Following the long player “Mondrian” in 2012 by Justin Berkovi on Trapez, which was supported by Richie Hawtin in the mix and several others DJs, we present now the remixes by some of our best artists on Trapez plus guest remixes. Starting with Mark Reeve, who has a great career ahead of him after recording with Traum and then with Trapez he released with Drumcode and Soma.His remix of “Mondrian” resembles what Mark is so good at taking true and classic elements of post Detroit Techno and fusing them with today’s modern sound design and taking it all to the level of a monstrous techno-tool anthem! Marks tracks never let you down… his grandeur of production quality and sound quality shows you why he is in so many DJ cases right now. Harvey McKay uses these irresistible “post Detroit” loops we love so much because they have levelled the ground for techno to enter the world of dance music. His raw industrial appeal is highlighted also in this remix of “City Lights” and feels like a meal that heats up your full body. Another piece of techno soul from the Scotsman. Paride Saraceni has the bassline roaring big time and despite all this massiveness his production stays gentle and warm sounding which makes it a real crowd-pleaser of a track! The central chord theme in his remix is a true spirit catcher you’ll happily surrender to .Mononoid from Traum liked the album so much that they have remixed “Mondrian” in their fashion, so this remix is definitely the most epic and melodic on this remix ep and for all fans of theirs another fine track you should be looking out for. A lot of people ask us, “whatever happened to Roland M. Dill”, so here comes the answer told in the language he knows best which is music. Roland here works a lot with repetitive pattern delays, a super tight percussion programming and a darkish landscape of sounds. His remix explores sounds quite a bit and when its over….you feel similar to an heavy impressive movie you have seen in the cinema when the lights go on.
We venture to Japan for the next Sudbeat instalment, and we meet Taisuke Chiba who having DJ-ed since 1995 sites his musical hero’s as Jeff Mills and Los Hermanos, but also his roots were in hip hop when he first started playing, so proving his diverse and Himawari starts deep and linear, whilst being extremely infectious, but soon melodics appear adding depth and substance, warm pads andd piano’s meet the techie soundscape and unexpectedly chills the vibe while retaining its groove. Subtle and very tasty techno. For the remix, the excellent German producer Vincenzo who has released music on such esteemed labels as Dessous and Poker Flat to name a few. His remix retains the musicality of the original, adding more emotions and a more driving edge, a phatter bassline and tougher kick which all encapsulates as a serious remix for the more peak time sets that we’re sure will be a biggie for many a DJ.
Released by: Sudbeat Music Release/catalogue number: SB033 Release date: Dec 17, 2012
The Dutch highly talented DJ & producer Eelke Kleijn is on a serious roll musically, gaining fans from Laurent Garnier and John Digweed to name just a few, and here delivers arguably his finest gem to date.
Rauwdouwer is a serious slab of percussive tinged hypnotic techno that builds and growls along with its serious hook that will knock seven spots off any underground dance floor worth its salt. We don’t need to say much more, we’ll let the track speak for itself.
Who better to remix Rauwdouwer than the amazing techno lord Christian Smith, who injects his own subtle touches, respectfully utilising the originals nasty riff, yet adding more tension and big synths to add to the mix.
Two outstanding pieces of treasure, your only dilemma is which one will you play?
Released by: Sudbeat Music
Release/catalogue number: SB032
Release date: Nov 22, 2012