The Berlin Wall came down 20 years ago today – which is pretty amazing – or ancient history if you’re not a Gen X’er or older.
The fall of the Berlin Wall led to profound political changes, but also profound cultural changes, especially in the world of music.
Ueberschall – the samplemeisters of Germany – has put together a new sample library that tries to distill down the influential electronic sounds of the city – Sounds Of Berlin.
With the release Sounds of Berlin Ueberschall covers the different sub-genres of minimal sound — from 120 BPM Afterhour-House to 130 BPM Dancefloor-Techno — and is oriented around labels and themes such as “Kompakt”, “Mobilee”, “Vakant”, “Boxer” and “Cocoon”. The 1 GB content is built for professional club sound needs. 1258 Loops & Samples provide enough material to be invited to countless sessions and hours of inspiration and creativity.
Each of the 75 construction kits is broken down into its single lines, each kit offers bass loops, synth loops and drum and percussion loops which can be integrated easily into every live set, thanks to Elastik. For your own groove creation you can use the single drumsounds which provide the low-end treatment and high frequency sizzle for the right punch in every club. All material is preprogrammed and ready to roll out thanks to the bundled Elastik interface. Elastik has many features which complement the electro genre nicely: filters per note, hi quality transposition, granulation effects, volume settings per note and easy mixing with additional Elastik libraries.
- 1 GB, 75 Construction Kits, 1258 Berlin Loops and Samples
- Elastik Soundbank for Mac/PC/AU/VST/RTAS/StandAlone
- Elastik Player included – no sampler required
Sounds of Berlin retails for 99 Euro.
See the Ueberschall site for audio demos.
Asem Shama – There are just a few electronic artists that started 15 years ago and do still create new trends. Asem Shama is one of them. Since the early 90s he is one of the pioneers of Germany’s electronic music scene. Since his beginning the Berlin-based DJ released over 80 tracks on different labels and played in clubs from Brazil to Japan. Today he is producing artists such as Monika Kruse and Marc Miroir.
Ruede Hagelstein – The DJ and producer Ruede Hagelstein is resident-DJ of the Berlin “Watergate” club since 2006. He became a member of „Upon You” records with his first EP “Ghostdriver” in 2007. Since then his tunes are played by DJs such as Sven Väth or Michael Meyer and appeared on different compilations by “Cocoon” and other labels.