Ramble John Krohn

July 23, 2010

Hey yall, apologies for missing my post last month but I was very busy with all sorts going on. Anyway I been wrecking my brain trying to figure out how to redeem myself and then it came to me. This month I have decided to focus my post on one of my all time favourite producers RJD2 who makes remarkable music both sample based and original.

I was introduced to RJ through skateboarding when I heard one of his songs used in what I recall was a Habitat Skateboard Video (I Could be wrong) anyway I thought this song was pure genious, the guitars the drums and the horns all roll so smooth which led me to then discover Deadringer the album.

Deadringer released in 2002 on Definitive Jux Records was RJ’s first album release and what a debut it was. From start to finish the whole thing is a masterpiece comprised of brilliantly constructed samples and perfect production techniques. I think my favourite track off the album would have to be “Smoke and Mirrors” which you can hear below. I have also added video’s of the samples used to construct this magical piece of work.

Vocal Sample

Vocal Sample

Drums @ 2:27

Thats Real creative sampling!

RJ’s next album “Since We Last Spoke” was another corker with alot more original material though yet again it was his fabulous reinventive sampling that in my opinion created the masterpiece of the album “1976”.

I think this album might also have been my first proper introduction to electronica and with gems like “Iced Lightning” its no surprise I instantly became hooked. The track itself includes nice broken beat drums beautifully played piano keys and dramatically sequenced synth patterns.

although alot of people reckon RJ started moving toward the more rock influenced side of things with his second album it was his third album where he really welded hip hop and rock music in a perfect manor. Now when I say Hip Hop with rock I’m not talking limp bizkit here or stinkin park proper hip hop production techniques and skills meeting with guitars and blue grass southern sounds is what I’m talking about and you can hear it right “Here and Now”

The Third hand was composed by RJ who played alot of the instruments on it himself.

We now move on to RJ’s latest work which by the way guys there is a remix competition on for it the minute check it here RJD2 Remix Competition

Mr Krohn’s latest album came in January of this year. The Colossus in my opinion is reminisent of the beatles and Zepplin with catchy tracks like “The Glow” and “Walk With Me” While “Let There Be Horns” incapsules that RJD2 sound that led me to fall in love with his work in the first place.

I hope everyone has enjoyed learning about this very special Hip Hop Dj and producer and I hope you all go and dig out more of his rare stuff.

Heres a wee early mix from the man himself for you all to download and listen to.

RJD2 – Your Face Or Your Kneecaps Mix

  1. “Jim Ingram – Black Woman” – 2:38
  2. “The Nite Liters – Tanga Boo Gonk” – 1:22
  3. “Gilbert O’Sullivan – Alone Again Naturally / Wild Style Dialogue – Zorro & Fab 5 Freddy” – 0:41
  4. “Unknown” – 0:09
  5. “Timmy Thomas – Sexy Woman” – 0:16
  6. “Donny Hathaway – Magnificent Sanctuary Band / The Barons – Makin’ It Better” – 1:03
  7. “Oliver Sain – St Louis Breakdown” – 0:37
  8. “Hot Ice Company – I Got The Love You Need” – 0:43
  9. “Unknown” – 0:41
  10. “Syl Johnson – Concrete Reservation” – 0:11
  11. “Albert King – I’ll Play The Blues For You” – 0:28
  12. “Jethro Tull – Cross Eyed Mary / Volume 10 – Pistol Grip Pump” – 1:41
  13. “Different Strokes – Sing A Simple Song / Ike & Tina Turner – Bold Soul Sister / Sly & The Family Stone – Sing A Simple Song / Charles Earland – Sing A Simple Song” – 1:28
  14. “Southside Movement – I’ve Been Watching You” – 1:22
  15. “Lighthouse – The Love Of A Woman” – 1:20
  16. “RJD2 – ? / Double Trouble – Stoop Rap (from Wild Style OST)” – 2:23
  17. “Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band – Giggin Down 103rd” – 0:29
  18. “King Curtis – Sweet Inspiration / ? ” – 1:50
  19. “Monk Higgins – Gotta Be Funky” – 0:21
  20. “Eddy Senay – Aint No Sunshine” – 0:31
  21. “Charles Whitehead – Between The Lines” – 1:10
  22. “African Music Machine – Mr. Brown” – 0:31
  23. “Soul Tornadoes – Bobby’s Mood” – 0:41
  24. “Cold Blood – Baby I Love You” – 0:48
  25. “Ben Vereen – I’ll Keep My Light In My Window” – 0:10
  26. “Allen Toussaint – Worldwide” – 0:31
  27. “Steve Colt – Dynamite” – 1:26
  28. “Rare Earth – (I Know) I’m Losing You” – 0:12
  29. “Toddlin Town Sounds – It’s Your Thing” – 0:29
  30. “Ray Bryant – Up Above The Rock” – 0:48
  31. “Eric & The Vikings – Get Off The Streets Y’all” – 1:14
  32. “Jimmy Castor Bunch – Bad” – 1:00
  33. “Soul Severes – I Got It” – 1:24
  34. “James Brown – The Drunk” – 0:36
  35. “Sisters and Brothers – Jed Clampett” – 2:09
  36. “RJD2 – Let The Good Times Roll Part II / Mr. C & Funck Junction – Hot Butter ‘n All” – 3:22
  37. “RJD2 – Let The Good Times Roll Part I / Eric B & Rakim – Follow The Leader (a cappella)” – 2:33
  38. “RJD2 – Rain” – 5:41
  39. “RJD2 – Find You Out” – 5:02

Hope you all like.

B.

Tuxedo Rap

July 16, 2010

http://www.putsonline.co.uk/

Although these days I mainly play and listen to various forms of dance music, there is still only one act who’s albums I will buy without reading a review or listening in advance. People Under The Stairs have long been my favourite hip hop group, and have now produced 7 albums of consistently great music.

Hailing from Los Angeles, this pair of MC/Producers are steeped in the beat digging culture of hip hop, a fact reflected in their record sleeves – smartly aping the sleeves of old jazz and soul albums, with in depth write-ups on the back in the style of these old 12″s. Their first album “The Next Step” was a sleeper hit, initially being sold at gigs and on the street before getting a proper release. One of the biggest tracks was “San Francisco Knights”, which had the unintended consequence of making many not realise their LA roots.

The sample-laden beats typified the sound that the PUTS would make their name with. After the success of this first LP, Om Recordings signed them up, and soon after their 2nd LP “Question In The Form Of An Answer” arrived. It cemented their position in the independent hip hop scene, and again showcased their superb vinyl collections. My personal favourite from the collection is “The Cat”, which earned a single release.

People Under The Stairs – The Cat

By their 3rd album, the PUTS were really hitting their stride, and O.S.T. includes some of their best tracks. Their fanbase grew steadily over the course of these early albums, and as a result they ended up hitting the road more and more, developing into one of the a very good live act. Standout cuts for include Keepin It Live, The Outrage, The Joyride (with its equally brilliant and bizarre drugs/country & western sampled intro) and the disco influenced Hang Loose.

People Under The Stairs – The Hang Loose

Brucey Bonus #1 – The Hang Loose Instrumental

The biggest hit from O.S.T. was probably Acid Raindrops

The EP “Or Stay Tuned” followed, and then a brief hiatus in which they worked on solo projects and alongside other artists. This included one of their best pieces, and something that any English listeners will surely love – DJ Yoda’s “Quid Control”.

DJ Yoda ft People Under The Stairs – Quid Control

Brucey Anglophile Bonus – Chicken Kebab

After this brief period away from the limelight, the PUTS returned in 2006 with what is my personal favourite from their albums, “Stepfather”. Containing some frankly brilliant hip hop, to me this cemented their position as the totem-bearers for boom-bap hip hop in the 21st Century. Balancing itself superbly between light hearted fun, heart felt odes to family, hip hop tributes and more, “Stepfather” is just an excellent album.

People Under The Stairs – Days Like These

Since this artistic peak, they have actually released two first class albums – Fun DMC and Carried Away.

Here is an edit I did of Step Bacc using a Derrick Carter remix of Samim’s “The Lick”

Brucey Bootleg Bonus – The Lick (Santero\’s PUTS Edit)

And here’s a few video clips of selected highlights from the two albums.

And probably my favourite video of the last few years, “Trippin At The Disco”

And in the course of researching a few bits for this blog post, I stumbled across something that I didn’t expect….

As well as something I had heard on CD before but didn’t realise existed on video

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While I’ve got your attention, just thought I’d share this podcast from the good people at Oscillate Wildly. The mighty Tomb Crew are at the controls, which always means it is going to be worth listening to, and judging from the first 2 editions it is a podcast worth keeping an eye on.

http://soundcloud.com/oscillatewildly/oscillate-wildly-podcast-2-tomb-crew

Tracklisting:

The XX – Shelter (C.R.S.T Remix)
Cooly G – Dis Boy (DVA High Emotions Remix)
C.R.S.T – Mighty Music (Mistamen Remix)
Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (Perempay ‘N’ Dee’s Soulful Mix)
Steve Gurley – Walk On By
Frank Rizardo – Cordoba
French Fries – Charlotte
Lil Silva – Pulse Vs Flex
Greenmoney Ft Mz Bratt – Who’s Green Money (Mele Remix)
Headhunter & Invisible – Luvdup
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Blood Pressure (Dub)
Mistamen – Ashanting
Breach – Fatherless
Roska – Squark
James Blake – CMYK

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Santero

Flying Lotus

July 9, 2010

Steven Ellison A.K.A. Juno Leed A.K.A FlyLo A.K.A. Flying Lotus is a monster of a producer. Crafting eccentric beats on top of insane riffs with enough finesse to blast your mind into a secondary state of consciousness. Hailing from California the prodigy came to light in 2006 with his debut LP 1983. An album so difficult to pigeon hole that it left Steven with the perfectly fitting title; ‘Multi-Genred Artist’. Listening through 1983 it’s hard to pin point the tracks that stand out as the soundscape of the album leads you on a journey. Each track feeding off the other leading onto something new and magical, through hints of ambience, electronica, hip-hop and jazz it is all beautifully crafted and blended into what can only be described as a subtle masterpiece.

Flying Lotus – Bad Actors & Orbit Brazil

Being picked up by Warp, Flying Lotus was left to swarm. Collaborating with the likes of Jose James and Thom Yorke, remixing artists Mr. Oizo, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Nelly Furtato. Not to mention releasing 7 EPs and 3 albums of his own. The latest of which released earlier this year, the aptly titled Cosmogramma.

Dense, multi-layered and subtly orchestral to the point that Ellison has dubbed it a “space opera”. Rife with flying oscillators, synths, beats and drum machines. Yet still manages to keep that trademark Flying Lotus sound. Another album, another journey, another masterpiece. Flying Lotus is one of those artists that rarely fails to impress. His ability to smash through rule of genre confined music to be able to produce something so fresh, beautiful and complex is astounding.

I urge you all to listen 🙂

Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous (Flying Lotus Remix) (Feat. Timbaland) [MF]

Mr. Oizo – $tunt$ (Flying Lotus Remix) [MF]

Flying Lotus – Table Tennis – Cosmograma [MF]

Robocat 🙂

Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff

July 2, 2010

There’s no denying that French house is back with a vengeance, with everyone putting their own spin on that unmistakable filtered disco sound. But of everyone in the new French house scene, the most interesting is by far Nîmes madman The Phantom’s Revenge.

His sound finds a perfect balance balance between glitchy monsters and filtered grooves. Imagine if Paul Johnson, Justice and Siriusmo cracked open the Absinthe and opened up Garageband, and you have a rough idea.

Exhibit A: 2008’s “Absolute Ego Riot”. This is one of TPR’s craziest tunes. A Candi Staton sample gets the fuck bombed out of it almost beyond the point of recognition, but the track still finds time for the odd looped groove amidst the glitchy chaos and tinny Ed Banger hi-hats.

The Phantom’s Revenge – Absolute Ego Riot [160kbps]

Or, if this ain’t your thing, the Louis La Roche remix should please you 🙂

Exhibit B: “Saturated Phat Impact”. Phantom gave this out as part of a free 6-track EP over MySpace. A lot less crazy than “Absolute Ego Riot”, but that’s not to say it’s a tune to relax to! A fantastic soul loop sits atop TPR’s trademark heavy drum beats. The original is a great track in its own right, but personally, I think this edit by Treasure Fingers has a little more punch.

The Phantom’s Revenge – Saturated Phat Impact (Treasure Fingers Edit) [320kbps]

Exhibit C: The outstanding “When Mr Hyde Killed Dr Jekyll”. This one moves away from the disco sound, instead taking a halloween organ sample and reworking it into a stuttering electro banger.

The Phantom’s Revenge – When Mr Hyde Killed Dr Jekyll [160kbps]

And finally, my all time favourite Phantom’s Revenge track, his amazing remix of Fenech Soler’s already brilliant “Lies”.

Fenech Soler – Lies (The Phantom’s Revenge Remix) [160kbps]

Till next month,

AY! x

(P.S. Apologies for the lack of post last week!)

Its So Simple

June 18, 2010

For this week’s exciting instalment, I’m going to be taking a little look at the rise and rise of Londoner Jesse Rose. The boss of labels Front Room and Made to Play is responsible for some of the better dance music of the last few years, either producing it himself or helping it land on our desks via his imprints.

Although he has only really become what you could describe as “famous” (in dance music terms) in the last few years, Rose has been putting music out for some consderable time. Front Room started printing records in 2000, with its debut release coming from Trevor Loveys in the shape of “My Land”. It wasn’t until the 6th release, and 2003, that Rose made his production debut on the label, with the “Tell Me (Now)” EP.

It was then another couple of years before his next release, which came on Dave Taylor’s Dubsided, and featured the brilliant tracks A-Sided and Black Coffee in its 4 tracks

Considering the pace at which dance music tends to evolve, both sound remarkably fresh today. And Black Coffee hints at a theme his tweets often reference – a work/party ethic that leads to a definite absence of sleep from his schedule a lot of the time!

Although Front Room have put out some great music, Made to Play is the label that has become synonymous with Rose. With its first release in 2005, from Rose together with the prolific Loveys again, they set out on a path to becoming one of the best sources of quality house music in the world. Based out of Berlin, on its roster are without doubt some of the finest producers in dance music; Riva Starr, Zombie Disco Squad, Oliver $, Idiotproof and Round Table Knights are all very closely tied in with the label, as well as artists from Renaissance Man to Jan Driver and more having releases on there.

One of the more dubious honours for Rose is his association with the term “fidget”. Generally thought to have evolved from himself, Switch and Herve, it has moved from its roots as a funky, quirky form of house to become a rather bizarre caricature of itself in the main. I still maintain that Rose at his best make what I consider to be fidget, Solo has coined the term “Midget” (as in minimal fidget), but ultimately genre terms aren’t important when you are making tracks as good as this…

Jesse Rose – Its So

As for Rose himself, 2009 was a huge time – it was when he made his debut on the Essential mix with a fantastic 2 hours for the first EM of the year (as well as being a label boss and fantastic producer, Rose is also an extremely gifted DJ), and subsequently went on to put out his debut album, “What Do You Do If You Don’t?” on Dubsided. Both were very warmly received, and shot Rose into many people’s consciousness. “Well Now” and “Touch My Horn” became hugely popular tracks in the clubs, as much for their difference from the norms of house music as their outright quality.

Jesse Rose – Well Now

Jesse Rose – Touch My Horn

His latest release, Sleepless (Night Two) (see what I mean about the insomnia references!), is yet another slice of brilliant house – at once dreamy, danceable, original and interesting. He cleverly chops up vocals from Marvin Gaye’s “Whats Goin’ On” to create the wonderful “You Know It”, a fantastically blissed out downtempo house track.

Jesse Rose – You Know It

And as hinted at in the latter stages of his Essential Mix, Rose maintains an interest in the London bass/electro sound, having over the years worked with many of its big guns, such as Sinden & Herve, and usually helping bring out some of their better work with his Midas touch!

Jesse Rose & Action Man (aka Herve) – Take It To The Club

There are no signs of Rose slowing down his prodigious output either as producer, DJ, label head or general all-round dance music pathfinder. Made To Play maintain an extremely popular residency at the legendary Panorama Bar in his adopted city of Berlin, while Rose himself travels the length and breadth of the globe to spread his musical word. If you get the opportunity to catch him, I highly recommend it, and if you enjoy the music in this post, please go out and buy some, labels like this need our support to thrive in the difficult world music faces these days.

http://www.madetoplay.net/

Santero

Apparat

June 11, 2010

Apparat, or Sascha Ring as he is known to his family and friends, is a german born electronic musician and producer. If you have not heard of his name and you enjoy listening to music, then this post is very relevant to your interests! There is a wealth of information about Sascha scattered all over the internet, a quick google search will introduce you to how amazing he is and how fantastic his music has become. So much in fact that it’s bewildering to know where to start. For me it started with a magnificent pairing known as Moderat. The brainchild and combination of Apparat and Modeselektor. I know for those of who you know and adore Apparat would not have started here, but for me stumbling on Moderat’s album was something very special. And all it took was for one track to have me hooked. Addicted. Obsessed. See if it has the same effect on you 🙂

After putting the headphones down after a month of constant listening, I decided that this wasn’t enough. Wallet full I went out on a shear Apparat binge, buying everything I could with his name on it. There’s so much music in his back catalogue that is unbelievable amazing. The composition, the glitch beats right down to the earthly soft sounding synths. It’s a wonderful experience to behold, and that is not an exaggeration! With that in mind I dare you to start to listen. Find a starting point of your own and explore the world of Sascha Ring 🙂 It is one amazing musical adventure that I guarantee you will enjoy. Mine ended somewhere around his album Walls 🙂 with the amazing track Fractales Pt 1. If you need somewhere to start, I suggest you start here:

Apparat – Fractales Pt 1 [mediafire]

Until next month 🙂

Robo/cat

Sugarland Records

June 4, 2010

Sugarland Records is one of my favourite labels for house music. Unfortunately it’s now defunct, but it was brilliant while it lasted! Started by German DJ and producer Ben Delay in the spring of 2002, Sugarland saw releases from the likes of Patrick Alavi, Dave Armstrong and Mike 303 before shutting down in 2006. The label also spawned 5 sublabels; Poolboy, Teleplanet, Techtone, Gelée Royale and Culptia.

Today, I’ll be sharing a few of my favourites from the label. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 🙂

Mike 303 – Sunshine (Ben Delay’s Sugarland Remix)
Patrick Alavi presents Basstard Slayerz – Goldbass
The Adjuster & The End – Movieboxxed
Dave Armstrong – Makin’ Me Hot
Ben Delay – Find Yourself

Most of Sugarland Records’ output is on iTunes and Beatport, so if you like these, I suggest you head over there and download the lot if you want it in high quality!

Till next month,

AY! x

Bare Back Jack & Sunburn Mixtape Are Here!

May 28, 2010

So this month I’ve decided to do an unashamed post about myself I think I’ve justified it though by giving you loads of free goodies. First I’ll start with my new free EP “Bare Back Jack” Heres a quick press release.

After a year of creating remixes and passing out free tracks through the interwebs Bobby has finally finished his first EP. The EP which features 4 original tracks and 3 remixes from Ed Hustle (Local Irish based tech demi god) Leonardus (Dutch funk master and all round nice guy) and Club Cavalry (American Filter House Genius) has been a year in the making but is finally ready for your ears today.
The record I feel represents a good cross section of Electro and Disco House that I am particularly proud of and is a good starting point for records I intend to make in the future I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it. Here is what people are saying….


“We love Break Addict and Suck my Rod, they always works well on the dancefloor” – Reset! (Cheap Thrills)


“Suck My Rod is Dope” – Cousin Cole (Flagrant Fowl Records)


“Sounding good dude. Nice selection” – White Girl Lust (Solid Bump Records)


“Fresh As Hell” – Attack Yourself


“Boppin.This track is more irresistible and addicting than meth” – Wulf (ilictronix)



Stream the full record here and download the tracks individually or download the full EP below.

Bare Back Jack Download



Sunburn Mixtape

This is a mix comprised of summer fun for sitting listening to while enjoying a BBQ or having a few cold beers in the heat. It also contains a little advice on how to protect youself against sunburn but for the most part its just a set of groovy summer jams.


Track List

1. Baz Luhrman – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
2. Rockets – Running To You
3. Monospace – Loving You
4. Joey Chicago – Magic
5. Olav Basoski – I Feel So
6. Voodoo Chilli – Love Song
7. Bobby Analog – I Want You (Leonardus Remix)
8. Kill The Noise – Perfect Combination
9. Serial Thrilla – Hotter Than Hot
10. Uffie Feat. Pharrell – ADD SUV ( Armand Van Helden Remix)
11. Audio Jacker – Pump Up The Volume
12. Voodoo Chilli – Check Out The Groove
13. Dj Funsko – Disco Sucks
14. TDR – Squelch (Olav Basoski Remix)
15. Bobby Analog – Sunburn


Sunburn Mixtape Download

Bobby.

Mash It Up

May 21, 2010

Now a completely accepted part of the musical landscape, the mash-up has a long and somewhat chequered history, but has only really exploded into the public psyche since the dawn of mass file-sharing. The concept is simple; take 2 or more songs, “mash” them together, and see what comes out the other side.

The concept has been around in one shape or another since the middle of the 20th Century, but started to take the form we now recognise during the 1990s. One of the earliest examples was the seminal “You Got The Love”, taking a Candi Staton acapella, and lobbing it on top of the Frankie Knuckles/Jamie Principle classic “Your Love”.

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This early example was not really indicative of the way mashups went for most of the 90s and early 00s, which found them generally working as DJ tools, being pressed on to bootleg vinyl releases and rarely making their way into the charts. This had the benefit of acting as a quality filter, meaning some actually quite brilliant records came out, such as the sublime Girls on Top track, I Wanna Dance With Numbers, with its equally awesome artwork.

Girls On Top – I Wanna Dance With Numbers

In recent years their has been a mushrooming explosion in the level of mashuppery, not necessarilly leading to an equivalent increase in quality. With the move away from being DJ tools, there has grown a tendency for them to exist either to make you laugh with their absurdity (eg You\’re The One I Want In The Next Episode), or to impress you with the sheer number of tracks mashed together – a case in point being DJ Earworm taking what seems to be the 25 worst songs of 2009 and somehow making them even less good.

However, the genre’s surging popularity has had some interesting side-effects – the best mashups have now started to be adopted by the artists involved. Some bright spark called Erol put Kylie and New Order together, and before you knew it this had happened, creating something of a trend for Brit award mashup performances.

The genre probably reached its high-watermark around the time of Danger Mouse’s incredibly popular release, The Grey Album. Taking a deceptively simple idea to its (il)logical conclusion, he used the acapellas from Jay-Z’s Black album, chopped the hell out of The Beatles’ White album, and the rest is history. Danger Mouse went on to be half of Gnarls Barkley, produce Gorillaz’ 2nd (and best) album, work with MF Doom on DangerDoom, and much, much more. The Grey Album massively blurred the lines between mashup and production, and despite not really being as good as its fame suggests, it is an incredibly impressive piece of work from a technical standpoint.

Dirt Off Your Shoulder

Because pretty much anyone can make a mash-up now, with file-sharing allowing anyone to get the requisite instrumentals and acaellas for free, and software to do the job being so cheap, there is an abundance of mashups, good and bad, all over the net, with bucketloads of sites and forums dedicated to them. I’m going to ignore them, because for the most part they are awful, and house hundreds of out-of-key monstrosities made  by tone-deaf enthusiasts egging each other on. But enough of my snobbery, here are a few of my favourites from over the years.

Santero

Amerie vs Massive Attack – Unfinished Thing

Young Folks Pussy

Chris Isaak vs Billy Idol – Wicked Wedding

Justin Timberlake – My Love (XXXChange Remix)

Beastie Boys – Ch-Check It Out (Gringo Starr Remix)

Rihanna vs Ce Ce Peniston – Disturbia/Finally (Emynd blend)

Tears for Fears vs Digitalism – Zdar Shout

DJ Twister – I Want Your Message

Oliver Huntemann

May 14, 2010

Summarising can be a complicated task when it concerns someone who has achieved so much, especially whenever that person is someone who you greatly admire. Oliver Huntemann for me is one of those people. Music producer extraodinaire, Huntemann has been at the forefront of the techno scene for years. His tracks have helped shaped how people perceive what techno music is today on a monumental scale. So before we get into the music, it’s almost obligatory that we know a little about the man himself.

Huntemann was raised in Northern Germany, where from an early age took a strong passion for contemporary music. Growing up, Oliver was exposed to rap, graffiti and breakdance along with superstars Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash. Along with films like Beat Street and Wild Style aroused his curiosity with regard to breakdancing and DJ’ing which enthralled him to start spinning vinyl in public at the tender age of 14. Fast forward a few years and you would then see Mr. Huntemann training with Electronic Engineering whilst studying with the German Navy. At which point he was hosting Acid House events in his home town. It was at these early acid events that Huntemann became aquainted with Gerret Frerichs. The fateful meeting led to the creation of the Humate Project along with the release of Huntemann’s first releases ‘Chrome’ and ‘Love Stimulation’.

It was in the following years that Huntemann really began to shine. Venturing out on his own under the H-Man moniker, Oliver became a producing machine having releases on Cocoon, Gigolo Records, Datapunk all whilst setting up his own label Confused Recordings. Not to mention collaborating with the likes of Dubifre, Stephan Bodzin and doing remixes for people like Underworld, The Chemical Brothers, Depeche Mode and Cirez D. The list goes on and the tracks just get bigger and better.

My love for Huntemann’s music is infallible. A genuine producer with a strong passion for what he does that shows in each of his productions. Like I said before, it’s hard to write about someone when they’re a person that you greatly admire, so now that I’ve talked about the man himself I’m not going to talk about his music, my humble ramblings wouldn’t be enough to justify, so all you have to do is listen 🙂 This is Oliver Huntemann – Enjoy.

Oliver Huntemann & Dubfire – Dios

Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin Remix)

Oliver Huntemann – Femme Fatal

And here are a few of my favourite tracks for download too, all are at a 160kbps, so if you want to bare witness to power that is techno, I strongly suggest that you buy them!

Oliver Huntemann – Shanghai Spinner (Joey Beltram Remix) – Mediafire Link

Oliver Huntemann – Scary Love (Featuring Chelonis R. Jones) – Mediafire Link

Extrawelt – Trummerfeld (Oliver Huntemann Remix) – Mediafire Link

Until next month – Keep Dancing 🙂

Robocat