The first gotwax! release features label owner b-trak with a two-track EP with dub-inspired analog sounding techno and house music that invites you on a journey between the dancefloor and pure listening pleasure.
‘Infinity’ brings you to an ethereal space of subtly changing, reverberating chords substantiated down-low by a warm and heavy bass line combined with a tough bass drum that pushes you forcefully further towards an indefinite horizon. Driven by smooth pads, sizzling HiHats and Claps, yet minimalist all around, ‘Infinity’ takes you on an endless trip into the deepness of time and space.
On the flipside, ‘The Answer’ is a more raw production where chords meet each other in a short feedback loop and the bass line gives the underlying serious reply. Claps, HiHats and a marvelous mind-bending pad – nothing more, nothing less – lock you into the groove with no possibility to escape. A track that is hard to resist.
Mastering & Cut by Andreas ‘Lupo’ Lubich at Dubplates & Mastering. Pressed by Optimal-Media – each record is Hand-Stamped.
This small picture-series shows the record release from the arrival of the final pressing by the pressing-plant until the first promo-packages have been sent out.
To do the hand-stamping of the first 200 records was unexpectedly a very time-consuming effort, also due to the high summer-temperatures under the rooftop flat of the gotwax! ‘residency’ the max. amount was only 50 records each day.
The stamp-color, specially the one of the logo-stamp had to dry out before turning the records to the other side, for doing the text-stamps of the tracklisting, label- & artist-information.
Also the decision was made, to use the brownish natural covers instead of the generic black ones!
Mastering and the Cut was done by Andreas “Lupo” Lubich of Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin. We attended the session and it was quite amazing to sit in the back following his impressive work to shape the sound.
The following gear was used in the mastering process (as You can see out of the image):
- Weiss DS-1 DeEsser/Compressor/Limiter
- Weiss EQ-1 Parametric EQ
- Urei 1178 Compressor
- Klark Teknik DN410 Parametric EQ