Ucleden : Summerjam [brq106]

“Oldschool, Baby’, that’s how you could summarise the spirit of the Broque Summer Jams. Each June, the extended Broque family leaves their bases all across the world for a few days and comes together somewhere in the middle of nowhere to turn back time and celebrate the spirit of the early days. To pay tribute to this long-standing tradition, Ucleden and friends have built a musical monument for this annual ritual. They capture the goings-on during these quite special days in five wonderfully history-conscious tracks. Tim Susa and Cie pick up and advance the Detroit reminiscences of Ucleden’s title track, while Juno6 focuses on the more essential ingredients of club music. Finally, DML surprises with a healthy dose of early 90s bleeps and breaks, which manage to capture the happy hardcore euphoria of that era in a more nerdy, understated, and – let’s face it – a more grown-up, way. There is nothing left to say for us. So let’s enjoy this moment of happy anticipation of the great things to come during the Summer Jam 2015.”

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Format: 5 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 Jun 2015
Style: House, Rave, Techno

Various Artists : Best of Grünfeld Tonträger [brq105]

“Grünfeld is dead, long live Grünfeld! Even though, with this ‘best of’ release it’s time to say goodbye to Grünfeld, its spirit will live on through a fine selection of tracks, available on Broque.de from now on. The Grünfeld netlabel always has been a very special treasure in the netlabel landscape and we would like to pay our deepest respect. Founded in 2007 by DML, Philipp Friedrich and Holger Leger, it quickly gained popularity and became a household name. Though DML has been contributor to all seven releases, several other artists have been releasing on Grünfeld, such as Holger Leger, Suedmilch aka Benedikt Frey or Steffen Baldo, to name just a view. Ranging from dub to straighter material, techno in all its diversity always has been the common ground on which Grünfeld tracks used to grow and flourish.”

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Format: 7 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 May 2015
Style: Dub Techno

Pop Booth : Geometries [brq99]

Pop Booth is a our latest discovery, and one which makes our hearts beating faster: the native-born Pole Kamil Labanowicz enchants with an unbelievable debut EP, which embraces the listener with its euphoric melodies and hooks, and at the same time, shows a strong sense for deepness and house history. The title Geometries EP comes not by chance: in his main profession, Kamil works as a car designer for a famously elegant German car brand. His design approach – based on finding the right balance between quirky originality and catchyness – does not work for cars only but is applied in full perfection to the five tracks of his EP. Named after geometric shapes, the tracks combine light-footed melodies with Prescription-era deep vibes, what is best demonstrated by the elegant ‘Edges’. Putting emphasis more on the melodic side, the subtle yet rousing euphoria of ‘Curves’, ‘Lines’ and ‘Surfaces’ even recalls the likes of Rone. Obviously, rougher edges should not be missing in any good design, and hence, are present here through ‘Corners’, a percussive old-school deep house track, pushing straight for the dancefloor. Kamil’s Geometries by no means sound like the disoriented identification process often shown by debut releases, but seems as if they would have been in our ears and hearts already since ages. And one thing is certain: Pop Booth is here to stay.”

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Format: 5 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 Oct 2014
Style: Deep House, Tech House

Olkaa : L’heure Bleue [brq97]

L’heure Bleue is not only the french term for the so-called ‘blue hour’, but also the title of our new EP on Broque. And, similar to Ingeborg Bachmann’s poetic depiction of the blue hour in her same-titled poem, Olkaa captures the magic of this short-lived moment where the night meets the day with his debut EP. Julien Combette, as our Lyon-based artist is called when he is not doing music, masters the art of piling layer after layer of melodic synths into a cinematic arc of suspense. No matter how you like to call his sound – shoegaze rave, electronica or even trance – the music entirely speaks for itself and embraces you in a captivating grip from start to end. With its multi-layered approach to build up melodies from simple hooks into a complex walls of sound brimming with harmonies, the EP recalls the music of yet another Frenchman, Erwan Castex alias Rone. At the same time, it shows glimpses of Julien’s history in rock bands, for instance, through simple yet effective trumpet- and guitar snippets contributed by himself. And it also speaks of his love of the border community sound (if there ever was such a thing). These five tracks make you wanna loose control on the dancefloor while at the same time wanting to ly down in the grass to watch soap bubbles and butterflys floating towards the blue sky. And that really is the best state of emotion music can evoke.”

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Format: 5 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 May 2014
Style: Minimal, Trance

Bastien : Equatorial Connection [brq93]

Bastien is based in Guayaquil, one of the biggest cities in Ecuador, and his reputation spreads already beyond the borders of South America. His accentuated and percussive house tracks underline his long-lasting love affair with club music over the last 15 years. Yet they also demonstrate his profession as mastering engineer through their more than just well-timed snares, hooks and baselines which all fall precisely into their position. The five tracks of the Equatorial Connection-EP combine deepness, highly functional perfectionalism and playful vibes into a soundtrack which wants nothing more than making you move, shake and bang your head. Bastiens tracks wouldn’t be the same though without the support of his buddies Jaramillo, Jose Wated, and Manuel Nuñez, who help to target his output straight at the dancefloor yet flirt with charming melodies. That is probably best documented by ‘Distracciones’ which might be the uncrowned hit of the EP with its rejoicing synths and frisky IDM-influenced house sound. Apparently, Bastien’s sound is good for both body and brain.”

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Format: 5 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 1 Oct 2013
Style: Tech House

Defective Units : Sequences [brq90]

“Having already attracted quite some attention with his releases under the Idealist moniker, most notably with his last Broque EP Defective Units, this very EP now also serves as naming patron to kickstart Bernhard Gietz’ new project. That seems just consequent given the unique and coherent sound of this EP and not least its sweeping success. As Defective Units, the Zurich-based producer now presents us with five wonderful tracks which pick up the old school character of his previous Broque EP and bring its sound to its full potential. Old school in this context means above all traditional string-driven house music in between deep house and Chicago roughness. Most importantly, Berni’s love of analogue machines in general and the TB-303 in particular shines through each and every track, where acid lines seem to surface and disappear as we listen and help the tracks to the level of funkyness and character which is so distinctive for the Defective Units sound. Five incredibly charming Sequences which leave no question unanswered and make us wonder if Sequences might eventually become Bernhards next project alias.”

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Format: 5 x File, EP, MP3, 320 kbps
Released: 1 April 2013
Style: Dub Techno, Deep House, Acid

Werner Niedermeier : Sub Culture [brq83]

“20 years of personal techno history in between London and Berlin left their marks all over the place and make it impossible to figure out where to begin the name dropping when introducing Werner Niedermeier: with his numerous remixes (for the likes of Terry Callier, Robert Owens or Guy Gerber), the uncountable DJ-gigs (from Panoramabar up to his very own residency at Mr C’s The End) or his endless list of productions (for labels like Boxer, Resopal or EFA). A man with a past, that becomes even more apparent when listening to his new Sub Culture EP for Broque. Excessively making use of samples, he generates techno tracks which are both original and full of character. Percussive old-school yet grooving, his tracks demand a well tuned soundsystem as well as a club crowd which closes in on peaktime madness. The significant opener ‘Always Crowded’ can easily be described as playful beat box techno, while the un-contested star of the EP is its title track: ‘Sub Culture’ features a semi-psychedelic atmosphere together with marching beats and somewhat subtle garage references and has the capability to drive any dancefloor into complete hysteria. 20 years club experience, condensed into a 7 minute floor filler. ‘Sub Culture’ Remixes from two of our old mates conclude the package where Granlab’s version leans more towards dub (Granlab) and Praktika applies linear techno efficiency. Fantastic.”

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Format: 5 x File, EP, MP3, 320 kbps
Released: 1 Jun 2012
Style: Tech House