it is a grand mistake to peg Helmut Ebritsch as a man of havles. Providing 50% of Hatikvah, Klartraum and the guiding vision of Lucidflow, coupled with over 20 years in the business counts as pedigree in my book. Having featured on several Lucidflow releases over the last few years, Helmut steps up into the spotlight for his first solo moment since mid-2011.
Usually associated with deep and rumbling dub orientated works, Luminary appropriately showcases a lighter side to Helmut’s production. It seems that our esteemed commander-in-chief has been getting his funk on, highlighted by the fact that he has been turning up to the Agile Mastering studios in full Bootsy Collins garb recently.
Title track Luminary teases you in with little delicate echoes before unfurling snarling keys upon you. Then swinging up the beats and coasting out with a soundtrack for a US West Coast convertible cruise is Sunburst; radiating with light, warmth and smiles.
909 Lover is all about the slap bass and that punchy open hi-hat of that most legendary of drum machines, before Asylum welcomes you in with a change of pace, full of micro-glitching beats and fluid keyboard solos.
If Helmut is reigning as Sun God for all intent and purposes on this EP, Klartraum partner in crime Nadja Lind takes up the role of Sea Goddess with a liquid interpretation of Luminary. Muted and melancholic, the Sin Remix wraps you up in overcast mood and urban drizzle.
Hopefully it will be less than a year and a half before we see Helmut grabbing the headlines once again, but, in case it is, grab this as it could become a collectors item.
Justin Berkovi: "Man. I love this. Sunburst!! Summer!! Just listened to 100 dull fucking techno promos and this immediately jumps out at me - real music, thank god!" (will chart) (will play)
Vince Watson (): "Luminary rmx is fucking beautiful....my pick on this EP" (will play)
Oliver Schories (der turnbeutel / Parquet / Ostwind /MGF): "sunburst find ich richtig fein!" (will play)
Mikkas Djuma Sound System (Get Physical): "Love the Nadja Lind remix! " (will play)
Makossa (Radio fm4 / Vienna): "i like orig. most" (will play)
Hernan Cattaneo (): "very good support" (will play)
Robert Miles (Salt Records): "Nadja Lind's is the best mix. Thanks" (will play)
Orde Slam (Soma/Paragraph): "cool EP - will spin for sure" (will play)
Luciano (Cadenza): "Thanks for the music, downloading for Luciano" (will chart)
Matthias Springer (Diametral Records / electrosound.tv): "lovin the space feelings in Luminary, thx" (will play)
Graeme Reedie (Silicone Soul): "great stuff as ever :) many thanx" (will play)
Florian Schirmacher (FormResonance): "great release, thx" (will play)
Satoshi Fumi (Moodmusic,Plastic City,Klik,King Street Sounds etc.): "love both mix of Luminary and Sunburst.will play!" (will play)
Jay Hill (Vivalahouse, Equilibrium Lab (coming)): "Sexy, intelligent, grooves with beautiful movement - love!! Thank you!" (will chart) (will play)
Different Grooves (differentgrooves.com): "fully supported and featured on differentgrooves.com , nice one!" (will chart) (will play)
Peter Lewis (Jacks-House.com): "luminary is a nice track,i will give it a spin on our show this wednesday ,thank you,and keep sending them pete www.jacks-house.com " (will play)
The Messenger (Soul Industries / i Records / Night Drive Music / Plastic City): "Nice!! Asylum and Sunburst are wonderful. " (will chart) (will play)
Jorge González - Road to the next sound (www.radiosoundsystem.com.ar): "Very good track !" (will play)
Robert Owens (many labels): "cool tracks" (will play)
Pele Corral (desperadoz): "great work, like always ;-)) thank you very much" (will play)
Carlos Sanchez (Supernature / 8bit) (DJ Carlos Sanchez): "great ep!! 909 lover sounds good... thanks!" (will play)
Dj Laurent N. (): "Nice release with a superb remix by Nadja Lind : love it. Will play & FULL SUPPORT !!!" (will play)
Dubfire (): "downloaded for Dubfire , thank you!"
Feisal Ahmad (Diggy, F/ACTOR) (Jyre, ElectronicRhythm): "Love the depth of the Luminary original and Nadja remix, will definitely play both of those. Thanks for sharing :) - F" (will play)
Silky: "Luminary is so dope!! 909 Lover very cool too. Sunburst reminds me of summer!! Supported" (will chart) (will play)
SHA Podcast: "Oooh Luminary has got some evil, almost daft punk, rumbles about it... nice! " (will chart) (will play)
John P. - Westradio.gr: "great solo release by Helmut! full support by west radio! thanks" (will play)
Tim Benjamin (): "great ep, def will play Luminary orig and Nadja´s remix, thanks" (will play)
Nosak (www.offradio.gr) (Disclosure Project recordings): "crazy deep tech sounds ...!!! so nice atmospheric release and so dark ....just amazing !!! thank u guys !!! FULL support on offradio.gr !!!" (will chart) (will play)
Cristian Gandini (Sonic FM): "nice music here! thanks" (will play)
Guerilla Sounds (): "Luminary is a well engined track. Nice work on the remix too. Sunburst and 909 Lover have some interesting elements that would be great in a remix." (will chart)
Calin Marian aka Catastrophic: "Luminary Original Mix and Nadja Lind Remix are my picks here and will support on Tunnel FM, thank you :)" (will play)
Alexx Wolfe (): "hard to choose one I support" (will play)
Summer (Brendon Collins) (Mo's Ferry Prod., Monique Speciale, Tulipa Recordings): "Sounds good, thanks" (will play)
Marcel Jochmann (Opossum Records): "sunburst is nice. asylum great for listening too." (will play)
Karsten Haeusner (): "Great record! Love it ...)))"
Nick Robson (Lucidflow): "all nice but sunburst is my pick :)"
Mixside: "Great stuff !! Thanks !!" (will play)
Zilvinas Navickis (Wave Sessions): "Great original- Sublte What a Subtle remix Nadja! got a track to start my show with this coming Sunday!- Subtle Liking Asylum as well" (will chart) (will play)
Lou Lamar (): "my Favs are Sunburst and Asylum, thank you and cheers" (will play)
Hervé Dias (): "Astonishing release from Helmut !!! love Nadja's remix too..keep up the good work !!! :)" (will play)
Miroslav Digital FM (Digital FM): "Nice EP with beautiful deep touch! Thx DFM" (will play)
Matteo Pitton (Eintakt / Diametral): "good deep house stuff, warm sounds on these tracks - sounds kinda oldschool, cool to hear something like that from Helmut. support!" (will chart) (will play)
Nathan Coles (Wiggle, Is This): "Wicked & Wild! Thanks :o)"
Severino Panzetta (horse meet disco): "909 lover is super good " (will chart)
Steve Sculpher (www.groundworxsession.co.uk): "Man Alive this is another Epic release and will be getting some big attention,,,, And will be getting our full support on the shows Excellent work thank you " (will chart) (will play)
Simon Whight: "I am very much in the mood for some Helmut noises!" (will play)
MoodWarp (Lucidflow): "all delicious tracks, love sunburst and also luminary rmx, yes yes :-)" (will chart) (will play)
Christopher Çolak (): "Love this label! Kicks and bases are the key!" (will play)
Augusto Siles (Afterhours Radio Show 99.1): "Both Luminary versions rock! Nadja remix is beatifully deep with a very cool groove and the orginals its also amazing" (will play)
Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto): "Beautifull ,Quality tracks ! thanx a lot" (will chart) (will play)
Alex Kaddour (Lucidflow,Vicario, Nuff Said): "Dope!! Sunburst. 909 Lover & Asylum are just Dope! Another Ace from Lucidflow! Full Support. Thanks" (will chart) (will play)
Hall North (Soma, Fade, Cubism, Celestial, Tulipa, Endemic, 26TeaDrops International): "Fantastic stuff yet again you two! Loving both mixes of Luminary! Thanks!" (will chart) (will play)
Shlomi Biton (Tunnel FM / 2B Continued / Electronique Digital): "nice pack, Luminary original is my favorite! I will try it... Thanks."
Jason Pepperell (DEEPSOUL MAISON (Juice 107.2fm) ): "I'll try and get these on. Luminary are the better tracks for me" (will play)
Funtom (Tom Krizic) (Deep Site, DE Radio, Headset, BTTF UK): "Nadja's remix for sure, that one is really dope track, other tracks are not my style" (will play)
Breiten (): "Luminary ! Both mixes will see my support for sure. Thanks for sending.. keep up the great work!" (will chart) (will play)
Anthony Campbell (Hoxton.FM): "Quality tunes as always " (will play)
Lewis Ryder (Bigger Deer Recordings): "Nadja's remix kills it!!!" (will play)
riccicomoto (acryl music, IRMA records, PDR, fairlads digital, 5000 records, holophon, final house): "thanx for sending...very good work...big like for the dark ambience, strong beat and snizzeling percussion coming with luminary...thats it....!" (will chart) (will play)
Joe Silva (Balanced, Tango, Thoughtless): "Both mixes of Luminary are working for me. thanks!" (will play)
Giuliano Rodrigues (Flowing Movement Music): "Nadja Lind Sin Version :D" (will chart) (will play)
Jeff Fontaine (HouseRiders/UCP, iRecords, MileEndRecords, DeepWit, Acryl Music): "Amazing release! Tx for download..." (will chart) (will play)
Russell Deeks, This Is Why We Dance (n/a): "For 'chart' read 'review'!" (will chart)