XDB – Inspiron [DIALLP044]

XDB - Inspiron

For almost three decades now Kosta Athanassiadis aka XDB has been involved in the constantly changing world of dance music. His curiosity and dedication to electronic music spiral deep into the depth of House Music and Techno and where ever he appears he generously shares his unique knowledge in this field with equally dedicated crowds. Now he presents “Inspiron” actually his debut album, coming out on Dial.

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XDB – Inspiron [DIALLP044]

XDB – Afrikk EP [ECHOCORD061]

The 2nd Ep by Kosta Athanassiadis aka XDB on Echocord. The Afrikk Ep contains 3 original tracks, all rough, deep and dubby with house elemenst, typical XDB style. Also the ep contains a remix of the Afrikk track by Philogresz. All tracks are perfect for the dancefloor, a good mix of the modern House sound of today and Dub Techno.

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XDB – Afrikk EP [ECHOCORD061]

XDB – Ganivon EP [DOLLY017]

XDB returns on Dolly with the ‘Ganivon’ EP, the follow-up of his excellent ‘Recago’ ep from 2011. XDB is once again delivering the goods, with 3 top-notch contemporary techno tracks filled with his trademark hypnotic melodies, lush strings and solid groovin beats. Favourite is ‘Tonik’ with its classic Detroit-feel and special atmosphere. Berlin/Berghain based Answer Code Request is doing the remix job for ‘Ganivon’, resulting in an effective techno bomb which perfectly combines industrial techno elements with the Dolly feel. ‘Recago’ might have been hard to surpass, but XDB might just have done it.

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XDB – Ganivon EP [DOLLY017]

XDB – Frocks [SIS020]

Sistrum proudly welcomes the return of Mr. Kosta Athanassiadis, aka XDB, back to the fold with the deep, hypnotic electronics of the Frocks EP. This three track EP features Patrice Scott on remix duties. This is another quality installment in the revered Sistrum catalog.

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XDB – Frocks [SIS020]

XDB / Kassem Mosse – Ekatem / Omrish [DNP016]

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The second release on Diamonds And Pearls in 2012. Two of the most singular and distinct forces in house and techno today, XDB and Kassem Mosse, team up for a special sonic treat. So get yourself ready for two extended journeys into techno, house and beyond. XDB’s “Ekatem” is a driving, rough and ready house track with a beautifully bubbling square bassline and dirty synth work. On the flip XDB is joined by Kassem Mosse for an exploration into the outer reaches of house music. “Omrish” is a gritty-yet-atmospheric jam, full of shimmering chords and floating synth melodies which are punctuated by double kicks and crisp cymbals.

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XDB / Kassem Mosse – Ekatem / Omrish [DNP016]

XDB – Recago EP [DOLLY008]

This time it’s XDB delivering the goodies for Dolly, as always pushing the boundaries between house and deep techno. With this 4 excellent cuts XDB is taking the label in even deeper territories. Even though they are very well playable and will easily rock the floor, taking it up to somewhere between jupiter & mars, XDB’s tracks are more than just proper dj-tools. So well-crafted, deep, harsh and hypnotising, but always firmly keeping floor contact with minimal yet funky drum programming, exactly as this kind of music should be. To top things of, Brooks Mosher on remix duties delivers a Detroit inspired remix of ‘Sunda’.

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XDB – Recago EP [DOLLY008]

XDB – Lost Tapes [WM-50211]

XDB - Lost Tape EP, WAVE MUSIC

Wave Music has been a beacon for quality eclectic music since its inception in 1995 by New York legend Francois Kevorkian. Never one for sticking to specific genres or styles, Wave has created a burgeoning catalogue of some of the most interesting ‘dance’ music around featuring recordings from long respected artists such as Ron Trent, Eric Kupper, Pete Heller and of course Francois alongside music from some of the freshest and most exciting new talent out there. As 2009 comes to a close the latest string in the Wave Music bow is the much hailed DJ/Producer XDB AKA Kosta Athanassiadis. Athanassiadis has been Djing since the early nineties but it’s in the last few years that his abilities as a producer have come to fore both through his recordings for labels such as Detroit’s Sistrum and the fledgling Delikat and his releases on his own Metrolux label which he founded in 2006. His latest offering in the shape of the ‘Lost Tape EP’ gives an insight into his musical outlook encompassing everything from deep, Detroit inspired house to analogue based dubby techno. The EP kicks off with ‘Gate’, a warm and sonically rich slice of future techno that draws on motor city inspired strings and pads to add depth and colour to the hypnotic rhythm track. This is simple, beautiful and engaging electronica at its best. Next up we have ‘Lost’ a synth driven workout that flows around a classic repetitive bassline that sucks the listener in from the opening bars, classic tech inspired house, brilliantly delivered. Penultimate cut ‘Sense’ see Athanassiadis take a journey in the realms of deep, dubby techno with an emphasis on understated percussion, filtered loops and a highly effective simple linear arrangement, this is a definitely a highlight for those who liked things stripped back. Finally we have ‘My Secret Garden’ a wonderful final opus that brings the melodic elements to the fore and leaves you wanting more as the EP comes to a close.
XDB is undoubtedly a raw talent in the world of electronic music drawing together influences of the past with a firm grasp of progressive production and this release for Wave will no doubt further cement his reputation as one to watch.

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XDB – Lost Tapes [WM-50211]