Review: Steve Lorenz's techno and electronica-focused imprint Tarvisium Electronique has so far only reached out to Orlando Voorn to broaden the horizons of the label. Now with Danny Wolfers on board the label is starting to take shape, and both the original and the remixes point to very bright things ahead. "Hollywood Murder Mystery" is a fine slice of cosmic, electro-infused acid as you would expect, living up to the title in mesmerising yet beguiling harmonic configurations through which the drums and bass punch. Bringing an equally otherworldly brew of electro and acid to the table, Steve Lorenz's Moonhacker version of events is infallibly strange and utterly nasty at the same time, while under his own name his remix is a streamlined affair that follows an insistent melodic line, only to be craftily switched up after a momentary breakdown.
Review: Continuing L.I.E.S. boss Ron Morelli's approach of releasing music regardless of whether it's brand new or been sat in the archives for some time, Legowelt's "Teen Romance" has been kicking about for some time. Regardless of its vintage, the track highlights everything there is to love about Danny Wolfers; spectral melodies, snapping drum machine rhythms and gurgling analogue basslines all sunk in thick-set tape dust. "Days of Persistence" goes in on a deeper tip with its sweeping pads, and "SH-High School Daze" is a bubbling pit of simmering psychedelic acid.
Review: Legendary Dutch producer from the Hague Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt returns, with his latest offering which is inspired by myth, legend and sci-fi. The Bunker and Creme Organization staple conjures up four ancient mysticism and space odyssey themed tracks on the Omnibus Babylon EP, which 'will take you on another journey through psychedelic space!' This is best exemplified on the evocative title track which revisits the classic sound of first wave techno, the deep and lo-slung acid express of "Learning To Fly" (which showcases Wolfer's signature lo-fi sounds) or for something darker - you could try "Miskatonic Trimester" with its druggy and tunnelling vibe perfect for going deeper down the spiral.
Review: Danny Wolfers once again dons his Legowelt guise for another stargazing trip into analogue house and disco territory. As ever from the prolific Dutch producer, there's much to enjoy. "Poverties Paradise" and "Saucolito Park" focus on deep house, offering up dreamy and atmospheric cuts built around typically raw and snappy analogue grooves. "Transmissions From Earth 2011" offers chiming intergalactic disco with the 808 pulse of early Chicagoan jack, whilst "El Horizonte" takes a similar idea to dizzing new heights.
Review: Danny Wolfers is stuck in a groove right now, a hugely prolific production groove which has him tossing out new material on a seemingly weekly basis for all manner of labels. Hot on the heels of that Nacho Patrol 12" for Simonetti and a under the cover album for Blue Moon Safari comes this this three track debut for the equally relentless Unknown To The Unknown label. The Star Gazing EP makes for a wondrous display of Legowelt's talent for implementing those trademark melodies within various rhythmic frameworks; in the case of stand out track "Visions In My Mind", it's a hypnotic disco jacker lent no small degree of melancholy by the titular vocal.
Review: 50 releases in under four years is no mean feat, so a round of applause to Unknown to the Unknown who surpass the landmark with a new record from Legowelt. The superbly named Immensity Of Cosmic Space arrives hot on the heels of Legowelt's fine Vaporware Tracks record for Creme and sees the Dutchman exploring the realm of rave era breakbeat techno. Of course what makes Danny Wolfers work as Legowelt so distinctive his mastery of star gazing melodies and hearing them fused with recycled drum breaks on the title track and the Amen filled "Lumeria2" is a real delight.
Review: Legowelt returns to Unknown To The Unknown for another bunch of wonderful excursions through obsolete musical technology under the banner Sampling Winter. Leading with the title track, this finds Danny Wolfers on a soulful and deep house vibe with a wandering and mesmerising melody, warm pads and super shuffling garage style rhythm. On the flip is "Beach Oceano" which is equally rich in soulfulness but more on the deeper techno vibe, with its sharp and hypnotising arpeggio backed by galactic melodies and glistening pads. All accentuated by analogue tape hiss in the background. This is raw!
Review: In years to come, Danny Wolfers might be compared favourably to musical mavericks such as Sun Ra. Certainly, he's always been an artist ahead of his time, who makes and releases a dizzying amount of material, on a confusing array of labels, under a similarly befuddled number of aliases. Here he dons the familiar Legowelt alias and returns to Unknown To The Unknown with "Institute of the Overmind", a cheery acid wiggler that successfully combines sharp and hooky 303 lines with punishing, snare-heavy rhythms, skewed vocal samples and just the right amount of evocative, synthesizer sweetness. Check out FACT TV to see Wolfers produce the cut in real time, whilst DJ Haus looks on amazed. Label regular Photonz provide the flipside remix, emphasizing Wolfers' synthesizer hooks and acid lines on an undeniably sweet, attractive and ravey revision.
Review: Whilst it might seem initially surprising that Actress has contributed these remixes for the new Jack For Daze release, Danny 'Legowelt' Wolfers has spoken widely about his admiration for Actress; calling his work "futuristic and advanced", it makes perfect sense that Clone should now extend an invitation to the Werkdiscs boss to remix material from Legowelt's recent album The Paranormal Soul. Actress has offered up two versions of "Elementz Of Houz Music," a track that perfectly encapsulates Legowelt's mastery of melodic, part-mysterious, part-cheesy synth lines. The first remix has Cunningham shuttling Legowelt's arrangement through a cloudy car wash of hissy mist, chopping up the original into his trademark cubist techno; this dovetails nicely with his second 12 minute offering. Markedly more drastic, this offering slows down the synths, kicks and percussion to a drunken stupor, with the results not unlike playing a 45rpm record incorrectly at 33rpm.
Review: The Hague's legendary synth wizard Legowelt is back on BAKK, one of his local imprints. "Micronesia" has a sublime groove with dreamy pads and lush melodies that beg your attention. "Pannenkoekenfeest" (try saying that three times fast) is the real highlight here; a tough Detroit techno stomper with all the soul you'd expect and reminiscent of old Juan Atkins or Carl Craig. On the flip "Esoteric Party Buffet" is a dreamy, cyclical and minimal number that loops just nicely. Finally "Laundromat Of Your Mind" continues with the loveably absurd titles and gets back on the tougher tip. A peak time number that references classic Robert Hood. As much as these all seem like tributes, they're all done in the trademark Danny Wolfers way.
Review: Danny Wolfers' restless productivity knows no bounds. Not content with dropping stone cold 12" singles at a furious rate, he's delivered yet another Legowelt album to Creme Organization. Pleasingly, Crystal Cult 2080 (so called because he used a homemade crystal compressor and dusty second hand Roland JV2080- synthesizer throughout the recording process) is up to his usual high standards. There are few surprises - we should all know what we're getting by now - but plenty of reasons to be cheerful, from the fuzzy new age electronica of "The Future of Myself" and muddy Detroit futurism of "Fundamental Superstition", to the tropical pagan mysticism of "Ancient Rites Demoni Mundi" and warped acid of the feverish title track.
Review: Those familiar with the Strange Life label operated by Danny Wolfers will know it's rife with CDr material worthy of the vinyl format. Whilst our personal favourite (the bizarre Portopia by Wolfers alias Satomi Taniyama) remains looked over by labels, Berceuse Heroique were responsible for a quite sumptuous double LP edition of Smackos album The Age Of Candy Candy earlier this year. Now local Den Haag crew BAKK have got their hands on 2004 Strange Life album Dark Days for an equally classy triple LP edition. Wolfers fans not familiar with this album will immediately fall in love with Dark Days, thanks to the signature blend of goofy track titles ("Lego Resistance", "An Obnoxious Affair On Tape") and music that veers from soaring, synth vistas to grotty techno via cold, primitive electronics and more.
Review: Back in 2002, "Disco Rout" propelled Danny 'Legowelt' Wolfers from the Dutch West Coast underground to Ibizan big rooms thanks to its catchy nature and also due to the support of Cocoon. Now it re-appears in time for the 2019 summer season, albeit in remixed format. Tuff City Kids deliver a rolling, percussive take on the original, but let Legowelt's catchy synths shine through. For CatzN' Dogz, their version's focus is a pulsating electronic disco groove, while the latest reshape from Younger Rebinds sees the tempo increased and a slightly more ominous undercurrent added to those distinctive synths. Seventeen years on, Rout is still sure to cause mayhem in Ibiza.
Review: Legowelt aka Danny Wolfers' first release of 2019 sees him operate at his most esoteric. "A Destination Awaits" is led by swirling textures and pulsating bass tones that comes across like the sound track to a voyage to a distant world. It is unsure whether or not "I Have seen Other Worlds" is auto-biographical, but irrespective of this fact, it sees Wolfers in spaced out mode, with hypnotic melodies to the fore. "Star Simulator II" is just as trippy, resounding to a cosmic disco groove and beautifully spacey hooks, while "Deep Magic Begins Here" concludes the release with the veteran Dutch producer laying down shimmering synth passages over a warbling bass.