Hooray! One year of Pulver Records and we didn’t go smash! For our one year anniversary we have decided to release a selection which represents biggest parts of the Pulver Records family. And by the way, this family has a new member!
This new member is Michel Baumann. Michel came from the Stuttgart’s Hip Hop scene and he is one of the creative founder members of those early days. In the beginning of the 90´s Michel started playing House music, and by the middle of the 90’s he was producing the music himself. Under his artist identities (JACKMATE: Chicago and Minimal Tracks / SOULPHICTION: Deephouse, Moody Tunes / SUPATONE: HipHop, Downbeat) he produced his own releases for Pauls Musique, Playhouse, Frisbee, Pokerflat, Kurbel, Perlon, Skunkrock or Mosaic and remixes for Tosca, Fanta 4, Netzer or Freedom Satellite just to mention a few.
A1 Michel Baumann - Stick da Phonk A track that is a few years old, but hey, the nice guys at Pulver records decided to give it a new lease of life. Some tracks just have to be relived! Minimal Funk with the speed of House. Kick ass bass drum with tickling gangsta funk guitar loops which are hold together with the far away background sound of techno echo’s. Hip Hop roots and Detroit and Chicago references bringing together this track into a hypnotic ecstasy. Phat props go to the ‘Bag of Goodies’ headz Emanuela de Luca and Marc Bohlmann, who have used ‘Stick da Phonk’ for a long time as a choice floor filler in their excellent Fusion-Sets.
A2 Dublex Inc - Tango Forte (Inverse Cinematics Remix) The lost remix, straight out the laboratory of the “Schwäbisch” jungle brothers. Inverse Cinematics give this track tension and atmosphere with Sci Fi Afro beats and hybrid sound games in a downbeat style. The classic ‘Tango F’ gets the U21 unsolicited treatment and the resulting ‘lost’ is now ‘found’.
B1 Inverse Cinematics - Snowcaps One and half years it took Danilo and Jo to work this track out! Some things are worth the wait! A Rhodesque Hip Hop break from pitched onto 125 bpm and carefully decorated with a effective offbeat, which was then trimmed with a cut off modulation bass line to get even deeper. With it comes some whacked out jazz brakes put together from percussion loops, a phat lowrider bassline and not forgetting some late sixty funk samples that continue the blend. In the middle of the tune you can hear some starting electronic parts, which result into the mixtures completion . Bad simba funk with syn-chord Detroit feeling in a high tech version.
B2 Erik Sumo - Do-It-Yourself Where the Orient meets the downbeat! Check the oriental string introduction with noisy squeaking sneaks in a laid back Rhodes theme. The sensitive beat from handclaps, scratches and soft electronic slipping softly over the surface of pitched down vocal samples. The soundtrack for a relaxing Sunday afternoon session on the couch with your baba. Intense foreplay, tender introduction and slow hip rotation.
Pulverising! continues the tradition of the ‘Blowshop E.P.’ (Pulver002) and defines a new Pulveresque range of sound. A universal 12“ for every DJ with our interpretation of electronic (dance) music without style purism roots awareness.