november 2007 / Gayle San Experience featuring Artemis
Without any doubt, many of her fans have been waiting for this new CD from Gayle San. Gayle San is one of the most famous female DJs in the world since many years already. She left her home country Singapore, more then 17 years ago and moved to London where she played at the best clubs and biggest Festivals in the UK and worldwide. It is of no question and without any doubt, she can be called one of the european Technoheroes. Since many years, she has been flying all over the world and her performance is always welcome in the clubs by all her fans waiting to see and hear her live. Her unique DJ mixing skills on 3 decks, and her feeling for music and groove makes her set uniquely recognisable and this has made her what she is today.
august 2007 / New Bas Mooy Release
Bas Mooy - Schaakmat EP
A 1 : Snackbar
What would you expect from a Rotterdam-based dj and producer other than straight and powerful music? Your expectations will be more than fulfilled by the latest Fine Audio activist Bas Mooy. He delivers a brilliant tune to sweat and dance like going crazy. All-rounder at many stages acts in the centre of electronic development – runs respected labels Audio Assault and Arms with Jeroen Liebregts, lately kickstarted Syndikaat as a combination of an agency for many national and international artists and a close related label, released at several platforms as Planet Rhythm, Submissions, Mastertraxx, Patterns or Temper and deejays around the globe. But instead of relaxing for a while he’s about to accelerate even more. Upcoming releases at FK Recs, Aftertaste, Audio Assault, Arms and Planet Rhythm show that he is on best way to break through the sonic barrier.
march 2007 / New Robert Natus Release
Robert Natus - Catapilar EP
A 1 : SomewhereinNowhere
Robert Natus is amongst the youngest and most successful German Producers and DJs. More than 120 Releases at several international platforms and appearances at the biggest techno-events are emphasising his reputation as exceptionally talented producer and deejay. He makes all the difference concerning progressive techno by means of a great stylistic amplitude. He's re-inventing himself by compounding styles and always differently approaching his energetic dance floor monsters everyday. While he hardly can be classified he nevertheless reduces his message to a common denominator:
A1: Somewhere in Nowhere
The abruptly out breaking beat forces you to join in. A filtered distorted bass is opening cut-off until the break tears apart everything what is not tightly screwed. Screeching overtones and the following long hihats accelerate every dance floor to the speed of light. The second filtered break leaves nothing to be desired. No brakes!
A2: Dortmund 2007
begins with a deep beat and by the use of wide reverb-sounds creates something like hypnotism. It's going on in a dark manner until the trip-beat break combined with a harmonic melody is raising all hands! Surprisingly different than expected the next part is a pushing percussive one...no time to catch one's breath.
A bit more calm than the preceding tracks but equally powerful. That's how Natus' interpretation of minimal sounds. Playful mover! The omnipresent bass is located in the groovy centre and gives a deep, fat base plate to the assorted percussions which are peppered with filter and distortion. High class head banger!
B2: Dark Raver
The stand alone kick drum together with a monstrous effect rolls down the environment to a flat place. Suddenly the straight initiating percussion pushes you to the middle of the dance floor and grabs the whole body. Not suited for tender minds but all the more a guarantor for frenetically partying people - detached from time and space!
februar 2007 / Fine Audio Restart with Lars Klein
Lars Klein - Restart
Lars Klein – Maybe his love for corroded sounds and hard hitting beats stems from the fact that Klein was born in Dortmund, the Ruhr area’s derelict steel capital that has recently seen a renaissance. Maybe it’s down to Jean Michel Jarre who is responsible for infecting Klein with the electronic virus, paving the way for a house obsession which led Klein to try his luck as a turntablist. Later venturing into production, he started to assemble tracks which would reflect his growing fascination with harder and darker sounds. Being a steady favourite of the heavy and fast, the productions of the Dortmunder have been released labels as diverse and well-known as UK’s Primate and Planet Rhythms, his own label LK as well as Fine Audio, founded by Germany’s über techno Chris Liebing. After being run by Klein’s production partner Michael Burkart for some time, it’s now managed by Daredo Music, gaining momentum with new top releases. Excelling his former Fine Audio output, this new Klein EP is energy in its purest form, his sound dark, dynamic and high tech.
A1: Reminder Going back to his loopy roots only to drive us loopy, Lars sends us a little reminder what for him techno is all about. Waning and waxing, screeching abrasive metal sounds, reminiscent and timeless at the same time, pierce loopholes into the pumping structure.