Marcel Dettmann delivers the 4th Faith Beat. House & Techno for your feet and mind, showing you a side of him that you’ve never heard before.
A second 12″ sampler for Ryan Elliott’s soon to drop Panorama Bar 06 mix opens with “Take It Slow”, a rugged house jam of the finest order from The Oliverwho Factory and proceeds to take in cuts from former label manager Nick Hoppner, Deadbeat, Dettmann and Sushitech mainstay Makam. Individually the standard of these exclusives is remarkably high and it will be interesting to see how Elliott has slotted them all together for the free to download mix. If we had to guess, Deadbeat’s superb glistening house burner “Woah” would make an appearance towards the end thanks to his high tempo, whilst Dettmann’s swirling layers of ambience on “Light” feel very much like a set opener.
It’s the onset of a brave new era for Ostgut Ton as Panorama Bar 06 signals the label’s decision to halt the manufacturing of CDs for their much loved series of mixes. Due for free download via the Ostgut site on August 11, the Berlin operation have not forgone the vinyl format with all the exclusives gathered by mix curator Ryan Elliott pressed up across a pair of 12″ samplers. And boy did Elliott call in the favours with this first sampler featuring new and unreleased music from Newworldaquarium, Roman Flugel, Terrence Dixon, Tuff City Kids and Borrowed Identity. It is an overall exquisite selection, running from the ambience of NWAQ’s contribution to Flugel’s big room stomper and the sweeter, more playful sounds of Tuff City Kids and Borrowed Identity.
For this remix EP Dettmann lets Deuce, Anthony Parasole and Ryan Elliot take control of the temptation.
First ‘Juke Joints Remix’ package of a scheduled three with some serious remixers in the pipeline. Fort Romeau, Cassy and Ryan Elliott step up offering their own personal interpretations of Parris Mitchell.
Bass Culture Records returns with a unique and varied double A-side featuring collaborations between Ryan Elliott, Alex Picone and the Analogue Cops. The release brings to light these artists true weight and resonance in today’s scene, with the A-side showcasing Ryan Elliott and The Analogue Cops true ear for a modern techno gem and the B-side presenting Alex Picone and The Analogue Cops live credentials. A siders Gentlemen and Homeboys take listeners to the very depths of bass with low end fuzz, the subtlest hint of dub and a percussive swing welcomed at any hour on the dance floor. Out of Passion and No Stress go deeper still, with a true sense of liveness to the drums, heart-grasping basslines and sensual undertones.
Ben Klock hypnotizes you with his signature style on Trus’me’s most popular club track to date ‘W.A.R Dub’. Ryan Elliott takes you on a similar journey, looping the fundamentals of Trus’me’s debut release ‘Nards’. Closely followed by an acid workout of huge proportions of another popular Trus’me hit “Need a Job’ by the ever shape shifting Vakula.
Subb-an blesses Spectral Sound with another breathtaking tech-house monster.”Take You Back” wastes no time establishing itself. An uptempo, swinging bassline is soon met with claps, utterances from Beckford, metallic synth washes, snares and echo effects. And from those spare elements rise a dizzying track loaded with tension, longing and desperate hope. The flip side finds Spectral stalwart Ryan Elliott’s remix subverting the sweat and sex of the original by uncoiling “Take You Back” into a minimal techno territory. Beats rush by as Beckford’s once-soulful vocals are spliced and backtracked into mesmerizing, abstract tone poems. A radical but wholly satisfying counterpoint to the original.
Ryan Elliott charges out of the gates with his first Spectral production, Kicking Up. Deep bass and snares hurtle ever forward, assisted by occasional, faint sonic flourishes and a bevy of throwback vocal loops, but is otherwise devoid of sustained melody. The “STABLO No. Remix” dials back the tech and pushes its house to the fore. Shakers, claps, echo and a whole lot of lateral motion imbues Elliott’s take-no-prisoners original with a surprising conviviality.
EDEC offers up a third serving of deep tinged techno. This EP comes from the Romanian duo Egal 3 with remix duty going to Ryan Elliott. “Time Train” is an absolute onslaught of percussion, bass and synth constantly slaying away at the dance floor, while creating a certain euphoric atmosphere. On the flip Mr. Elliott strips back the orignal building a deep groove that defies categorisation.