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Classic Records of the Week #46 // 2015

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KENNY LANE – NEEDED EP – FRAGIL MUSIQUE:

Fragil Musique from France provides a great 10 inch vinyl from Kenny Lane. “Needed”, the name of this EP perfectly describes what many must have thought during their first listening sessions of the snippets. “I desperately need this release”, must be the thought that came up in several minds. “What I Need” by Kenny himself on the a-side is a beautiful raw house cut. Dirty drum sounds with lots of reverb and chorus are in full effect during the whole track. The sparely used pitch on the drums adds some dynamic to the pattern and lets the crisp strings stand out even more. The vocal sample adds another facet to this piece with it’s meaningful words, but doesn’t limit the power of the tune at the same time. The “What I Need (Powerful People Remix)” by Le Loup completes the 10 inch. The remix is a bit calmer compared to the original and is based on a super peaceful string. Pounding kicks and a sophisticated drum arrangement breaths life into this track. Because of it’s humming bassline and the powerful drums this flick creates enough energy to entertain the dance floor continuously. The breaks stand out with broken beat influenced drums and a magical vocal that softly whispers to your ear while making his way from the background into the spotlight. The remix really is a mysterious, yet energetic track that gives you countless opportunities.  To put it in a nutshell, the original and the remix complement each other perfectly and offer you one of the best Fragil releases so far.

 

BLM – STEP TO THIS – FEAR OF FLYING:

Ben Micklewright, the man behind the BLM alias delivers 3 quality originals on Fear of Flying and a Geddes Dub on top. “Garage is back” opens  the record on the a-side. An almost alarming amount of drive is contributed by the lovely looped pads and striking drums. In combination with sparely used percussions and an atmospheric string rushing through this song the power levels perfectly. There’s enough drive and groove to move the dancers in front of you and on the other hand it still stays in touch with the deeper spheres of house music. “Step to this”, the second track on the main side of the record exactly provides what his name tells you. Extremely powerful kicks, energetic drums and shuffled sounds get a boost from the heavily bouncing bassline. Soft strings show up every now and then and build the foundation for dominantly played chords. “Step to this” almost is a bit overpowered in comparison to the other tracks on this 12 inch, but it does what it should. It really makes you want to move due to the large amount of power in every part and sound that has been used.  The “Garage is back (Geddes Dub)” opens the door to the b-side. Geddes’ dub version sticks closely to the original and simply adds a more relaxed vibe to all the sounds with smoothly pitched pads and few laid back sounds in addition. This could be the ecological version of BLM’s mix, perfect for every sunrise, sunset or whenever you want to create a cozy mood. This should be the blueprint for many remixers out there, because it’s not necessary to do everything different. Of course you can, but the best remixes simply add another vibe to the original and pay homage to the primary material. The last track on this EP is called “Priority Remix (Original Mix)” and completes this record nicely. The second track on the b-side offers an intelligent arrangement with soulful vocal loops, harmonic strings and sunrise chords in full effect. This track touches everyone with it’s jazzy parts and slowly evolving deepness. You almost can feel the sounds reach into your soul, planting trees of love and hope. Outstanding emotionality that no other track created so far, is what makes this piece of art unique in every way. In the end all four tracks offer quality with different approaches, but the “Priority Remix (Original Mix)” really lifts this whole EP to a whole different level. This is one is a must-have!

Ohrenschmaus Podcast #031 – Agon

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Agon is a longtime friend of us. That’s why we are extremely happy to introduce his mix as Ohrenschmaus Podcast #031 to you. For quite a long time he was in control of his own podcast series which was called Cirque Digital with guest mixes by Ernie, Patrick Luca, Marbod and many more. Recently this project came to an end, but don’t be too sad. The reason he didn’t continue with the series was that he launched his label Portray, which is also an party at Anita Berber in Berlin. The first release was done by Jonas Palzer and there is more to come, the Portray parties don’t lack in quality as well with bookings like the Lack Rec. crew, Marbod and RVDS as an upcoming booking. For his mix he took the deep and dub train to quickly hit the state of relaxation. This mix really is a beauty, thank you very much agon and keep up the good work, your Ohrenschmaus Podcast.
P.S.: Sorry for the delay, but we are busy with exams at the moment!

 

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #029 – Markus “Mutze” Mutzenbacher

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Another podcast, another new and talented face. With our Ohrenschmaus Podcast #029 we would like to introduce Markus “Mutze” Mutzenbacher to you. This wuerzburg based vinyl head is spinning his wax for years now, combining house, techno and disco to his very own “mutze sound” in our opinion. If you’re looking for a well skilled dj that also knows how to drop bombs and create a very crazy atmosphere on the dancefloor, this fellah has to be your choice. He’s just so damn good in creating a very unique feeling and combining different styles of music while still keeping the groove with his tight mixing. If you don’t believe us, visit him in Wuerzburg at MS Zufriedenheit, Café zum schönen René and many other places. Quality inside this podcast is guaranteed, you Ohrenschmaus Podcast.

 

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #027 – Mahone

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If you want to get lost, here’s your opportunity fellas. Ohrenschmaus podcast #027 delivers a superb mix by our lovely one hit wonder Mahone. Jokes apart, that dude has mad skills as a discjockey and producer as well. We are really happy to got the chance to upload an mix by him since we really like his approach towards, and his taste in music. Starting of with nice ambient sounds flowing around the speakers he slowly builds up a nice groove by heading over to some deep dub and some serious house later on. This one really needs no words, quality all the way. Thanks christoph, your OP.

 

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #025 – Spunky

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We say hi to 2015 with our first podcast of the year by spunky. The dresden based dj is known for his jus’ dance parties at club paula, his distinct sound, tight mixing and great taste in music whether it is about some new shit or some real classics. He has a specific taste and knows how to compile a podcast and of course how to rock a party. We are really happy that he wanted to become a part of our small podcast project. please enjoy this great podcast, your op!

 

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TRACKLIST:
Ronald Burrell – Journey – Citi Records
Insync – Jam Tape 1991 Edit 4 – Third Ear
Unnayanaa – Dhool (Mike Huckaby Baseline Edit) – Something In The Water
Berkson & What ft. Jojo De Freq – Make It True (Mr. Fingers Psychedelic Jungle Mix)
Play It Say It
Khotin – Why Don’t We Talk – Fauxpas Musik
Marquis Hawkes – Fifty Fathoms – Houndstooth
Moniker – Billy D – Circus Company
Lowtec – Reminiszens Quartett – Playhouse
Anthony Naples – Perro – The Trilogy Tapes
Ksoul & Muteoscillator – Stinger – Dekmantel
Boo Williams – Fruits Of The Spirit – Three To Five
Two Armadillos – Ronin – Two Armadillos
Gavin Russom – Enthroned – Entropy Trax
Daniel Stefanik – Reverted – Statik Entertainment

Ohrenschmaus Podcast #024 – Paul Tiedje

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We want to end this year with a podcast from a close friend. Paul Tiedje is interested in playing records since the age of 10, like ourselves he was enthusiastic about hip hop music but steadily extended his interest towards house and techno music. At the age of 15 he got his first technics, those are lend to him by his uncle. He started to visit techno clubs, meet people in and around the musical scene and of course made friends. Quickly he was given the chance to play records, he really loves the challenge to play back2back sets with friends that often play a different sound, that’s how he got introduced as a Dj. The result out of this time is his residency at Michael Melchner’s Ensemble party at Mitte Soundbar in Nuremberg, besides that he often played at Die Rakete and other events in and around Nuremberg. Since his move to Munich he was introduced as one of the new residents at the infamous Harry Klein Club. Please enjoy his definition of house and techno music. It’s a deep and melodic trip, nothing but serious records and fine mixing. Thanks for your contribution Paul, we really appreciate it!

 

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #023 – Barbara Preisinger

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The summer is gone, the days get colder and it’s dark when you wake up and when you fall asleep as well. But the sadness only sticks around for a couple of days and at the latest when it starts to snow the smiles are back on our faces. It’s the same every year and as the four seasons do their thing regularly we keep doing what we do as well, so please say hello to podcast #023. As we already announced one of Berlins finest took over the controls, Barbara Preisinger gave us the opportunity to release a live recording from here last Deep in the Box party at Salon zur wilden Renate. It was recorded in the lovely morning hours round about 7am. In 2009 she started her well known label Slices of Life which holds on to releasing vinyl. If you take a quick look at the label description you’ll find some wise words there. Corresponding it says the produced music depicts a certain moment, feeling or status in the artists life. Therefore it would be not enough to release music for everyones hard drives, the result of many hours should be something you can hold in your hands. We really love the effort Barbara puts into her label, but of course in here Dj sets as well. We were a kind of surprised about the sound she played in this podcast, we love here deepness and driving techno sets and if you listen to the mix you can experience her funky side as well. Thanks Barbara it means a lot to us to have you in the series, the mix is really classy and that’s exactly what you are as a person.

 

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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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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #021 – Desperate Houseboys

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We spontaneously were given the opportunity to upload a live recording from our beloved Desperate Houseboys. Even if this time Birke TM couldn’t join Chris Binder and Marko M. for the 11 years of Kiss Klub Party at Die Rakete in Nuremberg we decided to give it a go. The 2 Houseboys played back2back for 5 hours at the party, no monitoring and only vinyl as usual. We really liked the flow and groove they’ve setup. As said before, the Desperate Houseboys consist of Birke TM, Chris Binder, Marko M. & the beloved Edbert who isn’t with them anymore. After some own parties they are now looking for a new venue to go on, til now they booked djs like Drei Farben House, Michal Zietara and Agnes. So please enjoy this live recording and get hooked on the vibe.

 

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Ohrenschmaus Podcast #020 – Esther Duijn

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It’s the 20th anniversary of our monthly house podcasts, so let’s celebrate it with one of our favourite female djs out there: Esther Duijn. We’ve been following Esther for quite a while now, could be about five to six years already. We first took notice of her when we listened to some Duijn&Douglas productions. With her partner in crime Steady Douglas, she already released a huge amount of tracks and remixes on labels like Nowar, Exquisite Music, Feelharmonic Records, Housewax, Tact Recordings and so on. Her productions can be described as basic deep house with that small magic touch that makes it so special and lets them stand out of the mass of uninspired house that is out there. Besides her productions she is – of course – a superb dj that knows how to handle her records. Esthers sets are filled with lots of classy tracks and some gems you probably never heard of. So please have fun while you’re listening to her exclusive mix for Ohrenschmaus Podcast. There are loads and loads of unknown gems in this podcast!

 

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