Saturday, June 25, 2011

[digital] Butch - Avangarde EP

Artist(s): Butch
Name: Avangarde
Genre: tech-house, deep-house
Label: Cecille
Catalog: CEC022
No. of tracks: 4
Type: unmixed


01. Big Futt
02. Sweet In The Morning
03. Bless Us
04. Sweet in The Morning (Extended Vocal Mix)


There`s a lot of talking about the new Cecille record, and everyone is eager to hear Butch dropping 3 new tracks at the well known label. I know that Nick Curly maintains a very high level of quality of the releases, and has also done so in this case.

Friday, June 24, 2011

[vinyl][digital] V.A. - Trapez Ltd 100 (Anniversary Edition) - Part 2

Artist(s): Butch, Mihalis Safras, Lucio Aquilina, Red Robin & Jakob Hilden, M In & Jonas, David Keno, Roland M Dill, Amir, Marcus Sur; remixes by Amir, M In, BNZO, Sebastian Porter, Sam Ball, Crowdkillers, Shane Berry
Name: Trapez Ltd 100 (Anniversary Edition) - Part 2
Genre: tech-house, house
Label: Trapez Ltd
Catalog: TRAPEZ ltd 101
No. of tracks: 8
Type: unmixed


01. Mihalis Safras – Interafrica (Amir remix)
02. Lucio Aquilina – Disco Bus (M In remix)
03. Butch – Reshef (BNZO remix)
04. Red Robin & Jakob Hilden – Snapdragon (Sebastian Porter remix)
05. Mucky Pups aka M In & Jonas – Ambam
06. David Keno – Alive
07. Roland M Dill – I`ll be There (Sam Ball remix)
08. Amir – Rocky Mountain (Crowdkillers remix)
09. Marcus Sur – Down With The Ship (Shane Berry remix)


Trapez Ltd is celebrating it`s 100th release by a double compilation featuring excellent tech house. This is the second part, and the review for the first you can find here. The compilations feature remixes to known tracks from the previous 99 releases, reworked by the labels`s artists, and featuring two new ones in the rooster. Remerc was the first, now it`s time for Sebastian Porter.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

[digital] Huxley - Shower Scene EP

Artist(s): Huxley; remixes by Mic Newman and Chris Lattner
Name: Shower Scene
Genre: deep-house, house
Label: Act Natural Records
Catalog: ANR002
No. of tracks: 5


01. Shower Scene
02. Shower Scene (Mic Newman Remix)
03. Terrorised
04. Like One
05. Like One (Chris Lattner Remix)


A blend of quality house and deep-house on Huxley`s new EP, featuring 3 tracks and 2 remixes from Mix Newman and Chris Lattner.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

[digital] Gorge - Henrietta EP

Artist(s): Gorge; remix by Jacksonville
Name: Henrietta
Genre: deep-house
Label: Katchuli
Catalog: KATCH010
No. of tracks: 3


01. Henrietta
02. Monday Love
03. Henrietta (Jacksonville Remix)


The boss of 8bit displays his love for Chicago deep house with his new EP, out on the German label called Katchuli, also his own imprint. Two original tracks are followed by a remix of one of the label`s artists, Jacksonville.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

[vinyl][CD] V.A. - FAT 5zig (Limited Edition Box Set)

Artist(s): Douglas Greed, Monkey Maffia, Mathias Kaden, Daniel Stefanik, Marek Hemmann, Kadebostan, Krause Duo, Taron-Trekka, Robag Wruhme, Juno6, No Accident In Paradise
Name: FAT 5zig
Genre: tech-house, house, techno, deep-house, minimal
Label: Freude Am Tanzen
Catalog: FAT050
No. of tracks: 8 (vinyl), 12 (CD)
Type: Limited Edition Box Set


A1. Douglas Greed feat. Delhia De France - Back Room Deal
A2. Monkey Maffia - Cruciate Ligament Dub
B1. Mathias Kaden - Red Walls
B2. Daniel Stefanik - Tension In Leipzig
C1. Marek Hemmann feat. Fabian Reichelt - Pictures
C2. Kadebostan - Mon Petit Soleil D`Algerie
D1. Krause Duo - Drunkie Skunkie
D2. Taron- Trekka - Noo Sun

CD1. Kadebostan - Mother Cries
CD2. Robag Wruhme - Haftbolle
CD3. Juno6 - Guununk
CD4. No Accident in Paradise - Exit9


Freude Am Tanzen is a label that keeps its quality standards that high, and because of that it has only 50 releases in 13 years of existence. And quality you should expect in this limited box album, containing 2 vinyl, a 12-track CD including the tracks on the vinyl and 4 bonus ones, a 2-sided poster and some stickers. The motto is "cook your own soup". And before you ask me about that weird slogan, I`ll tell you that it is a German figure of speech, encompassing the fact that you add your own unique flavor to what you are doing.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

[event] Tiesto, Snatt & Vix ... 18.06.2011 @ Arenele Romane, Bucharest

The man that was named 3 consecutive times the number one DJ by Dj Magazine,with 6 studio albums and more than a decade in the business of trance, Tiesto, will entertain the crowds in Bucharest, at Arenele Romane, this saturday starting from 10PM, after a warm-up by romanians Snatt & Vix.

Tickets for the event hosted by The Mission have the following price:

50 RON (12 Euro) in advance
70 RON (17 Euro) at the door
100 RON (23 Euro) VIP tickets

The official Facebook page for the event:

Cya there!!! And now some music:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

[vinyl][digital] V.A. - Trapez Ltd 100 (Anniversary Edition) - Part 1

Artist(s): Butch, Mihalis Safras, Ryan Crosson, Italoboyz, Worthy, Blind Minded, Lucio Aquilina; remixes by Remerc, Roland M Dill & Mozambeat, Deep´A & Biri, Mihalis Safras, Marcus Sur, Fabrice Lig
Name: Trapez Ltd 100 (Anniversary Edition) - Part 1
Genre: tech-house
Label: Trapez Ltd
Catalog: TRAPEZ ltd 100
No. of tracks: 4 (vinyl), 8 (digital)
Type: unmixed


01. Butch – Muskatnuss (Remerc remix)(A1)
02. Mihalis Safras – Interafrica (Roland M Dill & Mozambeat remix)(A2)
03. Ryan Crosson – Gotham Road (Deep´A & Biri remix)(B1)
04. Butch – Earth (Mihalis Safras remix)(B2)
05. Italoboyz – Rosa Fresquissima
06. Worthy – Ah Chord (Marcus Sur remix)
07. Blind Minded – Vu Le Vous Parle
08. Lucio Aquilina – Disco Bus (Fabrice Lig remix)


The last few weeks we celebrated 5 years of 8bit, with two compilations full of tech and deep house (reviews are here and here). Now, another one of my favorite labels, Trapez Ltd, sub-label of Traum Schallplatten, has a motive for celebration, after almost 10 years of existence and 100 of releases. So, we have 2 parts (the second counted as Trapez Ltd 101), 17 tracks (of which 8 are on 100) and a vinyl (the songs on it are marked with their place on the record, on the right side of the playlist).

Friday, June 10, 2011

[digital] V.A. - 5 Years 8bit (Part 2)

Artist(s): Veitengruber, Manuel Moreno, Gorge, Nico Lahs, Dubshape, UGLH & Federico Locci, Domy, Wollion & Dualton, Quell, Gorge, Nick Curly, Rills, Joe Montana, Marcin Czubala & Metrobox, Steffen Deux; remix by Daniel Dubb
Name: 5 Years 8bit (Part 2)
Genre: tech-house, deep-house
Label: 8Bit
Catalog: 8BITCD004
No. of tracks: 15
Type: unmixed + mixed by Steffen Deux


01. Veitengruber – Wish You Just Stay *
02. Manuel Moreno – Tindra *
03. Gorge – Xaxax
04. Nico Lahs – Reality Maybe *
05. Dubshape – Project No. 5
06. UGLH & Federico Locchi – Is Deep *
07. Domy – Love Me Right Now *
08. Wollion & Dualton – Fakin’ Pages *
09. Quell – Direk *
10. Gorge – My Boots (Daniel Dubb Pitchy Shifty Remix)
11. Nick Curly – Funf *
12. Rills – Follow The Boing *
13. Joe Montana – Sunrise
14. Marcin Czubala & Metrobox – Rosegirl *
15. Steffen Deux – Shosholoza *


The celebration continues for 8bit, with the second (and sadly) the final part of their 5 years compilation, featuring 15 track from which 11 were previously not released. And what superb pieces of music they are. As usual, tech and deep house are kept at the highest standards by this German label and it`s two bosses, Nick Curly and Gorge. The review for the first part is here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

[digital] Guti & Luca Bacchetti - Esa Nena Quiere


Artist(s): Guti & Luca Bacchetti
Name: Esa Nena Quiere
Genre: house
Label: Defected
Catalog: DFTD301D
No. of tracks: 2


01. Finale
02. Esa Nena Quiere


I`ve seen Guti play live on NYE and I became fond of his producer skills. This talented man released his work in the famous record labels Desolat, Wolf+Lamb, Cadenza, Monique Musique & Crosstown Rebels. Now it is the turn of Defected, and Guti paired with Luca Bacchetti to create this wonderful 2 track EP.

Monday, June 6, 2011

[CD][digital] Above & Beyond - Group Therapy

Artist(s): Above & Beyond
Name: Group Therapy
Genre: trance
Label: Anjunabeats
Catalog: ANJCD024D
No. of CDs: 1
Type: unmixed


01. Filmic
02. Alchemy (featuring Zoë Johnston)
03. Sun & Moon (featuring Richard Bedford)
04. You Got To Go (featuring Zoë Johnston)
05. Black Room Boy (vocals by Tony McGuinness and Richard Bedford)
06. Giving It Out (featuring Zoë Johnston)
07. On My Way To Heaven (featuring Richard Bedford)
08. Prelude
09. Sun In Your Eyes
10. Love Is Not Enough (featuring Zoë Johnston)
11. Every Little Beat (featuring Richard Bedford)
12. Sweetest Heart (featuring Zoë Johnston)
13. Thing Called Love (featuring Richard Bedford)
14. Only A Few Things (featuring Zoë Johnston)
15. Eternal


I ordered a while back the Limited Collector`s Edition of Group Therapy (in the form of a 40-pages hardcover book, containing the CD, a bonus disk with videos and an exclusive half-hour interview, handwritten lyrics, sleeve notes and autographs from the group). You can find it here.Because the dispatch day is in July (for some reason) Anjunabeats was kind enough to send me the mp3 album. I don`t need to listen to an Above & Beyond album to buy it, I love their style and consider them my #1 in trance, along with Paul van Dyk.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

[vinyl] Mathias Kaden - Studio 10 LP

Artist(s): Mathias Kaden
Name: Studio 10
Genre: tech-house, deep-house, house
Label: Vakant
Catalog: VA030
No. of vinyls: 2
Type: gatefold


A1. Intro Ducing (feat. Florian Schirmacher) *
A2. 1981 (feat. Gjaezon)
A3. Mascleta
B1. Ikenga
B2. Defender *
B3. Chazz
C1. State of Stasis (feat. Gjaezon)
C2. Roots *
C3. Kawaba (feat. Tomomi Ukomori)
D1. Panic Stricken (feat. Ian Simmonds)
D2. Lowrey
D3. Re Menor (feat. Florian Schirmacher)


Lately, Mathias Kaden won my respect and my appreciation with his original music. And after I heard his album, out on Onur Ozer`s Vakant, I knew it had to be in my vinyl collection. It consists of 12 tracks and it can be found also as a CD and as a digital download. Three of the tracks are really short (marked with a *), Intro Ducing having 4 minutes and Defender and Roots under one minute. That explains how 12 tracks could fit on just 2 vinyl.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

[vinyl] Alex Picone - Furby Floppy EP


Artist(s): Alex Picone
Name: Furby Floppy
Genre: tech-house
Label: Cadenza
Catalog: Cadenza 27
No. of vinyls: 1
Type: normal


A: Floppy
B: Furby


I really dig Alex Picone`s style, that`s why his Motherland EP was among the first items reviewed on my blog (refresh your memory by clicking here). He`s got only 6 releases but I`m sure we will hear from him again. Furby Floppy is my favorite one, and I searched many months for this release, out of stock at almost every shop. And no wonder why...