After hours grooving at the best late sessions in town
Beaumont Hannant - Heavenly
"This is like a reverberation on clubmusic. Beautiful."
Trio Elf - 746
"Masterpeace of this german jazz trio. Playing around with drum and bass influences, with this simple and plain melody. No words needed..."
Gretchen Parlato - Holding Back The Years
"I love Gretchen's music, this is from one of the best jazz albums of the past years. Simply Red cover, I always liked the original song, but this version takes it to a whole new level. Amazing."
[re:jazz] - Out Of Phase
"I wrote this with the very talented London based Andy Herbertson. Last track from the album Kaleidoscope, really proud of it, perfect the late night to early morning..."
Me'Shell NdegeOcello - Fool Of Me
"Pure emotion in a nutshell. I almost have to cry listening to this. For very special moments. Not exchangeable with anything. Bittersweet."
Isley Brothers - Footsteps In The Dark
"One of my all time favourites. This is just brilliant. These chords, drums, production - Ronald Isley's voice. Elevation!"
Gang Starr - DJ Premier Is In Deep Concentration
"Yes, I do listen to Hip Hop. Of Course! And in these special moments - this is the secret weapon!"
Bill Evans - B Minor Waltz
"The Big Boss. From this I-take-it-to-a-lonely-island-album called You Must Believe In Spring. Super sad, super melancholic."
Fischmob - Susanne Zur Freiheit
"Ok, I am not always in this special Bill Evans mood. If really positive I need this one here, best entertainment in German hip hop (yes, it does exist...). You might know DJ Koze, he was a member of Fischmob. This tune here brings together the German 'all stars', delivering the best in kills and sense of humour. And it's got groove. Nod your head to this."
Zapp - Computer Love
"Cheesy? Yes! Odd? Yes. Do I love it? Absolutely! I've seen Zapp and Roger
live on stage twice, and they are my heroes. Love this!"
Mias Void ‘Tactics’
Nick Woolfson’s Teng imprint drops, ‘Tactics’, this April by German producer Mias Void, backed with a remix from The Barking Dogs.
Mias Void, better known in the industry as Matthias Vogt, has been producing infectious house grooves for quite some time now, with releases for labels such as, Chicago’s Large Music and Lazy Days Recordings. Here Vogt pushes into new territories under his new Mias Void guise, Matthias sees this alias as a chance to express a new, more experimental side of his productions, yet keeping the MV initials to maintain a lock between the distinctions. With releases pinned down for Polytone, Lo:Rise and Fullbarr already, this new sound will undoubtedly be as well received as his deeper explorations.
The release opens with title track ‘Tactics’ here, a dubbed-out, ethereal Techno cut, soaked in subtle intricacies and grit. Void keeps the tempo low but energy high, as earth-shattering drums paint the bigger picture, soft, evolving pads ease in to the record, steadily blooming before the latter stages see things stripped to a raw drum and bass driven state.
‘Believer’ steps up next, a punchy analogue workout, driven by weighty drums, hypnotic arp-lines and sharp percussive elements. Void rides out the hooky arpeggiated groove throughout the tracks near seven-minute duration, easing in a variety of cosseting pad lines, bright synth stabs and processed organs to meander around the foundations beautifully.
To close the release Teng have enlisted the services of Gomma artists, The Barking Dogs on remix duties. The Italian duo reshape ‘Tactics’ into a skippy, broken-beat interpretation with their dusty analogue production style. The mix is tastefully contrasting to the original and adds a further appeal to an already phenomenal release. The mix has a live feel throughout as the dynamics consistently falter and elements creep in and out sporadically.
As expected from the fledgling Teng imprint, this is yet another intelligent electronic music release.
Mias Void’s ‘Tactics’ EP is out on Teng 15th April 2013 (Vinyl) and 6th May (Digital).