Review: Giorgia Angiuli's debut album In A Pink Bubble drew inspiration from her first worldwide tour, where life on the road was impacted by personal loss. The synesthesia of dark and colourful, with new and old memories stood at the core of the album, as introspective airy tracks intertwined with more dynamic, bass-heavy constructions. Now we have a series of selected remixes from the album. Label boss Oliver Koletzki takes the vocal led "Nothing To Lose" into moody and drama-filled territory with his rendition, Spanish proegressive house veteran Henry Saiz takes you into the aether with his remix of "Inspiration" that's deep, slinky and hypnotic, Scandinavian electronic-pop heroes Gus Gus bring on the tension and suspense with their moody rework of "Copenhagen" and Detroit legends Octave One give "A Perfect Day In Tulum" a nice injection of hi-tech soul.
Review: Italian multi-instrumentalist and Tenax Club resident Giorgia Angiuli appears next for Berlin institution Stil Vor Talent. Well known for her versatile sets, where she combines keyboards, drum pads and theremin sounds with sax and even toy flute and trumpets. Her knack for versatility in her live sets is all on show in spectacular fashion throughout the two tracks she contributes. First up "Hidden Garden" is a dark exercise in dancefloor drama; an epic journey which is definitely in line with the label's modus operandi. Next up is the life affirming and evocative "Axial Tilt" which is awash in stunning analogue arpeggios and heart wrenching strings like the classic Kompakt sound. Dutch youngster Marc Holstege is up next. This young DJ from Amsterdam is well on his way up the techno ladder, and there's no stopping him anytime soon. "Maaari" is a brooding and atmospheric slow burner that builds in suspense and tension creatively throughout its duration while "Alpas" introduces more surefire dancefloor dynamic on the slinky and hypnotic progressive house number.
Review: Long standing hero of the Berlin scene and Stil Vor Talent chief Oliver Koletzki steps up to present a fine collection of remixes for his label's next installment. He's been crafting for prolific friends and outstanding musicians for close to a decade, and for Remix Tales Koletzki has now compiled his personal favourites (with some previously unreleased ones too). Features his emotive take on German duo HVOB's "Dogs", Frank 'Ame' Wiedemann and Ry 'X' Cuming's Howling project on "Stole The Night", through to legends such as French Touch pioneers Cassius on "Toop Toop" and NYC electroclash icons Fischerspooner on "The Best Revenge". Keep your ears peeled for his upcoming full length which will be released very soon.
Review: Berlin native Oliver Koletzki has cited his hometown as a main point of reference and inspiration throughout his career. His last two albums are said to be 'wholehearted tributes' to the German capital and its importance in the current climate of electronic music. The label's aesthetic - right down to the cover art is testament to this - featuring photos of local landmarks and graffiti adorning his fair city. There are little to no corners in the city that haven't brought a spark of inspiration into the mix and the eighth instalment of the Schneeweiss (English translation 'white snow') compilation series, is said to be a tribute to the many aspects or 'particles' consolidated as a series of carefully curated tracks. There's so many highlights on here and we're only going to name a few, but they're not limited to: hometown hero and one time Terranova member Rampa's brooding dance floor drama on "Fluke", Frankey & Sandrino bridging the gap between tech-house and nu-disco ever so gracefully again on "Solaris", Cologne's finest Andhim lend their deft hand on a remix of Leipzig figurehead Matthias Tanzmann's "Coffee Clouds" and the man from Mannheim Ray Okpara who's still going: his track "Satin Curtain" getting a smooth remix by the legendary Kevin Yost.