Review: Spaniard German Brigante is on a roll right now. Let's do the label roll call again shall we: Saved, OFF, Defected and of course Get Physical: who released last year's brilliant full length Bipolar. He now appears for Claude Von Stroke's' revered west coast institution Dirtybird for something a bit different. "Noose" has an almost early noughties tribal house groove about it with some druggy synth melodies for added sass. He's by now aware of his own success with the imaginatively titled "The Brigante Chronicles", a dark journey track sure to cause some serious dancefloor drama with its wonky synth leads, mysterious pads and emotional vocals. Finally "Samoa" is definitely the most Dirtybird sounding track here with its emphasis on the bass, big, trippy headrush sounds and some druggy vocal dialogues for added mischief.
Review: Slinky and tough rolling tech house with a serious emphasis on the bass, courtesy of Spanish scene hero German Brigante. This certainly isn't his first appearance for Claude Von Stroke's imprint and he's fast become a name synonymous with it. This follows up a killer release a few months ago in collaboration with veteran producer Thomas Gandey (aka Cagedbaby) on Manitox. Strap yourself in for the bumping peak time energy of "The Opposite" which we can imagine firing up audiences from The White Isle all the way to the East Coast - where they'll be having the annual Dirtybird campout of course! Cowbells glore in this one and loved every minute of it. Second offering "Keep Up" takes things deeper into the late night on this dirty and drugged up groove, featuring woozy pitch shifted vocals, furious toms and a razor sharp bassline. Top stuff from the scene's finest.
Review: It sounds like Get Physical has gone back to its roots for this release. Penned by Spanish producer German Brigante, it has all the hallmarks of early releases on the label. The title track features Chicago kettle drums, a low-slung, jacking groove and the type of grinding bass and slightly psychedelic melody that typified the first few Booka Shade and M.A.N.D.Y records. The remix is based on a similar approach. It sees Keinemusik boss David Mayer deliver a more teased out arrangement, but the key elements - the rugged bass, neat percussion and shimmering, synth-based melodies - are all present and correct.
Review: German Brigante, despite his name: is actually a Spaniard. The rising star has thus far appeared on a who's who of labels such as Saved, OFF, Defected and of course Get Physical: who present us with this impressive full length offering. Bipolar is a great name for this moody offering over ten quite diverse selections of dancefloor grooves. We really enjoyed the deep and dreamy tech house of "The Ones" featuring Nick Maurer's seductive vocals, the bouncy and sexy late night grooves of "Be Right Back" and "30 Degrees" (definite Saved/Gruuv vibes on this!), the dark side electro vibes of "Microluxe (808 Mix)" and the epic, dark, melodic journey track "We Got It" (a highlight!).
Review: Despite his first name, Brigante comes from southern Spain rather than having a Teutonic origin. It hasn't stopped him releasing on German labels and Memories is his latest outing for Booka Shade and DJ T's imprint. "Four Years Ago" is an insistent, niggling tech-house groove. It resounds to tinkling cowbells and percussive stabs and is full of good-natured, sunny vibes. Get Physical has drafted in UK house stalwart Luke Solomon to provide two remixes of the title track. On his main take, jubilant horns join the rollicking groove, while the 'Raw Take' sees him add in some wired 303 lines for an acid house party during Rio's Carnival.
Review: Despite his first name and affiliation to the Get Physical label, Brigante comes from southern Spain and specialises in hip-shaking, percussive tech-house. Indeed, as the title track's rolling groove, trancey riffs and growling bass show, Brigante is a master of this sound. As the track progresses, it moves from a relatively benign sound into a throbbing denouement. The remix comes courtesy of German duo D Nox & Beckers, who deliver a fine alternate version. Bringing the buzzing bass to the fore, the combination of deep, chiming chords and a seductive vocal intoning the phrase 'so, so good' will be enough to entice those listeners who haven't yet fallen prey to Brigante's own charms.
Review: You can always count on west coast bass house institution Dirtybird for the gig guns for the main room at peak time. Their next one comes from respected producer German Brigante, who follows up last year's Chronicles EP on the label. The man from Malaga is as on-point as ever with the old school groove of "Solitude" taking the best of old school acid house adapted to a modern format. It's more like the producer we know on the moody bass heavy bounce of "You Know" with its seething Reese bassline lurking above a backdrop of thunderous drums and cheeky hip-hop vocal loops - expect this one to destroy a dancefloor near you soon.
Serhan Guney - "Journey Of The Mind" - (7:11) 125 BPM
Review: The eleventh edition of Diynamic Music's Four To The Floor series has arrived. Their very own various artists series is always comprised of four dancefloor oriented tracks, that have all been heavily road tested and certified by label boss Solomun on his countless gigs throughout the globe. Beginning with the brooding dancefloor drama of Par-T-One's "I'm So Crazy" (Armonica remix) with its entrancing and tunnelling aesthetic that reaches near tribal moments, plus that Dennis Parker sample never gets old! Spanish producer German Brigante serves up the slinky tech house groove of "Mango", Greek duo Alexandros Djkevingr and Greg Ignatovich (Vagabond) serve up the nefarious afterhours techno of "Choose Life" and Turkey's Serhan Guney serves up the slow burning progressive house thriller "Journey Of The Mind".