Wippenberg presents the new Neurodancer 2013

Wippenberg presents the new Neurodancer 2013Backstory… BeforeChakalaka’, ‘Drumster’, ‘UR’ or ‘Pong’ signalled his return to the fore, say ‘Wippenberg’ to anyone and you’d likely hear ‘Neurodancer’ back just as fast. Roasting clubfloors from London to Berlin and beyond, on its original release its cyclonic sonics and tweaking fluorescent-bathed 303 blazed the trail for a rash of likeminded tracks. Then considered ‘finished’ or ‘consummate’ (and as a direct result rarely given remix blessing), it’s remained largely frozen in time.

Until now! It’s Wippenberg who has finally picked up the remix gauntlet and taken on the task himself. Refashioning and recalibrating the seminal ‘Neurodancer’, he’s teleported the anthem into a different century and to a whole new audience.    

From its first crunchy percussive roll, echoed vocoded vox, hunting horn refrain and off-the-high-board bass drop, Wippenberg stunningly carves out his updated vision for ‘Neurodancer’. Channelling the Original he unleashes the 303 acidics, pulls in the long, drawn strings and angles the mix’s tension vertiginously skyward. As its rimshots fire, the super-stabby riff drives and the electro-house FX tweak & freak, he reconnects the horns, piano organs and drums to deliver an industrial strength payoff!

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Wippenberg presents the new Neurodancer 2013

Wippenberg presents the new Neurodancer 2013Backstory… BeforeChakalaka’, ‘Drumster’, ‘UR’ or ‘Pong’ signalled his return to the fore, say ‘Wippenberg’ to anyone and you’d likely hear ‘Neurodancer’ back just as fast. Roasting clubfloors from London to Berlin and beyond, on its original release its cyclonic sonics and tweaking fluorescent-bathed 303 blazed the trail for a rash of likeminded tracks. Then considered ‘finished’ or ‘consummate’ (and as a direct result rarely given remix blessing), it’s remained largely frozen in time.

Until now! It’s Wippenberg who has finally picked up the remix gauntlet and taken on the task himself. Refashioning and recalibrating the seminal ‘Neurodancer’, he’s teleported the anthem into a different century and to a whole new audience.    

From its first crunchy percussive roll, echoed vocoded vox, hunting horn refrain and off-the-high-board bass drop, Wippenberg stunningly carves out his updated vision for ‘Neurodancer’. Channelling the Original he unleashes the 303 acidics, pulls in the long, drawn strings and angles the mix’s tension vertiginously skyward. As its rimshots fire, the super-stabby riff drives and the electro-house FX tweak & freak, he reconnects the horns, piano organs and drums to deliver an industrial strength payoff!

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Maarten de Jong brings out „Face the World“

Maarten de Jong brings out "Face the World"Track by colossal track, Hollander Maarten de Jong’s VANDIT score sheet has been growing since his 2011 debut for the label. This year alone it has seen him deliver ‘Wave Glider’ and his first co-production with scene stalwart Woody van Eyden, ‘It’s A Shark’. As 2013 draws to a close though, with ‘Face The World’ it seems he’s been saving the year’s biggest and most badass till last!

Recently cited by label boss Paul van Dyk as “one of the most inspired, dancefloor-thinking producers out there” Maarten de Jong is back with ‘Face The World’. Over 6 intense, punch-packing minutes, the studio young-blood delivers another impossible to ignore tour-de-force production. 

Built on a production chassis of pistoning beats, tightly torqued FX distortion and effective synaptic-homing sub-melodies, ‘Face’ has all the early qualities of a floor champion. At the drop, De Jong puts the track into high gear with some expressive superstring atmosphere before driving it straight into a storm of steely tech-trance fury.

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Maarten de Jong brings out „Face the World“

Maarten de Jong brings out "Face the World"Track by colossal track, Hollander Maarten de Jong’s VANDIT score sheet has been growing since his 2011 debut for the label. This year alone it has seen him deliver ‘Wave Glider’ and his first co-production with scene stalwart Woody van Eyden, ‘It’s A Shark’. As 2013 draws to a close though, with ‘Face The World’ it seems he’s been saving the year’s biggest and most badass till last!

Recently cited by label boss Paul van Dyk as “one of the most inspired, dancefloor-thinking producers out there” Maarten de Jong is back with ‘Face The World’. Over 6 intense, punch-packing minutes, the studio young-blood delivers another impossible to ignore tour-de-force production. 

Built on a production chassis of pistoning beats, tightly torqued FX distortion and effective synaptic-homing sub-melodies, ‘Face’ has all the early qualities of a floor champion. At the drop, De Jong puts the track into high gear with some expressive superstring atmosphere before driving it straight into a storm of steely tech-trance fury.

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Airscape feat. Radboud: This is „Promise“

Airscape feat. Radboud: This is "Promise"With ‘Endless Forever’ kicking the year off (“Tune of the Month” proclaimed MIXMAG – “a track that fills every square inch of the biggest room!”) and the similarly colossal ‘Welcome Home’ ushering in the summer, the last 12 months formed a renaissance year for Airscape. As it draws to a close, Johan Gielen’s most celebrated alias prepares to place the last piece of the 2013 jigsaw. The third precursor single to be taken from his 2014 comeback album (forthcoming though Black Hole Recordings), this is ‘Promise’.

With accredited club classics like ‘L’Esperanza’, ‘Pacific Melody’ and ‘Amazon Chant’ long secured in his discography, 2013 has gone down as the rebirth of Airscape.

In its Extended and Instrumental versions, ‘Promise’ delivers all the auditory aspects that you have come to expect from its creator. Animated, ebullient melodies, yearningly beautiful harmonics, castaway chords & pads, all constellated around a floor-jammer of a production. Dealing ‘Promise’ its anthemic topline, the Extended Mix features the vocals of Johan’s fellow Dutchman, Radboud. Through the gifted newcomer’s straight-from-the-soul rock-ish phonics, production & vocal fuse to deliver on the ‘Promise’.

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Airscape feat. Radboud: This is „Promise“

Airscape feat. Radboud: This is "Promise"With ‘Endless Forever’ kicking the year off (“Tune of the Month” proclaimed MIXMAG – “a track that fills every square inch of the biggest room!”) and the similarly colossal ‘Welcome Home’ ushering in the summer, the last 12 months formed a renaissance year for Airscape. As it draws to a close, Johan Gielen’s most celebrated alias prepares to place the last piece of the 2013 jigsaw. The third precursor single to be taken from his 2014 comeback album (forthcoming though Black Hole Recordings), this is ‘Promise’.

With accredited club classics like ‘L’Esperanza’, ‘Pacific Melody’ and ‘Amazon Chant’ long secured in his discography, 2013 has gone down as the rebirth of Airscape.

In its Extended and Instrumental versions, ‘Promise’ delivers all the auditory aspects that you have come to expect from its creator. Animated, ebullient melodies, yearningly beautiful harmonics, castaway chords & pads, all constellated around a floor-jammer of a production. Dealing ‘Promise’ its anthemic topline, the Extended Mix features the vocals of Johan’s fellow Dutchman, Radboud. Through the gifted newcomer’s straight-from-the-soul rock-ish phonics, production & vocal fuse to deliver on the ‘Promise’.

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J-SOUL feat Andy Jaar present GLACE

J-SOUL feat Andy Jaar present GLACE‘A mystery wrapped in an enigma, bound in a monkey-puzzle’, was how one journalist recently described him. ‘An audio androgyny’, ‘a prodigy’, ‘a musician unregulated by stylistic borders’ – even ‘a genre-philanderer’. However he’s dubbed, one thing’s a given, he defies any pigeonhole. Welcome to the consciously, delightfully leftocentric, kaleidoscopic world of J-Soul.

As a musician, J-Soul’s intriguing sound waves have been emanating out of his native Russia with ever-greater resonance throughout the last half-decade. Over that time he’s cast an eclectic, electric musical spell through a string of releases and remixes on forward thinking labels like Re-Zone, Twisted Frequency, Curvve Records, Anjunadeep and a half dozen more besides. It is through Holland’s Black Hole Recordings though that he’s elected to make the jump to sophomore artist album. In a reversal of convention, highly characteristic of the artist, on ‘Glace’ J-Soul’s pulled off the mask to present Andy Jaar - the man behind these routinely breath-stealing stylistic leaps. The core to his music still echoes through his pen name though. This is music made of many elements, served many different ways, but always sourced from the Soul.

‘Glace’ the album starts fittingly enough with ‘Glace’ the track. A chasm-deep progressive journey, it’s alive with funkified bass, melancholically evocative analogue synthery, all wrapped in nouveau disco chic.

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J-SOUL feat Andy Jaar present GLACE

J-SOUL feat Andy Jaar present GLACE‘A mystery wrapped in an enigma, bound in a monkey-puzzle’, was how one journalist recently described him. ‘An audio androgyny’, ‘a prodigy’, ‘a musician unregulated by stylistic borders’ – even ‘a genre-philanderer’. However he’s dubbed, one thing’s a given, he defies any pigeonhole. Welcome to the consciously, delightfully leftocentric, kaleidoscopic world of J-Soul.

As a musician, J-Soul’s intriguing sound waves have been emanating out of his native Russia with ever-greater resonance throughout the last half-decade. Over that time he’s cast an eclectic, electric musical spell through a string of releases and remixes on forward thinking labels like Re-Zone, Twisted Frequency, Curvve Records, Anjunadeep and a half dozen more besides. It is through Holland’s Black Hole Recordings though that he’s elected to make the jump to sophomore artist album. In a reversal of convention, highly characteristic of the artist, on ‘Glace’ J-Soul’s pulled off the mask to present Andy Jaar - the man behind these routinely breath-stealing stylistic leaps. The core to his music still echoes through his pen name though. This is music made of many elements, served many different ways, but always sourced from the Soul.

‘Glace’ the album starts fittingly enough with ‘Glace’ the track. A chasm-deep progressive journey, it’s alive with funkified bass, melancholically evocative analogue synthery, all wrapped in nouveau disco chic.

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Solarstone featuring Lemon bring out „Lovers“

Solarstone featuring Lemon bring out "Lovers"With his Vangelis homage ‘Love Theme From Blade Runner’ firmly established as a hot favourite in end-of-year polls, Solarstone’s next single excursion sees the Pure Trance guardian dip back into the sonic riches of his latest album. Moving from ‘Love’ to ‘Lovers’, he’s teamed up with cult New York-based synth-pop outfit Lemon.

Across its Original versions, ‘Lovers’ is a knowing glance back by Solarstone at his formative musical years. Its production and vocals draw affectionate inspiration from a wide artistic palette, with Erasure, Depeche Mode, Roxy Music and Joy Division being just some of its many touchstone influences. Featuring introspective and deeply personal lyrics & vocals from Lemon’s frontman Roger D. Smith, ‘Lovers’ lays and layers them against crisp percussion, atmospheric analogue synths and brilliantly stagey drum rolls.   

Masterfully bridging the decades Solarstone’s new Pure Mix versions kick off ‘Lovers’ remix collection. Rushing up to meet 2014 club floors, throughout their intros they utilize high-impact kick-drums, echoing harmonics and the Pure Mixes’ leitmotif running basslines. Building potent levels of tension, the vocal affects a controlled burn on the drop before Solarstone hooks the swirling atmosphere and up-surging synths back in. Continue reading Solarstone featuring Lemon bring out „Lovers“

Solarstone featuring Lemon bring out „Lovers“

Solarstone featuring Lemon bring out "Lovers"With his Vangelis homage ‘Love Theme From Blade Runner’ firmly established as a hot favourite in end-of-year polls, Solarstone’s next single excursion sees the Pure Trance guardian dip back into the sonic riches of his latest album. Moving from ‘Love’ to ‘Lovers’, he’s teamed up with cult New York-based synth-pop outfit Lemon.

Across its Original versions, ‘Lovers’ is a knowing glance back by Solarstone at his formative musical years. Its production and vocals draw affectionate inspiration from a wide artistic palette, with Erasure, Depeche Mode, Roxy Music and Joy Division being just some of its many touchstone influences. Featuring introspective and deeply personal lyrics & vocals from Lemon’s frontman Roger D. Smith, ‘Lovers’ lays and layers them against crisp percussion, atmospheric analogue synths and brilliantly stagey drum rolls.   

Masterfully bridging the decades Solarstone’s new Pure Mix versions kick off ‘Lovers’ remix collection. Rushing up to meet 2014 club floors, throughout their intros they utilize high-impact kick-drums, echoing harmonics and the Pure Mixes’ leitmotif running basslines. Building potent levels of tension, the vocal affects a controlled burn on the drop before Solarstone hooks the swirling atmosphere and up-surging synths back in. Continue reading Solarstone featuring Lemon bring out „Lovers“