Review: BERG AUDIO unveils its latest "Elements" release, showcasing El Choop's collaboration with Kisski & Wolfdrifta on three of the four originals. The collection expertly navigates a delicate equilibrium between club-ready tools and lo-fi, dub-infused compositions. Notably, this release heralds the return of Roger Gerressen to the label, presenting a melancholic yet masterfully crafted remix that adds an additional layer of depth to the compilation. With a seamless blend of collaborative efforts and Gerressen's emotive touch, this release solidifies BERG AUDIO's commitment to delivering a diverse and finely tuned sonic experience.
Review: Canadian siblings and dub aficionados, Matt and Mark Thibideau, make their debut EP appearance on the renowned Berg Audio label. The Thibideau brothers have long been crafting sumptuous, melodious soundscapes within the realms of minimal house and techno, quietly amassing a dedicated following. Within this latest offering from Berg Audio, the EP commences with the hypnotic allure of "5 Stage Development." The track masterfully blends dubby techno elements, enthralling the listener with its swirling synthesis. The Thibideau brothers venture deeper into the world of dubbed-out 4/4 perfection with the mesmerizing "Serge 5.0 (rework)," leading listeners on an immersive sonic expedition. As the journey unfolds, "Slate Range" takes the art of delay to even greater heights, maintaining an entrancing balance between meditative synth pulses and impeccably programmed drum sequences. Finally, the EP concludes with the enchanting "Monumental Change," a testament to their ability to infuse blissful vibes with artistic finesse.
Review: Russian DJ/producer Anton Lanski is back on French label Berg Audio, with a new meditative journey composed of six deep/dub techno cuts, as well as a remix from one of the scene's favourites - Harrison BDP. It begins with the glacial mood music of Junk", before heading into the greyscale back room stomp of "Syndro", while you'll descend further into cavernous depths on the deepness of "Emerald Haze" and the similarly minimalist echo chamber of "Cyanogaster".
Review: The next edition in Berg Audio's esteemed Elements series sees one of the scene's finest, Roman Poncet aka Traumer, deliver an extended EP of cavernous grooves. Beginning with the glacial deep of "District", followed by the bass-driven tech house groove of "Frolic" which is something more familiar of the producer. There is also a collaboration with label regular Kolter on the off-kilter broken beat jam "Double Vision" and closing out the tremendous EP is the rolling back room dub of "No Time" which is perfect for those heads down moments on the dancefloor.
Review: Berg Audio presents the third installment in Djoko's Endless Explorations series and it's an extended affair of seven quality tracks and a remix. The German producer obviously focuses on the dub techno side of things throughout the release; whether it's the cavernous and glacial groove of opener "Final Checkpoint" or the late night mood music of "Cellular", through to the acid-soaked tech house of "State Of Mind" and of course Youandewan's retro techno rework of "Heavn" - the Cologne-based producer certainly demonstrates a wide variety of moods and styles within the constraints of the subgenre.
Review: The ever reliable Berg Audio returns with the Elements series, presented by Amsterdam by-way-of Kyiv's Lola Palmer. Her second release, it includes "Stay" & "Imagine That", previously available on the artist's Somewhere New EP. It begins with the cavernous and glacial house of "Sugar Free, while "Stay" receives a rolling and dubby rendition by Cologne's Djoko. Elsewhere, the hypnotic late night groove of "Tinte" also gets a remix, this one is by Rominimal hero Nu Zu who takes the track well into the afterhours.
Review: French dub techno merchants Berg Audio take you on an excursion into the Subarctic territory on their new compilation EP titled Ltd Series : Selected Pieces. From the slinky, late-night back room dub of BADEO's "Facade", the Irish-Hungarian connection of Laughing Man & Viktor Udvari's "Shades" likewise keeps the spotlight on smooth bass-driven tech house flavours, and Havantepe's remix of Malin Genie & Selidos' "Come The Morning" sets sail into cavernous and glacial territory. Berlin's Nick Beringer takes the winter boat party back
inside the ship, moving deep into the afterhours on the hypnotic "Here And There" and veteran Steve 'O Sullivan is in fine form as always on his absolutely evocative rendition of R.Y.'s "Move Dub" (feat A.C.)
Review: With previous releases on HedZup, Blind Vision and local label PIV, Amsterdam's Jesse Maas continues his ascent up the scene with this terrific new offering for French dub house purveyors Berg Audio. The infectious, peak-time tech house groove of "Take Control" takes the very best of UK tech house with the energy of Rominimal, while "A Side" takes a deeper and more sensual tone that's perfect for the Sunday morning slot. Elsewhere, "MC Calls" captures the heady energy of '90s Stateside house with the addition of some mesmerising dub chords for good measure, and there's the welcome addition of a remix by UK veteran Nail which, quite literally - nails - those woozy sunrise vibes to tremendous effect.
Review: With the music coming out these days there's no denying we are all due back in the deep house club soon. Bringing this soundtrack to you is Paul Rudder & Mihai Popoviciu with a streamline of '90s inspired classics. With all tracks touching on that original Chicago sound - and in this case swathes of dub techno chords - this Elements EP sees deep kicks meet star sailing synths ("Juno Mission") next some ultra cruise music in "Lunar Dust". Mihai Popoviciu does a rolling bassline version in his remix, leaving "Dissociation" to throw down the toughest beat of all with a dope rhythm section.
Review: Big one this week on ever reliable French dub techno imprint Berg Audio. Prolific Parisian producer Roman Poncet is back under the Traumer alias with a diverse full length release titled Assembling Pieces, featuring some fine moods and grooves. Opening cut "Valley Of The Birds" explores the textured and atmospheric style of ambient house that fans of DeepChord and Bvdub will appreciate, while functional tech house cuts like "Baud" and "Strap" are something more familiar of his usual style that are utterly hypnotic and roll deep. Living up to the label's expectations of glacial and cavernous aesthetics are the title track and the particularly dense "Sea Of Clouds".
Review: Fresh from delivering his first full EP for Shall Not Fade, the typically impressive Ventura, deep house rising star Johannes Kolter AKA DJOKO delivers a fine sequel to 2020's Berg Audio-released Endless Explorations EP. There's much to enjoy throughout, including a deep, chunky, spacey and hypnotic hook-up with Chris Stussy ('Constant Time') and a funk-fuelled intergalactic techno roller that Detroit legend Delano Smith later transforms into a wonderfully hypnotic, locked in late-night treat ('Light Way'). Elsewhere, 'Little Mice' is a sparkly and driving slab of Motor City sci-fi techno, 'Late For Dinner' is a melodic, analogue-rich number and 'Always Wondered' is tactile, rubbery and deliciously dreamy. In a word: superb!
Review: Dan Goul has only a handful of releases to his name, and now he has been chosen to deliver the latest instalment of Berg Audio's Elements series. This deep-seated five tracker showcases his considerable talent; "Hollow Meadow" is a deep, dubbed out techno affair, while on "Crop Circles", Goul opts for a sensuous, flowing deep house groove. In contrast, on "Heart Rate Expire", he channels the kind of introspective melancholia that labels like Dial are renowned for to tease out a wiry, atmospheric affair. No matter which way he turns, Goul puts melody and depth at the heart of his work, and this is audible on the warm, flowing "Catharsis".
Review: Berg Audio has launched a new series, Elements, and has commissioned Pedro D'Alessandro to deliver his own take on dub techno. "Venous Island" is a sleek, glacial affair that resounds to chilling chords and is based on tight drums. In contrast, "Unfriendly Solution" has a house swing, with D'Alessandro inspired by 90s UK deep house as he drops blissed out melodies. The release also contains two collaborations with Lautaro Dellacasa, the first of which, "A Message to the Moon", follows a deep house path but with sensuous strings. They follow it with "Echoazz", a more expansive, dubbed out groove that's closer to Berg's signature sound.
Review: Previous guests on on Nikita SISOV's Berg Audio aren't always known for their exploits in the niche genre of dub techno, with tech house scene stars such as Traumer, iO (Mulen), Priku or Derek Carr recently showing us the diversity within their sonic repertoire. Similarly, when one thinks of Berlin-based Russian Andrew Guyvoronsky aka Tripmastaz's sound, it's a kind of groovy, bass driven and swing-fuelled style of house as opposed to dense, glacial and cavernous techno. That being said, ''The Archives' demonstrate that he's certainly capable of such. From the dusty, greyscale stomp of opener "Ooh! Dub" and its tunnelling 303 bassline, to the reductionist factory floor machinations of "Satellites" reminiscent of material on Germany's Fachwerk, and the hypnotic roller "Prisoners Of The Moment " which is more familiar of the Plant 74 boss' regular output - this one's infectious!