“Much is remarkable with the new EP by Alec Troniq & Gabriel Vitel, even though remarkability seems a pattern applicable to all their work. ‘Mind Doodles’ had not just been their first collaboration, but also one of the biggest hits for Broque, having been streamed and shared on the Web by the millions. There a plenty of good reasons, why the follow-up EP New New World is bound to become a similar milestone. Let’s start with the obvious ones: after having performed under a plethora of project names, this is their first joint release published under Gabriel’s name only, what puts his distinctive vocals even more into the spotlight, even though it had been the storytelling epicenter and trademark ingredient ever since. Similarly noteworthy is the fact that, Alec and Gabriel connected so well with the Dortmunder Philharmoniker while re-interpreting Dvorak a while ago, that they continued their collaboration, leading up to the New New World EP which features some first joint songs born from this fruitful yet unusual collaboration. These full-bodied songs in particular lift the drama of Vitel’s moving songs onto the big stage and underline the emotional drama present in most of their tracks, only to be gently guided back onto the dancefloor by Tony Casanova’s Remix of ‘Unknown Places’. New New World contains big emotions for both club and concert hall and is a worthy successor of the ‘Mind Mill’ EP. One question remains though: how the two are planning to ever top this one. We are more than curious already.”
“From the first idea to today’s release it was clear that I wanted to share this music with you, would like to do without, while protecting our environment. The Human Effect EP deals with the change and the structure of our society in both small and large scale and the associated irreversible damage to nature, animals and human beings. I see this project not only as an expression of my emotional and musical development, but rather as a wake-up call and a very personal, esteemed and loving thank you for everyone who stands up with.
The complete EP can be downloaded free of charge, but it is also possible to make a contribution of your choice. I will give the received attention in full to the World Wildlife Fund.”
“Dopamine is an odd kind of thing. While it’s usually meant to stimulate us, sustained exposure, for instance through continuous sensory overload, will have the opposite effect in the longer term. Or in other words: it will be the biochemical reason for feeling tired or bored. Our longstanding buddy DML (aka Dirk Lamprecht) is now fighting The Chemistry of Boredom with his very diverse new EP on Broque, which directly hooks up with the right receptors. Our Munich native of the month has digged very deep into his hard drive to find some hidden gems. As every producer well knows, storage devices turn into gold mines for sketches and ideas, which never were wrapped up and are quickly forgotten, but are full of potential and promises. And, as expected, there’s been material for numerous albums waiting to be discovered. That even can be confirmed just by listening to these five colorful new tracks: here, D’n’B-driven Electronica (‘Stereotyping’) meets slow dance dub techno (‘SFW’) meets Funkstörung-ish funky beats over string drama (‘Past Redemption’) meets Kraftwerk-inspired synth nostalgia (‘Beta Testing’). That’s quiet some diversity for one EP only, all held together by Dirk’s signature chords and sounds. To finish it off, the EP closes with DML’s interpretation of Stefan Tretau’s ‘Just Before Daybreak’, which gets back to the solid foundation of timeless dub techno, on which most of DMLs track are built in one way or another to defy all short-lived hypes and be with you forever. Certainly no chance to get bored. Eat this, dear receptors!”