Mittwoch, 26. September 2012
Justin Berkovi - He is back (!) on TRAPEZ (press text)
BERKOVI is BACK!
They say music never dies and the creativity in an artist can never truly be extinguished. For one techno veteran of the scene this couldn't be more true. Having cemented his name in the techno history books Justin Berkovi is about to burst back on the scene after lying low for a few years with his 6th album "Mondrian" out soon on Trapez.
We have witnessed Justin on the rise again for the last 20 months taking each step with care and a lot of understatement.
His live set for FUSE in Belgium in 2011 and his set with showcasing new material at Berghain's 7th Anniversary in December 2011 left unmistakable traces as well as recent releases with prominent English artists such as Kirk Degeorgio and Perc.
So we have asked Justin many months ago to write an exclusive album for Trapez and we are happy that after an almost sabbatical period of work and sweat Justin has come up with a breathtaking album.
Skilfully he has stitched together tracks with emotional depth as well as mighty groovers making this a very special work culminating in a phenomenal diversity and togetherness at the same time.
With people like Ben Klock dropping old Djax classics such as Berkovi's 'The Groove' you realise that Berkovi now residing in London has done his techno 'time' and his material from over 10 years ago still is popular today.
From his debut EP on Cristian Vogel's 'Mosquito' label to fantastic releases on Sativa, Harthouse ('Sustained Buxom Mad Chips' ) Djax Up Beats and more, up to albums and 12"s on the now legendary label Music Man (home of Petar Dundov, Deetron, et al) to releases for Monika Kruse's label Terminal M and and for Perc's label Pectrax up to his super releases on his own label Predicaments and Nightrax , Justin has always kept the artistic edge with all his releases.
Artists as Phil Kieran, Joris Voorn, Si Begg, DJ Rush, Max Walder, Christian Wünsch, Adam Jay, Ben Sims, Aubrey, Perc, Henning Baer, Jack Dixon have remixed Berkovi in the past paying him respect for his work.
His album "Mondrian" is Justin's newest "invention" and it's his best to date, a true encompassing voyage through marvellous, mellifluous masterpieces of music. It is also showing a crucial sense of emotional sensibility and melodic sensuality throughout the album. Atmosphere and space meet a heavenly monotone funk here.
Release date: 24th September 2012