This year saw Nadja Lind and Helmut Ebritsch’s production machine shift into top gear. Their fifth studio album ‘Manifestation’ was released, alongside a raft of supporting Bandcamp exclusive jams . Launching as pandemic lockdown began to grip worldwide, its blend of deep dub house and sprawling widescreen ambient was a necessary panacea to the global climate. Their previous albums ran with a concept – each quarter of the year saw an EP release that came together to form the full LP. However, ‘Manifestation’ reset the blueprint, back to a single work, albeit as a two and a half hour mega-album.
While the studio principles have changed, the tradition of the follow up remix album has not, with the Klartraum pairing drafting industry luminaries and Lucidflow family favourites alike. This is no idle boast – names such as Steve Rachmad, Silicone Soul, Terry Francis, Vince Watson, Ian Pooley, and the currently in-demand Saytek have thrown their talent to the reworks in the past, and the current line up is just as glittering.
‘Draw The Line’ is tackled by Jam El Mar of Jam & Spoon fame, dreamAwaken and Oliver Loew . Jam runs with a downtempo ambient house version imbued with the purest of 303. The track is taken into more dance floor slanted directions when Oliver Loew taps into the easy funk of the original, while dreamAwaken adheres to the ethereal cosmic float.
‘Manifestation’ is handled by the storied Dapayk Solo , alongside Guiliano Rodrigues and the off-kilter Spettro. Dapayk’s remix is full of tense staccato, with Rodriguez hitting up the warm dub template of Lucidflow for his interpretation, and Spettro defying convention with a tumbling broken techno interpretation
Already a choice cut, ‘Weltenwandler’ is put through its paces by production machine D.Diggler, Jor-G and Dirt Crew artist Tigerskin . Diggler is in surprisingly restrained form with a deeply dramatic arpeggio laden version, Jor-G is on top dub form with his reworking, while Tigerskin absolutely wallops you for the stars with a truly cosmic Italo inspired take.
Finally, ‘What I Am’ is given a huge four artist reworking extravaganza to finish off the package, with a whole host of Lucidflow favourites brought in for their vision. error.func goes for main room techno with a sorbet of a breakdown halfway through, lounge dub specialist Riccicomoto hits up the reverb and acid strains for a truly cavernous remake, with Mielafon and Radiorobotek both hitting the atmosphere buttons with their dub house remixes.
Release Date May 21, 2021
Pre-Order 1 week • Apr 30, 2021 Beatport
Pre-Release 2 weeks • May 7, 2021 Beatport
X Brazas (): “Awesome remixes! Support!”
Supagroove (aka Mark J) (Ahoren Music): “on these… especially draw the line remix!” (will play)
Jean-Jerome (Karmic, S&S, Instinctive, MBMH, Serial, Pumpz, Iconyc, and much more): “Great remix from For-G!!!” (will play)
Haris (LAUS): “very sweet deepness” (will chart)
Mark Jackus (Noir Music / CusCus Music): “Wltenwandler& Draw the line remixes are my favs” (will chart)
fips Radio (): “Oh wow, these tracks will lift the radio-show to another level.” (will chart) (will play)
Lev Kitkin (Plastic City, Spring Tube, Dub Forest): “Radiorobotek favourite. For my collection. Thank you!” (will play)
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DJ Sasha (Ministry Of Sound, Deconstruction, Anjunadeep): “tasty coolness” (will play)
Mod (): “What I am – (liquid radio edit) – Huston we’ve landed to Mars ;) Weltenwanroler (Jor-G Remix) – a story that had happened in the city, nostalgic What I am (Radiorobotek Remix) – deep, mellow, sounds of the soul, r emedy Draw the line (Oliver Loew w coloured) – space sounds, feels like being in space” (will chart) (will play)
Johnny Mack (): “Mind blowing the amount of quality music Luicdflow and it’s amazing artists release. This release is no exception. continued excellence and hard to pick a fav as each well crafted track stands out on it’s own merit. Loving the vibe and each nuance of sound. Full support, cheers!” (will chart) (will play)
Switchbox (Ellum // Open Records // Sprout // ): “Quality Tunes as usual. The Mixes are ace. Thanks for sending.” (will play)
D. Diggler (too many, i forgot!): “Very nice !! Love the Jor-G Mix! ” (will play)
Jam El Mar (Jam El Mar REC, Truesoul, Tronic): “All tracks are great – support!” (will play)
DIP (Sergey Placid) (Re.Face, Vivus, MixCult, Lucidflow): “Good sound. Like it =)” (will play)
Riko Forinson (Sofa Sessions): “This is a great release! thanks LucidFlow” (will play)
Jor-G (Lucidflow, Hypnotic Room, Tehnofonika Records,): “What a great release..A stunning remix from Radiorobotek,while Oliver Loew paints a beautifull cloud of sound full of emotions deepness and magic..Just perfect..Full support!” (will play)
Radiorobotek (Lucidflow/Lauter./Spring Tude ): “Today is a great day.. thank you for the inspiration, and Jor-G, Oliver Loew, Klartraum, for the hypnotic pulsations )” (will chart) (will play)
Jay Hill (People of the Light, Superfreq, Hot Creations ): “deep dub techno wonderfulness in here! vibing with – What I Am Radiorobotek lots! pure magic x” (will play)
Helmut Ebritsch (Many): “” (will chart)
dreamAwaken (Lucidflow/Seven Villas/Traum): “Jor-G remix is nice, gr8 tracks!”
Oliver Loew (Lucidflow): “very nice,full Support my Fav Jor-G Remix” (will chart) (will play)
Giuliano Rodrigues (Flowing Movement Music, DUBGIU): “cool release here. Amazing Jor-G and Oliver Loew :) hugs from Rio. ” (will chart) (will play)
Pele Corral (desperadoz): “great productions, thumps up !” (will play)
Sammy W and Alex E (): “Cool stuff. Will play!”
Deepinradio (): “Nice!”
Liuos (Lucidflow, Cold Tear Records, spclnch): “Beatiful & groovy tracks! Great sounds from mellow to crispy.”
Jason Ireland (): “great work as always guys, thank you for sending x” (will chart) (will play)
Al Bradley (): “Love this, particularly the Radiorobotek version of What I Am, very powerful!” (will play)
Lee Guthrie ((Click Therapy/Wiggle/Cubism/SDA)): “What I Am (Radiorobotek Remix) is quality. thanks :) “