Since today my new ep ‘Unbound’ is released on Telrae. It features two tunes: While ‘King’ is grooving with an uplifting beat and presenting short musical intermezzi before turning to a more psychedelic tune, ‘Distinct’ is taking you by hand to explore the very depths of Dub Techno. The ep got strong feedback from great Djs and producers from all over the world. I hope you enjoy the two tunes as much as I do. For now, the ep is available in all digital stores. The vinyl version might arrive in the start of the upcoming year.
“Sometimes, less is more, and this is an approach that Reimut van Bonn is well acquainted with. The German producer’s latest release for Telrae is very much focused on presenting a reduced style of techno. Clocking in at over 15 minutes, “Distinct” takes a while to get going – but when it does, it favours an understated sound, with dubby, layered textures unfolding over stripped back beats. “King” is more complex and involved. A rickety rhythm and tick-tock percussion are at its core, but it’s really the chiming, chords and sweeping filter that make this track such a seductive affair.”
London based Podcast & Party series Slashdotslash invited me to contribute a mix for their Podcast series. It is nice to contribute a mix for Slashdotslash as guys as Kenneth Christiansen, Pfirter, Andreas Tilliander, Felix K and my buddy in crime Stefan Gubatz also contributed nice mixes. I had fun times doing the mix for which I choose pretty much Techno tunes, so no dub blunts in this run here.
Read what Slashdotslash wrote about me and the mix: “It was through his releases on Telrae that we first discovered Van Bonn and we’ve been fans ever since. Traversing the blurred lines of dub and techno, his music very much fits our tastes, and whether it’s through his productions or his DJ sets, Van Bonn’s creative skills are on show for all to admire. The mix is no exception as it draws you in with it’s heavy bass, encapsulating rhythms and immersive atmospheres and holds you there until releasing you in the most delicate of fashions.”
1. Vermont – Lithium – Kompakt
2. Mark Broom & Gary Beck – Borders – Beck Audio
3. Randomer – Stupid things I Do (New School Edit) – Clone Basement Series
4. Stephan Bodzin & Marc Romboy – Styx – Systematic
5. Extrawelt – Im Garten Von Eben – Kaiserdisco Remix – Traum
6. Bambounou – Brim – 50 Weapons
7. Eduardo De La Calle – On The Maya Hands – Endless
8. Lee Gamble – Girl Drop – PAN
9. Monoloc – Things – Monoloc Edit – CLR
10. Maxime Dangles – Unversal – Dunsciat
It seems to be quiet a while since I had my first (dub)techno release out there back in 2011. It was released on telrae with catalogue no. 005. Since then I almost had the rhythm to be the 5th release (005, 009, 014, 019). Now I can announce my 5th ep for telrae which is simply amazing and it also marks a little jubliee as it is the 25th release of the label – a reason to celebrate a bit!
I will keep you posted on this releases. But I can already let you know that the ep will contain the longest tune which is released on telrae so far.