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Schmeichel - Alteration EP [Defrostatica Records]

New Release – Schmeichel – Alteration EP

Leipzig label Defrostatica backs some more hometown talent with the debut EP from Schmeichel, the Alteration EP, which builds from a footwork foundation into five tracks of stellar atmospherics and genuine bassweight.

The producer has a background as a rock drummer but here is pulling influences from all sorts of bass music, unleashing a flurry of hi-hat shuffles and air pads and turning them into a unique bass-heavy storybook of an EP which fits perfectly into the current scene of new-generation Leipzig producers.

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Digital, 6Blocc, Calculon, Shamanga, Fanu, Agzilla – Rogue Style 2 EP [Defrostatica Records]

New Release – Digital, 6Blocc, Calculon, Shamanga, Fanu, Agzilla – Rogue Style 2 EP

B-boy culture gets another resounding tribute from the Defrostatica Records crew, who bring six producers from across the globe onboard for round two of their Rogue Style series.

The first Rogue Style EP went out last year with tracks from Sinistarr, Kiat, Kabuki and HomeSick, and now the second EP has been unleashed – this time it’s Digital (UK), 6Blocc, Calculon, Shamanga (all USA), Fanu (Finland) and Agzilla (Iceland) at the controls for four colossal tracks which each approach the b-boy scene from a slightly different direction.

Digital, who is behind the sparse drum & bass of opening track ‘Uprock’ said: “Myself and my older brother have been into hip hop and b-boy culture from an early age. It showed me music wasn’t just something you danced to, it demonstrated togetherness, passion and the amazing life you can have through music.” 

Track two, the urgent and claustrophobic ‘Call Out’ draws together three US producers, each with their own take on the scene. Calculon, who has fond childhood memories of watching the Breakin’ movie, said: “As a teenager in San Diego I was later exposed to underground hip hop Kool Keith/Dr Octagon and DJ Shadow, and it was scratching that inspired me to save up and get my first set of turntables. I remember buying an Invisibl Skratch Piklz VHS tape from the local record shop and watch it at home, impressed to this day by their skill and dedication to the craft.”

6Blocc added: “The b-boy movement inspired me to push myself with my DJ skills and music production and mentally I’m still the same kid I was when I first started! I can’t imagine doing anything else in life than making music and adding to my huge vinyl collection. In the late 90’s I produced hard jungle vinyl releases under the name B-Boy 3000 because to me jungle music was hip hop fast forwarded 1000 years ahead in a time when lyrics no longer exist and all is just sample sounds modified by computers.”

And for Shamanga, B-boying has been a huge part of life since he was nine years old. He explained: “My older cousin was a DJ… I remember vividly when he played me this new sound. “This is scratching” he said to me. The tune was ’Looking for the Perfect Beat’ by Afrikka Bambatta and the Soulsonic Force. I was instantly hooked on hip hop. This was 1981. I went on to collect any rap record I could find.

“Throughout the 80’s, I would obsess on the beats, trying to get the hot tracks before the other kids in my neighborhood. Growing up in Southern California, I would go to the swap meet and get Rodeo Mix Tapes by DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, etc. I learned about Rodney O and Joe Cooley, KRS One, Mixmaster Spade, King Tee, Eazy-E, Toddy T, and more. I began DJ’ing in 1988.”

“One particular crew, 7A3 (produced by a mostly unknown DJ Muggs) inspired me to take my abilities to a new level. I purchased an HR-16 drum machine and bought a bass guitar. A few years later, a couple of the gangsters in my neighborhood wanted to become rappers, so they bought an Ensoniq EPS16+. Once they realized they didn’t want to learn how to program the machine, they gave it to me, with one stipulation… I was to produce beats for them to rap over. This was 1991. I have not stopped since.”

Finnish producer Fanu delivers a clattering slow-builder in the form of aptly-named ‘Machinedrummachine’, which pays tribute to a very specific part of the scene. He said: “No-one can deny that drum machines did play a big part in creation of hip hop. In my song for Defrostatica, I wanted to employ my Machinedrum for the job. Those who know hip hop may spot a familiar sample or two there as well.”

Rounding off the record is Agzilla’s ‘Tesselation’, who twists together breakbeats into a frenzied state of semi-organised chaos complete with spooky synth swoops. The Icelander said: “The disciplines of hip hop, graffiti, turntablism, and breakdancing have been subtle undercurrents throughout my design and music. The era of discovering groundbreaking sounds, dancing, and style in the 80’s left a deep imprint on me. And out of that wellspring grew my journey into the liberating universe of electronic music. The aura of b-boy culture has been with me ever since and remains both fascinating and deeply inspirational.”

Rogue Style EP 2 is out now – click here to buy.

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Citate Forms Podcast #7 – Mixed By The Platform Project

 

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Tracklist:

01. Bad Company – The Nine (Akinsa Remix)
02. Arlow – Modafeenil Dub
03. Nu:Tone – Beliefs (LinkZ remix)
04. Beaton – Flatlands
05. Critical Event – War Paths
06. Ivy Lab – Focus
07. Drum Force 1 – White Suit
08. S.P.Y. – Double Trouble ( feat. Total Science )
09. Kove – Gone
10. Mr Sizef – Garmoniya Mirov
11. Imprint & Colossus – Ice Breaks
12. Faction – Ascaris ( feat. Katkin Willow )
13. Marcus Tee – Drifter
14. Carlo EQ – Something (Midas remix)
15. N-Joi – Anthem (R-Monix bootleg)
16. Spectrasoul – SM1
17. Duoscience – You
18. D-Flect – Misty Triangles
19. Mystific – Just Real
20. Doc Scott – Shadow Boxing (Om Unit remix)
21. Douq – Journey In The Measurements
22. Innaself – Chakra Dance

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Green Vibes – Foundation Music [CF022]

Happy New 2017 Year! Wishing you the best this year!
We are moving forward! New Citate Forms release includes two dynamic tough tunes from our new artists – russian project Green Vibes! Release comes on 15th january, but in case of new year occasions might be available a bit later on some web-shops. As usually we rely on your support! Thanks in advance!

Promising and gaining momentum project from Zelenograd includes musicians: Dima Pulsar (Dmitriy Dadushkin), Moving Sticks (Igor Zaikin), Having a great experience in djing and writing electronic music, Green Vibes debutes in 2012. Main concept is Drum&Bass music in all of its colours with elements of ragga-jungle, liquidfunk, dub and neurodeep. For its short period of existence tunes and remixes by Green Vibes appeared on Megapolis FM 89,5 in the broadcasts of Good Vibes & “Luch” drum&bass radioshow and also guestmixes for #WELOVEDRUM&BASS podcast appeared on Radio Record. Releases on Liquid Brilliants, Elixir Music, KOS.MOS.MUSIC received a great support from russian producers & western musicians. “Storm” radioshow did not leave guys witout attention, so that new tunes appear in the podcasts by Dj Dan & Dj Groove!

Thematic – Motion [CFF001] Download Free

Wow! What the hell is going on?! Citate Forms starts a new series of free tunes! In honor of coming 2017 – a new free tune by forthoming artist of our label Thematic is availavle. Truly heavy and swinging all of ya limbs that way to remember 2016 for a long time.

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