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artist: Adam Marshall
title: Burn EP
label: New Kanada ( Distributed by Complete )
date: 24.05.2010

New Kanada drops into summer with three new cuts from Adam Marshall.

“Burn It Down” mixes a dark bassline with some tight drum programming, and lets everything fall into place. A jacking testament to analogue sound, with evolving tones and acidic errors. A deep bass dub for the wooden dance- floor.

“Grapple” hits the ground running with a tightly swung back-beat, and quickly grows into a serious mixing track. Erratic snares dance in and out of the mix, while tribal loops build this quarterback of house beat into the perfect bridge tool. Definite Octave One / 430 West vibe here.

“Destroy (The)” swirls a simple dub beat into a flash of tracked-out, street techno. Built around a vocal snippet, this 8min+ piece of house looks forward to the dusty circuits and noisy breakers of the future. Sounds like Brinkmann mixed with a little Trus’ Me.

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A1. Burn It Down
B1. Grapple
C1. Destroy (The) - DIGI EXCL.

artist: Sigha
title: Shake EP
label: Hotflush Two, UK
date: 24.05.10

Hotflush Two presents its fourth EP from London-based producer Sigha. This three tracker shows the rising star refining his sound further with the murky, aquatic minimal house of “Shake”.

On the flipside, as featured in Scuba’s SUB:STANCE mix on Ostgut Ton, “Shapes” is an onslaught of throbbing bass and undulating clicks, followed by the numinous ambient composition “Light Swells (In A Distant Space)”.

HFT011 will be available on 12” vinyl, and digitally at Beatport.

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A1 - Shake
B1 - Shapes
B2 - Light Swells (In A Distant Space)

artist: Greie Gut Fraktion | Alva Noto | Wolfgang Voigt
title: Stadt Mixe
label: Monika Enterprise ( Distributed by Kompakt / Indigo US: Force Exposure )
date: 21.05.2010

Baustelle is the title of the new album by AGF and Gudrun Gut under their collaborative name, Greie Gut Fraktion.To accompany the long player, they have also released a 12” of the lead song,Wir bauen eine neue Stadt, complete with remixes by Alva Noto and Wolfgang Voigt.

The 12 inch opens up with the Alva Noto remodel. Co-founder of raster-noton records, Carsten Nicolai is reknowned for his innovative use of noise in sound-art and electronic music. His treatment of Wir bauen eine neue Stadt results in a menacingly droning track that constantly builds towards an immanent crescendo. Side-A of this powerful single comes to a close with a shortcut of Greie & Gut’s fantastic version of the Palais Schaumburg song. Originally a hit for Holger Hiller & Thomas Fehlmann’s band in 1981, the Greie Gut Fraktion really have brought the number up to date with this version (to be found on the album in an extended edit) recorded in 2009 as a commision for BBC radio Late Junction.

Wolfgang Voigt is another character who simply needs no introduction thanks to his huge contribution to the contemporary electronic music scene. Wether as boss of Cologne’s Kompakt label, or through his own projects such as Wassermann, Burger/Voigt, Mike Ink or most recently under the GAS moniker with a book/record release on Nicolai’s raster-noton label, the man’s influence is without question. A foretaste of his upcoming album of Freiland Klavier Music,Voigt has delivered not one but two piano mixes of Wir bauen... to make for a strong B-side.

A truly diverse single, there is something for every occasion on this 12”.While the Greie Gut cover has all the feeling of a powerful remix in itself, Alva Noto and Wolfgang Voigt’s style are so far apart so as to make for a fantastically varied maxi.

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1 Wir bauen eine neue Stadt - Alva Noto - Remodel
2 Wir bauen eine neue Stadt - GGF Shortcut
3 Wir bauen eine neue Stadt - Wolfgang Voigt - Freiland Klaviermix 1
4 Wir bauen eine neue Stadt - Wolfgang Voigt - Freiland Klaviermix 2

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