Freund Der Familie – Freundlich II [TELRAE029]

“Freundlich II“ is the follow up of Freund der Familie’s “Freundlich” 12“ which was released in 2014 on Telrae. The A-side track “Mash Up” is a deep setup of electronica. Somehow futuristic, alienated and claustrophobic. It could it be the soundtrack for a vintage science fiction movie. Or in other words: pulsating beats imbedded in a sea of sounds, noises and FX that generate life. “Seconds” joins in with ghostly dark sounds that in the course of the track are accompanied by a steady beat.

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Freund Der Familie – Freundlich II [TELRAE029]

youAND:THEMACHINES – Behind Reshaped [ORN029LTDW]

youAND:THEMACHINES is the solo moniker of Martin Müller, one half of the Berlin based luminaries youANDme. A year after the release of his ‘Behind’ LP youAND:THEMACHINES presents ‘Behind’ LP Reshaped – an opulent collection of selected edits, interpretations and remixes courtesy of a prestigious roster of distinguished producers including Matthew Herbert, Steve Bug, XDB, Boo Williams, Sascha Dive, Legowelt, Marko Fürstenberg & Luke Hess and Basic Soul Unit amongst many more. ‘Behind Reshaped’ mines deep beneath the original’s surface and is a varied compound of textures, tones and atmospheres. From Steve Bug’s glacial ‘Raw and Reduced’ edit of ‘Drift’ to The Analog Roland Orchestra’s allaying take on ‘Desire’ and from XDB’s armoured and clap-heavy remix of Perception to Freund der Familie’s lucidly textural version of ‘Entrance Room’ the listener is ferried through a broad spectrum of feeling whilst a spectral and rueful current remains consistent.

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youAND:THEMACHINES – Behind Reshaped [ORN029LTDW]

Nyra – Like This [FDFRAW003]

Cover art - Nyra: Like This

Release from Nyra on Freund Der Familie imprint. A bass-heavy and shuffly monster of a track, “Like This” is bound to ignite any dancefloor, “M For Mother” is equally good with killer chord stabs and a heavy sub bass, while Sven Weisemann rounds the release off with a characteristically deep remix of “M For Mother”.

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Nyra – Like This [FDFRAW003]

Achim Maerz – Channel 04 [FDFRaw01]

Achim Maerz - Channel 04

The debut release on Freund Der Familie Raw has been handed to the unknown Achim Maerz whose only track to date appeared last year on the equally solitary release from the Dérive Schallplatten label. The limelight certainly doesn’t show any weaknesses in his armour. “Channel 04” is driving, edgy and totally catchy dance floor dub techno.

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Achim Maerz – Channel 04 [FDFRaw01]