Tag: Classics

Classic Records of the Week #48 // 2015

AllgemeinClassic RecordsHighlights of the Week

VARIOUS ARTISTS – RAW ESSENTIALS 1 – RAW ELEMENTS:

Originally released back in 2008 this record consists of three classic house tracks by Steve Bug, Superlova and Vincenzo. All of the featured tracks have been released before and build the first of two compilations that go by the name “Raw Essentials 1 & 2”. The first track is “Rhodes Flash” by Steve Bug, the founder of Dessous, Poker Flat and Raw Elements. The track consists of hard hitting kicks, dirty drums and minimalistic & dark pads. This heavy foundation feels a bit lethargic at first, but the playful rhodes that flash through the arrangement turn this track from hard and heavy house into lighter and brighter music that ends up in a melancholic tune that tells stories full of passion and happiness as well as disappointment and harm. “My Vibrations” from Vincenzo takes care of the fluffy side of house music. Looped vocals, repeating chords are the scaffold for low frequency kicks and a strong bassline. Not too hectically, not too laid-back. Warm and housey feelings all the way, this beat doesn’t burn down the club, it melts it. Soulful and magical, those are the ingredients that end up in a perfectly engineered deep house groove. The compilation is closed by Superlova’s “All Night”, the track name functions as the topic of every party and at the same time describes how long you can listen to this loop-based beauty. All night long, baby! A hypnotic pad, looped vocal samples, slamming kicks, a pumping bassline and crisp drum programming. That’s it. Superlova mastered one of the toughest challenges out there, turning a simple loop into something spectacular. Functional, energetic and heavily addictive.

 

DJ INO & JESUS GONSEV – MANHATTAN WAX – PROGCITY DEEP TRAX:

Progcity Deep Trax was established in 2007 by Klaus Spitzner and is the parent label of Progcity. The Hannover based label offers us three versions of Jesus Gonsev and DJ Ino’s “Manhattan Wax”, starting with the “Original Mix” on the a-side. The arrangement tends towards techno, but the sounds on the other hand clearly speak of warm house music. A heavy bassline and a combat of sounds generate some heavy drive, while the percussions and pads balance this track perfectly. This piece is deep, techy and technoid at the same time. The sounds are great but in the end there’s way to much happening in the original version of “Manhattan Wax”. The second installment on this vinyl record is “Manhattan Wax (Jesus Gonsev Deep Remix)”. Reserved kicks, filtered percussions and soft drums create a calm and deep atmosphere. The bassline is identically to the one from the “Original Mix”, but fits way better into Jesus’ arrangement. All in all the remix offers the same power, but sounds a bit rounder and elegant. On the flip-side Kris Wadsworth took control of “Manhattan Wax” and comes up with his “What is House Music Remix”. Industrial sounding kicks and a low bottom bassline build the beginning. The track really takes his time and slowly leads you into this dark sounding tune. Pads that sound like bending a saw blade and a rushing synth work together perfectly. Kris’ remix is an outstanding one. Functional, driving and mysterious all the way. This beauty is highly addictive and can be used as the turning point from deep house to techno in everyone’s set.

Ohrenschmaus Podcast – Hip Hop Selection #012.1 “Organix” by Jazz:Pa

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast Hip Hop Selection #12.1 marks an important point in the history of our SLCTN series. It’s the first split mix series, inside of the series itself. For this particular project we connected with a very good friend of our own. There’s one person in Nuremberg that has a lot of knowledge about, and love for hip hop. The peeps from bratwurst city already know who we are talkin’ about: Jazz:Pa. It doesn’t matter if you love those dope gems from back in the days, those dope soul, funk, r’n’b or disco records that were sampled or the new bass music and future beat movement. Benni knows and plays them all. He really takes care about bringing quality music from the hip hop field, whether it is new or old shit, to the city. If you don’t believe us please check the bookings at his own party Beat Thang. Besides smashing some of the finest parties in and around Nuremberg he also has his own radio show called Beat Repeat on Byte.fm. Check him out, it will be worth your time, he has mad skills. Back to our selection #12.1 in his first mix Organix he selected music with that unique old school, organic, sample based touch which is well known from the golden era back in the 90ies. While listening to his selection you will notice there are classics as well as new tracks that perfectly match that classic feeling. Enjoy #12.1. and stay tuned for #12.2. called “synthetix”, your op.

 

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Jazz:Pa Soundcloud
Byte.FM – Beat Repeat
Beat Thang Facebook
Beat Thang
Beat Thang Soundcloud

Ohrenschmaus Podcast – Hip Hop Selection #006 “From now to the Doom Bap” by Basti An Reinsch

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We are a bit late with our new years Hip Hop Selection surprise, but now the heat is on. It was a wonderful coincidence that we met Basti after a night of relaxed djing in Magdeburg at a party early in the morning. Normally conversations are really flat and mostly boring, but Basti really hooked us. He is one of us! Loving house and hip hop all the way from the early beginnings to now, so we immediately set up a slot in our Hip Hop Selection for him and here we are. It’s 2014 but if you listen to the mix it could be any year from 1990 to 2014, just check it out. Quality tunes and this guy knows how to play hip hop. We are glad to welcome you to the Ohrenschmaus family Basti, it’s always nice to meet likeminded people. Love to you and of course the listeners, keep real hip hop alive. One, your Ohrenschmaus podcast.

 

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Reinsch:
Reinsch Facebook
Basti Reinsch Facebook
Reinsch Soundcloud

Soultunes:
Soultunes Facebook

Ohrenschmaus Podcast #022 – Kashawar

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Sometimes there’s the feeling someone is starting to make a name for himself, but obviously he already is recognized and well known for his productions. In fact this feeling occurs when we think about Kashawar, the Schweinfurt based dj and producer already released records on labels like Mosaic, Autoreply, Project London Records, La Pena, Gua Limited and so on. He loves vinyl and that’s exactly what is transported when you listen to this live recording of one of his dj sets. Ohrenschmaus Podcast #022 delivers a clearly structured and heavy grooving mix which is somewhere close to the Perlon label soundwise, but no worries it’s a classy selection. This one really has a distinct, but also diversified sound. Thanks for this great addition to our podcast series Kashawar. Please enjoy listening and as always, support the artist. Your OP!

 

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Kashawar Soundcloud
Kashawar Facebook

Ohrenschmaus Podcast #002 – Thomas Stieler

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Here it is, fresh out the box. The Ohrenschmaus Podcast series goes on with its second installment. After the lovely start from Drei Farben House we now continue with Thomas Stieler. He serves a great mix with smooth house classics and newer releases inside. Besides his productions for Polynom he’s also a exciting dj. To get further informations about him and his gigs check out his home- and facebookpage. Thanks Thomas for this superb mix and to all the listeners enjoy this 60 minute journey!

 

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Thomas Stieler:

www.facebook.com/thomas.stieler1
www.residentadvisor.net/dj/thomasstieler

Releases:

www.decks.de/t/thomas_stieler_less-my_soul/bz1-k3
www.decks.de/t/various_artists-4_steps/c21-u5

 

Thomas Stieler:

Thomas Stieler Facebook
Thomas Stieler Resident Advisor

Releases:

Thomas Stieler & Less – My Soul
Various Artists – 4 Steps