Lampé, Markus Klee, Heinrich & Heine
Jaw Dropping Records label head Rachel Raw had already laid an eye on Lampé quite some time ago. It was his unique sound, his musical taste and technical expertise that convinced her immediately. It was set in stone that Lampé had to release on her label - and now the time has come.
“Lost Focus EP” consists of four tracks. Two originals showcase Lampé's skills perfectly. The title track “Lost Focus” is a heavy-hitter with a pretty straightforward beat. It's dark and driving techno that's the perfect addition to minimal techno sets. “Adult” on the other hand is a lot groovier. The beat is slower, taking more time to build up and climaxes in a melodic break. Both tracks are carried by spacey pads and lots of different percussive elements - that's what makes a Lampé track special!
But we promised four tracks, right? Two remixes are also part of this EP. One brought to you someone you will probably remember from past releases, the other one is a true Jaw Dropping debut.
Heinrich & Heine released on Jannowitz Records some months ago, contributing an amazing track to a compilation. They reinterpreted “Adult” and turned this full-on melodic techno groover into a full-on melodic techno machine. They turned up the bpm in order to keep the overall techno feeling. But their super melodic remix is a proper extra on this already powerful EP.
For the softer souls, we invited Markus Klee to the label. He's a Berlin local with releases on labels from clubs like Ritter Butzke and infamous Bar 25. His remix is the exact opposite of Heinrich & Heine's. Markus turned “Lost Focus” - the heavy-hitting stomper - into a groovy tech house track. Making “Lost Focus EP” another Jaw Dropping release with tracks for every taste. Pick your favourite and play it on the dance floor!
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