Zenker Brothers – Cosmic Transmission [ITLP07]

ZENKER BROTHERS - Cosmic Transmission

The Zenker Brothers present their second album “Cosmic Transmission”. In their own words: “In another time it felt like, only an unpredictable extreme event could change the way we choose to live together. Now it feels so crazy, it can be overwhelming, but always remember we are just a tiny micro spaceship traveling through a gigantic universe. When nothing is safe, all is possible. We are one – one love. M&D”

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Zenker Brothers – Cosmic Transmission [ITLP07]

VA – Bias Jams 3 Munich Edition [IT038]

In 2012, the Zenker brothers introduced a new series on their Ilian Tape imprint: The Bias Tapes. We are now into the third edition come 2018 and it’s a great one. Like the name may suggest, The Munich Edition features some heroes of the local scene such as Kareem El Morr: who delivers the dark side electro bass of “Eros 404”, likewise label boss Dario Z. (ft. Maurice P.) goes down the same toute on “CEJ”. Elsewhere, dubby and cyclical warehouse techno in the vein of G-Man can be heard on Konrad Wehrmeister’s “CWS” and usual suspects Marco & Stenny hammer the message home in typically bold fashion with the emotive “Imcon”.

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VA – Bias Jams 3 Munich Edition [IT038]

Zenker Brothers – Immersion [ITLP001]

“We are very happy to present our first album on Ilian Tape. At the beginning of 2014 we moved our two seperate bedroom studios into one and soon after started working on the album. All the tracks were made in about 6 months in our new Ilian Tape Space Studio in Munich. The time felt right to focus on this adventure, but without any pressure. Therefore the process became very natural and we felt free to go wherever the vibe led us. Our intention was to create a very personal and honest sound without any limitations or guidelines. It’s a reflection of all the years we’ve been growing up, working, traveling and playing together and it means a lot to us. But enough said music is not supposed to be described with words, so sit back, close your eyes, light one up and turn up the speakers!”

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Zenker Brothers – Immersion [ITLP001]

Marco Zenker – 2626 [IT026]

The Zenker Brothers and their Ilian Tape venture get stronger by the minute, and here Marco flies solo with this latest EP, sounding in utterly rude health with it. “Geezin” is a distinctive opener, ditching standard 4/4 propulsion in favour of an airy drum machine arrangement infected with the slightest flurries of hardcore breaks and offset by wistful synth patterns. It’s a curious combination that works magnificently, but for those wanting something a little more direct “Splifer” is on hand to deliver a more classically Zenker techno mantra. “Darai” brings the swing back in fine style, throwing down a chunky stomp to match the sizzling hats, and then “Lubiana” wrecks the surroundings with its magnificent pummel of low end percussion and gritty production values.

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Marco Zenker – 2626 [IT026]

VA – Genesis Tracks [SIS022]

Sistrum ventures ever deeper into the cold, dark nights of winter, conjuring the hidden warmth that lies within each waveform. Genesis Tracks showcases a collection of deep techno talents who aren’t afraid to stand their ground for purity of sound – featuring Modular One (Patrice Scott and Chris Mitchell), Johannes Volk, Marco Zenker, and Sharif Anderson.

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VA – Genesis Tracks [SIS022]

Zenker Brothers – Stratus Phunk [TRESOR267]

Not much more than a year has passed since the Zenker Brothers presented their debut EP Lion in Mars on Tresor Records. The follow-up record segues perfectly between a triumphant year in the studio and in performance, and a 2014 which promises to take their growing reputation for blazing techno to new heights.

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Zenker Brothers – Stratus Phunk [TRESOR267]

Zenker Brothers – Lion In Mars [TRESOR259]

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After years of playing and working together side by side, in 2011 Dario and Marco Zenker emerged in official collaboration as Zenker Brothers with ”Berg 10 EP”. Now, they are back with their first release for Tresor, brandishing a matured sound and level of sensitivity yet displayed by either before. ‘Lion In Mars’ is like a fresh breeze billowing through the Tresor vaults. Honing in on signatures from the archive and repackaging them in modern sentiment.

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Zenker Brothers – Lion In Mars [TRESOR259]

Marco Zenker – Twenty-Three [IT015]

Cover art - Marco Zenker: Twenty-Three

The 12″ starts off with Anisa, dedicated to Marco’s lady in mind and partner in wine. The eastern influences from his hood aren’t easy to ignore, and if u listen very carefully u can feel and smell the shisha dust inside the Landwehr street. In a city like Munich it’s hard to rent an extra room for a studio due the extremely high prices, so we all have bedroom studios with the advantage that we can do music whenever we feel to. However our Stressin turkish Neighbour behaves like the pain in the ass of the whole neighbourhood. But we all have a Vision and the Night gives us the support we need to create our own space and our own time within our own spirit on 180 g vinyl from now on with a vinyl only cut on every 12″.

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Marco Zenker – Twenty-Three [IT015]

VA – Transzendental [ITD017]

Ilian Tape is closing 2011 with the release the ‘Transzendental’ compilation featuring 10 tracks contributed by 11 artists from 6 countries: LaChriz, Regen, Lucas Mari, Marco Zenker & David Ruoff, Franco Cinelli, Seuil, Stenny, Dario Zenker, Jonas Kopp and Imugem Orihasam.

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VA – Transzendental [ITD017]

Zenker Brothers – Berg 10 EP [ILIAN010]

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Ilian Tape presents the first record from Dario & Marco. The namings of the EP and tracks are inspired by the period when the Zenker Brothers lived in a small village in the Bavarian countryside, but the sound of the release have nothing in common with the Bavarian scenery. The EP includes three deep techno dub infused tracks in the Zenker style.

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Zenker Brothers – Berg 10 EP [ILIAN010]

VA – Because We Do! [ITD016]

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A new compilation on Ilian Tape featuring 10 tracks coming from Dario & Marco Zenker, Jonas Kopp, Franco Cinelli, Kasper, LaChriz and all the other Ilian usual suspects. With this occasion Andres Zacco joins the Ilian family. Deep, dubby, spaced out techno in the Ilian Tape style.

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VA – Because We Do! [ITD016]