Connaisseur Recordings is popping the corks, with good reason. The Offenbach based label is turning five. To celebrate its birthday Connaisseur Recordings releases „CINQ - A Connaisseur Retrospective. Remixed.“, a Compilation full of exclusive and tastefully selected remixes, showcasing the label's unique and versatile approach to electronic music.
„CINQ“ features reworks of successful and special tracks in the label's history. Remix treatment comes from Connaisseur's distinctive roster of artists: Amongst the felicitators are Patrick Chardronnet, Estroe, Wareika, Daso, Afrilounge and Federleicht. “CINQ” is being released on 3x12" vinyl and a special 12” vinyl features three more exclusive tracks from Connaisseur’s back catalogue. Including the full digital bundle, Connaisseur will release an exclusive selection of remixes digitally only on top of that.
Over the course of the last five years Connaisseur Recordings has always been a stronghold for fresh talents and exciting new music. “CINQ” is keeping on course, offering upcoming producers a platform to show their skills. With Distortion from Chicago, Portuguese producer Eduardo Tavares alias Himan, the super hot act Of Norway from Oslo and the splendid colaboration of James Kumo and Roberto Bosco aka Ku.Bo, Label-head Alex Flitsch is proud to welcome four new and at the same time promising faces to the ever growing Connaisseur family.
Throughout 2011 Connaisseur will be on the road celebrating its five birthday. The kick off for the birthday tour was at Frankfurt’s Cocoon Club with Timo Maas, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Alex Flitsch constituting the line-up. With such a go the next five years of Connaisseur’s history will pass within the twinkle of an eye and lots of exciting music on the way.
Another highlight out of our back catalogue, produced by @Daso and released in 2007. "Thujon" is such a bomb in the club. The real "hit" on this release, however, is "La Fée Verte", a wonderful musical seduction.
Daso, a fellow well known not only for his fantastic releases on MBF and Connaisseur, but also for his furious live-sets, sets out to bring the noise again. After having been inspired by the nerdy world of old-schoolish adventure games for his last release, he uses the dissolute world of absinthe as an afflatus this time. He takes us to a land where alluring little green fairies buzz around and people cut their ears off under absinthe’s massively woozy influence.
Thujon: The impact of well-made Absinthe depends on its concentration of thujon. It can best be described as a kind of heightened clarity of mind and vision. And this is what this track is all about - 100% Thujon!
Louche is the name of the cloudy effect you achieve by adding water to spirits, which contain anise, like absinthe does. This track starts with a low-key groove, which forces up to a mental dance affaire, including a genuine rocking Daso-esque break.
La Fée Verte: Imagine a lazy summer afternoon. You’re sitting outside a small café at the Cote d’Azur. After drinking your fourth Absinthe you might actually see a little green fairy, sitting on your shoulder, singing this sweet melody in your ear.
THE MISSING LINK
Three years ago:
After carrying this idea in my belly for several years, I finally find the moment to work it out:
A DJ-mix that only uses breaks, beginnings and endings of tracks, never allowing the kick drum to drop.
During the time of the making my dear friend and amazing artist Daniel Bortz showed me this track by ButRic called „Up“. Once again, I was blown away by the synchronicity of ideas floating around the universe and mostly of course because this track is just a monster. These two guys had exactly the same idea, but instead making a DJ-mix, they put all into one track. A track that makes people on dance floors crawl up the walls. Of course this blueprint of a „No-kick“-track needed to end up on my mix.
A year later and encouraged by Nico, I started to apply this concept to some of the tracks that I’ve been making in the past years and this is how my album „BLD“ came to life.
Enough words! Let the music speak.
Here is the complete tracklisting:
David August - Epikur
Fail Forever - Nicolas Jaar Remix
Marian - Pictures Acid Pauli Remix
Caonson - Bellevue
Acid Pauli - Legends
Dani Casarano & Felipe Valenzuela - Tia Anita (Felipe Venegas remix)
Caribou - Mars
Franksen - Blanko Ride
Hotel - Nguyen (T.D. Remix)
Haiku 575 feat.Mdma - I Notice After Dark
Sebastien San - Mirage
SteveBug - Pelican Glide
Michael Rosa, Proudly People - Rollin Deep
Stimming - the southern sun
Canson - Kuma
Sebastien San - Reverse
Johannes Brecht - Bob
Lake People - Into
Brian Gros - Miss You
Daniel Bortz - Steady Note
Josia Loos - Heating Machine
Dice - Sand Under Your Feet
DJ Koze - Amygdala (Roman Flugel Remix)
Sleek & Cheek - Go Home
Nick Monaco - The Stalker
Jaw_Talk Talk (Britta Arnold RMX)
Sleeparchive - Elephant Island
Butch - Tone 20
FASC - the very next day (Eric Volta Mix)
Franksen & Pino Shamlou - Workin Rhythm
BLANCAh - Ripple Effect
KrisPaglia - Instant Nudment (Laolu RMX)
Herbie and thieves - Track B
ToddTerje - Snooze 4 Love Version
Jozif feat.. Little Bear The 508 (Uffe Remix)
Lake People - Come Over Later
HVOB - Window (Acid Pauli RMX)
Daso - La Fee Verte
Tyzo, Spike Deep - Egyptian Ancestors
Melon - Spring
Kadebostan - Caracas Soul
Satori - Into Void
Stimmhalt - Up Side Down (Fulltone RMX)
Gorge - Makena
Acid Pauli - Gleetch
Alex Fuente - First Love
Oceanvs Orientalis - Cotton Sleeper
Josi Horikawa - Bubbles
Butch - Chakra
Reference - Ghetto Nebula
Wighnomy Brothers - My Gloomy Head
Rampa - Mod
Moritz von Oswald Trio - Blue
Metrika - Sistema
John Dahlback - World Of Love - Pig Dan RMX
Guenther Lause - ruka
Herbie and thieves - Track A
Khaan, Alex Gori - La Mecca (SIS RMX)
Acid Pauli - Abbebe
Mano Le Tough - Mountains
Eiskaltes Haendchen - Inflate
Letienne - A7
Hreno - Ottawa Valley
Jacky 0 - Sun is late
Hey Karolin - sleeping, dancing, laughing
Phiorio - Superpupider
Sabo - Singing Game (Acid Pauli Remix)
The Micronaut - Karpfen (The Glitz RMX)
Jamie Stevens - Tribe Of The Disco Kings (David K)
Robert Owens - Walk a mile in my shoes (HenrikSchwarz Remix)
Rose Ryot - Wait For Me feat. Nekochan
DYA - Home
Console - Magnolia
Nu - Walerider
Taron Trekka - Trsnumak
Einmusik - 5 A.M. (AcidPauli_5ArMx)
Cortney Tidwell - Palace
Sebastian Porter - Geschichten einer blauen Raupe
DNTL - Jitters
Zod - Rise Before Zod (Acid Pauli Remix)
Konrad Wehrmeister - Schniek
ButRic - Up
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dea...
The new album from Sprung Monkey "Dead is Dead" in store Nov 26th
Catch Sprung Monkey on the following dates
Nov 26 -- Fullerton, CA -- The Slidebar (CD Release Party)
Nov 27 -- San Luis Obispo, CA -- SLO Brew w/Suicidal Tendencies
Nov 29 -- Santa Ana, CA -- The Observatory w/Suicidal Tendencies
Nov 30 -- Las Vegas, NV -- House of Blues w/Suicidal Tendencies
Dec 01 -- Oakland, CA -- Oakland Metro Opera House w/Suicidal Tendencies
Dec 18 -- Santa Cruz, CA -- The Catalyst w/Suicidal Tendencies
Dec 20 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Henry Fonda Theatre w/Suicidal Tendencies
Dec 21 -- Ventura, CA -- Ventura Theatre w/Suicidal Tendencies