Maik Loewen

“Even If You Sleep”

PFRWHITE03 scanZoom inLabelPoker Flat
Cat. No.PFRWHITE03
FormatEXCL12"I
Orders fromWed, 31 Oct 2007
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Review

Since Maik swapped his drum kit for a synthesizer and a 303 in the nineties he became totally addicted to electronic music. Fortunately he didn‘t swap his rhythmic talent and so both his live sets and his productions offer brilliant and subtle rhythm constructions. His first releases on Tonsport („Arnika“ 2002), Trapez („Ein Jahr ein Monat“ 2004) and Karmarouge („Mescal“, 2004) proved already that Maik is at the forefront of talented artists emerging from Cologne, Germany. His deep understanding for functional sounds enables Maik to playfully produce upfront clubmusic. Released in the Poker Flat White series, his new EP „Even If You Sleep“ captivates by the straight dancefloor functionality charged with many elaborate, subtle details and brilliant sounds. Not to forget the huge portion of groovy funkiness. The three tracks on the EP nicely explore different nuances of Maik Loewen‘s sound. The funky and uplifting „Napping At The Switch“ spreads a positive energetic vibe, while „Bright Night“ comes in a darker vein, before the nerdy „Night Shift“ rounds off this brilliant EP.

PFRWHITE03 in the media

D'julz (Pokerflat/Paris): “"napping at thes witch is the track here , i m really into those scary strings" ”

Dave DK: “My favourite here is Bright Night, like the arpeggiator theme.. ”

De:Bug (GER): “Ha, erwischt, Poker Flat White wird jetzt zum Minimaloutlet von Poker Flat. Jedenfalls auf der A-Seite dieser EP von Maik Loewen. Unerwartet verkantete Grooves mit etwas schwelend- düsteren Hintergründen und sehr diffizilen bis stolprigen Beatkonstrukten lassen keinen Zweifel daran, dass Loewen diesen Sound im Schlaf kann und wirklich für sich auch etwas herauszieht, dass bis über beide Ohren im Sound steckt. Die Rückseite ist sequentieller und erinnert mich stellenweise an Alex Under, wenn auch die Sequenzen nicht ganz so in der Mitte hängen und die Drumeffekte und Soundeinfälle doch einen betrachtlichen Anteil am Groove haben. bleed ••••• ”

DJ F.E.X.: “ "all the tracks are quality, really like them all already put "Bright Night" in my radio show this week" ”

DJ F.E.X.: “"all the tracks are quality, really like them all already put "Bright Night" in my radio show this week" ”

D\'julz (Pokerflat): “the main track is very nice ,i love these dramatic strings”

jeff bennett (kung fu): “ "Really nice flow in the "Night Shift" will def play, the others are not for me." ”

Laurent Garnier (F-Com): “"nice funky tunes on both sides - will play!" ”

martin landsky (pokerflat): “big stomper....will rock everywhere.....mad strings meet wicked groove... ”

martin landsky (pokerflat): “big stomper....will rock everywhere.....mad strings meet wicked groove... ”

Oxia: “"All tracks are really good! I play 'Napping At The Switch'." ”

St. Sebastian: “"This is super slick, feels like chocolate coated beats if there is such a thing its this ep love it big time thanks Maik 10/10 " ”

St. Sebastian: “"This is super slick, feels like chocolate coated beats if there is such a thing its this ep love it big time thanks Maik 10/10 " ”

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