Poesie Musik presents: Wankelmoods by Wankelmut

Out on February 16, 2018

Three years after the much-loved second volume, Wankelmut is back with the third edition of his Wankelmoods compilation series. It is a fine window into his unique musical mind which packs lots of moods and grooves into its standout 24 tracks.

This self-proclaimed ‘minimal electronica imp with a knack for rock remixes’ hails from Berlin. Active since 2011, he has released always innovative EPs on labels like Get Physical and Ego as well as Columbia and of course Poesie. He first rose to fame when his unofficial remix of Asaf Avidan & the Mojos' ‘Reckoning Song’ went viral from his Soundcloud page. Since then he has played all over Europe, clocked up a few chart hits such as ‘My Head Is A Jungle’ and now this latest mix finds him in fine form. It includes two of his own recent hits released on Modernsoul/Fine, in the form 'I Keep Calling’ (Club Mix) with Björn Dixgård—the lead singer of the Mando Diao band— and Wankelmut feat. Charlotte OC - ‘Almost Mine’ (Mat.Joe Remix), both of which are standouts in the compilation.

The mix kicks off with the emotive but driving deep house of Wayward’s ‘Orissa’, which is awash with celestial synths and heavenly vocals. Then the drums pick up with cuts from Worthy, a remix from Defected’s star man Franky Rizardo and one from Return of the Jaded which is all clipped drums and silvery percussion.

UK talent Huxley then appears remixing Sante feat Stereo MC’s and brings big drums, warm bass and twisted vocals that settle you into a heads down groove. Esteemed artists like Gerd Janson & Shan, Tube & Berger and Wankelmut himself then offer twists and turns through pounding house, piano laced jams that will get hands in the air and big vocal anthems.

An infectious and loopy brand of tech house defines the absorbing mid-section, as Wankelmut continues to serve up smooth, coherent mixes that always bring something new with each new addition but never disrupt the overall flow of the mix. Touchstones of the scene like Nick Curly, Hot Since 82 and Kölsch are amongst those that keep you on your toes, before the final part
of the mix takes thing back down to moody territory that is perfect for the late night hours thanks to key tracks from the likes of Sasha and Djuma Soundsystem & Westerby.

This is an ambitious mix that manages to maintain energy levels while proving perfectly unpredictable as it unfolds. It is another essential snapshot of both Wankelmut’s DJ sets and the underground house scene at large.

Superfriends presents: Husos by Andhim

Out on Oct 15, 2017

The Cologne/Berlin based duo return to their Superfriends Records home once again for Huso EP.
Climbing to uncharted heights of dance-music popularity, Andhim have been releasing their distinguished style of sample-heavy Super House since 2010, reaching the ears of the masses on some of the most celebrated labels around.
Demonstrating the pairs eclectic and distinctly musical production style, Huso kicks off the EP with Eastern-flavored melodies, soaring synths and low-slung drums that inject a momentum certain to ignite any dancefloor the track comes into contact with.
Compared to our previous releases on the label “Huso” goes a totally new direction again. We just love to show our full spectrum. This time we gave the music an oriental touch which we never did before.” Andhim
Amene wraps up the 2 track Huso EP and does so in an idiosyncratic but ambitious style. Synth stabs seep in and out of focus alongside off-kilter beats before exotic vocal samples help create a hypnotic aesthetic.
Andhims huge gig-schedule has seen them bring their music to all corners of the globe. Its also enabled them to pick up a wealth of influences that the world has to offer. The result is a stitching together of many different genres and styles, which makes each Andhim release an entirely unique affair.

Huso EP precisely demonstrates this and is sure to be a success among Andhims rapidly growing fan base all over the world.

Get Physical Music Presents: Double Fantasy by M.A.N.D.Y.

Out on Nov 11, 2016

The first bars are reminiscent of a film score: a lonesome whistle like in an Italian western, sparingly placed tones like in a film noir. A high-pitched child’s voice calls out to us, “Clap Your Hands.” Lasting not even 50 seconds, ‘Mikado’ is the scene-setting first track from Double Fantasy, a foreword for an artist album of a truly special nature.

Although its protagonists have been an integral part of the international electronic scene for over fifteen years, this is – somewhat unbelievably – their first album. Friends since boyhood, Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung – better known as M.A.N.D.Y. – first formed at the Monza Club in Frankfurt. Originally an energetic DJ-collective with house music at their core, it wasn’t long before they started making music, with a 2001 remix for French Formation Galleon standing as their debut.

Dozens of other records followed, not last their celebrated ‘Body Language’, arguably the definitive club record of 2005 and one you’ll still hear frequently to this day. Bodmer and Jung are hard party-workers. They love to travel and entertain.

With their studio buddies Booka Shade and DJ T., they founded their own label Get Physical, still viewed as one of the world’s most influential. Here, their understanding of sound — beyond their own work— found a solid home. Just like their parties, M.A.N.D.Y. stands for continuous commitment and free thought. Out of their exhilarating soundscapes, avant-garde cathedrals rise.

A tried and tested team both behind the decks and in the studio, M.A.N.D.Y.’s roots are in the old school sounds of early electronic music, hip-hop and electro, influences they return to once again on Double Fantasy.

“Of course we had the idea to make an official M.A.N.D.Y. album a long time ago” says Jung. “But we did not want a stapled-together snapshot. After all, we were and are on the road worldwide pretty much constantly. So the endeavour took a little bit longer than expected”. Bodmer adds, “In a career, it’s expected to release a long-format as soon as possible. For us, it was not the most important thing in the universe!”

It was from a pool of around 50 compositions that M.A.N.D.Y. chose twelve songs for Double Fantasy. And yes, their classic ‘Body Language’ is also back, of course, in a newly reworked version for 2016. The production was supported and accompanied by their long-time companion Stefan Eichinger (aka Lopazz) who as an accomplished mixmaster and engineer took care of the polished studio-cut.

The selection of international guest-artists highlights M.A.N.D.Y.’s broad array of styles. During the ghostly track ‘Whisper’, Bam from the New York hip-hop crew Jungle Brothers raps, his vocoder-inflected vocals impressively conjuring the long-held associations between house and hip-hop. Elsewhere the South African song-genius Nonku Phiri accompanies a polyphone-splatter by the classically schooled Francesco Tristano.

Further guest appearances from Jimmy Vallance from Canadian act Bob Moses (‘Tomorrow Is Another Night’), Brett Johnson (‘Rhythm & Soul’), and LD Nero (‘Rabbit Mountain’) complete the impressive list of studio partners.

M.A.N.D.Y. consciously set out to make a more thoughtful album than your average club record: an elegant body of work that would stand the test of time. This carefully curated debut shows the grand masters of organic house sounds in iridescent form: relaxed, inspired and breaking conventions with every turn.

Double Fantasy is out 11th November (CD & digital) on Get Physical Music