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Shed a Light

When it comes to full range, dynamic and prosperous atmospheres, René Pawlowitz seems to create his magnum opus with every new release; with an important note, that his use of different aliases for all of his styles have an equally big impact on the scenes they turn to.

In 2008, the ‘Shedding The Past’ album was released on Ostgut Ton as the first album from René, put under the Shed name that derives from the album title. Although the album itself had a huge impact due to it’s many rooted tracks and moods, there was also the sense of an album not following any concept.

“STP was kind of a compilation, that is true. All these tracks were made in 3 years around 2006-08.”

With ‘Shedding The Past’, the different tracks and moods created a very unique sound, not really following any traditional structures usually found within his closer producer friends. Drawing inspiration from a lot of different styles, René seems to be able to combine these into his own sound – which is highly regarded as one of a kind.

“It’s coming from the days where UK-Hardcore was growing up. When Carl Craig as BFC or Piece and Kevin Saunderson as Tronik House still made good tracks… long time ago……”

“For “The Traveller” it was more a creating of a long player. All the tracks are only made for this album. The album grew from track to track. This album is very contiguous. It’s maybe more made for listening it at home.”

As with most of Shed’s productions, all of the tracks on ‘The Traveller’ share a constant continuation of pure energy, that seems to bind together not only the rhythm and structure, but also the soul and honesty. There is a huge emotive impact that can’t be denied in the productions, especially when they are played in the right environment.

“The melody. The simple melody… constant repeating. Easy construction. No arty-farty or constructed breaks.”

Do you think it’s possible to combine the attitude and sounds from Equalized, Wax, Shed and The Panamax Project into an album?

“Yes, definitely. As you can hear. Hopefully….. Hahaha! 🙂 No, actually not. Because EQD or Wax – tracks are made for the floor, for dj’s. This album is not made for dj’s. All the tracks are very short and not formulated. 2 things why the dj’s of today will/can’t play it.”

Review: WAX – Dub Shed Sessions I

Label: SubSolo
Catalog#: sub005

Tracklist:

A: Dub Shed – STP Remix

B: 10001B – Panamax Mix

Recommended!

Displaying his excellent production skills within techno, Shed moves over to straight up dub sessions with the ‘Dub Shed Sessions I’ on SubSolo.

Fierce bass meditative drops circles around the excellent atmospheric keyboard patterns, combined in a way that sounds both fresh and unique, but still rating 100% on Shed’s own trademark sound. Leaning towards a bit of contemporary straight dub techno with ‘Dub Shed – STP Remix’, the focus is on a more direct and present take on the tracks progression, rather than inviting the listener into an already set-up wall of sound. Shaking off the melody from the centre, the spacious patterns reveal themselves as the extreme basslines comes in, removing all doubt about the direction of the track.

Taking the very straight up techno track from ‘WAX No. 10001’ B side, Shed displays yet another moniker(?) as Panamax, fusing the same linear groove from the original but taking the tempo down to inhumane tempo and filling the already colourful spectrum with wide percussion and even more slow building electric synthesizer swirls.

Time might tell how well this record works, but at the first listen, it’s something that feels a bit strange coming from Shed (yet, at the same time not).

Review: STP – The Fall Remixes

Label: Subsolo
Catalog#: sub04

Tracklist:
A: T++ Remix

B: Peverelist Remix

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Recommended!

T++ and Peverelist are key producers of the music I like, they always push things into what seems limitless directions, throwing in so much energy in the productions that it’s unbelieveable.

Here they remix Shed’s first release on the Subsolo label, that under the moniker of STP got released two years ago, which of course is one of my favorite tracks. The T++ remix is a heavy weight monster that fills the sound spectrum with industrial distortion and noise, combined with broken and delayed snares and percussion, fitted together with a hardcore-ish bassline and subtle synth variations that comes in from every direction. Weird sound structure that blasts it’s way into the heart of sound from 2009.

Peverelist expands the sorrow in the original track, filling it with a electric and excentric synthline, that adapts to the wall of sound and takes the track into a whole new level. Panned out and spacious percussion and improvised-like noises remains close to the bassline that lies at a more subtle state in comparsion to the A-side. The focus is instead on the melody, that as well as the original is a class of it’s own with it’s ever-growing state and no compromise techno-fuel, brings in a sense of what to expect from the promised combination of Shed and Peverelist.

Excellent release, you need to get this!