Release Date: 26th May 2017
Alex Burkat is back on Third Ear following his arresting debut, the 285 Kent ep (3EEP-2014_05). His signature sound is on full display here, again. The new ep is harder and faster than the 285 Kent ep; more 'up', for a different time of night. 3am Eternal music. Many artists strive to sound like someone else. Some strive for individuality and some of those succeed. Alex Burkat is one of those who has succeeded. His music is epic, wide-screen and lush, deep and with plenty of weight.
a1. Rittenhouse Square
a2. Actualize (Don't Wait)
b1. Trenton Makes The World Takes
b2. Blue Lagoon
Release Date: 21st July 2017
Ricardo Villalobos remixes Deardrum from Alejandro Mosso's album Isolation Diaries recently released on Third Ear. Villalobos worked up a 40 minute jam from which this is a 9 minute section which moves from a gentle pattering of sounds into a full-on Villalobos groove; taught and slinky at the same time, i.e. irresistibly funky. The jam then subsides into chattering noises before the groove begins again. Burnt Friedman's remix of Isolation Diaries is a slow burning super funky jam with classic Burnt Friedman dub elements laced through the track together with the melody twisted and phased. The closing track from the album, Mounivers, completes this fine release.
a1. Deardrum (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
b1. Isolation Diaries (Burnt Friedman Remix)
b2. Mounivers (Album Version)
Released 25th March 2016
Filippo Blasi Foglietti returns to Third Ear for his second release, The Copy Principle, following his well-received debut, the John Nixon Memorial ep. DJs, notably Ellen Allien and Peter Van Hoesen, and many others continue to play this deep and trippy record. The Copy Principle is a more urgent, more stripped back proposition than John Nixon Memorial ep, but is identifiably Filippo Blasi Foglietti, at his deep and trippy best. The Copy Principle is one of Scottish philosopher David Hume's best known ideas. Hume (born 1711, died 1776) states that our ideas come from our impressions. He wrote; "All our simple ideas in their first appearance are deriv'd from simple impressions, which are correspondent to them, and which they exactly represent.
a1. Impression I
b1. Impression II
Release Date: 23rd June 2017
New talent from Detroit. HazMat's Infinite Silence ep is as deep as they come, and is the first release in a new series of Detroit artist releases from Third Ear. Following on from Third Ear's landmark Detroit Beatdown series, the New Detroit Deep series of releases is just that. HazMat has played keyboards for artists such as Bilal and Mary J Blige, as well as Detroit legends Kenny Dixon Jr, Amp Fiddler and Delano Smith. Along the way, he started to make his own beats and his own tracks and is now ready to take things to the next level. He also plays keys with Motown legacy artists' touring bands, such as The The Four Tops, The Detroit Spinners, The Gap Band. It's not all about the beats and the synths, though. HazMat's work using the Talkbox is right up there.
a1. Analog Fire
b1. Something From Nowhere
b2. The Rhythm Of Life
4 new tracks by Kyle Hall, the man of the hour who's turning everything he touches into gold!
Slowly the new generation is injecting new influences, new crossovers of styles, new techniques into Techno and House which didn't change much in the last decade!
Great to see and another release that we will cherish. Recommended! Repressed December 2014, February 2015.
a1. Kyle Hall - Must See
a2. Kyle Hall - Ghosten
b1. Kyle Hall - Osc 2
b2. Kyle Hall - Body Of Water
Release Date: 4th May 2018
Mathias Schaffhauser, founder of German label Ware Records debuts on Third Ear with a 3-track 12". This is 'big-sky', expansive, driving Techno; even the beatless version of Grad Minus 12. Mathias Schaffhauser's Ware Records had a very recognisable sound. It was one of the defining labels of the Cologne Sound, most associated with Kompakt these days. But in the 90s and early 00s, Ware was as significant a label, especially for DJs. This release is very much a good example of THAT sound, still sounding fresh and bristling with good energy.
a1. Raue Luft
b1. 12 Grad Minus (Beatless)
b2. Fohn Again