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Written on Monday, October 31st, 2016


Boidae (Killekill sublabel) – Umwelt – Days Of Dissent LP – BOIDAE001


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„Umwelt’s 12inch “… City” from 1999 was one of the most impressive 12inches I had at that time and I played the shit out of it. It was dark and very emotional, it was abstract but also driving at the same time. This was 1999 though, before Discogs and before Facebook and all the other platforms people have now to do research on artists they like and follow their work. At that time it was the record shop – and that was it. Nobody knew this guy though, and I didn’t get my hands on any of the following releases, so in my world there was no follow-up to this record ever and I thought it would remain a one-off gem in my record box.
Until by some coincident I recently discovered he was still around and had actually released numerous releases in the meantime. I was very excited and contacted him straight away and ended up booking him for Krake Festival in the same year. Undoubtedly his set was one of the best of the whole festival! He took the roof off the place with his mix of raw electro, industrial and rave and everybody was talking about it afterwards, saying it was the highlight of the festival! Talking to him I learnt, that most of the tracks he played were his own, mostly unreleased. He produces without computers, all his tracks are single takes, there is no editing, no mixing afterwards, he only has a stereo track recording which is what it is. He owns a cutting machine which he uses to cut dubplates from his tracks, which he then plays out during his sets. This whole information about this very unique artistic approach just killed it for me, and since working with him was so nice as well, I asked him for a demo for Killekill and its labels and was hoping for tracks I could make a great 12″ of. I got 14 tracks and after weeks of trying to pick the best, I finally realized I held one of the best electro albums ever in my hand – banging beats and the balls to go big and epic, subtle melodies, drama, funk – this album has got it all, and what’s most important, the music on it is the exact opposite of so much other music nowadays: It is emotional, it tells a story, it is easily recognizable and it is not interchangeable. It’s just Umwelt.“ [Nico Deuster]



A1: Days of Dissent

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A2: Factory of Death

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B1: Revolt

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B2: Non-Conformity

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C1: Company of Lies

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C2: Citadel Of The Chaos

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D1: World Shatters

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D2: End Of Light

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Ilian Tape – Sciahri – Chronicle – ITX09


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A1: Atonement

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A2: Atonement (Pessimist Remix)

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B1: Enemy Sound

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B2: Departure

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Naissance Musik – Dream Scoring – Images of a Myth – NM-01


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The first release from Naissance Musik (NM) is a 12” vinyl from the super-group Dream Scoring (HEAR and Hakim Murphy) entitled Images of a Myth. It is comprised of 4 tracks. A myth is a legendary story that a community validates to explain part of its reality. However any member or group within the community can have his or her own version of the myth, and the myth can also evolve through time. We may all listen to the same track but this track still calls up intimate images for each and every one of us. A myth is full of adventure and mystery, it is epic and full of emotions. It can be anything from the Lost Ark to Greek Gods fighting. The aim is to fill our bodies and minds with emotions. The main idea is to tell stories like books or movies, but through musical notes & rhythm. The music makers provide the musical image, the listeners create the myth. And vice-versa.



A1: Silhouette

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A2: Motion Currents

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B1: Blowed Out

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B2: Story Catcher

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Ourselves – Various Artists – Continue – Continue


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With the shortly arriving compilation Continue, the still young label Ourselves is already entering the second round. After their kick-off had already unmistakeably proven likewise, also their following release prides itself with multifarious house music.
The entry into this musical journey is given by a collaboration between the two Leipzig producers Ranko and Lootbeg. In their work, classical drums are meeting warm house chords, accompanied by a driving acid line and riddled with catchy soul vocals, which, parcelled into modern breaks, will most certainly set more than one hip swinging. A clear case of girl voucher.
The second track of the release is contributed by Berlin artist Perel. In usual fashion, clearly harder drums meet a driving and floating groove here, which has without a doubt been produced for dancefloor usage. Adding the massive bassline and the unmistakeably demanding vocal, we end up having a massive tune with raw warehouse character. I want my money back!
The opening of the flipside comes from our good friend Braunbeck. Holy, a hypnotically-tinted tune dominated by percussion convinces with his irresistible urge forward and his ever catchy groove, which truly never seems to lose its dynamism. A true monster.
The perfect finishing touch is added by Filburt personally. The chief of motherlabel O*RS surprises with a track full of cosy atmosphere and spacy vocals. Carried by a multitude of synthie sounds, this tune sure is the perfect choice for every set and afterhour. Always towards the rising sun!



A1: Ranko & Lootbeg – Girl Vouchers

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A2: Perel – Money Back

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B1: Braunbeck – Holy

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B2: Filburt – The Way

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