Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Supported by Sasha, Gregor Tresher, James Zabiela, Monika Kruze, Ivan Smagghe, Laurent Garnier, RoyalDance, Hernan Cattaneo, Wally Lopez, Anthony Pappa, Stephan Bodzin, Aldrin, Chris Fortier, Monika Kruse, Hector Romero and many more...

The fourth installment in Dieb Audio's release catalogue comes from label boss Stel. "Godthab" finds him blending rasping, funky acid lines with a haunting, heavily effected ethnic instrument all of which rest atop a tough, percussive rhythm section. Retaining all the production hallmarks and quality that characterize Stel's productions, this monster is sure to appeal to a wide variety of listeners and certainly those looking for fresh, underground, electronic music of the highest order.

First on the remix front we are proud to have the fresh new production duo of (Florian) Kruse & (Nils) Nürnberg. The boys from Hamburg have been quite prolific in the past few months with key releases and productions on labels such as OM, 8bit and Liebe Detail and here they bring their intelligent brand of deep tech-house to the Dieb family for the first time. Taking a different route to the other mixes on offer, they have created a very classy and sublime house interpretation that fuses funky chord stabs, tribal percussion and a firm focus on melody! Highly recommended for those with more deep and housey preferences!

Next up, we have drafted in the mighty Umek who ups the ante considerably and delivers an energetic, intelligent rework aimed straight at the dance floor. Retaining the original's key elements he structures and arranges his mix by building up the tension and anticipation which is eventually released by one of this year’s (soon to be) most memorable breakdown drops! As can be expected, the production here is flawless and Umek crafts a suspenseful and powerful mix that is destined to ignite many a dance floor the world over!

Last but definitely not least, Kriece rounds off the package with a characteristically funk-infused, swinging version which concentrates on the rhythmic potential of the original. Utilizing the acid lines and stabs of the original and layering them over his stomping rhythm section, his mix struts and swaggers in all the right ways while sucking the listener right into its infectious groove. As a producer Kriece needs almost no introduction, so with this mix one is guaranteed a versatile, expertly produced and functional interpretation of the original!

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