Dekmantel launches Selectors, a new intimate festival and a compilation series. The concept of Selectors focuses heavily on Dekmantel’s support for the art of DJ’ing, celebrating the extra-ordinary DJs that turned collecting and playing music into an art form. The festival will take place at the Garden Resort in Tisno and will host just 1500 people with amongst others Aroy Dee, Carlos Souffront, Helena Hauff, I-F, Traxx, Intergalactic Gary, Juju & Jordash and Motor City Drum Ensemble on the bill. The latter is also responsible for the first Selectors compilation.
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A new John Heckle release on the Liverpool-based Tabernacle Records. This time around it’s Heckle’s 2013 album Desolate Figures which gets remixed and first up is Greek producer Vercetti Technicolor, who supplies a vamp-heavy and empowering Italo remix of “Inhuman Nature”. Peoples Potential Unlimited artist Moon B goes tropical with a choir of synthesised vocals in his ‘re calc’ of “Power Of Two”, while Call Super proves to be this record’s wild card adding a gorgeous ‘Cyan Stain’ to the track “Love Lies”.
Following on from his releases on Fabric’s Houndstooth label, Call Super takes his contemporary take on low-slung, lo-fi referencing techno to The Trilogy Tapes, dropping this three track EP under the Ondo Fudd moniker. Hinting at the deeper influences of the Workshop stable together with swirling lysergic synths that provide some welcome melodic relief from the thick, crunchy rhythms. Title track ‘Coup D’Etat’ has the sprightly synths of early Detroit techno allied to clattering metallic percussion and ghostly voices. ‘Harbour’ reflects retro electro back at us through a dust-covered mirror. ‘There Will Be A Time’ reimagines a rainforest populated by robot birds and mechanical creatures.
Houndstooth, the new in-house label from London clubbing institution Fabric have offered a preview of their first release, from Berlin based producer Call Super.
Call Super is an outlet for hallucinatory club music. Swaying from the lean and muscular edges of techno, to the fractured palette of electronica and rough electro his productions share a tendency towards the live and informal. Now Call Super emerges with two tracks that comprise No Episode EP on New York’s Throne of Blood. Both tracks are then responded to, the former by Madteo, the latter by John Heckle. “No Fun” is a grinding bass-heavy groover rooted by its warehouse techno stomp and embellished with trippy melodic flourishes. Queens-based bass producer Madteo takes the original and recasts it in his singularly buggedout, broken and lo-fi style. “No Fool” is a storming dancefloor sureshot awash in noise and menace. For his relick, UK house upstart John Heckle amplifies the original’s halucinogenic circularity into a swirling monster of warped arpeggios and flying cymbals.