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Preview: Oscuro London w/ Praslea [a:rpia:r]

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London in December is a far cry from the warm and inviting climate we tend to associate with our beloved Romanian grooves, but you can count on Oscuro to bend over backwards and rectify this. Hot on the heels of their 3rd birthday celebration, which saw them invite French duo Zendid and Romanian legends/master hypnotisers/all-around dance floor smashers SIT, the crew is throwing their last party of the year at the Hackney Wick haunt Bloc, on December 15th.

 

With the party season incoming, no one knows for sure if the team behind Oscuro can prepare a decent Christmas feast, but they can sure cook up a mouth-watering party. This time again, it’s a familiar figure of the Romanian pantheon gracing the decks: Praslea returns to London after his and Raresh’s spooky and sweaty performance for Art of Dark’s Halloween party. The [a:rpia:r] affiliate will show he can shine just as bright without his illustrious partner, and make London that little bit warmer for four hours. If you wanna check beforehand who’s coming to town, have a go at his own productions: those are few and far between, but it’s one of those cases of quality priming over quantity. Or treat your ears to his label Understand’s stellar discography — they just released Arapu’s latest roller — but hey, trust us: steady rolling basslines and a hell of a good time, that’s what you’re in for.

 

Praslea will be supported by London’s very own Christian AB. It’s not the first time the two share the bill — in fact, Christian has played with most of minimal’s royalty (including a rare back-to-back with Praslesh at Art of Dark Halloween Theatre), and may well end up being considered part of it if he keeps churning out the sort of tunes he released on new label London In Transmission’s first two EPs. He’s been touring Europe lately, even spinning at minimal mecca Club Der Visionaere, but be sure to catch him on his home turf for full effect.

 

 

To round this up, who else than Oscuro’s trusted residents? There’s no great party without a great warm-up, but this task will doubtless be easily fulfilled by Jayar and Kadow. The two have made a strong impression at the third birthday, and they’ll definitely outdo themselves one more time. So remember, do come early.

And there you go, another night of mind-bending loops to warm your hearts and move your feet lovingly assembled by the Oscuro team. Be sure to grab your ticket now.

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Words by: PierreAlexis

 

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A Priku Exclusive + Special Mix

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‘Join us as we delve inside the world of Adrian Niculae, known by many as, Priku. Last week we saw the landing of his latest concoction 'Consensual', the fifth release on his own outlet of quality over quantity sounds, MOTIF.  Perfect timing for an exclusive feature paired with an outstanding mix; extracted from his recent set for the Duo family at Casa Quien, Dominican Republic.

A humble genius , and a true craftsmen amongst the scene. Ensuring himself as a staple name for around ten years now. The Romanian artist is known for his ability to seamlessly weave together hypnotic loops and rhythms creating a unique flavour of grooves only he can capture. Repeatedly his productions are nothing short of masterpieces. You can count on that.

 

 

After joining Sunrise in 2007 grabbing the attention of the right people soon followed, after a steady amount of releases, and high profile gigs this gave him the recognition he deserved. Early years saw releases on [a:rpia:r], Only 300 Family and Concrete Music. In 2011 came a record that will always have a place in the heart of the MEOKO record bag, this being the 'Bercelona EP' on All Inn Black.  

 

Naturally, with a work rate and raw talent such as this the years to come became filled with many more genius productions. Atmospheric journeys with a real attention to detail. Pressure Traxx, Eastenderz, and Liniar are just a handful of standout names Priku has assigned his music too. Whilst delivering stellar records, and extended sets all over the world, the Bucharest based artist still managed to engage with two labels of his own MOTIF (2013) and last year Atipic. MOTIF is an open landscape for his deepest thoughts and desires, signed sincerely with passion, expressing his personal tastes and agendas. This is where you will find him releasing under his own name, and inviting special friends such as Arapu, as they team up under the alias of Super Moon. With a fantastic reception in such a short space of time, his latest fine article is ‘Concensual’. A two track release. The A side ‘Seesaw’ sways back and forth, driven continuously shifting through the gears, as enlightening percussions aim to enforce a balance. ’24.00’ is a stripped back affair, waiting for the right listener to maximise its full potential. An open mind, in an amazing setting and this track will create something particularly memorable.

 

 

With Atipic there are simply no rules to break, expect the unexpected, and experience a truly magical platform for the trained ears out there. This special imprint has included Jorge Savoretti, Vincentlulian and Andu Simion. After working behind the scenes for a long time, this year has seen the birth of Atipic (Live). The live performance from Adrian first see light at Sunwaves 21 (setting the stage perfectly for Villalobos), The Block (Tel Aviv) and just a few weeks ago in the forest at Mioritmic festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The up close and personal construction of sound does not venture too far from your typical expectations from Priku, but leaves you in admiration of how talented this artist really is. He has stepped up to the next level with ease, but was there really ever any doubts? We cannot advise you enough to let loose, and discover amongst the sounds of Atipic Live. In the not so far future the performance will be making its awaited London debut. January 13th 2018 you will have this opportunity, as Atipic meets fabriclondon.

 

In the coming months Priku’s forthcoming single release on Savor Music will become available to the world. His track ‘In White’ features on part one of a series of various artists compilations from the Argentinian born label. Joined by high caliber artists all round including Franco Cinelli, Le Loup, Martinez, Ernesto Ferreyra and fellow Romanians Livio & Roby.

 

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HOT WAX - Tools & Tips (October 2017)

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7 tracks listed below by Primărie will do all the talking;

 

1- [MLTV004] - Olivian Nour - Modul EP [Melotherapy Vinyl] 

 

 

Olivian Nour comes forth with a great two track EP on his own imprint Melotheraphy Records, on vinyl only side of things, and with his own definition of groove, which was well adopted by DJs alike and people who are in for the bright side of vibes in order to have fun. Enjoy "modul" and "omaigod" this is one of the best material coming out from Olivian.

 https://www.decks.de/t/olivian_nour-modul-omaigad/cao-g3

 

2- CTTV009 - Petar Milicevic - Cshi Tururuu - Complatt

 

 

One artist that is right there on getting himself out of the 'shadow' is Petar Milicevic, from Belgrade, Serbia. With many releases already, this is one of the vinyl only ones that represents him best and his abilities to make your mind blow and trip under dancing shoes and vibrating dancefloor.

https://www.deejay.de/Petar_Milicevic_Cshi_Tururuu_CTTV009_Vinyl__292791

 

3- PLZ026.1 - Sepp - Cantor Du Salon EP

 

 

Thank you dear brother Sepp for the love that you have for music and for releasing so much of it, basically at every good underground label there is out there. Cheers up for this guy who redifined house music in his own minimalistic way, whithout bounderis and always broadening our view about what house music really means! Enjoy the new Pleasure Zone release featuring Sepp.

https://www.decks.de/t/sepp-cantor_du_salon/cau-1m

 

4- PTX019 Vinyl Speed Adjust - "Technicolor" EP

 

 

Vinyl Speed Adjust trips back to Pressure Traxx Records with two cookies delivered from the romanian kicthen with their own detroit and housey feelings swinging in the back these release is all about smooth vibes and mindblowing minimal percusions to keep you in the jungle atmosphere for the groove.

https://www.decks.de/t/vinyl_speed_adjust-technicolor/can-kz

 

5- [FNV001] B2 Triptil - To The Moon And Back [ Esimene EP ]

 

 

Talking about groove, Triptil is decided on this EP... it should be more about that. He goes over seas and high hills and comes on his own record label Feno Volana. With such a great release we are looking forward for more from this label and Triptil sound and friends, let's hope he will take us 'To The Moon And Back'!

https://www.decks.de/t/triptil-esimene_ep/cad-0z

 

6- Unknown Artist: Rise / Tryck // 2017

 

Here is another Unkown release that it's about the dancefloor and house minimal grooves. Here is to a new label called Trulyyours which we know nothing about :). So there is not much to say but to listen on this one... pure and uplifting vibes, warming our hearts and our mornings.

 

7- Unknown Artist - A [INTERP01]

 

Here is to a nice way to end this playlist with the Bside, which is all about cooling off and chilling out, great tune for when you're alone and crazy but till then A side it's a nice danceable 'Interpretation' of an old edit we love. Good one when there are new labels every new months, i will always see, let them surprise us by the 10th release.

https://www.decks.de/t/unknown_artist-interp_01/c9v-vr

 

With care and appreciation from P. with Love

 

Words by Dan Primaru

 

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HOT WAX - Tools & Tips (September 2017)

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6 tracks listed below by Primărie will do all the talking;

 

1- Pleasure Zone / PLZ004S.1 - Silat Beksi - Gravity EP

 

 

Now we're back to bussiness, back to groove, and our attention back to Pleasure Zone, who picks up two great tunes from our Ukraine minimal-techno representative Silat Beksi. As he states in the first track, we're also "Back to the Future" sound and you can hear is personal signature on the second's track groove, Kin 182! Enjoy being with your head back in music, enjoy PLZ004S.1!

https://www.decks.de/t/silat_beksi-gravity_ep/cap-oj

 

2- Moment / Petre Vali aka LIZZ - From Inside

 

 

The new Moment release is up and available and it's not other than Lizz, under new production alias Petre Vali. With four long tracks covering and taking care of multiple kinds of moments in our events, the music is either groovy and straight to the point, in 'High Emotions' and 'Nightlong' tracks and more layed back and tooly in 'Bourjois' and Far Away. As Bourjois murmurs 'Don't belive... really hear'!

https://www.decks.de/t/petre_vali-from_inside/c9n-n8

 

3- Unknown Artist - VWV 001

 

 

Love finding these 'Unknown Artist' releases brought to light by good labels, this one being in the back of Yoyaku store, another platform oriented for minimal side of grooves, VWV. Clearly the Yoyaku house juice is present in fuzzy voices, which is sustained on both tracks with serious beats and particular percussions with grooves to set a new standard.

 https://www.yoyaku.io/vinyl/vwv001/

 

4- Serialism / [SER040] Cristi Cons & Sublee - You and Me 

 

 

Sublee teams up with Cristi Cons for a great EP on the Berlin vinyl label Serialism. It's a great release since the sound is a bit different then what we're used to hear from their solo productions, on this one they deliver round beats and basses also break rhythms, coverd up by the classical micro-house high vibration sounds. Complete EP with a bonus track hidden inside.

https://www.decks.de/t/cristi_cons_sublee-you_and_me/c9g-5n

 

5- Vid & Hokuto Sato - Rinkenn [ANDROMEDA008]

 

Now we're used to the vibe of Andromeda, but now Vid takes out his own name as Sorin Rastoaca, with even a more chilled out music, in collaboration with Japan's Hokuto Sato, this EP is vibrating with nice beats and rhythms but the musical side is more deamy then ever for Andromeda. Eight represents the infinite, choose your dream.

https://www.decks.de/t/andromeda-andromeda_8/cap-dz

 

6- Toolwax / Sepp - Lady [toolwax004]

 

Toolwax is also back on it's groove too, with a housy soul emanating, on this vinyl only release, at oriental flavors and disco cuts. Sepp is the undercover artist bringing his melodies on and calibrated with minimal beats, continuous loops, always delivering the "Krem a la Krem" for our after-hours mind trips. Tools or not, this is a must have!

https://www.decks.de/t/unknown-toolwax_004/ca5-if

 

Enjoy the music, support the artists, buy the records, share the love. From P. with Love!

 

Words by Dan Primaru

 

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Take an Exclusive Look Inside of Cure Music, inc. Momo Trosman Mix

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Join us as we take an exclusive look inside the world of Cure Music’s very own, MomoTrosman; A curator of enchanting journeys with a unique sense of direction, a true purveyor of experimentation. This is due to his vast and mature knowledge of sounds, committed to collecting records around the world discovering new genres, and if it moves him, he is not afraid to play it. The native Argentinian absorbs such a variation of rhythms but says himself ‘I have been very influenced by Detroit and Chicago, and by house music from NYC in the 90’s.’2011 was the year Trosman made the transition in to club booths.

 

 

From early on he proved his ability to grasp the room, and transform the atmosphere with his preferable extended sets. Each time painting an individual picture depending on the setting around him, an ability in itself is being able to adapt, in and create these special moments. Although still at a young age four European tours, and various trips around globe have allowed him to spread his forward thinking interpretations in some of the best clubs across the board. Including, Berlin's Club Der Visionaere and Watergate, Moscow's GazgolderRodnya and Outcast, Torino. It goes without saying that Trosman has built a reputation in his home country, playing various clubs and parties in Buenos Aires.

 

 

Late 2015 truly was the start of something beautiful as he teamed up with fellow South American Felipe Valenzuela and Cure Music was born. Going forward with a special concept and true belief; ‘Music allows you to stop thinking and let go of your problems, and surely has a healing function’. Even in this short space of time there has been an incredibly solid output from the label, with each release spearheaded by high quality artists and producers from around the globe. Zendid stepped up first with ‘Fortu’ and this sold out within three days of release; talk about start as you mean to go on. Since the debut Cure Music have churned out releases from Afriqua, Omni A.M. and most recently this August saw the ‘Hipnoise’ Ep from Federico Molinari

Meoko Exclusive Mix - Momo Trosman

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MomoTrosman is a name you need to familiarise yourself. Embrace the sounds you are hearing with an open mind, and appreciate a lifetime of devotement to new rhythms. Cure Music will continue to be your minds third eye, focusing on limitless productions edging away from the norm, but always a lively encounter. Taste the flavours for yourself in the hour long exclusive journey the Argentinian was kind enough to create for us.

 

Words by Zac

 

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