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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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Review: Opal Sunn - Untitled EP - Planet Sundae

Opal Sunn – Part I – Planet Sundae

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Opal Sunn comes out with their “Part I” EP on Planet Sundae at the perfect time. The cold and stormy days slowly disappear, instead the sun comes out for a few hours and warms our hearts, bodies and souls with some positive beams. Hiroaki OBA and Al Kassian, created the perfect vinyl for this weather shift with the lovely four tracker which they’ve created between 2015 and 2016. Together they’ve decided to go by the name of Opal Sunn and besides the beauty of the name it also perfectly delivers how the sound feels like: sunny. But not in a cheesy way, it’s very sophisticated and independent in comparison to many other releases at the moment. But not just the artists invested their best in creating the tracks, the guys from Planet Sundae completed the EP with a superb cover. The artwork is quite uncommon for house releases and is a nice mixture of old school paint feelings and modern fluid 3D objects. The RGB color shift in the liquid on the cover is just spectacular and a real eye catcher. Just quality work from all protagonists.

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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

Review: Various Artists - 3YRSVDR - Verydeeprecords

Review: Various Artists – 3YRSVDR – Verydeeprecords

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Verydeeprecords is now around for three years and celebrates their birthday with a nice compilation that goes by the name “3YRSVDR”. 15 tracks made it onto the tape, which comes in an artsy cover and a puristic, white cassette. As usual the Nuremberg label features tracks from themselves and friends. On board are Me Succeeds, Christoff Riedel, Carlesy, Allie, [ ], Bambi Davidson, An Elm, Philipp Roth, Magic Meru, Soft Grid, Red On, Lorin Strohm, Edna X, Stadt aus Draht, Vincent von Flieger and William Black. Some of them share originals, while others remixed tracks. In the end Verydeeprecords offers a nice range of sounds from bass music, songwriter stuff and experimental techno with their “Three years of Verydeeprecords [3YRSVDR]” package.

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Moony Me - Contemplatin' - Klamauk

Review: Moony Me – Contemplatin’ EP – Klamauk

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The “Contemplatin’ EP” by Moony Me marks the ninth release by  Mainz based imprint Klamauk. As the labels sound is strongly connected with a warm and housey attempt towards club music this EP fits perfectly in their catalogue. Three original tracks by Vienna’s very own Moony Me and a nicely done remix by Iron Curtis offer a smooth package for every dj and collector as well. Moony Me himself is quite busy at the moment. After releasing his music on labels like Uncanny Valley, Sex Panda White, Rose Records and many more, he now handles his Secret Crunch label together with the also known Roman Rauch. With his “Contemplatin’ EP” on Klamauk he once again shows his love for warm sounding, soulful house music and the joy he has toying around with samples. Crunchy house music is the final good that comes out after the production process and that’s just the way it is. Keep reading

Baaz - The Reason / Ancestor's Fun - Slices of Life

Review: Baaz – The Reason / Ancestor’s Fun – Slices of Life

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The ninth release of Berlin’s very own Slices of Life again showcases sublime tracks by Baaz. After “Judy’s Bass” and “Swimmer” here comes “The Reason / Ancestor’s Fun”. It’s the third time Bastian Völker releases on Barbara Preisinger’s label and again he simply delivers a nice package of grooving house cuts. Two strong tracks with different approaches and benefits made it onto the record and please the dancers or listeners with steady beats and an strong love for details. Keep reading

Review: Korablove - Singular Plankter - Silhouette Tapes

Review: Korablove – Singular Plankter – Silhouette Tapes

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The “Singular Plankter” EP by Korablove is the third release by Silhouette Tapes, which resides in Bayreuth. It was founded by cold_am, ShoutLove, VesOFF and Rostislav Kulchitskiy. On their cassette label they release some dark, dubby and experimental tracks from the fields of techno, house, ambient and everything that fits their vision. With Korablove they engaged a skilled producer who has already released his less experimental stuff on labels like Studio R, Elusive, 200 Records, Pro-Tez, Apparel Music, Herz ist Trumpf and so on. His “Singular Plankter” EP depicts an unknown side of him, playing with everlasting pads, broad strings and calmer drums. Keep reading

Various Artists - Poly V.A. - Polycarp

Review: Various Artists – Poly V.A. – Polycarp

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The second release from Polycarp comes with a great selection of tracks. Four tracks by Simon Ferdinand, Johannes Albert, Tilman and Basch offer a nice variety of different house styles sound wise. The Hamburg based label from Simon Ferdinand keeps up the great work that was displayed on the first vinyl with the superb “Poly V.A.” EP. The tracks are very diverse and reach from classical house with soulful elements to some raw house and techno, as well as slowed down mid tempo goodness. If you’re a house lover you’ll definitely find at least one piece, or even more, that fits your taste. Keep reading

Tilman broadcasts 4 warm and soulful house cuts as the second release on the Fine imprint he runs together with partner in crime Johannes Albert.

Review: Tilman – Back to the People – Fine

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With the second release Tilman, one half of the team behind Fine, takes over. No artwork, just a simple stamp and great music. There’s nothing that distracts you from the thing that counts: the music. Tilman crafted 4 superb house cuts that offer some neat sampling, downtempo, deepness and an old school feeling. In the end four very warm and soulful tracks made their way onto the “Back to the People” EP. Positive music for the dark and cold winter period.

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