Leipzig Label Moon Harbour are continuing a busy 2018 with a string of impressive releases. Out Now is Techie EP by Re.You & Floyd Lavine called Khana EP which includes impressive remixes by LAWLER and Daniel Stefanik.
Re.You is Marius Maier, who has contributed solo EPs and tracks to the Orbiter compilation dating back to 2014. He is now also in charge of his own Younion label and continues to innovate with his edgy house and tech productions. Here he links with South African Floyd Lavine, a Rise Music associate who brings plenty of authentic tribal influences to his music, and often favours a chunky take on techno.
The brilliantly bristling ‘Humanity’ opens things with a flurry of hand drums and rattling snares. They are a call to action that gets your attention than the rubbery drums really hook you in. Spine-tingling percussion hangs in the air and gnarly bass fleshes out this loose, intoxicating track.
The remix of this one comes from VIVa label boss and longtime tech house titan Steve Lawler under his new shortened alias, LAWLER. He skillfully reworks the track into lots of bubbling loops, underpinned by bouncy drums a distant drone that draws you in. It’s a perfect high energy cut for the peak of the night.
The other original is ‘Seamless’, an intoxicating brew of moody bass, prickly drums and vocal riffs that cast a real spell. Synth drones and Afro chants join the mix to add to the intensity and the effect is to transport you deep into an involving dance.
Tackling this one is Daniel Stefanik, a label stalwart and master of intricate productions. He reimagines it as a house track that grows in stature, with wordless vocals and sweeping filters lifting you up off your feet. Growing ever more wild, the track twists and turns with classic claps and clever effects that will always ensure it stands out.These are four hugely original tracks that offer something very different from the norm.
At the beginning of March on 09.03 make sure to check out the new release by UK artist Pirate Copy AKA Manchester’s Lee Spence, following on from previously released big tunes on labels like Kaluki Musik and Elrow Music. He is also a veteran of many residencies around the world, plays from Brazil to Ibiza, and prides himself on a raw DIY approach that always carries over into his innovative tracks. Championed by kingmakers like Pete Tong and Hot Since 82, his muscular sound is a perfect fit for this label.
‘Tribal On The Terrace’ is the aptly named single he offers here. It is seven minutes of broody tech with a bluster of snares and toms, metallic hits and jumbled percussion. Pained vocals add real steaminess to the track as the burrowing bass rides up and down and takes you with it. Restless and sweaty throughout, it is a track that is intense and involving and takes you on a real trip.The instrumental version strips away the vocal to make for a track that is brilliantly full of dance floor flavour and one that drips with energy.This is a high-pressure package that re-asserts Pirate Copy as a real tech house talent.
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