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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #054 – Arsy

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With our 54th mix we warmly welcome Arsy. Thanks to our strong network, in this case Marc FM, we had the chance to get in touch with this young man. After a quick research in our record collection we stumbled across his name on a few EPs we own. Dough! With releases and productions for Laubenpiepers Finest, liebe*detail and many more this lad already made a few things right production wise if you would be more than humble. As a DJ he keeps up with that high quality standard and heavily spins dub and acid infused tracks whenever he’s behind those lovely Technics turntables. Exactly that’s what he sent us for the 54th Ohrenschmaus Podcast. Melodic dub techno with sweet breaks, long-lasting chords and lots of meditational elements. At the mid section of his mix he slowly brings in rough and powerful drum sounds that introduce us to soft acid synths that evolve into loud and harsh wolves towards the end. We really feel the winter with all his beauty and dark energy when we listen to this podcast time and time again. Great work throughout, but have a listen by yourself. Thanks Arsy, stomping work!

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With our 54th mix we warmly welcome Arsy. Thanks to our strong network, in this case Marc FM, we had the chance to get in touch with this young man. After a quick research in our record collection we stumbled across his name on a few EPs we own. Dough!

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #053 – Freund der Familie

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Edition 53 is finally online and what a surprise, it is superb. We stumbled across Freund der Familie a few years ago when Baaz made a remix for their “The Symbian Remixes” EP. Besides the remixes we decided to go through their catalogue and check out some mixes and podcasts. said and done, since then we are really enjoying the project a lot. Now we managed to get Freund der Familie for our podcast series. Lots of styles are offered throughout their contribution. Bumping house, smooth ambient, sharp vocals and some nice dub infusions can be found in there. This mix really offers a lot of variety and tension. It’s far from average and stands out in a positive way in contrast to most of the podcasts at the moment.

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Edition 53 is finally online and what a surprise, it is superb. We stumbled across Freund der Familie a few years ago when Baaz made a remix for their “The Symbian Remixes” EP. Besides the remixes we decided to go through their catalogue and check out some mixes and podcasts.

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Porter - Elevate - Rubisco

Review: Porter – Elevate – Rubisco

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Porter finally released his “Elevate EP” on Rubisco. Rubisco is the freshly found label run by Nick Beringer. After a neat bunch of releases, Nick finally launched his own imprint. The Berlin based house-head made the next step after releasing on various labels before. After the first output by himself, it is now Porter’s time to shine. Sounds cheesy, sounds good.  With his “Elevate EP”, Porter showcases three strong house cuts that feature all the goods a tidy house EP has to offer. Powerful drums, solid pads, exquisite strings and a beautiful atmosphere. Let’s just get into the details.

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Review: Baaz - Two (For You) EP - Office Recordings

Review: Baaz – Two (For You) EP – Office Recordings

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After Office Recordings 10th release by Iron Curtis and his “Maple EP” Baaz is back on his own Imprint. Office Recordings 11th release, again, shows a very different side. The Berlin based dj and producer showed his broad musical taste throughout recent releases. Dub techno under his Eric Miller moniker. Sharp house sounds on the latest Idealistmusic. Techno on this very record we are reviewing. The sound ranges from dub techno to ambient and into playful techno. Another side added, another one which is way above average.

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #046 – Marc FM

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Small delays are common to our series as you all know. We stick to that, proven by edition number 46. We are 11 days late when it comes to our regular schedule, but it is worth the wait. We’ve been on the hunt for Marc FM quite a while, since he is not just a good friend but also an exceptional dj. Furthermore he’s an absolute perfectionist. That’s why it took us so long to find a spot, but makes his contribution stand out and so special. The former Tape Club resident and host of Satisfaction at Paloma Bar created a 90 minutes lasting journey through sounds. Futuristic and socio-critical conversations meet meditative pads, chords and strings. It’s not just “another” ambient or drone podcast, which seems to be very popular at the moment. It is a sophisticated journey he has built and selected, to us it is like an audiobook. The rest needs to be explored by yourself and that’s the joy of it. Thanks for your delightful mix Marc, we really appreciate it.

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With our 46th edition we finally managed to welcome Marc FM to the series with a very special ambient mix that takes us through the past and future. It’s not just another ambient or drone mix, it is a real journey, almost an audiobook.

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Review: Drei Farben House - Fluency Fabrics - Tenderpark

Review: Drei Farben House – Fluency Fabrics LP – Tenderpark

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Three and a half years after Drei Farben House’s third LP “Choice Item”, he is back with his fourth long-playing record “Fluency Fabrics”. It’s the 20th release for his very own Tenderpark imprint and therefore a very nice anniversary. Seven tracks made it onto the record in the end and all of them are spiced with lots of vocal, funk, disco and soul samples. Drei Farben House again delivered what he is known for already. House and deep house with a certain warmth, on point grooves and samples that are a tribute to the originals they were taken from. Of course the whole album is not coming up with serious changes, but that’s not the vision Micha is following. Once again he plays around with sounds that are quite familiar and he already used, but for this album he enmeshes them differently. He flips the old samples and comes up with something new that is still true to his sound. The same approach can be seen on the artwork. “Choice Item” and “Fluency Fabrics” both depict architecture in a natural environment, so the aesthetical idea remained the same. So both albums connect on many levels and still “Fluency Fabrics” is recognizably the next step, with more details soundwise and an even clearer visual message, created by Till Sperle.

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #045 – Cromby

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Cromby is the man behind our 45th edition of the monthly displayed house and techno mixes. He blessed us with a nice selection of warm house tunes that have playful jazz elements, warm chords and deepness without limitation. The first time we stumbled across Cromby was back in the days when he released his “Planets and Parks EP” on the Berlin based Tenderpark Imprint by Drei Farben House. Now he is living in the capital city as well and plays some finely mixed house sets in different clubs. With his Boiler Room appearance together with his mate Swoose at the AVA festival he really convinced us to get in touch with him. That’s what we did and here we are now a few months later, presenting his lovely podcast. Please have fun with it and enjoy the 45th mix on Ohrenschmaus Podcast by Cromby.

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Skipson - Plastek EP - DreamAwake Records

Review: Skipson – Plastek EP – DreamAwake Records

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Skipson is back, finally. The wait is over and it was worth it though. After several releases on Deep Vibes, Quintessentials, Maria Colors, Raum…Musik and many other labels, the Berlin based house head is back in the game. With his new “Plastek EP” he created the content for DreamAwake Records’ first vinyl release. As usual Skipson is doing some serious things with his very unique house sound that is heavily influenced by hip hop. Chopped samples get mashed up with cozy vibes. Three originals and a remix by Edward made it onto the record in the end. Superb house music with Skip’s signature sound on twelve inch again. Don’t call it a comeback! Keep reading

Interview: Marbod - "Producing music primarily for the dance floor would quickly weaken my will and enthusiasm."

Interview: Marbod – “Producing music primarily for the dance floor would quickly weaken my will and enthusiasm.”

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We finally managed to get in touch with Marbod to talk about his musical upbringing, what impact hip hop had in his musical growth, what it’s like to run a label and what drinks he’s into at the moment. Dirk Puchta really is a jack of all trades. He’s not only producing house and techno under his Marbod moniker, but also running the neat Lofile Records imprint and his own cafe Filterhouse, located at Graefekiez in Berlin. Pretty much to do, but still Dirk might be one of the loveliest, funniest and cheerful perons you’ll probably meet. On top he’s producing and playing great music, his food and coffee is delicious as well. Almost too good to be true.

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Review: Iron Curtis - Maple EP - Office Recordings

Review: Iron Curtis – Maple EP – Office Recordings

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Iron Curtis makes his return to Office Recordings from Berlin with his “Maple EP” marking the 10th release by Baaz’s imprint. After reminiscing on his “The K.M.S. Years EP”, which was the fourth release by Office Recordings, he now shows his more dubby and minimalistic side. After several releases on labels like Morris Audio, Jackoff Records, Boe Recordings, Hudd Traxx, Retreat, Polytone and his album “Soft Wide Waist Band” on Mirau, he now highlights some dub influences. While we all followed Iron’s progress from beautiful and warm house with focus on chords and strings over to melodic and emotional club music with a more synthetic and modern approach, he secretly crafted some real beauties from the fields of dub techno and ambient, that are now offered to the public as the tenth release on Office. Keep reading

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