Having guested on a variety of Lucidflow's epic remix albums from the very early days, Andreas Mügge finally debuted under his own volition with this year's 'Radium' EP. This seems to have been the breaking of the seal somewhat as this is now followed up by the 'Apricot' EP. With a production career that stretches back to the late nineties, Andreas has his rough and rubbery techno sound down to a fine art.
This precision assembly is evident straight from the title track, which lays down elements like the building of a wall, audio bricks falling straight from a Tetris block machine. Unrelenting, the musical elements drift in over this rigid construction, feinting to a surprisingly emotional breakdown with the slightest touch of funk to the solo that adorns it.
Following on from this, 'The Pearl' rumbles along in a similarly tribal manner. A breathy 909 open hi-hat gives the dense churn a lightness, ably assisted by the distant billowing pads the provide the melody.
For the lightness that the previous pair of tracks bring, 'C-Labs' has a darkness running through it. It's central conceit is toying with your internal metronome, running elements on different time signatures, syncopating against the mechanical drum pulse. Reminiscent of the darker elements from classic nineties progressive - fans of the Northern Exposure series can check in here - it mines a vibe that is on the verge of a renaissance.
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Hirschmilch Radio (Chill-Out Radio): "nice trax." (will play)
Karlos Sense / Ibiza Sonica (Ibiza Sonica): "Full support. Many thanks. " (will play)
Gabriel le Mar (): "delicious Apricot! cool EP and superbly punching sound" (will chart) (will play)
Stefan Weise (Wolf Trap, Lucidflow): "Really fantastic tracks all around. C-Labs is my favourite here. Thank you!" (will play)
Sammy W and Alex E (): "Cool, many thanks!" (will play)
Teknobrat (Karma Loft, Karma Dance, Restructured Records, Sounds Of Juan, Kulture Room): "C-Labs by D. Diggler + The Pearl by D. Diggler are really slammin tracks will play test and support. Thanks Teknobrat" (will play)
Marc Mac (Soundcollective/ It Runs Deep/ Frequency Radio Show): "Deep drivers here... " (will play)
Hall North (Soma, Fade, Wiggle, Cubism, Tulipa): "Apricot is the one for me - delicious! " (will chart) (will play)
Steve Sculpher (www.groundworxsession.co.uk): "deep but summery vibe with a hint of old skool touch really cool will feature on our live shows thanks great work loving C-Labs " (will play)
D. Diggler (too many, i forgot !): ":) " (will play)
Pele Corral (desperadoz): "" (will play)
Nader (): "Tipically total sunshinespacyduby Diggler! Favorit is the hit Apricot!" (will play)
A-Kintero (intimate Project Music - ebb+flow - NYC ): "As always Diggler delivering nice staff...!!! great Ep..!!!!" (will play)
Nick Clarke (Eggworm Tokyo): "the pearl is great." (will play)
Extra Music New (): "On chart" (will chart)
Manuela Grimm (Universum): "" (will play)
Christopher Çolak (): "Good sounds, Pumpin'" (will play)
Marcos in Dub (): "super tracks!!! thanks!" (will play)
Anton Tumas (Subtract Music): "Top release, driving and melodic goose bump material. Thank you!" (will play)
Lucas Hulan (Microna, Nightphunk): "Wow I Love D.Diggler stuff.. `My fav is C-Labs! Thanks" (will play)
Misk (): "playlist and support in altroverso" (will chart) (will play)
Manna From Sky (serkal - lucidflow - little helpers - recycle ): "excellent quality here ! will play for sure ! all tracks are massive ! thanks for the music " (will chart) (will play)
Hervé Dias (): "It's like going back to time in the future! Digging D.Diggler awesome piece of work...Drive! Thanks" (will chart) (will play)
Alex Boneti (): "Apricot for me" (will play)
Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,200 Records , I Records Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto): "excellent ep ! all the way !" (will chart) (will play)
Soundtraffic FM (): "Apricot works best for me :)" (will play)
released June 27, 2016
D. Diggler, A. Muegge, Andreas Muegge, Andreas Mügge