“Zeitgeist Ep ( Steve Bug Rmx )”

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Cat. No.PFR87
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Poker Flat proudly welcomes Raudive aka Oliver Ho with his amazing „Zeitgeist“ EP!Oliver Ho has been one of the most creative producers on the electronic circuit for more than ten years now. He has been exploring Techno and House in their many different styles, ranging from the deep tribal sounds of his „Universal“ album on his own label „Meta“, to the dark abstract noises on his „Veil“ album. Since 2006 Oliver has been releasing as Raudive focusing more on the dancefloor, but incorporating his explorations of dark and experimental electronic music. The result is a still dark with an amazingly hypnotic blend of techy House-music that always comes paired with a funky attitude.And so is „Zeitgeist“. A dark manic and hypnotic, but irresistibly funky track, that will fully unfold his magic on the dancefloor.Being kindred spirits in regards to musical taste, Poker Flat label-head Steve Bug is an excellent choice for the remix of „Needles“. He perfectly builds this strong track around a manic synth sound and a piano chord, before the hi-hats make „Needles“ a funky floorshaker.

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20=0andone (100%pure Intacto): “i am realy into oliver's raudive project. very mysterious and always with mystic vocals. trippy stuff, one of a kind again...in the september chart! ”

DJ MAG, Track Of The Issue: “It’s testament to Oliver Ho’s skills that ‘Zeitgeist’ revolves around just three main components, but that the manner in which he combines the resonating bass and alien bleeps with shaking, hissing percussion means ‘Zeitgeist’ is like the soundtrack to Dante’s seventh level. Steve Bug delivers a fine remix of ‘Needles’, with 303s bubbling beneath a droning bass, but it’s hard to match up to Ho’s dark masterpiece. Richard Brophy ”

Giles Smith: “"Zeitgeist" is a big track for sure but prefering the more subtle, sexy "Needles". Works well in both its original form and slightly more housey bug remix. ”

IDJ MAG UK: “London techno stalwart Oliver Ho puts on his trendy Raudive hat and really hammers home his ‘I’m minimal, you know’ status by releasing on the archetypal scene label, Poker Flat. I have to say, I never quite understood Ho’s appeal as a techno artist – most of his output was solid but ultimately uninspiring. It’s the same deal here, really, with the title track’s standardised bleeps doing little to fire the imagination. Steve Bug’s remix is a sexier, but only a little bit.”

Karotte (Cocoon): “sehr gut. auch der steve bug mix gefällt. i like it.”

Laurent Garnier (F-Com): “another great one on Poker Flat Full club support from me ”

Loco Dice: “Mega EP really like all tracks Playing them all time ”

Resident Advisor Net: “Oliver Ho has been making dance music with an experimental bent for over ten years now. He started out making harder techno, with doses of tribal, house and dark abstract noise sprinkled in between, but his new Raudive moniker focuses more on the minimal side of the dancefloor. Most recently, Raudive has caught a bit of attention with his excellent remix of Szenario’s 'Pleaseasy'. The title track 'Zeitgeist' is a hypnotic monster made for the dancefloor. Effective in its simplicity, it revolves around three main components: a massive resonating bass which will rattle your insides, shaking percussion, and sinister and darkly manic bleeps. 'Zeitgeist” is huge in its own right, but it would also work extremely well building into the climactic parts of any set. The two mixes of 'Needles' on the B side are really good tunes, too, but where the simplicity of 'Zeitgeist' works a treat and overwhelms you, these two ultimately seem a bit repetitive and don’t quite boil over. Dark, twisted with manic synth sounds, piano chords and disturbing vocals to boot, to say they create atmosphere is an understatement. Steve Bug’s use of hi-hats on his mix gives it a more funky groove, while the Head mix is a bit more acid-driven, pensive and edgy. Neither mix will rock the dance floor, but may work during the more introspective calmer moments of a set. Oh, and the baby sample is just plain creepy. Raudive has been going from strength to strength recently. 'Needles' really does deserve its place as only a B side, but it is 'Zeitgeist' which makes the E.P. Upon first listen it seems wholly understated, yet somehow it works a treat. Highly recommended. Words / Angus Dawson”

Tobi Neumann (Cocoon): “(..)Steve's Remix rockt und hat eine wunderbare Atmosphäre”

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