Test Drive Series 2020 Compilation

Cover Test Drive Series „2020 The Golden Age“

Two of my tracks are featured on Test Drive Series 2020 „A Golden Age“ Compilation! DJ- and producer-duo HMND.SnB.Ens. (Instagram) chose my songs „Crawling Backwards“ and „Entropy One“ for their retrospective view on this very special year.

The album features tracks of Phil Decker, Curtis Newton (Instagram), The Poti Orchestra (Instagram), To66l and the HMND.SnB.Ensemble. To be featured together with these long-time-favorites makes me very proud! 😉

Give it a spin, this is awesome music made for awesome people! 😉

Entropy EP – Dark Synthwave

Entropy is a concept describing a state of randomness or disorder, e.g. in information theory it shows the amount of information hidden in the noise.

Follow the entropy rising from lush cosyness to a barely bearable overflow.

Dark. Deep. Emotional. Afraid.

There is hope.

New EP „Entropy“ has been released to stores on Dec. 23rd, hope, you enjoy it!

Bandcamp:

Soundcloud:

Spotify:

Ans Licht

Today is a very special day, as not only my album Meanders has been released, I am also very proud to announce my collaboration with Kay Emmess!

I did an Edit of his brilliant song „Ans Licht“ („To the light“) that drove the catchy melodic lines to an eternal trance hype phase.

Check out Kay Emmess awesome work on his Bandcamp account.

Hopefully, you enjoy this track! It will be released on all major digital platforms on November, 20th. If you like to, you can give it a pre-listen on my Bandcamp site.

Interview with netvio about the Meanders album

Today, my album Meanders has been released on all major digital platforms. I am very proud about it, so I was feeling more than honoured, when @netvio approached me for a quick interview on the making of the album. Here is the full interview for you:

It started out in July / August, when I was totally inspired by minimal techno and deep house stuff, especially by @59perlen’s Blackbox EP. I felt that it was both quite a challenge and an opportunity to be restricted to only one machine and to have just a few patterns prepared and evolve and play the songs live. So I chose my Korg Electribe 2s and started.

With „Together“ being the first track, I quite managed to stay in the genre, I got addicted to. It starts minimal and develops into a deep house tune. This changed with the next song „Crawling Backwards“: During my rehearsals, it evolved into something musically different, as I started playing melodies and enhanced the patterns massively on the fly while playing. Working on this track and reflecting it made me see someone repeatedly taking the same path, back and forth, just like the path in a meander. This was, when the album got it’s name.

Although not being minimal anymore, „Crawling Backwards“ became the most danceable track in the album. The next piece that I created, „Afraid of Sunlight“, didn’t take care of genres anymore. I played the E2s and simply let it happen. 😉
Playing the album to @kayemmes, he suggested to create a remix of „Afraid of Sunlight“, which is the bonus track of the album, now. I love his take of the song.

The album „Meanders“ wants the listeners to follow the repetition, the ever-evolving and changing rhythmical and musical patterns. They take them on a ride down the spiral to the core. And up again. Following the meander.

Thanks to the Netvio-team for this chance to present my musical work! They are providing continued awesome support to artists, I can highly recommend checking them out!

If you like to listen to my music, please check me out on Spotify or Bandcamp.

Acid Flute Knallgelb

I am so excited to finally have this new track published! It was a long journey, to get it finished.

Based on an initial jam with a Volca Drum, a Volca Bass, a Behringer TD-3 (which I call my „Acid Flute“) and two multieffect devices (Zoom MS-70 for Volca Bass and TC Electronic Skysurfer Reverb for TD-3), I was quite content with a rather minimal / reduced, strong acid character. Initially…

It seems, I cannot stay minimal. Once I worked on the parts in Ableton Live, I started enhancing. Some arpeggios were added by VST synths, all tracks got multiple effect additions.

Still not being really convinced, it took me quite a while to find the missing parts: One day I heard my daughter talk to her friend about some dresses – they were really excited about the „knallgelbe, neongelbe“ dress they talked about (that’s yellow, neon-yellow). Sampling this, I found the missing part for the track. The vocal sample got heavily processed, some parts stretched, some with a delay or gated, nearly everything added with Valhalla Shimmer reverb goodness and finally this added the missing spice to the track.

I am proud of this piece of music and hope, you like it, too!

You may find the track on many digital music platforms, if you like to give it a try. Perhaps, it makes you dancing, too! 😉

Bandcamp

Beatport

https://www.beatport.com/release/acid-flute-knallgelb/3079001

Apple Music

https://music.apple.com/us/album/acid-flute-knallgelb-single/1525922020?uo=4

Spotify

New release: Body Control

It felt so necessary to create some heartwarming and body-moving music and have an emotional escape.

Well, here it is, my version of an uptempo-hysteria-house track.

The lyrics sample is a stumbled up version of me stating „They got my body under control, but not my mind and not my soul“.

The song was recorded in a live-session in one take. You can find the making-of-video in an earlier blog post.

I hope, you enjoy the track and have a good dance party with it. 😉

Find this track on all major streaming platform, including:

Bandcamp
https://helixrider.bandcamp.com/track/body-control

Spotify

Beatport
https://www.beatport.com/release/body-control/2957929

Apple Music
https://music.apple.com/us/album/body-control-single/1511921172?uo=4&app=apple+music

Emanate
https://emanate.live/helixrider/body-control

Amazon
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0882JPJDX

Deezer
https://www.deezer.com/de/album/146267852

Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Helixrider_Body_Control?id=Bsbgv6m773blycnkdzv7iu7ufi4

Body Control – Techno House Live Jam

Currently I am working on a track called „Body Control“. Initially, I planned to create some dark techno style, minimal music with fierce acidy arpeggios. Well, the outcome was quite different, again, the patterns morphed to become a techno house track with some trancy elements. Ok, accepted, that’s nice, too.

In this jam, I played the different patterns and transitions live on my Electribe 2s as well as on the Korg Volca Bass.

Hope, you like the track.

Stay Together – new track released

In my latest post, I posted a video of a melo-technoid-wave jam I recently played. As I am quite proud of the melodic progression and the sound design of the track and of the transitions played in live, I decided to release this exact take.

The song was written and performed live solely on my Korg electribe 2s, using some samples I created with elf-audio’s brilliant Koala Sampler app. It was recorded live as a one-take in Ableton Live 10 via a Zoom R16 in audio-interface-mode. In Ableton, some EQing and compression was applied for final mastering, no effects, no cuts, no additional programming.

You may find the track on all major streaming platforms, find some links below.

Stay Safe – Stay Together!

Bandcamp
Stay Together

Spotify

YouTube

Apple Music
https://music.apple.com/us/album/stay-together-single/1508804057?uo=4&app=apple+music

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0876SZH27

Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Helixrider_Stay_Together?id=Ble2r374exgj54p3ihhoa32swzy

Deezer
https://www.deezer.com/album/142396462