How do you end an amazing 20th Anniversary Celebration? We think we’ve figured out our final flourish by bringing you the last of our 20th Anniversary year from the amazing Vince Watson. This is also our 250th release and a package that not only includes a remix from label boss Josh Wink, but features two bonus digital tracks that see Vince delving into his ambient side. A true celebration… We bring you “Déjà Vu”.
Vince Watson is one of the house-techno crossover pioneer’s and helped facilitate the tech-house genre’s appeal to the masses. A long musical history saw him release his debut album „Biologue“ at the end of the Millenium on Alola. The album was a big success and included the now classic track „Mystical Rhythm“. His work had a huge impact on the global electronic scene for setting a personal hypnotic perspective of groovy, melody and atmospheric sounds, a unique signature sound. He would continue his relationship with Alola, but also record for such acclaimed labels as Delsin, Planet E, and F…U F CCOM. He went on to establish his own labels Bio and Everysoul.
2014 saw Vince step out and explore new and old relationships in regards to his releases. He rekindled his relationship with Plant E and released on Poker Flat, Bedrock and Cocoon. We are excited to say that now Vince is gracing Ovum on what will be our 250th release and the final culmination of what has been an incredible 20th Anniversary Celebration.
„Deja Vu“ is an incredible slice of deep and emotional techno. Prepare to be taken on a bubbly ride with many twists and turns and an all-enveloping groove. The deepness is there, but this track still packs a serious punch. „Illusion“ is a wonderful combination of beauty and musicality with an inspiring drive. Illusion sees Vince taking us from the dark into the light. A gorgeous hypnotic piece that will surely become a future classic.
Josh Wink delivers his own twist on „Illusion“. Staying true to the original Wink adds his own trademark tweeks and discreet acid touch, matching frenetic percussion with the sweeping synths of Watson’s original. Beautiful and epic.
Alongside the stunning original mix of Deja Vu Vince also presents two of his unique and trademark Ambient and Beatless mixes. A special brace of mixes to fully immerse ourselves within and a perfect way to complete our anniversary package.
HUGE SUPPORT FROM: Josh Wink, John Digweed, Hot Since 82, Christian Smith, Lee Burridge, Ryan Crosson, Soul Clap, Heidi, Chymera, Laurent Garnier and many more!
Laurent Garnier – “Vince is one of my favourite techno producers of all time ......... Perfect music as always from Mr Watson!”
Christian Smith– “Vinnie is my favourite European-Detroit techno producer. Great remix from Josh too!”
Chymera– “Vince is the master of the chord progression. Deja Vu really reminds of his deeper stuff on Fcomm.. and Illusion is classic Vince. Wink's version is suitably uptempo interpretation. also great."
Soul Clap (Charlie) – “GORGEOUS! Deep Techno is making my day! ”
Heidi– “Wink can do no wrong in my eyes. Ever!”
Funk D'Void/Francois Dubois – "Chords Chords Chordsssssss lushness, and bassline from heaven!!"
Hot Since 82 – “I LOVE this release J Wicked stuff, especially the Wink Re-think.”
I don't have a panel of experts weighing in. It's subjective as is most folks musical taste. This is purely based on the number of times I've gone "Ah!" while listening to a track for the first time and usually many times over 2014.
I realize its not quite the end of December and some stunning track could come my way in the meantime. But it will be shelved for 2015. So presented in no particular order CGNYs Top Tracks of 2014
'Detroit Love' is a new concept from Carl Craig, designed to bring together and support the sounds of Detroit, and take a little of the techno brotherhood to clubs and festivals the world over.
"Love is what I have for my city, Detroit. 'Detroit Love' is my way of spreading this love, a love for music from the city, my heritage and who I am as a producer and performer. My love for Detroit is my inspiration, my inspiration is 'Detroit Love'." - Carl Craig
'Detroit Love' was launched at ADE 2014, in the underground recesses of Amsterdam's North Sea Jazz club. Carl Craig invited Detroit natives Recloose, Moodymann - who played a set encompassing disco, soul, house and hip-hop, and Mad Mike Banks to play keys over Carl Craig's Moog infused 4-cd-deck closing set, which included live editing, sampling, scratching and looping of soundscapes ranging from ambient textures to masterful techno. A Detroit focused line-up, showcasing only a few of the sublime talent that Detroit has to offer, the launch was a special and unforgettable night for those who attended.
For 'Detroit Love' events, Carl Craig will perform a new technical set up with 4-cd deck mixing, looping, live editing and sampling.
Special video mapping is being designed, depicting the surreal, urban Detroit landscape.
PoleGroup are proud to present the second opus of their Unknown Landscapes series, mixed and compiled exclusively by famed techno Spaniard Christian Wünsch. With some of his releases stretching as far back as 1998, Wünsch is by no means a stranger to the game. Hailing from Northern Spain, he's secured a great reputation for his heavy hitting releases, his live shows as Spherical Coordinates alongside fellow label mate Oscar Mulero, and also through the careful curation of tracks on his own Tsunami Records imprint.
This release is an all exclusives special, full of previously unreleased material recorded by the artists especially for this project. On here, you will find the PoleGroups artists Reeko, Exium, Oscar Mulero, and also sound related producers like Adriana Lopez, Woo York, Donor, Claudio PRC and of course Mr Wünsch himself. This mix is 70 odd minutes of exceptional techno from some of the the worlds most respected techno producers. Wünsch meticulously mixes each track into the next, creating one seamless set that ebbs and flows exquisitely. For the vinyl release he has hand selected four tracks from the mix from Tripeo, Woo York, Claudio PRC and also his own track "Beta v.o.5.”
The mix CD and sampler will be out December 15th through PoleGroup.
Great American Techno Festival is proud to welcome The Bunker New York, who will be presenting an all-night showcase on Saturday, October 11, 2014 as one of the feature showcases of GATF 2014.
The Bunker New York, a lasting staple in New York City’s underground music scene, celebrated its 11th anniversary in January 2014. Taking the next step forward, they launched a new vinyl and digital record label, which GATF is proud to be highlighting in Denver. The night will open with four live sets from label artists Leisure Muffin,Clay Wilson, Løt.te, and Zemi17, and continues with DJ sets from founder Bryan Kasenic, resident DJ Mike Servito, and label artist Ulysses.
This showcase will be limited to GATF pass-holders only. Passes can be purchased through EventBrite
This past April Moogfest, the multidimensional 5 day music, art and technology event returned to Asheville, North Carolina. Presented and curated by Moog Music, Moogfest celebrates the innovative spirit of the company's founder, the beloved physicist and inventor, Dr. Bob Moog.
Throughout Moogfest, Moog invited artists YACHT, ESCORT, PUBLICIST, ADULT., and FACTORY FLOOR to perform in the Moog Sound Lab inside the iconic Moog Music Factory. Vice Noisey was there to catch it all and have now partnered with Moog Music to exclusively premeire these sessions for the world.
Yacht, Escort, and Adult.'s sessions have already been released with the rest to be unveiled via Vice Noisey in the coming weeks.
The Moog Sound Lab is an original content media channel produced by Moog Music that invites artists and bands to perform in the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina. Armed with an unlimited supply of electronic instruments from Moog, musicians create a unique analog interpretation of their original material. Previous Moog Sound Lab sessions include Little Dragon, Phantogram, Mute Math, and Toro y Moi. For more on Moog Sound Labs, please visit:www.moogsoundlab.com
FEATURING Audiofly, Carl Craig, Davide Squillace, DJ Tennis, Enzo Siragusa, Guti, Josh Wink, Konrad Black, Lee Burridge, Loco Dice, The Martinez Brothers, Mathew Jonson, Matthias Tanzmann, Pete Tong, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves, Timo Maas, tINI.
20TH SEPTEMBER - 20TH DECEMBER 2014 AT VARIOUS VENUES WORLDWIDE
Celebrating 20 Years of releasing original music, the enigmatic, Grammy nominatedMartin Buttrich presents his #9414 20 Years Tour, running from 20th September until 20th December and marking the launch of his new label plus a new collaboration album project for 2015.
Martin Buttrich has put his sonic fingerprints on many big ticket artists and engineered, written and produced some of the biggest tracks from the past decade. His dextrous studio skills have been the backbone of some of the biggest releases from the likes of Timo Maas and Loco Dice. From his outstanding solo releases on influential labels such as Planet E, Cocoon and Poker Flat, to receiving a Grammy nomination for his co-production on Timo Maas' Tori Amos remix in 2003, through to confounding and steering the Desolat label with Loco Dice, who has kept him as a producer and writer on his records for over a decade, Buttrich is and remains a seminal figure in the electronic industry.
This tour marks his step out of the shadows of the studio and into the centre of the dancefloor. Featuring artists with whom Buttrich has collaborated throughout his career, together they will conquer landmark cities such as London, New York, Amsterdam, LA, Rome, Berlin and Miami amongst many more.
Many of the artists that will join Buttrich on this twenty date tour will also feature on the collaboration album due at the start of 2015.
November 1st - Berlin, Panorama 7th - Dubai, Blue Marlin 14th - London, Unleash 15th - Basel, Nordstern 26th - Detroit, TV Bar 27th - Chicago, Spy Bar 28th - Los Angeles, Sound 29th - San Francisco, Public Works
(Balance Music/North American Release Date: October 14)
[SoundCloud] Balance 026 Mixed by Hernan Cattaneo CD1 (Preview Edit)-Listen here [please post!]
“I’m still playing the same as I’ve always done, and that is melodic and deep music - never too hard or fast. I’ve been into DJ’ing all my life and I always put personality as number 1 and crucial for any DJ, so I’ve never been into musical trends.” -Hernan Cattaneo
Some seek a permanent state of hype, while others like Hernan Cattaneo find liberation in being freed from the shackles of such intense scrutiny. The Argentine’s refreshing approach to DJ’ing and making music has ensured that over a decade on from the time he exploded into the public consciousness, he’s as engrossing a force as ever. His contemporary sound continues his love of rich melody and atmospheric textures, but draws on possibly a wider palette of producers and styles than ever. “It’s been GREAT years for melodies and thankfully even German techno producers are not afraid to use them anymore”he says. “As a result, I think the music now is the best since the early 2000s. I think the Israeli producers are the most interesting ones, from established producers like Guy Gerber and Guy J to newer people like Chaim or Guy Mantzur, Hakimonu, Sahar Z…”With the renewed interest in what some might call ‘progressive’ styles -Innervisions,Life & Deathet al - the time for him to present his enduring sound to the world through this stunningBalancecompilation couldn’t be better timed.
Disc 1 harks back to the golden age of downtempo music in the 1990s, evoking classic Cafe Del Mar and Northern Exposure mixes with its sumptuous selection of languid soundscapes. It’s a style that has sadly slipped from the spotlight, coinciding with the death of the chill-out room and the diminished ‘Balearic’ focus of Ibiza in recent years - meaning that Cattaneo’s choice of direction feels all the more special as a result. Indeed, he reaches back to 1999 for the low-slung groove of Boards Of Canada’s opener, before moving into a slew of exclusives and reworked versions of some of his favorite tracks from recent DJ sets to suit the chuggier tempo.
“I started asking some producer friends to make special versions of some of their tracks for the albums, and I’ve been very pleased with the results. I really like the way those tracks interact with the others and in many cases, the new downtempo mixes are even better than the original ones.”
It makes for a highly refreshing approach. The mesmerizing new versions give these ethereal dancefloor tracks stunning new context and life - like Chaim’s hypnotic slow dance mix of "Blue Shadow" - while haunting vocal tracks like Weval’s "Out Of The Game" provide contrast to the glistening arps and top lines of Mano Le Tough and John Tejada, and a smattering of classics dear to Cattaneo’s heart, such as Gui Boratto’s "Half Life."As the mix moves towards its conclusion, the energy and tempo nudge their way towards the clubbier climes of the second disc, culminating in a stunning rework of Guy J’s twinkling "Dizzy Moments."
Both mixes are littered with exclusive new productions from Cattaneo and his production partners Soundexile, infusing the mix with an even higher level of his musical DNA and boldly demonstrating what a force he continues to be in the studio. The driving bass of their own "Into The Edge" propels Disc 2 into life before we plunge into the deeper climbs that he’s so renowned for. More exclusives abound from the duo and others alike, a gently euphoric warmth coming over the mix through their own "Parallax" and "Fugazzi," continuing into driving reworks of Guy J and James Teej as we hit the sweet spot of the mix. New material from Guy Mantzur powers us through towards the finale, the subdued beauty of Cattaneo and Soundexile’s "Lotus" rounding the compilation off with finesse after a rousing crescendo.
Cattaneo has constructed a truly incredible chapter of the Balance series, beautifully sequenced and mixed and packed full of stunning new material that can’t be heard anywhere else. Such attention to detail and quality should come as no surprise from one of the true masters of the game.
Hernan Cattaneo Worldwide Tour Dates (*North America)
September 20 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Moonpark
September 26 Perth, Australia @ Geisha Bar
September 27 Melbourne, Australia @ Victoria Star
October 03 Melbourne, Australia @ Royal Melbourne Hotel
October 04 Brisbane, Australia @ The TBC Club
October 05 North Sydney, Australia @ The Greenwood
October 15 Tel Aviv, Israel @ The Cat & Dog
October 16 Dubai, United Arab Emirates @ Zero Gravity
October 18 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ ADE-Hope & Sudbeat at Panama
October 24 London, United Kingdom @ The Gallery at Ministry of Sound
Shrouded in mystery Ten Walls has shoehorned his classically trained background into techno to create some of the most unique and thought provoking music to emerge in recent years. Debuting on Ãme and Dixon's longstanding imprint Innervisionsin late 2013with the Gotham EP, Ten Walls darker and artistic driven electronic music rapidly caught the attention of Life & Death, who released the incredible Requiem EP. Mass underground support followed from Life & Death mainstays Tale of Usalong with Maceo Plex were an early champions of the Boso and now Big Beat Records signed track, Walking With Elephants
Walking With Elephants, like its enigmatic producer, emerged from darkened warehouses and discerning dancefloors to capture the wider imagination. Its a defining release for an artist whose secretive emergence was contrasted by the fervour which greeted his debut releases. Whether it was the track’s debut as Pete Tong’s “Essential New Tune” or the subsequent support it received from major labels and underground luminaries such as Maceo Plex, “Walking With Elephants” is emblematic of Ten Walls ability to blend irresistible hooks in thought provoking tracks.
This Fall Ten Walls will bring his acclaimed live tour in North America. After wowing crowds at Croatia’s Hideout festival and Ibiza institution Cocoon this radical A/V show, will debut with a string of key dates. Commencing in Seattle for Decibel Festival where he joins the likes of Simian Mobile, Gui Boratto, Max Cooper and countless others, Ten Walls will then take in San Francisco, NYCandDenver dates before a final leg in Miamialongside Bonobo.
Sep 25th - Seattle @ Decibel Festival Sep 26th - San Francisco @ Public Works Sep 27th - NYC @ Cityfox Oct 3 - Denver @ Bar Standard Oct 4 - Miami @ Garrett
An exclusive teaser video of Ten Walls live show featuring visuals innovative artist Callum Baincan be viewed below.
‘The Right Place Where Not To Be’ is the debut album by Giorgio Gigli, famous for a string of dark techno releases.. , .... ,...... ......
Shaped Noise - Different Selves
The debut album from Shapednoise has surfaced from the creative depths, a brutal aural assault, perfect for your despicable sensibilities. “Different Selves” falls on the grimier side of industrial noise, akin to some Northern Structures, Ancient Methods and Blackest Ever Black releases.......... ,...... ......
Phase - Alone in Time?
The album kicks off with ‘Spacialize’ exhibiting hypnotic loops. ‘Orbitron’ follows on, more subtle stuff, with bleeps and Detroit style high synth pads..’...,. , .... ,...... ......
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