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Out Now On Vinyl – Ravage White Series 004

Artist: Induction
Remixers: Zadig, Birth of Frequency, As Patria, Samuli Kemppi, Tadeo
Title: Liturgical Hymns Remixes
Format: 12” VINYL + digital
Label: Ravage White Series
Catalogue: RWS004
Release Date: 20 April 2018
Distribution: N.E.W.S. distribution

Tracklist:
A1: Theological Explanation (Zadig remix)
A2: Epitrachelion (Birth of Frequency remix)

B1: Oxygen Swamp (As Patria remix)
B2: Back in my Amnesia (Samuli Kemppi remix)
B3: Theological Explanation (Tadeo remix)

 

 

Induction’s Remix EP can be considered as a true Ravage family affair. The EP starts and ends with takes on Theological Explanation; Tadeo delivers an hypnotic version with a lot of drive, and – it may sound counterintuitive – Zadig dives into the deep as well, with an outstanding, euphoric and ethereal mix. Both tracks turn out to be quite true-to-self reworks of the offbeat original. On A2, Birth of Frequency altered the ambient intro Epitrachelion into a soft, melodic, functional electro track that oozes refinement and a bit nostalgic comfort.

The B-side starts with As Patria’s signature sound, giving a new interpretation to a previously unreleased production called Oxygen Swamp. Melancholic hisses, softly rattling hats and light synth-work all contribute to the overall feeling of their remix. The same goes for Samuli Kemppi, who took on Back in my Amnesia, giving it the ghetto-house-treatment, indulged with rave influences.

Played and supported by: Laurent Garnier, DVS1, Marcel Dettmann, Rødhåd, Dax J, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Shifted, Kr!z, Henning Baer, Freddy K, Francois X, Svreca, Terence Fixmer, Norman Nodge, Cassegrain, Etapp Kyle, Antigone, Electric Indigo, Developer, Subjected, Jonas Kopp, Jeroen Search, DJ Hyperactive, Eric Cloutier, Drumcell, Truncate, Takaaki Itoh, Sandrien, Colin Dale, Nihad Tule, Tensal, Exium, Dimi Angelis, Amotik, PVS, Benjamin Damage, Samuel L Session, Vincent Neumann, Juho Kusti, Claire Morgan, Aiken, Volte-Face, Wrong Assessment,  Joachim Spieth, Donor, Alfredo Mazzilli and more.

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Ravage White Series 004 is ready !!

Induction’s Remix EP can be considered as a true Ravage family affair. The EP starts and ends with takes on Theological Explanation; Tadeo delivers an hypnotic version with a lot of drive, and – it may sound counterintuitive – Zadig dives into the deep as well, with an outstanding, euphoric and ethereal mix. Both tracks turn out to be quite true-to-self reworks of the offbeat original. On A2, Birth of Frequency altered the ambient intro Epitrachelion into a soft, melodic, functional electro track that oozes refinement and a bit nostalgic comfort.

The B-side starts with As Patria’s signature sound, giving a new interpretation to a previously unreleased production called Oxygen Swamp. Melancholic hisses, softly rattling hats and light synth-work all contribute to the overall feeling of their remix. The same goes for Samuli Kemppi, who took on Back in my Amnesia, giving it the ghetto-house-treatment, indulged with rave influences.

Release Date 20 April 2018 – 12″ Vinyl / Digital

Ravage Induction Zadig Tadeo Samuli Kemppi Birth of Frequency As Patria

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EMME (Tribute to Max_M) Release Date announced !!

From 712 Distribution Facebook Page:
“After long time we announce the release date of EMME (Tribute to MAX_M)
At the beginning it was announced on the date he passed away just to remember him, but the release was not ready.
Then some issues with the first test pressings and other time was spent to wait the second one,
and also the packaging had to be changed.
After, we wanted to wait more time because we see how fast the people can forget artists, nowadays everything is so fast and superficial, we definitely do not want this .. especially in this case.
Max has to be remembered again and again .. so we postponed the release date because we wanted that, it’s not an M_Rec Ltd catalog number, it is a tribute to remember Max.
So now the scene will speak again about Max,
and this is really what we want.
Every old order is safe !!!

Release Date is the 25th of April 2017
It’s still possible to order the release here: http://712.bigcartel.com/…/various-artists-emme-m_rec-ltd-e…
The package contains:
- 1 double vinyl EMME
- 1 special envelope with incl. a real picture of MAX_M (a personal present) + M_Rec Ltd stickers + Flyer where the artists involved explain with one sentence how they remember Max.
- 1 vinyl from the old catalog M_Rec Ltd.

Thanks to all the people Involved : artists (Fabrizio Lapiana, Wrong Assessment, Regis, Overall Severity, Stanislav Tolkachev, Dimi Angelis, Jeroen Search, PVS, Samuli Kemppi), artwork (Design Provocation, Berlin), mastering (Decode Studio, Berlin),picture (Sergio Andretti), video (Diego Vicinanza) , packaging (Marcos Leiras)
Thank you for the patience and for the love showed to Max
and definitely we hope you accept our apologies.

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Samuli Kemppi and his own Power Of Voltages

The concept behind your own label “Power Of Voltages”

It is my personal playground to put out my own music on vinyl and digital format. All tracks are recorded live with one take policy. I will continue to put out releases with other labels too, but POV is more about experimenting and inventing myself again as an artist. Exploration to sounds and discovering the full potential of my studio as an instrument.

Your Live set-up is really impressive, definitely it looks like you love the analog machines.

I enjoy having a full control on each individual sound when playing with machines. Every knob has a function instead of menus and computer screen. Sounds are more tangible this way. I know there is several logistically much easier ways to do it, but I just love playing with machines so much that I wouldn’t do it any other way. My live-setup is kind of a living organism that changes all the time. I test new music in my live sets before releasing or even making them to a full tracks.

Usually in your dj set you use almost only vinyl, it’s forever love.

Yeah, I do play mostly vinyl. That’s what I’ve been doing for over 25 years and grew up with. I do also play a lot of digital promos and releases, specially when it comes to our radio show Deep Space Helsinki. I have to say that it is content, not the media that matters these days.

Finland is a beautiful country far away from the “continent” , for sure it’s a land of inspiration for a musician.

Helsinki is a good place to live. It is a city with all the urban possibilities, but just 10 minutes away from my home I can stand in a forest without anyone seeing me. If you go further, you can really feel the isolation and disconnect from mankind. Even though I don’t do that so often, it is kind of soothing to know that the possibility for that is available. You have a getaway when needed. I guess all that has it’s effect on how we look at things and how we appreciate silence up here.

It’s been a really long time that you are a part of the scene and many things have changed.

Yep, born in the mid 70’s I got to see the first home computers in the 80’s and the how fast the development of digitalization has been. That applies to all fields of music business, be it underground or global corporate organized mainstream things. When talking about techno, there’s been a lot of ups and downs in the popularity of the genre, I think. Vinyl business overheated ten years ago and many distributors went down and at the same time digital labels began to get more foothold. Trends come and go, but I think the direction is forward. Change is constant and that is a good thing. We do evolve musically.

Top 6 tracks ever (not in any order):
- Mental Cube – Q (Santa Monica mix)
- Future Sound Of London – Cascade (Part I)
- Oni Ayhun – OAR-004-A
- Dave Angel – Bounce Back
- Thousands of great songs released during the history of recorded music.
- Something that I haven’t heard yet.

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Out Now On Vinyl – Power Of Voltages 001

Artist: Samuli Kemppi
Title: Detached From The Past EP
Format: 12” VINYL
Label: Power Of Voltages
Catalogue: POV001
Release Date: 1 June 2016
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin

Tracklist:
A1: Detached From The Past
A2: No Place For You
B1: I Dream Of Midi
B2: Watching

Detached From The Past EP by Samuli Kemppi is the debut release of Finnish label Power Of Voltages. All tracks on the first release are recorded and arranged live in studio sessions. The label focuses on techno and experimental electronic music.

Played and supported by: Oscar Mulero, Len Faki, Ben Sims, Speedy J, Inigo Kennedy, Dj Pete, Answer Code Request, Perc, Svreca, Zadig, Kobosil, Jonas Kopp, Rebekah, Darko Esser, Freddy K, Milton Bradley, Dasha Rush, Hector Oaks, CTRLS, Shifted, Peter Van Hoesen, I/Y, Pfirter, Henning Baer, Kwartz, Audio Injection/Truncate, Exium, Kyle Geiger, PVS, Antigone, Cleric, SHDW, Juho Kusti, Donor, Mary Velo, Philippe Petit, Takaaki Itoh, Charlton and more.

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Out Now On Vinyl – Deep Space Helsinki 003

Artist: Samuli Kemppi / Juho Kusti / Deep Space Helsinki
Title: Signal Three EP
Format: 12” VINYL
Label: Deep Space Helsinki
Catalogue: DSH003
Release Date: 11 February 2016
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin

Tracklist:
A1: Juho Kusti – The Voodoo That You Do
A2: Deep Space Helsinki – Signal Three
B: Samuli Kemppi – Confusor

Deep Space Helsinki is back with the label’s third installment of finnish techno. ‘Signal Three’ EP features 3 tracks; one track from Juho Kusti and Samuli Kemppi each plus a collaboration between the two as Deep Space Helsinki. Enjoy!

Played and supported by: Dave Clarke, Len Faki, Oscar Mulero, DVS1, Rödhad, Inigo Kennedy, Dasha Rush, Answer Code Request, Svreca, Tommy Four Seven, Kr!z, Antigone, Bas Mooy, Markus Suckut, Dj Deep, Francois X, Freddy K, Zadig, Pär Grindvik, Cassegrain, Jonas Kopp, Norman Nodge, Henning Baer, Dj Hyperactive, Dustin Zahn, Eric Cloutier, Unbalance, Electric Indigo, Juho Kahilainen and more.

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Out Now On Vinyl – LIMITED Focus 002

Artist: Transient X4
Remixers: Kwartz, Samuli Kemppi
Title: FOCUS 002
Format: 12” VINYL
Label: LIMITED
Catalogue: FOCUS002
Release Date: 14 December 2015
Distribution: ReadyMade Distribution – Berlin

Tracklist:
A1: Transient X4 – 77 (Original Mix)
A2: Transient X4 – 77 (Kwartz Remix)
B1: Transient X4 – 77.1 (Original Mix)
B2: Transient X4 – 77.1 (Samuli Kemppi Remix)

“Second release of the new impressive black vinyl series by LIMITED. Original tracks by Transient X4 and remixes by : Kwartz and Samuli Kemppi. High quality techno…”

Played and supported by: Laurent Garnier, DVS1, Answer Code Request, Dj Deep, Kr!z, Kobosil, Freddy K, Electric Indigo, Fabrizio Lapiana, Audio Injection/Truncate, Dimi Angelis, I/Y, Eric Cloutier, Exium, Invite, Thomas Hessler, PVS, Xhin, Arnaud Le Texier, NX1, J.C., Donor and more.

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Out Now On Vinyl – M_Rec Ltd LP01

Artist: Samuli Kemppi
Title: The Observer Effect
Label: M_Rec Ltd
Cat.N: M_RECLTDLP01
Format: 2×12″ Vinyl
Release Date: 10 November 2014
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin

Tracklist:
A1 Particle Spray
A2 Agitated
A3 Locked
B1 Power Of Voltages
B2 Water Lake
B3 Unsung Heroes
C1 250 Days
C2 Beneath The Surface
C3 Wrong Turn
D1 Tailgating
D2 Passage
D3 Never the Same












We often forget that techno artists are some of the most knowledgeable and passionate music enthusiasts. Luckily we are forced to a shift in perception when an album comes out, when all the ideas and intentions that do not fit a format push the producer to embrace something new and consequently showcase some of the most interesting electronic music out there. It’s a narrative that can be applied to many of the producers that are currently pushing techno toward more experimental grounds… a group Samuli Kemppi certainly belongs to. Growing up in Helsinki, Finland and discovering the Detroit sound in the late 80s, Kemppi has consistently contributed to the advancement of techno for the past decade, sometimes as dj and promoter, but mostly as producer. Unafraid to experiment with all sorts of subsets within the realm of techno, his records have been released by a diverse range of labels (among which we find Prologue, Mote-Evolver and Perc Trax) but it’s with M_Rec Ltd. that the artist is set to release his debut album.

“The Observer Effect” is a brainy and challenging record. Recorded exclusively with gear, with all tracks arranged live, its tracks are pure explorations of the process of writing electronic music. It’s all about perfecting the loop in real time, being in the moment without any digital memory to limit the potential. Forcing oneself to go back to the roots of the genre itself, basically writing a personal and heartfelt letter to its early pioneers. Although raw and unpolished, the results convey a very honest love for the essential nature of the genre and the emotional power of the electronic loop.

Obviously, Kemppi’s attitude and vision live strong through the album: working as an intro, “Particle Spray” is a crepuscular and haunting track that pierces deep. “Agitated”, “Locked” and “Power of Voltages” are conceptually ruthless techno experiments where the core of loops gets explored until a certain climax is extracted. “Water Lake” is unsettling dark ambient, standing before the second set of loop-heavy tracks. “Unsung Heroes” and “250 Days” are basically skeletons of instant rave classics you end up losing yourself into. With “Beneath The Surface” things get even darker and sparse. It’s basically harsh dub sounds working as dissociatives. “Wrong Turn” goes out to busted dance floors and is probably the friendliest of the tracks on the record. Rough on the surface, its groove is irresistible. Expect to see this exciting electro monster getting a lot of play. The last tryptic formed by “Tailgating”, “Passage” and “Never The Same” explore more hypnotic grounds. Slightly more fluid, with more melody at play, these tracks stay consistently sinister in their nature, concluding an album that is not afraid to stay personal.

Played and supported by: Marcel Dettmann, Truss, DVS1, Terence Fixmer, Silent Servant, Inigo Kennedy, Zadig, Dave Clarke, Ben sims, Truncate, Svreca, Lucy, Oscar Mulero, Kirk Degiorgio, Peter Van Hoesen, Nina Kraviz, Max_M, Kr!z, Dj Deep, Fabrizio Lapiana, Tadeo, Francois X, Arnaud Le Texier, Brendon Moeller, Psyk, Donor, Electric Indigo, Cio D’Or, Xhin, Ettap Kyle, Tommy Four Seven, Pär Grindvik, Nihad Tule, Eric Cloutier, Freddy K, Phase, Dimi Angelis, Hector Oaks, PVS, Kwartz, Ian Void, Ness, Juho Kusti, Oliver Deutschmann, Albert Van Abbe, Thomas Essler, Markus sukut, Go Hiyama, Jonas Kopp, CTRLS, Paul Mac, I/Y, Juho Kahilainen, Jeroen Search, Tom dicicco, Mary Velo, Exium, Alex.Do, Paul Boex, Giorgio Gigli, Alan Fitzpatrick, Aiken, NX1, Dustin Zahn, Lenny Posso, Takaaki Itoh and more…

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Samuli Kemppi track up for grabs on XLR8R

Next week M_Rec Ltd will release Samuli Kemppi’s debut album, The Observer Effect.
To ready fans for the record, officially out on November 10, you can now download bonus track “Oortian Interpretation” over on XLR8R. Like the 12-track album itself, “Oortian Interpretation” is a raw and unhurried exploration into techno at its purest. You can also stream the album in full below.

Download (320kps, 15.1MB)

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Observe and Reflect

On November 10 Helsinki’s deep and spacey techno don, Samuli Kemppi, will release his debut album on M_Rec Ltd. Listen to the full stream of ’The Observer Effect’ over on soundcloud now.


M_Rec Ltd LP01 – Samuli Kemppi – The Observer Effect

A1 Particle Spray
A2 Agitated
A3 Locked
B1 Power Of Voltages
B2 Water Lake
B3 Unsung Heroes
C1 250 Days
C2 Beneath The Surface
C3 Wrong Turn
D1 Tailgating
D2 Passage
D3 Never the Same

Release date: 10 November 2014 (2×12″ Vinyl)
Cat N°: M_RECLTDLP01
Mastering & Cutting at The Code Studio (Berlin)
Artwork: Sergio Andretti
Worldwide Distribution: 712 Distribution (Berlin)

OVERVIEW:
We often forget that techno artists are some of the most knowledgeable and passionate music enthusiasts. Luckily we are forced to a shift in perception when an album comes out, when all the ideas and intentions that do not fit a format push the producer to embrace something new and consequently showcase some of the most interesting electronic music out there. It’s a narrative that can be applied to many of the producers that are currently pushing techno toward more experimental grounds… a group Samuli Kemppi certainly belongs to. Growing up in Helsinki, Finland and discovering the Detroit sound in the late 80s, Kemppi has consistently contributed to the advancement of techno for the past decade, sometimes as dj and promoter, but mostly as producer. Unafraid to experiment with all sorts of subsets within the realm of techno, his records have been released by a diverse range of labels (among which we find Prologue, Mote-Evolver and Perc Trax) but it’s with M_Rec Ltd. that the artist is set to release his debut album.
“The Observer Effect” is a brainy and challenging record. Recorded exclusively with gear, with all tracks arranged live, its tracks are pure explorations of the process of writing electronic music. It’s all about perfecting the loop in real time, being in the moment without any digital memory to limit the potential. Forcing oneself to go back to the roots of the genre itself, basically writing a personal and heartfelt letter to its early pioneers. Although raw and unpolished, the results convey a very honest love for the essential nature of the genre and the emotional power of the electronic loop.
Obviously, Kemppi’s attitude and vision live strong through the album: working as an intro, “Particle Spray” is a crepuscular and haunting track that pierces deep. “Agitated”, “Locked” and “Power of Voltages” are conceptually ruthless techno experiments where the core of loops gets explored until a certain climax is extracted. “Water Lake” is unsettling dark ambient, standing before the second set of loop-heavy tracks. “Unsung Heroes” and “250 Days” are basically skeletons of instant rave classics you end up losing yourself into. With “Beneath The Surface” things get even darker and sparse. It’s basically harsh dub sounds working as dissociatives. “Wrong Turn” goes out to busted dance floors and is probably the friendliest of the tracks on the record. Rough on the surface, its groove is irresistible. Expect to see this exciting electro monster getting a lot of play. The last tryptic formed by “Tailgating”, “Passage” and “Never The Same” explore more hypnotic grounds. Slightly more fluid, with more melody at play, these tracks stay consistently sinister in their nature, concluding an album that is not afraid to stay personal.