Frankov & Breadman - Quatico EP

availible from 15th of April on Beatport. 


Mudman Release: “Libra EP” Interview.

 

How / where was the tracks produced?

Most of the work is done in my home studio, but I carry my computer wherever I go. “The Seas” was actually done on a ship! Therefore the lame title he he 

Is there a concept or idea behind this EP?

The concept is a fusion of genres over progressive beats, combined with a melodic touch, distant layers and micro details. ...I guess that’s the main concept of my music. 

Do you have any “secret tricks” to your productions?

I use a lot of audio recordings, samples and sounds and I often like recording them myself. If you record a door closing and pitch it down, the sound can transform into a fat kick drum, or a zipper can turn into percussion. Im a drummer and percussionist as well, so I spend a lot of time creating beats. I really enjoy the proper work of producing, so using loops just doesn't give me the satisfaction I want. However, what is even more time consuming and often more fun, are all the details. I can spend hours working on one bar that probably most people wont even notice, but to me that is half the fun! ...that being said, the other day this EP got a really nice review in Subjekt magazine and the micro details were noticed and appreciated! 

Favourite gear / software?

Been using Logic since the late 90’s, so thats my thing ;) -

What inspires you?

Life with its ups and downs will always be the main inspiration! I ́m privileged to work in other genres with so many talented musicians. They truly inspire me a lot! I also do sound design for a broad variety of clients and this way of “picturing sound and music” is something I always try to keep in mind. Nevertheless, my heart is with techno and electronic music and everything else I do becomes an inspiration towards this.

Do you have any favourite producers?

Aaah, there are so many good ones, so I can't really point out one.

Do you have any favourite labels?

Now the correct answer is Small records off course!?!? 

Any favourite clubs?

Too many cool places to choose from, but I have to mention Watergate since thats where I met my amazing wife!

Favourite city and why?

Berlin has always been a favourite and everybody into this kind of music knows why! My wife is Brazilian so I ́ve been spending a lot of time in Sao Paolo as well. I love the city and the vibe there can be amazing! It has the perfect climate, a lot of great places to enjoy innovating food, art exhibitions and then some heavy underground parties in abandoned places with no closing hours! Somehow it reminds me a bit of Berlin ... with a (sub)tropical climate.

What projects are you currently working on?

Many! ..all the time! -Any upcoming releases ? Yes, several, but one I’d like to mention a release coming later this year on Johnny Da Cruz’ label “EKORD”. BTW, check out “Rock to Fakie” on “Avocado Dreams”, another label he’s involved with.

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

I love all animals, have a dog, but I’m really a snake person. 

Favourite food?

Szechuan hot pot, extra spicy!

Beer or wine?

Love wine but beer is my number one!


Happy to announce that Small Records is 10 years in 2020 <>

Next release will be # 50 From the label. Hutmacher - Ventura EP. Remixes from Mudman, PeterPan303, Granbar & Eric Small.

Release date 01.01.2020 on Beatport!

LATEST RELEASES

SR0051: Mudman - Libra EP. (Out March 2020)

SR0050: Hutmacher - Ventura EP. (Out January 2020)

SR0049: Hoffman & Kriket - Face On EP. (Out December 2019)


Moog Conspiracy Interview for small records 2019

 

How / where was the tracks produced?

Hello and thanks for the warm welcome. I produced those tracks in Berlin. I have been experimenting a lot with my setup i the past month and finaly manage to have all my synths pluged & usable at the same time. this new setup gave birth to 2 tracks of the EP. 

Is there a concept or idea behind this EP?

I think it s an experimental music EP, the 2 tracks are very special they oscillate between different universes of electronic music, they are not easy to box in one genre. It is what I usually try to achieve in the studio, something  creative that pushes boundaries and make the music evolve.

Do you have any “secret tricks” to your productions? 

I work with a mix of hardware and software. Most of the sounds sources are hardware, same for the controller & sequencers, and I combine it with software fxs used in a creative way. I start most of my tracks as loops in Ableton which are most of the time recordings of synths & drum machines. Then i develop them on a second session when I have the idea of the track and then play around with the sounds to build the track itself. I think it s a lot of different ways to approach the creation work in the studio, it works well for me like this. 

Favourite gear / software?

Ableton / cubase , beatstep pro, dx200, doepfer dark energy, Proco rat

What inspires you?

I have listened to a lot of rock, metal & psychedelic music in my youth, I am myself a drummer and I think  those influences are present in the music I create. I m inspired a lot by the environment I live in, the experiences I do in life when i am on tour and of course by the energy of the clubs and thot the people react to the music

Do you have any favourite producers?

Some of them are parts of my label , i won t drop names as it won t be fair to not to name everybody. Eduardo De La Calle is definitely one artist i like a lot at the moment , Slam, Flug, Truncate, Justin James.

Do you have any favourite labels?

Ninja Tunes, Soma records, Mute 

Any favourite clubs?

In Berlin Sisyphos is the club I like the most at the moment , I play there since it opens. It s like a family for me. The Hammahalle is one of the most amazing floor i played, even after playing so many gigs i think it s in my top 3 list. This summer I loved to play in Lantern club in Beijing, the vibe was very special.  I like a lot to play in new places, in the small underground clubs like moustache in Bangkok or in the large venues, what matters for me the most is the connection with the crowd, and i love the challenge.

Favourite city and why?

It s hard to say, I have a few favourites. Berlin is my favourite at the moment, because it s a place that makes things possible for me. People can express themself freely. It s a city which gather a lot of artists and I love this environment. It s a creative hub, the energy is very special. 

What projects are you currently working on?

I am working a lot on the new releases of my label elektrotribe, also on new tours, coming next will be South America and Asia beginning of 2020. In the studio I am working on new music that is not 4/4 techno. It s all still in development , but it s a very exciting phase for me right now. 

Any upcoming releases? 

Yes of course midnight switch EP on small records! I have 2 other EPs coming up. One will be on elektrotribe in November with new tracks which are for me the "natural followers" of Damnation & low rider. I have 2 tracks coming up that I did with one producer of my label, Nick Zafiriades, in Greece this summer. For those tracks we used only modules & the moog dfam for the drums & one 303 replica.  I m very excited to see the reaction of the fans to those new tracks.

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

I love both. I i have to choose i would say cats at this moment.

Favourite food?

Moules a la crème, Tarte a la rhubarb

Beer or wine Wine? 

Wine

SR0048: Moog Conspiracy - Midnight Switch EP. (Out October 2019)


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