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.