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Samuli Kemppi - Lost EP (incl ROD & Tripeo remixes) - BALANS009

Darko Esser, Tripeo on February 25, 2013 06:38

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    artist: Samuli Kemppi
    title: Lost EP
    cat nr.: BALANS009
    format: 12” vinyl & digital
    release date: 18th of march 2013
    file under: Techno
    A1 Seeker
    A2 Search
    B1 Seeker (ROD Remix)
    B2 Search (Tripeo Remix)

    Our musical brother from the north and Finland’s finest techno export Samuli Kemppi joins ranks with BALANS. Ever since his classic ‘Vangel’ release on Ostgut Ton we have been huge fans of Samuli’s sound. Needless to say we are very proud to have on board.

    He delivers two outstanding track with the trademark Samuli sound: scifi, hypnotic spacefunk. Both tunes sound futuristic and nostalgic at the same time, with warmth, textures and industrial cold grooves fighting for the foreground. That’s what we love about his music: the ambiguity. A sense of estrangement wich feels so familiar. Listening to his music makes you feel.. well.. Lost! It’s the contradictions in his music that fit the BALANS glove all to well.

    On remix duties we find two Dutch heavy weights hiding behind their puristic techno alter egos. First of is ROD, by some better known as Benny Rodrigues. Under this pseudonyme he has been making waves the last 2 years with releases on Klockworks, Drumcode, CLR a.o. wich have been rinsed by the biggest names on the circuit. He reworked Seeker into a bigroom DJ tool wich have the sole purpose of destroying floors when encountered. His musical companion Darko Esser put on his Tripeo mask for a subtler aproach, like can be expected from his own vinyl only releases. But make no mistake the target of his in ‘Search’ interpretation is the same. More hypnotic perhaps, but with the same heads on approach towards any dancefloor in mind.


    DJ Deep – “The Seeker original and the remix from Tripeo are very nice!”

    Paul Brtschitsch – “Thanks for this! I’m into Seeker, especially the original and the ROD remix!”

    Ian O’Donovan – “All versions of Seeker are cool for my darker sets. Especially like both remixes, nice work!”

    Dustin Zahn – “Seeker seems to be the best of the package here. The remixes do it good justice too. Thank you! ☺”

    Pär Grindvik – “Great release! Liking both the originals and the reworks! Will be playing the Tripeo remix for sure! Thanks!”

    Terence Fixmer – “Sounds good here to me. The original of Seeker takes the win. Support!”

    Samuel L Session – “Great classic stuff here - all good but feeling the Seeker original most.”

    Ryan Elliott – “Really like the ROD mix here. That’s the pick for me ☺”

    Mr Jones – “I really like the deep heavy bass tracks of Samuli Kemppi, The rolling deep bass and the twisted, almost hypnotic sounds on the original of Search and the fresh mix of Tripeo are the ones I really like.”

    Ivan Smagghe – “Great psy techno from Samuli! Of the highest order!!”

    Gerd – “Loving the Search original and the Tripeo remix here. Really nice work chaps!”

    Guy Andrews – “Deep, techy and progressive. Really feeling Balans' output of late.”

    Tommy Four Seven – “Lovely deep vibes from Samuli and I really like where the remixes take it. Top release!”

    Rolando – “Both remixes are doing it for me on this new Balans. Tripeo remix is my favourite.”

    Angel Molina – “The four tracks are fantastic, especially Seeker (original and remix). Top record this month!! Thanks so much!”

    Jonas Kopp – “Excellent stuff as always from Samuli! Both version of Seeker for me!”

    Norman Nodge – “Lovely tracks AND remixes. Great release guys!”

    Mosca – “ROD mix is head and shoulders here! Full support and thanks from LDN.”

    Vince Watson – “Samuli’s Seeker original stands out for me! DOPE!”

    Andrew Grant – “This Tripeo remix is really something special!!”

    DVS1 – “The original of Search and both of the remixes are gonna work for me. Will play!”

    Loco Dice – “ROD remix ROCKS!!! I’ll be playing!”

    Golden River – (East Village Radio, NYC, USA) – “Digging the Tripeo in a big way!”

    Diversions (CHRY FM, Toronto, Canada) – “Original mixes for me here - loving these slabs of intelligent expansive Techno!”

    Diversions – “What a load of good music, full support people!”

    Marcus Barnes (RA, Mixmag, Ibiza Voice) – “The original mix of Seeker is naughty! Love it.”

    Raveline Magazine, Germany – “Tripeo Remix for me... Very nice!” – “Considering for review.”

    Richard (Hyponik) – “This is SICK! Right up my street!!”

    Andrew Ryce (Resident Advisor) – “Solid stuff... the originals aren't terribly exciting. I do like the hollow string/synth sounds in Search though. Quite in to the Tripeo remix, reminds me a bit of Trevino with its housey skip. I like the ROD remix of Seeker better than the original.”

    Andrew W - (Pulse Radio) – “Great quirky techno! Will review for Pulse.”

    DJ Magazine, Spain – “Review in March Issue.”


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