Review: There aren't many record labels around these days with a stamp of quality, respect and above all else consistency than John Digeeed's Bedrock, and this latest EP from Frankfurt's Oliver Lieb is prime example. Three progressive bullets to beef up a section of your wallet, they all ooze quality and stand out appeal with 'Extrasolar' taking the edge as our pick, and the deeper 'Non Binary' close behind. If you like your blips, beeps, and squeaks.. This little lot is definitely for you!!
Review: Collaborations can be a tricky ol thing to get right, often conjured up for the wrong reasons or with results that lean too far to one parties side. It will come as no surprise that Bedrock hit the nail on the head, as here they pitch together Oliver Lieb and Jimmy Van M to form an exciting and dynamic meeting of minds for the launch of a new compilation series. Under the new Audible Suspects guise they unite as one in hand picking some great new music from the likes of; Pele & Findling, Ryan Davis, Thomas Muller, and of course many of their own productions. A genre defying mix of 12 tracks priced at just L5.99.
Review: With an newfound interest around the work of Frankfurt trance legend Oliver Lieb, it's fitting that his latest release comes courtesy of John Digweed's Bedrock imprint. The label head honcho has been a loyal follower of the German's releases for three decades, and who can forget the moment that "Netherworld" by L.S.G. (one of Lieb's more well known aliases) came tearing through on his seminal Northern Exposure 2 mix with sidekick Sasha back in 1997. Lieb's production expertise and knowledge of dancefloor dynamics are on fine display once again on the raw energy of "Red Phosphorus" a seething epic with the most all consuming bassline you'll hear this year, and a sublime array of melodies. This is backed up by the reduced and blissed-out tech house action of "Black Phosphorous and full throttle hypnotic techno banger "Violet Phosphorus".
Review: If you wait long enough, a particular sound is sure to come back in vogue. That's happening right now with trance, as a new wave of DJs and producer discover its charms. Against this renewed interest, the re-appearance of veteran artist Oliver Lieb is timely. As the building chords of "Tesla" demonstrate, he knows how to make evocative sounds, but that's only part of his story. The title track is a building acid-soaked arrangement, led by a churning, queasy bass and waves of crashing percussion. If that is too epic for you, then the veteran German producer delivers, the beautiful, dreamy textures of "String of Pearls".