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Interview with Penner & Muder

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, July 20, 2010 05:09pm | Post a Comment
Penner & Muder Same Monkeys Different Zoo album art
From the opening keys of the piano-led intro and first full track ‘Let The Music Play,’ there’s a beautiful and slightly melancholic thread throughout Penner & Muder's Same Monkeys Different Zoo. This is a house album, however, and groove does not suffer as the stripped back drum&vox of ‘All About You’ aptly proves. Whether it be the dubby feel of ‘Sunset Blvd’ or the future soul of ‘Time Has Come,’ the album is bristling with emotion and even in tracks like the decidedly austere ‘Solitary Movement’ (with Muder’s long term friend/label partner Chopstick) there’s a real sense of feeling. This impassioned theme culminates in the stunning ‘Are You Lost,’ a future classic in the making if ever there was one. Balancing melody with groove, melancholy with uplift and dancefloor sensibilities with a home listening vibe is a rare feat, but Penner & Muder have pulled it off and have done so with a heavily song based LP – a true testament to the talent here.

Nils Penner took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions for us at Handsomeclub:

When and where were you both born?

John was born in Hamburg, Germany 1979. Nils in Bremen, Germany 1977. Bremen is situated 100 km south of Hamburg.

How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?

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New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 1/20/10

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, January 20, 2010 10:03am | Post a Comment
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Andre Lodemann
Still Dreaming
Freerange

 

ANDRE's debut on FREERANGE feats 2 original house cuts: "STILL DREAMING" & "WHATEVER I DO." The Berlin based producer/DJ was responsible for several dope underground house 12"s on how own BEST WORKS label as well as releases on INFRACOM, SIMPLE and G STONE. Limited edition 12".









Anthony “Shake” Shakir
Frictionalism 1994-2009
Rush Hour

Rush Hour is proud to present a compilation of producer Anthony "Shake" Shakir's best work he released on his Frictional Recordings label (and some on 7th City, too) over the past 15 years, circa 1994-2009. Shakir is an undoubted legend in early Detroit techno, shaping the sounds of artists such as Juan Atkins and Derrick May, and refusing to bow to trend or convention. The label Shake started brought us some of the deepest, funkiest and most diverse techno, though much has been overlooked in many cases. After a few years' hiatus, Shake is now back and will be recording and releasing on Frictional soon. But first, we look back and/or get the chance to catch up with his catalog. 4 x 12"  + 7".