Mario Aureo & Manuel Moreno - Autumn Bell EP / Ritter Butzke Studio
A1 Mario Aureo & Manuel Moreno - Autumn Bell (Original)
A2 Mario Aureo & Manuel Moreno - Autumn Bell (Dub Version)
B1 Mario Aureo & Manuel Moreno - Arosis (Original)
B2 Mario Aureo & Manuel Moreno - Arosis (Sebo Remix)
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The infamous Berlin nightclub, Ritter Butzke, takes the leap from venue to record label this September, with Mario Aureo & Manuel Moreno’s ‘Autumn Bell’ EP, backed with a remix from Sebo.
The Ritter Butzke nightclub was initially launched as an illegal event space in 2007, and over the years has blossomed to become one of Berlin’s leading hot spots. Playing host to some of the best underground parties around. Here the brand launches its record label, entitled Ritter Butzke Studio, kicking off with a collaborative single from duo Mario Aureo & Manuel Moreno, the Swiss pair are long running residents at the Ritter Butzke, as well as Zurich’s infamous Hive Club.
The single opens with the original mix of title track, ‘Autumn Bell’, a dark, brooding, low-slung house cut, built around simple 4/4 drums, tension building strings and elongated bass licks, while processed, spoken word vocal lines add further character to the record and drives the musicality. A ‘Dub’ is offered up to follow, doing exactly that, stripping back the vibe to a reduced drum and synth focused vibe.
On the B-Side, Aureo & Moreno turn in, ‘Arosis’, the duo opt for a more minimalistic approach to the production this time, employing raw, organic percussion, smooth ethereal pad lines and a looped vocal as the driving force, as warbling sub bass tones meander around the foundations.
Then lastly to close the EP, German producer and URSL founder, Sebo reworks ‘Arosis’, creating a stunningly contrasting interpretation, as Sebo introduces his own additional vocal lines and varied arrangement, rounding off the package nicely.
This is an outstanding debut from Ritter Butzke Studio and a great sign of what’s to come from this exciting new imprint. Mario Aureo & Manuel Moreno’s ‘Autumn Bell’ EP is out on Ritter Butzke Studio 30th September 2013.