Last year saw the release of Lucidflow owners Nadja Lind and Helmut Ebritsch’s studio album ‘E’. Unconventionally, it was split over each quarter of the year, with each cover of each issuing coming together to represent an enneagram, the model of human personality. More conventionally is the celebration of a Klartraum album by drafting in familiar friends and collaborators new for a remix extravaganza. Split once again into digestible chunks, the first ‘E’ package came complete with D. Diggler, Yapacc, Detroitrocketscience, Oscar Barila and Jamin Hernandez on remix duty. Now we find Rishi L, Lucien Foort, Jon Donson and Vynyard drafted in for a second round of remix fun. ‘Sky Fall’ comes in two flavours. San Francisco based producer Rishi K goes for a deep workout that is very much in the mould of the classic house of Charles Webster on his Remote and Love From San Francisco labels. It is very much electronic but with a hazy sunny good vibe warmth, as far from clinically digital as you can get.
Nadja and Helmut also take the opportunity to take ‘Sky Fall’ through one of their Cinematic Mix journeys. It has a live jam feeling to it with squelching wah bass and meandering electric piano solos. There is a little drop of the shoulder midway through, when a dark cloud drifts its way in front of the sun and the mood switches from jaunty to fluid moodiness before the summer haze comes back in for the finale.
Living up to its title, Lucien Foort’s take on ‘Dark Space Night’ is driving an insistent. A dirty sawing bassline refuses to relent, riding waves of intensity as the track urges on to its climax.
Jon Donson takes the micro approach to ‘Drama Queen’, working with tweezer precision percussive elements, shattered fragments of samples and using the all unifying presence of field samples as glue. Consistently restrained, it takes until the long mid-point break down to drop in its musical elements; an alien squirm bassline, two insistent chords and a final outro of gentle scales. It proves that you don’t need to wheel out the fireworks to have an impact.
Finally, Vynyard dubs up ‘Flight To Berlin’ with huge tailed ping pong delays, like the distant flashes of lightning and rumble of thunder in a dramatic skyline. The space that this creates allows the mournful muted trumpet solo to roam and thrive slap bang in the middle of your peripheral hearing. The key feature to keep an ear out here is the huge broken breakdown that layers on the drama significantly.
‘E Remixes Pt 2’ hits the streets on 6th June 2016.
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Robert Owens (many labels): “Nice tracks” (will play)
Buda / Lulu Rouge (): “Flight To Berlin (Vynyard Dub Mix) by Klartraum” (will play)
Hall North (Soma, Fade, Wiggle, Cubism, Tulipa): “Cinematic Mix for cheers.” (will play)
Alex Boneti (): “I love all tracks!! But Flight To Berlin is just perfect” (will play)
Alexander Koning (tonkind, tulipa, percep-tion , viva etc etc): “Flight to berlin” (will play)
Lo (): “I love the whole release, Dark Space, Drama Queen & Flight To Berlin are killer” (will play)
Lou Lamar (): “Niceomatic….Track 3 and 4 are my favs thank’s a lot” (will play)
Richie Collins (): “more good stuff, flight to berlin is fave” (will chart) (will play)
Paul Moore (GER) (Lucidflow, Malicious Smile, Unscene Records): “Drama Queen for me, nice groove Jon!” (will play)
Marc Mac (Soundcollective/ It Runs Deep/ Frequency Radio Show): “Class Collection great work by Klartraum .. 10/10” (will chart) (will play)
3LIAS (): “Jon Donson remix is great , will play thanks” (will play)
Al Bradley (): “Wow, difficult to decide what is best here, as all are so damn fine! Initially it’s between Rishi’s superb reworking of Sky Fall & the trippy, gorgeous Vynyard Dub of Flight To Berlin, but all are excellent :) ” (will play)
Lucas Hulan (Microna, Nightphunk): “Vynyard Dub Mix is for me! thanks” (will play)
the wheel man (Household / Evasive / Doppelgaenger): “Drama Queen (Jon Donson Remix) for me…anyway an very nice remix pack! :) support guys” (will chart) (will play)
Michel De Hey: “thanks for this!” (will play)
Matt Deep Space House (): “Will play Rishi K. remix on our show.” (will play)
atish (): “Drama Queen is deep and dubby – could make good a opening track.” (will play)
Robbie Akbal [Akbal Music] (Get Physical, No.19, Akbal Music): “Jon Donson remix is very cool” (will play)
Gunnar Stiller (): “wow, great remixes!!! thx!” (will play)
D. Diggler (too many, i forgot !): “Big stuff!! <3" (will play) Nadja Lind / Klartraum (Lucidflow & many others): "Loving all mixes. Rishi K. just made Sky Fall such a fine&deep summer track! Lucien totally nailed it with his Modular spaceship. Jon Donson dry and funky-deepness + some alien communication. Last but not least Vynyard Berlin Dubness. Thank you guys! <3" (will chart) (will play) Jamie Stevens (): "Lucien!!! Intense peaktime monster right there." (will play) Helly Larson: "great remixes !!! jon donson & vynyard is my fav. ! thanx " (will play) Rishi K. (): "Glad to be a part of this great release!" (will play) Lee Guthrie ((Click Therapy/Wiggle/Cubism/SDA)): "Nice vibes on here. Thanks for sending :) " Jon Donson (Lucidflow): "" (will chart) (will play) riccicomoto (LUCIDFLOW / Ibiza Global Radio / Retrospective Zoology / double7music): "thanx for sending...very nice tunes...will play during my radioshow & sessions...fav jon donson..." Nick Clarke (Eggworm Tokyo): "whole ep is just great!" (will play) Francesco Tarallo (Lucidflow, Trapez, Trapez Ltd., Airmusiq): "Thumbs up guys! Really nice remixes. Full support!" Manna From Sky (serkal - lucidflow - little helpers - recycle ): "donson remix is amazing !! excellent release ! FULL support !!! <3 <3 thanks for the music " (will chart) (will play) Sammy W and Alex E (): "Cool, many thanks!" (will play) Jason Ireland (): "lovely ep, will play these,thank you:)really liking sky fall!" (will play) ABarth (phonanza fm): "This is so nice! Great pleasure to listen to all these great artists putting their hands on Klartraum!" (will play) Mastercris (): "Very nice remixes! Rishi K and Lucien Foort for me." (will play) Soundtraffic FM (): "Nice EP !!!" (will chart) (will play) Chris Fortier (): "lucien in fantastic form" Hervé Dias (): "Great release and a good selection of craftsman! My fav at the moment is Vynyard and Cinematic Mix! Awesome.Thank you Lucidflow" (will chart) (will play) Teknobrat (Restructured Records, Sounds Of Juan, Kulture Room): "Drama Queen and Flight To Berlin really groove... Will play, test and support. Thanks TEKNOBRAT." (will play) Eddy Romero (Expmental/ Little Helpers / Lucidflow / Deeperfect): "last three remixes are amazing !!" (will chart) (will play) Daz (): "Banger from Lucien :)" (will chart) Giuliano Rodrigues (Flowing Movement Music): "Jon Donson ;)" (will chart) (will play) Michael Stukes (MysticVibes): "ESSSSSENTIALLLLL! B^)" (will chart) (will play) DJ MARY FLAVORS (Radioradio Canada): "This release is fabulous, all tracks really kick! hard to pick one favorite, LOVE sky fall (cinematic mix as well as the Rishi mix) funky, sexy and overall splendid!" (will play) Dr. Lyria Messahel (Jazzradio.net): "Nr. 3 & 5" (will play) Miss Disk (): "Smooth & groovy at the same time! Support!!" (will play) Scientific Funk (Wiggle, Cubism, Dark Rhythms): "Lucidflow is rapidly becoming one of my favourite labels" (will chart) (will play) Stefan Weise (Wolf Trap, Lucidflow): "Some really fine cuts here. Especially liking the Lucien Foort, Vynyard and Cinematic mixes. Thank you!" (will play) Mark J (ahoren music, radioactivity productions, progress recrods): "flight to berlin rmx is cool, will play the lucien foort remix!!" (will play) Miroslav Digital FM (Digital FM): "Nice Music! Thanks DFM" (will play) Silvio Hrabar (Family Grooves): "Excellent pack, it's hard to pick fav! Will play Foort remix, best fits in my sets... Cinematic rmx is so laid back, loving it." (will play) Eric (3bridges Records): "Great stuff, full support!" (will play) Terje Saether (Darkroom Dubs, Lucidflow, Hope Records, ConnaisseurParquet, Savoir Records): "Very nice release, as always from Lucidflow. My fav is Sky Fall (Cinematic Mix)" (will chart) (will play) Christopher Çolak (): "Great tracks!" (will play) Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,200 Records , I Records Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto): "beautifull remixes ,all the way ! " (will chart) (will play) Tim Benjamin (protonradio): "i will try Vynyard" X Brazas (): "Very nice! Rishi K. and Jon Donson remixes fav. Thanks for sharing!" Pille (): "flight to berlin for me, thanks" (will play) Misk (): "playlist and support in altroverso" (will chart) (will play) Denis Plastmassa (): "Sky Fall (Cinematic remix) is very good! thanks!" (will play) Marcos in Dub (): "super release!! Thanks for the music!!" (will play) Jay Hill (King Street Records, IRecords,3Bridge Records): "beautiful collection here !" (will play) Red Pig Flower (): "everything sounds cool~ " (will play) Gunther (Baroque, Apollo, Replug, Air Snare, Ready Mix, Bad Pony, Itom): "thank you" Marcin Skrętkowski (Wieczór Klubowy): "Full support!" (will play) Chris Rayner (Golden Needle Records // Whartone Records // Stained Music): "Nice for my warm up sets" (will play)