[KNG016] Mood II Swing – Scenic Route EP

MIISArtists: Mood II Swing
Title: Scenic Route EP
Cat.: KNG016
Format: 12″
Release: 2014

Tracklist:
A1.
Nafara
A2. Chicago Blues
B1. Sunlight In My Eyes
B2. Freaky Funk Feeling
B3. Freaky Instrumental

Credits:
Fantastic Mood II Swing re issue from Mood II Swing circa 94! Re mastered for 2014 from original files. Released in conjunction with Nite Grooves in original artwork.

[KSD198V1] Mood II Swing – House Legends

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Artists: Mood II Swing
Title: House Legends
Cat.: KSD198V1
Format: 12″
Release: 2014

Tracklist:
1.
 Mood II Swing – Got To Have It
2. Stephanie Cooke – Holding On To Your Love (Mood II Swing Dub)
3. Kim Lovelace – I Luv You More (John Ciafones Full Swing Dub)

[UGOLD2] Baby Ford – Series II

babyfordArtists & TitleBaby Ford – Series II
Label: 
UGold Series II
Catalogue#: UGOLD2
Date: Mar 2013
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Country: //

Tracklist:


Credits:
/ VINYL ONLY / baby ford signature sound for ugold series a: SNAKES AND LADDERS: ..hypnotising extra-dry-style with a little floating reprise. Getting better and better every time listening to it..again and again…. those vocals..this hook.. and lots of space between. b. side: CURFEW spheric soundtrack for your own, personal… enlightenment.

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[CORCD/LP031] Daniel Stefanik – Confidence

Daniel Stefanik – Confidence
Label: 
Cocoon Recordings
Artists: Daniel Stefanik
Catalog#: CORDCD/LP031
Format: 12″ Vinyl / CD Album
Country: DE
Released: Sept 2012

Tracklist:
1.
Daniel Stefanik – Entrance
2. Daniel Stefanik – Light On
3. Daniel Stefanik – 1996
4. Daniel Stefanik – Port Of Transition
5. Daniel Stefanik – Distillery
6. Daniel Stefanik – Bend The Rules
7. Daniel Stefanik – Dazed And Confused
8. Daniel Stefanik – Keep On (Version II)
9. Daniel Stefanik – Confidence
10. Daniel Stefanik – Prelude (Vinyl Only)
11. Daniel Stefanik – Elektron Storm (Vinyl Only)
12.
Daniel Stefanik – Rush (Vinyl Only)
13. Daniel Stefanik – Basement Valut (Vinyl Only)

Credits:
Daniel Stefanik is one of The Techno and House newcomers of the last years. His carefreeness as a DJ behind the decks and his likeable appearance are literally distinctive for a new generation of young, down-to-earth producers from Germany, which are the result of the influence of Väth, Villalobos and Hawtin on the one side, and solid but hedonistic House on the other. Whereas many producers nowadays have dedicated themselves to only one musical direction, the influence of Kerri Chandler, Chez Damier or Kevin Saunderson is clearly noticeable in Stefanik’s music. His longplay debut for Cocoon Recordings is a mirror of all these influences and yet it’s so up-to-date and contemporary like only few other Techno and House albums today.
As the name already suggests, “Entrance” is the gate to Stefanik’s club world, the door into the night and to the dancefloors of the hedonistic but nevertheless gloomy metropolises of this world. “Entrance” breathes influences from Detroit and Underground Resistance. Not again this pseudo-deep Loop House, or even another definition of Minimal, but a production with depth and substance, however, without cramping or wanting too much. The perfect start of a long, cool night – the sound that opens the gates to another world. “Light On” targets the beat for the first part of the night and follows an almost East German approach, if you like. House music like it’s been served by Marvin Dash or Dub Taylor for many years: no hands-up attacks and no overproduced U.S. influences from New York, but slightly raw with an eye for the essentials: the kicking beat and the atmosphere from 1 a.m. on.
“1996” is the next hint of Stefanik’s influences and references. Dave Clark and Slam say hello from the background and also the Detroit House scene around Jeff Mills and his early AXIS productions can be recognised here. The kicking 909, the demanding beat and the gloomy-like filters don’t sound like Germany at all. And with “Port Of Transition”, Stefanik consequently follows the path he took before. Breakbeat elements melt together with Detroit beats and arpeggios into a timeless mix. In a blind test, it is rather impossible to allocate this track to a certain time period. This is a proper universal weapon for all the Techno DJs of this world. “Distillery” is a short break, going back to more feeling and layers of sound, and back to more House beats – the sound that has been characteristic for one of Leipzig’s best clubs for many years. House with a bang, so to say, not too happy, not too greasy. The perfect soundtrack to let yourself go into a night that has just begun, to become one with the club and to leave daily life behind you. A very successful homage to East Germany’s most important club over the last twenty years!
“Bend The Rules” leads the listener on his journey away from Leipzig and to Berlin, into its long Panoramabar nights and its hypnotic, almost trance-influenced dance marathons, where the slowly rising sun is channelling its way through half-closed shutters and the sweat-soaked, smoky air. “Bend The Rules” is the club and music karma of such nights – condensed into one single sentence. Anything goes, everything is possible and nothing sticks to the common rules.
Of course, being an eyewitness of these nights with the respective music and atmosphere sometimes lets you end up a little out of it and a little dopey – in other words: “Dazed And Confused”. The soundtrack for a long walk home, when the club has extracted all your energy… You walk through the Berlin sun and the chilling morning air, yet bathed in sweat – or simply down to the river where the next party is already starting… coming back down… close your eyes without sleeping… DAZED AND CONFUSED!
This is where the transition to eternity is created, to the never ending party, to just carry on. And there’s no hedonism needed from the early morning until noon, only the atmosphere is what counts! This very special mood in between the brisk wind, the blazing sun and people that have been seemingly with you for the whole night. “Keep On” puts all this in a nutshell: a beer in your hand and the after hour dancefloor in focus – Stefanik got it exactly! The last track, “Confidence”, represents the final chapter of a long and varied night, the soundtrack for Berlin in the year 2012, full of Detroit and House classics, and full of quotes from almost 20 years of House and Techno history. And with pride and confidence, Stefanik can be 100% sure that he succeeded in making this album exactly what he had in mind: capturing the soundtrack of a generation – or better: of a lifestyle. With “Confidence”, Stefanik releases us on our way home in a very relaxed mood. By taxi, by train or by foot, this is the self-discovery of a Techno raver heading home, off the party and right into recreation…
The next weekend is bound to come.

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Compass – Cab Driver [Re-Upload & Video Redux]

Compass – Cab Driver [Re-Upload & Video Redux]
Date:
 
1996
Label:
Cabinet Records
Catalog#: CAB2

Artist:
 Compass
Title: Cab Driver

Platform: YouTube
User: TheSilverDubberII
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[LEET004] Akiko Kiyama – Where Are My Shoes? EP


Akiko Kiyama ‎– Where Are My Shoes? EP
Label: 
31337 Records
Catalog#: LEET004
Format: Vinyl, 12″ – 5X File, Mp3 EP
Country: Germany
Vinyl Released:  2nd May, 2012
Digital Released:  6th June, 2012

Tracklist:
A: 
Anaesthesulf [7:12]

A2:
 We Are Tubes Inner Tubes (feat. Lisokot) [6:32]

B1:
 Gavotte II [7:57]

B2:
 Gavotte II (Bruno Pronsato Remix) [7:32]

5: Take Your Skeleton In The Closet (Digital Bonus) [7:02]

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Credits:
Mastered By – Pheek
New black gold is on the way! 31337 Records‘ first vinyl for this year: Where Are My Shoes EP, by Japan‘s minimal techno queen Akiko Kiyama, including a fantastic remix by Mr. Bruno Pronsato. An outstanding release full of abstract minimal techno goodies ready to hit the clubs. Punchy bass lines on top of rhythmic percussions, exposing a twisted dark tale on the hunt for lost shoes. Her new EP starts off with Anaesthesulf, a well arranged DJ tool, repetitive but complex. Well-structured patterns surrounded by lots of hats, percussions and playful melodies. Followed by the second track called We Are Tubes Inner Tubes, a real dancefloor killer for the early morning hours. Trippy percussions, seemingly foreign vocals by Lisokot and twisted sample cuts topped with well selected effects give this tune the perfect shape. 

The B side continues with Gavotte II, a dark and pounding track with lots of variation and freaky soundsemerging seamlessly from the background. Mysterious melodies, a bouncy snare and occasional vocal cuts perfectly aligned in front of a pumping bassline. The last track is a remix of Gavotte II by Bruno Pronsato who introduces a lot of melodic bits and samples, turning the track into a new interesting direction. Creatively built sound structures, cleverly arranged with a variety of new elements and headed by a funky beat. On the digital release, we‘ve included a bonus track named Take Your Skeleton In The Closet. Another well-built production with an mysteriously obscure melody emerging between a rolling beat, full of interesting elements. The whole release is an impressive piece of art, that shouldn‘t be missing in any DJ bag! From Berlin to Tokyo – see you barefoot on the dancefloor!

More on:
31337 Records.com

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