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Early support from DJ Hell, Simon Baker, Arthur Baker, Claptone, Booka Shade, Tensnake, Kevin Knapp, Purple Disco Machine, Waifs & Strays, Downtown Party Network, Jozif, Horse Meat Disco, Patrick Pulsinger, Liar/Tessiier-Ashpool, dOP, Roberto Rodriguez, Zoo Brazil, Joyce Muniz…
Bearface is obsessed with rhythm. Trained as a classical percussionist, specialising in Indian and Latin, he has always seen how drums can draw people together, underpin gatherings and lock people into a hypnotic groove. “I see Bearface as a site of rebellion against a rigid conception of House music” he says, explaining his vision. Always designed for the floor, the tracks are picking up recognition from artists as diverse as Mr. G, Skream and Tensnake, and regularly cause damage at underground clubs across London.
Plastic surgery for a flabby dance floor. ‘Moon’ comes with sharp percussion slices through surgical vocal clips, a body shaking bottom-end. Based around a feel-good disco structure, but with the playful sound design of imaginative, forward thinking house, this is guaranteed to bring energy and iron out those wrinkles.
A percussive techno workout with dub sensibilities and a strongly retro feel. Reaching across genres, ‘280’ references chattering handclaps from Chicago and dreamy, robotic vocals from Italo. Mixing them all together into a psychedelic funk for those dark corners where minds are lost.
A mid-tempo exploration of that fertile territory between house and techno. Lush, echoing chord-washes drift and build in intensity over a clean, repetitive drum structure. Reminiscent of Transmat offerings of late, this chord grooves to a deeper rhythm than most.
Bearface offers a Sub-aqueous rhythmic exploration with Troid. A Deeply structured, echo-laden bed track supports mysterious keys floating in and out of focus, offset by gnarled acid inflections that feel like insistent questions. More atmospheric and suggestive than his more club focused tracks of late, this feels like an opener or scene-setter for late night narratives, where the cinematic sweeps and sparkling acid lines jostle for supremacy.
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Premiered by B Traits at BBC Radio 1 / Soundcloud
Early love from Axel Boman, Superpitcher, Hot Since 82, Darius Syrossian, Audiojack, Dave Seaman, Sasha, The Drifter, Baikal, Till Von Sein…
Kotelett & Zadak are coming around the block with a magnum bottle full of french fries in their bag.
Where the two actually originate, nobody knows for sure. Rumors have it that they once had a common love for sprat fishing and point their fateful meeting to somewhere on the North German Coast.If you believe the various rumors, Zadak lost his pants in a raid by the Department of Fish and Game, while Kotelett, due to an overdose of moonshine, lost his Boating License. Both lost their Fishing Licenses and, whoops!, there went their livelihood…What was left for them to do but abscond to the interior, a bleary-eyed and shady escape to where no one knew them by name. “From now on ….” one of the two is said to have mumbled into his beard; which one is still not known. All in all it was a perfectly logical development, since the nights were rough anyway and the lamest things always ended up in the Net…if all catfish are gray.And so, control rod was quickly exchanged with controller, stroke side with backspin, and fog horn with fog machine. What was formerly filleted, is now being filtered, what was being caught, is now pitched. Since then they have never again scrubbed the decks, but instead record from them.Now, wherever they drop their anchor: there blows a strong bass-breeze, sound waves rise and no shot glass remains dry. Every Mermaid has exchanged her ingenue for a good pair of dance shoes and goes crazy from the unmistakable sound of the two self-acclaimed Club- Irish. Whosoever doesn’t hold tight to the bar will be swept away like the sprats in the net.Even after days-long sets and a potently boozy fee, a glance into the crowd of faces, tanned by the thick club air, reveals all: Kotelett and Zadak remain uncompromised and bring together that which belongs together – music and magic moments. (The Department of Fish and Game would like to add: “We are simply happy to be rid of them.”)
Stunning comeback from Kotelett&Zadak: ‘Azizam’
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Getting big love from Axel Boman, Superpitcher, Hot Since 82, B Traits, Audiojack, Darius Syrossian, The Drifter….
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Already featured in Claptone’s Clapcast, Click Click is back with ’Sundaze’ – a love affair with Berlin outdoor club activities on a Sunday (remembering Bar 25 when minimal grooves melted with electro) – hanging out in the streets and listening to some dope club tunes.
Comes with a remix from Waifs & Strays.