Mar Io : Listen To My Heart EP [BRQ127]

“What sticks out while listening to the Listen To My Heart EP is the fact that its creator Mar Io has been in the business for a long time and has mastered the skill of combining a range of influences and styles into very atmospheric tunes. After his previous vinyl EP on the Cologne-based label Form & Terra, these seven new tracks seem more like a mini album than your usual EP and embrace the listener with warm and atmospheric melodies, vocals and lots of groove from start to finish. Mar Io’s sounds are packed with club music history, ranging from acid house references, emerging through the Zweig remix of the title track, up to flashbacks into the more explicit and direct approach for which 90s club tracks are so much loved these days. However, he always manages to weave such influences into his tracks in the most respectful way, not making it sound like an obvious reach out to the retro-crowd but like a loving reminiscence of the glorious past. Not to forget that with ‘Shake Your Body (Give It To Me)’ (Electro Mix) Mar Io underlines that his latest EP is not only made for the dancefloor, even though this is where it surely will cause elevate levels of serotonine pretty soon.”

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Format: 7 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 Jul 2019
Style: Acid, House, Techno

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Cie : The Call [BRQ125]

“Our unofficial Broque office in Cologne has been headed by Thilo Geertzen aka Cie since quite some time now. Close to the Rhine riverbank, Thilo is actively contributing to the techno scene since more than two decades and released his first EP on Broque already in 2005. This year, he kicked off his own label Form & Terra Recods, where the first release (Cie – ‘Auf Los’) featured a Remute remix, amongst other surprises. Hence, we are even more delighted that Thilo still finds time to wave the Broque flag with us and to release a fantastic new EP on Broque. The title track The Call is jointly produced with Eric Svensen and comes in two versions which march straight onto the dancefloor and even take on board some whizzing acid lines (Mar Io remix). ‘Durchzug’ and ‘Fernab’ approach the club through slightly deeper yet muscle-bound rhythms. With ‘Wonka’, Thilo somewhat gets out of his comfort zone by surprising us with melodic synths and retro-futuristic memories of the likes of Kraftwerk. Finally, his remix of Ucledens ‘Good Things Fall Apart So Better Things Fall Together’ fits the dreamy vibe of the original track into a straighter club jacket and, most importantly, perfectly underlines Cies commitment to the Broque family.”

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Format: 6 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 Nov 2018
Style: Techno, Tech House

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Ucleden : Do Not Stand At My Grave [BRQ124]

“Back then, when Ucleden brainstormed titles for his new Broque-EP and came up with Do not stand at my grave, no one could have known that the recently passed US senator John McCain might have said exactly this to his former boss Donald Trump at some point. We also have no idea, whom Andrei Nedelcu aka Ucleden himself actually has been addressing with this request. What we can state with absolute certainty though: the title track of his new EP combines a blissful and relaxed Balearic vibe with a relentless drive on the dancefloor. The five variations of the theme transport it into different corners of club music, in between acid, trance and swinging deep house, but never lose sight of the warm atmosphere of the original track. Next to four versions contributed by Anrdei himself, the final remix is provided by Max Cavalerra who sticks to his signature sound and offers the darkest variant of the original theme, which shuffles slowly but steady through the echo space, but without ever losing touch with the original track. So much about the hard facts: we leave all further interpretation happily to you as esteemed listeners.”

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Format: 5 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 Oct 2018
Style: Acid, Deep House, Minimal, Ambient

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Blue Edition : 40 Jahre Tend EP [BRQ123]

“A musical greeting from the house and court musicians of the broque-netlabel to our Labelhead ‘Mr. Druque’ Christian. Happy birthday!!!”

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Format: 5 x File, Compilation, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 Jun 2018
Style: Techno, House, Trance

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Xols : Illuminati Confirmed [BRQ122]

“Carla Agulló alias Xols may not yet be a household name on the international club stage, though she is clearly on her way to get there sooner rather than later. Already running her second label Red Panda Music (after the now discontinued Omicron Records) and having played widely in her home town Barcelona but also across Europe, she is now focusing on her own musical vision by releasing her sixth EP and preparing to bring this into the club scene in the form of a kickin’ liveset. On Illuminati Confirmed, Carla is developing her own vision of a techno sound which seems both ready for the future but also well-grounded in the past. Whereas all five tracks are pushing straight for the floor, their influences seem to come from different eras and regions, including references to the more tracky sound of Chicago house but also not shying away from more string-driven and atmospherically dark stompers and peaktime acid tracks which invite you to collectively freak out. What binds all tracks together is the highly functional use of vocals which drive the tracks in very different ways and contribute to the old school appeal Xols manages to evoke here.”

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Format: 5 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 May 2018
Style: Techno, Minimal

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Patient 36 : Ein Kleiner Tod [BRQ121]

“We are almost certain that someone who goes by the name of Erick Jäger is behind the Patient 36 moniker. Other than that, we actually don’t know that much with certainty. His musical history seems to have gone through a range of monumental ups and downs. Having survived childhood trauma in the alp region with psaltery, Hammered dulcimer, harp and yodel and the obligatory ‘Schuhplattler’, he found himself in the 90’s, releasing on Disko B and performing in the legendary Ultraschall club. In between, he had to walk a painful path which involved bell-bottoms, electric guitars and motor cycle accidents and finally led him to the realization, that machines actually are the better instruments. Not that this would have saved him from a detour into industrial and gothic music. And now? These days he produces occasional releases, each dedicated to a particular theme – always one of the big ones of course – with production support by one of our longstanding Broque buddies and conceptual ideas which go way beyond just music. We happily leave it up to you to decide if you can hear all of this on Ein kleiner Tod. While we are not sure about too many things, one is for sure: that this release is so packed with history, in between DAF, Disko B and Liaisons Dangereuses, as it is with passion and enthusiasm.”

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Format: 7 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 Mar 2018
Style: EBM, Techno

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Max Cavalerra : Dimensions LP [BRQ120]

“It seems entirely uncalled for to spend many words on introducing Max Cavalerra. In particular, when it comes to the Broque universe, where Max has been an integral part since many years. But there are several remarkable facts about his latest release. Most importantly the fact that Dimensions is a long-player, which is even more remarkable, considering that it is his first under the Max Cavalerra moniker. For someone who has been releasing engaging EPs on labels such as Karmarouge, Parasound or yours truly, Broque, since 20 years, this seems highly surprising. Hence, we are even prouder to present an album that spells out Max’ dark and rolling trademark sound in all its facets. Monolithic techno tunes are marching through echo spaces and provide a solid base on which the tracks can spread out into deeper, dubby and even more melodic spheres, just to eventually implode into pure techno energy. The powerful bass drums appear to always come along with a built-in Berghain-reverb and lead massive tunes such as ‘Nebula’, ‘Dark Matter’, or ‘Hammer Of Thor’ safe and sound over the finish line. In line with his decision to release again as Max Cavalerra, instead of his civil name, ‘Dimensions’ goes back to the roots and focuses on Max’ unique core skills, which, apparently, have a solid grounding yet are surprisingly versatile.”

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Format: 15 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 2 Jan 2018
Style: Techno, House, Ambient

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