Review: Get Physical co-founder DJ T (aka Thomas Koch) releases his long awaited first solo 12" taken from his forthcoming album. 'Lucky bastard' jacks freshly along to the sound of a cut up vocal, glitchy percussion and deep building chords, with the fusion of futuristic and classic elements all welded together by a soaring bassline.
Review: "The Dawn", by DJ T, is a moody, undulating cruiser of a track, which will make a dancefloor feel a sense of sunrise, whatever time of day or night. Busy, clicky percussion sets the scene for a full-bodied, rising, almost trancey bassline to take control. DJ T ups the intensity with real dancefloor nous and precision programming, layering distressed synth sounds and heavily treated keys atop each other while never losing sight of the track's fierce, fundamental groove. "The Dawn" builds and builds, by dropping out the percussion and the bassline, every departure and return is a heads-down, hands-aloft dancefloor moment. The crisp snares and rich, melodic notes of delay add even more depth to what is already an essential tune.
Review: Meat (aka Carsten Schuchmann) teams up with Get Physical regular Einzelkind for "Words From The Frontline", another EP fresh and full of ideas. This explores the possibilities of dancefloor-oriented minimal house and techno with a sense of fun and discovery.
Review: The mysterious Ikuto caused a stir a few years ago when the inaugural Orbitr release surfaced, being highly sought after on the second hand market when it sold out. Subsequent releases have surfaced since and before we knew it, he's on to the fifth release. The A side of 005 is a tough rolling and hypnotic banger which will mix well with any current Rominimal or U.K. tech house record. On the flip, like many others on the modern minimal scene, the Swiss producer now looks to the techno sounds of the early '90s as reference point, with some bleeped-out, party starting machine funk that treads a path similar to what Time Passages and Cabaret are doing of late. Tip!
Review: Ever since they moved to the UK back in 2000 Italoboyz, aka Marco Donato and Federico Marton, have built a formidable reputation
in the fertile minimal techno scene of their adopted hometown, London. Their energetic DJ sets at Fesh are the stuff of local legend.
Their productions, meanwhile, have seen them gain notoriety around the world.
Now Italoboyz consolidate their position as dancefloor alchemists par excellence with a 12 inch for Berlin's Get Physical.
'Zinga' is every bit as hot as its title implies, and once again proves Italoboyz' knack for sourcing sounds usually foreign to the club
and then making the club wholeheartedly rock to them.
Review: Get Physical's Belgian protégé Jona strike again with this release, entitled 'Evidence', which brings together deepness and contemporary beat-programming. One more evidence, that he's one of Europe's finest new producers for this refreshing style of warm and melodic club tunes, pleasing the dance floors all over Europe, from The Hague to Berlin and back again.
Review: It's Carnival time all over the world and Great Stuff comes up with its first compilation, full of exclusive carnival goodies from their artists and friends.
Infected by the groove and spirit of Rio, Venice, Trinidad, Tobago, Colonge/Mainz, Mardi Gras...11 artists from all over the world (Webba from Brazil,
Fergi from Ireland, Florian Meindl from London, Koletzki and Namito from Berlin...)produce exclusive tracks for 'Great Carnival Stuff Ep Vol 1.
Review: Better known as Larrson, the Berlin-based DJ/producer has released a series of acclaimed 12"s on esteemed labels like Traum Schallplatten and BPitch Control. He now adopts the Kramer guise to deliver the "Runner EP", a three track EP of smart electro-influenced and minimal house on Berlin's Get Physical. This is really impeccable production.