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"Strictly Rhythm, the label that defined house music in the 1990s and became an inspiration for many of today’s contemporary dance artists, is once again to become a stand-alone independent label.
Strictly Rhythm will open a new London office in September. Strictly Rhythm and Defected Records will continue to work together on future projects. A new substantially upgraded website is to launch in July 2010. www.strictly.com will provide all the latest news, upfront information on new releases, exclusive interviews, extended features and more."
The reason I'm telling you this on TIWWD – cos dance music industry news isn't normally what this blog does – is that a few years ago, when Strictly relaunched, they asked me to write a label history for the relaunch press pack and the website… which as you can imagine for any time-served househead was quite an honour. And I guess it might not be online much longer if they're having a big change-around, so if anyone's interested, click HERE to read the history of one of America's most important house music labels, as written by yours truly.
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I shouldn't really say much about Nocturne's Music From Tomorrow album cos that's getting reviewed in iDJ. I think it's ace, though… and I CAN tell you about the single, Nocturne instead.
This is how the hype sheet describes Filterwolf's music:
"mesmerising electronic music in which techno, house and electro meet Burial- esque vocal fragments, whilst the synths play exploding melodies."
I'm not sure I agree with that 100% (the electro influences are very subtle, if there at all, and I'm not sure just having snippets of cut-up ethnic vox renders you 'Burial-esque') but it gives you a rough idea. I'd just call this Berlin-ish house/techno with plenty of dancefloor oomph, a touch of the nu-Italo in the synths (think Bottin) and all topped off with the human voice in a pleasingly trippy, no-proper-words kinda way (the vocal on Nocturne specifically is a bit Ofra Haza-y, but it works, trust).
Remix-wise, Bodycode chops up the beat and slows it down, inna 'Detroit beatdown' kinda way; Corrugated Tunnel's rub is one for the German leather & techno clubs, or anyone who misses EBM; while Olibusta manages to fuse deep Detroit techno with a smidgeon of dubstep flava. But none of the remixes beat Filterwolf's original for me.
Out: Last week, darling, but hey.
About: Filterwolf is Munich-based Adnan Duric, and has had stuff out before on dubKULT's Living Records imprint. This though comes on Process Recordings - website here, while you can find out more about Filterwolf himself here.