Calling Home (Nick Galemore remix) - (8:18) 124 BPM
Calling Home (Eluize Mum's The Word remix) - (6:53) 124 BPM
Calling Home (instrumental) - (6:17) 124 BPM
Review: Berlin's Studio Kreuzberg are back with a brilliant release by local legends Tiefscharz who team up with Yawk on "Calling home" a driving and dark tech house cut that is aimed squarely at peak time dancefloors with its razor sharp bassline, druggy vocals, and woozy melody, all accompanying seriously a tight groove. There's some awesome remixes too: courtesy of Aussie in Berlin Eluize and a label regular: the Kansas kid Nick Galemore. His remix in particular takes it down an even more sinister route and will appeal to fans of the Innervisions or Exit Strategy sound.
Review: Berlin institution Watergate Records celebrates its 10 year birthday, with this special 50 track anthology of their favourite records. Over the last decade, the imprint has set a standard for captivating electronic music from across the house and techno spectrum, successfully mirroring the club's booking policy. Now up to over 60 releases including a remix of the Josh Wink classic "Higher State Of Consciousness" by residents Adana Twins, and the 26th installment in their acclaimed mix series by Danish legends Whomadewho - this compilation presents some of its most memorable cuts since its inception in 2008. Highlights come from: label staple Mathias Meyer - the Hanseatic hero presenting several tracks including "Love Letters From Sicily" with Ryan Davis, local legends Tiefschwarz on "Fire It Out" feat. Ruede Hagelstein, resident La Fleur getting remixed by Detroit legend Kenny Larkin on "Nightflow" and rising duo Adriatique's 7am remix of "The Spirit" by the ever impressive Butch (featuring Hohberg) amony many others.
Review: Missing Link is only the second release so far on Stripped Down, but it's just as essential as the debut EP from Claudio Ricci. In its original format, the title track features brooding woodwind, chilling piano keys and a plaintive, haunting vocal. A stellar group of remixers have been lined up to provide remixes: first up Sasse turns the track into a clicky, minimal house that breaks down into Munimuni & Seelenwald's orchestral woodwind. Kollektiv Turmstrasse, who are best known for their work on Diynamic, align with the original track's sensibilities. However, they don't eschew the dance floor and drop a frazzled bass that is sure to have the requisite effect. Lastly, Tiefschwarz deliver a version that strips back the melodies and focuses on a rolling, percussive rhythm that is populated by bursts of filtered percussion.