Something about Oliver Huntemann: Since 2008 Huntemann has been running the Ideal Audio label. A new chapter after more than fifteen years Confused Recordings plus a host of sub and sister labels. As well as numerous 12 inches and almost as many remixes (for Underworld, Chemical Brothers and Depeche Mode, to name just a few), he released his third album, “H-3“ in 2009 to critical acclaim on Ideal Audio.Oliver’s expertly constructed productions quickly gained him countless admirers within the techno-elite, and it wasn’t long before he struck up a devastating partnership with Dubfire. In 2008 the pair released the awesome ‘Dios’ which was followed last year with the first part of their ‘Elements’ series: ‘Terra' and ‘Fuego’. The highly-anticipated next installment of the ‘Elements’ series is scheduled for release later in 2012 and initial reactions indicate that 'Aqua' and ‘Aire’ are set to be just as big as the duo’s earlier productions.In November 2011, Oliver released his second artist album entitled “Paranoia”. Maintaining the lofty standards already set by his previous musical output, Paranoia, received glowing reviews across the board and further cemented Oliver’s position as one of techno’s most sought-after artists. Furthermore, with guest vocals from the world-famous and highly sought-after American Robert Owens in addition to the supremely talented Danish singer Ane Trolle, Paranoia demonstrated Oliver’s enduring skill and versatility as a producer.Now for 2012, Oliver is lining up the latest instalment of the hugely successful PLAY! Series which is preceded by a new EP release aptly entitled "PLAY! 04 EP – Tasmanian Tiger / Melbourne". Oliver’s contribution to the mix series follows in the esteemed footsteps of previous PLAY! CDs (D-Edge in Sao Paolo, Rex Club in Paris and Cielo in NYC) and is recorded live from the ‘Roxanne Parlour’ in Melbourne Australia.Spread over 2CDs, PLAY! 04 relays the natural energy of the dance-floor and the gig, whilst also indicating that the listening experience is in the hands of an artist who has a clear vision for his musical journeys. PLAY! 04 is an accurate representation of the music Oliver is currently playing at his DJ gigs, and the selection reminds us why he has remained relevant for nearly two decades. With so much fame on his plate, he has done remarkably well to stay out of the spotlight. That’s how it is in the north, actions count, not appearances.
Rls date: 20-07-2012
Genre: Minimal, Tech House
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