When The Silence Breaks The Storm (original mix) - (8:33) 122 BPM
The Wooden Statue (original mix) - (7:20) 123 BPM
Feeling Lucid (original mix) - (7:07) 119 BPM
When The Silence Breaks The Storm (Philipp Kempnich remix) - (7:27) 122 BPM
Review: If Mukke sounds vaguely familiar you certainly aren't too far off, it is the sister label of Katermukke: the now infamous in -house label of Berlin superclub Kater Blau. It's exactly the kind of Berliner tech house you've come to love from these pranksters and this time it is courtesy of Budakid: better known to his Mum as Kevin Huizing from Tilburg in the Netherlands. This up and comer has released thus far on Ploetzlich, Armada and Einmusika and is one to watch. On When The Silence Breaks The Storm EP, we have got the dreamy title track which is exactly the kind of lush and ethereal drifter that you could imagine Lee Burridge playing on a sunny rooftop later this Spring. The hypnotizing metallic/bell textures continue on The Wooden Statue (original mix)" complete with some futuristic sound design and some added punch in the rhythm department while "Feeling Lucid (original mix)" will certainly have you feeling this way too on this dark and epic journey track geared for maximum dancefloor drama.
Review: Sasha's Last Night On Earth presents the promising upstart from Tillburg Netherlands: Budakid aka Kevin Huizing. He has had previous releases on Einmusika and All Day I Dream. Here he teams up with Formel on the dark and slinky tech house groove that is the title track, before "Confused" sees him go solo for some emotive progressive house that builds up slowly and is perfect for the early evening or afterhours alike. The spacey cruise control of "Never Leave Your Shuttle" is up next and is perfect for those cool down moments on the dancefloor, until finally the Olaf Stuut remix of "Creatures" goes for an oddball form of tribalism that will take you straight into the stratosphere.
Review: For those inspired by Diynamic Music's trademark brand of European tech-house/deep house fusion, the label's semi-regular "Four To The Floor" EPs are essential listening. Predictably, the latest volume - the 15th in total - is packed to the rafters with high-grade fare. Veteran producer Dino Lenny kicks things off with the arpeggio-driven dark room thrills of "I Lost Appetite" - all electronic bleeps, doom-laden chords and rolling drums - before Doctor Dru offers up the similarly pulsating, trance-inducing heaviness of "Kloeppel". The Organism's "Roast" is a fuzzy and forthright chunk of vaguely panicked electro-house, while Budakid's "1991" wraps moody chords and rushing lead lines around a snappy but tactile rhythm track.
Review: Made in Berlin but with an international focus, Einmusika celebrates 10 years of creative journeys and visions, They asked some friends and highly respected musicians to pick their favourite track from the past decade for a very particular remix - this is the first of two volumes. The legendary Gabriel Ananda delivers an evocative remix of Betoko's "Foreverness", Berlin couple Mira & Chris Schwarzwalder of Bar25 fame turn in a splendid rendition of rising star Budakid's "No Human Is Illegal" and Upon.You head honcho Marco Resmann's version of Piek's "Does Your Love Fade Away" is absolutely perfect for those heads down moments under the strobe light before peak time.