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Wolfgang Tillmans - Device Control EP

Aug 23, 2016
Wolfgang Tillmans - Device Control EPThe title track Device Control opens with a stunning kaleidoscope of synths by Kyle Combs (New York) leading into the bouncing, hypnotic main body of this 134 bpm dance track, which Tillmans worked on with Tim Knapp at Trixx Studios Berlin. Additional live drums are by Rosie Slater of New York band, New Myths. The lyrics are made up of fauxsmartphone adverts about the supposed possibilities of streaming one’s life. The song was written and recorded in one take with an iPhone voice recorder followed by various stages of production in Berlin and New York. Angered Son borrows a single
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Carl Craig, Sonja Moonear In The Mix

Aug 23, 2016 Carl Craig, Sonja Moonear - Carl Craig / Sonja Moonear Cocoon Ibiza mixed by Carl Craig and Sonja MoonearWowser, what a stunning double feature we have here in our hands today! To all our ibiza amigos and chicas: Cocoon Recordings presents an unbelievable package just in time for the peak of this years Ibiza season. Please welcome Sonja Moonear and one of the greatest house and techno producers of all time, mister Carl Craig! And what a package this is… full of love, soul and electronic dance music highlights. Carl Craig is in charge for CD1 of our official 2016 Ibiza release. The Detroits 90s techno wunderkind and the mastermind behind some of the biggest house and technoRead the whole story

L.U.C.A. - I Semi Del Futuro

Aug 23, 2016 L.U.C.A. - I Semi Del FuturoL.u.c.a. is Francesco De Bellis aka Francisco. Years ago he started putting together some selections for a friend of his: Luca. The intention was to pick songs to be played during car rides, and like any other kind of ritual, this too would come with strict rules. You’d have to go throw the whole selection of 100 tracks without skipping, because every single one was important. Be it the sounds, the arrangement or its creativity, each track was there for a very specific reasons. It quickly became a monthly event which for several years evolved in a deep musical researchRead the whole story

Kornél Kovác - The Bells

Aug 23, 2016 Kornel Kovac - The BellsFor the past seven years Kornél Kovács has been busy rocking dancefloors and boomboxes worldwide as one third of Stockholm’s Studio Barnhus alongside Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist. The label and DJ trio is spearheading a new era of fearless Swedish off-centre dance music, straddling the line between the cute and the menacing. Anticipation for Kovács’ debut album has been rocketing following stand out releases like 2014’s wistful Szikra, last year’s mad party anthem Pantalón on Glasgow’s Numbers imprint and the late night grooveRead the whole story

D.r. Hooker - The Truth (180g Vinyl Lp)

Aug 3, 2016 vag013This reissue: 2016 Genuine reissue from the original audio sources, new analog transfer and improved mastering, pressed on black heavy vinyl. File under: Psychedelic, Rock Tracklisting: A1 The Sea A2 Fall In Love A3 A Stranger Smile A4 Weather Girl A5 This Thing B1 Forge Your Own Chains B2 I’m Leaving You B3 The Truth B4 The Bible B5 Falling Asleep It’s a miracle any copies of this privately pressed album survived – but be thankful it did, for here is an individual vision. Some people worry about when we’ll run out of oil. A rather smaller proportion ofRead the whole story

Baby Guru - Sunshine Special

Aug 3, 2016 klv017 The first installment in Baby Guru’s Phase Two, finds the band experimenting with different styles, moods and languages while paying tribute to the land of sunshine and welcoming its fourth official member. “Marmalade Skies (Part I)” is an a cappella short song, playing almost like a canon and “Marmalade Skies (Part II)” is its Moog-arized reprise. “??? ???? ??? ?????????” and “????? ?? ??? ??” are homages to the Greek pop-rock scene of the past. “Bedouin’s Spiral” is an improvisational piece, performedRead the whole story

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October 11th
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December 31st
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October 21st
  1. EXCLXLPD Space Art — “Remix (2x12"+cd)” BECAUSE MUSIC
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Media and DJ comments

P — “The One/ T. Regisford Rmx” on LUV DANCIN

DJ: “Iori : Great release! full support! Kr!z : Nice one, love all 3 of them. Slam : Great tunes thanks. Takaaki Itoh : All tracks are great!full support. Jeroen Search : Cool stuff, all tracks! Karim Saharaoui : Brilliant Etapp Kyle remix Eric Cloutier : i've been loving this since i heard Etapp Kyle play it in his xlr8r podcast and i'm so glad its finally out. Yotam Avni : Roberto Bosco is one of my favorite producers, him teaming up with kiny for Ichinen is pure bliss. the release is amazing and i will fully support it, last drop records? hello there - i'm a fan! Pvnv : strong release. Original and remixes are awsome. If I have to choose i will pick etapp kyle remix for the duby trip.Full support for last drop records and its founders.thanks for sharing. Dvs1 : thanks! Joe Drive : ...hypnotic spaced out sounds from ichinen...dope !! TJ Hicks : The original mix Is for me. it flexes an intermittent Quentin Tarantino FILM score style reverb Guitar plucking that pulsates forward with its rolling 4/4 kik drum & hypnotic MILLS TYPE LOOP THAT DANCES BETWEEN "Acid Eiffel" TYPE PERCUSSION RHYTHM structures. GREAT VIBES;-) Ness: Very good ep, enjoyed the versions!! Grazie :) Carlos Nilmmns : beautifully crafted Project. Very intelligent sound design on all mixes.Love All the tracks. Merv : Floating. Very strong release! ”

Rhauder & Paul St. Hilaire — “Reconnection” on ORNAMENTS

Groove: “http://groove.de/2016/07/18/rhauder-paul-st-hilaire/”

Marlon Hoffstadt — “Coach Mike” on RETROGRADE

DJ: “Ewan Pearson: "really like the original of Coach Mike and the Natureboy remix of Broncos" Shadow Child: "broncos is wicked..rinse play liekly" Matthew Herbert: "friend remix is great" Len Faki: "WILD broncos <3. thX Len" Tensnake: "pagliara remix is ace, thanks" Lo Shea: "Fuk me i love this. MASSIVE love to Hoffstadt...Broncos is the one..and The Friend remix is soooo dope. Big respect. Lo Shea supports!" Aera: "Broncos has it!" hrdvsion: "crazy tune! (broncos(the friend remix))" dop: "coach mikeoriginal & remix !" Jimpster: "Coach Mike and the MP Remix are amazing! Yeah, these are a right couple of corkers. Lovely."”

Dapayk & Padberg — “Sink This Ship, Robot Koch, Bebetta Rmxs” on MOS FERRY

DJ: “Thomas Schumacher: "Fav: Sink This Ship (Robot Koch Remix). Great release, top notch production and vox." Oliver Schories: "Fav: Sink This Ship (Robot Koch Remix). I like the Robot Koch remix, thanks for sending." Juan Atkins: "Fav: Sink This Ship (Robot Koch Remix). Could work for DSR." Beatamines: "Fav: Sink This Ship. Richtig schön! Danke." Tsugi Mag: "Fav: Sink This Ship original for me." Radio Fritz (Bruno Dietel): "Fav: Sink This Ship (Robot Koch Remix). Robot Koch remix is outstanding!" Pure FM: "Fav: Sink This Ship (Bebetta Remix). Wonderful, full support on pure fm." Berk Offset: "Wow, großartiger original mix. Angefangen von Stolperbeat über die wunderschönen Vocals, Hammer! Freu mich schon auf mehr vom Duo!"”

Kuf — “Gold” on MACRO

22tracks (BE): “KUF est un trio de musicien compose de Tom Schneider - synthesizer/sampler, Valentin Link - double bass/moog et Hendrik Havekost - drums/electronics. Il sont originaires de Düsseldorf/Berlin. Leur musique se rapproche de celle du producteur Autrichien bien connu, Dorian Concept. Musique Èlectronique compoee et joue avec des intruments acoustiques et Èlectroniques, son groovy et hypnotique.”

2SER FM Sydney (AUS): “Album on Down Low Disco show.”

97.3 The Rock FM California (U: “3x KUF tracks on Velanche's Urban Landscapes show.”

Altroverso FM Roma (IT): “DJ Misk show playlist & support at Radio Altroverso. 4/5 ”

Beatrausch (DE): “KUF verbinden Jazz mit elektronischer Musik. Das Trio mit Sitz in Berlin und Düsseldorf besteht aus dem Kontrabassist Valentin Link, dem Schlagzeuger Hendrik Havekost und Tom Schneider, der für Synthesizer und Sampler zuständig ist. Bislang mit einer EP und nun in voller Albumlänge in Erscheinung getreten, touren sie derzeit durch Konzerthallen und Festivals in ganz Deutschland. Ihre Clubtauglichkeit als Band werden KUF unter Beweis stellen, u.a. im About Blank in Berlin bei der Macro-Nacht.”

Beats In Space (NYC): “On night rotation.”

Claudio Coccoluto (The Dub, IT: “Great music, I really appreciate! Mnky is my favourite track. ”

Clubbing Spain (ES): “Después de publicar el año pasado Odyssee EP, el trío berlinés KUF vuelve al sello Macro, pero esta vez para debutar en largo con Gold. KUF está formado por Valentin Link (bajo), Hendrik Havekost (percusión) y Tom Schneider (teclados) que destacan sobretodo por sus directos en los que combinan techno con funk y nuevo r&b. ”

DJ History (UK):: “Odyssee in Bill Brewster DJ mix. ”

Drift Ashore (DE): “Record of the week. KUF ist durch und durch Live-Band. Man merkt deutlich die Wurzeln im Jazz, die sich in einem experimentellen, spontanen Arrangieren zeigen. Das Schlagzeug funktioniert als stringentes Element, das den Stücken ein stabiles Gerüst gibt, auf das sich die übrigen Schichten aufbauen, überlagern und wieder trennen. Auf Live-Gesang wird dezidiert verzichtet, stattdessen arbeitet KUF mit ausschließlich mit Vocal-Samples. Bei mir werden Erinnerungen an Gold Panda und Bonobo wach. Ich bin jedenfalls gespannt, was wir zukünftig von KUF noch hören werden. ”

Flux Music (UK): “First Listen series - exclusive track stream of 'Princess'.”

Flux Music (UK): “Finn Johannsen and Stefan Goldmann are on the verge of 50 releases for their Macro label. Pushing them ever closer to the target is KUF’s debut album, “Gold”. Bearing in mind that this is the same label that bought KiNK’s “Under Destruction LP” into the public domain, you can rest assured this is a special record. The second track on the release is “Princess”, a twisted electro track with pop sensibilities and a driving saw wave bassline. The live feel of the track, namely the drums, propels the track forward through glitchy verses to an epic final chorus. Ensure you check out the rest of the album before KUF start their busy and well-deserved tour schedule... ”

Fonoteka Elektrika (BG): “Macro's discovery this year: The electronic/acoustic trio KUF broke onto the scene boldly with its Macro debut EP 'Odyssee' earlier this year. The group consists of bass, drums and synth, with which they manufacture electronic sound and sampled vocal scraps. Aside from the live scene, their music can also be heard in smoky techno clubs, thanks to the VIP remix of 'Odyssee'.”

Gebrüder Teichmann (DE):: “What a funky alien circus! ”

Groove (DE): “Exclusive album mix stream online. Print review: "KUF bewegen sich im Spannungsfeld von P-Funk, Krautrock und Space Disco. Als mehr oder weniger auf die Elektronikszene zielender Act benutzen KUF programmatischerweise keinen Sequencer. Das Zusammenspiel der Musiker erzeugt auf GOLD eine Offenheit und Gelöstheit, die man im Kontext von Elektronik selten erlebt. Eine besondere, konzeptuelle Idee von KUF liegt darin, nicht live zu singen. Die Vocals werden vorher aufgenommen und live bearbeitet, geloopt und mit Effekten versehen.”

Kiss FM (Ukraine): “Loving ’Gold’ - really nice work!”

Koeln Campus 100 FM (DE): “'Odyssee' featured in weekly charts.”

Michel Leuffen (Prinz Mag, DE): “Real nice crafted tunes. Deep and touching.”

Mike Stukes, WHCR NYC (USA): “Most DEFINITELY in my top 10 of 2016!”

Nico De Ceglia (BBC Radio One): “KUF featured in podcast mix. ”

ORF FM4 (AT): “Four tracks from the album on air within one session of the High Spirits show!”

Posivision Mag (JP):: “ Sounds cool! - 4/5”

Radio Student (SLO): “Album featured on Jizah Dafunk show. Vzhajajoči berlinski elektronski trojec KUF bo kmalu zasmodil svoj prvi album. Basist Valentin Link, vokalist Tom Schneider in bobnar Hendrik Havekost bodo svojo mešanico v živo odigranega R&B-ja in funka, zgrajenega na estetiki techna, izdali 1. julija na albumu Gold, ki bo izšel pri založbi Macro. ”

Republic Radio (GR):: “ Thank you for the music.”

Resident Advisor (UK): “The trio debuted on Stefan Goldmann's label with the Odyssee EP back in February. The Berlin-based band comprises bass player Valentin Link, drummer Hendrik Havekost and, on keys, Tom Schneider, who samples and twists vocal sounds rather than singing himself. The label calls their music "as warm, cozy and exciting as it is utterly alien," inspired by funk and R&B and "shaped with the aesthetics of raw MPC-based cut-up techno." ”

TAZ die tageszeitung (DE): “Boradsheet print review by Tim Caspar Boehme coming up. ”

Textura (CDA): “New to the always-adventurous Macro is KUF, a three-piece live outfit whose debut for the label is as genre-defying as expected. KUF sprinkles its organic grooves with vocals but in novel manner: no singer is physically present; instead, [keyboardist] Schneider threads self-recorded vocal samples into the music on the fly, resulting in a raw attack that oozes spontaneity and unpredictability. Adding to the appeal is the hummable quality of the tunes, with 'Odyssee' an especially ear-catching entity. With a drum intro that vaguely suggests Mike Clark's on Herbie Hancock's 'Palm Grease', 'Odyssee' digs into its funky groove from the drop, and the trippy vocal chirps and hot-wired synth flourishes that follow only deepen the cut's allure. With the rhythm section supplying all kinds of dazzle to the proceedings, Schneider throws out repeated volleys of keyboard radiance and vocal sweetener on this arresting tune. [...] No small amount of R&B flavour. ”

Triangle FM (FR):: “Full support. Nice LP with top stuff & fresh sounds.”

Urban Landscapes Radio (USA): “Gold on Velanche show.”

Vincent Lemieux (Mutek):: “Cool album. So far GYB is my favorite, but looking forward to check it out more closely. ”

XLR8R (USA): “KUF perform all their music as a live band, with Link on bass, Havekost on drums and Schneider working the synths. They are known for their cut-up take on techno, which melds R&B and funk influences with modern electronic sounds. The sound of the forthcoming album is described as warm and cosy, as well as being dance-centered, thrillingly interactive and broken up at the best possible joints. It lifts two tracks from the earlier Odyssee EP, alongside ten new cuts. ”


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