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SEBA
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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<h2>VARIOUS ARTISTS</h2>

TRAFFIC 2

 

CD/2x12" LP

CORE 012

09/2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Combination Traffic: Various Steps has brought us all a lot of fun. We were surprised and a little bit proud to become so much response as far as the stylistic positioning in the compilation flood is concerned. Enough to motivate us to continue where we never stopped. This time in black and not in white!

 

As we all know, a lot of parallel worlds exist on the beautiful planet called Music. We have for example the world of the purists and that of the specialists. In both their worlds, the dictate of the Never-Heard-It-Like-This is the ultimate goal and command. They are always yearning ahead, looking forward, until the beginning of the road where they once started is not recognisable anymore. I could say it otherwise: normal outsider consumers are having a hard time to understand the degree of abstraction (f. e. drum & bass, minimal techno, etc.) that is so important to the actives. Some call it reference hell. The opposite in this case then, would be reference heaven. References to the past are not only excused here, but are actually even desirable. What happens is clear: with the confidence that music is always new, be given a free hand, without a higher control council that rubs in some kind of ban through ones` conscience, according to the motto: this string or this sample has already been used here and there, you cannot use it also. Would grand covers or mainstream pop music, jungle or Elvis ever have emerged without it?

 

As always there is not only one truth in this matter. There are two: one is a purist truth, one a mundane one. Progress is not always progressive and retro waves are only amusing on a short time basis. How still seems to be a decisive parameter. Because in the first place music is just beautiful! And that is exactly the theme of Traffic II: not losing the way back or ahead out of our eyesight, with the certainty that in and out of the club everything is still possible. The embracing of very different kind of musicians of contents that are exotic to the genre is a delight at this moment, because these musicians are not fooling around with long past faded feelings, but taking risks in the here and now. And we are not speaking about the bony avant-garde here, but about the courage to the un-cool, the breaking out of the conceptual prison.

 

For this, our label acts (Swimmingpool, Dadamnphreaknoizphunk, Fellmann & Louise, TGM and Telescope) and a few friends and acquaintances (Kabuki, Pentagon, Matt Flores) have to measure with and complete a well thought over selection of our favourite tracks of the past year.

 

To speak of broken beats, break beat, down beat, nu breaks or whatever step`nbass would be superfluous after what is said at the intro of this. The music speaks for itself. The pieces - this is what we imagine ourselves anyway - don`t care about the fact whether the beat is broken or not. How, when and how many times the bass drum is set in these tracks is always based upon a conscious decision and not done after a designed pattern. Of course, these tracks follow their own musical way of expression. Therefore, he compilation has to be seen and listened to as a whole. Futuristic experiments along the lines of conceptual music belong only very limited into Traffics world. Traffic II only whispers pop and should in any case be listened to on a high volume. Low volumes are for elevators.

 

Tracks:

Swimmingpool - Diver

 

The opening. The overture. We could not wish for a better one. One theme. One fragment. Besides, it proves, that you need to possess enough courage not to finish a piece completely so even more dimensions can be unfolded. As soon as this track reaches its zenith, it just stops. This is how Traffic II opens, to make anything possible for the tracks to follow.

 

Matt Flores - Pursuit of happiness

 

A new man with Combination, who substantiates the social aspect of Traffic. We have known Matz for some years and on some parties now. This track he especially composed for Traffic II, inspired by the first Traffic last year. With all his experience as a producer and MC in the drum & bass and 2-step (Gush Collective), he designed a flower for the floor that has not been heard before on vinyl. A true spring hit.

 

SCSI 9 - silkworme

 

The Russian Anton Kubikov, that beside his albums with Trapez /Traum releases also on other (mostly German) labels (Salo, Force Tracks, Freizeitglauben...) in the minimal sector, is a master of romantics. His melodies are taking their time to get woven to harmonies. Moscow spring and of on the bus to Cologne. Thanx.

 

Kabuki - Tempest

 

A brother. And probably the hottest man in the here and now in club music from break beat points of view. The way Kabuki plays his cords, throttling the tempo on a 140, not using a straight bass drum, building in Detroit, always kicking: only this man can do it at the moment. Reacts to drum & bass in the club, as Recloose to house.

 

Brothomstate - Adozenaday

 

On his EP Qtio (Warp), the Fin Lassi Nikko has hidden this little jewel of deepness in between 5 digital DSP abstract pieces. He probably also is somebody who still thinks he is making hip hop, but who has developed his own universe somehow. What was Boards Of Canada on the first Traffic, Brothomstates is on Traffic II. Thanx.

 

Aardvarck - Nozum (Attica Blues Rmx)

 

Deep Detroit electric soul with Tek 9-ish coolness. A hymn with many zeniths. A big surprise of Attica Blues on the wonderful Dutch Delsin-Label. Thanx.

 

TGM - Deep Below

 

After his Combination record, Heiner toured a euphoric club tour, tutored workshops for the Studio Software Reason in nearly every city and is now back in the studio. The album is like a 70 minute drum & bass cinema celluloid containing all his qualities. On Traffic II he plays quieter tones. Deep Below is dub without dub, echos are not included. Old school break beat flavour in a relaxed high tech format.

 

Fellmann & Louise - Chicken Sandwich

 

Fellmann & Louise never were so silly before. Sweeping (vegetarian) rare groove loop programming with a lot of commas and many breaks. Really sounds like wood! Finally snares again!

 

Norken - Northern Soul

 

Oh, Mr. Lee Norris! It is not that we have been following his road since only yesterday or since the first Traffic , where he was represented as Metamatics. His project as Norken has with the Springthemes album produced one of the most unconventional house/techno albums in the past few years. This man should always continue with his mission, let`s have him win the lottery.

 

Dadamnphreaknoizphunk - Dadamn Traffic

 

On some stages, we are distinguishing a true 303-revival. Dadamn can only shake their heads wearily. These guys never even thought of putting this grand old lady aside. Their fans have their 303`s autographed by them when they are touring as Hardfloor. The tunes are always produced in such thick a manner, that mastering is superfluous. High tech hip hop production standard with techno on the brain and Winnetou violins on the soul.

 

Pentagon - Spiderman

 

The Japanese Pentagon belong to the abovementioned purist gang. For Traffic, they wrote - together with Hanaus Master Kabuki - a dry minimalist drum & bass tunnel that will take you from England to Germany without wet feet. Or something like that, or so

 

Telescope feat. Noelle Poeller - Nobile

 

Telescope and Noelle Poeller already scored a small mini hit with Deeper on their first EP. Nobile rather wears the style of their freer easier break excursions. Noelle fits the vocals in and becomes an instrument. Different again, again surprising and a good ending

 

had a friend of the house not added a few notes to the theme Traffic II:

 

 

Mapstation "Car Distance"

 

 



TRACKLISTING:

1: Swimmingpool - Diver

2: Matt Flores - Pursuit Of Happines

3: SCSI 9 - Silkworm

4: Kabuki - Tempest

5: BROTHOMSTATES - ADOZENADAY

6: Aardvarck - Nozum

7: Tgm - Deep Below

8: Fellmann & Louise - Chckn Sndwch

9: Norken - Northern Soul

10: DDPNP - DADAMNTRAFFIC

11: Pentagon - Spiderman

12: Telescope - Nobile