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.
I met these guys this summer and have been following them since their first release on Drumcode. The new six track EP is awesome and of the group, Introduction and Morning Mass are my favorites, but they are all massive.
We are very happy to see the first release from two talented producers from Italy. After brief meetings with Schubert at Sonar this year and over a few conversations, it was obvious they were a great fit for the Black Swan aesthetic. Quality Factor, which already has had early support from Richie Hawtin, is a simple and blistering bass line groover with sparse reverbed hits and subtle changes in percussion. Ways acts in a direct manner and fires straight for the main room. Becoming a consistent contributor, Ante Ujevic reinterprets Quality Factor, fitting into the style that he has been developing and fine-tuning. Rounding off the release, Black Side is a perfect companion to the bunch and adds some punch to the EP.
Abbreviated Feedback //
Luigi Madonna - “Sounds good! Support it.”
Arjun Vagale - “Both originals are hot!”
Karotte - “Quality Factor is a nice one. Like it.”
Orde (Slam) - “Nice tunes. Will try out.”
Kemmi Kamachi - “Nice EP. Ways is my favorite.”
Joran van Pol - “Very cool tracks! Quality Factor is quality ;-) Will try.”
Stefano Lotti - “I’ll try Quality Factor and Ways.”
A++ - “Great tracks!”
Simone Zino - “Good release from Stiv and Fabio! Ante’s remix and Quality Factor (Original) are my fav.”
Francesco Bergomi - “Great release! Quality Factor is my pick. Love the bass line and groove.”
Following the same idea as my projects like Drift and Fallen, Falsify carries the atmosphere and intensity that I’ve always been inspired by. Originally the track was around 20 minutes in length and when rethinking the pieces, I broke it into two distinct parts. My good friend Kyle Dio Rio heard the track without motive adapted a video to a short clip. After a few revisions, we decided to use it for the official video and feel that it captures the essence of the original.
The third track of the EP materialized rather spontaneously. I first started on it to have a flexible set opener. After getting my hands on some new gear, the ‘hooks’ came about quickly and a day later, the track was finished //
May Fire and Chrome both came about during the same period and follow a similar idea. The main grooves were both in my live sets and used when I needed more drive and flexibility. The really ‘manipulated’ sounds in May Fire came from a handful of sessions where I spontaneously connected most of the effects units in my studio including my old Boss pedals and several reverbs. After a few recordings, I decided to keep the rest of the track as simple as possible where the variations only really come from layering percussive elements such as the hats and claps. Chrome followed shortly after in the same vein and after testing for about a year, it seems to have a balanced combination of movement and unique elements.
In the Traces Series, parts of 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 across experimental and ambient projects, releases on Sci+Tec, Minus12, and Black Swan have continued to reach a wider audience and are supported by the most respected artists in electronic music. As a live act and DJ, Schubert has performed at venues from Paris to Miami and alongside Dubfire in Sci+Tec events across Europe.
The video was adapted by Kyle Diorio, an ambitious young photographer turned videographer living In Barcelona. After several meetings, the synergy between the two artists became apparent and naturally the first collaboration ensued.
Abbreviated Feedback //
Ambivalent - “Chrome has been a part of my sets for a while. Reliable heavy track with big crowd response. Go!”
Carlo Lio - “Nice work on Chrome.”
Sam Paganini - “Nice EP! Chrome is my fav.”
Arjun Vagale - “Nice tracks. I’m sure that I’ll play them all.”
Joran van Pol - “Falsify and Etheron are really cool. Quality as always from Schubert!”
Anthony Pappa - “All the tracks are really good. My favorite is May Fire.”
A long staple in Schubert’s live sets and with early support from Ambivalent and other top-notch talents, Doppler Shift is finally edited in EP format including three originals and alternate mixes. Doppler Shift and Mako are direct main room tools with no hidden frills. Continuous Motions turns things down a notch and is a consistent yet moving addition to the bunch. The Schubert Edit of Doppler Shift utilizes the original elements and brings some extra punch and spontaneous but potent tension filled breaks.
Abbreviated Feedback //
Sam Paganini - “Nice! Doppler Shift is my fav.”
Nicole Moudaber - “Great stuff.”
Joran van Pol - “Another BOMB EP by [Occam]. Really like the Schubert Edit of Doppler Shift!”
Mr. Bizz - “Nice remix. Full Support!”
Webby - “Another great release. Will play for sure.”
The Dolphins - “Nice EP”
Noah Pred - “Nice bassline on Mako!”
Mattew Jay - ” Doppler Shift (Schubert Edit) for me!”
Shane Silver - “High-intensity stuff! Doppler Shift (Schubert Live Edit) and Mako for me!”
Drumcode Radio turns 150 shows old this week with a special mix from Adam Beyer live from Out Of Space 2 in Bucharest. Loads of new and exciting music from Drumcode, Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg, Schubert, Sam Paganini, Luigi Madonna, Marcel Dettmann, Ilario Alicante and more.