ARTISTS – PLATIPUS https://www.platipus.com Mon, 21 May 2018 13:32:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://www.platipus.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/cropped-01-Platipus-Logo-Banner-450-32x32.jpg ARTISTS – PLATIPUS https://www.platipus.com 32 32 63483451 Martin Merkel – Constantin LP https://www.platipus.com/martin-merkel-constantin-lp/ Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:58:55 +0000 https://www.platipus.com/?p=2283 Martin Merkel – Constantin LP [Platipus] 01. Constantin 02. Wonderful Life 03. Little Wonder 04. Tiefentaucher 05. Parthenon 06. Der Riese Milz 07. Seelenfarben 08. Read more

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Martin Merkel – Constantin LP [Platipus]

01. Constantin
02. Wonderful Life
03. Little Wonder
04. Tiefentaucher
05. Parthenon
06. Der Riese Milz
07. Seelenfarben
08. Black Light
09. Ashikaga
10. Patagonia

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Format: Digital
Global Release: 12.03.18 / Beatport Exclusive 26.02.18

Martin Merkel emerged from the shadows at the end of last year with his first single release for Simon Berry’s Platipus Records. This was an introduction and taste of his self-described brand of “Soulful Techno”, steeped in complex emotions and with an attention to musical detail that comes from many years of dedication to his chosen craft. The exciting collection of music is now revealed in its entirety as his ‘Constantin’ album – a creative project inspired by his emotional journey over the past year and honouring the recent birth of his son. Martin’s joining forces with the legendary Platipus imprint also marks a bold new direction in the label’s evolution, as its creative ethos develops in an exciting Tech House / Melodic Techno direction.

A somewhat mysterious figure within the European Techno scene, this maverick German DJ/Producer has often stepped away from the egotistical glare of publicity, preferring his music to do the talking. Martin Merkel is a master of sonic excellence and musicality, his creations have previously often crept out on the likes of Cinematique, Bonzai, Secondary Tones, JOOF, Monkey Business, Neverending and his own Shelter 54 imprint. Now, under the auspicious guidance of Platipus Records the most exciting new chapter of his career is about to begin.

The album opens with the almost tranquil, low-slung groove of title track ‘Contantin’. Its teasing, hypnotic pulsating motifs and distinctive layers of intricate, heart melting, melodies are the perfect entrée for what is to come. Whether its the bubbling percussion and irresistible, soaring energy of ‘Wonderful Life’, the immediately infectious ‘Little Wonder’, or the glorious symphonic synths of ‘Tiefentaucher’, Martin Merkel’s music has a timeless quality that makes exceptional music become so treasured.

Martin Merkel creates his own unique, masterful blend of electronic music by utilising switching, ever-evolving elements as he layers atmospheric excellence over deeply powerful percussive grooves – check the fizzing dynamism of ‘Parthenon’. He is equally comfortable changing down a gear for the snappy, techy ‘Der Riese Milz’, diving into the darkness on ‘Seelenfarben’, and building superb elements of growling tension through ‘Black Light’. Every track is an homage to the intense emotional power that can be expressed and transmitted through synthesized machine music, none more so that the towering, stunning finale ‘Patagonia’.

Originally inspired as an artist by the experimental attitude of Italo Disco and the embryonic Techno scene, via parties at the likes if Dorian Grey and Omen (Frankfurt) and Tresor (Berlin), Martin Merkel’s nascent career saw him develop an early love of analogue synthesisers – and saw him fill his studio with a desirable collection of Moog, Roland and Waldorf machinery. In recent years he has moved towards a more compact, travel-friendly digital studio set-up, but his love of synthesisers remains a defining characteristic of his uniquely distinctive musical output today and his ‘Constantin’ album is a perfect testament to that love.

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Union Jack – ‘Cactus’ 2017 Remixes https://www.platipus.com/union-jack-cactus-2017-remixes/ Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:01:17 +0000 https://www.platipus.com/?p=2169 Union Jack – ‘Cactus’ 2017 Remixes 1. Union Jack ‘Cactus’ (Jonno Brien Remix) 2. Union Jack ‘Cactus’ (Adam Kent Remix) 3. Union Jack ‘Cactus’ (OOOD Read more

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Union Jack – ‘Cactus’ 2017 Remixes

1. Union Jack ‘Cactus’ (Jonno Brien Remix)

2. Union Jack ‘Cactus’ (Adam Kent Remix)

3. Union Jack ‘Cactus’ (OOOD Remix)

4. Union Jack ‘Cactus’ (Airwave’s Dark and Long Mix)

5. Union Jack ‘Cactus’ (Quietman Remix)

6. Union Jack ‘Cactus’ (Original Mix Remastered)

Originally released in 1994, ‘Cactus’ is regarded as one of Union Jack’s finest moments. 23 years on, despite a plethora of requests, no remixes have ever been commissioned…until now.

Irish Techno DJ/Producer and rising star Jonno Brien originally got the ball rolling last year when he sent in his remix out of the blue. It was quite simply too good to be ignored. Carl Cox, who was one of only a handful of DJ’s to be sent the mix, hammered it worldwide and included it as one of his highlights at the Closing Party @ Space, Ibiza.

Adam Kent serves up a driving semi-spangled tech houser.

Psychedelic sorcerers OOOD remain faithful to the prickly original but slam it into the 21st planet and beyond.

Airwave’s Laurent reappears with an extended gloaming exploration into Cactaceae cornucopia.

After a long hiatus, Quietman’s Laurence and Wilf emerge from a shimmering mirage with a sublime slice of desert sunrise.

‘Cactus – 2017 Remixes’ will be released 12th June 2017 on Beatport. Global release 27th June 2017 on Platipus.

 

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Art Of Trance ‘Ultrafoxx’ https://www.platipus.com/art-of-trance-ultrafoxx/ Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:32:31 +0000 https://www.platipus.com/?p=1964 Art Of Trance​ ‘Ultrafoxx’ OUT NOW on Platipus Records​. After recent success with ‘Octopus ’15 Remixes’ and ‘Before The Storm’, Art Of Trance returns once Read more

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Art Of Trance​ ‘Ultrafoxx’ OUT NOW on Platipus Records​.

After recent success with ‘Octopus ’15 Remixes’ and ‘Before The Storm’, Art Of Trance returns once more with ‘Ultrafoxx’.

With unflinching purpose and a steely harmonic backbone, ‘Ultrafoxx’ lurks menacingly in the shadows of an urban void.

Remixes from Airwave​, Monojoke , and a sumptuous double helping from man of the moment Gai Barone.

PLATMU93 Platipus Records
Two week Exclusive via Beatport: 22/02/2016
Global Release: 07/03/2016

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UNION JACK – GIBBON / BABOON https://www.platipus.com/union-jack-gibbon-baboon/ Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:57:29 +0000 https://www.platipus.com/?p=439 This 2 track single is the first release by Union Jack in 3 years since their highly acclaimed ‘Pylon Pigs’ album. Gibbon: Tropical soundscapes provide Read more

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This 2 track single is the first release by Union Jack in 3 years since their highly acclaimed ‘Pylon Pigs’ album.

Gibbon: Tropical soundscapes provide a backdrop for this 3-time bass groover. Hand-woven psy-elements include Oscar harmonics laced with frog chorus and monkey juice.

Baboon: A gnarly reverse baseline driven sparse excursion blended with dark yet optimistic arpeggios offering light at the end of the tunnel.

Available 5th November 2012 on Platipus



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ART OF TRANCE – STRATOSPHERE https://www.platipus.com/art-of-trance-stratosphere/ Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:17:22 +0000 https://www.platipus.com/?p=426 Art Of Trance : Stratosphere     Includes Remix by Terra Ferma Available 8 October 2012 on all major portals.

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Art Of Trance : Stratosphere    

Includes Remix by Terra Ferma

Available 8 October 2012 on all major portals.


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ART OF TRANCE – CHUNG KUO https://www.platipus.com/art-of-trance-chung-kuo/ Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:12:49 +0000 http://www.porcupinerecords.co.uk/?p=302 Art Of Trance’s cover version of Vangelis’ masterpiece Chung Kuo stays respectfully close to the original with it’s big brassy CS80 strings, iconic lead-line and Read more

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Art Of Trance’s cover version of Vangelis’ masterpiece Chung Kuo stays respectfully close to the original with it’s big brassy CS80 strings, iconic lead-line and hypnotic pulsing bass and is accompanied by remixes from Orkidea, Kaukuta, Meanda, Dingle, Catalyst, Geedel and DJ Aphrodite.

Tracklisting:

1° Chung Kuo – Original Mix
2° Chung Kuo – Orkidea Remix
3° Chung Kuo – Kaukuta Remix
4° Chung Kuo – Meanda Remix
5° Chung Kuo – Geedel Remix
6° Chung Kuo – DJ Aphrodite Remix
7° Chung Kuo – Catalyst Remix
8° Chung Kuo – Dingle Remix

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UNION JACK LIVE IN HUNGARY https://www.platipus.com/union-jack-live-in-hungary/ Tue, 26 Jul 2011 08:21:53 +0000 http://www.porcupinerecords.co.uk/?p=274 Union Jack will be performing live at Ozora Festival, Hungary on Wednesday 3rd August 2011. Don’t miss out on this incredible festival!!!

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Union Jack will be performing live at Ozora Festival, Hungary on Wednesday 3rd August 2011. Don’t miss out on this incredible festival!!!

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UNION JACK REMIX COMPETITION https://www.platipus.com/union-jack-remix-competition/ Tue, 12 Apr 2011 08:51:32 +0000 http://www.porcupinerecords.co.uk/?p=197 Arch-trance-stars Union jack come up with a neat excursion on the remix-our-track competition. Giving you a chance to remix not just 1 but 2 of Read more

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Arch-trance-stars Union jack come up with a neat excursion on the remix-our-track competition. Giving you a chance to remix not just 1 but 2 of their tracks.

The first is the immortal classic Red Herring and the second is their brilliant single Papillon from their latest album Pylon Pigs.

The best mixes will become part of the upcoming Union Jack Retrospective which will contain exclusive new bonus tracks and re-mastered versions.

Taking part of this remix competition means you are now allowed to share any of the remix parts or your remix as part of the competition. The remix competition starts today and lasts until Wednesday the 11th of May at 12 PM CET.

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ART OF TRANCE – THE HORN https://www.platipus.com/art-of-trance-the-horn/ Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:21:50 +0000 http://www.porcupinerecords.co.uk/?p=193 It’s official, the first new Art Of Trance single is out in more than a year on all download portals worldwide: Tracklisting: 1° The Horn Read more

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It’s official, the first new Art Of Trance single is out in more than a year on all download portals worldwide:

Tracklisting:

1° The Horn – Original Mix
2° The Horn – Quillroader Remix
3° The Horn – Meanda Remix
4° The Horn – Kaukuta Remix
5° The Horn – Healium’s Art Of Acid Remix
6° The Horn – Dingle Remix
7° The Horn – Aaron Gray Remix

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ART OF TRANCE REMIX CONTEST WINNERS https://www.platipus.com/art-of-trance-remix-contest-winners/ https://www.platipus.com/art-of-trance-remix-contest-winners/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2011 17:49:19 +0000 http://www.porcupinerecords.co.uk/?p=185 Tomorrow it’ll be 18 years ago when Simon Berry founded Platipus Records. Today the name lives on under the Porcupine imprint and what can be Read more

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Tomorrow it’ll be 18 years ago when Simon Berry founded Platipus Records. Today the name lives on under the Porcupine imprint and what can be better than to celebrate this birthday with a release from the man himself.

As announced in the beginning of 2010, a remix contest was organized for the new Art Of Trance single entitled The Horn. We still owe you the announcement of the winners of the remix contest.

The winners and full release tracklisting are:

1° The Horn – Original Mix
2° The Horn – Quillroader Remix
3° The Horn – Meanda Remix
4° The Horn – Kaukuta Remix
5° The Horn – Healium’s Art Of Acid Remix
6° The Horn – Dingle Remix
7° The Horn – Aaron Gray Remix

This new single will be available on all download portals worldwide from the 8th of March 2011 onwards.

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