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MARIEU (Restoration/Sabotage rec.) and LUCRETIO (Mixworks / Restoration/Sabotage rec.) a.k.a. ANALOGUE COPS are the founder members of the RESTORATION assault unit, one of the last independent underground labels on the planet.
They are true defenders of vinyls and the worst enemies of digital downloads; from 3 years they have been resisting in Berlin, where with there 9 releases had already imposed their message made of pure analogue Techno. Techno that comes from Chicago House music, from Larry Levan´s disco, from George Clinton´s funk, from Miles Davis´s jazz; in a few words, uptempo danceable R&B music.
Deeply inspired by Jeff Mills and Theo Parrish, they use their analogue sound to bring the order into the confused dancefloor of the world.
They use only hardware analogue gear in their live shows, raw and funky in the traditional Techno style. They believe that music is a form of comunication and education for all the people in the world,
Actually LUCRETIO and MARIEU are pledged in a more dub and deep house oriented project, but always deeply influenced by their passion for american music. Their productions are appreciated and played by djs such as James Pennington, Alan Oldham, dj Buzz Goree, Ame, Santiago Salazar, Steffi, Tama Sumo, Prosumer, Radioslave, Dor, Eddie Flashin´ Fowkles, Rick Wade, Pacou, Mad Max, Patrice Scott and Marcel Dettmann.
They have 9 releases out on 12" on their own label RESTORATIONdistributed exclusively by Diamond and Pearls Berlin. Lucretio´s track on RST006 appears now on TAMA SUMO´s Mix CD for Panorama Bar.
They collaborate with MIXWORKS Detroit and Lucretio produced the first two eps on the label, including the hit track BERLIN DUB featured on Fabric Mix CD mixed by Ame.
-Marieu was born in Padua in the years in which House music was borning in Chicago.
He got in contact with the classic House music and Disco in 1995, but he was already not satisfied with the Italian club scene.
This passion lead him to the acknowldegment of other musical genres from more sophisticated Electronic music to Pure Techno.
In 2004 he moved to Barcelona, where he begun to djing. In Barcelona he was able to listen to the listen to the masters of Techno music like Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, Underground Resistance, MoodyMan, Theo Parrish, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Omar S. and Carl Craig. In Barcelona he also got in touch with Lucretio; they shared a great passion for True Techno and the love for Detroit music. Afters a couple of years of spinning and clubbing together, insatisfied by the quality of most of the records that were coming out, and upset by the digitalization of music and by the fake people in the music business, they decided to move to Berlin (the homebase of Techno in Europe) and to found a strictly undergound vinyl label: RESTORATION.
Restoration Berlin’s tracks