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Blaze & Fade Out/ Special OPS

 
CD
CORE 060
10/2008
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SEBA
RETURN TO FOREVER

 
CD
CORE 060
09/2008
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DILLON
Ludwig EP

 
7"
CORE 055
05/2008
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DOUGLAS GREED
Remix EP

 
12"
CORE 057
04/2008
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JAKE THE RAPPER
Les Stalking

 
12"
CORE 056
02/2008
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MATT FLORES
Secret Garden

 
12"
CORE 053
01/2008
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ROCKFORD KABINE
italian music

 
CD/LP
CORE 054
11/2007
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DOUGLAS GREED
AENIMA

 
12"
CORE 055
09/2007
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CHRISTOPHER JUST
CHARLESTON

 
12"
CORE 052
07/2007
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V.A. - TRAFFIC III 4/4
w/ Bee Low, Antonelli, Norken & Deer

 
10"
CORE 050
07/2007
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THE VULVA STRING QUARTETT

 
12" VINYL
CORE 051
04/2007
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VARIOUS ARTISTS
a compilation called Underducks

 
CD
CORE EDITION 001
04/2007
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V.A. - TRAFFIC III 3/4
w/ Lowtec and Dazko

 
10"
CORE 049
02/2007
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KABUKI

 
12" VINYL
CORE 046
12/2006
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DOUGLAS GREED

 
12" VINYL
CORE 045
12/2006
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SWIMMINGPOOL
surrounded by disco

 
12" VINYL
CORE 043
10/2006
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SEBA
DON`T WANNA LOSE YOU/ MORNING GLORY

 
12" VINYL
CORE 044
09/2006
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V.A. - TRAFFIC III 2/4
w/ Douglas Greed / The Vulva String Quartett/ The Possibles

 
10"
CORE 048
08/2006
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SWIMMINGPOOL
GOOD OLD MUSIC

 
CD/2x12" VINYL
CORE 042
05/2006
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VULVA STRING QUARTETT
OUT OF SIGHT

 
12" VINYL
CORE 040
03/2006
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MATT FLORES
WOOKIE DISCO

 
12" VINYL
CORE 041
04/2006
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V.A. - TRAFFIC III 1/4
w/ MATT FLORES / ADA / GLAGLA

 
10"
CORE 047
03/2006
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DOUGLAS GREED
GLUE EP

 
12" VINYL
CORE 039
02/2006
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THE CONSIDERATE BUILDERS SCHEME
Exit to riverside

 
CD/2xLP
CORE 038
01/2006
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JAKE
THE REMIXED

 
12"
CORE 037
12/2005
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SWIMMINGPOOL
Black Barry

 
12" VINYL
CORE 036
11/2005
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NORKEN
Future Blue EP

 
12"
CORE 034
10/2005
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NORKEN
Our Memories of Winter

 
CD/2xLP
CORE 035
09/2005
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CHRISTOPHER + RAPHAEL JUST
Disco 128

 
12" VINYL
CORE 033
08/2005
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CHRISTOPHER JUST
Roland Flick Fairmont Princess #1527

 
CD/2xLP
CORE 032
06/2005
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DOUGLAS GREED
LOPEZ

 
12" VINYL
CORE 029
05/2005
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JAKE
THE RAPPER

 
CD/2xLP
CORE 030
04/2005
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CHRISTOPHER + RAPHAEL JUST
POPPER

 
12" VINYL
CORE 031
03/2005
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THE VULVA STRING QUARTETT
DEATH CAB FOR BOOTSY

 
12" VINYL
CORE 027
02/2005
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TELESCOPE
ZOOM

 
CD/LP
CORE 028
01/2005
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SEBA
BS/ES

 
12" VINYL
CORE 026
11/2004
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MATT FLORES
LISSI / METAJACK

 
12" VINYL
CORE 025
10/2004
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CHRISTOPHER JUST
JEANS & ELECTRONIC

 
CD
CORE 024
07/2004
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KABUKI / CHRISTOPHER JUST
ALWAYS WUZI

 
7" VINYL
CORE 023
02/2004
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KABUKI
SIGNAL TO NOISE

 
CD/2x12"
CORE 022
03/2004
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MATT FLORES
Metaworld

 
CD/2xLP
CORE 021
10/2003
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MATT FLORES
SHORTCUT METAWORLD

 
12" VINYL
CORE 020
06/2003
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DDPNP
LOST AND FOUND

 
CD/2x12" VINYL
CORE 019
06/2003
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TGM - THE GREEN MAN
FEB 21TH

 
12" VINYL
CORE 018
09/2003
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BETRIEB -> MAPSTATION
BETRIEB -> MAPSTATION

 
12" VINYL
CORE 017
06/2003
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TELESCOPE
SO BAD

 
12" VINYL
CORE 016
05/2003
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MATT FLORES
DIGITAL SELF

 
12" VINYL
CORE 015
02/2003
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DDPNP
CASHMERE SPRAGS

 
12" VINYL
CORE 014
12/2002
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SWIMMINGPOOL
ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T MOVE

 
CD/2x12" VINYL
CORE 013
01/2003
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V.A.
TRAFFIC 2

 
CD/2x12" VINYL
CORE 012
09/2002
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TELESCOPE
DEEPER

 
12" VINYL
CORE 011
05/2002
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DDPNP
TAKE OFF DA HOT SWEATER

 
CD/2x12" VINYL
CORE 010
04/2002
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SWIMMINGPOOL
DIVER EP

 
12" VINYL
CORE 009
04/2002
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DDPNP
COMPLEX DINNER WADROBE

 
12" VINYL
CORE 008
03/2002
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TGM - THE GREEN MAN
YOU DECIDE

 
CD/4x12" VINYL
CORE 006
09/2001
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TGM - THE GREEN MAN
INFINITY 2.0

 
12" VINYL
CORE 005
09/2001
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V.A.
TRAFFIC

 
CD/2x12" VINYL
CORE 004
05/2001
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Fellmann & Louise
The more you cry

 
12" VINYL
CORE 003
05/2001
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Swimmingpool
EP

 
12" VINYL
CORE 002
03/2001
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Fellmann & Louise
Lie

 
12" VINYL
CORE 001
01/2001
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KABUKI

SIGNAL TO NOISE

 

CD/2x12'' MAXI

CORE 022

03/2004

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Imagine someone is standing in the centre of an imaginary musical big bang. All components one would be able to compose something from and from which most people would later say: "now that is music", fly all around him, passing him by. So a never ending stream of acoustic information - we`ll keep it simple- blows away in time and space and tries to become as loud and big as possible. This is where we speak of din, racket, the white whoosh, noise!

 

Imagine this man is a composer. He is fast and dynamic, but he also possesses a clear mind and he is balanced, rushing to grasp every piece of information he can get. He arranges the sounds three dimensionally, organically and playfully, but transparent and with a sturdy precision. Yes, it is rather arranging the elements, a technical drawing, than painting. The mans name is Kabuki and he challenges the noise, he sets the signals and selects he information, as an opponent to entropy, the striving for the biggest possible chaos. The process is called Signal to noise, the actual album. The power of the big bang maintains.

 

"When I am producing for Kabuki-the-solo-artist, I compose drum&bass tunes especially for my record case. I don`t really feel to play dirty amens, but I also dislike to play intellectually abstract. That is why I always look for the pieces that mediate the deepness I want to have on my set."

 

That was four years ago, when Kabuki decided to produce solo drum&bass tracks to fill up the gaps in his sets, beside his successful projects Makai and Megashira. Indeed, Kabuki tracks are very melodious, without neglecting to rock the dance floor. Kabukis` partner Mainframe is the engineer in all projects Jan Henning is a part of. Mainframe takes care of the warm and clear sound that still is so pressing you can`t separate a slower track from a 170 bpm.

 

These off beat tracks, with which Kabuki has created himself another compositional freedom, have made him to one of the hottest and most futuristic artists offside drum&bass.

 

"I have a strong affinity with smooth tracks that still take off. It is my goal to combine a raw Detroit/garage sound with drum&bass."

 

Especially the Detroit parts in his to house/techno speed kind of tracks, made free-style sets a must, because they always bear in mind the dance floor and functionality. DeBug described Kabuki as a "cinematic minimalist", a very poignant description when it comes to the work and ambivalence of his music: big cinema with lots of ingredients, but very sharp and precisely set, with minimal shifts reaching the biggest possible effects. There always seems to be a lot of room between the chords, the beats and the basses, despite the denseness of the music. The synths Kabuki uses to make melodious sinuses or to refer to Detroit, are timeless and cannot be placed in one special epoch (please note, no 80s!). They don`t have a passed-by-date and the signals don`t belong to one particular genre. Don`t limit his music on a superficial basis.

 

Kabuki always allows the sun to come in with his music, despite the spirit that rules. In doing this, he unites two worlds: the high speed intensity for the dance floor, following the dance diction but at the same time the warmth and compulsory nature of pop and soul. It is the bridge between technology and the organic. It is lonely at this mountain top for Kabuki. He doesn`t like to exaggerate and if it has to be rock, than only with a funk that likes to be just that, with a playful monotony nobody has been able to copy until now. Layer after layer the pieces build up, without ever being full or overloaded. A master of reduction and variety at the same time. It is Kabukis` gift to be able to give every sound and every moment in his music an inalienable place. To compare Kabuki tracks with anything alike, would mean to roam around the world: it will be difficult to find. Kabuki music is elegant and perfectly edited, like songs from "Steely Dan". It is also glamorous and funky like John Tejada`s techno. This, just to explain the wide range of Kabukis` music and to name two artists from entirely different worlds that Kabuki unites on this album - as it seems only on the sideline - the classical pop song and the classical functional dance floor track. Because of songs like "After The Fire" (feat. Cleveland Watkiss), "Sexdrive" (feat. Vikter Duplaix) or "Lizard" (feat. Fat Jon) he absolutely strikes a pose as a serious artist in the global pop circus, born in the classical music world and raised in the intensity hell of the parallel drum&bass universe. Pop music in his own language, obliging enough to find docking possibilities for anyone who is addicted to any kind of club music.

 

During the past 4 years, 35 compositions and remixes emerged that were released on labels like "Precision", "Spectrum Works", "Sonar Kollektiv", "Best Seven" and "Head To Toe", to name a few. The decision to compile older and more recent tracks to a new album didn`t take us long, as all these tracks only appeared on vinyl at the time and were therefore only accessible to a small group of experts and deejays. The album also is a time document: an album against forgetfulness, a compilation for those who drown in the format flooding. The format of the future is the single. Not as an actual real sound carrier, but as a downloadable option.

That is why in this transitory phase, in which all formats cd, vinyl or MP3 are or can be used equally, the decision to release an album that collects singles and remixes of one artist is a logical step to take.

Signal to noise also means: the filtering and choosing of the best information: the most beautiful tracks and best songs on the classical expression format of a music artist: the album.

Combination being the label for his solo album was a logical decision, for us, but also for Kabuki. He wanted to publish on a label that on the in- and outside doesn`t tie itself down on one particular genre, but is somewhere in the middle: the label he already joined with two of his tracks:

on the compilations TRAFFIC and TRAFFIC II.



TRACKLISTING:

1: Transworld*

2: SEXDRIVE

3: SPEED OF SOUND

4: IMPLANT

5: Lizard*

6: GHOSTHACK

7: AFTER THE FIRE

8: The Way I Swing (Rmx)

9: Logic Bomb*

10: Spend the Night (Rmx)

11: PACEMAKER

12: SHIBUYA NIGHTLIFE*

 

*ON VINYL