Friday
Dec052014

SONARPILOT 3.0… OUT NOW

The brand new Sonarpilot album 3.0 is released today, eight tracks of quality underground deep/tech house from the Sonarpilot Audio master... 

Available from iTUNES, BEATPORT, JUNO DOWNLOAD, TRAXSOURCE, DJ TUNES and all other major digital music stores

For his third album, simply titled 3.0, producer Michael Moppert, a.k.a. Sonarpilot presents a stripped back, eight track collection of brand new deep/tech house.

From the synth driven opener, the Joy Orbison-esque Ghosts to cuts like Cold Shuffle, Calle Verde and Is It My House, Sonarpilot provides us with his trademark techy stabs, revolving basslines, lush textures and strong melodies.

3.0 picks up speed with Orbiter, a track with shimmering, reversed keys and a infectious, rolling techno groove fans of Kirk Degiorgio would likely check for. Ship Of Clay touches down in Detroit with emotional strings and washing hi hats before finally landing in Africa with rural chants and echoy, tribal tones. After the relaxed interlude of One Ten the album finishes with Machine, rhythmically stark and with a definite nod to Kraftwerk, the track leads out with rolling dub breakbeats, deep subs,and moody, distorted dub effects.

“My first two albums - 'Mothership' and 'Radar' - were were both massive productions, double albums with running times of well over two hours” explains Michael... “3.0 is much more compact, straight to the point if you will. It feels like the quintessence of what I learned from my earlier productions and Martin 'Atjazz’ Iveson's slick mastering has added an extra tight, hypnotic edge”. 

Friday
Jul112014

BEFORE HOUSE, BEFORE TECHNO...

 

Its out now! The new Sonarpilot EP 'In The Beginning' was released globally today. Sonarpilot's three mixes have been getting plenty of love on key radio shows these last couple of weeks, highlights include the 'Disco Dub' of In The Beginning being spun on Rocky & Diesel's show on Ministry Of Sound Radio and DJ Nemone from BBC 6Music played the 'Tech Mix' on her excellent Electric Ladyland show this week - one of the most forward thinking shows on UK radio right now, we are truly honoured. Meanwhile, Rudo Deep's killer 'Lucid Mix' of In The Beginning' has been getting plenty of support from the key players back in the Motherland. We've been represented on Metro FM, the leading station in South Africa for dance music, by SA House pioneer DJ Vinny Da Vinci while deep house DJ superstars Kid Fonque and Jullian Gomes have been playing the track in their club sets. Thats the kind of support you want on an afro/deep house release these days...

Beatport | JunoDownload | iTunes


 

Friday
Mar282014

SONARPILOT 'HUNTER' EP LAUNCH

We've had a very successful pre-release promo campaign running for the 'Hunter' EP over the last month. Some of the world's finest purveyors of underground electronica have shown the release love and given it club and radio play...

James Zabiela “The original and Trevino mixes are tremendous. Thanks!” 

Nick Warren "Stunning! A great release.."

Pathaan (BBC, Globetronica) "AWESOME"

Moxie (NTS, Deviation) "Love the original, that's the one for me..."

Redlight "Trevino mix is wicked!"

Krysko (Sankeys / Warehouse Project) "BEAST!"

Trickski (Various / Compost Berlin) “5 Stars!!! all i can say is wow!”    

Jay Scarlett (Worldwide / Ampsoul) "Feeling the D-Malice remix of Hunter, deeper!"

Cosby (Washington DC) “I have to say, my favorite mix is the one from Jonny Miller, one to watch!"

 

The 'Hunter' EP featuring remixes from D-Malice and Jonny Miller, alongside the edgy, bass driven original mix. The EP is available to buy in WAV and MP3 format from all major digital retailers such as...

TRAXSOURCE | BEATPORT | iTUNES | JUNODOWNLOAD

 

 

Friday
Feb282014

Hunter - coming soon! 

Our first release of 2014 and its a BIG one...

Early DJ feedback has been superb, the EP reaching out with ease across the sub-genres. Backing up Sonarpilot's bass heavy, left of centre original mix, there's the deep, techno infused mix from Trevino, Jonny Miller's bumping house remix and emerging afro-house king D-Malice's 'deep expression' mix. The EP is released fully via Beatport on March 17th and from iTunes, Junodownload and all other music platforms, from March 27th 2014.

 

P Man (Sub FM): “The vocal edits/treatments on the original are crazy good, I love the "2nd drop" as well. Great tune. The remixes are nice too. Nice release.” 

Sam Hopkins: “The original's atmospheric vibe is super cool, and the remixes, especially Trevino and D-Malice's, are killer. Definitely a slick package!” 

Will Thomson: “had high opinions of the Sonarpilot album and this lives up to it. really good depth to the productions. Hunter is amazing and remixes give a nice breadth to the release.” 

Deepchild (Berlin): “smooth, classy, nicely curated selection. Trevino adding some well-tailored loveliness here” 

The EP is also getting love from the likes of Detroit Swindle, Tensnake, Simbad, Moodymanc, Michael Ruetten, DFRNT, DJ Flight and Dusky.

Have a listen...

 

Friday
Nov222013

exclusive sonarpilot dt mix

 

 

Celebrating the release of the new Sonarpilot Audio EP 'Heartbeat', tastemaker web magazine datatransmission.co.uk have published an exclusive mix by Sonarpilot, online. The mix has been specially crafted in Ableton Live, features edits and special vocal overlays and touches on just some of Michael Sonarpilot's current favourites in the world of electronic music. Hit the link about to visit the mix page on DT, or share/download the mix below...

1. Sonarpilot Heartbeat (Original Mix) / Hoyle Road Vocals
2. Astronivo - Hloop
3. Mr Beatnik - Synthetes
4. Atjazz & Jullian Gomes - Grow (feat. John Agesilas)
5. Andre Lodemann - Eyes Wide Open
6. Maribou State - Moon Circles
7. Deft - Faded
8. Machinedrum - Rise'N'Fall
9. Nils Frahm - Keep / Hoyle Road Vocals
10. Pedestrian - Hoyle Road 
11. Moderat - Versions
12. Maurice Aymard - Colours and Drops
13. Sonarpilot - Cold Shuffle (Unreleased Exclusive)
14. Jimpster - Porchlight And Rocking Chairs (KiNK Remix)