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Le Rok - Lover & Friend

According to the motto “my house is your house” the new Kalk Pets 12inch of Hannover’s finest House export Le Rok features the deep grooving track “Lover & Friend” alongside two remixes by Grinser and Chica Paula. The original mix is a soft burner that hugs you gentle with subtle melodies, touching vocal samples, and a deep absorbing bass line. Chica Paula’s interpretation transforms the original into a dark magical nugget that leaves much space for the listener’s own imagination while delivering slow-motion House deepness. The most up-tempo dancefloor oriented revision comes from Grinser. The resident DJ of Berlin’s Club der Visionäre transforms the original into a magic and funky House gem that is perfect for musical guidance during sunny days and long sweaty nights. Three versions under one groove that need no big speed to lift your spirits!

http://www.lerok.de/


TRACKLIST

A1. Lover & Friend - Original
A2. Lover & Friend - Dark Lover Mix By Chica Paula

B1. Lover & Friend - Grinser feat. Random Willson Remix

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Roman - So Ghost? Remixes

here it comes: the second release on kalk pets. this time with remixes from lo soul, pascal schäfer and tonetraeger.
they are mixing various tracks from roman‘s forthcoming album so ghost? which will be released on karaoke kalk 14th november 2005.

lo soul is famous as a musican, remix artist and dj associate of the frankfurt based playhouse label. he‘s giving us his very own interpretation of
the track „true love owes us shit“.

pascal schäfer is well known from his releases on karaoke kalk and kalk pets. in his charming manner he gives ample evidence how a straight bassdrum‘s stirring in an atypical surrounding. that‘s for the remix of roman‘s track „skiver“.

tonetraeger are torsten mauss and volker bertelmann. they‘re presenting their interpretation of „unbroken smile“. they point up the vocals and turn the original track into a deep and floating mix.

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Roman - The Asthmatic Kingdom EP

Following the release of his recent eponymously titled full length album on Karaoke Kalk last year the Berlin based imprint's dancefloor orientated sublabel Kalk Pets now brings you Roman's latest remix EP, The Asthmatic Kingdom.

The record kicks off with the Brandt Brauer Frick reinterpretation of Goodbye Bunny. A fitting point of departure for the 12“ as the ensemble's Paul Frick was himself the subject of the last single on Kalk Pets. This is a cutup jazzy number with all the elements one might expect from the accoustic-techno trio.
The cement holding together the triptych of tracks on The Asthmatic Kingdom is provided by Chica Paula's super emo remix of Traffic. Known as half of Chica & The Folder together with Max Loderbauer on Monika Enterprise or in her own right as a DJ and producer, Paula's use of pitched and sampled vocals makes for a moody transitory track, ideal for crossovers.
And this fine EP come to a close with another exclusive 12mix of Traffic. Roman's original lyrics hold the focus on this version making for a more pop climax to this powerful EP.

Once again Kalk Pets have delivered a prime cut in the form of The Asthmatic Kingdom EP.

http://www.roman-music.com/
http://www.brandtbrauerfrick.de/

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DeWalta - Hide And Seek

DeWalta aka David Koch from Berlin is an extraordinary musician. Koch runs his own label „Meander“ with two friends and first of all studied classical jazz before he discovered electronic dance music to be his personal calling. Since then he has been experimenting and researching in this ever-changing field, either on his own or together with our musicians and producers resident in Berlin such as Aquatic, Audio Werner and Pier Bucci. In collaboration with Aquatic he released his debut EP „Nebelhorn“ on Kalk Pets in 2007.

DeWalta's music is a wide-ranging mix of multi-cultural, pumped up sounds and selected influences from Detroit techno. David has his own very unique style of programming beats that make you move. Besides his work as a producer  DeWalta is also well known as a DJ, and his danceable electronic songs are much loved especially in Berlin.

A DeWalta track was included on Berlin's much loved Watergate club's 2008 compilation CD „Watergate 01“. As well as two releases last year on 'Meander', he recently also put out a 12' on the Berlin label Vakant. But his year of hot productions isn't over yet. At the end of October the next 3 track composition by DeWalta is coming out on Kalk Pets (Vol. 16). It's sure to be another fresh dance interlude ideal for the grey autumn and with warm greetings from the capital!

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Daniel Meteo - Memento

Jack of All Trades...

Daniel Meteo released his debut Album Peruments in 2006 on his own Meteosound/Shitkatapult imprint. Now he is presenting with Memento a Clubversion of his musical world on Berlin Label Kalk Pets. The actual Hype for well trained, cleaned up and straight functional Minimal Techno does not seem to touch Mr Meteo, who prefers to take an extra ride around the block to have a 2nd look into deepness and other musical horizons and music-music. So Memento offers a Tech House ep combined with a big love to ideas, motive, harmonies and sound very euphoric on the floor.

Daniel Meteo runs his own little Booking Agency Flow.er and runs the Label Family Random Noize Musick (Shitkatapult,. Musick, Meteosound) together with Marco Haas aka T.Raumschmiere and Lorian Schmieg. As DJ he travels the world and produced with Tom Thiel as Bus two long players and several 12 on Pole´s ~scape label, aswell as remixes for artists like The Orb, Apparat, Masha Qrella or Dntel.

Side A
A1 into something
A2 pure I
A3 gone

Side B
B1 memento
B2 any reason will do
B3 beautiful (making music w/u)

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Daniel Meteo - Jack's Daniel Remixe

daniel jack of all trades meteo is back on track at kalk pets.
pure i, memento, beautiful from his previous kalk pets 12 memento
get sharpen up for dj and dancefloor needs.

detroit based tadd mullinix (aka dabrye) delivers an outstanding jack mix under his techno/acid alias james t cotton. pure acid and shifting beats for the best of sick. as james t cotton he
released his 2nd album now in february on spectral.

on the flip side two resident kalk acts complete the thrill. hanno leichtmann
aka static aka vulva string quartet in a classic 4 to the floor style and junction sm (sonja moonear and chilen dandy jack) showcase their talent of futuresque floor music, broken tech house at its best.

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DeWalta & Aquatic - Nebelhorn EP

It was quite a time, almost 20 years ago, when David Koch (aka. DeWalta) and Frithjof Meissner first met on that corn field under the sunny sky of a tiny little village, somewhere near sweet Heidelberg/Germany.
Back then David started to study acustical intruments, mostly wind instruments. Sessions, bands and different projects led him to further studies and finally to the profession of jazz. Meanwhile Frithjof early began to devellop a curiosity for collecting music, besides his classical string playing.
Besides Davids musical education, he started his own „musical research“, including issues like composing, phrasing, sounddesign and production-techniques wich brought him finally to his music-lab and studio in berlin.
Since the two guys are enjoying to live together in Berlin, they spent some years racking theyr brains over the phenomenon of electronic dance music.
The first 12“ result can be listened to on the „Nebelhorn EP“ released on the german „Karaoke Kalk“ sub-label „KalkPets“.

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Antonelli - Ride On Black Train EP

With his second Kalk Pets release Antonelli refines his sound for another couple of revolutions more and such, in the 10th year of his making music, proves once again that the congenial one-man-band is up to continually amaze us over and over again.
Speaking of continuity: one's tempted to construe ride on black train as an invitation and to cheer the hypnotically rolling-rolling-rolling train to pleeeeeease go on and on and on. A bass drum, as tasty as manna but with a slightly dry note to it. Melody-miniatures that you'd wanna spread your bread rolls with thick as thick can. Sounds and soundies to regain your faith - and yeeeeeeaaaaaaah, harmonies!
Meanwhile the track romps through the eight-minute-mark and you wouldn't mind another some stops but then again everything has to end and this spirit-thing, oscillating between alarming and conciliable, makes you quite weak in the knees after all anyway.
So in turn the curious skeleton humbly contains itself and certainly doesn't try to challenge the reverse side's almighty train. And why should it? With its gentle bass drum and the elastic bits of melodies the endearing skeleton stands for itself, tatting with a gentle stoicism and spinning around in osseous circles - a perfect soundtrack for the Augsburger Puppenkiste.
The sleeptrack again should be above all understood as a finger exercise - not least due to its brevity. And considering its curious, feverishly swelling undertone you wouldn't necessarily want the latter to rise and shine...it's flickering, it's pulsing, it's driven - but relax: before it gets uncomfortable it's already over.

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Antonelli - Esplanade EP

A revival that we’re wishing for
Today’s maniac bigger-stronger-faster attitude in music makes them almost vitally indispensable as a contrast and a rest: Deep, subtle House-tracks. Music that draws upon its own magic. Tracks full of warmth, depth and substance. Like the new tracks by Düsseldorf-based producer Antonelli that are now released on Kalk Pets.
Antonelli and Kalk: Sounds as familiar together as if it had been growing (up) together. (In fact they spent quite a long time together eating at one table - though not off one plate)
Kalk and Antonelli: A step that wasn’t planned – but all the nicer it is to considerately take it now. Meanwhile one authorizes to dance, the other proves more playful and
melodious than ever before.
Antonelli on Kalk: Three sparkling tracks that are danceable without being constraining. Listenable without having to intellectualize. Tracks that neither play to the gallery nor need breaks to bring about suspense. Three little tales from the country of minimal monoliths.
Of course I’m A Clicktrack’s only simulating a ‘real’ track. At any rate it’s clicking more distinctly than a whole genre of music has in the last few years. In a beautifully soft manner it builds itself up, bass and beat providing the necessary amount of grounding. The courses of two melodies float-up like soap bubbles, dancing and bobbing around each other, entwined, spaced out.
Surrender doesn’t waste any time, nervously it’s rushing forward soon as it’s let out. Sounds a little darker but without getting sinister. Swelling, Harmonia-like sounds arise hazy notions. However certainty will not be gained – the next moment’s already past.
Esplanade gets explicit. But only after a while: It takes more than a minute before the first bassdrum, the most intense on the EP, starts and another minute before the bassline comes in – detroitish? The dancefloor opens its arms, the pretty little head gently swaying between its shoulders.

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Andrès Garcìa - Ballad EP

Andrès Garcia grew up in Spain and was, like so many artists are, introduced to the miraculous world of music by his grandfather. With guitar, flute and percussion he started to explore his future passion for sound and tones. His creativity and his joy with trying out new things increased with the discovery of synthesizers and computers.
Living in Switzerland since the 80ies, he's now producing electronic tracks for various projects. His diverse sound skills lend themselves perfectly to the resilient dancefloor. In addition to that his music has been variously used as a soundtrack for the theatrical stage.

Andrès is releasing an EP on Kalk Pets featuring three different versions of his track Ballad. Now if you're associating melancholy and a thousand tears with that title, you'll be taught better by the track itself. For this particular ballad is full of positive energies and sings anything but the blues.

Uwe Señor Coconut Schmidt aka Atom polishes the Ballad-track with additional beats and insightful words and turns it into a real Disco-Pop wingding: This Song is not about sex / it's about music / because music is better than pussy. The minds are shaking. He has proved his sense for slant humour already before on his album Liedgut.

Another potential hit is the Remix by John Keys & Los Updates. Los Updates being Jorge Gonzales, who has contributed the vocals. Having played in a popular band called Los Prisoneros, he is a celebrated popstar in South America, and, amongst other things, has been participating as a singer in the last album by Sieg über die Sonne. A finely lascivious party-mix. John Keys aka Dandy Jack & Andrès Garcia are responsible for the musical part. File under Powerpop and Emotronic.

Playful sounds keeping the stroke of a ping-pong game and sure to keep your body high-spirited.

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I Got Through EP - Paul Frick

Paul Frick is back with another massive EP on Kalk Pets. I Got Through is his third release for the Berlin producer on the vinyl sublabel of Karaoke Kalk and with it Frick has delivered another quality record.

The 3 track EP kicks off with title tune I Got Through which is a prime slice of jazzy house. Divine house beats and jazzy synth licks are interspersed with a spoken word monologue by Crawford, which succeeds in giving it that personal touch. The pace picks up on B-side opener Shoot & Roll, a funky tune with disco leanings. And this fine EP winds to a close with Into The Void, which is appropriately more down tempo and so provides the perfect closing number for the 12-inch.

The I Got Through EP has something for every moment: chilled house to warm up, prime time disco grooves and even a down tempo track to close with. Recently hyperactive with Brandt Brauer Frick, Paul Frick proves his versatility with a freshly inspired and directly bumping record. It is another proud addition to the Kalk Pets catalogue.

http://www.brandtbrauerfrick.de/
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/paulfrick




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Paul Frick - I Got Through EP

Paul Frick is back with another massive EP on Kalk Pets. I Got Through is his third release for the Berlin producer on the vinyl sublabel of Karaoke Kalk and with it Frick has delivered another quality record.

The 3 track EP kicks off with title tune "I Got Through" which is a prime slice of jazzy house. Divine house beats and jazzy synth licks are interspersed with a spoken word monologue by Crawford, which succeeds in giving it that personal touch. The pace picks up on B-side opener "Shoot & Roll", a funky tune with disco leanings. And this fine EP winds to a close with "Into The Void", which is appropriately more down tempo and so provides the perfect closing number for the 12-inch.

The I Got Through EP has something for every moment: chilled house to warm up, prime time disco grooves and even a down tempo track to close with. Recently hyperactive with Brandt Brauer Frick, Paul Frick proves his versatility with a freshly inspired and directly bumping record. It is another proud addition to the Kalk Pets catalogue.

http://www.brandtbrauerfrick.de/
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/paulfrick




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Maluco - Right Time? The Remixes

Max Loderbauer, Pier Bucci and Argenis Brito most recently presented us with their sun-drenched acoustic showers under the name of Maluco on Karaoke Kalk in 2008.  For spring 2009 the trio's south-american sounds have now been remodelled  into brandnew electronic dance mixes  by three very diligent, and indeed very striking ladies.

First up is the almost 10 minutes-long Soul-Friction Remix of "Evandro" by Sonja Moonear. Native of Switzerland she is in great demand as a DJane as well as a prudent producer of monumental techno music. She is also one creative half of the electronic live-duo Junction SM who call the label Kalk Pets their home and have released their debut back in August 2006 (Kalk Pets 6).

Dinky aka DJ Dinky is reviving the fresh sound of "Sam". The native Chilean is a true globetrotter, currently living in Berlin, where she runs her own label Horizontal. Her most recent longplayer "May Be Later" has been released on Vakant in autumn 2008 and is utterly beautiful, like the soundtrack of some sublime travel documentary. An exotic adventure in the midst of a big city.

Last but not least Chica Paula is delighting us with her "La Del Barrio" version of "Right Time", testing the mind with such a relaxed sound that there's just no time for moping about. The Maluco-rush isn't at all a new arena for the chilean musician: Together with Max Loderbauer she is known as Chica and the Folder, an electronic indie-duo who has latest played live at the 10th anniversary party of the Monika label at Volksbühne, Berlin, in 2007. Chica Paula has already released a remix for Donna Regina (Karaoke Kalk artists themselves) on Kalk Pets 13 and a solo 12" on Kalk Pets is soon to appear.

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Paul Frick - Knock On Wood EP

Some months ago, back in 2007, producer and musician Paul Frick released his first solo house EP "Do Something" on Kalk Pets and scored quite a success with it. His new EP "Knock On Wood" is up to shake the dancefloors of technoid soul even more. The Berliner presents us with three extraordinary sound set-ups: "Slow Dance" is a track that doesn't neccessarily incite cuddlesome swaying but strains your legs much more than the title suggests. The title track "Knock On Wood, Babe" features Matthias Engler on the marimbaphone. Engler and Frick are occasional collaborators in the field of experimental music. The classical trained percussionist is cofounder of the "adapter" ensemble and plays (among others) with the "Ensemble Modern" (that might be known even to popfans through its collaboration with Frank Zappa in 1992). Frick's previous ardour for popmusic is represented by his catchy sound-collages. The third track on the EP, „Steal My Heart“, consists exclusively of "stolen" sounds that he sampled from other artists. Crawford, known and fancied by Berlin's club scene for his eclectic DJ sets, comments very charmingly on every new sound, revealing who it was sampled from. So the systematic sound rip-off is to be understood as a homage to the artists that are stolen from.


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Donna Regina - More Remixes

It's been almost eight years since Donna Regina's "Star Ferry Remixes" have been released on Karaoke Kalk and they've become sort of a classic by now, one that you can put on again and again - after all who wouldn't like to recall the musical feats of Isolee, Michael Mayer or Wechsel Garland.
So now, with the release of Donna Regina's 2nd album "More", the idea suggested itself to once again have some of the tracks remixed by their friends. The 12" starts off with two remixes of "Pink Alert" featuring a collaboration of studio wizard slash synthesizer freak Curio with the journalist, DJ and label owner (Running Back) Gerd Janson. These are followed by a highly melodic version of the song "Playing Free" remixed by Chica Paula & Tobias. Paula Schopf is one half of the Duo Chica and the Folder as well as a sought DJ. Tobias Freund is best known through his solo releases on Logistic and through his participation with the projects NSI and Sieg über die Sonne.
Completing the 12" is a version of "Camp Nou", a debut collaboration of Donna Regina's live member Steffen Irlinger together with Marian Müller, a project that will hopefully be followed up in the future...

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Paul Frick - Do Something EP

As a studied composer native Berliner Paul Frick is predominantly writing experimental music for classical instruments.In addition to that he's producing music for theatre, radio plays and experimental improvisation. It is only through his assistance in "konsens", a producer team and audiovisual live act, that he has come to electronic music. Now he's laying on a fine 4 track ep on kalk pets. Soul-breathing and yet reiterative house music, hypnotic and sometimes technoid. The classically produced tracks get their sinews from a particular state of hovering. A spark of melancholy resonates, but instead of loftily diffusing it arrives at a condensed lightness. Many organic resp. accoustic sounds are used. Some of these sounds have been sampled from earlier compositions of Frick's for classical instruments, again others he has recorded directly for the album. A brilliant debut album of the young Berlin producer.

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Mario Masullo & Xm - Gimme Some Truth

As a cofounder of the italian label defrag Mario Masullo is contributing a good deal to the progression of electronic music in Italy. The label's various releases by artists like Glitches, Thomas Jirku or Anders Ilar have in common the same clear and minimal language.
Besides various projects as a musician and producer, amongst them collaborations with Gez Varley, he is now releasing a 12" under the name of MARIO MASULLO & XM on the befriended label Kalk Pets. XM being Maurizio Martusciello, one of the pioneering key figures within Italy's electronic scene.
For this release Masullo has put aside his familiar minimal sound and devoted himself to the cheery, more technoid realms of electronic dance music.

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