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Limited to only 250 copies, Der Kugelkreis is pressed on 140g black vinyl with fully printed sleeve. The outer sleeve has 3mm spine printed on reverse matt whiteboard. Design by Tom Central, Mastering by Transition Mastering and pressed in the European Union.
Includes unlimited streaming of Der Kugelkreis
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
"Pure in conception, thoughtful in execution - David Hanke comes correct with two sonic depth charges sure to be picked up by discerning DJs" The Ransom Note
German DJ and Producer David Hanke delivers two sides of what he himself calls Krauthaus for Shapes of Rhythm. Kugelkreis is a mathematical word. Kugel in German means a ball/sphere and Kreis means circle. One is 2D and one is 3D.
The music is as intriguing as the terminology: long, psychedelic, deep and textured house music suitable for those late night DJ sets or after parties.
On side A, Der Kugelkreis, spaced-out melodies mix with playful yet purposeful bass to create an ethereal atmosphere. It’s got groove from the get-go. Tribal Afro-infused drum sounds propel it forward and, as such, Hanke is happy to tease us for almost three minutes before introducing the rest of his rhythm section. Drowsy horns float in a little later, adding another layer to the dreamy aesthetics.
The B side Permutation is also a long, deep excursion and features layered Fender Rhodes behind chopped, stabby vocals, before thunderous percussion chisels right through the middle of it all.
Available on limited-release vinyl 12” with fully printed outer sleeve, and digital.
this is the first deep house record i've bought, couldn't resist. some time ago, i started to become more familiar with deep house, kinda as a uptempo equivalent to chillhop related beats.
that release right here is a small masterpiece for me. the jazzy loops, the tight kick drums, the leading hi-hats, the psychedelic vibe - it's just perfect.
not to forget to emphasize the trumpet on "Midnight In Peckham". phenomenal.
i'm more than glad to have found this beautiful piece of art. chillhopper