- Release Date 2009-10-14
- Label Remote Area Records
- Catalog REMOTE021
A quick review of some of the tracks on the Remote Areas special:
Rare Tap - DC10 Ibiza Opening&Closing 06/10/2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gg9sdwbP4Y&feature=player_embedded
Matthias Tanzmann plays Sandy Huner' Rare Tap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIjKV1rbvLM
Luciano plays Sandy Huner' Rare Tap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeUBtWh5QUc
Matthias Kaden plays Sandy Huner - Rare Tap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCsNvIuxueI
Raresh plays Sandy Huner - Rare Tap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRrEhXv8I6Q
Sandy Huner - Rare Tap, call it jacking house, Chicago-style, uptempo minimal -the rhythms and vocal samples just keep it going. An undeniable crowd pleaser
Already hammered by Luciano, Shinedoe, Ricardo Villabos and many more artists.
Anton Piete - Encore
Already one of Holland's main producers, at his early beginnings immediately getting support from dj's like Adam Beyer, Sven Vth, Richie Hawtin and Ben Sims. After collaborating with long time hero Bart Skils as productional duo District One, things really started to roll. Anton Piete is now known for warm, uplifting techno with close connections to minimal and house -Encore shows the housey side of his productional talent.
Bart Skils - Catwalk
Without a doubt the most familiar face in Amsterdam nightlife. Known for his famous Voltt-events, these last years also very active on a productional level. Successfully, we may say, Bart Skils provides smooth grooves besides hard-to-forget crowdpleasers, taking his dj-career to an international level. Catwalk demonstrates Skils' subtle and very effective approach to nowadays tech-house, keeping it minimal but funky.
Boris Werner - Can't Let Go
If you haven't plunged in the Amsterdam underground yet, Boris Werner should be a reason to check this out. For years this dj has been at the forefront of the new tech-house sound, admired by the audiences, steadily gaining respect across the borders for his own music. With Can't Let Go he delivers an irresistable, Chicago-styled housegroove, exactly the kind of track you can imagine him playing on a hot and sweaty houseparty.
Charles Davos & Ricketic - Saint Rouge
A definite example of Amsterdams new generation house producers. Charles Davos & Ricketic, mainly playing underground events, show us how deep you can take this 'new Amsterdam sound'. Moody synths, funky samples and a bassline that keeps you going till the end -are we back in club RoXY again? No, this is 21st century house music, how fresh do you want it?
David Labeij - Feel Like Doing
As one half of the immensely successful techno duo Polder, David Labeij has grown out to be an influental force of the Dutch technoscene. Feel Like Doing sees him explore a funked up groove combined with his past experiences in minimal techno. The perfect dj-tool with a sound that sums up nowadays Remote Area-releases.
DJ Madskillz & Randy Vicious - Gudu
Always in for a surprise, DJ Madskillz has been showing up in Amsterdam nightlife since the late 80's. With a love for housemusic in the broadest sense, he releases sunny latinhouse-grooves just as easily as cool tech-house floorfillers. No wonder, old friend Dylan Hermelijn always stayed in touch, now incorporating him in the Remote Area-range. Together with upcoming talent Randy Vicious he delivers a laidback, spacedisco-ish vibe -as promised, DJ Madskillz takes us to unexpected territory.
Gimikk - Teardrops From Heaven
Amsterdam producer Daniel Sanchez already made a huge impact with Mumbling Yeah (co-produced by Kabale und Liebe), getting widely support by all major dj's. With his recent project Gimikk, a collaboration with producer E-Contact, he did the same. Several releases, including a mindblowing album earlier this year, proved this duo to be one of the most promising stars of the international clubscene. Teardrops From Heaven takes them away from the groovey clubtunes they're known for, instead diving in the deep with fuzzy soundscapes and easy melodies -a remarkable, but very pleasant experiment.
Julien Chaptal - Discgo
Taking it up a notch, born Parisian Julian Chaptal brings us back to typically Amsterdam-styled housegrooves. For sure, this producer has contributed a big part in nowadays tech-house music; from his first releases, minimal with a twitch, to his debut album Tokens, the sound of Julien Chaptal steadily grew into the contemporary housegrooves we're familiar with. Discgo is another fine example of Chaptals talent, a track that can light up any dancefloor.
Kabale und Liebe - Lost In Thoughts
After the success of Mumbling Yeah, producer Liron van Daalen aka Kabale und Liebe could easily be considered the next big thing in Dutch technomusic. And yes, from that moment on his fame rose to a worldwide level, bringing music to the masses, as well as releasing stylishly crafted underground tunes. Lost in Thoughts sees him turn directly to the dancefloor, where a spacey minimal groove slowly ignites into a strong tech-house rambler. You'll like it!
Lauhaus - Temple Balls
Another one to watch, this widely acclaimed Lauhaus. Or, the other half of Polder, who also knows how to deliver stunning music on his own. His Temple Balls underlines this statement, taking a moody sample, turning it into pumping tech-house, deep and heavy, ready to set the tone in any minimal dj's set. From Ibiza to the sweatiest clubs in Amsterdam and Berlin, this track will go places.
Makcim & Managemend - Hid
New stars on the horizon Makcim & Managemend are also well represented on this compilation. Already rocking underground dancefloors for some while, Makcim has been rising to the occasion after teaming up with Managemend, resulting in some heavily played tunes. After a successful EP on Remote Area, Hid is another sign of the duo's ambition -jacked up grooves in a cool and jumpy housetrack.
Quazar - Space Thing
Not part of the new generation, definitely part of the new sound. Quazar has been around since the beginning of the 90's, releasing dance music as one of the first acts in Holland. Originator Gert van Veen can be called a legend in Dutch housescene, performing his music live from the start (back then, with renowned dj Shinedoe as one of his dancers!), meanwhile making history with his Welcome to the Future-party's. The return of oldskool house sounds also meant the return of this oldskool hero, Quazar knows how to get your body moving. Space Thing proves this point, the best of oldskool house and contemporary tech-house brought together.
William Kouam Djoko - Stomp
Not too long ago, William Kouam Djoko was just dancing professionally. Until 2003, when he started to explore the other side of music, the productional side, so to say. After being an important part of live act Jason and the Argonauts, he slowly initiated a solo career, building unique sounding tracks with an unmistakable houseflow, getting support from dj's like Joris Voorn, Ricardo Villalobos and Raresh. With Stomp he presents a mesmerizing melody with funky grooves and peculiar vocals -a quirky clubtune for sure.
Wouter de Moor & Gideon Bouwens - Q-Day
Another tune that'll be showing up a lot, Q-Day is tech-house in full effect. Created by the talented but blessed with years of experience Wouter de Moor & Gideon Bouwens, you can trust this piece of music to get huge support all around. It's got a sense of techno, thriving and uptempo, but stays true to the feel of modern housemusic. And isn't that what all cool records are about these days?
Supported by Anja Schneider, Raresh, Mathias Kaden, Joris Voorn, MANDY, Deetron, Gregor Tresher, Jay Bliss, 2000 and One and many more artists
Various Artists - Remote Areas
- Various Artists
- Release Date 2009-10-14
- Label Remote Area Records
- Catalog REMOTE021