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Moodroom Presents: Peter Pardeike (Innervisions)

Alright folks. This Saturday 3rd October, the Courtyard Theatre is the place to be. Preferably between the hours of 5pm and midnight.

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Wherefore, we hear you ask. Well. Our pals who make up the Moodroom Collective are finally having their first London launch party having run parties all the way oop narth for the last five years.

This excellent mix from one of the ‘MC’-heads is a good taster of what to expect from the collective – with a tracklisting featuring the likes of Frankey & Sandrino, Edu Imbernon and Tale Of Us we were drawn in immediately:

This Saturday they’re taking over the intimate, Grade II-listed theatre space over on Hoxton square and filling it with a Funktion One soundsytem, a shed load of intimate lights and a killer booking in Peter Pardeike of Innervisions fame.

He’s a star on the rise and you’ll rarely be able to catch him again in such surroundings. A particular favourite of ours was his work with Marcus Worgull on the Lenoix EP:

Tickets for this unique event can be bought on RA here. If you wanna tell your pals, have a look at the event on Facebook here too. The lads have teamed up with Avant Garde’s night at Oval Space featuring Weval and Trentemoller. That one should be just starting as the Moodroom Collective finish up shop. Details on the deal on tickets for that on the RA site too.

Aaand finally, check out Peter Pardeike’s recent Muting The Noise podcast to give you an idea of the kind sets he throws down:

Innervisions 50th Release

German techno and house music pioneers Innervisions have reached a half-century of imprints. They’ve done it in style too, with a bumper four-part, nine-track release…

The opening exchanges – IV50.I – belong to Recondite and his release ‘PSY EP’, the title track of which is soaring tech-house, with a distinctive Innervisions feels to it. It’s one you’re sure to be hearing a lot more of in the coming months.

Frankey & Sandrino  are at the helm for IV50.II – ‘Save EP’. Slower tempo than ‘PSY’, both tracks are gradually-building deep house. ‘The Edge’ was featured on Innervisions head honcho Dixon’s Essential Mix last year – it’s a bomb…(Dixon seems to have his eye in at the moment too, FYI).

IV50.III sees Diynamic Music stalwart David August release ‘Epikur’, which first came to our attention earlier in the year (it’s sensational). On the reverse, ‘Agatha’ again combines that thumping beat with shimmering synths and pads.

Finishing this epic release, is Orson Wells. IV50.IV – ‘Endless’ – features three tracks. ‘Obsidian’, is ebbing and flowing techno, an awkward sound that is seemingly relieved before the end with the introduction of a crushing bass line. ‘Nightshift’ is urgent house, up-tempo but with that strong emotive feeling that is present in Innervisions work. Finally, ‘Endless’ the EP’s title track sounds like something that you might expect to hear from Henry Saiz or Guy J.

Innervisions are one of the most revered labels operating at the moment. Dixon plays London tomorrow, at a sold out, all night takeover of Studio Space in Wapping (tickets are still available for Recondite joining Scuba for the warm-up tonight, as part of a Hydra double-header.)

If you missed out on tickets for this weekend, fear not – Innervisions will be taking their Lost in a Moment party on tour, and it will be swinging through London in October.

Get. It. In. The. Diary.

Phew. That’s probably more Teutonic techno than you’re used to from us here at HD, but we like to keep you on your toes.

Human Drizzle’s Top 10 Tracks of 2015

Another close run thing this year, but we have settled on our top 10 tracks – which can all be found in our Best of 2015 playlist here. Enjoy.

1. DJ Koze – XTC: Our no. 1 track of 2015 goes to DJ Koze ‘XTC’. Our first reaction to this year’s chart-topper – released mid-summer on Pampa Records – was one of indifference, but hearing it played by Mano Le Tough and Dixon at Dekmantel forced us into a rapid rethink. We’ve always been a stickler for more melancholic dancefloor music, and ‘XTC’ fits right into that category. In a strong year for house and techno, ‘XTC’ was our unanimous first choice.

2. Fatima Yamaha – What’s A Girl To Do: The year’s most memorable hook was conjured up by (surprisingly) male, (surprisingly) Dutch producer Fatima Yamaha. Scarlett Johansson’s angsty vocal sample is the perfect counterpart to the instantly-recognisable tune, and the two combine to create 2015’s most atmospheric floor-filler.

3. Jamie XX – Gosh: Jamie xx has produced many moments of magic over the past couple of years. But alongside ‘All Under One Roof Raving’ (which appeared in our Top 10 of 2014), the harsh opening and lush crescendo of ‘Gosh’ stand out as a testament to the 27-year-old’s ability to craft music that is both accessible and affecting.

4. Bicep – Just: It was a superb year for the Belfast duo, including a relentlessly busy touring schedule, a residency at XOYO and a crate full of releases that attracted high praise all round. With its breakbeat beauty, ‘Just’ was easily the standout for us, and simple though it may be, it was one of our tunes of the year.

5. Percussions – Digital Arpeggios: In yet another big year for Four Tet, Kieran Hebden’s biggest track actually came under his Percussions moniker. First appearing as part of his Essential Mix with Jamie xx, it’s an epic slow-building masterpiece that made an impression on dancefloors across the globe.

6. Frankey & Sandrino – Acamar: 2015 was another hugely successful year for all-conquering Berlin label, Innervisions. Amongst the now annual event of head honcho Dixon being voted the world’s best DJ by the readers of Resident Advisor, and a series of ambitious parties across the globe, they also found time to release some music. ‘Acamar’, by German duo Frankey & Sandrino, first came to our attention at the turn of the year. It’s a testament to the tune’s brilliance that we’re still loving it 12 months on.

7. Hubie Davison – Sanctified: This disco-infused gem finally saw a vinyl-only release on Midland’s ReGraded label back in November. It’s a catchy number and there are no surprises that the label head has been rinsing it in his sets throughout the year.

8. Adam Port – E Sound Edit: This track was one of the highlights of our party at Basing House. The meandering guitar and shuffling percussion are a winning combination from Berlin producer Adam Port, and we look forward to hearing more from him in 2016.

9. Fort Romeau – All I Want (Massimiliano Pagliara Remix): Italian-born MassPag preps one of the highlights of Fort Romeau’s ‘Insides’ LP for the dancefloor. Be patient with this one and you will be rewarded. Out on the ever-glowing Ghostly International.

10. Lauer – Mausback: With its range of genres and nod to early eighties synth pop, Lauer’s ‘Borndom’ LP was one of our favourite albums of the year. ‘Mausback’ is one of its more balearic moments, and it shows clearly why the Tuff City Kids producer is one of Europe’s most underrated.

Human Drizzle: The Playlist, December 2015

Regular readers may be aware that our playlist game has been far from strong of late, and for that we sincerely apologise. However we can assure you it’s worth the wait. There’s a lot of good music on this one.

In the past month Hubie Davison’s disco-sampling ‘Sanctified’ finally got a release on Midland’s ReGraded label, and Future Classic have been busy nurturing new psych-pop band World Champion. Kidnap Kid’s channelling a deeper, nigh-Innervisions style to his production and Auntie Flo released one of our albums of the year.

Plus new tracks from HD faves Lorca, Doc Daneeka, Dusky and a whole lot more. It’s a real goodie. And you can take this overdue bundle of joy as purely an appetiser for our Best of 2015 playlist, due to land in a couple of weeks.

All that’s left is for you to press play and for us to wish you a whole load of peace and goodwill this Christmas. Have a good one.

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OFF Sonar Barcelona

HD returned a little bleary-eyed yesterday from the 2015 edition of OFF Sonar, a week of parties put on in stunning locations around Barcelona.

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Once a year, the Catalan city plays host to Sonar and its partner festival OFF Sonar, producing line-ups that rival Ibiza opening week in venues ranging from hillside monasteries to hidden beach coves. We know you’re busy, so here’s our best effort at summing up the madness in your 5 minute coffee-break.

First up was Poble Espanyol, the 1920s museum in hillside of Mt. Montjuic, for the showcase of Mano le Tough and The Drifter’s label, Maeve. Despite a lineup that boasted Innervisions‘ head honcho Ame and the emerging talent of Aera, it was Mano himself that stole the show with a sunset session that will stay long in the memory. Here’s a taster:

Next up was Resident Advisor’s night at el Monasterio, another stunning hilltop spot on the outskirts of Barcelona. With a varied lineup that featured Pearson Sound, Felicita and Andy Stott, the music flew across genres, sometimes giving the night an uneven feel. That was until the much-anticipated duo of Gerd Janson & Jackmaster took to the decks for a disco masterclass, playing tunes like THIS:

Saturday night meant a trip to the beach to enjoy the delights of Solomun’s Diynamic Records, specifically David August’s ambient live set followed by Adriatique. The Swiss Duo unsurprisingly played a lot of their productions, including this beauty

Sunday brought around the crux of the trip, the Social Music City night at Plaza Major, an old town square inside Poble Espanyol. The lineup boasted wall-to-wall giants including DJ Koze, Maceo Plex and Tale of Us. DJ Koze, given the difficult earlier set, appeared to single-handedly bring the sun down with this one

Facing down the festival equivalent of Day 23 of the Tour de France, we summoned the last of our energies for the evening session. Feeding off a crowd on their last night of a draining week, Maceo Plex laid down a closing set piled high with emotional melodies. Imagine a full orchestral breakdown followed by this and you’ll pretty much get the picture.

Despite all this, we barely scratched the surface of the events on offer. We missed an all-nighter curated by Tim Sweeney, a Villalobos pool party, Nina Kraviz in an aircraft hanger and countless others. Where we did make it though, the venues were surreal, the crowds were friendly and the tunes were always spot on. See you there next year.

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Recondite – Levo

German producer Recondite is known for his tough yet emotionally fragile brand of techno. ‘Caldera’ was one of the big tracks of the summer, and perfectly encapsulates the style we’re talking about.

His latest release – the 55th put out by Innervisions – is something of a departure. He’s dropped the hard-hitting aspect of his recent work, and focussed on the emotion. It’s no great surprise; ‘Levo’ and ‘Garbo’ are both tracks that would fit into a DJ performance by Innervisions boss Dixon.

Out as of yesterday.

 

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Chopstick & Johnjon – Dreading the Light (Frankey & Sandrino Remix)

Innervisions cohorts Frankey & Sandrino are back with a free giveaway for you.

The Berlin house-duo served up one of our favourite releases of 2014 – ‘The Edge’ formed part of Innervisions bumper 50th release back in March. We’ve yet to tire of it.

Here they are on remix duty, giving their increasingly identifiable twist to Chopstick & Johnjon’s ‘Dreading The Light’. It may not be usual post-weekend fodder (we’ll post some David Gray shortly) but it’s too good to not bring to your attention.

Nice. And it’s yours for free.

 

 

Front To Back – One Day

You thought one festival post was enough for today, didn’t you? Wrong. Party time.

One Day is a new day-nighter, held just outside of London on the 21st of June. It’s hosted by Front To Back, who are also heavily involved with July’s excellent Farr Festival, whilst the music is taken care of by Innervisions, Rush Hour, Saints Don’t Sleep and friends of Human Drizzle, Bade Records.

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This isn’t a festival though; they are harking back to the old parties of the early 90’s that used to litter the home counties. To be honest, we missed out on the original scene due to being in Play Group, so we’re going to check it out and we’re really excited.

There’s plenty going on and One Day have managed to pull together a very interesting mix of artists. The day session offers disco and lots of it, headed up by Amsterdam’s Tom Trago, who has done this exclusive mix for Front To Back…

…and Hunee, who will be rubbing some funk on it…

They’ll be joined by San Proper and Maxi Mill. There’s additional support in Tent 2 from the Saints Don’t Sleep ensemble. We like this particular mix that Larj Hans & The OK Jones Band did for Trouble Vision last year.

As night falls, the BBQs will be tidied away, the cocktails will have taken their hazy hold, sunkissed skin will be tightening up and the Funktion One will drop down a level as a hugely talented line up gives us enough house and techno to keep things bubbling until 6 am.

Where to start here…

Firstly, Innervisions duo Marcus Worgull and Konstantin Sibold will be bringing some Berlin gravitas to the night time, thanks to their readily identifiable brand of ‘smart house’.

Meanwhile, the boys from Bade are out in force and will dropping some of our favourite tracks of 2014. Here’s a little preview of what to expect, as selected and carefully put together by James Sison and Edward Antonio.

If you want further insight (you won’t) into our budding love affair with Bade and the guys playing next Saturday, then look no further than here, here and here.

Goddamn we’re up for it after going through all those tunes. What else do you need to know? Oh yes, there’s a campsite for those that need to grab some shut-eye before returning to the real world, and 21 June is the summer solstice, so…it’s…a…really…long day…ideal for maximising…dancing (I guess that’s the idea behind the whole thing, isn’t it?).

All that’s left to do is GET A TICKET and come join us. Chop chop!

 

 

Alexander Christian – Lente

Fresh from hosting room two at Tessellate’s Plan B party this Saturday, the Bade Records boys are back with their second release. It’s an absolute gem too. Dutch producer Alexander Christian makes his debut on these pages with the ‘Lente’ EP.

The first track – ‘Lente’ – is a slow burning, brooding tune, which evolves to reveal an ‘atmospheric horn for the ages’ (their words, not ours). This is top stuff from Alexander. ‘Bloom’ on the B-side might just pip it though; a patient, dreamy synth ride with a deep beat. Perhaps we prefer it because it’s only Monday lunchtime and we’re still coming to terms with things, but both tracks are well worth investing some time in this afternoon.

Available for you to purchase on the 30th June. We’re also very excited to be checking out Alexander Christian in the flesh at One Day festival a week on Saturday. He’ll be there alongside other Bade Records alumni Kesper, James Sison and Ben Böhmer, as well as Tom Trago, Marcus Worgull, Konstantin Sibold, and a host of others on the Innervisions stage.

We’ll see you down there.

Daniel Bortz & Sascha Sibler – Young World EP

Innervisions keeping it very simple and melodic on their 51st release. 

German duo Daniel Bortz and Sascha Sibler combine on the two-track ‘Young World’ EP. After the fanfare of their bumper half century celebrations, this is a display of restraint from the label. The music doesn’t suffer as a consequence.

Out on vinyl and digital May 12th.
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