HPX78 - Alexi Delano - The Art Of Collab - part one of three (H-PRODUCTIONS)



Alexi Delano's connection with Cari Lekebusch and H-Productions dates back to 1995 when the now seminal Techno label was very much on its formative years. Back then the imprint was know as Hybrid Sound Architects and while the name of the label has changed in the following near two decades, the boundary pushing that is so much a part of the Hybrid / H-Productions ethos has remained very much intact. Nowhere has this creative rebellion been more forthright than in the works of Lekebusch and Delano. Together, the duos range covers pretty much the entire electronic spectrum, from hip hop to deep house to techno, and via the pairs deep friendship they have been responsible for many of the labels highlights from the last 19 years, including their recent The Art Of Hybrid retro/future compilation that brought the labels deep catalogue into perspective around the current works and showed, just like the two old friends from Stockholm, that the passage of time only adds to the rich palette from which artists and labels can draw.

Constructed as a collaboration piece, Alexi Delano's The Art Of Collab is a production project born from the happy accident of mid-week touring downtime and the après-club insomnia of Delano's producer friends as they passed through his home base of New York. Split in three parts, the nine-track collection (this is not an album!) sees Delano share the studio console with a range of artists as broad as the evergreen producers own endless back catalogue. Selecting works from his studio achieve that had simply started life as sonic doodles whist hanging out together, the project is a raw and uncontrived look into the way in which collaboration between producers morphs and twists the output into unexpected and often inspiring results; whether he be working alongside old friends such as Par Grindvik, Tony Rohr, Francisco Allendes, Ambivalent or Tim Xavier; or finding time to build new friendships with fellow road warriors Stimming, Guti, Butane or Hans Bouffmyhre. Indeed the extent of collaboration on this project even extends to the artwork, provided for all three EPs by London fashion designer Lee Roach, who in return has recruited Delano to soundtrack his menswear catwalk show this January. 

Part one of three OUT NOW:
http://www.beatport.com/release/the-art-of-collab-part-one-of-three/1205769

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Locomatica - Arcanum (Cari Lekebusch remix)



Label natives Locomatica are flashing around again with their brand new single "Arcanum". As the title says, elixir lies in melancholic pattern, simple but striking main theme that challenge your inner-being at first listening. This release is strongly backed up with remix by one of the techno architects, Cari Lekebusch himself. Stockholm-based icon delivers an old school creation relying on elements from the original packed in Cari's own recognizable way. Thank you for the support!

OUT NOW:
http://www.beatport.com/release/arcanum/1194170


HPX77 - Raphael Dincsoy, Pierre Deutschmann - AWG50 incl. Cari Lekebusch remixes

http://www.beatport.com/release/awg-50/1196918

Raphael Dincsoy and Pierre Deutschmann combine for a debut on H-Productions that sees the pair lay down two neatly measured tracks that subtly combine funk and force in equal measure. AWG-50 sets the pace with its distinctive rhythms and purring sub bass while V8 ramps up the tension with its undulating bass and nasty stabs. H-Productions very own Cari Lekebusch turns in remixes of both originals, flipping them into king sized portions of super-charged trademark trippy Techno.


HPX76 - GAYLE SAN - THE PORTER [H-PRODUCTIONS]

http://www.beatport.com/release/the-porter/1189549

Gayle San makes a debut on Cari Lekebusch’s H-Productions, combining no-nonsense club energy with modern cerebral sounds and in the process adding to her recent hauls of well-received productions. Porter kicks things off, marking out a fleet rhythm of heavy kick and dancing hi-hats that underpin nagging keys and reverberating pulses of sound to create an impactful but measured track. 2 Faced Man pushes down harder on the throttle, driving along at a faster pace to energize the neatly constructed key patterns and create a rhythm of robotic funk that gives way to a breakdown of grand proportions before powering back in to the groove.

OUT NOW;
http://www.beatport.com/release/the-porter/1189549





CARI LEKEBUSCH - SONIC INTERVENTION DJ MIX

To mark the release of the remix package from The Advent's 'Sonic Intervention' album, H-Productions Cari Lekebusch has compiled a special DJ mix inspired by and containing many of the tracks from the remix pack plus a handful of Cari's current favorite cuts.

01. Cari Lekebusch - Flange Noise (Intro)
02. The Advent - Body Count (Alan Fitzpatrick's Zombie dancer remix)
03. Mark Broom - Blaster remix
04. Hans Bouffmyhre - Demon Within (Bouffmyhre rework)
05. The Advent, Cari Lekebusch - Arrival (Mark Reeve remix)
06. The Advent & Jason Fernandes - Reap What You Saw
07. The Advent - Get Up (Mark Broom Version)
08. The Advent - Gamora (Cari Lekebusch remix)
09. Cari Lekebusch - Tilted
10. Petter B - Drummer II
11. The Advent - Need House (Sasha Carassi remix)
12. Ben Sims - Spectrum
13. Slam - Movement
14. Planetary Assault Systems - No Exit
15. The Advent - Electric Pandemic feat Paris Da Black Fu (Steve Rachmad's Sterac Electronics remix)


Cari Lekebusch - Charts - November 2013

Latest charts alert! =)

Resident Advisor
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/carilekebusch/top10?chart=147582

01. Mauro Picotto & Riccardo Ferri - Bengala - Joel Mull remix - ALLEANZA
02. Locomatica - Arcanum (Cari Lekebusch remix) - LCMTC
03. Joseph Capriati - Deep thoughts - Drumcode
04. Locomatica - want some sparkles (original_mix) - LCMTC
05. Gayle San - The Porter - H-productions
06. Gary Beck - Hopkin - Soma
07. Alex Bau - Evergrey - Kombination research
08. The Welderz - Other music - Analytic Trail
09. Yan Cook - W (Original Mix) - Vokodek Music
10. Marco Faraone - Uncompromised - Drumcode Limited

Beatport
http://www.beatport.com/charts/cari-lekebuschs-november-2013-chart/227856

01. Gayle San - The Porter - H-productions
02. Gary Beck - Big Smoke - BEK audio
03. Thomas P Heckman - Rise and Fall (Cari Lekebusch remix) - Nachstrom
04. Manic Brothers - Praying Mantis - Drumcode
05. Brian Sanhaji - DataLogger - Jonas Kopp Remix 1 - Ego Ton
06. kalden bess - raw (petter b tool remix) - organism
07. Minilogue - Clouds and Water - Jesper Dahlback Cloudy Dub Remix - Enemy
08. Emmanuel - Nuke - Enemy
09. Petter B - Drummer II - Bond
10. The Advent - Need House (Sasha Carassi remix) - H-Productions


Cari Lekebusch - Schwung ADE 2013 mix

Mirror page of the exclusive podcast by Cari Lekebusch who is playing at the Schwung presents Sleaze Records night during ADE. On top of that we have an interview to get to know Cari Lekebusch a bit better. Enjoy!

1. This will be your first time performing at Schwung. Nervous? ;)
Nervous, no! Excited, yes! I am very pleased that after many years of performing I have leant how to deal with the nerves and now I just enjoy it. The only thing that can make a performance a little stressful is if there are technical problems or issues with the sound as this makes it harder to relax into the task of entertaining the audience but as I hear that Schwung are very professional promoters so I am sure everything will go smoothly!

2. You're playing primetime , you are surrounded by techno names, what can we expect from you?
Well, it is ADE and everyone is here to celebrate the wonderful ever-expanding, ever–evolving scene of ours so I will be going for full on party mode. I have a whole bunch of new productions which I will be trying out too so if people hear some tracks they don’t know then it is likely a new Cari Lekebusch record :)

3. What are the 3 key ingredients that make a party great?
1. Sound – this has to be right for the DJ and the crowd to have the best time
2. Girls – I have never been to a bad party where the girls are having a good time so there must be a connection, right?
3. Programming – it is an obvious thing to say but not every promoter has the right DJs play in the correct order!

4. There are a lot of things going on in the techno scene. What do you think changed last years and what will the future bring us?
Oh wow... You are right, so much has changed in the last 5 or 10 years but I think for me the most exciting new development is what I would describe as the democratization of the music business. These days it is so much more straightforward for anyone to be anything they want if they want it bad enough. There are less glass ceilings now. Less doors locked to people for no good reason. This for me has inspired a new generation of techno producers, DJs and fans by allowing them better access to different ways to try to live their dreams. The producer can get a good studio set up now at home via a computer; the DJ can access a huge amount of music digitally and manipulate that in their performance via new technologies; and fans can travel all over the world to truly mind blowing events to see their favorite artists and discover new talents. For me this onlky means the future will be bright for techno and those who choose to follow that sound.

5. Next week Amsterdam is THE place for electronic music. You travel around the world all the time. Any upcoming techno cities/countries we should keep an eye on?
Everywhere I have been this year I have had good experiences including some great parties happening in places where I had not relaised there was good stuff happening before. Some examples would be an amazing Sunday party for Studio in Strassbourg in May; Lightening In A Bottle festival in California which totally exceeded my expectations just this last week I played for Techno Beat Addiction in the small German city of Marberg which was really great.

6. We've heard a lot of great releases on H-Production throughout the years. From you, but also from other artists. Can you give us a sneak peak of what 2014 has to offer?
We have a really busy schedule coming up with new releases from artists such as Petter B, Gayle San, Alexi Delano, Bryan Chapman, Raphael Dincsoy & Pierre Deutschmann and Chris Colburn as well as more new music from myself. This year we have mixed it up more with releases from new artists like Petter, Bryan and Jason Fernandes which has been fun. I have been constantly impressed with these guys music over the last couple of years so it is a pleasure to have them on board my label.

7. You're nestled deep in the scene and you're probably being showered with new music. Any rising star DJ/producers we should check out?
See above! If people want to hear something new then they will do well to check out guys like Petter B, Bryan Chapman, Raphael Dincsoy & Pierre Deutschmann and Chris Colburn

8. What is your favorite track of the moment, one we will definitely hear thursdays?
The Nima Khak remix of Petter B’s Guns For Hire which came out on H-Productions this week. Such a great track and an amazing remix.

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HPX75 - Petter B - Guns For Hire / incl Nima Khak Remix


Already an established producer as one half of 'Hertz' (1605, Underwater), Petter B's solo work has been gaining the attention of the great and good of Techno throughout 2013. This gritty three track EP only adds to Petter’s credentials with his slick productions bringing elegance, energy and harmony to the raw and abrasive style for which he is known; exemplified here by heavy pulsing rhythms and bouncing bass on ‘Guns For Hire’, the raw in-your-face funk of ‘Clap Track’ and abrasive, distorted musicality in ‘Edit Pilaf’. H-Productions colleague, Nima Khak, remixes ‘Guns For Hire’, bringing a slow burning, hypnotic feel, as he skillfully sets industrial ambience and metallic sounds against warm psychedelic squelches.

OUT NOW:
http://www.beatport.com/release/guns-for-hire/1177207


Thomas P Heckmann - Rise & Fall / Cari Lekebusch remix



Greetings lifeforms! Looky here! A new remix i made for Thomas P Heckmann's "Rise & fall" =D

Just out, still steaming :D
http://www.beatport.com/release/dark-matters-remixes-part-2/1173858

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Cari Lekebusch - September 2013 - DJ Charts

Ahoy! Land in sight :) Here are some September charts.

Beatport:
http://www.beatport.com/charts/cari-lekebuschs-autumn-glow-chart/219447
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01. Mark Broom - Blaster (Mark Broom remix) - Tortured Recordings
02. The Advent, Cari Lekebusch - Arrival (Mark Reeve remix) - H-Productions
03. Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg - Unanswered Question - Drumcode
04. Jerome Sydenham - Whitewater - Apotek records
05. The Advent - Get Up (Mark Broom Version) - H-Productions
06. Terence Fixmer - Bells -  Electric Deluxe
07. Paul Ritch - Mind Insistence - Drumcode
08. The Advent - Body Count (Alan Fitzpatrick's Zombie dancer remix) - H-Productions
09. Slam - Movement - Drumcode
10. Cari Lekebusch - Tilted
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RA:
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/carilekebusch/top10?chart=145533
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01. Petter B - Guns For Hire (Nima Khak remix) - H-Productions
02. The Advent - Need House (Sasha Carassi remix) - H-Productions
03. Ben Sims - Spectrum
04. Planetary Assault Systems - No Exit - Mote Evolver
05. The Advent - Gamora (Cari Lekebusch remix) - H-Productions
06. Cadans - Samsa - Balans
07. The Advent & Jason Fernandes - Reap What You Sow - Sleaze
08. Petter B - Clap Track - H-Productions
09. Drumcomplex - Fragmenter - CLR
10. Petter B - Drummer II - Bond
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HPX74 - The Advent - Sonic Intervention Remixed (H-Productions album)


Covering an array of styles from jacking acid to pumping tech house and menacing techno, this remake of Sonic Intervention brings new life to one of 2012s key techno releases. An illustrious collection of remixes from key players from the last twenty year of techno history such as Mark Broom, Steve Rachmad, Cari Lekebusch, Marco Bailey and Markantonio, as well as the leading lights of today like Alan Fitzpatrick, Uto Karem, Sasha Carassi, Mark Reeve, Industrialyzer, Roberto Capuano, Jason Fernandes and Hugo Paixao; perfectly illustrating the cross generational appeal of an innovator and pioneer such as The Advent.

*** OUT NOW! ***
http://www.beatport.com/release/sonic-intervention-remixed/1152248

Cari Lekebusch - Special DJ set recording - summer 2013

Greetings all lifeforms!

As some of you may have noticed I have decided to take a vacation during August to recharge my batteries and finish some new tracks I have been working on and so I won't be doing any gigs over the coming weeks. I thought I would post you a special extended mix recorded live at my HPHQ studios featuring some of my favorite tracks that i have been playing at my recent festival performances during the summer 2013. So until September, enjoy the mix! https://soundcloud.com/carilekebusch/cari-lekebusch-dj-set-spring




tracklist:

G-Tech & C-Blast - The Proffessor
Woo York - Nostromo
Reset Robot - Hello Wendy
Chris Colburn - On Edge
Cari Lekebusch - Obsidian
Bryan Chapman - Sacken
Luigi Madonna & Alberto Pascual - Globo
Reset Robot - The Measure
Flug - Cristal
Cari Lekebusch - Tilted
Cari Lekebusch - Malachite
Chris Colburn - Stick Or Twist
Chris Colburn - Ckmd
UZB - Near Field
Alexander DNeil - Downpour
SP-X - X-5684
Truncate - Modify
Par Grindvik - Culture Road
Ben Sims- Freaks / Kink Remix
1DERL& - Ray's House (Kamikaze Space Programme remix)
Petter B - Track 03
Ben Sims - Smoke & Mirror's (Jerome Sydenhams Carbone Dub 2013)
Min & Mal feat Darpa - The Black Hole
Bodyscrub - Ethereal (Sam Paganini remix)
Chris Colburn - Dilemmas
Cari Lekebusch, Jesper Dahlback - Snejk
Mark Broom, Markus Suckut- She dont like the collar (markus suckut remix)
Petter B - Clap Track
Petter B - jacker
Hans Bouffmyhre - Demon Within (Bouffmyhre rework)
Rebekah - Asymmetric
Par Grindvik - Abyme
Brian Sanhaji, Toe - Radical Adjustment
Cari Lekebusch - Atok
Brian Sanhaji - Daven
G-Tech & C-Blast - Laughing Budda
LB Dub Corp - Lurchers Dub
Zoe Xenia - Thank You (edit)

DJ T. Pres. 25 Years of DJing (Mr Barth - Music Is The Key, license compilation)


An oldschool tune of mine - Mr Barth / Music Is The Key - is licensed on a cool compilation;
DJ T. Pres. 25 Years of DJing - 1988-2012 (One Track Per Year) - Part 1

Out now:
http://www.beatport.com/track/music-is-the-key-dj-t-edit/4561394



HPX73 - Cari Lekebusch - Repetae Multi Vol.2 [H-PRODUCTIONS]


Precisely two years on from the first volume of Repetae Multi, Cari Lekebusch returns to the concept to deliver a collection of three distinctive cuts that further explore the Sound Architects manipulation of uncomplicated loop-based sounds. Direct and uncompromising, the foundations of the EP are built on no-nonsense, foot-to-the-floor dynamism combined with Lekebuschs inimitable touch that manifests itself across the EP via trippy tones, perpetual driving funk and hard hitting rhythms.

Out Now:
http://www.beatport.com/release/repetae-multi-vol-2/1107638



HPX72 - Bryan Chapman - Another Layer Of Chaos EP (H-PRODUCTIONS)


Bryan Chapman makes an impressive debut for Cari Lekebuschs H-Productions with this cultured two-track EP, showcasing the growing talents of this emerging producer.
Sacken kicks off proceedings, combining the dynamic elements of irresistible funk and hit-you-in-the-chest deep bass to make a vibrant and highly effective cut while Prophecy Of The Schwnrf conjures up a dreamy atmosphere, punctuated with swaying harmonics, echo-laden pads and razor-sharp, punchy percussion.

Out now:
http://www.beatport.com/release/another-layer-of-chaos-ep/1087029

Youtube teaser:
http://youtu.be/At0yJPpzyJo



Cari Lekebusch, Jesper Dahlback - B2B mix




https://soundcloud.com/h-productions/jesper-dahlback-cari-lekebusch


ASCENSION - ORANGE EVENT - SAT 11TH MAY 2013


Ascension: Orange Event *offcial sim opening party

Saturday May 11th, 2013 @ The Sphinx club*** 12-04 PM PDT
http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA16/128/210/36

Cari Lekebusch continues his series of online DJ sets as part of his new virtual art project entitled Ascension. Streaming in real life from Stockholm, Sweden and at the Sphinx Club in Second Life, you can also choose audio only - stream URL adress and updates will be posted at https://www.facebook.com/CariLekebuschOfficial

This time he is joined by fellow sound architect Gragee Pikanen, so prepare for four hours of pure undiluted techno straight from H-Productions HQ.

For Cari, creating sound, visuals and playing live across the internet for his supporters has been a brilliant learning curve. “It is still early days for the Ascension project,” he explains, “but it’s been such a positive experience so far. I look forward to playing even more sets in this way over the coming months.”

Join H-Productions group in Secondlife HYBRID PRODUCTIONS

Huge thanks 2: Linden Lab, Brett Linden, Morgan Linden and the Linden Endowment for the Arts committee.

More info on the Ascension project:
http://blog.carilekebusch.com/2013/04/ascension-lea-art-sim-by-mantis-oh.html

Join Second Life: http://secondlife.com/

ASCENSION - LEA art SIM by Mantis Oh [LEA16 128,128,33]


Ascension: Mixing Realities with Cari Lekebusch


Stepping out of a hazy crystalline cloud, a huge carbon coloured tower looms before you. Seven storeys high and created with unidentifiable building materials, the tower shimmers in the setting alien sun, casting its shadow far across the sandy terrain. A myriad of sounds suddenly hits your ears: fantastical birds chirrup from the dense foliage, strange insects hover close by; their deep hum vibrating through the air, and the leaves of mechanical trees sway gently in the breeze. Entering the tower, musical notes appear as if by magic under foot and you are enveloped in dark red light that radiates around and into you. Ascending all the floors of the tower introduces you to a spectrum of colours, sounds that increase in pitch and ancient/futuristic symbols whose meanings have been either long forgotten: or as yet, undiscovered.

This is of course a landscape that can exist only in a virtual world and it is a place that has sprung from the imagination of Cari Lekebusch; a man for who creating music, visual and art in one reality just simply isn’t enough: he needs two. “Fundamentally… I feel sick if I don’t get to make stuff,” laughs Cari. “Creation is as a big a part of life as any other fundamental part. So if there was not anything like the internet or computers, then I would most likely create something else. But given the choices, I do feel that audio and video combined are such awesome mediums to carry a message, emotion or anything you want to communicate, express or just have fun with. Experimenting with life in general in Virtual environments and 3D is a great combination between audio and video and thus is my number one choice.”

Ascension is his latest virtual art project, and perhaps the one that enabled him to fully understand the possibilities that combining sound, art and atmosphere can have in a virtual setting. Thanks to ‘Linden Endowment for the Arts’ (a community partnership program based within the virtual world of Second Life and owned by Linden Lab), Cari has been able to fuse his passion for music with video and architecture and place it in a virtual environment. The beauty of creation in Second Life is that it has an immediate and very global audience, as Cari explains: “Performing from the studio and transmitting worldwide means I leave a smaller carbon fingerprint compared to flying in aeroplanes all the time, although, nothing can beat the real thing performing on stage in front of a crowd!”

Ask anyone who is already a resident of Second Life and they will tell you that it is not simply a computer ‘game’ but an immersive and creatively addictive online environment to experiment with ideas, to interact with people from across the globe and to see up close and personal some of the advances in web technologies as they happen. “Although audio is my main expertise, producing music and DJing, I find bringing all this into virtual environments is interesting,” confirms Cari. Having recently completed work on Ascension, Cari is in the mood for some hard-core partying to celebrate, and will be performing sets that will be streamed live both in Second Life and across the internet for his supporters in both lives: it’s time to ascend…

Special thanks: Linden Lab, LEA Committee, Brett Linden, Morgan Linden and PatriciaAnne Daviau.

Join Second Life: http://secondlife.com/
Ascension video: http://youtu.be/Lb0p6GI0sm4
Text: Persia Bravin Images: Mantis Oh



Greetings life form, and welcome to *** ASCENSION *** This is a Linden endowed interactive sound and art installation SIM by Mantis Oh (Cari Lekebusch). Enter the Ascension tower (ground level) and explore the 7 ascending levels.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/128/128/33/

It is vital for SIM experience that you have a minimum of 96 meters draw distance. Sounds should be turned up maximum in the volume control settings. SIM also features glow, light, shine, scripted creatures, animated textures, particles and interactive sound effects.
In the event areas (Sphinx club, Ultra club, Beach club plus secret areas) there will be a line of parties and informational events held during the ongoing LEA period. Featuring some of H-PRODUCTIONS artists, as well as partners. More information around this will be posted on the monitor sceens around the landing point, as well as in group notices and IM (LEA Endowment, HYBRID PRODUCTIONS and other groups).

Besides several secret areas and hidden "easter eggs", there is also a special side mission treasure hunt. Find the mystical orbs scattered around the island, after speaking to the well of knowledge and you shall be rewarded.


Mantis Oh and H-PRODUCTIONS - Headquarters Island and mainshop:

SLURL:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flavor%20Country/128/128/120/

SL Marketplace merchant shop URL:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/16546?id=16546

www.carilekebusch.com
www.h-productions.se

Snapshots from LEA16. The ASCENSION tower marvels 7 levels at 390 meters in height. Each level with various interactive and informational abstractnessledness =D


Level 2 - orange (creation)


Level 5 - cyan (communication)


Level 3 - yellow (force)


Level 6 - blue (psy)


Event area - The Sphinx club


Event area - The Beach club



SIM view - Navigate by using the large flower shaped platforms connected by mid air walkways. You will find teleporters and needed information at the various points of interest. Many objects around the island are interactive, touch, sit, collide, look, listen, relax, feel free and enjoy. Explore every corner and you might find something unexpected :D






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Hybrid Productions can not be held responsible for any kind of outher dimensional experiences, and extra or ultraterrestrial abductions in relation to use of Hybrid products. All rights reserved (C) Cari Lekebusch / H-Productions / Lekebusch Musik AB

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Cari Lekebusch - Fabric promo mix and interview


Audio: Cari Lekebusch fabric Promo Mix 2013 * photo: OhlalaLyn. (M. Mouradian)
Posted in http://www.fabriclondon.com Mixes on Monday 08th April, 2013 by kirsti

Special promo mix and interview for the upcomming gigg at Fabric London =)
http://www.fabriclondon.com/blog/view/audio-cari-lekebusch-fabric-promo-mix-2013

There are few people so actively living the techno life as Cari Lekebush; from the studio to the airport his schedule is as unrelenting as the energy of his beats. Its been one whole eventful year since weve last had Cari here on the blog so we took a few to catch up with the H Productions stalwart to find out whats been keeping him inspired despite the often draining demands of touring and being 20 albums deep into his recording career.

Hes also recorded us a new and exclusive promo mix, sharing some of his latest studio offerings alongside the output of some of his favourite upcoming producers who we can surely look forward to hearing more of over the coming months, ahead of his return to Room Two on Saturday.

DOWNLOAD Cari Lekebusch fabric Promo Mix 2013

 
Its been a year since we last spoke –whatve been your highlights of the last 12 months?
I have to say that I really enjoyed 2012. If the Mayans had been right and the world had ended then I guess I would have been fairly satisfied with the timing! Seriously though, the last time I was at fabric I was just starting the tour for my "You Are A Hybrid Too" album. That was a crazy few months with loads of great gigs and I was really happy with the reaction to the music, both from fans and the media. It was my twentieth studio album and I can safely say that it never gets easier to predict how people will react to a new project so I was very pleased with all the positivity that I received.

One of the unexpected bonuses of touring and promoting the album was that I got to travel to some amazing places for the first time including Argentina and Colombia. It was really inspiring and rewarding to visit new countries and to make some new friends but what really stuck in my mind was that everywhere I went the Techno scene was so strong and well-supported. This was very pleasing to see, and I took a lot of energy from experiencing such global support for our sound. Its funny, even after twenty albums and many years of touring I am feeling more inspired and energized about my music right now than I had done for a long time so long may that continue!

Hows this year been so far, I see youve been busying yourself in Miami?
2013 is disappearing fast! I took some time off in January to enjoy a long vacation so my year didnt really start until February. I spent three weeks in Mexico which was amazing. It was great to get away straight after all the NYE/NYD madness and I spent my time mostly just relaxing on the beach or taking some tours to some of the amazing Aztec ruins and historical sites. It was very moving and humbling to be in the presence of such ancient history and it made for a great holiday to combine deep relaxation with some cultural discoveries.

February and March I came back to reality with a bump as I got back to work with some great gigs around Europe at Soenda Festival Utrecht; A38 Budapest; Grounded Theory Berlin; Pfingstweide Zurich; as well as two amazing shows here in UK at Jaded London and Soundcontrol Manchester but yeah, one of the highlights was for sure Miami. I have never been to the Winter Music Conference before so I went in with my eyes wide open and despite not knowing what to expect I feel like it was a worthwhile experience. For sure it was great to escape the European winter for some Florida sunshine but it wasnt all fun and games and I spent a really productive and fun week hanging out with my management, going to some great parties and meeting some really interesting and talented people. WMC really is a gathering of the whole electronic music community from all over the globe so it was great to be a part of that and to see just how popular electronic music is becoming in North America right now.

What do the next few months look like for you? Are you crazy busy with festivals or do you think you’ll still find some precious studio time?
The next few months are really busy for me with loads of great club shows in the build up to summer and then some exciting festivals from July onwards. So far this summer I will be playing Fusion Festival and Nation Of Gondwana in Germany; Welcome To The Future and Have A Nice Day festivals in Holland; La Nuit Rouge Festival, Marseilles; and a crazy festival in California called Lightening In A Bottle. All that said, I am a total studio freak so I will be sure to lock myself away in the darkness whenever the opportunity arises. I am not the sort of artist who can for example only write music in the winter then spend all summer partying. I need to be writing almost constantly throughout the year. I find I get kind of out of sorts with myself if I go too long without letting myself loose in the studio so regardless of how busy the summer becomes you can be sure to find me in my studio!

Whats coming up on H Productions this year?
The label has had a slow start to 2013 (just like me!) but that was very deliberate. 2012 was the busiest year ever for H-Productions with artist albums from The Advent and myself plus a number of various artist and mix compilations that featured all the guys from the roster. As such I felt we needed a short break to re-evaluate and collect ourselves. We are now in full swing though with the first release of the year being from myself - "Malachite"/"Obsidian" - and the next release is out this week - a two track single from Londoner Jason Fernandes who I am sure is well know to fabric people. After that there will be a collaboration EP between Jesper Dahlbäck and myself and then we will go into the summer with a remix package from The Advent"s album.

Can you tell us about the track selection on your mix and how it was recorded?
The mix was recorded just a few days ago in my studio in Stockholm with two CDJ2000 players and my Allen & Heath Xone 92 mixer. I like to do maybe two promo mixes a month and plan them around the important gigs or projects I have scheduled. I spent the day going through my promos and tidying up the playlist folders from my previous weekends gigs so that I familiarize myself with all the tracks that I feel I want to showcase in the mix. Typically, I will then just press record and start jamming. I like to do mixes in a similar style to how I would play in a club so I like to keep it natural and flowing and see where the music takes me.

Some tracks to look out for in the mix would be three of the remixes of Ben Sim’s Drumcode album by Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati and Jerome Sydenham plus new music from some amazing new-ish producers like Nima Khak, Taster Peter, ON/OFF as well as the two most recent releases from my H-Productions label – my single "Malachite" and Jason Fernandes track "Heatseeker" which has been a real bomb track for me over the last couple of months.

Tracklisting:
Nima Khak - Empire Over Matter
Gary Beck - Video Siren
Taster Peter - Set Your Noise
Akasha FX - Hole
Quell - The Regular
Timmo - Mole (ON/OFF remix)
Cari Lekebusch - Malachite
Timmo - Slave
Ben Sims - The Afterparty (Adam Beyer remix)
Jewel Kid - House Of Lies
Ben SIms - Smoke and Mirrors (Jerome Sydenham's Carbon Dub)
Mark Broom - Two
Jason Fernandes - Heatseeker
Ben Sims - Can You feel It (Joseph Capriati remix)
Samuel L Session - Down With Dexter

Cari Lekebusch - Beatport & Upfront charts - April & May 2013



Cari Lekebusch April Beatport chart 2013
http://www.beatport.com/charts/cari-lekebusch-april-2013-chart/170861

01. Ben Sims - Bullet (Cari Lekebusch remix) - Drumcode
02. Alex Under - GMID - Medellinstyle.com
03. Cari Lekebusch - Obsidian - H-Productions
04. Adam Beyer - Never Really Left Home - Drumcode
05. Mark Broom - Salvo - BEK Audio
06. Minilogue - When Sadness Releases, Joy Arises - Grindvik and Zahn Remix - Enemy
07. Petter B - Second Coming - Drumcode
08. DJ Rush - Shes Fine, gary Beck remix - Bek Audio
09. Jason Fernandes - Heatseeker - H-Productions
10. Spiros Kaloumenos - Fight Back - Rhythm Converted
 
Cari Lekebusch Upfront chart on Resident Advisor, April, May 2013
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/carilekebusch/top10?chart=134573
 
01. Gary Beck - Video Siren - Bek audio
02. Cari Lekebusch, Jesper Dahlback - Flooded - H-Productions
03. Nima Khak - Empire Over Matter - ISL
04. Roberto Capuano - Groovin - Analytictrail Rec.
05. Mark Broom - Two
06. Samuel L Session - Down With Dexter - Klap Klap
07. Matteo Batini - Nomad - Beenoise Records
08. Space DJz - April Moonz - Masters of Disaster
09. Lluis Ribalta - Balance - Gate Null Recordings
10. Mark Reeve vs Taster Peter - Set Your Noise - Truesoul

HPX70 - Jason Fernandes - Heatseeker / Feel In Control (H-Productions)


Jason Fernandes makes a solo debut on H-Productions with this two-track single. Heatseeker brings together harmonic bass tones, distant bleeping effects and a distorted scratchy vocal loop; all driven along by a touch and punchy rhythm track. Feel In Control chooses a more linear path, building a jacking groove from shunting rhythms and tightly cut up sample loops to create a funky but abrasive cut complete with cavernous break for maximum effect on big floors.

Out on Beatport:
http://www.beatport.com/release/heatseeker-feel-in-control/1072606

http://www.jasonfernandes.net
http://www.h-productions.se 



H-PRODUCTIONS LIVE ONLINE TRANSMISSION APRIL 6th, 2013


Area 54: The Future of Second Life Clubbing By mixing up multimedia such as sound, video and graphics plus dual streaming of music in both second and real life, the new "Area 54" club, built and conceptualised by artist Thoth Jantzen, is paving the way for a whole new type of virtual clubbing experience. Launching on Saturday April 6th, at 3-7PM SLT (PDT) with a live DJ set courtesy of acclaimed Techno DJ and Producer, Cari Lekebusch (Mantis Oh in SL) and Gragee Pikanen (GraGee Piek in SL), Area 54 is the most immersive mixed reality venue on the grid. "Area 54 is a legal way to damage your mind without the physical harm to your brain chemicals can cause and almost no risk of incarceration!" exclaims Thoth Jantzen, describing the intense visuals at the club. "Plus, it will be streamed live across the internet, so you could become famous!" For Cari Lekebusch, performing in Second Life can be just as creatively rewarding as playing the numerous music festivals and clubs that are a regular part of his real life work. "SL sets and online set in general are fun in many ways," says Cari, as he loads up his playlist, "you can get other and different levels, in the interaction and feedback between artist and audience. Using various tools like video and audio streams, direct chat feedback and music track and title information." Techno - as a music medium - is well known for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and now with the opening of Area 54 and the opportunity for both Second Life ™ and real life audiences to be part of a shared multimedia event, it seems that mixed reality events really are the future.

Area 54 Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Agua%20Del%20Alma/192/99/1507
Event web stream: http://www.livestream.com/Area54SL
Area 54 Information: http://area54sl.blogspot.com
Cari Lekebusch Information: http://www.carilekebusch.com

(text: Persia Bravin - artwork: Mantis Oh)
 

DC110 - BEN SIMS - SMOKE & MIRRORS REMIXES (DRUMCODE)


Adam Beyers unique vision of The Afterparty uses phased percussion, tripped out drums and an ethereal like pad and melody to create a stand out remix that blends together two unique ideas momentously. Ben Klock steps up to take on The Afterparty too with the sound ever so synonymous with him. He uses rhythmic stabs and an unusual melody that works so well within the atmospheric landscape he has created. Joseph Capriatis remix of Can you feel it is a funky techno track that uses stabs to really build a solid groove that will be a sure fire hit. The Sandwell District remix of I Feel it Deep uses the original vocal in an ambient journey with pads and percussion to tell a story. Alan Fitzpatrick yet again doesnt disappoint with his remix of Riots in London that uses delayed stabs and a rolling bass line to construct another dark peak time player. Jerome Sydenhams Carbon Dub of Smoke and Mirrors is heavily dynamic and uses a piano chord and the original vocal to create an energetic vibe. Cari Lekebusch remix of Bullet uses a phased underlying melody to really drive the track forward before the bleep melody is introduced later into the track. Jeromes Looking Glass Dub also of Smoke and Mirrors uses a throbbing bass line to power through the early hours of the morning with the use of the delayed vocal and rhythmic hi hats creating a funky techno groove.

Tracklisting:
The Afterparty - Adam Beyer Remix
The Afterparty - Ben Klock Remix
Can You Feel It - Joseph Capriati Remix
I Feel It Deep (Featuring Tyree Cooper) - Sandwell District Remix
Riots In London - Alan Fitzpatrick Remix
Smoke & Mirrors - Jerome Sydenham's Looking Glass Dub 2013
Bullet - Cari Lekebusch Remix
Smoke & Mirrors - Jerome Sydenham's Carbon Dub 2013

Ben Sims - Bullet (Cari Lekebusch remix)
http://www.beatport.com/track/bullet-cari-lekebusch-remix/4264256

Out on Beatport:
http://www.beatport.com/release/smoke-and-mirrors-remixes/1063661

Cari Lekebusch - Medellin & Miami WMC - March 16th-22nd

Medellin and Miami WMC alert! Looking forward a lot 2 c you all at the GMID Freedom Electronic Music Festival Medellin, March 16th =D 

check:
http://goodmusicidance.com/

And here's a podcast i made for them 
http://soundcloud.com/medellinstyle/medellinstyle-com-podcast-011

+ Miami WMC incomming =) Exited to attend Dream, March 19th, + WVUM 90.5 miami radio broadcast the 20th, + COCO FM & Therapy the 21st, + the Basic NYC presents Tropical Techno, the 22nd at the Beach Plaza! * :)

HPX69 - CARI LEKEBUSCH - MALACHITE / OBSIDIAN


The brainchild of Swedish sound architect, Cari Lekebusch, H-Productions has come to be known the world-over as a brand that is synonymous with the evergreen nature of the techno scene. Often credited with serving as inspiration to a generation of electronic music producers, the label mirrors the creative attributes of its founder; earning a reputation as a diverse and evolutionary force within techno, thanks to the steady stream of quality productions that collectively make up an enviable back catalogue; a back catalogue that will go beyond the one hundred releases milestone during 2013, the label's ninetieth anniversary. Even for a producer renowned for their unrelenting output, Cari Lekebusch had a busy 2012. The release of "You Are A Hybrid Too" marked the Swedes twentieth studio album and was accompanied by collaborations across H-Productions projects, including "Arrival" with The Advent, "Steampunk" with Nima Khak and "Triolic" with Benjamin Mull. There were also remixes for Octave One and Chris Colburn and an "Archeology Exc." compilation. All of which further reinforced Lekebusch's reputation as a virtuoso writer of techno, as relevant today as ever. Malachite and Obsidian are classic Lekebusch. Precisely illustrating the vergreen producers ability to weave intricate productions, both tracks flow effortlessly while creating tension, teasing out the next sonic surprise to be revealed from shadowy soundscapes. Effortlessly combining elements as varied as growling bass stabs, wailing sirens and bleeping melodies, there is plenty of energy and atmospheric punch on display too, with ear-catching hooks underpinned by trademark funk-filled grooves laced with razor-sharp percussion.

Tracklisting:
01 - Cari Lekebusch - Malachite HPX69 01
02 - Cari Lekebusch - Obsidian HPX69 02

Out 11th March, 2013 on Beatport:
http://www.beatport.com/release/malachite-obsidian/1051740





Cari Lekebusch - charts Feb, March 2013

Cari Lekebusch feb 2013 Beatport Chart
http://www.beatport.com/charts/february-2013-xylopeggiator-chart/154159

Resident Advisor Chart
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/carilekebusch/top10

DC107 - Various Artists - Swedish Silver Volume 2 - Drumcode


The package starts with Mikael Jonasson’s, ‘Benefit of the Doubt’ which uses dark, melodic bleeps to create tension before the epic chord stabs kick in that resonate over the throbbing bass line. Adam Beyer steps up with the second track ‘Never Really Left Home’ that uses a rhythmic synth-line to create a dark and moody piece of music. Ida Engberg then delivers her unique style of techno using old rave sounds and a huge hoover style synth to create a driving techno track that will keep any dancefloor moving. The Manic Brother’s supply another big track named ‘Different Directions’ using reverberated stabs to create an atmospheric, but still functional track with lots of rhythmic percussion thrown in. Patrick Siech then steps up with the next track, ‘Kill Room’ that also uses atmospheric percussion and stabs to build into a funky drum groove. Joel Mull presents the sixth track on the compilation; ‘Rimson’ that uses hypnotic drums to captures the listener’s attention to lead into a floaty synth and vocal line before the track introduces a pulsating bass line. ‘Second Coming’ is the next offering with Petter B using recurrent percussion to full effect to create a purposeful, heavy hitting techno track. The final track by Cari Lekebusch called ‘Xylopeggiator’, conveys a dark, pounding 5 AM rhythm that uses vocal samples and a melodic synth to create a hypnotic drum pattern.

Tracklist

01. Mikael Jonasson - Benefit Of The Doubt
02. Adam Beyer - Never Really Left Home
03. Ida Engberg - Lucky Ones
04. Joel Mull – Rimson
05. Patrick Siech - Kill Room
06. Petter B - Second Coming
07. Manic Brothers - Different Directions
08. Cari Lekebusch – Xylopeggiator

Available now at Beatport
http://www.beatport.com/release/swedish-silver-volume-ii/1035229


KLING 075 - ZOE XENIA, CARI LEKEBUSCH - GOOD LOVE SWEET LOVE


out on Kling Klong =) this one is on the housey tip

Zoe Xenia, Cari Lekebusch

"Good Love Sweet Love"
"What You Say"

including remixes by Animal trainer and Shadow Child
http://www.facebook.com/KlingKlongRecords

Beatport:
http://www.beatport.com/release/good-love-sweet-love/1002381


KR060 - HUGO PAIXAO - RAT MAN (CARI LEKEBUSCH RMX)


Kombination Research, KR060

Hugo Paixao / Rat Man - original mix and remix by Cari Lekebusch

out now;
http://www.beatport.com/release/rat-man/994451

More:
https://soundcloud.com/kombinationresearch/hugo-paixao-rat-man-cari