Hernán Cattáneo : Resident (Delta FM 90.3) - Episode 042
01. Dan Drastic - Noodle Stories (Martin Buttrich Remix) [Moon Harbour Recordings | MHR059-6]
02. Tres - Sunrise (Dots And Pearls LP) [Cocoon Recordings | CORLP029]
03. Caytas & Patz - Are You Afraid (Joel Mull Dub) [Truesoul | TRUE1233]
04. Malandra Jr - Conquest (Dark Soul Project Remix) [Cocoon Recordings | Promo]
05. Unknown - Himawari [Unknown]
01. Li-Polymer - Supernatural
02. Kasey Taylor - Out With The Old (Rodskeez Remix) [Vapour Recordings | VP111]
03. Chris Richardson - Philadelphia (Diyo Remix) [Stripped Digital | 097-SD]
04. Mathew Lynch - Interstellar Space [Mistique Digital | MISTD137]Release Notes:01. Dan Drastic - Noodle Stories (Martin Buttrich Remix) [Moon Harbour Recordings | MHR059-6]
Since “Slice Of Life”, his last EP release on Moon Harbour, Dan Drastic has been anything but idle. He’s released on Luna Records and Rrygular and contributed several tracks to the Moon Harbour compilations “Ten Years of Moon Harbour” and “Moon Harbour Joints Vol. 2”. Since October 2011 he has been taking turns with Luna City Express at hosting the Moon Harbour Radio Show and is still an essential part of the Moon Harbour Labelflights at the Leipzig Distillery.
He is ringing in 2012 with an eclectic EP. The title track, “Noodle Stories“, as well as the track “Los Pollos Hermanos”, are perfect for the time between warm-up and peak in the club: they are deep but have more than enough energy to get the dance floor moving. Martin Buttrich takes a more minimal approach in his remix of “Noodle Stories”, transforming the track into a subtle tech-house stomper. With “Fish Fingers And Custard”, Dan Drastic shows his rave side. The groove of the track is dense and driving and reaches its climax through an utterly effective chord sequence.
Released by: Moon Harbour
Release/catalogue number: MHR059-6
Release date: Jan 18, 2012 02. Tres - Sunrise (Dots And Pearls LP) [Cocoon Recordings | CORLP029]
Right before Christmas, it's the perfect time to pause for a moment and to draw a balance of the past year. Cocoon Recordings' eleventh year of operation was characterised by pacesetting compilations: the "K" composition designed an intensive vision of modern electronic dance music, and also "Eleven Years" was a Techno retrospective and an outlook at the same time. And if this wasn't enough already, Cocoon now puts a very special Christmas gift under our tree, the "Dots and Pearls" double vinyl compilation. Eight tracks by eight different artists (plus one bonus track in the digital version), newcomers and old hands, compete to be the listener's winter favourite.
It all starts with DJ and producer Patrick Gallenmüller aka Pele from Rosenheim who fully relies on the deep reflex of Dub Techno with his long runner "Nothing Else", while Frank Lorber together with Bernd Maus and Eric Besier as Tres continue their success story of last year's EP "Tres presents Uno a Cuatro" with a mysterious and soulful Dub House modernism ("Sunrise"). Martin Ferrer Vega aka Mar-T can look back on a more than 12-year-long career as resident DJ at Amnesia (Ibiza) – so, it's no surprise that his Tribal House rocker "Dolce Vita" really makes you dance. At the end of the B side, the record features a true winner track: on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the friendship between Germany and Japan, Sven Väth announced a producer contest, and Yunyamabe's "3745.8", the winner track, already whets the appetite for next summer with its melancholy tropical mood.
On the second record, Dutch shooting star Egbert delivers his most energetic track to date with "Hallucinogeen", while Sardinian multi-talent Alessio Mereu's intensive "Regret" doesn't hide his basic musical education and designs a sensual masterpiece in between Mediterranean spirit and the aesthetics of Detroit Techno. The Mobilee discoveries Marco Freivogel and Ingo Gansera aka Exercise One from Berlin are acting in a very strict way, and their gnawing noise-stressed hypno monster "Top Score (Stop Thinking!)" on side D is the highlight of their current live set. Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton aka Audiofly still top their Get Physical long player "Follow My Liebe" and bewitch the listener with a hypnotic Dark House jewel ("Which came first"), whose organ sounds and Chicago-like vocals will make the one or other club night freak out.03. Caytas & Patz - Are You Afraid (Joel Mull Dub) [Truesoul | TRUE1233]
Alex Caytas and Aleks Patz make their debut on Truesoul with a deeply hypnotic and darkly flavored cut, Are You Afraid; pairing a rolling groove with shadowy suspense-laden brass and ominous sounding vocals to create a distinctive late-night mood changer.
The remix selection makes for an all-Swedish line up with Nihad Tule and Joel Mull. Tule creates a rougher version; using a harsh kick and dynamic percussion to toughen things up, while Mulls Dub Edit stays closer to the deepness of the original but injects flavor via gruff bass, tense pads and a mind-warping vocal re-arrangement.
Format: 12", Digital
Released by: Truesoul
Release/catalogue number: TRUE1233
Release date: Jan 23, 201204. Malandra Jr - Conquest (Dark Soul Project Remix) [Cocoon Recordings | Promo]
The original of 'Conquest' was released on the 'Dots And Pearls' LP [VA | CORLP029] .. see track 2.
Simon Pietro (aka Malandra Jr) is from Rome. His music is based on percussive rhythmics very dark and deep, alternating fantastic paradises and bucolic melodies; the result is a cool techno for dancing and for listening, his live set are almost all based on improvisation, everything painted with strong bass-line and slick case, in perfect underground style!
Here Dark Soul Project from Buenos Aires is on remix duty, clocking up yet another Resident appearance.05. Unknown - Himawari [Unknown]
Himawari! is a Japanese anime series. Himawari Hinata is the female lead of the story. She was rescued by a ninja, ever since then, she had sworn to become a ninja. The story begins with her trying to gain entry into the ninja academy.06. Li-Polymer - Supernatural
Fabio Pereira is Li-Polymer [Balkan Connection | System Recordings | Underground City Music], a Portuguese producer/dj from Madeira that has been gaining a place in the international production of electronic music.
He's genre is directed to deep house, with strong tendencies to progressive house. Dedicated to the art of musical construction for several years, started to release his first release by the german Plusquam Division and has been signing contracts with other label's such as the acclaimed Balkan Connection (Proton Radio's family) and Liquid Grooves, two international electronic music and recognised for all the fans of the music industry, and such more independent label's.07. Kasey Taylor – Out With The Old (Rodskeez Remix) [Vapour Recordings | VP111]
After a chaotic new years, Vapour Recordings returns with the first release for 2012 and this time label boss Kasey Taylor delivers a great EP to kick start the year.Out with the Old consists of 3 mixes.The original will put you in a hypnotic daze, while remix duties on this one come from Sydneys Rodskeez, who delivers a fantastic tech groover and then Kassey Voorn turns in a very classic sounding main room anthem.08. Chris Richardson - Philadelphia (Diyo Remix) [Stripped Digital | 097-SD]
Essex boy Chris Richardson serves up his first full release on Stripped Digital. The package includes remixes from Diyo, Stuart King, Justin Steel and Alien Tom. Support from Hernan Cattaneo, John Digweed, Martin Garcia, BsAs Deep, Fady Ferraye, Guy Mantzur, Omid 16b, Denis A, Marcelo Vasami and more.
Released by: Stripped Digital
Release/catalogue number: 097-SD
Release date: Feb 29, 201209. Mathew Lynch - Interstellar Space [Mistique Digital | MISTD137]
Mathew Lynch is another hot new producer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Those with an encyclopedic knowledge of Resident may recall Mathew from Episode 017 and the unsigned Water Waves. This track was subsequently picked up as part of a three track EP on Mistique Music's Digital arm [MIST105] and its great to see have have decided to sign even more of Mathew Lynch's music, although you will have to wait until April for a release.