After 5 months of snow in Berlin, the sun finally decided to rear its head and warm our streets, giving us new inspiration for releases and events in the Gobsmacked laboratory.
Gobsmacked Hauptbahnhof May 17 @ MIKZ Berlin
GOB106 - Diarmaid O Meara and Jay Skelly - Sickness
Following suit from some highly supported initial collaborations, including the evil Insidious based 'Into the Further', Diarmaid O Meara and Jay Skelly have continued with a number of new twisted and neurotic works. Their first solo release on Gobsmacked comes in the form of 'Sickness' which flings driving acid synths and brain teasing rhythms out screaming through the speakers like an exorcism in full swing. The EP comes with two equally powerful variations.
GOB105 - David Crespo Remix EP
David Crespo's EP "Carnage" which was released on Gobsmacked in 2011, is remixed by some top names and creates an absolutely blinding EP fusing various styles of Techno production and rhythm creation to produce an interesting and dancefloor busting release.
GOB104 - Cave Djz
This roasting hot EP from the newly formed duo with massive potential, is ready to tear up techno dancefloors everywhere. Cave Djz, a Belfast duo consisting of Cricky Little and Christopher Black, have been moving from strength to strength in recent years with on fire productions, busy Dj schedules, and their Cave clubnight in Belfast. This EP, dropped at full speed on the Gobsmacked catalog, is a shining example of dark and dirty Techno with an evil soul, and joined with fantastic remixes by A.Paul and 3Phazegenerator, it's definitely not to be missed.
We are kicking off our new Gobsmacked nights in collaboration with Hauptbahnhof Musik in M.i.k.z, Revaller Straße, Berlin, on the 22nd of February 2013 with several more dates planned. The line-up speaks for itself, so if you are in the vicinity, get down for an amazing night!
With the New Year upon us, we have decided to break out the Champagne, roll out some new Technotic energy, and restart our Gobsmacked Events in Berlin, this time in cahoots with our new partners, Hauptbahnhof Musik.. So keep an ear out for more information.
Gobsmacked 103 - Leo Ring
Gobsmacked drops a stinging release from one of the Dublin scenes quickly rising Techno forerunners. Coming hot from releases on Minicoffee Records, Oktant, Chibar, Level One, Soundwaves, 5Tonne, Sound Venom, Kill Beat and Echo Deluxe, he is pushing some eerie and driving noise through the Gobsmacked imprint. Top notch stuff!
Gobsmacked 102 - ChromNoise
Pushing some heavy Saint Tropez flavour Techno onto the Gobsmacked Imprint, ChromNoise are firing on all cylinders with this release. Stemming from the Free Party generation in 2000, the producing, remixing and liveperforming duo who come from the South of France, drop some nasty dancefloor busting energetic techno with surprises lurking after every other break. Sizzling Stuff.
This time we survive the Apocalypse, we celebrate our 100th release with a massive compilation, we keep moving forward with some amazing Techno releases and Wired Up radio sessions.. And we've begun planning new Gobsmacked Events throughout Berlin and beyond with new partners.. More info soon!
Gobsmacked 101 - Pucet - Do not forget to save
The elusive 'Pucet' is one to watch in the underground Soundspace. Working once again with the Gobsmacked platform, he creates here an intense and fast, but incredibly intricate release based on energy and danceability, which shows his dedication to the live show and the development of the ultra-finished sound. Massive big room noise, not to be missed! And an amazing start to the new century of Gobsmacked Records releases.
Gobsmacked 100th release - Various Artists
Gobsmacked celebrates its One Hundredth Release with a release compilation from a number of its favourite artists and producers, all mixed into a one hour techno orgy, by Diarmaid O Meara and Luke Creed. The 13 track compilation covers all angles of the 'Gobsmacked Sound', which moves from dark and intensely minimalistic, through melodic and old school sounds, to simple Technotic Energy.
Featuring some of the labels most common producers and friends, the compilation pushes the dancefloor moving sounds that Gobsmacked has become renowned for in its journey through the world of electronic music. All the while keeping to its roots of finding and releasing music from those deserving of a platform.
On mixing duties for the compilation mix comes Gobsmacked Owner Diarmaid O Meara, and Luke Creed, who push an hour long, intensive 128bpm mix in their unique style. Flowing beautifully and energetically from start to finish, 100 keeps the celebratory flame burning for the Gobsmacked brand and family.
GOB099 - Alodine - Androids EP
The Belfast born Scotland resident Alodine, has been burning through releases on influential Techno labels over recent years, and now drops a stormer EP onto the Gobsmacked imprint. A heavy bass, intensely melodic track with an equally intense remix from Luke Creed. Alodine states Kirk Degiorgio, Speedy J, Carl Craig, Sean Deason, Stacey Pullen, Underground Resistance, Suburban Knight and Robert Hood as his influences, and with the style and quality of his productions, he has definitely lived up to standards.