Dj T

“After Dark”

PFR99 scanZoom inLabelPoker Flat
Cat. No.PFR99
FormatEXCL12"I
Orders fromThu, 11 Sep 2008
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Review

Music maverick, DJ T. aka Thomas Koch, has been a central main-player in Germany‘s artistically rich and successful house and techno scene for over two decades. From his forward thinking, uniquely inspired house productions on his own Get Physical Music imprint, to the high-standard-setting Groove Magazine, first published in 1989 - of which he is still the publisher, T is a huge force on the scene, and a loyal activist to cause! Back in 2000 a special 10‘‘ record was produced Vs Steve Bug on Poker Flat („Monsterbaze“ PFR06). Now its time for him to slip back into the groove on Bug‘s label once again, with two delicious new tracks from the mind of a true originator! Produced alongside the equally revered and respected German housemeister that is Ian Pooley, ‚After Dark‘ is a dangerous shuffling trip that phases between warm, bouncing percussive technology and softly tempting robot synth lines. Its a funky, versatile tool that mixes jacked up house-inspired roots with new-school, uber tight production and sound value, complete with some rather naughty and unexpected twists and turns before its over! T‘s next trip comes on in the shape of ‚Before Light‘, whose chunky bass energy makes an irresistible groove that proves its worth from the outset. Once again tripping, skipping percussion works the space between those crazy percussive notes, however this time a parallel story evolves… Deep-down, hypnotic chords run in playful unison with the kicking percussion and lead to a beautiful yet tripped out moment of release! Tracklisting: A: After Dark B: Before Light

PFR99 in the media

3 Channels / Catz 'n Dogz: “GREAT !! will play”

3 Channels/Catz 'n Dogz: “ GREAT !! will play 5/5”

Ante Perry: “best pokerflat since years.... monster relase 5/5”

Ante Perry: “ best pokerflat since years.... monster relase 5/5”

Ben Watt (buzzin fly): “ astro-physics and a touch of shuffle - addictive.”

Charles Webster: “after dark is nice dubby stuff..will play”

Charles Webster: “ after dark is nice dubby stuff..will play”

culturanocturna.com : “ Thomas Koch, co-fundador del exitoso sello Get Physical y buen amigo del capo de Poker Flat Steve Bug, retorna al catálogo para el que ya firmó hace ya unos cuantos años aquel “Monsterbaze” a medias junto al propio Bug. “After Dark” es el nombre de este maxi de dos cortes que cuenta con la producción, también “a pachas”, de otro clásico house de la escuela teutona como es Ian Pooley. Con estos antecedentes, mucho podemos esperar del tema que da nombre al ep, un derroche de house oscuro e inquietante que base todo su potencial en una melodía arrolladora, una línea de bajo eficaz y un regusto “jackin'” a medio camino entre vieja y nueva escuela. Un corte que a medio camino entre deep house y tech house es sonido cien por cien Poker Flat. Una gozada, vamos. “Before Light” tampoco se queda atrás. Más deep, más tranquilito, pero igualmente pistero, se trata de un track más house, más “soulful” por así decirlo. Melodía y vitalidad en un corte de esos que nos hacer recordar que lo clásico siempre esta vigente, y es que no podía esperarse menos de la unión de dos tipos que llevan más de dos décadas en esto de la producción musical orientada a la música electrónica de club. No sabemos qué grado de protagonismo habrá tenido Pooley en todo eso, pero lo que sí sabemos es que Koch y el amigo, se han sacado de la manga uno de los pelotazos de este otoño que ya nos visita desde hace”

D'JULZ (Ovum): “both tracks are great, will play for sure”

D'JULZ (Ovum): “ both tracks are great, will play for sure ”

Danny Tenaglia: “ nice!”

F.E.X.: “Before Light is my favorite, but i like both track, really elegant ones, will play for long time...”

F.E.X.: “ Before Light is my favorite, but i like both track, really elegant ones, will play for long time...”

Gamal Kabar: “love after dark its playful and funky dark and twisted love it”

Gamal Kabar: “ love after dark its playful and funky dark and twisted love it”

Groove Mag (GER): “Jetzt klopft auch DJ T loopenderweise auf Holz, unterfüttert seine Beats dabei allerdings – anders als seine Kollegen vom konzeptuellen Reduktionismus – mit einer schützenden und glitzernden Fläche, die der Gravitation gute Dienste leistet. Ganz schön wahnsinnig, diese zerhackten Chicago-Schnipsel, die in ihrem affirmativen „Ja“ zur Afterhour fast schon an Frankie-Platten erinnern, sich allerdings nicht ganz so manisch überschlagen. Lustig dieses „After Dark“, aber noch besser weiß „Before Light“ auf der B zu gefallen, das den Funk der A-Seite mit knieerweichenden Akkorden kombiniert und insgesamt mehr auf jene Linearität setzt, die man gerade in den frühen Stunden durchaus als hilfreich empfindet. TEM”

James What: “nice one. my fav is before light.”

James What: “ nice one. my fav is before light.”

Jeff Bennett: “Before the light is def getting playtime! great simple yet powerful grooves!”

Jeff Bennett: “ Before the light is def getting playtime! great simple yet powerful grooves! ”

Joel Mull (Audiomatique): “ After dark is a very nice build up track. Will play both versions out!!! 5/5”

Joel Mull (Audiomatique):: “After dark is a very nice build up track. Will play both versions out!!! 5/5”

M.A.N.D.Y. (Get Physical): “ shit. would have loved to seeing it on get physical! naughty t. 5/5”

Mike Monday (Great Stuff): “fabulous! DJ T's on fire right now... 5/5”

nitestylez.de: “Thomas Koch - better known under his DJ T. moniker - is finally back on Poker Flat Recordings with his double-A side 12" "After Dark / Before Light" which is cat.no. 099 of this well respected and highly appreciated imprint. Joining production forces with Ian Pooley - a musical force within the German and international scene as DJ T. himself - he serves two hypnotic, ever evolving peaktime cuts that refer to the more experimental side that was to be found within the Techno / TechHouse movement in the mid- and late-90s, a time that seems to be gone for ages nowadays, but still manage to keep their sound fresh and on cutting edge standards. There's jack, there's rave, there's claps, there's some tribalistic percussion and there's thrill - guess this mixture makes this one so exciting and one to stick in my box for ages.”

nitestylez.de: “ Thomas Koch - better known under his DJ T. moniker - is finally back on Poker Flat Recordings with his double-A side 12" "After Dark / Before Light" which is cat.no. 099 of this well respected and highly appreciated imprint. Joining production forces with Ian Pooley - a musical force within the German and international scene as DJ T. himself - he serves two hypnotic, ever evolving peaktime cuts that refer to the more experimental side that was to be found within the Techno / TechHouse movement in the mid- and late-90s, a time that seems to be gone for ages nowadays, but still manage to keep their sound fresh and on cutting edge standards. There's jack, there's rave, there's claps, there's some tribalistic percussion and there's thrill - guess this mixture makes this one so exciting and one to stick in my box for ages.”

p.toile (mothership, trenton): “I like both versions. before light is the one...! 5/5”

Patrick, M.A.N.D.Y.: “shit. would have loved to seeing it on get physical! naughty t. 5/5”

Ralph Lawson (20/20 Vision): “excellent ! Great to see T back on form, I liked the Outbreak as well. not sure which one here yet as both sound solid.”

Sian (Poker Flat/Karmarouge): “im liking before light here,more my thing,cheers!”

Will Saul (Simple Records): “I'm a big fan of T's last release on GP - 'Outbreak' so was really thrilled to see this release drop into my inbox. I wasn't dissapointed. Both tracks are super fresh and I really love the percussive yet melodic grooves... FULL support. 5/5”

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