MOTE EVOLVER

CATALOGUE

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MOTE 050:
Planetary Assault Systems - Deep Heet Vol. 4
13th October 2017



Since 2006, the Deep Heet series of recordings has shown the public an especially distinctive side of the production work of Planetary Assault Systems. With a unique 'engine room' ambience and a focus upon maintaining a continual surge of pure energy, each volume in the Deep Heet collection has lived up to that title, subtly suggesting the kind of sustained and voluntary temperature rise that has traditionally given way to spiritual or visionary experiences. Just check out tracks such as "Flat Tire" from Volume 3, with its hard percussive edge accompanied by a pervasive hiss like boiling matter changing into gas. P.A.S. helmsman Luke Slater also thinks highly enough of this series to re-work tracks like "Whistle Viper" in recent live sets, or to offer up others (e.g. "Raid") for remixing by Mote-Evolver allies.

It's only appropriate, then, that the 50th overall release on Mote-Evolver should also be the fourth overall volume of Deep Heet. In keeping with Slater's recent forward-thinking self-assessments like the "Planetary Funk" anniversary series, this is simultaneously a summary of past successes and another new evolution in style and content. This new set of four highly concentrated cuts shows how effective Planetary Assault Systems can be at fueling the imagination by fusing together rhythmic and incidental elements into a unified, animated meshwork, without even a prominent melody to help out. For example, on the compelling track "Lazer Organical," listeners will find themselves in the midst of a testing range where thick arcs of coherent plasma ricochet off of the walls.

Deep Heet Vol. 4 also showcases Slater's aptitude for choosing just the right moments to deviate from a steady groove: on the mesmerizing bubblebath of "Random Kingdom," he allows listeners to sink into the rising sonic foam before interjecting with some sharp metallic hits. The leadoff track "Desert Races" proceeds in similar fashion, weaving a web of luminous sequencer patterns around the listener before and cutting in with sudden fluctuations or distortions that function like a hypnotist's suggestions after an entranced patient has become fully responsive. "Life Rhythm," on the other hand, is a total immersion session in which Slater's presence seems to recede into the background and listeners themselves may begin imagining overtones and sonic ephemera that weren't programmed into the original track.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Desert Races
02. Life Rhythm
03. Random Kingdom
04. Lazer Organical



 

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MOTE 049:
RoogUnit - Mesh EP
02nd June 2017



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RoogUnit is the new production duo fusing together the talents of Luke Slater and [Phase] a.k.a. Ashley Burchett, a pair that have already joined forces in the recent past: contributed a striking remix of the Planetary Assault Systems classic "Dungeon" for the radical reassessment program "Planetary Funk: 22 Light Years," and the two shared DJ duties during last year's "22 Light Years" tour. The apt title of the debut EP for Mote Evolver, "Mesh," suggests a locked grid or set of axes on top of which all sorts of creative possibilities can be sketched out, and it provides a perfect descriptive metaphor for the interaction between these two skillful heads: like carefully interwoven strands, neither half of the duo dominates the proceedings and each individual's contribution strengthens the effect of the other's.

The self-titled leadoff track on "Mesh" is a bracing bombardment of the senses, pulling out all the stops in order to get ever closer to a white-hot core of intensity. This journey to the heart of the sun moves along at a rapid pace, but also with a sense of patience, as new sound elements fade in slowly and surely. Chugging bass sequences, metallic flutters and sparkling high-register arpeggiation all make this into a piece of contained chaos that will engage veteran listeners and certainly teach novices a thing or two.

Before the listener has fully caught his or her breath, "Bugeye" follows suit and proves that the winning formula of the previous track is no one-off affair. A characteristically high-impact percussive track forms the base from which Burchett and Slater implement their plans for layering sonic architecture. Here their experience and determination truly differentiate them from the pack - where others might pile on sounds into an indistinct and fatiguing audio mush, this pair overlaps numerous different tone colors without causing any of them to lose their individual character.

The flipside, "The Chains," is a quintessential late night / early dawn number that leads listeners down subterranean corridors lined with beams of luminescent light and populated by smoke-shrouded men of mystery. On this cut, eerie shivering sonorities float in with all the classic drama of sustained Hammond organ chords; a bed of sound on top of which a cool vocal recitation encourages listeners that everything will be "all right" - although the tension between this laidback narration and the demanding straight-ahead trajectory of the music will allow listeners to make up their own minds on that score.

The full dose of "Mesh" shows two producers clearly at their most focused and precise. Like their best work to date, it will get fans' active imaginations churning - and leave them wondering what this collaboration has in store for the near future.

Words by Thomas Bey William Bailey

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Mesh
02. Bugeye
03. The Chains



 

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MOTE LP03:
Planetary Assault Systems - The Light Years Reworks
10th March 2017



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Having already unleashed a considerable amount of collaborative magic with the "Planetary Funk: 22 Light Years" series of remix EPs, Luke Slater has now upped the ante with six full sides' worth of material, all of them injecting the spirit of classic P.A.S. into new sonic organisms. Using motifs from past P.A.S. successes, Luke Slater and his cohorts join here to make something radical and revitalizing: too cohesive for a "compilation album" and with too much autonomy granted to the guest remixers to be a simple "tribute," this new LP is the boldest statement in the series yet.

Three of the tracks in the program are intense and captivating live re-workings from Slater himself, hurtling from the speakers with an apparent minimum of post-production polish and an optimal level of buzzing energy. The first of these, his new "Surface Noise" treatment, sends listeners wading through a dark pool of restlessly throbbing sound with a single buzz-tone as a beacon, adding new percussive fuel to keep the journey going just when it seems all will fade into enveloping darkness. "Tap Dance" brings a brighter sound set to the mix, but without forsaking the trademark steamrolling bass and the contrasting effect of gravity-resistant ephemeral sound clouds. The last reworking, "Whistle Viper," caps off this 'set-within-a-set' in similar fashion.

While this on its own would make for a compelling listen, the album is also laden with contributions from an international assembly of electronic soul controllers (to wit: Marcel Fengler, Psyk, Lucy, Slam, Octave One, Function and KSP). Fengler kicks off the proceedings with an ecstatic and lustrous rework of "Twelve," a melodic sunrise joining a synth pad massage to a locked-in and systematic rhythm. Psyk's own interpretation of the same track preserves the same insistence but applies it to a completely different time and place, driving the listener through a wilderness of coded signals and an ambiguous repetition of the title that sounds like it could be as much a warning as an indicator of progress.

KSP's version of "Function 6" gradually builds a cyborg leitmotif from an overdriven martial beat and epileptic machine breakdowns - a fascinating audio case study of perfect discipline disintegrating into something rather unexpected. Sequencing this with Octave One's "Booster" rework is an ideal choice, as the squared-away EBM / electro-funk sequences and flanged hi-hats seem to refer to a different phase in the life cycle of the same machine. Function's "Diesel Drudge," on the other hand, moves from the machine world into a totally oneiric world typified by backwards-masked / time-traveling voices and a thick strobe-lit haze. Taking a cue from this atmosphere is Lucy's re-envisioning of "Surface Noise", in which he doubles down on the original's feel of liquefied darkness to create a piece of endlessly vibrating sonic mesmerism, a no-nonsense tantric exercise in shedding preconceptions and inhibitions.

Rounding out the collection is Steve Bicknell's "Raid" version - a breathing mosaic of rhythmic pulses and clattering objects - and Slam's characteristically intense modification of "Temporary Suspension," whose low-end sequences continually bubble and seethe yet never completely boil over.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Twelve (Marcel Fengler Rework)
02. Diesel Drudge (Function Rework)
03. Surface Noise (P.A.S. Live Edit)
04. Twelve (Psyk Rework)
05. Booster (Octave One Rework)
06. Function 6 (KSP Rework)
07. Surface Noise (Lucy Rework)
08. Temporary Suspension (SLAM Rework)
09. Tap Dance (P.A.S. Live Edit)
10. Raid (Steve Bicknell Rework)
11. Whistle Viper (P.A.S. Live Rework)



 

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MOTE 048:
Sev Dah | Jeff Rushin - Parallel Series 5
28th October 2016



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Three long years after it last graced our ears, the Parallel Series is back with a new pair of well-established producers. This fifth edition sees Sev Dah and Jeff Rushin take on a side each; the result being four expertly crafted pieces of techno aimed straight for early mornings on darker dance floors.

Sev Dah doesn't mess about, opening the A side with Svarog, a fierce workout with rough rolling percussion and a pleasingly off kilter melodic line. We're then taken deeper with Morana, a winding adventure with the mood of those early Detroit tracks but with the production values of today, and an evolving, transcendental melody sure to take dancers to another place.

Jeff Rushin begins the AA with what has to be the most disorienting track on the release. A distant kick drum disassociates you from the rising intensity of a ringing synth line, before the two gradually fall together with added percussion to bring your head back into the right space. The release ends with Obsolete, a track that quickly disregards its name by filling the audio spectrum with layers of dissonant panning and shuffling hats. This one was clearly produced to bring clubbers to attention and throw a curveball at sets of otherwise traditional techno.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Sev Dah - Svarog
02. Sev Dah - Morana
03. Jeff Rushin - Solex
04. Jeff Rushin - Obsolete



 

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MOTE 047:
Planetary Assault Systems - Planetary Funk 22 Light Years (Part II)
08th July 2016



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Fresh off of his re-activation of the seminal "Planetary Funk" series, Luke Slater delivers another new 12" with all of the purposeful intensity and sonic clarity to be expected from his celebrated Planetary Assault Systems alias. Pairing both an original mix and a spirited re-working by Josh Wink, "Kat" is a winning synthesis of all the elements that make P.A.S. such a continually relevant player in the game of moving bodies and opening minds: it once again pushes beat-driven sound to disciplined extremes, but not without clearly detectable traces of humor and playfulness.

As vocal repetition of the track's simplistic and suggestive title is run through a maze of filters, pitch-shifts and delays, an equally busy set of tubular bass figures mirrors this approach and meshes with the insistent rhythm. Carefully inserted hard stops, crafty fading of sound from background to foreground, and unexpected breakdowns give the track a kind of restless feel that ensures its success as a peak hour selection, or as a reliable companion on inner-city underground transit journeys.

While the original mix on the b-side begins in a more subdued fashion, it isn't lacking at all in concentrated energy. As is the case with so many other P.A.S. classics, this mix relies on geometrical sound sequences that slowly approach from a distance before they completely overtake the listener. Elements like static crackling are wielded here like active parts of the conversation rather than as atmospheric wallpaper, and the beat itself hits with a mixture of force and subtlety, with anxious drum hits doubling up on one another and regularly giving rise to new patterns.

"Kat" is the kind of record that gives Planetary Assault Systems fans both what they want, and what they didn't expect: it steers away from easy techno conventions but never abandons that genre's physicality and infectiousness.

Words by Thomas Bey William Bailey

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Kat (Josh Wink Re-Interpretation)
02. Kat



 

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MOTE 046:
Planetary Assault Systems - Planetary Funk 22 Light Years (Part I)
27th May 2016



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It's almost hard to believe that the original series of "Planetary Funk" 12"s by Planetary Assault Systems dates back to the early 1990s, given the continued relevance of this hard-edged suite of tracks, and their ease of integration into present-day techno sets. Characterized by their unflagging momentum and by almost militaristic deployment of techno's atomic particles - submachine-gun handclaps, acid-soaked bass patterns, the icy chatter of ride and hi-hat cymbals - the spirit of these tracks has never really vacated the club scene. The 21st century re-activation of the Planetary Funk moniker isn't a nostalgic look backwards so much as an expansion of its original mission.

Leading off the proceedings on this first volume is "Dungeon," a 1997 original from P.A.S. which already shows this unit transitioning from the fierce, frantic atmosphere of the earlier Planetary Funk EPs into something more akin to the project's present-day approach: not more "laid back" by a long shot, but more mesmerizing and loaded with anticipation. The repeated slow fade-in and detuned drop-out of a wasp-like hum is just one fascinating feature of this eerie track, which also includes other ephemeral activities occurring on the perimeter and a glassy rhythmic figure which snares your concentration and refuses to let go.

The [Phase] remix of "Dungeon" also takes the listener to a dark place of uncertainty and possible hidden dangers, but with more vigor and percussive intensity added to the mix: with an extra (over)dose of vibrato added to the signature hum from the original, with more force added to the kick drums, and more variety in the dialogue between other percussive strikes, listening to this paint-peeling, stomping creation is an exhilarating man-machine experience like snaking a motorbike at high speed through gridlocked traffic.

Not to be outdone, Ben Sims appears on the scene as well with a re-envisioning of "Gated," from the first Planetary Funk A-side. Retaining all the controlled chaos which made this track a classic, Sims adds more of his own fuel to the fire by downtuning the bass, re-adjusting the tempo and adding extra distortion on the slamming kicks. Utilizing a full complement of additional tensionbuilding techniques, Sims doesn't try to upstage the original but does try to show a definite evolutionary process at work. In fact, the whole record is a celebration of this evolution, showing how Planetary Funk has naturally adapted to strange new times, but has kept its soul and character intact.

Words by Thomas Bey William Bailey

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Dungeon ( [Phase] Remix)
02. Gated (Ben Sims Edit)
03. Dungeon(P.A.S. 1997 Original)



 

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MOTE 045:
Kamikaze Space Programme - Ballard EP
20th November 2015



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The track titles on Kamikaze Space Programme's latest offering for Mote Evolver are taken from the chilling techno-criticism and dystopian visions of the late J.G. Ballard's fiction, a thinker whose work has always lent itself well to music on the razor's edge of modernity. Keep in mind, though, that this is no simple tribute to that mastermind of speculative fiction, but a translation of his highwire suspense and hyper-modern aesthetics into rhythmic and incisive electronic music.

The leadoff track "High Rise" is an adrenalized and twitchy creation built around a shuddering bass riff and a cleverly corroded set of intense percussive hits, aided by elevator shaft ambience and what seem like eerily obscured vocal samples. In short, it's the perfect backing music for a very cautious trudge through a tower block presided over by unnamed and ominous forces. The follow-up "Low Flying Aircraft" is another strong take on this affective mix of anxiety and release; its motif of tactile 'slamming door' percussion and metallic accents making listeners envision a labyrinthine complex full of rigidly enforced secrets and classified information.

"Concrete Island" maintains the intensity level and dense urban atmosphere of the A-side, pooling together numerous snatches of white noise, audio grit and alarm buzzes to form a demanding sound environment in which some distant ethereal touches are the only respite from the well-organized attack. The closing "Day of Creation" dials down the tempo, but certainly not the creativity and the drama, as deceptively delicate bell tones and tranquil synth pads compete with a uniquely springy industrial rhythm and floor-shaking low-end frequencies.

For those who are curious to hear the sounds of urban overload and dark dreams compressed into one coherent and captivating release, Kamikaze Space Programme has delivered in a big way with this EP. Fueled by the sensibility that the here-and-now is as strange and unpredictable as any science fiction, this music won't disappoint anyone who still looks to techno as the music of new ideas.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. High Rise
02. Low Flying Aircraft
03. Concrete Island
04. Day of Creation



 

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MOTE 044:
Jeff Rushin - A Figment of His Imagination EP
11th September 2015



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The Mote Evolver debut of Amsterdam-based producer Jeff Rushin fits into the label catalog with an uncanny ease: much like his ME label-mates, Rushin is an artist who has the cool confidence and patience to let ideas slowly simmer, and knows that this simmering process is essential for his distinct sonic seasonings to truly and positively affect the body and mind. Rushin's deft programming and arranging skill places him comfortably into a new school of producers: those who can project original atmospheres and emotional nuances without straying too far from a classic palette of techno sounds; and who release tracks of impressive depth without caring too much about "impressing".

The opening track on A Figment of His Imagination, "Coda"" is an audio nightfall that illustrates all of the above. A flawlessly executed demonstration of anticipation building: a shivering sequence slowly creeps into the listener's headspace, recedes, and returns again accompanied with sharp claps and huge subterranean kicks. "Facing the Truth"" continues in this vein, but this time being more appropriate to watching the sun rise, as it combines the same commanding kick sound with busy cymbal shivers and the audio counterpart of frozen light rays. On the b-side, "Enigma" applies Rushin's calm but forceful approach to what feels like a determined journey through a forest of translucent filaments: the glassy ringing motif makes it a contender for the most unique track on the record, although the closer “A Figment of his Imagination” has something to say on that subject as well. Intense hydraulic pumping and denial of mid-range frequencies gives it the hardest edge of any of the selections here, yet Rushin’s aforementioned talents prevent this titanium-plated industrial pounder from being a rote exercise in aggression.

A Figment of His Imagination is at once one of the most mature and most focused releases in Rushin's young career; an exciting new snapshot of a work in progress.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Coda
02. Facing the Truth
03. Enigma
04. A Figment of His Imagination



 

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MOTE 043:
Psyk - Human EP
22nd June 2015



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Spanish producer Psyk (a.k.a. Maan or Manuel Anós) is an audio technician who makes good on his name; each of his new releases acting like a steely sonic probe to be launched into the as-of-yet uncharted depths of the psyche. His newest release for the Mote-Evolver label (following last year's Time Foundation album and the EPs Aracade and Distane) is solid and elemental techno as ever: it fits neatly into the label's stylistic template of mesmerizing precision yet never forsakes individuality in order to do so. Like Psyk's other offerings for this label, the new EP works its magic on the central nervous system with a perfectly interwoven blend of up-front anxious sequences and mysterious luminous undercurrents, making for an experience whose energizing effect lasts well after the record has stopped spinning.

Where records like Distane rolled over dancefloors with a metallic, cardiac thump not unlike that shown on other standout M.E. releases (e.g. Marcel Fengler's Thwack), [title here] spins its enveloping cocoon of sound around the listener in a less aggressive - but still enjoyably intense - manner. With its crystalline mesh of bass kick, jittering hats and persistent 8th-note percolations, the opener "Human" immediately lays a foundation which will command listeners' focus, but soon enough a whole new substrata of strange, beckoning noises can be heard beneath this impermeable layer of technoid sound. This 'more than meets the ear' strategy is the key to this new release's infectiousness, and it's once again employed to strong effect on the b-side's "Powder" (which adds driving ride cymbal and a cleverly subtle filtering to the mix.) An additional b-side, "Aumento," features a gorgeous interplay between a high whistling oscillator and its lower pitched counterpart, bringing on the trance state so strongly that you can almost see pulsing concentric circles and whirling form constants as you shut your eyes. For purchasers of the digital EP, a bonus mix of "Human" provides an encore performance of the lead-off track with an additional helping of deft filtering, insistent handclap and percussive depth.

Psyk's basic mission - to map out and expand consciousness with dense corporeal music - is an exciting one to be a part of, as well as a necessary and timely one. In a teeming electronic music galaxy where many producers still mistake a bag of sonic tricks for a wealth of insight and sophistication, Psyk and Mote-Evolver just shrug their shoulders and continue to show what genuine growth and progress sound like.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback A1. Human
B1. Powder
B2. Aumento
Digital Bonus: Human (Bonus Mix 1)



 

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MOTE 042:
Sterac - Different Strokes
18th May 2015



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Having both been on the scene for over twenty years, Mote Evolver's founder Luke Slater and Dutch producer Steve Rachmad are considered veterans of the techno scene - both outlasting the genre's various dips and flourishes in popularity. This considered, Rachmad's debut on Mote Evolver seems all the more highly anticipated. Operating under his STERAC guise, Rachmad's inaugural contribution to the label comes in the form of four hypnotic, rolling drum-machine experiments.

Rachmad's formula across the EP is a spartan, uncluttered one. Even the track titles (Stroke 1 - 4) suggest he has taken some pains not to complicate proceedings unnecessarily, instead letting the music stand for itself. In the wrong hands the use of Roland 808's can feel like a tired cliché when it comes to techno, yet Rachmad's manipulation of the tool is nothing short of masterful. There is a buoyancy to his thudding rhythms, filtered hats shuffling effortlessly above raw 4/4 pulses. This trait is defined right from the offset - 'Stroke 1' marching forward steady and resolute. As with the rest of the release, the track has an abstract quality to it - the elements are processed heavily; filters and stereo-delays a common feature.

Across 'Stroke 2' even the synths used feel hazy and out of focus, jutting forward between Rachmad's stuttered rhythms. This and 'Stroke 3' both have a celestial space-age feel, like a satellite being gracefully travelling across the orbit. The EPs closer on the other hand, 'Stroke 4', is incontestably rooted to the dancefloor. Devoid of melody, the track is a frantic percussive workout, jagged claps and ticks jutting out between Rachmad's booming low-end.

As a whole, the EP maintains a perfect balance between holding a consistent theme, whilst still offering plenty of twists and turns along the trip. It is perhaps little wonder Rachmad's STERAC project has been garnering much acclaim in recent years - this EP in particular revealing a focus and clarity that only comes with years of experience.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Stroke 1
02. Stroke 2
03. Stroke 3
04. Stroke 4



 

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MOTE 041:
Planetary Assault Systems - The Eyes Themselves
23th February 2015



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Since the release of the Temporary Suspension LP on Ostgut Ton in 2009, foreman of Planetary Assault Systems, Luke Slater has validated his presence in the scene over the past 20 years by defining the genre's past and will continuing to define its future. Subsequently The Messenger LP as well as the No Exit and Future Modular EPs proved he perpetually rests on the cusp of modern techno. While he has spread his allegiances across a number of the genre's best labels, his own Mote Evolver label is, understandably, a source of the most compelling work from the man: the No Exit and Deep Heet Vol. 3 EPs being two of his more recent high-quality offerings. That trend seems set to continue with the release of Planetary Assault Systems' The Eyes Themselves EP.

The title track is indeed a kind of treat for the mind's eye - after a convetional rhythmic leadin, Slater gets down to business and unveils a few layers of crisp and captivating sound design. Irregular droplets of high-frequency sound fade in and then seem to fall around the listener like glowing rain on the surface of a distant planet, before receding and making way for more subtle phrases. All the while, fluctuations in the aggressiveness and persistence of the cymbal tracks fight to wrest the listener's attention away from this mesmerizing rain, making for an intriguing push-pull effect.

Elsewhere, it is a sign of Slater's strength that a track named for a well-known concept within dynamical systems ("Strange Attractor") doesn't come across as a completely arbitrary guess at what such a concept might 'sound' like. A number of lightly accented, quickly decaying micro-sounds come together here to become more than the sum of their parts, certainly connoting dynamism and at the very least keeping up a servicable spaced-out groove.

Now, for those who prefer the grit and tension of urban reality to dancing numbers or speculation on other worlds, have no fear - the closing "Arc" is powered along by dirty filtered phrases, a faintly menacing shaker sample and the occasional impolite release of steam from the grating beneath your feet. It gives one the uneasy feeling of stalking in the shoes of a professional assassin, and it wouldn't be out of place in some documentary film on the same.

Few sonic artists can go from an atmosphere of oneiric wonder to one of cold intensity in just a few short steps, let alone doing this in a techno music genre that has little margin for error when it comes to conjuring atmospheres. As such, The Eyes Themselves once again demonstrates Slater's lasting contribution to techno: maintaining its reputation as a tool for stimulating both intellectual and physical energy, for aiding restless peregrinations of thought and for giving the body its freedom.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. The Eyes Themselves
02. Strange Attractor
03. Arc



 

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MOTE 040:
Kamikaze Space Programme - Concrete Musique
13th October 2014



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Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver reach the big 4-0 with the help of Chris Jarman, the commanding officer behind the Kamikaze Space Programme. Looking to redefine the concept of uncompromising from bass culture's traditional Bristol HQ, 'Concrete Musique' is four tracks of loud, hard-nosed, techno-taunting speaker pressure.

Both 'The Bailiff' and 'Network Rail' power off boxy kick drums: such is their statement of intimidation, not much else is needed to accompany this campaign of haymaking through the arena.With percussion veering between tub-thumping and machine gunned tribalism, the pair set about a session of straight up and down ear-bashing. 'The Bailiff' carries the thinnest and daintiest of supernatural airs, while 'Network Rail' and its spearing loops demand to be housed in a hangar reaching breaking point.

Dancing on the live rail and taking a buzzsaw to its bottom end is the blackened electro breakbeat of 'Radio', laying down body-popping lino before the techno undertone turns it into a bed of nails. KSP's palette is again sparse, watching the sparks fly while cowbells ring in the distance, making a date with the Deathstar for all poppers and lockers brave enough to face its wrath.

'Death to the Valley' is a versatile beast. Thanks to its explosive bass foundation, it can be found sweeping grime and trap before it, hanging out in the deepest techno recesses, and stomping its breakbeat feet. Another seethingly bare backdrop, punctuated by lab squiggles and signals vainly trying to keep a leash on the marauder it has let loose, means you should wear protection: contents are white hot.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. The Bailiff
02. Radio
03. Network Rail
04. Death To Valley



 

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Mote LP02MOTE LP02:
Psyk - Time Foundation
19th May 2014



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After two successful EP releases on the label, Psyk aka Manuel Manuel Anós is back on Mote-Evolver inaugurating his first full-length album effort with "Time Foundation". It's no surprise that Psyk is releasing his debut album on the label as his previous two EPs Distane (2012) and Arcade (2013) both has left us wanting for more to see his full potentials as a producer.

Time Foundation proves to be an outstanding collection that shows the full spectrum of Psyk's sound and the range of skills as he expands and explores different depths and moods. Keeping the energy level constant at the peak, there's no downtime in "Time Foundation". And while 10 sharp-cut tracks are all armed with clean, streamlined groove and impressive sound design therefore may sound incredibly slick and effortless, once you listened closely - and they will demand your attention - that kind of breezing through swift force is only the byproduct of Psyk's high caliber production ability to map out meticulous structures with a great detail.

The opener "Automatic" rolls like a well-oiled machine on cruise control with the signature unison of single-chord bouncing on top of relaxed but energetic groove. Expanding on the similar theme is "Myriad", which takes further playful approach. "Riot" steps into more minimal territory, featuring a subtle development that keeps you engaged while "Avalon" grounds itself to just-heavy enough bass kicks to evoke deeper vibe without compromising the uplifting spirit. Slipped in the middle of the album like an intermission is "Five", and it's a curious and ominous kind that flashes a different side of Psyk. It shows off his craftsmanship as muted and muffled beeps faintly goes in and out while blinking synth melody renders unique, intriguing beauty. Starting off the second half is "Silhouette", picking up the tempo and elevating the mood with much-loved bass drums and claps, followed by demure crescendo of melody and floating fuzzy hiss of "Shift".

Perhaps the darkest number on the album, "Nine" may not be the most brooding techno assault but the one designed for the deeper moments you encounter during the longer sessions in the clubs, surrounded by people yet alone with the pulse of music. The album closes with stunning "L3", and just as "Automatic" was no shy intro but a practical fast-forward to the jest of the story, "L3" is not a conventional closing but rather another opening. Equal parts of swinging white noise and hint of acid may as well invite you back to the beginning of the album to listen all over again.

Time Foundation is packed with no-frills, on-point peak-hour techno tools finely executed with a minimalistic concept of doing more with less, as most of the tracks are composed with no more than five elements. It's a highly functional album and strong effort from Psyk that spoils the listener with mesmerizing details and provides the diversity of sounds and textures today's techno has to offer.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Automatic
02. Myriad
03. Riot
04. Avadon
05. Five
06. Silhouette
07. Shift
08. Parade
09. Nine
10. L3



 

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MOTE 039:
Mike Parker - Spitting Electricity
14th April 2014



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Mote039 comes from New York-based Mike Parker, a producer known for his consistent stream of quality work, whose first release goes back to 1997 and who is the creator of his own language of music.

With Spitting Electricity EP Parker showcases his unique sound of dizzying array of hypnotica warped in metallic swirls. Dubbed with a fitting title to characterize his high-voltage soundscape, the EP is also a nice comeback to Mote-Evolver after his remix for Marcel Fengler's Thwack Remixes release.

This time Parker delivers 3 tracks that are not only powerful, but also designed to deepen and strengthen almost meditative nature of techno's outer-end, endlessly evolving with fluidity. The title track is charged with electric sparks buzzing through a hard-edged 4/4 rhythm with unstoppable ebbs and flows of intensity. Following "Polar Vortex" adds even more pressure points and characters, especially with hollowed out deep chorus of voice layering unexpected touch of solemnness. On the B-side is "Ice Fissure", the longest track of the EP that takes time to render its full force. It's also the track that's most core to Mike Parker's trademark perpetuating spiral vortex, featuring ever expanding ripples across the surface of sound.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Spitting Electricity
02. Polar Vortex
03. Ice Fissure



 

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MOTE 038:
PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - FUTURE MODULAR
24th February 2014



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Mote Evolver kicks off 2014 with Future Modular EP from Luke Slater's Planetary Assault Systems alias, presenting sharp-as-ever fresh sound of P.A.S. that has enticed the audience as long as the mighty 'Systems' have existed. Never a stranger to a forward thinking sound aesthetic and with a title like 'Future Modular', P.A.S. packs the EP with 4 tracks (with digital-only 'Subtracted Mix' of the title track) that spark with Futurism and tightly channel the energy at the tip of the boiling point.

The title track sets the tone of the EP - positively powerful and playful - with its groovy bass drum and acid infusing an ample dose of funky rhythmic variations. But it wouldn't be P.A.S. without the thrilling tension that locks you in, "Riot in Silo 12" on the B-side slips into the darker side, keeping the hats just below the surface and layer by layer uncovering the electrifying suspense throughout the track. "Serc" pops open with the bursting energy of kick drum then takes you to the uncharted realms of cold minimalistic drops reminiscent of early Sähkö purism, and masterfully brings a variety of moving elements and textures into dynamic captivating techno.

Future Modular is yet another top form techno EP full of ideas and dimensions from P.A.S., a superb successor to the constantly floor-stirring his previous No Exit EP to offer kinetic prowess that never diminishes.

Not only is 2014 going to be packed full of exciting Mote Evolver releases, but also legendary techno producer and label head Luke Slater will be kicking off his regular radio show, Spacestation, exploring the fields and minds of techno. Welcome To The Spacestation Episode 1 is now available for you to check out, featuring unreleased tracks! http://www.mote-evolver.com/radio/.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Future Modular
02. Riot In Silo 12
03. Serc
04. Future Modular (Subtracted Mix) [Digital Only]



 

DJ Feedback

TERENCE FIXMER
Quality as always from Luke..i really like Riot in Silo, great brainwasher, as well as Serc .

DARKO ESSER
Pure, uncut and classy techno as always from Luke!! And as always 100% up my alley!

LAURENT GARNIER
Luke is the Man !!!! Loving this as always

JOELL MULL
Serc Is the Funky Stomper for me. Love the drone synth and the sweaty beat on top. Also the Subtracted Mix is sweet!! Thank you for the Music. X J

DUSTIN ZAHN
Future Modular is huge! Really funky while remaining respectable. Can't wait to play this out!

MARK BROOM
Always top quality with P.A.S, showing peeps how it's done! FM is the peak bomb, superb EP.

BEN KLOCK
Riot In Silo is the stand out track for me... but will also play all the others..

JOSH WINK
Luke is always on POINT!

SURGEON
Top one!

EDIT-SELECT
Nude photo style bassline on FM ,badass... PAS-Rule

JEROME SYDENHAM / NAGANO KITCHEN
Riot in Silo 12 is infused with sophisticated youthful exuberance!

THE BLACK DOG
On it

DANNY HOWELLS
Five stars for this .. incredible stuff.

PETER VAN HOESEN
Future Modular is my fav. Thanks.

SAMULI KEMPPI
Uhhh! BIG from Luke. Full support.

ERIC CLOUTIER
call me nuts, but this might be some of the best stuff luke has ever made. want it all, all the time!!

STUART (SLAM)
Epic Luke on form. Cant wait to play this!

ALAN FITZPATRICK
powerful! love it!

GARY BECK
bloody marvelous. love future modular

PFIRTER
Great! Specially Riot and Serc. Thanks :)

DIMI ANGELIS
Riot in Silo & Serc for me.

SVRECA
Another gem from P.A.S.

MITCH STRASHNOV / URB MAGAZINE
What a way to start 2014 for Slater;; modular mayhem at his finest, recalibrating the senses with this chunk of brilliance.

PAUL BOEX
Riot in Silo 12 is a beast! Rest is also very nice as always.

CHRISTIAN SCHMIDT
DOPE!!!

JUERGEN MAYER / NOVAFUTURE BLOG
yeah... quality release as always.

TIM XAVIER
nipples hard!

EXPANDER
Always great releases on Mote Evolver!

TOE / MIXMAG
Lukes best....will report

SUBSEKT
Future Modular & Riot are class. Been listening to Freek Funk, Wireless & loads of PAS / LB stuff - up to this, over the last week or so. The whole back catalog I guess.. So much good & varied music there & still going forward.

ANDREW TILL / MACHINE
Solid EP ....>> Future Modular (Subtracted mix) for me ... will play & support

ANDREW WOWK / PULSE RADIO
Original mix of "Future Modular" is killer - will play on my radio show

DVNT
Does Luke Slater ever take a misstep? Apparently not as this EP continues to prove. Cerebral workout techno of the finest kind. Loving that classic, sci-fi feel on 'Riot In Silo 12'

DJ DATCH
bomb tracks!!

JOSEF GAARD
Riot in silo 12 for me

ANDREW DUKE
Always great to have fresh weapons from Mr. Slater!

SWEETNCANDY
Serc is amazing! Thanks for the great music.!

CHRONIQUOTHEQUE
Once again a heavy & groovy release from Luke Slater : will this guy ever become old and stale ?

INVITE PODCAST
Quality all over the place! Can't wait to play this tracks loud!!

DAVIDE SIRI
Mind-blower. Full stop. Luke Slater's evil techno master side, Planetary Assault Systems strikes again. Full stop.

DEVELOPER
Great release !

DARREN QUAIL
unreal once again from PAS

GILES ARMSTRONG
All about Future Modular!

JAMIE BEHAN
Perfection! Slater really kills it with this release with Future Modular being my pick

ANTOINE CAESAR
Amazing release! Full support!

LAURENT N.
Another nice Techno release & god stuff by Planetary Assault Systems. Will play & Full Support.

LUIS ROZALEN / CLUBBING SPAIN
always on top...viva luke



MOTE 037:
PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - NO EXIT
16th September 2013



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Luke Slater's most well-known pseudonym Planetary Assault Systems is back in the fullest swing with ,No Exit', a standalone EP following his famed ,Deep Heat' installment series. ,No Exit' unmistakably bears all the hallmarks of Planetary Assault System, from mind-tripping and floor-stirring hypnotic energy to the theme of pushing the outer limits of unknown territories.

The EP kicks off with the title track, at its first breath of rolling beat already infusing an ample dose of psychedelic madness, which only to be intensified with the layers of digital chime tones that are constantly multiplying and shape-shifting.

"Undertow" on the B side continues with the signature warping and reverberating bells and bleeps but this time with enticing hi-hats and distorted bass, gradually all melting into one big sinister groove.

The last track of the EP "Nanendi" might fool you in the beginning with its minimalistic beat, but as soon as the demure yet ominous veil of melody - beautifully moody and almost spooky at times - starts humming and howling, it's well on its way to make a deep, haunting emotional connection while keeps the tension boiling.

Without a doubt ,No Exit' EP is the one that shows the most distinctive core DNA of Planetary Assault Systems and much like his seminal album The Messenger, it's a deadly unique, dazzling, and powerfully effective work that will stand the test of time.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. No Exit
02. Undertow
03. Nanendi



 

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MOTE 036MOTE 036:
DEVELOPER | TRUNCATE - PARALLEL SERIES 4
15th July 2013



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Mote-Evolver's ever successful Parallel Series is now on to its fourth installment, this time with two West Coast producers - Developer and Truncate - going head to head. Pairing of the two is uncanny in many ways given their close friendship and the geographical base they share, and appears to be the perfect choice to highlight the difference between their sound and style to realize the concept of Parallel Series: contrast & compliment.

The EP opens with "Random Attractions" by Developer, a producer who's known for the deeply dramatic groove charged with masculine energy. With its focused and streamlined forward-moving force, "Random Attraction" is a track of relentless agility. "Drive Themes" maintains the same tempo but adds enticing elements of distorted shouts of melody on top of the ruthless yet smooth layers of chords and hats, all beautifully harmonized to perfection. Developer's contribution makes the darker and moodier side of EP and its stirring emotion serves as a nice counterpart to its slightly more lighthearted flip side.

Fellow LA-based producer Truncate steps out of his usual sound of rock-solid and thumping techno with "Is It Skinny?", a spaced-out hypnotic track that contains a vocal sample that's so demure and unexpected that it melts into the swirling bleeps of melodies, and you wouldn't even notice if it wasn't the title that gives out. "Fourty Four" is yet another track that's born for the floor, inducing aural pleasure with its funky rolling bass dancing with congo-like drums and claps.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Developer - Random Attractions
02. Developer - Drive Themes
03. Truncate - Is It Skinny?
04. Truncate - Fourty Four



 

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MOTE 035:
PSYK - ARCADE EP
20th May 2013



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Mote-Evolver welcomes back Psyk (aka Manuel Anós) after his strong label debut release, Distane. For his second Mote-Evolver release, Psyk delivers yet another standout effort with four tool-oriented tracks of clean, tight, yet po- werful minimalistic approach.

The title track "Arcade" that opens the EP contrasts high-energy thumping drumbeat with a hypnotic layer of syncopa- ted rhythm. Its movement and development is subtle and organic, but at the same time skillfully elevates the energy with joining clapping beat and hi-hats. Following "Surface" will stay in your mind with its obsessive singularity of mo- notone balanced with the groove of muted heavy beat. It's a moody number that grabs the listeners' attention with certain tenacity that stays throughout the track.

One might find B-side of Arcade EP slightly funkier; "Intern" is meshed with lighter elements like beeping sounds and clapping, adding refreshing vibe to the EP. However the carefully crafted dynamic and the simple, pure, and fun personality of "Intern" assures that it's no less powerful tool for the dancefloor. The last track "Somewhere" is perhaps the grooviest track of Arcade EP, thanks to the deep dark dubby bass that's setting the tone properly from the very beginning. Psyk tames the high energy into a relaxed atmosphere for "Somewhere", giving a breathing room for emo- tion that draws you deeply into the euphoric moment. With Arcade EP, Psyk is clearly not shying away from showca- sing his skill of honing the diverse mood and texture of highly functional techno.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Arcade
02. Surface
03. Intern
04. Somewhere



 

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MOTE 034:
LUCY & SILENT SERVANT - HISTORY SURVIVORS EP
18th March 2013



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The History Survivors EP is a fierce collaboration between two of electronic music's most intriguing producers, Lucy & Silent Servant.

Entering the production process together Luca Mortellaro and Juan Mendez delved into a period of studio based research. On the trail of a hybrid sound they rendered their questions with both digital and analogue machines, synthesising their suspicions into existence and layering sounds until they took on unmistakeable form. Two tracks emerged and Mote-Evolver has pressed these dark tales onto each side of the Mote034 vinyl.

A-side Dormancy Survivors begins with a metallic rasp and opens out into a euphoric state. It's as if a story that was long repressed is finally being retold. And this story is told in syncopated sentences that are punctuated with slanted snares. Odd bleeps rotate around the weight of the bass-line and strange atmospherics catch you brilliantly unawares. This is an industrial-strength peak-time track.

Victors History is expansive and hypnotic. Pulling you into its loops the track is littered with glimmering asides. Low frequencies tug at the undercarriage and heighten the damage that the bass is committing. If the A-side tells the tale that history neglects, the B-side asks you to question the narratives weaved by the winners.

Mote034 combines the expertise of two producers at the top of their games. Silent Servant's expert handling of noise and distortion and Lucy's ability to create narratives where you least expect them form a startling hybrid. History Survivors is an EP that will move your feet, your thoughts and most importantly your expectations.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Dormancy Survivors
02. Victors History



 

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MOTE 033:
SHIFTED - RAZORS EP
10th December 2012



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Following the release of his critically acclaimed album, Crossed Paths, Shifted's next release on Mote-Evolver is the incendiary Razors EP.

The EP opens with title track 'Razors' a six minute odyssey. Sounds are layered one on top of another and create a strictly cyclical structure. Shaking, rattling sounds helicopter overhead, syncopated noise unfurls in the mid-ground and underneath hypnotic beats are laid down relentlessly. It's a dizzying combination.

Following on from this disorientation 'Over' ratchets up the BPM and rules it with an iron fist. This is merciless techno that's full of intelligent details. Out of nowhere jangling blips and bleeps collide with feral bass. Shifted is no stranger to creating dance floor optimised cuts and 'Over' is the sound of a producer with a very finely honed craft.

The flip side begins with 'Bloodless' a title that suggests cold hearted, zestless deeds and a track that is ironically anything but bloodless. Rendered in twisted beats and synthesised noise there's a cautionary tale to be heard, a warning about shiny surfaces that conceal deadening agendas.

The EP closes with the unsettlingly 'Trouble'. It's just as likely to have you listening reclined, with your eyes closed, as it is to leave you slightly paranoid looking over your shoulder. The palette is stripped back giving rise to psychologically charged atmospherica. 'Trouble' leaves you with far more questions than it answers.

Across the 'Razors EP' Shifted displays the range and diversity of his productions with refined electronic experiments next to broken beats and strange atmospherica aside lethal dance cuts.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Razors
02. Over
03. Bloodless
04. Trouble



 

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MOTE 032:
PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - DEEP HEET Vol. 3
05th November 2012



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Planetary Assault Systems presents Deep Heet Volume 3, the third instalment of one of Luke Slater's most seminal series to date on Mote-Evolver and carrying on the series of intergalactic exploration.

Voltan rips the EP open. Inspired by the Mayan god of drums and the earth, Voltan is underpinned by primal desires. Huge bass drives the track forward and an angry undercarriage whirls deep below. Peppered with snares and licks of white noise, the EP starts as it means to go on.

Pygar's futuristic sound palette is utterly hypnotic. Loops are layered insistently and despite the 4/4 structure a disorientating soundscape emerges. Filled with sounds that could just as well have been sampled from a space station as coaxed from a synthesiser, Pygar is optimised for the chaotic afterhours.

On the flip side the abstract references are abandoned in favour of the concrete. Turn erupts with syncopated rhythms, metallic rasps and mechanical warning signals. It's the stuff of industrial nightmares.

Flat Tire is built on an angular bed of noise and interspersed with low, deep rumblings. The track fans outwards as ecstatic details are layered one upon another, ensuring that the EP closes on an enduringly hypnotic note.

Planetary Assault Systems has created four tracks that don't play by the rules. Deep Heet Volume 3 is Luke Slater yet again innovating with four tracks that fuse together the experimental, the bold and the brutal.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Voltan
02. Pygar
03. Turn
04. Flat Tire



 

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MOTE 031:
PSYK - DISTANE EP
10th September 2012



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Manuel Anós, AKA Psyk, has much to lay claim to within his relatively short career, having already played at Berghain, Tresor and Stockholm's Fabriken, as well as having himself as a focal point of Madrid's techno scene. His approach seeks to continually purify and refine his sound, and with "Distance"-his debut release on Mote:Evolver-he melds together new forms of rhythm and expression with the kind of maximal composition and hard energy that the label has honed. The four tracks of "Distance" pulse, pound and thump their way forward while also showcasing a distinct metabolism that develops throughout this varied release.

The A-side, beginning with "Distance", establishes a direct, compelling energy that's carried forward by echoing synths that become underlaid with an ever-growing bass. Envelopment is the true characteristic of "Distance" as it compresses its energy, channels it forward and establishes a strong sense of momentum perfect for any number of following tracks. "Isolate", the A2 track, properly expresses its title with isolated, intense pulses of warped bass that eventually blend into one another to deliver a highly hypnotic, immersive feel. This sense of repetition creates a spiraling sense of progression that hooks onto the listener and draws them in.

"Rndm", the first track on the B-side, brings in a sense of experimentation as it uses different percussive patterns while it searches for its moment to strike. The dented funk of the main bass line ebbs and flows until it finds its groove and immerses itself in it. On the heels of this comes "Main", the final track that is no less saturated with energy than all the rest. It's pure switched-on dance floor thunder, and surges forward with a straight-forward simplicity. As Psyk's first release on Mote:Evolver, "Distance" establishes the momentum both for the budding Spanish producer as well as for his supercharged productions to come.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Distane
02. Isolate
03. Rndm
04. Main



 

DJ Feedback

Raphael Dincsoy
great! dark mood and hard grooves... i like

Medellinstyle
Beautiful EP! Moody, groovy and well produced. All cuts are full on legit.

Sasha
distane is a banger

Alland Byallo
Fat techno jammies! Definite heavy rotation ahead. Psyk is sick!

Darko Esser
My kinda techno, all 4 playlisted!!

XT3 Radio
Cool stuff from Psyk! Will feature and play!

Ben Sims
very useful dj tools, thx!

Joseph Capriati
bomb! will play for sure.

Stephan Bozdin (Systematic)
another really phat psyk. love the whole ep! thanks

Tomdrpoppers
Excellent tracks ('Isolate' being my favorite) which fit perfectly on Mote Evolver!

Lucy
Playing this a lot.

Hipodrome
Once again nice relase on Mote-Evolver. Rndm & Distane are my picks. Will feature the EP on hipodrome.



MOTE 030:
PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - FUNCTION 4 (REMIXES EPISODE 2)
9th July 2012



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Mote030 is the second remix package to reinterpret Planetary Assault Systems' seminal record 'Function 4'. Originally released on the influential Peacefrog label in 2000, Luke Slater now hosts 'Function 4' on his Mote-Evolver imprint and invites three of the finest minds in electronic music to tease the original apart and reconfigure it anew: Lucy, Marcel Dettmann and Shifted.

Lucy opens the record with a structural re-imagination of 'Function 4' where the beats become broken and the layers dense. Amid hisses and snarls Lucy skilfully reweights the elements and splinters the vocal, giving rise to a stunning, hypnotic atmosphere.

Marcel Dettmann, who appeared on the first episode of the remix package, is back with a new agenda. His 'Base Dub Remix' revels in swung beats, taking the material and submerging it into a space that is deep and aqueous, with euphoric results.

In Shifted's hands 'Function 4' becomes galvanised. Shifted takes it hard, ratcheting the pace up-a-gear and accelerating into industrial terrain. Persistent and pernicious, this track sounds less like it was made by human hands and more like the product of a complex industrial process.

The record closes with Lucy once again rethinking 'Function 4'. He mines the twisted beats of the original and moves them into hybrid dub territory. And in spite of the pounding bass line, the track manages to reach out into the realms of ecstatic ambience.

This package sees Lucy, Marcel Dettmann and Shifted highlighting the disparate facets of 'Function 4'. The EP contains industrial, broken beat, dub and ambient elements; a multiplicity of ideas to move not just the body but also to provoke the mind.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Function 4 (Lucy Remix 1)
02. Function 4 (Marcel Dettmann Base Dub Remix)
03. Function 4 (Shifted Remix)
04. Function 4 (Lucy Remix 2)



 

DJ Feedback

James Ruskin
Thanks for this. Great set of mixes of a classic!

Paul Daily
Luke Slater, Shifted and Dettmann....how can you go wrong?

Ciodor
All remixes are fantastic for different times in a 24hour day&night set!

Joell Mull
I played the Original Track the other week nice to see these remixes coming out. Shifted is my pick of the bunch. But For me the Original is still Fresh!!

Josh Wink
raw gritty techno from wonderful mote evolver

Surgeon
I like the 1st Lucy and Shifted mixes.

John Tejada
really great dettmann remix. thanks!

Joris Voorn
Dettman's mix is fantastic!!

Danny Howells
Utterly faultless .. all mixes are fantastic. Dettmann's is possibly the one for me but it's really tough to pick a favourite.

Eric Cloutier
this entire thing is pretty damn amazing. going to go with dettmann's and shifted's mixes though!

Motorcity Soul
wow, loving these remixes - powerful package! ***matthias.

Pfirter
Yeahhh! Dettmann's and Luca's second mix for me, will play out loud :)

Audiofly
nice marcel detmann remix. dubby feel

Shawn Schwartz
All mixes are great but Lucy 1 and Shifted really do it for me. Lucy 2 is also interesting and the odd one of the release. Excellent treatments of a classic track.

Guilherme
Cool EP, all mixes its nice, but dettmann remix, I prefer! Thanks

Electronic Explorations
what the ... this is incredible ... serious remixes here, need to hear Lucy on a big system, thanks! .. will be supporting ALL of them

Deepchild
Incredible sense of spaciousness and craftsmanship here. Dettmann gets my vote - really enjoying his more house-referencing reworks of late. Lucy mix is also compelling. DOPESAUCE!



MOTE 029:
BAS MOOY | CHRIS FINKE - PARALLEL SERIES 3
9th July 2012



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Mote-Evolver pushes electronic music into new territory once again with the Parallel Series, where each release hosts two formidable artists on one vinyl. The 3rd installment of the series comes from two well respected reference points in the international techno scene: Bas Mooy and Chris Finke.

Their sound identities compare and compliment, contrast and challenge each other, creating a wordless dialogue across the two sides of the record.

Bas Mooy opens the record on no uncertain terms, 'Howl' is a force to be reckoned with. A1 is built on a deep bed, fortified with industrial clanging and layered with off-kilter asides. The atmosphere that emerges is brilliantly sinister. On A2 'Wesp' - which translates from the Dutch to 'wasp' - Bas Mooy has adopted the ruthless focus of this insect, the track swoons in and out but the intent is clear, to create music capable of destroying a dance floor.

The flip side of Mote029 is in the very capable hands of Chris Finke. The UK veteran's B1 'Sleep When You're Dead' begins with all guns blazing and to the driving bass line he adds swung beats, insistent hats and the result is six relentless minutes that are optimised for peak-time club listening. B2 'Euphemism' is techno that's both dark, hard and harbouring a background haunted with subtleties. Chris Finke fills 'Euphemism' with such fine details that it's impossible not to reach for headphones. And it's exactly this tension that the Parallel Series explores, electronic music that demands to be heard not just loudly, but also very closely.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Bas Mooy - Howl
02. Bas Mooy - Wesp
03. Chris Finke - Sleep When Youre Dead
04. Chris Finke - Euphemism



 

DJ Feedback

Danny Tenaglia
all great..thanks!!!!!

Brett Johnson (Cynosure)
Slammn stuff here. Def. gonna give it a push... Chris Finke killn it.

Danny Howells
Killer dark after-hours bizness .. love it.

Samuli Kemppi
Bas does a good job on both tracks. Will play for sure!

Tony Rohr (Clink, Weave)
WESP!!! Woo hoo! This one rocks. Chris' tracks are cool too. Very reminiscent of DJ Bone from Chicago circa 1996.

Mitch Strashnov
Slammin' is damn right. Howl is my favorite tune on this one.

The Black Dog
Great big slab of dark wave lovelyness, we'll be kicking the shit out of these lads.



MOTE LP01:
SHIFTED - CROSSED PATHS
13th June 2011

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Shifted's 'Crossed Paths' is a record which pushes the formal possibilities of techno. 'Crossed Paths' is the first full length work to be released on Mote-Evolver and the scope of the album format takes Shifted's vision to the next level. Shifted furthers his exploration into ominous resonances which he began in 2011 on Mote-Evolver by the 'Control EP', a vinyl that seamlessly housed the unabashed peak-time 'Control' and the spatial 'Structure'. On 'Crossed Paths' the breadth of Shifted's ideas is both subtle and devastating. As a producer Shifted's methodology is like that of a sculptor, he works principally with textures knowing precisely when to leave edges raw and fault lines exposed. 'Crossed Paths' is constructed of 11 ominous cuts carved with precision and poise.


Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Yearning [CD only]
02. Out Of Tune
03. Bleeding Through
04. Coax [CD only]
05. Leather
06. Colour Of The Fall
07. Suffocate
08. Relict
09. Lexis
10. More Static (Reduction) [CD only, full on Vinyl]
11. Disconnected [CD only]



 

DJ Feedback

Jochen Ditschler
The idea of hypnotic, dark and visionarily reduced Dubtech surely is not brand new, but tracks as "Out of tune" or "coax" sound like very good Basic Channel/Chain Reaction-tracks fitting for the year 2012.

Xavier Morel
great industrial and deep teckno!!!!

Patrick Selzer
Bedrohlich, dunkel, stark. Sehr clever produziertes Album. Straight Techno.

Mats Almegård
the first album out of mote evolver is going to be huge!

Oliver Ho
great album of textures and sparse rhythms, theres some beautiful stuff on here.

John Tejada
a very interesting musical journey. very nice. thanks.

DVS1
A lot to take in, but definitely liking the quick listen on here...already here at least 4 tracks I need to play right away!! nice one!

Richard Zepezauer
shifted quality. great album!

Manchester Global Radio
Great album. Deep, Dubby, verby,atmospheric Techno. Loving Leather, Colour Of The Fall has some cool sounds, Suffocate , Lexis - support! gemma Furbank

Eric Cloutier
pretty much the best thing i've heard in a long, long time.

Jonaskopp
I found the perfect combination between ambient , atmospheres and hypnotic techno , I will play it till the end!

Electric Indigo
love it immediately! great sound scapes, great grooves, great atmosphere. at first listening, my favorites are yearning, coax, leather, bleeding through, suffocate, and so on and on :-)

Laurent Garnier
sounds sooo organic ---- Brilliant and moody-- Great work

Diversions on Chry105.5FM
dramatic and mysterious soundscapes - this is a fine effort from Shifted - really like the brooding tension and murky atmosphere - COAX, SUFFOCATE and LEXIS are my highlights!

Thomas Steplen (Teknobrat)
Best way to describe this awsome full length premier for Mote Evolver.. Dark, Driving, Metalic, Klonking, Futuristic, minimalistic, Full On 4 - 4 techno, afterhour big room material for a techno club and of course Brilliant !!! I rate this LP 9 on 10 nice job :-)

Mitch Strashnov
"Colour Of The Fall" is one of the best tracks I've heard in 2012. Emotionally exhausting and mountainous in its reach, Shifted's LP is a journey that can bring euphoria and melancholy within a track skip.

Ben Sims
definately plenty of strong material on here, leather, suffocate and lexis being my picks, thx!

Joseph Capriati
love this! Shifted is actually one of my fav producers around. support!

Konrad Black
Good all round! Thanks.

Alex Chew
Great collection of tracks from the prolific artist.



MOTE 028:
SHIFTED | SAMULI KEMPPIE - PARALLEL SERIES 2
5th March 2012



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After launching in fine fashion with Luke Slater wielding his L.B. Dub Corp alias against textured cuts from ASC, the second instalment of Mote-Evolver's Parallel Series presents more forward-thinking sets this time from Shifted and Finish vanguard Samuli Kemppi.

2011 witnessed an exciting renaissance for UK techno, Shifted being one of several British acts to ascend to prominence. His Mote021 Drained and Mote024 Control EP's, introduced and cemented the Briton's taut production capabilities, marked by hypnotic rhythms and a rich bassy pallet.

Connected to his much anticipated debut album in April, Shifted's tracks on the Parallel Series surge over a sunken heartbeat, but where searing hats steer "Gates" into an entrancing floor workout, "Spire" knits industrial resonances into a penetrating aural- apocalypse.

This is Samuli Kemmpi's third outing on Mote-Evolver, having released a couplet of stand-out 12"s-Dark Matter / Wormhole and Quantum Mechanics EP-back in 2010. "Trans Neptunian" matches a tough and punchy pulse to cheeky hat hisses, laden with urgent piano stabs to deliver a perpetual piece of techno, as anxious as it is infectious. "Detached Object" on the other hand is more progressive. Here a choppy, tumultuous melody gathers momentum over a deep and rolling sub before gentle crashes carry it into a bass-heavy descent.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Shifted - Gates
02. Shifted - Spire
03. Samuli Kemppi - Trans Neptunian
04. Samuli Kemppi - Detatched Object



 

DJ Feedback

Terence Fixmer
great EP, Love Spire..

Falko Brocksieper
another superb release on mote evolver, with "trans neptunian" as my favourite here.

Jochendit Schler
"Spire" and "Trans Neptunian" make the day/the night, hypnotic and outstanding techno for the headstrong.

Stephan Bodzon (Systematic)
the shifted tracks are just dope. will def playout a lot.

Billy Nasty
Great EP with 4 killer trax!

Boum! Tchak! on CIBL 101.5FM Radio Montèal
Big fan of Shifted and Kemppi. Top tracks!

Laurent Garnier
Very good ep -- will play a lot

Sasha
remixes sound cool

Josh Wink
slept on this. Dope raw & gritty techno!

Joris Voorn
bought some of this on beatport actually, great techno!

Danny Howells
Sorry I'm late but this is great!!

Atomic Jam
4 corkers on here, great stuff!

Stuart (Slam)
Excellent stuff will play out loud.

Ben Sims
gates and trans..do the biz for me, top rolling club groovers, thx!

Norman Nodge (Ostgut Ton/ Berghain)
Nice split 12", hard to say which ones the pick of the bunch. Both guys did great work.

Jeff Derringer (Oktave/ Perc Trax)
both producers at the top of their game. two guys who really get it...



MOTE 027:
PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - FUNCTION 4 (REMIXES EPISODE 1)
14th November 2011



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Luke Slater's coveted Planetary Assault Systems project continues its explorations into the outer limits with this first remixes package of the classic,Function 4'. Episode 1 features interpretations by two of Germany's techno-leviathan's; Marcel Dettmann and Chris Liebing.

Originally released through Peacefrog in 2000, the tracky, tripping metallic thump of, Function 4' is a great early example of Slater's pioneering droning, mesmerising musings as P.A.S. With its chattering hi-hats, gated snares and humming kinetic energy, the original is included here in all its re-mastered glory.

Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann turns in an urgent and driving remix, led by a meandering synth theme that modulates teasingly as the track build. The distinctive voice sample is transformed as if played through a interplanetary P.A, and Dettmann uses expert restrain in introducing the stuttering percussion lines and static FX.

The much loved Chris Liebing delivers a no-nonsense mix that stays true to the original while enforcing a heavy four-to-the-floor pump throughout. Engineered to excite with its dirty beats, hissing punctuation and subtle builds, Liebing is on form with this heavily functional reshape.

And a message from Luke: ,Chris sent me over a version of Function 4 he did earlier in the year, which Ireally liked and have been playing out a lot. As it turned out Function 4 was an old school favourite among other artists. At the time it was quite different not being a straight 4/4 record, so it's great to bring it out into the open in a way in 2011."



Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback A. Function 4 (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
AAl. Function 4 (Chris Liebing 2011 Rework)
AA2. Function 4 (Original)



DJ Feedback

Jonas Kopp (Curle)
I like the chris and marcel mixes.

Electric Indigo
cool dettmann mix! and i l.o.v.e. the original version :)

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I can't do anything except clicking 'excellent'.

Switch / Studio Brussel
Marcel's mix is dope

Jens Holmes (Nightcode/Urgent.fm)
Old skool vs new skool makes a perfect match, Dettman hits our list

Vincent Kruijer (partyflock)
The Marcel Dettmann mix is pure energy. Like that one!

Michel De Hey
original is a classic tune, respectful remixes!

Partyflock
Nice remixes!

Mark Broom
Dettmann mix for me.. Love it

Swoon
Very nice set of remixes. Will use on radio.

Teknobrat
Marcel Dettmann mix really does it for me... I rate this ep 8 on 10

Diversions on chry105.5fm
love the Marcel Dettmann mix!

Jose (Medellinstyle)
beautiful EP.. Full Support!

Medellinstyle
stic release.. outspace tunes!! Full Support!

Raresh (Arpiar)
function 4 . good reissue with some good remixes as well . thanks

Hipodrome
Good Dettmann remix

basso.fi Radio
the original is an absolutely beautiful combination on old-school electro, minimalist techno and dub. dettmann delivers a massive remix too. brilliant release!

Laurent N. (Atavisme)
TOP Release !!! 2 great remixes. FULL SUPPORT !!!

Benoît Carretier (Tsugi)
dettmann remix is nice

Radio Beton (Cultural Fervent)
Rolling again and again. Hypnotik for the original, boring for Chris Liebing mix and Hard'n'Cold for Dettmann mix. I love the last !!!

paris-one.com (Sebastian Baylet)
Great Stuff, Nice Rmx

Jérôme Viale (Tsugi)
Ultra massive Dettmann mix!!

Terence Fixmer (Electric Deluxe)
both excellent

Luis Rozalen (Clubbing Spain)
I can only say YESSSSS

Redwan Chakrani (Clubbing Spain)
Dettmann is the man.

Docepulgadas
Amazing tracks!! full support

Klubbers.com
Chris liebing remix its my favorite. Sure that play in a radio show.

Dario Zenker (Harry Klein)
Pumpin Dettmann Rmx!

Pär Grindvik
Solid reworks of a great original!

Stephan Bodzin (Systematic)
both mixes are really cool. thanks!

Raphael Dincsoy (Partysan Raum Neckar)
DOPE RELEASE !!!

Michael Leuffen (Groove Magazine/Piranha)
Dettmann keeps it raw and sexy!!! Nice!

Thilo Schneider (Groove Magazine)
Excellent

DJ Mag (DJ Mag Germany/DJ Mag Charts)
Well done! Big RMX from Chris!

Norman Nodge (Ostgut Ton/Berghain)
Three proper techhno tracks, hard to say whichs one's the pick of the bunch, will be inevitable to play every single version in the right moment.

Adam Beyer (Truesoul/Mad Eye/Drumcode)
yes oyes! an old favourite of mine, both remixers are great! like the deepness of Chris. Full support.

Perc (Perc Trax, CLR, Ovum)
Both new mixes are excellent and it is great to hear the original again.

Sasha (Renaissance)
deeep!

Atomic Jam
Killer mixes...Chris updates the original very nicely and MDs is a bad boy. In the box!

John Tejada
nice pack, the original is still the one for me. timeless.

Danny Howells (Global Underground)
Insanely good!

DJ Nori (Posivision)
Deep comfortable groove, Liebing mix for morning set!



MOTE 026:
ASC | L.B. DUB CORP - PARALLEL SERIES 1
26th September 2011



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Mote-Evolver continues to push on into uncharted territories of electronic music with the "Parallel Series 1", the first in a new series where 2 artists are featured side by side - contrasting and complementing. A dedicated producer with over a decade of experience, British born ASC goes head to head with Luke Slater's rather rare L.B.Dub Corp guise over 4 tracks of vivid new techno.

ASC's textural, earthy and spacious "Slow Burn" does exactly that. Building from reduced layers of paranoid percussion and hot fragments of sound, he creates a bass heavy world of machine funk that leans pleasingly towards more abstract zones. The somewhat brighter "Transit" floats on a bed of liquid reverb, punctuated by jittering percussion, digital interference and brooding deep atmospheres. Certainly a trip into the outer limits, ASC's uncompromising sound continues to grow.

L.B.Dub Corp is Luke Slater's alias geared towards dub influenced jams which straddle house, techno and more experimental zones. Heavy on the static, tape delay and freaked-out melodic elements, what comes across initially as a carefully restrained DJ tool in "Lurcher's Dub", reveals itself to be an inspired fully-electronic jazz jam of sorts. The more grounded "Native Dub" laces a rubbery bell line amongst carefully placed layers of delay as elements build, then disintegrate with addictive hypnotism.

Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback A1. ASC - Slow Burn
A2. ASC - Transit
B1. L.B. Dub Corp - Lurcher's Dub
B2. L.B. Dub Corp - Native Dub



DJ Feedback



MOTE 025:
MARCEL FENGLER - THWACK (REMIXES)
18th July 2011

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Marcel Fengler doesn't mess around, and neither does he with his productions. Released in May last year, his "Thwack EP" showcased the kind of pulsing, throbbing techno sound that few other producers can equal in intensity. It was a perfect match for Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver imprint that continues a fresh and consistent release schedule of heavy, driving techno records. Whether marked by their distinctive "Berghain sound", their relentless intensity, or simply their affinity for the dance floor, Mote-Evolver's releases remain unmatched for their quality. Now, having gathered together some of the most seasoned techno producers, Mote-Evolver presents four remixes of Marcel Fengler's "Thwack."

The "Thwack Remixes" EP starts off with Norman Nodge's percussive and dubby re-working of "Thwack". Tense yet subdued, Nodge balances contrasting elements that bring the original recording into unseen new territories. Following second on the A-side is Luke Slater's remix as Planetary Assault Systems, which expands upon the intensity of "Thwack." Layered with thick, heavy bass, the PAS remix grabs hold with its entrancing low frequencies as well as its screeching and howling effects.

Mike Parker contributes his remix of "Thwack" on the B-side, which uses fuzzy effects and pulsing bass to create an atmospheric re-imagining of the track. Intriguing and mysterious, Parker's remix charges the dance floor with an electric-like current ready to be struck by metaphorical sonic lightning.

The digital release includes an additional remix by LB Dub Corp, the moniker used by label-boss Slater for his deeper productions. Swirling and hypnotic, LB Dub Corp's remix uses the pace of the original track and adds a bouncing bassline that rumbles forward, just as engaging as the original release.



Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback 01. Thwack (Norman Nodge Remix)
02. Thwack (Planetary Assault Systems Remix)
03. Thwack (Mike Parker Remix)
04. Thwack (LB Dub Corp Remix) [Digital Only]


All tracks written and produced by Marcel Fengler
© 2011 Mote-Evolver
Published by Mote Evolver

DJ Feedback



MOTE 024:
SHIFTED - CONTROL
13th June 2011

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With his 'Control EP' Shifted's newest production brings no further clues as to the identity of this highly-regarded yet anonymous producer. Having established an relationship with Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver imprint, Shifted has been releasing some of the freshest and highly acclaimed techno tracks at the moment. What 'Control' does bring, however, is an impressive follow-up release to the 'Drained EP' released on Mote-Evolver earlier this year.

Composed of four minimalist yet thumping tracks, Shifted's Control release evokes an attitude towards techno that is raw and deep while also engaging. Beginning with "Control", the EP starts out energetically with a tribal rhythm that mixes in with spaced-out effects and plenty of grooving underlying bass. "Structure", takes a bass-heavy turn that carries with it an intense and ominous feel throughout. It moves forward rapidly with pulsing basslines that carry a distinct and focused intensity.

The B-side, starting with "Drifting Over" balances a deep mysterious driving attitude with a whole range of low sonic frequencies fine-tuned specifically for their resonance on any dance floor's sound system. "Resurface" pounds hard and mixes in atmospheric tones as it constantly builds momentum while reaching its climax.



Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback A1 - Control
A2 - Structure
B1 - Drifting Over
B2 - Resurface


All tracks written and produced by Shifted
© 2011 Mote-Evolver
Published by Mote Evolver



DJ Feedback

Lucy
Brilliant productions. Will most probably use "Control" quite a bit...

Different Grooves
amazing dark stuff

Joseph Capriati
another bomb on mote evolver....

Jonas Kopp (Curle)
Control is amazing!

Juan Pablo Pfirter
Just Excellent.

Dave Volkaerts
all 4 tracks are top. happy to see a new shifted release

Medellinstyle
Shifted just gets better and better and this EP is a beauty! All tracks sound great but the 3 track seems to be the one that would get most plays from me on first listen.. FULL SUPPORT GUYS!

Andrew Ryce
"control" is excellent.. it sounds like Shifted's sound is expanding beyond his origins, opening up to new influences and ideas... this is a very promising release and i like the direction he's moving in.

Samuli Kemppi
Shifted once again delivers. Full support.

Ben Klock
Very nice 4 tracker.. looking forward to play it out.

Adam Beyer
Control for me, great.

Stuart (Slam)
Drifting over is cool

Oliver Ho
control is my favorite, structure is cool too

Perc
Great EP from the mysterious Mr Shifted. Structure grabs me with it's broken beat rhythms but all will get tested out this weekend.

Alan Fitzpatrick
niiiice!

Atomic Jam
Yes, wicked stuff. Control and Structure being my favourites

Dustin Zahn
I like the BC throwback on 'Control' quite a bit. Thank you.

Danny Howells
Awesome and perfect for when things start getting dark and twisted. Thank you!


MOTE 023:
CARI LEKEBUSCH - THIRD EYE VISION EP
14th March 2011

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Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver has been busy keeping the techno scene on its toes with a string of releases that have proven the credentials of the label and challenged the status quo. High profile releases such as Planetary Assault Systems Deep Heet Vol. 2 and the Jerome Sydenham vs Function and James Ruskin remixes of GT have set the benchmark for a release schedule that has seamlessly encompassed music from Slater and his peers as well as the best of the new school producers who are evolving the techno sound for the next generation.

One such producer who could be attributed to either of these categories is Cari Lekebusch. Often credited with serving as inspiration to a generation of electronic music producers, the founder of 'Swedish Techno' has earned a reputation as a diverse and evolutionary force within techno thanks to a steady stream of quality productions and so Mote-Evolver welcomes Cari back to the label for his second release with open arms.

Third Eye Vision, inspired by ideas of cerebral exploration, is one for the heads. Built around a building groove emitting a constant melodic hum; the effect is a disorientating hypnosis enhanced by psychedelic chimes and detuned reverbs.

Ana Kata, with its playful, off-centre styling, continues the EP's theme of other worldliness. Warm and enticing yet stark and challenging at times, the fusion of contrasting elements from both sides of the palette creates an alluring harmony.

Octave Mundi closes out the EP with an epic flourish. Part cinematic soundscape, part muscular rhythm track, the sonic alchemy at work creates a moment for the late hours; delivering in equal measures for the head and for the feet.



Tracklisting:
DJ Feedback A1: Third Eye Vision
B1: Ana Kata
DIGI: Octave Mundi


All tracks written and produced by Cari Lekebusch
© 2011 Mote-Evolver
Published by Mote Evolver



DJ Feedback

Christian Smith
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great release. full support!

Gideon
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Paul Woolford
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Cari always brings the machine funk. Also digging the Shifted stuff from Guy and Deep Heet 2. Many thanks.

Mihalis Safras
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loving caris latest releases. support

Gary Beck
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TEV is great thankyou!

Adam Beyer
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Full support for Cari!

Tim Xavier
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I like the title track a lot, thanks :)

Jamie Bissmire
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yes please...all trax rocking ! Octave Mundi is sweet, be dropping this on the weekend ! very nice

Stuart McMillan (slam)
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Nice tracks will play!

John Digweed
Rating:
good stuff

Chris Liebing
Rating:
Chris Liebing

Xpansul
Rating:
Dope!! Support from me!

Nuno dos Santos
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Deep and haunting tracks here as only Cari can do it! love it!

Dustin Zahn
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nice new ep from the praying mantis! I prefer the latter 2 cuts!

Mauro Picotto
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Love third eye vision, cool track

Heiko Laux
Rating:
will play Ana Kata, cheers heiko

Karotte
Rating:
third eye vision is a good one for me. will play it.

Joseph Capriati
Rating:
great package from Cari! full support.

Paul Hamill/Psycatron
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another really strong release from ME.

Lance Blaise
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Great tracks!

Konrad Black
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Deep and weird, I love it...thaks!

Industrialyzer
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Great Release :)

Orde Meikle
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another strong release - will play thanx

Jesper Dahlbäi;ck
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gotta be the best lekebusch trax in a long while! perfect tooly bangers! awesome production!

Alan Fitzpatrick
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Amazing EP from cari! will hammer!

Tiger Stripes
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Another solid release from one of my fav labels! Go Sweden!

Pig & Dan
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Loving the whole release fat with a capital F!!

Bart Skils (District One)
Rating:
very cool and functional ep..full support!!

Phil Kieran
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sweet sounds great , cheers !

Damon Wild
Rating:
great ep as expected from both a quality label and artist. Like them all!


MOTE 022:
PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - DEEP HEET VOL. 2
17th January 2011





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Having surprised everybody but themselves last time out with the Drained EP by Shifted, Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver is now ready to drop the gears and put the pedal firmly to the metal with the second installment of Luke's Planetary Assault Systems .Deep Heet' Series.

Volume 1 of Planetary Assault Systems .Deep Heet', released in March 2006, signaled the return of Planetary Assault Systems after a 5-year hiatus. The release of this second volume, exactly 5 years later to the day, marks the culmination of Slater's Planetary Assault Systems tour that began in 2009 with the release of the .Temporary Suspension' album on Berlin label Ostgut Ton.

Comprising three state-of-the-art expeditions into deep space techno, Deep Heet Vol. 2 takes techno back to its primitive roots, adding details inspired by yet-tobe- explored points in the galaxy; only visible from Slater's Spacestation Ø UK studio.

Sucktion opens the EP in glorious style. The basis being a powerfully hypnotic groove, the track evolves steadily, drawing the listener in completely before revealing its subtle, beautifully powerful, harmonic breakdown.

Mechanical and tense, Pow Wow combines the sonic dynamism of hollow reverberating rhythms with oscillating melodic loops which together create a tightly woven groove that ultimately implodes into a shrill explosion of frequencies.

Raid closes out the EP with its shimmering minimalism crafting a calm contrast to the rest of the EP. Pulsing melodies and echoing chimes attract the focus while a heavy flat kick and spurts of firing hats add the necessary dancefloor momentum.



Tracklisting:
A1: Sucktion
B1: Pow Wow
B2: Raid


All tracks written and produced by Luke Slater
© 2011 Mote-Evolver
Published by Mute Song





DJ Feedback

Mihalis Safras
Rating:
The good old LUKE! will chart Pow track!

Lance Blaise
Rating:
solid techno!

Gideon
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Ricardo Rodrigues
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Great Release

Jesper Dahlbäck
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crazy fat shit! love it!

Jamie Bissmire
Rating:
Large !

Mauro Picotto
Rating:
techno bomb

Tim Xavier
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This is HOT HOT HOT!!! Rrefreshing to hear tracks like this....I love the absence of a punchy bassdrum, the focuss seems to be on the step seq and all of it's trippy qualities...Reminds me of the old u-turn label! This release is totally mind bending, druggy and totally playable....Big thanks!

Dustin Zahn
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Top notch mental techno from PAS, but I'd expect no less! Sucktion and Raid for me, with the former taking the top spot.

Adam Beyer
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fat as F, like and support.

Pär Grindvik
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great EP! feeling them all, thanks!

Luciano
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play !

John Digweed
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good stuff

Damon Wild
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Great release..Full support. Like them all!

Pfirter
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Great one again, will play and chart. Sucktion is a floor destroyer for sure, but i'm loving the deepness on Raid. Great release!

Joseph Capriati
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one of my favourite producers ever! bomb!

Nuno dos Santos
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fierce stuff! Sucktion & Raid!

Steve Rachmad
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Cool stuff, will try all 3.

Joris Voorn
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Awesome release! Full support for Pow Wow and Raid (Edwin Oosterwal/Rejected)

Orde Meikle
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excellent = playing

Alan Fitzpatrick
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superb release, WOW.. cant wait to play!!

Heiko Laux
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great simplicity, will use. cheers heiko

Tony Scott
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pas deliver yet again !



MOTE 021:
SHIFTED - DRAINED
17th January 2011







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Shrouded in anonymity, Shifted's productions are fuelled by a personal passion for techno, this four-track EP for Mote Evolver represents an earnest expression of creativity from an enigmatic artist; freed from the restrictions of expectation and reputation.

Opening up with the kind of sparsely constructed but highly incendiary deepspace- techno that has characterized much of Mote's recent output, Drained is a thumping bass-driven ride through sinister moods and scratchy sounding effects.

Polaron brings an abrasive feel to the release, contrasting with the deeper moods found elsewhere on the EP, as heavy beats and mechanical percussion provide momentum while resounding chimes and shrill stabs add frenetic drama.

Futuristic and hypnotic, Bound combines the pacey dynamism of snappy rhythms with mesmerizing atmospheric loops which weave together to create a shifting melody; oscillating subtly against a backdrop of relentless percussion.

Junk appears as a digital only bonus. Tense and brooding, this pulsing, stripped back epic is centered on bleeping melodic lines and echoing chimes that fade in and out like distant code transmissions lost amongst the surrounding sonic hum.



Tracklisting:
A1: Drained
A2: Polaron
B: Bound
Digital Bonus: Junk


All tracks written and produced by Shifted
© 2011 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control





DJ Feedback

Adam Beyer
amazing per usual, mote evolver is really getting it's own sound, a very needed one in the scene.

Joris Voorn
Drained sounds good!

Nihad Tule
Definitely into this EP, simply no nonsense techno. Polaron is my favourite, allthough I'll definitely play Drained and Junk. ME on top!

Damon Wild
another great release..full support. law the rawness..keep up the great releases!

Alan Fitzpatrick
great tools, will defo use!

Nuno dos Santos
Drained is dirty! like!

Tim Xavier
Love it!! Will Play it and will chart if the timing is right :) I Heart Tracky!!

Cari Lekebusch
Far out! Drained is my fave here, Bound and Junk also :D Will work em out asap. Sinister!

Jamie Bissmire
Really liking Drained and Junk...Gonna give this a tearing up on the weekend .. thanks !

Edit Select
Great realease, Like Drained and Junk

Mauro Picotto
pure techno and quality, full support

Pfirter
Bound is my fav, Very nice steady beats. I also love the hipnotic feeling on Junk. Full support.

Karotte
wow great ep. with 4 great deep technotracks. full support!!!

Joseph Capriati
phat release,love Drained! full support.

Orde Meikle Slam
dark and dubby - uber moody

Alexi Delano
Will play for sure!

Steve Rachmad
Drained great mixing tool with a wink of Maurizio and Ben Klock!

Christian Smith
proper honest techno! full support!

Pär Grindvik
feeling them all! "junk" is my favorite, thanks!

Stephan Bodzin
bound for me! fantastic dark stuff.

Camea
wow .. great deep space techno .. thank you !!

Stryke
another excellent mote evolver release! "Bound" is my fave here, but all 4 tracks excel in their dark room vibe!

Jesper Dahlbäck
outstanding without doubt, this is techno!

Troy Pierce
and darkness falls...

Laurent Garnier
another great techno release on the label



MOTE 020:
SAMULI KEMPPI - QUANTUM MECHANICS
15th November 2010







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Having made a debut on Mote-Evolver back in March, Finland's Samuli Kemppi returns with another stunning EP of ultramodern techno on Luke Slater's imprint. One of the key players in Finland's techno scene, Samuli Kamppi reputation for making forward-thinking, boundary blurring electronic music that blends the best of the past with cutting edge sounds has seen Samuli appear on labels as diverse as Ovum, Siesta, Komisch, Prologue, Perc Trax and Octopus; illustrating perfectly why Samuli's style has consistently drawn attention from all corners.

Quantum Mechanic's leads off this four-track EP. Inspired by the abstract ambience of the late night / early morning club experience, this is a deeply hypnotic voyage through bubbling acid patterns and swaying string melodies.

Complex Numbers retains this feeling of meditative otherworldliness but ups the ante with a challenging arrangement of animated, complex percussive rhythms that run energetically over a solid foundation of throbbing low-frequency bass.

Luke Slater makes an appearance via his Planetary Assault Systems moniker; drawing out a tense and incendiary Dub Edit of Quantum Mechanics that evolves the original into a sparse, futuristic-sounding, acid-soaked mechanical haze.

Linear Function closes out the EP with a poignant yet impactful piece. Playing with the contrast between light and dark, the track transitions from iridescent melodies and ebbing strings to disorientating off-key harmonics and back again.



Tracklisting:
A1: Quantum Mechanics
A2: Complex Numbers
B1: Quantum Mechanics (P.A.S. Dub Edit)
B2: Linear Function


All tracks written and produced by Samuli Kemppi
© 2010 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control



DJ Feedback

Mihalis Safras
Favourite Track: Complex Numbers
Rating:
Comments: nice techoish beats. support from material crew

Adam Beyer
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
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Comments: wicked shit as always!

Umek
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
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Comments: quality music

Karotte
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
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Comments: quantum mechanics & complex numbers are great. full support.

Dustin Zahn
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
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Comments: Proper head fuck techno from Samuli. I expect no less.

Nuno dos Santos
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
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Comments: Great to see how techno is constantly evolving.. Deep and haunting future stuff! Love all 4 tracks and will play them!

Orde Meikle
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
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Comments: another great set of trax - from a cool label - playing

Konrad Black
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
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Comments: ANOTHER BOMB! THANKS.

Dubfire
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
Rating:


James Bissmire
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
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Comments: going to give Quantum Mechanic's a bump tomorrow night in Tresor ..

Mauro Picotto
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
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Comments: Good techno e.p.

Harri
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
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Comments: loving quantum mechanics

Damon Wild
Favourite Track: Complex Numbers
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Comments: Great release..Full support!

John Digweed
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
Rating:
Comments: good stuff

Camea
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
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Comments: Love Quantum Mechanics, always happy to find some techno with nice melodics!

Joseph Capriati
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
Rating:
Comments: great package and quality sound!

Nihad Tule
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics (P.A.S. Dub Edit)
Rating:
Comments: The PAS Dub Edit is amazing, as is the whole EP. Love!

Alan Fitzpatrick
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
Rating:
Comments: massive release, love it!

Pfirter
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics (P.A.S. Dub Edit)
Rating:
Comments: PAS Dub Edit is my fav but all tracks are good, thanks!

Paul Hamill/ Psycatron
Favourite Track: Complex Numbers
Rating:
Comments: these are great, Complex Numbers most useful for me

Cari Lekebusch
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
Rating:
Comments: Love Samuli's outta sight Techno! Got every single track ever released - i hope! Allways full support, viva la Mote - Kitos!

Par Grindvik
Favourite Track: Complex Numbers
Rating:
Comments: like the whole release, samuli and luke is a great combo indeed! thanks

Styke
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
Rating:
Comments: yeeeesss! from the opening track, i'm hooked. "quantum mechanics" is my fave here. moody as hell and still drives.

Paco Osuna
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
Rating:
Comments: thank u, will play

Stephan Bodzin
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
Rating:
Comments: love quantum mechanics! dark stuff for the good moments.

Anja Schneider
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
Rating:
Comments: Quantum Mechanics is interessting for me !

Laurent Garnier
Favourite Track: Quantum Mechanics
Rating:
Comments: another strong dancefloor release on Mote Evolver - full support as always



MOTE 019:
LUCY - BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
11th October 2010





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Heralded as one of the more interesting newcomers to the underground scene, Lucy's refreshing style of intuitive dub techno has found a natural home with Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver label. Having come together earlier this year via Slater's remix of Gmork on Lucy's own Stroboscopic Artefacts imprint, this EP for Mote- Evolver showcases Lucy's affinity with the darkly elegant and warped atmospheres.

Shrewdly crafted with the intention of creating exhilarated mayhem, Beautiful People is a sonic bomb with a long fuse; steadily discharging intense waves of uptight energy before exploding into life via screaming sirens and raw kick drums.

Falling Empire blurs the line between techno and electronica as tough, rolling beats contrast starkly against a backdrop of weaving harmonic soundscapes to create a disorientating ambiance that is simultaneously energizing and dreamlike.

Happiness Is A Prison is included as a digital bonus, closing out the release neatly by drawing together both functional and abstract flavors evident elsewhere on the record in a marriage of punchy rhythms, abrasive bass and off-kilter keys.



Tracklisting:
A: Beautiful People
B1: Falling Empire
B2: Falling Empire (Bonus Beats)


Digital bonus track:
Happiness Is A Prison

All tracks written and produced by Lucy
© 2010 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control






DJ Feedback

Tony Scott
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: Lucy's on fire, shakin.

Laurent Garnier
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: Deep and dark techno. Love this.

Joseph Capriati
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: full support on this one! another strong release on M.E.

Nuno dos Santos
Favourite Track: Happiness is a Prison
Rating:
Comments: Dark driven techno as I like it!

Speedy J
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: proper stuff! will play...

Orde Meikle
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: fucking A - like this a lot - playing

Mihalis Safras
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: A Side is stomper! stripped down proper techno!

Lance Blaise
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: Solid tracks!

Jamie Bissmire
Favourite Track: Happiness is a Prison
Rating:
Comments: Beautiful People works but Happiness is a Prison is the cut for me... good work.

Pfirter
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: Great EP, full support.

Christian Smith
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: fuck me... this is some powerful shit! beautiful people rocks!

John Selway
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: heavily hypnotizing

Chris Liebing
Favourite Track: Happiness is a Prison
Rating:
Comments: great stuff!

Dustin Zahn
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: Beautiful People is my pick. It's laid back but hits in the right places, thank you!

Troy Pierce
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: Tough stuff, nice.

Paul Hamill/ Psycatron
Favourite Track: Falling Empire
Rating:
Comments: Nice work, liking Falling Empire

Gary Beck
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: Beautiful People is for me! thanks

Alan Fitzpatrick
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: Massive EP, full support.

Stephan Bodzin
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: Very good release!

Jesper Dahlbäck
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: I want this dirty fucker! Full support!

Nihad Tule
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: Massive! Will be in my sets and chart! You nailed it once again!

Craig Richards
Favourite Track: Happiness is a Prison
Rating:
Comments: Excellent

Carl Lekebusch
Favourite Track: Happiness is a Prison
Rating:
Comments: Well nice and sinister off the wall type of goodies :)

Pig & Dan
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: AMAZING!

Gregor Tresher
Favourite Track: Falling Empire
Rating:
Comments: Another cool Mote Evolver release. Strong package, think I like Falling Empire best here.

Stryke
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: Love it! Driving and very definitive of the sound of Mote Evolver. Simple and effective.

Konrad Black
Favourite Track: Beautiful People
Rating:
Comments: Bomb techno... I love it.



MOTE 018:
PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - GT (REMIXES)
19th September 2010





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Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver label continues to enhance its enviable reputation amongst the techno ranks thanks to a consistently high quality output from acts whose musical range spans the techno genre. Recent highlights have included peak-time bombs from techno leviathans, Cari Lekebusch, Ortin Cam and Submerge as well as stunning EP of ultramodern techno from Finland's Samuli Kemppi; the deep- space-techno of and the slick styling's of Berghain tastemaker, Marcel Fengler.

Having taken a short summer break, Mote-Evolver is back with something very special. Luke Slater's Planetary Assault Systems alias needs little introduction having been at the very heart of techno since 1993. Taken from the first ever Mote-Evolver EP, GT is remixed and reworked to bring a classic bang-up-to-date.

James Ruskin brings his classic Detroit inspired sounds into the mix; creating a meandering journey of a mix; bringing out all the futuristic, industrial robot-funk of the original, piecing together the elements into one soulful and hypnotic whole.

Function & Jerome Sydenham continue their successful production partnership to create a dark and heavy rework. With both producers styles evident in the mix the melting pot of parts comes together as deep, abrasive warehouse techno.

Fittingly, Slater gets in on the act too, providing a selection of P.A.S. Rhythm & Beats and his own P.A.S. .Drone Sector' remix; transporting the original straight out of 2006 and into 2010 with all the mesmerizing exquisiteness the original still intact.




Tracklisting:
A: James Ruskin Remix
AA1: Function vs Jerome Sydenham Remix
AA2: P.A.S. Drone Sector Remix


Digital bonus tracks:
1. P.A.S. Rhythm & Beats 1
2. P.A.S. Rhythm & Beats 2

All tracks written and produced by Planetary Assualt Systems
© 2010 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control






DJ Feedback

Hayley (Bigfoot)
Favourite Track: GT (P.A.S. Drone Sector Remix)
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Adam Beyer
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: Amazing stuff cheers.

John Digweed
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: good stuff

Joel Mull
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: Function vs Sydenham is lovely. I'm also really into the Ruskin remix. And P.A.S Rhythm & Beats 2. Full support. Great techno release. Thank you for the music.

Tim Xavier
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: 6/5 Finally proper techno that doesn't make me crindge! Very very nice :) Full support, play chart, etc...

Damon Wild
Favourite Track: GT (P.A.S. Drone Sector Remix)
Rating:
Comments: great release..full support. Like the PAS remixes the best, but all are strong!

Lance Blaise aka Tattoo Detectives
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: Very solid!!!

Dustin Zahn
Favourite Track: GT (Function vs Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Rating:
Comments: Got my hands on the F vs JS remix early. It does the damage without a doubt. Ruskin's remix is very solid too but a bit too similar to the original for me. The nice part about the Beats 2 tool is that its very close to the original but has a little extra umph in the kick drum department compared to the original version from 2006.

Jamie Bissmire
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: wicked ep ...play and support...fo shizzle Really like James remix ...off the hook

Dubfire
Favourite Track: GT (Function vs Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Rating:
Comments: very good ep :-)

Nuno dos Santos
Favourite Track: GT (Function vs Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Rating:
Comments: remix by function & sydenham is great! deep and peaktime :) Also really useable djtools by PAS!!

Terry Francis
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: hard to choose [the best] 1. tough!

Joseph Capriati
Favourite Track: GT (Function vs Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Rating:
Comments: wicked release! will support this bombs for sure!

Orde Meikle
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: fucking A - brilliant set of mixe - all good - playing these

Gennaro Le Fosse
Favourite Track: GT (P.A.S. Drone Sector Remix)
Rating:
Comments: Luke is a pioneer, been supporting his tunes for years!! and will rock this for sure!! full support!!

Chris Liebing
Favourite Track: GT (P.A.S. Drone Sector Remix)
Rating:
Comments: cool, will play most of it...

PÃơ¤r Grindvik
Favourite Track: GT (P.A.S. Rhythm & Beats 1)
Rating:
Comments: feeling the P.A.S. versions, ruskin's version is sweet as well! thanks

Speedy J
Favourite Track: GT (P.A.S. Drone Sector Remix)
Rating:
Comments: great stuff! love the PAS mixes and beats!

Marco Bailey
Favourite Track: GT (P.A.S. Drone Sector Remix)
Rating:
Comments: great and dark!

Troy Pierce
Favourite Track: GT (P.A.S. Rhythm & Beats 2)
Rating:
Comments: cool mixes

Jesper Dahlbäck
Favourite Track: GT (P.A.S. Rhythm & Beats 1)
Rating:
Comments: OMFG i love you luke! rhythm and beats is all i need god dammit!

Tony Scott
Favourite Track: GT (P.A.S. Drone Sector Remix)
Rating:
Comments: great release as usual, will play all especially the tools .=)

Rebekah
Favourite Track: GT (Function vs Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Rating:
Comments: This remix is my fave...love it! Thanks

Carl Lekebusch
Favourite Track: GT (Function vs Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Rating:
Comments: Topnice! Far out of range package. All tracks!

Tom Hades
Favourite Track: GT (Function vs Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Rating:
Comments: Thanks for this one ! will be hammering it out ! supporting !

Nihad Tule
Favourite Track: GT (P.A.S. Drone Sector Remix)
Rating:
Comments: P.A.S. edits are my picks here. Love and support! Thanks!

Michel de Hey
Favourite Track: GT (P.A.S. Rhythm & Beats 1)
Rating:
Comments: ukes remixes +ruskin 4 me!

Mauro Picotto
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: big techno room, great

Karotte
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: ruskin, function vs. sydenham are great. full support.

Markantonio
Favourite Track: GT (Function vs Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Rating:
Comments: love it full support

Alan Fitzpatrick
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: total bombs, love the whole package!

Filthy Rich
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: Some heavy guns here... awesome for our spektre sets! Full support!

Laurent Garnier
Favourite Track: GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Rating:
Comments: Yessss, this gonna sound great on a big system. Lovin' it.

Paco Osuna
Favourite Track: GT (Function vs Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Rating:
Comments: thank u

Frederic Berger & Patrick Buck
Favourite Track: GT (Function vs Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Rating:
Comments: yeah nice stuff like it! thanks



MOTE 017:
MARCEL FENGLER - THWACK
31st May 2010





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Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver label is doing more than most right now to keep the techno scene as fresh and vibrant as it should be. Combining the contrasting styles of peak time party cuts from Cari Lekebusch with the brutally heavy music of Ortin Cam and ultramodern techno from Finland's Samuli Kemppi and American innovator Submerge; Mote-Evolver continue to bring fresh momentum to the scene by sticking to the twin values of consistent quality and varied content.

As a fellow OstGut Ton recording artist and Berghain regular, the connections between Berlin's Marcel Fengler and Luke Slater go beyond the usual mutual respect between artists. Strongly influenced by the heavier techno sounds of the early 90's, Fengler has released his inspiring tracks on OstGut Ton and has now found another natural home in Mote-Evolver for his mood-soaked, often-abrasive music.

With the clue to its inspiration in the title, Thwack is typical of the Berghaininspired music for which Fengler is known. A no-holes-barred ride through mechanical sounds and raw beats; the track exudes a purposefulness that conjures up visions of steam locomotives relentlessly powering through the night.

Sculptures flips the emphasis of the EP from heavy industrial atmospherics to a decidedly funky yet definitely twisted groove. Intense, energetic and hypnotic this is a full-force production that not only has the energy to move the floor but also the power to melt the mind as warped loops of plucked strings work their charms.

All tracks written and produced by Marcel Fengler
© 2010 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control






DJ Feedback

Gary Beck
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: love thwack!

Tony Scott
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: already got this from luke :) love thwack. full support. thanks

Pfirter
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: Great release as usual on Mote Evolver. Love Thwack, will be in my sets for sure! Thanks.

Thilo Schneider
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: great as expected!

Mauro Picotto
Favourite Track: Sculptures
Rating:
Comments: nice tracks or club tools

Heiko Laux
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: massive techno. love it. cheers hlx

Dustin Zahn
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: Great stuff from Marcel once again. Can't wait to bang the fuck out of these.

Nihad Tule
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: Absolutely mindblowing release. You have my full support, will chart, will play. Thanks!

PÃơ¤r Grindvik
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: great one! ace for tonight, thanks

Lance Blaise aka Tattoo Detectives
Favourite Track: Sculptures
Rating:
Comments: definately old school!!

Jamie Bissmire
Favourite Track: Sculptures
Rating:
Comments: Absolutely banging trax as always with Mote Evolver .. really like sculptures , be dropping it this weekend for sure... BOOM !thanks, Jamie

Gregor Tresher
Favourite Track: Sculptures
Rating:
Comments: Classic and massive sounding, good stuff!

Laurent Garnier
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: perfect ....we need more strong funky numbers like that. Love both tracks

Tom Hades
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: Wow, this is really pure stuff !! full support !!

Chris Liebing
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: nice one!

Kevin Gorman
Favourite Track: Sculptures
Rating:
Comments: sculptures is great!

Joseph Capriati
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: bomb!! full support.

Jesper DahlbÄck
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: such fine machine grooves!

Dubfire
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:

Adam Beyer
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: Great stuff, will play.

Paco Osuna
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments:

Nuno dos Santos
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: haunting!

Marco Bailey
Favourite Track: Sculptures
Rating:
Comments:

Gennaro Le Fosse
Favourite Track: Sculptures
Rating:
Comments: VERY NICE OLDSCHOOL FEEL..FULL SUPPORT!!

Michel de Hey
Favourite Track: Sculptures
Rating:
Comments: technoatomic bomb!

Jerome Sydenham
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: Thwack really Thwacks! Well done Marcel!

Orde Meikle
Favourite Track: Sculptures
Rating:
Comments: nice old school Mills feel - playing - viva la techno

Kittin
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: Love Thwack! Great sound...

Alan Fitzpatrick
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: another massive Mote release. looking forward to doing a remix for the label and full support as always.

Markantonio
Favourite Track: Sculptures
Rating:
Comments: sculptures for me

Cari Lekebusch
Favourite Track: Thwack
Rating:
Comments: Great rough and stubborn attitude on these trax :D ill try out Thwack tonight in Italy, i believe it will work marvellous no doubt! /// PZPZ

2000 and One
Favourite Track: Thwack
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MOTE 016:
SUBMERGE - BLACK MAMBA
5th April 2010



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Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver stands tall amongst its peers as the labels' consistently high quality output maintains their current run of form. With standout cuts from scene legends Cari Lekebusch and Ortin Cam still fresh in the memory and a stunning EP of ultramodern techno from Finland's Samuli Kemppi about to drop, the label is pricking up ears with its varied and highly impactful repertoire.

One of the most exciting new techno artists to emerge out of USA in recent times, Submerge (AKA Orlando Solis) has built his reputation on being an eclectic and innovative producer capable of blending all styles of techno to create his signature sound. Currently drawing praise for his recent 2012 EP on his own Impact Mechanics label, Submerge is flying the flag for a new wave of producers bringing fresh energy and ideas in to the techno scene.

Title track Black Mamba leads off the EP with a bang. Bristling with energy and intensity, this is a standout peak-time cut that combines pounding beats, pulsing acid stabs, futuristic phaser effects, chopped up vocals and a riveting breakdown.

On the flip J-XX shows another side of Submerge's production palette with its steady, building arrangement making for a more linear vibe. Crunchy beats and swirling effects add a feeling of rawness to compliment the tense powerful groove.

All tracks written and produced by Submerge
© 2010 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control






DJ Feedback

Adam Beyer
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: Black mamba is great will play and support!

Jesper Dahlbäck
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: black mamba is real machine happiness!

Stuart McMillan (Slam)
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: Strong release

Harri (Sub Club, Glasgow)
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: black mamba is my pick

Lance Blaise aka Tattoo Detectives
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: Loving the build!

Industrialyzer
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: good job

John Selway
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: I like Black Mamba, definitely off the hook.

Dubfire
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:

Alan Fitzpatrick
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: no holds barred, heavy duty banger. love it!

Gennaro Le Fosse
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: Killa EP for Submerge!!! Heavy Techno Full support!!

Tom Hades
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: Top release !!

Tony Scott
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: nice old school vibe,thanks

Chris Liebing
Favourite Track: J XX
Rating:
Comments: Great!

Laura Heath
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: Feeling Black Mamba, will play and support!

Kyle Geiger
Favourite Track: J XX
Rating:
Comments: J X X is the winner and I'm super excited to see this project coming from Orlando!

Markantonio
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: nce tune

Orde Meikle
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: great techno trax - straight in the crate - big tunes

Mauro Picotto
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: super solid tracks

Michel de Hey
Favourite Track: J XX
Rating:
Comments: solid techno!

Marco Bailey
Favourite Track: J XX
Rating:
Comments: LIKE J XX !! play for sure!

Joey Beltram
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: Good stuff. will support

Luciano
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:

Stryke
Favourite Track: J XX
Rating:
Comments: big, big, big! will def support. peak!

Nihad Tule
Favourite Track: J XX
Rating:
Comments: fast and furious! both work in my harder sets, prefer J XX slightly over the mamba. thanks!

Xpansul
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: Oh yeah!!!! Support!!!

Eddie Halliwell
Favourite Track: Black Mamba
Rating:
Comments: Support on both tracks!



MOTE 015:
SAMULI KEMPPI - DARK MATTER EP
8th March 2010



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Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver label is enjoying an impressive run of form. Having chalked up one of the standout cuts of the autumn in the shape of Cari Lekebusch's "Spindizzy" and dropped two floor-shaking futuristic techno megabombs from Ortin Cam ("Carnage" & "Felt") either side of the new year there can be little doubt that the long-standing label is as relevant now as it ever has been.

One of the key players in Finland's techno scene, Samuli Kamppi has a reputation for making forward-thinking, boundary blurring electronic music. Coming up to his tenth year as a producer, his knack for blending the best of the past with cutting edge sounds has seen Samuli appear on labels as diverse as Ovum, Siesta, Komisch and Prologue; providing all the credentials necessary to understand why Samuli's style has consistently drawn attention from all corners.

Dark Matter kicks off this EP of ultramodern techno. A futuristic and intense soundscape constructed from straightforward driving beats, low-down humming bass, wobbly stabs and haunting echo-laden effects. A deeply hypnotic record.

Wormhole continues the futuristic theme with a mesmerizing concoction of minimized techno ambience that builds slowly through steady pulsing layers of whispered melodies, droning bass and waves of thick, distorted squelchy sounds.

Structure Formation (listen on Soundcloud) sees Samuli Kemppi take a trip back in time to draw his inspiration from the stripped back punchy grooves and acidic loops of earlier techno eras. Structure Formation appears here as a bonus digital only track.

All tracks written and produced by Samuli Kemppi
© 2010 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control




DJ Feedback

Steve Rachmad
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: Cool EP! My fav so far is Dark Matter but will try all 3 of them. Thanx

Pär Grindvik
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: amazed! samuli is great as always! thanks!

Nuno dos Santos
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: Thats some dark matter for sure!! Love it!!

Stuart McMillan (Slam)
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: love this ,Proper techno !

Mauro Picotto
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: Deeply and dark solid techno :-)

Konrad Black
Favourite Track: Structure Formation
Rating:
Comments: Space...I love it!

Lance Blaise aka Tattoo Detectives
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: Nice late night sounds!

Orde Meikle
Favourite Track: Wormhole
Rating:
Comments: cool darkness - moody grooves - like these - great label

Harri
Favourite Track: Wormhole
Rating:
Comments: really like wormhole and structure formation

Troy Pierce
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: NIce dark techno.

Gennaro Le Fosse
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: nice release, totally different then the norm of todays sound!! well done really like Dark Matter!

Alan Fitzpatrick
Favourite Track: Wormhole
Rating:
Comments: big fan of this label! enjoying every release.

Joel Mull
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: Full Support on Dark Matter & Structure Formation!!
great release Thank you for the music Joel


Anja Schneider
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: Dark Matter for me !

Joseph Capriati
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: Dark Matter is my favourite!

Laurent Garnier
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: pure tripinto deep space. Will play of course

Kevin Gorman
Favourite Track: Structure Formation
Rating:
Comments: love the groove of structure formation!

Valentino Kanzyani
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: My fav its Structure formation very trippy old school sound... Val

Richard Hawtin
Favourite Track: Wormhole
Rating:

Len Faki
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: deep dark explorer, play out for sure!

Tom Hades
Favourite Track: Structure Formation
Rating:
Comments: Structure Formation is the one for me ... :)

Paco Osuna
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: i like dark matter alot,will play for sure

Tony Scott
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:

Monika Kruse
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:

Marco Bailey
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: Nice dark Deep tunes ! will play it !

Jesper Dahlbäck
Favourite Track: Wormhole
Rating:
Comments: wormhole made my day!

Xpansul
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: Amazing track from an amazing artist on an amazing label. I love you guys! :)

Markantonio
Favourite Track: Dark Matter
Rating:
Comments: dark matter is the one for me thanks

Tim Xavier
Favourite Track: Wormhole
Rating:
Comments: This is great..nice and druggy! Reminds me of the all the good parts of 90's techno except slow and flowing... :)



MOTE 014:
ORTIN CAM - FELT
25th January 2010



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Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver label pushes on to its fourteenth release with the momentum firmly behind them. With Cari Lekebusch's "Spindizzy" release riding high in the sales charts and attracting wide praise and excitement.

Having taken care of business in spectacular fashion with his "Carnage" track on Mote-Evolver back in September, Ortin Cam is back with more of his trademark floor-shaking futuristic techno. A significant force within Belgium's ever-reliable techno scene, Ortin Cam's rousing music has led him to be a regular contributor for leading labels such as Drumcode and Invasion. This EP on Mote-Evolver is further evidence why Ortin Cam's distinctive style is on the rise.

Felt - Part 1 is the sort of full-force techno which fans of previous Mote-Evolver release, Carnage, will jump at. Heavily industrial with a knock-out kick drum, the track progresses through a series of intensifying phases before bringing it all back together for a crescendo of disorientating madness.

Inner City rounds off the EP in fierce style with an almightily electro-techno hybrid. Intense and insane, the combination of the unique rubbery-sounding main hook, scratchy white noise effects and epic production make this a standout track.

Bonus track (Digital):
Ortin Cam - Felt (Part 2)
Felt - Part 2 retains the raw, industrial vibe evident in Part 1 but opts to channel the energy via a killer acid bassline. Pitched to a groovier tempo, the tracks more subtle approach, funky drum loops and arrangement still pack a massive punch.

 

All tracks written and produced by Ortin Cam
© 2010 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control




DJ Feedback

Gregor Tresher:
Both parts of Felt sound great, will play this on the bigger floors

Joey Beltram:
Very good release. Will support

2000 and One:
techno destroyer!!!

Slam:
tough, a = fucking excellent

Chris Liebing:
nice release!

Paul Woolford:
Both parts of 'Felt' really work for me - thanks !

Tiger Stripes:
Another fine Ortin Cam release!

Cari Lekebusch:
Heavy Techno with industrial elements - Fall P1 is my fave sofar

Stephan Bodzin:
OHHHHYEAHHHHHHHH ;-) will check felt in a few minutes at fabric. KILLER!!!!

Mauro Picotto:
wow great techno, full support

Joseph Capriati:
bomb! innercity is my favourite.

Kevin Gorman (mikrowave) :
savage ep!

Marco Bailey:
like Felt part 1 Full support !

Nihad Tule:
work really good for me! thanks ... can't really choose a favourite, all three have their strenghts. top notch!

Xpansul:
Top quality tracks. Full support from me

Kyle Geiger:
Inner City and Felt (Part 2) are the ones for me! They have a very Black Elvis feel to them!

Alan Fitzpatrick:
Full on energy here, love it! perfect for the harder edge sets!



MOTE 013:
CARI LEKEBUSCH - SPINDIZZY
23rd November 2009



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Luke Slater's Mote Evolver label is not pulling any punches. Having shaken the techno scene to its boots last month with the release of Ortin Cam's no-holes-barred "Carnage", the label moves on to their funky 13th release.

The name Cari Lekebusch is synonymous with what has made techno the musical powerhouse that it has become. Globally recognized as a founding force behind the Swedish techno movement alongside the triumvirate of Adam Beyer, Jesper DahlbÃơ¤ck and Joel Mull, Lekebusch's distinctive musical style and creative integrity has graced leading label from Drumcode to Soma to Harthouse and Turbo and spawned a career that has maintained over nearly two decades.

Spindizzy is a deftly crafted funked-up tech house track. Constructed from a palette of harmonically aligned keys, bass and horns; its intensity comes from the measured way in which each element is given the space to breath its own energy into the mix. Pacey but musical, subtle yet memorable; this is a standout record.

Luke Slater adding his bass sodden L.B Dub Corp twist to the track completes the package. Deeply dubbed-out tribal rhythms take the mix on a more left-of centre path that winds through a busy soundscape of atmospheric acoustics that seem to breathe in deeply before being exhaled in a release of firing percussion.

All tracks written and produced by Cari Lekebusch
© 2009 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control




DJ Feedback

Luciano:
bomb ! full support.

Gregor Tresher:
Always been a big fan of Cari's work, and this is another quality release! Full support!

Adam Beyer:
100% support for my boy Lekebusch!

John Digweed:
goodstuff!

Dave Clarke:
Always a fan of the man in a funny hat, Cari is really coming into his own, Luke is back to being left field again, and his label is really exciting.

Chris Liebing::
Cool , will play, especially the funky slater mix

Karotte:
I like the original. full support.

Len Faki:
stunning l.b. dub corp mix, this gonna be big with me!

The Advent:
absolute nordic greatnesss from the #1 pioneer of this sound. 10 / 10 to cari....
major support on ths one.. Techno is coming back people...


Mauro Picotto:
thanks, great mixes

Slam:
NICE SHIT

Tiger Stripes:
Dope tracks both of them.

Dustin Zahn:
both versions are good but i'm gonna go for the slater remix as its more what i am playing at the moment.

Dave Mothersole:
good record. i like a lot of cari's recent stuff. it's smoother and more rolling than his old stuff and i like that.

Michel de Hey:
proper techfunk!

Joel Mull:
Yes ! ! ! Great two tracks from the Legends. Will play both out.

Kyle Geiger (drumcode):
Both tracks are really nice! Love the trippiness of Luke's remix...and love the straight forward aspects of the original!

Marco Bailey:
Nice ep ! Full support !

Perc:
Original mix is good, but the LB Dub Corp is the one for me. Very playable for me and and great vibe and atmosphere. Great release. Full support.

Ed Karney:
Excellent, will be reviewing for Mixmag

Alan Fitzpatrick:
amazing, loving both mixes..both have great groove! oh yes!!

Joseph Capriati:
great sound! full support from me!

Monika Kruse:
yes cari is rocking me ! good release!

Paco Osuna:
very nice track spindizzy good job from cari

Marc Romboy:
Luke's version is the one for me, great atmo!

Joey Beltram:
Will play this. Good stuff.

Jesper Dahlback:
oh yes, the master of hihat programmation is showing his skills! tight as always! also liking the slater mix. proper techno thanks guys!

Technasia:
massive slater remix. i'm going to HAMMER that one. 5* and thumbs up!

Timo Maas:
love the original!

Heiko Laux:
great. love both mixes. will play;)

Terry Francis:
like both mixes but think carls mix just pips it for me if i have to choose

Xpansul:
DOPE!! Loving both tracks. Support!



MOTE 012:
ORTIN CAM - CARNAGE
2nd July 2009

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 A: Carnage
 B: Carnage (The Advent & Industrialyzer Remix)

"I've been playing Ortin's track at big gigs for quite a while at peak times, with The Advent & Industrialyzer interpreting it its great to release these two fine pieces of work that have purpose and conviction" says Luke Slater about the next release on his Mote Evolver label. The boundary-pushing mind-set Slater brings to his own Planetary Assault Systems creations is a key characteristic of the music he selects for Mote Evolver. This release from Ortin Cam a prime example.

Being an influential player within Belgium's evergreen techno scene, Ortin Cam's music can best be described as rousing and straight-to-the-point. A regular contributor for leading labels such as Drumcode and Invasion, this single on Mote-Evolver represents another accolade in Cam's upwardly mobile career.

The clue to what to expect from this record is in the title. Carnage is a highly purposeful, no-holes-barred, full force techno record. Constructed around firing snares and alternating loops of jittery and then drawn out horn snippets the overall effect is a high-octane track with a fierce rhythm and lots of tense energy.

The Advent & Industrialyzer (Kombination Research) present their combined force on the remix. The duo brings a groovier, more electronic vibe to the track; keeping the pulsing tension of the original and underpinning everything with a mechanical, hammer-like groove and multiple layers of undulating distorted acid.

All tracks written and produced by Ortin Cam
© 2009 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control





DJ Feedback

Adam Beyer:
Great techno, like both mixes but will probably be ending up playing the original most. Support.

Dustin Zahn:
Man, both tracks are great and playable...now the goal is just to get a gig where I can play this hard!

Nihad Tule:
the remix is sick! big up. overall, i like both tracks. the harder techno is definitely back.

Dave Clarke/White Noise:
Always been a fan of Ortin's work, he's highly underestimated and always brings drama to the dancefloor, this will carry on that fine tradition.

Markantonio:
Support!

Dubfire:
Original 5/5!

Xpansul:
Great stuff. Will play for sure!

DJ HELL:
Insane!

Joey Beltram:
Very Niice. Will support.

Carl Cox:
Massive techno at it's very best, need to see more of this sound, it's rocking!!

Christian Smith:
the advent remix wins in this package for me!

Perc:
Good solid release, good to pull out for when I want to launch a final assault at the end of a set. Thanks.

Joel Mull:
Original track is wicked. but Advent mix is just WOW!! What a journey into sound. Well done boys!!! Top Techno Release. Not many like these around. "techno keeps us young".

Renato Cohen:
Great EP! Both tracks are good. Thanks!

Ed Karney (Mixmag):
Punishing!

Harri (sub club glasgow):
like advent mix!

Alan Fitzpatrick:
Superb, great stuff from Ortin, banging track!

Tom Hades:
woow, some really dark stuff !! love this all the way !! Good job mr. Cam.

Percy-X:
like both, in the box!

Karotte:
the original is a good techno track.

Terry Francis:
about hard as i get but cool. stomping in fact, like it!!

Tony Scott:
like both!in the box

Fergie:
Yes... i love ortin head melting stuff AWSOME!

Orde Meikle (Slam):
tough - big room techno - nice!

Misstress Barbara:
I like the The Advent and Industrialyzer mix.

Chris Liebing:
The Advent & Industrialyzer did a nice job!

Cari Lekebusch:
Top shelf big floor ammunition!!

Joseph Capriati:
great release, full support!

Luciano (Cadenza):
play!

Stuart McMillan (Slam):
Like the Original best !

Darko Esser (Wolfskuil):
Techno mayhem whahoooo!! Great to hear a new Mote Evolver release. Remix is the one for me :)

MOTE 011:
A.MOCHI - PONI EP
2nd July 2008

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 1: Flame
 2: Blackend
 3: Poni
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The 'Poni EP' kicks off with the rippling beats of 'Flame', through it's slow, measured build up and underlying dark force, driving the track through to completion, as A. Mochi gradually throws in the beats. 'Blackend' drills into your brain from the onset, releasing its choppy beats and deep bass tones to great effect. A beast for the dancefloor. Lastly the title track 'Poni' clip-clops into view, showing off A. Mochi's depth of skill. The landscape is lighter, but still retains those dirty trademark beats.

Blurring the musical genres of techno, electro and minimal, A. Mochi's 'Poni EP' will light up many dancefloors and makes a perfect addition to the Mote-Evolver catalogue.

All tracks written and produced by A.Mochi
Âơ© 2008 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control


ARTIST PROFILE: A. MOCHI

A. MochiA.Mochi is a DJ and producer in Toyko who also performs LIVE. He has become one of the most remarkable artists in the Tokyo underground scene, devoting himself to the groove of the techno/ house genre and the digital sounds found in 90's rock. A.Mochi is the first artist to have a release on Luke Slater's label with the RE:SOUND EP!


 

MOTE 010:
LUKE SLATER - SHE SHOWED ME HEAVEN (REMIXES)
28th Apr 2008

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 A: Luke Slater's Junk Funk Remix
 B: L.B. Dub Corp Remix
 C: Len Faki Remix
 D: Radial Remix
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Luke Slater's "She Showed Me Heaven" made it's first appearance as part of the "Head Converter EP" released back in 2006 and was only the third release on Luke's own Mote-Evolver label. Now the label celebrates number ten with this latest instalment featuring 2 cracking new mixes from Mr Slater as well as interpretations from guests, Len Faki and Radial.

At the time, the original version of "She Showed Me Heaven", featuring Luke's own vocals, was a slice of electro-funk that helped to introduce this techno pioneer to a new audience. The latest remixes are firmly rooted in dancefloor territory, kicking off the A-side with Luke's "Junk Funk" remix which turns the original into a thrashing, no holds barred, peak time killer.

Flip over to the B-side for Luke's dubbier alter ego, L.B. Dub Corp and a stripped down, lazy dub-bass vibe. Slater himself says of the moniker: "A lot of inspiration came from my regular sets at Space Base in London where I started mixing up Dub reggae records with electronic minimalism."

Disc 2 passes the baton over to the guest remixers, and first up is Berlin's Len Faki (Podium / OstGut Ton / Berghain) with his dark, pounding techno version; heavy on the thundering bass and choppy beats.

Completing the package Dutch duo, Radial (Jeroen Liebregts & Laurens van der Starre) transfer the energy of their live shows into a vibrant remix of surging beats and distorted frequencies.

All tracks written and produced by Luke Slater
Published by Mute Song UK
© 2008 Mote-Evolver


ARTIST PROFILE: LUKE SLATER

Luke SlaterOne of Britain's true electronic music and techno pioneers, with a career that has spanned 20 years and counting, Luke Slater is a national treasure.

Born in Reading and raised in Horley, Luke's early sound dalliances with his dad's ancient reel to reel tape machine and his drumming stints led to work in local record shops including self set up infamous Jelly Jam in Brighton. By 1988 Slater was fully immersed in the embryonic acid house scene DJing at London's seminal Troll at sound shaft Heaven.

Luke soon began releasing original tracks under various monikers and his single debut came in 1989 in the form of "Momentary Vision". After releases on DJax as Clementine, on GPR as 7th Plain and Morganistic (with Alan Sage) and especially on Peacefrog with nearly a dozen of releases as The X-Tront and as Planetary Assault Systems, Slater's trajectory through the early to mid nineties electronic music scene was at very least staggeringly prolific and a lot of the times utterly majestic. Especially his Planetary Assault Systems alias that Slater uses for his harder edged techno output became a sound that had gone into the heads and hearts of the dance scene and as a result became a milestone in UK techno history.

After releasing 4 full length PAS albums on Peacefrog, he ascended to the majors in 1997 with the release of a modest milestone of latter-day techno album on NovaMute that resulted in 1997's Freek Funk and the album Wireless followed two years later. His first volume of the mix series Fear and Loathing appeared in 2001 on the React label. Alright on Top from 2002 was an "album of songs" with vocals from Ricky Barrows and others featured on every track. The second volume of Fear and Loathing appeared in late 2004. Similarly his international DJ career and live performances had become far-reaching with headline gigs at full speed all over the world.

Equally revered as taste maker and remix artist, Luke has released a mix for the Fabric DJ-mix series and has reinvented innumerable tracks in remixes from artists like Depeche Mode and Ken Ishii to more recent remixes for the likes of Radial and Soul Designer.

In 2006 Luke set up his label Mote-Evolver, releasing limited 12" records for discerning collectors and digital downloads through the Mote-Evolver and N.E.W.S. websites. Running his own label gives him the chance to release music of artists who often peak in his personal charts topping the releases with his own remixes.

Regular appearances at legendary clubs such as Berghain of Berlin, Fabric of London and Nitsa of Barcelona and varied clubs and festivals all over the world he delivers energetic sets to sold out crowds which retain his star status today as a live performer and of course a DJ.

2009 saw the release of the new a much awaited for Planetary Assault Album on Ostgut Ton in Berlin earlier in the year. Again changing the Techno landscape to much praise from fans and industry alike. Slater continues his Live Planetary shows this year whilst simultaneously handling DJ dates and remixes, working with artists for releases on his Mote-Evolver record label and even finding time to compose a special hour long 7th Plain piece for the Staats Ballett in Berlin. A man that just won't rest, Slater proposes 2010 another eventful year.


 

MOTE 009:
PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - HAIKU/ KAT
4th Feb 2008

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 A: Kat
 B: Haiku
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Planetary Assault Systems bring you another communication from the outer limits in the form of "Kat" and "Haiku" following on from their previous transmission "Deep Heet Vol. 1". Propelling themselves into unchartered fathoms of the Drone Sector's shadow once visited and once returned. Food for thought indeed. We thank them kindly and hope to hear from them soon: Message End.

All tracks written and produced by Planetary Assault Systems
Published by Mute Song UK
© 2008 Mote-Evolver


ARTIST PROFILE: PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS

Planetary Assault SystemsOne of Britain's true electronic music and techno pioneers, with a career that has spanned 20 years and counting, Luke Slater is a national treasure.

Planetary Assault Systems,warriors from the outerscopic threshold. Orignating in our universe in 1994, the warriors went on to colaborate with peacefrog records in the initial stages, many messages were bought to this world before the galactic souls were needed elsewhere. Returning to our world in 2006 Mote-Evolver is proud to be the mouthpeice for their new sonic entities.


 

MOTE 007:
SAVAS PASCALIDIS & REMUTE - LIES
8th Oct 2007

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If you order the vinyl you will receive a free exclusive track by Savas Pascalidis entitled 'Suspiria'. This is EXCLUSIVE to mote-evolver.com!

 A1: Lies (Luke Slater Remix)
 A2: Lies (Original)
 B1: Blood Simple
 B2: The End Is Far
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The combined studio talents of Savas Pascalidis and Remute provide the latest release for techno legend Luke Slater's Mote-Evolver. Savas and Remute met each other at several parties they had both been booked to play and soon realised that they had similar tastes, especially their love of dark, rotating, sequencer techno and sleazy, slamming disco. The chemistry was right, so the two decided to hit the studio. The 3 original tracks making up this EP were built in a few short, spontaneous, but determined sessions, in which Savas' heavy disco, techno and house background meet up with the fresh and funky way Remute works with sounds and samples.

The original version of 'Lies' is a pumping and swinging combination of beats and bass plus slashing vocals, while the remix by Luke Slater puts a crown on this fantastic track, and kicks off the EP. On the B side 'Blood Simple' is a dark and functional machine groove sound whose rotating saw teeth keep slicing into the groove. The last track 'The End is Far' is a refreshing funk catapult for the early morning hours making this EP a killer combination of light and dark.

All written, arranged and produced by Savas Pascalidis & Denis Karimani
A1 remixed by Luke Slater at Spacestationzero UK
Âơ© 2007 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control & Gold/Hanseatic Musikverlag


ARTIST PROFILE: SAVAS PASCALIDIS

A. MochiSavas Pascalidis was influenced by early disco, funk, breakdance pop and started his career around 1986 as a house/acid/disco/funk DJ in Southern Germany. In late 80's he discovered acid and New beat, Ebm and Techno. He started the first Techno Nights in South Germany. During the 90's Savas was very well known for his Minimal, Detroit, House, Techno and Rave sets. In the mid 90's he released records on different labels like Loriz Sounds, Kurbel, Gigolo and lots more.. many of them have been Big underground Club Hits like 'Discotheque', 'Sugarland Express', 'Cosmic dancer', 'Disco Galaxy', 'Superman' and lots more. In 1999 Savas Pascalidis founded his own record label Lasergun records.


 

MOTE 006:
L.B. DUB CORP - ELECTRA GLIDE DUB
22nd March 2007

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 A: Electra Glide Dub
 B: Phaze Action
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L.B.Dub Corp, a Luke Slater Production brings on the second release on Mote-Evolver.

Electra Glide Dub advances further into the mind stepping forward from the previous Rhythm Division from the first E.P. with more sonic mind bending swing-time dub tech Phaze Action, a 10 minute extravaganza of bass driven groove to shake the confidence of any system, overlayed with funk driven synth and cascading spaces.

All tracks written and produced by L.B. Dub Corp
Âơ© 2007 Mote-Evolver
Published by Mute Song



MOTE 005:
A.MOCHI - RE:SOUND EP
15th Jan 2007

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 A1: REFERRER
 B1: RE:SOUND
 B2: FREEDOM

A.Mochi is a DJ and producer in Toyko who also performs LIVE. He has become one of the most remarkable artists in the Tokyo underground scene, devoting himself to the groove of the techno/ house genre and the digital sounds found in 90's rock. Here, he delivers a 3 track EP of classy infectious pure grooves for Mote Evolver. A.Mochi is the first artist to have a release on Luke Slater's label with the RE:SOUND EP!

All tracks written and produced by A.Mochi
Âơ© 2007 Mote-Evolver
Published by Copyright Control


ARTIST PROFILE: A. MOCHI

A. MochiA.Mochi is a DJ and producer in Toyko who also performs LIVE. He has become one of the most remarkable artists in the Tokyo underground scene, devoting himself to the groove of the techno/ house genre and the digital sounds found in 90's rock. A.Mochi is the first artist to have a release on Luke Slater's label with the RE:SOUND EP!


 

MOTE 003:
LUKE SLATER - HEAD CONVERTER EP
13th Nov 2006

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 A: Something about you
 B: Head Converter
 C: She showed me heaven
 D: I'm going up

Starting off with lead track "Head Converter" Luke gets up behind the mike with a bomb blast of electro and drums hailing his new bands direction."I'm Going Up" keeps the flow with more live percussion and vox whilst "She Showed Me Heaven" drops the tempo a few notches whilst retaining the electro-funk blueprint and finally "Something About You" kicks things to a crescendo with guitars and a driving bass playing off Luke's lyrical delivery. I wanted to move forward from "Alright on Top" but not back to "Freek Funk".

"I'm really into my live show at the moment and we did some great festival gigs in the summer and I want Luke Slater releases to be more attached to the live side of things so what you hear on the record is what you get in the show. I love playing live with the full band."

All tracks written and produced by Luke Slater
Published by Mute Song uk
© 2006 Mote-Evolver


ARTIST PROFILE: LUKE SLATER

Luke SlaterOne of Britain's true electronic music and techno pioneers, with a career that has spanned 20 years and counting, Luke Slater is a national treasure.

Born in Reading and raised in Horley, Luke's early sound dalliances with his dad's ancient reel to reel tape machine and his drumming stints led to work in local record shops including self set up infamous Jelly Jam in Brighton. By 1988 Slater was fully immersed in the embryonic acid house scene DJing at London's seminal Troll at sound shaft Heaven.

Luke soon began releasing original tracks under various monikers and his single debut came in 1989 in the form of "Momentary Vision". After releases on DJax as Clementine, on GPR as 7th Plain and Morganistic (with Alan Sage) and especially on Peacefrog with nearly a dozen of releases as The X-Tront and as Planetary Assault Systems, Slater's trajectory through the early to mid nineties electronic music scene was at very least staggeringly prolific and a lot of the times utterly majestic. Especially his Planetary Assault Systems alias that Slater uses for his harder edged techno output became a sound that had gone into the heads and hearts of the dance scene and as a result became a milestone in UK techno history.

After releasing 4 full length PAS albums on Peacefrog, he ascended to the majors in 1997 with the release of a modest milestone of latter-day techno album on NovaMute that resulted in 1997's Freek Funk and the album Wireless followed two years later. His first volume of the mix series Fear and Loathing appeared in 2001 on the React label. Alright on Top from 2002 was an "album of songs" with vocals from Ricky Barrows and others featured on every track. The second volume of Fear and Loathing appeared in late 2004. Similarly his international DJ career and live performances had become far-reaching with headline gigs at full speed all over the world.

Equally revered as taste maker and remix artist, Luke has released a mix for the Fabric DJ-mix series and has reinvented innumerable tracks in remixes from artists like Depeche Mode and Ken Ishii to more recent remixes for the likes of Radial and Soul Designer.

In 2006 Luke set up his label Mote-Evolver, releasing limited 12" records for discerning collectors and digital downloads through the Mote-Evolver and N.E.W.S. websites. Running his own label gives him the chance to release music of artists who often peak in his personal charts topping the releases with his own remixes.

Regular appearances at legendary clubs such as Berghain of Berlin, Fabric of London and Nitsa of Barcelona and varied clubs and festivals all over the world he delivers energetic sets to sold out crowds which retain his star status today as a live performer and of course a DJ.

2009 saw the release of the new a much awaited for Planetary Assault Album on Ostgut Ton in Berlin earlier in the year. Again changing the Techno landscape to much praise from fans and industry alike. Slater continues his Live Planetary shows this year whilst simultaneously handling DJ dates and remixes, working with artists for releases on his Mote-Evolver record label and even finding time to compose a special hour long 7th Plain piece for the Staats Ballett in Berlin. A man that just won't rest, Slater proposes 2010 another eventful year.


 

MOTE 002:
L.B. DUB CORP - RHYTHM DIVISION
20th June 2006

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 A: Rhythm Division
 B: How You Play It?

L.B. Dub Corp signs the 2nd release on Mote Evovler "Rhythm Division". A new EP that brings the unique concept of "Dub Tech".

A Luke Slater Production.

In his own words: "I concentrated on an open production sound where the listener sits inside the sound rather than at the end of it. A lot of inspiration came from my regular sets at Space base in London where I started mixing up Dub reggae records with electronic minimalism."

All tracks written and produced by L.B. Dub Corp
Published by Mute Song uk
© 2006 Mote-Evolver



MOTE 001:
PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - DEEP HEET VOL. 1 EP
1st March 2006

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 A1: GT
 B1: Whistle Viper
 B2: MQ

Planetary Assault Systems after voyaging to some of the most remote parts of the galaxy return in 2006 with Deep Heet Vol.1, after an 8 year hibernation while transportation operations completed. Operating from Spacestationzero uk as always, they ask you to join them in the outer reaches of the groove.

All tracks written and produced
by Planetary Assault Systems
Published by Mute Song uk
© 2006 Mote-Evolver


ARTIST PROFILE: PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS

Planetary Assault SystemsOne of Britain's true electronic music and techno pioneers, with a career that has spanned 20 years and counting, Luke Slater is a national treasure.

Planetary Assault Systems,warriors from the outerscopic threshold. Orignating in our universe in 1994, the warriors went on to colaborate with peacefrog records in the initial stages, many messages were bought to this world before the galactic souls were needed elsewhere. Returning to our world in 2006 Mote-Evolver is proud to be the mouthpeice for their new sonic entities.


 
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