Timo Benz and Plan-E deliver the first release on Strøm Recordings with the ultraphat ‘Darkstar Empire ep’. The German duo have teamed up to produce three powerful techno tracks which puts techno music back to where it all began…dark and underground…. ‘Flash (Timo Benz mix)’ is a peaktime monster track that hits the floor with fierce drums and grinding sub basses and combines spooky Detroit fx with a dark spoken vocal. An absolute burner! ‘Darkstar Empire’ has a slamming groove that keeps on building and jacks you with a razor sharp rhythm and a phat pumpin’ sound. ‘Revolution’ is just what it says, thundering beats with fat percussive synth stabs and the ability to take control of your sound system.
With the second Strøm release entitled “$.e.x.” the label profiles itself as one that’s not shy of stirring up some controversy. James Nidecker’s freaky dark vocals combined with an infectious groove of minimal-tech beats makes this record the proper ‘love song’ to end 2008, or maybe it’s just a tribute to a city which everyone knows for it’s red light district and free spirit of sex, drugs and rock n roll.
Release by Koen Lebens with a hypnotizing remix by Fokko Versloot, Sander May and Tom Noah.
SUPPORTED BY KAROTTE, ADAM BEYER, NIHAD TULE, CAPRIATI, BENNY RODRIGUES AND MANY MORE…
REVIEW IN IDJ MAGAZINE by Kai 1(summer 2008 – July/August)
The original version of ‘Napolitanzer’ from Koen Lebens is a wickedly driving, tough tech-houser with a pounding kick, rolling bass and plenty of changes with the rides and fills to keep us hooked. Foko Versloot, Sander May and Tom Noah all undoubtedly get in each other way in the studio, yet manage to combine with a remix in more of a minimal techno direction, creating a nice pulsating kick that easily does the business while slowly introducing elements from the original to keep things smoothly moving forwards. K1 ***
REVIEW IN RAVELINE MAGAZINE by Bazz.Djunkiii
Pumpend, treibend, reduziert ? mehr Worte braucht es nicht, um das dritte Release des Amsterdamer Imprints Strøm Recordings zu beschreiben, das ab August auf den Plattentellern der Welt rotieren wird und schon vorher von Szenegrössen wie Adam Beyer, Chloe und Valentino Kanzyani supportet wurde. Zu Recht, denn hier vereint sich Minimalismus mit partiell ravigen Clubtechnostabs und der Breakdown des Originalmixes sorgt sicherlich für erhobene Hände auf dem Dancefloor. Der flipseitige Remix hingegen ? eine Zusammenarbeit der Produzenten Fokko Versloot, Sander May und Tom Noah ? präsentiert sich ein wenig düsterer und hypnotisch verspult, verkündet seinen Tanzbefehl jedoch ebenso deutlich wie das Orginal. ***** 5 Points (of 6) baze.djunkiii
Some promo feedback:
“I love this release, very sweet for summer, sunshine but not cheesy.
“nice one! I like both tracks,
will try them out!”
Chloé (Rex, Paris)
“i like ‘play me’, good track to play!”
Jenn (Karate Musik)
“Play Me” will work for me. Very nice groove!”
‘its a wonderful combi from dubbed techno with a minimal & deep touch.
very nice record!!!’
Nuno Dos Santos
“Love the ‘Play Me’ track!!
Stefanowitz (Strøm Recordings)
“Both great tracks but ‘Play me’ is my favorite!
Music for the summer!”
“Thanks for the music, track 1 is the one I´ll play the most, love the epic bass !”
‘love the Dirt Crew mix, will play this a lot’
Gregor Tresher (Cocoon recordings)
‘i like both the original and of course the dirt crew mix of ‘laterr’, will definitely play out both!’
Frank Gross aka MonoRoom
‘i like the dirt crew remix!!!’
‘5 stars for dirt crew remix !’
Spirit Catcher (2020Vision)
‘Nice mix guys ! Thanks for sharing it, I like the Kerri Chandler’s vibes! Full support!’
Oscar Karate Musik (Berlin)
‘Great Release! Love ‘ontwaakt’ and the Dirt Crew Remix!!’
Tim Green (Dirty Bird)
“Great Release! Love dirt crew’s remix so much for the brilliant house
vibe. But also love as much Ontwaakt. Great piece of techno. Will
support both tracks I’m sure!”
DJ Lin (Body Condition)
‘Lovely house tune, can drop this anywhere! Fat production!’
‘Dirt Crew remix is the one for me :)’
‘very nice remix of dirt crew.. housey as we love it..
Ontwaakt my favourite tracks from the orig.’
Dole & Kom (Death by Disco, Berlin)
‘The Dirt Crew Mix is our fave..’
Ron Flatter (Karateklub)
‘Ontwaakt is my favourite and the dirtcrew rmx is very cool !!!’
‘Really nice EP. Dirt Crew remix definitely my favourite. The catchy tech house lead, NICE NICE NICE.’
Filippo Moscatello (Moodmusic)
‘this rmx from dirt crew is awesome…i am so happy to play this out!!’
DJ’s Love Girls (Little Mountain recordings)
‘Wachttoren is the one, great vibe!’
Paul Hazendonk (Work Hard, play hard)
‘Cool release! Full support on the Wachttoren and Ontwaakt tracks!’
Nuno Dos Santos (Compost Black rec)
‘Cool house remix by Dirt Crew!’
Jenn ‘Karate Music’
‘wachttoren’ is the right one for meeee :), will play and chart it!!!’
Some promo feedback:
“Kinda Catchy izz the right for me. Good one!!”
Kid Massive (Audiodamage records)
“dope tune !!!..”
Oscar (KarateMusik / Promote-records)
“another great Release!! I love Kinda Catchy!! Will play!”
Dandi & Ugo (Italo Business)
“fucking strong sound!!”
Steven Beyer (Lordag)
“great Bleep Original! great Bassline. I think the people love it”
“Nice BLEEEP noises release :-)”
Liz Cirelli (Word & Rhythm magazine)
“Really cool release”
Howard & Stereo (Howard 7 Stereo records)
“Fat and clever beats”
Carsten Rechenberger (Miditonal records)
“bleeep roxx !!! shithot tune”
Blood & Tears (Karateklub/Lordag)
“Kinda Catchy is my fav”
Timo Jahns (Radio Evolution)
“bleep is a real stomper. love the bassline!!”
Label head James Nidecker enters a deeper darker place in his head dealing with some demons from the past in a dark vocalised track with remixes from Dandi & Ugo, David Keno and Stefanowitz.
Some promo feedback:
A movie track without a movie but nonetheless another deep and moving release by Lerio Corrado (Italy) with remixes by Sebastiaan Sleebos and Marten Fischer.
Yes indeed we have a special buzz package this time with Love Girls’s peak time monster release! And for this edition we have man of the moment Tobias Lützenkirchen doing a double remix knock out that’s kicking some serious ass too.
Hailing from the Netherlands, this mysterious duo is releasing records on labels such as Little Mountain Recordings, Vandit, Pacha and Strøm recordings. They are known for their major club hit ‘Chicks On Planes’ and remarkable remixes of tracks like David Keno’s Replika, Alex M.O.R.P.H’s Photograph and LeRon & Yves Eaux’ Almighty Funk and it looks like ‘Love Girls’ is the next best thing from Amsterdam. Artists like Sander Kleinenberg, Remy, Tiesto, Matthew Dekay and Paul van Dyk are just a few names who give massive support to their tracks. Only question remains…who are these ‘Love Girls’?
We’re not always sure how we should describe the label’s musical profile but we do know that this release has Techno written all over it.
Gabriel (Buenos Aires) delivers a very strong and slamming two tracker which actually killed one of the speakers at our office when we tested the masters.
So here you have it. We’ll say it’s techno cuz it shakes and pops and grinds like an animal, but we think it suits minimal and tech-house lovers as well.
Another heavy bass hitting release by Dutch producer Zoutman who prepared two salty flavoured techno tracks with a nicely done deeper remix by Tundra (NL).
Promo support by Dubfire, Paco Osuna, Par Grindvik, Chris Fortier, Alan Fitzpatrick, Psycatron, Sascha Barth and many more..
Summer’s here and we bring you a tasty festival package with a variety of Strom artists on one release.
The title of this release is also the name of a new radio show that I will host on www.xt3radio.nl starting in June so keep an eye out for that one.
Carsten Schorr kicks it off with The screw which literally screws in your brain followed by South American duo Jaramillo & Bastien who deliver a strong main room filler. And last but not least we have Kindimmer who kicks out a solid deep minimal groove that keeps on spinning…..and spinning….and spinning…and we just can’t get enough of it
All artists will have their full release later this summer so if you like this appetiser then be sure to check out their full release too.
Released by: Strom recordings
Supported by Alex Young, Fedde Le Grand, Warren Fellow, Paco Osuna, Hermanez, Maetrik and Steve Lawler.
Berlin underground meets Amsterdam tech heads.
If you have a better description just drop me an e-mail but I definitely like the electronical blend of the two cities.
Jenn surely needs no introduction cuz here minimalistic beats and grooves have already been fired around the globe with lots of support and again this EP shows here strenght as a producer.
I personally know that she can deejay damn good too so do check out here music and DJ sets on here Myspace.
“Leave Me” opens with a dark and moody groove followed by Beees that has a strong and hypnotic drive with remixes by Tim and Jazper who go from powerful Amsterdam style techno to funky tech grooves.
From our Amsterdam HQ to the underground of Paris, we have music coming through from all over the place and with our French connection we are pleased to welcome Burst (Paris) to our roster.
Recently at Mysteryland we enjoyed a crazy crowd rocking to the beats of ‘Badbeats’ but surely the rest of the ‘Bucal ep’ will go down very well in your sets too.
Remixes are by the hands of Jazper, Michell van Wijngaarden and Franklin Reeves and vary from dark tech-house to pumping House music.
Supported by: Mo Franco, Paco Osuna, Steve Lawler, Baggi Begovic, Roy Rosenfeld, Paul Hazendonk and many more.
The follow up to their debut on the Strom Sessions ep is the full release of the Il Gato ep with remix duties by Landmark who is still charting very well on Beatport and recently was the nr one for weeks in the minimal charts. Also Jaramillo & Bastien have been doing the rounds in the charts lately and should be no strangers to the minimal tech house scene.
Already supported by: Sander Kleinenberg, Paul Hazendonk, Hermanez, Wehbba, Steve Rachmad, Landmark, Nuno Dos Santos, Enrico Martini and more..
A new year is opening up and what better way to kick start 2011 with a superb debut techno album by Stefanowitz entitled “Zeitgeist”.
And since it’s also the first artist album to be released on Strom recordings we’re all very excited to launch this little jewel into the world the best way we can.
Stefanowitz’s (aka Stephen J Kroos) thoughts on the album title refer to his current state of mind in which he created a sonic landscape of music ‘which hopefully is still worth listening to in ten years from now..’ (quote Stefanowitz).
His ability to shape melodic structures with deep and layered dark beats is almost like a typical trademark for this Dutch producer who’s earlier releases got full support from DJ’s like Laurent Garnier, Sasha, Dubfire, Gregor Tresher, Paco Osuna and many more.
Promo support by 2000andone, Richie Hawtin, Secret Cinema, Dubfire, Michel de Hey, Hermanez, Paride Saraceni, Filthy Rich, Paco Osuna, Steve Lawler, David Keno, Dr Motte, Mastiksoul and others..
We have a new release this week which includes two of my favorite producers. The remixes of ‘The Fly that Bugs me’ are from the hands of two very profilic artists that have recently been dominating the charts frequently and we’re very happy to have WEHBBA and LANDMARK as our remix ambassadors for this release.
Wehbba has dived into an infectious house groove while Landmark edges toward the darker side of the minimal spectrum with a very strong flow of rhythms. Both have done a great job on this release and will hopefully please you as much as it did to us here at the Strom office.
Do check this one out cuz it really is a great firecracker.
Supported by Paul Hazendonk, Sharam, Steve Lawler, Hermanez, Franceso Pico, Sander Kleinenberg, Richie Hawtin, Joseph Disco, Magda, Remy and others..
New stuff by the ever flammable Tim Roscoe who delivers a very strong track accompanied by equally strong remixes from Jaramillo & Bastien and Burst.
Early promo support from Richie Hawtin, Butch, Fedde Le Grand, Luciano, Kabale und Liebe, Kid Culture, Sebastien Leger, Hermanez, Paul Hazendonk, Mark Knight, DJ Chus, Gel Abril and many many more….
With numerous chart hits on his name this hard working producer from Italy doesn’t really need any introduction so we go straight for the highlights of this new promo which has ‘Summer time blast’ written on the cover.
This is a peak time track with a Mexican party flavour and some delicious remixes from Moodz and El Mundo & Satori.
From Amsterdam groove to Italian minimalistic tech house, this release has it all covered (and the art work is pretty cool too 😉
Promo support by Steve Lawler, Luciano, Stefano Lotti, Firebeatz, Paride Saraceni, Richie Hawtin, Paco Osuna, HouseQuake, Luca Terzini and more..
When you say Amsterdam you say House music and this EP by Phonic Funk is a true house groover. The opening track ‘The Others’ has a hypnotic vibe which keeps on rolling in the deep while ‘So much’ bangs away with it’s pumping main room house fire.
House Funk from Amsterdam city ya’ll
Summer time has some extra Amsterdam flavours this month with a new sampler from Strom recordings. Some new music of upcoming releases along with some older remixes that have been getting lots of rotation in our radio show on XT3 Techno radio recently.
Enough to get you through the festival season and lots of variety for your sets too.
Promo support by: Sharam, Francesco Farfa, Toni Rios, Steve Lawler, Fedde Le Grand, Xpansul, Sisko Electrofanatik, Richie Hawtin, Sander Kleinenberg, Audio Jack, Joseph Disco and many more..
A very hard hitting Techno album, unlike any we had before here on Strom recordings. Nonetheless we are very happy with Mass Digital’s “Monster from the Red Corner” and the mark he sets with this dark and deep layered album of twisted beats and frenzy synths.
For more on Mass Digital check out his artists page here
Promo support by Umek, Laurent Garnier, Sisko Electrofanatik, Remy, Luca Terzini, Richie Hawtin, Mario Piu, Fedde Le Grand, Grindvik, Hermanez, Danny Tenaglia, Steve Lawler, Eelke Kleijn, Len Faki and many more..
This week we have the first remix package of the Zeitgeist album which was released earlier this year by Stefanowitz with remixes by Estroe, Zoutman and Dimi Angelis & Jeroen Search.
Estroe dived deep into the techno vaults with a beautiful wam and soothing remix of Dwangwant while Zoutman turned the knobs fully to peak time level with his version of Pumtschj.
Finally Dimi Angelis and Jeroen Search crafted their stomping Techno vibes around Coccyx and delivered a strong floorfiller, bumping and shaking away into the night.
This is part 1 of the Zeitgeist remix EP so keep a look out for nr 2, coming soon..
Promo support by Richie Hawtin, Paco Osuna, Remy, Axwell, Filthy Rich, Fedde Le Grand, Luca Terzini, Steve Lawler, Tom Novy, Landmark, Sander Kleinenberg and many more..
As we approach the end of a vivid year with many label highlights it seems like there is no stopping the output of Strom artists. Another new Dutch talent has encountered many obstacles along the way but this ep certainly glided from his fingers quite easily and has twisted the low end to conquer the endless stream of releases in a world of old school aliens (poetic right? 😉
Anyway, check out his new ep on Strom which has deep and groovey tagged all the way..
For more info:
Promo support by Fedde Le Grand, Sisko Electrofanatik, De:Bug magazine, Steve Lawler, Alex Young, Hermanez, Landmark, Sander Kleinenberg, Joseph Disco, Baggi Begovic, Luciano and many more..
With so many releases under his belt mr Bennet should need no introduction to the music scene but for those who don’t know, Jeff is one of the hardest working artists in the bizz.
Having released on labels like Pokerflat, Treibstof and his own imprint Kung Fu Dubs he has created sort of a special musical glow around his productions which are influenced by both Detroit and European styled electronic music.
This ep has a nice deep tech house flavored edge to it and is accompanied by an excellent killer remix by the hands of Tim Roscoe (great job Tim!).
Early promo support from Laurent Garnier, Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Remy, Axwell and many more..
Mr Martinez is nog stranger to the music scene but under this alter ego he delivers a totally surprising tech groove which shows his passion for the underground.
No we will not reveal his true identity but this little gem is definitely a cool venture into his other musical persona.
Also, don’t let the minimalistic approach of these two tracks fool you cuz they certainly work on the floor
Valley of Tears seems like a hypnotic train which trancends on and on into a minimalistic build up that surprisingly still works very well in the club (take my word for it, I’ve seen the frenzy last month in a big Amsterdam venue).
Mountain of Sorrow kicks back with a more techy groove and a solid and clear production which nicely cuts through your speakers.
This new release by our latest Strom crew member Remcord (Paris) is perfect for balancing your sets between warming up and cooling down with it’s deep and minimalistic approach and atmospheric beats & glitches.
Napoulis warms us up with a nice rolling low end and a mobster voice saying ‘boom boom’ which could imply where the title track comes from (even though Remcord is not Italian). The remix by yours truly bangs away with a tribal groove that shakes away the minimalistic vibe of the original and rolls on with a little extra steam.
Castelbery delivers more deep beats and spikes and with a powerful remix by Mark Mywords this package nicely covers various musical spectrums.
Promo support by Paco Osuna, Unders, Eelke Kleijn, Steve Lawler, Richie Hawtin, Pitto, Luciano, Nuno Dos Santos, Remy and many more..
The second release by Phonic Funk on Strom has more cool grooves and deep tech rhythms too soothe you into a proper night vibe. While Utopia sets the ground for a true House feeling with some Detroit influences the second track Under goes full on into an energetic filter tech direction making heads nod and shaking asses..
Promo support by Umek, Paco Osuna, Danny Tenaglia, Fedde Le Grand, Luciano and many more..
A new compilation of our Amsterdam Tech House series which has a various range of Strom artists and remixers with previous unreleased tracks as well as some hot fire crackers from recent releases. A very cool overview of the sound that’s been buzzin’ around Amsterdam and doing pretty well in the rest of the world too.
A brand new sub label (House) on Strom recordings starts off with a bomb track by Igor Valente. Igor was also responsible for the hit single ‘The beat is rocking’ (Erick E) and he crafted ‘Come dance with me’ into a hot Ibiza tune and intends to spread sunshine all over the club charts.
A catchy hook with a seriously infectious vocal line is all that it takes to make ‘Come dance with me’ a true floorfiller for the rest of 2012.
Promo support by Kid Culture, Luciano, Fedde Le Grand, Steve Lawler, Marcella, Richie Hawtin, Jeroenski, Landmark, Gabriel Ananda and many more…
After the massive Techno album ‘Monster from the Red corner’ Mass Digital comes up with a more tech groove release entitled ‘India’.
Remixes are done by the likes of Delgado, Jonny Calypso and yours truly mr Nidecker and go from solid House grooves to Tribal infested Tech House.
For more info on Mass Digital:
A brand new bomb on One Off recordings by youngsters Sander van Donkelaar & Kevin Rivers who produced this amazing summer House tune which surely will ignite a lot off parties and festivals this summer.
A nice little piano hook transcending into a hot House groove is all that’s needed to get this release going strong.
So check out another hot fire cracker from One Off and enjoy the party!
Early promo support by Paco Osuna, Hermanez, Steve Lawler, Luciano, Jeroenski, Richie Hawtin, Alex Sandrino, Stefanowitz…
With just a few weeks away from the rays of summer we have a new release coming up from the vaults of Strom which has been sweetly remixed by one of our favorite Dutch producers duo Furrr & Hazendonk. Doing what they do best they have turned the original of ‘I got something’ into a true House groover to keep you bumping around the upcoming festivals.
Be prepared for more funked up releases in the next few weeks cuz we’re getting into a fresh Amsterdam House vibe this summer here at Strom HQ …
It’s time for a true House ep and with the likes of Delgado (Great Stuff) on board we surely are very pleased to serve you this brand new release on Strom.
Super Green bounces straight into a powerful groove which gives a big thumbs up to the summer days of House music that we loved back in the days.
Fringe goes even one step further and builds into an even more uplifting piece of music which will blast your speakers way up.
Enjoy and support the music.
Promo support by Luca Terzini, Fedde Le Grand, Claude von Stroke, Steve Lawler, Xpansul, Delgado, Paco Osuna, Luciano, Paul Hazendonk, Richie Hawtin and many more..
After the release of Utopia, which skyrocketed and got a huge promo support, we finally arrive at the third in the Phonic Funk series on Strom.
Once again Phonic Funk delivers a great House vibe which suits both House and Tech lovers whith a true Amsterdam groove flavour.
‘Changing’ has Detroit elements but with a more subtle deep house theme underneath it while ‘Kumale’ rocks away with tribal infested beats.
I think you will enjoy this release as much as we have enjoyed the others
Promo support by Tiesto, Umek, Nick K, Marcus Schulz, Matt minimal, Fedde Le Grand, Xpansul, Sander Kleinenberg, Luciano, Steve Lawler, Paco Osuna and Richie Hawtin.
Peak time burner with a twist is what I would describe this new release by Mr Seaver and yours truly. We crafted something that grooves and pops but has a melodic twist to it that bites away niceley on a big fat sound system.
We’re also very happy with the remixes by Tim Roscoe who goes full throttle and bangs away with a real festival burning climax stomper, I love this one!. And finally our new pals Cooperated Souls who recently joined the Strom crew have turned the remix into something electrifying and headed into new territories for Strom which has a flint of Daft Punk vs big room funk.
Eat away and enjoy this new release for your festival season.
Early promo support from Umek, Steve Lawler, Luciano, Sander Kleinenberg and Richie Hawtin..
Finishing off the summer and heading for ADE 2012 we have prepared a small selection of little pearls from the capitol of Amsterdam. Some previous releases that did very well and we spiced it up with some new stuff from talented producers like Yoram, Cooperated Souls and Farshad Kay.
The latest release on Strom and the first of the new year in 2013 is a remix package from one of our highlights of 2012.
Jerome Martinez’s ‘Valley of Tears’ has superbly been remolded by the likes of Stephen J. Kroos and De Sluwe Vos who went into House grooves while maintaining true to the dancefloor.
A very strong remix release by Teddy’s Philly Sound of the catchy ‘Come dance with me’ release by Igor Valente.
Another One Off release by the notorious producers duo the Bondiboyz together with one of Amsterdam’s most profiled female DJ’s When Harry Met Sally. Together they produced a catchy club track that already did major damage during the festival season earlier this year and should have no problem to conquer the club circuit towards the end of this year.