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It Works
RBDC 01DIGITAL
16 Jun 17
Deep House
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It Works - (5:46) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Without Thought (Bassline 1) - (3:42) 122 BPM
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Without Thought (Bassline 2) - (3:58) 122 BPM
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Lakeside Slang (First mix) - (7:56) 118 BPM
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Lakeside Slang (The mix) - (3:53) 121 BPM
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Review: Recently, Gerd Janson has been using Running Back not only to release new material, but also reissue some of his favourite old house and disco cuts. He's at it again, here, re-releasing Alex M's It Works, a relatively obscure Mateo & Matos production that initially appeared on Final Cut back in 1992 and has since become something of a sought-after item. The title track remains a near perfect fusion of Larry Heard style deep house dreaminess and the rhythmic swing of New Jersey garage. You'll find a similar blend of dreaminess and low-end hustle on the two versions of "Without Thought", while "Lakeside Slang (First Mix)" peppers a tidy groove with impeccable electric piano solos and hazy vocal samples. Arguably even better is the jazzier, Jovonn style "Lakeside Slang (The Mix)".
Presents Compassion Crew
RB 033
14 May 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Paper Tears - (7:01) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Paper Tears (Same Victories, Same Mistakes) - (6:12) 119 BPM
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Paper Tears (Tribal Tears Dub) - (5:23) 119 BPM
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Review: The phrase "Gerd Janson does it again" seems to be uttered all too often here at Juno HQ, with his Running Back imprint somehow maintaining a standard of quality that's matched by the lack of fuss Janson makes about it. The latest EP reeks of Running Back brilliance courtesy of mysterious producer BDI who was last seen dropping the brilliant "City & Industry" on Rush Hour. Described with typical verve as "Vatican house", this three track release has the erstwhile BDI operating under the Compassion Crew name drawing out three variants on "Paper Tears" with the jangly insouciance of the Tribal Tears Dub perhaps the pick of the lot.
Movements EP
RB 058
06 Nov 15
Deep House
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Come Out Of Your Comfort Zone - (5:59) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Feel What You Want - (6:32) 118 BPM
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Movement Is Your Friend - (6:16) 125 BPM
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Review: For the latest audio missive on his largely impressive Running Back imprint, Gerd Jansen has turned to Berlin-based newcomer Bring Ring. As debut singles go, The Movements EP is pretty good, with Ring displayed a knack for producing atmospheric, slowly evolving deep house. He begins with the clattering, retro-futurist shuffle of "Come Out Of Your Comfort Zone", where snappy, jackin' analogue beats rub shoulders with sustained, one-note riffs and a bustling bassline. He goes deeper on "Feel What You Want", layering delay-laden spoken word vocal snippets and wavering, deep space chords over an unfussy groove. Finally, he doffs a cap to the disco roots of Chicago house with the chunky "Movement Is Your Friend".
Traveller EP
RB 065DIGITAL
26 May 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Traveller - (7:04) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Front Traktor - (1:49) 131 BPM
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Intervox - (6:51) 118 BPM
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Nightflight - (6:02) 117 BPM
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Review: Here's something of a surprise: an EP on Running Back jointly produced by veteran German house producer Boris Dlugosch and rising star Cassara. The inter-generational duo has put together a set of tracks that veers closer to Italo-disco and cheery Balearic goodness than the funk-fuelled peak-time house that Dlugosch is often associated with. Our highlight is probably "Nightflight", a pleasingly baggy concoction that wraps alien melodies and vintage synthesizer motifs around a sparse drum machine groove. That said, opener "Traveller", which sounds like a cross between Electra's 1982 classic "Feels Good (Carrots & Beats)" and lightly bouncy house, and sparkling Italo-disco-meets-Daft Punk throb-job "Intervox" are also rather good.
Lucid Memory EP
RB 051
17 Nov 14
Deep House
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Lucid Memory - (6:40) 120 BPM
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Pugs Life - (5:21) 120 BPM
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The Delete Of Society - (5:29) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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New Horizon - (5:50) 110 BPM
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Review: Roy Comanchero is a bit of a mystery. According to the brief bio accompanying this debut EP for Gerd Janson's Running Back imprint, Comanchero "hates modern production tools like laptops" and travels round looking for beaches to inspire his records. There's certainly a vintage feel to the four tracks showcased here, which combine heavy electrofunk basslines and classic synthesizer lines with Scandolearic melodies and a hazy deep house sensibility. It's a formula that guarantees good fun, from the Terje-does-boogie grooves of "Pugs Life" and bubbling analogue deep house of "The Delete of Society", top the slowly unfurling Balearic bliss of "New Horizons".
Panoramic
RBTRG 1
18 Nov 13
Techno
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Panoramic - (6:54) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Belvedere - (6:16)
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Aurora - (6:12) 125 BPM
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Review: Undoubtedly one of the most enduring and innovative producers to come out of the great dubstep fallout, Cosmin Nicolae's nomadic approach to releasing music continues apace with an initially surprising debut on Running Back. Perhaps best known for its melodic yet full bodied curation of house music, with figures like Tensnake, Todd Terje, Lauer, Tiger & Woods and Marco Passarani all figuring across its discography, Gerd Janson's label is not adverse to the inclusion of grittier sounds. Thus Cosmin TRG makes for a welcome addition alongside the likes of Disco Nihilist and Redshape in the Running Back canon and the three track Panoramic EP is decidedly club-focused yet still infused with Nicolae's usual knack for interesting melody.
11 51 26 41 2 EP
RB 053
09 Mar 15
Techno
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11 - (6:08) 133 BPM
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51 - (4:55) 131 BPM
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26 - (4:58) 129 BPM
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41 - (4:56) 130 BPM
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2 - (4:35) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The latest release on Gerd Jansen's label comes from Irish producer John Daly. This number-themed four-tracker marks a shift in style for Daly, stripped of his trademark melodies in favour of a tougher dance floor approach. "11" sets the tone for the release with furious bursts of percussion, a dank acid line and menacing bass tones. "51" is in a similar vein, but here it sounds like Daly is channelling the darker end of Nu Groove's back catalogue as an eerie synth line unravels over tight claps and crashing cymbals. Meanwhile, both "41" and "2" venture farther into techno sounds, with heavy kicks and snare rolls adding to the intense approach.
Thursday
RB 023
05 Jul 10
Deep House
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Thursday - (7:47) 126 BPM
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Thursday (Lexx remix) - (7:24) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Thursday (Lexx bonus beats) - (4:47) 122 BPM
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Forward Snipping
RB 014
06 May 09
Minimal/Tech House
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Forward Snipping - (7:09) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Witness - (7:02) 126 BPM
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Faber Mix - (5:49) 123 BPM
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Common EP
RB 042
26 Aug 13
Deep House
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Common - (6:34) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nostaljack - (6:07) 120 BPM
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Interrude - (6:10) 121 BPM
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Doul - (6:10) 125 BPM
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Common Riddim - (4:31) 123 BPM
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Played by: Darius Vaikas
The Whistle Song
RB 006
20 Mar 09
Deep House
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Don Disco aka Lo Soul & Jeremiah - "The Whistle Song" - (9:22) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Projam - "Into The Groove" - (8:04) 120 BPM
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Played by: Luciano
Lost Tracks
RBEMH-1
27 May 13
Techno
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Outtake - (7:03) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Razor Dub - (4:39) 129 BPM
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Loop 01 - (4:39) 133 BPM
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Loop 02 - (4:49) 133 BPM
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Loop 04 - (4:04) 133 BPM
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Review: Essential fare from the highly respected pairing of Roman Flugel and Running Back, with the ever inventive German artist digging into his personal archives for Gerd Janson's excellent label as Eight Miles High. Consisting of two full tracks and a triplet of B Side loops, Flugel apparently rescued these productions from some old DAT Tapes (hopefully found in his basement) and they find the prolific producer very much "wearing a techno helmet." The fact that the Lost Tracks 12 arrives with descriptive terms such as strange, dark, heavy, loop, high speed, EBM and industrial should offer some indication what to expect. Indeed lead track "Outtake" sounds like the perfect moment deep into the night at Robert Johnson distilled onto record.
Fairlights
RB 056
08 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Saku - (6:44) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Saku (beats) - (4:22) 125 BPM
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Saku II - (6:01) 123 BPM
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Saku III (Vogel mix) - (6:18) 118 BPM
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Saku III (Linn mix) - (6:18) 118 BPM
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Review: The Fairlight CMI was arguably the most 1980s of all instruments; a hugely expensive music computer (read synthesizer with add-ons) that was so complex that it came with its own engineer (if Cabaret Voltaire's Richard H Kirk is to be believed, at least). Back in the day Prince, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush and the Pet Shop Boys were all fans. You can add to that list Fort Romeau, who has dedicated this sumptuous 12" of lilting, dreamy, synthesizer-heavy ditties to the infamous machine. It's all exceedingly luxurious, with nods to synth-pop and intoxicating deep house amongst the bubbling, disco-influenced rhythms, bold melodies and even bigger chords. The tear-jerking "Saku III (Vogel Mix)" is probably our pick, but the whole EP is pretty tasty, to be honest.
Emulators
RB 066DIGITAL
08 Sep 17
Deep House
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Emu - (6:11) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Emu II - (5:53) 125 BPM
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Emu III - (7:14) 103 BPM
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Emu III (Birdy Bonus Beat) - (4:40) 126 BPM
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Emu IV (Digital Bonus) - (7:12) 120 BPM
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Review: For his last appearance on Running Back, Fort Romeau unashamedly paid tribute to the legendary Fairlight CMI sampling computer. On this follow-up, he turns his attention to another legendary piece of kit from the early 1980s: the more affordable E-Mu series of sampling keyboards/digital workstations. Naturally, the assembled "Emulators" are rich in vibrant and colourful synthesizer motifs, crunchy drum machine hits, elastic basslines and nods towards the kind of club-ready instrumental synth-pop jams that many would consider "Balearic". Highlights-wise, we're particularly enjoying the full-throttle hustle of "Emu" (think Chicken Lips meets early Italian dream house), the glistening ambient rush of "Emu III" and the undulating, acid-flecked cheeriness of digital-only bonus cut "Emu IV". That said, the thrillingly percussive "Bonus Birdy Beats" version of "Emu III" is pretty smart, too.
To Be There With You (extended disco mixes)
RB 035
23 Jul 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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To Be There With You (feat Kicki Halmos - disco mix) - (8:21) 128 BPM
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To Be There With You (eat Kicki Halmos - original mix) - (3:16) 128 BPM
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Viking Music (disco mix) - (6:05) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Kid Who, James Curd, Bas Amro
Review: The innate joy in the Running Back catalogue is the sheer variety of the label's output, with Gerd Janson happy to release exuberant Theo Parrish remixes of Helium Robots one moment and some peculiar 'Vatican house' from BDI the next. The latest release curveball has Norway going toe to toe with their Scandinavian rivals Sweden as a certain (Todd) Terje Olsen sprinkles his magic on two sublime cuts that Samo Forsberg aka GAMM regular Samoo originally released in 2010. Slipping out on a debut ultra limited 7" from the Drifter STHLM imprint, both "To Be There With You" and "Viking Line" charmed both Janson and Terje to the core, with the latter electing to provide his own extended edits. It's hard not to fall for the charms of the title track, a breathy Italo flecked disco number that wouldn't sound out of place on Italians Do It Better and sounds even better in disco mix form. "Viking Line" is just as good, think Man Parrish born in Malmo and you've got it.
Juno Jam EP
RB 048
23 Jun 14
Deep House
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Juno Jam - (7:40) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tom Jam - (6:12) 123 BPM
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Djungel Jam - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Review: Genius Of Time and Running Back seems like such a perfect fit you might wonder why the Swedish duo haven't graced Gerd Janson's label before now. It may be because Alexander Berg and Nils Krough aren't exactly the most prolific of duos when it comes to original material, with only three EPs to their name since they inaugurated the Aniara project in such sublime fashion back in 2010. Fans of Genius of Time and John Talabot's DJ Kicks mix have added reason to engage in some vociferous rejoicing as the former's sublime offbeat number "Juno Jam" contribution to the latter release is centre stage on this release. In addition to the A-side bliss of that Berg and Krough slip in two more percussive numbers on the flip which Running Back quite rightly point out would make "Joe Claussell proud".
Ooh What A Life/Heaven
RBSSS 1
02 Jun 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ooh What A Life - (7:58) 120 BPM
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Heaven - (7:36) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: For the first volume in Running Back's "Super Sound" re-edit series, boss-man Gerd Janson joins forces with Shan to tart up two lesser-known cuts from the Gibson Brothers, a sibling trio best known for their 1978 Caribbean disco hit "Cuba". They begin with a brilliant, dub disco style re-arrangement of 1979 cut "Ooh What A Life", whose celebratory vocals, chic-like guitars, vibraphone solos and rising orchestration all combine to create maximum dancefloor joy. It has the feel of a summer disco anthem in waiting. Once you've got your breath back, check the duo's version of "Heaven", which re-casts the T.K Disco cut as a hard-wired, bass-heavy disco-house jam full of razor-sharp strings, jangling pianos and bustling electric bass.
Prescription EP
RB 020
25 Jan 10
Deep House
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Space & Time (unreleased re-edit) - (7:26) 126 BPM
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Prescription Every Night (original mix) - (10:03) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Space & Time (original mix) - (9:16) 126 BPM
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Space & Time (original alternative version) - (9:25) 126 BPM
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Jarza (Theo Parrish Translations)
RB 031
09 Jan 12
Deep House
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Crepitation - (6:32) 123 BPM
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Jarza - (6:43) 120 BPM
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Jarza (Theo Parrish Translation 1) - (8:01) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jarza (Theo Parrish Translation 2) - (5:52) 120 BPM
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Review: Judging by this release, Helium Robots producer Ewan Wilmott should be one to watch this year. Having previously only released two wonky slabs of leftfield disco on Dissident way back in 2008, he's hardly prolific. Yet the two original tracks here suggest there's much more to come. Opener "Crepitation" cranks and bubbles its way through six minutes of IDM-goes-disco oddness, somehow managing to sound thrillingly cutting-edge and lovingly familiar. "Jarza", meanwhile, somehow distils the piano-laden beauty of Larry Heard style deep house and shimmering Balearic disco into something distinctly new. As if that wasn't enough, the mighty Theo Parrish pops up to turn "Jarza" into two sub-heavy chunks of late night freakiness. Highly recommended.
Not Also You
RB 062
24 Feb 17
Techno
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Not Also You - (6:53) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Not You Also - (7:16) 127 BPM
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Review: Although Henrik Schwarz has kept himself busy in recent years, it's been a while since he released a full-throttle dancefloor workout. This debut appearance on Gerd Janson's Running Back label - the German producer's first solo single 2013 - is arguably his most forthright and floor-friendly missive since the turn of the decade. "Not Only You" is a thumping techno stomper, where ragged, mutant, repetitive lead lines are propelled forwards by some seriously good drum machine programming. Flipside "Not You Also" offers a slightly more eccentric riff on the same blueprint, with Schwarz adding some eccentric spoken word segments and a couple of bold synth fills.
Control Drama
RB 060
12 Feb 16
Balearic/Downtempo
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Live Drama - (7:27) 104 BPM
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Groping In The Moonlight - (5:04) 93 BPM
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Snapshot Of Love - (6:35) 56 BPM
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Control Drama - (6:35) 53 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Back in 2013, the artist previously known as Stupid Human morphed into Hugh Mane for a 12" of "recovered house" jams on Running Back. Here, the South London-based producer returns to Gerd Janson's label with more exotic, Balearic-influenced deepness for beach bars, after-parties and loved-up warm-up slots. He begins with the Italo-influenced electronic throb of the decidedly humid "Live Drama", before enhancing his Balearic credentials with the glistening guitars, '80s AOR shuffle and tropical melodies of "Groping In The Moonlight". "Snapshot Of Love" is a drowsy, dubbed-out Balearic deep house shuffler, while title track "Control Drama" rounds of the EP by way of International Feel style sun-kissed melodies, tactile rhythms and blissful synthesizer flourishes.
Good Timin' EP
RB 057
05 Oct 15
Deep House
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Studio E - (7:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Laxmi Tool - (5:12) 119 BPM
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Harpa - (6:42) 120 BPM
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La Casa - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Review: Through releases on his own Good Timin' imprint - both solo, and as part of Conga Radio - Jex Opolis has proved adept at re-packaging a variety of NYC-friendly influences, from boogie and analogue funk, to proto-house and early garage-house. "Studio E", the opening cut from this first Jex EP for Running Back, doffs a cap to both the muscular throb of Twilo era Danny Tenaglia, and the Italo-influenced shuffle of dark-room nu-disco. Elsewhere, he expertly combines Konk style Latin-disco percussion with an undulating, analogue house bassline on "Laxmi Tool", fuses Scandolearic disco and vintage deep house influences ("Harpa"), and returns to his warm boogie influences on the Metro Area-ish "La Casa".
Cloud Generator EP
RB 054
23 Mar 15
Techno
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Cloud Generator - (7:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Diversion - (6:39) 125 BPM
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Pocket Piano - (6:43) 125 BPM
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Pocket Piano (breakbeat mix) - (6:08) 83 BPM
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Review: Strahil Velchev has been a lot of places in his prolific career thus far, but he's never been to Running Back before. With the title track the Hungarian production power house steps up to the plate with a surefire peak time rocker, piling on thick electro synth lines and plenty of techno tension built for the large-scale experience. "Diversion" is no less catchy even if its temperament is far sunnier, working that playful edge that has always accompanied Kink tracks, but then "Pocket Piano (Breakbeat Mix)" throws a curveball in the shape of an old-skool breakbeat groove colliding with warm and fluffy arpeggios before opening up into a joyous piano rave experience.
Perth
RB 068DIGITAL
15 Sep 17
Deep House
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Perth - (5:22) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Perth (Chord mix) - (5:10) 125 BPM
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Perth (Beat mix) - (5:38) 125 BPM
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Played by: Till Von Sein, Akio Imai
Review: KiNK's taster for his up and coming album on Running Back is here. We don't know if the title is inspired by the Scottish town that techno larrikins Clouds are from, or the sleepy mining town in Western Australia: it's anyone's guess! The Bulgarian hardware maverick brings us some funked up disco loops, reminiscent of DJ Sneak's Sneaky Trax imprint back in the day. "Perth" is a prime example of his unstoppable knack for good times. Taken from the new Playground LP, the three versions here are dripping with grease. Split between the original, a chord mix (which is brooding and epic) and a funky beat version full of sultry latin percussion: it's all you ever wanted from a single. Perfect house music for techno DJs and techno music for disco DJs.

Mutter
RB 1998
29 Apr 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Mutter - (10:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mutter (Beatless) - (10:29) 86 BPM
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Review: Gerd Janson's Running back taps into some local talent courtesy of Stuttgart DJ / producer Konstantin Sibold. The title track is a classic slice of German techno; it has shades of early Force Inc thanks to its tranced out chords and pace - cruising along just below 130bpm for its ten-minute duration - and the raw energy of Tresor in the shape of its gnarly acid line. The musical elements sound much more pronounced on the beatless version, with the chords assuming a slightly menacing edge. However, this is really all about the original version, a tripped out, hypnotic that digs deep into the German electronic music psyche.
I Like The Sun (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
RB 017
18 Sep 09
Deep House
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I Like The Sun (But Not On LCDs) - (7:01) 118 BPM
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Selene - (6:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Like The Sun (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) - (13:07) 120 BPM
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Green Flash EP
RB 027
15 Aug 11
Deep House
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Morning Come (original mix) - (8:00) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Turning (original mix) - (4:31) 115 BPM
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Green Flash - (7:05) 111 BPM
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Femme Cosmic - (4:42) 116 BPM
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Review: It's fair to say Running Back have not put a foot wrong this year with headline releases from Tiger & Woods and Todd Terje complemented by some lesser celebrated but by no means less impressive twelve inches from Marco Passarani, Disco Nihilist and that stunning Son Of Sam reissue. Their latest release sees the focus shift to another under the radar producer in Suzanne Kraft, whose Green Flash EP makes for one of this year's most attractive releases. Kraft adopts a pleasantly midtempo poise on "Morning Come" with swathes of melodies infused with sunset gradually rising to the fore. This joyous feeling flushes through the rest of the EP with both "Turning" and the title track sounding like Tiger & Woods performing from the deep end of the pool. "Femme Cosmic" provides an excellent finish to proceedings, unfolding from a tinnily reverberant slowed down proto house drawl into some midnight cruise through dubbed out mutant 80s disco boogie.
Missum
RB 046
07 Apr 14
Ambient/Drone
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7:30 (In Pads) - (7:30) Biggest-selling track on this release
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8:13 - (8:12)
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1.59 - (1:59)
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6:26 - (6:26)
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1:15 - (1:14)
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4:46 - (4:45)
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2:30 - (2:29)
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Review: Back in 2011, Gerd Janson's Running Back introduced many people to the music LA producer Diego Herrera makes as Suzanne Kraft with the Green Flash EP that was as vivid in presentation as it was in tone. You'll be hearing a lot from Diego Herrera this year, with some high profile collaborative releases with Secret Circuit on the way; an album as Blase on ESP Institute and an Odd Numbers hookup with Willie Burns for Rush Hour's No 'Label'. Before all that, Gerd Janson welcomes Herrera, er, back into the fold with this vinyl issue of the Missum CDr that introduced the Suzanne Kraft project back in 2010. In contrast to the disco-tinged house music of the aforementioned Green Flash EP, the seven tracks on Missum take on a more experimental tone, with beats largely absent in favour of some heavily textured ambient soundscapes produced with a Tascam 464 Portastudio four-track recorder.
Trainmann - Tensnake Remixes (Tensnake Franceman mix)
RB 032
02 Apr 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Trainmann - (7:36) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Trainmann - (7:41) 120 BPM
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Review: Marco 'Tensnake' Niemerski is infuriatingly talented. Here, he shows off his capabilities with two vastly different remixes of Philip Lauer's "Trainman". First up is the "Franceman" mix, a sprightly, funk-fuelled disco-house take propelled by an insatiably infectious live bassline. It is, of course, tops. Next he attempts to reinvent trance (yes, trance) via the "Tranceman" mix - seven minutes of rush-inducing Balearic trance at a house tempo. It's actually excellent, coming on like a trance-inspired version of a classic Bobby Konders production (with, of course, Niemerski's cherished synth-xylophone riffs atop).
Phillips
RBCD 04
30 Apr 12
Deep House
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70000ac - (5:35) 116 BPM
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Coppers - (6:29) 117 BPM
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Sheldor - (5:03) 115 BPM
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Hafflinger - (7:10) 117 BPM
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Frontex Slowfox - (4:19) 115 BPM
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Tentatious - (7:01) 109 BPM
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Crawlington - (6:50) 118 BPM
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Sandalscene - (4:18) 90 BPM
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Miamisync - (6:38) 118 BPM
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Delmar 2700 - (5:56) 119 BPM
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TV - (5:32) 122 BPM
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Trainmann - (6:54) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Laui XIV
RB 045
16 Dec 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Tyler - (6:33) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tyler (beat mix) - (4:12) 116 BPM
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Boshs - (6:47) 118 BPM
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Angus - (6:29) 121 BPM
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Tentatious
RB 034
27 Jun 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Tentatious (Runaway remix) - (6:39) 81 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tentatious (I:Cube Trainmann remix) - (6:05) 120 BPM
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Boringtone - (6:12) 115 BPM
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Highdimes - (7:41) 117 BPM
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Review: While the recent news from Gerd Janson regarding a decision to slowly peel back on his duties as a music journalist is certainly a blow to the art of composing sentences, it will undoubtedly free up more time for him to focus on ensuring standards at Running Back HQ don't slip. This second 12" off cut from Lauer's recent LP is a clear example of these standards with Runaway and I:Cube employed to sprinkle their own production ideas on the punky chugger "Tentatious". Jacques and Marcos Runaway call shotgun with a heavily percussive and decidedly more energetic rendition than Phillip's original, while I:Cube flexes his synth playing muscles with a Turkish disco pumper of a remix. Heck Lauer even slips in two prime slabs of all new house on the flip - need anymore enticement?
Phlipper EP
RB 064DIGITAL
09 Jun 17
Deep House
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Phlipper - (6:50) 125 BPM
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Phlipper Tool - (1:15) 111 BPM
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Muscle - (6:25) 122 BPM
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Vizzi Vazzi - (6:58) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: German house label Running Back has featured the likes of Radio Slave and Boris Dlugosch in its schedules. Now its time for cult hero Philipp Lauer to join the party and he's marked the occasion with the Phlipper EP, possibly his most Italo disco-influenced release yet. Basically the whole record is the sound of summer holiday fun - the title track is breathy retro Eurotrance, (think the Rhythm Of The Night) all stonewashed synths and hands-in-the-open-night-air melodies. "Muscle" meanwhile is more your 80s Outrun-style arpeggio disco and "Lauer Vizzi" is pure late 80s Italo house joy think Rimini via the Hacienda.
Elation Tracks
RB 059
08 Jul 16
Deep House
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Cloud Walker - (9:40) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Special - (6:26) 123 BPM
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Zone In - (7:28) 122 BPM
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Rojus
RBCD 061
01 Apr 16
Deep House
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Beyond This... - (3:36) 81 BPM
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Saxony - (4:22) 120 BPM
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Beau Sovereign - (5:51) 121 BPM
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Paradisea - (6:38) 120 BPM
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Wahness - (6:50) 122 BPM
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Blush - (8:30) 122 BPM
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Kiburu's - (8:33) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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...There Is You - (5:12) 118 BPM
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Review: Having contributed a stellar track to Gerd Janson's Musik For Autobahns 2 compilation, it's little surprise to see Leon Vynehall pop up on Running Back. Rojus (Designed To Dance) is an expansive eight trackaffair thati s likely to be as popular as 2014's Music For The Uninvited LP for Martyn's 3024 label. It's also predictably varied; contrast, for example, the drowsy ambient chords and twinkling electronics of opener "Beyond This", and the deep-jack-goes-rave sweatiness of "Beau Sovereign". Vynehall also finds space for the Balearic jazz-house swing of "Paradisea", the wall-of-sound Detroit deep house of "Blush", and the African influenced drum workout "...There Is You". In other words, it's a versatile cracker.
Spectra Sonics EP
RB 041
22 Jul 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Back Life - (7:03) 116 BPM
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Hard To Finish If You're Finish - (6:22) 120 BPM
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My Midi Is A Mess - (6:23) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fukdemdiscoidkids (Tuff City Kids edit) - (4:54) 124 BPM
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Played by: Orthy
Slave 1
RB 009
05 May 08
Minimal/Tech House
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Slave 1 - (7:57)
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Pulse Friction - (7:56) 110 BPM
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Human - (6:51) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Black Country Roots
RB 044
04 Nov 13
Funky/Club House
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The Kings Heath - (8:40) 115 BPM
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Midland Nights - (6:32) 118 BPM
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Black Country Roots - (6:26) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sirens FX - (1:25)
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Review: Mark E has a rich history with Gerd Janson's Running Back label, issuing a series of records over an intermittent period that includes one of the Midlands born producer's most memorable edits in the shape of "Slave 1". After an absence of some three years where Evetts has released a debut LP and started his own label, Black Country Roots signals his return to the Running Back catalogue. Described as "a tribute to the UK's Black Country and an ode to the Industrial Revolution" the four tracks here nonetheless build and bump in a fashion that will please Mark E fans. The way the organ is introduced on lead track "The Kings Heath" is particularly charming, whilst those looking for a dramatic set opener are well served with the self explanatory "SirensFX".
Nobody Else
RB 025
20 Aug 10
Deep House
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Nobody Else (original mix) - (7:16) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nobody Else (bonus beats) - (4:43) 115 BPM
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The Wolf (original mix) - (8:44) 112 BPM
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The Siren (original mix) - (0:57)
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Stoneleigh Express (original mix - digital bonus) - (7:17) 112 BPM
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Deja Vu
RB 005
26 Oct 06
Balearic/Downtempo
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Deja Vu - (7:15) 99 BPM
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Beat Down - (9:14) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Acos CoolKAs
Sample & Hold EP
RB 028
12 Sep 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Don't Call Me Again - (7:31) 124 BPM
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Scale - (5:49) 123 BPM
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Sample & Hold - (2:19) 126 BPM
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Polee - (7:29) 126 BPM
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Galaxy 21 - (6:18) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Amazingly, it's been some three years since the last single from former Crosstown Rebels and Music For Freaks mainstay Matthew Styles. As you'd perhaps expect given its release by Running Back, this comeback EP is pretty good, with the hirsute producer offering up a variety of flavours across the five tracks. The title track, for example, is little more than a freaky, beatless DJ tool, while "Polee" channels the spirit of space disco and Chicago jack. "Scale" is unfashionably deep and careful, whilst "Galaxy 21" is a heavy percussion work-out with a twist. All are overshadowed by impressive lead cut "Don't Call Me Again", which sounds like a swinging house take on the classic Carl Craig sound.
Cube EP
RB 011
21 Nov 08
Minimal/Tech House
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Cube - (8:42) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Heidelberg Gals (parts 1, 2 & 3) - (11:04) 123 BPM
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The Old Miami
RBTOM- 1
18 Nov 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Ben & Gerd (Killin It M Day) - (6:23) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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TV Track (Extra Sauce) - (6:39) 126 BPM
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Review: Mr G's production renaissance has been one of the more heart warming narratives of 2013 for fans of good old fashioned house and techno, with Colin McBean's popping up on all manner of labels. The Old Miami sees McBean add Gerd Janson's finely curated Running Back to his CV and there's a wonderful back story to go with it. The genesis of these two productions was this year's DEMF where McBean found himself in the backyard of the reputable veteran's club The Old Miami enjoying the sounds of Janson and young Ben UFO going B2B at a party hosted by the Visionquest crew. Suitably inspired, some time back in the Mr G studio resulted in two slabs of prime, rolling deepness that McBean does so well.
Direct Cuts II EP
RB 004
20 Mar 06
Deep House
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Basics - (5:25) 120 BPM
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Drivers License - (11:17) 125 BPM
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Vibes - (9:59) 124 BPM
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Lost - (7:38) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Jozif
More Times EP
RB 052
02 Feb 15
Deep House
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More Times - (7:22) 122 BPM
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Dresses - (5:05) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fever Dream - (6:34) 126 BPM
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Take Me To The Dark - (6:41) 120 BPM
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Review: Under the now familiar Octo Octa alias, Brooklyn-based Michael Bouldry-Morrison has been one of the key artists in defining the 100% Silk sound. After three albums and a clutch of 12" singles for Amanda Brown's label, he brings his breezy, feel-good take on vintage house to Gerd Janson's Running Back imprint. Those familiar with his style will find much to enjoy; from the chiming melodies, feel-good breakdowns and swinging drums of "More Times", to the piano-driven revivalist Italian house rush of "Fever Dream", and deliciously deep "Take Me To The Dark". Best of all, though, is "Dresses", a thrillingly humid workout full of dreamy chords and pitched-down, rave era breakbeats.
T Rhythm Trax Volume 1
RBB 02
14 Jul 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Beat A - (5:36) 132 BPM
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Beat B - (3:54) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Beat C - (5:16) 122 BPM
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Beatapella - (4:09) 132 BPM
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Itshoustrumental - (5:10) 123 BPM
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Review: Fresh from welcoming Swedish pair Genius of Time into the Running Back fold, Gerd Janson's next order of business is to coax Todd Osborn into contributing his first material for the label in some seven years. Depending on your musical tastes, you might know the Detroit-based musician for his ragga-influenced junglist excursions as Soundmurderer (sometimes alongside SK-1 aka Tadd Mullinix), the cassette-only ragged hardware acid of his Superstructure project, or the more house-orientated output released as Osborne and his given name. It was under the latter that he debuted on Running Back with Giganta back in 2007, so the sight of this T-rhythm Trax Vol 1 is most welcome. As the title suggests, the five tracks here are neck snapping techno tools of the highest order.
Bingata (Pink Alert remix)
RB 007
13 Jul 07
Electro House
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Bingata - (6:32) 121 BPM
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Bingata (Pink Alert Ryu Kyu remix) - (7:06) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Think It's Me - (5:29) 118 BPM
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Put Your Weight On It
RB 051
15 Sep 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Put Your Weight On It (Frankfurt mix) - (7:48) 124 BPM
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Put Your Weight On It (Chicago mix) - (5:26) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Medium - (7:27) 112 BPM
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Market - (5:49) 123 BPM
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Review: There's much to admire on Todd Osborn's latest release for Gerd Jansen's Running Back Imprint, not least the Michigan-based producer's impressive eclecticism. While the "Frankfurt Mix" of "Put Your Weight On It" has a distinct Motorik bent - admittedly with the addition of some angular acid lines - the alternative "Chicago Mix" turns the same track into a Phuture style jacker. It's after this that Osborn really lets his hair down, though. "Medium" is a wide-eyed blast of shimmering synthesizer goodness - like some E'd-up late '80s/early '90s instrumental synth-pop gem - while "Market" has all the warmth and melodic flourishes of a classic Mood Hut or Future Times release.
Hand Made EP
RB 036
27 Aug 12
Deep House
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Black Mist (extended version) - (8:17) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pop Off (original mix) - (7:09) 109 BPM
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Wild Out (original mix) - (6:14) 120 BPM
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Review: It's rare that a Theo Parrish release arrives on a label based outside the US, but when that happens it always tends to be a bit special, see the Peacefrog released LP First Floor or that humongous Carl Craig remix of Falling Up on Third Ear for evidence. Running Back seems like a perfect European outlet for Theo to grace; indeed the Sound Signature boss has already contributed two stunning revisions for Gerd Janson's label and this oh so aptly titled Hand Made EP is pretty special. Firstly it features a special extended take on "Black Mist", a track that originally formed part of Parrish's highly prized Sketches triple vinyl set from 2010 which is listed with some ambitious prices on Discogs. Cut gut punchingly loud by Dubplates and Mastering, this prime slab of Theo fonk is worth the admission alone, but you get spoilt with two new cuts from Mr Parrish in "Pop Off" and "Wild Out" that are indeed as wilded out as his recent "Any Other Styles" number. Running Back quite superbly describe the latter track as "a Theo Parrish demo for Dance Mania after he came back from listening to Lil Louis at the Bismark Pavilion".
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