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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Granlab : System Error EP [BRQ119]

“The different audio tracks which form the base of Granlab’s new EP have already met enthusiastic reactions on the dancefloor as part of his recent livesets. That might be due to the old-school trance vibe which is one of the common denominators of these five heart-warming tracks between peaktime stompers, bleepy electronica and rave anthems of the kind Bicep has made a reputation with in the past. A combination which has already taken dancefloors by storm and is direct result of the pretty familial affair that is the System Errror EP. In the same way Heiko Schwanz and Dirk Lamprecht trust each other blindly when they go about their joint passion for microbrews, they perfectly complement each other when it comes to producing music. Not only because of this has the new Granlab EP emerged into a fairly collaborative operation: Granlab offers up four new tracks, while Dirk aka DML throws in his own trademark sound in the form of two remixes. Among the best showcases for their joint yet complementary approach is ‘Little Escape’, a confident hands-in-the-air trance anthem which is bound to meet wide-eyed dancefloor euphoria and is reworked to the same effect by DML with the help of subtle breakbeats and 90s nostalgia. Five tracks for all dancefloor romantics and all the rave enthusiasts who got a bit long in the tooth but enjoy squeezing into their Aspiral rave shirts every now and then.”

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Format: 6 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 Dez 2017
Style: Minimal, Trance

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Counterfly : The Invisible Journey EP [BRQ117]

“If there is one thing that you wouldn’t expect from our latest Broque EP, then it is the fact that, its producer, Lorenzo Olivieri, reached just his early 20’s. That’s remarkable in particular when considering the ease and confidence with which The Invisible Journey combines jazz, funky bass guitars and exalted beat sections even Jimmy Edgar would be proud of, only to melt all ingredients into a sample-driven yet contemplative sound hybrid which defies all genre boundaries. Counterfly’s six new tracks further develop the ideas of his previous EP (‘Glazed’), yet draws its originality less from melodies rather than from contemplative rhythms and harmonies which are formed out of vocals, pianos, unexpected pan flutes and a somewhat futuristic funkiness. As if this wasn’t already one of the most diverse and original amalgams you’ll hear anytime soon, the last two tracks top it off with some dancefloor tunes which (we are certain) you didn’t see coming. Jointly produced with Counterfly-buddy Ale Pasquali, ‘Trials and Errors’ (in 2 versions) storms onto the dancefloor with untamed energy and immediately wins over dancers’ hearts and minds with their own definition of an honest, old-fashioned and pure trance sound. Not sure how he is ever going to top this: citing Debussy, Jimmy Edgar, Four Tet and 90’s rave anthems within six tracks only.”

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Format: 6 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 Oct 2017
Style: House, Trance, Ambient, Experimental

Originally posted by bassandspace.com