Najem Sworb – Renow EP [CBS014]

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Najem Sworb makes his debut on the Clone Basement Series. A release that shows the core of the Clone Basement series, nothing fancy, trendy or hype. Just the sincere basics of techno that make people gather in dark basements for over 2 decades now. An almost ritual tradition of techno music. Primitive and refined at the same time.

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Najem Sworb – Renow EP [CBS014]

A Made Up Sound – Archive II [CBS013]

New Clone Basement Series (lucky number 013!) with the long awaited return of A Made Up Sound (aka 2562), following up on his Archive EP/CBS02. Written as a counterbalance to the more experimental releases on his own AMUS label series, Archive II finally unleashes what’s possibly his most banging, straight-forward club material to date, while retaining the trademark A Made Up Sound funk and swing. “Hang-Up” is all about the irresistible Herbie-injected groove, cut-up and layered to great effect, whereas things get darker and bass-heavier with technotrack “Sweetback” on the flip. Keeping the tension high till a drop towards the end, seven minutes never seemed so short.

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A Made Up Sound – Archive II [CBS013]

Conforce – 24 EP [CBS012]

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After Conforce’s tight album release on Delsin and other concept projects he did he/we went wild with this one and selected some tracks we just want to play out loud in a club from vinyl (incl. a killer remix by Gesloten Cirkel for the title track). At first sight these tracks dont have much in common… and probably still not for the second listen, but we didnt really bother for this one. It will be a standard in our dj box for the coming months with 4 tracks that all have a bit of a different groove and a different mood. Grain, Be There At Night, 24 and 24 remixed by Gesloten Cirkel. This is probably as versatile as a Clone Basement release can get.

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Conforce – 24 EP [CBS012]

Mike Dehnert – Oblique [CBS008]

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Mike Dehnert follows up on his previous 2 Clone Basement releases, with a selection of 4 tracks, that shows another side of Mike. Four tracks that reveal the more challenging side with some forward thinking techno tracks. Slightly slower paced as some of his recent works, and with only 1 out of 4 tracks having a straight kick in the complete track, he is placing emphasis on the rolling machine groove and the flow coming from sounds and effects.

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Mike Dehnert – Oblique [CBS008]

Gerd – Time & Space [CBS006]

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Release by Gerd on the Clone Basement Series with an old classic themed techno track he found on a dusty DAT tape while archiving some old recordings. Somehow a traditional techno track with metalic basslines, stellar string sounds and retro futuristic vocals with a classic theme… time & space. The original slower paced version did get an reshape/makeover that gives it a 2011 update that will be a standard record in the box for many! Remixers on duty are Rotterdam’s Duplex duo who are back in business and deliver two remixes.

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Gerd – Time & Space [CBS006]

Mike Dehnert – Lautschrift [CBS03]

After succesful releases on Fachwerk and the MASSIVE first release on the Clone Basement series, the time has come for another essential 12″ release by Mike Dehnert. “Lautschrift” is – to put it mildly – a wolf in sheep clothes. A sub-zero techno belter complete with vocoded voice, soft bleepy sounds and a deep bass… Properly stands out!! On the flip “Regelschrift” and “Nano” are two heavy techno tracks of the ‘neuer-berliner techno schulle’ .
Mike Dehnert – Lautschrift [CBS03]