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Room to let: welcome to Vakant.

At least since the Sex Pistols, “vacant” has been, well, not so pretty a term, signifying the empty, the shallow, the vacuous: the hollow men, with holes for hearts and heads. But Berlin’s Vakant label gives the word a new meaning. Like so many electronic labels—Kompakt, Warp, and ~scape among them — Vakant refuses to take space at face value, choosing instead to put a kink in the works, a kick where you least expect it, a cold compress on an 808 heatwave.

At its simplest, “Vakant” might stand for the spaces left between the beats. This is, after all, a “minimal” label, where melody’s a thing less glaring than glanced at, where every beat is bracketed by another, be it brother, ghost, or doppelgänger. You groove to the 4/4 inevitable, you glom to the handclaps on the 2 and 4, regular as Greenwich Mean. But the swerve is in the spaces left unsaid and the hiccups that make a ritual out of happenstance. (Classical music has its accidentals; techno, born of African drumming and cranky machines, takes the idea into a new, rhythmic realm, and Vakant’s riding shotgun the whole way.)

vakant   Vakant, Berlin, Germany

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  • Premiesku - Pe Dos EP 5 tracks, 10.31 vakant on July 15, 2014 12:39

    1. 1. Premiesku - Pe Dos 2.00 3873 plays
    2. 2. Premiesku - Pe Dos (Avatism Remix) 2.00 2549 plays
    3. 3. Premiesku - Trandafirit 2.00 2263 plays
    4. 4. Premiesku - Noococ 2.00 1869 plays
    5. 5. Premiesku - Noococ (Sons of Tiki Remix) 2.30 1430 plays
  • Quantum Entanglement - Acid Thunder/Need You 4 tracks, 11.01 vakant on May 13, 2014 15:26

    1. 1. Quantum Entanglement - Acid Thunder feat. Mentrix 2.30 13736 plays
    2. 2. Quantum Entanglement - Need You feat. Fink 3.00 8413 plays
    3. 3. Quantum Entanglement - Acid Thunder (Dub) 2.30 6488 plays
    4. 4. Quantum Entanglement - Need You (Dub) 3.00 4481 plays
  • Avatism - Adamant Remixes II 5 tracks, 12.30 vakant on March 16, 2014 12:09

    1. 1. Avatism - Serpentine (Clockwork (C/W) Remix) 2.30 19185 plays
    2. 2. Avatism - Adamant (Lake People Remix) 2.30 21179 plays
    3. 3. Avatism - Laments feat. Federico Rizzo (DeWalta Remix) 2.30 12160 plays
    4. 4. Avatism - Bitter Reminiscence feat. Clockwork (Fairmont Remix) 2.30 11448 plays
    5. 5. Avatism - Different Spaces feat. Forrest (Lake People Remix) - digital exclusive! 2.30 19007 plays
  • Quantum Entanglement - The Effects Can Last Forever 2 tracks, 5.30 vakant on January 05, 2014 17:12

    1. 1. Quantum Entanglement - The Effects Can Last Forever (Heads) 3.00 28571 plays
    2. 2. Quantum Entanglement - The Effects Can Last Forever (Tails) 2.30 30353 plays

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