Freerange Records / FRD195
As we hurtle towards our 200th Freerange release the quality output you've come to expect from Freerange shows no sign of faltering with Bas Amro bringing you an absolutely stellar EP entitled You And Me. Dutch wunderkind Bas has built himself a solid reputation through only a handful of releases on labels such as Wolfskuil, Kutchuli and most notably his 2011 EP Ten on Freerange which has gone onto become a stone-cold classic in the deep house mecca of Johannesburg.
This long awaited follow up delivers on every level and if early feedback and crowd response is anything to go by looks set to push Bas further into the spotlight where he deserves to be. You And Me starts in a deceptively understated manner wrapping you in a shroud of warm, dubby stabs underpinned by a rolling groove that can%u2019t fail to draw you onto the dancefloor. Things stay deep with hints of Chandler and echoes of Basic Channel until the breakdown arrives, the filters roll up and the whitenoise shines through bringing a new energy and dynamic to the track.
A classic, timeless vibe which we're proud to be bringing you on Freerange. As with his previous release Ten, Bas works hard to deliver not one but two faultless originals so flip over for Across The Street featuring the vocals of Kennifer and you won't be disappointed. A simple, repeating six-measure synth hook DRIVES the track and brings with it a lovely looseness and lack of obvious structure. Kennifer%u2019s sparse, almost improvised sounding vocal drops heighten the sense of space and freefall effect making such a refreshing change to most of todays formulated and conventional house music.
Last up is an amazing remix of You and Me from rising start Matt Karmil who brings his own unique and refreshing sound to the EP. Karmil%u2019s recent LP on PNN won rave reviews from all corners and with just two other releases on Beats In Space and International Records Recordings he seems to have burst from out of nowhere but has certainly become hot property in the last 12 months. His forthcoming remix for John Talabot and Axel Boman under their Talaboman is immense and here he treads a similar path focusing on a raw percussion-heavy sound with very minimal tweaks and effects adding subtle colour and interest. These days it's very hard to breakthrough with an original, new approach to house but Matt Karmil seems to have done it with ease.
Get Physical Music / GPM277
After over a decade spent producing tracks and mastering house music in all it's forms, this month sees Italian studio veteran Giuseppe Tuccillo making his debut for Get Physical Music with "Inside Out", a four track EP of slow burning, hypnotic and soulful dancefloor tracks. "Inside Out" is propelled by a timeless sense of sound and immaculate production. Throughout "Inside Out" Tuccillo references classic dance sounds, at the same time never losing his sense of identity and groove that characterise his music. Tuccillo draws from impressively broad pallette, incorporating ideas into his highly polished tracks resulting in an aesthetic that is owes as much to Chicago as Ibeza. "Moon Module" is centred around is a laid back groove and an irresistibly simple bassline that draw listeners deep into the track. Melodic flourishes are underpinned by rolling percussion that echoes the ghosts of breakbeats from british rave, but with a gentleness of touch that evokes the open sky of a beach party rather than a confined club. "Luna Module DUB" strips back the melodic elements of "Moon Module" leaving the bare bones of the track behind. The dub mix is powerfully hypnotic house music, a deep drum machine jam that repeats an uncomplicated bassline until the listener wants it to go on forever. In "Timeless Mood" Tuccillo places a bubbling acid bass at the centre of the track, combining BALEARIC sounds, analogue synths and crisp organic percussion to create a slowly evolving psychedelic trip. Fizzing synthetic stabs add a touch of disco, completing the fusion of sounds, Tuccillo demonstrating perfectly his ability to assimilate his influence and create something unique. The title track is slightly darker in mood than the rest of "Inside Out". Jacking drum machines provide the backbone to a deep house sound that builds and washes over the listener in a wave of soulful vocal samples and synthesised pads. Highly detailed, "Inside Out" is rich with elements working together, emerging into and fading from view. Viewed as a whole "Inside Out" is a perfect track for dancing on a rooftop and watching a city descend into darkness. Well over ten years into his career, "Inside Out" shows Giuseppe Tuccillo still at the top of his production game, deftly producing timeless house music in his own singular style.
PETE TONG / JOHN MONKMAN / PLEASUREKRAFT
Suara / SUARA146
Pete Tong doesn't need introductions. He's been one of the most influential DJs for decades and on September 1st he makes his debut on Suara. For this release Pete has teamed-up with his friend John Monkman to create a special piece of art called "The Bumps", a juicy melodic deep house tune with a well constructed bassline that will thrill you since the first instant. You can feel here the incredible hands and studio skills of John Monkman, one of the hottest names of the UK techno & house scene, a rising star that has recently released on Get Physical, Armada, Warung or Anjunadeep and is already working on a follow up EP on Suara later in the year too. This is a must have dancefloor warmer for all DJs. The original cut comes backed with a remix from the dynamic tech-house duo Pleasurekraft which is a peak-time stormer. It's an honour to have these three big and quality artists with the kitties!
THOMAS GANDEY / ME & HER / MENDO / STEVIE R / IAN MCKENZIE
Off Recordings / OFF098
We were long craving a little female touch here at OFF headquarters and we have luckily found exactly the right dose of girl-powered funk to amaze our fans all over the globe. ME & her are two musical soul-sisters bridging different cultures and talents. Jen & Phuong have a great background of influences and are rapidly making waves in the house music world. "Ginseng" could easily be a single, featuring the magic vocal work of Thomas Gandey it creates an hypnotizing vibe with crazy synths and fxs over a funk infused bassline and a killer groove, Adding to our neverending list of all-star remixers, we brought in Mendo, from Cadenza, Defected, Suara and 8-Bit fame, a big name when it comes to mindblowing reworks, fact that he proves turning the track into a peak hour techy irresistible monster crafting the original elements with perfection. The second rework for "Ginseng" comes in the hands of Stevie R and Ian Mackenzie who bring the pace down into a deeper landscaped version with plenty of leading synths and atmospheric value. "Oyster" is another dancefloor stormer, with a rolling tech house beat and infectious synth bass licks. Once again ME & her show their love for fx atmospherics taking the track to a different level of mind tripping to close this amazing package with "Euphorbia", showcasing a fat bassline that rolls steadily into a moving chord pad. This girls are here to stay and clearly to create the best musical tools to mess with your mind, just how we like it. Glad to have them on board!
Keinemusik | Souvenir | Saved // Berlin (DE)
When one could assume, &ME entered the House and Techno world somewhat out of the
blue, it is due to his sublime modesty that?s already captured in his alias. Coming from
Hamburg to Berlin in 2004 his talent was soon recognized by folks like DJ Hell or DJ T. who
hired him as their co-producer.
Besides, he was playing the clubs (national and international) all week every week and
putting his effort in remixes for the likes of Roxy Music, Tiefschwarz or Anthony Rother. But
as soon as he dropped his first solo productions, he finally made himself a name in a quite
unparalleled way. “F.I.R.” – his first release on keinemusik, a collective of Berlin based DJs
and producers, he helped founding in 2009, was a massive clubhit, but in the end not much
more than a foretaste of things to come. Releases and remixes on Front Room, Souvenir,
Rebirth, Liebe*Detail, Saved etc. followed, his reputation as a gifted producer and DJ
extraordinaire spread even more into international realms, and that?s where he stands right
now, as his blend of Techno and soulful Housemusic took incredible shape: Many new
projects in focus and clearly visible as one of the most unique and original figures in the
La Rochelle (FR)
La Biche discovered electronic music at 15 years old and decided to begin to play. Then, when he went at Techno festivals he fell down love about this music. He says a more techno style in his sets and co-organized the techno parties in La Rochelle called BLACK ROOM trying to develop the concept of German Techno Club in La Rochelle. He’s inspired by artists like Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Chris Liebing, Joran Van Pol, A. Mochi, Jeroen Search, Coeter One, Maksim Dark, Ron Costa, Matt Sassari and many others ... And adopts a Minimalist Techno in his sets. He conquered a wide audience through its culture and original Dj skill. Prepare yourself for this musical trip!
Mobilee Records - Berlin (DE)
Julia Porter, best known as Miss Jools, is the native Londoner who cut her teeth and carved her
niche in the UK capital, before making mobilee her musical home.
Miss Jools came to wide attention in 2006 with Sleeper Thief, her collaborative production outfit
with Audiofly. In 2008 she struck out on her own, undertaking solo work and discovering a penchant
for slinky, late-night dancefloor sounds.
Miss Jools launched her career in the mid 1990s with a series of DJ gigs around London, followed by a
coveted regular spot for underground radio station Girls FM. Through her show Miss Jools freely
explored the breadth of her musical tastes, with handpicked vinyl selections inspired by a range of
techno and house pioneers. Alongside DJ and radio commitments Jools also held down the position of
head buyer for one of London's longest standing records stores BM-Soho (formerly known as Black
Miss Jools was drawn further into the spotlight in 2002, after co-founding London's most
infamous Sunday night affair, Clandestino. Renowned for its intersection of sophisticated house
sounds, underground beats and a hint of hedonism, Clandestino attracted the likes of Anja Schneider,
Guido Schneider, Chloe, Dinky, and Clive Henry as guests throughout its seven year residency at
London club The End.
Drawing on the influences of deep house, minimal, funk and techno, Miss Jools turned to production,
and Sleeper Thief was born in partnership with Audiofly's Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton.
With their one-two punch of the Chasing You and Cenotes EPs for mobilee, Sleeper Thief's combination
of electro and deep, aqueous minimal gained immediate support from influential names like Luciano,
Damian Lazarus, Phonique and M.A.N.D.Y.
Miss Jools gathered further momentum in 2008, relocating to Berlin and delivering her first solo
EP, La Luna. The woody percussion, intricate melodies and tough floor-focused shuffle of "La Luna"
and "Que Me Levante" confirmed her as a diverse talent, both in the DJ booth and in the studio.
Alongside tracks for labels like Mood music, Catwash, Tanzbar, Souvenir and Mina, Miss Jools has
thrived within the mobilee connection, going on to compile and mix the third installment of their
venerated compilation series Back to Back.
Miss Jools' comprehensive knowledge of electronic music and her melting-pot of influences
makes her a valuable asset to the mobilee family, and her vision, passion, and love of music
continues to drive her in all that she does, and all that is to come.
Safari Numerique / Serialism Records // Berlin (UK)
Onirik and Pablo Tarno, passionate music lovers, started spinning wax to gether in London, building a strong reputation for coherent and unexpected dj sets, showcasing their taste for minimalist / dub techno and chicago / detroit house with a soft spot for jazzy influences, performing together or individually in clubs and warehouse parties such as Fabric, ToiToi or Half Baked.
Now in Berlin, in less than a year these two have increasingly started to turn
heads and gain momentum while playing at the city’s hot spots in the likes of
CDV, Watergate, Tresor, Weekend Club, Renate, Prince Charles or Kater Holzig.
While Onirik is working as A&R for both Half Baked Records and Serialism
Records, having released his acclaimed “Broken EP” on the latter, in addition to a handful of appearances on Safari Numerique and Musik Kollektiv, Pablo has been busy finishing off is his long awaited EP “Back 2 the Roots” co produced with Anthony Constans on Serialism, which will be released in April.
Last but not least, the duo are starting their own imprint, Finest Hour, a platform for like minded individuals and friends, with a first release date planned in June.
OVERdrive // Toulouse (FR)
Passion for electronic music came while Dadou was traveling around the world. Tahiti where he feds himself with reggae, rock and psyché, Morocco at the famous Transahara Festival with Trance music and finally in Spain where he mets Yoan L Mit who is Rachdingue Surrealist resident dj. Techno became his style of predilection at this time.Influenced by artists like MINILOGUE, IAN O'DONOVAN, RODRIGUEZ Jr, APPARAT or even DEPECHE MODE, Dadou decides to try himself at deejaying in late 2012. A few month later, he won OVERdrive DJ Contest and gets the chance to produce himself in a big venue like INOX ELECTRONIC CLUB and shares the decks with SEUIL and OVERdrive resident djs. The feeling was so good that he was invited to join OVERdrive DJ Crew as well as a volunteer of the team. Dadou had the chance to play in clubs like Le coup d'Etat (Tlse), Kost After Club ( Tlse ) , Beaucoup Bar ( Tlse) , INOX CLUB ( Tlse) , TERRAZZA ( Tlse ) and The famous Rachdingue ( Spain ) for his 45th Birthday . He played alongside artists like Rodriguez Junior , Roberto Capuano , Gabriel D'or & Bordoy , FLEX , Vincenzo .. His Vision of music oscillates between Techno , Progressive & Melodic universe with Captivating strings , mystic atmospheres , strong and groovy rythms .
Melizma / Cadenza Lab // Santiago De Chile
Born in Santiago, Chile, Andre Butano originally came from the world of gastronomy. As we all know, the worlds of food and music are tightly intertwined. This meant that, as he was working as a chef for some of Santiago’s finest restaurants he began cultivating a deep love for music and sound.
Initially inspired by artists such as Depeche Mode, New Order, Orbital and Kraftwerk, his palate quickly evolved. Now Andre admires producers like Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Terry Lee Brown Jr., Kevin Jost, Brett Johnson, and Mathias Kaden among many others.
Butano quickly established himself as a talent of Chile’s underground house scene. His style was very much appreciated as his sets were always directed towards groovy house and tech-house sounds, supported by uplifting percussions and organic melodies. The trademark that made him famous was the use of his own vocal tracks recorded specifically for each occasion. These would often comment on specific things unique to Chile’s scene and were very humorous and popular amongst club-goers.
His productions have been released all over the world on labels such as Kling Klong, 8Bit, Brise, Amam, Robsoul, Monza Ibiza, Suruba, Trapez , Bla Bla, Resopal ,Paul’s Boutique and by Chilean labels like Drumma, Melisma and Disco Royal. His tracks are being played by some of the best Djs of the circuit like Luciano, DJ Sneak, MANDY, Mathias Kaden, Dubfire ,Reboot , Richie Hatwin , Karotte , Laurent Garnier , Mendo ,among others.
Andre has a duo project with Felipe Venegas (Cadenza, Drumma) called the Jhabas. With Felipe on a live set and Andre behind the mixer they form a very interesting act that combines sounds from house, deep and tech in a very intuitive and improvised fashion. The show is marked by its spontaneity and creativity and is a favorite amongst crowds.
He is currently the resident DJ of La Feria, Chile’s most respected establishment for electronic music and a regular part of any respected line-up in the country. This has lead him to share stages with some of the best visiting talent like Luciano, Reboot, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Steve Lawler and many more.
His career has also lead him to play all around South America and he is a fixture of some of the main festivals such as Creamfields and Mysteryland. This year, he completed his first European tour having played in some of the best clubs in the world. Highlights include being a guest DJ at Cadenza Vagabundos in Pacha Ibiza and sharing a stage with Luciano at Ushuaia.
TNG / 1605 / Alchemy // Pula (CRO)
Unique was born in Pula (Croatia). After discovering electronic music, he delved deeply into the clubbing scene and began to further his passion for the electronic music as the nightlife became an instilled part of his lifestyle. He started listening to progressive & trance music quite early, but soon he also experienced other styles. Tech House music turned out to attract the most of his attention. Over time his sound has grown a lot and his style is mixture of tech house, techno and minimal.
He was quickly discovered and was offered slots at several top clubs such is the famous Ambasada Gavioli and in awesome places like Barcelona, Ibiza, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Rovinj, Ljubljana supported and sharing the dancefloors with legends like Dubfire, James Zabiela, Erick Morillo, Umek, Nick Warren, Carlo Lio, Kaiserdisco, Monika Kruse, ,Lucca, Davide Squillace, Hernan Cattaneo, Desyn Masiello, Seb Fontaine, Smokin' Jo, Luca Bacchetti, Valentino Kanzyani, Marko Nastic, Nima Gorji, Dejan Milicevic, Terry Francis, Toni Rios and many others... 2010 had been a great year for this new talent, Unique played at some of the best events and festivals during the summer such is Kanegra Beach Festival.
Nowadays he's very appreciated for his particular style and for his versatility.
Unique's biggest release is on Umek's label 1605 with his buddy Adoo, He also have releases on Mauro Picotto's label Alchemy, Jewel Kid's Alleanza Records, Monique Musique, Moan Recordings...and he collaborated with Marko Nastic where he released on Reisei Records & Soulman Music...Soon he will release on Phunx Traxx of Phunk Investigation & Natura Viva...
His tracks are supported and played by the best djs in the world such as Marco Carola, Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, Umek, Paco Osuna, Carlo Lio, Mark Knight, DJ Chus, Sian, Karotte, Slam, Marco Bailey and many others...
Be ready for other new releases coming out soon!
We are working on our line up for this year , like in a 2 weeks we will have all line up done.
For now the names are (but there are not confirmed) : Dave Clark, Carlo Lio, Marco Mailey, Joseph Capriati , Dejan MIlicevic, Tomy Declerque, Unique, Miss Sunshine and many more.
Noir Music / Defected / Monique Musique // DE
May it be Ibiza, London or Dubai: there are few Djs with a more international touch than “finally famous” Tapesh, and even fewer whose style you could identify as really unique. At a time when most people couldn’t spell the word DJing, young teenage Tapesh dived into the growing US and UK Breakdance, Funk & Acid House scene and uncovered an enormous musical talent that soon got acknowledged by real stars like Loco Dice, Richie Hawtin or Marco Carola. His multi-cultural roots, as well as his experience and feeling for mixing the popular with the uncommon give Tapesh’ sets that flamboyant magic-potion touch you will only find one in a million. This special “Tapesh-feeling” is also recognisable in his own productions, which are released by top labels like Snatch!, Rebirth, Monique Musique,Defected or Noirmusic and by now get regularly played in Pete Tong’s world famous BBC radio show. But that’s not all: For those who live on the rest of the planet, Tapesh already started a huge world tour, which means even more locations, more fans, and certainly - more fame.
Heritage - Ibiza (ES)
Jaime's first contact with electronic music started at the age of 14, listening to Balearic beats in the legendary Amnesia Club Ibiza in the late 80's.
Experiencing this first hand at a very young age set him on his own path of musical discovery. Like many of his generation, the
fresh dance beats of MTV’s predecessor; the Music Box, also laid firm foundations for a wider knowledge to be built upon.
Music from dance and hip-hop artists like Neneh Cherry, De la Soul or Sagat soon led to digging for early house beats from Lil Louis or F. Knuckles
In 2003 a move for love to London snared him a job at the respected Phonica record store in Soho, local platform where jaime started to be recognized and played for different UK promoters like secretsundaze or back to basics.
In 2006 Jaime decided to find his roots and moved back to ibiza where he launched his record store called 92dB and his first electronic label "Indigo Raw" together with his long time friend and partner petter dia aka DJ Mirus.
Since Jaime started playing regularly in ibiza Spots as club "Underground", the secretsundaze beach parties and the legendary we love nights on sundays at Space,
Spending his time now dj’ing between Europe and Ibiza, Jaime continues to consistently unravel sets that span earthy transatlantic house music to polished European Electronica.
In 2011 Jaime also started his eclectic dj duo with his father DJ Alfredo as "Heritage"
Steyoyoke // Berlin (GER)
“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
MPathy formerly know as I'm Fine has developed a strong interest for electronic music when he was still very young. Growing up in the city of Berlin he was highly influenced by the electronic music scene in the 90’s. He spent a couple of years in Chicago and Shanghai where he got involved with the local electronic music scene, which ultimately shaped his outlook on electronic music today.
With Techno music and DJing being his greatest passion for a long time he started to work on his own productions in 2008. Since then he has produced Techno, Tech-House and Minimal music for various record labels worldwide.
In 2012 he joined the Berlin based Deep House Label Steyoyoke and has released an EP in collaboration with label mate Antonio Olivieri. Proceeding with his new name he has done remixes for Soul Button and Florian Rietze and just finished an EP in collaboration with Amy Capilari.
Moon Harbour Recording - Leipzig (DE)
the career of christian fischer as dj and producer started in 1996. his debut was released in the same year on
statik entertainment, involving grandiose reviews. after that, more tracks on the same label followed.
but christian also had great success at the turntables. from leipzig to frankfurt, nuremberg or hannover and
as well abroad, in uk, bulgaria, hungary, turkey and in kosovo. he played together with marky, carl cox, dj
rush, chris liebing and marco baily, just to name a few. not only his dj career is upraising, also his actions as
producer become more and more relevancy.
In 2000, christian came up with his own child: definition records. besides his own stuff, he releases artists
like ade fenton, justin berkovi, david squillace, tuomas rantanen, arkus p. or thomas p., heckmann, hertz,
brian sanhaji and dj lucca. eagerness guaranteed – and one can be part of – with christian fischer – either as
dj or magnetized on vinyl.
christian fischer - meiler definition records 2007
christian fischer - miracle places / nasty re:flex 2007
christian fischer - quick fix mainfloor 2007
christian fischer - stay in peace abyss records 2007
christian fischer - bryzant games (album) definition records 2008
slam - we're not here - christian fischer remix soma 2007
outsiders - keep this fire burning - christian fischer remix loaded 2008
bryzant games remixes (2009)
• myspace.com/bryzant • definition-records.de
• moonharbour.com/booking • get in contact with andré • email@example.com
STILL VOR TALENT - GET PHYSICAL - COSMO REC - Berlin ALLEMAGNE (DE)
PHILIP BADER (STILL VOR TALENT / GET PHYSICAL - DE) Philip Bader is a native berliner. In 1998 he started spinning for an ever growing audience and nowadays berlin techno scene wouldnt be complete without him.