Creamer and Stephane K have a lot of releases out right now, including their
own “I Wish You Were Here”. Their remix of The Crystal Method “You
Know It’s Hard” is out on the “Tweekend” album sampler. Moony “Dove”
and Sinead O’Connor “Troy” have also got the John Creamer and Stephane
K treatment. Greed’s “Stange World” with the great
remixes by Blackwatch and Tilt, is set for a re-release
with remixes by Lemon 8 and Jondi & Spesh. They have also
released “l.o.v.e” on Sog Records.
the brilliant Baroque label comes Interflow “Storyreal” with a mind blowing
remix done by Satoshi Tomiie that also has done excellent remixes of Kosheen’s
“Hungry” out on BMG and Urban Dwellers “Loverman” out on Pitch
Black. Also coming from Baroque is Evenflow “Indecisive”, Miniloque
“In A Deeper Motion” and a special edition called SE20 will include tracks
from Jay Welsh, Manticore, Innate and Interflow in
previously unreleased remixes. From Methods comes the new Jade 12” “The
Recordings has set the sails for a fantastic summer with releases from Starecase,
The Capoeira Twins, Filmpalast and Max Graham with his
“Tell You” that was featured on his Transport CD from last year, the release
will include the original mix and a mix done by Luke Fair. Max Graham’s
next single “Crank” is signed to Yoshitoshi,
a new mix compilation album is also on its way and he has also done a remix of Baraka
To The Siren”.
is working on their new album and the track “Visible Noise” is set to
be the first single. Way Out West is releasing “Stealth”
with remixes by Rennie Pilgrem and Pablo La Rosa – let’s hope
that the Quivver remix also will be included. Also coming from
Destinctive is Nick Hook ”Enhanced” and DB+ “That Thing”. Jay
Welsh is back with “Weird Noises” on black ice_. Checkout the new sub
label to Bedrock - Black Records - it is darker and nastier, a fitting extension
to this great label.
From the Silver Planet label come tracks from Yunus
Ian Wilkie and Main Element.
has released two EP’s called “Rest” and “Play” and includes the new
track “Frenetic” and a remix of “Chime” as a frontrunner for their
retrospective album “Work”. The massive hit by X-Press 2 featuring David
Byrne “Lazy” has undergone remixes by Freeform Five and Radio
Slave. Pet Shop Boys and Peter Rauhoffer have done a
collaboration and the track “Break 4 love” is to be found in a Mike
Monday remix. Futureshock remix of Green Velvet “La La
Land” is out on Credence and Sono’s “2000 guns” is out on a white
label. Timo Mass’s label four:twenty has released Jigsaw. From
the lost.language label a “Mssing Pieces EP” has been released with four
rare racks; two tracks by Tilt “I Dream” in the fantastic
Resurrection mix and “Invisible” in the supernatural dub. Miro’s
original version of ”By Your Side” is also to be found on this EP beside Salt
Tank “Eugina” in the Leama mix.
“Miss You So” has been remixed by Kay
our own DJ Asle, to be released over the summer on Media Records. Talking
about the Danish DJs and artists - True To Nature has released their
first 12” “Lusty” on USR/Renaissance and it is going to be massive. Brother
Brown with Boy George ”Generations of Love" was a big hit at
this year’s Winter Music Conference in Miami and we should see a release
shortly. Örtz “We Don’t Talk” finally gets its release in the UK
on Additive with remixes by Gordan Kaye, Draxx & Gooding,
Brother Brown and Asle. Wass “Summertime” are out on CD single just
in time for the summer and Filur “I Want You” get the Goldtrix treatment.
In Trance with CK Feltman
There’s a lot of exciting records this
month, with all the record companies eagerly anticipating that their signing
will explode in Ibiza, so that they can return safely to London for praise,
commercial crossover, and not to forget, a big fat cash-in.
Kosheens current single “Hungry”,
featuring mixes from Satoshi Tomiie and DJ Tiesto, has been described as a step
down after their hugely appraised “Hide U” and “Catch”. I don’t share
that opinion, and think it’s a song that grows on you, with the Tiesto mix as
the winner, as he is on the very anticipated (Paul) Oakenfold single,
“Southern Sun”. Out as a double vinyl, a deeper mix comes from Gabriel and
Dresden, while Sabata gives it a soft breakbeat treatment.
Pitchin’ up the tempo a bit, Future
Breeze have delivered some frighteningly effective hands-in-the-air mixes of
Danish acts Safri Duo and Barcode Brothers, and the same recipe is used on their
own tracks, “Temple Of Dreams” and the forthcoming “Ocean Of Eternity”.
It’s a trance by numbers showing of German precision, when writing those
effective riffs. Featured on Judge Jules’ Clubbed 2002 is Meteor Seven
“Universal Music”, sampling the old Warehouse classic “Party Children”
into trance euphoria, with a little help from Jam X & De Leon (Dumonde). If
you can’t get it hard enough, you should go for the second vinyl, featuring
mixes from DJ Scott Project and Paul Janes.
If you thought Safri Duo had a big hit
with “Played-A-Live” (btw: they had - It was #1 European dance track 2001!),
just wait and see the impact that “Sweet Freedom”, featuring Michael
McDonald, will have! Mixes just in from Tillmann Uhrmacher and Jan Driver, this
will be a hot item! Another track from Denmark is the annoyingly catchy “Walk
On Water” by... Catch. Ten acetates with Above & Beyond mixes are out,
receiving plays from Paul Van Dyk, Marc et Claude, Cosmic Gate, Graham Gold,
Blank & Jones and Johan Gielen. This mix is A&B straight up, which seems
to work more than well, and again we’re close to getting a European smash from
Denmark! Talking remixes, I’m actually a bit more into the Hyperion mix of
Catch, and I hope to see it out soon!
Denmark forgot all about Barsebaeck,
back when Swedish Antiloop rocked with “In My Mind” and “Believe”, and
now you’ll find these, plus six more tracks, remixed and reworked on a double
vinyl. Mixes come from Hiver & Hammer, Robbie Rivera, Filterheadz, Marc
O’Toole and others.
Saving the best for last, I present to
you the DJ Errick remix of Marco V “Godd”. This has been getting hands in
the air everywhere I’ve played it! Forget the existence of the not so likeable
original, and aim straight for this mix, if you can find it! It’s slowed down,
a bit more progressive, but turns out bangin’ like an old warehouse techno
track – suitable for tech, trance and even some prog jocks! My other fave just
arrived today, and I know I’m gonna love it dearly all through the next many
weeks... The Future Sound Of London “Papua New Guinea”, one of the defining
tracks of the genre, has been slaughtered again and again - and last year it
eventually received a worthy mix by Satoshi Tomiie. Now the story continues with
a pumped up remix by Marco V, and everywhere you’ll hear me in the near future,
you’ll hear this track!
Leeloo´s selected elements.
again it`s time for the backbencher’s comment on stars and tribes in
Copenhagen`s deep trance and psychedelic scenes - that is - as far as it is
possible to comment on the second-as less than a dead bird once falling from the
sky, it is now buried 10 feet under ground. The development within deep trance
is a somewhat different story. The firmly established employment of progressive
techno into a fertile love affair with deep minimal trance seems to have become
a fairytale on its own. Currently setting the stage in every area of our
underground scene, I dimly recognize a more united trance scene than I have
witnessed for years. This is expressed by a tendency towards people attending
more parties outside of their own traditional musical domain, showing up for the
curiosity of mixing different sounds or/and simply for the company of other kind
of audiences and other kind of expressions.
this sense I suspect the following titles to have read - and merged with the
emotions of this development.
simply see them as replicants moving with emotion and synergy in this direction.
begin with, I flicker a silent smile upon a long awaited release from Spiraltrax
in Gothenburg and producer Dag Wallin - the second “Human Blue” album has
finally become a reality. "Electric Roundabout" is a move from the
darker sound of recent productions and represents a move towards a deeper,
progressive sound. Yet Dag has still managed to keep his feeling for delicately
structured soundscapes and harmonies backed up with a chunky pumping groove. My
expectations toward this long awaited second album, produced by a - to me -
classical musical profile within deep trance, have been extremely high, but I
reckon not over exaggerated at all. Favourite tracks: Carpe Dium and Sophisticated
Mind (both are also released on 12”).
Records is a new Danish label, which I am sure we all are about to get much more
familiar with within a short period of time. The first release V/A “LUSH”,
was released among other places in Copenhagen in the beginning of May and
quickly attracted wide attention among Djs and spectators around the underground
scene. Nanobeat has been established by Jeppe Ørnkilde - also known from his
work at Iboga Records and with productions under pseudonyms such as Phony
Orphants, Fabel and Spine (not to mention that Jeppe is a fine dj as well) - and
Louie, the first female dj performing out of Denmark and the other hemisphere of
Spine. The third person behind the label is Eloïse, although so far unknown to
the Copenhagen underground scene, she is very experienced from her work at
Alliance Production in France.
to Jeppe the main idea behind the label is to bring forward the new aspect of
electronic music, both presented by new and more established artists, but in a
way that opens up corridors to other and more commercial sounds like house music
and club sounds. As this kind of fusion is becoming more and more accepted the
label has so far chosen to concentrate entirely on supporting this development
in an attempt to build bridges between trance, crossover projects and new
inspirations within techno music. In the presence of tracks from among others,
“D-techtor” -a new comet from Lissabon, a Dag Wallin alias - “Human Blue”,
and “Soul Flyer” -a magic Brazilian dj also known as Bob Cusp, I find these
ambitions very easy to acknowledge. I wish Jeppe and co. the best of luck with
this first entrance, it is nicely produced, has a fine line-up and a profound
understanding for the preferences in sound in our present underground scene.
Crosslink compilation - seldom has an upcoming release been attached with so
much attention many months before its scheduled release date. Well, now it`s
here, and what ever was expecte, I reckon we all got plenty in return. The
highly controversial co-operation between Scandinavia’s two top leading labels
within the deep minimal trance and ambient scenes - Iboga Records and Digital
Structures - is nothing but a monument in itself to the still growing curiosity
the Scandinavian underground has always had as a leading figure within European
techno music. As the producers behind the project put it themselves:
region of Oresund has always had an active cultural exchange but with the bridge
being built we decided it was time to build a cultural bridge between the
underground movements of our cities and so the idea for Cross Link was born”.
synergy created by bringing together these talented minds is instantly apparent
- currently I reckon there is no real match for it. Moving in future flow with
the mixture of deep minimal and progressive trance - both labels have once again
shown their absolute leading edge understanding within sound sorcery and
effective production of high quality electronic music in a close race with
themselves and … only very few others.Favourite track and remix: Beat
Bizarre: Out Loud / Remixed by Tegma.
Welcome once again to this issue’s What’s up. The
summer is certainly close by, as the sun has been shining and the heat has
finally come. We have missed it so much, so you better enjoy it as long as you
can. With summer comes also all the sunny hits from the Mediterranean, which
become anthems during your stay on the islands of Spain, Greece, Turkey, Italy
or Cyprus. I’ll try to spot some of them later.
But first a view into the nightlife and check what the
interesting clubs are all up to. The end of May sees no other than Roger Sanchez
in Store Vega. No further introduction needed. Same venue 2 days later and the
return of the Respect is Burning parties. This time they are paying respect to
the Parisian label Yellow.
A new weekly club has been founded by the guys behind the
website feelcph.dk. It runs under the name NotAnAverageTuesday at Stereo Bar
every Tuesday night from 9 to 3. Residents down there, are the up and coming
Casper Crump and DJ Flip, called Housekeeping when they spin together. Regular
guests like Very Disco’s Nima, Red Light District’s Tim Andresen and Jean
Eric von Baden known from LevelCPH. The same promoters bring in their favorite
London DJ Raymundo Rodriguez at LevelCPH on 22th June.
Thank fuck it’s Friday at Zoo Bar has been one of the
better pre-parties the capital has seen for a long time. From June the promoters
Rene Chu and Rasmus Skovsen from III Magazine switch to the brand new venue
PappaHotel at Kalvebod Brygge. A good choice as the music has slowly changed
from warm up tunes into more clubby sounds and the standard has gone down a
little over the past weeks. Perhaps the new venue will bring that good feeling
back to the pre-parties.
Other weekly clubs Very Disco and Red Light District both
run with great success. Wednesday and Thursday has made Barfly the mid-week
place to be. With summertime just around the corner it only gets better.
So which tunes will make it to the top in the near future?
A personal favorite and already an anthem wherever I play is London-based remix
darlings Different Gear with their first ever official single release called
“A Little Bit Paranoid”. It’s like a darker and more twisted version of
X-press 2 and “Lazy”. It’s out on Phil Howell’s City Rockers label,
which also causes damage with the colossal electro tune from Tiga &
Zyntherius named “Sunglasses At Night”.
From Defected Records we finally get Liquid People with
“Monster”. It was Pete Tong’s essential new tune a while ago and when that
guitar riff kicks in you’re gonna lose it.New from Fluential are the
Modjolaters with “Life”, and Wilson Santos returns with “Mathematical
Music”. He’s also just recently had that brilliant “So Many Times” with
Musique re-worked the U2 track last year called New Years
Dub. A follow up is close and soon coming out on Serious. Slightly commercial
stuff like last year but the same catchy style and hopefully with a remix from
Tom Middleton - the man behind the brilliant album “Sound Of The Cosmos” on
It has taken some time but at last Nick Hook’s deep and
delicious “Enchanged” is ready for release on Distinctive. It is a hard
techy house record with a strong progressive element. You might already know it
from the Global Underground compilations.
Oven Ready is out with a Scandinavian producer, Martin H
“Beyond All Doubt”. Martin is living in Sweden but originally comes from
Australia. Nevertheless it’s a fantastic percussive slice of house music that
is doing well at the moment.
And finally - Danish producers Black Powder are out on
Welt Recordings with their follow up to last years Moseferat, and once again
with a massive tune for the dance floors.
yes ya'll. April 25'th brought the best performance I ever witnessed in Vega's
small venue. Norma Jean Bell delivered the most sexy and delightful sounds to
our ears for a small hour. P3 will also broadcast the NJB interview as well as
the exclusive 3 Chairs project interview made by me Thanks to Peter from
Soulkitchen and my photographer Frederik Hilmer. Norma Jean Bell should have a
new single out in the coming months.
Heard(how is it possible to avoid him in this column) just rereleased the very
rare Gherkin Jerks on Alleviated. A Chi-town masterpiece from '88 that you MUST
get your filthy transpotter hands on. The best track "Acid Indegestion"
has over the years been sampled by the likes of Mike Dunn and Fast Eddie. GET
IT!!! Donnie Tempo's "Mental Problems" like wise on Alleviated it's
definitely worth picking up too. Also out of Chicago, Greg Cash's "The
Preacher" which unsurprisingly features a sample of a preacherman. Raw and
funky House, which unfortunately gets rarer by the hour these days. The new UR
has finally arrived and what a record!! "Transition" has excellent
drum programming, beautiful chord and string arrangements and a clever usage of
spoken words. You claim Daft Punk has funk? I tell you to check this out out and
you'll forever know what real funk is all about. Mad Mike ranks up there with
Kraftwerk as the most innovative electronic musician ever born on planet Earth.
One's "Black Water" is out in I-don't-know-how-many remixes, the
Burden brothers have made the best one. Basically they've just added some more
strings to the original, but it works really well and brings even more depth
into the production.
Wang has a new 12" out of Germany on the much respected Playhouse label,
which brought us Isolee's "Beau Mot Plage". Also, with only 3 years
delay copies of Wang's "Cherry Rain" on Balihu have made it to Loud
Music. More releases should be coming from Balihu this year. Wang's friend,
Morgan Geist, has the sublime "Moves e.p." out. The Metro Area album
is to be released in September this year, and could turn out to be one of the
most important records this year
the next volume, I'll bring a historical summary of Detroit's most important
artists and key releases.
we coninue to seek peace and tranquility in this world, the only suggestion I
to let the music take you away!!
Daniels Treasure Chest
lot of good records are coming out at the moment. Ned Flanders, local badboy from Loud 2, has got the first release out on his Echochord label. The Record is by Mikkel Metal and is available at your local import shop now. It
sounds a lot like Kompakt, so if you
are into that minimal, shuffled techno sound, go get it! Fumakilla continues it success, with a new EP by one half of Autotune
and good old Kerosene under the
name of Tulasonic. The style is the
usual, let’s all thrash the place and go bonkers techno. They never fail! Plong!
have got a new 12” out by Le Dust
Sucker, that is worth checking out: badass electrodisco, just the way we
like it. Carl Finlow has a slew of cool releases out, showcasing his own
unique blend of electro, deep techno and house. Nice! Kitty-Yo act Rechenzentrum,
have a new 12” out on Vertical Form
that is really good. It mixes electronica and minimal house with great ease and
elegance. Justus Köhncke out of Whirlpool
Productions is kicking ass with his new album, entitled ‘Was
Ist Musik?’, out on Kompakt very
soon. Pantytec, aka. Sammy
Dee and Zip, have their album ‘Pony
Slaystation’ out on Perlon about
now. Expect weird and unusual house and techno from those parts. Speaking of Perlon
, Loud have decided to throw a bash at Vega on the 25th of May. They have invited none other
than Akufen out Canada. Sure, he
releases on Force Inc. now, but
he’s also done some amazing stuff on the aforementioned Perlon. Check for his new album, it’s called ‘My Way’. For weirdness, check out the new TokTok remix of old cyberpunk heroes Sigue Sigue Sputnik and their tune ‘Everybody Loves You’. The Tok
seem to be everywhere at the moment, but it’s all fair game, since their
productions are superb. Go for everything you can lay your hands on with those
guys. Carsten Jost has a new single
out on Klang that you should buy this
instant. It is strong and intense minimal techno. Yummy! If you like your
techno, check for the new single on Playhouse
by Fabrice Lig, it’s a winner! Roskilde
Festival is getting nearer as we speak. There are some cool names this year
( and I won’t go into details with all the activities planned by Det
Store Mix posse.), for instance german electroteers Kit
Builders should be good. DJ legend Andy
Weatherall and his partner in crime Keith
Tenniswood, under his Radioactive Man-moniker,
will also be there. Apart from that, Bjørn Svin, Jaga Jazzist, Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band, SI
Futures and of course Manowar should
all be worth a listen. See u there.
Album in short
has released his “Back To Basic” double CD on React; on the same label that Anthony Pappa released his “Resolution” double CD. Sander
Kleinenberg has done his “Essential Mix” out on Warner. From Gatecrasher
comes “Digital trance”, and from Perfecto comes a 3 CD “Collection” with
all the goodies that they have released over the last few years. Bedrock have
once more made a great mix compilation, this time with Chris
Fortier. The next Bedrock mix CD is rumored to be mixed by John
Creamer & Stephane K.
Says Yes” by FC Kahuna is also in
the shops and so is Peace Division`s
“Nite:Life 010” together with Saeed
& Palash’s “Tide:edit:07”. Also Rank-1
“Symsonic” are out with their debut album and Orbital go retrospective on “Work 1987-2002”. Future Sound Of
London returns under their moniker Amorphous Androgynous with the album “The
Isness”, set to be released on the 3rd of June.
Morillo is out with ”Subliminal Sessions 3”. On Global Underground Satoshi
Tomiie has released his “Nubreed” double CD. Underwater vol. 1 mixed by
Darren Emerson and Tim Deluxe is also out. Orbital has gone “Back To Mine”
out on DMC. Head Kandi “Beach House” and “Es Vive Ibiza” will get you
into summer mode. Dirty Vegas is out with their debut album out on Credance.
Weekend Players debut “Prusuie Of Happiness” is out on Multiply/Warner
produced by Andy Cato of Groove Armada. In August a new Godskitchen 3CD
“Summer Trance” will see the light.
(Koxbox) has released a fantastic electronic mixture of deep trance and
progressive trance, called "Phutures and Options".