Today a little thing on our own behalf: You might know that from the early days of Keinemusik, we distributed our releases all by ourselves. Most times, that was good fun, and sometimes, it was a big pain in the ass. One of the major drawbacks of that model, though: many record stores, especially abroad, wouldn’t carry our records, as we just couldn’t deliver to everyone. So we decided to team up with a distribution run by cool people. That said: Keinemusik is doing it with the fine folks at Muting The Noise now. Meaning for you, from Rampa’s KM035 on, you can get your hands on every Keinemusik release two weeks prior the official release date in the Muting The Noise shop and of course, in the KM shop as well. Meaning also, chances are you will find our stuff in your trusted record store more steadily or it will be easier for your dealer to order our records. Good, innit?!
Now look at those fellas. Both having new records out, one of them being the new Keinemusik release, both even sharing the same release day and both not knowing what to do with all that vinyl. So, well-meaning as they are, they are giving them away. You can win packages of 2x Rampa “The Touch” EP + Adam Port & Stereo MC’s “Changes” EP. Just hop over to Rampa or Adams Instagram Account and leave a comment under their most recent posts. Good luck!
Our very own Rampa, selected 4 Tracks for Watch The Hype. Read the full article HERE
Adam and Jimpster have had a special kind of ‘virtual’ relationship the last few years with a mutual respect for each others productions and output of their respective labels. Opening the release with Adam’s own remix which sets the tone with a subtle and gently building groove providing the perfect backdrop for the Stereo MC’s esoteric vocal. This lesson in restraint shows why Adam’s productions work so well on big systems, letting all the focus shine firmly on the vocal creating an intense atmosphere with not a single huge breakdown in sight! The original of Changes which takes a more electro approach with a simple bassline and crisp hats and once again allowing the vocal space to take centre stage for a deep and memorable track with a message. Finally Jimpster´s own remix opts to push in a completely different direction. Shuffling up the groove and laying down a repeating Rhodes riff we’re treated to an altogether more soulful and less stark version making the perfect compliment to the the package.
Out of tranquillity and contemplation, Rampa is reaching out once again. To seek contact, to give and take energy, to offer an even mind-expanding touch. All in guise of two new tracks that, quite fittingly, make this “The Touch” EP and #35 within the Keinemusik release-catalogue. The title track on A combines all the reflective qualities of the newer Rampa-sound to a mantra that soon will be chanted collectively across dancefloors all around the world. He thoroughly is aiming for the intensifying pull into deepness of a perfect loop. He’s letting go of anything redundant like all too distracting rhythmic elements and therefore opens space for an OM-like, bass-deep interplay of synth-notes and meditational sounds in the background. “528 Hz” on the other side borrows its name from the concept of the Solfeggio Frequencies. Within the scale of supposedly healing sounds, this very figure is known to be the frequency of repair, representing the energy of love. And an ardent declaration of love this tune is indeed. Within the sound-vocabulary of recent Rampa-releases it might be the logical next chapter after “Trust”. A synth-space- odyssey, emphasized by e-drum-highlights, pulse-quickening tribal-frenzy and a supernova-like blast of energy culminating after the break.
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