Phil Kieran & Jochem Paap

“Workshop Vol 01”

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Get ready for a new exciting collaborative project on Electric Deluxe! “Workshops” is a new experimental series of releases by Phil Kieran and Jochem Paap (aka Speedy J). The idea behind this project is to explore the recording techniques used in the middle of the 20th century and dating right back to the mid 1950’s. Famous inspirational places like ‘BBC Radiophonic Workshops’ in England and ‘Philips Lab’ in Holland have seen some of the most innovative production techniques, experimenting with the first use of stereo, modular synths, found sounds and reel to reel tapes. The end result was always something space age and promisingly futuristic and still to this day fresh sounding, crisp and exciting. Phil Kieran and Jochem Paap have decided to use this inspiration to effortlessly accomplish marrying the past, present and future in an innovative mix of old ideas with new. As Phil Kieran explains: “We want to try and create our sound source from a vintage palette, and then take it into something very high tech, we recorded some of these first ideas at Jochem’s studio in Rotterdam. I feel like we are only scratching the surface and I am so excited to really dig deep with this idea". The first Issue of ‘Workshops Vol.1 EP’ consist of three flowing tracks with an inimitable organic and atmospheric appeal. A1: ‚Paint and Chemicals Dept. Dub’ is the most dance floor focused of the bunch. A dense and hypnotic bass drum blended with sublime layers of echoing soundscapes. B1: ‚Wood and Organic Dept’ starts off with a pendular bass which melts with drippy spaced out sounds to create a blissful audiocity through vintage sounds and time. B2: ‚Wood and Organic Dept. Dub’ the heavy cousin of B1 which leads back to the dancefloor with its raw industrial frequency build-ups and an uncompromising massive bass drum.

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DJ: “Jochen Ditschler (Groove Magazine) Die Kooperation mit Phil Kieran hat Speedy J absolut gut getan, ein Maßstab setzendes perkussives Hypnomonster (PACD-Dub) und spleeniger Noisetechno (WAOD) lassen von den beiden für die Zukunft so einiges erwarten. Thilo Schneider (Groove Magazine) Good Mark EG (Tilllate Magazine/Core Magazine) Wow! This one is good! Marc Brunes ( One of the best Techno EPs I've heard this year. Clement Perrin (Trax) great release wood & organic dept is ace Ruaridh Law (Fact Magazine) nice to hear some super experimental sounds in with the rhythms - highly enjoyed. Nerdy Frames Digging it XT3 Radio Unique material from Speedy J and Phil Kieran. Will feature! Jens Holmes (Nightcode/ Fantastic techno for us Jonas Kopp (Curle) What a fusion! mega bomb release.. thanks Electric Indigo lovely project! great release! very much like both paint and chemicals dept. and wood and organic dept. - many thanks! Peter Kruder Deep stuff here. Like this and will play this. dendrio dee Ich liebe diese musik! Fernando "Flow" Garrido (Minimal Land) Brilliant Masterpiece of Techno! "Paint and Chemicals dept", both original and Bonus Mix are techno dancefloor killers to whoever feels like having a gun on the hand ready to fire to the crowd. Mainly, good techno "keeper" Tracks! "Wood and Organic Dept." works really well for a smooth ambient! Full Support!! Norman Nodge (Ostgut Ton/Berghain) Five brilliant techno tracks that need to be played! Falko Brocksieper (The Result/Sub Static) unique sounding monster tracks!! advanced stuff.. Paul Brtschitsch (Paul Brtschitsch & Mr. Rod/Rootknox) nice deep stuff! the bonus track is my favourite...will play it out, loud ;-) Dominik Eulberg (Traum Schallplatten) WOW! What a fantastic release. I love Paint & Chemicals dept.. Thats real future sound! THANK YOU... Pär Grindvik (Par Grindvik) feeling both "wood and organic" versions. thanks Tommy Four Seven (Electric Deluxe) DOPE! Both Dubs are my pick. Adam X (Traversable Wormhole/CLR) Multiple tracks of goodness to play here! Len Faki (Len Series, Berghain) (Ostgut Ton) what in hell we can expect at workshops vol. 2? five amazing structures - great collabs in here! Adam Beyer (Truesoul/Mad Eye/Drumcode) Super cool collab, like all trax with wood and organic dept being my fave. Cari Lekebusch (Hybrid Productions/Alexi Delano & Cari Lekebusch/Drumcode) Gonna drop Wood and Org Dept. contantly :D Wicked! Oliver Ho (Blueprint/Raudive/Meta) amazing stuff, super deep and hypnotic!! Gary Beck I love it all, especially the bonus mix The Advent (Kombination Research/Labyrinth) These 2 pioneers for sure are testing new water, like the colors of each track.. Im thinking warehouse london 89 dark & sweaty... perfect.. full support Perc (Perc Trax, CLR, Ovum) Great stuff from Phil & Jochem. The Wood tracks are my favourite but all are great. Thanks. Edit-Select (Ostgut Ton/Edit Select) all good doin the do . Kirk Degiorgio Beautiful concept - beautifully executed. Paint and Chemicals is the one for me... Waw !!!! This is a techno surprise !! Great !! Luke Slater (Planetary Assault Systems) no question will get played! Manchester Global Radio Wicked package, love Phil Kieran's & Jochem Paap's musical vision Tony Rohr (Clink, Weave) (John Selway & Tony Rohr/Tony Rohr) Professor, could you please point me to the direction of the Wood and Organic dept? Will hammer this over the weekend for sure. 12.5 out of 10. Echologist (Steadfast) (Echologist) great collaborative effort. paint and chemicals dub and bonus mix my faves, but that could change :-) Josh Wink (Ovum Recordings) Wood & Organic Dept. for me. Noice Podcast Series this is really nice Phil. I am impressed with the different approaches to Production. especially Paint and Chemicals Department. Call the Police... there's a bad man around.. Shawn Schwartz (Halcyon) Great tripping experimental tracks from Paap. Love the bonus digital cuts especially! Jack O'Shaughnessy (Ibiza Voice/Resident Advisor) Fantastic sounds and production. Giorgio Gigli (Prologue) I have no words to describe this fantastic release Top!”

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