Sweat Lodge Radio
The T Room Sessions 71 // Restoration with The Analogue Cops
Come down to Maria Peligro Skalitzerstr 81 or tune in on www.sweatlodgeradio.com 19:00 CET
Hosted by Elie Eidelman & James Blonde
Next Week: Massimiliano Pagliara & Baby G
Started: Semptember 2007
Address: Berlin Neukölln
Label Artist: The Analogue Cops, Third Side, Marieu, Lucretio, Eduardo de la Calle
RESTORATION was born for a need and for a purpose. Hope and Peace. The idea is simple: a rhythmic path to improve your inner mood; and to discover new states. Comunication is from soul 2 soul. We are instruments.
RESTORATION has gained a strong reputation as one of the last true Underground labels in the world. Its work avoids trends and fashions and aims to a canon and a tradition of Pure Soulful Techno music. Techno comes from House music, and the boundaries between genres are only categories. When music is an expression of the soul, it´s simply timeless. The analogue sound never lies, it´s the perfect symbiosis between men and machines.
The united forces of RESTORATION resist in Berlin, their label is a manifesto of their purposes: to provide to the dancefloors solid analagoue fat sounds not following the trends, but always digging deep into their roots with the eyes on the future.
RESTORATION is an anti-digital media corporation who fully believes which the only useful ammunitions for djs are VINYLS. The artists releasing on the labels are the founders Marieu and Lucretio (both solo and as the Analogue Cops), Eduardo de la Calle (until rst007) and Third Side (the group formed by Lucretio, Marieu and Steffi). Until now the label has released 11 Ep strongly played and supported by legendary Detroit artists, by most of the Berghain/Panorama residents and by many respected artists around the world. The label celebrated its first label night last year in the Tresor bunker; this July, a second succesful label night was celebrated at the Panorama Bar.
MARIEU (Restoration/Sabotage rec.) and LUCRETIO (Mixworks /Restoration/Sabotage rec.) a.k.a. THE ANALOGUE COPS are the founder members of the RESTORATION assault unit, one of the last independent underground labels on the planet. They are true defenders of vinyls and the worst enemies of digital downloads; from 4 years they have been resisting in Berlin, where with there 11 releases had already imposed their message made of pure analogue Techno. Techno that comes from Chicago House music, from Larry Levan´s disco, from George Clinton´s funk, from Miles Davis´s jazz; in a few words, uptempo danceable R&B music. Deeply inspired by Jeff Mills and Theo Parrish, they use their analogue sound to bring the order into the confused dancefloor of the world.
They use only hardware analogue gear in their live shows, raw and funky in the traditional Techno style. They believe that music is a form of comunication and education for all the people in the world. Actually LUCRETIO and MARIEU are pledged in a more dub and deep house oriented project, but always deeply influenced by their passion for american music. Their productions are appreciated and played by djs such as James Pennington, Alan Oldham, dj Buzz Goree, Ame, Santiago Salazar, Steffi, Tama Sumo, Prosumer, Radioslave, Dor, Eddie Flashin´ Fowkles, Rick Wade, Pacou, Mad Max, Patrice Scott and Marcel Dettmann.
They have 11 releases out on 12" on their own label RESTORATION distributed exclusively by Diamond and Pearls Berlin. Lucretio´s track on RST006 appears now on TAMA SUMO´s Mix CD for Panorama Bar. In the spring of 2009 they started a collaboration with Steffi (OSTGUT TON / KLAKSON): the name of the project is THIRD SIDE and their full length "Nyx" E.P. (rst010) was higly acclaimed and quickly sold out. They collaborate with MIXWORKS Detroit and Lucretio produced the first two eps on the label, including the hit track BERLIN DUB featured on Fabric Mix CD mixed by Ame.
Since september 2009 they release on the label LIVE JAM RECORDS, as ACE (together with EMG) and as APPOINTMENT (with EMG and JOHN SWING); in the summer of 2010 they founded the label APPOINTMENT together with their friends of LIVE JAM RECORDS. As APPOINTMENT they made 2 official remixes of MOODYMANN´s track "I can´t kick this feeling when it hits" that will appear on DECKS REWORKS. In the beginning of 2010 they released the "Rathaus Neukölln" E.P. on SABOTAGE RECORDS, a record strongly played (between others) by Riccardo Villalobos.