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]

VA – 15 Years With Echocord [ECHOCORD071]

After 15 years in the game, Kenneth Christensen’s Echocord mark that achievement with an exclusive ten track compilation spanning their broadest parameters, from a beatless panorama by STL thru mesmerising dub techno from Deadbeat.  Along the way they present a clinical, squashed dub-stepper from Arovane, Struktur 1; the Detroit ghetto acid of Hoodmode by Luke Hess; purified dub suspension from Fluxion; and strangely enough, a vocal turn from Mike Dehnert in Track Providing Home.

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VA – 15 Years With Echocord [ECHOCORD071]

VA – Indelible Expressions Part. II [APPIAN008]

After quite a wait Indelible Expression Part II has landed on Appian Sound. Warm early morning Techno from Swedens Evigt Mörker. Two hypnotic shuffling, shimmering live jams from Italian duo Hiver and French duo G-Prod. XDB finishes off with a punchy kick drum based groover. Timeless cuts of varying degrees of intensity to suit all intimate dancefloors.

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VA – Indelible Expressions Part. II [APPIAN008]

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]

VA – Far & Beyond: Selected by Dubbyman & Above Smoke [DEEPEX030-2]

Ten years of Deep Explorer… The celebration started with “The Capsule remixes 10” that was released 2 months ago, now is closed with this “Far & Beyond”, a double pack vinyl where the brothers and heads of the label (Dubbyman & Above Smoke) make their own selection of exclusive material into groove and dark deepest house tunes from artists worldwide.

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VA – Far & Beyond: Selected by Dubbyman & Above Smoke [DEEPEX030-2]

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]

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]

VA – Finale Underground Vol. 1 [FS015]

Luke Hess shows his Detroit roots w/his dub tech pasted synths & flowing pads. Chicago mastermind Steven Tang puts it together w/ beautiful drum programming & freeform synths. XDB takes a turn to the deeper side of things w/bass line & prototype drums.

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VA – Finale Underground Vol. 1 [FS015]

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]