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INTENT 001
02 Jun 14
Deep House
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Cool-Track 42 - (5:59) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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All My Love - (6:13) 108 BPM
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Review: For their first release, deep house imprint Intent Recordings has turned to two Berlin-based producers with bags of experience, namely Gene Siewing and Max Graef. The result is a pair of tracks that go deep into the groove, layering smoky vocal samples, warm keys and dreamy, drifting chords over treacle-thick, bass-heavy grooves. Choose between "All My Love", which peppers a loose, low-slung groove with warm chords, hissing cymbals and horizontally inclined soulful vocal snippets, and "Cool Track", a more upbeat and energetic foray into vintage US deepness with an attractive, Moodymann inspired looseness to the groove. Both are immaculately produced, getting just the right balance between dancefloor chops and sleepy musicality.
Pusic Records Va 007
PSC 007
06 May 16
Deep House
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Funkyjaws - "Burr" (Sam Irl remix) - (4:21) 119 BPM
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Snacks - "Between You & Me" (Ooft! remix) - (6:40) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mazzomba - "Untitled 1" (Uffe remix) - (6:50) 120 BPM
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Andy Hart/Max Graef - "Gefleckte Gauklerblume" (Borrowed Identity remix) - (6:26) 122 BPM
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7 Citizens - "Muse" (Snuff Crew remix) - (8:07) 124 BPM
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Broken Keyboard EP
HEIST 002
14 Oct 13
Deep House
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Max Graef & Andy Hart - "Jungle" (Original Mix) - (5:16) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ignorance Is Bliss - (6:31) 123 BPM
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Zitze - (5:35) 121 BPM
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Review: Tipped as one of this year's breakout stars in deep house circles, German producer Max Graef may belong in that small percentile whose talent more than justifies the obligatory, never ending, wildly oscillating circles of hype. Last month's platter for Melbourne Deepcast kept the Juno office 1210 well serviced and this new release on Detroit Swindle's Heist label offers further proof of Graef's knack for heavily percussive house music distinguished by certain production idiosyncrasies. Lead track "Jungle" features Andy Hart and stands out because there's just so much detail and attention without ever sounding overly busy - the mark of a real talent. Raw Cuts era MCDE is an easy comparison with "Ignorance Is Bliss", but where most would lazily slap down a hastily cut up soul hook, Graef opts for an outer galactic vibe that threatens to explode with vivid colour. "Ztize" also rolls on a similar tip to Graef's celebrated compatriot but with Plessow currently on a production hiatus this newcomer offers fans of current soul and jazz indebted house music a compelling alternative.
Rivers Of The Red Planet
TARTALB 003
14 Apr 14
Deep House
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Intro - (2:55)
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Itzehoe - (4:55) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Superswiss - (1:09)
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Running (feat Wayne Snow) - (4:16)
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Jazz 104 - (1:07) 118 BPM
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Tamboule Fudgemunk - (6:02) 122 BPM
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Quackeljochen - (5:17) 120 BPM
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Ohne Erdung - (2:01)
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Mulholand Drive - (2:04) 134 BPM
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Drums Of Death - (6:07) 123 BPM
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Vino Rosetto (album version) - (6:01) 123 BPM
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Speed Metal Jesus - (2:13)
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Buchsenoffner - (3:39) 115 BPM
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Jane (FArr Hannah) (feat Wayne Snow) - (3:55)
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Medley Of The Drifters - (1:37)
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Outro - (1:44)
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Review: Riding high on the buzz he has generated in the last twelve months, Max Graef delivers this album to Tartelet as a man very much in demand. His style, fuelled on the foundations of sampling funk and soul to a brilliantly modern end, has more space to breathe on this LP, but still the fundamentals remain. "Itzehoe" struts on a lazy jazzed-out sizzle of drums and beautiful Rhodes notes while "Tamboule Fudgefunk" punches its way through woozy synth work and a righteous beat and "Drums Of Death" struts on a perfect disco groove replete with live instrumentation, but there's a wealth of other tempos and styles all shot through with the homespun jazz charm that Graef has made his own of late.
Give'n'Take
UVGNT 01
13 Jul 15
Deep House
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Max Graef - "Tittenkuschler" - (4:43) 119 BPM
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Cuthead - "Braziliance" - (5:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cuthead - "Oef Oef" - (2:42) 159 BPM
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S3A - "Theuz Hamtaak" - (5:52) 120 BPM
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Moony Me - "Magergarten" - (7:05) 126 BPM
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Review: Uncanny Valley's split, multi-artist EPs are usually amongst their strongest releases, and Give N Take is no exception. Put together by Cuthead, it features tracks from three of his favourite producers, plus two of his own. Max Graef kicks things off with the sleepy deep house jazz of "Tittenkuschler", while Parisian S3A impresses with the rising disco samples, sturdy grooves and minor key flourishes of "Theuz Hamtaak". Moony Me's contribution, the flashing Chicago bass, woozy chords and choppy disco samples of "Magergarten", is also rather good. As for Cuthead's contributions, they're predictably strong, with the samba-goes-boompty shuffle of "Braziliance" just edging out the deep-off-kilter downtempo MPC jam "Oef Oef" in the "best track" stakes.
Am Fenster
TART 025D
08 Apr 13
Deep House
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Max Graef & Muff Deep - "Am Fenster" - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Max Graef - "Pink Panther" - (5:06) 129 BPM
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Max Graef & Labuzinski - "Wrakk" - (4:09) 123 BPM
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Max Graef & Muff Deep - "Am Fenster" (ultimate rave mix) - (6:10) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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VA 002
PSC 002
03 Dec 13
Deep House
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Andy Hart & Max Graef - "Gefleckte Gauklerblume" - (5:35) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Awanto3 - "You Made Me Change Of Heart" - (9:00) 109 BPM
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Roman Rauch - "You Made Me Change Of Heart" (Roman Rauch remix) - (6:41) 120 BPM
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Review: This is only Pusic's second release, but already ears are raised to the name thanks to these high quality compilation EPs. Andy Hart & Max Graef are first up with the luxuriously deep, shuffle-house of "Gefleckte Gauklerblume". "You Made a Change Of Heart" sees a euphoric gospel sample teased to within an inch of its life, only to be then spun into tech-house gold by Roman Rauch.
MDC Mates
MD 005
08 Jul 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Andy Hart & Max Graef - "Super Strain" - (7:44) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Max Graef - "Sensation" - (5:35) 115 BPM
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M5K - "Moon Vexed" - (5:43) 105 BPM
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The Tortoise - "The Real Thing" - (7:23) 116 BPM
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Review: There's plenty of breezy summer warmth on this split four-tracker from the ever-reliable Melbourne Deepcast camp. Andy Hart joins forces with Max Graef on opener "Super Strain", the aural equivalent of a stroll down the banks of the Yarra River at dusk, all squinting horns, shuffling grooves and woozy party atmos. Graef's "Sensation" continues on a similar theme, thickening the percussion and adding some tipsy, bluesy chords for added humid, late night effect. M5K opts to drop the tempo and prioritize vintage, new age synths on the intoxicating "Moon Vexed", while The Tortoise brilliantly blends deep house, nu-disco and soft-focus soul on "The Real Thing".
The Yard Work Simulator
ZENDNL 227
27 May 16
Experimental/Electronic
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Intro - (1:27) 69 BPM
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Where The Fuck Are My Hard Boiled Eggs?! - (4:59) 63 BPM
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Money $ex Theme - (3:59) 68 BPM
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The Yard Work Simulator - (7:04) 63 BPM
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Flat Peter - (4:33) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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China Nr 04 - (6:37) 63 BPM
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W313D - (6:57) 62 BPM
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Magic Johnson (album mix) - (5:20) 65 BPM
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Jumbo FrAssnapper - (4:22) 61 BPM
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Viktor's Blues - (4:02) 66 BPM
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Review: There's no doubt that Berliner's Max Graef and Glenn Astro are some of the biggest success stories to emerge from the deep house sound and creating their own signature style that's often copied of late, but seldom ever matched! Sure, the dusty hip-hop inspired jams are no doubt indebted to Detroit legends such as Theo Parrish or Andres but they've certainly put their own slant on it and created a new sound for the German capital to be synonymous with. Testament to their success is this LP for the legendary Ninja Tune; The Yard Work Simulator. Nearly a dozen tracks of chilled, sampledelic, MPC driven dope jams that are the perfect soundtrack for a misspent youth in Berlin this Summer. In particular check the raggedy junkyard joint that is "Where Fuck Are My Hard Boiled Eggs" or the psychedelic urban soul jam that is the title track.
Magic Johnson
ZENDNLS 426
04 Dec 15
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Magic Johnson - (4:33) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tape Johnson - (5:56) 66 BPM
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Review: OYE crew and Berlin purveyors of dusty, hip-hop inspired deep house make their major label debut for Ninja Tune and good on them. It really is their time at present, what with their Money $ex and Box Aus Holz imprints going from strength to strength. "Magic Johnson" inspires the greatness of the song's namesake. All dusty jazz breaks, dreamy rhodes and xylophones and whirring organs are the perfect soundtrack for a Sunday stroll through Prenzlauer Berg after a night of clubbing on no sleep, finishing off in Mauerpark for falafel and record digging. Sweet!
The Yard Work Simulator Remixes
ZENDNLS 449
06 Jan 17
Techno
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W313D (Max & Glenn's dub Up) - (4:40) 123 BPM
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Magic Johnson (Byron The Aquarius live mix) - (7:58) 121 BPM
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Money $ex Theme (Greg Beato "$exo No Es Todo" remix) - (5:39) 127 BPM
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China Nr 04 (IMYRMiND remix) - (6:53) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Kisk
Review: Max Graef and Glenn Astro's The Yard Work Simulator was a big release for Ninja Tune in 2016, gaining praise from all corners of the dance music world and, although it was largely a deep house affair, there was plenty in it for everyone. Launching 2017 with a remix EP seems like a sensible idea, especially when it's got a magnificent dub version of "W313D" by Max and Glenn themselves at the frontline. Byron The Aquarius delivers a magnetic, live reinterpretation of "Magic Johnson", but the real surprise comes from Greg Beato's version of "Money $ex Theme", with the LIES and Apron affiliate jacking the tune into his trademark style. IMYRMiND finishes off by deconstructing "China Nr 04", and turning the original into a wayward house experiment.
The Roundup Part 1
HEIST 007
01 Dec 14
Deep House
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The Organ Grinder - "Changes All The Time" (Detroit Swindle remix) - (7:21) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Detroit Swindle - "The Break Up" (Max Graef remix) - (6:37) 120 BPM
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Nachtbraker - "Bluebottle" (Frits Wentink remix) - (6:01) 118 BPM
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Max Graef & Andy Hart - "Jungle" (Nachtbraker remix) - (6:54) 121 BPM
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Frits Wentink - "Schrewd" (The Organ Grinder remix) - (6:05) 122 BPM
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Review: This deluxe expansive EP - originally released on a 12" and 10" package - is the first in what Detroit Swindle promise will be an annual occurrence - a "family remix EP", where members of the Heist Recordings crew rework releases from the previous 12 months. It's a neat idea, and one resulting in some killer material. The Organ Grinder's surging, drum-laden rework of Frits Wentik's "Schrewd" is deliciously heavy, though it's Max Graef's loose, soulful reinterpretation of Detroit Swindle's "The Break Up" that's probably the standout. That said, there's plenty to cheer elsewhere, not least Nachtbraker's cowbell-laden, acid house-meets-nu-disco version of Max Graef and Andy Hart's "Jungle".
No 30
TART 030
26 Jan 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Tito Wun - "Clipper" (skit) - (1:38) 118 BPM
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Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND - "Bochum" - (4:25) 116 BPM
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Uffe - "Lemon Nights" - (5:19) 120 BPM
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Max Graef - "Tertylerd" - (5:14) 122 BPM
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Damiano Von Erckert - "Last One" - (5:12) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Tartelet have called upon a serious spread of heads for this sprawling selection of funk-infused, loose and lively house jams. Glenn Astro & Imyrmind are wonderfully dusty and downplayed on "Bochum", while Uffe brings plentiful amounts of Rhodes and other such joyous keys to a thoroughly funky conclusion. Max Graef has an equally shuffling, hand-played time of it, while Damiano Von Erckert gets a tighter groove out to get his own party started. Whichever track you plump for the sounds come on organic and soulful in the extreme, while the arrangements will have bodies popping all over the joint.
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