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Amir - Vernissage Four

With this new release from Amir on Trapez ltd, it is clear that Amir has turned towards house music even
more than with his last releases.
He has set the focus here on a stronger mix down with less small snippets but rather bold and fat jacking
sounds.
“Imperial Monuments” the a-side of the 12” keeps itself low-key, but works with a texture that is build on
skilfully looped themes that have more impact on the floor than some multi-layered house tracks right
now.
“Soft Watch” is a deeper and “softer” almost US styled house tune with wild pitch strings and animal
sounds like sequences, shifting gear elegantly minute by minute by adding beats, evolving in a euphoric
“grand piano theme” and short vocal snippets. This track is full of joy and really a track for people who
are in love with good music.
“Extase L188“ is a classic Amir track as we know them from the release on Trapez ltd, cool, with very
many small funky details working you over in a pleasant way with cool beat programming and vocals.
The remixes come by Remerc and Crowdkillers.
Remerc producer from Cologne gives his debut here with a remix of “Extase L 188” giving it a stronger
percussive frame, with lots of drive and a more bizarre and freaky touch.
US producer team Crowkillers have given “Soft Watch” a treatment towards big time house music,
working with traditional elements skilfully, they create a sensual house pearl.

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Mihalis Safras VS Pascal Mollin - Jaws EP

Mihalis Safras is back with another big time release on Trapez ltd produced together with German artist
Pascal Mollin.
They have announced to go stronger on to the techno side with this release, but we certainly see the roots
in post Detroit and Chicago house.

 
“Jaws” starts classically with a fat sounding Safras beat but introduces after 2 minutes a crass electronic
sounding noise, which for sure will pull clubbers out of their “bubble” and throw them on to the dance
floor.
Track two “Move” was produced by Pascal Mollin alone and starts out with a static noise but soon reveals
itself as a heavy hypnotic clubber that works skilful with repetition as Robert Hood and folks are making it
a topic in their tracks. At the peak of the track they start dropping strings with tons of delay on them as
well as the magic vocal “move”. This is a dead cool track you can hardly resist! Ok this is enough... you
will have to decide for yourself.
The last track “System” knocks brutally in with the force of a “black jack”, head on percussive thumbs,
relentless as a mule.
Bonus Track "Intron" was written by Pascal Mollin, making a reference to vintage hypnotic Chicago house
with choir like sequences climbing up and down... adding impact provided through his techno
handwriting.
TRACK LIST:
A. Jaws B1. Move B2. System
Digital 1. Intron

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BNZO - Agbadza

BNZO aka Ben Engelbert is an artist based in San Diego, California who is new to the scene... but who
has already got great skills and a feeling for how to create great emotions... we see here a big talent
coming.
Ben offers a high performance with his opening track “Agbadza”! There is no doubt heard once you will
not forget this track.
A light at heart track with a huge dance floor peak time attitude that pulls all strings and tricks to turn the
dance floor upside down!
It is also one of these tracks that puts a smile on your face. So what can we say... it is a “DJ heaven”
category.

 
Jay Lumen remixes “Agbadza” in a similar fashion but adds all his DJ experience. Jay has it going with DJ
gigs at Fabric/ London and takes no prisoners with his remix, aiming straight at the DJ he knows with
what pace he can keep control of the main elements of the track.

 
“Sex, Drug, Dance” by BNZO is a real crowd pleaser that has a real catchy and tender side to it... it aims
at the clubber, but still has these edgy experimental sounds coming in which makes it a perfect Trapez ltd
track. Giving this track to the right DJ... this can be big.

 
“Makru” is a bit MBF style we must admit, but much more relaxed and friendly with the clubb really playing
it cool even when it gets going and explodes on the dance floor.

 
West coast DJ and producer Meerkat who has supported James Holden with gigs there takes on the
challenge to induce a bit of Traum feeling in his remix of “Agbadza”.
Meerkat has that certain band inspired vibe going which takes the track in a total different direction... one
might look at it as a totally different track!
We have a cool and steady remix by Ndkj of Agbadza that rocks the ship home. Nice.

 
Last but not least Trapez ltd artist Blind Minded has remixed “Sex, Drug, Dance” juggling his cool old
school theme in a nice way... making simple things big.

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M.in - Tech me house

M.in alias Markus Ferdinand has been busy releasing on various labels and he is still a unpredictable person.
His release on Desolat “Sing And Blow At The Same Time” as well as his release on Robsoul have established him as a funky player in the field of minimal, who freshened up the genre with light hearted emotional tracks.
Trapez ltd has been in contact with him since the early days, so we are happy to welcome his debut 3 track on Trapez ltd.

“Teach Me House” is a little bit of a new school version of the early “jack” tracks.
The title track is a groove monster that plunges into catchy vocals of a TV preacher evoking that early house spirit but connecting it to M.in´s undisputable funky beats.

“Le Cirque Du Tambours” comes in a remix by Desolat label mate Den Ishu who has also recorded together with Arado for Area Remote in the Netherlands and who is based also in the former coal mining district of Germany where Marcus Sur and Reuter stem from, who belong to the MBF LTD fraction.
A district that has a long tradition for house music.
Den Ishu´s remix of “Le Cirque Du Tambours” is a driving house with frantic female vocals, pumping M.in´s soulfulness on the dance floor.
M.in´s original mix of “Le Cirque Du Tambours” rounds up the record nicely. Certainly more on the cool side of things, he adds a lot of small details on the percussive side, keeping a natural flow with jazzy elements... such as a trumpet and acoustic drums.

The release also holds 2 digital remixes of „Lord Teach Me House“.
Wouter De Moor has released on hip Dutch label Remote Area together with Gideon Bouwens and we are proud to have him do a remix for Trapez ltd. Wouter blends skilful old school house elements with new production and generates here a remix with a U.S. vintage feeling.
Acclaimed Brazilian producer Gabriel Serrasqueiro has positioned himself amoung the top 5 Brazilian DJs, reached top ranks in Beatport and has earned praise from DJs such as Hernan Cattaneo, Laurent Garnier and Anthony Papa. GABE also won international recognition with the nomination for Best Revelation DJ in 2009, on Ibiza DJ Awards. His remix of "Lord Teach Me House" is a cool modern rhythm track interpretation the track totally different to Wouter De Moor.

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David Keno - Bambi EP

We welcome Berlin based David Keno who has recently remixed Minilogue for Traum.
David has in the past recorded for Frankfurt's legendary techno label i220, Morris Sport Audio and had quite a musical journey going which lead him to labels such as Get Physical's Kindisch Label, Hi Freaks and Frankie Records.

He delivers a fine selection of four bouncy house cuts that are so elegant, bloomy, sunny and uplifting, it feels as if winter did not exist.
All 3 tracks are catchy trax and have a nice light feeling to them and therfore speak a modern language.
Mr Keno plays house with an amazing easiness... incorporating drops of charming female vocals making this release a wonderful house EP.
All tracks show a different perspective, so you have for example with “Watermelons” a very poppy track that defines itself through the vocals much more than with the other tracks.

“Towards you” is a slacker... gentle and floating leaving a stain of romance on ones chest.
Keno loves walking basslines, their acoustic quality and these small digits of melody (“Catnip “) often meeting Detroit sounding chords, making this a true Berlin product.

New school house was never better!

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Mark Henning & Den - La Galaxia Llorona & Close Encounters of the Deep Kind Remixes

The second part of the remixes for Mark Henning & Den includes popular and new names from the dance
scene.
You probably have heard the Grünbox release we have done on Trapez 110 or of his releases in the past
on our label or Alex Under´s label CMYK. Here you can witness the finest skills of the Argentinean
producer. They may have lost their game in football... but his remix of “Close Encounters of the Deep
Kind“ is a winner. Grünbox trickery to work with very different sounds/samples has earned him praise
from Black Strobe, who called him one of the best producers around.
Grünbox is a juggler and a true artist who seeks the challenge, no format, formula or prefix... from South
American vocals, to underwater sounds, he incorporates all of it to a funky groove and when it is over...
you have to take a deep breath... this man has been put on earth to do music.
The second remix comes from UK artist Kanio who was nominated for best minimal artist at the Beatport
Music Awards 2009. His remix is definitely more on the house side of things, being very bouncy and
garage influenced.
Jules-de-Pearl has just made his debut with his own vinyl release ion MBF LTD... the deeper side of MBF.
Here he shows exactly these skills for which he is admired... cool rhythmic patterns filled with soulful
samples, somehow a west coast sound not unlike one of our favourites: Scuba. Jules has toured with
bands in the past and has learned to play the drums.
German duo Autodeep have made a Chicago monster out of „La Galaxia Llorona“... which reminds us in
some ways of Lil Louis!
As a bonus mix Mark Henning & Den have written a Super nova edit of “La Galaxia Llorona”.

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Italoboyz - Phantasmino EP

The Italoboyz released their „Portucais“ EP with us a year ago and now we are exited to release
two new tracks by them and a digital bonus remix from Trapez ltd artist Blind Minded.
The Italoboyz are free spirits. They always invested a lot of effort, like to use „real sounds“ and
instruments played by musicians and go for the matureness and raw side of the authentic sound.
So here with their „Phantasmino“ EP you can witness two new tracks that have grown with them
over some time we believe.
With “Phantasmino“ you can fee all their analogue equipment giving the track a real psychedelic
profile with a kind of Eurasian melodic flavour being added. We would say this is a blast from
the past... also a bit rockish in a good sense.
This is definitely handcrafted music and intentionally goes against the modern trend of over
eq’ing music. A real drugged out epic hymn for party people who want to go all the way.
You can be sure the Italoboyz will not let you down.
On the flipside the duo gives us with “9/96” a drum track that could be part of a mad marching
drumming band. Somehow surreal, but as they say has taken dance floors apart for some time
now when they play it in their DJ set.
Their mate Blind Minded has added a remix of “Phantasmino“ to the release. A beautiful
dubstep kind of tricky version of the original, which abstract texture creates a soulful piece of
music.

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Mark Henning & Den - La Galaxia Llorona

We welcome back Mark Henning. Mark released a 12“ „Pokerbot“ at an early stage of Trapez
ltd already. He recorded his new EP together with Japanese artist Den aka Tokuto Denda.
The 4 track EP features the tracks “La Galaxia Llorona” and “Close Encounters of the Deep Kind”
plus two remixes, one by Ed Davenport and another one by Sebastian Russell.
This EP is a hell of a techno EP, the revenge of Detroit techno.
We would say once „La Galaxia Llorona“ has started shifting into gear, there is no way back as
Adonis used to say. This is a pulsating emotional techno track with strings playing a sequential
melody and percussion slashing through all of it from time to time. This is a knight in armour... very
proud and full of elegance and strength and horsepower.
Ed Davenport has made a bassline driven DJ tool out of it, quite Berlin style, for all of us who ever
believed in the Basic Channel sound of Berlin, here we go.
Sebastian Russell keeps his remix on the housy side of things, with a velvet sounding deep kick,
instruments joining in... making it an “orchestra” of live played instruments... a bit of a
celebration... light and elegant.
“Close Encounters of the Deep Kind” is a flow of warm liquid like music

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Mihalis Safras - There is no place

Mihalis has released incredible trax over the last 2 years with Trapez ltd and has been one of the
few artists to release an album on the platform. Only Mihalis could pull off this palette so
gracefully.
With Mihalis original version of "There Is No Place" the percussion is delicately layered and the
groove is suitably enhanced before the final breakdown, which somehow evokes thoughts of the
Greek coliseum and fanfares announcing the final battle. This is a corker, you cannot ask for more.
A killer house groove – beautifully produced and striped back to just the essential elements... this
is a monster that ought to keep all the die-hard Trapez ltd fans happy.
If you have not had enough of the track, watch out for Hugo's remix. His remix shows great
appreciation for the original but catapults the voice into the sky and makes a disco novelty out of
it.
The b1 track "Materialistic" keeps up that kind of house feeling, jitters and quivers alongside
small bits of vocals and thunders of delays and walking basslines. This track has a nice Detroit
feeling to it somewhere along the bassline and chords it makes Blake Baxter come alive. The track
was produced together with F. Grant.
The digital bonus remix comes from Citizen Kain & Ohuture who have recorded before for MBF.
Their remix is a heavy bass driven monster, grinding like a caterpillar with metallic percussion.
An additional remix was done by the new talents form Cologne Intuitiv who set forward a pretty
good production, bassline driven and funky in the way they treat the vocal.

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Mihalis Safras - Berliner

The Greek icon Mihalis Safras returns from his summer break with a powerful 4 track ep!
For all the die hard fans of Mihalis “Berliner” makes a strong move towards the deep and
driving side of what we would call „Detroit influenced“ music.
We have experienced some of this style on his Trapez ltd album “Cry For The Last Dance“.
But with „Berliner“ Mihalis ads even more depth and sensuality to his style which makes the track
a powerful piece of techno.
“Berliner” is made out of one piece as we say here... a masterpiece of post Chicago sexiness,
sensual and very rhythmic!
The DJ Madskillz remix of “Berliner“ is the reduced and funky form of dub techno which is
popular around the world with the fans of Madskillz and 2000 and One.
Please take a seat and fasten your seatbelts... Mr Madskillz is going for a ride, a joyful ride,
throwing in effect and muting them, opening up and closing the gate.
This expect this as the original to be big.
“Sirano” puts more emphasis on the Latin groove factor a track for people who know how to
dance, seductive and hypnotic, a perfect flipside track.
The b2 track “Loco” gives us a bit of a rest after three groundbreaking tracks we thought but
know better after 30 seconds. “Loco” is a percussive groover of high quality with a mighty touch
of bass.
TRACK LIST:
A1. Berliner
A2. Berliner (DJ Madskillz rmx)
B1. Sirano
B2. Loco

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Amir - Vernissage One

Amir has been pushing house music for a long period as a DJ in his hometown Mainz, with
numerous gigs in his resident club 50 Grad and clubs all around south Germany.
In Mainz Amir is alongside Butch the person who is considered the one who knows what house
music is all about.
The label Bouq. he is involved with has a strong following and allows him to plan events for free
featuring the whole Bouq. crew.
His latest release came out on NRK Music and his third release on Trapez ltd is already fulfilling
one part of his new master plan.
Amir has planned a series of releases that all run under the title of Vernissage intending to create
space for creativity showing that his skills are not limited to one kind of style.


With Vernissage One on Trapez ltd Amir kicks off a beat which could have been written by
Herbert. As Amir says himself his beats are ongoing a constant change, nothing stays the same.
”Cadaques” indeed highlights a spiritual quality that is expressed by ethno sounds, constantly
shifting dynamics and a feeling for deepness.
The flipside “Guernica” extends this feeling in a nice way, creating a super hypnotic groove,
involving acoustic percussion, nature sounds, live atmosphere of vocals and sounds that
reminded him of Spain.
Santé aka Philipp Maier the co-producer of Tiefschwarz has done a dub remix of “Cadaques”
which reminds us of Chicago house music of the early 90s, respectively of “Pressure Cooker”.
Later appearing psychedelic passages could make it a cool “deranged after hour track”.

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Circular Star - Egyptian Eye

This Scottish producer puts Trapez ltd again on the techno map. After a couple of more housy releases on Trapez ltd this release is a tougher one.
Circular Star works techno a bit in a post Detroit fashion... the sounds smells of industrial sites, burned rubber and has that certain sexy machine rhythm to it which we always felt was the Jeff Mills factor. They have little glamour about them, they are true and a direct force.

“Burner” the A1 track is a stripped down give and go beat monster, just very aware of what it is doing, upright is walks and it knows it has style. This is a rocker and a track that can be virtually mixed with.
B2 “Red” carries this feeling a step further has a melody going that also refers to the sound we have heard in industrial places and certainly in the Tresor in Berlin.
This is a true Berlin basement rocker we believe and cool DJ tool.

“Egyptian Eye” is a track that never touches the ground, all elements seem to be in mid air and are part of a cool loops structure that makes this track so intense.

“Space Free” is the deepest track of the record, this is dubbed out techno with delays that create a industrial–electronic feeling similar to some of Basic Channel's greatest tracks.
Be sure to listen also to this track since it is a wonderful one. Relying on a strong drive, the track works with machine like movements and ghostly vocals put through delays

The digital Remix comes from French producer Alex Kid who used to record for F-Comm and Blind Minded who has recorded for Trapez ltd several EPs.

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Blind Minded - Mr. Propre

Blind Minded lives in London and is famous for his live appearances and has his third release with Trapez ltd with „Mr Propre”.
His first two release on Trapez ltd was supported heavily and where charted by the Italoboyz so we are looking forward to his follow up.
“Mr. Propre” is the return of what used to be of the Detroit sound blended with modern spontaneous changes in mood and crossovers which will put a smile on your face.

Mr. Propre” is the most technoid of all three tracks, whereas “Jazz 2 Me” is a bassline monster, with vocal-quotes about jazz music stating it as “a state of life“, “something that you live!“. Altogether a sexy cool groover!
“The Melting Freak“ is the most deep of all three tracks. Here you can hear Blind Minded playing his analogue instruments (also a real 808 drum machine) being funky and cool rather than going for cheap thrills.

We are glad to have Kanio with us again for a remix. Kanio smashed his way onto the underground dance music scene in late 2007 with a string of chart topping productions. Kanio’s productions are regularly featured in the charts on Beatport. In little more than a year he achieved a massive 5 top tens and a further 7 top 20's, cementing his position on the worldwide scene, and becoming nominated for best minimal artist at the Beatport music awards 2009.
Kanio has been really successful by blending house with techno and so Blindminded´s song "Jazz 2 Me " must have been the perfect target for him. His remix for Giorgio pimps up classic house elements and transform the original into a storming dance tune.

Hailing from Birmingham, in the heart of the UK, Subb-an has been making a hell of a name for himself over the last two years. He has been recording for labels such as as Bpitch Control, Hypercolour and Mothership, whilst launching his own One Records imprint with Below founder Adam Shelton.
Subb-an´s remix for Blindminded shows great skill for after hour moments so his remix will be the perfect matrix to people to go crazy.


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Butch - Reshef

Butch continues the path he has lately introduced with “Muskatnuss” with a another stunning piece of percussive deep techno house: “Reshef”. This epic monster has all the skills a track needs and runs for almost 12 minutes.
Famous for his skills of cutting up whole Disney cartoons and converting them into a sparkling groovy beat, also “Reshef“ has that unbelievable funkiness combined with a “freak out” madness that has helped Butch to rock the biggest dance floors around. Introducing his famous “rain drops” and “flutes” Butch has acquired a toolbox of sounds that he delicately layers and enhances.
Building up a subtle tension and keeping it low key all through the track, his breakdowns are always what one is looking for.
On the flipside of the record we find an “überfunky” remix by his close friend Amir.
Amir's remix of “Reshef” has a huge seductive and hypnotic quality which will make it a big track on the dance floor. Hearing a lot of percussive beats being played out by DJs nowadays, Amir is a master of programming his own grooves and layering them in a fashion that is hard to find. Amir is definitely one of these rare cavemen that have this exclusive kind of funk buried deep in their guts.
The digital bonus includes a new version of "Muskatnuss" that Butch has recently written, with more dynamic than the original and a different sound design!

The release also holds 3 digital only remixes of „Reshef“. Chris Gowland aka GOW has recorded before on Trapez and was played heavily by Ricardo Villalobos. Here you get a hypnotic and deep mix by the talented and and coming UK producer that reminds us very much of brilliant productions on Outer Rhythm in the beginning of the 90ies.

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Deep´a & Biri - Twisted Tango

Deep´a & Biri have been involved in the Tel Aviv house scene for some time. With this 3 track EP plus digital bonus track they give their debut now.

“Twisted Tango” is the most stripped down of all three tracks and a real cool groover. One of these tracks that grow enormously with volume and space.
These two guys have got a good vision of how dance music should be to clad the clubbers in cotton batting. Their cool way of transmitting “indifference” has always been the carrier of sensuality and sexiness in entertainment and it does create a certain kind of peppermint stench here. The vocals stabs in this one work like dubby elements which Deep´a & Biri drop like things dropping out of your pocket.

“Mischievous” is a perfect bassline monster... deep and heavy with a genius “pam pam“ vocal stab. We don't know where these samples come from but they are luscious as hell.
Welcome to the pleasure dome!


“Hine Gama” is as cool as the two other tracks but but a little more laissez-faire fair. We don't think that anybody will be able to resist this bright light brown colour it shows with all it's reflections of intensive sun beams shining in.

The digital bonus track “Cannibalism” is of a total different nature and we though it might be perfect for a digital bonus. More melodic and epic and funnily it reminds of of the early Sven Väth sound on Harthouse.

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UND - Fox in the box remixes

A track that somehow survived alls musical trends.
Popping up years later at Noice! on Proton radio, we say thank you here at this point to the dedicated Harry Evers and Louise Kemp for putting so much faith in this track!

The remixes of UND´s "Fox In The Box" include a superb unreleased "dub remix" of Christian Martin from Dirty Bird, a mix by Cologne's dub experts Salz, a remix from the London duo C.E.S.M. and one by Alex Nagshineh.
No need to say much about Christian Martin, we know he always delivers classy stuff.
His remix is more stripped down than his version on the Trapez 100 and so this track might be even better to play out loud on house parties.

The Salz duo from Cologne consisting out of Emanuel Geller and Axel Erbstoesser have remixed the track in their own dubby style and have created a rocking massive dub monster! You might have witnessed their mix of "Verse 2 the Chorus" on the Trapez 100, this remix is even stronger!

C.E.S.M. are Council Estate Super Models, a UK based project of step up Jules Dent and singer Sam Woodford. A love for a certain retro edge combined with an upbeat retro electro style
have provided their remix of "Fox In the Box" with that unpredictable cool mixture of styles that make it so special. The remix is quieter, a journey starting off in fashion of an indie band

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Edu Imbernon and Samuel Knob - Trilopenco

Edu Imbernon and Samuel Knob contribute with “Trilopenco “ and “Cascoporro” two cool housy minimal slammers: This is 100% club music. We can see the tracks being played heavily by a lot of DJs. Relaxed but at the same time moving very rhythmically, both tracks have a modern way of getting the party going.

Edu Imbernon and Samuel Knob are best when they do little, their dynamic in the rhythm-section is the key element to their success and it is this modern approach to dance music that has created so much fame for Edu Imbernon´s records on Liebe Und Detail and other labels.

But with the remix of “Trilopenco“ by Uner and Coyu we get an even stronger housy feeling installed on Trapez ltd, which can be the missing link to DJ sets that incorporate different feelings.


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Mihalis Safras - Interafrica Remixes

Following his Trapez ltd album „Cry For the Last Dance“, here come 3 remixes of Mihalis hit track „Interafrica“.

Mark Broom has done an exceptional and strong remix converting the percussive power of the original into a slick technoish rocker!

In a contrast to Mark's mix The Glitz have provided a remix which sticks very much to the original, but has put a magic glove full of Hi–Tek sound design on top of it.
The result is a very modern, cool and slick housy remix, which will be interesting for people who love modern sound aesthetics.

The notorious Luciano Esse & Toni D have been working with Mihalis for a while and have here contributed the most classic of all three remixes.
They have put an emphasis on the percussive side of the original and have fused it with an hypnotic disco bassline in the style of Carl Craig.
This remix should do very good with classic house DJs.


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Marcus Sur - Down with the ship

Marcus Sur lives 30 minutes from Cologne in Essen and has recorded for several labels in the past like Pottheads with whom he reached no 1 in the DCC charts with his "Stop the Junk" release. His latest tracks were released on Highgrade and Keno records.

Marcus Sur played bass in a band but stopped in the 90ies to get involved in DJing which lead to famous residencies in clubs such as "Rote Liebe" and "Baikonur" where he was also responsible for the musical programme.

With his release „Down With The Ship“ on Trapez ltd he shows his love for minimal music. His definition of minimal though has more in common with Robert Hood than with recent developments due to the fact that his love for rare groove and deep house music has been part of his life.

His 4 track Ep (2 tracks on vinyl 4 tracks digitally) is authentic and cool and speaks the language of the coal mining district in Germany, the Ruhrpott. House music has always been big there and lead to the founding of one of the first House distributers in Germany, NTT .

Marcus Sur is momentarily resident at the Gold Club in Essen where he will celebrate his release on the Trapez label night (26th of September).


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Blind Minded - Underground Life

London based producer Giorgio Cadamuro aka Blind Minded has recorded a remix for the Italoboyz of their track "Body And Soul" in 2008 and released his first solo 12" „Tekatek“ both on Trapez ltd soon after.

This digital release by the wizard Blind Minded is all about the London metro and includes the best of his wild sampling he has done so far.

Although working with quite diverse samples Blind Minded manages to get an organic feel going with “Underground Life” and has the track turn towards the end into a cosmic trip!

“To the Bus” is a rocker more direct and a bit Chicago, showing that metro announcements can be sexy as hell! This tune can turn clubs upside down!

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Mihalis Safras - Cry for the last Dance


Just a year ago a new name appeared on the international techno landscape.
An artist who has a vivid past, lived the live of rockn´roll for almost 10 years, playing all the clubs in Greece and who was voted one of the best DJs in Greece... stopped from one day to the other to quit with his past and to beginn with “something” new.
His name was Mihalis Safras. He soon began buying equipment and learned quickly to produce a a “fett“ powerful electronic sound. But other than that it is his personality that struck Riley Reinhold which led to a signing of up to now five 12"s on Trapez limited.

Mihalis Safras is also called the “octopus”. There is no other man in techno business who can communicate with so many people, talk about so many different topics and still manage at the end of the day to come up with superb tracks.
Sure some people will say there is too much Mihalis Safras around referring to his remixes for
BPitch, Great Stuff etc... but the man has a heart as big as Mykonos and the speed of Pegasus.

Mihalis Safras is a true artist who travels once a year with his band shutting down all techno channels to play the instruments he learned to play... and to chill down.
The history of this album is a history of a friendship between the artist Mihalis Safras and the painstaking research for originality from Riley Reinhold, DJ and mastermind behind all selection of music on Traum and affiliated labels for over 10 years.

So now what do we get? We get a full year of what we consider is the best of what Mihalis Safras has ever released.
Why did we not release it before on EPs when it is so good? Because Mihalis knew he had enough talent to still keep pumping out grand 12"s. What we get with his album are 12 tracks, eleven of them unreleased and on top an edit of "Here Comes The Rain" which we believe was a perfect track to close the album.






The tracks all work hand in hand and cover easily 5 different genres from techno ("Ganman", "Adonis") to tribal and experimental ("Zavel") to Detroit melancholy ("Cry For The Last Dance", "Here Comes The Rain"), to fat minimal (Chopsticks), to deep (Chica Boom) to pop. Mihalis is in a true sense a musical octopus.

If you have not heard "Interafrica", tune in to this album to get a mars bar full of music by Mihalis.


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Butch - Muskatnuss

Well what can we say, two tracks that could not be more different from well know Mainz/ Germany based artist Butch aka Bülent Gürler.

The a side “Destruction” is a track that so perfectly fits into the scene of German minimal house, we think it will be eaten up immediately by the DJ scene.

The flipside track “Muskatnuss” is more challenging and made for the advanced DJs. This track is weird, funky, housey and more on the side of the new school of house we get nowadays from Cecille and similar labels.
The track makes use of samples from Butch's most sought after sample libaries that include fantastic cartoon sounds he has cut up and arranged rhythmically.


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Mihalis Safras - Cry the last dance

Just a year ago a new name appeared on the international techno landscape.
An artist who has a vivid past, lived the live of rockn´roll for almost 10 years, playing all the clubs in Greece and who was voted one of the best DJs in Greece... stopped from one day to the other to quit with his past and to beginn with “something” new.
His name was Mihalis Safras. He soon began buying equipment and learned quickly to produce a a “fett“ powerful electronic sound. But other than that it is his personality that struck Riley Reinhold which led to a signing of up to now five 12"s on Trapez limited.

Mihalis Safras is also called the “octopus”. There is no other man in techno business who can communicate with so many people, talk about so many different topics and still manage at the end of the day to come up with superb tracks.
Sure some people will say there is too much Mihalis Safras around referring to his remixes for
BPitch, Great Stuff etc... but the man has a heart as big as Mykonos and the speed of Pegasus.

Mihalis Safras is a true artist who travels once a year with his band shutting down all techno channels to play the instruments he learned to play... and to chill down.
The history of this album is a history of a friendship between the artist Mihalis Safras and the painstaking research for originality from Riley Reinhold, DJ and mastermind behind all selection of music on Traum and affiliated labels for over 10 years.

So now what do we get? We get a full year of what we consider is the best of what Mihalis Safras has ever released.
Why did we not release it before on EPs when it is so good? Because Mihalis knew he had enough talent to still keep pumping out grand 12"s. What we get with his album are 12 tracks, eleven of them unreleased and on top an edit of "Here Comes The Rain" which we believe was a perfect track to close the album.






The tracks all work hand in hand and cover easily 5 different genres from techno ("Ganman", "Adonis") to tribal and experimental ("Zavel") to Detroit melancholy ("Cry For The Last Dance", "Here Comes The Rain"), to fat minimal (Chopsticks), to deep (Chica Boom) to pop. Mihalis is in a true sense a musical octopus.

If you have not heard "Interafrica", tune in to this album to get a mars bar full of music by Mihalis.


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Blind Minded - Tekatek

Coming from the underground world of raves and squats, Italian producer Giorgio Cadamuro
aka Blind Minded spent his early days studying drums and percussion as well as classical piano.
As the music evolved and the technologies started to be a fundamental part of dance music, he
took a degree in audio engineering in Australia and became involved in recording and mixing for
several artists. Living in London now, he is developing his Blind Minded live set performances.
Blind Minded had recorded a remix for the Italoboyz of their track "Body And Soul" on Trapez ltd
in 2008 and was signed for his first solo 12" soon after.
Giorgio's mixture of house, Disco and Techno sees it's result in these 3 tracks which are fuelled
with a lot of euphoria and don't hesitate to make brave/ courageous changes when crossing over
from one genre to the other.
"Tekatek" is a crazy almost Cosmic Sandwich like track with samples of what seems to be a
demonstration guide for playing percussive instruments!
"Clap in Time" is a bongo flavoured tech house track with deep strings and moody atmosphere
sneaking in.
The Digital track "Perk Beat" is very much a nutter, combining crazy James Last orchestra bits with
pitched down vocals and strong basslines.
So what do you make out of that?

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Amir - Communicate

Rimah Khalouf aka Amir has gotten fame with his half dozen releases, recently his Amir remix for
Butch's “Last Tango” on EMM Rec. has gained him lots of respect in the techno scene.
The super feedback has lead to a release on hip label 8-Bit records in February 2009, where he
will release the Jazz loops ep.
With his debut on Trapez ltd Amir shows he is a master of the groove and certainly knows how to
work with small digits of sounds in a funky way which puts him in the league of top Cadenza
artists.
The 2-track 12” is based on the more tech house track “Epopoe” on the a-side and the more house
focussed track ”Haptic”
We can imagine these tracks to be in the cases of Sven Väth and Josh wink who have recently
been very supportive to Amir.

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Mihalis Safras Kimono - Cable

Mihalis Safras is an undeniable force in the field of groove minimal techno form Greece.
He has established himself on Trapez ltd and has gained also a lot of respect through his remixes for
Ricardo Villalobos and BPitch.
Mihalis has recorded his forth record “Cable“ together with the Swedish artist Kimono aka Kim
Stockblom who has been djing since the age of 14 in Sweden and has recently started producing.
The a-side track “Cable” is an hypnotic ”acid” like grinder... spooky and deep for DJ´s that like to
connect tunes and build up dynamics in their sets.
“Aero” on the flipside is a fantastic modern house tune... loose and funky, soft, bouncy and
percussive with vocal stabs and organic sounding organ sounds. A cool and deep track that is a nice
follow up to his previous records on Trapez ltd.
“Divine” the digital bonus track is a more “in your face” sort of techno house... using stronger attacks
and louder stabs of sound establishing a nice groove to go along with!
We are also looking forward to the debut album of Mihalis Safras which will be released on Trapez
ltd this year.

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Oliver Hacke - Mangroves to the Lagoons

Yes Oliver Hacke is back. He established his worldwide fame on Trapez, with his fabulous remix of Akufen´s
„Psychometry“ and releases like his legendary „Vampir von Düsseldorf“ 12“, which was played heavily by people
like Suburban Knight and Superpitcher. Hacke also was the first artist next to Alex Under to release an artist album
on Trapez.
Now the „Antiheld“ from Düsseldorf has switched on his equipment again to juggle with sequences and long lost
feelings to create his new „Dues and Needs“ EP for Trapez ltd.
The a-side track „Mangrooves to the Lagoons“ is a malaria induced, dreamy but pounding groover which is packed
so heavily with tropical sounds that the humidity in clubs will rise within seconds.
This track carries the newest Hacke sound design, is super bassy, relentless and merciless but still sexy in its forward
going propellerred movement. Behind every sound there is another one, all of them sounds that get under your skin.
But wait for „Bisou“! The flipside track commits to a similar feeling... you can see the Hacke concept come to life
here again! It fits like a 501 cut after shrinking it in the bath. Well the track somehow describes the situation in a
small room. Claustrophobic at the beginning, but the jazzy bassline breaks open the door for you. This is a track
that gives hope and was produced to make you dance! The relentless walking bass is a source of pure energy and
the clicky percussion and the melody at the very end make the track even more playful and nice. At the end of it we
can only pull up our trapez muscles for protection... What a tune.
The release comes with two digital bonus tracks for the Hacke fans. Oliver Hacke´s „Flying Shark“ and two remixes
of „Mangrooves to the Lagoons“.
„Flying Shark“ also concentrates on the claustrophobic feeling expressed in „Bisou“ but plays with it in a big way. It
keeps the claustrophobic feeling throughout, illuminates it from all perspectives and puts it into an acoustic echo
chamber. The feeling grows on you and the bubble of sounds seems to grow bigger and bigger... never ending
really. Like an empty school corridor with endless lookers. Frightening!.
Polish artist Jurek Przezdziecki has added a super acoustic version of „Mangrooves to the Lagoons“, working with
the mystic feeling the original installs.
Raw Redrooms remix has more of a traditional jack feeling to it but pays tribute to the acoustic feeling of the original.

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Italoboyz - Portucais

„Portucais“ the debut record by the Italoboyz on Trapez ltd will do a lot of damage onyour dance floors. We`re very excited to be releasing this 3 track ep. It's an adventurous
and brave ep, full of fun and works perfect as a DJ tool.
The a-side „Portucais“ is a psychedelic track with vocals stretched and reversed until it is impossible to say which language they come in. The track starts with a 4 minute intro,
containing eclectic electronic later joined by a strong four to the floor beat.
Italoboyz original mix of „Body and Soul” is a cool track that works with a lot of breaks and oldskool samples and basslines. This track is made for hard working DJ´s and wild
dance floors since it has heavy sub bass. Ricardo Villalobos is already playing it heavily and we can see other DJ´s sneaking it into their sets to make things happen. It really
gives a buzz since the cut ups, breaks, oldskool samples and jingles are really special in times where everyone is obsessed with sound design... oldskool is cool.
The „Afrogenic“ remix of „Body and Soul“ by the Italian producer Blind Minded works with a proper kick drum and is the most direct rocking track of the three. No need to mix
that one, this mix works pretty much on its own, also using oldskool samples but also quite a lot of samples which are not in the original mix, so you get something extra here.

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Mihalis Safras - Catman


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Butch - Earth Remixes


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Monodub - Monkey Business

Monodub is a new project by an Cologne artist. His tracks contain the kind of hazy foreboding atmosphere which keeps you pulling along until the very end.
There are no stunts no fancy automations in these tracks. So his project name sort of makes 100% sense. Listening to both tracks you can feel Monodub´s sharp eye for details. When
he adds these dark sounds that rise from the ground and disappear you notice that all is perfectly timed.
The a-side track"Monkey Business" is a 12 minute bass heavy groover really stripped down to the essentials. The track really works in full perfection and creates an almost
narrative energy. Monodub`s great mixing abilities enable him to work with rather simple
sounds in such an efficient way it makes you shiver.
"Monkey Business" is a wonderful
track by a person who is at no time acting up but stays in the background, although you
can feel his presence all the time.
The flipside track "Electric Banana" is similar in style. As "Monkey Business" it floats
effortless and slightly builds up tension towards the end. The big difference is the musical
theme, the sequences seems to meet at some point creating a stronger liveliness.
"Electric Banana" is funky with the beats and static at the same time.

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Mihalis Safras - Rainforest


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Roland M. Dill - Share your Body


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Butch - Elements 2 od 2


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Mihalis Safras - Interafrica

Voted as one of the best djs from greece years ago, Mihalis Safras has developed an astonishing combination of musicality and production. Interafrica is the follow up to has stripped down debut on Trapez ltd and shows his skill also for genre bending productions, which are so important for the dance scene today.
This record made it into sven Väth charts as No.1 positionand is a big tune on a lot of dancefloors!

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Lucio Aquilina - Squared Circle + Disco Bus Remixe

The two tracks have been written and composed originally by the Italian producer Lucio Aquiline on Trapez ltd and on Trapez,but come here in remixes.

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Roland Dill - The 8th day


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Red Robin & Jakob Hilden - Lazy Jack


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Mihalis Safras - Colpo Grosso


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Bülent Gürler - Fire


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Reggy van Oers - Cytric


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