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New 12" Releases @ Amoeba Hollywood - Steffi, Anton Zap, Sepalcure, Ron Hardy, Son Of Sam, Isolee & More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, February 10, 2011 04:54pm | Post a Comment

Steffi
Yours & Mine LP
Ostgut Ton

On the debut album by Berlin-based Dutch DJ/producer Steffi, you will discover an even further developed producer who shares her personal journey. A long period of intense experimentation and self-discovery led to this sensitive, instinctive and extremely insightful long-player. Carefully mixing old and new, warm analog synth and drum textures flow in unison with modern studio finesse over nine tracks, each telling its own story. Ethereal, hypnotic passages and positive, uplifting messages meet temperate, slow-building vibes and heart-wrenching moments. Often, simplicity blurs into satisfying complexity. Moments of sheer joy arise against the backdrop of a rich and elegantly-controlled exploration of sound. The opening track, "Lilo," is a soothing, harmonious forecast of this deep dance music album-- swirling and reduced. A warm solid state thump drives it, however, and it becomes clear that the beauty in Steffi's house music lies in this meeting of classic, emotion-drenched melodies and bold, earthy drums. The tactile "Piem" rises and climbs with a strong late-night intensity before "Yours" featuring Virginia comes to the fore. Striking a clever balance between positive, addictive pop and straight-up club energy, this vocal-led future-classic is a loud and proud testament to how far Steffi has come -- not only as a producer, but as a DJ who understands the need for balance, control and release. Perhaps an ode to the many foundations of house that have no doubt inspired Steffi, "Arms" is a string-led jack track, a slow burner in the best sense, and all the better for it. Similarly, "Manic Moods" sells itself on the strength of its handful of carefully-crafted analog synth lines, slowly fusing to become one while her beats urge us forward. The urgent sci-fi tones and extended soaring strings of "Mine" bring it back to the club as heady images of warehouses past, present and future flash before you. This retro-futurism is then taken further with the muscular "Nightspacer," whose NY house roots are fleshed out by blossoming pads and an unstoppable, throbbing, traveling vibe. Drawing the album towards its close, the deeply spaced "You Own My Mind," featuring Virginia's beautifully smooth vocals, washes over and wraps around you in a melancholic blanket of sound. Deeply personal to the last, "Moving Lips" could be that special last embrace; one more moment to end the night and yet keep you longing for more.

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New 12" Releases 12/9 @ Amoeba Hollywood - James Blake, Isolee, Space Dimension Controller, Holger Czukay and More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, December 9, 2010 11:20am | Post a Comment


James Blake
LIMIT TO YOUR LOVE 10”
Atlas

His stunning cover of FEIST & CHILLY GONZALES showcases the melancholy soul of JAMES' voice mixed with moments of shuddering bass and a deliberate manipulation of silent spaces. This is truly a stunning piece of modern music. Do not miss out on this! 1-sided.
Listen to "Limit To Your Love" here:






Most Of This Moment
ISOLEE REMIXES
Most Of This Moment

Beautiful deep house 12". Melodious beats and pulsating rhythms mixed with some NY garage-styled female vocals. Catchy but deep and underground, too. Comes with two remixes from ISOLEE (remix and dub). Limited (500x) hand stamped white label 12".






Space Dimension Controller
TEMPORARY THRILLZ EP D12”
R&S

This SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER EP contains intergalactic slow jams, deep club excursions, and midtempo space funk, all with trademark soul, depth, and finesse. With 6 tracks total, 4 locked grooves. Repressed and back in stock.
Listen to "Kaleidoscopic Ecstasy" here:


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New Electronic 12" Releases 9/29 @ Amoeba Hollywood - Marko Furstenberg, Phonique, Isolee, Luke Hess, Holger Zilske & More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, September 29, 2010 03:52pm | Post a Comment



MARKO FURSTENBERG

Counter Mode EP 12"
Artless

The Mojuba sub-label brings you two new tunes from the vaults of dub techno ambassador Marko Fürstenberg. These two tracks of pure dub techno magic build a seamless connection to his previous releases and capture the special sound and feel of a true Fürstenberg track -- how it can only be done for this label.

Listen to "070120" here:





PHONIQUE

Perfect Stranger 12"
Dessous

"Perfect Stranger" is taken from Phonique's album Kissing Strangers (DES 015CD) and is a powerful modern house cut reflecting the many elements of Phonique's intricate sound. Blending raw, soulful throw-downs with tight and crisp next-level production, perfect for those late-night moments when rave is the only option. Phonogenic & Sasse carefully craft an ear-tingling remix -- ever so funky, clear and direct. Guti remixes "Perfect Stranger" into a roaring percussive journey, full of tumbling congas, dramatic fills and fx.

Listen to Phonogenic & Sasse remix here:


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