Release Date: 7th November
Red Axes's massive 'Waiting For a Surprise' gets new remixes from heavy hitters Audion, Moscoman, Manfredas and Multi Culti label-man Thomas Von Party.
The jewel in the crown of Israel's underground music scene, Red Axes have produced a steady stream of hits on labels like Permanent Vacation, I'm A Cliché, Crosstown Rebels, and the freaky all-inclusive Multi Culti where they dropped what became, somewhat surprisingly, their biggest hit to date with Waiting For a Surprise. The dark, stripped down disco bomb had one of the most memorable hooks of the year in singer Abrao's staccato chorus, a late night voodoo incantation that was always begging to be remixed.
The globally-minded, non-tempo-specific label ventures further into big-room techno territory than ever before, calling on resurrected techno god Audion, hot off the release of his incredible album Alpha. He delivers a jumbo, driving, trancey-dance bomb onto techno turf and raises the hands higher in the air than previously thought possible.
Next up, fellow Tel Avivian Moscoman directs his hot hands to his guitar, mellowing things slightly, stretching out the hooks and adding layers of ambulant percussion to his signature middle eastern flair. The man you love to hate to love breaks his bread
and shares it with us all.
Lithuanian bandit and current Multi Culti tour poster boy Manfredas
(who delayed the package by 3 months + some) weighs in with an incredibly dope,
Worth the wait for his weight in cult gold.
Finally, label chef Thomas Von Party joins forces with the Axes on a hybrid electro-psych-surf adventure you can get lost in. The freaky force is felt in this chuggy bro-down with the trans-continental high-five resonating across the sunset.
a1. Audions Magic Carpet Mix
a2. Moscoman Remix
b1. Manfredas Remix
b2. Von Party Vs Red Axes Remix
After a few years spent in quiet reflection during his introduction to the wonders of fatherhood, In Relationen emerges as both a refined and mature comeback, as well as a distinct new
beginning for the long-time Berlin producer.
The pensive character, delicate emotional undertones, and careful lines drawn with precise tension across restrained arrangements may sound familiar to fans of his earlier work, but there is now a greater sense of calm, an openness that rewards
listeners both on and off the dance-floor.
As contemplative as it may be, In Relationen still rocks, particularly on the title track, where a frontal psychedelic guitar line gently weeps across a haunting, hypnotic field of rhythm.
The krautrock influence runs deep, not in a superficial way but in the depths of the music: atop the rolling, pastoral grooves, the vibe of a bright German mind reorganizing itself to a new framework, re-aligning to a fresh phase of life, finding deeper communion with the world through the discovered balance of inner peace.
a1. In Relationen
a2. Back In The Corner
b1. Lead Line