Boris Brejcha - Feuerfalter Part 01
Music is colorful, diverse and vibrant as the butterflies. Almost 180,000 different species live in 127 families. The music by Boris Brejcha is like a "Feuerfalter" (copper). On one side the butterfly is relaxing and floating on the wind, but on the other hand he also sets with steam and fire to a fall into a low altitude. This is how it feels when Brejcha makes music.
The fourth album is exactly the description of this "Feuerfalter", a kind of backflash into the impressive career of Boris Brejcha. An album that deliberately shows how the artist works versatile. Times slightly floating, sometimes wild hitting the wing, always full of passion. The influences of his travelings and performances characterize his art again.
This creates a music that may be accompanied on Brejchas audience the whole day: at home, in a relaxed atmosphere or just at night, when the trip through the clubs starts. On the album "Feuerfalter" this individuality is turned on. Brejcha even picks up the desire of his ans to weave a few quieter tracks into his cosmos.
Beroshima - Real to Reel
There’s no need to say thousands of words about Beroshima: Ulrich Schnauss earned worldwide respect for his electronica works while Frank Muller joined different projects as a producer and put his focus on his live performance and DJ works. This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Beroshima project! In the 90s he was one of the protagonists of our scene and even today his drive is enormous. Thus the 5th album “Real To Reel” is now ready to rumble.
The same-named title track is the perfect opening track with many strings and a lot of hard beats - just as we know it from Beroshima. While “A New Citizen” comes along quite deep, yet tidy pressure builds to the high speed, “Detroit Tragedy” is a tribute to the sound of America. “Hexaline” is almost a Trance track and “Unter Den Linden” has something very unique to itself as well. Maybe Beroshima’s favorite place in Berlin? Typical Beroshima sound is also available in “I Was Waiting For You” in form of plentiful beats and lots of effects, but also “Leytonstep” plays with plenty of hypnotic sounds. In all 9:26 minutes “Books For Mathew” is a real treat of electronics and “Highway One” closes the album very nicely.
Beroshima remains a top producer, who always discovers new ideas even after all these years, tries them out and excites everyone.
Žagar - Light Leaks (Mole)
Žagar are a five piece psychedelic electronica band based in Budapest that are turning heads across the globe with their forward thinking sound design, catchy melodies and multi sensory live shows. After recently giving away to fans their latest single, ‘Space Medusa’, as a free download the band are preparing the release of their second album ‘Light Leaks’ - 29th April.
Part of the burgeoning eastern European electronic scene, Žagar create a fresh and unique sound based on wave rock, electronica and psychedelic soundscapes. The Hungarian band started out as three-fifths of the Yonderboi Quintet and after a few years and some critical success, keyboard player Balázs Zságer (Žagar’s namesake) and scratcher Dj Bootsie splintered off to form their own sound, exploring more experimental avenues in their music. They eventually added drummer Tibor Lázár, guitarist George Ligeti and bassist Ákos Zságer-Varga to complete the band and are now a hugely significant force on the Eastern European music scene.
The talented band have already achieved strong critical acclaim, their last album ‘Cannot Walk, Fly Instead’, released worldwide on German label Mole Listening Pearls was nominated twice for the regional award at the MTV Europe Music Awards and entered the Top Ten in the music charts. The album won numerous awards, including the prestigious Hungarian Record Industry’s Fonogram Award and hit single, ‘Wings of Love’ featuring Underground Divas, earned heavy radio play and secured the Number One spot for MTV’s Video Chart. The band went on to accept second place in the Independent Songwriting Competition in the same year.
Žagar are also attracting fans overseas, their music has been sampled in both short and feature films, and was included in the soundtrack for popular American TV dramas, CSI:Miami and CSI:New York, reaching millions of viewers worldwide. The band have so far played extensively over Europe including supporting Depeche Mode on their Budapest leg of their ‘Tour of the Universe’. Highly praised for their electrifying live sets, in which they consistently create an atmospheric and unforgettable live experience.
While preparing for the album, Žagar teamed up with the highly respected Bang & Olufsen to create a unique Facebook app in which fans could decode the first single from the album, Space Medusa’. The song was also warmly welcomed by international bloggers – "Falling somewhere in between '70s cosmic rock and Daft Punk, Zagar mixes vocoder wizardry, epic synth build-ups and waves of atmospherics into a sci-fi soul" (Dialogueinc US)
Their new album ‘Light Leaks’ explores expansive cinematic dreamscapes created with their perfect blend of cool guitar riffs, vintage synth sounds, psychedelic effects and Kraftwerk style vocoders. The lyrics and sonic textures weave a narrative through the album about, “inner conflicts between the rational down-to-earth mind and its restless, dreamy, other half” – Žagar.
Speaking about the album, the band say that - “It is about the innocent and eternal moments of our childhood memories.
“Genius electronic band from Eastern Europe” Alan Mcgee (Creation Records/ Poptones UK).
Chris Venola - Sixteen Miles (Circle Music)
The likeable Italian Chris Venola began his musical journey in the mid 90s. Starting with and inspired by the piano, he began his career in 2005 under the pseudonym Silentalk, when he remixed the French band Curl.
Over the years, numerous EPs and remixes were released on various international labels, now Chris is working with Circle Music. Here he was given the opportunity to express his love for music even stronger and to release with “Sixteen Miles” a successful tech-house debut on that German imprint.
The album is opened by the relaxed track “I'll Be There”, which was created in collaboration with Andrea Introvigne & Kira. Slowly building up and providing the vocals of Tania Furia, the breakbeat track “Break U” follows, this lightweight touch of Berlin elektro sound can also be found in the track “Stars”. Actually, the whole album is very diverse in sound. Besides relaxing deephouse tracks like “Illusion” or “You”, there are also some tech-house tracks with a lot of drive like “Mountague Mastermind” right next to melodic house tunes such as “Everytime”.
The album is not boring or unbalanced at any time. All tracks have been arranged with passion, refined with vocals and produced with unique emotional and still clubby sounds and grooves. An important role in the production has also been played by his studio partners such as Frank Lee, Vinny Samuels or indeed Tania Furia, Andrea Introvigne or Kira, since with the help of their voices and ideas, they gave the album tracks a strong song-character without loosing the focus on the dancefloor.
Chris uses the music as an expression of freedom. With “Sixteen Miles” he now presents a real club-grade release on Circle Music, that also marks the start of a new chapter in the work of Chris Venola.
Pino Shamlou - Dedicated (Mole)
Pino Shamlou moved to Germany in 1984. Already in the beginning of 2000 he signed music to some well known labels like Mole
Listening Pearls, Auris or STIR15. But his restless soul made him rather traveling and took him to all four corners across the globe instead of sitting in dark studio rooms.
Now in 2012 he returns with his debut album "dedicated" on the highly acclaimed label "Mole Listening Pearls" and delivers a masterpiece of art documenting his extraordinary story.
Opening up with the smooth and atmospheric tune "A lovely trick" ,Pino takes you to a journey to all corners of the chill musical spectrum.Untold percussive depth with an accomplished blend of contemporary deepness.
Other highlights on the album are the collaborations and the beautiful vocals by Cantel and La Muza layered over dreamy pads,freeform jazz workouts and light breakbeats in tunes like "Can tell" or "Oh luna nueva". "Shadi" is a poem repetition by Pino's sister from their grandfather Ahmad Shamlou who is one of the most famous and popular iranian poets for decades.Pino follows in his footsteps in touching people's soul ending his album with the beautiful ambience of "Shining city on a hill" according to his love of the sound in its purist form and with plenty of depth.This album is packed with emotions and has to be heard to be believed.
A very worthy digipack including a 20 page booklet with chosen pictures by himself from journeys around the world. This makes "Dedicated" much more than just an ordinary cd.Pino Shamlou is seriously dedicated and passionate about quality and not many people can lay claim to this kind of talent.
Zoë Xenia - Heartbeat (Plastic City)
Generally the heartbeat of a woman is a little more intense than in men. You could hear that clearly on the debut album of Zoë Xenia from Amsterdam. – a hybrid of rolling basses, chords and funk fuelled beats. Using her soulful voice both as a lead vocal and as an instrument itself, she creates her unique atmospheric sound.
Zoë Xenia performs both as a DJ and a Live electronic act for parties and festivals throughout Europe and around the world. Now she clelebrates her Albumdebut on Plastic City. Music with Heart(beat) and Soul and a remarkable voice, that you could know from other great productions like the re-release of BBE’s huge dance-hit “7 Days And One Week”.
moodorama - SIX (Mole)
moodorama submits their sixth studio album called SIX. Six years after their last album "My Name Is Madness," the album's title means, quite banal numbering. The side effect is that SIX sounds good and is very catchy. moodorama wanted any kind of "artificiality" in their new work refrain.
With "Wondering Why” SIX opens with a wonderful sunny pop tune. The fact is that moodorama previously produced a pop album with another artist, and therefore a kind of Popmodus has rubbed off inevitably some songs on the new album. With almost six years of production, moodorama have noticeable left a lot of time, which they explained: "We let our creativity flow. There will inevitably accumulate a lot of ideas, or already half-finished songs that need to be sorted out or followed. Often we are dissatisfied after some time, pick another direction, or developing a different sound understanding. Since we do not want to stop or want to develop further and further, it is almost self-explanatory why the new album has so long in waiting".
In addition to the Popmodus of "SIX" there is again the trademood of moodorama with incredible depth and relaxation in the tracks, caused by the tendency to melancholy. Everyone in Moodorama is an incredibly sensitive Idividuum. Each of them could feel music and let flowing emotions and moods into the music. Moodorama are pleased to announce all this according to the World.
Dejan Milicevic - Just Keep Talking Girl (Plastic City)
For so many years Dejan Milicevic has been on the scene,started dj-ing at the age of just fifteen and rolling for around seventeen years now. From the beginning a partner in crime with mr Marko Nastic pumping their own style throughout almost two decades. After winning lots of prizes in 1997 and 1998 everything started to happen. As a part of the KneDeep family he played all the major events by now and also had the ex Yugoslavian region covered at the same time having every weekend full of new experiences. His music style is a mix of house and techno that has a flavor of a long and experienced career. Dejan is the co owner of Bordel Studios Belgrade and owner of Recon Light label. Last year was the year of the debut album release from this artist after more than 80 ep's in his music life , Trust and the Purpose (Gillesku Records) sold out all vinyl copies just in 5 days and made a great success. Next album is expected on Plastic City so be prepared for a beautiful ride coming from Bordel Studios kitchen. 10 tracks with Dejan Milicevic´s special flavor!
Seaside Clubbers - Abriss Volksmusik (Proton Records)
The Seaside Clubbers - after Darius & Finlay & Shaun Baker ("Show me 10"), and boarded with Arianna ("I often think of you") as early as 2 times the German and Austrian charts, and a gold record with songwriting success for "Die Atzen" ("Disco Pogo") is cleared away, now her long-awaited album! A foretaste of what happened there gave the Clubbers have often live: They toured in 2011 and 2012 by almost every club in Austria and played in front of huge quantities during Spring Break in Croatia alongside stars such as Pitbull, David Guetta, Mike Candys and DJ Antoine, or rocking various clubs and theaters in Germany. The figures speak for them: More than 6.5 million clicks on her own YouTube channel offziellen or tens of thousands of fans extensive and growing Facebook community!
The album itself is a lot of musical values, the pawl into the hand and is not against foreign genres halted. Thus, mixed to a song by the electronic Seaside Esprit with the hit "I caught you the moon" by Andreas Martin - a song that even three years after the release is still on top in all the party, hit-and-Charts to Majorca is found. Party explosives and hit potential is more than enough to present the new German wave, entitled "ABRISS VOLKSMUSIK" usher!
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Cool Million - III (SedSoul)
Cool Million have become a solid rock in today's tumultuous barren musical desert. The sands shift very regularly. Everything is in flux. Yet Rob Hardt and Frank Ryle, who comprise Cool Million, stand unnerved and unwavering. The reason, dear reader, is very simple. These guys KNOW about music. They are not following trends, jumping on bandwagons or even trying to create a trend. Both well known and respected in the radio and song writing fields, these gentleman are simply creating real music with real feeling and doing so with all the knowledge, love and respect for what we can affectionately call the groove!
After Bursting onto the scene in 2007 with "Naughty Girl" that was featured on the popular "Soul Togetherness" series and then followed by the essential "Going Out Tonight" album soul fans and music connoisseurs all around the world have eagerly awaited new product, and various songs remixed by the legendary Tom Moulton on have whet our appetite ever since. Cool Million´s “Back For More“ became already A Modern Soul Classic Anthem.
Now these Guys are back with the simply “III“ titled new Album. Once again the focus is on the 80s influenced boogie times . “Feel Good“ music at its best.