Fabio Montana – Ortygia (Love Over Entropy Repatterning)

forthcoming as part of the ‘Ortygia’ EP

Partial PR: Now, for the label’s final release of 2016, microCastle welcomes Fabio Vanore-Landsberg aka Fabio Montana to showcase his creative talents. The Italian-born, Germany based artist is highly regarded for his distinctive style and musical depth. Releases on Einmusika, Click Records and his own Incroyable imprint have been praised by his contemporaries with Maceo Plex, Joris Voorn and Hot Since 82 all playlisting his music.

microCastle’s masterstroke has been to engage Love over Entropy to repattern ‘Ortygia’. Motivated by the ideology of early Detroit pioneers and experimental IDM, his musical creations are renowned for being hypnotic and atmospheric, with a tender touch, juxtaposing an obsessive attention to detail with space, chaos and chance. As a result the Dutch artist has found a home on taste-maker labels such as Something Happening Somewhere, Lossless and Atomnation. Here he builds a deeply brooding, melodic, percussive masterpiece, and the resultant tension is palpable as his re-imagining of ‘Ortygia’ sparks with eruptive bursts of fizzing energy. A stunning remix on every level, and it is no wonder that he is beloved by such heavyweights as Dixon, Mano Le Tough, Âme and Laurent Garnier.

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Free Slice – Boban the Spy

He was slick and he was sophisticated. Weaving his way through lazers and sliding beneath closing steel walls, all he ever wanted was to play his majestic flugelhorn that the music industry stole from him and kept hidden away in a labyrinth of the coast of the Black Sea. Victorious he reigned, snatching the horn from its easily decoded encasing and ascending through the roof while attached to a perfectly timed rescue helicopter. Only one man would go to such great lengths to play this melody – and that man was Boban.

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Piek with Fábel – Despertar

Piek 'Despertar' feat. Fabel
Piek ‘Despertar’ feat. Fabel

They say:
Unafraid we can attest “Despertar” is one of the most intriguing and beautiful albums to emerge from the Spanish’s electronic music scene in 2017. A celebrated debut by the Elizondo (Pamplona) based artist Piek, one of a kind emerged from the most versatile musical scene, not in vain he creates inspired by the magic of great names such as Sigur Ros, Moderat or Bonobo.
“Despertar” is the title chosen for the debut LP of this producer and dedicated music lover from Pamplona. One of a kind due to his versatility exploring into skittering beats and a magnetic electronic music. On the album no two tracks are wholly similar; each have their own distinguishing features and incredible songwriting. Are you awake for a unique journey into synth soundtracks, contemporary soul music, futuristic hip-hop rhymes and floating beats? One of the virtues contained in this album is when the artist builds his songs around guest vocals, adding a unique panache but also sacrificing total control. When Piek identifies and aligns his instrumental aesthetic with the emotive output of his guests – Ria, Ryan Roush, Cheney, Kash, Hokhok, Zebulon and Jim Hast- the results are just amplifying and electrifying. “Despertar” contains also an audible gold featuring by the music-composer Fabel and a Tony Phillips poem.

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André Hommen – First Serve

André Hommen teams up with Systematic Recordings to deliver his quality 3 track Serve EP. First up, First Serve. Cracker!
For this release, André Hommen has teamed up with Marc Romboy’s Systematic Records family to put out his delectable Serve EP. This 3 track offering, is an extremely spicey EP that caters for every moment that a night on the dancefloors of the best clubs has to offer. Expect to hear this EP far and wide. Especially, the lead track, ‘First Serve’.

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3tos – Everything’s Nice feat. keaLKO

what a nice tune that swings in your belly very gently. We don’t know 3tos (alias satoshi franz iwamizu) but we like the sound

lyrics:

sugar spice everything nice
just like my dream life
money clothes
what are those?
compared to your love

sittin’ talkin’ watchin’ the sunset
roll a spliff you know how i like it
how i love the way you dress
you impress me

oh i wanna oh oh i wanna
walk by you
oh i wanna oh oh i gotta
talk to you
oh i think i oh oh i think i
i think i do love you yeah
but i can’t tell you
i-i won’t tell you
you might rip my heart in two

sugar spice everything nice
just like my dream life
money clothes
what are those?
compared to your love

take my heart
and do what you want widdit
i love when you
say my name say it again

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Culture Villè – Behind Time EP (Fruit Of Life)

Culture Ville is the collective effort of two young Perth (Australia) based producers Joseph Summers and Jack Mackay. The two were friends for a long number of years before finally deciding to collaborate musically. Both artists had an immense interest in music and production, finally culminating under the Culture Ville alias.

They are of course influenced by a wide vary of genres including Jazz, World Music and House (who’s not?!)

This is their first release and we hope there is more to come since we are in that kind of Ambient-Mood.

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