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Brontosauraus, half of Arto Mwambe, with Christian Beißwenger, half of Tuff City Kids, with Running Back`s Gerd Jansen, or simply Lauer. Responsible for releases on Permanent Vacation, Beats In Space, and the aforementioned Running Back, and remixes for Let`s Play House, Sonar Kollektiv, Future Classic, Live At Robert Johnson, Throne Of Blood, Leng, Internasjonal, DFA, Get Physical, Crème Organisation. And that`s just the labels I recognise. His debut album was also responsible for rekindling my interest in House, when I thought it was a chapter closed. Think of all that stuff I would have missed, Crooked Men, Andras Fox, DJ Sotofett, if I had shut the door in 2012. Apiento had passed me the files, for potential review, and I remember I was listening dutifully, watching my laundry in a coin-op launderette, expecting, wanting to hate it, and instead hearing fireworks. I`ve got no idea how he manages to produce all this music, and am even more amazed that he found the time to put together a mix for us.

Balectro arpeggios. Harpsichords and triangles. Funky drummers in the shadow of the A.M. Euroterrace sunshine chimes. Max Essa business. Loved-up, dubbed-out. Bongos like a fluttering heart. The modern House genius of Telephones, recreating the Ibiza of 1991. Cosmic machine groves. Common Series` Punk Funk Techno. Classic Italian Joannas. Scuba dives and beautiful oceans. Pop trains through funky towns. A journey to the deep. En route to treasure islands.

Expect a second Lauer E.P. on Beats In Space in September, plus a Tuff City Kids E.P. on Internasjonal. Tuff City Kids are also re-working classic Idjut Boys tracks and have some remixes coming on International Feel later this year. In addition, TCK and Lauer LPs are in the pipeline for 2015.

Test Pressing, Mixes, Dr Rob, Phillip Lauer, Tuff City Kids, Running Back, Permanent Vacation, Brontosauraus

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