To celebrate their 3 Year Milestone, Lauter Unfug releases a 13 Track compilation that includes tracks by residents and friends that helped shape the label over time. This release merges the musical influences of the label and reaches out from deep and soulful house by D!E ZWE! to Tech House and Techno. Every track has its own individual character and the well composed remixes underline that every artist has been guided by his unification to the label which has engaged in promoting them around Europe and the world.
The label has also given the artists the opportunity to experiment and therefore release some tunes that sound different to what you might expect given their past releases, so be ready to anticipate some surprises along the way, Composed by Kai Hillman, Seek One, D!E ZWE!, Nathan Jassi and the residents, Riven, Alex Heide, Haste Midi, Dominik Vaillant, ND Catani and Makz Stanley.
Peter Berg takes over the 4th release on Lauter Unfug Music. LUM004 is a solid mixture between drain techno and gloomy tech house. The original mix is entitled “X-Berg” which means nothing else than “Kreuzberg”, a region in Germany´s capital in which Peter spent many years of his life. He put a lot of memories into the track, sounds, noises and synths that are stuck in everyone´s head that has ever visited an underground venue in Berlin. The predominant ride shows the influence of techno on the track whilst the percussive elements and the hats tend towards the housy side.
Alex Flatner for his part re-modulates the track into something a bit softer whilst still keeping the dark atmosphere of the original.
DotSTRIPE takes a different approach and drives the vibe towards modern tech-house with a punchy bassline and a wide spectrum.
The “X-Berg” EP is a three-track release that undermines Lauter Unfugs musical path which will find its way onto the dance floors around the globe.
ND Catani drops the second release on Lauter Unfug Music. His track “Backstage” is a mixture between contemporary “Jackin´House” and the good old-school vibes found in classic house, so guess what you´ll hear; A thick bass line, mellow chords, saturated vocals and a propulsive drum beat that will get you going throughout the whole record. The second track picks up the pace: Kellerkind delivers a solid, tom-driven addition to the label. He manages to maintain the “housy” vibe of the original piece by adding some classic stab sounds and 808 toms whilst offering a different approach to the genre and putting his focus on the percussions. The third track on this EP follows a more melodic pattern. Hermanez nudges the heavy basses for some mellow pads grouped with leading arpeggiated strings. It´s the kind of tracks that slowly evolves to a soothing breakdown, has a lot of movement and takes you onto a little journey into elsewhere.
The “Backstage EP” is a well-balanced release that features three well-produced pieces covering different niches in the sphere of house music.
In 2013, Lauter Unfug started out as a small collective, hosting underground events in the small country of Luxembourg, which had somehow missed its opportunity to join the House and Techno movement around the world in the early 20s and the late 90s Only two years later, they make their debut as a Music Label and already incline the support and the trust by many of the main players in the business.
Riven, one of the founding members of the collective drops LUM001, the very first release on the label. The “When Are You Hungry?” features 3 divergent tracks, each one individually shaped to it’s own essence. The original mix perfectly reflects Riven’s style: Raw, driving and harmonic. He is a true addict of classic drum machines and aptly uses the sounds of the 909 and 707 to create a rhythmic thrust whilst leaving them almost unprocessed. The purity of the elements brings a nice old-school touch to the composition. To complete the piece, Riven draws on further organic elements by adding dry vocals and effects. The lead part is shaped by two different organs, which are generating the bass and the main melody of the track. By combining all of those elements, Riven manages to create a smooth drive that slowly evolves and finds it’s peak about halfway through the track.
For the first release on Lauter Unfug Music, Riven managed to come up with an arrangement that subtlety allows listeners the freedom to choose which elements between the bassline, the drums, atmospherics or overall mood they can focus on.
After releasing on Cadenza, Get Physical and Sintope, Rhadow joins the Lauter Unfug crew and adds his Remix on the Label. He focuses on the main vocals, whilst adding a smooth, rhythmic and uplifting groove on top. Toppling effects that move slowly around the spectrum conclude the composition. Rhadow manages once again to deliver a solid mix and makes the different elements of the track seamlessly melt together. Mikalogic interprets the track in his own, very different manner by adding a bit more drama to the whole. As you might have expected, he uses long pad lines and short melodic stabs joined by huge reverb fills that build-up towards a nice breakdown and fall back to the original beat just after the drop.
The “When Are You Hungry?” is a diversified release that contains three well-grooving tracks and it represents the dawn of a young, adept and onward music label.