My new album Berlin Guitar is going to be released in June 2021
Pre-Order CD @ bandcamp
digital release @ itunes, Beatport, Juno, 7digital or amazon
I found my old guitar, which I played up and down in my Berlin time as a kid in the 70s. As a young artist in the 80s, and when we moved into the studios in the 90s. I met different bands and artists and got together to start something. The revolution in the East just ended. We danced to Acid House and digged into the Neo-Hippie vibes just came back from Goa/India and the most important thing for us had been the music and experiencing this together with inspired people. The music took us to very special places and we risked our ears in dark cellars.
When I started playing my Berlin guitar again, there was a feeling of returning to those emotional states and a desire to produce an album with this guitar to capture that special energy. I realized that I had taken a huge mountain of memories with me to rediscover Berlin in a new process. Music from memory, experimenting with different methods to let things out in a different way compared to what and how I did that before, fusing the past with the here and now.
I flew towards my ideas, influenced by Post Punk, New Wave, Art- and Kraut Rock, Psychedelia, Post Disco and Techno.
Snappy stacato New Wave style power chords minimalistically movin on a straight insistent beat.
Indietronic Post Disco marching in a 4 to the floor beat with a strumming concise melodic guitar riff that guides through that ride.
Stagedivin’ electronc Art Rock New Wave Psychedelia mash up with a slight taste of Acid.
An uptempo fusion of electronic Goth Acidhouse Psychedelia elements.
Silly Love Song
A highly emotional electronic Rhythm and Blues guitar ballad, the lead guitar tells the story in an strongly up- and downlbuilding expression, guided by a minimalistic handplayed funky bass & beat guided by a gliding 303 synth.
European Son and No Closing Time
Both tracks peel out their post Discotronic Acidtechnohouse influences, made to dance.
With the band Japan being one of Gabriel’s favourite bands and Giorgio Moroder having produced them Gabriel’s choice to present his own cover version of European Son on this album and allow himself influences in Mitropa is a reminiscence to some of his early inspirations. European Son comes in an instrumental version.
Indietronic Acidhouse with a swing and a smoothy riding fretless bass flowing.
The name is a reference to those German artists of 70s that didn’t really like the term Kraut Rock but prefered their music tagged as Cosmic instead.
Below The Surface
Indietronic, spiral guitar strings dived in deep hall texture gliding over the far away sonic horizont.
Trippin' With Ralf + Florian
Indietronic Acidhouse with a touch of Psychedelia, hypnotic synth patterns over layered funky guitars and baselines create a deep and groovy sonic experience with an irresistable dance appeal.
Cause We're Lovers
Acidtechno melting with elements of 70s Psychedelia where singing e-bowed guitars connect with a hypnotically pulsating Techno groove and 303 baselines delivering that feel of Funk on top to it.
Silly Love Song (Beatless)
A floating beatless version of silly Love Song.
Berlin Guitar (Short Cuts)
If you like 3 to 4 min. short versions of Berlin Guitar please take a look at beatport, Juno, 7digital, amazon music....
Please enjoy my live streaming set for Snowdance Independent Film Festival 2021.
Video by Stefan Schulz/east59 (thx mate!). east59.de
Stay safe and healty!
Rave The Planet Streaming - Instant Rave #39 (Planet Edition)
Join my Live-Set - Friday 29. January 2021 - 19:00 UTC+01
Filmed by Stefan Schulz @east59, Frankfurt https://east59.de/
Online via Facebook Live
In Isolation Playlist @ Spotify
In these wicked times we have to remain at a physical distance, luckily enough not socially and I can share our music here with you.
Stay healthy & safe everyone!
One Love, Gabriel
Gabriel Le Mar @ Live Stream Edition of Free Earth Festival 2020.
Filmed by Stefan Schulz @ east59, Visuals created by Daydreame, thx bros!
The new Gabriel Le Mar album Shared Fictions is pretty much inspired by the science-fiction stories and fantasy genre that Gabriel’s been a fan of since his early youth. Shared Fictions is about the ability of magic thinking, the sense of wonder and the beauty of creating from it.
The eight track album opens with 'Journey Within', bringing a half time rhythm that morphs into a straight leftfield Tech 4/4 bar and back, and thats reflects the space within the notes that define a groove as well.
'Shared Fictions' moves on an electro breakbeat along with harmonic pads with atmospheric cinematic soundscapes.
'Stay In Wonderland' combines an electro groove with a heavy low dub sub and a funky Acid riff that filters through the midtempo arrangement and keeps the flow.
'Deep Focus' starts with sound design spaces that open for an organic more midtempo electro groove underlined by a morphing baseline and digs deep into sonic space, floating into a straight but relaxed moving beat.
'City Of Thoughts' beginns with weeping e-bow guitar sounds and develops into a journey with a more urban feel by shining through optimistic and open major harmonies, mixing downtempo Chill Out with funky Electro beat. It's a sonic poem for the city.
'World Tree' is composed of shades of Trip-Hop and Dub combining hand-played recordings and soulful programming into a pretty cinematic trip.
The deepest track on Shared Fictions is definitely 'Mythical Past' that cuts in 73 bpm through the track with a heavy Dub bassline and a solid beat forming the backbone that keeps it together.
'Collective Dreamworld (Wonderland Mix)' continues where 'Stay In Wonderland' ended - deeply floating Acid baselines, tablas and electrofunk grooves are guiding through the track that completes the album.
Digital album Shared Fictions release April 2020 - on bandcamp, itunes, amazon, beatport, juno....
Digital album Shared Fictions (Beatless Version) release April 2020 (beatless version of the tracks)
Double-CD Shared Fictions + Bonus Tracks Beatless Mixes ships out on or around 20 April- released on Carpe Sonum/US
Please move in for a closer look.
PTP - PsyTechProject
All coming from the same Techno-House tree. Techno, PsyTech, Dance, Electro Trance, Acid, Psychedelic Techno, you name it.
On PTP techno and trance builds float into psychedelics and deep electronic music with an heavy taste of acid.
PsyTechProject EP "PTP" on Horns and Hoofs Entertainment
Hope u enjoy. Shout outs to everyone!
When Gabriel travelled to India for the first time in the 1988/89 season and found himself in Goa dancing towards the sunrise to a fusion of Industrial Body Beat, Acid House and Techno Trance music on a field in Vagator (Disco Valley), it was an initial moment to him. In this place the urban sound of the cities and the experience in and with nature were combined to create an unforgettable momentum.
Decades later many different styles evolved and morphed into own genres with sub genres.
On PsyTechProject techno rhythms and trance are building and float into psychedelic and deep electronic music with a heavy taste of acid. With PsyTechProject Gabriel Le Mar bridges the gap and reconnect Psychedelic and Techno music, unity in diversity.
Releases and remixes by PsyTechProject on Horns and Hoofs Entertainment, Blacklite Records, Phantasm Records, IbogaTech, Flow Records, Liquid Sound Design Records.
Feel free to listen to
Eine kleine Meldung zum Kunstgeschehen
Electronic Germany - Der Podcast Folge 12: Gabriel Le Mar
Der Podcast von Christian Arndt und DJ Eastenders zu ihrem Buch Electronic Germany über die Geschichte der Technokultur in Deutschland.
(Interview in german)
Liquid Sound Design presents Synergy Dub 'LSD Ambient Sessions' live mix from Ozora Festival 2019 at Ambyss Stage. Tune in to hear this special eclectic ambient set from Gabriel Le Mar & Robin Triskele as Synergy Dub.
photo by Sandhan Freeart
My new album is out now!
Among Trees I Want To Live is spanning electro acoustic sound to meditative patterns somewhere in the landscapes you can listen and dance to.
The album opener 'Regenerative' is a deep ridin' tune driven by its deep mood and catchy guitar riffs while 'Imagination Creates' hypnotically moves through dub chord driven spaces and unfolds its moving in depth groove. 'The Living Green' takes us on a trip into melodic synth patterns that find their counterpart in the electric pad like guitars.
'Wisdom of Resistance' carries echoes throught the magic mystical forest in an epic but deep and patient arrangement while 'Electric Leaves' is tripping through a mysteriously harmonic soundspace.
'Days In The Tree' follows the same path continuing that special atmosphere dipped with indian sounds which leads to 'Network Of Life': a smooth moving Tech track that Gabriel created in collaboration together with young new artist Joey K. 'Outside Of Time' rounds up the album with a smooth deep shuffling beat an intense synth and ebow touched singing guitar moods.
The CD is availabe at Carpe Sonum/US on bandcamp, amazon, jpc....
Among trees I want to live
Under the stars I want to drift
Into the wild I want to be
This is my community
And the leaves will green around me
Wanna fly among the trees
So close to being free
Start peaking in that fantasy
What a wonderful place to be
The network of life
(lyrics by Anita Bharati)
Big thanks goes out to all lovely Ozorians who joined the tribe!
Here is my mix from the Pumpui Stage of the mighty Ozora Festival 2019
Are you jammin with us tonight?
29 Jan Rave the Planet Instant Rave #39 (Planet Edition) Streaming Live Set 19:00 UTC +01 - Online via Facebook Live with PsyTechProject https://www.facebook.com/ravetheplanetggmbh/live
20 - 28 March Snowdance Independant Film Festival - 27 March Streaming Live Set 20:00 UTC + 01 - Online via Zoom https://snowdance.net/
05 July Dr. Motte's Birthday Celebration, Gärten der Welt Berlin https://www.drmotte.de/techno/
02 - 08 Aug Ozora Festival 2021, Hungary https://ozorafestival.eu with Saafi Brothers and Gabriel Le Mar
26 - 30 Auf Indian Spirit Festival near Berlin https://www.indian-s t.b.a.
22 - 24 Oct Space Mountain International Cosmic Art Lab, Lecrin Valley/SP with Gabriel Le Mar and Synergy Dub https://www.spacemountainfestival.com/
14 - 20 Febr Shankra Festival 2022, Sri Lanka https://shankrafestival.org with Saafi Brothers and Gabriel Le Mar
Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Deep ambient tunes are layered gently into tranced and bassy beats
Last Track Standing
Not selected works but the last tracks on the tracklist of Gabriel's releases and his collaborations with Dr. Motte, Pete Namlook, Ronda Ray and Klangzeuger are featured on this album.
Gabriel Le Mar takes us deeply into melodic, calm or beatless tunes of his musical offering.
Albums do end after the last track had been played, but on Last Track Standing you keep staying in play mode, get into the inner groove and linger in your quiter moments.
The compilation is bound by it's relaxed charm and jumps between nocturnal sound and free floating beatless interplay, characterised at its own pace...
Iced Wire (Alternate Version) feat. Klangzeuger from the album FLASHIN’ ON
Dubistalles (Beatless) from the album DUBISTALLES
Firecracker (Beatless) from the album STRIPPED
Deepulse Beatless from the album BENEVOLENT CHAOS
Ich jage die Katze (Instrumental V2) from the EP ICH JAGE DIE KATZE
The Breeze (feat. Dr. Motte) from the EP DR. MOTTE MEETS GABRIEL LE MAR
Deep Red Guitar (Smalltown Collective Remix) from the EP DEEP RED GUITAR
Lab Africa Dub from the album JUMP CUTS
Science Faction (Beatless) from the EP WHAT’S YOUR SLEEPER
Dubster (Motienfield Beatless Remix) from the album WIZE DUBS
Seaside (X-tended Album Mix) from the album REEL TIME
Under my Skin from the DVD REEL TIME
Walking On A Jetwing from the album NIGHTRADIO
Voxs from the album SHORT STORIES
Here And Now from the album HEAR AND NOW
Slo Mo from the album GAB’S LAB
Martha Dubbed (feat. Ronda Ray meets The Gab!) from the album DUB_CONNECTED: VOL. I
Flow (feat. Pete Namlook) from the album NAMLOOK/LE MAR
COMPLEXX MUSIC comes up with another special vinyl (2x12") and a collaboration of Gabriel Le Mar & DJ Dag.
Skatalite/Selectas Choice is the result of two dinosaurs of Techno History, and there is although a huge remix package on the EP.
Dr. Motte, the father of the Love Parade in Berlin, comes up with a great technoid monster tune, that keeps the Dancefloor alive.
D. Diggler shows again his reputation as one of the most charming producers in the techno scenery. A Sound of Detroit and Tech House combined with an amazing funk in his - Selectas Choice - Interpretation.
Pascal FEOS as one of the most influencing DJ´s and producers since the early 90´s with an interpretation of - Skatalite. A fantastic walk between Detroit & Chicago and deep Funk!
COMPLEXX-Head Alex Dior made an superb Remix of - Skatalite, a wonderful and deep melodic closing tune.
Sorry, the Vinyl is sold out.
Soon on my way to Space Mountain Festival - International Cosmic Arts Lab,
set in the beautiful and historic Lecrin Valley, Spain.
Youth is opening his Space Mountain studios for another unique weekend of music, dancing, healing, and creating… featuring interactive sessions, an Arts Lab. Full moon, live mixed studio sessions, DJ's, live acts, art, well being, healing... as one. We are all unique, and the music speaks.
Everybody knows Gabriel Le Mar has been into dub electronica since years and many inspiring albums made up his way to the musically likeminded listeners.
His album Flashin' On is a true follow-up of Gabriel's chilled and beatless Stripped album, which was also released on Carpe Sonum Novum/US.
Stripped is more on the experimental side and shows how minimal dubby sound can be.
On Flashin' On floating guitar vibes breathe electronic beats and dub future drumming. All songs ridin' on Gabriel's deeply emotive guitar, finding their deepness in melodies and create an atmospheric feel - feel the same way! Synths duck and cover with rippling facility and beauty, rhythm patterns spill out moire-like variations with all the colors of a gumball machine losing its loot, and the subsequent atmospheres are nothing less than warm analog bubblebaths. Best of all, Le Mar knows how to make his machines *rock*: "We R1" has a great, lumbering gait and rubbery bass line that makes the air literally molten around it.
Catchy calm scapes and song structures are the elements of this pretty soulful new Gabriel Le Mar work.
Flashin' on and jam on it!
To tune into downloads at beatport, junodownload, itunes, amazon, Google Play, Deezer or spotify
All songs written by Gabriel Le Mar, except "Iced Wire" and "Iced Wire Version" with Klangzeuger, and "Feel Like We Peak" with Pascal Feos.
Produced at Gab's Lab/Frankfurt
Mastered by Gaetano Müller at Perla Mastering
Artwork by Ivi Mo (ivimoart.net)
Special thanks to Tim Tonic and Dave at EAR/Rational Music for support
Thank you Tommy for the really nice Le Mar Review. Hugs n Vibez!
cheer you up for a while
Some good news includes the CD release of my album STRIPPED on Carpe Sonum Records/US.
The CD is available on bandcamp, grab it!
photo by Sandhan Freeart
Stripped operates on the experimental side. Musically things are shifted more deep and ambient with a dub feel and the sound treatment is beatless but always groovin.
Stripped dub mixes meets Gabriel Le Mar meets beatless in your ears
Hello everyone, I started producing and focussing again to downtempo and beatless circles. Musically things are shifted more moody and ambient with a dub feel and the sound treatment is beatless with a hidden ghostly groove.
Stripped operates on the experimental side and a trippy ambience can be found in the field of electronica and electronic dub.
To tune into
Stripped is digitally available at bandcamp, beatport, junodownload, itunes, amazon, Deezer or spotify
out on a ride
With his album Dubistalles - Vocal Versions Gabriel walks on dubby TechHouse paths and is testing the limits of possibilities experimenting with german vocals. An exciting affair in which technoid driving tracks like "Dirty Dancin'" and deep minimal groovers as "Komm in meine Welt" and "Ich fühl mich frei" alternate. Effective tracks, in which danceability, dub-spheres and vocal flow turn into a homogeneous way and playful cleverness. Two of the dancefloor tunes are also mixed in a deeper Ambient Dub Tech vibe and sound treatment is beatless. Hope u like!
The album Dubistalles is also available without the vocals and Gabriel lets his dub mind wander on the instrumental side.
Dubistalles - Vocal Versions digitally released
Dubistalles (Vocal Version) in stem-format to be found
"A FORMAT FOR CREATIVE DJING: Stems enhances creative possibilities for DJs, producers, and live performers. A Stem file contains a track split into musical elements: drum, bassline, melody and vocal. The Stem format provides the ability to freely interact with these musical elements. Each stem can be controlled independently to create instant new mixes." www.stems-music.com
The Beat Beatless - The track appeared on CD 4 "Enter.Air" of the compilation ENTER.IBIZA on Richie Hawtin`s label Minus, compiled by Matthew Hawtin. www.m-nus.com
Into a sound and fully good mood
Please find my interview and my mixes for radiOzora "On the way to Ozora"
Summer 2020 you can catch me at "The Dome stage" at Ozora Festival in Hungary with Saafi Brothes and RCO https://ozorafestival.eu/
Beat of the Heart techno mix
Divin2Deep chill mix
ich jage nächtliche Momente
Ich jage die Katze
Gabriel is back to his old tricks with "Ich jage die Katze".
The cat tracks combine the pure physical energy of TechHouse with hypnotic rhythms - and vocals by George DIN. Vocals and songwriting are ways to intensify the "Katzen tracks" both emotionally and meaningwise.
It`s about going out, hunting nocturnal moments. I go out a lot - no stayin at home - no rest - I chase the cat - I capture them all...
Digitally released on iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, Deezer, Clone...
Ich jage die Katze lyrics
Ich gehe viel aus - und bleib nicht zu Haus - und ruh mich nicht aus - ich jage die Katze - ich fange alle ein - ich jage die Katze - wir lassen die Maus raus - halten sie aus - wir jagen die Katze - ich schlucke das Gift - lauf blau an wie´n Stift - und spring in den Lift - ich jage die Katze - ich steigere mich - unweigerlich - nur dann bin ich ich - wir lassen die Hunde raus - machen ne Party draus - ich jage die Katze - wir jagen die Katze - ich folg einem Vogel - und schüttle den Kopf - über dem Topf - ich jage die Katze - ich flieg auf den Mond - und steig ihr aufs Dach - tief Nachts bin ich wach - ich jage die Katze - ich steigere mich - unweigerlich - nur dann bin ich ich - ich jage die Katze - wir jagen die Katze...
Frankfurt based producer Gabriel Le Mar was somewhat of a machine. With eight aliases to his name, he has notched up an impressive fourteen studio albums dating from way back in 1999. While releases have been more sparse over the last couple of years, he resurfaces on release #130 for Lucidflow.
There are certain motifs that are absolutely key for Gabriel – dub, deep, soulful, energetic, minimal – all which make up the ‘Luminous’ EP. However while the dub influence is obvious, it is the subtle harmonic nature that acts as a gel across the tracks.
Among Trees is driving, almost proggy thanks to the low murky churning chords, and absolutely honed in on the dancefloor with acutely measured rushes and drops. After this In2 The Blue weaves together several strands of melody – single echoing chords, light staccato beeps, resonant chords – into a single hypnotic whole. In My Head finishes as the most typically Lucidflow track of the trio, lower in tempo and more fully fleshed in the low end with a little acid seasoning to embellish the flavour.
Marko Fürstenberg takes a break from successful outings on Youandme’s Rotary Cocktail and Ornaments imprints to turn in a remix of In2 The Blue. It is shade darker in every respect with the harmonic bounce altered into a more eyes down moment, leaving more space for the imagination to get to work in.
Available on Beatport....
Gabriel Le Mar, George DIN and Marky J. meet again in the house of DUB and start out experimenting in a new open project.
The musicians believe in creativity and in their skills that complement each other, but the most important thing is that they really push each other to find their best ideas and to surprise themselves in their project Dublocation.
It´s about to make good tunes together, have fun, get connected and moving people. A dynamic set is born, focussing on dubtech music with an energetic flow to positive deep Techhouse. Hope that our music makes it´s way through...
Making Waves is digitally released on Beatport, Amazon, Play Anghami, itunes...
Dublocation @ facebook
To listen to
you got flow
more than that
you got dough
you got gold
I ́ve been told
you got cars
they got scars
you got dreams
wild one you
as it seems
everything you need love
everything you love rough
strip it off
and I got the right stuff
everywhere you need love
you got flow
more than that
you got show
you love stars
and their scars
and their bars
you got dreams
wild one you
as it seems
you were sold
by your pop
I ́ve been told
you got moods
more than that
you get flash
and you make up
a happening from ash
with your credit card
or with your cash
you need love
you love rough
strip it off
and I got
the right stuff
you need love
you got flow
more than that
you got show
you got cars
they got scars
you were sold
by your pop
I ́ve been told
strip it off
for it's here
the real gold
Lyrics by George DIN for Marking Waves
bob level bob
LEVEL shows Gabriel´s affinity to Techno, TechHouse and Detroit influences, while Dub sound is what connects the tunes in all the variations.
All tracks are made for the floor but also work in pure listening fun if you like music that can tell stories.
Moody floating sounds, bassy grooves and atmospheric filterworks as well as danceable deepness are the carrying elements of these nine tunes.
Gabriel is looking to find the right balance of emotion in sound and groove and to give space for floating lyricism in the music. "Palindrome", "Luxury" and "Ich flog auf dem Wind davon" are groovy TechHouse songs, flashing on vocal performances by his friends Ingo Ito and George DIN, who are both excellent musicians and writers.
The album opener "Palindrome" and as well "iGeorge" put the focus more on the groovy DubTechno beat, while "Traralgon Epilogue" with its string-layers and the dubs of "Science-Faction" refer more to atmospheric "Detroit Techno".
"Luxury", "die andere Seite" and "Auf dem Wind davon" are shaping out the TechHouse side of the album, while "Twisted" continues invisibly the inevitable "french kiss" chord-stab syncopations that provide a pretty "laidback techdub tune". The album ends with a the german-dubbed version of "Ich flog auf dem Wind davon". Gabriel sends us into suspense chillz and made a great "beatless dub" out of the tune.
the world goes on
moments of clarity
here for everyone, for everyone
Spot on the set
My techno mix for Dr. Motte's Birthday Celebration at Suicide Circus Berlin.
Into a sound...come to dance...
Keep a look out and keep dubbin!
Peace and love Gabriel
All set for a wild time in your time
Dr. Motte meets Gabriel Le Mar - Fever EP Remixed
Here comes the next vinyl for the new clubbing season! PRAXXIZ collects 4 strong remixes of Dr. Motte meets Gabriel Le Mar's last 'Fever EP' (PRZ018) on an sensational new bundle.
Japans Techno legend Ken Ishii transformed the originally deep character of 'Zikade' into an ultimate floorfiller with solid sounds and delicate accents. Eric Sneo skillfully re-worked this track and left his unique mark on it. Pascal Feos raised the temperature of 'Fever' with deep Techno grooves plus Chicago and Detroit sounds. PRAXXIZ remix contest winner DJ Sur from Houston Texas pushed the envelope and created a funky-fresh version with some experimental elements. Ken Ishii`s remix of "Zikade" appears on the new Mayday Compilation "Making Friends".
FEVER EP and FEVER EP Remixed available at itunes, amazon, junodownload, clone, beatport....
Fever at beatport
I want to study all that I receive
come in and get to know me
Photo by Florian Geiger
I´d like to introduce to you my deep dubtechhouse mix
that I performed with my friend Markie J. on vocals
Hope you will like the mix - here goes:
Tune into the frequencies of Benevolent Chaos
My next album is called Benevolent Chaos, looking forward to finally share it with you.
It is an experiencing new frontier that I've been working on.
"Benevolent Chaos" gives a good sense of the flow and sound that Gabriel Le Mar is playing around within the moment. On eight tracks and two special beatless versions Gabriel finds his very own way of getting his cluster of ideas across.
Musically the album is ranging from DeepTechhouse to soulful Techno with Dub influences.
With tracks like "It's Your Time" or "On the Beat" Gabriel Le Mar is keeping it fresh and exciting, while on the other hand there are deep and atmospheric tracks like "Deep State", "Telescoping Machine" or "Evolver" with it's in time evolving filtered movements of an electric guitar over a straight forward TechHouse groove. The beatless version of "On the Beat" is balancing melody, sequence and rhythm, while the last track "deepulse" is finishing the album in a suspense relaxation and can take one into an aural out of body experience.
The inputs and the outputs. The flipflops. The flashbacks. Flashing conservations. I`m loving my benevolent chaos. An ideal deep state. My tribal chamber. Repercussions. Clarity and complexity. The plurality of connectionism. The real me. Ghosts in the tree.
Live in transit. On the shadow side. On the sunny side. My daily mandala. Enslaved deep underground. Investigative. Reshaping steps inside. Inside in many ways. Testing my attractions. The place of reflection and happyness.
Musical Immigration. Deep into and bring it up. Manifesting? Bedlam. My mind independence. My methods of dispute. My backpack. What is anything about? Replace the clear cut signs. And put the needles out of my head.
Chaos rules. In peace. Oh, yeah!
Lovin` benevolent chaos.
(lyrics by Anita Bharati)
photo by Florian Geiger
DJ-Mix at Psyfi Festival France
from the hilltop of downtown to the valley of groove
ideas on music
Puttin´On The Green Hat
Dr. Motte meets Gabriel Le Mar
Release: Puttin' On The Green Hat (PRZ008)
incl. remix by Nihil Young
Release Format: 12" - vinyl
Label: PRAXXIZ www.praxxiz.de
A track like an ecstatic dance in the glowing heat of Africa "Puttin' On The Green Hat" draws its energy from the deep and dubby tension of the earthy bass drum, surrounded by a playful symbiosis of the whirling lightness of techhouse rhythm. The hypnotic and distorted Sprechgesang of Amampondo, like a chant of a shaman, leads the listener gently into a deep trance-like state. Pure life energy flows through each tone.
The inspiration for Puttin' On The Green Hat is rooted in the creative techniques of the "thinking caps" or "the six thinking roles" by the pioneering thinker Edward de Bono.
They involve various methods for coming up with new ideas, in which the green hat expresses creative thinking, always in search of new ideas, solutions and perspectives. Everything is allowed, anything goes.
Acting free and naturally Dr. Motte and Gabriel Le Mar were jammin´ around with their controllers and "Puttin' On The Green Hat" draws its energy from the deep and dubby tension to put the listener on a journey. Both easily celebrate pushing "techhouse styles", accompanied by continuous bass drums and share the same idea of groovin´ techno music.
Sorry vinyl sold out
Digital @ beatport, itunes, amazon, deezer....
photo by Sandhan FreeArt
Playing the news
SCHALLBOX RECORDS 011- vinyl
GABRIEL LE MAR – DEEP RED GUITAR
Remixes by Julius Lagerfeld, Brendon Moeller, Smalltown Collective and Steve Cole`s only digital RMX
The Schallbox team around Steve Cole presenting with the spherically driving and playfully dreamy track "Deep Red Guitar", Gabriel Le Mar`s expedition through an acoustic landscape of a levitating guitar and interacting rhythm and bass elements.
The remix by Julius Lagerfeld subordinates everything to a swinging shuffle groove, and beat pharmacist Brendon Moeller brings the atmosphere carried by a deep and warm bassline. Percussive and tonal elements are being joined to form a whole by the Smalltown Collective, which invites to dance and at the same time to dive in and engross. As usual with Schallbox, there is a consolation for all those who have to do without the high grade black vinyl and will sidestep to the digital alternative - the "Digital Bonus Remix" by Steve Cole
In those deeper days
What's your sleeper?
With a special focus on the various colours of deep DubTechno and "Dub inspired TechHouse".
Gabriel Le Mar reflecting his passion and respect for the needs of a Dub head on the floor.
The dub-feeling is clearly the inspiration behind the general flavor of the What's your sleeper? sound and will demonstrate innovative efforts to offer interesting hybrids of techno/house music.
Hope it`s on your beat!
Release: What's your sleeper?
Release Format: EP - Vinyl (limited Edition)
Label: Dub2Dust Records
Quantec remixed up a great dub rocker, let us get going through deep and floating dub chords and twitchy piano rolls. The tracks are a wonderful example of going through waves concerning energy and flow with one result - something more musical and playful.
some fresh news
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I wave numbers JUMP CUTS
Gabriel Le Mar draws inspiration from many sources. But african funk and african musical traditions and culture influenced him in many ways. On JUMP CUTS Gabriel Le Mar cooperates again with singers and songwriters from South-Africa, after having worked in the past with the band Amampondo.
A true co-work from soul-dub-brother Gabriel Le Mar, fusing tech house and dub influences with the local style of south african music like Kwaito, Maskanda and "traditional Zulu music" into modern club sound.
The queen of modern Zulu music, legendary Busi Mhlongo with her distinctive voice, is chanting on this album.
Busi sadly passed away in june 2010. Her love for music kept the flames of hope alive during the country’s struggle for democracy. A true legend has passed away. Her music encouraged and influenced a range of contemporary South African artists.
Gabriel also co-opted with Lungiswa Plaatjies, Madala Kunene and Mantombe Matotiyani from Amampondo, one of Nelson Mandela`s favourite bands.
The result is a fusion of ideas that became evident through the "characteristic expression" of these artists, whose vocal performances oscillate between traditional to contemporary, and that are merged in the "techhouse mix" with a soul and dub feel.
"It is all about combining these styles, the physical energy of digital club and dancefloor sounds with hypnotic afro-rhythms and the vocal-power. It`s about to push the musical styles and to find ways to intensifying our tracks both emotionally and meaningwise. I worked with big respect for the ideas of the artists on one hand, and on the other side I focused on creating music for body and soul."
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