PACK SHOT Drumcell, Chris Liebing, Truncate - The Heights EP - CLR

Drumcell, Chris Liebing, Truncate ‘The Heights EP’

Artist: Drumcell, Chris Liebing, Truncate
Title: The Heights EP
Label: CLR
Cat. #: CLR103
Format: Digital
Release Date: 12th August 2022
Tracklist:
01 Drumcell, Chris Liebing, Truncate – DTL
02 Drumcell, Chris Liebing, Truncate – SGV

Chris Liebing, Drumcell, and Truncate deliver the collaborative ‘The Heights EP’ this August on CLR. 

 

Teaming up for the first time, the techno trio comprising Chris Liebing, Drumcell, and Truncate drop two massive tracks on Liebing’s CLR imprint. With the artists having all previously contributed to the label and appearing on the likes of Droid Recordings, Mote-Evolver, Blueprint, and Mute between them, the combination of talent across the record results in two heavy, mind-bending, and precise techno cuts.

Leading the release, ‘DTL’ brings hard, swinging drums, twisted low-end, and modulating synth lines together for a heavy-hitting peak time bomb. ‘SGV’ sees the three producers meld rough textures and rattling percussion with constantly rising FX, with a trippy breakdown thrown in to keep dancers on their toes.

 

 

PACK SHOT - Fossil Archive - Pattern Repeat EP - Fossil Archive

Fossil Archive ‘Pattern Repeat EP’

Artist: Fossil Archive
Title: Pattern Repeat EP
Label: Fossil Archive
Cat. #: FAUK013
Format: Digital
Release Date: 5th August 2022
Tracklist:
01 Pattern Repeat (feat. ZaaZaa)
02 Bridgetown
03 Follow the River
04 Chimera

Fossil Archive, aka Roberto, readies the hard-hitting ‘Pattern Repeat EP’ this August.

Following his acclaimed debut album ‘Tungsten’ on Kneaded Pains in 2021, as well as the recent ‘3D World EP’ with Stephen Brown in April 2022, London based DJ/producer Fossil Archive, aka Roberto, returns to his label with ‘Pattern Repeat EP’, featuring four original techno tracks conveying his artistic range.

Title track ‘Pattern Repeat’ sees the UK-based producer teaming up with Kiara Scuro’s ZaaZaa, who delivers ethereal vocals across pounding kicks and squelching acid licks. ‘Bridgetown’ follows with hypnotic percussion and dubbed out FX hits for a deep tripper. ‘Follow the River’ brings pumping synths and rocking kits for a spaced-out club track before ‘Chimera’ sees Fossil Archive delivering an emotive, heads-down track custom-built for eyes closed moments on the dancefloor to close out the release.

Founded by Roberto in 2015, the Fossil Archive label has released music by artists such as Voiski, DJ Rolando, Sterac aka Steve Rachmad, Roman Lindau, Robert Owens, and many more, including Roberto himself. As a DJ, Roberto has played at the likes of fabric, Tresor, Berghain and more.

PACKSHOT Nicole Moudaber - Mood Elevation Vol.1 (incl. Chris Liebing, ANNE Remixes) - MOOD

Nicole Moudaber ‘Mood Elevation Vol.1’

Artist: Nicole Moudaber
Title:
Mood Elevation Vol.1
Remixer:
Chris Liebing, ANNĒ 
Label:
MOOD
Cat. #: MOOD081
Format:
Digital
Release Date: 5th August 2022
Tracklist
:
01 What Was (Chris Liebing Remix)
02 What Was (ANNĒ Remix)

Nicole Moudaber recruits Chris Liebing and ANNĒ for Vol. 2 of her ‘Mood Elevation’ remix series.

 

Following the first in a series of remixes ahead of her 2022 In The Mood tour, which featured Will Clarke and Marcal, Moudaber enlists techno titan and CLR boss Chris Liebing and Symbolism, Out of Place, and Soma Records affiliate ANNĒ for the second set of interpretations this August.

Chris Liebing leads with squelching acid lines, rumbling drums, and twisted vocal samples for his remix, with the track’s raucous, hard-hitting energy evolving throughout. ANNĒ ups the tempo with a barrage of rolling kicks, dense low-end, and subtly ominous pads across her full-blown techno workout.

Nicole Moudaber, the founder of label, party, and radio show MOOD, has been at the forefront of house and techno for over a decade, regularly appearing at esteemed festivals and venues such as Glastonbury, Coachella, DC-10, and Space Ibiza. Her iconic In The Mood events, with recent editions in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and EDC Festival, have featured legendary artists such as Carl Craig, Chris Liebing, Loco Dice, and many more over the years. Her MOOD imprint consistently releases music from some of the scene’s top producers, including Carl Cox, Pig&Dan, Yulia Niko, Moby, Klaudia Gawlas, Eats Everything, and of course herself.

 

PACK SHOT Various Artists - Cocoon Compilation T - Cocoon Recordings

Various ‘Cocoon Compilation T’

Artist: Various Artists
Title: Cocoon Compilation T
Label: Cocoon Recordings
Cat. #: CORLP051
Format: Digital, vinyl
Release Date: 5th August 2022

Cocoon Recordings is back with another fresh instalment in its iconic compilation series, this time hitting letter T with artists like Stephen Brown, Claude VonStroke, Daniel Avery, Carl Finlow and The Emperor Machine. 

On this latest collection and in time-honoured tradition, the old guard and new stars combine to devastating effect and define the current state of techno. Once again Cocoon lies at its core, with founder Sven Väth having served up his first solo album in 20 years back in February, and label parties now returning to dance floors all over the world.

This collection kicks off with vital veteran Stephan Brown with the lucid dreamscape that is ‘Level Steps’, then fellow heavy hitter Claude VonStroke steps up with trademark shuffling beats and freaky, hypnotic bleeps on ‘Moody Fuse’ before Denis Horvat slows things down on ‘Monomono’ with its post-rave abstractions and disobedient synths causing mayhem. As we enter the techno phase of the journey, a special appearance from Daniel Avery makes it all the more worthwhile amid a dense forest of chiming melodies and blistering electrical surges on ‘Your Future Looks Different In The Light,’ then Jeroen Search’s aptly titled ‘Subversive Elements’ leads us deeper and deeper into the matrix.

Marco Bailey kicks off a triptych of trance with some massive filtered piano action on ‘Kanai’ that’s destined to trigger a serotonin smile, Damiano van Erckert continues the loved-up vibe on the gorgeous ‘500 People, 500 Hearts, 1 Love‘ where classic ambience meets slick 909 snares and cymbal interplay. The melodic pull of ‘Vision99’ then signifies that the party is peaking at just the right moment as YOKTO concocts a glistening, psychedelic groove and Jonathan Kaspar’s ‘CCC’ rides in on a wave of expectant arpeggios and squelching bass. ‘The Art of Electronics’ is pure analog fire served up by UK legend Andrew Meecham aka The Emperor Machine and fellow British titan and electro overlord Carl Finlow makes his long-overdue label debut with a nervous sliver of dystopian futurism on ‘Surface Control.’ DeFeKT then draws this great adventure to a close with the deliciously dark robo-disco overtones of ‘Terraform.’

Cocoon Compilation T provides a perfect snapshot of contemporary techno and comes digitally, as well as via a limited edition vinyl boxset across six sides of blue wax with a download code.

Tracklist:

1. Stephen Brown – Level Steps
2. Claude VonStroke – Moody Fuse
3. Denis Horvat – Monomono
4. Daniel Avery – Your Future Looks Different In The Light
5. Jeroen Search – Subversive Elements
6 Marco Bailey – Kanai
7. Damiano Von Erckert – 500 People, 500 Hearts, 1 Love
8. YOKTO – Vision99
9. Jonathan Kaspar – CCC
10. The Emperor Machine – The Art Of Electronics
11. Carl Finlow – Surface Control
12. DeFeKT – Terraform

PACKSHOT Litmus - Plus One - Up The Stuss

Litmus ‘Plus One’

Artist: Litmus
Title: Plus One
Remixer: Leo Pol
Label: Up The Stuss
Cat. #: UTS10
Release Date: 05.08.2022
Tracklist
1. Litmus – Plus One
2. Litmus – Mon Dhaba
3. Litmus & Black Loops – Madonah
4. Plus One (Leo Pol Remix)
5. Don Marone [Digital Bonus]

Up The Stuss goes down under as Sydney’s Litmus readies the label’s tenth release ‘Plus One’, featuring a collaboration with Black Loops and a remix from Leo Pol.

As a bubbling member of Australia’s house and minimal scene, productions via No Art, PIV, and Dailycid have seen exciting Aussie Litmus emerge onto the global landscape and make some noise across the past few years. Showing no signs of slowing, his ‘Plus One’ EP on Up The Stuss showcases a wealth of vibrant solo flavours while partnering up with Berlin’s Black Loops for a crisp collaborative sprinkling of house delight. The package is backed by French live act and man of the moment Leo Pol as he delivers a heady remix of the title cut to shape things up in style.

Title cut ‘Plus One’ launches into the action as rumbling basslines, skipping drums, and zigzagging electronics combine, while ‘Mon Dhaba’ keeps the low-end focus front and centre while upping the tempo to dive into a drum-driven workout set to ignite any dancefloor. Next, ‘Madonah’ welcomes the arrival of Black Loops as the two unveil a sleek future-focused house effort that packs a punch, before Leo Pol’s remix of ‘Plus One’ sees the Parisian opt for rich piano keys above woozy subs and a signature no-nonsense groove.

Dropping as a digital exclusive, ‘Don Marone’ offers the most ‘paired-back’ effort on the package but don’t let that fool you as acid-flecked leads, glassy pads, and chunky drums all fuse to make sure it’s a track to draw for in key moments.

PACK SHOT Davide Squillace & Santos - Flesh - Ovum Recordings

Davide Squillace & Santos ‘Flesh’

Artist: Davide Squillace & Santos
Title: Flesh
Label: Ovum Recordings
Cat. #: OVM321
Format: Digital, vinyl
Release Date: 5th August 2022
Tracklist:
01 Davide Squillace & Santos – Flesh
02 Davide Squillace & Santos – Flesh (dub mix)
03 Davide Squillace & Santos – Flesh (Audion remix)

Contemporary tech house pair Davide Squillace & Santos link up for a superb new single on Ovum featuring vocals from Boy From Africa and a remix by the highly regarded Mathew Dear as Audion.

Italian Davide Squillace is one of the scene’s most in-demand artists. His legendary sets at places like DC10 in Ibiza, his fresh cuts on labels like Bedrock and SCI+TEC and his own well-curated label This And That all attest to that. Countryman Santos is another modern tastemaker with a sound rooted in tech house. He has produced countless classics over the last 20 years and now heads up his own Let Me Understand Records.

Their ‘Flesh’ is a superbly stylish cut with celestial synths bringing an uplifting sense of hope and optimism. The silvery drums are super smooth, with angelic vocal sounds sending shivers down the spine as they float way up above the Detroit-styled pads. It’s an artful cut that is richly layered. The dub mix pairs it back to something a little more direct.

Michigan-born Mathew Dear is a musical polyglot. He plays guitar and can make folk albums but is a studio wizard who also crafts face-melting minimal and dark avant-pop that features his own vocals. He has released on labels like Ghostly and Spectral Sound and here assumes his club-ready Audion alias. His late-night and minimal version is a tightly coiled and rhythmic workout with dark layers of synth making for a dystopian mood. It’s eerie and full of intrigue with a vocal that brings a much more paranoid character.

This is an innovative package of fresh electronic sounds from Ovum Recordings.

 

PACKSHOT Dennis Cruz - So Sweet - MUSE

Dennis Cruz ‘So Sweet’

Artist: Dennis Cruz
Title: So Sweet
Label: MÜSE
Cat. #: MUSE035
Format: Digital
Release Date: 5th August 2022
Tracklist
1. So Sweet
2. Mochis

Dennis Cruz serves up another slick two tracker with ‘So Sweet’ on MÜSE.

In the midst of another non-stop summer, Dennis Cruz is arguably in one of his most productive studio periods to date, serving up a string of stand-out releases alongside a long list of heavily-requested unreleased cuts across sets at an endless selection of the world’s most renowned venues and festivals. Returning in style once again to the label he co-founded with close friend and fellow Solid Grooves favourite Eddy M back in 2019, the Madrid- based DJ, producer and label boss drops two fresh cuts on MÜSE in the form of his latest EP, ‘So Sweet’.

‘So Sweet’ is a vibrant title track harnessing funky samples, wild vocals and snaking basslines alongside Cruz’s signature drum-driven groove, with the darker and more menacing ‘Mochis’ laying the focus on tough percussion, warped vocal snippets and rumbling low-ends for a no-nonsense dancefloor affair.

 

PACK SHOT I-Robots - Respect Ft. Kathy Brown (Remixed) - Opilec Music

I-Robots ‘Respect Ft. Kathy Brown (Remixed)’

Artist: I-Robots
Title: Respect Ft. Kathy Brown (Remixed)
Label: Opilec Music
Cat. #: OPCM12142-X
Format: Digital
Release Date: 3rd August 2022
Tracklist:
1. I-Robots – Respect Ft. Kathy Brown & Harry Dennis (Extended Version)
2. I-Robots – Respect Ft. Kathy Brown (Alex Neri Remix)
3. I-Robots – Respect Ft. Kathy Brown (Atjazz Remix)
4. I-Robots – Respect Ft. Kathy Brown (Atjazz Galaxy Art Dub)
5. I-Robots – Respect Ft. Kathy Brown (Atjazz Instrumental Remix)
6. I-Robots – Respect Ft. Kathy Brown (Acapella)
7. I-Robots – Respect Ft. Kathy Brown (Atjazz Radio Remix)
8. I-Robots – Respect Ft. Kathy Brown (Radio Version)

Italian production wizard I-Robots has remade the classic ‘Respect’ and had it remixed by deep house master Atjazz and Alex Neri from Planet Funk on this super new package on his Opilec Music label.

Whatever this label does, there is always a real sense of history and culture, which is confirmed again here. ‘Respect’ was written by Otis Redding in 1965 and became a global hit and signature song for Aretha Franklin in 1967. But in 1988, Adeva changed its key and flipped it into a garage house classic that now gets remade by I-Robots featuring the legendary Kathy Brown with The It/Jungle Wonz man and Chicago master Harry Dennis also appearing.

Their Paradise Garage inspired version opens up and is eight glorious minutes of elastic, floor-filing and dazzling disco house. The bassline is tough, the vocals packed with attitude, and the synth work brings real light. It’s a timeless track that brings any dance floor to its knees.

Alex Neri is a true legend from Planet Funk and Kamasutra and is head of Tenax Recordings and Wildflower Records in his native Italy. His take is awash with majestic melodies and shimmering synths that lift you off your feet. The house drums are heavyweight, and the bassline is a real standout that takes us back to the future.

Atjazz is a longtime Afro and jazzy deep house musician from the UK with a fulsome back catalogue and a unique signature sound. His remix is late night and deep, with woozy chords and a seductive vocal perfect for those intimate moments. He also serves up a dub, instrumental and Acapella, so there is something for all situations.

This is another essential package of classically-inspired but contemporary house and disco from I-Robots and Opilec Music. The August 3rd release date is chosen to coincide with I-Robots birthday and the sttrikign artwork for this release comes courtesy of Artefract/Tim Paulvè FR.

oasisfestival2022

Oasis Festival 2022

OASIS INTO THE WILD

Âme, Amine K, Jyoty, KiNK, Lakuti, Mind Against and Tama Sumo join the first wave of acts announced for Oasis Festival’s new offshoot ‘Into the Wild’

23-24 September 2022
Dakhla, Morocco
Tickets from 179€ at intothewild.ma

Morocco’s Oasis Festival unveils the first wave of acts confirmed for the debut edition of Into the Wild, including Âme (live), Amine K, Jyoty, KiNK (live), Lakuti, Mind Against and Tama Sumo.

Taking place from 23-24 September 2022, Into The Wild is a new boutique festival concept from the team behind Oasis Festival, that invites you to discover Morocco’s most exciting travel destinations through the lens of music, gastronomy and wellbeing. The first edition of Into the Wild will take place in Dakhla, home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Morocco.

Dance beneath the sun and the stars where the desert meets the sea and enjoy world class performances from leading electronic music artists, including: scintillating live sets from Bulgarian techno wizard KiNK and Innervisions label head Âme; Berghain and Panorama Bar resident Tama Sumo performing back-to-back with Uzuri recordings founder and fellow Berlin resident Lakuti;  in-demand Italian techno duo Mind Against, whose distinctive DJ sets drawing on IDM, house and techno continue to enchant crowds around the world; Morocco’s celebrated electronic music ambassador and Moroko Loko founder Amine K; and London-based eclectic selector and Rinse FM radio host Jyoty. All this, plus plenty more still to be announced.

Beyond the intimate festival stage, you’ll find something to suit your every mood at Into The Wild.

Discover a taste of Morocco with decadent culinary experiences prepared by exceptional Moroccan chefs. Indulge in a gastronomic tasting menu by Aniss Meski of trailblazing Marrakech restaurant Mouton Noir and LA-based nomadic chef Yasmina Ksikes. Find out why Dakhla is known as the oyster capital of Morocco at the festival’s Oyster Bar, sample an array of global flavours from a handpicked collection of street food vendors, and enjoy bespoke cocktails from the avant-garde mixologists at experimental cocktail bar Baromètre.

After a late night on the dancefloor, the festival’s wellbeing program will leave you feeling rejuvenated, grounded and more connected with your mind, body and surroundings. Nourish the soul with outdoor yoga while taking in the natural beauty of Dakhla’s scenic views, immerse yourself in a Pyradym sound healing experience, or relax by the pool as DJs soundtrack the afternoon with laidback beats. Those seeking more high-octane adventures can also jump aboard a boat excursion to explore Dakhla’s stunning coastline or opt-in to daytime activities like kitesurfing and quad biking.

Set against the backdrop of the breathtaking central lagoon, Dakhla Club will be home to Into the Wild 2022. Located in one of the most beautiful spots in the region, the laidback resort is the perfect place to disconnect from everyday life and enjoy stunning views across the turquoise lagoon and ochre desert landscape. On-site hotel packages are available, with chic and understated beach bungalows for Into The Wild adventurers who don’t want to miss a moment.

Tickets for Into the Wild start from 179€,  with hotel + festival packages from 350€ per person. Book your place and keep up to date with all of the latest news at intothewild.ma.

OASIS INTO THE WILD 2022 LINEUP
Âme (Live)
Amine K
Jyoty
Kink (Live)
Mind Against
Tama Sumo b2b Lakuti
+ more to be announced

ABOUT OASIS FESTIVAL: INTO THE WILD
Launched in Marrakech in 2015, Oasis Festival ignited a now thriving festival scene in Morocco, setting the bar high with big name headliners and high quality production, tempting adventurous travellers from all over the world to dance somewhere different. With Into the Wild, the festival continues this quest, inviting the audience to discover even more of Morocco’s most exciting travel destinations. The first edition of Into the Wild will take place in Dakhla, where the Sahara meets the sea.