[Cocoon, Break New Soil, Drumcode] Frankfurt
[Einmusik, Bouq., Diynamic] Berlin
[Cocoon, Cécille, Get Physical] München
GREGOR TRESHER |
Subtlety is not the first word used in connection with most DJs, but there is much more the metier of Germany's Gregor Tresher than simply playing records, as Lights From The Inside attests. In fact, after he completed pre-production on his third full-length, Tresher actually stepped away from the decks for six weeks to clear his head. "DJing is my first profession," he admits. "It's what I love to do and what I have been doing for almost twenty years now, even before before I started to write my own music." In the past two years, the producer of 2008's best-selling Techno track on Beatport ("A Thousand Nights") has aspired to make music he would want to play out. "But for this record, I had the feeling that this shouldn't be my priority." While Lights From The Inside features several songs sure to find favor with Tresher's nightclub colleagues—"Frontline", "Breaking Routines," the giddy "As Days Go By" (recently issued as a single on Josh Wink's Ovum label)—this twelve-song odyssey operates on multiple levels.
Just as a painting or photograph appears to move if one stares at it long enough, with close listening the stratified grooves and melodies assembled on Lights From The Inside reveal an organic universe of shifting sound. Meticulous attention to the latter element—melody—was of utmost concern to the Frankfurt resident. Not obvious, eight-bar earworms that would quickly exhaust their welcome, but musical lines that could repeat and intertwine in different patterns, "melodies that are more subtle and develop as you're listening." In this regard, Lights From The Inside harks back to Tresher's earlier releases, even as his aesthetic continues to evolve in new directions.
Tone color was also a key consideration. "Most of the music was written in two months, but finding the perfect sounds and putting them together took much longer." Listen to the interplay of slow-moving tones and twinkling sounds on the title track, or how muted snare hits reverberate against the chilly lower registers of "Leaving". It's no coincidence that the almost-tactile crackles, clanks and pops animating the whole album sometimes recall Depeche Mode's Construction Time Again; the 35 year-old producer cites that 1984 classic as a longtime inspiration, alongside work by other electro-pop iconoclasts from that era.
The album's play of light against darkness and its pervasive mood of melancholy, both underscored by its title, betray a more specific influence on Tresher's latest offering: The Cure's Disintegration. As on that 1989 landmark, he aspired to create an all-encompassing sense of atmosphere, as well as a comprehensive album that covered varied emotional terrain. Towards that end, specific set pieces guide the shape and flow of the record: The menacing opener "Shadow Layers"; the concise, ebullient interlude "If Only"; and "Destroy," a metallic, rumbling closer that concludes the album with an air of questions yet-unanswered. Tresher aspires to create what another producer once sagely called "music that makes you dance and cry at the same time." With its simultaneous, synchronized appeal to the feet, head and heart, Lights From The Inside succeeds.
Gregor Tresher began his career as a DJ in Frankfurt in the early '90s; today, he can be found plying that trade at venues around the world, from Berlin to Tokyo, Sydney to Los Angeles. Following two critically-acclaimed albums credited to his Sniper Mode alias, Tresher broke through as a producer under his own name via his 2005 releases Still and Neon, his remix of Sven Väth's "Komm," and his contribution to Cocoon's Compilation F, "Full Range Madness." In addition to releasing tracks on countless other esteemed labels, including Intacto, Great Stuff, Rebel One, Ovum, and Moon Harbour, Tresher launched his own eclectic imprint, Break New Soil, in 2009. Lights From The Inside is the third Gregor Tresher studio album, following his debut A Thousand Nights (2007) and The Life Wire (2009).
It’s time for some visions, for future sounds and audacious compositions. It isn’t essential how everything started. Einmusik becomes a unique producer over the last 10 years with non traditional sounds which made him a questioned person in the modern electronic house establishment.
The first album “De' Medici “ was a high class mixture of the Einmusik sounds and the shows of Samuel Kindermann, based in Berlin by now, are known for it’s energetic and fascinating style. He is one of this rare entertainers in the circus, picking up the crowd with emotions and style.
Now it’s time to bundle up the mutli cultural impressions from more than 200 shows and journeys all over the world. A new album is coming up in 2011. It will be influenced by the work with many of today's most respected labels and artists. It will be influenced by the past and the future of electronic sounds and Samuel’s personality change. His passion for music, for strong melodies and the deep impressing game of beats and claps will bring up multidimensional and boundless sounds.
The production work finds outlet on Samuel’s superb Einmusika label, which he runs on a daily basis, constantly refining and developing his signature sound while also keeping a firm watch on and providing a platform for a growing number of budding new producers whose music he nurtures and releases on the label.
Pay close attention as Samuel brings all things of Einmusik to a soundsystem near you whether it is from the studio, his label or the stage! The man is on a mission!
Young. Ambitious. Creative. Innovative. Those are the best requirements for a young artist to gain a sustainable foothold in the national and international branch of electronical music.
Patrick Gallenmüller aka. PELE complies with all of them.
With releases on labels like Connaisseur, Get Physical, Upon.You, Supernature, My Best Friend, Kindisch, Monique Musique - and upcoming in 2012 with his first single »Nothing Else« also on Cocoon - PELE can refer to a considerable release roster at the age of only 28 years, which already brought him lots of recognition from lovers of electronical music, music critics and colleagues. Remixes for M.A.N.D.Y, Audiofly or Max Cooper also speak a clear and international language / for themselves.
As if that weren’t enough, PELE is also hosting his own, weekly radio show on famous Ibiza Global Radio, which is well-known and celebrated worldwide. Every Tuesday Night he presents his own mixes and also invites talented guests to the studio.
PELE definitely is the personification of a real multitalent. Besides his work as a DJ, Producer and Remixer, he’s also running the club Hundertquadrat together with 2 friends, which is famous far beyond the borders of his homebase Rosenheim and with the “Echelon Festival”, he is hosting every year the biggest electronical music festival in his region, which already had 10.000 visitors in 2011. Tendency increasing.
Increasing tendency. Well, this describes bavarians PELE in every sense.
Also regarding his bookings, PELE, who’s now signed at Talida Wegener – TW Artsit Management, can be completely satisfied.
Besides his gigs in his own club, he’s a welcome guest all around the world in famous places like the Panoramabar and the Berghain in Berlin or the Watergate, also based in the Germany’s capital, The Egg in London, the Flying Circus in Barcelona and many more well-known, global locations .
Increasing tendency! If the career of an artist already starts so eventfully, we are sure, that we can expect a lot in the future / have not heard the last of him.