Review: Douglas Greed was always one of the more interesting minimal house producers, and on Recombinated he shows why he still enjoys that status. "Aenima" starts life as a tribal house groove, but soon slides into a droning, bass-heavy affair, oozing sinister intent. "What Is My Territory" continues in a similar vein before veering into a reflective reverie. Meanwhile, "Schwarzteemagen" in its entirety is a ponderous affair, led by shaking percussion and a bluesy slide guitar. True to form though, Greed keeps his audience guessing till the end, and on "Lopez" brings the EP to a close with grinding, abstract rhythms.
Review: Douglas Greed (real Name Mario Willms) is a DJ and producer from Jena in Germany that has had a number of releases on local imprint Freude Am Tanzen over the years, in addition to white label releases on his own (secretly) eponymous imprint. For his new one entitled "Full Moon" (feat MAMA) it appears courtesy of Waze & Odyssey's esteemed UK imprint based out of London. It's a dreamy and evocative deep house number with a mesmerising bell melody and the aforementioned MAMA's charmingly angelic vocals. Second offering "Diver" is a slinky and melodic tech house groove that's perfect to the set the mood in the early evening and will appeal to fans of the Poker Flat or Dessous sound.
Review: East German producer Douglas Greed is back for Jena institution Freude Am Tanzen, following up great releases on Infine, Gigolo, Kindisch, Lebensfreunde and BPitch Control with some driving late night tech house on "Enemy": the track covered in a nice layer of dust and rust plus that bouncy Juno style bassline works a treat on this dark horse. Elsewhere, "No Talking" dives a bit deeper into more sublime and dreamy territory much like fellow countrymen Robag Wruhme or Roman Flugel can at times. The EP ends in style with "Gdur", a bouncy, uplifting and up tempo groover featuring shiny and erratic arpeggios over skittering hyperaware rhythm patterns plus rolling bass.
Review: It's not hard to tell that Mario Willms aka Douglas Greed is an experienced, adventurous producer and this release on the Wighnomy Brothers' label pushes minimal house in new directions. The title track starts off as standard stripped back groove, but soon descends into detuned chord and bassline kookiness. "Play The Game" is the most typical minimal track here, but even it sounds different thanks to its buzz-saw bass and hissing percussion. Best of all though is "The Right Man For The Gob", which takes inspiration from older minimal records and combines the yelping analogue riffs of classic Dan Bell with a predatory bassline.
Review: German producer Douglas Greed veers away from techno with the title track of his latest album. Like many of the Bpitch artists, his track inhabits a middle ground between indie melancholia and electronic drama, with introverted vocals unfolding over breathless synths. What then of the remixes? Seth Troxler provides a chugging remix that midway through reveals shiny, trancey synth lines, while Chloe opts for one of her trademark electronic house rehapes, all pulsing basslines and acidic spirals dissecting the vocal. dBridge's take is more low profile than usual, with doubled up beats underpinning searing guitar and Marco Resmann delivers a dubby version, full of sensuous string passages.