BTS/NC007 – "From Lipsia With Love" – is the latest EP by Metasound & Lucius14. This is their second release on BREAK THE SURFACE, including two previously unreleased tracks and two remixes from the recent Travelogue EP.
"A Night At The Elipamanoke" is an homage to - guess what - the Elipamanoke. Elipamanoke is a well known venue in Leipzig, providing a truly familiar atmosphere surrounded by different kinds of electronic sounds. This meeting place for music devotees is also the location of the BREAK THE SURFACE label nights. The vibes are always rather funky, soulful, percussive and organic. And exactly that is what the tune "A Night At The Elipamanoke" adapts.
"Puszta Dub" feels like a chase through the hungarian steppe carrying a proper amount of dub. This tune refers to the hungarian roots of both, Metasound & Lucius14. It combines the typical off-beat patterns of East European music with the off-beat of Reggae and Dub.
"Nonnenwiese" gets reinterpreted by Juno6. Or completely reworked, as – apart from the deeper vibes – there is not much left of the original version. Taking this as the groundwork, Juno6 builds his reinterpretation with a firm groove, some pleasantly warm jazzy grooves that seem to restrain the steadily accelerating beats. But at its peak it all erupts: it's a pleasure to feel the intensifying base hook, the tune evolving to its top, inviting to crowd the floor.
Meet the "Venda People" at Arsen1Computerklub's Basstrompetenklamauk version. With his own trumpet selection he creates a thrill that makes the main difference to the original, rather cheerful tune. Driven by African percussions and rumbling beats, this remix leads through different aspects of electronic music – always keeping track of the central theme. Arsen is taking us on a journey that is as adventurous as exciting.