Last year saw the release of Lucidflow owners Nadja Lind and Helmut Ebritsch's studio album 'E'. Unconventionally, it was split over each quarter of the year, with each cover of each issuing coming together to represent an enneagram, the model of human personality.
More conventionally is the celebration of a Klartraum album by drafting in familiar friends and collaborators new for a remix extravaganza. Split once again into digestible chunks, the first 'E' package came complete with D. Diggler, Yapacc, Detroitrocketscience, Oscar Barila and Jamin Hernandez on remix duty. Our second release saw Rishi L, Lucien Foort, Jon Donson and Vynyard drafted in for a second round of remix fun. This third part sees Mastercris, Ilias Katelanos, Tonepushers, 3LIAS and Justin Berkovi join the now heaving party.
First off, 'Flight To Berlin' is taken through a noir-ish journey by Mastercris. Its deep and fat bassline broadening once it hits the breakdown, bringing in the mute trumpet motif. Driving beats keep the track bumping along, lovers of Joris Voorn's melodic-tech sets will find themselves right at home.
Next, 'Mirage' is tackled by Ilias Katelanos. It's carefully assembled piece by piece, as if stacking blocks on top of each other. Incrementally, the elements appear; layers of percussion, hints of melody, swells of strings. With anticipation built, it drops into a blissful piano solo over the break before dropping into a hypnotic outro groove.
Tonepushers follow this with a remix of 'Tiger Ride'. Its key is its bassline hook, driving the track while letting subtle elements run alongside it. Every first beat has synth that decays through filter, orchestral strings hover in the distance and little vocal snippets drop in. An exercise in tension and release, the breakdown doesn't target euphoric but instead takes the opportunity to drop everything to begin the final climax from scratch.
As the track was based around the iconic synth manufacturers hardware, 3LIAS takes the opportunity to go broad on 'Moogly'. Everything from FM synthesis, Hammond organs, electric piano solos and squelchy filtered basslines from the Moog find themselves referenced here. The keyword here for emotional content is dreamlike funk.
The final piece in the puzzle also proves to be the toughest track in the collection. Channelling dark 90's hardcore, Justin Berkovi gets fierce on 'Dark Space Night'. Unrelenting percussion teams up with a pair of basslines - one almost incognito as it hits between beats, the other a low choral synth summoned straight from the gutter.
Soundtraffic FM ():
"Moogly & Dark Space are my favorites :)" (will play)
Hirschmilch Radio (Chill-Out Radio):
"nice & smooth. get airplay at hirschmilch! " (will play)
Gabriel le Mar ():
"Dark Space night for me ;-) brilliant remix." (will play)
Lateral Cut Groove ():
"Check out my Deeper Sides radio show Saturday evening for support of 'Flight To Berlin'. Thanks" (will chart) (will play)
DJ MARY FLAVORS (Radioradio Canada):
"Track 1-2 are my fav! Great vibe to them, both have the best flow and energy! wow" (will play)
Ivan Garci (Lucidflow,Vlosfer records(manager)):
"nice sounds here.Ilias Katelanos remix is my fav.here.thanks." (will play)
Al Bradley ():
"A superb collection here - difficult to pick one over another, as they're all wicked; Tonepushers & Justin Berkovi initially stood out (Justin's remix is sooooo good!) but all here are on fine form :)" (will play)
Marco Carola ():
"downloading for marco carola, thanks "
"Liking the pads and uplifting melody of Flight to Berlin. The horn is a great touch too." (will play)
Lee Guthrie ((Click Therapy/Wiggle/Cubism/SDA)):
"Mirage and Dark space night for me here. Thanks :) "
"Great remixes especially Tiger Ride. Download for radio. Thanks" (will play)
Francesco Tarallo (Lucidflow, Trapez, Trapez Ltd., Airmusiq):
"Cool tracks! Thank you & keep going" (will play)
Arc (LondonMint Recrods):
"" (will play)
Miss Disk ():
"Mastercris & Ilias Katelanos rmx are outstanding here!" (will play)
Markus Funke (Sonus.FM):
"Dark Space Night (Justin Berkovi Remix) by Klartraum in the next Show on sonus.fm (boombox)" (will play)
Jay Hill (King Street Records, IRecords,3Bridge Records):
"Illias Katelanos remix top shelf here! all outstanding collection here! thanks much can't wait to play" (will play)
Zamali (Timewarp Music - Kraaks records):
"Wow very nice Ep again, very eclectic tracks & atmospheres. Respect ! " (will play)
Marshall White (Asia Music, 220V Recordings):
"Excellent release! Only great tracks here!" (will play)
Mauro Picotto (Alchemy):
"Thanks for the tunes"
Extra Music New ():
"Full support" (will chart) (will play)
Manna From Sky (serkal - lucidflow - little helpers - recycle ):
"amazing sounds ! great release ! Katelanos remix is a bomb!!!!! thanks for the music guys " (will chart) (will play)
Michael Stukes (MysticVibes):
"Deadly secret weapons alllllll.... B^)" (will chart)
Robert Owens (many labels):
"Nice tracks" (will play)
Stefan Weise (Wolf Trap, Lucidflow):
"Really diggin all mixes here. Thanks!" (will play)
Chris Fortier ():
Silvio Hrabar (Family Grooves):
"great pack, variety of styles.. all quality" (will play)
"Ilias Katelanos remix sounds great!"
Andrew Duke (Cognition Audioworks):
"Tonepushers rx is great." (will play)
Jason Ireland ():
"another great ep-flight to berlin I'm loving but all good;thanks." (will play)
Lucas Hulan (Microna, Nightphunk):
"Wow! " (will play)
"very please to be part of this beautiful ep" (will chart)
Nick Clarke (Eggworm Tokyo):
"tiger ride is great!" (will play)
Marcos in Dub ():
"Good release!" (will play)
Nick Devon ():
"Mastercris Remix & Ilias Katelanos Remix are my favorites here. Very nice release. Will play" (will play)
"Cool package!" (will play)
Chris Rayner (Golden Needle Records // Whartone Records // Stained Music):
"Sounds nice thanks" (will play)
"nice release full support"
Below Bangkok (Luna The Cat, Ready Mix Records):
"3LIAS remix for me" (will play)
Sammy W and Alex E ():
"Cool release, thank you for sending!" (will play)
Scientific Funk (Wiggle, Cubism, Dark Rhythms):
"Quality as ever" (will play)
Carlos Alfonsin ():
"Very Good! Thanks"
Mark J (ahoren music, radioactivity productions, progress recrods):
"mastercris and berkovi remixes for me!!" (will play)
Hooll (Lucidflow, Krad recording, 324 recording and more):
"thk you :) " (will play)
Jamie Stevens ():
"Some nice remixes in here. 1-3 for my sets, I think. Brilliant productions as usual." (will play)
Miroslav Digital FM (Digital FM):
"Nice Music! Thanks DFM" (will play)
Tim Benjamin (protonradio):
"flight to berlin works fine for me, thanks" (will play)
Marc Mac (Soundcollective/ It Runs Deep/ Frequency Radio Show):
"Excellent as ever Lucid top sounds.. " (will chart) (will play)
Teknobrat (Restructured Records, Sounds Of Juan, Kulture Room):
"Dark Space Night (Justin Berkovi Remix) by Klartraum is really solid !!! Will play, support & test Thanks Teknobrat.." (will play)
Decoded Magazine ():
"Brilliant!! " (will play)
Helmut Ebritsch (Many):
"" (will chart)
Justin Berkovi ():
"Great package! Thanks!" (will chart) (will play)
Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,200 Records , I Records Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto):
"beautifull package ,all the way ! really glad to be part of this !" (will chart) (will play)
Joe Silva (Purespace):
"So glad to be a part of this. Beautiful work throughout!" (will play)
Ali Khan (kokoro):
"" (will play)
released August 1, 2016
Klartraum, Nadja Lind, Helmut Ebritsch, Justin Berkovi, Sevington, Mastercris, Ilias Katelanos, Tonepushers, 3LIAS, Stefan Weise, Sousk
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