Siouxsie And The Banshees – Red Light
Released on their album Kaleidoscope, this cold hypnotic and minimalist jewell was a revolution in the eightees brought by a most inspiring and charismatic band of this time. It has remained so modern that you can still drop it it a middle of a set nowadays.
Neon – Voices
This one has been a real club classic; This belgian new-beat killer was based on a sample from ‘Give Your Self to me’ from Chicago Trax producer The Rude Boy Farley Keith. We like it so much that we have decided to make our own version called (Neon Voices)
Dead Can Dance – The Host Of Seraphim
Extract from amazing Baraka OST movie,This track is intense. This Organ drone, the amazing voice of Lisa Gerard and the production of the so talented Brendan Perry makes a perfect Epic, deep feeling, full of emotions.
Etienne de Crecy – Prix Choc
When this album cames out, everybody knew it was something completely new and original, and the start of something. Prix choc is a masterpiece, it’s just smart, elegant and timeless. French touch is a big influence for us.
Technical itch – The Ruckus
Inspired Drum and bass at his best, Grand master Tech itch has revolutioned the style, with his heavy overprocessed amen breaks. His label Penetration is for us one of the freshest and influent early 2000 london drum’n’bass label.
DK8 – Murder Was The Bass
When you listen to this track, you can be sure that it is a reference for a lot of nowadays artists.These breaks and ruptures, This heavy drony square bass, and that Reese lead gimmick is just perfect. 100% banger.
Alexi Delano & Tony Rohr – Run 0
Minimal techno classic, neural and psychological, with so much richness in the sound design, composition, groove, and the will to push the borders of the genre.
Fritz & Paul Kalkbrenner – Sky and Sand (Original Mix)
That positive unifying feeling, P. Kalbrenner knows how to make it. When you have made a anthem like that where evrything falls on the right place, you can rest in piece.
SALEM – King Knight
Non genre ‘Witch house’ precursors, SALEM have so much inspired all the recent underground post dark/emotional electronic scene and attitude. Aliens from elsewhere.
Mark Romboy and Stefan Bodzin : Atlas (Adriatique Remix)
The collusion of three amazing talents, we love when techno is at the same time deep, original, powerfull. That’s typically what we try to achieve in PROPE. We still work on it 🙂
PROPE – Excite EP (OGASM Records)
Belgium’s OGASM label continues to carve out a niche for itself with its third EP. This one again comes from the label boss PROPE, with remixes from a smart selections of names including Dusty Kid, Matchy & Bott and Seb Legrand. Thierry Botteman and Pierre Dozin are PROPE. Between them they are veterans of the 90s dance scene who have worked with major labels like Universal as well as being ghost producers for everyone from Royksopp to Groove Armada. They’ve made drum & bass and trip hop, played live shows all over the world with names such as Robert Glasper and Fela’s Egypt80 and so have vast reserves of musical understanding on which to draw on for this newnproject, which “merges subtle stellar ambiance and vibes, deep harmonies, and heavy effective drops.” Their lead track here is ‘Excite’, an intense bit of drone-heavy techno that gets you in a trance. The hunched drums are metallic in texture, the long synths take you down the rabbit hole and the closely stacked claps power things along as you slowly lose your mind. A ‘deep mix’ version gives more height and life to the drums, switching it to more of a house vibe, with stellar synths darting about up top. Italian artist, Isolade label boss and long time underground figure Dusty Kid is the first to remix. His innovative version is a melodic affair that reaches out into the cosmos and will get hands in the air as it slowly unfolds. Next up are Match & Bott who are no strangers to big hits. The Mainz pair have crafted plenty of them before now on labels like Hive Audio, Moonbootique and Stil Vor Talent, and here they have done so again with a moody, deep version that zones you out with hi hats and gets you moving with forceful drums. Last of all, 1605 and Yorube Grooves techno specialist Seb Legrand keeps up the intensity with a big version filled with long, meandering synths and little fx and details. It’s another groove driven roller to lock in the whole floor.
PROPE – Excite EP (OGASM Records) Release: 27th February 2018 Cat. No. OG003