We welcome Rodrigo Estevez and Natalino Nunes with the second in a series of EPs focused on flexible tools. Each track is a sturdy groove based tool geared towards looping and layering. In this installment, we have six thick rhythmic techno tracks that focus on a singular idea and revolve around a pulsing core.
Surprised to see BLOND:ISH warming up the Terrace at ENTER. with Ante Ujević's Lock off Tetrad IV [March, 2014]. It's pretty incredible to see this type feedback and Black Swan Recordings artists being consistently played at the beginning, peak, after hours, and festivals all over the globe. Thanks to EVERYONE who’s supported, played, listened, shared, and vibed with us //
Lots of new music coming in the next few months on Black Swan Recordings including music from new artists SOEL, FLORIAN GASPERINI, Jonnie Darko, Stephan Esse, Dani Sbert, Alessandro Grops and more. Until then, here’s an alternate download of Doppler Shift // #techno
A sample is a small part of the whole, chosen because it exemplifies an entire package. In the Tetrad series, we have selected four tracks from very different artists that represent a cohesive vision. In the sixth addition, we introduce new talents Soel Sadiki and Oozeundat to the label with strong groovy cuts. After a fantastic release on Aurora Music played consistently by Richie Hawtin and other world class DJs, Nuno Lisboa makes his debut with the twisted Integral. Becoming a member of the Enter events in Ibiza, Fabio Frd gives a taste of what is to come on his next EP later this month.
Abbreviated feedback //
Arjun Vagale - Top release! Dope tracks from Oozeundat, Fabio, and Nuno.
Miro Pajic - Nice E.P.
Alex Costa - Waste No Time and Aborigin for me!
Boris - Cool, will try.
Daniel Derek - Aborigin is my fav!
Mr. Bizz - Fabio Florido for us!
Tomika - Really good tracks. Aborigin is my favorite.
Anthony Pappa - Cool tracks and I will support it.
Horatio - Cool EP. Lovely stuff from Fabio.
Andrew Grant - Wasted is killer.
Joran van Pol - I always love the Tetrad series, because it brings together such talented producers. Favorites on this one are Integral and Wasted!
Black Swan Radio began as platform to share quality music with the world, and it is still just that. In 2013, the show reached a milestone with over 17,000 downloads for a single episode. In August, the show returns revamped and with new stations to be added. Check out Dave Martin’s Zero Episode to warmup //
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.