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Steve Bug - "Loverboy" (Acid Pauli Retouch) - (6:58) 123 BPM
   
John Tejada - "Asanebo" (Quarion remix) - (6:15) 124 BPM
   
Martini Bros - "Big & Dirty" (Butch remix) - (6:24) 125 BPM
   
Argy - "Love Dose" (Tim Engelhardt remix) - (7:42) 122 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Cle - "Behind The Curtains" (Guti remix) - (8:31) 128 BPM
   
Martin Landsky - "1000 Miles" (Harry Romero remix) - (6:43) 126 BPM
   
Martini Bros - "Flash" (Michael Mayer 606 remix) - (6:05) 127 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "A Night Like This" (Mihai Popoviciu remix) - (6:42) 124 BPM
   
Martini Bros - "Babyhaze" (Mathias Kaden's Biox Ultra remix) - (6:44) 126 BPM
   
Dan Berskon, James What, Berkson & What - "Keep On" (feat Robert Owens - Tim Engelhardt remix B) - (6:51) 123 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Cle - "Seven Hills" (Greg Gow remix) - (7:18) 125 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Loverboy" (Catz 'n Dogz remix) - (7:28) 125 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Materium" (Argy & Ernest & Frank remix) - (5:54) 124 BPM
   
Trentemoller - "Moan" (Tim Engelhardt remix) - (7:22) 121 BPM
PFRDD 49
18 Jun 21
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A Night Like This (Mihai Popoviciu remix) - (6:42) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Loverboy (Sven Tasnadi remix) - (7:45) 124 BPM
   
FR 101.2 (Lele Sacchi remix) - (6:18) 127 BPM
   
FR 101.2 (Lele Sacchi dub Beat remix) - (6:03) 127 BPM
Review: With the ongoing celebrations of Steve Bug's esteemed Poker Flat recordings, we have a series of fine remixes from the label's extensive back catalogue. "A Night Like This" is revised as a serving of sensual late night mood music by Romanian scene hero Mihai Popoviciu, Leipzig veteran Sven Tasnadi takes Bug's anthem "Loverboy" into a dubby afterhours minimal techno style and the rework of "FR 101.2" by Lele Sacchi brings the track into melodic deep house territory.
PFR 242
04 Jun 21
Minimal/Tech House
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The Heart (feat Ursula Rucker) - (6:19) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Santorin - (6:24) 123 BPM
Review: Respected mix engineer, live act and producer Hannes Bieger returns to Poker Flat to follow up 2019's "Chemistry", bringing two stunning new tracks to the surface on The Heart EP. The title track features the unmistakable vocals of Philadelphia-based poet, activist and vocalist Ursula Rucker. Her powerful words at the forefront, supported by a deep and mesmerising arrangement that makes for perfect mood music. Second offering "Santorin" sees Bieger inject more dancefloor dynamics into proceedings on this hypnotic tech house groove. This one is just perfect for those heads down moments in the club on Sunday morning.
PFR 241
14 May 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Gentle Push - (7:38) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
A Pinch Of Space - (6:41) 123 BPM
Review: It's a fact that Poker Flat is without doubt the hardest working label in the business. Going full steam ahead into 2021, their next release comes from label chief Steve Bug, who teams up with industry veteran (and fellow Berliner) Cle on "Gentle Push". The duo have worked together countless times, both being veterans of the German rave scene going far back to its early days, yet their output remains as fresh as ever. Those early influences are abundant on the track, with its epic Reese bassline roaring throughout its pumping and ecstatic groove, with a strong nod to The Motor City sound. This is followed by the slinky and hypnotic afterhours vibes of "A Pinch Of Space", awash in deep and glacial dub techno aesthetics.
PFR 240
16 Apr 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Behind The Curtains (Guti remix) - (8:31) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Seven Hills (Greg Gow remix) - (7:18) 125 BPM
PFR 239
12 Mar 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Asanebo (Quarion remix) - (6:15) 124 BPM
   
Asanebo (original mix) - (6:18) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: American techno legend John Tejada released the Big City Music EP back in 2006, where "Asanebo" appeared as a B-side track. It has since become a favourite to underground heads over the years, and as a part of Poker Flat's 20 year celebrations, the Hamburg label taps Retreat main man Quarion for a properly low slung and dubby rework. This fine rendition makes perfect tackle for the afterhours, while complimenting the slinky and hypnotic qualities of the original version, which appears for your pleasure also.
PFR 238
19 Feb 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Moan (Tim Engelhardt remix) - (7:22) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Moan (Tim Engelhardt remix instrumental) - (7:22) 121 BPM
Review: Many would regard Anders Trentemoller's 2006 track "Moan" as a true dancefloor classic that will go down in the annals of electronic music history. Alongside Radio Slave's awe-inspiring rework from the same year, the ascendant Tim Englehardt now presents another terrific rendition of the track, 15 years later, as part of the label's 20 year celebrations. A credit to the art of the remix, Poker Flat taps Englehardt to reshape it for modern day dancefloors while not deviating too much from the original, emphasising its sensual and evocative sonic qualities furthermore beneath Ane Trolle's gorgeous vocal.
PFR 237
12 Feb 21
Deep House
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Delight - (5:50) 126 BPM
   
Breathe - (7:38) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pills - (8:34) 126 BPM
Review: Berlin's Eva Be has been a staple of the city's underground club culture, going all the way back to the '90s. A highly talented producer and DJ, she returns to Poker Flat to demonstrate her skillful mastery of house music. Her new BElight EP (see what she did there?) features the UK speed garage influence of "Delight" with its swung beats and roaring sub bass. Speaking of the latter element, "Pills" brings on a massive Reese bassline which is central to this powerful expression in Detroit influenced dancefloor drama, while the hypnotic dub of "Breathe" is perfect tackle for the afterhours. A solid effort.
PFRWAX 008D
22 Jan 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Steve Bug - "Tell Me Why" (extended version) - (6:46) 123 BPM
   
Martin Landsky - "ET1" - (6:38) 121 BPM
   
Marco Resmann - "Ladies & Gentlemen" - (6:53) 121 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Tangram" (The Dark End) - (8:41) 123 BPM
   
Mihai Popoviciu - "Turn" - (7:19) 123 BPM
   
Johannes Brecht - "Deep Down" - (10:35) 121 BPM
   
Daniel Dexter - "Murder" - (5:24) 120 BPM
   
Foremost Poets - "Reasons To Be Dismal?" (Steve Bug edit) - (7:18) 123 BPM
   
Kyodai - "Always" - (7:21) 122 BPM
   
Mihai Popoviciu - "Here" - (6:18) 122 BPM
   
Vince Watson - "Paradise" - (8:12) 124 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Till It's Gone" (feat Delhia De France) - (7:24) 122 BPM
   
Wouter De Moor - "8 Voice" - (7:03) 125 BPM
   
TJ Kong & Modular K - "End-game" (feat Edward Capel - Reference remix) - (8:28) 126 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Lovers" (feat John Rydell - Andre Lodemann remix) - (6:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Carlos Sanchez - "Conclution" - (8:04) 123 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "No Adjustments" (feat Foremost Poets - Alex Niggemann remix) - (6:54) 122 BPM
   
Boris Dlugosch - "Knalldrang" (Show-B remix) - (7:10) 121 BPM
   
Daniel Dexter - "Birds" (Kollektiv Turmstrasse BlindBird remix) - (7:25) 118 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Primary" - (8:18) 120 BPM
   
Simon Garcia & Daniel Kyo - "Options" - (8:13) 122 BPM
   
Nico Lahs - "Suddenly Gone" - (7:26) 125 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Life In Circles" - (7:34) 123 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Curious" - (7:21) 118 BPM
   
HOSH - "Facebook" - (6:13) 114 BPM
Review: Legendary German imprint Poker Flat continues into 2021 with the latest in their B Sides compilation series. As it says on the tin, Chapter Six presents the best of their back catalogue between releases numbered 126 to 150 - which were around 2012 - 2013. Starting off with label boss Steve Bug's 'Tell Me Why" taken from his album Noir, Alex Niggemann's expressive piece of mood music entitled 'Tangram" (The Deep End) from back in 2013, the sexy late night shuffle of Mihai Popoviciu's "Here", Carlos Sanchez getting deep down and dirty on the afterhours bounce of "Conclution", Hamburg heroes Kollektiv Turmstrasse lending a typically emotive and bittersweet vibe to their rework of Daniel Dexter's "Birds" and who could forget the low slung swagger of "Facebook" by Diynamic chief HOSH.
PFRDD 46
15 Jan 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Mihai Popoviciu - "Time" - (7:12) 122 BPM
   
Martin Landsky - "ET2" - (7:04) 122 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Those Grooves" - (9:47) 122 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Materium" - (8:10) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Daniel Dexter - "Why So Serious?" (Uner remix) - (7:52) 124 BPM
   
Marco Resmann - "Basic Motion" - (8:01) 121 BPM
   
Carlos Sanchez - "Yesterland" - (6:50) 123 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Pelican Glide" - (8:16) 121 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Don't Wait" (extended mix) - (7:53) 123 BPM
   
Wouter De Moor - "Lectures" (feat Theo Parrish Words) - (7:07) 126 BPM
   
Johannes Brecht - "What's About" - (9:20) 117 BPM
   
HOSH - "Don Arp" - (7:30) 116 BPM
   
Boris Dlugosch - "Knalldrang" - (4:57) 114 BPM
   
Foremost Poets - "Reasons To Be Dismal?" (Dixon Update) - (6:46) 124 BPM
   
Daniel Dexter - "Storm" - (6:13) 124 BPM
   
Vince Watson - "Planet Funk" - (8:08) 124 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Don't Wait" (Alex Flatner & LOPAZZ remix) - (8:03) 120 BPM
   
Kyodai - "Never Know" - (8:18) 121 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Tangram (The Bright End)" - (8:32) 123 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "The Arpeggio" - (9:04) 121 BPM
   
Mihai Popoviciu - "Call Me" - (7:52) 122 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "No Adjustments" (feat Foremost Poets - Steve Bug's Re-adjustment) - (6:51) 122 BPM
   
Simon Garcia - "Cavern" - (9:08) 120 BPM
   
Nico Lahs - "My Side" - (7:43) 122 BPM
   
TJ Kong & Modular K - "End-game" (feat Edward Capel) - (9:17) 126 BPM
Review: The Poker Flat filter sifts through its immense catalogue to pull up a fresh new 'best of' chapter. Tracks come Boris Dlugosch, Marco Resmann and Steve Bug to Vince Watson, TJ Kong and Alex Niggemann all deliver the goods, be burning italo basslines, techier dub techno and 80s synth to percussive melodies and other minimal actions. Simon Garcia goes deeper into tripper arpeggio mode with "Cavern" while the words of Theo Parrish feature in the Juno-106 house sounds of "Lectures". Get some extended minimal players from Mihai Popoviciu in "Call Me", with Detroit and Chichagoan sounds further permeating the compilation in "My Side". Dope.
PFRDD 45
08 Jan 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Frankey - "Sing" - (7:16) 122 BPM
   
Tim Engelhardt - "First Contact" - (8:07) 124 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Langenberg - "Emphasizer" - (7:22) 122 BPM
   
Joyce Muniz - "What's Your Name" (feat Demetrius) - (6:18) 125 BPM
   
Joeski - "Drift Within" - (6:55) 123 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Loverboy" (Acid Pauli Retouch) - (6:58) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mihai Popoviciu - "Milky" - (6:48) 123 BPM
   
Greg Gow - "Minister Of Music" - (7:03) 124 BPM
   
Martin Landsky - "1000 Miles" (Harry Romero remix) - (6:43) 126 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Cle - "Not In Vain" (feat Robert Owens - dub mix) - (6:14) 124 BPM
   
Argy - "Love Dose" (Tim Engelhardt remix) - (7:42) 122 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Materium" (Argy, Ernest & Frank remix) - (5:54) 124 BPM
PFRDD 48
18 Dec 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Ludic Loops - (5:54) 121 BPM
   
A Conscious Machine - (5:03) 123 BPM
   
Locked Away In My Head - (5:48) 124 BPM
   
Electro Harmonix - (5:27) 126 BPM
   
The Clock Is Ticking - (7:21) 121 BPM
   
Hijacked Minds - (4:53) 107 BPM
   
The Awakening - (4:11) 118 BPM
   
Yellow Snake - (4:19) 98 BPM
   
Confidence Dub - (6:15) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Raindance 101 - (5:01) 101 BPM
   
Upon Mountains - (3:53) 109 BPM
Review: Industry veteran Steve 'Bug' Bruegesch has been more productive than ever in recent years. The Poker Flat chief returns to his beloved imprint for his eighth full length, which was produced during months of enforced isolation during 2020's coronavirus pandemic. As Bruegesch obviously didn't have to tour during this time, he could instead focus completely on producing without having the dancefloor as a constant influence. With that in mind, there certainly is a wide variety of moods and grooves explored on Never Ending Winding Roads: from the slinky and hypnotic minimalism of "Ludic Loops", to the sci-fi electro beats of "A Conscious Machine", the sensual and dub-laden mood music of "The Awakening" (calling to mind the sound of his sister imprint Dessous) or the knackered downbeat experience of "Raindance 101" - contemplation and reflection is more evident in his work than ever here.
PFRLP 39
13 Nov 20
Minimal/Tech House
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PFR 236
23 Oct 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Milky - (6:48) 123 BPM
   
Understand - (6:15) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Double Clap - (6:33) 123 BPM
   
Going Around - (6:29) 124 BPM
   
Apricot - (7:01) 124 BPM
   
Sleepwalking - (6:37) 122 BPM
   
Later That Day - (6:01) 123 BPM
   
El Classico - (7:26) 121 BPM
   
Cosinus - (6:14) 124 BPM
   
Chrome - (7:02) 124 BPM
PFRLP 38
25 Sep 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Not In Vain (original mix) - (8:12) 124 BPM
   
Not In Vain (dub mix) - (6:14) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Poker Flat Recordings are back with another collaboration between label boss Steve Bug and industry veteran Cle (Martini Bros), with the addition of the legendary Robert Owens who brings his deeply soulful voice to the track "Not In Vain". The Windy City icon's unmistakeable, smooth- as-silk vocals will captivate you, against a perfect backdrop of slinky and hypnotic dub techno. The dub version does not omit the vocals, rather the mesmerising chords of the original to create a sensual and emotive deep house number - which is perfect mood music for the warm-up or afterhours alike.
PFR 235
11 Sep 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Chordwalk Empire (original mix) - (8:58) 122 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Cle - "Tweaky Blinders" (original mix) - (7:39) 124 BPM
   
A Reddish Hue (original mix) - (7:26) 125 BPM
   
Metro Alpin (original mix) - (6:10) 125 BPM
   
As It Was (original mix) - (6:47) 123 BPM
   
The Arpeggio (original mix) - (9:04) 121 BPM
   
What's Happened? (original mix) - (6:51) 122 BPM
   
Traffic Signs & Jake The Rapper - "Cookie Jar" (Steve Bug's Dirty Fingers mix) - (7:00) 124 BPM
   
Apes Go Bananas, Steve Bug & Cle - "Kerri On" (original mix) - (7:24) 122 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Mr. V - "The Long Run" (Steve Bug's vocal mix) - (8:01) 122 BPM
   
Coconut Paradise (original mix) - (8:45) 121 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Langenberg - "NGC 6240" (original mix) - (7:48) 124 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Cle - "Rise & Shine" (original mix) - (7:49) 124 BPM
   
Till It's Gone (feat Delhia De France - original mix) - (7:24) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Steve Bug & Langenberg - "Paper Stabs" (original mix) - (7:03) 124 BPM
   
Those Grooves (original mix) - (9:47) 122 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Cle - "It's Time" (original mix) - (6:16) 124 BPM
   
Different In Detroit (original mix) - (7:22) 123 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Cle - "Month Of Sip" (original mix) - (7:34) 124 BPM
   
Serve Your Mistress (original mix) - (6:11) 125 BPM
Review: There is no doubt that Steve Bug is one of house and techno's most respected artists, and the second volume of this compilation demonstrates why he is such an essential part of the underground. It contains Bug standards like the seductive melodies of "Chordwalk Empire" and the deeper than deep house of "Different in Detroit", which sit alongside more tripped out tracks like the 303-soaked, moody bass of "Tweaky Blinders" and the low-slung jacking house of his Traffic Signs project, represented here with the vocal-led "Cookie Jar". It's a fitting tribute to one of electronic music's most talented producers.
PFRDD 47
28 Aug 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Materium (Argy & Ernest & Frank remix - 20 Years Of Poker Flat) - (5:54) 124 BPM
PFR 234
21 Aug 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Tephra (Luigi Sambuy remix) - (8:07) 124 BPM
   
Tephra (Dario D'Attis Disfigurement) - (6:28) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tephra (Tlacuache remix) - (6:19) 124 BPM
PFRDD 42
14 Aug 20
Minimal/Tech House
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First Contact (Okayshades remix) - (7:01) 124 BPM
   
First Contact (Jacme remix) - (7:55) 122 BPM
   
First Contact (Maxie Konig remix) - (8:21) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
PFRDD 43
14 Aug 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Chordwalk Empire (Theobald Ringer remix) - (7:00) 125 BPM
   
Chordwalk Empire (Facundo Sosa remix) - (7:36) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Chordwalk Empire (Esteban Howell El Bicho remix) - (7:28) 124 BPM
Review: Poker Flat celebrates its twentieth anniversary by releasing the remixes that won the contest to reinterpret label owner Steve Bug's "Chordwalk Empire". Theobald Ringer's take on Bug's 2018 track is a heady dance floor affair, with dramatic strings and sweeping chords calling to mind the kind of deep techno that Slam made during the 90s. Next up is Facundo Sosa, whose version focuses on a slower groove while utilising a brooding low end that supports dubbed out chords. The third winning version comes from Esteban Howell El Bicho. Drawing on Detroit influences, beautiful electronic melodies unravel over a lean, wiry rhythm that calls to mind a mellow version of Los Hermanos.
PFRDD 44
14 Aug 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Simon Flower - "Late Night" (original mix) - (5:58) 126 BPM
   
Burnski - "Sleep" (original mix) - (7:44) 125 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Trees Can't Dance" (original mix) - (7:07) 125 BPM
   
Vincenzo Presents The Phantom Image vs Alexi Delano - "The Lab" (original mix) - (9:32) 125 BPM
   
Sven Tasnadi - "Piri, Piri" (original mix) - (6:00) 120 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Swallowed Too Much Bass" (feat Paris The Black Fu) - (6:36) 124 BPM
   
Dan Berskon, James What, Berkson & What - "In Person" (original mix) - (7:00) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Martin Landsky - "Personal Decay" (original mix) - (6:55) 125 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Donnacha Costello - "Still Music" (Motor City Drum Ensemble remix) - (6:49) 117 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Trees Can't Dance" (Deetron remix) - (8:06) 124 BPM
   
Martin Landsky - "Naked" (original mix) - (6:43) 125 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Outside Inn" (original mix) - (7:59) 125 BPM
   
Donnacha Costello - "It's What We Do" (KiNK & Neville Watson rework) - (5:44) 117 BPM
   
Sven Tasnadi & Anthony Collins - "Groove On" (Tasnadi's edit) - (8:30) 124 BPM
   
Alex Flatner & Lopazz - "Dinosaurs" (Paul Woolford's Mannheim Beatdown remix) - (8:14) 125 BPM
   
Alland Byallo - "Shipwrecked" (original mix) - (8:11) 125 BPM
   
Roland Appel - "Black Leather" (original mix) - (6:34) 125 BPM
   
Martin Landsky - "V2U" (original mix) - (7:34) 123 BPM
   
SHOW-B - "Time Comes" (dub) - (7:14) 124 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Madness" (original mix) - (6:49) 123 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Cle - "Monkey Shoulder" (original mix) - (8:05) 121 BPM
   
James What - "It Feels Wrong" (Lee Curtiss remix) - (7:15) 125 BPM
   
Daniel Dexter - "The Other Day" (original mix) - (7:09) 121 BPM
   
Alex Flatner & LOPAZZ - "It's" (original mix) - (7:22) 122 BPM
   
Adultnapper - "Idiot Fair" (feat Black Light Smoke - HOSH remix) - (7:52) 118 BPM
   
Martin Landsky - "The Composer" (Sasse remix) - (8:42) 122 BPM
Review: Hanseatic heroes Poker Flat delve back into their extensive back catalogue here, particularly between 2009 and 2012. Highlights come from Kiwi veteran Simon Flower on the dubby tribal psychedelia of "Late Night", label boss Steve Bug on the classic "Swallowed Too Much Bass" featuring Paris The Black Fu of Detroit Grand Pubahs, Irish deep techno legend Donnacha Costello's "It's What We Do" getting a nice retrofit by KiNK & Neville Watson, label staple Martin Landsky getting deep and sensual on "V2U" and whatever happened to James What? The prolific British producer's 2011 underground hit "It Feels Wrong" appears here, remixed by Visionquest's Lee Curtis.
PFRDD 41
07 Aug 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Base Jumping (Free Fall mix) - (7:18) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lost Chords (original mix) - (6:41) 125 BPM
   
Minister Of Music (original mix) - (7:03) 124 BPM
PFR 233
31 Jul 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Simon Flower - "Phosphenes" (original mix) - (8:18) 127 BPM
   
Burnski - "Draw Your Sword" (original mix) - (6:25) 125 BPM
   
Steve Bug, Cle - "Month Of Sip" (original mix) - (7:34) 124 BPM
   
Vincenzo presents The Phantom Image - "Thizz Izzz" (original mix) - (7:29) 125 BPM
   
Sven Tasnadi - "Habanero" (original mix - with Trumpet) - (10:05) 120 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Swallowed Too Much Bass" (feat Paris The Black Fu - Joris Voorn remix) - (6:19) 126 BPM
   
Dan Berskon/James What/Berkson & What - "Ghosts" (original mix) - (9:06) 123 BPM
   
Martin Landsky - "We Are Streaking" (original mix) - (7:43) 126 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Like It Should Be" (feat Gigi - Ribn's Translucent Vox remix) - (8:42) 126 BPM
   
Steve Bug/Cle - "Month Of Sip" (Ben Klock remix) - (7:49) 127 BPM
   
Martin Landsky - "2000 Miles" (original mix) - (6:55) 125 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Metro Alpin" (original mix) - (6:10) 125 BPM
   
Donnacha Costello - "Leaving Berlin" (Lawrence remix) - (6:47) 120 BPM
   
Sven Tasnadi - "Tell Me Again" (Steve Bug's I Told Ya remix) - (7:28) 120 BPM
   
Alex Flatner/Lopazz - "Dinosaurs" (original mix) - (7:39) 126 BPM
   
Alland Byallo - "Discovaries" (original mix) - (8:32) 123 BPM
   
Roland Appel - "Fleurs Du Mal" (original mix) - (7:44) 122 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Jack Is Back" (original mix) - (8:22) 123 BPM
   
Show-b - "Far Down" (original mix) - (7:52) 122 BPM
   
Alex Niggemann - "Lately" (original mix) - (7:52) 123 BPM
   
Steve Bug/Cle - "Seven Hills" (original mix) - (9:38) 123 BPM
   
James What - "It Feels Wrong" (original mix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
   
Daniel Dexter - "No House For Old Men" (original mix) - (6:43) 124 BPM
   
Alex Flatner & Lopazz - "This" (original mix) - (7:34) 122 BPM
   
Adultnapper - "Idiot Fair" (feat Black Light Smoke - original mix) - (9:16) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Martin Landsky - "The Composer" (original mix) - (8:27) 125 BPM
PFRDD 40
24 Jul 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Sing - (7:16) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Satellite - (6:52) 121 BPM
PFR 232
03 Jul 20
Techno
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PFR 231
12 Jun 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Drift Within - (6:55) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Wordplay - (6:59) 125 BPM
Review: It's been a sweet three years for New York artist Joeski outta Queens, New York, with a hot streak of music making its way to labels like Dirtybird, Crosstown Rebels and Defected. Joeski returns to Pokerflat following his 2017 Lessons In Dub EP, which he continues here via the dub techno tipped "Drift Within". A super stripped-back and minimal vocal track to offset the alien frequencies and deep vibes of bassline hit "Wordplay", popping with percussion, skatty vocals to boot, and techy house rhythms.
PFR 230
22 May 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Emphasizer - (7:22) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Thierry Moogler - (7:21) 123 BPM
Review: German power duo Steve Bug and Max 'Langenberg' Heesen collaborate again for the former's esteemed Poker Flat imprint, following up such modern classics like "NGC 6240", "Chord Cluster" and 2018's magnificent full length 'Paradise Sold'. Be prepared for some big time trance induction on the spellbinding "Emphasizer" - this is one of the most euphoric sonic journeys we have heard thus far in 2020. This is followed by good vibes and sonic positivity on the punchy tech house groove of "Thierry Moogler" - at once a dedication to the synth in its melodic bassline and, of sorts, to the French legend of high fashion.
PFR 229
24 Apr 20
Minimal/Tech House
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What's Your Name (original mix) - (6:18) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
What's Your Name (instrumental) - (5:49) 125 BPM
Played by: Claptone
PFR 228
03 Apr 20
Minimal/Tech House
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First Contact - (8:07) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Light The Fire - (7:18) 123 BPM
PFR 227
06 Mar 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Loverboy (Catz 'n Dogz remix) - (7:28) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Loverboy (Acid Pauli Retouch) - (6:58) 123 BPM
Review: A stone cold tech house classic, Steve Bug's 'Loverboy' was first released on his Hamburg-based Poker Flat label back in 1999. Coincidentally, it was their first ever release too. Exclusive reworks have been few and far between, with legends such as Josh Wink and Guido Schneider only having the privilege thus far. Now as part of the label's 20 year celebrations, more names are added to that remix list that are equally worthy of your attention. First up, esteemed Polish duo Catz 'n Dogz give the track a tough bounce for the main room, complete with exotic steel drum sounds for added measure. This is followed by Berlin veteran Acid Pauli's Retouch, which goes for a trippy, minimalist and psychedelic journey that will sound a treat under the strobelights and the smoke machine.
PFR 226
07 Feb 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Frankey - "Dream" (original mix) - (8:51) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Steve Bug & UNER - "Mantis On The Moon" (original mix) - (7:35) 123 BPM
   
YouANDme & Tim Toh - "Voyager" (feat Lisa Toh - original mix) - (7:34) 119 BPM
   
Francesca Lombardo - "Flumen" (original mix) - (8:49) 124 BPM
   
Mihai Popoviciu - "Understand" (original mix) - (6:14) 124 BPM
   
Hannes Bieger & Sailor & I - "Chemistry" (dub) - (6:47) 124 BPM
   
Thales Boutroumlis & Tantum - "Aether" (original mix) - (6:49) 123 BPM
   
Kotelett & Zadak - "Never Enough" (original mix) - (9:00) 124 BPM
   
Marco Resmann - "Searching" (original mix) - (6:00) 123 BPM
   
Mihai Popoviciu - "Sleepwalking" (original mix) - (6:34) 122 BPM
   
Eva Be - "Delight" (Ian Pooley remix) - (5:56) 124 BPM
   
Moses Mehdi - "Take It In" (original mix) - (6:56) 122 BPM
Review: Steve Bug founded Poker Flat two decades ago and while much has changed since, the quality of the music has remained a constant. From established artists to upstarts alike, the Hanseatic powerhouse has introduced discerning house and techno to dancefloors far and wide - from Berlin to L.A. and everywhere in between. The label marked its 20th anniversary this year: a huge achievement and one of which everyone involved with the imprint is proud of. Fans will not just consider this just a celebratory compilation then, but certainly as a commemorative one as well. Highlights not limited to: boss man Bug's new slinky and hypnotic collaboration with Spain's UNER titled "Mantis On The Moon", the ever reliable Francesca Lombardo delivering some moody dancefloor drama on "Flumen" and acclaimed German sound engineer Hannes Bieger proving he's capable of even more sonic mastery on the other side of the desk - as heard on his collaboration with Sailor & I "Chemistry" (Dub). Elsewhere, label staple Mihai Popoviciu appears with two tracks, we particularly enjoyed the sensual, late-night boompty jam "Sleepwalking" and legend Ian Pooley's sublime rework of Eva Be's "Delight".
PFRDD 38
27 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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State Of Consciousness - (7:30) 124 BPM
   
Endangered Audio Research - (8:03) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: With Johannes Brecht's home labels clearly cut out for him, it's pretty safe to assume what does arrive from now on will be a slice of life. This fresh two-track for Pokerflat follows up previous drops for Steve Bug between 2013-15, and a fresh four years later he delivers two grand piano numbers whittled down in dub and decadence thanks to the framework of minimal techno and approaches to contemporary classic music. "Endangered Audio Research" takes the high road with resonating house atmospheres, deeper rhythms and and progressive builds of melodrama, while "State Of Consciousness" pitches the live playing of chords and pianos riffs with the synthesized percussion and analogue basslines of machines. Bonafide.
PFR 225BP
06 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Sleepwalking (original mix) - (6:34) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sleepwalking (Francesca Lombardo remix) - (7:09) 122 BPM
PFR 224
22 Nov 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Mantis On The Moon - (7:35) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mantis On The Moon (Animal Trainer remix) - (7:34) 120 BPM
PFR 223
08 Nov 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Big & Dirty (Butch remix) - (6:24) 125 BPM
   
Flash (Michael Mayer 606 remix) - (6:05) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Babyhaze (Mathias Kaden's Biox Ultra remix) - (6:44) 126 BPM
   
Flash (Michael Mayer 606 remix instrumental) - (6:05) 127 BPM
Review: Berlin minimal/deep house heroes Cle and Mike Vamp celebrate two decades in the game on Hamburg's Poker Flat - their home stable throughout a large extent of their career. For those who don't know, these guys were big in the early 2000s and that shows in the guests that they asked for remixes as well. They've got Kompakt's Michael Mayer delivering a rework of "Big And Dirty", Mainz house hooligan Butch giving "Flash" a new lease of life and Jena legend Mathias Kaden taking "Babyhaze" into exciting new territory.
PFR 222
25 Oct 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Delight - (5:49) 126 BPM
   
Delight (Joeski remix) - (6:30) 125 BPM
   
Delight (Ian Pooley remix) - (5:56) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Eva Be has been a key figure in the development of Berlin underground club culture, as half of DJ and producer duo LoYoTo with Cle (Martini Bros) and in solo mode - with a welcomed release on Poker Flat earlier in the year. Here are some remixes of "Delight" taken from her BElight EP, which was originally a vinyl only release, but it became a huge underground hit which showcased the Berliner's love of classic '90s house - connecting the dots between Berlin and Chicago in a natural and very funky way. New York City legend Joeski delivers a stomping, swing-fuelled and dubbed-out rendition of the track, while the legendary Ian Pooley delivers his midas touch as always on his utterly sublime exploration of deepness which doesn't deviate too much from the vibe of the original.
PFR 221
11 Oct 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Flumen - (8:49) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Psycho - (8:31) 128 BPM
Review: The Italian-born, classically trained DJ and producer Francesca Lombardo makes her first appearance on Poker Flat with the amazing "Flumen" - a mesmerising sonic experience with its hypnotising aesthetic. Prepare to enter freefall down the rabbit hole on this one. This is followed by the slinky and up-tempo groove of "Psycho" which is jam packed full of reliable dancefloor dynamics. In addition to appearances on top labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Bedrock and Bar 25, Lombardo demonstrates her mastery at the controls here, with two tracks that riff on the theme of water, and how rivers move through time and space.
PFR 220
13 Sep 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Never Enough (original mix) - (9:00) 124 BPM
PFR 219
30 Aug 19
Deep House
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Keep On (Tim Engelhardt remix A) - (6:32) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Keep On (Tim Engelhardt remix B) - (6:51) 123 BPM
PFR 218
16 Aug 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Dream - (8:51) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rotary - (9:06) 121 BPM
Review: One half of acclaimed German duo Frankey & Sandrino goes solo for Hanseatic powerhouse Poker Flat here with the Dream EP. Frank Beckers aka Frankey is a veteran producer and DJ from Essen that has been releasing music since the late '80s. His last solo outing was remixing Florian Kruse & Lazarusman's "Breathe" last year. The title track is a slinky and entrancing sonic journey that's perfect for dreamy rooftop parties this summer and perfect for DJs to interweave with their sonic narratives. Second offering "Rotary" is a more boppy and upbeat affair, again featuring rich rhythmic structures but more vibrant and hypnotic melodies - and charming chord progressions too!
PFR 217
05 Jul 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Voyager (feat Lisa Toh) - (7:34) 119 BPM
   
Traveller (Prins Thomas Mastermix) - (6:46) 120 BPM
   
Passport (original mix) - (6:46) 120 BPM
   
Excursions (original mix) - (9:23) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Berlin-based producer Tim Toh has been making deep house grooves on respected underground imprints such as Ornaments, Mild Pitch and Philpot, and after slowing down on his output the last few years - he's back with a vengeance if this riveting new release for Hanseatic heroes Poker Flat is anything to go by. Featuring vocals by Lisa Toh, the absolutely sensual and downright slinky late night groove of "Voyager" could have been equally at home on sister imprint Dessous. This is followed by a swirling and hypnotic rework of "Traveller" by Full Pupp/Internasjonal main man Prins Thomas, in addition to the sultry and emotive deepness of glorious closer "Excursions".
PFR 216
14 Jun 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Inside Me - (6:47) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Understand - (6:14) 124 BPM
Review: Romanian tech house hero Mihai Popoviciu is back on Poker Flat, after all, he has become quite the stalwart of the label in recent times. This would mark his fifth release for Steve Bug & Co. in recent times, in addition to releases for Moan, Bedrock and Bondage Music. His new Understand EP features the sexy and slinky title track which is absolutely deep and is perfect to the set mood in the early evening with its lush chords supported by its smooth and groovy rhythm. But this actually comes after the more harder hitting track on here that is "Inside Me" - a moody and hypnotic serving of tech house that is sure to get those dancefloor drama vibes in full effect.
PFR 215
24 May 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Perpetual - (6:22) 124 BPM
   
Thales Boutroumlis & Tantum - "Aether" - (6:49) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Although Thales Boutroumlis was born around the same time that tech-house was first emerging from London warehouse parties, the young producer's work contains many of the nuances that made the sound so special. On the title track, that takes the form of spaced out synths and a groove that unravels in an irresistibly tripped out fashion. On "Aether", the young German artist gets together with Tantum for a murkier inter-pretation of tech-house. Over a raw, frazzled rhythm, the pair deliver the kind of sub-sonic bleeps and dramatic synth sweeps that haven't lost their power, despite the passage of almost 20 years.
PFR 214
03 May 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Take It In - (6:56) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Seek Note - (7:55) 124 BPM
   
Mad Science - (6:24) 123 BPM
Review: Moses Mehdi has only a handful of releases to his credit, but as Bushwick demonstrates, he has developed a distinctive approach. "Take It In" is a tripped out techno track, led by a resonating bass, tweaked acid lines and laced with soulful vocal samples. It's an unusual mixture that marks out Mehdi as a vital new voice in techno. "The Seek Note" is another idiosyncratic arrangement: underpinned by a menacing bass, it builds gradually and seductively. It's in stark contrast to closing track "Mad Science"; deeper and more hypnotic, its shuffling, creaky drums and spaced out melodies mean that Mehdi's reputation will continue to grow in underground circles.
PFR 213
12 Apr 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Hannes Bieger, Sailor & I - "Chemistry" (original mix) - (6:47) 124 BPM
   
El Fuego (original mix) - (6:54) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hannes Bieger, Sailor & I - "Chemistry" (dub) - (6:47) 124 BPM
Review: Renowned German mastering engineer Hannes Bieger makes a welcome return to production on this new EP for Poker Flat, but he is no stranger to the esteemed Hanseatic label. Bieger has previously presented both the Strato and Tephra EPs for them in recent times. Now he presents the brilliant new EP titled Chemistry. The title track is a deep sonar transmission, featuring hypnotic rhythms on a track beautifully realised with a vocal performance from Alexander Sjodin of Swedish act Sailor & I. Second offering "El Fuego" is more direct and full of dancefloor dynamics, on this moody and cerebral journey which is perfect for trancing-out under the strobe.
PFR 212
08 Mar 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Other Days - (7:35) 123 BPM
   
Repro - (5:47) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Searching - (6:00) 123 BPM
PFR 211
19 Feb 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Pavel Iudin - "Waxology" - (6:07) 118 BPM
   
Kindimmer - "Quite Beachy" - (6:24) 121 BPM
   
James Dexter - "Area 51" - (8:03) 117 BPM
   
Kindimmer - "The Subject" - (6:02) 118 BPM
   
Mennie & Julien Sandre - "Partitions" - (7:23) 122 BPM
   
Pavel Iudin - "Halo" - (6:24) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Hamburg heroes Poker Flat make it abundantly clear on their new various artists EP that they still like it raw - and don't we all? They're preaching to the choir on this one, where the hottest names in tech house at present fully represent. Highlights coming courtesy of Pavel Iudin (Quality Vibe/Raro) on the deep 'n' sexy late night swing of "Waxology", London's James Dexter also returns to the label after appearances on sister imprint Dessous with the smoky afterhours vibe of "Area 51" and hero of the Parisian underground 'Monsieur' Julien Sandre teams up with Mennie for the dirty back room dub of "Partitions". Indeed like the name suggests, this is on a much more underground vibe that what we're used to from the label - quality stuff!
PFRDD 37
01 Feb 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Simone Vitullo - "Memories" (feat Jinadu) - (7:34) 123 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Langenberg - "NGC 6240" (Vince Watson Reshape) - (8:20) 124 BPM
   
YouANDme - "Pattern Of Greed" (Jonathan Kaspar remix) - (8:23) 123 BPM
   
Kotelett & Zadak - "Clovis" (original mix) - (9:39) 122 BPM
   
Tim Engelhardt & BOg - "Astronauts" (original mix) - (6:50) 122 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Langenberg - "Chord Cluster" (original mix) - (8:18) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Animal Trainer - "Rayaan" (original mix) - (6:57) 60 BPM
   
Josh Butler - "Something" (original mix) - (5:52) 124 BPM
   
Steve Bug - "Chordwalk Empire" (original mix) - (8:58) 122 BPM
   
Hannes Bieger - "Galeras" (original mix) - (6:39) 124 BPM
   
Joeski & Doc Martin - "Vajra" (feat Lillia) - (7:03) 125 BPM
   
Michel De Hey - "Need U So Bad" (original mix) - (6:50) 123 BPM
   
Stefan Braatz - "Realize" (feat Merwyn (Virgo Four)) - (6:56) 120 BPM
   
Steve Bug & Cle - "Itas Time" (original mix) - (6:16) 124 BPM
   
Stefan Braatz - "Bored" (feat Eric D Clark) - (5:52) 120 BPM
PFRDD 36
07 Dec 18
Progressive House
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Search For Xur (Rodriguez Jr. remix) - (7:13) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Senior Elfo (Frankey & Sandrino remix) - (8:33) 121 BPM
   
Chord Cluster (Cassy full On dub mix) - (7:18) 122 BPM
   
A Touch Of Detroit (Virginia's Broken Touch Of Detroit) - (4:49) 128 BPM
Review: First teaming up on the terrific "Chord Cluster" last year, Poker flat chief Steve Bug teamed up with Max Heesen aka Langenberg (Drumpoet Community/Ovum/Dessous) once more on this year's long player Paradise Sold - a masterclass in house music production that came to life as a true collaborative work. Keeping the music from the album fresh in your memory (all these months later) are these brilliant remixes. As part of the package, featured are German duo Frankey & Sandrino who deliver their idiosyncratic style of dancefloor drama on their version of "Senior Elfo", while the always reliable Cassy - she of the newly launched Kwench imprint - serves up the moody and hypnotic backroom vibe on her Cassy Full On Dub. Closing up is Panorama Bar resident Virginia going for an evocative and bittersweet electro vibe on her rework of "A Touch Of Detroit".
PFR 210
16 Nov 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Solid Maybe - (8:26) 122 BPM
   
Chordwalk Empire - (8:58) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Poker Flat chief Steve Bug steps up here to deliver the longstanding imprint's next release, following up impressive offerings by the likes of Josh Butler, Simone Vitullo and Animal Trainer. He delivers the slinky and hypnotic tech house cut " Solid Maybe " fuelled by minimal arrangement and a moody atmosphere. Second offering "Chordwalk Empire" likes its name suggests is powered by some terrific chord progressions that exemplifies a wonderful expression in melodic techno - that would hold its own alongside stuff by other masters of the craft such as Aril Brikha or John Tejada.
PFR 209
19 Oct 18
Minimal/Tech House
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