Decoded Records continues with excellent releases and for the first release in 2015 we bring you Active Line Six! 2015 is the name of his debut release on Decoded Records and it brings you two very good modern techno tracks with pumping bass line and flavoured with hypnotic percussion to burn any floor all around the world, plus one vocal tool ready to put in your mixes! His work is recognised by artists such as Pig & Dan, Stacey Pullen, Monika Kruse, Sam Paganini, Paco Osuna, Macromism, Kaiserdisco, Dubfire and he already has release on his label SCI+TEC which speaks enough of his quality as a producer. Enjoy this great release from Decoded Records!
Funk’n Deep Records celebrate their first year anniversary with a bumper crop of international artists coming together to showcase exactly what has gotten the label such an army of loyal fans. The compilation features cuts from established artists like Ant Brooks, Matt Sassari and D-Unity, which sit neatly alongside label stalwarts Jamie Fullick & DurtySoxx, giving an album of killers not fillers!
Since forming, Funk’n Deep’s success has snowballed to a point now where there there can boast regular appearances in the charts of the big names in Techno. A top class list of regular contributors, due in no small part to the way, in which they personally nurture and support to artists under their banner.
From the opening cut by Elay Lazutkin throughout to Active Line Six’s incredible ‘Exotique’, a quality oozes from each record. Next up is a very much recognised name on the scene Matt Sassari with a deep grooving cut perfect for a warm up set. The album continues to deliver tracks of a rolling percussive nature, which has now become synonymous with Funk n Deep. Having made a few techno tracks myself, I know just how much work is required to not only maintain the energy in the track, but to also make them sound contemporary and unique. As we move towards the mid point things are taken up a notch to a heavier more darker sound appropriately called ‘Industrial’ by Roman Garnet.
As I continue towards the second half of the album it becomes clear that Mike Ly has really pulled together an excellent level of quality artists with each one bring something different to the labels table. Personal favourites of the collection for me are Joe Mesmar ‘Something to Differ’ with its relentless groove and dubby effects, Jamie Fullick ft. Shane Fontane’s tribal monster ‘Xtasy’ and the insanely groovetastic ‘Poke Her Face’ by Durtysoxxx & Dhyan Droik. All in all this a solid VA compilation throughout, but as a regular listener to the label I would have expected nothing less.
Fans of the genre and DJs alike will surely find a few winter warmers in amongst this smorgasbord of talent! Merry Techno from one and all!
Jumpstereo Sessions is the new project by label captains Anti-Slam & W.E.A.P.O.N. showcasing in a massive box set of 5 tracks, some of the greatest talents. In terms of variety of styles and pace this manifesto is all about TECHNO and features the diversity of Jumpstereo.
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Sonique Records Mannheim next imprint with a delicious piece of groovy music by Jankovic & Pender. Two big original tracks and top class remixes from Active Line Six and Lautleise. We can not wait to see the reactions on the dancefloor. Feedback: Monoduett – Very nice, play the Active Line Remix! Lukas & Merlin – Good one! Tim Etzel – nice release…! thx John Lagora – thanks for the good music Phil & Julz – Big Release, we play for sure the lautleise remix Dennis Egenlauf – Fantastic Job
Based in Zagreb, Croatia, Active Line Six makes a welcome return to Bonzai with this fantastic EP. AL6 has been involved with EDM since he was 17 when he got his first residency at popular Croatian club Kulusic and this led him to play many gigs around the country. In 1995 he first got together with Bonzai at Dom Sportova when he played trance sets with the likes of Fly, Franky Kloeck and others. In the last few years AL6 began to produce and the results are brilliant. In 2012 he debuted on Basiks with “Requiem” and then with “Silent dream” on Eyepatch. First up is “Chrome” a very subtle understated techno vibe with a hypnotic rhythm. The track starts with a classic kick and offset bass overlaid with a simple yet very effective tone. A nice flow builds up on the percussion with a raft of quality FX keeping the vibe alive, a very cool short vocal shot drops in throughout to make for a top notch slice. “Hearts” is a much brighter tune with the intro filled with crisp, sharp hats and some quality percussions. Again we see a FX put right into the mix at the right time which shows tight arrangement skills. The track builds slowly with the bass causing a transformation in the groove, a real techno/house hybrid that will fill those boxes for sure.
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