Namlook Vs Pepe Bradock

“Subharmonic Atoms, P.bradock Rmxs”

MACROM04 scanZoom inLabelMacro
Cat. No.MACROM04
FormatEXCL12"C
Orders fromTue, 22 Jan 2008
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Review

An incredible EP with Namlook exploring the edges of minimal Techno and deep Ambient, while the remixes are Pepe Bradock’s most dancefloor oriented works in ages! Macro delivers a stunning release by a man who has not only produced 3 collaborational albums with Richie Hawtin, but also runs the ultra influential FAX label with an artist roster ranging from Speedy J to Bill Laswell to Klaus Schulze: Namlook is a true electronic pioneer in a league of his own. The track “Subharmonic Atoms” was produced back in 1995 and is re-released by Macro as a long out of print electronic prototype on the edge of Minimal Techno and Ambient. But don’t think this is a retro affair: Subharmonic Atoms sounds incredibly fresh and proves it is as groundbreaking, innovative and timeless as Jeff Mills’ early Axis works or Hawtin’s Concept1 series. Entirely remastered from the original source and cut in unparalleled sound quality, it is available on a single 12″ side for the first time ever. The release is completed with nothing short but French remix master Pepe Bradock’s triumphant return to the dancefloor. His versions of “Atoms” are rocking upfront house burners, which his fans have been waiting for since 2003’s “Intrusion” EP. Definitely one of this year’s hottest packages!

MACROM04 in the media

2000 and one (Intacto): “namlook is for my the godfather of the 90's ambient/electronic music. classic stuff:) pepe blends it all into pfunked up house groove's as machines meet funky basslines george clinton style. thanx! ciao, d aka 2000 and one”

Alex Attias (Planet E): “Just dope funkee music. I’m feeling the whole EP. Original is great and well Pépé's mix is making my booty shake! Full support.”

Âme (Innervisions): “Killer Original von Pete Namlook und der Bradock mix ist natuerlich auch der Oberhammer...”

Anja Schneider Mobilee Records: “Love this record! Original is it for me !!!! Full support.”

DJ Gio MC-505: “The name of Pete Namlook sound like a 'teacher' for me. I'm fan of Fax (sorry for the play of words!) and this new release is a kind of gift from one of the electronic pioneers. The Original Mix is an innovative point of view to see electronic music. If you need to dance play the remix by parisian dj Pépé Bradock (my favourite is Remix 1).”

Dj Misk (AltroVerso / Italy): “i like the pepe bradock remixes. two excellent club reworks of a tech-ambient tune. playlist”

D’Julz (Ovum): “ The Pepe Bradock remixes are dope, will chart!”

Erik Rug (Rex Club): “I like the original version and Julien's rmx (Pepe Bradock)...good god! Congrats - another very fine Macro release.”

Funk D'Void (Cocoon, Soma): “Fantastic, loving Pepe's mixes!”

Groove Mag (GER): “Macro legt nach. Für sein viertes Release hat das Berliner Label eine alte Perle der Frankfurter Produzentenlegende Pete Namlook, der auch FAX-Labelgründer ist, ausgegraben und wieder veröffentlicht. „Subharmonic Atoms“ beginnt als minimales Kleinod mit ambienten Soundscapes, um im weiteren Verlauf Acidhöhen und Subbass-Tiefen auszuloten. Das klingt unerhört frisch und geradezu aktuell verschallert. Bei dem Stichwort lässt sich Pépé Bradock nicht lumpen und ummantelt das Original (einmal extended, einmal komprimiert) mit einem quirligen Housebeat, ohne dabei die Struktur der Vorlage zu glätten. Hit! Cdb”

Ivan Smagghe: “THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE RECORDS OF THE YEAR SO FAR... the original just blew me away and reminded me of the times where all this made proper sense. A truly one-of-a kind record really. A loud bravo from a man of few compliments.”

James Holden (Border Community: “It's fantastic, and Pepe's versions too! Really hope it does well, I'll be playing it tons for sure. ”

Jef K (Rex, Crack&Speed):: “ Macro 04 is wickeeeeeeeeeed !!;) Fantastic release as always on Macro. Really like both the original and remix. Will play for sure!!”

Jesse Rose (Made To Play): “Pepe mix 1 is sooooo fat, will be charting & playing lots for sure, I think it's the best remix I've heard from him since a long time.”

Jimpster (Freerange): “An absolute belter once again. Pure quality! Original is Namlook in his prime and takes me right back! Pepe gets busy in an excellent new style with proper old school beats which'll keep the floor very happy indeed. Congrats on a great release.”

Kiki (Bpitch): “ Wahnsinn!!! What a pair!!! Namlook remixed by Mr.Bradock and it sounds quite like you’d expect in your wildest dreams! All mixes are essential and I’d love to drop them mixing from one to other... Full support!”

Kiko Navarro (Pacha - Ibiza): “Really like the Pepe Bradock remix, its very groovy and with the original parts works very well, the only thing is that after the breakdown the nice groove doesn’t appear again so I think I will play it with 2 copies Full support!”

Laurent Garnier (F-Com): “PRETTY NICE TRACK ON THE a SIDE WILL TRY IT OUT”

Layo: “a1/b1 are both very cool”

Marc Schneider (WNW): “Die Bradock Versionen sind der absolute Wahnsinn!!! In my case!”

Paul Woolford (2020 Vision): “Stimulating and original project. I miss Pete Namlook's 4 track albums!!! Rising High licensed so many of his things from Fax many years ago and it's great to see his name again, and even better with another maverick mixing him in Pepe Bradock. I want to play version 2 out. Excellent, forward thinking material here. Will be charting and supporting.”

Prins Thomas (Full Pupp): “Only been able to check it on my laptop but sounds amazing still. Will probably burn 2 discs and play these mixes back to back. If you could send a vinyl copy I would be happy as a pig rolling around in shit”

Resident Advisor NET: “Is there such a thing as "obscurity through mass production"? That's what Macro label head Stefan Goldmann called the effect of Pete Namlook's enormous catalogue on most listeners. I have to agree. Credit is due to Goldmann, then, for bothering to wade through the ambient maestro's deep body of work and pluck out this dusky gem. 'Subharmonic Atoms' is Namlook at a rigid tempo with slowly ambulating synthesizers. The track opens with a repeated loop, with spacey whooshes lending the proceedings a Namlookian vibe. The loop soon gives way to an extended breakdown, with Namlook eventually combining the two parts into a grand finale of sorts. Simple stuff. But like Desolat's recent reissue of Sebbo's 'Watamu Beach', the secret lies in the fact that the track sounds as if it were composed yesterday. Compare any of Innervisions' forthcoming Muting the Noise compilation to 'Subharmonic Atoms' and you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference. French deep house auteur Pépé Bradock beefs up the original, adding a hulking bass and accentuating the underlying funkiness of Namlook's first loop. For a while at least. Bradock's past two 12-inches have been concerned with S&M themes and bird calls, respectively. While he doesn't quite get that far out, the "Bug Remix" turns into a shuddering mass at around the three-minute mark as if it's about to rip apart from the seams. It comes back together—just barely—and then floats along its merry way to a completely normal conclusion. Because the beat is jettisoned for more than half its length, I can't imagine many DJs playing this mix out, so for skittish selectors there's always "Bonus Bug", which offers up more than three minutes of the Pépé's mix—beat included. Either way, both are excellent examples of why Bradock is simultaneously one of the most underrated producers around and why he may remain that way for years to come. 5/5 - Todd L. Burns ”

Santiago Salazar (Los Hermanos: “Subharmonic Atoms is dope! Will be dropping it this weekend. Really dig all 3 versions. This is gonna be a pre-summer hit! Charted No.1! ”

Stefan Goldmann (Macro): “Actually, I just found out it's a quite amazing combination to blend Pepe Bradock's main mix here with Marco Carola's "Resolution". ”

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