Tensnake first burst onto the scene with the explosive, Technicolor eruption that was ‘Coma Cat’ a few years back; a record that was as inescapable as it was irrepressible. Since that point he’s given us a few teasers of what we know he’s capable of, but has been relatively quiet on the release front… until now.
‘Mainline’ is the latest record from Tensnake and once again bears all the marks of an uplifting club classic in the making. With his trademark, old-school production aesthetic and featuring the vocals of Syron – last seen appearing on Rudimnental’s underground hit ‘Spoon’ – ‘Mainline’ is the realisation of many months hard work in the studio and further proof that Tensnake is one of the most exciting producers of a generation.
Check out the teaser clip now and stay tuned for further news about its forthcoming release on Defected Records.
The “Mainline” single hits stores November 5 via Defected Records
CD1/5: Retrospective Part 1
1. Ilya Santana – Transborder (Letherette Remix)
2. Hot Toddy feat. Ron Basejam – I Need Love (Morgan Geist’s Love Dub)
3. Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas – Boney M Down
4. Aeroplane – Caramellas (Original)
5. Simone Fedi – Bitter Devotion (Ewan Pearson Extended Remix)
6. Downtown Party Network – Days Like These (Vocal)
7. Bottin & Rodion – Galli (Give It Up) (Edit)
8. Hiem – Clubscene popscene (A just us Diskopop version)
9. Stratus – Footprints
10. Reverso 68 – Piece Together (Todd Terje Spinning Star Mix)
11. Low Motion Disco – Things Are Gonna Get Easier (Sebastien Tellier Vocal Remix)
12. Allez Allez – African Queen (Quiet Village Dub)
CD2/5: Retrospective Part 2
1. Low Motion Disco – Love Love Love (Aeroplane mix) 2. LSB – Original Highway Delight
3. Maelstrom – Petrichor
4. Aeroplane – Without Lies (Breakbot Remix)
5. Reverso 68 – Tokyo Disko Part 1
6. In Flagranti – Personal Angst
7. Visti & Meyland – Yes Maam (All Nite Long) (Trentemøller Remix)
8. Allez Allez – Allez Allez (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)
9. Dance Disorder – My Time (Radio Slave’s Rekids Tribe Mix)
10. The Neon Judgement – TV Treated (Tiga’s Treated Vox)
11. The Sexmachines – Okay (Whitey Mix)
1. Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly (Oliver Remix)
2. Low Motion Disco – Love Love Love (Solomun Edit)
3. Kris Menace Presents Stars On 33 – Something You Can Feel (Reverso 68 Remix)
4. West Phillips – (I’m just a) Sucker For A Pretty Face (Surrender! Remix)
5. Dirty Minds – I’m For Pleasure (Claptone Remix)
6. L.H.A.S. INC. – A Feeling (It’s A Fine Line Remix)
7. Aeroplane – I Don’t Feel (Deetron Remix)
8. Dr. Beat From San Sebastian – Mediterraneo (Dj Harvey Remix)
9. Blende – Fake Love (The Living Islands ‘Tropical Doom’ Dub)
10. Jean Winner – Alive And Kicking (Zimmer Remix)
11. Drop Out Orchestra – Sun Machine (diskJokke Remix)
12. Allez Allez – African Queen (Moonlight Matters ‘I Love Grace Jones’ Remix)
CD4/5: Bonus Mix 1
1. The Glimmers – Mo’s Selection (61’47”)
CD5/5: Bonus mix 2
1. The Glimmers – Dave’s Selection (62’02”)
OXIA’s housewife featuring MISS KITTIN get remixed and reworked.
including remixes by MISS KITTIN, SOCIETY OF SILENCE
+ OXIA‘s extended rework (12″ & beaport only)
+ YANNICK BAUDINO remix (digital only)
Fresh from their SW4 debut at the end of Summer, the collective of producers and musicians behind the elusive letthemusicplay have debuted their latest single ‘& I Love You‘ featuring vocalist L-W. Who areletthemusicplay? Let’s just concentrate on the music…
Released on all digital outlets on 29th October through legendary label Hed Kandi, ‘& I Love You‘ is an infectious house anthem and the sound of letthemusicplay carving their own musical niché at an alarming rate. Todd Edwards provides the Garage flavours on a chopped-up vocal rework which we’ll be sending to you all early next week.
Letthemusicplay Volume Two
1. Solomun – Cloud Dancer (Kraak & Smaak Remix)
2. Kissy Sell Out – You’re Not The One ft. Queen of Hearts (Danny Westcott & Tom Bull Remix)
3. Jerry Anthony – Close To Me (Original Mix)
4. Booka Shade – Honeyslave (Club Mix)
5. Technasia – Bastille Days
6. Style of Eye – Ray Dee Oh ft. Gina Turner (AM Mix)
7. Madeon – The City (Original Mix)
‘Norwegian cuisine is very characteristic. Traditionally a Norwegian dish does not contain much spices, so the taste of the food is very much straight from nature. Some Norwegian food could be considered a bit hardcore for some, but also enviromentally friendly, as it is built on old traditions of using the resources in your immediate surroundings…’
That’s Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, Norway’s finest disher-up of cosmic techno, who’s whipped up a pumping new album with tracks titled like a tasting menu of his homeland’s underrated cuisine, from soup to nuts. Well, not quite: it’s more like ‘Raakost’ (raw vegetables) to ‘Vafler’ (waffles) – with lashings of ‘Lammelaar’ (dried salted lamb meat), ‘Vossakorv’ (‘a sheep-sausage made in Voss’), and ‘Eggedosis’ (‘what you get when you mix eggs and sugar with a blender. Kids love it… At least, I did when I was younger!’). Yum!
Smalhans was recorded immediately after Lindstrøm’s last, more experimental album Six Cups Of Rebel in July 2011, and its unashamedly 4/4 techno rhythms and bubbling, nutritious analogue synth sounds – mixed by friend and collaborator Todd Terje – are set to inject a vitamin kick to dancefloors everywhere. Lindstrøm’s gorgeous arpeggiations and chord changes can sound mathematical at times (check the clockwork mechanism of ‘Faarikal’), but it’s all born of his intuitive approach to his gear.
KERN will provide an insight into the tastes and personal histories of some of the scene’s leading lights, allowing artists free reign to weave their own story through a mixture of rarities and brand new material. KERN transcends the usual parameters of an artist’s mix to present a unique and timeless listening experience, which breaks down into a DJ-friendly and highly collectable trio of releases.
Kicking off the series is Parisian protagonist Cyril Etienne aka DJ Deep. Selected for his career-defining dedication to Detroit techno, NYC and Chicago house – “the roots” of house and techno – as DJ, producer and head of the Deeply Rooted House empire, DJ Deep heads back to his own origins to present KERN Vol.1
“As I was struggling to find an order through all the great material on the Tresor catalogue or what my label currently does, I came up with this idea of a DJ’s diary – like the picture of a guy writing down in his notebook which new and classic tracks would be relevant today. I kept this concept in mind when making my selection, which really helped me to simply follow my feelings and the flow of the music.”
The mix begins with a track recovered from the Tresor archives: A.E.S’s “Music In My Head” produced by Arthur Forest, Eddie ‘Flashin’ Fowlkes and Santonio. The latter, who also brings a never-released title from ’93 forth, “Amnesia”. Along with Xperiment’s “Karn Evil #10” and mix-closer “III”, an early record from St. Germain as Deepside, these all make up The Rarities EP – one of two 12” records escorting KERN Vol.1 mixed by DJ Deep.
The other 12” is a collection of tracks picked by DJ Deep exclusively for the compilation. Originally designed to appear on his “Computer Games” album in 2008, Kerri Chandler signs the a-side with “Cobal” – propped on the b-side by new French signee Marcelus, “Y02”, and Psyk wielding his Maan alias on “Jackin”.
DJ Deep even goes to greater lengths and digs up more exclusive works for the mix – Bleak’s thudding “Noon Shape” as well as another entry from Kerri Chandler, this time an unreleased edit Rootstrax’s Harlequin. Both titles are set to come out on Deeply Rooted House this fall, along with a reissue of “Head Talking” a genre-hopping tour-de-force by DJ Gregory.
Meanwhile, the rest of the mix transitions from old garage to classic Chicago acid house via the likes of Visions (aka Juan Atkins) and Armando – “151” being a notable DJ Deep favourite – before techno luminaries Shed and Jeff Mills take up posts in the latter half alongside efforts from contemporary tastemakers Jonas Kopp, Ben Klock and Skudge to drive KERN Vol.1 home.
“When I do these mix CDs, I try to bridge the old spirit of what I used to like so much in house and techno, with what I think is somehow still alive in the new generation of producers, making these, as we say in French, “clin d’oeil” moments. Musically it works so you don’t have to know what’s going on but if you actually look into the track list you will find, for example, a young French guy mixed into one of France’s techno originators.”
The club Watergate in Berlin is one of the world’s most celebrated institutions for electronic music. LED-ceiling, river view and high-class-bookings anchored the club deeply into an international scene.
To avoid remembering our ten year anniversary only fragmentarily due to the big festivities, our label-department took care of the physical manifestation from that decade. And this is how it goes: respected artists who have become friends over the last years produced 29 exclusive tracks for us. We offer these tracks as an unmixed double-CD with music from Maceo Plex, dOP, Soul Clap, Tiefschwarz, Mathias Kaden, our Watergate-Residents and many more. The compilation also contains the first house track from Henrik Schwarz for some years. A present from friends for friends.
1. dOP – Take Care Of Me
2. Henrik Schwarz – Take Words In Return
3. Soul Clap & Baby Prince – The Neverending Quest For Inspiration
4. Jesse Rose – String Ting
5. DJ Sneak – Battle’s Over
6. Matthias Meyer – Fallin’*
7. Ruede Hagelstein – Silence
8. Sebo K & Metro pres. Freefall Inc. – Night Drive
9. Subb-an & Hector – What You Got
10. SIS – Talking To The Birds*
11. Tiefschwarz feat. Mama – Black Magic Woman
12. Butch – LED Ceiling*
13. Oliver Koletzki – Oh Shine
1. M.A.N.D.Y. vs Lopazz – Full Off 12
2. Fritz Zander & Martin Dawson – Sleepwalking*
3. Maceo Plex – Why
4. Benoit & Sergio – What Is Dance Music
5. Catz ‘n Dogz & SLG – Loud Sandra*
6. Lee Jones – Lost Decade
7. Marco Resmann – At Ricky’s*
8. Ryan Crosson – Lost
9. Koljah & Robin Drimalski – Ten Years After*
10. Mike Shannon – Waterfloor Shuffle
11. Sebastian Wilck & Stassy – Moustache Groove*
12. Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – The Drums*
13. Mathias Kaden – Sion
14. Kiki, Djulz & Aera Negrot – The Movement*
Mitja Prinz – Don’t Let No One Get You Down
Sven VT & Sierra Sam – Gray Matter
Berghain resident Norman Nodge presents the sixth installment in the club’s mix series. Since 2005 Norman has played the Berghain floor once a month and has become an integral part of the Berghain crew. In the meantime he has produced several releases under his own name on Marcel Dettmannʼs MDR Label and on Ostgut Ton.
As a DJ he combines classic Detroit and UK techno with Chicago house and a lot of new material, never afraid to go for the more unusual sounds, away from current trends and always putting a mixture of softer and harder styles into one set.
Norman knows how to create a journey and so itʼs not surprising that his Mix for Ostgut Ton is also built from many different elements. Classic Tracks like Jeff Millsʼ “Keeping Of The Kept” feature alongside the work of younger producers like Patrick Gräser. His “From Foreign Territories” is one of three exclusive unreleased tracks on this mix. Nodge also remembers that established artists like Keith Tenniswood as Radioactive Man are still producing powerful music today and includes a few recent tracks from such well established names.
Showing that his palette of taste goes far beyond what you might expect to be the typical Berghain sound, much lighter tracks like Legoweltʼs remix of the incredible “Rainy Day Juno Jam” by Xosar are also included. With probably the most varied tracklisting for a Berghain Mix CD yet, Norman Nodge is convincing us with his courage to try new combinations.
01 – Birds Two Cage – Gase
02 – Oni Ayhun – OAR 002-B
03 – Mokira – Manipulation Musik (Redshape Tape Dub)
04 – Patrick Gräser – From Foreign Territories
05 – Hauntologists – Untitled (B1)
06 – Staffan Linzatti – Morning
07 – Jeff Mills – Keeping Of The Kept
08 – Silent Servant – Untitled (A1)
09 – DJ T-1000 – Metra
10 – The Nighttripper – Tone Explotation (Planerary Assault Systems Remix)
11 – Charlton – Black Slong
12 – Architectural – Looking Ahead
13 – Mark Broom – Vault 5
14 – Ctrls – Socket
15 – Chancellor – Roundabouts
16 – Tim Taylor & DJ Slip – New York Minds
17 – El Gato #9 – Coefficient Of Friction (Monty Luke Back Catalogue Remix)
18 – Radioactive Man – Nastyradio
19 – Xosar – Rainy Day Juno Jam (Legowelt Remix)