- Release Date 2003-05-01
- Label Satamile Records
- Catalog SAT012
Our 12th electro release on Satamile. EMS returns with this blazing selection of electro tracks. The A side , "Colonized" is the big floor modular acid-electro burner followed by the A2. drumapella break TRACK "DDDDDDDDD" for the wrap up. On the flip two, more excellent cuts, B1. "Rythmus Machine" is a definite deep bass bin rumbler embedded in an expressive , melodic track for all electro fans and more. The b side is wrapped up with , "Rythmus Europa" more down tempo than the rest yet fully interesting bass lines and excellent programming to keep this track up there withthe best. Overall this record is one of EMS's most diverse and expressiveof his esthetic range full of content making it one for the long term in the history book. EMS is the one of the few electro producers who builds his machines from the transistor up. Pictured are his drum-machines and modular synths that are fully utilized on thesetracks that distinguish his sound significantly from others.
Atome Mag Review:
E.M.S - Colonized EP - Satamile 12 Started in 1995 in New York, Andrew A. Price label takes up again with Stephen Mind aka E.M.S (Electro Music Specialist), one of its first signs. This fellow friend, analog sounds freak and handyman (he builds by himself synthesisers he uses), author of three EP's and a forthcoming album on Satamile, delivers here an electro deep beauty in a old school style. On A side, "Colonized" offers a brilliant use of TB-303 thanks to discrete acid modulations. More focused on drums, "DDDDDDD" develops a sound close to Elektrolux outputs, a light and atmospheric string coming from here to there over a syncopated rhythm. Register changes on the flip with "Rythmus Machine", a melodic tune that evolves into dark and progressive genre, and "Plt + Lounge_Eur", a relaxing downtempo electronica cut. This EP is calmer than previous releases but a little more subtle.www.satamile.com www.electromusic.com
Played by the famous group Plaid on their tours and countless other Dj's around the world this was really a great record for Electro pushing and developing a new style in the process. Just checkout the Boomkat review if you dont beleive me. some people just dont get Electro but this one rocked the planet.
"Our favourite New York label, at the forefront of the electro scene 2003, gears up for its autumn onslaught with this four track bass-heavy beat cutter from E.M.S. E.M.S. builds his machines from the transistors up, drums and modular synths sounding distinct from the sound of a thousand lesser talents. 'Colonized' dominates the a side, an acid inflected electro stinger, burning modular synths and a morphing sound which just guarantees floor action. There's a useful drum-a-pella break to wrap up the side, then prepare for two further excursions of quality on the flip. 'Rythmus Machine' will challenge bassbins, the melodies are seductive and again the influence of prime acid strokes makes a welcome contribution to the tune. 'Pit + Lounge' ties it off, with a slightly more downbeat approach, floating vocoder across bassy surges and splendid rhythms, wicked track. " Boomkat
Dj/Artist Feedback Reports:
E.M.S.- Colonized - SatamileSat012
Specialist Radio: Colonized played on Dan Beans Chilled Out Passion show for Passion FM, Oxfordshire (06/09), Rythmus Machine played on Paul McCleans Across The Line show for BBC Radio Ulster (11/09); Colonized played on Barry ODonoghues Filter show for Spin103, Dublin (12/09)
Selected DJ Comments:
Tatum (Mr Velcro Fastener) The most inspiring electro record for a long time, really liked the PLT+LOUNGE_EUR track fast but still
pure electro, no drum & bass feel at all! DDDDDDD was also cool, couldve been a bit longer thoughtop quality!
Dave Mothersole (Kiss100) B1 and B2 are great will play on radio and give B1 a chance out when Im feeling brave. Keep me posted
with this label.
Scape One (Electrix) Another cool slice of analogue action from NYCs premier electro label! (Charted #4)
Will Saul (Simple/Fabric) Wow!! This is some of the best electro Ive heard in years. Totally awesome. This got a great reaction
at the weekend and will stay in my box for many months. (Charted #3)
Dan Moore (Superconductor) Excellent stuff, great sounds, deep and energetic all round. Definitely a top label keep em coming.
Fink (Ninja Tune/Solid Steel) Played A2 on the radio as a soundbed the rest just falls short for me epic maybe, but the pressing
sounds so sonically dull.
Scott McGill (T-Funkshun) Rythmus Machine, my favourite cut, sounds good on both speeds! Prefer it at 33RPM where you can take in
its lush atmospheric electro sounds. Last track is great for Aux88 fans.
Dan Bean (Passion FM) Good, solid release nothing particularly crazy going on (or am I missing something?), but a good groove,
particularly on the title track, which I played on the show last week.
Percy X (Soma) Got this from Andy when I was in NY Ive been playing the first track on the EMS ever since.
Phil Kieran (Shine/Bugged Out!) Fuckin brilliant really, really good. I think Im playing B1, the big sub woofer job, perfect
for dropping between techno tracksmore, please more! Best so far that I have heard from this label.
Rennie Pilgrim (TCR) Very pleasant electro tracks.
A1 People (Hydrogen Dukebox) This record kicks ass and I will be playing it in all my sets for the near future!
Mat Carter (Dedbeat/Haywire) Straight to B2 for me here, nice floaty analogue sounding electro. Just how I like it.
Rick Hopkins (Haywire) As youd expect from Satamile, a deep pulsating beast of a monster. Top stuff!! (Will Chart)
Reverand Milo Speedwagon (Kiss100) Rythmus Machine has the acid lurking nicely. Colonized builds really well with a few skittery
bits flying around to lighten up the mood good stuff. (Charted #20)
Paula Temple (Virtual FM) Another great release will give lots of support. (Charted #7)