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That would be the mighty R*. Roel Funcken – Balakleya Prospane (DJ Set Final) a 02:30:16 rollin’ mix? Who, why, what and how is it even possible? You need to get there in hurry! No time to waste. Incredible stuff. Compression out-of-this-World. Unbelievable. Picture: A pre-piano by: Rhodes. OK. 47:45 -> that’s it, I can’t… Continue reading R

The One And Only, The Master – Bloid Fraxton

So, you may simply not like it, you don’t understand it or you don’t know what it is? Honestly, I have not heard anything sounding like this, ever. I have never heard bass as crisp like this. Not with that depth, detail and level of compression? I know that it is Roel Funcken. What? Wait,… Continue reading The One And Only, The Master – Bloid Fraxton

Funckarma, Smizm EP [DUB Recordings – DUB30, 2004]

The supreme masters’ are back on vinyl as well as on DUB recordings. Complex beats, plenty of bass, as you would expect from the outstanding and untouchable Funckarma. A bit darker sounding this time around, but as with all their previous releases it is simply brilliant and it doesn’t get any better than this (well… Continue reading Funckarma, Smizm EP [DUB Recordings – DUB30, 2004]

Quench, Dyn [U-cover – U-COVER16, 2003]

R&D Funcken have done it again! And what is that you may ask and the natural answer is: produced and recorded another epic mile-stone-esque full-length album! “Dyn” is released by quality label U-cover, it’s their 16th release and it features the one-of-a-kind masters R&D Funcken under their Quench moniker. You get 11 tracks of the… Continue reading Quench, Dyn [U-cover – U-COVER16, 2003]

Funckarma, DemSongzByWe [ON Records – ON104, 2003]

ON is on it again, the second and last release Anno Domino 2003 features the giants of the deep: Funckarma. They’re not newcomers to the ON label and have actually made contributions to three out of four releases so far. The fourth instalment on ON Records will be a four-track remix twelve-inch entitled “DemSongzByWe” and… Continue reading Funckarma, DemSongzByWe [ON Records – ON104, 2003]

Cenik, Lies EP [Isophlux – ISO025EP, 2001]

“Lies” is the other out of two 12″ released by Cenik on the American Isophlux imprint (this far). We’re talking about trademark Funcken brothers’ stuff the difference being if any that this leans rather heavily towards the down tempo side of things, with ultra deep basslines and plenty of crunchiness. As always it’s very nice… Continue reading Cenik, Lies EP [Isophlux – ISO025EP, 2001]

Cenik, Secret EP [Isophlux – ISO015EP, 2001]

The third alias used by the very talented and personal favorites of mine (as you might have guessed if you’re a recurring visitor to Electronic Desert’s review section): the Funcken brothers alias Funckarma alias Quench. And with this 12″, the new pseudonym was not a secret to be kept for very long because there is… Continue reading Cenik, Secret EP [Isophlux – ISO015EP, 2001]

Funckarma vs. Boom Operators, Focus [DUB Recordings – DUB 26, 2002]

Making a good hip hop track is not as easy as it may seem as this DUB release demonstrates. A good hip hop track is more than beats and lyrics, you also need a capable lyricist, however Funckarma makes the best of the situation on this 12-inch which is structured in a classical manner: original-,… Continue reading Funckarma vs. Boom Operators, Focus [DUB Recordings – DUB 26, 2002]

Funckarma, Bourbon Sounds [Delikatessen Records – PLATE4, 2002]

After the blinding opening done by this relatively new label the plate number four offered by delikatessen is delivered by none other than Funckarma. The Bourbon 10″ contains four tracks and starts of with the previously released “Noir” and it’s crunchiness defined giving the track a hint of harshness however lush strings creates a soothing… Continue reading Funckarma, Bourbon Sounds [Delikatessen Records – PLATE4, 2002]

Quench, EP [Aim Records – AIM07, 2001]

What, another Quench release from they year 2001? Yes, it’s true these two men seem pretty unstoppable! The Funcken brothers got me cornered and there just isn’t anyone outthere coming close to them, when it comes to putting crunchy beats together with mind altering melodies, melancholy and sheer beauty. This particular Aim release isn’t an… Continue reading Quench, EP [Aim Records – AIM07, 2001]