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Matthias Tanzmann - Private Traps (MHR065)

Moon Harbour on August 28, 2013 12:59

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    Supported by: Reboot, Steve Bug, Karotte, Gregor Tresher, Adam Beyer, Paco Osuna, Anja Schneider, Tiefschwarz, Marc Romboy, Luna City Express, Sabb, Kabale Und Liebe, &Me, Ralf Kollmann, Catz ‘n’ Dogz, Ekkohaus, Pan-Pot, Ray Okpara, Rozzo, Adam Port, Pirupa, Tripmastaz, Milton Jackson, Zohki & Roozlee, Arado, Martin Eyerer, Timo Maas, Steve Lawler, Mathias Kaden, Kaiserdisco, Cuartero, Chris Wood, ONNO, Luca Bacchetti, Jimpster, Ray Okpara, Nic Fanciulli, Simon Baker

    Reboot (Cadenza)
    Full support for Matthias! Great EP!

    Steve Bug (Poker Flat)
    Both mixes of Tilt are nice, i slightly favour the original. Kris Wadsworth’s mix is nice too though, but my true favourite here is Private Traps. Nice one from Senor Baile, it was about time for an EP!

    Karotte (Break New Soil)
    Bomba! Nothing more to say.

    Adam Beyer (Drumcode)
    Wow! The original is absolutely stunning.

    Pan-Pot (Mobilee)
    The original, We love it.

    Paco Osuna (Minus)
    Very nice EP from Matthias.

    Sabb (Noir, Moon Harbour)
    Wow! In love with Tilt!

    Marc Romboy (Systematic)
    Nice to see Matthias back on track. Top quality as always.

    Kabale Und Liebe (Soweso)
    Very cool release.

    Adam Port (Keinemusik)
    I can’t believe it. Finally! Tilt is super cool. The Kris Wadsworth remix is cool and Private Traps is a hit.

    Really love this release. The Extra Ball Mix and Kris Wadsworth’s remix are huge!

    Mathias Kaden (Freude Am Tanzen)
    Cool!! Finally a new Dancemann!!! My support for the Extra Balls mix and the remix from Kris!

    Luca Bacchetti (Ovum)
    100% Tanzmann grooves and beats. I love it!

    ONNO (Upon You)
    Badass EP! Lovin the original Tilt and Private Traps. Killer grooves!

    Chris Wood (Souvenir)
    Big One!

    Despite a predictably hectic summer schedule, Moon Harbour boss Matthias Tanzmann returns to his own label with a suitably brilliant new EP, Tilt, complete with a remix from US bad boy Kris Wadsworth. It’s his first release since mixing it up for fabric 65 last year, but boy has it been worth the wait and as such will also be pressed onto vinyl.

    The title track Tilt goes first and exhibits Tanzmann’s unique skill for cooking up a nice loose brew of silvery hi hats and dumpy kick drums that is constantly evolving and revolving. Frazzled chord stabs add some nice texture to the clicky, clappy and infectious loops elsewhere and a moaning voice adds that all-important human touch. Just wait until you hear this one at DC 10.

    The Extra Ball mix of the same track is a bit more bold and direct, with plenty of height in the kick drums and drive in the hi hat ringlets that surf up top. The rubbery basslines prop up the whole thing and interact so closely with the stabs your attention is never allowed to wane.

    The second remix of Tilt comes from get Physical associate Kris Wadsworth, someone known for speaking his mind and making music that is just as singular. He completely rebuilds the track from the ground up on a hunched, buried deep kick drum and with delicate little ticks and watery droplet sounds. It’s a freaky after party track once it gets going, the raw claps and gurgling acid flecked bassline inviting you to lose your shit and forget the real world.

    Matthias Tanzmann’s other original, Private Traps, is a choppy affair that sways in many directions at once as the same time as driving forward through searching sci-fi synths. This is funky body music like no other with, as you’d expect, crisp production and just the right balance of light and dark.

    There’s a reason Matthias Tanzmann enjoys the high profile and revered position he does in today’s house and techno scene, and this evidence is further proof of that once again.

    Released by: Moon Harbour
    Release/catalogue number: MHR065
    Release date: Aug 28, 2013


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