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REDSHAPE

Slow Monday

REDSHAPE

Slow Monday

Late night city vibes run deep through this classic on the Styrax Leaves imprint.

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REDSHAPE

Violet

REDSHAPE

Violet

A spectral synthline communion with the legends of Chicago and Detroit.

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REDSHAPE

Rorschach's Game

REDSHAPE

Rorschach's Game

Crafty electronic futurism, a definite highlight from his 'Dance Paradox' album.

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Pink Dust

REDSHAPE

Pink Dust

Potently lush dancers groove. A modern techno classic.

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Newworldaquarium

Trespassers (Redshape Trespassed Mix)

Newworldaquarium

Trespassers (Redshape Trespassed Mix)

Patiently psychedelic rework of NWAQ's classic. A beautiful piece of work.

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REDSHAPE / DAVID HAUSDORF

Redshape - Pain

REDSHAPE / DAVID HAUSDORF

Redshape - Pain

Cathartic dub techno on a par with the likes of Mike Huckaby.

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REDSHAPE

Cashmere

REDSHAPE

Cashmere

Swooning synthlines and deeply cushioned subbass make for pure dancefloor luxury.

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SECOND PHASE

Mentasm (Redshape CTX Mix)

SECOND PHASE

Mentasm (Redshape CTX Mix)

Mr Shape puts his grinding spin on an all-time rave classic.

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REDSHAPE

Steam

REDSHAPE

Steam

Tense, nervous and steady-burning techno brilliance.

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yuro & trago

primary roots (redshape rmx)

yuro & trago

primary roots (redshape rmx)

Astral synthlines reaching for the big room stars!

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REDSHAPE

Dog Day

REDSHAPE

Dog Day

is finest moment? Rude breakbeats meet NYC house flavoured rhythms and THAT lick

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MARCO BERNARDI

Mystery Of Nazerus (Redshape Late Bite Mix)

MARCO BERNARDI

Mystery Of Nazerus (Redshape Late Bite Mix)

Darkly introspective techno grooves with a vintage twist.

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REDSHAPE

Shaped World (Original Mix)

REDSHAPE

Shaped World (Original Mix)

Taken from his debut EP. Kicking machine rhythm manipulations.

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REDSHAPE

Man out of Time

REDSHAPE

Man out of Time

imeless and emotive techno soul electronics.

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“Redshape: A tech-noir enigma”

The name Redshape has become synonymous with a brand of highly refined and cinematic Detroit techno ever since the release of his 'Shaped World' 12" on Delsin in 2006. There have been numerous rumours surrounding this enigmatic producer in the red mask: is he a former KGB agent with a love for Detroit techno? Was his face disfigured in an overloaded-909 incident? Is it Moby in disguise? Hopefully those questions will never be answered and we'll all be left guessing until he comes out in Q magazine around 2034. Until then we have a beautiful body of work to get lost in, making a classically executed return to the sci-fi infused techno soul of Detroit music like Carl Craig's 'Landcruising', the elegant luxury of John Beltran or the electronic abstraction of the Black Dog. Redshape is the latest in a tradition of torchbearers stretching from Juan Atkins via UR and Basic Channel to stand for something unspoken, closely guarded and mystical in the world of techno, a spirit that has largely been lost in translation over the last three decades.

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On 27 Oct 20:54 xavier roulette said:
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“ace”

there are times when you listen to a lot of techno you think it all sounds the same and then someone like Redshape comes up.... all releases are essential! this selection is a great introduction to his work! ACE!

On 28 Oct 21:31 Khary said:
http://www.myspace.com/kharykadaver

I just wanna say I love 14 Tracks. I consider it an intro to keeping currently on the evolution of electronic music. thanks guys!

On 29 Oct 08:25 Gijs said:
http://www.crazybirds.nl

“Redshape is classic”

Really love his music! And 14 Tracks ofcourse. Let's go!

On 02 Nov 22:50 Gilbert said:

My jubbly gidd-wads, what a root tootin' slice of lova lova techno. Crank up the lube tubes. Pip pip!

On 04 Nov 05:27 Return of the Son of Coffee Table Defense Committee said:

“An Appreciation...”

Hey guys, thanks for turning me onto another exciting find. I keep thinking I know all there is to know about modern music and then out comes another of your fabulous tips and I learn something new. Since sampling this delicious compilation I've started to dig deep and am loving all the EPs. Redshape's sound really appeals to me, kind of sitting somewhere between the velvet darkness of Mika Vainio and the Motown futurism of Underground Resistance. Enveloping crepuscular poetry. Fuckin' beautiful. Fanx.