Review: After a long time friendship and countless over-the-top partycrashes together, we are very happy to welcome our friend and one of our fave DJs, Mr Jens Bond on Highgrade. After his Vinyl debut with Guido Schneider on Steve Bug's Pokerflat Recordings last year this is Jens Bond's second record to hit the streets. Jens, who managed to establish himself as one of the true top DJs within the Berlin house scene, delivers a 12" which represents his musical (and spinning) style of electronic dancemusic very well - dry, compulsive grooves, a very minimal-housy structure with deep aesthetics, perfect sound design and an overall superb float between the hard and the soft, exactly what we wanted from this guy and more!
Review: After his debut LP on Morris Audio from 2003 "King Tide", Tom Clark's second LP "Service Station" finally appears on his very own imprint, Highgrade. On "Service Station" Tom elaborates his very own style of minimal deep house, fathoming lots of aspects of today’s minimal dance cuts into one clear vision, without ever leaving the dancefloor. Subtile tracks, all designed to work and to serve the floors, while the manual is preferably on hypnotics, compression of sound and feeling and that special minimal funk, Highgrade is so fond of! Have a good journey!
Review: Although his production career stretches as far back as 2006, this is amazingly the first full-length excursion from Clapper founder Dachshund. Given the extended format, it's perhaps less of a surprise to find that Eleven Riddims is a peculiarly eclectic set. Of course, it's all rooted in techno, but there are plenty of luscious diversions along the way. So, we get the loose drums and deep house chords of "Strange Day", the dancefloor skank of "Mosquito Coast", the straight-up dub of "Give Thanks" and the Visionquest-ish wooziness of "Permanent Love". Throw in a few certified floorfillers (check, in particular, "Log Out") and you have an impressive debut set.