ComixXx - Broken Connection Feat. Pete Josef (Kalipo Remix)

Format: Download | Releasedate: 24.07.2015
After the long-awaited debut by ComixXx („The Great Escape“) on Sonar Kollektiv, we get another stunning single release with „Broken Connection“. Sung by Pete Josef this is one of many standout tracks of the 14 piece strong oeuvre.
The first remix is by Berlin producer Maurycy Zimmermann aka Mooryc. And he snatches right into his bag of tricks to pull out a bagpipe for the intro fanfare, or a vinyl crackling to lend the song some subtle nostalgia. It remains his very own secret though, where the hell he got that female voice from, that suddenly duets with Josef out of the blue. Anyway, the beat drags pantingly along the piano turning the rather cheerful original composition in next to no time into a bittersweet ballad.
Kalipo takes things not much less melancholic. The native Bavarian residing now in Berlin and known as a member of the electropunk outfit Frittenbude doesn't slows down the pace but uses subtly sprinkled synth chords lifting Josef's vocals through the clouds. A remix made for the wee hours of the morning after the party full of heartache and longing.
The third and last remix is done by Aanbreken. He also puts his full concentration on the vocals and builds his framework of slightly broken beats and distorted synths around them. The arrangement is the fine art of “tease & denial”.
Check also the official video for Broken Connection here:

Kalipo - Fusion Festival 2015 - Live-Set

Stiff Little Spinners Vol. 6

Stiff Little Spinners Vol. 6 12"/DL/Stream (03.07.)
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A1 Gimmix & Zorro - Oveile 04:54
A2 Rampue - Schleiermacherstrasse 07:01
A3 Kalipo - Mäusemarsch 05:00
B1 Krink - Close Distance 08:36
B2 Joney - K-Hole Surfers 07:08

Stiff Little Spinners enters its 6th volume with a 5 track package spanning the widest sonic spectrum imaginable. Its tracks, in typical Spinners fashion, range from r&b influenced house grooves to shimmering, broken-beat, new-age garage swing.
Gimmix & Zorro prove their penchant for urban slow jams with a dance floor flavour. Their opener Oveile builds in a slow, sleazy fashion, eventually trading its more unpredictable drum arrangement for a sturdy 4/4 rhythm. The melody surges harmoniously, navigating the walls of its club-ready time signature, a phenomenal introduction to a mind-blowing collection of tracks.
Rampue slows things down on the A2 with Schleiermacherstrasse; a tripped-out, hazy roller with enough chime to hypnotise an entire stadium. This is not to say Volume 6 contains big room tracks, but rather the music’s power commands attention. This is certainly true for Kalipo’s Mäusemarsch, which whirls, in mesmerizing fashion achieving a climax fit for the party at its peak.
Krink’s Close Distance is perhaps the darkest sounding track offered by the Spinners – it seriousness and condensed energy is bound to leave audiences sweating, until its ferocious bassline gives way to soaring synths and jarred drums.
Joney changes the formula altogether – his sophisticated K-Hole Surfers offers a chugging, dubbed out roller which owes as much to techno as it does to dubstep. It is perhaps unsurprising from the track’s title that one feels like they are riding a rather erratic wave, delving in and out of our universe.
Already on their 6th volume, and churning out high-quality, club-ready tracks, this collective is set for big things.

Stiff Little Spinners Vol.5

The Stiff Little Spinners are back on a solo tip with the fifth edition of our vinyl series that's embracing the world of electronic dance clubs and open air raves with heartfelt warmth, organic basslines and a whole lotta love.
After releasing Volume 4 alongside our tenth anniversary compilation „Audiolith -Ten Years From Now“ Stiff Little Spinners Volume 5 once again serves a fine, hand-picked selection of six melodious club essentials somewhat in between Tech- , Romantic- and DeepHouse-grooves for intimate late night jams and cosy venues crowded with musical connaisseurs.
Starting things with the man they call Krink @krink, our Stiff Little Spinner number one, multi-active produce and master of melodies, we see a pumping „Eclipse“ hyping crowds with its on-point pounding bassdrums and an ever spiralling synth line that reaches new heights on top of huge organic basslines and yearning, masterfully crafted strings that'll take every TechHouse-infused set to the next level from the very first drop onwards.
Coming up next is another of our „Old Friends“ - Kalipo @kalipo-1. Whilst exploring further realms of a universe build on a solid foundation of analogue synth structures and tender echoes of processed vocal bits the Berlin-based producer speeds up things here and tops his excellent primetime cut with lively shakers and a killer break introducing nothing but peace, love and overwhelming beauty.
Another well-established member of the Stiff Little Spinners crew is Gimmix @djgimmix who's catering his tune „Lyah“ here – a sweet fusion track amalgamating elements of vocal driven deepness with fascinating Future Garage / SpeedGarage bassrides that are providing maximum pressure on every proper rig. Add up a few Jungle-referencing sample cuts and melancholia driven motor city string arrangements to this mixture and you'll find a perfect combination of elements that is never about to leave any real DJs crates. Instant classic.
Remixed by Rampue @rampue we see Bebetta Conrady's „Shame“ weigh in epic modulations, sweet uplifting vocals, tribalistic drums and candy-coated piano lines that fall together perfectly, building a unique electronic love song of a kind that's translating the universal language of love into a stream of sonic pulses about to trigger all punters hearts for a reason.
More beats, tenderness and pure dancefloor pleasure are provided by the pairing of Torsun Teichgräber @torsunteichgraeber and Danja Mathari with their collaboration effort „In My Own Skin“. Together they're riding the Piano wave on top of slightly distorted yet seductive analogue synth modulations rocketing off into Rave heavens whilst the fragile, cuddly and super-cute vocals turn this tune into an unforgettable love affair that's meant to last forever..
Finally rounding of this little story with a bass heavy fusion of UK Funky, Future Garage and rumbling TechHouse is Hamburg's ILLest producer Joney @joneywho's bringing on a lively swing, athmospheric strings and echoing female vocals bits with his tune “Don't Stop” - an ultimate crossover piece that's calling out for a reload or two.


21.11. Dresden - Paula

22.11. Berlin - Rosis



1 Embryo  
2 Lux
3 Come  
4 Yaruto
5 Get Rich
6 Take Care of your Paradise
7 Listen to You 
8 Ganja
9 Wilt
10 Cloud Dancing II 

     In the past two years, Bavarian born and now Berlin based producer Jakob Häglsperger has been highly active under the moniker of K a l i p o . After a series of remixes and contributions to compilations released by Stiff Little Spinners, a subdivision of the (in)famous Audiolith imprint, he now presents his debut album Ya r u t o . Häglsperger, who has been making music from his early teens on and has since immersed himself in Hip Hop, Downbeat, Techno and avantgarde music, opts for an experimental approach, hoping to achieve a timeless sound. »What matters most to me is finding my own musical language, a sound that won’t lose its spark.« Ya r u t o can be enjoyed on a hazy Sunday afternoon at home on your couch, but will also increase your endorphins on a Saturday night at a club. 

       Ya r u t o is as much the product of hard work as it is a result of critical self-evaluation and occasional serendipity. »When I’m in the studio for six days in a row, I spend at least five of them feeling depressed because nothing seems to work out. I go for those four magic minutes in which everything suddenly falls into its place.« After toying with a variety of samples, Häglsperger usually creates patterns and takes them to the studio to flesh out the rough drafts with his wide array of analogue synthesizers and, occasionally, instruments like a Rhodes piano, a metallophone or guitars. Vocal samples are being chopped up and rearranged by Häglsperger until the syllables develop a life of their own and eventually create the abstract narrative that makes up the thematic backbone of this otherwise intuitively written record. From the opener »Embryo« and the track that gave the album its name through to the final track »Cloud Dancing II«, Ya r u t o follows what you might call an impersonal biography by creating moods that correspond with certain stages of life, constantly commented on by disembodied voices.

       Ya r u t o will be released on Antime, the Berlin based label run by Martin Steer with whom Hägelsperger shares production duties in the German Electro Punk outfit Frittenbude. »Antime was an obvious choice, because Martin fully trusts me and my creative instinct. Thus, I can experiment as much as I want to and don’t have to compro- mise even though my music might not have a mass appeal«, says Hägslperger, who has also relocated to the German capitol a few years back, with regard to the hypnotic, Gamelan-influenced rhythms on tracks like »Listen To You« and subtle nods to composers like Steve Reich whose Music For 18 Musicians Häglsperger cites in »Get Rich«.

      Despite being his own most critical judge, Häglsperger, who in his energetic live sets uses only ana- logue hardware, has worked on the album almost completely autonomous and also contributed to the album’s artwork. As his first hobby turned into a fulltime job, Häglsperger decided he was in urgent need of a second one and resorted to analogue photography. Some of his pictures made their way into the artwork which was taken care of by Antime’s in-house graphic designers Johann Steer and Helga Stirle.

       Ya r u t o has been in the works for more than a year while Häglsperger was producing albums for the likes of Fuck Art, Let’s Dance and others and will be followed by a series of digital releases as well as music videos on which he is currently working on. 

RELEASE DATE 12.09.2014



Antime Label Night / Yaruto Release Party Berlin