Ante came on board last year and has been going from strength to strength, while developing through each release. The Gears EP includes three diverse originals leaning more on spacey atmospheres than a straight groove as some of his previous output. The Cactus Twisters bring the title track up a notch with an upbeat versatile style.
Schubert’s first EP of the year was inspired by the past summer season in Europe and the main rooms of Ibiza. Apparition focuses on its core crystal clear groove and unique percussion that is felt more than heard in the mix. Blending elements of new school techno and heavily processed percussion, the track leads towards a break stripped back to the core of the groove. The Straight Mix uses all of the same elements, but takes a linear approach and tooly arrangement. Lineland brings a thick big room groover, while Eraserhead resembles the stylistic clues of Gork, which was heard across Europe and South American festivals in 2013. A++, Ante Ujevic, and Refraction lend great remixes to the bunch and will be released shortly after.
We are launching the new Black Swan Radio soon continuing with our current partners and on new stations every week. As a big thank you for the support over the past years, we are giving away a promo mix by Dave Martin along with several of our favorite releases
We are launching the new Black Swan Radio soon continuing with our current partners and on new stations every week. As a big thank you for the support over the past years, we are giving away a promo mix by Dave Martin along with several of our favorite releases.
1. Ante Ujevic - Mute (Original) [Black Swan]
2. Refraction - Hologram (Original) [Black Swan]
3. Schubert - Apparition (Original) [Black Swan]
4. Concepto - Be Yourself (Original) [Black Swan]
5. Carlos B - Srr Consist (Original)[Black Swan]
6. Android Cartel, Dean Paul - Programming Fractals (Original)[Black Swan]
Spending nearly everyday in the studio over the past decade, Ron Schubert is a musician and producer based in Barcelona and Washington DC. Under a dozen aliases, ‘Schubert’ has released music crossing genres and blurring experimental techniques and dance floor ready production.
Over the past few years, Schubert has balanced the roles of a capable producer, live act, versatile artist and manager of Reverse Replay, which supports the catalogs of Black Swan Recordings and Aurora Music.
In 2011, his debut on Sci+Tec, Cubist emerged and was played at nearly every festival by Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, and many other leading DJs was eventually used as the soundtrack for one of the official Time Warp videos. Soon after, releases on Sci+Tec, Minus’s digital label Minus12, which was featured as a DJ Mag cover mount disc, and his own Black Swan have continued to reach an international audience.
Drift, a concept beginning on January 1, 2012, embarked on a yearlong succession of single releases. With a belief in the spontaneous nature of creativity, each piece represented continuous artistic inspirations and movements during that period either stylistically or composed just prior. Each week, music was presented for download creating a cohesive yet intricate 53-piece ‘album.’
As a live act, Schubert has performed as a headlining and supporting act with dates in Paris, Budapest, New York, Ibiza, Miami, Barcelona, Los Angeles, and Toulouse among others. Alongside Dubfire, he has performed as a live act across Europe during Sci+Tec events.
2014 is set to be another productive year with more live dates and releases on Sci+Tec, as well as a collaboration weaving his anticipated LP with visual elements and gallery events.
The lead track from the new record is heavier than his previous offerings and this EP shows how he has really developed. Massive grooves and every sound fits well in the mix. Of course I’m looking forward to what he will bring in 2014!
Porter Ricks – Port Gentil (Original) [Type]
The title track from Köner and Mellwig’s amazing album: I’m obsessed with every track on there and listened to the record at least a hundred times. It’s a good reminder of how high the bar was set over 20 years ago.
Out of the great package, Concepto showed his skills once again with a rolling remix of the deeper original.
Nonyas – Sneaker (Orginal) [Aurora Music]
After receiving three slick groovers from Nonyas, we immediately signed his EP to Aurora and this probably my pick of the bunch: Current tech house grooves that work just about anytime in the night.
Plasmic Honey – Jungle (Original) [Sci+Tec]
Another track that I came across going through my older libraries. I first heard it on Dubfire’s influential DJ Mag cover mount cd a few years ago. I’ve been a huge fan of the label for years and of course honored to be a contributor.
Graham has been on fire lately prepping his anticipated album likely to be released in 2014. Both of the tracks are massive, but the wild out of nowhere synth takes this one to the next level for me. I can imagine it being one of those tracks that people ask about at the end of the night. Mental…
I asked some of my favorite producers of the moment that have been contributing to the Black Swan sound this year to make an interpretation of Traces I. They’ve given the originals a new dimension, and I couldn’t be happier to work with these artists.
In the Traces Series, parts from Schubert’s live arsenal have been rearranged into full tracks. The first in the series, May Fire, spans a wide range of sounds from the constant bass line and tripped out synths of the title track to the ambiance of Falsify. Etheron combines a rolling groove with alternating percussion and synth stabs, while Chrome is a straight forward main room tool sitting somewhere between techno and tech house. Schubert has balanced the roles of a capable producer and manager of Reverse Replay, which currently supports the catalogs of Black Swan Recordings and Aurora Music. Along with various interests spanning experimental and ambient projects, releases on Sci+Tec, Minus12, and Black Swan have continued to reach a wider audience supported but the electronic music landscape’s most respected artists. As a live act and DJ, Schubert has performed at venues from Paris to Miami and alongside Dubfire in Sci+Tec events across Europe
Arjun Vagale - Come Get Some (Original) [Octopus Black Label] //
My friends over at Octopus have gone from strength to strength with tracks from Sian and some of my favorite techno producers at the moment. Arjun has been on fire and this double header is one of my favorites from him.