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Dekmantel 10 Years 01
DKMNTL 10YEARS 01
24 Mar 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Gigi Masin - "Maja" - (10:49) 116 BPM
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Vakula - "Robot Fuck The System" - (6:45) 125 BPM
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Roman Flugel - "Mice On Stick" - (6:40) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The first release in the Dekmantel 10 Year Anniversary releases sees Venetian ambient don Gigi Masin make his debut for the label with the totally sublime and drifting jazz deconstruction heard on "Maja", while Ukrainian wunderkind Vakula keeps on with his recent deviations into techno and other forms of underground electronics on "Fuck The Robot System" which as the name may suggest is quite an electro tinged and futuristic groove full of snappy 808 beats, vocoded vocals and rusty vintage arpeggios. Finally, the man from Frankfurt Roman Flugel works his magic as always on the stripped and minimal deep house journey "Mice On A Stick" which is full of soothing bell textures, dusty drum patterns and dreamy melodies all working together great on this dramatic slow burner.
Deep Raw & Real: Part 2
QUINTESSE 102
07 Dec 09
Deep House
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Jagged - "Hollywood" - (5:31) 118 BPM
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The Zohar - "Getting Down In My Car" - (7:15) 115 BPM
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STL - "Myxmassong" - (10:03) 120 BPM
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Vakula - "Half" - (4:47) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Andre Lodemann, Femanyst
Firecracker EP 5
FIREC 006
22 Sep 10
Deep House
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intro - (3:10)
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Black & White - (5:26) 125 BPM
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skit - (0:37) 128 BPM
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You Can Do It - (5:09) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Different Tone - (4:00) 118 BPM
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Ring Of Night EP
BWR 008
08 Nov 10
Deep House
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Ring Of Night (original mix) - (5:32) 120 BPM
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Ring Of Night (Andre Lodemann mix) - (8:20) 123 BPM
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I Forget (original mix) - (4:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Forget (Juju & Jordash Vakula & Drakula remix) - (6:49) 120 BPM
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Nema
STRIKE 4
10 Jan 11
Deep House
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Nema - (7:11) 119 BPM
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Nerve - (2:54) 120 BPM
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All The Same - (5:40) 119 BPM
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Hoopa Loopa - (4:36) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Beat Ja - (4:35) 120 BPM
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Review: In the space of just three releases, Under The Shade's deep house offshoot 3rd Strike has established itself as one of the best new labels around. Already they've released superb EPs from Homepark and man-to-watch Erdbeerschnitzel; the latter with 'friend of the family' Mark E on remix duties. This fourth release from Vakula is every bit as essential as its predecessors. Each of the five tracks is strong in its own right, from the druggy, broken house wonk of "Beat Ja" to the percussive thump of "All The Same", via the title track's unsettling, picturesque build. Vakula even finds space for a short DJ tool, "Nerve" - a two-minute exercise in blissful, late night beauty.
Night In Konotop City
QUINTESSE 03
10 Nov 08
Deep House
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Deep In Mood - (5:44) 113 BPM
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The Key Moments - (4:39) 120 BPM
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Night In Konotop City - (4:52) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Okskii - (7:36) 120 BPM
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Played by: Brendon Moeller, Quarion
Hohol
UZURI 004
11 Aug 08
Deep House
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Bill (feat Nema & Seldom Bill) - (6:08)
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Loop For My Friends - (4:16) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jf - (4:39) 120 BPM
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Loop For My Friends (Lerosa's Unsavoury mix) - (5:14) 123 BPM
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Unthank EP 2
UNTHANK 002
03 Oct 11
Deep House
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Track 1 - (5:52) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Track 2 - (2:07) 110 BPM
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Track 3 - (6:25) 120 BPM
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Review: Having launched in fine style with the crazed Moodymann meets Dance Mania genius of Bakey USTL, Firecracker's Unthank offshoot keeps the focus squarely on Eastern Europe with some equally fine productions from a more celebrated entity. If this year is going to be dedicated to anyone, Ukraine's favourite son must surely be on the list - treating our ears and your hips to a veritable bounty of expert releases on numerous labels of high repute - Dekmantel, 3rd Strike and Ethereal Sounds to name but three. Anyone who has indulged in just one of the aforementioned releases should need no prompting to check this ten inch - with Vakula drawing on a surfeit of influences such as AFX, Claro Intelecto and DBX across the three untitled tracks. The A Side is where the deepness lies whilst the flip contains an expansive deviation into subaqueous, stripped down, hypnotic minimalism. Don't be expecting "A Tender Place" Mk2 but do expect to be seriously impressed.
Untitled
SHEV 001
20 Oct 11
Deep House
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Mama Said Go Slow - (5:52) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Deaf World Dub - (6:28) 110 BPM
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Review: Ukrainian producer par excellence Vakula maintains his label hopping endeavours with this utterly essential drop on the newly minted Shevchenko label. Named in honour of the Ukrainian cultural icon Taras (as opposed to the one time free scoring forward Andrei) and rumoured to be closely affiliated with the Firecracker imprint upon which Vakula first came to our attention, it's a stellar first release that gives further credence to the growing opinion Vakula can do no wrong. "Mama Said Go Slow" is typical Vakula, twisting through various analogue passages, the few constants being the gloopy subaqueous rhythms that occupy the nether regions along with what might just be a sample from one of Muhammed Al Fayed's favourite musicians and the hissing oscillations of percussion. The next track sees Vakula indulge in some smudged out beatdown business on "Deaf World (Dub)" which draws you on a kaleidoscopic journey to the lower echelons of hypnotic, fluttering house music. Obvious sonic references to Detroit pervade the track but it's indelibly marked with the graceful Eastern European touch of Vakula. It proves to be a subtler yet equally potent example of the producer's lack of interest in traditional house music structures. Hopefully Vakula will continue to release music of this standard long after we run out of superlatives.
Saturday: Remix5
STRIKE 9
12 Dec 11
Deep House
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Saturday (Deetron remix) - (8:26) 122 BPM
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Saturday (Jeff Sharel remix) - (5:56) 109 BPM
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Saturday (Legowelt remix) - (6:09) 120 BPM
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Saturday (Fudge Fingas remix) - (6:54) 120 BPM
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Saturday (Vakula Sad remix) - (3:13) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: In a year where Vakula has released countless records on a number of labels (with more to follow) his Saturday EP on 3rd Strike perhaps stands alone for marrying his trademark attention to detail with dancefloor appeal. Whereas his Shevchenko twelves in particular have the capacity to draw a dancefloor into a collective standing stupor at the sonic richness, the four tracks on the Saturday EP bumped hard. The title track is revisited by the label here as they enlist some illuminating names to add their own slant on it with Legowelt, Fudge Fingas and Deetron all featuring across this twelve. Naturally, the effort from Legowelt proves to be a real highlight, especially when the strains of acid lock in amidst the constantly unravelling analogue oscillations and rough drums, but the other remixes provide enough variety in tempo and feel to ensure this is worth investigation.
Saturday
STRIKE 6
11 Jul 11
Deep House
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Gospel Keyboards (original mix) - (6:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Touch - (6:48) 118 BPM
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Crossing - (5:22) 120 BPM
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Saturday - (6:06) 120 BPM
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Review: Vakula, perhaps Juno's favourite Ukrainian export since Mila Kunis, returns to 3rd Strike Records and together they deliver perhaps their finest work to date. Whilst his work to date for Firecracker, Ethereal Sound and Quintessentials has been filled with pedigree, there's a sheen of specialness that cloaks the four productions here which grabs you as soon as the introspective strings that punctuate the sumptuous deep bump of "Touch" grace your senses. Complementing this is the slinky freeform beatdown bliss of "Gospel Keyboards" which is naturally big on the melodic flourishes. Up next "Crossing" eeks out a glacial throb, all rusted jacking rhythms and frosted basslines, before taking a swift left turn into a delightful pattern of ivory swirls. The final arrival of fuzzed out acid melodies demonstrate how versatile a producer Vakula is. Proceedings end on the title track, another excursion into ethereal beatdown filled with jazzed melodic touches which kind of sounds like Anton Zap remixing the Cheers theme tune (definitely a good thing).
You've Never Been To Konotop (Selected Works 2009-2012)
FIREC 010LP
07 Oct 13
Deep House
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Jazz Mutants - (3:49)
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New Romantic - (5:23) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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We Have Soul - (6:42) 120 BPM
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Mama Said Go Slow - (6:15) 120 BPM
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Sleepy Vision - (9:35)
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Hope Soon To Be There - (5:10) 101 BPM
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In My Head - (7:59)
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Was - (4:41) 110 BPM
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Exp Techno - (4:36) 120 BPM
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For Juju And Jordash - (6:01) 111 BPM
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You've Never Been To Konotop - (7:29) 120 BPM
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Still Time (album dub) - (5:13) 120 BPM
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Review: First announced over 15 months ago, Firecracker finally come through with You've Never Been To Konotop (Selected Works 2009-2012) a rather finely presented collection of tracks from the self styled 'Slavic Spiritual Warrior" Vakula. The main recording alias of Ukrainian Mikhaylo Vityk, Vakula first emerged in 2009 with a succession of singular deep house explorations for respected hubs such as Dekmantel, Ethereal Sounds, 3rd Strike and Firecracker offshoot Shevchenko an as the extended title suggests this album focuses on unreleased material from this same period. Musically, the tone mirrors Vityk's material for Shevchenko, taking the mainframe of house and melding it with elements of "Ukrainian folk melodies, esoteric cryptic rhythm patterns, field recordings, interludes and overgrown organic effects hidden beneath acres of cosmic murk."
Slavic Mythology
ARCHPL 024
15 Mar 11
Minimal/Tech House
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41600 - (6:24) 120 BPM
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Kiev - (5:49) 118 BPM
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Two Parts - (4:24) 120 BPM
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T H E O Son - (5:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Delay - (6:24)
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Field - (3:44) 120 BPM
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Played by: Free Magic
Review: With a series of releases on respected labels like Uzuri, Quintessentials and Firecracker to his credit, it wouldn't be wholly inaccurate to say that Ukranian producer Vakula, like Nina Kraviz and Anton Zap, represents the new wave of house music from the East. "Slavic Mythology" not only questions such a claim however, it suggests that, unlike so many of his peers, there is real depth and diversity in his music. Indeed, the layered synths of "41600" sound more like Redshape at his most mysterious, and could be an ethereal outtake from "The Dance Paradox". "THEO Son" features more of the same textured, slightly woozy synths, and carries with it the scattergun hail of metallic percussion so beloved of 90s analogue techno. "Kiev" meanwhile is an irresistible serving of slow-burning cosmic house, while "Two Parts" represents the flip side, a drummy workout that teems with the rawness so noticeably absent in tool house. But these are overshadowed by "Delay" and "Field", gentle, spacey ambience that recall the sounds of deep techno travellers like Dimension 5 or John Beltran. For once, believe the hype - this release is the making of the Vakula myth.
A Voyage To Arcturus
AMB 1808
24 Aug 18
Experimental/Electronic
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The Seance - (2:31) 76 BPM
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19 Hours Prior To Arcturus - (8:37) 90 BPM
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Maskull's First Day On Tormance - (6:21) 100 BPM
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New Sensations - (10:16) 60 BPM
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Joiwind - (3:26) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Oceaxe - (6:04) 68 BPM
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Wombflesh Forest - (5:18) 75 BPM
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Surtur's Sounds - (1:09) 90 BPM
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Maskull's Keyhole - (5:14) 91 BPM
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Liquid Opal - (10:33) 102 BPM
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Matterplay - (3:53) 99 BPM
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Haute - (2:17) 108 BPM
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Sullenbode - (4:38) 98 BPM
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Crystalman's Empire - (6:57) 87 BPM
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Barey - (5:33) 80 BPM
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Muspel - (7:02) 105 BPM
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Played by: Chris Coco
Review: Originally released on Mikhaylo Vityk's own imprint Leleka in 2014 on physical, "A Voyage to Arcturus" is now for the first time available digitally via Apollo Records. Ukranian house mystic Mikhaylo Vityk offers here a suitably epic Vakula LP, A Voyage To Arcturus, trabelling between ambient, dub, tropical jazz and more. Those with a more considered grasp of literary matters will no doubt recognise that Vityk has taken titular inspiration from A Voyage To Arcturus, the 1920 novel penned by Scottish writer David Lindsay with each of the sixteen tracks also named after chapters from the book too. By his own admission, this is more of an imaginary soundtrack than outright album, and as a result there is little here one could call deep house. Spending some time with it does however confirm what a singular talent the Ukrainian is!
Cyclicality Between Procyon & Gomeisa
DKMNTL 040
22 Jul 16
Balearic/Downtempo
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Cyclicality Between Procyon & Gomeisa - (9:45) 110 BPM
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Acteon - (4:12) 80 BPM
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Flying Over The Sirius - (1:56) 74 BPM
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Dim White Dwarf - (3:34) 93 BPM
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Takahashi E-180 - (1:56) 105 BPM
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Double Star System - (12:39) 116 BPM
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Overcoming Distance - (8:25) 113 BPM
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Deep Motivation - (5:48) 57 BPM
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8600 Km Radius - (8:46) 55 BPM
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Intergalactic Funk - (5:20) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gomeisa Blues - (7:22) 60 BPM
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Tommasi Planet - (4:12) 115 BPM
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11.41 Light Years - (3:36) 107 BPM
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Sensei Revelation - (7:27) 110 BPM
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Review: Cyclicality Between Procyon & Gomeisa is a lofty title by anyone's standards, but firmly in-keeping with the psychedelic influences behind Vakula's distinctive brand of inspired electronic wizardry. It's fair to say that the lauded Ukranian is on fine form on this third studio full-length, serving up 14 trippy tracks that variously fuse heady ambience, dub techno, new age deep house, electronic jazz, dubbed-out blues and, perhaps most surprisingly, cosmic disco (see the excellent "Intergalactic Funk"). As usual, Vakula's production skills and unique vision shine through, giving the album a coherent feel despite his impressive, genre-bending antics.
Modulations
ARMA 011
02 Jun 17
Techno
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Modulation 1 - (5:58) 130 BPM
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Modulation 2 - (6:47) 130 BPM
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Modulation 3 - (6:33) 121 BPM
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Modulation 4 - (3:30) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Picture Of You
DKMNTL 006
08 Dec 17
Techno
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Picture Of You - (7:17) 120 BPM
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Acid Release - (6:40) 120 BPM
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Music - (5:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Smooth Sketch - (3:13) 120 BPM
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Johnny - (5:02) 120 BPM
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Shevchenko 2
SHEVC 002
27 Oct 17
Deep House
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You Cannot Resist - (7:16) 80 BPM
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Rural Dances - (6:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Sparklingly brilliant return for Vakula on the Firecracker affiliated Shevchenko label, seemingly founded to give the Ukrainian the space to fill his creative impulses. Again referencing the cultural heritage of his homeland, with a hand stamped quote from foremost Ukrainian poet Leysa Ukrainka, Vakula's first release in a minute begins with the aptly titled "You Cannot Resist". Heavy jacking rhythms combine superbly with guttural filtered tones and are countered by the rising crescendo of glistening piano touches and far reaching pads across the opening few moments. However, as with seemingly every production from Vakula, the ease with which he travels through various sonic moods within the space of a track simply captivates. Flipside and there's so much detail to the ecstatic rhythmic pulses of "Rural Dances" it's hard to decide what to focus on - perhaps the most immediately satisfying aspect being the bleeping melodies that sound like R2D2 high on MDMA.
Shevchenko 6
SHEVC 006
27 Oct 17
Techno
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No Music - (6:24) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Vermona - (4:34) 120 BPM
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Hand Made Beat - (5:23) 123 BPM
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Review: Firecracker offshoot Shevchenko has put out some of the finest house records over the years thanks to the inspiring work of Vakula. This time, however, "No Music" favours a more techno-leaning approach than usual. Swarms of industrial scratches are engulfed into a psychedelic arrangement packed with enough crunches to make your jaw wobble! Then, the aptly named "Vermona" pays a clear homage to the power of analogue beat arrangement and we're back into more familiar territories as smooth chords and effect-driven rhythms glide over the track. "Hand Made Beat" sees Vakula excel his capabilities and creates an intricate network of sloppy beats and ghostly melodies which grow and then dissolve with ease. A great addition to an already scintillating catalogue. Tip!
Shevchenko 3
SHEVC 003
27 Oct 17
Deep House
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Dub As Always - (4:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Untitled - (13:13) 120 BPM
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Review: Shevchenko is making the third helping of productions from the Ukrainian now availabel on digital. This release follows the upward trajectory of Shevchenko to date, as our impressions of Mama Said Glow were surpassed by the quite recent SHEV002. "Dub As Always" is typically unique, beginning like a bastardized East European cousin to Felix Da Housecat's "Kick Drum" before drafting in huge waves of burning synths. Vocals echo around our senses, falling to the depths before rising and shooting in different directions as the track throbs away at your brain. Vakula indulges in some scratchy, abrasions on "Track 2" which makes for the kind of production those with little studio know how will sit through and wallow in a state of confusion as to how he made it. As ever, it's hard to compare anyone else to what Vakula is doing right now.
Shevchenko 5
SHEVC 005
27 Oct 17
Deep House
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Asuwant - (6:30) 109 BPM
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Asuwant (A Blyad) - (6:30) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nightfall & Other Stories
RS 025
24 Apr 17
Deep House
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Vakula - "809" (original) - (5:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Vincent Floyd - "Euphoric Recall" (original) - (6:21) 127 BPM
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Reggie Dokes - "She A Freak" (original) - (5:21) 120 BPM
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Simoncino - "Laura B" (Transimeno Dream mix) - (4:13) 115 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to say that Release Sustain has put together a particularly hot line-up of production talent on this compilation style EP. Vakula kicks things off with "809", a thrillingly trippy chunk of heads-down house built around a relentless electronic riff and clattering drum machine percussion, before Italian producer Simoncino steals the show with "Laura B (Transimeno Dream Mix)", where haunting flute lines, Larry Heard chords and dusty vocal samples cluster around a heady, analogue-rich groove. On the flip, you'll find a deliciously positive and loved-up chunk of melodious deep house breeziness from veteran Vincent Floyd, and some fuzzy, jammed-out analogue deep house warmth from sometime Royal Oak and We Play House man Reggie Dokes.
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