365 Mag UK:
Timewarp EP Pt. 1 & 2 (both in one review)
German electro house honcho Luetzenkirchen is back, this time on Spin Out, with another release carrying his techy electronic sound. The two Time Warp EP's are both sold separately and as a full package and come with a handful of fine remixes.
EP 1 starts off with Weasel Groove, a minimal-styled, uptempo little tune featuring an industrial bass-line and a series of subtle kicks and drum snippets. The arped synth provides a more robotic vibe, and the break adds a series of cool vocals to tune after which a Tomcraft-style rhythm takes over. The result is a very rhythmic, very danceable tune with some great effecting, but nothing too special though. Blende provides a more interesting mix with a sequence full of raw, manipulated robot synths and industrial effects. The beat kicks like a mule, and the many effects, tempo changes, and great sequencing make this a hard rocking piece of electro house. Downright dirty electronics for ya here!
The main tune of the second EP is Back In Time, of which the original mix kicks a cool uptempo rhythm with punchy beats and lots of drum rattles. The track's quite techy, even techier that Luetzenkirchen's precious releases, and contains a great break in which a colourful blend of trancey synths are introduced. The synthesizers introduce a great, very trancey vibe to the techno-styled beats, resulting in a deep dark and melancholic piece of tunage. Well worth a listen. Caninesounds' remix packs a loud kick with a series of irregular modulated synths. More and more sounds are slowly introduced, and tension is build up carefully by using lots of breaks and fat effects. The climax is simple but highly effective, busting loud kicks combined with downlow electro bass-lines. Add some cool synth snippets and a fantastic 'big break' to that add you have yourself a very cool piece of club rocking music. Closing the EP is Kamuki with a rock-based rhythm supported by a series of bass-lines from the original mix. Just when you thought this one is bound to end up as a simple rock-styled techno tune, the break provides an original interlude with a kicking climax to go with. A nice example of rock versus electronics, a bit on the soft side perhaps, but definitely worth a spin.
Luetzenkirchen is quite a consistent factor when it comes to techy electro house. The Time Warp package has become another interesting release full of original beats and bass-lines. The original mixes of Weasel Groove and Back In Time are ace, with the remixes being a proper addition to the overall release. Simply a above-average package for electrohouse DJ's who like to keep it underground.
Harder Faster UK:
» The Timewarp EP Part 1
Reviewed by Greg Zizique / Submitted 30-01-08 11:01.02
Label: SpinOut Records
Format: 12" Vinyl
Genre: Electro, Minimal, Techno
German based techno, minimal and electro uber king has certainly not failed to impress of recent times, a pioneer of the new school and wave of sounds that greet our ears every weekend, and that’s just productions, maintaining a solid rotation of worldwide Dj gigs alongside, Tobias Lutzenkirchen is no doubt here for the long haul.
This is the first in a two part EP from the main man, and we first get treated to the “Weasel Groove” bass heavy kicking track. A great techno inspired bassline pumps an injected full throttle and satisfies the head cases out there, and all this added with a rolling edge, cool melody and some glitchy synthy speaker sounds that pulsate like you don’t know what. Yet again, top draw underground business.
The remix is provided by an up and coming producer Blende, who recently has appeared with remixes for The Klaxons and MSTRKRFT, so I think you can guess it’s going to be a cracker already! Not to disappoint, you get an upmost dirty bass laden monster of a remix, which for me, has piped the Original mix. Straight from the offset, no messing about its sheer dirty mayhem with a chunky pumping relentless energy with a broody warble of a bass that gains momentum and eventually releases into a frantic breakdown that just literally on the kick back in goes nuts, described by the label as a pure filth fest, and can only agree, excellent!
Watch out for Part 2 of the EP, with “Back In Time” (Caninesounds Remix and Kamuki Remix).
Harder Faster UK:
» Time Warp EP – Part 2
Reviewed by Greg Zizique / Submitted 26-02-08 09:02.51
Label: Spin Out Records
Genre: House, Breaks, Electro
After being thoroughly impressed with the delightful treats of Part 1 of this EP in the form of “Weasel Groove” Tobias Lutzenkirchen goes further for Part 2 with “Back In Time”. Opting for a refreshing Original track from the offset, using elements of trance and a great melody, with techy driven drums and that oh so important distinctive Lutzenkirchen phat bass.
In comparison to Part 1, this is a far more later in the night track that sits down really well and has a cool simple groove that simply gives off the right energetic value for the floor.
Caninesounds get down to business for their debut release, and pick up on the original melody but decide to bring a throbbing bassline with a gritty punch and kick that broods late night underground. Warbling sound effects and dirty crunches glide along nicely and provide a heavy re working in an electro meets electronica style with the throbby bass underpinning the whole track.
Kamuki finish off the package with an electro version, again using the melody, but with a clashier rocky punked out drum loop and bubbling away at the originals vibe to give a more floor groove mix for jamming. The more electro house fashioned bass is what gives this mix its main emphasis of difference and gives the no messing 4/4 heads some dirty business.