Jackmate – Modulation Nightdrive [18437-01]

JACKMATE - Modulate Nightdrive

18437 Records is a brand new label by focused on the outer fringes of house and techno. The first release from 18437 comes from Michel Baumann aka Soulphiction aka Jackmate, one of Germany’s most respected artists. Opening track ‘Modulate Nightdrive’ is a mind expanding, deep & Funk techno affair. Next up is ‘CubanLinx’, a percussive machine voodoo exercise. Last but not least, ‘Test Drive’ shows why Jackmate is still relevant as a producer and worthy of your record collection.

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Jackmate – Modulation Nightdrive [18437-01]

Jackmate – Halios EP [TURDJR005]

JACKMATE - Halios EP

The Stuttgart papi Michel Baumann alias Soulphiction aka Jackmate presents three new power generators on – Treat Your Dj Right’ equipped with the right measure of steam and courage. On Halios EP he’s getting the juices flowing, however manifested as a compulsion to move. Beyblade’ is a glossily illuminated, sensory-enhanced modern club production which shows that Chicago and Detroit could be sister cities, in the heart of Trollinger-Town! Juan is soaked with pure chi-town pads, and applied, frenetic subterranean bass. Through a fully conscious, shifting rhythm and hi-hat that whispers as if a drum is being stroked with a brush, it manages a compelling groove. Length doesn’t play a role here, answering the question of why anything should be extended when the moment of euphoria has been reached. Sunbeams demonstrates how a ‘whitey’ can produce the same velvety, soulful sound of black music, and with the same understanding to boot.

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Jackmate – Halios EP [TURDJR005]

Soulphiction – Glitz [CCS085]

Michel Baumann has long been a steadfast measure of everything 4/4 electronic music should be, both as SoulPhiction and Jackmate and as a curator of Philpot Records. Coming up from the same hip hop roots that inspired Circus Company in the beginning, he channels a sample-fuelled, jazz-inflected sound that would buckle under the weight of the soul contained within were it not for the strength and presence of his rhythm section. Strong Patrice Scott remix.

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Soulphiction – Glitz [CCS085]

SoulPhiction – Freerotation [PHP056]

The vibes of this years Freerotation Festival inspired SoulPhiction to record these two tracks during the rehearsal for his live set. Both sides are unedited and Freerotation II is the instrumental remix of an upcoming album track featuring Suzana Rozkosny on vocals.

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SoulPhiction – Freerotation [PHP056]