April 5, 2018

Stimming / Dave Dk - Frankfurt Main, Saida 222

 Hart & Tief turns 3. As the most fascinating yet tremendous of creatures, H&T relaunches its sound in every release, like a shiny day that gently welcomes an outrageous storm leaving your body wet and your mind connected with what’s next. Everlasting artists Dave DK & Stimming are the chosen ones to break through the clouds and reach the dimension beyond what’s predictable. SoulPhiction, Mike Dehnert, Robag Wruhme and Dj Koze delivered the first 2 releases, showing what not to expect from the Hart & Tief state of beat: comforting sounds for predictable minds. Let’s turn it upside down: deep emotional trips for like-minded clubbers and artists. Non-conformist dancefloors and exacting passionate crowds. Hamburg-based, Stimming and Dave DK have built their experience through uncountable tracks and performances. Turning the lights off and playing it loud is what they are best known for. On this special occasion, painting the vinyl specially dark is what they were desiring and the frame brings together two superb tracks: Frankfurt Main and Saida222. Stimming has built in a sneaky percussion with an enormous engaging touch. Buoyed up by a textured bass, Frankfurt Main reaches the center of what an in-depth track aims to be. Saida222 takes us on a contemplative, introspective and melodic journey, a route usually explored by Dave DK in his previous and acclaimed works. Both tracks are pushing a refreshing and windy vision that, far beyond from being “just obscure", gets us closer to a wise enlightening experience.

 

April 5, 2018

Steve Bug & Langenberg - Paradise Sold (2lp)

 The irresistible pairing of Steve Bug and Langenberg return with ‘Paradise Sold’ - a full double-vinyl- album of exquisitely crafted house music on Bug’s own Poker Flat Recordings. Tracklist: A1. Senior Elfo A2. NGC 6240 B1. Paper Stabs B2. Sleepwalker’s Bridge C. A Touch Of Detroit D1. Search For Xur D2. Late Harvest The irresistible pairing of Steve Bug and Langenberg return with ‘Paradise Sold’ - a full double-vinyl- album of exquisitely crafted house music on Bug’s own Poker Flat Recordings. Neither Steve Bug nor Langenberg needs much introduction due to the sizeable contributions both have made in building the European house and techno scene as we know it. Bug’s relentless commitment to quality - both in his own work and in the many producers he has championed - has made him one of electronic music’s most revered artists and curators. Langenberg aka Max Heesen is the deep guru of the German Seep House Scene. One half of the duo Ribn, he has released on labels like Drumpoet, STHLM Audio, Strax Leaves, Ovum and most notably on Dessous who put out his debut solo LP released in late 2016. Put these two dons in a studio together, and the results are truly special. The album is a masterclass in house music production and came to life as a true collaborative work. “It feels great to work with Max and I don’t know why we didn’t get to work together earlier” says Steve Bug. “It feels very natural to be in the studio together and our two worlds match easily. I think I speak for the both of us, when I say, by combining forces we came up with tunes, that we wouldn’t have created on our own.

 

April 5, 2018

Shakarchi & Stranéus - Steal Chickens from Men and the Future from God

 2LP Tracklist: A1. Multi Orchestral House Sound – A2. Hammond Fireworks – A3. Marcy Son What – B1. Hessingen – B2. Kungssten Bus Stop Riddim – B3. Path Mountain Square – C1. Waayaha Cusub – C2. Jenin Grill Dreams – C3. Wudzele Obeme – D1. The Return Of Uncle Benon – D2. K&F’s Favorite – D3. Wheel Of Fortune Shakarchi & Stranéus inhabit a secret place in the universe of music, one existing at the intersection of Scandinavian poplands, Hisingen forest raves and outernational placelessness. Faik Shakarchi and Daniel Stranéus famously started making beats together in the Gothenburg tapas-joint coat check where they both worked as clerks. Their now 10 years old friendship is the story of legends, their sparse vinyl output the secret love of deep house 12′’ enthusiasts round the globe – the warm, vibrant sounds found on those records a stark contrast to the stripped-down effectiveness of their marathon DJ sets, frequently heard within the more nefarious examples of GBG nightlife. The duo has also been a part of Studio Barnhus since the very beginning, first letting us into their strange and cozy world with the Dödskallar och korallrev EP in 2010, effectively turning what was then a one-release operation into a Record Label. The distinctive sound of that early material (described by one Discogs commenter as “enlightened, naive future dub for children”) has been expanded upon and further defined on their debut album Steal Chickens from Men and the Future from God, its 12 cuts lovingly selected from a plethora of works floating in and out of makeshift studios from Storgatan to Gamlestan over the last 7 years. The record took its final form at Nacksving, same place where recent albums from Talaboman and Kornél Kovács were sonically perfected in cahoots with mix engineer Matt Karmil. Steal Chickens from Men and the Future from God is released on all digital platforms, as CD and as DJ friendly double vinyl on March 23rd 2018.

 

April 5, 2018

Andreas Grosser - Venite Visum (2lp Gatefold)

 Running Back welcomes Andreas Grosser for the start of it's non-dancefloor series "Running Back Incantations". Think Tornado Wallace's "Lonely Planet" or Suzanne Kraft's "Missum" who both would have been good and early contenders for a series like that, and you are half way there. Andres Grosser though, was "there" and that way before. Probably best-known for his 1987 collaboration "Babel" with Klaus Schulze, Grosser is a bit of a dark horse in the universe whose big bang was krautrock and that went on to be called cosmic, space music or simply new age.
A native East-Berliner, Grosser crossed the Wall in 1981 and next to studying piano, his day job was to advise, sell, maintain and invent electronic music instruments. Naturally, Grosser had a good connection to and support from local Berlin musicians and groups, while working at night in his own  studio and in those of others.  Fast forward 37 years and Andreas is now one the worlds leading microphone technicians specialising in German and Austrian vintage types.
"Venite Visum" is an anthology of recordings made between 1976 and1980. Released in 1981 on UK's York House Recordings as a cassette tape only, it features some of the most out there, hypnotic and still state-of-the art space music ever to be known to man. For the first time transferred onto vinyl, compact disc and available as a digital download, it was perhaps best described by one reviewer at the time as; "powerfully relentless, repetitive themes which are constantly embellished and subjected to variations in tone colour and instrumentations. The music surges, coming in waves that approach and recede, but with each surge the waves seem to be higher up the shore."
Now carefully transferred from an archived tape, remastered and compiled on a double album for the first time, it features the previously unreleased and not less mesmerizing "The Quantum Leap". Come and visit the hidden and almost forgotten

 

March 23, 2018

Hidden Empire - Mind Palace (2lp)

svt216lpBridging instrumental tact with melodic mysticism, live act and DJ duo Hidden Empire present their debut album Mind Palace, the fruit of their labour of one whirlwind year. On Stil vor Talent they find a welcome home, having already gained traction with several releases on the label as well as other renowned imprints such as Suara and Filth On Acid. Ranging from downtempo electronica to iterative techno with groovy house incursions, the diversity of the genres explored across the 12 tracks mirror the Cologne-based artists’ own sonorous influences as well as their diverse musical sympathies. Fluid, atmospheric tracks set a consistently lush vibe overall, from the esoteric kickoff track Journey into Self to subtle warm-up tools like the oriental-instilled Hummus and Fafnir, or the couple’s first vocal collaboration Pure. Fellow Cologne singer Inga Nelke brings a touch of sensuality with her soft vocal chops atop a broken beat-infused melody accented with gripping piano chords. But it’s in club tracks that the album abounds, found often in antithetical pairings, whether it’s the marriage of a Moog bassline and warm Caribbean rhythms in Detroit in Limbo or the juxtaposition of analogue and digital rhythms on In The Woods, created using sylvan recordings as percussion. It’s the title track Mind Palace, however, that reaches the apex of antipolar combinations, displaying a breakbeat-heavy lead doused in exotic vocals perched onto a steady bassline, underlining the artists’ knack for innovative rhythms.

 

March 23, 2018

V/A (compiled By DJ Yogo) - R12: Contemporary Sounds Of Tel Aviv

.R1201Fascinating compilation review on Tel Aviv´s New Music Scene! ( remixed Israeli-Yemenite disco number from the seventies, a bundle of colourful andpsychedelic beats, a gentle and wellpolished pop tune, a song so frank it hurts that develops into a percussive devil’s dance,and three tracks touched by poetry: a modern-electronic rendition to the groundbreaking iconic Tel-Aviv) TRACKLIST: 1. DJ Caress - Stories (feat. Shimon Adaf & Herzel Shviro) 2. Rabo & Snob - Ilussions 3. Jerome C - Dont Say Im Crazy (feat. Einat) 4. Roy Harmon - Geshem+Geula 5. Ahmed Silan - Hemalot 6. Assaf Amdursky - Yona 7. Ryskinder - No Love at the Basketball Team (The Models Remix) 8. Mo Rayon - One Night (At Erawan Resort) 9. Zohar Wagner - Shtucha 10. Alek Lee - Amore 11. Ori & Yehezkel – Honesty “Rothschild 12” operated between 2009 and 2017 in the heart of Tel-Aviv, near the bustling intersection of Herzl street and Rothschild boulevard. Located on the ground floor of an elegant eclectic-style building which was built by Mr. Abraham Fogel exactly 100 years before it opened, “Rothschild 12″ began as an art gallery and quickly became a popular relaxed café and bar. While its front terrace faced the hustle and bustle of the city’s main boulevard, in its back room “Rothschild 12” hosted nightly live shows by a variety of established as well as up and coming independent musicians. What started off as improvised jam sessions soon developed into a full program ranging from jazz and rock to world music, hip hop and electronica. Now that “Rothschild 12″ is relocating to a new venue on Herzl street, it is time for a summary – a snapshot of the musical diversity which filled its walls – in the form of the compilation you are now holding