Label: Wave Music
Release ID: WM-50211
Price: 12" vinyl EP $6.00
|My Secret Garden
Wave Music has been a beacon for quality eclectic music since its inception in 1995 by New York legend Francois Kevorkian. Never one for sticking to specific genres or styles, Wave has created a burgeoning catalogue of some of the most interesting ‘dance’ music around featuring recordings from long respected artists such as Ron Trent, Eric Kupper, Pete Heller and of course Francois alongside music from some of the freshest and most exciting new talent out there.|
As 2009 comes to a close the latest string in the Wave Music bow is the much hailed DJ/Producer XDB AKA Kosta Athanassiadis. Athanassiadis has been Djing since the early nineties but it’s in the last few years that his abilities as a producer have come to fore both through his recordings for labels such as Detroit’s Sistrum and the fledgling Delikat, and his releases on his own Metrolux label which he founded in 2006. His latest offering in the shape of the ‘Lost Tape EP’ gives an insight into his musical outlook encompassing everything from deep, Detroit inspired house to analogue based dubby techno.
The EP kicks off with ‘Gate’, a warm and sonically rich slice of future techno that draws on motor city inspired strings and pads to add depth and colour to the hypnotic rhythm track. This is simple, beautiful and engaging electronica at its best. Next up we have ‘Lost’ a synth driven workout that flows around a classic repetitive bassline that sucks the listener in from the opening bars, classic tech inspired house, brilliantly delivered.
Penultimate cut ‘Sense’ see Athanassiadis take a journey in the realms of deep, dubby techno with an emphasis on understated percussion, filtered loops and a highly effective simple linear arrangement, this is a definitely a highlight for those who liked things stripped back.
Finally we have ‘My Secret Garden’ a wonderful final opus that brings the melodic elements to the fore and leaves you wanting more as the EP comes to a close.
XDB is undoubtedly a raw talent in the world of electronic music drawing together influences of the past with a firm grasp of progressive production and this release for Wave will no doubt further cement his reputation as one to watch.
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Good release here too, really enjoy all the last Wave
Cool & mellow :) Faves Sense
I like it !!! and I will play it for sure!
This stuff is absolutely genius. I'm super inspired by this... Especially Gate and My Secret Garden. Thank you. I mean this.
Gate and Secret Garden are my favorite tracks here!
Lars Sandberg-Funk D Void / Soma
Solid ep, full support
Quality! top stuff
Glimpse I get sent SOOOO much shit these days but this is an absoloute beauty. AMAZING !!!!
This is fantastic - one of my fave records of the past month. All four cuts are great, will definitely be playing this next weekend!
Super release by a super label. Wow!
"Sense" is the real thing!
Simply superb -A must for me ---Great stuff
Very nice ep - especially "Gate" for me! Full support.
Excellent as I had expected - will be playing 'Gate & 'Sense'.
I love the whole EP. Full support! My favorite is Sense.
Like the rough feel of these a lot, sure they'll come in handy.
Posessed by the spirit of Techno of yore, yet with enough sonic poke to remain timeless and true. Gate stands out, but a strong EP overall
Phillip Sollman::Efdemin (Dial)
Great deep music here. Love this. Will play this.
Lost is fantastic.
Wow after promo hell it is great to find some quality. I am always a sucker for keyboards like this....
Jay Shepheard::Compost Black
Quality all the way. Really digging all the tracks on this...
Gabriel Ananda::Karmarouge / Triebstoff / Cocoon
Gate is really nice downstairs techno. thanks. all in all a cool sounding record. thanks.
Sense is great.
Wooooaaah! I'm always a sucker for such rich and textural dub-techno. 'Sense' and 'Gate' my picks! Epic and chunky!
Like Lost. Good deep teckno.
'Sense' is perfect for me, great track. Full support.
Lovin this kind of virus synth on Gate... Totally my shit will play it!
Fat stuff here, very solid indeed...
XDB is so on point at the moment . We are truly spoilt . What with the excellent Cagomi EP on Metrolux recently and now this Wave Music offering. Full support!
Michel De Hey
Excellent EP! Love all tracks.
Top tunes! Loving Gate and My Secret Garden. Full support from me.
Max Heesen::Langenberg (Sthlmaudio)
Fantastic tracks! Sense & My Secret Garden are my favs.
Amazing!! Dig it.
Loving this release. "Sense" is my favorite!
Strange, but cool stuff ;-) Gate and Lost are anywhere between dub-tech and trance... Nice release.
Briliant EP from XDB. Pure dubtastic brilliance!!! All trax on the EP definitely get me going.
Alex Flitsch::Connaisseur Recordings
A timeless piece of music!
Absolutely love the whole record! Sweet and timeless! Will chat this one right away!
Orde Meikle::Slam / Soma
Great label - more class
It takes me back. Love "My Secret Garden" and "Gate" Thank you for the music.
"Gate" reminds me of the finest moment of Swayzak's early material, totally sublime! "Lost" WOW! Deep, glorious floating atmospheric grooves from the heart, I could listen to this forever. Kosta nailed it yet again, another perfect release, as matter of fact this entire EP is all killer, no filler! Love it!"
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