 

Recommendations:
album “Depth Charged” on CLR
EP “Empire” on Plnanete Rouge
Remix EP “Aktion Mekanik” on Ostgut Ton

 

Special:
“Live at Boiler Berlin”

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ostgut Ton Shop
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Ostgut Ton @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Ostgut Booking

 

Websites:
Terence Fixmer
Ostgut Ton

 
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[Mix]: Mareena – NovaFuture Blog Mix July 2016

July 15, 2016
 

DJ:
Mareena

 

Introduction:
A Berlin resident since 2004, Mareena developed her musical career in interaction with the steady advancement of techno and house in Berlin after moving from Rostock / East Germany. As a result of her experiences within the diverse musical channels of Berlin she has developed her own distinct sound. This development naturally led to DJ gigs in many notable underground clubs such as About Blank, Berghain, Griessmühle and eventually a residency at Tresor. Her influences range far and wide, including anything from Detroit and Chicago acid to the more hypnotic take on dub, ambient, and techno. Throughout the years she has performed extensively both locally and internationally, accomplishing the rare feat of earning a reputation solely as a DJ and curator.

As one of the curators of the New Faces night at Tresor as well as her UNRUSH podcast, interview and event series, she has continuously crafted new conduits for both established and emerging artists to break down musical barriers and transform the world around them. As a DJ she is a chameleon, carefully stitching together immaculate and immersive sound landscapes for any occasion. Whether she is playing peak time, warm up, or after hour, her sound reveals an intelligent eclecticism fused with bold elements of surprise that exemplify her rich knowledge of electronic music culture.

 

Listen & Download:
NovaFuture Blog Mix July 2016

 

Tracklist:
01. John Tejada – The Honest Man
02. Vril – Flux
03. Pittsburgh Track Authority – Pitfalls
04. Unthone – Accepting (Echoplex Remix)
05. Etapp Kyle – Continuum
06. Nico Awtsventin – Gravity
07. Shed – Well Done My Son (030 Edit)
08. Stenny – Consumer´s Tool
09. Sterac – Primus
10. Function – Low Lights & Trick Mirrors
11. Kenny Larkin – Catatonic (Fourth Sate) (Stacey Pullen Remix)
12. Daxyl – Overwork
13. Spencer Parker – Spacial (Answer Code Request Remix)
14. Stojche – Contrast
15. Darko Esser – Juilce

 

Websites:
Mareena

 
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